Spring Sale at Itty Bitty Box, save 25% storewide

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Sep 302013
 

Itty Bitty Box

Who would like to start the week with some great bargains? The gorgeous Eleni and Zoe at Itty Bitty Box are having a good old fashioned spring clean and to make room for fresh new arrivals they are clearing the shelves with a fantastic offer:

Check out the Itty Bitty Box Spring Sale and save 25% storewide. Simply enter the code ‘SPRING’ at checkout, offer ends October 6, 2013.

eeBoo Make A  Pie gameWith Christmas less than 90 days away (I know, I was shocked too!) this is a perfect opportunity to make a good dent in your Christmas shopping list without spending your whole budget in one go. Itty Bitty Box offers a delightful mix of games, toys, clothing and gifts carefully handpicked by two mums who know what they are talking about, after all they have 7 kids between them. I love a good family game and can highly recommend the range of eeBoo games, at 25% off they’re a great gift idea.

One Red Fly Frill DressFanatic bargain hunters might want to click straight through to the sale section, items in this category are already reduced and with the extra 25% off there is no time to waste. Take this stylish One Red Fly Frill Dress, originally it was $90 but right now it can be yours for just $34.50 (a huge saving of more than 60%)! There are a few other dress styles to choose from that would make a lovely Christmas day outfit for a lucky girl.

Automoblox Mini 3-packThe hot favourite for the boys is the award winning Automoblox range. Featuring a rainbow of colours and smooth, durable German beech wood these cars are a blast to play with but they also make beautiful decorative pieces. Automoblox are available in different models so that little car lovers can drive their favourite wheels across the room. They’re priced at $20 for a single car or $49.95 for a 3-pack, that’s awesome value and with the ‘SPRING’ discount code they’re a real steal.

To find out more about Itty Bitty Box, to browse the range and to order online visit www.ittybittybox.com.au.

Sep 292013
 

Tupperware

When the twins were born five years ago we got given many gifts by friends and family: toys, clothes, teddies and of course plenty of nappies and toiletries, we received it all. One lovely family friend decided to be a little different and gave us two kids Tupperware Feeding Bowls. By now the twins have (obviously) grown out of all the clothes, used all the nappies and finished playing with the toys but they are still using their feeding bowls every day, what a durable baby gift that turned out to be!

Tupperware Grow With Me Feeding Set

Tupperware Grow With Me Feeding Set

The new Tupperware Grow With Me Feeding Set ($39) consists of two of these fabulous Feeding Bowls with lid (240ml and 430ml) as well as a handy Fork, Spoon and Cutlery Keeper. We have just started using the small Feeding Bowl for baby Sybil and it is the perfect size for a decent baby meal. The liquid-tight seals make sure there are no spills in the fridge or nappy bag and the bowl is microwave safe for a quick warm meal, when babies are hungry they want their dinner fast!

Tupperware Feeding BowlAs she gets older and portion size increases we’ll move on to the larger Tupperware Feeding Bowl for meals, this is the size we still use for our 5-year old twins and it’s perfect. Especially when they’re eating foods that roll or slide around the bowls are very practical as the edges keep the food contained and children can easily prick the food with their forks. In the mean while the small Feeding Bowl will make a great container for fruit, yoghurt, crackers and other snacks when we’re out and about.

Tupperware Spoon

Tupperware Spoon

The sweet Tupperware Fork and Spoon are specifically designed for small children, the ergonomic shape makes them easy to hold for little hands and the bright red colour is very appealing to little eyes. If your toddler is just starting to self feed this cutlery set is a great starting point and even if they drop their cutlery (which they no doubt will, over and over again!) the clever shape will stop the ‘biting area’ from touching the ground.

You're never too young for Tupperware

You’re never too young for Tupperware

When not in use you can keep the cutlery clean and safe in the Cutlery Keeper. Coincidentally the Cutlery Keeper also happens to be the perfect size for baby rusks, yay for no more crushed baby crackers in my bag! As our little lady is only small I still do all the spoon feeding but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t want to try it herself. To keep her content during meals I let her have a hold of, and play with, the fork while I quickly get some food into her with the spoon. It gets very messy but she’s happy and fed and that’s all that matters!

To find out more about Tupperware, to browse the range and to find a Tupperware event near you visit www.tupperware.com.au.

