Say Hello to Honeybean!

Today is the day, friends! We're so excited to finally unveil what all of our hard work and our dreams! We took the 'bean out for a spin today. It was the first time loading her up and towing her around by our lonesome. We ended up at Percy Warner Park in Belle Meade where we shot a few photos of her. Below I'll share those photos along with the before and afters! We don't have any current interior shots with her all stocked up (except the iPhone 4 ones I'll include) but we ripped out the garment rack she came with and built our own with industrial pipe and flanges. It now holds about 15x the weight and she's as sturdy as ever! (Sadly today we were on the interstate and a tractor trailer blew a tire and it hit Honeybean. We didn't think it did but we got home to find a hefty dent. Luckily it's nothing we can't probably fix ourselves and it doesn't have any effect on the tow or the inside!) We love her so!

Meet our 1968 Yellowstone camper... Bernadette!




To familiarize yourself with the transformation, here is what she started off looking like! And peep some in-progress shots and the final bits! Isn't she marvelous?!


(we got a new air conditioner too!)
(everything in the above two photos was thrifted by Sherry, the lovely woman who did the restorations! She had it stocked for me when we picked it up! Isn't that sweet?! Restorations were done by Fine Designs Camper Sales in Kentucky!)
(I think we're going to recover the cushions to a slightly more neutral color. Not sure what yet!)

We love Bernadette so so very much! Our hearts have never felt so full! We've been hard at work stocking her inside and out and we can't wait to find the perfect location to have the Grand Opening party! Thank you all SO much for being part of our dream! We couldn't do it without you!

To celebrate, we're offering 35% OFF OUR ENTIRE HIVE + HONEY LINE! Just use the code HONEYBEAN and you'll be good to go! Feel free to visit Hive + Honey to stock up on pretty handmade things! H+H will be stocked in Honeybean along with tons of other awesome things!

If you're awaiting a response from me about being a Honeybean designer, please hold tight! Hoping to filter through several of the 125+ emails in my inbox! You are all SO talented! I wish we could stock all of you!

What do you think!? Do you love her as much as we do?!

133 comments:

  1. This is seriously the cutest thing I've ever seen in my entire life. *Squee* I'm so so so happy for you!!! :D

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  2. oh she's just a dream! so perfectly you!! everything looks just wonderful, congrats to you and your guy!

    you both are such an inspiration!
    xo.holly

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  3. AHHHH!!!! She's SO SO SO cute!!! Love the pink scalloping!! So excited for you, it must be like a dream come true! (Didn't mean that to rhyme...) You're gunna have so much fun with her!! xoxo

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  4. How awesome! Very exciting to have followed the transformation from idea to product! She's really very adorable. If I saw this somewhere I'd have to go in and look around.

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  5. eeeekk! this is so exciting :) i am so happy for you sweetie, its happened so quickly you look so happy :)
    well done xxxxxxx

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  6. You are the luckiest girl in the world. Bernadette is awesome and what a dream job that would be.. Love it!!

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  7. look at you in that thing...you BELONG in there. so adorable. congratulations again, you deserve this so much and i'm just stoked for you and your adventures to come :) xo.

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  8. Very you and very terrifically adorable! Congratulations!! If you ever make it 'round my parts in Iowa.. let a girl know! ♥

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  9. oh this is so exciting! i love it! what a transformation as well ~ you have such vision.

    so happy for you kaelah!!
    x

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  10. Congratulations!! I am soooo excited for you! She is adorable!!! :) I can't wait to start on my trailer!! Wisconsin winters are a little rough so it has to wait until spring!! I can't wait to hear all about your honeybean ventures! xo!

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  11. Congratulations, you did a great job! I love the name you choose for it hehe.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  12. She really turned out amazing, congrats!!! What a transformation indeed. Would love to see it in person hopefully sometime soon!! ;)

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  13. ah! I just saw this on the etsy front page & immediately thought of the honeybean!! http://www.etsy.com/listing/72471375/totebag-screenprinted-canvas-cotton?ref=fp_treasury_2

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  14. It's perfectly you, I love it. Hope you can make it up to Michigan at some point!

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  15. I'm so very very happy for your Kaelah! That's great your dream is coming true. You deserve all this happiness and success.
    Love and Turtledoves,
    Jacqueline

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  16. Oh my gosh, she's gorgeous! Can't believe the transformation! Best of luck with the new business!

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  17. OMG!!!! I love your Honeybean.
    I am so happy for you and excited for you!
    This is beautiful, the colors, and the inside is just great.
    You will do great, I know it.

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  18. i love it! i can't wait to see what else happens!

