Thursday, July 3, 2014

Catching Fireflies in Hatley Pajamas

Disclosure: We received a product to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


Catching fireflies in your pajamas is fun!
Loving the new Hatley Green Book 'Bear Hug' Kids Short PJ set

Look who's catching fireflies in his brand new Hatley PJ's!

One of the great things about summer is running around the yard before bedtime, catching fireflies. We live in Michigan, so it stays light until 9:30 or 9:45, but around 8:30 or so the lightning bugs start to come out. Tonight we went out, like we have for the last couple of nights, to see what we could find. Little man had already brushed his teeth and gotten into his pj's and so that's how it came about that he was dressed like he was for tonight's adventure. I grabbed my camera. ;)

I'm not sure if he's dancing or coming in for a 'bear hug' like the pajamas say,
but he does have that playful look on his face that I love to see.
The bear and tree are appliqued on the pajama top,
so they're going to stay cute, and intact, wash after wash.


If you're not familiar with Hatley, they are a family-owned and run business in Canada, started by the mom and dad who are now retired, and continuing on with the three sons who now run it today. If the website is any indication, the family is tight-knit, playful, and very good at what they do (creating awesome clothes for you and me).

The clothing is top-of-the-line durable and cute, and once you give the kids' pj's a whirl, you'll never look at department store pajamas the same again. The Hatley Green Book "Bear Hug" Kids' Short Pajama Set we received is made of 100% cotton, which means it's extremely light, soft, and breathable (important for being comfortable in the hot weather, and for things like running around catching fireflies).

I know a lot of you (as do I) appreciate when a company goes above and beyond to give back to their local community, or others who may be in need. That's why I want to give a shout out to Hatley here, for being sensitive to their environment, making thoughtful considerations in manufacturing consistently, and using a facility to create their items that feels it is important to do the same. in 2007 they created the Hatley Massawippi Water Initiative to help the local North Hatley community maintain clean and adequate water resources. A percentage of their profits and resources each year is also donated to a lobby group dedicated to preserving the quality of the lake and its watershed.

Still no fireflies... so we messed around in the yard a little and filled up the bird feeders.
You can see the nice length of the shorts in this picture. 

But back to the fireflies! When we first went out, at about 8:30, the lightning bugs just weren't making themselves known. So we messed around in the yard a little, and filled up the bird feeders. Then we happened around to the back again, to see if it was time.

That was the end of the picture taking because the lightning bugs were out and b.u.s.y. We had a great time running around and catching them (and then of course, letting them go). We love summertime, we love lightning bugs, and we love Hatley Pajamas!

Hatley offers much more than pajamas, they have a full clothing line for children, and items for men and women too!

You can learn more about Hatley by visiting their website.

You can also visit them on Facebook, Twitter, G+, Pinterest, and or their YouTube channel.

98 comments:

  1. I am going to do this with Valentina this summer... this is a really fun idea. I have never done it myself... I will take a few pics but let them go too :)

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  2. What fun and the pj's are cute too.

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  3. Those are cute pajamas. We don't have lightning bugs here. Elliott loved to catch them when we were at my parents' house, though.

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  4. Cute jammies! I love that they look so comfy and they can be worn outside of the home if need be ;)

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  5. nice...we were just out catching fireflies the other day...
    we have quite a few...and we let them all go by the end of the night...

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  6. Super cute jammies!! We live in a wooded area, but don't have fireflies - weird, huh?

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  7. I love the outdoorsy pjs by Hatley. So cute. We call them lightening bugs where I am from. You have a super cute model

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  8. Those are very cute pajamas! Firefly wise we are starting to se some here, but not too many yet. My son loves watching them!

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  9. Those are really cute PJs.How fun to catch fireflies.

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  10. I love those PJs! Perfect for summer!

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  11. We don't have any such bugs around here i fear, but sounds like fun was had as he hopped around in those pjs haha

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  12. I really adore the Pj's for the style and design. They have a really nice thick fabric look and yet cotton, great for breathing and not overly sweating. Wonderful Post. and great fun catching fire flies! :)

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  13. I have to check into Hatley - this is the kind of company we want to support! And what a great post!!! Sounds like your little one is having a great time catching those fireflies in his pj's! how cute!

