Feb 022016

Hippo Blue

And off she went, as of yesterday our Juliet is a big schoolgirl. As we walked to school I couldn’t help but worry about how she would settle in at school. We found her name on a little desk, we located her tray and spotted a special hook to hang up her new school bag, one more kiss and one more wave and then it was time for goodbyes.

Juliet backpack

With a big, long corridor full of bulky backpacks it can be a little tricky for a small 5-year old to find her way, but at least our bright, cheeky, kind-hearted girl knows there will definitely not be another bag just like hers. Personalised with her own name this gorgeous backpack is perfect for our little ray of sunshine: Shine Bright Juliet!

HB JournalAt Hippo Blue they understand that every child is different and unique so they celebrate this diversity with a wide range of personalised back-to-school products. While most famous for their personalised name labels (that really stick!) they also offer awesome backpacks, lunch bags, pencil cases, stationery and more, all custom-made with the design and name of your choice.

Boys backpackKnowing how much the twins carry to and from school we decided on the Large Backpack (RRP $50) for Juliet. These spacious backpacks have plenty of room for tall folders and books, a large main compartment and a zipped front pocket. They also have soft, padded shoulder straps for extra comfort, a loop for hanging and nice, deep side pockets so that drink bottles are easily accessible and kept away from expensive schoolbooks and homework.

Girls backpackStarting with a pink/green (girls) or blue/red (boys) base the backpacks can then be personalised with loads and loads of different designs and of course your child’s name. Animals, sports, vehicles, hobbies, foods… there are so many themes to choose from! I love how you can ‘try’ all the different looks before you place your order so you can see exactly what the bag will look like when finished. This preview feature made it much easier for our girls to make a decision.

Knowing that yellow is Juliet’s favourite colour and that she loves the sun and stars I was not surprised she had her heart set on the Shine Bright backpack, it turned out so well and it’s such a sweet, encouraging message for our new schoolgirl. Add to that the insulated Lunch Bag (RRP $32) to match and she’s all set for fun days at school.

Sybbie snacks

While miss Sybbie won’t be wearing a uniform for some time she will be bringing some snacks to kindy, so I planned ahead and ordered her the huge Mega Labels Value Pack (value $76.95, now $39.72). It contains regular labels, iron-on labels, pencil labels, shoe labels (so handy!) and more, with 222 labels in the pack we’ve got everything covered! These packs are such good value and using the same label everywhere make it easy for her to recognise her belongings amongst all the others.

Make sure you keep an eye on the Hippo Blue Facebook page to say up-to-date with all the latest news and offers. They often share special promotions and discount codes to help you replenish your personalised name labels and stationery throughout the year (Tip: They make great gifts too). Right now you can save 50% on Vinyl Name Labels and Clothing Labels, that’s a massive saving!

To find out more about Hippo Blue, to browse the range and to order online visit www.hippoblue.com.au.

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Jan 242013

On the first day of school most mums send their children off with a nice new backpack filled with new school supplies, ready to start another (or a first?) exciting year of learning. School supplies are not cheap so make sure your child’s belongings are clearly marked with some personalised name labels from Sticky Biz.

Ultimate Value Pack (Girls)Sticky Biz labels name labels will help little students recognise what is theirs and it makes it easier for lost property to be returned to the rightful owner. Designed and made here in Australia Sticky Biz personalised labels come in a large range of sizes, shapes and designs, there is a perfect label for books, pencils, shoes, clothing, you name it you label it! The brand new Ultimate School Value Pack ($50) has got it all covered (or should I say labeled).

Ultimate School Value Pack (Boys)The Ultimate School Value Pack contains nearly 200 labels, printed with your child’s name and in the design of your choice, there are 36 boys and girls themes to choose from. By purchasing the Ultimate School Value Pack you are saving over $40 (compared to buying all components individually)! So shop smart and save yourself some big bucks PLUS reduce the risk of having to buy new goods after one week of school.

To find out more about Sticky Biz, to browse the range and to order online visit www.stickybiz.com.au.

Question: Which design would you pick for your child’s Ultimate School Value Pack?

For your chance to win 1 of 2 Sticky Biz Ultimate School Value Packs for a boy or girl email your name, address and answer to win@hiplittleone.com with BTS Sticky Biz in the subject line.

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Christmas gift giving with Bright Star Kids

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Nov 242011

A few days ago, as we were driving through the beautiful Grampians, my husband and I talked about our dream jobs. Well, it was actually just me doing the talking but I tried to make it into a conversation. I know you will probably laugh but my dream job would be to be a professional gift wrapper. A room filled to the brim with the most beautiful wrapping paper, ribbons and decorations is my idea of heaven. I just love the detailed folding, being precise and matching all the colours, textures and prints up perfectly so it is no wonder I am excited about Christmas coming up.

Last night I made a start on my Christmas gift wrapping, starting with all the small presents I have been collecting for months. Our huge dining table was well prepared with several rolls of gorgeous wrapping paper, ribbon and some sweet Christmas labels from Bright Star Kids. The Cute Christmas Labels kit ($8.95) contains 14 Merry Christmas stick-on labels in different shapes and colours, perfect for adding some extra Christmas cheer.

You probably know Bright Star Kids from the range of personalised name labels but they make a large selection of preprinted labels too. The Made With Love Stick On Labels ($14.95) can of course be used the whole year around but they will no doubt be very popular around Christmas time to finish off a parcel of delicious home made treats. Each kit contains 12 ‘fill out’ labels, 10 seals and 12 decorative mini hearts.

If you prefer a little retro touch you can decorate your parcels with the 14-piece Vintage Christmas Labels. You can’t go wrong with the traditional red and green Christmas colours and aside from delivering season’s greetings to the recipient they also hold the ribbon neatly in place, a nice bonus. Order your Christmas labels today, Australian orders over $20 ship free of charge (or $2.50 shipping for orders under $20).

To find out more about Bright Star Kids, to browse the range and to order online visit www.brightstarkids.com.au.