With Spring

March 19, 2012


SUPER green grass*


*photo edited for naked eye effect :)

Also little ants have crept into my house   

And rainy days aren’t quite so sad with birds chirping and flowers blooming  

But despite the warmer weather, hot oats sounded great.


Served up this morning…


Coach’s Oats whipped with banana, milk, water and chia seeds. Stirred with cinnamon and vanilla. Topped with Uncle Sam, Sunbutter and Seven Keys Coconut Spread that a blog reader sent me from Parkesdale Farm! It melted in and provided coconut essence throughout.


Earl Gray!


And springtime noises.


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1 Sneakers2sandals March 19, 2012 at 7:59 am

Hmmm oh the sounds of spring! this post made me so happy!


2 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope March 19, 2012 at 7:59 am

Happy Spring! :) What a nice picture! Enjoy the beautiful weather today!


3 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh March 19, 2012 at 8:01 am

Annnnd you just reminded me we need to caulk under the siding in front of the kitchen! We get those dang ants every year. Terro Ant Baits (the liquid kind) work awesome because they take it back to the colony but waiting for that to happen stinks and gives me the heebie jeebies!


4 KathEats March 19, 2012 at 8:03 am

We probably should do that too…


5 Mom March 19, 2012 at 9:25 am

I was just going to write to get Terro. I like it when they form a perfect circle around the Terro.


6 Cheryl @ Happy is the new healthy March 19, 2012 at 8:02 am

This post makes me happy. And hungry.

I love the ants!

There’s something about the smell or the sounds of spring that make it oh so exciting. :) Eeeeek! By Easter I’m walking around with a perma smile on my face! I think it’s the tulips or the daffodils.


7 jessica / green skies and sugar trips March 19, 2012 at 8:03 am

no joke, my horoscope today said I was going to have either a leak or ants in the house! lol


8 Michelle (Peachy Palate) March 19, 2012 at 8:07 am

Oh I love Spring! Clocks don’t go forward until next weekend here but loving the brighter evenings already! Hot oats are great any time of the year! :) yours always look so incredible, never fail to ignite a craving!


9 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries March 19, 2012 at 8:08 am

i’m wishing it looked more like spring out our window right now… this morning it looks more like the middle of january with a bunch of snow on the ground! a random storm decided to sweep through northern utah this weekend, but fortunately it’s supposed to melt off and be warm again in a couple days. :)


10 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 19, 2012 at 8:13 am

I should have made oats this morning because it’s CHILLY here…maybe tomorrow! :)
Yay for spring time!


11 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance March 19, 2012 at 8:16 am

Record high temperatures in New Hampshire today – I’m loving spring!


12 Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life March 19, 2012 at 8:19 am

Love the spring foliage! Such a happy way to start a Monday! :-)


13 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 19, 2012 at 8:20 am

It’s feeling very springy here too! I’ve been sleeping with my window open lately and I love waking up listening to the birds outside. Have a great Monday Kath!


14 Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not March 19, 2012 at 8:21 am

Ugh, I’m dreading the return of the ants. Every summer they creep into my apartment and find any crumb left on the floor. It was so nice waking up this morning to the sounds of birds chirping – inspired me to get out of bed and walk to the gym!


15 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 19, 2012 at 8:29 am

Those little ants are adorable!

Our high today is supposed to be 89. Un-flippin’-believable.


16 Maria@ Sinfully Nutritious March 19, 2012 at 8:37 am

I love that first photo! Gorgeous!

Spring cleaning the RV this weekend and camping out for the first time since last summer made my weekend! I am loving this weather.


17 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen March 19, 2012 at 8:41 am

This is the time of year I really wish I lived about 5 states south so we’d have some flowering trees like you guys right now. Only thing of color are my daffodils so far but it’s coming…soon! Hopefully today’s 80 degree weather will help those buds along!


18 Angel7 March 19, 2012 at 8:45 am

I love the springtime noises! The noises remind me of happy days when I was little :)



19 Nescett @ bananaoats March 19, 2012 at 8:47 am

Oh Kath! Your post just reminded me! When I was pregnant, (nearly 10 years ago now) we lived in a duplex that was plagued by ants! I was growing a baby and working and these ants were HAUNTING me. Every morning I’d wake up and they would have attacked over night, they even got inside the refrigerated! Inside! I had that place soooo clean but they still came, and they came in armies. They’d swarm the floor. They got INSIDE the peanut butter jar INSIDE the fridge. Ugh! Even after the exterminator came there were ants. Ugh, I’m getting agitated just thinking about it! :) I’m certain I now have an ant phobia. :)



20 Cait's Plate March 19, 2012 at 8:49 am

We’ve got the ants in our house now too! Official signs of spring :)


21 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles March 19, 2012 at 9:00 am

Spring weather here in Southern Ontario…loving it!!! My beautiful purple crocuses greeted me yesterday, my back patio door can be left open for fresh air and the sound of birds chirping is filling the air! Oh I do hope this weather system stays put!


