Apr 212016


With the school holidays now in full swing the kids are spending hours on end at the kitchen table with markers, crayons, pencils and a huge stack of paper. But they are not the only who enjoy a bit of colour therapy, I am quite loving the relaxation myself too. The art and craft experts at Crayola believe that colouring in is great entertainment for all ages, which is why they have expanded their range with a special collection just for grown-ups:

Crayola Colouring

The Crayola ‘Adult Colouring’ Range is designed specifically for creative adults with premium fine-line markers and pencils in a rainbow of beautiful colours. I am secretly hoping hubby reads this hint and surprises me with a lovely stash for Mother’s Day…

Crayola Coloured PencilsIf you love soft shades and the ability to control the depth of your colour the Crayola Adult Coloring Colored Pencils (RRP $19.99, 50 pack) are your perfect pick. A light touch will give you a lighter colour which you can darken by adding layers or shadows, there is so much room for variety. With 50 different colours per pack the options are endless, seeing all these pretty pencils laid out is a joy for the senses.

Crayola Fine Line Markers ClassicOn the other hand, if you like the solid look of a deep, warm felt tip marker you will certainly enjoy the Crayola Adult Coloring Fine Line Markers (RRP $7.99, 12-pack). Thanks to their fine tip you can pull off thin lines and tiny details with great precision, staying in the lines is easy with this colourful bunch. I have to admit I am usually more a pencil-lover but these vibrant markers really are amazing to work with.

Crayola Fine Line Markers ContemporaryThe fine line markers are available in two different colour ways: the Classic Colors 12-pack is filled with bold, traditional shades and the Contemporary Colors 12-pack contains a slightly softer, modern colour palette. Now if only I had a cleaner and a cook to take care of my household so I could spend a few hours dreaming away above my new colouring book…sounds like bliss to me!

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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Oct 022014


Our school holidays started yesterday so like every other school holiday I am using my time wisely to get everything back-to-school ready. I have to wash all the school uniforms and check them over properly for any tears and holes, label new garments and relabel old ones that lost their tags, clean the school shoes, wash the bags, thorougly scrub the lunch boxes and replace the bottles and this time I have to do it in three-fold as miss 4 will start kindy after the break. The twins use the Yumbox for their lunches and miss 4 can’t wait to have one too.

Yumbox Panino Red

When the two older kids got their Yumboxes a few months ago these clever lunch boxes has only just arrived in Australia. They were a huge hit from the start with stores selling out within hours and their popularity has only grown since then, in fact a brand new sibling has recently been welcomed into the Yumbox family. On the outside the Yumbox Panino may look exactly the same as the Yumbox Original but inside it’s a different story.

Yumbox Panino BlueFeaturing 4 compartments (one large 2 cup section, two 1/2 cup servings and one small 1 oz. dip/treat well) the Yumbox Panino is perfect for kids and adults who love a decent sandwich or good helping of salad. Add to that the innovative lid that seals each section individually, the clear, removable tray and the handy fold lock closure and you’ve got a real winner of a lunch box. I think I may treat myself to one of these stylish new lunch boxes too!

The Yumbox Panino ($39.95) comes in Pomodoro Red and Tutti Frutti Blue and is available at Whimsy Child.

To find out more about Whimsy Child, to take a closer look at the Yumbox and to get your order in visit www.whimsychild.com.au.

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