#ThankfulForFamilies Instagram Contest

#ThankfulForFamilies - Val in Real LIfe

Your friendly, neighborhood outdoor family bloggers have put together a huge Instagram contest for you! Follow the steps below to enter to win one of the GOBS of prizes in the #ThankfulForFamilies #OutdoorFamilies giveaway! Steps to Enter: Post a NEW photo of your outdoor family on Instagram making sure to include both #ThankfulForFamilies AND #OutdoorFamilies and tell us why you …

Connecting: Travel, Life, & Social Media

We’re all learning to navigate this modern, hyper-connected world. As a forty-something, I’m in that category of people who didn’t grow up with the internet and social media but have had to embrace it as it has come. And now I find myself deeply intertwined with it, not only as part of my life, but also as a crucial part …

Getting mileage out of 2013…

With all of the year-end recaps happening out there I got inspired to go through the images of Camp Granola’s 2013 adventures. I thought I’d pull out a few gems to share but quickly got overwhelmed. I’m simply amazed at what we’ve been able to do this year. I keep an annual set on Flickr but even that isn’t complete …

Holiday Shopping, Granola Style

So the onslaught begins. Tomorrow marks one of my favorite days of the year, Halloween. After that, it’s you-know-what… the full-court press through the New Year. I know, many stores are already in that mode and I’m quite late by their standards. But I do hope I’ve caught you before you’ve made your gift decisions because I’m going to throw …