22 Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon March 19, 2012 at 9:04 am

I also enjoyed hot oats in the sunshine this morning! Mine featured banana, vanilla and almond extracts, maple almond butter, and cinnamon.


23 Averie @ Averie Cooks March 19, 2012 at 9:05 am

Love your green bowl. And the greenery of spring. But I HATE ants….eek! Not a fan. I have an ant infestation memory about a swarm of them coming to pay me a visit in my first house in San Diego. I hope they leave you alone! :)


24 Megan @ Megan's Munchies March 19, 2012 at 9:05 am

The Spring noises I woke up to this morning were storms and winds!


25 Kelly @ Vegolosophy March 19, 2012 at 9:10 am

Loving the green bowl!!! So excited for Spring yay!!


26 Khushboo March 19, 2012 at 9:10 am

That first pic is great- looks like your week is off to a great start!


27 Lindsay @ Running the Windy City March 19, 2012 at 9:12 am

Looks like you enjoyed such a pretty morning!


28 Kerry @ Totes My Oats March 19, 2012 at 9:23 am

Spring time noises are just the best! I love hearing the birds in the morning!


29 Anna @ On Anna's Plate March 19, 2012 at 9:24 am

The birds outside our house have been going CRAZY lately– I love it :-) Happy Monday!!


30 Sarah @ Fresh Living March 19, 2012 at 9:44 am

I love coconut in breakfast cereals. Each time I open the lid, it smells more delicious than I remember. Enjoy the nice day!


31 Michelle (Better with Berries) March 19, 2012 at 9:56 am

Everything has been so much greener lately! I’m loving it!


32 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

I was eating smoothies well into fall, I have a feeling I’ll be eating oats well into spring! It’s hard to give up breakfast habits!


33 katie @KatieDid March 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

ahhh love spring noises! And all your photos are always os bright and cheery and scram spring time to me almost any time of year.


34 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings March 19, 2012 at 10:04 am

We’re three weeks ahead of where we normally are in MN and I came home from a weekend away to green grass as well. Amazing! Your photos remind me of what’s ahead :)


35 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning March 19, 2012 at 10:23 am

Ughh, I am hoping we don’t have any ant problems! I saw a ton of them on the sidewalk when I was walking around my neighborhood the other day. They better stay far away from my house!
I am loving the colors outside, but lawn needs some serious TLC. It’s still so dead from “winter!”


36 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count March 19, 2012 at 10:57 am

I love hearing the birds singing these days!


37 Dilek & Alba @ TwoBaklavasStory March 19, 2012 at 11:11 am

I love spring!! I even love the creeper ants! :-)


38 Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles March 19, 2012 at 11:12 am

Spring is fabulous. Looks like you had an awesome weekend! Cape Fear!?! How cool…

I think I’ve typed this before, but I LOVE that spoon!


39 Kavi @ Lab to Fab! March 19, 2012 at 11:25 am

What vibrant colors in that first shot… can’t wait for spring!


40 Heidi Bundles Of Hugs March 19, 2012 at 11:56 am

What a beautiful site to start your day!


41 Grace @ Healthy Dreaming March 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Gorgeous grass and trees! I love spring so I’m excited winter is over. FL is getting way too hot for my liking though.

I’m sipping Earl Grey Tea as we speak :)


42 Laura S March 19, 2012 at 1:08 pm

You have such an early spring! We’ll still get snow at least 3 or 4 times this year, spring doesn’t start until at least mid-april! March is still considered winter!
Hope you enjoy the greenery!


43 kathleen @ the daily crumb March 19, 2012 at 1:09 pm

i love everything spring! your colorful pictures are beautiful as always :)


44 Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie March 19, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Even with temperatures up to the 80s here at Georgetown, I’m still going strong on hot oats!

I think groundhog day should really signify how much longer we eat hot oats before switching to overnight oats :)


45 Katie | wholelivingimprint.tumblr.com March 20, 2012 at 4:00 am

I love it when the weather starts getting warmer and you know that spring is here and here to stay!

I found No Bull burgers yesterday at Whole Foods and I wanted to say thank you!!! I saw them on your blog and knew I had to try them because I love a really good veggie burger and these are it!


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