‘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!

Home is where Mum is

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Apr 292016
 

Little Bellies

With just 9 sleeps to go until Mother’s Day time is quickly running out to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift. If you’re still looking for a sweet present that doesn’t require wandering a busy shopping centre or lining up at the checkout, here’s a great last-minute gift suggestion for you from Little Bellies:

Little Bellies Tea Towel

Now obviously I don’t want to suggest that a women’s place is in the kitchen, but most (grand)mothers do spend a fair bit of time there so I think this unique tea towel will be well received by mum.

Tea Towel GrandmaThe gorgeous new Colour Your Own Tea Towel (RRP $29.99) adds a special touch to the boring task of drying the dishes. It is made from 100% premium cotton and features a lovely ‘Home is where Mum is’ screen print. Young artists can decorate the tea towel to their liking with the included fabric markers, just remember to iron the reverse before washing so you don’t lose your child’s precious artwork.

Shopping for grandma instead? Don’t worry, Little Bellies has the older generation covered too with a ‘Home is where Nanna is’ and ‘Home is where Grandma is’ print.

To find out more about Little Bellies dinnerware, to browse the range and to order online visit www.littlebellies.com.au.

Breastfeeding Booster with Mix & Go

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Apr 242016
 

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Maybe it’s the many broken nights, maybe it’s the nasty cold I am battling, Hattie teething or just a growth spurt, either way I felt like my milk supply was not meeting Harriet’s demands lately. Obviously there are plenty of so-called ‘lactation cookies’ recipes out there to boost your milk production but as a busy mum I needed something a little quicker. With the help of George Foreman I whipped up this easy peasy breastfeeding booster in just a few minutes.

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Fitness FriendThe limited edition Mix & Go Fitness Friend Pack (RRP $49.95) is a perfect present for health conscious mamas this Mother’s Day and, the even better, it doesn’t cost a fortune. This super value pack contains the Mix & Go blending system with 2 drinking bottles (600ml, 1 transparent/1 purple), 2 flip lids and 2 purple Chill Sticks to keep your drinks cool for longer. Fruit, vegetables, milk, ice, juice, yoghurt, spices… the Mix & Go instantly turns your favourite foods into a healthy smoothie that you can take with you as you run out the door in the morning.

Health MillTo give your smoothies some extra power the pack also includes the handy Mix & Go Health Mill (120ml), a clever Mix & Go add-on that crushes and grinds nuts, spices and herbs. Add them to your smoothies to make them even healthier or create nut butters, spice blends, dressings or pestos from scratch (a keep-fresh lid is included for easy storage). I love how the compact Mix & Go system hardly takes up any space on your kitchen bench yet it is so versatile, the options are endless.

Health Mill Peanuts

Want to make your own quick, health and totally yummy Mama Milk Smoothie? Here’s how to do it:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp flax meal
  • 1 tbsp brewer’s yeast (If you can’t find it at the supermarket, try your local health food store)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Chill SticksSimply add all ingredients to your Mix & Go drink bottle, screw on the powerful crushing blades and place it on the Mix & Go unit. Without any effort the Mix & Go will blend all those nutritious ingredients to perfection, now that’s an easy homemade smoothie! Attach a Chill Stick to the drinking lid for some extra cool, close the bottle and your grab-and-go Breastfeeding Booster is ready. This makes quite a large smoothie that’s nice and creamy and of course very delicious, enjoy.

To find out more George Foreman, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.georgeforeman.com.au.

Apr 232016
 

Pan Macmillan Australia

I know I am not the only mum who loves reading but is always short on time. While we would love to dream away with a nice big novel the reality is that generally a few pages at a time is all we can manage before duty calls (at least at our house it does!). Written by the editors of O, The Oprah Magazine this latest edition to the O’s Little Book range would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift for those book-loving mums with little time:

O's Little Book of Love and Friendship

It may be small in size but this sweet bundle is filled from cover to cover with real, touching stories about the one thing that makes the world go round: love. From the hand of some seriously talented writers and even Oprah herself O’s Little Book of Love & Friendship contains 22 bitesize recollections, memories, stories and conversations that will inspire the heart and warm the soul.

