Monday, 14 May 2012

Happy mums = Happy kids

Hi!   for those who have celebrated mother's day.  here in england we celebrate on  march. 

 My li'l jc  is now 11 months old.  wow!  can't believe it!  I feel so blessed to be the mother of this adorable little man.  a bit cheeky and stubborn....ok ..but aren't all kid?  As a first timer mommy,  i am keen to learn all the tricks of good parenting.  im always in my local library looking for one.  But there is a book i am curious about which is just being published recently "FRENCH CHILDREN DON'T THROW FOOD".   It is one thing i have observed and admired when dining in france was the diffrences their children behave in a dining table.  in a party in france i wouldnt even notice the children coz they dont create any chaos.  They would eat everything they were given which is usually a four course meal.  French children are taught to listen and deal with their frustration and boredom.  They let them be children.  there is a good balance between being authoritative without being authoritarian.  well if you are interested to read more about it its here 

Happy Kids...  what i am reading right now.

JC  making friends with a lovely girl in his Perform  class.

JC making charm moves!  i was too slow to take picture,  he gave her a very sweet hug and kiss in the lips..  everyone was like.....Ohhhhhh so sweeet.

here is one of my own baby food recipe,  JC's favorite!  I always give him a big kiss whenever he cleans his bowl with this meal.... imagine all the complete nutrients ... he got some allergies (ezsema flare up)in certain foods and usually got a small appetite.  this is best for babies from 9 months up since its better just mash up  a bit by fork rather than blending it.

Guillaume and Josieb.

a sweet picture of  a mother and son.  My most influencial people in my life. 

my pretty mum and sister

enjoy the rest of the week.....

thank you for reading 

INSPIRE ME MONDAY: scandinavian, industrial and pop black and white homes

hello !  my li'l guy is having his nap so got some free time to sit and post this lovely pictures of my favorite homes.  I got this all stored in my computer for i dont know how long.  I should try to be organized and make an effort to link all the owners of these wonderful homes. 

im dying to buy my lil jc this silver racer car but they only have blue and red in john lewis

you can actually paint a laminated floors,  here is the proof...

Saturday, 12 May 2012

MY WEEKENED: A time for myself

Hi there!   what a lovely bright day today.  Shame got loads of stuff to do today ,  got to do some listing on my ebay shop,  do a photo shoot on my house which would be given to my agent, as you know i am selling my flat to move to cardiff hopefully at the end of this year and i am going out with a friend tonight.  Today my 2 boys went for a dayout in Coran Fields .  its a haven for fun, well if you are a kiddie!  7 acres of playground and park for young children  visiting london.    No adult is allowed without a company of a young child under age 16 is allowed.
got up early to make pack lunches for my boys.  homemade nutri- bun.

My homemade norwegian upstairs neighbor taught me how to make.   SO... pleased!  from now on we will only have home made breads.....

At the moment enjoying my morning breakfast without interuption from the 2 boys.......  ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND.....

Thursday, 10 May 2012

COLOR ME HAPPY: the color of cote d'azur

How perfect would our life be if everyday we wake with a bright beautiful day.  sunny blue skies, beautiful coast  and everywhere there is a touch of elegence.  We,  living in grey london need to escape from time to time to this kind of place or at least we can get the inspirations to bring it into our home.

my inspiration:  a photo of me in the french riviera and this one.

source.  Pinterest

source: pinterest

My bedroom

My artwork inspired by a baroche style fabric seen in one artisan market

My artwork:   a digitalized interpretation

a photo near monte carlo..... one of my favorite place on earth!  there's a lot of things that inspire me about this place.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

GET THE LOOK: Industrial style

To see some photo inspiration go to previous post or see here

INSPIRE ME MONDAY: industrial revolution

Its been a while since i been thinking of industrial design.  I like the fact of upcycling your normal rubbish. like pallet, wine cork, tin can, mason jars into functional decoration.  Its a perfect props for industrial inspired style.  here is a sample i made in my polyvore editor of  different furnishing  you can use if you are thinking of  going industrial style.


be inspired by these:

use these wallpaper

you can buy these benches from ikea SIGURD BENCH
these bench are great if you are in a tight budget.

kotipalapeli blog

i so love these one! check out the simple clothes pole!

other photos source:  Pinterest

Saturday, 5 May 2012

MY WEEKEND: a mommy dayoff and easy kidsmeal recipes

its saturday, at last my time for myself..oh eh really?  maybe a little time to put my feet up and relax watching mtv.   a little quiet moments  while my li'l man and his dad were out in the park.

 but meanwhile i thought my li'l man will be home hungry so i made him a special lunch .



thomas & friends Organic pasta shapes(from tesco)
yellow peppers
Cheddar cheese
parmesan cheese
creme fraiche


cook the pasta according to packet instruction, while steam the carrots and broccoli  or add them with the pasta for the last 3 minutes of the cooking time.  its just me i prepare to steam them coz jc likes to eat it when its soft to chew.

meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan or wok and stir-fry the red pepper for 3-4 minutes until softened and lightly golden.
Drain the pasta, carrots and broccoli and add to the pan.  add the creme fraiche and cheeses. toss everything together over a low heat for about 1 minute.  serve warm.  (this dish is not suitable for reheating.)


150 grams self rising flour
150 grams plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 whole eggs
200 ml formula milk or whole milk
black pepper
mature cheddar cheese or parmesan cheese
150 grams courgette, grated
50 grams carrots, grated  or salad onions. finely chopped


heat the oven to 180 *c/gas 4. in a muffin tin, cut of greaseproof paper into square.

sieve the two flours and baking powder into a large bowl. add the cheddar and seasoning.
beat the eggs and milk together until smooth.  add this mixture to the dry ingredients and stir gently and thoroughly until well combined.
Lightly stir in the courgettes and carrots or salad onions.
spoon the mixture into the lined tin and cook for 20 minutes until the muffins are risen and golden and are firm but spriny to the touch.  leave to cool. ( the muffins can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days, they can be also be made in advance and kept in the freezer for 2 months.

These muffins are great for picnics and its good as a finger foods for babies and toddlers because its not messy and easy for them to hold.  and its nutricious...  you can also make a grownup version which you can just add salt and lots of cheese on it.