At a certain age, kids start losing their teeth, and with this New Year upon us, new things are coming,
including a new group of kiddies ready to wiggle their waggles away!
The best way to ensure your child’s precious first teeth don’t become another ‘carefully placed’ item
under their bed is to get them a ‘tooth box’ to keep their little lost ones in.
We picked out some of the cutest boxes in the U.K to keep your kids treasured teeth, in a tidy place,
for years to come:
Mumstheword.com, Silver First Tooth Box, £39.95
Gettingpersonal.co.uk, First Tooth and Curl Trinket boxes, £19.95
Beatrix Potter – Peter Rabbit First Tooth Box, £11.99
Handmade Tooth Fairy Box, £21.99
The time for decorating indoor trees may be over, but if you are still in the tree decorating mood,
why not encourage birds to visit your yard by hanging a homemade birdseed biscuit!
What You Will Need
3/4 cup of birdseed
1 tablespoon flour
What To Do
- Mix together the birdseed, flour, and 2 tablespoons of water.
- Spray or wipe a cookie cutter with oil and place it on a foil-covered cookie sheet.
- Pack the mixture into the cutter, inserting half a straw near the top to create a hole for hanging.
- Bake the biscuit (with the straw) in a 170º oven until the biscuit is hard, about one hour.
- Let it cool.
- Remove the straw, thread a ribbon through the hole, and hang it outside in a sheltered spot.
What You Will Need
1 tablespoon butter
2 cups chopped leek
1/4 cup chopped shallot
3/4 teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 1/2 cups diced potatoes with onions
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 cups chopped roasted chicken breast
1 1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
2/3 cup half-and-half
1 1/4 cups low-fat baking mix
1/2 cup fat-free milk
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
What To Do
- Preheat oven to 200°c.
- Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add leek, shallot, and thyme; sauté 2 minutes.
- Boil potatoes, when soft, sauté 2 minutes.
- Add wine; cook 1 minute or until liquid evaporates.
- Stir in mustard and broth; bring to a boil.
- Cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in chicken, mixed vegetables, salt, and pepper; cook 1 minute.
- Combine cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.
- Add cornstarch mixture and half-and-half to pan. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Spoon mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
- Lightly spoon baking mix into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.
- Combine baking mix, milk, and egg in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk.
- Spoon batter over chicken mixture; spread evenly to cover.
- Bake at 200° for 20 minutes or until topping is golden and filling is bubbly.
- Let stand 10 minutes.
From the heart of the fashion world, Paris, France, Rock & Roll attitude is captured by
classic denim brand, Finger in the Nose.
Owner and designer, Siv Tone Kverneland has cleverly combined luxury denim with a novel
and practical style, making this brand one of the most sought after jeans & sportswear brands
Best known for their ultra-cool and internationally prized “Norton” jeans, Finger in the Nose’s
classic rock & roll look brings fun, practical style with a contemporary twist to children’s wear.
Alexandalexa.com stocks a wide range of Finger in the Nose children’s wear which including:
Finger In The Nose: Tony Wax Stone Grey Jacket, £77.40
Finger In The Nose: Norton Jeans In Grey and Black Stripes, £41.00
Finger In The Nose: Red Check Skinny Trousers, £54.00
Finger In The Nose: Plum Hooded Cat Print Top, £43.00
Finger In The Nose: Snowbird Baby Warmer In Plum, £105.00