Women Gearing Up for Summer + Giveaway






    We are in the height of the summer…..and heat! Honestly, not my favorite time of the year. I would much rather be cold than hot….and I despise applying (and reapplying) sunscreen on myself and my kids. This summer I rounded up my favorite go-to styles and products that have helped me stay cool, get out […]

    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 […]