Guff giveaway

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Aug 242017
 

Penguin

No matter how old and grubby they are by now, I simply can’t get myself to throw out my two favourite childhood toys, a soft blue bunny with one twisted ear and a sleeping baby doll whose arms are slowly falling off. Childhood toys hold so many memories and emotions, no wonder we tend to hold on to them as we get older. Take Guff, a cheeky fabric friend like no other captured by the talented Aaron Blabey:

Thoroughly loved and tad scruffy from all the cuddles and laundry cycles, cheeky monster Guff (RRP $16.99) is irreplaceable. He follows his owner everywhere, bringing not only comfort and reassurance but also cheeky adventures and mysterious disappearances. Thankfully he always show up.. after all, what would you do without your Guff?

Featuring gorgeous illustrations in Aaron Blabey’s signature style, accompanied by simple text, Guff is the perfect picture book for young readers with a favourite cuddly toy, and everyone else who still cherishes their childhood friend.

To find out more about Penguin Books Australia, to browse the range and to order your favourite books online visit www.penguin.com.au.

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Snuggle up in style with Pappe

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Aug 082017
 

As I am once again unpacking all my newborn things for the arrival of baby no.6 it is clear that our hand-me-downs hold many special moments and wonderful memories for our family. Touching the tiny clothes I remember quiet hospital cuddles, the ride home, sneaky snoozes, first walks outside and loads of precious photos and I feel incredibly grateful for the gift of our babies. Like its siblings this baby is sure to be showered with love and will enjoy plenty of pre-loved pieces, but of course some new treasures made it into our nursery too:

Each of our children has its own unique blanket, chosen especially for him/her, that has been with them since day one. Even now they still cherish their blankets, whether it is a favourite bedtime buddy for night time or naps, couch cuddles or just for pretend play. Not knowing the gender of our new addition just yet, this time around I went straight for my favourite neutral colour: classic navy blue…

As soon as I laid eyes on this stunning blanket by luxury designer label Pappe I knew it was meant for me. Not only does the Ottley Twill Blanket (RRP $129.95) ooze class, warmth and style and is gender neutral in colour, it also happens to match our pram perfectly! I think it will be the ideal welcome for our little bundle of joy and I can’t wait to see our darling baby wrapped up in it. Nice bonus: Being reversible you can create two different looks with just one blanket, how awesome is that?

Made from 100% high quality cotton poplin yarn with an eye-catching brushed finish the Ottley blanket is a real stand-out piece, you can expect lots of jealous looks when out and about with Ottley! I think the Italian leather Pappe label really is the cherry on top for this designer blanket. The generous 100 x 75cm size makes it a great choice for walks in the pram, naps in the cot or snuggling on the couch, it will keep the chills at bay wherever you go and is sure to be enjoyed for years to come.

Combining nostalgic charm with modern simplicity it is no wonder style conscious parents all over the globe are rapidly falling in love with Pappe’s timeless range of baby/toddler clothing and accessories. I love how Pappe handpicks the most beautiful cashmere, organic cottons, pure wool blends and tweed fabrics, chosen for their excellent quality, luxurious feel and wonderful durability. Whether you are shopping for your own baby or another special little person in your life, you can count on Pappe to deliver nothing but the very best.

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

Dec 192016
 

Christmas Countdown – Day 19

It’s a feeling all parents know too well: whether you are a soon-to-be, new or seasoned mother, getting a gift for your little one(s) is often more fun than getting something for yourself. We totally understand how easy it is for mum to be forgotten, so we have made sure our Christmas Countdown has the whole family covered. In fact, this sweet prize pack from Milk and Love spoils both mother and child in one go:

Lovingly put together by Milk & Love owner Corryn the Mother-to-Be Eco Gift Box (RRP $59.95) contains three fabulous products any eco-conscious mama will adore:

Made right here in Australia with nourishing goat’s milk this luxurious Billie Baby Goats Milk Moisturiser (100ml) will keep your family’s skin soft and nourished the natural way. The gentle, caring formula is ideal for people suffering from eczema and other sensitive skin conditions as it is completely free from colour and fragrances that often cause irritation, you can even use it on the delicate facial area.

Containing the same delicious Aussie goat’s milk, as well as a number of carefully selected skin loving ingredients, Billie Baby Goats Milk Baby Body Wash (240ml) is the perfect addition to your daily bath or shower routine. This gentle cleanser is free from questionable nasties like parabens, SLS, propylene glycol, DEA and petrochemicals, so you can safely use it on your precious newborn (and the rest of the family). One little pump is all you need, so this bottle goes a very long way.

