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May 312015

Love J Frame

Everyone who knows me knows that I am in love with names and letters, luckily I have had quite a few babies to name and another chance coming up in October. It’s funny how certain letters just jump out to me, given me a warm fuzzy feeling that simply feels ‘right’. I am still really happy with the names we have chosen for our children and I can’t wait to add another one to the mix.

Love J Frames

A few months ago I bookmarked Love J Frame on my computer so that come October I can finally place an order for one of these personalised creations, aren’t they stunning?

Love J Frame Baby BoyHandmade with love right here in Melbourne, Australia by the Johnson family each Love J Frame is a little piece of art, custom designed to suit your wishes perfectly. Simply choose your favourite words and/or names (up to 14 words per frame), frame size and background paper that fits your decor or the occasion, then watch designers Stacey and Kirsty work their magic with the tiles.

Love J Frame FamilyWhether you choose the name of your child or the entire family, the location of your wedding and wedding date, a birthday message or Christening details, the end result is sure to be a unique piece that will be treasured for years to come. I’ve got my heart set on the linen heart background and the names of our 7 family members, what a beautiful way to celebrate our special family bond.

For some welcome inspiration you can browse the Love J Frame photo gallery on Facebook, there are so many wonderful creations to get you excited. Due to the custom nature of this product please allow 3 weeks for your order to be made and delivered, prices start at $50.

To find out more about Love J Frame, to browse the range and to order online visit

May 302015

Hodge Podge Baby

We may not know the gender of our baby just yet but that hasn’t stopped me from stocking up on gorgeous wraps already, I simply can’t resist a beautiful swaddle. One to sleep in, one as a change mat cover, one as a breastfeeding cover, one as a spare in your nappy bag, one as a pram shade… a simple piece of fabric with so many uses.

Hodge Podge Peggles

If you’ve ever popped your muslin wrap on your baby’s pram as a quick and easy sun shade you have probably noticed it doesn’t always stay put. All it takes is a sudden breeze, a quick peek at your sleeping baby or a gentle tug from little hands and your wrap slides off. No more of that this time around thanks to these clever babies from Hodge Podge Baby:

Pram PegsShaped like fluttery little butterflies Peggles (RRP $19.95, 2-pack) are much more than handy pram pegs, they are also a sweet decoration showing that practical and pretty go very well together. Of course they can be used to attach your wrap elsewhere too, you can snap them onto your baby carrier to block out sun or wind or clip them onto your capsule for a bit of privacy during nap time, now that’s handy.

Peggles Pram Pegs are currently available in six stylish colours to perfectly suit your pram, your nappy bag or personal taste. They make a unique and useful gift for a baby shower or new arrival and priced at under $20 they won’t break the bank. Handy tip: If you sign up as a Hodge Podge Baby VIP you get 10% off your first order.

Peggles Pram Pegs

To find out more about Hodge Podge Baby, to locate a stockist near you and to order online visit

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May 292015

Label Label

It’s not a secret that many babies and toddlers love a good snuggle with a special blanket or soft toy and often it’s the little tags and labels they’re really obsessed with. All this cuddling, hugging, wiping, patting, pulling and tracing helps them calm down and drift off to sleep peacefully, even our 4-year old still sleeps with her tag comforter.

Friends Label Label

I recently stumbled upon these gorgeous plush Friends blankies ($23.50) by European brand Label Label and think they are totally adorable.

Label Label Friends PigThe super soft toys feature tags in lots of different shapes, colours and patterns all around, offering plenty of sensory distraction for little hands and minds. Pig or horse, fox or polar bear, the animal Friends are available in a range of stylish designs to suit both boys and girls. I have to say I am partial to the fox but of course they’re all very cute. Bonus for mum: Friends are machine washable.

To find out more about Gear4Baby, to browse the Label Label range and to order online visit

May 282015

Penguin Australia

It’s been a while since our latest Our Australian Girl update but that doesn’t mean nothing has been happening on the book front. A new girl has joined the clan and as always there are plenty of adventures waiting to happen, this time we’re stepping back into 1983 and travel to Melbourne:

OAG Marly 1Originally from Vietnam and now living in Australia Marly feels she has finally started to find her feet and make new friends. But then her cousins from Vietnam arrive and Marly is expected to help them settle in, which is not as easy as it sounds. The language, the looks, the habits… they are two different worlds and Marly is struggling to do the right thing. Will she be able stay true to herself and find out who her real friends are in Meet Marly (RRP $14.99)?

