How We Stay Prepared for Emergencies at the Cabin (Our Entire Kit!)

How We Stay Prepared for Emergencies at the Cabin (Our Entire Kit!): first aid kit, pet first aid kit, winter emergency supplies, and more!

As an accident-prone person who now lives in the middle of nowhere, we’ve had a steep learning curve when it comes to being prepared for emergencies and disasters. Throughout all of our various misadventures this past winter, I learned a LOT very quickly about what we needed to have on hand at all times. I’m often asked for recommendations, so today I wanted to share a comprehensive list of our emergency and disaster preparedness kit. I’d love additional recommendations, too, so please don’t be shy about leaving a comment! Also, sorry if this seems like a really random blog post… it’s basically the culmination of a LOT of questions I get asked on Instagram. I wanted to get the information all in one place where I can easily update it and share!

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Monthly Life Update, May 2021

Dappled sunlight on a vintage patchwork quilt, lazy summer afternoon picnic with a kindle, magazines, rosé, sunscreen and more. A quick life update about my health, our cabin, our pets, my business, and more.

I find it really funny that this time last year it felt like time was slowwwwly dragging along, whereas now, in 2021, May was literally a blip on my radar. In between renovating the cabin, gearing up for summer, Sean’s birthday, and starting to welcome our first house guests, May was very full for us. Here’s a bit more about what’s been going on behind-the-scenes!

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How To Be a Responsible Camper & Outdoors Person

How To Be a Responsible Camper & Outdoors Person. essential rules for backpacking, camping, climbing, and hiking

With camping season pretty much here, now is a great time to talk about one very important component of outdoor adventure: being a responsible camper. In my opinion, knowing how to camp responsibly without impact on the environment is one of the most important things you can do as an outdoors person. It doesn’t matter if you’re going for an afternoon hike or a multi-day backpacking excursion or a group car camping outing. These tips are are all things that I do every time I do anything remotely outdoorsy and I hope you’ll join me in being a good steward of our great outdoors.

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Monthly Life Update, April 2021

A quick life update about my health, our cabin, our pets, my business, and more.

Hi friends. I’ve admittedly put off writing this post for over a week, but it’s time to get back to normalcy and routine. I want to start by thanking everyone who’s sent kind words, flowers, and even memes to bring some lightheartedness to our lives. Every time a major life event happens (and there have been a lot of them recently), we are always amazed by the amount of love we receive.

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How We Keep Our White Sofa Clean (With Pets!)

How to keep a white sofa clean with pets. Care instructions for white couch, how to keep white upholstery clean, plus cleaning hacks for fabric and fabric care tips and tricks

With 3 dogs, 1 cat, 2 humans, and countless (outdoor) chickens, people think we’re nuts for having a white sofa. And trust me, up until we got it, I would have agreed with them! But now that we’ve lived with a white sofa for over 2 years, I’m happy to report that I have zero regrets. While it doesn’t look totally brand new, it still looks pretty darn good — especially given how much use it gets! So today I’m sharing how we keep a white sofa clean, including alllllll the cleaning tools I use. Let’s get started.

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Monthly Life Update, March 2021

A quick life update about my health, our cabin, our pets, my business, and more.

It’s been a minute since I shared a deeper life update here on the blog. If you follow me on Instagram, you get more of a picture of my day-to-day life and everything going on. But I feel like here on the blog, it’s more about sharing posts and content I think you guys would find helpful and inspiring… so sometimes life updates don’t always happen! So I wanted to take a bit of time to share what’s going on + also explain why I haven’t been as consistent of posting here to the blog every day. Definitely let me know if you enjoy this time of post!

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Underwear Thesis: Parade Review

My unbiased and unfiltered review of Parade underwear including the bikini and high-rise hipster underwear! tips and tricks from a textile designer and fabric expert to help you be a more informed consumer and better shopper. Full review including washability, inclusivity, fit, sustainability and ethical practices.

Ooooh boy. I have put off publishing this underwear review as long as I could, but it’s time. I need to put on my big girl panties (pun very much intended) and share my unfiltered review of Parade underwear. You might be wondering why I’ve put off this review for so long… and it’s because I was majorly disappointed. I probably should wait until the end of the post to say that, but I just needed to address the elephant in the room! Let’s dig into all of the details about why I did not like Parade’s underwear, shall we?

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