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Last week I told you all about The Generous Shopper, a fantastic initiative that allows people to support a range of great charities just by shopping online. It is easy to use, 100% free and an excellent way to make a difference in the lives of many without it costing you a cent. These days most of us shop online so you really have no excuse not to join!

Tinyme backpacks

With the first day of term less than a week away there is still lots to do and very little time to do it so I saved myself a trip to shop and used the The Generous Shopper website to pick up some gorgeous back to school gear at Tinyme. Yesterday the twins’ personalised backpacks and name labels were delivered to our doorstop, a great gift for my students and a great gift for the charities of my choice (Assist A Sista and Destiny Rescue) too.

Tinyme Backpack OliviaFor miss 6 I chose the Tinyme backpack in pretty pink, it’s her favourite colour and very generously sized with plenty of pockets to keep her school supplies, lunchbox and bottle organised. To make it easy for her to recognise her bag amongst all the other backpacks in the hallway we picked the sweet Garden Party design personalised with her first name and birth year, the end result is just lovely.

Tinyme Backpack TommiePersonally I find shopping for boys a little harder, it’s a tricky age where interests change quickly. At the start of the year dinosaurs may be all the rage but by term 4 they are totally uncool so for master 6 I settled on a timeless design that will last throughout the year. The Authentic design is strong and masculine and the forgiving dark blue colour will hopefully keep his new backpack looking clean for longer. I love that you can preview your chosen design with your child’s name before you order, that way you can be sure you are happy with the look.

Tinyme Stickyville name labelsWhen you add it up all these school must-haves are a big expense and I would hate to have to replace lost items so we’ve labelled all our goods with matching Tinyme name labels. The well priced name label value packs contain a selection of different shapes and sizes in the design of your choice, they are ideal for lunch bottles, lunch boxes, exercise books and plenty more. There are 8 different value packs available so you can choose one that suits your needs perfectly.

To find out more about The Generous Shopper, to browse the list of shopping partners and to start supporting charities by shopping online visit www.thegenerousshopper.com.

If you missed our The Generous Shopper giveaway last week there is still time left, you could win a fabulous $50 Smiggle Back to School Prize Pack. Short of time? Take a shortcut and enter below:

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Sunday Coffee with Sticky Biz

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Jun 242012

With the kids due to start kindy in August I have started labeling some of their belongings with their own name labels from Sticky Biz. There are lots of designs to choose from and the twins loved picking their favourite colours and symbols. Sticky Biz clearly knows exactly what kids like (and what is important to mums too), let me introduce you to the faces behind Sticky Biz.

This great Australian business is based right here in Adelaide and I even had the pleasure of meeting owners Kate and Andrew once. Here is your chance to ‘meet’ the Sticky Biz team in this week’s Sunday Coffee.

What does your ideal Sunday look like?
Our perfect Sunday is making the most of our time with the kids. In summer our favourite thing to do is to get out to enjoy the sunshine, a nice cup of coffee down at Henley Square and playing with the kids on the beach! In Winter we still get out to the playground and into the fresh air as much as possible and love watching the kids running around full of energy.

Why did you start Sticky Biz?
The motivation behind Sticky Biz was part of a plan of finding a better balance between work and life. When our daughter was born we discovered after my husband returned to work that he would be lucky to see her for half an hour a day and we wanted this to change. He has been a printer for over 20 years and he pretty much knows the ins and outs of the industry and we decided we could use that to our own advantage. So we came up with Sticky Biz! Which we completely own and operate ourselves and we can spend all the time we need to with our kiddies with the flexible working hours doing something we absolutely love.

What do you love most about running Sticky Biz?
We love to hear back from our customers and hear that their kids love our products. We love receiving photo’s of bedrooms with our wall art knowing our designs are a special part of a child’s room!

What is your favourite Sticky Biz design from the current range?
I absolutely love our Garden Wall Art, it is my favourite design, especially the Chirpie Birds! They still make me smile when I see them on my daughters wall! The material our wall art is printed on gives me so much confidence that our customers will love it too and its becoming so popular as word is getting out about it. It can be removed and repositioned which means it can move with the kiddies out of the Nursery into their next “big girl” or “big boy” room!

What can we expect of Sticky Biz in the future?
We are hard at work, working on new designs…, just this month we are launching a new range of designs: robots, lady birds, unicorn and another old fashion Wild West Train design! We hope that everyone loves them as much as we loved coming up with them.

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

Jan 232012

Most kids are really excited about going back to school next week and meeting up with old and new friends. Maybe you have a little one going to school for the very first time and you are both a little nervous. Not long and you will have to get into the daily school routine of washing school uniforms and packing lunch boxes, making sure the kids don’t forget anything they will need for a long day at school. And of course you hope that at the end of the day they bring it all back home again. Make it easy for them to keep track of their property with the personalised name labels from Sticky Biz.

South Australian company Sticky Biz offers a range of name labels in different sizes and for different uses, ready to be personalised with your choice of text, colour and image. Claim ownership of books, shoes, lunch boxes, bottles and anything else you don’t want to get lost. I know my twins always feel much more in control when they can recognise their name on things, it makes everything easier.

Within the Sticky Biz labels range you have choice of name labels, book labels, address labels, shoe labels, clothing labels and even allergy labels. These last ones can make the difference between picking up your child from hospital or school/daycare so they are a must-have if your child is allergic to dairy, nuts, eggs or gluten. I think they are a fantastic idea and a silent reminder for teachers, carers and other parents.

At Sticky Biz they know that buying name labels can be expensive when you are buying for twins or siblings so they allow you to order a split pack. Just order your favourite colour and design and email Sticky Biz directly after to let them know the name(s) of the other child(ren). This way all your kids can still have their own labels which is a little more personal than just a last name.

To help you prepare for the back to school period Sticky Biz is offering all customers 10% discount storewide, simply enter the code BTS2012 at checkout. Offer ends January 31, 2012.

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

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