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We are total foodies in this house and we love to try something new. I love to cook fresh meals for us whenever possible and have been a huge fan of Knorr stock for ages (and also Marco Pierre White was on the adverts and I have a weird and now-not-at-all-secret crush on him) so I was really keen to try the new Naturally Tasty range as we all love a bit of pasta. I have to confess to being a bit lazy when it comes to making Spag Bol – I throw in some tomatoes and a bit of pesto usually and call it a day so this was a massive step up! I don’t normally buy mixes like this so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised that the flavours were so strong and both kids happily gobbled it up. It even got the seal of approval from an Italian friend so you know it tastes good when that happens!
knorr-001It was really quick and easy to make Spaghetti Bolognese using the Naturally Tasty mix. We fried the mince, mushrooms and onions, added some tomatoes and the mix and let it simmer away. We had meat in ours but the mix is suitable for vegetarians and it contains ingredients which are sustainably sourced. It’s nice to know that what’s on the plate is natural and good for them (obviously won’t be telling the kids that just incase they have second thoughts about eating it).

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This summer, the folks from George at Asda are asking parent bloggers and kids to plan their dream bedroom featuring up to £400 worth of George bedroom products. With the help of my little duo, Bevan and Honor, we’ve picked out some of our favourite bits and pieces from their kids range.

 

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1 George Home Alfie Chest of 3 Drawers  – £149

OK, so my kids aren’t that practical that they picked out a chest of drawers by themselves but every bedroom needs storage. I really love the shape and retro vibe of this range.

2 Kids Shark Beanbag – £30

What could be better for a shark mad boy? Bevan absolutely loved this shark beanbag! Both kids have quite plain rooms and we inject their personalities into their spaces by switching up the bedding and accessories to reflect whatever the current obsession de jour is.

3 George Oh Deer! Ceiling Light – £5

Honor is a real girly girl at the moment and loves anything with hearts and animals so this sweet lampshade fits the bill!

4 Kidsaw Country Cottage Bookcase – £69

Honor loved everything in this range and thought this would be great to house her stories and dolls. I’m sure it would probably end up as a makeshift doll house at some point too!

George Home World Traveller Wall Art – £3.50

Both of them liked these pictures and I think they’d be a great choice for their playroom. I love the colours and think the animals are pretty cute!

6 Batman Rug – £14

Like most boys his age (and most grown-up boys, too!) Bevan likes superheroes so this Batman rug had to make the top picks!

7 George Home Circus String Lights  – £7

I love string lights and they both have lights in their rooms at the moment. Honor loved these circus animals to hang above her bed.

8 George Home Webster Bed – £99

This bed is my favourite thing in the entire range and Bevan picked it in yellow, his favourite colour (it also comes in teal, black and grey). I often find that things are restricted to blue or pink so it’s always nice when there are more options.

 

If you follow me over on Pinterest you can see a few more favourite bedroom items there. You can also share your own mood board on Twitter and Pinterest using the hashtag #GeorgeousRoomChallenge. Entries close at 5pm on Friday 5th August.

 

This post is in collaboration with George

 

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My kids both *love* YouTube. So much so, the littlest has learnt how to do a Google voice search so she can watch her favourite things. I think she saw a video on it or something… Like most little girls her age she is a huge fan of the videos of other kids unboxing toys and watching people open Kinder eggs. My childless friends are always like “What the…???” but they can’t get enough of those videos. I often find little videos on my phone of monologues about toys and what accessories they came with, complete with “Hey Guys!” and “Don’t forget to subscribe!”. She’s a rather girly girl and has never paid any attention to her brother’s love of Spiderman and Batman but she absolutely loved the new DC Super Hero Girls animated series and so did he although he pretended not too, obviously. He’s nearly 9 and *far* too cool for that kind of thing. The new series features a group of Super Heros on their journey of discovering the power of their unique abilities and friendships. I loved that she wanted to watch something that inspired her for the rest of the day and that there were characters that she could relate to and stories she could enjoy rather than watching videos about stuff. Not so much loving that my vintage scarf collection is now being used for capes…

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You can watch the latest series of DC Super Hero Girls on the DC Super Hero Girls channel and there is an extended online experience on the DC website where kids can play games, download free printable activities and more.

To celebrate the launch, DC Super Hero Girls are offering you the chance to win a £100 Visa Giftcard (pretty nice, eh?). Just follow the instructions below to enter. Good luck!

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Get your cape on!

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