Encouraging an Outdoor Life Through Play

    It’s true that there is no substitute for actual time spent outside, but realistically it’s not possible to be out constantly. And truly I don’t think that is healthy either. There’s always a balance and it’s a fine art to find that. But, I want an outdoor life that is normalized for our family. It’s […]

    Holiday Gift Guide to Get You Outside – 2016 + Giveaways

      Here we go! Our annual gift guide for 2016. These are the items we have (or have had) on our wish lists….and thought you may want to get some ideas too! **Be sure to scroll the way to the bottom for two special giveaways!** As I do every year, I just have to start by saying […]

      Quick Gift Ideas for Her

        Yes, Mother’s Day is in just a couple days. But, even if these gift ideas don’t work for this time around, save this post for when you need a gift for her (and be sure to share, Ladies!) Or, buy yourself something a little special this weekend. Note: Some of these links are affiliates. Thanks […]

        Gift Guide for Outdoor Families 2015 + Giveaways

          I refuse to buy into the stress of the holiday season. I get my shopping done early, I plan ahead and then it all usually ends up in spirited chaos anyway. Oh well. That’s life and that’s ok. As long as we are focusing as a family as the real reason for Christmas, I’m happy. […]

          Haiku Bags Brand Spotlight + Travel Set Review

            Right now we are on the road. The hardest part about that is usually just keeping all our STUFF from exploding everywhere we go (the car, Grandma’s house, the tent, etc.)  My system still isn’t perfect (just ask my husband), but having bags and a place for everything to correctly “land” does help. For this […]

            Best Gifts for Outdoor Families: Books Edition 2013

              Books are my favorite gifts for my children! I have just as much passion about reading and exploring books with my kids as I do getting them outdoors. So, I must share with you ten of our favorites in the form of this ‘gift guide.’  Not all of these are strictly “nature” or “outdoors” related […]

              Best Gifts for Outdoorsy Families 2013 + Giveaways

                Whether you are one of those people that has all your shopping done by now or not for the holidays, this is the time of the year when people start thinking about gifts – for themselves and for others.  We try really hard around here to get it through to our kids that giving is […]

                Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoor Families

                  The holidays are quickly approaching.  While Christmas means much more to our family than just buying things, it is also the perfect time to truly give from your heart.  I, personally, prefer the hand-made approach, but I am also a big fan of giving so others can make memories of fun outdoor time.  And fun […]