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Stay Hydrated This Summer! July has come roaring in with triple digit temperatures, high humidity and a heat index that makes us want to hide at home in the air conditioning. When we do venture out, it’s with a water bottle close at hand. Becoming dehydrated is a real possibility with temperatures like these, and it can have consequences we don’t like to think about. So if we’re going to be outdoors in the heat of a Texas summer, we’re carrying water.   Read More Posted on Jul 10, 2020 by Whole Earth
Our Favorite Women's Shoes for Everyday Yes, it’s that day, just like every other day of late. For us, the word everyday has taken on a whole new meaning. It’s not just everyday, it’s Every Day! On the bright side, our pets are thrilled to have us home, especially the pups. So many walks. And we do get to wear comfortable clothes, even at zoom meetings. Our dressy heels are resting quietly in the closet, and our feet are happy as we spend our days in our favorite comfy shoes. Read More Posted on Jul 3, 2020 by Whole Earth
Sun Protection for Littles In summertime, as parents we’re caught on the horns of a dilemma. Some of our favorite memories of childhood are of long summer days filled with fun, free time and daily visits to the pool or the beach, and we want the same for our kids. But we also know that the summer sun can harm young skin and eyes. So how do we find a balance between happy summer memories and keeping our children safe? It’s easier than we may think. As adults we know to use sunscreen and wear sunglasses, sun hats and sun protection clothing. Fortunately, all of these items are also available for children, even young children. So we can protect them while they have fun in the sun. Read More Posted on Jun 25, 2020 by Whole Earth
Backyard Birding Basics During the past few months we’ve gotten to know our neighbors better than ever before. People we used to recognize by their cars, we now greet every day on our morning walks. And we’re getting to know our non-human neighbors as well, especially the ones with feathers. Read More Posted on Jun 19, 2020 by Whole Earth
Eight Tips for Summer Survival Welcome to summer. It’s hot, Hot, HOT! As Texans, we know a thing or two about living in blazing heat. So we thought we’d share a few of our summer survival tips to help you get safely through the sizzling days ahead.  Read More Posted on Jun 17, 2020 by Whole Earth
Top 3 Running Shoe Brands for Summer Have you found yourself spending more time out on sidewalks, trails and paths recently?  Haven’t we all! Whether you’re taking the dog for a walk, or you’re out for your daily distance run, it’s important to have reliable footwear.  With multiple decades of footwear knowledge under our belt, we’ve spent the time, and put in the miles, to find the crème de la crème of performance footwear. Whatever your speed, find the perfect pair of running shoes at Whole Earth today!  Shop in-store and online.   Read More Posted on Jun 12, 2020 by Whole Earth
Find Dad's Gift in Our Father's Day Collection Well done! You’re already on the lookout for a great gift for Dad. Sometimes it’s easy. If Dad’s got a collection going, finding something new to add to it is a slam dunk. But if your Dad requires a bit more thought and imagination in order to surprise and delight him, we have a few suggestions. Read More Posted on Jun 9, 2020 by Whole Earth
Cute Summer Sandals! Are your feet fretting, feeling closed it? Can they sense that warm weather has arrived and they’re longing to feel a soft summer breeze? If so, free your toes! It’s sandal season! Fresh air and sunshine make for happy feet! At Whole Earth you’ll find many styles to choose from. Are you looking for stylish summer sandals? Are you on a quest for a summer classic? Or perhaps you want all-purpose sandals that are equally at home on dry land or in the water? Here are a few of our favorites! Read More Posted on Jun 9, 2020 by Whole Earth
New from YETI Just in Time for Father's Day! On more than one occasion we’ve wondered how those R&D wizards at YETI come up with their new products. Do they sit around a table and toss out ideas? Do they take copious notes while they’re out having fun? Or do they have their own version of a eureka moment? However they do it, YETI has given the world some very useful and tough gear that we find ourselves wondering how we ever got along without. Read More Posted on Jun 9, 2020 by Whole Earth
Must-haves for Kids' Summer Days Summer is here and uncertainty reigns. But there’s one thing you can be sure of – your kids will want to be outdoors as much as possible.  Ideally you want them to wear clothing that will protect them from UV rays and wear shoes that will protect those precious feet from sharp rocks and be equally at home on dry land and in the water. And where will you find them? At Whole Earth, of course! Read More Posted on May 27, 2020 by Whole Earth
Stores Reopening! Whole Earth is pleased to announce that our stores in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio will be reopening on May 29th. Our hours are: Monday through Saturday 11am - 6pm, and on Sunday 12pm to 6pm.  Read More Posted on May 27, 2020 by Whole Earth
