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Pinecone art and make an Advent wreath

Last Monday we had fun collecting pinecones on our hike and decorating them and making an advent wreath.  Advent wreaths are a tradition very common in Europe. In my home country of Norway, we would light a candle and cite a poem by Inger Hagerup. 1. Candle for joy, 2 for hope and joy, 3 for longing, hope and joy.  4 candles lighted for longing, hope, joy and peace – but first and foremost for Peace on earth

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"På tur": Hiking food

When I grew up in Norway we would always go for hikes every Sunday. In the winter it would be cross-country skiing.  Going for ‘på tur’ is almost a cultural event for Norwegians. It could translate to mean going for a walk or a field trip or hiking, but that would just be the literal translation and not quite give the full meaning, but it always use of active transportation and a lookout for nature outdoors.

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Instagram contest for outdoor families

Safety_ReflectorsIf you are on Instagram I hope you will join us for a fun photo contest. I have teamed up with 19 other outdoor family bloggers and we have amazing giveaway prizes for outdoor loving families. We are happy to be a host and one of the sponsors for this contest and we are looking forward to see all your outdoor family photos.

Our giveaway are a family pack of safety reflectors (10 safety reflectors) value 25 $ and 4 reflective slap wraps value 25 $.

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Make an Advent Calendar

I remember my childhood pre- Christmas time and my advent calendar. Now that I’m a mother myself, I love to create and carry-on traditions for my children. The holiday time is such a great time to create new family traditions. For this year’s Advent calendar, our family was inspired by nature. If you have followed me a little before, you know I have a special love for bringing nature inside whenever I get the chance.

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How to dress for winter

No bad weather, only bad clothing
Dressing right for the weather is the key to enjoying outdoor adventures both for adults and children. For the active outdoor adult, it has long been the consensus that layering is the best system for comfort and warmth. With multiple layers you can adjust the combination to the weather and the level of exertion and changes in temperature.

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Pinecones

We have had great fun in our outdoor playgroup lately. Five years after my first outdoor playgroup with my first-born daughter, I’m starting a new group in a new neighborhood with my second daughter. Last Monday we had fun collecting pinecones on our hike and decorating them.

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