More snow in our forecast this weekend, so i am sharing our favorite kid mittens by @veyokids ! we‘ve had their penguin ones for years (they are in pretty much all of my snow photos and we get asked about them a lot - everyone who gets them loves them too!) i truly can’t say enough good things - super easy to put on, they stay on, and they keep the boys’ hands warm and dry. if you have more snow in your forecast, check them out!
It’s international love your pet day! that’s every day around here ;), but we will be spending the day giving pocket some extra love and snuggles, as he is recovering from a rash and he needs to stay in and keep it clean to avoid the cone of shame. poor buddy! 💔
Examining beach rocks || booked a lot of our summer travel this weekend - i am seriously over winter and dreaming of warm sunsets and vacation. did you see my stories today with the photo i took during @smittenandswoon “love and light” workshop? i am fearful i won’t see pretty light like that again until july 😆😭 - only half kidding.
Heading into a snow free weekend!
Happy trails? a lot of you may notice i don’t tag specific trails or locations - if i geotag at all it’s always pretty general, and done with a lot of thought. for example, our national parks are important to me, and i want to share their beauty, so i tag them generally to hopefully make other people care about them too or be inspired to visit them and fall in love as well. the few times i have tagged specifically, the decision was not made lightly and they were all rather popular locations long before social media. i hope all of you reading this take the time to think about how tagging a location may effect it and whether it may be helpful or harmful to the environment there. i posted last year about the @leavenotracecenter ‘s social media guidelines, but thought i’d mention them again, as lately i’ve seen some photographers i used to admire tag some pretty special places that don’t need more visitors or promotion, as they are being trashed and destroyed. i’ve also shared some locations privately with people here whom i thought i could trust to tag responsibly, and let’s just say i won’t be doing that any more. some of these same photographers even posted photos where i know there are giant signs saying “keep out/stay on the trails.” it all breaks my heart and i don’t know what to do about it, other than to share my stance on it. i’ve temporarily put the link the the @leavenotracecenter guidelines in my bio, or you can find it through their instagram. i hope you all take the time to read them and think about it all.
He always asks when he will be old enough to climb the mountain. i think sooner than i’ll be ready for 🏔💙 (i cropped this because i like his little smile - but to see a landscape version, check my stories.)
It snowed . . .
1.29.2019 | 3:30 p.m. | 49 degrees - we always get one extra sunny week in january . . .
“every season has its own character and charm.” .
we are capturing the changing of the seasons, one month at a time, from the same location. watch as our frames transform each month.
follow #astoryofseasons to see the seasons all over the world. i’m in the pacific northwest, usa
next up: @alwaysmaylee
Kid’s got a good arm. he gets none of his athletic ability from me . . .
* * * g i v e a w ay closed ***
congrats to @outandbackwithkids and @wymimama 🎉
let’s head into the new year on the right foot! 4 years ago i resolved to get outside with the kids every day no matter the weather, and now it’s just part of our routine. keen shoes have been a huge part of that journey. so, i’ve teamed up with @keen.kids to give away two pairs of kid shoes - 2 winners will each receive 1 pair of @keen.kids shoes of their choice. (my boys’ favorite targhee waterproof boots pictured here - they live in these!)
*follow both @keen.kids and me @seasalt.and.evergreens
*tag at least 2 friends in separate comments below - for extra entries, tag more friends in separate comments
*winners will be announced the morning of 1/3/19
#boundlesswonder #bettertakesaction #whpresolutions2019