photo-27Hey there!  Welcome to Live Seasoned.  We’re Katie Daenzer and Sarah Schu.  We’re sisters born almost a decade apart, but we share the same brain.  We created this blog to share a space on the web together to incubate ideas, educate ourselves and inspire others.  Live Seasoned is a nature inspired lifestyle blog where we create and share recipes, craft projects, travel adventures, outdoor activities, and authentic tidbits from our daily lives.


We believe in living in the moment and that moment changes by the season.  We also believe in nourishing our mind, body, and community.  If you follow this blog, you’ll find us snowshoeing in January, curled up with a good book in March, eating a fresh tomato sandwich in August, and scouting the perfect pumpkin patch in October. From researching the perfect cup of coffee and looking up the next lunar eclipse to finally figuring out how to hem our own jeans; if it’s in season, it’s on Seasoned.

We are two sisters that grew up in the woods of central Pennsylvania.  After years of bouncing around from one city to the next, we’ve both settled in small college towns and have found that we can track our activities by the Earth’s orbit around the sun.

Seasoned Katie

Katie is an environmental scientist with over ten years of higher education. She’s also a wife and mother of two young boys. With the birth of her second son, she decided to take a break from applying economics to climate change research and focus on family life. Kate enjoys her role as a stay at home mom, but there are a few things that improve each day: a great cup of coffee to sip while enjoying a new book or magazine article, her planner to keep everything on track, a walk in the woods or a good bike ride with her camera to break up the day, and a piece of chocolate followed by a cocktail to wind down at night.

Katie spends her springs in the kitchen where quiche is her specialty, her summers in the garden harvesting lavender, her falls re-establishing her down dogs, and her winters in the craft room scurrying to finish up Christmas presents.


  • If your house was burning, what would you grab? Funny thing is, I’ve started to think about this since we are living in an area with a risk of wildfires… photo albums, hard drive, passport, and Alex’s kitty cats.
  • If you had to pick a meal to eat once a week for the rest of your life, what would it be?  A nice, fatty, piece of salmon and a huge, veggie-filled salad.
  • Warm or cold vacation destination? Warmity warm!
  • Favorite piece of camping gear? A good campfire seat (and now I’m officially old)
  • Favorite photo subject? Macro shots of winter foliage
  • Spirit animal? Antelope
  • Favorite national park? Assateague Island

Some of Katie’s favorite posts are: Camping with Kids, DIY Summer Face Oil, Chocolate Cake with Buttercream and Rose Petals, and the Tidal Marsh Ecosystem Profile.

Sarah is a full-time wanderer and professional freelance photographer.  She’s also a newly trained yoga teacher.  At any given moment she’s dreaming up new careers and projects and acting on approximately 15% of them.  Sarah cherishes anything that hydrates, she always has chapstick and coconut oil on hand and at any given time has three glasses of different drinks in front of her.  Sarah never leaves home without a dozen podcasts and a notebook and pen.  She is always reading at least three books at a time and dreaming of her next bowl of chocolate ice cream.

Sarah spends her springs sipping tea and hiking with her hound dog, her summers reading on the beach or in a hammock somewhere, her falls attending every festival in a fifty mile radius, and her winters bundled up researching future travels to warmer climates.


  • If your house was burning, what would you grab? My hard drives, passport, blankets from Nepal, lamp from Thailand, and my doggydog.
  • If you had to pick a meal to eat once a week for the rest of your life, what would it be? Mushroom ravioli and a crusty piece of bread.
  • Warm or cold vacation destination? WARM.
  • Favorite piece of camping gear: Fully-charged headlamp
  • Favorite photo subject? Travel landscapes
  • Spirit animal? Lion
  • Favorite national park? Zion

Some of Sarah’s favorite posts are: Yoga in Bed: Relieve Lower Back Pain, Why YOU Should Volunteer, DIY Macrame Plant Hangers, Vegan + GF Creamy Avocado Popsicles, and Gardens of Nepal.


 So there you have it, we’re a pair of meditative, outdoorsy, adventurous, travelin’ fools, but at the same time we’re wannabe homesteaders who enjoy cozy evenings being artistic and creative.  We are quick to help and act, yet all the while we’re daydreaming and scheming our next event or activity.  We hope you’ll follow along with us and while you’re at it, tell a friend or two if you think they’d find Live Seasoned helpful or inspiring.

If you’re interested in partnering with Live Seasoned, please reach us at katie@liveseasoned.com or sarah@liveseasoned.com.  We’re always looking for interesting ways to collaborate so shoot us a note!

Before starting Seasoned, Katie blogged at Winter Foliage while Sarah shared her travel stories at Life Lens.  You can keep up with Sarah’s current photography work on her website.
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  1. So happy to have this fun site to come visit, and knowing it’s written by a good friend and her sister makes reading it so exciting! LOVE the cosmic calendar, which is what I’ve named it 🙂

    • Hah! We are partial to cosmic events, but really there are just so many! We’ll be updating the calendar regularly so you may have to get creative with your renaming when animal migrations and planting cycles enter the scene 😉

  2. I love your website! Beautifully written, thoughtful content and great photography. So wonderful to meet you yesterday at the event! Look forward to sharing your site with our SUP and SUP yoga community!

    • Thanks Allison! It was so lovely meeting you too. We should have the SUP post up on Wednesday. I’ll send you an email and I look forward to taking a SUP yoga class!

  3. Just looked through so much of the Live Seasoned blog and loved all of it! I am so glad to have met someone who is interested in all the same cool nature inspired things with travel and creation! Will definitely tell my friends about all this cool stuff and will follow along for inspirational ideas for the changing seasons! Thanks and best of luck Sarah!

  4. Hi!
    I work for a small print magazine for countryside- and farmer-women in Switzerland.
    I would like to publish a few of your pictures from your post “Bedtime Stretches To Relieve Lower Back Pain” in our magazine. Would that be possible? If yes, could you send me the pictures in hi-res? And what about the costs? Thanks for your answer!
    Cornelia von Däniken
    Editor in chief “FrauenLand”

    • Hi Cornelia, it would certainly be possible! I’m currently traveling in Ghana, but I will have some time over the next couple of days to complete your request. Would you mind corresponding through email, my business address is sarahschuter@gmail.com . Please send along a link to the magazine (if there is a web presence, if not, no problem). I look forward to hearing from you. Have a wonderful day!

  5. Hey,

    My name is Katie. I was wondering, do you accept guest posts on http://liveseasoned.com/? It’s about home improvement and stuff, so it would be a perfect fit for your blog and would greatly increase the traffic on your site.
    I’ll gladly send you over some sample articles if you like.

    Will be waiting for your response.

    All the Best,


    • Hi Katie!

      Thanks for the offer! At this time, we aren’t accepting any guest writers (being just the two of us, we’re a small operation right now), but we’ll let you know if something opens up. Best of luck!

      – Katie

  6. What part of central PA?! I grew up outside Reading and went to Lebanon Valley College for undergrad 🙂 Attended Temple for my Master’s! Just discovered your blog and enjoying it immensely!

    • PA readers have a special place in our heart! We grew up in a valley just outside of Shamokin, PA, and then we both went to school in Philly – Kate at UPenn and Sarah at Temple. We’re so happy that you found us, and thanks for reading! xo

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