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Project: Benny the Boler After

June 16, 2018 |  by  |  Projects  |  No Comments

Benny the Boler After: 3ten.ca

Benny the Boler

Ta-Da! Here is Benny the Boler after. A delightful little trailer that is on the open road travelling and camping. This fibreglass trailer is 44 years old, can you believe it? Benny the Boler after is so great – I’m excited to share these photos with you and hopefully inspire you to go camping yourself.

Done.

Check out this beautifully sunny trainer – Benny the Boler. Did you see the before photos? This 1974 13-foot trailer has come a long way. New upholstery, new paint, and solid reinforced (sandblasted and painted) frame. Safety first, people, safety first.

Benny the Boler After: 3ten.ca

The bunk.

Benny the Boler After: 3ten.ca

The kitchen, icebox, and closet.

Benny the Boler After: 3ten.ca

Benny the Boler After: 3ten.ca

Benny the Boler After: 3ten.ca

The dinette – doesn’t it just look so cozy?

Benny the Boler After: 3ten.ca

The dinette turns into a bed – so comfy.

Benny the Boler After: 3ten.ca

That bunk also functions as a couch – either way, it’s a practical use of space.

Benny the Boler After: 3ten.ca

That’s it!

Benny the Boler After: 3ten.ca

Well, there you have it – Benny the Boler after in all his glory. Do you want to see the whole process? Follow us on Instagram or on Tumblr – that’s where we overshare on all things Boler.

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you have as much fun doing you as we do doing us. Isn’t life just awesome sometimes? Happy camping!!

Project: Benny the Boler Before

June 13, 2018 |  by  |  Projects  |  No Comments

Benny the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Benny the Boler

Meet Benny the Boler before his makeover. We picked up this 1974 Boler last August in Calgary. It was so bad we needed to tow it home on a flatbed. Thankfully we own one. From a cracked frame, to a wonky closet and even original cushions you’ll be impressed how great Benny looks after. Take a peek through all of these before pictures and then visit again on Saturday to check out the after. It’ll be so fun!

Benny the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

These curtains are yucky. A pink mess.

Benny the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

So dirty – first thing we need to do is clean it out.

Benny the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Benny the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Yay! This Boler fits in the shop. Sweetness! We were excited Benny fit in the shop so we could work on him over the winter. Just let a little air out of the tires and ‘poof!’.

Benny the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Well, at least we know there is some space in there.

Benny the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

And the bunk will work – seems to be holding up all of those cushions rather nicely.

Benny the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Time to get the frame out. We did this ourselves, or I supervised more or less.

Benny the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

This project took on a whole lot of frame work. Safety first, right? Check back on Saturday to see the after results – it’ll be worth it! Then you can say goodbye to Benny the Boler before.

Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you again soon.

Project: Easter Brunch 2018

March 31, 2018 |  by  |  Eats, Projects, Recipes  |  No Comments

Easter Brunch 2018: 3ten.ca

It’s Easter tomorrow and that means it’s time for Easter brunch 2018. Last year we also celebrated with a brunch and I even used the same placemats. They’ve become a small tradition. I love when we start our own little family traditions, it’s so fun. Okay, let’s get started on what we’ve got here.

The Recipes

Mexican Shakshouka
Avocado Corn Salsa
Homemade Tortilla Chips

First, set your table nicely. I like to do this early, before the guests arrive. That way it’s nice and pretty and I get to enjoy it for a bit, too.

Easter Brunch 2018: 3ten.ca

We’ve got only two settings since it’s just us.

Easter Brunch 2018: 3ten.ca

Lay out the food and then let everyone dig in! The avocado salsa is a new favourite. So good.

Easter Brunch 2018: 3ten.ca

Easter Brunch 2018: 3ten.ca

Easter Brunch 2018: 3ten.ca

Fill your plate and enjoy the time with family.

For me, spending time with family is the best part of a holiday or celebration. Connecting, learning what’s new in each other’s lives, and knowing the love you share is stronger than you ever knew possible. Why? Because, well, you’re family. The older I get the more I start to understand the word family is flexible to include friends and dear loved ones, but what becomes more difficult is trying to explain why family is so important. It just is.

Easter Brunch 2018: 3ten.ca

Happy Easter and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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