2020 Pt. 2: Let the Good Times Roll – The Next Chapter: New Ways to Celebrate, Connect & Create!

Even in the most uncertain of times, where our days may be far from the ‘normal’ we once knew, we mustn’t let the good times slip by. Be inspired to let the good times roll by adapting to new ways of celebrating and connecting with loved ones, and let kikki.K help you in this, our next chapter.

This ‘new normal’ that many of us have had to adjust to does provide its challenges, but there’s still so much to celebrate and enjoy.  So many memories waiting to be shared and so much gratitude and joy to be found. In fact, we believe it’s now that these wonderful things should be celebrated more than ever – just in a new and different way. So, let’s turn the page again on this ever-changing 2020 Part Two and Let the Good Times Roll!

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Think Positively: Simple Tips for Shifting Your Mindset to Focus on the Good

Life is full of ups and downs, sometimes even times that feel completely upside down and sideways for that matter! Curve balls, tricky situations, unexpected change and sometimes sad and troubling times are unfortunately part of this complex life we live, and while we can’t predict or control them, we can try to control our attitude and our overall outlook. Something we find truly helpful, especially during more challenging times, is taking a moment to shift our mindset to seek out silver linings. Explore some simple tips below to help you focus more on the positives, even during negative times.

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Simple Ways to Express Gratitude and Spread Kindness

There are two quotes we often refer to at kikki.K. The first is ‘Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.’ And the second? ‘Gratitude shared is happiness doubled.’ The reason we come back to these regularly is that they truly capture the importance of expressing your love and thanks. Something truly wonderful happens when we share our feelings of gratitude and show others how thankful we are. Happiness spreads. Joy spreads and it’s a beautiful thing.

At the end of the day, there’s so much to be thankful for, and expressing that thankfulness leads to positivity and kindness, and it really is one of the simplest things we can all do. If you need a little help, here are our top five ways to share your gratitude the kikki.K way.

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Lamb Tagine Recipe from Lisa Lemke’s The Winter Table

In these often challenging times, and in fact, even when things are running smoothly, there’s no denying that cooking has a way of comforting, connecting and helping us embrace our creativity at home. Home cooked food, made with love, has a way of bringing us together as families, as friends, and even satisfying us as individuals. You may have a sweet tooth or a savoury preference, but no matter which side of the flavour fence you sit on, there’s no denying the feel-good (and live well!) factor food can bring to our days!

Which is why we’re super excited to be treating you to a heartwarming winter recipe from one of our favourite Swedish chefs, Lisa Lemke.

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