“Unless we are willing to encourage our children to reconnect with and appreciate the natural world, we can’t expect them to protect and care for it.” David Suzuki .
We are an adventurous, nature loving family. For the past month or so we have all been experiencing a longing for the outdoors. As much as we love the snow, this has seemed like one of the longest winters. Much more snow than last year. A lot of days spent indoors staring out our living room window willing the sun to come out for just a moment. When its not snowing we take full advantage. Although our options are slightly limited this time of year, we still try to take our drives up the canyon to hike and explore.
During the warmer months you can always find us camping, hiking and taking as many day trips as we can fit into our schedule. We are literally counting down the days until we can experience all of our favorite outdoor activities again.
As a mom and adventurer I am always on the look out for a good bag. One that can fit everything I need, is comfortable and also fits our style. So when I came across Rice Love Bags I was ecstatic. These bags are gorgeous beyond words. The colors bring warmth to the coldest days. I was first drawn to the bohemian vibe of their appearance but as I read more about the company I knew that this was a brand I could get behind.
Rice Love is working to provide for families in need. In India 37% of people live below the world poverty line. This leads to poor health, disease and death. So, for every item purchased from their site, one kilo of rice is given to a family in need. If 100 pieces are sold, that means 100 kilos of rice are donated! They give 20 kilos of rice at a time which will last a family about a month. They are currently giving to India and Nepal but plan on expanding very soon. The coolest part about all of this is that with your bag you receive a tag with a number on it. That number is linked to the family that you have helped by making that purchase. I have really enjoyed sharing this with my children. They were so interested to know where the bag came from and loved the idea of helping another family. They instantly wanted to hop online and buy more bags.
About the Bag:
Each bag is a unique, handmade piece of art! As the name states, these bags are made from rice bags and then transformed into something so beautiful. When I first received my bag I wasn’t sure how much I would be able to fit in it. Well it turns out that I can basically fit my entire life in it. I have actually made this my diaper bag and take it with me everywhere. I can fit diapers, wipes, spare clothes, food, books, toys. Literally everything I need. There are also side pockets that allow me to carry both a bottle and a cup for my younger children. The draw string makes it easy to open and close and keeps everything secure. Ever since this bag showed up on my doorstep it has come with me everywhere. It was my adventure backpack on our recent day trip to Bryce Canyon and also my carry on when I traveled back east this past week. I don’t know how I ever managed without it.
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