Life Out of the Box

LOOTB Pitaya Fest 2013

Life Out of the Box is about pursuing your dreams and doing what you love by stepping out of the typical box and making it happen no matter what. It’s one thing to be able to think differently, but it’s another to actually act on those thoughts. We want to inspire people to be doers, not just dreamers. 

It’s also about giving back to the world while making your dreams come true. Our mission with Life Out of the Box is to not only inspire people in the first world to always go after their dreams, but to also give kids in the third world the tools to be able to do the same as well. 

To see the kids we’ve given school supplies around the world to so far, check out LOOTB Gives

To learn more about how the business side of Life Out of the Box works, check out The Business

To purchase a LOOTB bracelet, go to our store

If you’re a student, teacher or staff member at a high school or university interested in having Life Out of the Box give a presentation, shoot us an email at

184 responses to “Life Out of the Box

  1. Congratulations! You’ve been nominated as a VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER by Jadi at Go to her most recent post to see your nomination and learn about the award. THANK YOU for sharing your experiences and ideas with the blogosphere!

    • Thank you for the nomination. It means a lot to us and we are so honored to be called Inspiring. Thank you so much for taking the time to give us this nomination. Quinn and Jonathon

  2. I am definitely out of my box, here. I raised 4 sons and thought once I retired from mommydom, I’d take in unwed teen mothers who were ostracized by their own families, but an amazing thing has happened: I got a teen boy. He’s not in any kind of trouble but his mom sure is: turned herself in for detox/rehab and needed a place to put this darling kid. So here I am, raising another boy. Not so out of the box, but yet…

    • Hi Katharine,
      Thank you so much for sharing your story. Life Out of the Box just simply represents stepping out of your comfort zone to pursuit your dreams. From what you wrote I think it is safe to say that you did just that. Congratulations on being an incredible person. I am sure a lot of people are very grateful to have you in their life.

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  4. You have a great blog and an excellent mission to help inspire people most especially the young ones that aren’t privileged enough like others. I admire what you do and applaud you for taking the initiative.Thank you for the inspiration!!! 🙂

    • Thank you Edelweiss. That was very kind of you to say. Your comment is what keeps us going when things get tough. Thank you so much for the support. It means a lot to us both.

  5. Love your mission and the inspiration to live LOOTB! We’re definitely about to step out of our box as we take our four boys across the world for a travel adventure in the second part of the year. Will be looking to these pages for ideas!

    • Thank you. We agree. It is all about taking action. Thats why we feel you have to go beyond thinking out of the box to living life out of the box to actually make it happen. We hope you have a wonderful day!!!

    • Don’t ever stop thinking out of the box. But my advice is to take action on those thoughts that is where the big change occurs. That’s life out of the box. Thank you Wendy.

  6. Did I see you guys on House Hunters International? You inspired me then, and to see you start following my website made me so happy! Thank you and all the best in your work and life (one in the same for us, huh?). Peace~

  7. I think I was born out of the box 😉 and I bet you were too (though aren’t we all we just forget). I’ve been following my heart in work and life for many years- a few detours but I always come back to the path- though it’s really all the Path. No detours.
    I wish you well in your work- I’ll look at the bracelets too!

    • We agree with you, we’re all born “out of the box”! 🙂 We all have our own paths and those detours make our journeys unique to us. We’re excited to have you following along with us as we continue to grow LOOTB!

  8. Wowza! When I visited your blog I was blown wide open. I’m impressed. I’m looking forward to hearing more about your projects. xo, LeeLee

  9. Really nice, guys! I will make a point of looking around the blog – as a teacher, I am always looking for inspring people to talk to my students about.

      • I’ll keep that in mind for future lessons. I am the school teacher/librarian, so it may fit in nicely with a unit of work on cooperation and sharing… Have you seen my blog yet? I think you’d like the concept.

  10. Wow! So proud for LOOTB – you’ve expanded in your travels and giving and life. I guess that’s what living outside of the box is all about! God bless you both; keep giving and loving people. It truly is the best and only way to live a rich and fulfilling life. To give of one’s self and heart is the best gift anyone can give another. Thank you for doing what you’re doing. The world needs more people like you.

    Blessings in Christ (and all our love),
    Rebecca and Ma Chris

    • Thank you so much Rebecca and Ma Chris. It has been a crazy journey so far but it is our passion so we love every second of it. Thank you so much for your sweet comment. It means so much to us. Your support is what keeps us going everyday. Thank you for the support and thank you for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. We hope to hear again from you soon.
      Jonathon and Quinn

    • Thank you Jamie. We hope that we can be successful one day too. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us such a kind comment. It really put a smile on our faces.

    • Thank you. That means so much to us. It is just us two (Quinn and Jonathon) so by having your support in spreading our mission means so much to us both. Thank you Pastedreams.

  11. WOW..I’m wow’ed by your courage to DO outside of the box! And such early ages..Remarkable and indeed amazing..As a thinker outside of the box also; its beautiful to see this..Bravo!!!

    • Thank you. We just figured that we had to take action on our out of the box thoughts. Thank you so much for taking the time to encourage us to keep pushing ourselves to accomplish our dreams! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  12. Congratulations for being voted as a very inspiring blog: You both are so full of life and energy, inspiring the same in those children/people you serve. Happy to be amongst the blogs you follow. Blessings2U!

  13. I am in love with this idea. You guys are doing amazing work and I’m so glad you followed my blog so I could come learn about your project. Giving back is a concept that is really important to me, and it’s something I have been thinking about recently in terms of how I can continue contributing after this trip ends, so thanks for that little extra burst of motivation!

    • Anytime, Just keep working hard to make the dream come true and you will do it. If there is anything we can do to help feel free to let us know. Hope you have a great day.

    • Thank you. Your words are what keeps motivating us to do what we do. It is our dream and to have your support means so much to us both. Sincerely, Jonathon and Quinn

      • No problem 🙂 I admire the work you guys do, do why wouldn’t I share 😉 my hope is that maybe someday someone will find you through my blog and decide to support your cause, that would be so great!

  14. Very inspirational blog – especially as I am about to leave the UK and go with my family to work in Tanzania after a whole life working in the West. Looking forward to it, although it’s scary – we’re selling up here and moving out lock, stock to a city on the edge of Lake Victoria.

    • That sounds incredible. We are very excited for your journey. We are confident that you are going to benefit greatly from stepping out of your comfort zone (your box). Can’t wait to read all about it.

  15. What an awesome site you have here (and I’m really liking your Instagram too)!! Thanks so much for following my blog – I’m really glad you did, because now I’ve discovered you guys and I’m looking forward to following all that you do!

    • Thank you so much for the kind comment. We really appreciate the kind compliments. We work hard to keep it interesting and appealing for people like us that appreciate and love to travel!

  16. Hi there, Jonathon and Quinn! I really admire you guys for daring to go for your dreams AND help others achieve what you could while at it. I really hope to be able to do something similar in the future. All the best!

    • You can do it. We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know your thoughts. We look forward to hearing about your success as you continue to go after your dreams. Thank you so much!

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