Hidden Hearts + Your P.L.A.Y. Nature

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LOVE is ALL around.

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Sometimes you just need to engage your P.L.A.Y. nature to see the hearts hidden in the shadows.

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Your turn!

Time to step out with curiosity and take a moment to truly see –

What’s waiting out there for me?

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Spring #21 – Nature Alliteration Adventure


Purchase Here – P.L.A.Y. Nature Alliteration Adventure Guide Books


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An April treasure quest for you & your curious Capkin

is to search in nature for . . .

“Happy Hidden Hearts”

Bonus Multiple Melting in the Magical Meadow 

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My curious Capkin & I found this treasure to match the description.

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What other natural treasures did you find in your P.L.A.Y. today? 🙂


Draw, write, color, and creatively capture your discoveries

on the pages of your Nature Adventure book!

A Simple Gift: Challenges + P.L.A.Y. As a Path Forward


Passing forward this Simple Gift to inspire and encourage everyone on their

naturally curious and creative P.L.A.Y. journey. 🙂


There are times in our lives when our learning may not be directly chosen by us, rather it arrives at our doorstep in the form of a challenge. A challenge we’d rather skip altogether and detour around it as we can see that it may involve pain and sadness.

However, it is up to us to see it as an opportunity. To accept the challenge as difficult as it may be and approach it with curiosity, compassion, and yes even at times to approach with the essence of play to keep up our spirits and provide momentum through the darker moments.

Hidden Hearts: Love infused spring Landscape

When we are able to proceed from this place of curiosity, compassion, and play we are embracing the essence of wholeheartedness. From this place the work of this journey unfolds into a path forward and typically we are all the wiser for it.

I have had the good fortune to engage and put into practice P.L.A.Y. -Passionate Learning All Year with the intentional farming community my family lives in for the past 8+ years. We have had our share of challenges navigating tricky waters determining our path forward and coming to an understanding of what that truly means for each individual as well as for the community as a whole. And while we may not have all the answers and solutions we continue to make connections and strive to work together throughout the journey.

Hidden Hearts: Love revealed on the spring Landscape

To approach challenges with equally as much passion and effort as we can muster to see us through is the greatest gift we can give ourselves and our loved ones.

During these challenging times, when the world seems upside down, what I know to be true is that if we lean into connecting with nature, getting outdoors for fresh air and a boost of vitamin D, and include moments of P.L.A.Y. on our “to do” lists (or better yet our “to be” list) we will get through whatever comes our way and we will discover insights into our own true nature in the process and be all the wiser as we discover “What is this here to teach me?”

Sending a smile and wishing you and yours much peace and wellness,

Karen ;0) 🙂

*For more support and inspiration visit Simple Gifts & Smiles articles HERE

Hearts in Nature – Happy Valentine’s Day!


HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!


Sending much love from the latest snowy outdoor adventure at the babbling brook! ~ Karen + her Capkin ❤

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A  treasure quest for you & your curious Capkin on this special day

is to search in nature for a . . .

“Happy Hidden Heart”

HINT: Sometimes you have to look real close and other times you simply need to squint.

Either way you’re guaranteed to find a lovely heart or two if you keep your mind and heart open to it!

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My loved one found this heart out in nature on a special trip out West.

Hot Heart in Nature at Yellowstone National Park by TJ

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What other natural treasures did you find in your P.L.A.Y. today? 🙂


Draw, write, color, and creatively capture your discoveries

on the pages of your Nature Adventure book!

Fall #40 – Nature Alliteration Adventure


Purchase HereP.L.A.Y. Nature Alliteration Adventure Guide Books


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A November treasure quest for you & your curious Capkin

is to search in nature for . . .

“Happy Hidden Hearts”

Bonus A Fall Find with 2X the Love!

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My curious Capkin & I found this treasure to match the description.

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What other natural treasures did you find in your P.L.A.Y. today? 🙂


Draw, write, color, and creatively capture your discoveries

on the pages of your Nature Adventure book!

Fall #16 – Nature Alliteration Adventure


Purchase HereP.L.A.Y. Nature Alliteration Adventure Guide Books


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An October treasure quest for you & your curious Capkin

is to search in nature for a. . .

“Happy Hidden Heart”

Bonus Fancy Frills Found in the Forest

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My curious Capkin & I found this treasure to match the description.

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What other natural treasures did you find in your P.L.A.Y. today? 🙂


Draw, write, color, and creatively capture your discoveries

on the pages of your Nature Adventure book!