Jan 312013
 

Vegie Smugglers

As the kids go back to school for many mums it means back to work and back to juggling school and sports pick ups and drop offs, the household and of course cooking. Isn’t it amazing how ravenously hungry kids are after a busy day at school? Vegie Smugglers offers a helping hand in creating healthy, tasty meals with lots of ‘hidden’ goodness that get the thumbs up from the whole family.

Vegie Smugglers Cookbook 1 and 2

Vegie Smugglers Cookbook 1 and 2

The new Vegie Smugglers 2 Cookbook ($29.95) contains 60 refreshing dinner recipes on 160 full colour pages. Just like the first Vegie Smugglers cookbook it is full of easy, tasty recipes that will help you feed your children a healthy dose of vegetables without them knowing. If your children are always fussing about eating their greens this is the book for you!

Pumpkin, Corn and Lentil Soup (Click for full recipe)

Pumpkin, Corn and Lentil Soup (Click for full recipe)

A real big bonus of the Vegie Smugglers recipes is that most meals are suitable for all family members from young to old (sometimes with a slight change). Add to that the handy tips for freezing, storage and preparation and you can see why this is a must-have book for every family kitchen.

To find out more about Vegie Smugglers, to take a peek at some of the recipes and to order online visit www.vegiesmugglers.com.au.

Question: What vegetable(s) are you most hoping to sneak into your family’s dinner?

For your chance to win 1 of 2 Vegie Smugglers 2 Cookbooks email your name, address and answer to win@hiplittleone.com with BTS Vegie Smugglers in the subject line.

By entering you agree to the following Terms and Conditions:

  • Competition ends March 1, 2013
  • Australian entries only
  • One entry per residential address permitted
  • You are allowed to enter once for each of the Back to School giveaways, however you can only win one
  • Winner will be drawn randomly from all correct entries received
  • You will automatically be subscribed to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email, you can unsubscribe at any time
  • Prizes are sent out directly by the sponsors, Hip Little One is NOT responsible for lost, missing or unsent prizes

Sales & Savings – Week 5

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Jan 302013
 

Baby DonkieBaby Donkie
What? 30% off Back to School products
How? Enter the code ‘SCHOOL30’ at checkout
When? Until February 3, 2013
Where? www.babydonkie.com.au

Looking At You Kid
What? 50% off all Summer 2012/2013 stock
How? Enter the code ‘summerdaze’ at checkout
When? Until January 31, 2013
Where? www.lookingatyoukid.com.au

Sammy & LolaSammy & Lola
What? 25% off storewide (Minimum spend $25)
How? Enter the code ‘school25’ at checkout
When? Until January 31, 2013
Where? www.sammyandlola.com.au

StylicStylic
What? 20% off Zutano clothing
How? Enter the code ‘Zutano20’ at checkout
When? Until January 31, 2013
Where? www.stylic.com.au

Hip Little Bubba
What? Additional 15% off sale items
How? Enter the code ‘HIP-NEWYEAR’ at checkout
When? Until January 31, 2013
Where? www.hiplittlebubba.com

Child & BabyChild & Baby
What? 20% off all School products
How? Prices as marked
When? Until January 31, 2013
Where? www.childandbaby.com.au

Jan 292013
 

Nic-Nac

Especially in these hot summer months it is very important that kids drink enough water so make sure you pick a safe, good quality drink bottle for the kids to take to school. My son has been using a Contigo drink bottle since starting kindy and we LOVE it! You can find a great selection of Contigo bottles for the whole family at the fabulous Nic-Nac store.

Contigo Runabout Lime GreenContigo bottles are well known all around the world as ‘the best non-spill bottles around’ and I can fully back that up. The 100% spill- and leak-proof Contigo Runabout bottle (250 ml) is created for children aged 3-8 and features the innovative Autoseal technology which makes sure there are no accidental spills between drinks. The Autoseal concept is simple yet effective: Just press the button to sip and release the button to automatically seal. Voila, no leaks!

Contigo Runabout Hot PinkOther great features include a non-slip base, one-piece lid (no parts to come apart or go missing), easy-grip shape for little hands, no BPA, Phthalates or PVC and to top it all off the bottle is dishwasher safe too (top shelf). I think we can safely say the Contigo Runabout is a real winner and at just $11.95 per bottle you can’t go wrong. The Contigo Runabout is available in six stylish colours to suit both boys and girls.

