September 12, 2014
Before Back To School
Remember our friends in Leadville, CO? They’re Carrie and Cooper, two teachers/elevation-defying composters who recently welcomed another member to the family for a grand total of four, two of whom are happily adding to the compost pile, instead of the trash bin, by way of gDiapers (disposable inserts, wet ones only).
We wanted to catch up with this miles-high family as summer wraps up and Carrie and Cooper head back to school.
Continue reading On Location with Carrie and Cooper: Bountiful.
June 13, 2014
It was only a few short months ago that we checked in with our friends in Maine, Brian and Elsa, for the first time. They were preparing to become parents for the first time! And then there he was. Otis emerged a bit earlier than expected, but he was healthy and oh-so-welcome to the world. Otis’ dad, Brian, took the time to kindly catch us up on life with baby.
Out into the World
“It was a surprise this week to glance at the calendar and see that Otis is already four months old. It’s also surprising to look out the window and see it’s finally spring, which the Mainers just call “mud season.” And it’s super surprising to find myself working an honest-to-god day job as of last week — my first following nearly eight years of full-time freelancing — while Elsa’s wrapped up her maternity leave and gone back to the co-op part-time. Big changes around le cottage du Kevin.
Continue reading On Location with Brian and Elsa: Surprises.
May 29, 2014
Is It Spring yet?
Maybe in Portland, or Austin, or even London. But after checking in with our composting friends in Leadville, CO last month…
“Still full on winter around here. Although regular trips down valley allow us to taste spring via bike rides, walks, and trips to the parks. Compost pile, along with the entire backyard, is still buried in several feet of snow. But it looks like all the melt occurring on the warm days is taking care of the inserts we’ve been putting in the pile, as I have a hard time finding anything from even a month ago. Perhaps a bumper crop of compost this year!?!”
Continue reading On Location with Carrie and Cooper: Beneath the Snow
March 5, 2014
The last time we checked in with our sea-faring family: Jess, James and Rocket, they were sky-bound and headed home to the UK to visit family. Efforts were made to connect this inaugural On Location family with the gNappies crew in London, but a jam-packed schedule filled with family and friends combined with a flurry of winter storms indicated that a gNappies visit would have to be part of a future trip. Jess, James and Rocket are getting ready to set sail and hit the open waters of the Pacific. They’ll leave mid-March and will travel for about a month from Banderas Bay in Mexico to the Marquesas in French Polynesia, roughly 2,700 miles. “It’s all really exciting – this is the BIG one – the biggest, deepest ocean that all sailors dream of,” says Jess. We’ll be following along as they post their adventurous route on their website
Continue reading On Location with Jess and James: On Deck.
January 29, 2014
Say hello to Brian and Elsa.
Brian and Elsa are soon-to-be first-time parents who hail from the Instagram-worthy state of Maine. As the days tick up to their due date, waiting has taken a front row seat by the woodstove in their 800-square foot cabin. “While we may be mediocre at preparation, at least we’ve got anticipation down.” The anticipation has looked a bit like this:
Continue reading On Location with Brian and Elsa. The Maine Event.