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

Fostering a love of nature

A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles. Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire Edward Abbey is one of my ecological heroes and this sentiment kept going through my head on Saturday as we hiked at […]

Fostering a love of nature

#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!

Monday Mashup – 7.6.15

Good morning (well, at least I hope you’re having a good morning)! Did you have a fantastic holiday weekend? It was a long, busy, fun-filled weekend for us. Friday D was gone all week, but had Friday off for the holiday so after a picnic breakfast with my two loves I headed out for a kid free morning […]

Monday Mashup – 7.6.15

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

Croisan Meadow Trail

A couple of weekends ago we went for a short hike on the Croisan Scenic Trail (or the Croisan Meadow Trail or the Croisan Creek Trail – I’m not sure what the official name is). We have hiked other stretches in the past, but this was our first time on this stretch. The trail is in south […]

Croisan Meadow Trail

Maintaining Balance

Finding a balance between house projects and fun stuff has always been hard for us. It’s been a little easier since Little Man was born and we work hard to intersperse doing fun things with working on the house. While we’ve been busy working on our small master bedroom remodel and the finishing touches on the entry […]

Maintaining Balance