SUNCREAT - July 11 2022

#What We Create: Blaze Family

Blaze family, known as @ourfamilyadventures on Instagram with over 100,000 followers, loved and have traveled the world with many memories. We were excited to know their colorful experience and opinions about travel and outdoor activities!

Here's our interview:

Hi, we've followed you on social media, but please introduce yourself to everyone, especially new friends.

We are the Blaze family! I’m Tiffany, and my husband is Jacob. We have 3 kids: Taylor (23), Ocea (7), and Cedar (5). We typically travel 4-5 months of the year, but our home base is in Franklin, TN.

What countries and cities have you been to? Which place do you like best and why?

As of this month, we have been to 48 states with our two littles. We just took them to Minnesota, and we loved it so much we are already planning our next trip back. My husband and I have been to several countries individually, but we’ve taken the little ones to Canada, Iceland, and Mexico so far. We are dying to get them to Ireland because that’s been our absolute favorite.

What made you want to take a camera to record your life and post them on social media? 

I naturally love taking videos of my kids to have when they’re older. Combine that with a love of photography, and that’s how we ended up here. It’s also been really fun to share our story and remind others that it is possible to travel with kids. It’s actually super enjoyable!

What does outdoor life mean to you? What is the most memorable time you spent outdoors? 

We believe an outdoor life is a life well-lived. From the fresh air to the scenic views, it’s a perfect place for our children to explore God’s creation. I’d have to say one of our most memorable days would be the day we took a boat out on Lake Powell. I remember our whole family being in awe the entire time.

SUNCREAT - Aug 30th 2022

How to clean a hammock 

Hammock is a must in summer. Once you have one, you will maximize the time spent in your backyards.

After several months of continuous use, coffee stains, muffin residues, sweat stains and other stains may stick to the hammock. If not regularly washed, molds may form on the the surface of the hammock fabric, which will be bad news for those with sensitive skins and badly reduce the comfort. So it is necessary to take care of your hammock regularly. 

But when it comes to hammock cleaning, are you a bit hesitant to do it in fear of a ruined hammock? 

No worries... The following simple tips will help you better maintain your hammock.

Start by knowing different materials of hammocks make different cleaning methods, but they are all much of a muchness. 

What you need: brush, soap or detergent, warm water(<40℃)

If your hammock is made of Textilene, just shake off the residue and then scrub with a wet cloth.

For polyester-cotton and cotton hammock, the same first will be the residue off. If the hammock pad is detachable, remove and gently wash it in warm water. If not, dip the cloth with warm water and wipe the stains with detergent. For stubborn stain, use the bristle brush to scrub the surface of the fabric.

Finally, do air dry, always! Just hang them up as normal. Never tumble dry your hammock!

Tell us in the comments below what else you’d like to know about hammock. See you next time!

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When was your last backyard makeover? What updates did you make?

We are actually working on that now since we recently moved. I love creating an inviting space that says, “Psst, it’s more fun out here than inside.” I want my family and friends to want to hang outdoors when they visit. 

What originally made you want a hammock? Why did you finally choose SUNCREAT?

I really enjoy snuggling up with the kids and reading books to them. We also love finding shapes and pictures in the clouds. It’s one of my favorite memories from my childhood, and I want to share that experience with them. I did some research on hammocks and loved the SUNCREAT’s reviews and styles. We are loving our hammock and so happy with our choice.

When do you find yourself using the hammock most often? Weekend or weekday? At your leisure or after a busy day? 

Our absolute favorite time to lie in the hammock is just before dinner time. I take each child out individually for a one-on-one, and we lie in in it searching the clouds and chatting about their favorite part of the day. They almost always say, “right now.”