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Outdoor Resolutions in 2017

By |January 7th, 2017|

If you are anything like me you might be overwhelmed by the amount of resolution “content” on the interwebs. Marketers know that society in general has been partying for 2 months straight and it’s time to work off those holiday pounds with
1. A celebrity cleanse of some sort
2. A monthly subscription or membership to a […]

Hoot the Owl and the Vegetable Rainbow

By |December 17th, 2016|

I am so excited to release a project that we’ve been working on for over a year.

I’ve been more of a project manager- but Jon Stiansen (my hubs) and Kathryn Housepian (my mom) wrote and illustrated this book! Here is the first in a series of videos that we’ve created. Click here if you would […]

Healthy Potluck Recipes

By |December 1st, 2016|

Tis the Season for 10,000 potlucks. Do you have a month full of parties ahead? We all can admit that it’s tough to keep the pounds off during the holidays. The average American actually never loses half of what they gain during the holiday season. The reason for the weight gain? If you haven’t noticed, […]

Stand Up Paddleboarding

By |July 13th, 2016|

Stand Up Paddleboarding has been a welcome addition to our family’s water excursions. Our kids have grown up near a lake and our first experience with being on the lake was with a throw away double kayak that we found that had a hole in it. Our friends helped patched it and for years we […]

Basic Smoothie Recipes

By |June 24th, 2016|


I’m just going to keep it simple. I know that there is a lot of health information out there which can be fatiguing. In order to avoid the overload I wanted to share some basic recipes that we use that don’t require a lot of thought when it comes to making smoothies.

Generally speaking: Pineapple and banana cover […]

Wellness Week for Elementary Schools

By |April 26th, 2016|

Wellness Week for Elementary Schools

I am always looking for creative, fun ways to influence the culture of snacking and packaged foods as rewards in the school (or anywhere for that matter). So I got inspired when reading this post from Real Mom Nutrition. Sometimes the idea of these weeks seems daunting and huge. But Sally did […]


By |January 18th, 2016|


Ok, so this day…well we got  and a half feet of snow. My snowblower broke so I had to shovel the driveway by hand which took me several hours (hubs was at work). It took me almost three hours to get out of the house. My kids weren’t super helpful getting there which left me […]

Change your Food Story, Revamp your Holidays and Refresh Your Lifestyle. #optoutside

By |November 3rd, 2015|

Change Your Food Story, Revamp Your Holidays and Refresh Your Lifestyle

We’re loving REI’s campaign this year to #optoutside partly because that is what we decided to do 4 years ago.

My last traditional Thanksgiving at home I spent with a nursing newborn, mastitis and a not so subtle family suggestion that I had purchased the wrong […]

Pumpkin Curry Soup

By |October 30th, 2015|

This is a soup that tastes gourmet; it’s healthy and easy to make. It doesn’t get any better in my mind!

1/2 pound of mushrooms sliced

1/2 cup of chopped onion

2 T. Butter

1/2 to 1 teaspoon of curry powder

3 cups of vegetable broth

1 can of pumpkin

1 can coconut milk

2 T. honey

salt, pepper, 1/4 t. nutmeg

chives, sour cream […]

Outdoors with Kids, What a Picture Doesn’t Say.

By |September 22nd, 2015|

Outdoors with Kids.

We started our kids out on skis when they were 18 months old and the youngest just now turned 5. I have so many pictures of the great moments with smiling faces and blue skies. For some reason I didn’t take a picture of the meltdown beneath chair 3 though…I remember this day […]