Friday, 25 October 2013

Doodle as recipe book for Tiny Creative Chefs

As you have all probably heard by now, the ever amazing and creative Raine from Lime Tree Fuits (I think we all use at least some of her awsome inserts!), created a beautifully illustrated children’s cooking e-course with the cute name

Tiny Creative Chefs

I fell instantly in love when I saw the first announcement and enrolled!
How can you not love those cute faces?!!!
Each weekend during 4 weeks you receive a new recipe that your kids can cook. And since every step of the way is illustrated, it’s not even necessary that your kids can read yet! (of course, you should offer your assistance when it comes to chopping ingredients and the like).

It’s such a fun time, together with your kids. Of course you can cook or make every recipe in the world together with your children. What makes Tiny Creative Chefs so special is that your child will feel totally in charge!

I tried out the first recipe with my 9 year old daughter. She has Asperger syndrome, so the outside world is not always that easy for her. But she „grows“ if she gets to do stuff on her own, if I let her be responsible for something. And so I gave her the printout of the first week’s recipe (I had printed it on A4 pages and ARC’d them), and asked her if she’d like to do it.
A4 sheets in ARC rings

Now, even though she doesn’t read or speak English, the illustrations are literally self-explanatory. (Okay, she did hesitate about „parsley“ and I interfered when she commented that it was probably some flowers and wanted to go outside to pick some LOL.)
Ingredients gathered and ready to go!
She had the greatest fun preparing the recipe (which she served as „starters“ for that night’s dinner), and it was so tasty!
The e-course also comes with extra goodies for each week, like menu and „made by“ cards.
One very proud girl!
And little flags to decorate the food. In fact, it includes a complete „party package“ and even includes cute little drinking bottle decorations!
We actually used the little flags on some cupcakes that we brought to a party at friends. Huuuuge success!
Fun indeed!
When I received the 2nd week’s recipes, my kids complained that the A4 ARC „binder“ was too big and cumbersome for the kitchen. My oldest daughter suggested to print it out for a Filofax. My collection is greatly reduced, and I would have preferred an A5 size, but the kids unanimously agreed that it would be great in the Filofax Doodle (which I had won in Imy’s contest).
So I printed out the pages on personal sized paper, and sorted it after the numbered tabs.
Week 1 behind Tab 1 ...
... and week 2 behind Tab 2 (I'm soooo clever!)
The binder itself is made of a sort of plastic and is less prone to damages  and scratches than – say – a Domino. In fact, the cover even wipes clean with a damp cloth!
Now my children can browse through the pages during cooking. And there’s always room for a personal sized binder on the counter!
 If you also want to join the Tiny Creative Chefs (it starts any time you want): click here!


Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Fantastic "27 Dresses/Filofax" Give-Away!!

Apparently, there are still a few peeps out there who never watched the movie "27 dresses"! Those of us how have watched it, were mesmerized by that fat, well-loved red Filofax that Katherine Heigl kept consulting. Remember how it looked like?

Take a peek inside:
Oh look! She even carries a white Filofax pen!

Of course everybody (okay, perhaps not EVERYbody) started guessing what Filofax model it was? I managed to capture a picture, that unfortunately appeared a bit orangy/browny on screen (and - yes - since you ask: orangy and browny are proper colors!). It's a red personal sized Topaz!

Apparently too stuffed to be closed ...

Okay, we knew it was a personal Topaz. And we wanted one. Well, at least I wanted one after I finished the movie, but it turned out that the little buggers were loooooong discontinued.


I managed to snap one up from eBay! Not new, but in a lovely condition! Look at that wonderful vibrant red color!!!

On the left you will find 5 credit card slots and a secretarial pocket behind it.
Fire red? Lipstick red?

On the right side there is a huge gusseted zip pocket. And did I mention TWO penloops????

Gusseted zip pocket

Close-up of the label!

Love how pretty the penloop attachment on the backside looks!

Because it's so pretty and rare and because I loved the movie so much, I decided to organise a give-away of the complete package.

You can win the Personal Topaz AND the movie DVD!!!!

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This Give-Away closes on 20th November and the winner will be chosen randomly (of course the give-away will be open worldwide!).