Lounging in Luxury with Linenly

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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.

Bamboo Bargain: Save 40% at Linenly

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Jun 262019
 

During these chilly winter nights there is nothing I enjoy more than snuggling up in a nice warm bed with a good book. All evening I look forward to that wonderful moment of finishing my final chore of the day and sliding into bed. Although relaxing in bed sounds fabulous, when you know what’s hiding in your bedlinen it may not be such a good idea at all!

Australian company Linenly recognises not only the value of rest and relaxation, but also the importance of high quality organic materials and ethical production. Linenly has made it their mission to provide Australian families with beautiful 100% organic bamboo bedlinen that is both luxurious and loving for your health and the environment, ensuring you the sweetest of dreams night after night.

Carefully sourced by owner Luyang the entire Linenly range is made from silky soft 100% organic bamboo fibre which is completely free from nasty toxins or harmful substances (backed up by Oeko-Tex certification). Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic, breathable and anti-microbial which makes it the perfect choice for eczema sufferers and those with other sensitive skin conditions.

Fitted sheets, flat sheets, pillow cases and even quilt covers, single, double, queen or king, Linenly has every bedroom covered. With a range of classy colours to choose from there is a Linenly look to suit your style and decor perfectly. Prices range from $44.95 to $239.95.

Want to discover the many benefits of bamboo for yourself without breaking the bank? Right now you can save a massive 40% on all Linenly bamboo sheet sets, now that’s what I call a sale! Prices as marked.

As we recently upgraded to a king size bed this was the perfect opportunity to spoil myself with some Linenly luxury too. My new bamboo sheets have just arrived and I can’t wait to put them to the test. Obviously I’ll make sure to share my thoughts a little later so keep an eye out for my review. I am excited!

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

Bye bye nursery, hello toddler room

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Aug 282017
 

With the arrival of baby no.6 around the corner we are currently in a mad rush to finish our bedroom puzzle, something we always seem to leave until the very last minute! While we agreed that Harriet would have to vacate the nursery for the new arrival, at not even 2 years old (and still very much our ‘baby’) we also felt she wasn’t quite ready to move into a shared room with one of her older sisters. Our solution: A lovely toddler room fit for our little treasure…

As soon as I saw this dreamy StarBright Toddler Bed (Ages 18 months – 5 years) I knew it would fit our needs perfectly, it ticks every single one of our boxes! Designed for small legs the bed sits close to the ground, this makes getting in and out a breeze and will help your growing toddler feel safe, confident and grown-up. Harriet loves climbing in by herself and testing out her new bed (complete with fake snoring sounds), nap time or not!

Because safety is important to us I really appreciate the protective side panels that will keep little sleepyheads from accidentally tumbling out of bed as they sleep. Manufactured by Worlds Apart this easy-to-assemble bed is made with sturdy, high quality MDF and features a slat base, ensuring a durable and solid construction that is tested to the most stringent safety standards. The cute attached bedside table is even strong enough to double as a parent seat for that last bedtime story, how convenient is that?

Another delightful child-friendly feature of this sweet bed is the built-in night light that helps busy bees drift off to sleep peacefully and will turn off after 15 minutes. The moon-shaped light spreads a calming glow over the bed and projects a starry night sky onto the wall at the same time, it’s like sleeping in space! Unlike with separate night lights there are no dangerous loose cords or cables and it can not fall on the ground when little hands reach for it in the middle of the night.

The gender neutral colour scheme makes the StarBright bed a great choice for boys and girls, it easily fits in with any decor and you can simply dress it up with your favourite linen and wall decor to suit your taste. As I have a soft spot for cool, calming blue I made the bed with a crisp Starlight Blue Striped Fitted Sheet and the matching Pinwheel Quilted Comforter by CoCaLo. Although this bed looks and feels like a ‘big’ bed, thanks to the 140x70cm mattress size you can continue to use your normal cot bed linen which is great news for the family budget.

We have purposely kept Hattie’s room simple but fun with the addition of two pieces from the Worlds Apart BearHug range. To help keep the room organised and to encourage Hattie to tidy up after play we decided on the BearHug Stack Storage, a clever and compact storage unit that holds all her toys and teddies. When in use the three cubes can be separated so she can access all her treasures, and when packed away the unit’s small footprint leaves the room spacious and clean.

