Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category


Fairy Forest in Kamas

Thursday, August 15th, 2013 in Love of Local in Utah, Nature

Yes, the fairy forest in Kamas is worth going to! It is a bit deep into the woods so people leave it be. People go in and make little fairy villages, hang things in the trees, leave figurines, paint rocks, etc. It is worth it to go but let me suggest… #1 You make time […]

A Gold Panning We Go

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 in Nature

We took a quick trip up to the canyon by our house to take the girls gold panning. They enjoyed playing in the mud but soon were chasing dragonflies and butterflies in the creek. And we only lasted about 1/2 hour before I had to go back home…I was about to TIP OVER: In this […]

California Beach

Thursday, July 5th, 2012 in About Me, Beauty in Everyday, Nature

I am so glad I got this shot—it’s Poki’s classic “IT MAKES ME NERVOUS” face before she erupts into some form of a tantrum. This also explains how she feels about the beach. She is terrified of the water, “Because the waves feel like they are going to just suck you in and not let […]

I went camping and…liked it?

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 in About Me, Beauty in Everyday, Nature

I went camping and kinda liked it. Let me clarify: it was one night, I did no work or preparation, and it was in the Redwoods. So really, I think I really set myself up for success with this one. Visiting the Redwoods has been on my list for awhile so when my brother-in-law asked […]

Fishing

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 in About Me, Nature

On Saturday we had a costume check/picture day for the girl’s dance classes–each of them are in two classes, so it was a lot of work. I do appreciate their studio and how it is run; very professional, organized, thorough, very top notch. They are bordering on being a bit controlling with some things though. […]

Signs of Summer Nature Walk

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 in Nature

Trying to spot the signs of summer is a bit trickier than spring and fall! I still remember one year when we went searching for signs of spring in tons of snow. On our signs of summer nature walk we searched for: rolly pollies, hot spots, dried up dead worms on the sidewalk, sprinklers on, […]

Downside of Backyard Chickens

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 in Nature

Backyard chickens are trendy to get! Let me tell you the downside of having backyard chickens so that you don’t do it for the wrong reasons. #1 They fly…high! We had the set up down perfect but I will let the chickens out so the girls can play with them and also so they can […]

All Natural Egg Dyeing Science Experiment

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 in Crafts, Learning, Nature

We did it again this year (dying easter eggs with spices, vegetables, juices, etc.) but we turned it into a science experiment and switched up the directions a bit. This is what we did all day, I ignored everything else, poor poor house is a disaster. First we had to bug our chickens for all […]

Jungle Walks at Dusk & Kiddo Beach

Sunday, December 11th, 2011 in Nature, Our Travels Worldwide

You would think this sign would have kept us out of the jungle. But in the book for the house, it talked all about going back there and checking out the animals. During the day we did! It was like its own bird & butterfly backyard. We took a spoooooky walk at dusk as well. […]

Manuel Antonio Costa Rica

Saturday, December 10th, 2011 in Nature, Our Travels Worldwide

Everyone told us we need to go to Manuel Antonio National Park when visiting Costa Rica. It’s a national park where you can take a hike and see monkeys, birds, frogs, sloths, etc. in their natural (ha with too many visitors) habitat. Visiting Manuel Antonio with a 5 year old, 4 year old and 7 […]