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  19. i am so happy for you love.
    she is beautiful. <3

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  20. Congratulations! Very happy for you- it's perfect. x

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  21. I do, I do! I love her as much as you do (if that's possible). So incredibly stoked for you two! xox

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  22. EEEK!!! She is so cute! Its so you... in camper form. lol. Very very cute.
    ur gonna have a blast!
    xoxo

    www.betwixxt.com

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  23. So cuuute! What an amazing transformation she has taken on. Congratulations!

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  24. That is absolutely darling. It's even better than you described.

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  25. Seriously,I've been waiting all week for this day! She is so beautiful and is all kinds of awesomeness! :D Very excited for you two!

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  26. congratulations! I love it so much, I just wish you could drive it to California so I can shop inside it :)

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  27. AMAZING transformation! I love it! Everything is coming together for you and it's amazing! <3

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  28. wow, it looks great! so glad everything is working out Kaelah, she perfect for you! happiness!
    Xx
    naomi

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  29. Bernadette is so adorable and I'm excited to hear about all the adventures she goes on. If only she could make her way up to Canada, then I'd be set! Anyways, congrats to you both! This is such a wonderful inspiration.

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  30. O MY! It is the most GORGEOUS thing ive ever seen <3 Congrats on such a huge success :) youve done such an AMAZING job YAY so beautiful!!!

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  31. So, so very beautiful, Kaelah. Congratulations :) XO

    LolaDee
    www.loladee.com

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  32. I'm so jealous that I could SCREAM!!! It's BEYOND adorable! GAH! Congrats!

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  33. Omg girl!!! She is a BEAUTY!! So excited for you and Mike. Oh the lovely things you are going to do with her. Xxxo

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  34. Ohmyohmyohmy!!!


    YOU DID IT!!

    YOUR DREAMS ARE COMING TRUE!

    This is so exciting! If I am THIS excited, I can't imagine all the emotions of joy YOU are feeling!

    Congratulations Kaelah! Now, work on getting the bean to FLORIDA. haha

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  35. it looks great!!! so happy for you & whenever you make your way to Austin I'll definitely be sure to stop by :)

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  36. oh my gooooooooooooosh!!!! i love it kaelah. i am so happy for you!

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  37. Bernadette is such a lovely lady! I am so happy for you K!

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  38. Looove! I hope to stop in some day and do some shopping :).

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  39. Ok that is sooooo cute!!!!! I want one!!!!! great job!!!

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  40. can i live in it?! it's so adorbs!

    love, little.

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  41. ahhh! so beautiful! I can literally feel your excitement! I will totally make the trip from Knoxville for your grand opening. Can't wait to see her in person!

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  42. Oh, I am so excited for you! She looks gorgeous & can't wait to hear about your adventures when your fully operational. Congrats!

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  43. Beautiful! Absolutely, positively amazing and I am so happy for you!

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  44. It's perfect! So adorable. How about driving it all the way to Arizona so I can shop?

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  45. congratulations! way to go! can't wait to hear more about your mobile business adventures!

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  46. Holy wow, that's so badass! Congrats!

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  47. Wowzers!! It looks so fantastic! Awesome, awesome job. I'm particularly swooning over the exterior paint job - those pink scallops, my oh my! xo.

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  48. It looks so so SO gorgeous - I truly love it! <3 The paint job is so wonderful, and you to a tee!


    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  49. Love it! :D The inside and outdie are so pretty. Can't wait to see where you take it and how you go!! Good luck!!

    Kc

    http://a-sparkley-silver-lining.blogspot.com/

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  50. WOOHOOO!!! SO cute girl. SO cute. I'm so excited for you!

    xo moorea

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  51. It looks absolutely amazing! Congrats, Kaelah!!! That last picture is just too adorable. You totally have to frame it!

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  52. Gah..I LOVE everything!!! It's so perfectly you, well done!

    Krystle
    http://dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

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  53. The progress you've made is amazing! I love it. Congrats! It's adorable :)

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  54. Congratulations, that's awesome!! Can't wait to hear more about your adventures with it in the future.

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  55. Kaelah and mike Im so happy (and envious) for you! Shes so sweet and I cant believe how quickly youve just established all of this! I adore the floors :) Everyone on the roads is going to be staring at you and wondering who you are! You should get a sign made up so when you travel people can see your website!

    Best of luck! xxx

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  56. OH MY GOSH, KAELAH!! What a transformation! The Honeybean is so so so soooo cute. Gosh, I love everything about her and cannot wait to hear about all your adventures of taking her out on the road.

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  57. I DIE!!

    This is amazing!!

    I think the thing that blows me away the most about this is how you had an idea an turned that little thought into a huge success. Looks amazing!

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  58. it's so adorable!! i want to go for a ride in it :)

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  59. Oh my God, it is SO adorable! Congratulations, Kaelah. ♥

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  60. She's amazing! Well done.

