Category Archives: Guatemala

When we set out to start Life Out of the Box in 2012, we wanted to develop a line of handmade products from countries all around the world. Our goal was to captivate each culture and bring their unique touch to our products, that of which you cannot find in mass produced stores. We have […]

WHAT is Generosity? Generosity is an act of going beyond what is expected of you or the act of giving freely. Chances are you have heard this word used thousands of times in your life… But have you actually made this word come alive recently? When was the last time you devoted some of your […]

We’re excited to partner up this month with Mayan Families for their #BringtheChange campaign. As you know, we LOVE the awesome folks at Mayan Families and everything they’re doing for the communities around Lake Atitlan–a place that we hold very dear to our hearts. This month they’ve named it Life Out of the Box-tober as […]

  We made the descent down into the green mountains that surround Lake Atitlán. The windy roads made everyone sway in the chicken bus back and forth. We passed the very first town that we gave school supplies to with Mayan Families, San Jorge, and I instantly got butterflies. Waves of memories rushed over me […]

Here we are back in Guatemala. I am so happy to be here. The smell of the air, the humidity and the beautiful Spanish language in my ears. Two years have gone by, so much has changed. We have grown, Life Out of the Box has grown. We have called several countries, cities and states […]

Life Out of the Box has become an incredible journey beyond our wildest imaginations. Ever since we jumped on that plane to Nicaragua in 2012, we have been chasing our dream of creating something bigger than us. This adventure has taken us from Nicaragua up to Guatemala and Mexico where we were able to expand […]

This month we’ll be celebrating the 2 year anniversary of when we first launched the Life Out of the Box online store. However, even before the store was launched, there was the Life Out of the Box blog that documented the crazy journey of moving from California to Nicaragua with just a business idea in […]

We’re excited to announce that we are launching a brand new LOOTB product on our store: HEADBANDS. These colorful headbands are handmade in Guatemala by Mayan artisans and have a similar style to our Guatemalan woven bracelets. We worked side by side with our artisans to create the ideal headband for any occasion. Every single headband was […]

We moved to Central America to pursue our dreams & start Life Out of the Box. Just over a year later, we’ve expanded into two countries Guatemala & Nicaragua, have given thousands of children school supplies and have had lots of fun & adventure along the way. We made this video to show what our […]

As we made our way from Guatemala to Mexico, we crossed the border by land & had a horrible experience. Check out the video below to see what happened.