The Little Haven has got girls covered

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Jan 312014
 

TLH

Loyal Hip little one readers may remember that last year I showed you how The Little Haven adds a touch of cool to a little boys bedroom, but of course they’ve got little girls covered too. From sweet nurseries to big girl spaces owner Fleur has sourced some beautiful products from Australia and overseas to create a stylish look for your lovely lady:

Logan collection by Olli & Lime

Logan collection by Olli & Lime

The modern Logan bed linen by designer label Olli & Lime features classic pink and grey tones in a trendy geometrical print. The Logan collection consists of a gorgeous quilt and fitted and flat sheet in a complementing pattern. All pieces are sold separately which is ideal as some parents don’t use a flat sheet and some warmer climates have no need for quilts, this way you can put together a Logan package to suit your room perfectly.

Logan Cot SheetOlli & Lime bed linen is made using high quality 100% cotton that is soft, comfortable and breathable and of course easy to wash. All pieces will fit both cots and toddler beds so they will last you from nursery to little girls bedroom without looking babyish, such a great investment for a new baby! Nice bonus: the complete Olli & Lime range is currently on sale with great savings of up to 17% to be had.

Lelbys Bean ChairIf you are looking at creating a special space for your daughter to relax and read at a book after school or maybe a quiet area to calm down before bed this pretty pink Lelby Bean Chair is just what you need. Your little girl will feel like a princess on this wonderful throne that is sure to become her favourite seat in the whole house. There are five different Lelbys Bean Chairs to choose from and they’re all designed right here in Australia.

Lulu BunnyNow matter how little or big your girls are, the utterly adorable Luly Bunny by Gertie & Me makes a perfect cuddly friend and room mate (I would quite like to have her myself!). Measuring almost 30cm tall she’s a rather big bunny with floppy ears and long arms and legs that are easy to hold on to for chubby little hands. Lulu would look wonderful proudly sitting on a shelf or nursery cupboard but her favourite sleeping space is a warm cosy bed, do you have a vacant spot?

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

Sustainababy Shoe Sellout

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Jan 302014
 

With miss Sybil turning one next month it won’t be long until she will do her first wobbly steps. She’s already trying very hard and even after three children it never gets boring to watch our precious babies as they get the hang of walking. From playful babies to curious toddlers and even active little kids, there are some Cheeky Little Soles shoes o fit them and you can pick them up at a great price in the Sustainababy Shoe Sellout:

Sustainababy Shoe  Sellout

The lovely Laura at Sustainababy has been busy reorganising her shelves and you get to reap the rewards, all Cheeky Little Soles have been reduced with savings up to 37%. Made from high quality leather they are an excellent choice for precious little feet and they are designed right here in Australia. Boys or girls, soft sole or flexible sole, pink, blue, red, brown or somewere in between, there are lots of different styles and sizes to choose from but you do have to be quick, once they’re gone they’re gone!

To find out more about Sustainababy, to browse the Shoe Sellout and to order online visit www.sustainababy.com.au.

Sales & Savings – Week 5

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Jan 292014
 

Wild & MiniWild & Mini
What? 40% off all kidswear
How? Enter the code ‘TAKE40’ at checkout
When? Until January 31, 2014
Where? www.wildandmini.com

My Busy BagMy Busy Bag
What? 20% off storewide
How? Enter the code ’20disc’ at checkout
When? Until January 31, 2014
Where? www.mybusybag.com.au

Shoes & SoxShoes & Sox
What? 20% off school shoes
How? Enter the code ‘BACKTOSCHOOL’ at checkout
When? Until January 31, 2014
Where? www.shoesandsox.com.au

Toys Paradise
What? 20% off storewide (Excludes LEGO and sale items)
How? Enter the code ‘MEGASALE’ at checkout
When? Until January 31, 2014
Where? www.toysparadise.com.au

Nana Clair’s Gifts
What? 20% off Bags and Lunch Boxes
How? Prices as marked
When? Until January 31, 2014
Where? www.nanaclairsgifts.com.au

Chasing TwoChasing Two
What? 30% off all clothing
How? Prices as marked
When? Until January 31, 2014
Where? www.chasingtwo.com.au

Jan 292014
 

Daiso

Just as it is not easy for mums to get back into the ‘school routine’ of packing lunches, drop offs and pick ups it can be quite tricky for kids too. After six weeks of fun and play it’s back to reading, counting and piles of homework so it’s time to brighten up that boring school desk. Make homework fun on a budget with Daiso:

Daiso Office

Founded back in 1977 in Japan the gorgeous Daiso brand recently arrived in Australia with a massive 16 stores opening up in New South Wales, Victoria and Queenland already. I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting a Daiso store just yet but can’t wait to enjoy the ‘Daiso experience’, it sounds like so much fun! From house to office, from garden to food, from toys to craft and so much more, the stores are filled with stylish, bright and handy little gadgets and absolutely everything in store is priced at $2.80.

Daiso Back to School

So while homework may be inevitable you can make the load a bit lighter with some of Daiso’s fun and affordable back to school products. Sweet little notebooks, funky scissors, adorable pencil cases, patterned calculators, colourful pens and pencils, cheeky sticky notes; fill your shopping basket with everything you need to turn a simple home desk or office into a happy place that puts a smile on peoples faces. The $2.80 product pricetag makes Daiso affordable for everyone and a hot favourite for budget friendly (birthday) gift shopping too.

