Aug 252014

Big Birthday Bash – Day 25

When I was planning the features for our Big Birthday Bash I immediately knew I could not celebrate our 5th birthday without Australian Girl. Every time I write about these beautiful dolls and share their new looks and accessories I receive lots of lovely comments from people who thank me for introducing them to such a fantastic Australian brand, Australian Girl is always a hit.

Australian Girl Doll

If you are yet to discover Australian Girl this is what has girls and parents across the country so excited: The five Australian Girls are large 20″ dolls that represent real Australian girls, each with her own look, cultural background, interests and hobbies. Unlike many other dolls on the market they are child appropriate without dramatic make up, ultra skinny body shapes and sexualised clothing, something more and more parents are concerned about.

Australian Girl Ballet OutfitAustralian Girl dolls (recommended age 4+) are a high quality product made with firm, lovely to touch rotational vinyl and have two thirds soft torso for hugging. They have strong ball joints with durable elastic cord, can stand alone and be posed in different positions. Each girl  have sleep eyes that close when she lays down and the hair is finest quality kankelon (used in human wigs) and can be washed and styled.

The winner of our giveaway will receive a $50 gift voucher to put towards the Australian Girl doll of her choice. If you already own an Australian Girl doll you can use it to buy her a sweet new outfit or accessory, it’s up to you!

Annabelle and the Missing TurtlesBut that’s not all, the lucky winner will also get a copy of the latest Australian Girl novel Annabelle and the Missing Turtles (RRP $12.95). Annabelle and the Missing Turtles is the third book in the Australian Girl series, written by Rose Inserra and beautifully illustrated by Jason Chatfield. I bet this great adventure will inspire your daughter to come up with lots of new stories to play with her new Australian Girl doll.

To find out more about Australian Girl, to locate a stockist near you and to order online visit

For your chance to win a $50 Australian Girl voucher and a copy of Annabelle and the Missing Turtles enter our giveaway below:

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Aug 242014

Big Birthday Bash – Day 24

Cars, plush toys, Duplo, dolls, animals, Lego… with so many toys to play with it can be hard to stay organised and keep your child’s bedroom and playroom nice and tidy. Luckily Australian storage expert Mor-Stor is here to restore order in your chaos with a fantastic range of stylish storage solutions for modern families:

Charlie Canvas ABC Printed Storage Tubs

The new Charlie Canvas ABC Printed Storage Tubs ($49.95) are the perfect combination of contemporary design and practical storage. Measuring a very generous 48cm x 48cm x 43cm they offer plenty of space for all those loose toys that tend to live on the kids bedroom or playroom floor.

Mor-Stor Charlie CanvasMor-Stor Printed Storage Tubs are made from a strong, durable canvas fabric that is sturdy yet flexible and lightweight so kids can lift the tub themselves by the handy carry handles. We’ve had our Mor-Stor tub for a few years now and even though it has been filled and tipped and dragged from room to room over and over again it still looks like new. The ABC Printed Storage Tub is available in a boys and girls design to suit your decor.

To find out more about Mor-Stor, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit

For your chance to win 1 of 2 Mor-Stor ABC Printed Storage Tubs (1x boys and 1x girls available) enter our giveaway below:

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Aug 232014


Big Birthday Bash – Day 23

For months the lovely girls at Where Did You Get That? have been tapping their toes and biting their fingernails, impatiently awaiting the arrival of the stunning Little Big Room range. Now it’s finally here and it was most definitely worth the wait. Created by French designer label Djeco this divine range of children’s bed linen and room decor is sure to transform any kids bedroom from boring and plain into a wonderful space that’s full of character and style.

Little Big Room Girls

The Little Big Room linen collection is split up in five beautiful themes to suit boys and girls of all ages. From vibrant Orient to pink Romantic and sweet Flowers and from funky Checks to bold Graphic, there is a perfect Little Big Room for everyone. The eye catching quilt covers and pillow cases are made from breathable, comfortable cotton and all styles are reversible, offering two stylish looks in one great product.

Little Big Room Boys

What I really love about the Little Big Room collection is that the colourful prints are not too childish, they would look great on a toddler’s first big bed and they would look just as awesome in a tween bedroom. Each theme features multiple colours making it easy to find decor pieces in the right colours to complete the look.

To find out more about Where Did You Get That?, to browse the Little Big Room range and to order online visit

For your chance to win a Little Big Room quilt cover and matching pillow cover set of your choice from Where Did You Get That? enter our giveaway below:

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Aug 222014

Big Birthday Bash – Day 22

Seven years ago two clever Aussie mamas bundled their talents and created, an innovative range of everyday baby essentials with a contemporary look that gets the tick of approval from hip mums and kids around the globe. With a large list of awards behind its name has rightfully claimed its spot as a family favourite in Australia as well as overseas making the lives of parents easier in a fun, functional and stylish way: Essential Baby BoxWhether you’re at home or out and about, has change time covered with the Essential Baby Box ($34.95). This compact container fits easily in your baby bag or pram basket and holds all of the necessities for a quick nappy change on the go. Don’t be fooled by its size though, inside this stylish box you can store the handy, wipe clean change mat (included), wipes with dual access and two disposable nappies, what more do you need? Essential Snack PackAt they are experts at filling hungry tummies on the go so they have developed a range of essential feeding items that are funky, practical and convenient. Take for example the Essential Snack Pack ($14.95), one container with two compartments and a spoon that conveniently clips into the lid. All feeding products completely free from BPA, Phthalates and PVC so they are a safe choice for your beautiful baby. Essential Travel BibKeep both your baby’s clothes and your baby bag clean with the innovative Essential Travel Bib ($17.95). When not in use this gorgeous bib looks like a small zip up pouch yet when opened it’s a handy bib with food catcher complete with soft, flexible silicone spoon, that’s your meals on-the-go sorted. No more need to wrap your dirty spoon in tissues or a ziplock bag, you can just fold it away in the pouch again and zip everything back up.

Last but not, tiny babies and cheeky tots can quench their thirst with the Essential Sippy Cup ($14.95) and the revolutionary Essential Baby Bottle + Dispenser ($24.95). The award winning Sippy Cup features an innovative weighted straw that allows little ones to drink to the very last drop. The durable leak proof plastic cup has an easy grip handle and simple flip top lid, I think the design looks fabulous. The Baby Bottle + Dispenser, a truly genius design, features a built-in convenient formula dispenser to prepare at home and feed on the go (watch video), what a very clever idea! All components of the baby bottle are dishwasher and sterilizer safe, it includes anti-colic nipples and is compatible with teats from other leading brands. range

To find out more about, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit

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Aug 212014


Big Birthday Bash – Day 21

When I came up with the idea of the Big Birthday Bash I wanted to put together a bunch of amazing prizes with something to suit every child and every family. I received so many great submissions and of course all prizes are absolutely fantastic but this beautiful wooden play set from Coccinella would have to be one of my favourites:

Family Domino by PlayMeUnlike traditional domino this stunning Family Domino game ($52.95, ages 3+) by Taiwanese toy designer PlayMe contains pieces of different shapes, colours and sizes. All wooden components are made from sustainable and renewable timber sources making this a fabulous eco friendly product. Classic wooden toys like this never go out of fashion and are built to last so that they can be enjoyed by many generations.

The lovely mix of wooden people represents family and friends of different ages and backgrounds, what a wonderful way to teach young children about diversity, friendship and the bond between parents and children on a very playful level. Join them hand in hand and build a people chain, stack them up and make your own tower or use them as characters and create your own story, it’s up to you!

PlayMe Family Domino

To find out more about Down That Little Lane, to browse the Coccinella store and to order online visit

For your chance to win PlayMe Family Domino from Coccinella enter our giveaway below:

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Aug 202014


Big Birthday Bash – Day 20

When it comes to children’s shoes only the best is good enough, after all those little feet will have to last a life time. Known around the globe as the footwear experts US label Pediped is the go-to brand for parents who want their children’s feet to develop naturally and healthily.

Pediped range

Pediped delivers exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort and distinctive styling with every pair of Pediped shoes, catering for growing feet as little as size 17 up to size 36 (European sizing) with styles to suit every occasion. As the fastest growing children’s footwear brand in the United States Pediped has won several awards for their fantastic products including Company of the Year and Best Footwear.

Pediped GrettaPediped has been awarded the Seal of Acceptance for the promotion of healthy foot development by the American Podiatric Medical Association and their footwear is highly recommended by preeminent orthopedic medical professionals. But there is more, Pediped truly is a business with heart and has donated more than $2,800,000 worth of products and monetary support to children across the globe through the wonderful Pediped Foundation.

You can find Pediped footwear in over 2,500 stores in the United States and 40 countries worldwide with an offering of more than 140 designs for boys and girls between their three lines Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™ and Flex®.

Pediped Summer

If you want to be the first to know about the latest Pediped products and special promotions keep an eye on the Pediped Facebook page or follow Pediped on Twitter.

For more information about Pediped, to browse the latest range and to locate your nearest stockist visit

For your chance to win 2 pairs of Pediped shoes in the style/size of your choice (subject to availability) enter our giveaway below:

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Sales & Savings – Week 34

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Aug 202014

Chalk n CheeseChalk n Cheese
What? 50% off End of Season Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Until August 24, 2014

Mali MeMali Me
What? Extra 20% off clothing (Excludes new season items)
How? Enter the code ‘EXTRA20’ at checkout
When? Limited time only

Bink KidsBink Kids
What? 20% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘HIP5’ at checkout
When? Until August 23, 2014

What? Free shipping Australia wide
How? Enter the code ‘ILOVEDESHABILLE’ at checkout
When? Until August 21, 2014

WDYGTWhere Did You Get That?
What? Free shipping Australia wide on all orders containing New Spring/Summer 14 items
How? Enter the code ‘SS-FREESHIP’ at checkout
When? Until August 22, 2014

What? Buy 2 or more Skeanie Wear items and get 50% off (Excluding sale items)
How? Enter the code ‘WEAR50’ at checkout
When? Until August 22, 2014