Aug 112019
 

A few weeks ago I introduced you to Australian company Linenly, home to the most beautiful organic bamboo bedlinen. I have been so excited to discover their range and even more so to dive into a bed freshly made with bamboo goodness! After impatiently stalking the postman for my order I quickly gave my new linen its first wash and manage to swap my sheets just in time for bed…

Because many of you are new to bamboo I promised to share my thoughts on this luxurious range and I made sure to spend a good month trying it out. I slept on it and under it, I washed it and dried it, I ironed it (low setting!) and even squeezed in a few sleep-ins which is very rare for me! There is a lot I want to say about Linenly, but in short let’s just say we are very impressed.

My Linenly order arrived quickly, it was delivered in a matter of days and carefully wrapped for safe transport and delivery. As you can see even the packaging is eco friendly: this nice fabric bag (which matches the colour of your new sheets) holds all your new linen and if you’re a master folder you may even be able to store everything back in there whilst not in use. It would most certainly make it easy to keep the sheets and pillow cases neatly together in your linen cupboard.

The sheets are silky soft and you instantly notice the high quality. All Linenly bamboo sheets have a rich 400 thread count and have been made with a premium sateen weave, it feels like sliding into a deluxe hotel bed every single night. Even after washing our sheets several times the smooth, silky feeling remains, which confirms the quality and durability of this bamboo fabric. For more fabulous facts about bamboo check out my earlier post about Linenly.

Keeping our old sheets onto our extra thick king size mattress was a daily cause of frustration but the Linenly fitted sheets are a generous 40cm deep (and stretchy) and therefore stay perfectly in place. I was so pleased with how the ‘forest’ colour matched with the headboard of our new King Living bed, it looks really clean and calming. Rest assured, there are eight stunning colours to choose from so there is a perfect shade for every bedroom.

If you are keen to give bamboo a go now is the time, with Linenly offering a massive 40% discount on all Linenly bamboo sheet sets. Prices are as marked, Australia-wide delivery is free for orders over $150.

To find out more about Linenly, to browse the range and to order online visit www.linenly.com.au.

Aug 032019
 

Now that she is turning 4 our miss Hattie is turning into quite the little helper. She attempts to feed Ted breakfast, brushes his hair, puts on his favourite songs and is always the first one to helpfully report a possible ‘nappy situation’… if I let her she would even try to change his nappy too! To be on the safe side I do the real nappy checks while she takes care of her own baby’s messy business:

The adorable new Baby Secrets Bottle Surprise (Ages 4+) collection has taken the gender reveal fun of the original Baby Secrets range and turned it into a great miniature baby play set that young parents-to-be are guaranteed to love.

As the name suggests the Baby Secrets Bottle Surprise is shaped like a large pink and aqua blue baby bottle. When you open the bottle door you are greeted by the cutest Surprise Baby in its own little nursery. On the flip side of the nursery you’ll find a baby bottle for your hungry friend and a teeny potty, because everyone needs a toilet break sometimes.

To reveal your baby’s gender simply fill the included bottle with icy cold water, feed your little one and check the inside of its nappy where a pink or blue star will appear, how cute is that? When you remove the nappy, pop your baby on the potty and give it another drink you can even spot a number 1 or 2 in the potty, if only toilet training was that easy in real life!

Measuring ca. 9cm tall the new Baby Secrets characters are larger in size than the original babies, they have arms and legs that can be posed so you can sit your baby down or stand it up independently. You can click both the baby and its bottle securely into the storage bottle to keep the pieces safe and the bottle play set is an ideal size for car trips and back packs. (I know shaking your baby is not usually recommended but in this case it’s a must to prevent leftover water from staying inside)

There are currently six adorable Bottle Surprise babies to collect and one of my lucky ducks already adopted the shimmery sparkle edition so we’re off on a good start. A Rollerskater Baby, a Chef Baby, a College Baby… you never know who will be waiting for you!

You can find the Baby Secrets ‘Bottle Surprise’ range right now at Mr. Toys and Catch.com.au and it’ll soon make its way into Big W stores across Australia and online too.

To find out more about Baby Secrets, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.babysecretshq.com.