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Archives for February 2015

Junior Explorers Review + Giveaway

Junior Explorers Review + Giveaway | Amelia We are always on the lookout for quality programs that enhance and supplement J’s kindergarten homeschool (and just learning in general for our whole family!) We’ve actually tried quite a few of … [Read more...]

Love Joe’s Valley? Speak up about it!

It’s no secret that Joe’s Valley is one of my favorite places on the planet. I could fill a book professing my love for the desert valleys, sharp sandstone boulders, cozy campsites, lazy river, and even the deer that love to jump out in … [Read more...]

Be Kind and Reach Out

Be Kind and Reach Out | Amelia This weekend we attended our third funeral in a year. One cancer loss, one murder and now one suicide. It’s heart-wrenching. As a parent, my heart hurts for my friend and my neighbor. I try to imagine the pain … [Read more...]

O.F.F.: Some of my Favorites + Giveaway

O.F.F.: Some of my Favorites + Giveaway | Amelia OFF = Outdoor Fashion Friday. Now you know!  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 … [Read more...]

Gear Round-up from the Outdoor Retailer Show

Gear Round-up from the Outdoor Retailer Show | Amelia Every 6 months (depending on our own ability to travel), we get a unique opportunity to travel to Salt Lake and experience the Outdoor Retailer show. It’s overwhelming, really. Most times I … [Read more...]

Helmets are NOT Optional

Helmets are NOT Optional | Amelia I don’t even know why helmets are a hot-button topic. I don’t know why there is any negotiation or question about why you shouldn’t wear one. In my opinion, it’s an across-the-board, … [Read more...]

Outdoor Fashion Friday: Dakini for the Family + Coupon Code

Outdoor Fashion Friday: Dakini for the Family + Coupon Code | Amelia 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 … [Read more...]

Review of Paleo Meals To Go

At last, quality ingredients and freeze dried convenience combine to create delicious, healthy, and paleo-friendly backpacking meals. For quite some time now I’ve wondered how long it would be before paleo diet eating options would hit the outdoor … [Read more...]

Pursuing Strength to Enhance an Active Outdoor Lifestyle

Pursuing Strength to Enhance an Active Outdoor Lifestyle | Amelia This is a post I never really thought I would write. It’s funny how life sometimes throws you opportunities and challenges and ways to grow. It happens all the time. I try to … [Read more...]

Why I Hike Alone

Doesn’t this guy look happy? About 2 and a half years ago, I posted the tweet below: There's a lot of sensible talk about never hiking alone, but there's something magical about having a mountain to yourself. — 100 Peaks … [Read more...]