2015 will be MY year

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Jan 292015

Yellow Pages

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At the start of a brand new year I am always excited, as if flipping over that page on my calendar magically opens up a world of new opportunities. When I see the words New Year I think of new plans, new chances, thinking positive, determination and getting your priorities straight. As a busy mum of four, I have noticed it is easy to get swallowed up by the day-to-day life of looking after the kids, running a household, doing paperwork and writing my blog. I have concluded that I want this year to be different. I want 2015 to be MY year.

CalendarIt appears I am not the only one who sees the New Year as the start of something fresh. With people all over Australia ready to make a change, Yellow Pages records more searches in January than any other month of the year. Even though 88% of New Year resolutions are abandoned before the end of the year it is obvious there are plenty of Aussies keen to get their life, look, home or job sorted using Yellow Pages as their starting point to find the products and services they need to achieve their goals.

You all know how much I love lists. Research has shown my three New Year resolutions are in line with what many Australians, and specifically South Australians, search for on Yellow Pages at the start of the New Year. Here are my top three:

1. Become a fitter, healthier version of me

Long time readers of Hip Little One will remember that losing weight was last year’s New Year resolution. The effect of my healthy eating and more active lifestyle is obvious and the results speak for themselves. This year, I want to raise my fitness game. I am looking at joining a gym or even hiring a local personal trainer to help me and keep me motivated throughout the year.

My first goal – to fit into this beautiful skinny jeans!

Did you know? With more than 10,500 searches online on Yellow Pages for health and fitness, chiropractors and podiatrists, January is clearly a popular month for people wanting to reclaim their health, including me.

2015 Fit

2. Spend more quality time with my hubby

After eight years of marriage I am still madly in love with my husband, but now that we have four young children it is not that easy to schedule quality time for the two of us. With a small budget and no family to babysit, we may not be able to go out but a relaxing (and slightly naughty) take-away dinner in and a good movie is fun too and there are no dishes to do afterwards.

Relationships are worth investing in so make sure you make room in your agenda for a date night every now and then, even if it is just take away!

Did you know? In January there are 100% more searches on Yellow Pages for South Australian take-away shops compared to the annual state average.

2015 Date Night Calendar

3. Work up the courage to get a fresh new haircut

Start with a change in 2015 and go for the chop! As you may know I am the boring owner of a plain and simple long blonde hairstyle, nothing fancy or eye catching just practical and easy. Twice a year I go to the hairdresser and come well prepared with some pretty pictures of gorgeous, trendy hairstyles, only to chicken out at the last minute and walk out with the same old hairstyle. I am determined to finally get the chop this year (just don’t ask me when!). What haircut would you get if you had the guts? Drop me a comment below, I would love to see your hair inspiration.

Did you know? On Yellow Pages in January there are a massive 20,500 searches for hairdressers with South Australia recording 99% more searches for hairdressers in January than the rest of the country.

Source: Pinterest

Source: Pinterest

Making your New Year resolutions successful could be just a few clicks away. To find out more about Yellow Pages and to discover how they can help you make 2015 YOUR year, visit www.yellowpages.com.au.

Dec 232014

Knocked-Up Fitness

Christmas Countdown – Day 23

With only one week left of the year I can’t help but think of my New Year resolutions, the ones I kept (and of course the ones I didn’t keep!) and new ones for the year ahead. Like most mums I would love to be fitter but where do you start? Whether you are a new mum, an ‘old’ mum or even an expecting mum, Erica Ziel’s Knocked-Up Fitness will help you become fit and healthy in 2015:

Knocked-Up Fitness Digital Program

With more than 10 years of personal training and Pilates teaching under her belt certified personal trainer, Pilates instructor, nutritionist and mum of three Erica Ziel knows exactly what works and what doesn’t when it comes to fitness. She has developed the Knocked-Up Fitness Program to help mothers stay fit healthy during all stages of pregnancy and beyond.

Erica ZielKnocked-Up Fitness offers gentle, safe, functional exercises that be done during pregnancy to help you feel good and give you more energy as well as prepare you for delivery and busy life as a mother. Exercises are short and well explained so you can do them in the comfort of your own home and fit them into your day when it suits you best. Bonus: You don’t need a babysitter, expensive equipment or watch your reflection in scary mirrors!

prenatal-and-after-baby-dvdsAfter your baby has been born Knocked-Up Fitness will help you to back (or close) to your pre-baby body in a safe and gentle way. Erica Ziel has built her program on exercises that have proven to be successful for ordinary mums like you and I which makes results achievable and rewarding. You can buy the program on DVD or in digital form and you can even book online training with Erica herself.

To find out more about Knocked-Up Fitness by Erica Ziel, to browse the product range and to order online visit www.knocked-upfitness.com.

For your chance to win the Knocked-Up Fitness Digital Program: Prenatal + Pilates-Infused Functional Workouts + eBook (RRP $89) enter our giveaway below:

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Nov 142014

Coles Big Nappy Change

Have you tried the new Coles Little Explorer nappies yet? We recently took the 5-day Big Nappy Challenge and gave them the thumbs up. The great 3-Way Active Fit, reliable seals (no leaks during our test period) and permanent affordable pricing make Coles Little Explorer disposable nappies a fantastic nappy choice and I will purchase them with confidence.

To read my complete review visit Bub Hub In the Spotlight goo.gl/2E6znN.

Make sure you click through to the Coles Little Explorer website to win a 1-year supply of nappies, what an amazing win that would be!

Coles Little Explorer front

Cake Lingerie grows with you: 3rd Trimester (+ savings up to 30%)

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Jul 052012

Over the past few months I have introduced you to some wonderful Cake Lingerie designs that will carry you all the way through and beyond your pregnancy. We have ended up at the last trimester with one last Cake Lingerie style to support and flatter those beautiful pregnant curves during those last exhausting, but above all exciting, weeks.

As a real Dutch girl I absolutely love my licorice (especially the double salted) so how could I resist the Cake Lingerie Licorice Bra? This balconette style is fitted with flexiwire, offering fantastic support and creating a beautiful shape especially for bigger sizes. There is more to this bra than you might first think, on closer inspection you’ll notice the lovely details like lace edging, a delicate lace overlay and a sweet black and gold base.

Although the bra may look more decent than playful to some, the Cake Lingerie Licorice Set most certainly makes up for that at the back with a cheeky see through brief. Together they make a lovely combination and a delightful treat for any expecting mother. You can enjoy the Licorice Bra after the birth too: the drop-down cups allow for easy feeding access and the 6 band settings allows for the expected changes in weight during and after the pregnancy.

Just like a pregnancy goes through changes to finally unveil something amazing and beautiful, Cake Lingerie is working on something exciting too. The brand new Cake Lingerie logo and latest collection will be revealed very soon and I can promise you it is going to be stunning. Until then save up to 30% on selected styles like this Cake Lingerie Toffee Convertible Bra, offer valid while stock lasts.

To find out more about Cake Lingerie, to order online or to locate a stockist near you visit www.cakelingerie.com.