Inspired by her older siblings Hattie loves to get crafty which can cause a bit of trouble when she gets her hands on special markers, glitter paint, important paperwork and glue or when she climbs upon our high dining chairs to sit at the big table. This child-proof BearHug Desk solves all our trouble, she can sit at a perfect toddler height, the seat doesn’t wobble or fall over and she has access to her own crayons and paper. I just love this little art desk, I can already tell it will be one of her favourite spots in the house.

To add a pop of colour and brighten the plain walls Hattie and I added a generous sprinkle of the Multi Glitter Confetti Dots, it is like the colours were made to match the BearHug range. I loved how well the removable RoomMates wall decals came up in our girls’ room a few months ago and how easy they were to apply, so it was an obvious choice for Harriet’s toddler room. With 180 stickers per pack there was plenty of glitter to go around, our older girls instantly claimed the left-over dots for their room.

Harriet’s new room has turned into a pretty, playful and peaceful place which we think she will love and hopefully having her own special sanctuary will help make the transition easy and fun during this tricky time of becoming an older sister.

To find out more about Childsmart and to browse the range visit www.childsmart.com.au or get social with @Childsmart on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Dec 122016
 

Christmas Countdown – Day 12

As a mum of five little ones I know very well that a proper, good quality, durable mattress takes a big chunk out of your family budget, so it is not something you want to have to replace often. Adults are (usually) quite good at keeping their mattresses clean but for children that is a big ask, we all know accidents happen and there is nothing you can do to prevent them. If you have ever tried to clean, scrub and deodorize a mattress you know it ruins your mood, takes ages and after all that it never becomes 100% clean again. Here’s the good news, there is hope!

Australian mattress specialist BedGuard takes the hassle out of a wet bed with an innovative waterproof mattress range that keeps little (and big) sleepyheads comfortable, clean and dry all night long.

Designed to stop liquids, stains and odours from ruining your mattress the unique BedGuard protection layer is guaranteed to keep nasties at bay, in case of accidents just use some paper towel to remove the spill and your mattress is fresh, clean and dry again. No more sleeping on crunchy, sticky, plastic mattress protectors, no more scrubbing, no soda-treatment, no yucky yellow stains and no sneaky odours hanging around, what a fantastic time (and irritation) saver for busy parents!

Aside from repelling liquid, odours and stains BedGuard mattresses have many other great features that make them a family favourite. The anti-dust mite, anti-bacterial, bed bug resistant and flame retardant properties give parents peace of mind, they can sleep well knowing their child is safe and comfortable at all times. All BedGuard mattresses are double sided and filled with above industry standard foam density and high quality inner springs ensuring a comfortable night sleep.

BedGuard is an Australian family business and all products are designed and made right here in Australia using high quality materials. Being Australian made you can rest assured that the manufacturing process is closely monitored from start to finish to supply Aussie families with an outstanding product that they can enjoy for years. BedGuard mattresses have a life expectancy of 10 years and come with a generous 5 year guarantee.

Within the BedGuard mattress range you’ll find three different types of waterproof mattresses (Guardian Comfort, Guardian Luxury and Guardian Opulence) to suit beds of all sizes, from your baby’s cot to a large king size bed BedGuard has the whole family covered. Prices start at $198 (cot size) and delivery costs depend on your location.

To find out more about BedGuard, to explore the innovative BedGuard features and to order online visit www.bedguard.com.au or get social on www.facebook.com/bedguardaus.

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From cot to single: ergoPouch ‘Stretch Sheet’

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Nov 222016
 

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Cot size, single size and queen size, boy colours, girly shades and of course spares of everything… being a large family of seven it is no surprise our bedlinen collection is quite significant. I have often wished I could use the same gear for the cot and single beds, it would save me so much space and be much kinder on the family budget too! Well, thanks to ergoPouch you can:

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On Sunday I finally got Hip Daddy to assemble this pretty bunk for the two big girls, doesn’t it look lovely teamed up with these gorgeous pastel ergoPouch Stretch Sheets?

ergopouch-bamboo-sheetAs the name suggests the brand new ergoPouch Bamboo Stretch Sheets (RRP $39.95) are super soft and very stretchy, in fact they are so stretchy they are designed to fit from cot (yes, including those tricky sized and odd shaped cots) all the way up to a proper single bed! That means one single sheet will last you from baby to teen stage and beyond, now that’s a good investment. 

Made with a luxurious blend of bamboo viscose jersey and a touch of elastane for extra flexibility ergoPouch sheets are high quality, soft to touch and gentle against the skin. Bamboo is often praised for its wonderful antibacterial properties, its breathability and the way it assists temperature control, making it a perfect pick all year around. Allergy sufferers will be pleased to know that ergoPouch Stretch Sheets proudly carry the tick of approval from the Eczema Association Australasia.

