Manly Arts and Crafts

Greetings! I am the husband (E) to the blogger you know and love here at heavenstobetty. My wife J started taking blogging seriously in early 2019, and I believe she has done a great job with it here. J and I have discussed me posting on her blog, however, the timing never worked out....until today. … Continue reading Manly Arts and Crafts

Sierra Discovery Trail – Nevada City, California

We drove up to the snowy mountains on Thursday (1/09/20) in the Jeep. It was fun to drive without worrying too much about the road conditions. Ever since Bailey got his Jeep in the television series Party of Five, I've wanted a ๏ฟผJeep.๏ฟผ We really enjoy driving it. E recently replaced the mud tires that … Continue reading Sierra Discovery Trail – Nevada City, California

Jelly Belly Factory Tour – Fairfield, California

This post includes two trips to the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield, California. On the first trip, I took the kiddos and my mom (01/08/19). On the second trip, E and I took the kiddos (01/05/20). The self-guided tour is free and runs every 15 minutes or so. It's definitely more fun to go during … Continue reading Jelly Belly Factory Tour – Fairfield, California

Extended Working Vacation – RV Preparations Checklist โœ”๏ธ

After months of debate and discussion, E and I have finally made a decision about the next step for our family of five. [drumroll please] ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฅ We are leaning towards delaying making a decision by going on a working vacation to see some of the National Parks in California. ๐Ÿ˜‚ It won't be a real … Continue reading Extended Working Vacation – RV Preparations Checklist โœ”๏ธ

Wordless Wednesday – Happy New Year! ๐Ÿฅณ

Happy New Yearโ€™s Eve! ๐ŸŽ‰

As 2019 comes to an end, we want to say "Thank you" to everyone who follows or visits our blog! Blogging would be so boring without you! Thank you for bringing joy to our journey with your prayers, love and support! 2019 started off pretty rocky for our family. Our lives were turned upside down … Continue reading Happy New Yearโ€™s Eve! ๐ŸŽ‰

Gray Lodge Wildlife Area ๐Ÿฆ† – Gridley, California

Gray Lodge Wildlife Area hosts the Snow Goose Festival each year. Migrating waterfowl of various kinds like to use the area for a pit stop during their journey. The preserve has a driving tour and several walking paths in its 9,100 acres. We enjoyed a 2-mile loop hike with some friends (Returning to Paradise) today. … Continue reading Gray Lodge Wildlife Area ๐Ÿฆ† – Gridley, California

Black Swan Trail – Smartsville, California

We needed to get out of the house this afternoon, and a quick Google search led us to Black Swan Trail. After writing RV Living Quarterly Report (December 2019), I was feeling extra inspired to get out and do a little hiking and exploring. I really miss that part of our RV lifestyle a lot! … Continue reading Black Swan Trail – Smartsville, California

RV Living Quarterly Report (December 2019)

We officially moved into our 35-ft Winnebago on December 14, 2018.  After the Camp Fire, we decided that living in a tiny house on wheels and traveling around to see the Western USA would be the best thing for our family of five.  Like thousands of other families in Paradise, California, we'd lost our house … Continue reading RV Living Quarterly Report (December 2019)

Gift ๐ŸŽ Ideas

I just read a great, short article on gift giving by tidying expert Kon Mari. Here it is if you want to check it out. Choosing Gifts That Spark Joy It's a few weeks before Christmas so I don't want to spoil any surprises but I do have a few gift ideas to share with … Continue reading Gift ๐ŸŽ Ideas