The Worst Granola Ever

So today I decided to make a big batch of granola for the next few days of breakfast. I’ve been sick this week and have wanted to do absolutely nothing. Nooothing. The sunshine outside has just been mocking me, begging me to go on a jog or hang in the hammock, but instead I was lying on the couch, wrapped in blankets, wishing someone would bring me some broth. Or DayQuil.

But today I was feeling a touch better, still exhausted and drooping, but at least I am walking around. So, I made a big batch of granola. And I changed it up. And guess what!?

It was bad.

I mean it. It was not good. It was not sweet enough and it was too dry.

So I tried to fix it. I sauteed it with faux butter. This made it less dry for sure, but it actually diluted the sweetness even more. Ew. I mean, no one would eat this. No person or child. I can already imagine my kids literally spitting this out, partially chewed, onto the floor.


So I added more honey. And now it’s…. PERFECT. It’s sweeter than usual, but I still like it (it’s not overly sweet) and since I added the honey afterward, it was much more clumpy which I love!

So for now it’s solved, but I think what we learned is that my recipe is not fool proof. Also, maybe I should not do projects when my brain is still super fuzzy from sickness and cold medicine. I kept accidentally typing the wrong thing yesterday when I was trying to finish some emails – maybe pregnancy brain and cold brain are related? I’m not pregnant, but my brain felt similarly fuzzy.


Now I at least do not have to make breakfast for the next few days! Let’s just hope my taste buds are not also compromised and I find out tomorrow that the granola is actually disgusting. Here’s hoping!

Hopefully I’ll get better soon and then I will See You Outside!

Give Up Your Gear

So I follow this excellent company called Wylder Goods and this month they are doing something that I love. Love. They are partnering with The Greening Youth Foundation to collect new or used (in good condition) gear for their 2018 programs. This drive will go on from April 5th – May 5th and I hope you will participate!


About The Greening Youth Foundation:

“This Spring, we’re running a special campaign in partnership with The Greening Youth Foundation and Patagonia. GYF is the leading youth service organization in the United States focused on natural resource management careers for diverse young people that has been historically underrepresented and underserved in these spaces. Every year they manage over five hundred interns and service crew members in paid positions throughout our public land agencies in 48 states and US territories. They’re actively changing the demographic in the field of conservation, and providing career paths in environmental stewardship for disadvantaged youth.

Great, right? Well the problem is, their crews are often stretched thin when it comes to having the most appropriate gear and equipment for life in the field. So here’s what we’re going to do: during the month of April, we’re doing a gear drive on behalf of GYF, and will be collecting donations for new or used gear (in good condition) for their programs in 2018. If you have any of the following going unused in your gear shed, garage, or closet, make an impact in a young outdoor stewards life, and donate it to GYF!”

And all kinds of gear is needed! Check out this list:


  • Water bottles
  • Back Packs
  • Work / Climbing Helmets
  • Safety Glasses
  • Gloves
  • Carabiners
  • Jackets (Technical, Snow, Rain, Workwear, etc.)
  • Pants
  • Vests
  • Work Boots
  • Hiking Boots
  • Fire Boots
  • Waterproof Shoes
  • Hats (caps, bucket, etc.)
  • Tents
  • Hiking Backpacks
  • Bookbags
  • Water bottles
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sleeping pads


Condition: Please make sure your gear donation is clean and in good condition.

So, where do you send it?

Please send all donations to the Wylder Headquarters at the following address. Include a note with your email / instagram handle so they can properly say thanks, and share the story of your gear throughout the season! The bonus? They’ll give $10 towards your next Wylder order.

Attn: Gear Drive
150 W Commonwealth Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Don’t have any used gear laying around, but still want to help? You can make a donation to GYF here.
Thank you for outfitting our future land stewards! #livewylder

Worried about shipping costs? Why don’t you get some people together and you can all chip in to send one flat rate package or something with the gear you gather. If you’re in the Houston area, you’re welcome to include your purchases with mine!

For more information, check out their page:

See you Outside!