Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Gift Giveaway

Happy Holidays from the Grasshaven Team!

This Holiday season we are giving one of our fans a grasshaven exclusive gift basket stocked with stylish outdoor (glamping) housewares! Valued at $200, this gift includes 2 red rimmed burlap placemats, our Provence collection melamine dinnerware set for two, a small square food tent, 1 pair of red grilling gloves, red 24 piece flatware, double sided magnetic measuring spoons, travel checkers, a 5-in-1 wine corker and aerator, and a lovely outdoor inspired journal.

Have a wonderful holiday and New Year, good luck!

To view all gift items or shop more camping and RV housewares visit our website.


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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Grasshaven Outdoor Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Holidays & Easy Shopping 

This holiday season, let us do the work for you. With the combination of form and function in mind, we can offer outdoor gifts that will surely delight your loved one. From savvy kitchen and grill gadgets to stylish camping gear, we have it all in one place and have compiled a list of what we think would be the perfect gifts. Whether it's your spouse, sibling, parent, child, or pet, you're sure to find something great at Grasshaven!

Big Stuff First: 

Know a Car Camper That Needs a New Kitchen Setup?


The GH Outdoor Camping Kitchen serves as an all inclusive kitchen setup! Fully collapsible, on wheels, and only 30 lbs, this kitchen will satisfy any camper. Features include 9 sq. feet of counter space, spice and utensil holder, spatula rack, sink, garbage, paper towel holder, and even organization racks that double as storage space after it's all closed up!





                                               

GH Director's Chair is Perfect for any Outdoor Occasion!

Camping, sporting events, BBQ's, tailgating and more can be improved with this ultimate director's chair. Complete with side table, side pockets, and umbrella holder. Also lightweight collapsible, with over the shoulder strap. A great gift for any outdoor guru.



If this doesn't encourage someone to get outdoors, then what will? This unique, divided Thermal Shield insulated cooler has separate sections for wine and food, and an easy drinks access panel in the lid. The cooler is leak proof, so it may be used with ice to extend cooling. Set includes combination corkscrew, cheese knife, four acrylic, unbreakable wine glasses, four coordinating melamine plates and napkins, and stainless steel flatware for four. Picnic bag includes an adjustable shoulder strap, handle, and extra front pocket. The four person picnic cooler makes a wonderful gift for a young family.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Outdoor Inspired Thanksgiving: Menu, Decor & More

Holiday season greets us again...


As much as Thanksgiving is about tradition, it feels like deja vu every year when you get the same plate of food, as delicious as it is. This Thanksgiving why not change up some things! Surprise your guests with new and creative recipes. Were talking bold flavor and different cooking styles. And not just food, make your house flourish inside and out with fall festive decor. Let the kids help decorate with fun crafty projects leading up to the day! We are here to help make your Thanksgiving stand out from the rest.


Thanksgiving Menu



Replace those same mashed potatoes with something full of flavor and exciting: Maxwell Roasted Potatoes  The secret is to use already cooked potatoes to start. Tossing the cubed potatoes with a hefty dose of olive oil and sea salt creates the crisp coating. Cook up extra baked potatoes one evening and make Maxwell potatoes the following.   
                                


How about a tasty side dish to compete with green bean casserole... Cauliflower and Potato Gratin
Creamy, comfy and divine are the only ways to describe this dish. Potatoes and cauliflower make a perfect match especially when paired with a gooey, cheesy sauce. Topped off with Panko breadcrumbs and the result is a crispy crust that forms.



Boring Creamed Corn.... Fire Roasted Corn on the Cob with Rosemary Butter!      
This holiday classic can be elevated to sophistication with the addition of exotic herbs and spices.
                       
                
                                                              
                                 Ever Tried Deep Fried Turkey?                                        Brined Deep Fried Turkey
Cooking a turkey outside over an open propane flame means only one thing, the plump juiciness that only a fried turkey brings while brining the turkey infuses it with tremendous flavor (although this step can be made optional). Deep frying is easy outdoors and yields a crisp and irresistibly tender turkey dinner.





Still need a green? Mix it up with brussels sprouts
rather than the traditional green beans.
Even though some people turn their nose at these little green morsels, we think they need a second chance.  For us, it’s all in the prep. We bet even the most skeptic will find this preparation irresistible. 



 This soup will amaze even the biggest skeptic of vegan dishes. What is so remarkable about this soup is that everyone swears it is made with cream or some sort of dairy product. Curiously, there is no dairy and that’s where the magic comes in. 


                    

Make your Home Flourish in Thanksgiving Decor


Thanksgiving festive decor for your home can be as simple as putting vegetables in a vase. You're going to have to stock up on onions anyway, might as well buy some extras to add to the natural decorations that they provide. Using a variety of colors and sizes keeps it diverse, whereas using all of the same color will give you a more crisp look. Colors and texture are what bring together the thanksgiving theme. Think oranges, reds, soft purples, and light browns or creams. As for texture, leafy, crinkled, and natural substances create the feel for the festive holiday. 

Onions work well because of their leafy surface and their stringy roots. Gourds, squash, chilis, and shallots also double as natural decoration for your holiday adorned home. Other naturals substances you can use are dry split peas, red beans, and corn kernels. These arrange beautifully in contrast with each other. Fill a mason jar or vase and insert a candle in the middle. Tie some twine around the outside and voilĂ ! So many simple ways ways to brighten up your home with the colors of the season. 


Another great indoor or outdoor decoration for the season is a pumpkin vase! Simple and fun, can even be a craft for the kids to join in on. Cut out the top and clean out just as you would for carving. Place a short vase inside the pumpkin filled with water and add a bouquet of festive flowers! This decorative craft will sure surprise and delight your guests.




