Electric Lawn Mower Review + 5 Reasons Why I Chose One FOR MY KIDS!

By Rachael Herrscher

Confession. We haven't had a lawn mower in years. I've been paying a couple of dudes to mow my lawn for years. I pull in my driveway on Fridays and there it is . . . fresh cut grass, everything edged, hauled away, the whole 9 yards. For years.  BUT. I can't escape the fact that I've got able... Read More

15 Smart Gift Ideas For Your Kids

By Rachael Herrscher

We're crazy about gifts that get our kids brains and bodies moving (check out our Gifts To Get Kids Outside gift guide). Here are some of our top gift ideas that your kids will love and that you can feel really good about! Science Academy Slime Lab Get ready for ooey, gooey, slime-splatting... Read More

10 Times I Use Bug Spray That Don’t Include a Tent

By Erin Caserio

I'm a camper from waaaaaay back. Camping and spending time in the great outdoors was a big part of my childhood, the early years with my husband, and now with our kids. But camping has come a LONG way since I was a kid...the gear...the technology...the occasional cellular coverage. I've traded my be... Read More

In Bloom: Throwing the Perfect Spring Themed Baby Shower {+ a Minted Giveaway!}

By April Davis

Looking for the tips and tricks to throw the perfect baby shower? From the balloons to the menu {including my favorite make ahead dessert}, to the invites and paper decor we've got you covered! {Be sure to check out the bottom of the post for the latest Minted promotion!} All of the details for ... Read More

International Can-It-Forward Day August 16 – Giveaway

By Amy Allen Johnson

How's your summer garden growing?  Have you thought about how to preserve all your hard work? This Saturday, August 16th, is International Can-It-Forward Day! We've partnered with the folks at Ball Brand to help you celebrate Can-It-Forward Day with all the right tools. Your garden fruits and... Read More

Review: Ball Herb Starter and Tools

By Amy Allen Johnson

Disclosure: As part of this review, I received samples from Ball Brands. The opinions expressed are my own. Do you love growing herbs and your own garden veggies?  I love home-grown food, even if my skills in growing are barely adequate. Let me share the new things I learned thanks to the coo... Read More

Newtown 1 Year Later: Nature Heals

By Nature Rocks

As an employee of the Nature Conservancy, I have the privilege of doing work that I love and makes a difference in the world.  As an ecologist, I have an understanding of the importance of nature and the many benefits it provides to people and communities.  And as a resident of Newtown, Connectic... Read More

Building a Terrarium with Kids

By Carina

A great learning project for your kids, terrariums can also be lovely to keep in your home! Terrariums are enclosed, or partially enclosed, containers for growing plants. A terrarium is a great way for kids to understand a small ecosystem, not to mention a lovely additi... Read More

Garden Design Ideas – Container Plants

By Amy Allen Johnson

Love the idea of a beautiful garden but without all the work? I'm always dreaming of new garden design ideas, then reality sets in.  Doing an entire yard takes WORK!  Just ask Carina about her front yard makeover. Then, I discovered container gardening.  Take a beautiful vessel, fill it wit... Read More

Taking on a Home Landscaping Project

By Carina

A few years ago I decided to redo our front yard. It was mostly grass, a few sad shrubs, old day lilies, and a beautiful birch tree that was way too close to our foundation. I've never taken on a home landscaping project before, so I started with talking with a friend who is a landscape designer. Sh... Read More