Field Trips – Cascade Raptor Center & Audubon Nature Reserve

This week we went on two fun “field trips” to the Cascade Raptor Center in Eugene and a little Audubon Nature Reserve in West Salem. Cascade Raptor Center On Wednesday, we headed down to Eugene. The weather was crazy on the drive down and I almost turned around. Thankfully, it wasn’t so bad once we […]

Field Trips – Cascade Raptor Center & Audubon Nature Reserve

Hiking With A Toddler

We’ve signed up for another Hike It Baby challenge and so we’ve been finding creative ways to get in miles. Wednesday morning we went toddler-led walk at Willamette Mission State Park. We splashed in the river, skipped rocks (well, we tried), and collected hazelnuts. It was fun to see Bug running, walking, and crawling with his buddies, […]

Hiking With A Toddler

Cape Lookout, Cannon Beach, & Astoria

Did you have a good Labor Day? We took an extra long weekend and went over to the coast. I absolutely love living so close to the ocean. It’s close enough for a day trip and with a little more time it’s easy to explore further from home. I’ve driven almost the entire length of […]

Cape Lookout, Cannon Beach, & Astoria

#ETHANProject Challenge – Enjoy Something New

This weeks #ETHANProject Challenge was to enjoy something new. Which we did by enjoying some very old things! I’m so late with the post because I had to wait until after we went to the Great Oregon Steam Up at Antique Powerland. (Side note: if you’re in the Willamette Valley it’s happening August 1 & […]

#ETHANProject Challenge – Enjoy Something New

Happy Monday!

Good Morning Afternoon! This weekend was busy! I’m still plugging away on the upcycled porch cabinet (*update* it’s finished! see it here), mini piano makeover, and some other thrift store projects, but the paint has to dry 24 hours between coats so it’s taking a loooooong time. Here are some other projects and fun things […]

Happy Monday!

Camping at Carl G. Washburne State Park

As I mentioned on Monday we had an interesting camping trip this weekend. We stayed at Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park, it’s on the coast a few miles north of Florence. I should have trusted my gut when Thursday night I was feeling like we should reschedule, but I pushed through because we’d been expecting to […]

Camping at Carl G. Washburne State Park

Nature Playground

This week I met up with some friends at Silver Falls State Park to check out their new nature playground. It was fantastic! It’s almost an hour out there, but it was worth the drive. The trail is about 1/4 mile long with different play areas scattered throughout. Each area has a theme – one […]

Nature Playground