To find out more about Nic-Nac, to browse the Contigo range and to order online visit www.nic-nac.com.au.

Question: Which colour Contigo Runabout bottle would your little student like most?

For your chance to win 1 of 2 Contigo Runabout bottles for a boy or girl email your name, address and answer to win@hiplittleone.com with BTS Nic-Nac in the subject line.

By entering you agree to the following Terms and Conditions:

  • Competition ends March 1, 2013
  • Australian entries only
  • One entry per residential address permitted
  • You are allowed to enter once for each of the Back to School giveaways, however you can only win one
  • Winner will be drawn randomly from all correct entries received
  • You will automatically be subscribed to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email, you can unsubscribe at any time
  • Prizes are sent out directly by the sponsors, Hip Little One is NOT responsible for lost, missing or unsent prizes
Jan 282013
 

No matter how nice the lunchbox is, in the end it’s all about what’s inside. You have to admit that ordinary sandwiches do get a little boring after a while, so here’s a simple tip for turning plain into fancy: the Lunch Punch from Whimsy Child.

Lunch Punch Match & MunchThe Lunch Punch is, well, a punch for your lunch (or breakfast, that’s fine too). Bigger than traditional cookie cutters the Lunch Punch is specifically designed for bread, in fact it punches easily through two slices of bread AND spread without crushing and flattening them. They are not only easy to use and clean (dishwasher safe) but they also cut very efficiently with very little cut offs for minimal waste. Of course Lunch Punches are free of BPA, Phthalates and other nasties so they’re super safe.

Lunch Punch 'Sandwishes' Sandwich Cutters

Lunch Punch ‘Sandwishes’ Sandwich Cutters

Lunch Punch VrrrmThere are 4 different Lunch Punch sets available so you can dish up lots of cute creations varying from transport to animals and fairy tales to puzzle pieces. What do you think your son/daughter would most like to find under the lunchbox lid? Our lucky Lunch Punch Boys winner will receive the Match & Munch and Vrrrm sandwich cutters whilst our lucky lady can play around with the Sandwishes and Critter Cutter punches.

Priced at just $14 per set (4 punches per set) Lunch Punches are a fun and affordable way to add some smiles to your child’s lunchbox.

To find out more about Whimsy Child, to check out the different Lunch Punch sets and to order online visit www.whimsychild.com.au.

Question: Which Lunch Punch design would your child most like to find in his/her lunchbox?

For your chance to win 1 of 2 Lunch Punch Sets for a boy or girl email your name, address and answer to win@hiplittleone.com with BTS Whimsy Child in the subject line.

By entering you agree to the following Terms and Conditions:

  • Competition ends February 28, 2013
  • Australian entries only
  • One entry per residential address permitted
  • You are allowed to enter once for each of the Back to School giveaways, however you can only win one
  • Winner will be drawn randomly from all correct entries received
  • You will automatically be subscribed to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email, you can unsubscribe at any time
  • Prizes are sent out directly by the sponsors, Hip Little One is NOT responsible for lost, missing or unsent prizes
Jan 272013
 

As we are celebrating Back to School Week at Hip little one I can’t go past the fantastic educational workbooks by Hinkler. My twins absolutely love the Hinkler workbooks and they have gone through quite a few of them already, I sit them down at the kitchen table with their books and they are entertained for ages. My two 4-year olds are currently enjoying the pre-school titles but for school age children there is lots of choice too. Specifically for Year 3 and Year 5 Hinkler has created the Naplan Style Workbooks.

Hinkler School Zone Naplan Style Year 3

As the name suggests the Naplan-Style Workbooks are developed with national Naplan testing in mind. These School Zone books are a fun way to help your child exercise some of the very important skills that are tested by Naplan: Reading, Writing, Numeracy and Language Conventions. Each book contains 72 pages of exercises, practice tests and even reward stickers to keep it fun. By practising at home in a relaxed and familiar environment your child will feel more comfortable and calm when the time comes for the real Naplan tests at school.

Hinkler School Zone Naplan Style Year 5

The bright and colourful Hinkler Naplan Style Workbooks are enjoyable for kids to work with and they allow parents to help with the preparation (fully explained answers to each question are included). For both Year 3 and Year 5 there are four individual titles available ($9.99 each) as well as one Complete Naplan Style Workbook ($19.99) that combines all the skills in one book. You can find the Hinkler School Zone range at all good book and department stores, newsagents and online retailers.