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  14. Those PJ are perfect for summer. Catching fireflies is so much fun! Great to see kids outdoors!

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  15. Those are such cute pajamas! My son would love them.

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  16. Little man is just so darn cute. Glad you caught bunches of fireflies. I remember enjoying that as a kid:)

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  17. Very cute Pajamas. They look great for the summer too.

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  18. love this post. Haven't seem fireflies in ages ... so glad to know that they are still out there.

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  19. Those are really cute. Love the bear applique. I wish we had fireflies around here....I never see any! I did when we were growing up though....

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  20. Those PJ's are adorable. We get a lot of fireflies in the country where I live too. They can be a lot of to watch.

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  21. These are some really cute PJs. I am going to have to order some for my little guy!

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  22. Catching fire flies is so much fun. Catching them when your comfortable... that's exciting! Don Purdum

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  23. look cute and comfy.. cotton is always the best.. like it

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  24. I like their pjs. I also like their umbrellas. I actually won a Kidorible one, and bought a Hatley one for the boys at Easter time last year. The Kidorible one broke the first time Isaak opened it. The Hatley one was so sturdy and nice, I went back and ordered another. They all have wooden handles. They just don't feel cheap.

    I like catching fireflies. I just don't see them like I used to though. They are having problems like the bees are. Both are rapidly dying out. :(

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  25. We love Hatley. Their pjs are so cute.

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  26. Never heard of the brand before. Those are some cute pjs =) I miss catching fire flies like I used to when I was a kid. I know my kids would like to try to catch them now as well.

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  27. I remember these fun times shared with my sons & now grandsons.
    I can still sneak outside & do this (wink) since we live in the country surrounded by trees :D !
    Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails

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  28. These are super cute pajamas! I'm hoping we can introduce my son to catching fireflies this summer! He's a perfect age for it (almost 3.)

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  29. We caught some a few nights ago...
    brought them in - they did not light up at all..
    so we took them out sooner than we had planned on ...

    those are cute pj's :)

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  30. I don't think these will fit my cheetah....

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  31. Looks like a great shirt! Awesome it is appliquéd so it will be durable!

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  32. Those are adorable! And I just visited their website and their rashguards for babies are SO CUTE! Thank you for sharing such a great company!

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  33. cute pjs!! you can catch those cool fire flies in any outfit!

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  34. Love them! Really cute pjs! I wish we had fireflies here!

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  35. Love the design on that shirt, seem like a great brand too. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. We don't have lightning bugs here. But I am familiar with them from my childhood summers in PA. Last week we were in Ohio, and we were sitting outside when they appeared. It's the one "bug" I don't mind catching. Love the pj's.

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  37. Well, he's just too cute and luvin the shirt too! Thanks for sharing and putting a smile on this ol' face! :) hugs

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  38. Pajamas are cute but young man is cuter ~ Happy Holiday Weekend to you ~ thanks, ^_^

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  39. Adorable Pajamas Like Your Son I Must Check Them Out Thank You!

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  40. Those pajamas are so cute! I love the bear hugging the tree :)

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  41. Very cute pajamas, on a cute kid to boot! I love finding new companies that have long histories and excellent business practices like this!

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  42. Very cute pjs. No lightning bugs up here in Alaska (or maybe it just never gets dark enough to see them!)

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  43. Those pajamas are super cute. I bet my boys would love a pair too.

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  44. Those PJs look like everyday clothes. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. I love Hatley products. They actually have some really nice clothing for kids and all top quality too.

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  46. aw I miss trying to catch fireflies. We don't get them in Florida... we just have mosquitoes, lol

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  47. I want to catch some fireflies, too!

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  48. That looks like a great set of PJs. They look so comfy and soft too.

    Michelle F.

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  49. That's a very cute PJ set! Amazing that it stays bright until so late at night..

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  50. I really liked their pajamas when my kids were younger. Very cute!

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  51. love that-bear hug! oh the memories of catching bugs in the summer

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  52. Oh, how I loved catching fireflies in my pj's! It was always one of my favorite summer activities. Little man's jammies are so cute!