Between partners, between family and between friends, this gorgeous story bundle shows that love comes in many shapes and sizes and sometimes it walks into your life when you least expect it to. The great thing about O’s Little Book is that there is something in it for everyone, every woman will discover a couple of stories they can really relate to and at only a few pages per chapter you can just squeeze in some bedtime reading before closing your eyes and drifting away.

To find out more about Pan Macmillan, to take a closer look at O’s Little Book of Love & Friendship (RRP $24.99) by the editors of O, The Oprah Magazine and to order a copy online visit www.panmacmillan.com.au.

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Snooze in style with Cake Maternity

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Apr 222016
 

Cake Lingerie

In just a few days baby Harriet will be seven months old. Seven beautiful months of baby cuddles, precious snuggles, cheeky smiles and many broken nights. As exhausting as they may be I really treasure those quiet feeds in the dark, babies grow up too fast! As you may remember I have worn Cake Maternity throughout my last three pregnancies and still do today, making breastfeeding simple and stylish.

Cake Gateau

Cake Maternity range is all about feminine, fashionable and functional maternity/nursing lingerie and sleepwear for beautiful mamas, here’s a little peek at the brand new Gateau collection:

Featuring beautiful deep colours and soft, luxurious fabrics the breastfeeding friendly Gateau collection is the perfect gift for new and expecting mamas this Mother’s Day. Ditch the old, baggy, unflattering tracksuits and swap them for Cake Maternity pieces that are designed to show off your beautiful baby bump and offer support in all the right places. As a long-time Cake fan I can safely say the fit, quality, durability and attention to detail are outstanding.

Gateau Cake Maternity

With two camisoles, two chemises, pants and a matching robe the new Gateau collection is ideal for mixing and matching, allowing you to create different looks to suit your personal taste and needs. During pregnancy and beyond, at hospital or at home, Cake Maternity will make you feel comfortable and confident. Prices start at RRP $59.90.

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

Morocco Magic for Mother’s Day

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Apr 172016
 

Usually about 4-5 months after giving birth I hit that horrible hair stage. I often joke ‘If only I lost the baby weight as quickly as my hair’ but it really isn’t a laughing matter. All that lovely thick pregnancy hair is falling out rapidly and I am left with dry, unruly hair that is impossible to brush. Most days I go for the messy bun escape but if I can find the time I prefer to fight the frizz with my Remington hair straightener, just whizz through and it instantly becomes easier to work with.

Remington Straightener

The limited edition Remington Shine Revival Straightener (RRP $49.95) combines smooth, shine and chic in one gorgeous pack that’s perfectly timed (and priced) for Mother’s Day in just a few weeks.

If you are dreaming of luscious locks, smooth strands and gorgeous gloss the new Shine Revival technology is just what you need. This limited edition straightener features floating ceramic plates (110mm) that are infused with Moroccan Argan Oil to condition your hair and add up to 86% more shine, who doesn’t like the sound of that?

Remington Pouch BrushBusy mums will love the fact that it heats up in just 15 seconds and you don’t need to wait until your hair is completely dry, the straightener can be used on both wet and dry hair. Special steam hydration vents steam out water from damp hair, locking in moisture whilst straightening and drying it at the same time. To complete the gift pack a matching heat resistant storage pouch and vent brush are included so you can keep all your styling essentials neatly together for storage or transport.

Remington’s Shine Revival straightener also offers variable heat settings (140°C – 230°C) to cater for all different hair types, an easy-to-read digital display, salon swivel cord for free movement, automatic safety shutoff and worldwide voltage, allowing you to enjoy your favourite styler at home and on holiday all over the globe.

Remington Shine Revival

As always Remington puts their money where their mouth is by offering a generous 2 year product warranty.

To find out more about Remington, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.remington-products.com.au.