Jun 302015
 

As you may have guessed the upcoming arrival of baby no.5 calls (once again) for an overhaul of our busy but happy family home. Rooms will be changed, beds will be updated and roommates will be swapped to accommodate for another bundle of joy who we are yet to meet. We love this ever changing house and the kids are always excited when we shake things up a little.

Little Town Wall Stickers

We may not have the time (or energy, patience or money) to repaint the walls every time a room switches owner but luckily there are some super easy things you can do to freshen up a space and make it fun. One of my favourite (and quickest) ways to spice up an empty wall and style it to suit your child’s taste or interests is with some gorgeous wall stickers, I absolutely love our latest addition from Bright Star Kids.

BSK Little Town

These colourful Little Town Wall Stickers (RRP $39.95) were just the bright touch we needed for this rather plain playroom corner, doesn’t it look awesome? The set contains 12 buildings in different shapes and sizes, 1.8 metres of path/road and a selection of landscape accessories so you can build your own little town. All pieces can be placed in the order of your choice so you can create a unique town that shows your personality and fits your wall perfectly. You can grow your city even more by adding some of the other wall sticker sets that fit the theme, like construction vehicles or airplanes.

Bright Star Kids wall stickers

Bright Star Kids Wall Stickers are made from high quality, flexible fabric that is gentle on walls, removable, reusable and works on all household walls. They are particularly handy for rental properties as you can remove them without damaging the walls or leaving sticky residue, just take them with you when you move out. There are lots of different designs to choose from and prices start at just $12.95, now that’s a make-over on a budget!

To find out more about Bright Star Kids, to browse the range and to order online visit www.brightstarkids.com.au.

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Mama on Monday with Happy Mum

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Jun 292015
 

Happy Mum Maternity

After four babies you’d think I have built up quite the maternity wardrobe but the truth is that very few pieces make it all the way. Quality and durability is sadly not that easy to find these days and I discovered that pretty much only the maternity clothes I purchased in The Netherlands (where I am from originally) were able to withstand the test of time. You can imagine my excitement when I discovered that European designer label Happy Mum is now available to hip Aussie mamas too:

Happy Mum

At Happy Mum Maternity they understand that expecting mothers want to dress their growing baby bump with style and class, they feel maternity fashion should be on trend, easy to wash and wear and comfortable at the same time. The every growing range of Happy Mum maternity and breastfeeding clothing ticks all the boxes whilst upholding the high quality standards all mamas expect and deserve.

Happy Mum Weekend Dress jeans

Sporty or chic, bright and patterned or plain and simple, within the range you’ll find lots of fantastic looks that will flatter your growing bump beautifully and even allow for easy and discreet breastfeeding once your baby has been born, Happy Mum clothing proudly last well beyond the pregnancy stage making it a great investment. Happy Mum is hugely popular with both pregnant and non-pregnant women alike and I can definitely see why.

Happy Mum Weekend Dress leggings

As you’ve probably worked out I love dresses so I figured this casual but classy Weekend Dress (RRP $129, size S-L) with side pockets would be the perfect addition to my winter wardrobe (and of course you can wear it on weekdays too!). I love the soft and stretchy tricot fabric that grows with your tummy, the versatile grey colour that is easy to mix and match and the handy button down front for breastfeeding later on. I also love the matching belt that enhances your curves by visually separating your belly from your bust.

Happy Mum Weekend Dress Open

So far I have worn the dress with leggings and boots for a lazy shopping trip on the weekend as well as jeans and hi-tops on a cool day. Matched with black you can create a more classic look while teamed up with navy the dress has a more sporty feel to it. You can even wear it open like a thin jacket over a crisp white tee and skinny denim, the options are endless. I have got the feeling this will become a much loved post-baby garment for me while I get back into shape as the material is very forgiving and comfortable.

To find out more about Happy Mum, to browse the range and to order online visit www.happymum-maternity.com.

Jun 282015
 

Roadshow Entertainment

It’s high traffic this Winter when it comes to ABCKids arrivals, there is definitely no need to be bored inside with so many new titles on the way! A relaxing winter break is not an option for Thomas & Friends as they hit the tracks for some fresh new adventures:

Thomas & Friends DVD

In ‘Thomas & Friends: Trouble on the Tracks’ the Troublesome Trucks cause the world’s favourite blue engine to go a little faster down the hill than he should. Of course there are always loyal friends to help him out when there is trouble on the tracks, teaching Thomas the true value of friendship. Or how about the time Thomas played a joke on Annie and Clarabel and things got really out of control? Luckily someone pulled the brake and put the high-speed adventure to a stop. Thomas fans are sure to enjoy the 5 fan-track-tic episodes on this 80-minute DVD.

