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 1st 2023

Embracing Togetherness: How to Fit Two People in a Hammock

Hammocks offer a delightful way to unwind and enjoy nature's beauty. While many envision a single person swaying gently in a hammock, the joy of sharing this relaxing experience with a loved one or a friend is equally appealing. Fortunately, there are hammocks specifically designed to accommodate two people comfortably. In this article, we will explore how to fit two people in a hammock, the sizes available, and the joy of sharing this unique bonding experience.

1.Choose the Right Hammock

Selecting the right hammock is crucial when planning to accommodate two people. Opt for a double or two-person hammock, which is specifically designed to hold the weight of two individuals. These hammocks are typically wider and have a higher weight capacity than single-person hammocks, providing ample space for two people to relax side by side. Double hammocks typically have a width ranging from 52 to 70 inches and a length of 74 to 79 feet. This generous space provides enough room for two adults to relax comfortably and unwind without feeling cramped.

2.Check the Weight Limit

Before attempting to fit two people in the hammock, check the weight limit specified by the manufacturer. It's essential to ensure that the combined weight of both individuals does not exceed the hammock's capacity to avoid any risk of damage or accidents.

3.Lie Diagonally

When positioning yourselves in the hammock, lie diagonally to maximize space and maintain balance. By laying at an angle, each person's weight is evenly distributed across the hammock, reducing the risk of tipping or flipping.

4.Coordinate Movements

Coordinating movements is essential for a smooth and enjoyable experience. When one person wants to get in or out of the hammock, communicate with your partner and move together to avoid any sudden shifts in weight that could cause instability.

5.Find the Center of Gravity

Understanding the center of gravity is crucial to maintaining balance. Both occupants should try to position themselves in the center of the hammock to prevent tipping to one side. Adjust your positions as needed until you find the sweet spot where the hammock remains level.

6.Use Support Accessories

For added comfort and stability, consider using support accessories like pillows or inflatable cushions. Placing pillows or padding under your backs or knees can help alleviate pressure points and improve relaxation for both occupants.

7.Mind Your Movements

In a two-person hammock, subtle movements can significantly affect balance and comfort. Avoid sudden or excessive shifting, as this can create instability. Instead, try to move slowly and deliberately to maintain equilibrium.

8.Enjoy the Experience

Fitting two people in a hammock is not just about logistics; it's about sharing a special moment together. Embrace the intimacy of being close to your partner and enjoy the relaxing ambiance the hammock provides. Use this time to bond, talk, or simply appreciate nature's beauty in each other's company.

Fitting two people in a hammock can be a delightful experience, offering a unique way to connect and share moments of relaxation in the great outdoors. By choosing the right hammock, positioning yourselves diagonally, coordinating movements, finding the center of gravity, using support accessories, and moving mindfully, you can create a comfortable and stable environment for two people. Embrace the opportunity to unwind together, share laughter, and create lasting memories while enjoying the beauty of nature. Whether it's a romantic getaway or a casual hangout, the joy of cozying up in a hammock with a loved one is an experience to be cherished.

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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.”