Smartwool Supports Feeding Texas The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on Texas food banks. As demand has skyrocketed, grocery stores have seen their own shelves emptied and have had little to donate. Food banks and food pantries have been turning to fund drives in an attempt to raise money to purchase food for those in need. Read More Posted on May 14, 2020 by Whole Earth
Gifts for 2020 Grads The Class of 2020 has had a memorable ride on their way to a diploma. Stay-at-home orders, online classes, and the cancellation of traditional events like senior proms and graduation ceremonies have marked the end of this chapter in their lives. Read More Posted on May 13, 2020 by Whole Earth
Banff World Tour at Home! One of the last large public gatherings in Austin before social distancing entered our vocabulary was the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at the Paramount Theatre. Whole Earth hosted two sold out shows benefiting Texas State Parks. Soon thereafter, the World Tour came to a screeching halt due to Covid 19. Read More Posted on May 13, 2020 by Whole Earth
An Unusual Mother's Day in 2020 You may need to be a little more inventive to celebrate Mother’s Day this year. So much depends on where you and your mother live. If you’re still sheltering in place, there won’t be the family gathering or dinner at Mom’s favorite restaurant. And even if your state or town has opened up a bit, there are still considerations for the health and safety of your family. Read More Posted on May 4, 2020 by Whole Earth
Curbside Pickup Now offering curbside pick up for online orders! Read More Posted on Apr 24, 2020 by Whole Earth
Earth Day 2020 Back on the first Earth Day in 1970, Whole Earth was but a dream in the minds of Jack and Linda Jones and their friends. Before the year was out, it had become a reality with the opening of the first Whole Earth Provision Co. store in Austin. While we weren’t around to take part in the first celebration, Earth Day and Whole Earth have become deeply rooted in our communities. Here’s to the next 50 years! Read More Posted on Apr 21, 2020 by Whole Earth
Going Green during Covid-19 – An Earth Day Action List Whole Earthling Raanan Robertson has been studying ways to go green at home for quite a while. Here are some of his findings that can help us make everyday Earth Day. Read More Posted on Apr 21, 2020 by Whole Earth
A Few Earth Friendly Brands We are always on the lookout for quality, innovation and sustainability in the products we offer to our customers. Here are a few of our brands that make us proud. Read More Posted on Apr 21, 2020 by Whole Earth
Top Five Men's Buttondown Shirts for Summer! We're bringing you our TOP 5 favorite men's buttondown shirts to make the  spring to summer transition extra comfortable, while also upgrading your WFH-mullet (work shirt on top, PJs on bottom)!  From breathable, natural fibers, to moisture wicking and wrinkle resistance, this list has it all.  Here's a comprehensive quick guide to a few of our spring '20 favorites in one spot! Read More Posted on Apr 17, 2020 by Whole Earth
Take a Deep Breath - Relax We’re all feeling it. Stress builds as we listen to the news, as we share close quarters with our family or roommates, as we attempt to become our child’s teacher, and as questions about the future rise up. Our options to change the situation are few. We’re doing our part with social distancing, wearing a mask, and staying at home. But how do we deal with the stress that can grip our bodies and minds? Here are a few suggestions that have been helping us through this time. Read More Posted on Apr 13, 2020 by Whole Earth
On a Neighborhood Walk In these days of shelter in place, a daily walk is a gift we can give to ourselves. Getting outdoors in fresh air and sunshine opens up our horizons beyond the four walls of home and helps to keep us healthy and in good spirits. If you’ve been walking the same route every day or feel like you’ve explored your neighborhood thoroughly, we have a few ideas to let you take a second look and perhaps see something new: Daily Walk Bingo and Neighborhood Walk Scavenger Hunt. And if you’d like to add an extra level of accomplishment to your daily walk, we have a suggestion for a different way to track your miles or steps. Read More Posted on Apr 10, 2020 by Whole Earth
A Great Big Wonderful Read Now that you’re sheltering in place, wouldn’t this be a great time to hunker down with a really good book? Have we got a winner for you! Stephen Harrigan’s Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas is a page-turning account of Texas from the days of the people who quarried Alibates flints on the High Plains to George W. Bush. Read More Posted on Apr 7, 2020 by Whole Earth
Deep Dive into Travel Planning The uncertainty that we’re experiencing now might make it seem like the wrong time to be thinking about travel. But here we are with time on our hands and by using it wisely, we can give some structure to long-held dreams. Think of it as a project of hope that can offer us a glimpse of what might be possible when we emerge from these days of loss and sheltering in place. Read More Posted on Apr 7, 2020 by Whole Earth

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