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9fashion giveaway (+15% off storewide)

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Sep 282013
 

9Fashion

When I think back one year ago I was around 20 weeks pregnant and admiring my fast growing baby bump. Of course I love having our baby here to cuddle and play with but I also miss that lovely bump, it is such a privilege to be able to carry a baby and I will treasure those memories forever. When I discovered European label 9fashion at La Mami I was a little sad I can’t wear these beautiful dresses, I think they look amazing:

9fashion Maternity Dresses

9fashion Maternity Dresses

The 9fashion maternity and nursing range is designed and made in Poland and now Australian mums can sport this stylish European look too. It used to be quite tricky for expecting mamas to find a flattering outfit for a special occasion but with 9fashion every pregnant woman can step out in the spotlight. The stunning maternity dresses are specifically designed to embrace those wonderful curves and make you feel confident and proud. You only have a few months to enjoy this amazing stage so ravel in it while you can!

9fashion Calandra Dress

9fashion Calandra Dress

My personal favourite would have to be the 9fashion Calandra Dress ($109, size S – XXL) in classic navy. The feminine lace cap sleeves and eye catching ribbon around the waist are sure to have heads turning wherever you go. A waist tie is a simple but very effective way to accentuate your bump and to add beautiful definition to bust and belly, I did this a lot in my last pregnancy and it looked lovely.

9fashion Maternity Tops

9fashion Maternity Tops

But 9fashion doesn’t just cater for pregnant ladies, some of the maternity styles are suitable for breastfeeding mamas too. With easy nursing access and plenty of room to hide those extra lumps and bumps 9fashion Maternity/Nursing Tops are a perfect choice for both expecting and nursing mothers. There are lots of different styles and colours to choose from with both long and short sleeve options.

Just in case you missed it: During the month of September Hip little one readers can enjoy an exclusive 15% off storewide at La Mami, as well as FREE shipping Australia wide and FREE gift wrapping, it doesn’t get much better than that! Simply enter the code ‘HIPLITTLEONE’ at checkout but be quick, offer ends September 30, 2013.

To find out more about La Mami, to browse the 9fashion range and to order online visit www.lamami-store.com.

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Creating cupcakes with Chicago Metallic

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Sep 272013
 

Chicago Metallic

I know I said that after making 5 different birthday cakes last month I would not to be doing any baking for a while, but surely cupcakes don’t count?

Ready to go in the oven

Ready to go in the oven

I am a terrible cook and while I enjoy making yummy treats they usually don’t look very impressive. Of course the kids don’t care about looks but the eye wants something too, so when I spotted the Cupcake Creation Station by Chicago Metallic I figured that was exactly what I needed to take my next batch of cupcakes from boring to beautiful.

Cooling down

Cooling down

Cupcake Creation StationThe Cupcake Creation Station ($34.95) is a handy kit filled with special tools that will help you turn your cupcakes into something magazine worthy. Inside the box you’ll find a cute cupcake shaped container, 4 decorating tips, 50 icing bags and a clever retractable spatula. I baked my chocolate cupcakes like I always do and let them cool while I made the icing but instead of fidling around holding a messy piping bag in one hand and trying to fill it with the other I set up the Cupcake Creation Station.

A retractable spatula, so clever!

A retractable spatula, so clever!

To start you simply open one of the icing bags, place it in the bottom half of the cupcake container and fold over the edges. You can then easily spoon the icing in the bag by using the retractable spatula, that way you get even the last bit of icing off the spatula without having to use a knife (or your fingers!). Once the icing is in the bag you lift it out and screw on the decorating tip of your choice followed by the fun part (that I need to practise a little more), decorating the cupcakes!

Trying my hand at icing

Trying my hand at icing

Cupcake Creation Station StandThe top half of the cupcake container provides a raised ‘stand’ fitting a standard cupcake so you have more room for your hands to move around and the slightly raised edges stop the cupcake from sliding around when you ice it. You can also turn the top upside down and place the cupcake in it so that excess sprinkles stay neatly contained. When the Cupcake Creation Station is not in use you can store the decorating tips and icing bags in the cupcake container, all ready for your next baking adventure.

All this practising is bad for my waist line

All this practising is bad for my waist line

Obviously I still have to work a bit on my icing technique and the icing recipe but once I have perfected those I can already see this will be really easy and the result is lovely. Afterwards I let the kids have a try with the Cupcake Creation Station and they had the best time!

Tick of approval

Tick of approval

To find out more about Chicago Metallic, to take a closer look at the Cupcake Creation Station and to browse the rest of the range visit www.chicagometallicbakeware.com.

