Friday, February 17, 2012

Random Friday: Mountain Chick Edition

We're having a warm, gloriously sunny Friday that makes spring feel just around the corner.  I can't wait to get back outdoors on a regular basis for some fresh air and adventure.  With that spirit in the air, here is some wilderness-inspired randomness for your Friday...

This took my breath away and made me ache for California...

Patagonia is having their annual end-of-winter sale with so much great stuff marked down 50%!  And not just the heavy parkas either... they have lovely warm weather dresses and great wicking athletic gear at half price as well until Feb 27!  Check it out!  Here are some of my faves...
Margot Dress, down to $29.50 from $65 and perfect for post-hike BBQs
Cute organic tee, down to $15 from $30 and a percentage of the profits benefit the Save the Waves Coalition
I literally live in these Micro-D 1/4 Zip Tops... they are the comfy coziest and down to $27.50 from $55... perfect for chilly spring nights!

Have you checked out The Dirty Gourmet?
Don't be deterred by the unsanitary-sounding name!  This is a site for "outdoor foodies" and features the most delectable portable cuisine.  You don't need to be planning a multi-night backcountry trip to find their recipes useful either... I'd be just as happy to take down those stuffed peppers above at my kitchen table as I would around a campfire.  They also have their recipes sorted by activity, including picnics and day trips, so us weekend warriors can whip up impressive, on-the-go treats, even if only for a toddler day trip to the beach

Finally, I just got turned on to the gorgeous craftsmanship of the Best Made Company out of NYC.  Tag this one for Father's Day, people, as they have the most incredible camp gear, including these absolutely gorgeous Appalachian hickory axes.
Someday I'm so getting the husband one of these, as a favorite pastime for any mountain girl is sipping a cold one while enjoying the sight of her man chopping some wood.  Oh yessiree.

Happy Friday and Happy Weekend!


  1. I am in love with that dress! Super cute, flattering cut and you can wear a bra with it. AWESOME FIND!

  2. Yay! So glad you like the dress. The best part is that Pata stuff lasts forever... literally has a lifetime guarantee from the company!