Dec 162014

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Christmas Countdown – Day 16

Two months ago our children had their first swimming lesson, quite an undertaking when you have four children (6 years and under) but also a lot of fun. Every week they count down the days until it is time for swimming again and now that it’s school holidays we will have more time to splash around in the pool or go to the beach. Get water ready and sun safe in style this Summer with White Soda:

White Soda range

Australian swimwear label White Soda, created by talented designer Caroline, caters for active boys and girls aged 0-8 who love to be in and around the water. Whether you prefer a rash top and brief, a one piece, tankini, swim shorts, board shorts or even a swim nappy, White Soda has got everyone covered (literally!) and well protected from the harmful sun.

White Soda Pink Flowers Rash TopPersonally I feel a rash top is a must when swimming in the ocean or outside pool so all four of our children wear a long-sleeve rashie. All White Soda rashies are made with UPF 50+ chlorine, stretch and fade resistant material so I know it is the safest choice for my children’s skin and (not unimportant) a durable one for my wallet too. There are both long and short sleeve rash tops available.

Turquoise Stripe One PieceFor indoor swimming our little miss 4 has been wearing this gorgeous Turquoise Stripe One Piece, it looks fantastic on and thanks to the adjustable straps it’s always exactly the right fit. How cute are the bright orange ruffles? I have found White Soda swimwear to be strong and stretchy which is very important, there is nothing as annoying as thin, see through, stretched bathers after just a few swims.

White Soda Nautical Green Swim ShortOf course every little swimmer is different so within the range you can mix and match to suit your needs and taste, allowing your child to put together his/her ideal White Soda swim outfit. The White Soda Girls collection alone consists of 39 items and the White Soda Boys collection offers 26 pieces, with so many options it is not easy to pick a favourite! Prices start at $21.95 and postage is just $8.50 Australia wide.

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

For your chance to win a White Soda Swim Outfit (one piece OR top and bottom) in the style/size of your choice enter our giveaway below:

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Dec 162014

Maternity Sale

Christmas Countdown – Day 16

If you are lucky enough to be sporting a beautiful baby bump this Christmas you may be wondering where to go for a festive maternity frock that won’t cost a fortune. Three of our children were born in August so I missed out on a ‘pregnant Christmas’ those times, but with our youngest daughter I finally had the opportunity to show off my 8-month bump for this wonderful celebration in a gorgeous dress from Maternity Sale:

Maternity Sale casual

Australian store Maternity Sale is the home of Eve of Eden Maternity, a stylish range of maternity and nursing clothing that is high quality, affordable and on trend. From casual tops and pants to fabulous evening wear and from swimwear to underwear, if you are an expecting or breastfeeding mama Maternity Sale has got your wardrobe covered:

Lace Spot Maternity DressOne of my personal favourites is this gorgeous Lace Spot Maternity Dress ($76, size 8-16), blue is my favourite colour and this is just the most stunning shade. The eye catching lace detail is very feminine, I think it’s the perfect dress for a Christmas party or New Year’s Eve gathering. Made from 95% super soft bamboo and a touch of spandex for extra stretch it is gentle against the skin (yes, even the lace!), particularly important for those pregnant ladies with sensitive skin.

Eve of Eden Abricot Stripe DressNow I am a bit biased as I own this pretty Stripe Maternity Dress ($69, size 8-16) in a different colour from a previous season and love it, I used to get so many compliments when wearing it! This sweet new apricot colour way is nice and summery and would look lovely with some silver or white sandals. The cream belt visually breaks up the striped top from the plain skirt and accentuates your growing baby bump beautifully.

White Print Maternity BlouseIf you’re not into dresses and prefer a neat top that you can wear to work with a skirt or casual with jeans or shorts look no further than the classic White Print Maternity/Nursing Blouse ($53, size 8-16). The 100% cotton fabric is comfortable and breathable so it’s perfect for our Aussie summer. As this a maternity and breastfeeding friendly garment you will get lots of wear out of it making it a fantastic purchase at a bargain price.

Nice bonus: Like Maternity Sale on Facebook to get $5 off your first order.

To find out more about Eve of Eden, to browse the range and to order online visit Delivery is free Australia wide.

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