The Road Trip preparation has begun!  What trip you ask?  Over the last couple summers our family of five has rented an motorhome for vacations across the United States.  This was our time to see if we liked RV life and if it worked for our family. Guess what?  IT DOES!  We LOVE it.  So last fall, we purchased our very own new-to-us RV and plan to hit the road for TWO months.  Yes, two months.  We leave one month from today, so the real planning has started!  Well, kind of.  The RV is in storage until next weekend.  So for the time being, I shall craft and blog!  And yes, I will be blogging along the way this summer so you may follow along!  (You may follow on Instagram too - username Anns_Photos)

A Map.  Of course you need a map on a road trip!  This one is for the kids.  I printed off this map at Mr. Printables.  Ran it though the Xyron machine with the laminate top and magnet back.  Cut it apart and called it done.  Until I realized that it probably will be too big to fit on the oven door in the RV -- the only place it will stick.  Bummer.  The plan is build the puzzle by putting up each state as we arrive.  Well, this year, we are ONLY covering about 17 states, so it will work -- for now. 

Where are we going?  You will have to wait and see!!!
Next up,  a project for Hailey.  She has been very concerned on how she is going to bring her earrings safely on the trip.  Mommy to the rescue!  And along came the earring wallet.  
We get so many questions about the trip.....
What do you eat?  At restaurants every day?
Where to you park the RV?
Don't you get sick of riding?
This is awesome, but don't you have to work?
Are you bringing your sewing machine?
Where are you going?
Then of course, there is always questions about the toilet and sewer!
I will answer these and many more in the coming days.   Let me know if you have other questions as well.  I would be happy to answer them.  And as we travel, I hope you will enlighten us on must see places along our route!




Today I Am Momma, Hear Me Roar, posted about her love for maps.  Oh, I can relate.  There are a couple in my home currently that I love.  

This one is in our family room.  The map is an old classroom pull down map.  This was an Ebay find and I love how it fits perfectly above the completely undecorated mantel.  Also in this photo (cause I know you are peeking) is, of course, a pile of quilts, a pillow, and seat cushions,  all made by yours truly.  The photos are of the kiddos a few years ago.  The kiddos are chomping on three huge lollipops!  
Next up is a fabric map.  I purchased this fabic map off Spoonflower.   For this map, I have a plan!  We love to road trip.  Our family has taken two major road trips by RV, one to Yellowstone and one throughout Michigan.  This summer we will venture on a two month road trip around the US!   I will be tracking our paths by embroidering them on this map and someday, will turn it into a quilt.  And yes, you may follow along on our journey this summer.  I will blog along the way.  Our route is still being defined and my search for the coolest quilt shops continues.  If you have a shop you love and think I will so, please let me know!

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    Welcome to Carrying Sunshine.  My name is Ann and I will be your host.  Together we shall venture into the crafty world, toss on our shoes for a run, and maybe travel the globe.  Don't be shy, introduce yourself.  I would love to meet you!

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