make-believe: glamping.

July 31, 2019
glamping | reading my tea leaves

At the end of August we’re packing up a borrowed car and heading up to Maine for a few nights of camping—Grammy, Grandpa, cousins, aunties, and uncles included. We’ll be a motley crew, but there’s always room for daydreaming about campsite that falls a little closer to the glam end of the spectrum.

For keeping cozy on chilly mornings, this henley.

For sleeping in, this pretty tent.

For getting a good night’s sleep, a double sleeping bag plus two minis.

For feeling fancy, a stool/table/night stand.

For staying cozy, punchy socks.

For staying sane, bug repellent.

For blueberry pancakes, a trusty skillet.

For cocoa (and coffee), mugs.

For good night stories, Cloth Lullaby.

To light the way, a solar-powered lantern.


In an effort to ground all of this make-believing in something a bit more down to earth, another place to direct our attention:

Families Belong Together: It’s easy to daydream about pared down, simple living in the great outdoors in the summertime. It’s nightmarish to know that families are being detained in camps in this country and forced to sleep on the ground without blankets or soap or access to basic hygiene. Continuing to support the organizations working at the border is imperative, but no matter where you are, consider helping folks closer to home. Across the country, Community Bail Funds are working to secure the release of parents and families being held in detention and just a little bit of money can go a long way. Indeed, helping to post bail for folks in need is the fastest way to reunite parents and children.

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  • Reply Kalie July 31, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    Hi! As a long time reader I just wanted wanted to say these are my favorite posts you create, in fact I just perused the archives of them for my own day dreaming. Thanks for continuing and for including ways to keep reality brighter for those who need and deserve it most these past few years.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE July 31, 2019 at 12:22 pm

      thanks so much for saying that kalie! so glad to know you’re reading!

  • Reply Grace July 31, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Your IG post reminded me of The Bed Book, Sylvia Plath’s children’s book about imaginative beds!

  • Reply Judith A Ross July 31, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Currently visiting some very special parents-to-be in Brooklyn, so you can bet that this grammy-to-be is fantasizing about future family getaways as well.

  • Reply Laura July 31, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    If you make it to the midcoast I happen to know an island with a might fine plot for camping on! 😉

  • Reply erin k seng August 1, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    I would love to hear more about your trip to Maine! We are hoping to take our kids there maybe next summer.

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