Measuring a very generous 120 x 120cm in size the beautiful Little Bean Organics Baby Wrap will surround your precious bundle with layers of super soft and snuggly organic cotton that is free from pesticides and other toxic ingredients. You can use this versatile wrap as a swaddle, a light blanket in the cot or pram, a play mat or even a nursing cover when out and about. The gender neutral leaf print is perfect for both boys and girls and of course surprises, what a wonderful babyshower gift idea.

As the cherry on top (and to make your life a little easier) one of Milk & Love’s Celebrating Motherhood Gift Cards and complimentary gift wrapping are included, ensuring the Mother-to-Be Eco Gift Box is ready to be gifted to a special mama in your life.

To find out more about Milk & love, to browse the range and to order online visit www.milkandlove.com.au.

For your chance to win a Mother-to-Be Eco Gift Box (RRP $59.95) enter our Christmas Countdown giveaway below:

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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.

cocalo-comforter

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?

cocalo-quilt

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.

Haveli

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Aug 272016
 

No matter what time of the year, with a baby around it is always good to have a blanket on hand. You’ll be surprised how often you use it: in the cot, in the pram, in the car, when visiting friends and family or even to create a quick and clean spot to put baby down on the ground for a little play.

Haveli Pune Quilt

These reversible Haveli Play Quilts are nothing less than stunning and right now they are on sale for the awesome price of just $44.80. You better be quick, at a price like this they will fly out the door!

To make sure your little bundle is cosy and comfortable Haveli blankets are filled with 100% soft and squishy cotton wadding. They are lovingly block printed and quilted by hand and they even come with a bonus matching drawstring bag, perfect for storage or gift giving. You can choose between the pretty pink and green Pune Play Quilt or the Indigo Play Quilt with sweet floral print.

Haveli

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

Stay cosy and save 20% on Minimink

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Jul 162016
 

Minimink

Brrr…. with rain, wind, hail and even snow it sure feels like Winter here in South Australia! It’s the perfect weather for thick knits and cosy blankets to snuggle up with. From the moment we first wrapped our 4th baby in Minimink and felt its softness and warmth it has been a Winter favourite for our family. If you’re feeling the cold too here’s a toasty winter treat not to be missed:

Minimink
What? 20% off storewide (Minimum spend $70)
How? Enter the code ‘BABYITSCOLD’ at checkout + FREE shipping Australia wide for orders over $80
When? Until July 16, 2016
Where? www.minimink.com.au

Blankets for young and old, cushions, comforters, scarves, hats, pram liners… Minimink has the whole family covered. Our Minimink Throw permanently lives in the living room where there is always a little person resting with it. I love the classic, timeless look that fits in with any decor and doesn’t look childish at all. Even though it has been washed over and over again the faux fur still looks luxurious and fluffy, a testament to the excellent Minimink quality.

And there’s more: On top of the great savings Minimink is giving away a free gift with all orders over $50. In the comment section of your order simply mention your child’s age and gender and they will throw in a snuggly Minimink hat to keep little heads cosy and warm. What an awesome Winter deal!

Minimink

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

Oct 072015
 

Kidfolk

Welcome Baby Giveaway – Day 7

When you are preparing for a new baby and decide not to find out the gender like we did you may automatically limit your colour choices, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. I personally love neutral, natural colours and these days there is plenty more to choose from than soft yellow and mint green (take note, grandma!). Today’s beautiful giveaway prize is kindly donated by Australian fashion label Kidfolk and shows that unisex definitely doesn’t have to be boring:

Harlequin Blanket Black White

The beautiful Harlequin Blanket (RRP $79) is designed right here in Australia and is made from 100% soft, light-weight cotton that is gentle against the skin. Measuring 85 x 105 cm in size it’s the perfect blanket to tuck into the pram, keep your baby warm in its cot, snuggle up with on the couch or create an instant safe and clean play mat when visiting friends and family.

Harlequin Blanket

The eye-catching diamond pattern, suitable for both boys and girls, is timeless and classic so it will still be a stylish choice as your little one gets older (in fact if they came in a bigger size I would quite like one myself too!). The Harlequin Blanket is currently available in five trendy colour combinations: Black/White, Black/Red, Grey/Orange, Grey/Green and Grey/Red. Which one is your favourite?

To find out more about Kidfolk, to browse the range and to order online visit kidfolk.bigcartel.com, shipping is FREE Australia wide.

For your chance to win a Kidfolk Harlequin Blanket (RRP $79, Black/White) enter our giveaway below:

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