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Thursday, April 02, 2020

Gluten Free, All Natural No Xanthan Gum Banana Bread!

Best Ever GF Banana Bread - without xanthan gum!

I'm not a food blogger, but if you're like me and have gluten sensitivity problems and are always looking for a good 'bread-type' gluten-free treat - look no further!

This is the best banana bread I've ever had, including the 'real kind'.

Don't eat xanthan gum, it's not a good thing!

I have to avoid XANTHAN GUM which is in just about everything, especially gluten-free stuff!! Do you know what xanthan gum actually is? It's that black slimy rot that grows on vegetables to tell you to throw them away. They actually grow it, scrape it off, dry it and put it in EVERYTHING from puddings, ice cream, baked goods, sauces, toppings ... EVERYTHING!! And it gives me real distress, so if you're having issues, you may be sensitive to xanthan gum too. (It has actually killed infants, yet they feed it to us in everything!)

It's organic, simple, fool-proof and can be sized up or down to suit how many bananas you have on hand. 

Interested? Read on! 

Thursday, March 26, 2020

DIY Pretty, Adjustable, Easy-to-Make Water Filter Stand for your RV or Travel Trailer

Attractive DIY Water Filter Stand Tutorial by Wacky Pup - Pin it for later!

Hope you're keeping safe! Unfortunately during this insanity of CLOSING THE WORLD, they have closed all the Corps of Engineer parks around, so we are at our home base, and I have the chance to do a few new projects

Attractive DIY Water Filter Stand Tutorial by Wacky Pup - Pin it for later!

One of the things I've been trying to figure out how to do was make a nice stand for our water filter.

Attractive DIY Water Filter Stand Tutorial by Wacky Pup - Pin it for later!

My first solution was to cut a hole in a cat litter bucket. This is great looks nice - but still too low.

Hmmmmm, how to make a bracket that will adjust for the differing heights of the various places we camp, or even different rv's.

Keep reading for full instructions, plus an alternative.

Monday, November 04, 2019

Three Things to Have for Winter Camping (or Full-Timing)

Winter Things I Love in My RV!

If you're going to camp in the winter - or if you're full time, and not even in a really cold area, here are 3 things that will be really helpful this winter. (Yes, that is a photo of my old RV in the winter in Missouri in 1997 - apparently, I've been trying to get full-time for many years!)

These would make great Christmas gifts!

Monday, October 28, 2019

Random Crap Memory Box - Lightweight - Inexpensive - Easy DIY Craft + Free Printable

I originally made a memory box out of plywood that was quite elaborate (eventually I'll write up the instructions). Now that we live in our RV full time, weight is always an issue. My plywood memory box needs to be replaced with a lighter weight version.

I surfed the net and looked for some ideas. Cute ones like "Making Memories" generic ones like "Ticket Box" Smaltzy ones like "Love lives here" but none of them were right. 

Then I remembered seeing a cigar trinket box that said "Random Crap from here and there" - Perfect! 

This one is easy to make and costs $2. Well, plus the hot glue if you don't have it already. But, being a crafter, I'm sure you have it! Read on for full instructions! 

Friday, October 25, 2019

How to Make an Ant-Proof Honey Dispenser Stand

ANTS! God's little creatures! wonderful, energetic, amazing, resourceful ANTS -

I just got the best honey dispenser. It opens on the bottom so you never have to wait for the honey to get to the opening.

It is made of glass with a silicone stopper. The "chrome" is plastic, because honey interacts with metals.  I have microwaved it for short periods to soften the honey. I'm really happy with this .... except for the sneaky ants!

I didn't realize the ants could get in the top!  This video is BEFORE I made the ant-proof stand.

So I came up with a way to make it ant-proof. Read on to find out how - 


I just bought this - it's 2x as effective, super quiet, lightweight. It's doing a great job! It has made a noticeable difference in the comfort level of our rv.

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