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Mother T’s

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Good t-shirts and sweatshirts are hard to find, and a staple in every mothers wardrobe I know.  They are a great motherhood basic and we’ve got some of the best Mother T’s here for you to shop.

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Ones to remember for Mother’s Day on the 15th March x

Recipe Week – Cheyenne (Hugo Loves Tiki)

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Our last recipe post of the week is from the talented Cheyenne.  Mum of 2 gorgeous boys, photographer (love her ig accounts), and creator of the brand Hugo Loves Tiki.  Cheyenne has shared a couple of their favourite regular recipes here.  I’ve tried the choc/kale shake and it was good.  The boys liked it too 🙂  Her food always looks clean, simple and good to share with the whole family, lots of paleo inspired meals and roasted veg.

Choc/Kale Shake

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In a blender:

first: I do more spinach than kale as the texture of the shake with mostly kale is too hard for me to drink.

1-2 handfuls of spinach
and 1 handful of kale (no stalks, they will make the shake taste bitter) Also, baby kale can be used if the curly kale texture is too chunky to swallow.

cocoa powder (nothing added) I eyeball mine. probably 3-4 tablespoons.

2-3 drops of organic stevia to sweeten since the cocoa powder has no sweetener and can taste bitter without it.

1 banana and/or frozen berries  (frozen fruit keeps the shake cold without watering it down)

fill with your choice of milk: almond milk, organic raw milk, or coconut milk.

blend.

Easy Homemade Chicken Soup

This feeds 3-4 with leftovers

approximate measurements as we make a large stock pot and eye everything and throw in until it looks the way we like.  We cut the vegetables to a size that fits in a spoonful.

Whole organic chicken
4-6 cups org carrots cut in short chunky circles
2 cups org celery sliced thin (easy on the celery as it is pretty powerful and can overtake the flavor if you put too much in)
4-6 cups org potatoes cut in thumb size bites
2 cups of org zucchini sliced thin
2 cups of org squash sliced thin
1/2 head of garlic cloves kept whole
loads of braggs 24 org seasoning (to taste) OR loads of rosemary and thyme
pepper and salt (pink Himalayan if you can) to taste (i put in a ton of salt at the end until it tastes the way I like it)
1/8 cup of bacon grease or your choice of fat i.e. org lard, raw butter, or coconut oil (you will want to see the top of the soup have an oily sheen)
1-2 packages of Cappello’s paleo fettuccine pasta. cut into thirds or fourths.
org lemons
a couple handfuls of organic spinach or kale (remove the stalks from kale)

Chicken and garlic cloves in a stockpot.  Fill with water over the chicken.

Cook for an hour until chicken is cooked through.

cut veggies while chicken is cooking.  Cut into spoonful bite sized pieces.

take chicken out, separate and shred all the viable meat from the bone, fat, and skin.

If the broth has a bunch of chicken fat and pieces…strain. You can leave the garlic in or take it out.

Add all veggies, herbs, bacon grease, and chicken back into the broth.  Cook another hour.

If broth is too low, add more water.

Once potatoes and carrots are soft add S&P to taste.  I add a lot of salt for that salty fat flavor.  This is also where I add more fat if needed for a creaminess.

Add cut fettuccine pasta.  (1-2 minutes to cook)

Then add handfuls of organic spinach or kale and fresh lemon juice and zest to brighten it up.

serve

You can find Cheyenne on instagram here and Hugo Loves TIki here and definitely take a look at Hugo Loves Tiki that’s been on the blog before.

Pillow Talk

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It would be lovely to get a few more zzzz’s on one of these right now, but I’m still doing night feeds and my pillow is more of a back support.  Here are a few lovely pillow case picks, I just bought bean 2 his first pillow and got him the Fine Little Day happy/sad face cover which he LOVES.

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top: angel pillowcase, happy/sad face, middle: black heart, bottom: neon mask, pink cheeks sad face

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I’m off to Paris for the Playtime SS15 Trade Show this weekend.  Can’t wait to see some loveliness for next year, and a couple of days with just bean 3.  He’s teething so I hope it’s a smooth trip.

We have a giveaway on instagram starting today, so follow us (if you don’t already) @samlilbeans to enter.

Happy weekend x

 

Hugo Loves Tiki

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One of my favourite new brands is Hugo Loves Tiki.  I just love the simplicity of the prints they have produced so far.
Founder Cheyenne studied photography at Indiana University, then travelled all over Europe before becoming a successful Wedding Photographer in Chicago.  After having her first child,  they moved back to Indiana.  Working from home and being creative, whilst  being able to spend a large amount of time with her son was a perfect insentive to taking the plunge in starting the new business.

 

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Here’s a little q&a that the lovely Cheyenne did for us:

Where do you live and with whom?

Small town in Indiana.  My long time fiancé (15 years together) and 2 year old son Hugo.

What made you launch Hugo Loves Tiki, what inspires you and are there any new designs/products on the horizon?

Since I was 5, I desperately wanted to be a fashion designer and carried that torch with me always, but never thought I could do it as I’m not the greatest seamstress.  After getting pregnant and finding out I was having a boy, I was depressed with the choices from local chains such as Target.  Once, I found brands like Bobo Choses and Mini Rodini, my mind was blown.  And, I thought that screen printing shirts was a nice easy first step to wet my feet and hopefully one day progressing into a seasonal line.

I’m hoping to add more t shirt designs, pillow cases, hats, bags etc.  But, ultimately I want to find a seamstress and screen print fabric that can be sewn into garments I design.

Have you found your work/life/parenthood balance?

Recently, it has gotten a little hectic with wholesale orders.  But, one of my best friends babysits my other best friends kids and I usually drop Hugo off with her once a week so I can get orders printed and tags done while Hugo gets much needed social time with his besties.  We moved back to Indiana after living in New York and Chicago to be closer to family and friends for this reason.  We always have someone ready and willing to watch Hugo for work or if me and my fiancé need some alone time.

What do you love doing as a family?

We love having family time at the beach (lake) in the summertime, farmer’s market runs, and pool time is always a favorite.

To brighten the end of a very rainy half term we’re having a sale this weekend.  30% off the whole shop,  enter BEAN30 at checkout.

Hope the sun comes out this weekend wherever you are x

images. Hugo Loves Tiki


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