Monday links and loves

It’s Monday, so time to link up our favorites of the past week and what we have been reading and discovering.

  • We love this simple list of Spring activities to do with your kids.

  • Speaking of activities, this post gives lots of simple, fun things to celebrate Earth Day with your little ones.

  • We are loving this etsy shop. I think she could furnish the whole of Mariposa Forest!!

  • Heather over at Beauty that Moves, is sharing a grown up colouring page this weekend. It is one of her beautiful drawings and she is allowing you to fill in the rainbow of colours that suites you best. Who said colouring is just for kids?

  • One last one here, just in case you can’t make it out into the forest today.

Happy Monday everyone!



Fuel for a good day.

While trying to balance carbs and protein for breakfast some days (mostly on days I require more energy) I discovered a delicious breakfast. I would even go as far as saying my favorite breakfast these days. And super simple.

Gluten Free Oatmeal

    bring one cup of water to a boil.
    add 1/2 cup of oats*
    stir in one TBSP of nut butter. My current treat: hazelnut-almond butter.
    — for sweetness, I sometimes stir in a drizzle of maple syrup
    Cook on low for 7-10 minutes, keeping a close eye on it! (the nut butter makes it want to stick!)

    top with plain yogourt and your choice of nuts + seeds.
    Today’s version was pumpkin seeds + walnut. I change this up daily.

    * for a gluten free option, use Gluten Free Oats.

and now that you’re all fueled up, step outside and spend some energy!

If you have favorite energy fueling breakfast, please do share in the comments! thank you!