Showing posts with label Tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tips. Show all posts

Monday, 12 May 2014

Kawaii Mummy-Ideas for little ones fun meal times!

Hello every Cutie and Kawaii mummy out there!
Today I will be letting you into some of my Kawaii secrets for ideas for little ones meals! Yep this is a post for all you kawaii Mummys out there! 

Some times it really hard to get our little chibi-cuties to eat their meals - we all have and all will go through this stage or stages of them not wanting what we put in front of them...huhuh. But don't worry its only a phase,So please don't stress your self's out, I found after stressing out over wasted food and tears. That you just have to go with the flow!

So today I thought that I would share these ideas that  would be at least a a few ideas for food for your little chibi's! Am going to start off with the idea to pick super cute cutlery plates and cups too, I have found all cute characters in your local supermarket from Hello kitty to Mickey mouse. It's good to pick the characters your little one knows of to help make it look all about more encouraging and appealing for them to use.

Or why not get it in lots of rainbow colours in your cutlery! We have lots or pretty rainbow shades of forks and knifes in our kitchen drawer that I bought from the seasonal out doors summer sections (plastic picnic sets!) Such a clever idea! This some times really helps encourage little ones to use their own cutlery .

Preparing food-

The other idea I like to do is with the use of being a bit arty and kawaii is with the use of the cookie cutter, you can come up with so many ideas with simple shapes to kawaii character shapes! If you don't have a Cookie cutter even using a scone cake cutter can make circle shapes or why not just cut up the food in to shapes.

Say good bye to dull square toast in the morning's and say 'Hello' to Kitty and some '' Love'' heart Marmite toast- yum! Its me that likes the Marmite 

Top- Tip ,If your little chibi is old enough , let them help get meal times ready! It can be very stressful if you are in a hurry but if you can give them the time to help , you may find they enjoy eating something that they have made for them self! It can be as simple as spreading their own toast!

As well as using cookie cutters, mould trays bento rice moulds can all be used to create a interesting looking meal. Why not decorate the meal on the plate and make a picture too?!

Encourage little chibi's to take part in making the pictures however sometimes the cute food pictures might not work so try cutting food up in small pieces or even grate food. And with a bit of imagination, who would say no to a Cheese (Grated) hill. My chibi loves to grate her own cheese.

Making food look fun can make it super Kawaii too! It's all about presentation!


Why not find food stamps with shapes these sandwiches look soo yummy!
Oh and don't forget to cut up the ham, cheese fruit, veggies to go inside the sandwiches too!
You can find lots of ideas form bento box websites and all over the internet , take what you want from the sites and apply it you your own ideas as it do not need to be all about Japanese food, you can pick the foods you and your chibi's love to eat and make them look so cute.
Home pack lunches for the little ones and Kawaii lovers alike will love these ideas or  why not make picnics out and about  kawaii and use bento food pickers or dividers will add lots more fun and cuteness to meals! Oh and dont' forget to make sure your lunch containers are cute looking too!!
For some encouragment for chibis at school pack lunches check these cute memos to add into the lunch box for them Link here!
Till next time!
Tartan




Saturday, 26 October 2013

It's all about Kawaii- How to be Kawaii




''What is Kawaii..?" ..."How can I be Kawaii?!"...'' How can I be Kawaii like you?!'' '...''How can I be more Kawaii?!''...


I get these questions thrown at me a lot not just online but offline too often the ''What is Kawaii?'' one. So am going to brake these up and help all of you cute blog readers how to be Kawaii or extra Kawaii!!

What is Kawaii?!
(Based on the Blogger's own personal thoughts.)

Kawaii is a Japanese word かわいい Kawaī , It means in English likes of ''Cute, sweet, dear,adorable,pretty,charming ,childish,and lovely.'' Its a word used a lot by girls, teens and even mature women. Its even being used all over the world now because Kawaii things are becoming popular.
But what does it mean then  Well Kawaii can mean anything ''cute'' to every one because we all have different tastes. Some of us like cute animals, or cute funny photo' , others like cute 'n creepy or the Geeky cute stuff and others like cute and girly for example.
The list is endless!
source from pinterest 'cute tea cup kitten'
Kawaii to me is a bit different to the above maybe because am such a lover of Japan and everything from Japan. So to me Kawaii is a Japanese thing that is Cute in Japan.. think Hello Kitty Rilakkuma and Mameshiba. But its not Limited to cute Characters!  To me its also Style, Fashion, Music and Culture from Japan, Well that's my personal primary meaning of the word Kawaii and I don't try to limit it on purpose or anything I just feel it needs to be rounded off as a word  as it means many things to every one but I will hands down admit I  do use Kawaii for many other thing's like, to me my daughter is also cute or will do endearing things that are cute. So that is why I think Kawaii can be a personal thing!
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 I often say Kawaii a lot, But I really like the word. I also interchange with both words Cute and Kawaii. Over all Kawaii has many meanings and its other main meaning to me is...
 Kawaii is something that you like, makes you smile and feel cute and happy at the same time!

''How can I be Kawaii?'' ''How can I be Kawaii Like you?''

So, How can some one be Kawaii? Well its all down to personal taste and interests at the end of the day. What you might find Kawaii might not be Kawaii be for others not but its not hard to find others whom are Kawaii Kinder spirits- thanks to the cyber world!
To be Kawaii think of the things that interest you, Is it food, culture ,fashion style? ect ect and form there you can work on what you already have as a interest and research it along side Kawaii.

So lets have some steps on How to be Kawaii.
(From the Bloggers personal point of view.)

Being Kawaii is something personal. You don't need to change who you are to be Kawaii.
The best thing to research!  Get on Google and Search Kawaii. 

Depending on your interest of Kawaii you might want to look into the meaning of the word and the culture and Japan. If these things interest you, you may find yourself in heaven.
Do you like art, comics and TV shoes then you will want to look into anime and manga.



Do you adore cute characters and soft toys such as the famous Hello Kitty ? She is also a good starting points as she appeals to all kinds of people and will introduce you to other cute characters.
Or are you into make up- why not look into Japanese Make brands and Make up How to's Videos. Don't forget to look into cute fashions and more so the styles and sub styles from Japan ( J-Fashion.) Worth checking them all out by the way!!




The reason for taking your interest and looking at it from a different view the Kawaii view I guess....Is so that you do not look and seem Fake or a Wannabe around your friends and new Kawaii Friends, We are not changing you or your personality here.


Acting Kawaii...

Acting Kawaii...okay this is when it can look fake, over the top and childish. You don't want to do something you don't normally do, as it will look odd to friends and family. 


Being Kawaii and acting Kawaii is simple, Its okay to act a little over the top with excitement in your interests, or when you have found that dream dress or got a Hello Kitty plush at sale price ect ect.Putting on that extra drama to your emotions can help, and you will be Kawaii in no time!
 The other thing is to stay polite, sweetly smile and respect that others may or may not like Kawaii.
''How Can I be more Kawaii?''

This really depends how far you wish to take Kawaii, some want to dress Kawaii where others might want to be surrounded by Kawaii items or want to create a Kawaii Lifestyle.



Its quite easy to be more Kawaii by adding little things to your  every day, from drinking out of a cute mug of coffee or making a emoji/smile cute face with ketchup.Picking cute charms and adding them to your smart phone and keys. Using a cute school bag or decorate your school stuff/ note books with Japanese stickers and Deco tape is also a great way to add more Kawaii.



Looking into the other areas of your interests and see if they can be made Kawaii is a big key to becoming more Kawaii.
At the end of the day Kawaii can really be anything to every one, its what you find cute/Kawaii is what matters and don't forget to have fun too!



Tartan
xox