About Hello Nature

You wish you and your family could just slow down a little bit and have some free time every now and then.

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. And even if you did know where to begin, living so simply can sound a little bit bland.

Being busy is a badge of honor in our society so you keep filling up your schedule. And we only live once so you say yes to all of those engaging activities, weekend outings, and meaningless tasks that should be done.

You know there has to be a way for your family to live a slower-paced life, filled with fun and intention, without overloading your calendar. 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, exhausting, and frustrating. I was convinced that life was meant to be rushed and impossible to truly enjoy.

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

I believe you can embrace a more mindful life without missing out on everything life has to offer.

Hello Nature can help you :

  • Find a slower-paced rhythm in life that allows you to appreciate downtime and gives you time to enjoy the little things
  • Confidently make small changes in your family’s daily life that can make a big impact on decreasing stress and increasing happiness
  • Educate yourself and your family on ways to become more self-sufficient and live more sustainably/responsibly, even if it’s in an apartment or on the road
  • Find meaningful ways to connect with yourself, your family, your community, and our planet whether outdoors or in

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. 

Time seems to slow in these moments, allowing us to bask in the sun or inhale the soft breeze. We’re suddenly able to forget that watches and phones exist, if even for a moment, and just be present, enjoying everything that surrounds us.

When you join the Hello Nature community, my hope is to help you find that calm. You’ll learn to relish the slowness and find easy ways to weave mindful living into your daily life in no time.

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 a kew component:

Mindfulness.

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, more sustainable 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 simple and mindful life that fills you with the same kind of happiness that this journey has given me.

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.

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