Sales & Savings – Week 31

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Jul 312013

What? Everything in store $30 and under
How? Prices as marked
When? Until stock lasts

What? 30% off selected Winter Clothing + FREE shipping
How? Prices as marked
When? Until August 2, 2013

Mums 2 Be
What? Extra 30% off Ripe maternity clothing (Save up to 90%)
How? Enter the code ‘ripe30’ at checkout
When? Until August 5, 2013

Millie AbroadMillie Abroad
What? Extra 15% off Sale items
How? Enter the code ‘WINTER’ at checkout
When? Until August 5, 2013

Nana Clair’s Gifts
What? 25% off all baby products
How? Prices as marked
When? Until August 3, 2013

Maternity RevolutionMaternity Revolution
What? 20% off full priced items + FREE postage Australia wide (Excludes SRC and Therafirm products)
How? Enter the code ‘clearance’ at checkout
When? Until August 2, 2013

Rudy and the Dodo giveaway

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Jul 302013

Rudy and the Dodo

If you ‘like’ Hip little one on Facebook you may have read about our son’s hospital adventure last week. On the first day of term one of his kindy buddies, for reasons we will never know, decided to put a little seed in my son’s ear… To cut a long story short he ended up under general anaesthetic to have the seed removed. Today is his first day back at school and of course he is little nervous, I so wish I had on hand some of these gorgeous Lunch Mail cards from Rudy and the Dodo to put a smile on his face:

Lunch Mail ($14.95 per set of 24)

Lunch Mail ($14.95 per set of 24)

Lunch MailEach Lunch Mail kit ($14.95) contains 24 different messages, printed on cool little square cards with a pop out window. From gentle encouragements and lovely compliments to fun questions, kids will love finding one of these surprises in their lunchbox. The funky and colourful illustrations are sure to brighten up that soggy ham and cheese sandwich, bruised apple and squashed banana.

Lunch Mail LoveYou can also add your own special note on the back of the card for a personal touch. I know how much I love a phone call or sweet text from my hubby to break up my day so I hope my kids will love a midday mama message too. There are three Lunch Mail kits to choose from, I think they all look equally awesome and I am definitely going to buy these for my little kindy students!

To find out more about Rudy and the Dodo, to browse the range and to order online visit

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Bargains from $10 at Cheeki Brands

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Jul 292013

Cheeki Brands

As a keen bargain hunter I am always on the look out for fabulous products at great prices. My husband often jokes that I never pay full price for anything and it’s true, before I buy I always compare prices and make sure I don’t pay more than necessary. I love sharing great sales and savings with you all on Wednesdays in the weekly newsletter so subscribe today if you love a bargain too. If you have a soft spot for designer kids clothing but you don’t like the designer price tag I can highly recommend shopping at Cheeki Brands.

Scotch R'Belle Girls Tee Cheeki Brands is a fabulous Australian online store where you can shop big brand children’s clothes without breaking the bank. From famous international labels like Elle, DKNY and Guess to home grown names like Ouch, Oobi and Kiniki and many more, this designer outlet is filled with big brands and the range is always changing. If you prefer to see, touch and try your bargains first you can also visit the Cheeki Kids brick-and-mortar store in Harbourtown, South Australia.

Scotch R'Belle Girls Perfect Simple DressI recently placed my first order with Cheeki Brands and was so pleased with my buys. Beautiful designs, high quality pieces and delivered to my door in just a few days. Dressing kids can be costly, especially if you want both stylish and durable pieces, so the Cheeki Brands store is one to remember. Mums with older kids will be pleased to know that Cheeki Brands caters for boys and girls up to size 16, teenagers grow quickly and now you can dress them on a budget.

Scotch Shrunk Boys Hooded Raglan SweaterOne of the latest brands to arrive in store is Scotch & Soda (designed in my home country The Netherlands), I absolutely love this range! This gorgeous red dress is one of my favourites, it would make the perfect Christmas party frock. As a Cheeki Brands newsletter subscriber I often receive great offers in my inbox, from extra discounts (on top of the designer outlet prices!) to free shipping etc which makes the shopping even more affordable.

Instead of pushing and shoving at your local shopping centre and lining up at the busy checkout just get comfy on the couch and check out the super Cheeki Brands Clearance Sale online, plenty of bargains up for grabs and prices start at just $10. Shop here for girls and shop here for the boys but be quick, with prices this low there is no time to waste.

To make sure you stay up-to-date with the latest Cheeki news and specials make sure you give the Cheeki Brands Facebook page the thumbs up, that way you’ll always be the first to hear about new arrivals and awesome sales.

To find out more about Cheeki Brands, to browse the range and to order online visit

Jul 282013


When people look at our son the first thing they say is that he looks like daddy. Not only does he have the same dark hair and beautiful brown eyes, they also share some of the same interests. Both my husband and our little boy love anything rhythmic, as soon as they hear music I see their fingers moving and their feet start tapping. If you’re a fan of rhytm too you will love Stomp:

For 22 years Stomp has been travelling around the globe with an exciting show that binds people together. No matter how young or old you are or where in the world you live, the wordless combination of rhythm, dance, comedy and theatre gets everyone excited. After their spectacular performance at the London 2012 Olympics Stomp is now more popular than ever so shake those hands, warm up your feet and get ready, Stomp is on its way to Australia.

Stomp, banging the bins

Next month Stomp will travel around Australia, treating fans in Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra and Sydney to a smashing show filled with awesome new music, choreography and fancy routines. Using every day items the talented Stomp performers create the most amazing rhythms that will have you bouncing on your seat, it may even give you some inspiration for a routine of your own when you get home! Stomp is a unique experience that will captivate from start to finish.