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  61. I just got chills. Yep. :) Your dreams are coming trueeee!

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  62. congratulations!!! you've done it!!!
    she looks so beautiful!!
    wish i could be there for the grand opening! :(
    i'm so excited for you! :D

    make sure we hear all about the opening?

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  63. ohh really nice!!! Congrats. So cute.. hope i can see for real... :)


    Love Simple Green

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  64. I've never ever commented before but I just want to say "Wow" you have done an amazing job. I'm so happy for you both!

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  65. It is GORGEOUS! I am so proud of you guys for following your dream!

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  66. OOOOOOOOMAAAAAAGAHHHHHHHHHH I DIE!!

    I have squealed for like ten minutes, even josh just ran over here like "what what!!" i screamed THE HONEYBEAN! (everyone in my house knows who LCH is :P)! I am so absolutely estatic right now, I cant even!!
    I love her! She's BEAUTIFUL and you can just see that your glowing. This is such a blessing, definitely a dream come true!

    I hope that Honeybean prospers to the max and I hope that you have a blessed journey and wonderful time with this, Kaelah. Truly, from the bottom of my heart, I mean every last word!!

    xx
    lyndsey of hellolyndsey

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  67. Looks so beautiful!! Good job on your accomplishments!! The cute little bean looks great and I can't wait until you get it up and running. ^_^

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  68. I'm SO SO SO happy for you, Kaelah! This is such an exciting new venture-- the Honey Bean looks beautiful!!

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  69. SWOON.
    come to Memphis with this!
    by the way, you know there are two songs that remind me of your new little treasure! Bernadette by The Four Tops & Honey Bee by Stevie Ray Vaughn. loveitsomuchmuch

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  70. Wow it looks so great :) It was sweet of them to have it set up when you went to go pick her up. I know you probably have your route mapped out by now but I thought if you even come this far into NC this place called Freshly would be a great stop (http://ilovefreshly.com/blog/2011/08/august-spectacular/) they've been doing this every month and have a lot of different people participate. It's okay if you can't make it but thought I'd share while it was on my mind. Again it's so cute!!!!

    -Amber

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  71. Oh my gosh! She is amazing! Absolutely perfect and so beautiful! I am so happy for you!!!! <33

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  72. How darling! I wish you the best of luck with your newest venture!!

    Alison :)

    P.S. Come to Kansas City!!!!!

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  73. As someone who has spent many vacations in a travel trailer, this has to be the cutest thing I have ever seen! Y'all did such a wonderful job. :]

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  74. Aw!! This is so adorable!! Congratulations!! Oh goodness! Now you have me wanting a trailer!! :D

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  75. Congrats Miss Bee it looks so awesome <3 much luck on ur new journey!

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  76. Ohmygoshhh!! She's so stinkin' cute and SO charming! :) Love love love it. <3

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  77. She looks amazing! Beautiful colors :)

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  78. Oh my god I just can't believe my eyes. This is the cutest thing that I've ever seen. It's so pretty!

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  79. This is beyond cute!

    Emma x
    http://beautyandrags.blogspot.com/

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  80. WOW!!!!! What a transformation - she's so cute now! I'm so excited to read all about your adventures with Bernadette!

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  81. wow wow wow WOW

    I'm in love, you guys are so creative and Bernadette looks incredible!

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  82. oh you genius!! you did an AMAZING job!!! *_* it's so adorable!

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  83. Kaelah- this makes me so happy. Dreams really do come true! Thank you so much for being an inspiration to the rest of us!

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  84. It's way too cute for words. Just perfect. A big congrats to you and Mike, and your future business partner!

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  85. Oh she's just beautiful! I love every little thing about her! I'm dying with jealousy overload, I want one! Haha. So sorry about her accident but luckily you can fix her up fairly easily. :) Congrats!

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  86. Honeybean is way too cute. I didn't expect the scallop design to be that perfect! Hoping that you can find somewhere to set her up around Nashville pretty soon. Since I live only about an hour away it would make a nice day trip for me and my boy :).
    <3

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  87. Such a perfect example of how the things we dream up really can come to life. More people should believe in the power they have to make things happen in their own lives. So proud of your initiative and so inspired to just grit my teeth and dive in to one of my dreams. I can't wait to see it in person!

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  88. it looks amazing! great work! you must be very proud!

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  89. Bernadette is bee-youtifful :D I imagine you are incredibly proud, as you should be! What an amazing transformation. This is absolutely inspiring, dear! SO happy for you<3

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  90. How exciting!! She's perfect. <3 I love the paint job on the outside!

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  91. It's so beautiful! I want to live in one! hehe

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  92. well, I obviously totally approve of the name!

    congratulations! hope the Berna-bean makes its way up to Mass!

