Apr 012014
 

Mrs. Darcy

Maybe it is just me but I always struggle to keep up this time of year. There are a couple of public holidays, Easter, the school holidays and then all of a sudden it’s Mother’s Day. In many households it’s up to mum to buy the Mother’s Day presents for both grandmas and if you’re very unlucky you even have to buy your own gift (I have in the past!) so if you don’t want to get caught out now is the time to get organised.

Mrs. Darcy Hello Hamptons Hand CreamBecause we mums seem to spend more time shopping for our little ones than for ourselves (if ever) the lovely Dong-Maria at Baby Donkie has decided to help you out. When you’re browsing the online boutique for hip kids pieces you can pop your own Mother’s Day gifts in your basket at the same time! The brand new Mrs. Darcy range has arrived in store and it’s the perfect gift of luxury for mamas of all ages.

Mrs. Darcy Soiree Spa BagAt Australian label Mrs. Darcy they believe that everyone deserves to be spoilt every once in a while so they have created a gorgeous collection of delicious hand creams, pretty spa bags and scented candles perfect for that quiet moment of relaxation. With names like Hello Hamptons, May We Dance and French Pear you know you’re in for a real treat, the only question is which one to pick?

Mrs. Darcy Hello Hamptons CandleI myself am a big fan of scented candles and especially now that cold and cosy weather is around the corner I would be thrilled to receive one of these beautifully packaged candles (hint hint). They look and smell just divine, are Australian made and with a burning time of up to 60 hours + you are sure to get lots of enjoyment out of them. Bonus: Once your Mrs. Darcy candle has finally finished burning you’re left with an elegant reusable glass jar. Prices start at $27.95.

To find out more about Baby Donkie, to browse the Mrs. Darcy range and to order online visit www.babydonkie.com.au.

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May 232013
 

Littlelock

It is hard to believe but three months have passed since we brought our littlest family member home from hospital (it feels like yesterday!) and before we know it she’ll be starting solids. Our other three children were early starters, taking their first bites at 4 months old, so I better read up on what the latest recommendations are. With four small children I may not have the time to cook fresh meals every single day so I am going to (try to) be organised and cook in bulk so there is always a homecooked meal or snack waiting in the freezer. Now preparing the meals is one thing, storing them is a whole different story:

LittlelockWhen you are looking at storage solutions for baby food there are a lot of factors to consider: Size (You don’t want to freeze huge containers as you will end up wasting uneaten food), safety (no harmful chemicals), durability (containers need to last as you will be using them over and over), practicality (easy to use and easy to stack) and of course containers need to be microwave safe (no need to transfer the food before heating it) and dishwasher proof (to save you hand washing everything).

Littlelock ContainersDesigned by a clever Aussie mama the new Littlelock containers tick all those boxes. Made from tempered glass (stronger than regular glass) they are both durable and eco friendly. They are safe from BPA, Phthalates, PVC and lead so you won’t be feeding baby something dangerous without knowing it. Unlike most other materials Littlelock glass is stain and odour resistant so you can start with a nice clean container every time.

Littlelock MealsFill the brightly coloured containers with your own homemade meals, close the clips and the airtight, leak proof seal will keep all the goodness and yummy aromas in so the food stays fresh. You will be amazed by how tight it ‘locks’, it’s obvious this is a very high quality product! Your baby gets the benefit of wholesome meals, you save money by not purchasing single serve jars and of course you can keep using Littlelock post-baby stage, think sauces, butter, jams, fruit and much more.

Littlelock Glass Food Storage Containers are available in two sizes: 120ml ($29.95 3-pack) and 210ml ($33.95 3-pack), a great size for growing tummies. Each pack contains 3 different colours so you can colour code your meals, eg. green for vegies, pink for fruit.

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

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