Daisy School Supplies

Unfortunately not every state has a Daiso store just yet but the brand is growing rapidly so keep an eye on the Daiso Australia Facebook page for the latest news, products and updates.

To find out more about Daiso, to take a look at some of the range and to locate a Daiso store near you visit www.mydaiso.com.au.

Jan 282014
 

Books 4 Schools

And that was the school holidays done and dusted. It was mostly fun, games and lots of laughter and at times also rather challenging with four young children at home to entertain. As you know my little people absolutely love anything crafty but it can be tricky to keep coming up with new projects (without spending a fortune on supplies). Luckily there is help, check out the awesome blog by education expert Mrs Curwood on www.books4schools.com.au:

Olympic Aussie Animals ScrapbookBooks 4 Schools is a fabulous website by Australian Office, the team behind Australia’s much loved scholastic brands Olympic, Reflex, Tudor and Tudor Eco. Chock-a-block with interesting and inspiring articles, helpful tips and loads of fun activities and ideas for children, parents and teachers Books 4 Schools is a great website to bookmark; there is lots to read and learn and you never know when it will come in handy!

Olympic Megasaurus ScrapbookCraft activities are a fantastic boredom buster and an excellent way to keep little minds active, they are also an awesome preparation tool for children getting ready to start school (like our twins). Sometimes it’s the simplest ideas that are the most fun, all last week’s craft project took was a new Olympic scrapbook for each of them (from $1.54 each at leading retailers, news agencies and stationery resellers), glue sticks, scissors and a pile of (free!) junk mail.

Olympic Wings ScrapbookFor the twins I assigned a different letter of the alphabet to every scrapbook page (minus the ‘tricky’ letters), their job was to find, cut out and stick down objects starting with that letter (quite the challenge when you are 5!). For miss 3 I assigned a different colour to each page and her assignment was to spot pictures featuring that colour, cut them out with her toddler scissors and glue them down. So simple, so cheap, yet so much fun!

Because our children are usually generous with glue and ink we opted for the larger sized Megasaurus and Animals scrapbooks, the premium quality paper is thick and strong and up to the task. Olympic scrapbooks (64-72 pages) are available in a different styles and sizes so you can pick a scrapbook to suits your project and theme perfectly. Featuring famous Aussie animals, cool dinosaurs big and small and other colourful designs the Olympic scrapbook range is ideal of kids’ drawing, writing, sticking and scrapbooking activities for school or home.

To find out more about Books 4 Schools, to discover valuable tools for parents, students and teachers or to download the handy Booklist Reference Guide visit www.books4schools.com.au.

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Jan 272014
 

Nurofen for Children

It’s been a long time coming but baby Sybil has FINALLY got a tooth, two to be exact! We’ve been on the lookout for months and were starting to get a little impatient (and slightly worried) but at almost 11 months old that much anticipated first tiny white bud appeared from her bottom gums. We now have two cheeky little teeth poking out at the bottom and at the top a big one is also on its way down. I don’t know about you but I get weak in the knees at the sight of those adorable little chompers, baby teeth are just so cute!

We've got a tooth!

We’ve got a tooth!

They may look terribly cute but teeth (even if only small) sadly don’t usually cut through without causing a fair bit of discomfort, a lot of tears and sleepless nights and we most definitely had our share this last month. Luckily after four children I know what common teething symptoms look like so I was well stocked with Nurofen for Children, frozen fruit and wet facewashers in the freezer and of course some beautiful wooden teething toys to much on. We’ve got the hang of this teething business now so let’s hope we don’t have to wait another 10 months for the next tooth to appear!

Nurofen Parenting BookNo matter how many children you have or how experienced you are, sometimes it can be very refreshing to read helpful advice from experts in the field even if it is just for reassurance. The professionals at Nurofen for Children have put together a helpful list of practical parenting tips that you can access 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, after all little (and big) aches and pains always appear when you least expect them to!

While you are on the Nurofen for Children website make sure you download your copy of ‘Unravelling the Magic of Discovery’, it’s a great parenting guide full of useful advice and interesting insights and it’s FREE. Of course you may not always be able to or want to hop on the computer so we’ve also got two hard copies of this handy book to give away, a great addition to your family book shelf that you will refer to more often than you think! For your chance to win get your entries in below:

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Happy Australia Day!

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Jan 262014
 

Saturday Lollipop

Whether you’re home grown Aussie, a newbie like me (7.5 years) or even a tourist, on a day like Australia Day you can’t go past these utterly adorable little trinkets from Saturday Lollipop:

Saturday Lollipop Australia Day

Australia Day Delights

Wear your Vegemite in your ears, slip a plate of Lamingtons around your neck and pin a pavlova on your chest, no one will mistake you for a Kiwi with one of these gorgeous designs on show. My personal favourite would have to be the Vegemite brooche complete with hot toast and a small dollop of butter melting away, and that for someone who strongly dislikes Vegemite! All designs come beautifully packaged in a gift box with ribbon to make the perfect Aussie gift.

To find out more about Saturday Lollipop, to browse the range and to order online visit www.saturdaylollipop.com.au.