‘Thomas & Friends: Trouble on the Tracks’ is available on DVD ($19.95) at major retailers across Australia.

To find out more Roadshow Entertainment, to browse all Thomas & Friends DVDs and to order your favourite titles online visit www.roadshow.com.au.

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A Warm Welcome in a Box

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Jun 272015
 

Eeni Meeni logo

Personally I love a good gift shopping challenge but I know not everyone feels the same or has the time to put together a thoughtful package and that’s OK. If you are on the hunt for a special gift for little baby on the way or a brand new arrival here’s your sneaky shortcut to a brilliant and classy gift that is sure to be received with open arms:

Eeni gift boxes

The style experts at Een Meeni Miini Moh have bundled their favourite Pure Newborn gifts into a range of luxury gift boxes with a real wow-factor. All gift boxes are gender neutral so they are perfect for boys, girls and gorgeous surprise babies. You can choose from different seasons, prints and price categories allowing you to select the box that is perfect for you.

Eeni box

With a Pure Newborn Gift Box your shopping time will be short but the impression will last. All gift boxes come complete with gift card and wrapping and can be delivered to you or straight to the lucky recipient, present shopping has never been easier.

Prices started at $125 for the Le Luxe Gift Box up to $375 for the ultimate Le Grandeur Gift Box.

To find out more about Eeni Meeni Miini Moh, to browse the range and to order online visit www.eenimeeni.com.

Jun 262015
 

Crayola

Have your kids gone a little minion-crazy too?? Wherever I look I am surrounded by these interesting yellow creatures, they may be small in size but they’ve bowled everyone over with their quirky minions language and unique humor. With the school holidays coming up I am sure parents will be pleased to know that Crayola has just released a fabulous new range of products that allow kids to enjoy the minion-fun away from the screen:

Crayola Minions StickersLike most children our four kids (ages 2 up to nearly 7) absolutely love stickers. Give them a sheet of sticky pictures and you’re sure not to hear them for ages! Little minion fans are sure to enjoy the Crayola Minions Color & Sticker Book (RRP $4.99), you can colour in your favourite minions and decorate the pages with lots of funny stickers. With 32 pages and more than 50 stickers this is such a well-priced set, it would make the ideal sanity saver for long car trips.

Crayola Minions GooglyAre you ready for a game of ‘I spy with my very large eye’? Get out your crayons, pencils and markers, colour in the minions and watch them come to life with the Crayola Googly Eyes Minions Coloring Pad (RRP $4.99). The big googly eye moves around just like a real eye! The pad holds 18 pages including two ‘create your own minion’ pages, I wonder what your little designer will come up with!

Crayola Minions Colouring PagesWe all know what kids are like: size matters and the bigger the better! These Crayola Minions Giant Coloring Pages (RRP $8.49) measure a huge 32 x 49cm in size, it’s like creating your very own large poster for your bedroom. There are 18 posters in each pack so it’s perfect for siblings or friends to share and with a bit of luck they will give you some welcome peace and quiet these school holidays.

The exclusive Crayola Minion range is available at major retailers across Australia.

To find out more about Crayola, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.crayola.com.au.

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Sales & Savings – Week 26

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Jun 242015
 

KidslifestyleKids Lifestyle
What? 15% off storewide (Excludes Stokke and not available with any other promotions)
How? Enter the code ‘EOFY15’ at checkout
When? Until June 30, 2015
Where? www.kidslifestyle.com.au

bedSOKbedSOK
What? 30% off storewide
How? Prices as marked
When? Until June 30, 2015
Where? www.bedsok.com

KidslifestyleSafe Lace
What? All Safe Lace now $10 (normally $12.95)
How? Prices as marked
When? Ends June 30, 2015
Where? www.safelace.com.au

KidsberryKidsberry
What? Up to 60% off Stocktake Sale (minimum spend $50)
How? Enter the code ‘STOCKTAKE’ at checkout for your discount to be revealed
When? Until June 30, 2015
Where? www.kidsberry.com.au

KidslifestyleRube & Harri
What? Nothing over $15 Closing Down Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Until June 30, 2015
Where? www.rubeandharri.com.au

EarlybirdsEarlybirds
What? 20% off Earlybirds Velour Hats and Booties
How? Prices as marked
When? Until June 30, 2015
Where? www.earlybirds.com.au