‘I Love My Mum Because’ giveaway

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Apr 142019

Pan Macmillan Australia

While everyone has their eye on school holidays, Easter and ANZAC Day it is easy to forget about Mother’s Day, which is rapidly creeping up on us. With only four weeks to go it’s time to start shopping, dropping hints for and/or creating the perfect gift for the special mum in your life or even just yourself! Personally I find nothing warms the heart like a handmade treasure and this is one unique gift that is guaranteed to make any mother melt:

Whether you have a mum, mama, mother or ma, a grandma, nan, oma or nonna, I Love My Mum Because (RRP $14.99) is the cutest keepsake book for all those special ladies. Go grab your crayons, pencils and markers and get started…

‘I Love My Mum Because’ invites little artists to become little authors, using their creative skills to tell the world why they love their mother. Across 31 pages children are encouraged to celebrate mum in ‘activity book’ style with colouring in pages (draw a picture of you and mum, decorate flowers for your mum, trace your hand, show your feelings in colours), little puzzles (spot the mum, match the mother-baby shapes) and of course write sweet notes to/about your mum (write a wish for your mum, describe your mum). The end result is a sweet gathering of personal love notes for mothers and no two books will ever be the same, just like mothers are all different too.

Thanks to the sturdy hardcover this precious book is sure to stand the test of time and will still be treasured by mums years from now. I think it makes a perfect Mother’s Day gift or birthday present: a joy to make and a joy to receive. Hip tip: If you’re a little softie like I am, keep a tissue box on hand when you read because you’ll need it!

To find out more about Pan Macmillan, to take a closer look at ‘I Love My Mum Because’ by Petra James and Alissa Dinallo to order your favourite titles online visit www.panmacmillan.com.au.

For your chance to win 1 of 3 copies of I Love My Mum Because (RRP $14.99) hop on over to the Hip Little One Facebook page to enter. Good luck!

Apr 062017

I don’t know about you but to me this has felt like the never-ending school term, it just kept on going! Thankfully the end is now in sight and we’re almost ready for a well deserved break and maybe even a little getaway. Whether you’re planning a camping experience, road trip, sea escape or another fun vacation, make sure you pack plenty of entertainment to keep young travellers busy. If Sydney is on your itinerary this fabulous find is an absolute travel must-have:

After the huge success of the first dedicated kids journal for Bali holiday-makers the clever people behind My Awesome Adventure have released a brand new title for those staying closer to home, check out My Awesome Sydney Adventure.

From cool geography facts to a quick lesson in aboriginal history, from city highlights to a game of spot what, from animal ‘did-you-know’s to colouring-in and puzzles, from astronomy to story writing, code cracking and much more, My Awesome Sydney Adventure: A Travel Journal for Kids (RRP $24.95) is not just an ordinary travel journal!

We all know that holidays go too quickly and afterwards photos and memories are all that is left. From our European trips we have learnt that kids really enjoy keeping their own record of their trip and these personal journals make lovely keepsakes for later. Our kids still flick through their old journals every now and then and it brings back the most precious memories!

My Awesome Adventure journals are a great tool to inspire and encourage children to look around and see things from different angles, I just love how each child shows their individuality and personality in the way they see and write about their experience. With 89 pages of journalling fun there’s no time to waste, get exploring! So remember to pack your journal, grab a packet of markers and you’re in for a Sydney adventure to enjoy now and treasure forever.

To find out more about My Awesome Adventure, to take a closer look at the kids travel journals and to order online visit www.myawesomeadventure.com.

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Dec 142016

Christmas Countdown – Day 14

As a proud mama of five I know very well how special Christmas is when there is a gorgeous bundle of joy on the way, especially the thought that by next Christmas a brand new little person, whom you are yet to meet, will join the celebrations. If you (or someone you know) is expecting a baby this lovely Christmas Countdown prize from our friends at Mikki & Me Kids is meant for you:

Along Came A Baby book

They say the days are long but the years are short and it’s so true, before you know it your baby will turn into a teenager. No matter how hard you try to remember everything, over time memories fade which is why it’s important to record things straight away so you can look back at them later. This delightful ‘Along Came a Baby’ Milestone Book (RRP $39.95) will help you keep track of your baby’s most wonderful moments, milestones and memories.

Along Came A Baby Book

Designed and printed in Australia this trendy keepsake book is refreshing, fun and suitable for both boys and girls. You can use it as a journal from the start of pregnancy all the way until your little student starts school, what a special collection that will be when finished! The ‘Along Came A Baby’ book makes an excellent gift for a baby shower or a new arrival and will be treasured by many generations over the years.

One of the joys of modern day parenting is being able to easily capture all your favourite baby moments with your smartphone or digital camera and share them with family, friends and even followers. Add a sweet touch to your baby snaps with the ‘Along Came a Baby’ Milestone Cards (RRP $29.95, pack of 35), a collection of funky designer cards to celebrate special milestones like a first smile, a first step and much more.

I just adore the lovely thought cards eg. ‘You are my sunshine’ and ‘we made a wish & you came true’, how lucky I am to have five little wishes? And of course it all starts with card no.1: We’re expecting… Featuring bright, gender neutral colours this lovely set is a great gift idea for any new mama-to-be.

To find out more about Mikki & Me Kids, to browse the range and to order online visit www.mikkiandme.com.au.

For your chance to win an ‘Along Came a Baby’ Milestone Book and a pack of ‘Along Came a Baby’ Milestone Cards (Total RRP $69.90) enter our Christmas Countdown giveaway below:

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Dec 032016

Oh My Giddy Aunt

Christmas Countdown – Day 3

As a woman and mother of four girls there is one thing I know for sure: A pretty piece of jewellery never fails to bring Christmas joy. At gorgeous Australian store Giddy Aunt they know very well that the best things come in small packages so especially for our Christmas Countdown they have put together this precious little combo that is sure to put big smiles on the faces of two lucky people:


Lovingly handpicked with a mother and daughter in mind, this duo of ready-made Signet Rings is a wonderful keepsake gift that will forever hold sweet memories.

oval-ringFor our mama-winner Chief Giddy Aunt Nikki has chosen the Oval Signet Ring (RRP $29.95) in sterling silver. Available in a wide range of sizes and with an optional red, blue or pink embellishment this beautiful ring will suit mothers of all ages. If gold is more your taste you can also purchase this little gem in 9ct gold (RRP $144.95) for a classic, timeless look. As a personal touch the ring can be engraved with a letter of your choice, a small engraving fee of $10 per ring applies.

heart-ringsMatching her mother’s ring our daughter-winner will receive the gorgeous Heart Signet Ring (RRP $29.95) in sterling silver, adorned with a festive red stone. These delightful rings are a super popular present all year around and can be customised with a tiny birthstone to match your child’s birth month, what a unique birthday gift idea. Being ready-made there is no wait and they can be dispatched immediately. Like its oval sibling this heart ring is also available in 9ct gold (RRP $144.95).

To find out more about Giddy Aunt, to browse the range and to order online visit www.giddyaunt.com.au.

For your chance to win a ‘Mummy & Me’ Signet Ring Set (RRP $79.90) enter our Christmas Countdown giveaway below. Both Mummy (Sterling Silver Oval Signet Ring, no stone) and Me (Sterling Silver Heart Signet Ring, red stone) rings will be engraved with your first initial, sizes subject to availability.

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Save $25 at Cocoa and Vanilla

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Jul 302016

Cocoa and Vanilla

With my birthday just two sleeps away, and our 10th wedding anniversary coming up in September, hubby has been scratching his head trying to come up with a special gift to celebrate. Of course jewellery is the most popular gift for a milestone like this, but it turns out I am pretty picky when it comes to shiny things. Sneakily I am hoping he checks out my computer, where I bookmarked these divine creations by Cocoa and Vanilla:

Cocoa and Vanilla Bangle

The absolutely stunning Cocoa and Vanilla jewellery range is classic and timeless, designed to be loved today and cherished for a lifetime. Made from solid sterling silver, rose gold or yellow gold the high quality bangles, bracelets and necklaces are the perfect precious gift for a special lady (big or small) in your life or even yourself. From the delicate engraving to the pretty safety lock on the gorgeous baby bangle, there is plenty to adore about Cocoa and Vanilla.

Cocoa and Vanilla bangles

The jaw droppingly beautiful Mother & Baby Bangles are available as a set or can be purchased individually and come lovingly packaged in a wonderful keepsake box, ready to be gifted to the lucky recipient.

Found something you love? Simply enter the code ‘CVFACEBOOK’ at checkout to save a welcome $25 on your Cocoa and Vanilla order. Be quick, offer ends tomorrow July 31, 2016.

To find out more about Cocoa and Vanilla, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.cocoa-and-vanilla.com.

It’s about us

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Mar 122016

It's About Us

A few weeks ago I told you about the heartbreaking movie Miss You Already, in which Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore portray two best friends who are dealt a devastating cancer diagnosis. I shed quite a few tears while watching, being a mother myself it is one of my greatest fears to have to leave behind my family and for my children to grow up without a mother.

Sadly there are many beautiful families who faces this reality and who are forced to prepare their children for the difficult time ahead. The wonderful team behind it’s about us understands how hard this is so they have put their hands and hearts together to help cancer sufferers and their families bundle their memories and leave a legacy for those left behind.

It’s about us has developed a digital scrapbook that can be customised and personalised into something that is relevant and meaningful to you and your loved ones. Providing inspiration through simple, personalised template style pages will allow you to capture your most special memories, emotions, quotes, stories and feelings through text and photos within a supported framework.

MomentoCreating your unique scrapbook is easy thanks to the handy, step-by-step software from Momento Photo Books, who have generously supported this great initiative by offering a 50% discount on all it’s about us books. There is also the opportunity to purchase a Momento Photo Books gift voucher, allowing the recipient to put together a precious keepsake that will be treasured for life. What a thoughtful gift during such a difficult time!

To find out more about it’s about us, to take a closer look at the it’s about us book or to start making your own visit www.itsaboutus.com.au.

May 192015

Mikki and Me

Big Baby Shower – Day 19

Sometimes I really wish I could win my own giveaways and this is definitely one of those days. I have been swooning over these stunning baby blankets ever since they were first released and thanks to Mikki & Me we can spoil one very lucky mama with one too:

Mikki Ripple

Designed right here in Australia by the talented girls from O.B.Designs the beautiful Ripple Blanket (RRP $89.95, 100 x 100 cm) has been featured in many magazines and nursery photos. If you’re looking for a statement piece for your baby room this is it!

Ripple Black WhiteWhether you have a boy, girl or little surprise on the way and whether you love bold brights or subtile pastels, with six great colour combinations to choose from there is a perfect blanket for every child. Made from a cotton, Azlon (Milk Fiber) and cashmere blend Ripple blankets are soft and luxurious to touch, making them ideal for sensitive baby skin. I can just picture a new bundle of joy wrapped up in one!

Ripple GalahUse the blanket in your cot, pram or car seat, snuggle up with it on the couch, you can even pop it on the ground as an instant play mat when visiting friends and family; it’s a gorgeous blanket with many uses. Packaged in a sweet gift box these hand crochet treasures are made to be gifted to someone special and they would make a wonderful keepsake to be treasured for years to come.

To find out more about Mikki & Me, to browse the range and to order online visit www.mikkiandme.com.au.

For your chance to win an O.B.Designs Ripple Blanket (RRP $89.95) in your choice of colour enter our giveaway below:

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