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Keep an eye out for the second video of the van conversion. It is coming to you soon. Watch the first one here. 

 

I would also love it if some more of these pieces sold. I have so many beautiful art pieces that are ready to head to new homes and each one is unique and ready to be hung up and shown off. The one down below is one of my personal favorites from the new set that I made. If you want to see All of my art pieces for sale click the link to check them all out in my gallery. 

 

 

 

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There are so many wonderful things about having somebody on your side. This could be anybody. A best friend, a parent, a college friend, someone who met at a bar, or even a hike. It really could be anybody. For me it's always been my dad. He's been in my corner always making sure that I got through everything that was happening and is always giving me advice when needed. 

I'm not sure how this van project would be if he didn't stop by to not only **** around but help me out. I know I released the first part of the van conversion but we are at the point where the floor is fixed and the bed frame is finished (currently) and that is because of the handy help of my dad. He helped me fix the floor (which turns out it was real wood flooring, not the laminate stuff) and then proceeded to help me with building a bed frame that fit what I needed and the size requirements. It honestly looks amazing right now and I'm so glad that I had the extra help. 

I travel and love it because of the little bit of travel we did while I was growing up. He introduced me to camping, showed me how to start a fire, gave me extra gear for birthdays and Christmas, and even introduced me into the photography world, and when you combine those things you get exactly the right combination that I love. I get to travel when I can, take videos and photos, and just enjoy what the world has given us. Currently, Covid has made things difficult and I hope that it lightens up sooner rather than later. I have so many plans to visit so many places and one of them is to go up into Canada and make my way to Alaska. I want to see so many wonderful things. I want to experience the world and that's because of my dad for staying in my corner. 

Make sure to thank those that are in your corner. Maybe you haven't spoken in a minute, maybe you haven't taken the chance to really express how grateful you are, maybe you just never thought about it because its a natural flow for things between you, and the thought never occurred to say something as simple as "thank you". So I encourage you to say thank you to that one person who is in your corner because as I have learned in the past 6-8 months saying thank you can go a long way. 

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And here is the first part of the van conversion. There is a lot that I still need to show you all and I am excited to show you how it looks now but first, here is the beginning for you to observe. 

 

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The floor in the van is nearly complete. Its been a week long project that took me quite a while to get right. I've never cut floorboards before and i've never had to install a floor before so for me this was a new project that I was unsure of. I really thought that I would mess it up or maybe need some assistance but at the end of the day I was able to get the floor installed and I didn't cut off a finger or have too many issues with getting it set up. I did end up replacing three boards in the van after my first time of completing the floor and now I feel much better about the end result. There were a few boards that I felt like could have been better cut so I went ahead and made the changes I needed and got everything in place. Seeing this result made me feel so much better and made me realize that there are a lot of things I didn't know I could do. I had no idea I could actually do any kind of labor like that and I had no idea that it would be so successful.

 

The next step is putting all the side walls back in place and getting a bed frame set up so that we can give it a spin this coming weekend. I'm excited to see how it holds up and to put the van to use after getting this floor all finished. Its a wonderful feeling to know that you finally are accomplishing part of your dreams. It took a while but i'm finally moving in a direction I can agree with and I couldnt be more excited to see the end result. I hope you all are just as excited because I will be working on the video and getting ready to post it here soon. So keep an eye out for that. Its gonna be so nice to see the video and to see it come together. 

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I have so many new and wonderful pieces for sale. All the ones that are ready to be shipped out are down below! Purchase them today so that they can be at your home quickly and be shown off in your home!

 

 
 
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