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  53. He is so full of energy and has a good spirit. His pajama attire looks nice and comfy too.

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  54. Such cute pajamas. My son would love them for summer.And catching fireflies is so much fun!

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  55. I wish we had fireflies here. I've never even seen one! Super cute PJS!

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  56. My son would love these PJs! We love catching fireflies during the summer.

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  57. Awe so cute. I remember when my boys were younger I loved to dress them in their pajamas they were so cute. Now they're teens ad they sleep in underwear only LOL

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  58. Those are adorable PJ's for summer!!! I'm digging the camp print!

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  59. I have ever heard of the Hatley brand. Checking them out. I know Davey would love the Bear PJ's - we just came back from Upper Michigan where we saw some bear tracks.

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  60. Bear PJ's & fireflies. I think it must now be the 4th of July! Cute!

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  61. Such adorable PJs. Looks like a fabulous time!

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  62. Those are super cute jammies. We caught some fireflies this week, but they refused to light up!

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  63. What a cute pair of pajamas. My middle son will really like it. We don't go out late at night anymore because the mosquitoes are out.

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  64. These pjs are so cute. I will check this company out for my boys.

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  65. We don't have fireflies here, but I wish we did. I loved them when I lived out East. The PJs are darling.

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  66. I use to catch fireflies when I was younger and always enjoyed it. Those PJ's look so comfy.

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  67. I have yet to go out and catch fireflies and i have been wanting to all summer

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  68. I like those cute jammies. My 12 year son likes to sleep in just underwear. Can't quite understand why he hates pajamas so much. Lol. maybe I should get him these

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  69. Cute Pjs! I love that they look so comfortable!

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  70. Am I the only one who hasn't caught a firefly before? Fireflies aren't in Tbilisi, Georgia and never seen them :D I feel left out :(

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  71. Those are really cute! We totally call them lightning bugs here though!

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  72. I love the pjs. This looks like so much fun.

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  73. Gotta love it! Love the saying on the shirt.

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  74. The pajamas look really cute! The fabric looks really soft and comfortable. Thanks for a great review!

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  75. I love cute pjs! I love the colors and style! I would definitely give him a big bear hug!

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  76. Loved catching lightening bugs. Adorable pjs.

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  77. Cute photo! Can you believe that I have never seen a lightening bug before?

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    1. They weren't around when we lived in Florida either, and I missed 'em. :)

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  78. Those are adorable pjs.. the kids used to always catch them in a jar and let them go the next morning, that's what we used to always do growing up as well.

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  79. Hatley is so cute in PJ's!! I hope you guys had fun in catching a lightning bug.

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  80. Those are super cute pjs. We love to try to catch firelfys too!

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  81. I remember my childhood with this catching fireflies on Pj's because I really did this when I was around 6 to 8 years of age.

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  82. WHat a fun way to spend a summer evening. Kids love catching fireflies and they also love pajamas. Win, win.

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  83. We went firefly hunting just a couple of days ago! It was such a joy to watch the kids as they chased down the fireflies....that's the kind of memory that sticks.

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  84. Ohhhhhhhhh such cute pajamas! We need some new ones, off to check out the website now!

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  85. Your kiddo is so cute!! Those pajamas look cute and comfy as well.

    Is that your yard? It is fantastic. I'd never want to go back inside. :)

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    1. It is, Tami, but since the rain came we've got a mosquito epidemic. Hubby's going to have to get out there and take care of them before we get back out. Happens once a year too, silly skeetahs' messing with our summer fun! ;)

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  86. I've heard very good things about Hatleys and your son looks adorable in his pajamas!

    OH I haven't seen fireflies in such a long time!

    I did remember getting them as a kid. Oh so many years have passed.

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  87. I remember chasing lightening bugs as a little girl. My daughter absolutely loves to no! Awesome PJs.

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  88. Catching fireflies is such a fun summer activity.

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  89. Look at those snazzy PJs. It sure has been a long time since I chased fireflys. We call them lightning bugs.

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  90. Such cute pjs. My kids love to chase lightning bugs in their pjs.

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  91. I loved chasing lightning bugs when I was little! And in pjs! So fun!!!

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