BowerBird Creations

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Apr 302016

BowerBird Creations

As someone who loves unique gifts I really have a soft spot for handmade treasures, after all you won’t find anything more special and original than that. Knowing someone has put so much love and time in making something, the attention to detail, the charm of handwritten parcels and cute tags tied on with string, there’s just nothing like it. If handmade makes your heart tick a little faster too you will adore BowerBird Creations:

BowerBird New

Made with love in Queensland, Australia by talented mama Danielle the BowerBird Creations range is perfect for trendy mamas and their youngsters. The beautiful jewellery, gorgeous toys and pretty accessories are totally stylish and of course safe too, I’d love to add a few of these to my jewellery cabinet!

BowerBird Baby

If teething trouble is bothering your little munchkin you may find these colourful teething toys bring a welcome distraction and much needed relief for sore gums. They’re a perfect size for small hands and will easily fit in your handbag or pram pocket. With prices starting at just $12 you can easily pick a few different designs so you always have one on hand to cheer up your grizzly baby.


As a mum of five I gave up on costly, delicate jewellery a long time ago, it just doesn’t work when curious little hands are always around to grab and pull. Especially while miss Hattie is teething everything makes it into her mouth so safety is top priority. These lovely designs are made with BPA-free silicone beads and organic maple and beech timber so they are safe and non-toxic, while the quality safety clasp ensures a ‘safe break’ (no beads flying everywhere) when pulled on.

To find out more about BowerBird Creations, to browse the range and to order online visit, shipping is free Australia wide.

Home is where Mum is

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Apr 292016

Little Bellies

With just 9 sleeps to go until Mother’s Day time is quickly running out to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift. If you’re still looking for a sweet present that doesn’t require wandering a busy shopping centre or lining up at the checkout, here’s a great last-minute gift suggestion for you from Little Bellies:

Little Bellies Tea Towel

Now obviously I don’t want to suggest that a women’s place is in the kitchen, but most (grand)mothers do spend a fair bit of time there so I think this unique tea towel will be well received by mum.

Tea Towel GrandmaThe gorgeous new Colour Your Own Tea Towel (RRP $29.99) adds a special touch to the boring task of drying the dishes. It is made from 100% premium cotton and features a lovely ‘Home is where Mum is’ screen print. Young artists can decorate the tea towel to their liking with the included fabric markers, just remember to iron the reverse before washing so you don’t lose your child’s precious artwork.

Shopping for grandma instead? Don’t worry, Little Bellies has the older generation covered too with a ‘Home is where Nanna is’ and ‘Home is where Grandma is’ print.

To find out more about Little Bellies dinnerware, to browse the range and to order online visit

Apr 282016


Let’s be clear, I absolutely love having a big family and wouldn’t swap it for the world, but at times it can be quite challenging. With all the kids home on school holidays, yucky coughs and colds and our little Hattie’s teething trouble and dislike of sleeping I am starting to feel a bit run down. There may not be an instant solution to these common childhood problems but there is gentle, natural help available thanks to Brauer:

Brauer Baby & Child

The Brauer ‘Baby & Child’ range is developed and made right here in Australia using mostly herbal and homeopathic ingredients. These carefully selected ingredients are known to relieve the symptoms of common conditions many families experience from time to time, for example teething, runny noses, cold and flu, pain and fever, eczema, colic and more.

Brauer TeethingIf you have a young family Brauer’s Baby & Child Teething Oral Liquid (RRP $17.99, 100ml) is a must-have for your medicine cabinet. Made with soothing chamomile this natural formula helps temporarily relieve the pain, discomfort and irritability that are often part of the teething process, therefore putting smiles back on the faces of little munchkins and their parents. Using the convenient oral dropper it is easy to administer and can safely be used from birth, now that’s welcome peace of mind.

Brauer SleepCreated with pasque flower and chamomile to battle sleeplessness and insomnia Brauer Baby & Child Sleep Oral Liquid (RRP $17.99, 100ml) may bring relief for unsettled babies (6 months+) and tired parents. It may not have brought us the quiet, peaceful nights we are hoping for just yet but we did notice our usually fussy Harriet loves the natural blackcurrant flavour and it distracts and calms her down for a while.

Brauer CoughAutumn has only just begun but the older kids have already picked up the first coughs from school, I am sure there are plenty more to follow this Winter. With many cold medicines not suitable for young children the gentle and natural Baby & Child Cough Oral Liquid (RRP $17.99, 100ml) is the perfect pick for our young children and we don’t get the usual complaints about a yucky medicine taste. It is made with traditional ingredients like Sundew and homeopathic Ipecacuanha root are known to provide temporary relief from bothersome dry and chesty coughs.

