Gold Mountain Campsite Review

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

We ventured out into beautiful South Okanagan recently.  It was fun to explore the small towns along Hwy 3, a route that we had never driven before.  Gold Mountain Campground is located just north of the small town of Hedley along the Similkameen River.

We were greeted by some of the friendliest campground owners/hosts that we had ever met.  They were lovely as was our campsite located right beside the playground.

If you are on a road trip through BC then this would be a great campground for you!  They have mostly level sites with hook ups, a sani dump on site, camping cabins and gorgeous grass and treed areas.  It's perfect for a quick stop but not a "destination" campground that we would typically go to.  The campground, washrooms and surrounding area were very clean.

We were disappointed that river access was very steep and that the sites offered very little privacy from other campers.  In the spring and early summer months the river is very high and quick running.  We would love to explore this area again in the late summer or fall when we could enjoy a float and swim in the water.

We loved exploring the local history of Hedley.  Way up the mountain there is a Gold Mine {where the jet stream meets the mountain}.  The boys were fascinated and the little museum nearby was a big hit with them.

We also drove further west to Princeton and were lucky enough to walk into a classic car show.  Another hit with the boys.

Finally we stopped by Bromely Rock {or Broccoli Rock as the kids called it} to check out the local swimming hole.  Even here the river was dangerously fast but we were able to do a bit of wading in shallow pools and enjoy the scenery.  For a quick weekend trip, we had an amazing time!

Do you have any favorite camping spots?

xo Heather
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DIY Arrow Floor Pouf

Monday, July 28, 2014

DIY arrow floor pouf
I have a serious love of floor poufs.  I only wish that my house were bigger so that I could have them in each room without it looking silly.  Please tell me that I am not alone *wink*.

I had the pleasure of working with the Ribbon Retreat recently where this post was originally published.

Chocolate Cake Waffle Recipe

Friday, July 25, 2014

chocolate waffle cake recipe
Did you know that a waffle iron is more than just a waffle iron?!
It's seriously a versatile kitchen tool that has been giving our toaster a run for its money.

This Chocolate Waffle Cake is 


and I don't say that very often...

Salmon Arm Camping Resort Review

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Salmon Arm Cmaping Resort review
We have been spending a lot of time camping this summer.  Like, A LOT.  
Every weekend and each spare moment have been spent camping and we loooooove it!
My goal this year was to venture to a few new campsites so that we could give you a quick review.

We had actually been to Salmon Arm Camping Resort in 2003, when it was the Salmon Arm KOA, for our honeymoon {we MUST love camping right?!}  We went back with the kids a few weeks ago.

 We chose a pull through site for ease of towing {and not having to back up the new BIG trailer - hee hee}.  It was the perfect spot because we were right across from the pool and super close to the playground.

We LOVED this campground!  We had full hook ups, all of the amenities, a level mostly private campsite, paved roads for the kids to bike on, a pool, mini golf, a large outdoor screen where they broadcasted the World Cup, live entertainment and more.  There was really no need to leave the campground at all.  But being located in Salmon Arm there were lots of things near by to check out...


We went hiking at Cook Creek.

 Checked out the dinosaurs at the Log Barn


Explored a little museum {located beside the campground}


and even did some goldpanning!

Overall this was an awesome trip and fantastic campground.  We would recommend it to friends and will definitely be going back again.

xo Heather
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Craft Supplies Galore Giveaway

Monday, July 21, 2014

I have joined Kimbo from A Girl and a Glue Gun and a ton of other fabulous bloggers for the Great Craft Stash Giveaway.  Each blogger is giving away their favorite craft supply to ONE lucky winner {and it could be YOU}!  That is over 35 crafty goodies that could be arriving at YOUR doorstep!!!


Friday, July 18, 2014

Geocaching (2)
We have an absolute love for geocaching.  We don't get out as often as I would like to but when we do it is a ton of fun!  Geocaching is basically a high-tech treasure hunt that can be done with the whole family.  Learn more about geocaching by checking out my previous posts.