Save up to 80% at My Cute Baby Clothing

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May 312013
 

The older I get, the more I become like my mum. Some of my looks, the things I say, having a big family and of course loving a good bargain. I may not be able to show my buys in person due to the distance (they live in The Netherlands) but I always proudly show off my bargain finds on Skype. If you are a bargain hunter too and are looking for some unique pieces to add to your child’s wardrobe you just have to check out the current My Cute Baby Clothing Super Sale.

Super Sale, save up to 80%

Super Sale, save up to 80%

Browse over 150 items and save up to 80% on the funkiest European designer labels, with nothing over $25 this is your chance to shop style on a budget. With hip brands like Smafolk, Ubang, Ziestha, Ej Sikke Lej and more on offer it is obvious that owner Katinka has a keen eye for quirky, colourful, stylish labels, many of them are rather exclusive here in Australia.

Nothing over $25, time to stock up

Nothing over $25, time to stock up

To find out more about My Cute Baby Clothing, to browse the Super Sale and to order online visit www.mycutebabyclothing.com.au.

May 302013
 

Pan Macmillan Australia

When our little baby Sybil was born three months ago we received many lovely comments on our name choice (and a few scrunched up noses too). Call it classic or old fashioned but we just love it. Luckily for us quite a few people had recently warmed (back) up to the name thanks to the gorgeous Lady Sybil from Downton Abbey, one of my favourite tv shows. Beautiful dresses, stiff butlers, gossiping housemaids, impressive titles and stunning houses, I really enjoy a good ‘costume drama’ so once I heard about The Heiresses by Allison Rushby I knew it was the perfect read for me (and a good excuse to sit down for some me-time).

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The Heiresses will take you back to London in 1926, where the lives of three teenage girls are about to be changed forever. Clio, Erato and Thalia don’t know eachother and each of them grew up in very different circumstances, so what do they have in common? When they all get called to London to meet with Hestia, the aunt they never knew they had, they discover that they are triplets. Hestia is determined to help the girls claim the fortune their birth mother left them when she passed away, not an easy task as the money is in the greedy hands of their half brother Charles.

There are a lot of questions surrounding their birth and while they put the pieces of the puzzle together the three sisters are invited to stay with their well off, and rather progressive, aunt. The prospect of being rich, living the life of a socialite and getting to know your brand new family; a whole new world opens up for the girls and at times it is a bit much to take in for them. Does money come before family? Each sister has her own struggles and their characters clash sometimes, but family is worth a lot and through it all they come closer together.

I really enjoyed The Heiresses, I read it from cover to cover in one day because I couldn’t wait to find out the ending (Lucky I started on a Sunday morning). I loved discovering the differences between the sisters, even more so because I have twins myself who are very different too. The book is full of interesting turns and just when I thought I knew what was coming the end still surprised me, which is just what a good book should do. Priced at just $14.99 it is a great gift for yourself or a lovely friend, you won’t regret the purchase.

To find out more about The Heiresses by Allison Rushby and to order online visit www.panmacmillan.com.au.

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Sales & Savings – Week 22

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May 292013
 

Bink KidsBink Kids
What? 25% off storewide (Save up to 75%!) + Free shipping Australia wide until May 31, 2013
How? Enter the code ‘SNUG25’ at checkout
When? Limited time only
Where? www.binkkids.com.au

Whoa BabyWhoa Baby
What? $20 off orders over $50
How? Enter the code ‘WHOABABY20’ at checkout
When? Until May 31, 2013
Where? www.whoababy.com.au

Lottie RoseLottie Rose
What? Everything in store $20 and under
How? Prices as marked
When? Until further notice
Where? www.lottierose.com.au

Golly Gumdrops
What? 50% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘EMG50’ at checkout
When? Until further notice
Where? www.gollygumdrops.com.au

Pea in a PodPea in a Pod
What? 25% off storewide
How? Prices as marked
When? Until June 1, 2013
Where? www.peainapod.com.au

Ouch
What? 25% off storewide + Free shipping Australia wide for orders over $50
How? Prices as marked
When? Until May 31, 2013
Where? www.ouchclothing.com.au

May 282013
 

M&M

I am sure you know by now how important it is to shop local and what a difference this can make for our economy. But keep in mind that supporting Australian businesses doesn’t stop at the grocery store, your choices also matter when it comes to eg. clothes and gifts. There are many wonderful, amazing Australian brands who make and design their products right here at your doorstep, you just have to know where to look. One of those fabulous labels well worth checking out is Milk and Masuki:

M&M TeeThe very hip Milk and Masuki range is designed by talented duo Ishak and Rachael and handmade in their very own studio in NSW, Australia. Using 100% organic cotton (super soft and super safe) they have created a beautiful collection of clothing and accessories for hip little ones featuring unique prints and divine colour combinations. Fresh, funky, playful and a little cheeky, Milk and Masuki is truly one of its kind and that’s just the way I like it.

All warm and snug in the Milk and Masuki blanket

All warm and snug in the Milk and Masuki blanket

M&M BlanketThe beautiful Milk and Masuki blankets ($86, 100x70cm) are lovingly handprinted on soft, breathable, 100% organic cotton and available in 4 different designs to suit both genders. People often comment on baby Sybil’s blanket because the soft grey feather print and warm watermelon trim are a very eye catching combination. This blanket is a perfect size for the pram, the car or just for a cosy snuggle on the couch (and for a lovely nap as you can see).

Milk boxedIt is not just the organic fabric that is gentle on the environment, Milk and Masuki uses only eco friendly ink and they have even put great thought in the product packaging which is all 100% recycled. The divine baby blankets are carefully packaged in a lovely gift box and a sweet hand printed gift card is included, ready to welcome a gorgeous little bundle to this world.

