We’ve spent the better part of this week searching out an old beater of a fifth wheel. After seeing a few gorgeous renovations from @rvfixerupper and @ashley.joyfullygrowing we fell in love with the idea of inexpensively making one over! I mean… how can you pack this much stunning design into such small space..

Seth and I have always been adventurers at heart. One weekend *pre-kids we packed up and left after work Friday and drove thirteen hours to South Carolina. It took us all night to get there, but once we did we found a beach and fell asleep right there in the sand until we could get into a rental. haha, oh life was simpler those days. Now Friday nights look more like this..

Anywho, we’d love the ability to just hop on and travel whenever we feel like it and to give our kids the same joy that comes from adventure! 

In non-RV related news

  • -I shared in my stories last week that I’ve recently made a clothing pact. For one year I’m buying only ethically made or second hand clothes and accessories. The prices at ethical shops are typically higher but so is the quality. And supporting our local consignment shop is always a win for me!

  • In that same ethical vein, one of the new stores I’ve discovered is Able, and they’re quickly becoming my favorite. They have timeless pieces, they employ women who have overcome poverty or trauma, and they publish their wages. My first Able purchase was this beauty! I seriously treat this bag as a fourth child. The leather is soft and buttery, and I love that rich color. The cognac is all sold out at the moment, but the fog is to die for!


  • This dining room by Lauren Koster is goals. Definitely going to be pulling inspiration for our RV remodel.

  • Annddd.. last but not least, a Joy Haven first! We’re hosting a Giveaway on Instagram! One person will be chosen to win a $50 McGee and Co gift card! If you’ve been here any length of time, you know how obsessed I am with McGee and Co!  To view contest rules and enter, visit @sam_joyhaven by Sunday at 4pm! 


I can’t wait to walk you through some RV tours this week and give you our initial reno ideas!!