To find out more about Hinkler, to take a closer look at the School Zone range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.hinkler.com.au.

Question: What skill could your student use some help with and would you like to win the Year 3 or Year 5 Prize Pack?

For your chance to win 1 of 2 Hinkler School Zone Prize Packs for Year 3 or Year 5 (4 titles per pack) email your name, address and answer to win@hiplittleone.com with BTS Hinkler in the subject line.

By entering you agree to the following Terms and Conditions:

  • Competition ends February 27, 2013
  • Australian entries only
  • One entry per residential address permitted
  • You are allowed to enter once for each of the Back to School giveaways, however you can only win one
  • Winner will be drawn randomly from all correct entries received
  • You will automatically be subscribed to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email, you can unsubscribe at any time
  • Prizes are sent out directly by the sponsors, Hip Little One is NOT responsible for lost, missing or unsent prizes
Jan 262013
 

So you’ve packed that nice new lunchbox and some yummy snacks, but don’t forget that the day starts with a healthy breakfast! Getting ready in the morning can be quite a challenge with some rather frustrating moments, so why not put a smile back on that face with one of these cute breakfast sets from Little Boo-Teek?

Jane Jenni Love Bug SetThe Jane Jenni tableware range is sure to brighten up your kitchen table with its gorgeous prints and bold colours. Made from strong and lightweight melamine they are perfect for little students who can be a bit rushed (read clumsy) at times. A few slices of fresh multigrain bread, a glass of milk for that much needed calcium and the kids are ready for school. To save you some time too the plates are dishwasher safe (top shelf only).

Jane Jenni Smart Cookie SetThere are currently 7 different Jane Jenni designs available in store, each with an adorable word/picture print of its own. As cups ($11.95) and plates ($9.95) are sold separately you can mix and match as you please. The winner of our Jane Jenni Boys Set will receive the cool Smart Cookie combination while the lucky girls winner will soon be eating from the sweet Love Bug plate and drinking from the matching cup.

To find out more about Little Boo-Teek, to browse the range and to order online visit www.littlebooteek.com.au.

Question: Aside from the Love Bug and Smart Cookie design, name two other Jane Jenni dinnerware designs.

For your chance to win a Jane Jenni Cup + Plate Set for a boy or girl email your name, address and answer to win@hiplittleone.com with BTS Little Boo-Teek in the subject line.

By entering you agree to the following Terms and Conditions:

  • Competition ends February 26, 2013
  • Australian entries only
  • One entry per residential address permitted
  • You are allowed to enter once for each of the Back to School giveaways, however you can only win one
  • Winner will be drawn randomly from all correct entries received
  • You will automatically be subscribed to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email, you can unsubscribe at any time
  • Prizes are sent out directly by the sponsors, Hip Little One is NOT responsible for lost, missing or unsent prizes
Jan 252013
 

FosterMind

Although school can be lots of fun it can also be a little scary at times, especially if your child is only just starting school. It is important to encourage your child often with supportive messages that boost their self esteem.

FosterMind Poster Pack ($35, 30 posters)

FosterMind Poster Pack ($35, 30 posters)

The Fostermind Poster Packs ($35, 30 posters) from Lime Tree Kids are a simple yet fabulous way to tell your child how wonderful, loved and treasured there are. It is not about having the best grades or winning every sporting competition, make sure to point out all the awesome skills your child has and be creative with your compliments!

FosterMind in action

FosterMind in action

There are many ways to use your FosterMind posters: hang a single poster and replace the message every week with a fresh new encouragement or sharing them between kids in the class room. You can also display them all at once, or use them as a conversation or game tool for character building. Each pack includes 30 FosterMind posters as well as removable glue dots for easy installation.

To find out more about FosterMind and to order online visit www.limetreekids.com.au.

Question: What important message do you want to give your little student at the start of the new school year?

For your chance to win 1 of 2 FosterMind Poster Packs email your name, address and answer to win@hiplittleone.com with BTS FosterMind in the subject line.

By entering you agree to the following Terms and Conditions:

  • Competition ends February 25, 2013
  • Australian entries only
  • One entry per residential address permitted
  • You are allowed to enter once for each of the Back to School giveaways, however you can only win one
  • Winner will be drawn randomly from all correct entries received
  • You will automatically be subscribed to the weekly Sales, Savings & Giveaways email, you can unsubscribe at any time
  • Prizes are sent out directly by the sponsors, Hip Little One is NOT responsible for lost, missing or unsent prizes