A $10 gift from You and Baby

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Jan 312015
 

You and Baby

These days it’s mainly kids’ parties and children’s presents for us but I myself love a good party too and you can always cheer me up with a sweet gift. This month the You and Baby family is celebrating a special birthday and you get to take home this little party favour:

Join the celebrations and enjoy $10 off any order at You and Baby, simply enter the discount code ‘HappyBirthdayFoxy’ at checkout. Be quick as this great birthday offer ends today, 31st January 2015. (Not to be used in conjunction with any other discount code or voucher)

You and Baby

You and Baby is a lovely Australian online boutique that stocks a fabulous range of products, of which many are organic, fair trade, and eco-friendly, for the whole family at a great price. In store you’ll find popular Australian brands like Mizzle, Cushie Tushies and Bibska Bibs as well international labels like Aden + Anais, Close Parent, Dandelion, Breganwood Organics and many more.

To find out more about You and Baby, to browse the range and to order online visit www.youandbaby.com.au.

2015 will be MY year

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Jan 292015
 

Yellow Pages

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At the start of a brand new year I am always excited, as if flipping over that page on my calendar magically opens up a world of new opportunities. When I see the words New Year I think of new plans, new chances, thinking positive, determination and getting your priorities straight. As a busy mum of four, I have noticed it is easy to get swallowed up by the day-to-day life of looking after the kids, running a household, doing paperwork and writing my blog. I have concluded that I want this year to be different. I want 2015 to be MY year.

CalendarIt appears I am not the only one who sees the New Year as the start of something fresh. With people all over Australia ready to make a change, Yellow Pages records more searches in January than any other month of the year. Even though 88% of New Year resolutions are abandoned before the end of the year it is obvious there are plenty of Aussies keen to get their life, look, home or job sorted using Yellow Pages as their starting point to find the products and services they need to achieve their goals.

You all know how much I love lists. Research has shown my three New Year resolutions are in line with what many Australians, and specifically South Australians, search for on Yellow Pages at the start of the New Year. Here are my top three:

1. Become a fitter, healthier version of me

Long time readers of Hip Little One will remember that losing weight was last year’s New Year resolution. The effect of my healthy eating and more active lifestyle is obvious and the results speak for themselves. This year, I want to raise my fitness game. I am looking at joining a gym or even hiring a local personal trainer to help me and keep me motivated throughout the year.

My first goal – to fit into this beautiful skinny jeans!

Did you know? With more than 10,500 searches online on Yellow Pages for health and fitness, chiropractors and podiatrists, January is clearly a popular month for people wanting to reclaim their health, including me.

2015 Fit

2. Spend more quality time with my hubby

After eight years of marriage I am still madly in love with my husband, but now that we have four young children it is not that easy to schedule quality time for the two of us. With a small budget and no family to babysit, we may not be able to go out but a relaxing (and slightly naughty) take-away dinner in and a good movie is fun too and there are no dishes to do afterwards.

Relationships are worth investing in so make sure you make room in your agenda for a date night every now and then, even if it is just take away!

Did you know? In January there are 100% more searches on Yellow Pages for South Australian take-away shops compared to the annual state average.

2015 Date Night Calendar

3. Work up the courage to get a fresh new haircut

Start with a change in 2015 and go for the chop! As you may know I am the boring owner of a plain and simple long blonde hairstyle, nothing fancy or eye catching just practical and easy. Twice a year I go to the hairdresser and come well prepared with some pretty pictures of gorgeous, trendy hairstyles, only to chicken out at the last minute and walk out with the same old hairstyle. I am determined to finally get the chop this year (just don’t ask me when!). What haircut would you get if you had the guts? Drop me a comment below, I would love to see your hair inspiration.

Did you know? On Yellow Pages in January there are a massive 20,500 searches for hairdressers with South Australia recording 99% more searches for hairdressers in January than the rest of the country.

Source: Pinterest

Source: Pinterest

Making your New Year resolutions successful could be just a few clicks away. To find out more about Yellow Pages and to discover how they can help you make 2015 YOUR year, visit www.yellowpages.com.au.

