Gearing up as a #ForceofNature

    This post is sponsored by REI and their #ForceofNature campaign. However, as always, these words are mine and exactly what I would tell my family and friends. In case you missed my previous post, the REI #ForceofNature campaign is in full swing and doing incredible things for women and the outdoors to level the playing field […]

    A List of Gear Outdoor Women Love + Giveaway!

      Psssttttt – Valentine’s Day and all that lovey dovey stuff is NOT just for couples, you know. It’s NOT “Singles Awareness Day” or an excuse to wallow in self-misery. Really, it’s not. I challenge you to show someone you love them EVERY day, but particularly in February. Because it’s a little dark and dreary and […]

      12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 3: Outdoor Fashion

        **Check here to keep up with all the giveaways for our 12 Days of Gear Giveaways Event!** Happy Monday! We hope you had a great weekend! We have a whole week of more giveaways for you coming up!   In case you have been busy just living your outdoor life and haven’t noticed…..”outdoor fashion” is […]

        Introducing STRIPES!

          I have had my eye on Stripes Gear for literally years now. I am SO excited to tell you about them now…and use them this winter for the whole family. This post is your introduction. Watch for their appearance on our Instagram especially as the weather cools and we all start wearing base layers around the […]

          Ode to the Outdoor Skirt

            Most days I am in a skirt. With leggings or shorts. Because I can. Because they make me feel just a little bit more feminine. And a little more strong and able. AND because they fit a variety of sizes and shapes that is just the reality with time and kids and no time and […]

            Water Shoes for the Family (Our Favorites from Summer 2016) + Giveaway

              The summer heat is only getting worse as we head into August, and for us, that means lots of time in the water. However, most places around here aren’t soft sand and worry-free walking. So, I insist my kiddos wear shoes as much as a possible. Between elk and bison scat, snakes, sharp rocks and […]

              Outfitting Kids for Hiking and Camping

                It’s finally here! Spring and then summer and hiking and camping and all things outdoors. After a long winter, we are more than ready to get out in nature as much as possible (without having to wrestle everyone into snow suits).   This is the time of the year that I always do a little […]

                My Favorite Bags for Outdoor Women

                  Haiku Bags, oh how I love thee! Functional, fashionable , durable, sturdy and the kind you have around for about forever. I’m head over heels and have pretty much passed on any other bags that I had around that weren’t Haiku. I also have gifted them to some of the women I love and constantly […]

                  How to Keep Kids Warm All Winter

                    Cold weather is oh so suddenly upon us. It’s shocking how quickly we can change from a beautiful fall to full-on winter. Since in many parts of the country the temperatures didn’t gradually drop, but instead switched drastically in the matter of a couple of days, we’ve all been thrown into the task of keeping […]

                    O.F.F. Joey Jacket for Mamas (from Kowalli Brand)

                      O.F.F. = Outdoor Fashion Friday.  Our (almost) weekly segment featuring our favorite styles for the season. Everything I share are pieces that can be worn all day long and stand up to the “use and abuse” of serious adventures. As a family, we appreciate clothing that is worth our hard-earned money. It’s what we wear […]