Thanksgiving Craft 


Now how about letting the kids get in on the crafts? Another simple but fun project to keep the kids busy and decorate the house. For this one all you need is a few pinecones, construction paper, glue, scissors, and any additions such as leaves and markers. Simply cut out "hand turkeys" in a variety of colors and glue them to the back of the pine cone, you can also include leaves here. Cut out a turkey head shape and glue it to the front of the pine cone and add on a gobble and an eye. For the feet, you can use construction paper or pipe cleaner. Decorate your porch with these fun little gobblers or above the fireplace. Any way you display, these are sure to get attention!

For more crafty tips and recipes go to grasshavenoutdoor.com

Monday, September 29, 2014

Fall Decor For The Outdoors

Pumpkins, Colors, Leaves and More Pumpkins!


Fall is a time when the colors change and the outdoors become even more beautiful, but that doesn't mean you have to leave it for nature to do all the work. There are many things that you can do around your outdoor setting to glamorize it.



Pumpkin Tablecloth Weights


A subtle and unique way to bring the natural accessories of autumn into your dining space. Simply find 4 Jack be Little or Baby Boo pumpkins with curved stems (a necessity). Tie the stems to a foot long piece of ribbon, twine, or string, and tie opposite ends to each corner of the tablecloth. VoilĂ , a beautiful and simple addition to your fall decor. You can use this fun accessory for any fall outdoor occasion whether your camping, tailgating, or having a backyard party. Glam up your outdoor space! 




Greens: Center Pieces, Dinnerware, and Food


Since the trees outside are colorful, bring back the green with your dinnerware and accessories. These beautiful pumpkins are Blue Maxes or Jarrahdales. Bring in vegetables for your centerpieces as well, eggplant and artichokes are good for this. And for the dinnerware, have fun with colors and styles. For more dinnerware inspiration click here







Whites, Lights and Clears


Let the natural colors of fall stand alone for a nice clean look with white and clear dinnerware. Simple designs and patters can go a long way though. Shop for these styles and more. For a fun and classy centerpiece, use a casper pumpkin (white) or another, cut out stem, gut, and fill with flowers. Any easy and unique way to incorporate pumpkins into stunning decor pieces.  








Vibrant and Festive Reds and Oranges


The colors of Thanksgiving come alive with these bold Cinderella and Red Warty (yes, it's real name) Pumpkins. You can even add pinecones and fallen leaves to your decor to give it a beautiful and festive feel. For Vibrant dinnerware think patterns, and eye catching designs. Visit our site for more options and inspirations.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Winner of GH Outdoor Kitchen

And the Winner is....


Sherrill Rigney

Thank you Sherrill Rigney for entering to win our annual GH Outdoor Kitchen Giveaway!

Here is a picture to show the features of this collapsible kitchen!


If you want to have one too you can purchase here 





Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Cocktail Photo & Recipe Contest!


Get Your Party On! 


In collaboration with Quench Products, we will be hosting a contest looking for the best outdoor cocktail photo and recipe! The prize will be one these incredible, one of a kind, 10 in 1 bar-tending tools to help make all of your favorite cocktails and mocktails with ease. Your recipe and photo will also be published on our blog and website! 

All you have to do to enter is post a picture of the cocktail, preferably being made outdoors, along with a quick recipe. You can post on any of our social media pages or as a comment on this blog to be entered. This includes Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. Just make sure you tag Grasshaven if you are using Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest and hashtag #cocktailcontest! 



Get Ready to Mumble!!!...? 


This contest is accepting entries until October 22 at Midnight (so you can use for your Halloween party) Winner will be notified on the 23th and will have their Bar10der tool in their mailbox by Halloween Eve! 




About the Bar10der:


price: $39.99

If you don't want to wait to win the bar10der, you can purchase here 








































To learn more about Quench Products and their awesome bar tools click here!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

More than Chocolate in Hershey, PA

America's Largest RV Show put on by PRVCA (Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle and Camping Association) in Hershey, Pennsylvania (yes, that is where they make the chocolate!). This magical  event occurs once a year in September and draws people in from all over the country. We had the pleasure of attending as vendors for the first time this year and could not be happier with our experience! We definitely hope to be back next year. Here is a bit about our experience in Hershey, in the show and in town.

Hershey Chocolate Factory! 


Hershey factory is a must! A bit centered toward children, but also brings out the child in all of us. So much to do here including a free historical tour, create your own candy bar, chocolate tasting lessons, and much more! You will not have any shortage of chocolate by the time you leave here.


Hershey Amusement Park

Yes! An amusement park! We had no idea either. Generously, PRVCA had a vendor party here before the show began. All the vendors got to eat, drink, and be merry at the hershey amusement park for the last three hours of being open. After eating and socializing we decided it was time to go on some rides. Looking for the most thrilling ride there, we came upon Fahrenheit, a ride that drops at a 97 degree angle! There was no line, so we went on it three times, didn't even bother getting off. I definitely recommend stopping by the park if you visit Hershey! 


America's Largest RV Show!!

So well arranged and organized, and what a blast everyone is! The employers of PRVCA are great, so considerate and excited for each and every vendor there. They truly try and satisfy each and every person there, vendors and attendees. We were very lucky to receive a prime location after there was a no show. We had a big long space that allowed us to showcase all of our products and displays in a very clean and organized manner. 


We had so much fun meeting everyone that helps put this magic together, as well as all of our customers! Everyone that came by the booth was so gracious and pleasant; you could see there was real support behind every person that we were able to talk to. Thank you for that, it is very appreciative and we love having you all as not just customers, but members of the grasshaven community! Getting outdoors is difficult for a lot of people, and we try to make it easier. We also want to make your RV homes feel more like home, so please give us your feedback and let us know how we are doing and how you think we could improve.