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2019 Year in Review

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2019 Year in Review

In the last few days, we've wrapped and delivered our final batch of December orders (thank you everyone) and spent time off work at home. Tidying up, putting away decor from the holiday, munching on leftovers and looking back on the year that was.   Our traditional Italian Christmas Eve chestnut roast with eggnog and wine. 2019 was a jam-packed 365 days. In addition to Kootz Collective, we took on a contract with Creston Valley Kootenay Lake tourism. We have been (and still are) managing the social media for @cvklroute. We grew up between Creston and Kootenay Lake, and when the RFP landed in our...

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Falling for Autumn in the Kootenays

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Falling for Autumn in the Kootenays

Is it Autumn? It is in the Kootenays! I (Kelsey) recently spent a week in Creston and the East Shore Kootenay Lake. I arrived to a fresh cut lawn that morning, the petunias still looking fabulous, the yellow larches popping off the mountain sides, the ombre maple trees shimmering and pink sunsets in the evening. In many places people complain that Fall is too short, but in the Kootenays, you really get a good dose of it.   We spent most of our time taking in the changing landscape with nature walks, playing at the beach, fishing and cozy campfires. No fish to...

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Waste Free Living Part II

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Waste Free Living Part II

An updated list of some fantastic made in Canada waste-free and eco-friendly products we are currently loving.

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2018 Year in Review

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2018 Year in Review

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.- Rainer Maria Rilke Happy New Year! As we unpack our weekend bags from Christmas and New Year visits with friends and family, we wanted to take a few moments to reflect back on another year of outdoor adventures, creating our beloved Kootenay and outdoor inspired goods, and collaborating with even more awesome small businesses. Here is a re-cap of some of our 2018 highlights. Adventure:  PNW lovin' and ocean views on a Seattle and Tofino trip Hiking throughout BC and Alberta Celebrating Canada 151 at the top...

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Outdoor Holiday Happy Hour

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Outdoor Holiday Happy Hour

Happy Holidays, friends! Who loves to entertain over the holidays? If so, this post is for you! If you’re NOT the host with the most, we hope you at least get invited! Or, use these tips below. We’re sharing how you can throw an easy and fun Holiday Happy Hour, outdoors. We live for a campfire. If you haven't noticed, we take any chance we can to get outside and have one! Host a back yard fire and set up a grand display of desserts and beverages that will have your guests mouths’ watering. Find an old table and set...

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