OAG Marly 2The cousins have moved away and Marly needs to once again make new friends at school, but when you don’t have the newest toys or the hottest swap cards on the school yard it is hard to fit in. Then she discovers how to earn some much needed pocket money to buy the swap cards and everything appears to go her way. However Marly’s Business (RRP $14.99) doesn’t seem such a good idea when she finds herself lost on the other side of Melbourne, will she find her way home?

To find out more about the Our Australian Girl series, published by Penguin Books, to read all about the characters and to order your own Our Australian Girl books online visit

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Sales & Savings – Week 22

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May 272015

Natural FibresNatural Fibres
What? 50% off storewide
How? Enter the code ’50PROMO’ at checkout
When? Until June 30, 2015

All Tots TreasuresAll Tots Treasures
What? 40% off all clothing
How? Enter the code ‘ATTMAY40’ at checkout
When? Until May 31, 2015

White SodaWhite Soda
What? Free kids rash top with every purchase over $50
How? Add your choice of free top to you cart and enter the code ‘Sunset Special’ at checkout
When? Until June 17, 2015

Milt and Joe
What? 30% off Winter clothing (Some exclusions apply, excludes shoes, accessories and sale items)
How? Discount automatically applied at checkout
When? Until May 28, 2015

White SodaMickey House Kids
What? Closing Down Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Limited time only

What? Buy one plush fleece throw and receive 50% off the 2nd
How? Enter the code ‘throwsmay15a’ at checkout
When? Until May 31, 2015

May 262015

Into The Woods

With four children under seven we generally limit our cinema visits to real children’s movies. Movie tickets don’t come cheap so when we do go we want to make sure it is appropriate and fun for the whole family (I think hubby and I only went to the movies together twice in almost 10 years!). While we liked the sound of Disney‘s Into The Woods ourselves we decided our kids were a bit too young to watch it, so we’ve been hanging out for the DVD release instead and now it’s finally here. Time for a date night in I’d say!

Into The Woods is not just another recount of a famous favourite tale, it’s a magical and musical mix of several classic fairytales skilfully woven together by acclaimed filmmaker Rob Marshall (the mastermind behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”). Featuring a range of big movie stars like Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp and more Into The Woods is sure to impress. Get ready to be surprised by all the unexpected twists and turns!

Into The Woods Blu-rayFollow the story of the childless baker and his wife who are desperate to lift the curse placed on them by a mean witch. Her demands include a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn and a slipper as pure as gold, not exactly things you find on every street corner. During their search they meet Jack, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel and learn some valuable life lessons. Will their dream finally come true?

Into the Woods is available on DVD ($39.95) and Blu-ray ($49.95) at major retailers across Australia.

To find out more about Disney, to discover the latest releases and to order your favourite titles online visit

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May 252015


Big Baby Shower – Day 25

While most babies start off snug as a bug in a gorgeous swaddle they will all eventually move on, some a little sooner and some a little later. The logical next step is a sleeping bag that will still provide that cosy hug experience whilst leaving baby’s arms and legs free to move around. If your bub is ready to make the move during this chilly season you can keep him/her comfy and warm with this genius design from Love To Dream:

The innovative Love To Dream Inventa Sleep Bag (RRP $79.95) has a generous 2.5 TOG rating so little ones stay toasty on cold nights, yet thanks to the clever zipped design with mesh vents it is safe and suitable for warmer months too.

The Inventa Sleep Bag is so much more than just a plain, old sleeping bag, it’s fitted with handy features all around: Adjustable length to grow with your baby, easy press-studs on the shoulder, a seatbelt slit for travelling, protective zip covers, bottom opening for midnight nappy changes without waking baby and of course the mesh vents for a breeze of cool air… what more could you wish for?


Made from soft brushed cotton (lining) with a natural, breathable bamboo fill this luxurious sleeping bag is gentle on your baby’s skin and airways, promoting a good, restful night sleep. The 2.5 Tog Inventa Sleep Bag is currently available in two sizes (4-12 months and 12-36 months) and 6 different colours/prints to suit both boys and girls.

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

For your chance to win a Love To Dream 2.5 TOG Inventa Sleep Bag (RRP $79.95) in the design/size of your choice enter our giveaway below:

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