Sales & Savings – Week 5

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Jan 282015
 

WDYGT?Where Did You Get That?
What? 20% off the entire ‘Back to School’ category
How? Enter the code ‘GETBACK’ at checkout
When? Until January 31, 2015
Where? www.wheredidyougetthat.com.au

Mini Sandcrabs
What? 25% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘2015school’ at checkout
When? Until January 31, 2015
Where? www.minisandcrabs.com.au

Apple & MintApple & Mint
What? 25% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘AUSSIE’ at checkpout
When? Until January 28, 2015
Where? www.appleandmint.com

Miky BMikyB
What? 20% off all Babies and Kids Sun Hats
How? Enter the code ‘MIKYBJAN’ at checkout
When? Until January 28, 2015
Where? www.mikyb.com.au

Hello CharlieHello Charlie
What? Clearance Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Until stock lasts
Where? www.hellocharlie.com.au

Bing LeeBing Lee
What? 5% off all Small Appliances
How? Enter the code ‘BLOG5OFF’ at checkout
When? Until February 28, 2015
Where? www.binglee.com.au

Become the boss of your energy bill with greenHOUSE

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Jan 272015
 

greenHOUSE

Four weeks into 2015 many Aussies are still determined to make those New Year resolutions a success. Becoming healthier, living greener and saving more, if you connect with these great intentions (don’t we all?) you are sure love the latest, life changing, Sustainababy program:

The greenHOUSE 21 Day Home Energy Blitz has been developed by environmental engineer and ecoceptional mother-of-two Laura Trotta. As a certified Home Energy Auditor Laura has spent the last decade helping ordinary Australian families to reduce their energy consumption, lessen their energy bills and lower their greenhouse gas emissions. With years of valuable experience under her belt I think we safely call her a real energy expert and now you can profit from her knowledge too.

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Over the course of 21 days (yep, just three short weeks!) you will discover how you can become more in control of your energy usage through small but very effective changes in your home and routine. Every day you will receive a bite-sized chunk of greenHOUSE goodness in your inbox, which you can read and act upon at a time that is convenient for you. You will also have access to a fabulous back-up team of like-minded parents on the special Home Energy Blitz Facebook page for friendly chats, helpful advice, great tips and of course support from the real greenHOUSE experts.

If you want to become the boss of your next energy bill and help influence climate change sign up for your own Home Energy Blitz now! The special Early Bird Price of $97 is available until Sunday February 8th, after this you can still sign up at the regular price of $199. Registrations close on Sunday February 22nd, 2015 and the doors of the greenHOUSE program will open on February 24th, 2015.

greenHOUSE Sign-Up

All participants will receive a FREE copy of Laura Trotta’s eGuide “101 Small Things You Can Do to Help Our Environment” valued at $47. You’ll also be mailed your greenHOUSE Home Energy Toolkit which includes some surprise tools to help you reduce your household energy consumption even more.

The practical, hands-on greenHOUSE Home Energy Blitz is designed for YOU, providing you with all the information you need to make small changes that will have a big impact. Creator Laura Trotta is so convinced you will love the greenHOUSE eCourse that she is willing to back it up with a 100% Money Back Guarantee. If you have signed up, and within the first 7 days decide that the program is not right for you, you simply need to send Laura a quick email to receive a full refund of your investment.

To find more about greenHOUSE, the 21 Day Home Energy Blitz by Sustainababy, and to start reducing your energy bill visit www.greenhouseenergyblitz.com.

Save 20% on ‘Back to School’ at WDYGT?

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Jan 262015
 

WDYGT

Shirts washed. Pants ironed. Shoes polished. Backpack labelled. Just one more sleep until the first day of school for many children across Australia. If you left it all a little late and discovered today, when all the shops are closed, that your little student could do with a new lunchbox or drink bottle you’ll be pleased to know that Where Did You Get That? is always open and they will ship your order out promptly. On top of that they’ve got a fantastic Back to School deal on right now:

Save 20% on the entire ‘Back to School’ category at Where Did You Get That?, simply enter the code ‘GETBACK’ at checkout. Offer ends January 31, 2015. 

Goodbyn

Over the last few years parents worldwide have discovered how easy it is to make varied, healthy lunches using a divided lunchbox and the Goodbyn range is perfect for those yummy bento lunches. Available in range of sizes, shapes and colours you can create your own ideal set of reusable lunch containers or you can go for quick and easy and grab one of the ready-to-go sets. With prices starting at just $2.95 this is a well-priced range and when you use the ‘GETBACK’ code you get an even better deal!

Contigo

You can also use the ‘Back to School’ offer to shop the Contigo BPA-free drink bottle range, our children use Contigo bottles at home and at school and they are absolutely fantastic. Contigo bottles come in a rainbow of colours, styles and sizes to suit boys and girls and even mums and dads, the family can drink Contigo style! I can highly recommend the Swish Autoseal (leakproof, perfect for younger children) and the Addison Sports (for older children), I love the hardwearing, durable design and think they are worth every dollar.

To find out more about Where Did You Get That?, to browse the range and to order online visit www.wheredidyougetthat.com.au.

Jan 252015
 

Mozzigear

One of the things we love most about summer is that the days are longer and we get to enjoy extra family after dinner when it is still light outside. We usually stick to a strict bedtime routine but during the holidays we grab the opportunity to enjoy a game in the garden or explore the neighbourhood together, lots of fun if it wasn’t for those nasty mosquitoes!

