Growing Plants in an RV

Growing Plants in an RV

When people make the transition from a house with a yard to a RV, many miss their plants and gardens. What some don’t realize is that it is possible to live fulltime on the road with plants. You simply grow smaller plants in pots or hanging baskets. In our RV, we use pots.

Near our kitchen sink, we have a Venus Fly Trap and a Peace Lily. I have noticed a decrease in gnats or other bugs. Also the Peace Lily purifies our air. There is a noticable difference in our air quality since bringing it home.
Try one or more of these to keep your air purified in your RV.
We keep an Aloe Vera plant beside our bathroom sink. We cut a section off when we need to treat burns.

When we are traveling, we stick these small potted plants in the sink. What about growing a graden? We actually have a small garden growing in our bedroom. When traveling, we stick these pots on the toilet room floor or in the shower.

Our garden for this year is just starting out. When the plants get bigger, I will start taking them outside to soak up some direct sun while we are parked in one spot. For now they enjoy plenty of sun through the window. I have to rotate these throughout the day so they grow straight.
I taped extra seeds and instructions on the wall nearby. We have pots for mixed greens, small tomatoes, mini mixed peppers, green onions, and cilantro. I can’t wait to watch these grow!

If you RV, do you have plants in your rig? If you live in a house with no yard, do you have a potted garden on a patio, window sill, or counter? Don’t forget to follow my blog to keep up with our journey.

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Our Medicine Cabinet-Updated

Our Medicine Cabinet-Updated

Back in December, I had shown what our Medicine Cabinet in the RV looked like. Here is the updated picture of it. We have used up a few things and bought a few new products.

All nice and organized…at least for a few days.
A close up of the tooth care corner along with our container of tweezers and clippers.

So what all do we own? Here is the detailed list for those that are curious:

Top Shelf (Mostly Caleb’s Stuff)

  • Calamine Lotion
  • Travel Size Shaving Cream
  • Men’s Body Spray 
  • Athlete’s Foot Cream
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving Cream
  • Meyer’s Laundry Detergent
  • Foot Powder
  • Lotion
  • Eagle Figurine (because my husband loves eagles so why not?)

Middle Shelf

  •  Micro Plex MVp*
  • Alpha CRS+*
  • Mito 2 Max*
  • Digest Tabs*
  • Deep Blue Lotion*
  • Coconut Oil
  • Cedarwood Block
  • Hd Clear Oil*
  • Facial Cleanser*
  • Hair Cream
  • Hand Lotion*
  • Deodorant
  • Pregnancy Test

Bottom Shelf

  • Q-tips
  • Fitbit
  • Hair ties and Head Bands
  • Hair Brush
  • Cedarwood Block
  • Tooth Paste 
  • Floss
  • Jar with Tooth Brushes
  • Correct X *
  • Termomator 
  • Big and Small Clippers
  • Tweezers 
  • Safety Pins

All the items with a * can be purchased at my doTERRA website.

You might be wondering, “What are the Cedarwood Blocks for?” 

“The unique power of cedar wood absorbs moisture and eliminates mildew and fungus. The natural wood also acts as a natural insect repellent, keeping away moths and other insects. Cedar blocks also deodorize the air and refresh the aroma in your cupboards, closets and storage spaces”

The quote above is a description about the cedarwood blocks we use:

We use them in shoe closets too.

Wondering what other bathroom items we have? You might be interested in what we store below the sink.

What do you have in your medicine cabinet? Do you use cedarwood blocks in your RV or house? Don’t forget to follow my blog to keep up with our journey!

Dealing With An Autoimmune Disease on the Road

Dealing With An Autoimmune Disease on the Road

Today I decided to do another video update due to my Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis giving me so much trouble this past week. My hands have been too swollen to type a lot. I wanted to share how I deal with my Autoimmune Disease while living a minimalist lifestyle on the road. We use essential oils to help take care of our family’s minor health issues. If you are interested in buying any, check out our doTERRA website here.

If interested in some coconut oil to use on your skin, try this brand on Amazon.

Do you have an Autoimmune Disease you deal with? I would love to hear your story. Don’t forget to follow my blog to keep up with our journey.

Routine Cleaning in an RV: Vents, Fans, and Filters

Routine Cleaning in an RV: Vents, Fans, and Filters

So many people outside the RVing world, think Fulltime RVing is just a permanent vacation. Sometimes it is very nice but, whether you are a young family or a retired individual, there are some routine maintenance and cleaning things that should be done on your rig. Today I want to share some of the areas you should probably deep clean occasionally in your home on wheels.

A few times a year, you should unscrew your floor vents covers and clean all the dirt, crumbs, dust, and hair that has fell into the vent.
You should also clean your AC air intake filters. All it took was some rinsing and a rag for me to wipe it clean.
This was our dirtiest filter. We bought our 2006 fifth wheel 5 months ago. Who knew how long ago this was cleaned last!
The before and after difference it amazing! I feel we are breathing better now. 🙂
You should wipe off the dust and dirt from your exhaust fan screens. I do this about once a month.
Not all RVs have a ceiling fan but if yours does, you will want to dust and wipe off the top of the blades.
I can’t believe how dirty my fan was. It didn’t look this dirty from just looking at it.

Do you clean any of these in your RV? Keep a look out for the next routine cleaning post. Follow my blog to keep up with our journey.

RV Cooking Part 4: My Cabinet Below the Sink

RV Cooking Part 4: My Cabinet Below the Sink

I have slowly been revealing the contents in the minimalist RV Kitchen. You can read more at the link above. Today I want to share what is in the big corner cabinet underneath my sink. This cabinet is accessible from the sink side or beside the rv door.

I wanted to show this picture so you can get an idea of the size of this cabinet!

Sink Side

All of this is easy to grab while cooking in the kitchen.

Top Shelf:

  • Flat Cast Iron Skillet
  • Medium Sized Cast Iron Skillet (I believe it is 10″ or 12″)
  • Medium Pan
  • 2-Small Pans
  • 4-Lids, 3 for the pans and 1 for the pot on the bottom shelf.

Bottom Shelf:

  • Skillet, maybe get donated soon if I don’t use it soon.
  • Big Pot
  • Big Stainless Steel Strainer
  • Kettle
  • Small Metal Strainer
  • Glass Pitcher

RV Door Side

Top Shelf:

  • Lean Mean Grill Machine with tray
  • Waffler Maker-I don’t use it very often but we love waffles.
  • Not Pictured: Igloo Lunchbox fits in the middle and waffle maker is stood up to make it fit. Only time it is in here is over the weekend when my husband is off work.

Bottom Shelf:

  • Toaster, hardly used so stored in the back.
  • Crockpot 
  • Dutch Oven

Well, that is it for this post. I will be sharing what is in my upper cabinets real soon. What pots, pans, and small appliances do you have in your RV or minimalist kitchen? I’d love to hear from you! Don’t forget to follow my blog to keep up with my adventures.

14 Pounds Gone!

14 Pounds Gone!

Tonight I was able to alter my favorite shirt. I have been needing to do it for a while. After taking this picture this morning, I knew it was time.

I was able to take it in quite a bit! I am so excited to have my favorite shirt fit me again. I am looking forward to the next 14 lbs coming off!

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