For 1 Year Of My Life

My Sub Pop boys

Everybody Starts Somewhere

As you can see in the #WeekendRewind video… #AnInstrumentADay has started at the beginning, with kids instruments, because everybody has to start somewhere! For the next two months, I will be looking at all the kinds of baby, toddler and kids music making...

An Instrument A Day Party Horn

Let the Noise Making BEGIN!

Oh YEAH BABY!  2015 is HERE and for my first “Week Wrap Up” post it has been all about NOISE MAKING. The sounds, noise (and maybe some music thrown in there) associated with all the instruments we use to celebrate our New...

Sub Pop Seattle For 1 Year Of My Life header

I Am A Loser

Well there you have it, I am officially calling myself a Loser for all of 2015! Yes, you might think I’m referring to the never-ending news reports about how odd my name is, the numerous trolls that like to slam my year...

Lynnwood REI sign Camp Climb Cycle Ski Travel

Grateful For Recreation

WOW!  What can I say about a year-long challenge to try to learn every recreational sport by living the REI brand other than it was AMAZING! I came into my fourth year of living brands with my most adventurous attempt yet… with...

recycled paper bead garland on our christmas tree

Holidays Are Here Again

Well, it’s Thanksgiving and that means one thing after the feast…. Holiday shopping!  Throughout this year my boys and I have purchased (or been gifted) many, many wonderful products and services from REI that have helped us all explore sports and/or the...

zip lining harnesses

Zipping Through the Dark

Months ago I started seeing signs around the Seattle area for zip lining and thought to myself, that’s probably an amazing feeling!  So this fall I knew that zip lining was a MUST TRY while completing this recreational sporting list.  It didn’t...

Zumiez REI 35th North Skateboard Helmet Stickers

Skate Like A Girl

When I was a little girl I never saw any other girls skateboarding, therefore I never had the impression that it was a girl’s sport. Now that I have a teenager who skateboards, I’ve noticed that a lot has changed in 30...

REI Zombie Preparedness class flier

Where the Zombies at?

Well, it is officially fall and that means Halloween is coming soon!  I love this holiday since I have always made my own unique costumes (last year’s Starbucks Siren costume was a hit) and while I’m hard at work scheduling all of...

REI waterbottle in the woods

September Stewardship

With summer quickly coming to a close, I look forward to the fall season with all the beauty it holds. And within September’s magnificence… I find that it is a great time to rededicate myself to keeping nature beautiful by becoming an...

Mountain climbing is one of the most beautiful sports ever!

Moving Mountains

“Climbing is for the adventure, summiting is for the ego” I’m so happy that I learned this phrase from Denise’s climbing guides because you might set off to move mountains when you climb, but sometimes the mountains end up moving you. Changing...

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