Mozzigear

Mosquito bites may be small in size but they can have a big impact on my children’s mood and sleep (and therefore on me too). If you want to make sure those pesky mozzies fly straight past you but you don’t want to use nasty chemicals on or around your family look no further than Mozzigear.

Mozzigear BandsMozzigear creates non-toxic, deet free mosquito repelling products for the whole family so you are protected from mosquitoes without having to worry about harmful chemicals. Keeping mozzies at bay is a breeze with the brightly coloured Mozzigear Mosquito Bands (RRP $19.95, 6 pack), available in adult and children’s (4+) sizes. Just pop one on your wrist when you head outside to create your very own ‘safe-zone’. For up to 48 hours the pleasant citronella fragrance keeps mosquitoes away so you can fully enjoy the outdoors and even the water.

Mozzigear Mosquito PatchOne of my favourite Mozzigear products is the super clever Mozzigear Mosquito Patch (RRP $9.95, 10 pack), the perfect mosquito deterrent to protect newborns and babies. You can stick these adhesive patches on virtually anything like your child’s clothing, bedding or pram. Our 2-year old is too small for the Mosquito Band (and would most likely try to taste it or lose it anyway) but I can just pop this patch on her back without her noticing, a safe and simple solution.

Mosquito WipesIf you prefer an invisible mozzie barrier instead (the brightly coloured wrist bands may not be the ideal match for your pretty evening gown) you can simply wipe the exposed area down with all natural Mozzigear Mosquito Wipes (RRP $9.95, 10 wipes). These convenient, waterproof wipes are effective for up to 6 hours and thanks to added aloe vera and vitamin E they are even gentle enough for faces and delicate baby skin.

Mozzigear Mosquito RepellerNot a citronella fan? The Mozzigear Portable Ultrasonic Repeller (RRP $19.95) clips onto clothing and uses fast and powerful 5-20 KHz multi-frequency sound waves that stun and cause discomfort for most mosquitoes, encouraging them to stay out of your way. The compact (5.5 cm) battery operated device is reusable, works up to 3 metres and can be set to work for 4, 6 or 12 hours at a time, it’s the perfect odourless and chemical-free weapon against mosquitoes.

Mosquito ClickIn the unfortunate event that a mosquito (or another little nuisance like a sandfly, bull ant, horsefly or flea) does manage to nip your skin you don’t have to settle for days of scratching, the handy Mozzigear Mosquito Click (RRP $19.95, 6 months+) will take care of that itch real fast. This clever device is easy-to-use, perfect handbag size and will work instantly to reduce itching and inflammation. One single Mosquito Click can treat up to 5,000 bites!

To find out more about Mozzigear by Intelligent Health Systems, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.mozzigear.com.au.

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Chloe, Chic and Classy

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Jan 242015
 

Isle of Charlie

Like for many mothers the days of going out for a relaxing evening with friends are far behind me. Most nights are spent folding laundry, putting lost buttons back on, cleaning floors and updating the blog, not a very glamourous life at all. When I scored two free tickets to the theatre a few weeks ago I grabbed the opportunity with both hands and together with a lovely friend I sneaked out to enjoy a night off, a real treat for us and for once I didn’t have to lug around a bulky nappy bag.

Chloe MIni Clutch

A cute summer dress, a pair of strappy sandals and some lipgloss, it’s the little things that make this busy mum happy. I don’t know about you but that delightful feeling of stepping out the door with nothing to carry but a sweet little bag does wonders for your mood and confidence.  If you are looking for a gorgeous little bag to put a smile on your face look no further than this pretty mini clutch by designer label Isle of Charlie.

Chloe Mini ClutchDreamed up right here in Australia the stylish Chloe Mini Clutch Bag (RRP $129.95) is the ultimate must-have for classy mamas who want to add a touch of sparkle to their day. The stunning cowhide pebble leather oozes luxury and quality while the timeless camel colour is easy to mix and match with both your summer and winter wardrobe, it’s a winner all around. You can wear this petite clutch on your wrist or over your shoulder, whichever you feel like most that day (both straps are included).

Chloe Mini Clutch BagBut don’t be fooled by its compact size! The inside of the Chloe Mini Clutch Bag is surprisingly roomy with plenty of storage for coins, cards, phone and more and the flexible front pocket even fits an iPad mini or a spare nappy. Instead of digging in the dark hoping to find what you are looking for this clever bag features a complete zip around closure so it can be fully opened for your convenience.

Whether you are looking to surprise a special someone with a wonderful gift that she will really enjoy or just want to treat yourself to a well deserved present, the Chloe Mini Clutch is the perfect gift idea and comes beautifully packaged in a lovely gift box.

To find out more about Isle of Charlie, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.isleofcharlie.com.au.