The Little Haven giveaway

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Sep 262013
 

TLH

Spring season is the perfect time for a fresh start, a good tidy up and working on exciting new plans, something Australian mama Fleur knows all about. She recently became the owner of The Little Haven and has been really busy giving this gorgeous online shop a little makeover. Fleur has handpicked some fabulous new labels and products and I can’t wait to see what else she has in store for us.

To celebrate this exciting new venture Fleur has just launched a fabulous competition: All customers who place an order at The Little Haven before October 31, 2013, go in the draw to win a $200 shopping spree. With Christmas creeping up fast that would be an amazing prize to win!

Lelbys Navy Freckles Bean ChairIf your child’s bedroom is due for a bit of a spring makeover too you may want to check out The Little Haven’s newest arrivals, sometimes all it takes is a few new pieces to give a room a hip new look. The Little Haven has your bedroom and play space covered with a gorgeous range of linen, decor and even furniture from well known Australian and international brands like Lelbys, Lilly & Lolly, Danish by Designs, Olli & Lime and more.

Lelbys Baby BlanketYou may know Lelbys from its stylish beanchairs, perfect for creating a comfortable little kids lounge corner or reading nook. The eye catching prints and colours haven proven to be very popular and I have no doubt the brand new Lelbys Baby Blankets ($39.95, 80x100cm)) are going to be a huge hit too. I love that the whimsical orchard print is reversible! Made from 100% Indian cotton these pink and blue blankets are lovely soft and the ideal size for a cot, pram, car seat or just to snuggle on the couch.

IVI Play Rug, hours of fun guaranteed

Explore the world at your feet with IVI Play Rugs

IVI Play RugThe stunning IVI Play Rugs ($159.95, free shipping Australia wide) are sure to bring the wow factor to your plain old bed or playroom. These amazing rugs take floor coverings to whole new level, the super cool 3D artwork creates an instant play area for little people. Kids will love driving their toy cars on ‘real’ roads and roundabouts, stopping at the zebra crossing and parking in the dedicated car park. There are seven different designs to choose from to suit boys and girls.

To find out more about The Little Haven, to browse the range and to order online visit www.thelittlehaven.com.au.

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Sales & Savings – Week 39

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Sep 252013
 

Ettie and OttieEttie & Ottie
What? 20% off storewide for orders over $50
How? Enter the code ’20PERCENTOFF’ at checkout
When? Until September 30, 2013
Where? www.ettieandottie.com

Cocoa and HoneyCocoa and Honey
What? 25% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘FUN25’ at checkout
When? Until September 30, 2013
Where? www.cocoaandhoney.com.au

KitncaboodleKitncaboodle
What? 25% off storewide (Excluding Taga)
How? Enter the code ‘launchsale’ at checkout
When? Until September 30, 2013
Where? www.kitncaboodle.com.au

Little BelliesLittle Bellies
What? $5 off Little Bellies Personalised Placemats
How? Prices as marked
When? Until September 30, 2013
Where? www.littlebellies.com.au

Baobab
What? Free shipping Australia wide
How? Enter the code ‘YAY’ at checkout
When? Until September 27, 2013 (11pm)
Where? www.baobab.com.au

Toys Paradise
What? Free shipping Australia wide
How? Enter the code ‘FREEPOST’ at checkout
When? Until September 30, 2013
Where? www.toysparadise.com.au

Minimink

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Sep 242013
 

Minimink

As you probably know I love giving away things and I run giveaways as often as I can, it is so nice to share my hip finds and make people happy with a wonderful prize. But every now and then I myself am lucky too and a few weeks ago I won a beautiful Minimink blanket for baby Sybil. I thought I’d share a little snap of the little lady on the Minimink throw:

Stylish and comfortable, Minimink

Stylish and comfortable, Minimink

Minimink is an Australian company, well known all around the world for its beautiful luxurious faux fur products. If you’re a keen The Bachelor fan you may have spotted some Minimink goodness on the show just two weeks ago! The Minimink blanket is 100x100cm in size, perfect as a warm blanket for a tiny little bundle, a soft play rug for on the ground or a cosy throw rug on the couch which is where you can find ours most of the time. The older kids are always fighting for a turn with the ‘fluffy blanket’.

Minimink Play RugThe great thing about these classic blankets is that they last well past the baby stage, so you can enjoy them for years and they will be loved by babies, kids and adults. The Minimink blanket ($89) is available in six lovely colours, from neutral milk (our pick for baby Sybil) or chocolate brown to ebony black or even cherry red. You can find them all in the Minimink store at Loubilou, a fantastic new market place for Australian businesses.

To find out more about Loubilou, to take a closer look at the Minimink blanket and to order online visit www.loubilou.com.au.