About Hello Nature

You wish more of your family’s time was spent outdoors, creating a bond only nature could (even if it’s in your own backyard.)

You crave the satisfaction that comes from being self-sufficient and hope to pass that knowledge onto your children.

And you ache to find ways to teach yourself and your family how to live more mindfully of each other and the world around you.

… But you don’t know where to start.

There’s only so much time in the day and there are so many things you could be doing, it’s overwhelming. Life is already busy enough and being able to truly enjoy the what nature has to offer feels like it takes so much time, energy, money, and knowledge.

You know there has to be a way for your family to live a life that is more intentional and self-sufficienct without sacrificing the way you live. You just aren’t sure what that path looks like.

I’ve been on the same journey you’re currently on. It was incredibly uninspiring and frustrating.

But I found the fork in the road and took the road less traveled.

I believe you can embrace a more intentional, nature-inspired lifestyle no matter where you live.

Hello Nature can help you :

  • Find meaningful ways to connect with yourself, your family, and your community whether outdoors or in
  • Educate yourself and your family on ways to build a mini-homestead and explore nature together
  • Confidently make small changes in your family’s daily life that can make a big impact on intentional, sustainable living
  • Fill your home with DIY projects and food that you’ve created as a family

What others are saying:

“I really like how you talked about breaking your gear in. I bought a brand new pair of hiking shoes on my first backpacking trip and I had extremely sore blisters afterward. Now, I make sure that I wear new shoes around the house and maybe during the day before I take them on a hike. Thanks for the read!”

“Oh my gosh, I love this post! We do a lot of camping, and I had no idea we could have possibly been hurting the environment. Thank you for sharing this!”


Imagine what it would feel like to bring that feeling of serenity that you feel in the middle of the woods or the ocean into your daily life. 

What it would feel like to infuse your daily life the knowledge of basic homesteading skills that help your family flourish together.

What it would be like to know that your efforts and actions positively impacted the people you surround yourself with and the world you live in, even if those efforts might feel as if they’re too small to matter.

When you join the Hello Nature community, you’ll learn to strengthen the bond of your family and become more self-sustaining through intentional actions.

About Ashley

A few years before my daughter was born, my life felt dull and uninspired. I had quit my job to be self-employed, only to still be working in front of a computer all day long. Uprooting my life wasn’t everything I had hoped it would be.

After a few hiking trips, a couple of road trips, and move to an unincorporated town with no stoplights – I realized my life was missing a few key components.

Intentional living.

Self-sufficiency.

And lots of time outside.

Now we live in the middle of a national forest, surrounded by lakes and trails, on to an acre of land. As we started to build or mini-homestead, my desire to lead a simpler, conscious life that was ignited. It fueled a shift in me to become more independent and more intentional while strengthening my relationship with my family.

My hope is to share our knowledge, struggles, and experiences to help your family pursue a more intentional, self-sufficient, and mindful life along side us.

If you’d like to learn more about me, head over here.


“Ashley, I have to admit that I am not a camper. But the more I see your camping posts, the more I want to convince my husband to get us a camper! If anything, just to make some awesome campfire food! This all looks so yummy!”

“What a great idea! I absolutely love using vinegar and essential oils! They’re so versatile. I actually make homemade disinfectant sprays using vinegar, fragrance free dish soap, and miscellaneous essential oils. I also save my hubby’s old t-shirts for cleaning rags, so we have a bunch laying around. I am going to try this. Thank you for sharing.”


Have a question or just want to reach out? You can email me at [email protected] or find me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.