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Glamping with MaryJane: Glamour + Camping
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
This book is so much more than tips and ideas for girls having fun outdoors . . . it's a toolkit of creative ideas to be yourself and to express yourself in innovative, personal ways that blend your love for all things outdoors, fun, fashionable and female -- ideally shared with a community of close girlfriends. What I love and admire about MaryJane Butters is she's the real deal: an authentic organic farmer for decades who turned her love for the land into a passion for connecting women to the inner farmgirl in each of us. Whether you're a hard core camper or never lit a Coleman stove, this book will give you the fuel to do things your way with style and snacks.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on September 17, 2012
I was so excited to recieve this book. Having just recently purchased a vintage camper I was at a loss as what to do with it. I have never owned a camper before and this book was full of helpful info and tons of pretty pictures. Can't wait to get started on my first Glamping adventure.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 7, 2013
MaryJane takes the mystery out of "Glamping" for those of us that dream of making our own way down the road. She answers questions that I wouldn't have thought to ask and does it in such a friendly, down-to-earth way. I'm psyched and am going to start looking for a camper. Of course, mine will be a sewing studio away from home..and a reading room on wheels...a mobile experimental kitchen...whatever I want. Thank you for writing this book, MaryJane!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on August 23, 2013
This movement sounds like soooo much fun, and I'm sure for many people it is (myself included). But the book is mostly an ad for her bed and breakfast which is (are?) tents. With bathtubs. The extreme focus on bathtubs really disqualifies it for mobile camping--there is not even a fiberglass-antique weight comparison. The recipes are all ads for her mail order food company. I think it might be a coffee table book, but the photos are not too good in a kindle format.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 6, 2013
I have other MaryJane Butters books and I can appreciate what she stands for. I am definitely NOT as earthy as she is, but, I still enjoyed this particular book. I haven't read it front to back, but, there is a lot of eye candy and some very helpful advice included. If you follow her advice, I can't help but think you wouldn't have a very pleasant "Glamping" experience. . .if that's your thing!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 8, 2014
Who doesn't love a good camp-out? The cozy fire, delicious S'mores and mystery meat, those confining sleeping bags...I can almost hear the crickets and see the lightning bugs! Camping is sometimes viewed as more of a masculine hobby--what with all the tent raising and fire building. But with women becoming more self-reliant, a new craze has popped up in the world of camp-making...Glamping!

Glamping (or glamorous camping) is every bit as much fun as it sounds. Not only do you get to experience the great outdoors, but you do it in a fun and comfortable way. This book makes any kind of camping sound doable, and fun. Any woman is capable of glamping; and there are many different ways to go about it. A tent can be built by hand, or you could take things a bit further and purchase an adorable old-fashioned camper. Either way, I can't wait to try it out! Glamping with MaryJane is filled with pictures of instructions of what to look for in a camper, recipes, gear one might want or need, and fun accessories to fill your new abode with. The recipes that are included are fun and creative, and show ways you can cook simply in the wild.

MaryJane has an eye for rustic style, and that is proved again and again in this beautiful book. More than just a how-to manual, this book would make great eye candy for someone stuck in a big city; and might even inspire a glamping trip!

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on January 1, 2013
Whether you prefer glamorous camping in a rustic wall tent or a vintage (or not so vintage) travel trailer, "Glamping with MaryJane" offers plenty of fun ideas for reclaiming the joy of camping without all that discouraging "roughing it" business. From selecting a "home away from home" to campfire recipes and instructions for building simple furniture, "Glamping with MaryJane" encourages women of every skill level to reclaim time in the great outdoors. The whimsical layout will make you want to grab a cup of tea or coffee and sit down to enjoy the book and cook up some travel plans. Don't let the shear fun of "Glamping with MaryJane" fool you, the book contains essential information gleaned from Butters' experience as a wilderness ranger and "glamper." Don't be surprised if you finish "Glamping with MaryJane" and find yourself sitting at a computer typing "vintage travel trailers" in your favorite search engine!
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on September 26, 2012
This is a great book - a perfect balance of fun, trivia and useful tips on everything from "personal business" to the mechanics of pulling a trailer. Any gal dreaming of hitching up to a cute little vintage camper (or even a snow hen headed south as a full timer) will feel more confident about the idea after reading this book.
The fun comes in cute illustrations and darling photos of glamed up trailers. Who says you have to wear camo and never wash your hair? Want your morning coffee in an heirloom cup and saucer? Do it! Want to pull out the lace table cloth, kitschy decor or name your camper? There are others out there doing it already! Get the book, start looking for your rig and join the fun.
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on November 17, 2012
MaryJane Butters new book, Glamping is a joy and delight to read and refer back to as you plan a little escape. I live on a farm of 40 acres and am a caregiver to my mom, so I can not just grab my keys and leave when I feel the need for a little vacation. Glamping is the answer! I can sleep under the stars in style and comfort. I have a choice of glamping on the porch, and having the convenience of laptop and Kindle, or purest camping in a comfy and pretty tent, or slip away into the vintage camper at the pond.
Glamping should be on your Christmas wish list of you want a fun read, a bit of nostalgia, and really easy instructions for projects around your picnic or camping area.
Enjoy!
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on October 5, 2014
Actually, my idea of roughing it is staying at a Holiday Inn, but I couldn't resist this book. It must have resonated with something in me. I so enjoyed the vicarious thrill of glamping with Mary Jane. Her little trailer is like a doll house. I even seriously considered buying a trailer of my own, but then I came to my senses. I don't think it would be for me, but, boy oh boy, it sounds like a heck of alot of fun. I'd rather be one of those girlfriends who comes along for the ride.
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