To find out more about Brauer, to browse the Baby & Child range and to order online visit

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Sales & Savings – Week 17

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Apr 272016

HeavenLeeHeavenLee Swimwear
What? Up to 70% off End of Summer Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Limited time only

What? 10% off storewide + FREE post Australia wide
How? Enter the code ‘Vanchi10’ at checkout
When? Until April 30, 2016

What? Free shipping Australia wide
How? Enter the code ‘FREESHIP’ at checkout
When? Until May 1, 2016

What? Free shipping Australia wide
How? Enter the code ‘free shipping’ at checkout
When? Until April 30, 2016

Growing FootprintsGrowing Footprints
What? 20% off storewide (Excludes pre-order items, Numero 74 and laybys)
How? Enter the code ‘TAKE20’ at checkout
When? Until April 29, 2016

What? Free shipping Australia wide (Minimum spend $60)
How? Enter the code ‘HOODIE’ at checkout
When? Until May 1, 2016

Eat, Love, Mae

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Apr 262016

Love Mae

As a mum of five I know very well that mealtimes with little people can be tricky. While we mostly have happy, healthy eaters we also have our beautiful Sybbie for whom food is an ongoing battle. Wherever possible I try not to make too much of a fuss about things, the less attention you give it the more likely she is to at least eat a few bites of everything. Letting her pick her own plate and cutlery is always a happy start to the meal and I think she would adore these delightful new Love Mae arrivals:

Love Mae bamboo dinnerware

Ever since its first release Love Mae’s Bamboo Dinnerware has been brightening up tables all across Australia and the globe. In May these two lovely dinner sets will be added to the range, aren’t they cute? Get your pre-order in today so you don’t miss out.

Love Mae cutleryThe new designs are just gorgeous and sure to bring smiles to the table, even the fussiest eater can’t resists a serve of whimsy! Love Mae dinnerware is made from eco-friendly, biodegradable bamboo and free from nasties like BPA, phthalates and other toxins, making it gentle on the environment and safe for your hungry eater too. All pieces are created with little hands in mind, a great way to encourage independent eating and make mealtime fun for the whole family.

Love Mae cupFairy Garden, Hungry Bear, Woodland Supper, Dinosaur Feast, On Safari and more, there are lots of different designs to choose from so there is a perfect theme for everyone. You can even pick a different set for every child so they can recognise their own dinnerware, yay for no more arguments! My personal favourite is Peacock Plumage, so pretty. Prices range from RRP $29.95 (3-piece set) up to $44.95 (5-piece set).

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

Memories on Monday

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Apr 252016

The beautiful autumn colours, the huge variety of leaves that are gently floating down and the soft weather that’s perfect for outside play, I just love this time of year. Add to that a long weekend and I’m completely in my element. Today our little Hattie is 7 months old and getting cuter by the day.

Monday 1

Monday 2

Monday 3

Breastfeeding Booster with Mix & Go

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Apr 242016


Maybe it’s the many broken nights, maybe it’s the nasty cold I am battling, Hattie teething or just a growth spurt, either way I felt like my milk supply was not meeting Harriet’s demands lately. Obviously there are plenty of so-called ‘lactation cookies’ recipes out there to boost your milk production but as a busy mum I needed something a little quicker. With the help of George Foreman I whipped up this easy peasy breastfeeding booster in just a few minutes.

Breastfeeding Smoothie small

Fitness FriendThe limited edition Mix & Go Fitness Friend Pack (RRP $49.95) is a perfect present for health conscious mamas this Mother’s Day and, the even better, it doesn’t cost a fortune. This super value pack contains the Mix & Go blending system with 2 drinking bottles (600ml, 1 transparent/1 purple), 2 flip lids and 2 purple Chill Sticks to keep your drinks cool for longer. Fruit, vegetables, milk, ice, juice, yoghurt, spices… the Mix & Go instantly turns your favourite foods into a healthy smoothie that you can take with you as you run out the door in the morning.

Health MillTo give your smoothies some extra power the pack also includes the handy Mix & Go Health Mill (120ml), a clever Mix & Go add-on that crushes and grinds nuts, spices and herbs. Add them to your smoothies to make them even healthier or create nut butters, spice blends, dressings or pestos from scratch (a keep-fresh lid is included for easy storage). I love how the compact Mix & Go system hardly takes up any space on your kitchen bench yet it is so versatile, the options are endless.

Health Mill Peanuts

Want to make your own quick, health and totally yummy Mama Milk Smoothie? Here’s how to do it:


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp flax meal
  • 1 tbsp brewer’s yeast (If you can’t find it at the supermarket, try your local health food store)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Chill SticksSimply add all ingredients to your Mix & Go drink bottle, screw on the powerful crushing blades and place it on the Mix & Go unit. Without any effort the Mix & Go will blend all those nutritious ingredients to perfection, now that’s an easy homemade smoothie! Attach a Chill Stick to the drinking lid for some extra cool, close the bottle and your grab-and-go Breastfeeding Booster is ready. This makes quite a large smoothie that’s nice and creamy and of course very delicious, enjoy.

To find out more George Foreman, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit