‘Dad Hacks’ giveaway

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Aug 242019

Pan Macmillan Australia

Who needs weekends with pubs and clubs when you can have Friday nights on the couch with Better Homes and Gardens? I love starting the weekend with some recipe inspiration, my girls always enjoy the craft ideas and secretly we all wish for our very own Rob Palmer to lend a hand around the house. I may not be able to give you Rob, but with this cool book of tricks your own hubby is sure to become your favourite handyman:

Especially for his first book Dad Hacks (RRP $29.99) Australia’s favourite DIY guru Rob Palmer has handpicked 101 of his best tradie tips, household hacks and savvy savings that will help Aussie families save time and money.

Whether dad’s an amateur cook (cook a scrumptious scone or boil the perfect egg), a fun family-man (build a backyard slingshot or play supermarket hide-and-seek), an outdoor guy (pull out a tree stump or light a fire with corn chips) or a tool trainee (fix a sticky lock or drill into tiles), with these and many more Dad Hacks Rob Palmer has all types of fathers covered. Everyone knows kids like to believe their dad knows all and can do everything and this great guy guide is exactly what dads need to keep up the image.

With Father’s Day just around the corner ‘Dad Hacks’ would make a perfect gift for the special man in your life (and the rest of the family can reap the benefits too!).

To find out more about Pan Macmillan, to take a closer look at ‘Dad Hacks’ Rob Palmer and to order your favourite titles online visit www.panmacmillan.com.au.

For your chance to win 1 of 3 copies of Dad Hacks (RRP $29.99) hop on over to the Hip Little One Facebook page to enter. Good luck!

Thank the Teacher with Mad Alice Jewellery (+ Free Express Post)

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Oct 232017


I know term 4 has only just begun but I always find this final school term has a sneaky habit of flying by. Most mums have a busy calendar filled with Sports Day and Photo Days, End of Year Concerts and Christmas celebrations and before you know it it’s the last school day of the year. Don’t get caught out when it comes to your annual teacher’s gift, Mad Alice Jewellery has got you covered with a present like no other:

Get your order in nice and early to receive FREE Express Post on all My Special Teacher gifts at Mad Alice Jewellery, simply enter the code ‘TEACHER2017’ at checkout. Don’t forget to add your teacher’s name in the comments box! Be quick as this offer ends October 31, 2017.

Recognising the importance of a warm and wonderful teacher the My Special Teacher Necklace (RRP $50) is the perfect combination of thoughtful and delightful. The handmade Swarovski gold pearl and sterling silver heart charm necklace would make a sweet accessory for the festive season, while the custom printed card adds a lovely personal touch. This pretty design comes ready-to-go in a signature Mad Alice Jewellery gift box, it doesn’t get easier than that.

Last year we surprised three of our teachers with some special Mad Alice Jewellery creations and they were extremely well received, the ladies were all pleasantly surprised by the original gift and the personal touch. We’ve already ordered ours for this year and the kids can’t wait to hand them out in a few weeks, they especially love the fact that the card is printed with the name of their special teacher.

To find out more about Mad Alice Jewellery, to browse the range and to order online visit www.madalicejewellery.com.

Catch a falling star with Wood and Yarn

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Sep 302016

Wood and Yarn

I am sure you all know by now that I can never resist a gorgeous wooden find. If you too love the classic charm and smooth feel and appreciate the quality and durability of this natural material you are sure to adore this super duper cute creation from the talented Wood and Yarn:

Stars and Moon

Designed and handmade with love in Ukraine this pretty Star & Moon (RRP $35) set is not only a gorgeous decor piece for a special nursery or bedroom, it’s a fantastic developmental toy too. Double win!

The Star & Moon Set consists of a large wooden moon (16 x 8 cm) and 15 wooden stars in different sizes. The aim of the game is to stack all the stars on top of the moon, quite a challenge for little hands! Lost your balance? See it as your chance to catch a falling star or two. Made from beautiful plantation timber with rounded corners and finished with natural, non-toxic oil this wonderful design is both safe for your little one to play with and gentle on the environment.

You can find this delightful handmade treasure in store at Australian online boutique Moose in the Moon.

To find out more about Moose in the Moon, to take a closer look at the Star & Moon and to order online visit www.mooseinthemoon.com.au.


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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.


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

2 for 1 – Little Moments jewellery

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May 152016

Mad Alice Jewellery

I know our holiday is still 3 months away but you can never get organised too early, can you? The preparations are actually one of my favourite parts and I really enjoy shopping for presents to surprise my parents, siblings, nieces, cousins and friends with when we come. After all this gift wrapping my gift cupboard is looking a little bare so on my restocking hunt I stumbled upon this awesome bargain from Mad Alice Jewellery:

This weekend only enjoy a fabulous ‘2 for the price of 1’ offer on the gorgeous Little Moments Collection. Simply enter the code ‘STYLISHKIDS’ at checkout for your discount to be applied, be quick as this offer ends May 15, 2016.

Little Moments

The Little Moments Collection consists of six pretty bracelets that represent six warm wishes for the lucky recipient, there is a perfect design to suit every occasion. Love & Laughter, Good Luck, Faith, Dream, Little Wishes and Happy Birthday, what wonderful thoughts do you want to gift the special little lady in your life?

Good Luck BraceletEach Little Moments bracelet (RRP $25) is lovingly handmade by Australian mama Lorraine using silver plated beads with an eye catching Swarovski crystal element to represent the heartwarming thought behind it. The bracelets are available in 4 different sizes so you can select the perfect size for your child. With the current ‘2 for 1’ offer now is the ideal time to shop ahead and pick up some sparkling goodness for upcoming birthdays, communions, weddings and other important events.

All Little Moments jewellery arrives beautifully packaged with a special message on a keepsake card.

To find out more about Mad Alice Jewellery, to browse the range and to order online visit www.madalicejewellery.com.

BowerBird Creations

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Apr 302016

BowerBird Creations

As someone who loves unique gifts I really have a soft spot for handmade treasures, after all you won’t find anything more special and original than that. Knowing someone has put so much love and time in making something, the attention to detail, the charm of handwritten parcels and cute tags tied on with string, there’s just nothing like it. If handmade makes your heart tick a little faster too you will adore BowerBird Creations:

BowerBird New

Made with love in Queensland, Australia by talented mama Danielle the BowerBird Creations range is perfect for trendy mamas and their youngsters. The beautiful jewellery, gorgeous toys and pretty accessories are totally stylish and of course safe too, I’d love to add a few of these to my jewellery cabinet!

BowerBird Baby

If teething trouble is bothering your little munchkin you may find these colourful teething toys bring a welcome distraction and much needed relief for sore gums. They’re a perfect size for small hands and will easily fit in your handbag or pram pocket. With prices starting at just $12 you can easily pick a few different designs so you always have one on hand to cheer up your grizzly baby.


As a mum of five I gave up on costly, delicate jewellery a long time ago, it just doesn’t work when curious little hands are always around to grab and pull. Especially while miss Hattie is teething everything makes it into her mouth so safety is top priority. These lovely designs are made with BPA-free silicone beads and organic maple and beech timber so they are safe and non-toxic, while the quality safety clasp ensures a ‘safe break’ (no beads flying everywhere) when pulled on.

To find out more about BowerBird Creations, to browse the range and to order online visit www.bowerbirdcreations.com, shipping is free Australia wide.

Feb 282016

Stitches and Craft

Often people ask me what I would do with my time if I didn’t have a big family of seven to look after. The answer is not really that difficult: I would be a full-blown craftaholic. There are so many wonderful crafts I would love to master and I can spend hours browsing Spotlight, filling up my trolley with beautiful materials that I have no clue how to use.

Stitches and Craft Flower Crochet

Whether you are a craft professional or a keen novice like me, if you are looking for a lovely day out you are sure to enjoy a visit to The Stitches and Craft Show. With shows scheduled for five big Australian locations (Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Newcastle and Melbourne) throughout the year, hobbyists across the country are in for a real treat.

Craft SuppliesFrom fun workshops and fascinating demonstrations to stunning exhibitions and interactive make-and-take classes, time will fly by as you explore the Stitches & Craft show grounds together with other creative minds. Of course there is also the opportunity to stock up on fabulous gear for your hobby stash (you better bring a large shopping bag) and to meet some amazing artists and watch them show off their talents.

Can’t find a babysitter? Don’t worry, the kids are welcome in the special Kids Corner where they can shake paws with Crafty Cat and try their hand at some colouring in.

Ticket prices start at $9 (children) up to $18 (adults), concession and family tickets are available.

To find out more about Stitches and Craft, to check out the activities and exhibitor list and to book your tickets online visit www.stitchesandcraft.net.au.

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