Happy Home Family Cookbook by RICE

I do hope you had a wonderful Xmas and are SUPER ready to style those kids lives up for 2017. And in the true spirit of giving – we at KSJ shall give you the tools to do just that! And this first post of the new year is no exception, with a brilliant new book that is part recipes, part crafts for the family kitchen by the brilliant Charlotte Gueniau founder of fabulous lifestyle brand RICE.

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To the uninitiated  – how dare you – and to those who know, know that RICE have been making the most brilliant, bright and bold ethically sourced home accessories for kids (and adults – but we are not bovvered too much about them here) for 20 years!

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And now, with her new book Happy Home – Everyday Magic for the Family Kitchen – you can learn how to cook her delicious, easy recipes for your friends and family: Spongy Lemon Cake, Sweet Potato Hummus, Chocolate Kisses, Chicken Curry, and many more. Above, are her Classic Spring Rolls.

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And because it’s for family and we all know how good kids are at S.I.T.T.I.N.G. at the table N.I.C.E.L.Y. – it also handily includes some fun, family activities for all ages – because those moments we spend together as a family – whether eta-i.org/provigil.html eating or whatever – are very precious and special (sometimes!!!!). Above, we have her Perfect Pink Starter. Pink, by the way, is all the rage for SS16 don’t you know?

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So craft-wise, we are talking, how to make glittery straws, ice cubes with edible flowers, butterfly wallpaper and more, more, MORE. Here we have her ideas for ‘tea’ – Rocky Road and Date Balls. Dribble dribble.

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Food and crafts go hand in hand throughout the book – whether making Chicken Curry in a Hurry (I like how she did that) or Pink Sesame Potatoes – you can put the EXTRA into the ordinary by learning how to make her DIY glittery straw decorations or ice-cream garlands to add that extra bit of jjujjjjjjj (how does one spell that properly?!!).

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Charlotte lives by the mantra Families that Play Together, Stay Together. This book is her inspiration to us to get ‘doing’ things together. I’m all for quiet kids and stuffing my face so this is a win, win situation for me.

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So, there you go. I’m in. For myself and for presents. Happy Home – Everyday Magic for the Family Kitchen is available in English and French for £16.99 from Rice and is available to pre-order from Amazon. Get family busy!

NEW Noe & Zoe – Kids Homeware

I think there are certain things in life that you should indulge in. A good winter coat? Absolutely. Chocolate? Yes of course. The thing that I love to indulge the most in is homeware, I could browse the web for hours looking at interiors and furniture. Noe & Zoe have created a wonderful range of soft furnishings for your kids that both of you will enjoy.

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David Bowie Inspired Kids Fashion and Home Decor

Today we celebrate a legend. A creative genius. A true icon. David Bowie. RIP.

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This man has long inspired the world of fashion and design with his out of this world fashion style. So today we look at some pieces that channel probably David Bowie’s most famous alter egos – Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane – quite the embodiment of the term glam rock.

Here are my top ten picks for kids fashion and home. Let’s go.

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Shooting Stars Mirror £130 Dandy Star.

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Who said left-overs aren’t good enough?

I’m a big fan of Mini-Rodini and am always in awe of how seriously they take their ethical and sustainable commitment. So I wasn’t surprised to learn that recently they launched a new limited edition line of organic and up-cycled bedding. I’ve heard of re-hashing last night’s dinner, I do that often… but only they could use leftover fabrics to make blankets and quilts that look as good as these. GENIUS!

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