Milk and Masuki Blankets ($86)

Milk and Masuki Blankets ($86)

To find out more about Milk and Masuki, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.milkandmasuki.com. Orders over $50 ship free Australia wide.

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Sweet Treats from BabyDonkie (+ save 30% storewide)

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May 272013
 

Baby Donkie

While I don’t regret my decision to move to Australia I still struggle not being around my family. I miss not being able to join in wintery Christmas celebrations and family birthdays, I don’t think I will ever get used to that. I also miss not seeing my two gorgeous nieces grow up, they’re just adorable and I often send little gifts their way to let them know we are thinking of them. If you’re looking for a divine girly present that will bring out the biggest smiles I’ve got the perfect gift for you, found in store at BabyDonkie (Nice bonus: everything is currently 30% off):

Sweet Treats Necklace

Angel's DelightsThe colourful Angel’s Delights jewellery is so cute, it makes me wish I was a little girl again. Not only does the Sweet Treats collection make you feel like a kid in a candy store, you are right in the middle of it and can carry it around your neck and wrist wherever you go! Just like with traditional charm jewellery you start with an empty chain, made of colourful beads in either rainbow or pastel colours. The chains are adjustable in length to suit girls of different ages.

Sweet Treats BraceletEach Sweet Treats necklace and bracelet comes with five terribly cute and very delicious looking charms, so your little girl can collect them one by one (don’t spoil her appetite in one go!). Charms attach with a simple lobster claw clasp and designs vary per bracelet/necklace. Donuts, waffes, ice creams and macarons, the glossy charms look absolutely fabulous and it is so nice that the charms are included in the price.

Speaking of price, the pricetag is super sweet too: just $14.95 for the bracelet and $19.95 for the necklace. For an even better deal make sure you use the code ‘TAKE30’ at checkout to enjoy 30% off storewide at BabyDonkie. Hurry as offer ends May 31, 2013.

To find out more about BabyDonkie, to take a closer look at the Sweet Treats jewellery and to order online visit www.babydonkie.com.au.

Woddlers is getting bigger

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May 262013
 

Two-and-a-half days a week my two big kids go to kindy, on their backs a cute Woddlers backpack filled with water bottle, fruit/snack, lunch and a hat. Now that winter has arrived they also need to bring their winter jacket, as they grow their lunches are getting bigger and I haven’t even started about all the art and craft they are bringing home. Soon it won’t all fit in their backpacks anymore but that is not a worry as Woddlers grows with your child. Kids start with the Toddler Backpack and as they grow they can upsize to the Kinder Backpack.

birdyThe Woddlers Kinder Backpack ($42.95) is currently available in Cheeky Little Monkey and Pretty Bird design and new styles are due later this year. At almost 40cm high this is a great size backpack with three large zip compartments, plenty of room for all those kindy essentials or sleepover must-haves. The handy mesh pocket on the side keeps the drink bottle within reach and away from other things inside so it all stays nice and dry.

Just like its smaller siblings the Woddlers Kinder Backpacks are free from PVC and made with strong durable nylon that can handle a little pulling and throwing (my kids have put it to the test!). Kids should have no trouble recognising their gorgeous backpack in between all the others at kindy or daycare, but to be sure they are designed with a name tag too.

Mary JayneIt is not just the backpack range that is growing, the popular shoe range is growing too. The brand new Woddlers Classics range has only just been released and is already winning hearts all over the country. The timeless Mary Jayne and Boston Boot designs are available in a range of colours and go with any outfit, these gorgeous Purple Mary Jayne Flexi Sole shoes ($49.95) are my favourite for sure.

The new 'Flexi Sole' is truly flexibleFeaturing beautifully soft eco friendly leather, sourced from Australia and New Zealand, and a flexible non-slip sole the Woddlers Classics are perfect for those first wobbly steps. The new flexi sole is a little harder than the original soft sole but still able to bend and twist just like chubby baby feet. The Boston Boot has elasticised sides while the Mary Jayne closes with a buckle and you can rest assured, both Woddlers styles are designed to stay put.

While you are browsing the Woddlers website make sure you check out the ‘Design a Backpack’ competition. There are some amazing prizes up for grabs and you are supporting the Starlight Children’s Foundation at the same time, every cent counts!

To find out more about Woddlers, to browse the range and to order online visit www.woddlers.com.au.

Miffy the Movie DVD giveaway

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May 252013
 

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Two weeks ago, on a lazy Saturday morning, we treated our kids to a special outing and went to see Miffy the Movie at the cinema. As you (may) know Miffy is Dutch just like me so my little half Dutchies are big fans and they were really excited to see her on the big screen. Because we got there nice and early we even got some free Miffy ears to really get us in the mood, add a big bucket of popcorn and we were dressed for success.

Miffy-Poster - CopyMiffy the Movie was created with little children in mind and it was really lovely to sit through a movie without having to explain anything, keep an eye out for ‘scary’ scenes or worry about the noise the kids make. In fact it is a very interactive movie and children get invited to sing along with songs and answer questions, so cute to watch all those kids get involved. Even the parents joined in, it was a great family event.

 Miffy Parrots

In Miffy the Movie Miffy and her friends visit the zoo, where they go on a treasure hunt set out by Miffy’s parents. With a few helpful clues given to them by Miffy’s parents the three friends explore the zoo and try to find the treasure. Along the way they learn about different animals but also about friendship and helping eachother. The run time of 60 minutes is perfect for little ones, long enough to keep them entertained for a while but not too long so they won’t get bored and lose interest.

Miffy Zoo

Miffy the Movie will be available on DVD ($19.95) from May 29, 2013.

To find out more about Miffy the Movie and to watch the movie trailer visit www.transmissionfilms.com.au

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