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  93. Seriously! I cannot imagine it being any more perfect!
    I bet you keep going outside to look at her!

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  94. Oh it's amazing! Dreamy! Congratulations to you and Mike!
    I can't wait to see what's next!

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  95. Oh my gosh, it looks so amazing! I'm so happy for you two! Congrats!

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  96. She look so beautiful! I would come all the way to the USA to check it out (and buy) if I could!

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  97. simply amazing! so happy that your dreams are coming true! you're giving me some fire to fuel my dreams as well. cant wait to see more of the honeybean! <3

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  98. The honeybean is absolutely precious! I especially love the pink scalloped design on the outside and the checkerboard tile inside! It looks great! I can't wait to see more pictures and hear about Honeybeans future adventures in upholstery! =)


    <3 <3 MuffinLovesBiscuit <3 <3

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  99. She is just a dream....peach perfection! I hope I can come visit and shop with you someday!

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  100. you must be so so thrilled, it's beautiful! Absolutely darling, love it :)

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  101. ooooo!! it's so perfect!! i'm so happy for you!

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  102. This must be the cuttest caravan ever!

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  103. It looks amazing.so happy that everything has come together for you and I wish you lots of luck with your new venture :) xx

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  104. Wow looks absolutely amazing! You must be so proud :D

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  105. Oh Kaelah this is FABULOUS! I am so proud of you for following your dream, and she looks so so darling. I love so much about it - the scallop detailing, the little breakfast nook, the floors...it all looks wonderful.

    I hope you come through AZ one day!

    Best of luck to you my dear, although I know you won't need it. Good things DO come to good people, and this is such a testament to that. Super proud of you.

    <3
    Danielle

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  106. I was so looking forward to this post and then it happened while I was moving so I missed it! But wow Kaelah! She is just beautiful! So perfectly you. Congratulations on making your dreams come true - you look so happy and you deserve every little bit of it! You are such an inspiration.

    Much love,
    Katie x

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  107. it seriously looks so great, kaelah!
    so inspiring.
    i'm really happy for you! : )

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  108. for some reason I dont think my original comments went through BUT she is absolutely stunning Kaelah! What a beauty :) I am so super stoked for you and your dreams coming true. God Bless. <3

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  109. It's so perfect, Kaelah! I can't believe what an amazing job they did -- I imagine you are just over the moon.
    Very happy for you and can't wait to see what's next. xoxo.

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  110. Oh my, how very exciting and pretty !

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  111. it's adorable! i love love love it! it might possibly be cuter than i even imagined. <333

    i also wrote you an email a few days ago, lady!

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  112. Hi There..I love love love your Bernadette. She is so cute. I have "Petunia" 1962 Kencraft that I'm in the process of "Glaming" up. Looking forward to reading posts and about your future adventures with her.
    Mrs. B

    http://petuniathevintagetraveltrailer.blogspot.com/

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  113. Oh my goodness, she is so cute. Now, I want one...

    http://lovesmodesty.blogspot.com

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  114. Eeek - amazing! I'm totally in love. Many congrats!!

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  115. I just stumbled across your "Honeybean" post and think your little Yellowstone makeover is just about the cutest thing ever! I shared your post on my leetle teeny blog, TrailerLuv. We just returned from a week in the Black Rock Desert dust for Burning Man, so your pinks and whites really caught my eye! Congratulations on your Honeybean and best wishes on your projects and endeavors!

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  116. it's beautiful! i'm happy you got to realize your dream. i'm kinda sad for me i won't be able to see it :/

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  117. Ahhhhh I love it iloveit I LOVE IT! My husband and I just moved into our 1973 Winnebago Brave so we can travel and see all 50 states. We'll have to work to afford to keep doing it, so we'll be in each place for about three months at a time and I couldn't be more thrilled.
    As a result I'm now obsessed with all things trailer.

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  118. I absolutely love it!!! What a transformation.

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  119. Oh I love! I truly hope you come to my area! (Philly) -hint- -hint- Haha, but really you are such an inspiration!

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  120. This is the most gorgeous quaint thing I have ever seen!

    http://www.buxomchick.com

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  121. Gary from OntarioJune 14, 2012 at 7:57 AM

    Incredible idea! Very well done

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  122. Oh my!
    That is fantastic!
    One of my dreams is to buy and do up a trailer to turn into a mobile library to travel around the state in- retro American trailers are so much cuter than the ones we have here in Australia! I looooove the outside I feel like printing one of the pictures and framing it to remind myself of what i can achieve with hardwork!
    Best
    Laura xo

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  123. This is amazing! I love the concept of a mobile store in a vintage camper! You guys did an amazing job! Love X 100!

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB