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More Nature Gifts in our Nature Shop

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More Nature Gifts in our Nature Shop

I am pleased to announce that there are lots of bird-themed gifts in our nature shop now for your bird loving friends. All are made Oakland maker Bird Versus Bird, a talented graphic designer with a powerful love of birds. I was impressed by the bright colors and the perfect palette from the moment I saw her bird gifts. The gift collection includes bird notecards, bird magnets, mini-bird pillows and bird coasters.  Bess makes digital illustrations of Northern California birds and a few others. Then she uses her crafting skills to sew, fabricate and package her feathered friends into a startlingly wide assortment of bird gifts that are...

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How to Inspire a Love of Nature in Your Kid

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How to Inspire a Love of Nature in Your Kid

Start early and bring your kids to nature on a regular basis is the only secret I know of to inspire a love of nature. Dentist say teach your toddler to brush their teeth so it becomes a routine from the start. Educators say read to your baby and toddler. Make going outdoors a part of your daily or weekly baby and toddler routine. While you are outside, share with your child your observations of plants and seeds, animals, rocks, and stars. Share your wonder of nature's beauty and complexity!  I lived in a major city when my two children were born and still live in...

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100% More Nature Gifts at I Heart Moss

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100% More Nature Gifts at I Heart Moss

I want to be your go-to destination for nature gifts for you and friends. I'll be expanding the nature gifts available at I Heart Moss in February so you'll have lots of choice. I've been getting to know additional craftspeople in the last few months. In February, we'll expand the gift selection and hold multiple giveaways to celebrate our one year anniversary in business. Here's a list of the new nature gift items and makers you can expect to see soon in the I Heart Moss shop:  -- a colorful, graphic bird-themed collection for the home by Oakland maker Bird Versus Bird, including coasters, magnets, notecards and small decorative...

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How to Stay Warm Walking in the Rain

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How to Stay Warm Walking in the Rain

This last winter I went to Point Reyes for the weekend and it rained 90% of the time. Our school group was there to see the landscape and hike, so we set out to hike despite the fact it was raining off and on. When I got back, I was really, truly soaked through but not cold and I was smitten with walking in wet weather.  It also feels a bit rebellious and rugged to do something we've been told not to do and so many people avoid. And the Point Reyes landscape was transformed and full of drama. I look tons...

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Happy New Year!!!

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Happy New Year!!!

May 2017 be full of joy and success for you and yours. I enjoy the reflection at the end of one year and the start of a new one. I also love the goal setting. My greatest joys in 2016 were around family, nature and I Heart Moss. There were definite challenges in 2016 for me personally and for our nation and world. (I want people to know that everyone has problems, contrary to what our social media profiles display.) I've set goals in 4 areas for 2017: family, I Heart Moss, travel and protecting our democratic values and diversity. Personally, this will be...

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