outdoors

Gardening time is in full swing now, and plant markers are a great craft to work on this month. They serve two purposes: to distinguish between similar looking seedlings, and to add some color and whimsy to your vegetable and herb garden. Plus this simple craft is great to do with kids! Supplies for Plant Markers […]

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Whether you’re off on a winter ski trip or just making snowmen in the backyard, I’ve got a few tips to help make your experience a little easier on everyone. Being a big snow sport family, we’ve learned a trick or two for keeping kids happy throughout the snow day. Here are 4 tips to […]

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Outdoor Family Fun Gift Guide

by Marie on January 12, 2014

I’ve gathered a few fabulous ideas for outdoor family fun over at Ebay and sharing some of them today. If you’re heading outdoors to the beach, camping in the woods, or some snow day fun, be sure to check these out and follow my collection. Winter Snowman on the Go Kit: The Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book: Paracord Survival […]

Like I’ve mentioned before, we love hiking. We try to get outdoors at least once a month to explore some new part of our pretty Washington State! It’s such a great way to discover new things, have great conversations, and get some exercise to boot! Because it’s something very important for our family, I hope […]

We’re all ready to go on our hiking adventure with our scavenger hunt. We packed up the car, printed out our Hiking Scavenger Hunt printable, and headed out for an outdoor adventure. Happily, I’m partnering with Subaru once again as we go out exploring with the kids. Watch our fun family video of our scavenger hunt hike. (There […]

We are an outdoor family. We love to discover new places. Even in the rainy city of Seattle, you’ll see us out and about on some sort of exploration. I’ve recently found a new area for another family hike about 30 minutes away and I’m excited to take the kids. Getting us where we need […]

We’re fairly new to our neighborhood, we just moved to a new house this year, and we’re still getting to know a lot of our neighbors. In the past, I’ve found a great way to make connections in a new area is to host a party. So I partnered up with Lowes to create a […]

I’m so happy September is here. It’s a great month with gorgeous weather beckoning me back outside after the heat of the summer. Unfortunately, when September arrives the evening light begins to shorten. To solve that problem I’ve made some simple candle lanterns. I plan on placing them on our picnic tables and even hanging […]

I have been seeing a lot of my family and friend photos on Instagram and Facebook about their children’s first days of school. Yikes! It seems so soon! Happily, our kids still have 2 weeks left of summer. And I need to take in every last second of it! To help me with this, I’ve […]

I grew up hating yard work. Being raised in a family with three sisters and NO brothers meant that “women’s work” definitely extended outside. I still joke with my parents about having us mow the lawn as 10 year olds — seems insane to me now. Today I love growing veggies and reaping the harvest […]

I wanted to share a few of the fun things I’ve been writing elsewhere lately. It’s a little of this and a little of that, but all things I’m loving right now! Instagram and the #PhotoADay Challenge: It has been so fun to be a part of this #photoaday challenge, created by Fat Mum Slim. […]

This Saturday, September 24th, is the Worldwide Day of Play, where we are encouraged to get outside and simply play. I’m a huge advocate of play, how we can promote it and encourage it. So I was happy to hear that GoGo squeeZ, an M&T Sponsor, is on the bandwagon for play, encouraging everyone to get involved. […]

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