Archives for October 2015

The Road Home

I can hardly believe it’s been more than six months since my last post. With all the changes going on in my life I decided to give myself a sabbatical from my writing and get settled (3 moves in one year) and comfy before carrying on. I joined … [Read more...]

I Want My Kids to Feel Strong

I Want My Kids to Feel Strong | Amelia I want my kids to feel strong. To be strong. As an adult (albeit pregnant, which changes things), I often watch them run and flip and jump and climb and wonder how they just keep on keeping on. I know … [Read more...]

Beyond Jack-O-Lanterns & Pumpkin Pie

Beyond Jack-O-Lanterns & Pumpkin Pie | Amelia Unless you’ve done a fantastic job of averting your eyes towards anything orange over the past few weeks, you’ve probably felt a little bit like we’ve been taken over by pumpkins. They’re decorating … [Read more...]

Celebrating 27 – City to Creek to Camp to Climb

The week approaching my 27th birthday was, frankly, a bit humdrum. I had been so busy with ‘life‘ and work that I hardly even registered it was my birthday week until someone else pointed it out. “Oh well, 27 isn’t a big … [Read more...]

Brand Spotlight: Nite Ize

Brand Spotlight: Nite Ize | Amelia Sometimes we like to take a day and just show off a particular brand if we really love their products. Today we’re focusing on Nite Ize. We’ve used their products for a few years now and really have been … [Read more...]

O.F.F. Jambu Shoes for the Whole Family

O.F.F. Jambu Shoes for the Whole Family | Amelia 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 … [Read more...]

Newly Published Outdoor-Themed Books for Families + Giveaway

Newly Published Outdoor-Themed Books for Families + Giveaway | Amelia Oh how we love books in this house! And since the nearest “real” substantial library is over 70 miles away, we are happy to build our own collection. Here’s an … [Read more...]

100 Peaks makes the Union Tribune

Me, strolling on a bridge - Photo by Rick Nocon For those that already haven't seen it in my other social media streams, I was featured in a nice article in the San Diego Union Tribune. It was … [Read more...]

100 Peaks makes the Union Tribune

Me, strolling on a bridge – Photo by Rick Nocon For those that already haven’t seen it in my other social media streams, I was featured in a nice article in the San Diego Union Tribune. It was a fun interview with Doug Williams, and had a … [Read more...]

Keeping it real: 10 images of Burning Man 2015

At Burning Man dance beats can be heard 24/7 in the dusty distance. We rode up on this gathering around 9:00am. It was a mix of dancers, artists and families hanging out near a “mutant vehicle” shaped like a dragon. Nikon D7000 28mm … [Read more...]

My Love/Hate Relationship with Yellowstone

My Love/Hate Relationship with Yellowstone | Amelia Maybe this title is too strong. Maybe I’m setting myself up for immediate misunderstandings by you, the readers. To even suggest that living in Yellowstone isn’t fairy-tale perfect. But, … [Read more...]

#VanLife Q&A: Ask Me Anything

Oh, van life. Even after my year spent living on the road, I still get questions about van life all the time. It’s such a romantic idea for adventurers, and I admittedly have my moments of longing for life in a retrofitted Sprinter van. After … [Read more...]

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

O.F.F. Joey Jacket for Mamas (from Kowalli Brand) | Amelia 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 … [Read more...]

Why it took 13.1 miles to believe I’m a runner

I’m a runner. There, I said it. I wouldn’t believe it until I ran a half-marathon, but now I can’t deny it. I didn’t run just any half, I ran the North Face Endurance Challenge Series, one of the toughest out there…a trail run, beginning at 6,900 … [Read more...]

Unplugging and Breathing….

Unplugging and Breathing…. | Amelia This weekend we followed Mtn Papa to the mountains while he hunted. We love going along when we can because it gives us more time camping, more time as a family and the fall is just so gorgeous. While I … [Read more...]

O.F.F. L.L. Bean for Kids

O.F.F. L.L. Bean for Kids | Amelia 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 … [Read more...]