Little Party Animals

Hello and welcome to the Kids Teepee Tent blog, all things Moozle Teepee and a little bit more besides. I am continuing with the foxy theme of the last post as we celebrated Dexies birthday with a Fox themed party…The kids were so obliging when I requested a quick (you have to be speedy with these guys…they don’t stay still for more than 3 seconds) pic with their masks on, they arranged themselves and posed like super models!

I found the woodland garland printable here and the fox masks here.

The teepee is the BIG Moozle teepee, you can find it here.

My kiddos and I prepared for the treasure hunt earlier in the week, we printed out some animal drawings we found on Pinterest, Dex wrote numbers 1 to 10, cut them out and stuck them onto each animal card, Dolly and I came up with clues for each animal (things like: I live in the wild but I can also be a pet, I have long ears and a twitchy nose…what am I?…). Half an hour before the party began Doll and I went around the trail we’d found and placed the cards in sequence with little toadstool printouts as clues for direction at a fork in the path…it was teamwork for sure and Dex was a trooper not shouting out any of the answers.

I thought the mainly 7 year olds would find the game a bit young for them…but they really had fun and were happy with the treasure they found buried under leaves in a natural ‘den’ under a tree. We were so lucky with the weather, a perfect warm Autumn day.

Everyone who knows our boy knows he has some kind of fox thing going on, he is always drawing foxes and woodland scenes in general, as a little birthday present we had one of his drawings printed onto a tee-shirt for him…he loves it. We used a company based here in Holland called SpreadShirt, great quality tees and super nice print quality..check them out here. We selected this one to get the colour we wanted, but they also have a small bio cotton range.

You don’t need to have a fancy birthday party with lots of expensive activities and goodie bags, simple things, nature and a bit of imagination goes a long way to creating happy memories and showing our children that is all they need. x

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Overnight Oats

Hello, thanks for stopping by, to make a change from my usual posts about all things related to children’s interior design, Moozle teepee tents and kids craft projects, I want to share ways I find for a more mindful way of living, little tips for cutting down on things we don’t need in our lives (using less plastic for instance, a post about cutting back on plastic packaging coming soon) and just appreciating what we have, buying well with sustainability in mind to make us happier and more content generally.

Mindfulness is about being present in the moment, focusing on yourself, your environment and how this in turn makes you a feel more fulfilled.

Where better to start than breakfast? Set yourself and your family up for the day with wholesome, pure comfort-in-a-bowl.

Take a few minutes (literally takes minutes, I made up a mix whilst the dinner was in the oven) in the evening to prepare whatever version of the following you can with ingredients from your cupboard:

1 cup of oats (I used spelt oats as that’s what I had).

2 large spoonfuls of yogurt (I had natural Greek style, for a vegan version use coconut yogurt).

Approx half a cup of milk (I used coconut milk).

1 grated apple (I peeled my apple first).

Zest and juice of an orange (I only had mandarins in so used one of those).

A tablespoon of honey (use date syrup for a vegan version).

A sprinkle of cinnamon.

Some ground nutmeg if you like.

Mix it all together to coat the oats in the yogurt, cover the bowl and leave in the fridge until the morning.

Serve in a bowl with what ever you like/have, berries, apple slices, nuts, seeds, banana… I used toasted pecan nuts, dried apricots I had soaked overnight in a little water, date syrup and a spoonful of mashed avocado and cacao (this was just a happy after thought as I had some left over from a vegan chocolate cake I’d made and was frankly happy to find a use for it!) and little more cinnamon.

This was so delicious I had it for breakfast AND lunch!

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