Stomp, trolley dash

To celebrate the return of Stomp to Australia we are giving you the chance to win one of four double passes to this fabulous show, travel to/from the event is the responsibility of the winner:

  • 2 double passes ($158 each) for Stomp at Comedy Theatre, Melbourne on Tuesday 20th August, 8pm.
  • 2 double passes ($158 each) for Stomp at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide on Tuesday 27th August, 8pm.

To find out more about Stomp and to book your tickets online visit

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Jul 272013

My Birthday Teddy

If you are a regular Hip little one reader you have probably already spotted our My Birthday Teddy giveaway where you’re in with a chance to win a beautiful personalised My Birthday Teddy for someone special in your life (or yourself of course). I tried my hardest to find the right words to describe how gorgeous, soft and cuddly these big teddies are but nothing speaks louder than a few snap shots of my bunch (minus the baby) with their furry buddies:


My big three with their My Birthday Teddies

My big three with their My Birthday Teddies

The first thing you’ll notice when your My Birthday Teddy arrives is that each teddy comes securely packaged in its very own Australia Post box, this way your teddy is sure to make it to its destination safe and sound and it makes a fabulous little makeshift bed too. The fluffy bear is wrapped in tissue paper and his/her birth certificate is included to make the adoption final.

My Birthday Teddy post box (and bed!)

My Birthday Teddy post box (and bed!)

If you had any trouble picturing the true size of a My Birthday Teddy bear the above picture says it all. Standing 50cm tall they are big bears with big hearts, I knew my girls would love them but even my son sleeps with his teddy. The kids loved spotting their name and birth date on the teddies and they especially liked that I included their middle names too (they don’t hear them very often!). I am convinced they will really treasure their My Birthday Teddies as they get older.

With just two weeks to go until we draw the lucky winner of the My Birthday Teddy make sure you get your entries in. Good luck!

To find out more about My Birthday Teddy, to check out the different options and to order a teddy online visit

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Kiss Me First giveaway

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Jul 262013

Pan Macmillan Australia

After week after week of sickness and doctor visits with my bunch I was starting to feel rather exhausted myself,  luckily I have a wonderful husband who sat me down on the couch with a warm blanket and let me relax with a good book. Lottie Moggach’s first novel Kiss Me First had been laying on my bedside table since its July 1st release date so I was very happy I could finally get started on it.

As you may remember the last book I read was set in London in 1926, a bit of a change from Kiss Me First which is very modern and full of Facebook, Skype, forums and chats. Two girls, two completely different lives are about to be connected and changed forever.

Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach

Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach

Leila is in her early twenties and a bit of a loner, some would call her dull and she doesn’t really belong anywhere. The only place she feels at home is on a special forum called Red Pill where she discusses ethics and her opinion is valued. Then there is Tess. Beautiful, active, admired, adored, interesting and quirky, she seems to have many friends but they don’t know that deep down she has been struggling for years and all she wants is to give up.

When Leila is approached by the mysterious man behind Red Pill she feels flattered. He asks her if she thinks people should be able to end their life if/when they want to, and if she would be willing to help someone do so if needed. Tess is so tired of her battle with depression that she wants to die but she doesn’t want to hurt the people around her. The plan is for Tess to ‘escape’ to a far-away destination and end her life, while Leila takes over her electronic identity and keeps up her online social life.

Lottie MoggachIt takes month and months of preparation in which Leila finds out as much as she can about Tess. Endless notes, emails, tapes and Skype calls, Leila slowly feels like she becomes Tess. Then there is the moment of leaving and from then on Leila ‘is’ Tess, sending/replying to emails, posting Facebook status updates, photo shopping photos of Tess at her destination and filling Tess’s imaginary diary with adventures and new people. There are many little lies that turn into big ones and there is the increasing contact with Tess’s ex boyfriend Connor. Bit by bit everything starts to unravel…

Kiss Me First is an exciting, refreshing and modern book that is full of surprises. Every time you think you know what is next something new happens, I really had to stop myself from quickly reading the last page to know how it would end. Fabulous read, can’t wait to hear more from Lottie Moggach.

To find out more about Kiss Me First ($29.99, 337 pages) by Lottie Moggach and to order online visit

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Jul 252013


Now that’s one eco cool way to enjoy an old school puppet show, check out this awesome Puppetbox by Australian brand Tinyfolk:

Puppetbox by Tinyfolk

Puppetbox by Tinyfolk

The super hip Puppetbox ($79) is made using strong, durable cardboard from sustainably managed forests and of course it is 100% recyclable. Even the beautiful black silhouette illustrations are printed with non toxic inks so this is one very ‘green’ toy fit for modern, eco consious families. Kids will have hours of fun writing their own plays and you get to do be the public, such a great way to encourage children to use their imagination.

Fun with shadows

Fun with shadows

The flatpacked Puppetbox takes just minutes to set up/pack up which makes it very practical for houses with little storage space. Dig up the old handpuppets and start playing or try something special and create a magical shadow story. To help you get started each Puppetbox comes with a whimsical Moon or Forest Shadow Puppet Pack. Just hide behind the screen, turn on the little light and get those shadows moving using the beautiful characters on sticks.

Puppetbox Shadow Show

Puppetbox Shadow Show

If you like the idea of flatpack play with an eco friendly touch make sure you check out the Tinyfolk Picture Playhouse ($69) and Tinyfolk White Playhouse ($59) too. Perfect indoor entertainment for little ones and they can even decorate the houses to their taste!

To find out more about Tinyfolk, to browse the range and to order online visit