Favorite Quarantine Thing to Do: Backyard Camping!

Graphic that says "and the whole world slowed down and enjoyed the little things" like backyard camping!
BACKYARD, FRONT YARD, SIDE YARD CAMPING... OUR NEW FAVORITE QUARANTINE and SOCIAL DISTANCING THING TO DO!
We wait all year for summer so we can relax, enjoy the little things & go camping! This year has been a little bit different for all of us, but now we know that camping at home can be really, really fun! It has become our favorite thing to do for so many reasons!
When we found out we might be “stuck" at home a few months back, we scrambled around gathering arts and crafts supplies that we had on hand before heading out of our office to work from home. Hoping, but kind of knowing, that we were going to have a different kind of “limited time” on our hands, we started thinking about all the things we’d been wishing we had time to do! And YESSSS!!! Funking out our tent was right at the top of that list:)
We had a mix of really cool neon paints and markers and a few yards of some of our treasured vintage trims we have collected over the years. So, we pitched the tent and got going on it!
A few years back we used to paint the tent toppers for a lot of our tents at the Natural Life Music Festival, but we wanted to try something a little different this time. The festival tents were completely painted and had a graffiti look with lots of tassels hooked around the edges - definitely super cool! We were always in a hurry when we made the festival tents so decided to take a little more time on the camping tent - we sewed trims around the zipper door openings and along the awning and then just started painting scrolls and flowers until we literally ran out of paint! We made it feel cozy and cool and accessorized with more of our Natural Life faves like blankets, towels and rugs. It was soooo much fun! We highly recommend it!
It's so easy and fun to pop up a tent and pack a picnic basket filled with yummy things to eat & drink! Watch the cute video we put together, we hope it inspires you guys to do it too with your family!Fun Accessories For Backyard Camping!
Two of our favorite things... camping and cute mugs! These camp mugs are made to look vintage and will remind you of good memories made with family and friends!
Girl holding camp mug while backyard camping
This tote is perfect for camping! It's fully insulated… keeping your food and drinks hot or cold and the velcro closure will help keep your goodies in and bugs out!
Insulated tote bag with happy sentiment, perfect for backyard camping!
Who doesn't love a good canteen?! Ours is stainless steel & BPA free and will have you feeling nostalgic and all the while being the perfect thing to take hiking, camping or on your next road trip!
Canteens with sentiments on them, perfect for backyard camping!
This Picnic Blanket is cozy on the top and water resistant on the bottom... it's our new favorite travel accessory! One side features our soft cozy blanket material and Chirp art and the water resistant back side can handle any surface! It is perfect for camping, especially in your own back yard! They are extra large but roll up and come with a strap for easy carrying! We can’t wait to take this on our next adventure!
Cute, floral picnic blanket
Our distressed canvas trucker hat is perfect for the on-the-go girl! The raw edge patch & fun printed bill are what make this hat an effortless accessory for any outfit!
Pile of cute hangout hats
Guess what else we have been doing?! We call it "The Natural Life family TENT SHARE"! We are passing our awesome tent around within the Natural Life family and it has been used as a backyard getaway for some, a she-shed for another, a kids fort for one of our busy #wfh work from home Mama's, and a temporary home office for someone else. And yes, we take all of the cleaning precautions between shares!
One of our customers commented and called our Natural Life tent a “fun, girlified tent!” Kind of like when it was trendy to bedazzle everything, we always say we have Natural Lifed or funked something out LOL!
We are definitely going to be doing some camping this summer and then when things really get back to normal - we can’t wait to take it to the next music festival! Have fun - go make your own awesome tent and send us photos of your version of a "Natural Lifed” tent!
When in doubt, make it a campout! ?
Girls in cute clothes camping in the backyard!
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13 comments


  • Kathy Luis

    I NEED THAT TENT ! CAN I ORDER ?!


  • Lilly Hampton

    I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one camping in the backyard. I like it a lot, and I don’t understand why I haven’t done it before. I don’t know if anyone would think it’s child’s play, but it’s a very enjoyable pastime.


  • Jess

    Love the Chirps!!!


  • Dawn

    This is the cutest website. Love the chirps! Love the styles. Just makes me happy looking at the items and reading the sentiments!


  • Jennifer Allard

    I am OBSESSED with that tent! PLEASE share where we can get one! Super cool to paint the inside on rainy days. I was thinking painting a hanging tree pod/tent in my yard.


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