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Initially I was sceptical about the ‘one-size-fits-all’ description, expecting a fit so tight you could hear the seams groan in despair, but I was pleasantly surprised. The Bamboo Stretch Sheets easily snapped around our thick single mattresses with the strong, elasticised trim staying neatly in place.

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Not only are ergoPouch Stretch Sheets a smart decision for your family budget, they also keep your linen cupboard tidy and easy to manage. There is no more need to hunt for a specific sheet to fit a certain bed or grabbing the wrong sheet during a midnight change of linen, you can use your ergoPouch sheets on all of the kids’ beds. Comfortable, convenient and cost-effective, it’s a big thumbs up from me!

The ergoPouch Bamboo Stretch Sheet is currently available in four stylish colours: Grey, Mint, Natural and Pink.

To find out more ergoPouch, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.ergopouch.com.au.

Cuddle up with CoCaLo

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Nov 152016
 

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Before Harriet was born I carefully handpicked her a gorgeous soft baby blankie, hoping that it would be love at first sight and the two would become inseparable. Of course Hattie turned out as headstrong as her mother and she refused to have anything to do with it. Fast forward 13 months and she has finally found one she adores, she carries it around throughout the house and she is not in the slightest bothered by the fact that it’s more a blanket than a blankie. I have to admit, this wonderful CoCaLo comforter is quite the prize:

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Measuring a very generous 91 x 114 cm in size her beautiful CoCaLo Pinwheel Quilted Comforter is not only a great fit for a baby’s cot, it would also make a lovely soft spot for a precious little one to practise tummy time. Baby Harriet loves to nap with it but our 3-year old and even 5-year old like to snuggle up with it whenever they can too, it’s definitely a quilt that will be enjoyed well past the baby stage.

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This beautiful comforter has a cosy 100% cotton outer that is comfortable to touch and gentle against the skin with a lightweight polyester filling for extra fluffiness. Bonus: Because busy mums have better things to do than tediously washing their laundry by hand CoCaLo comforters can be machine washed (cold, gentle cycle), it’s the simple things in life that make me happy.

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Do you love the pretty CoCaLo look as much as I do? There is plenty more where that came from with matching sheets, blankets, bumpers and change pad covers to complete your stylish nursery. The Pinwheel Quilted Comforter is currently available in four stylish colours: Petal Pink, Orchid Hush, Starlight Blue and neutral Grey, which shade is your favourite?

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To find out more about Childsmart and to browse the CoCaLo range visit www.childsmart.com.au or get social with @Childsmart on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Apr 122016
 

Fly Babee

With just over 4 months to go until our European holiday I am starting to get very excited. I can’t wait to see my loved ones again and of course to introduce baby Harriet to her Dutch family. As she will be 11 months old when we travel Hattie will not get a seat on the plane, but thankfully we received confirmation that a bassinet has been allocated to us. Together with our super handy Fly Babee that means she’ll hopefully be able to snooze in peace during the flight:

Fly Babee

Hailed as a real must-have for travelling families the award-winning Fly Babee (RRP $99.95) is the world’s first sleep-easy cover designed for airline bassinets, pram carry cots and strollers. It’s compact, portable and extremely light-weight (just 600 grams!), yet big enough to comfortably fit around airline baby beds and large prams and provide your baby with a private place for a little nap.

Fly Babee Storage BagThe practical pop-up design makes Fly Babee extremely easy to use, it unfolds in the blink of an eye and attaches to the bassinet or pram frame with simple clips. This same strong pop-up frame creates a safe, spacious ‘dome’ around your baby without a claustrophobic feel or the risk of collapsing. When not in use you can keep your Fly Babee cover safely tucked away in the handy carry bag (included) which attaches to your pram with two velcro straps.

Fly Babee Pram CoverFly Babee is packed with plenty of other great features to make travelling with a baby a little easier, for example block-out fabric that locks out over 90% of surrounding light, 100% breathable fabric to avoid overheating and a convenient ‘Chance a Glance’ window so parents can have a little safety-peek without disturbing your tiny dreamer. Whether it’s a walk around the block, a short domestic trip or a long international flight, Fly Babee takes the stress out of your next family adventure.

To find out more about Fly Babee, to order online or to locate a stockist near you visit www.flybabee.com.au.

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