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

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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Feb 102015

Last month one of my Dutch family members welcomed a gorgeous baby girl so, even though we are oceans away, we lovingly picked out a little something for her. I love giving gifts and I always try to think of something typically Australian when it comes to my Dutch family and friends. One of my go-to brands when it comes to new baby gifts is O.B.Designs:

O.B.Designs Koala

Designed right here in Australia by two talented ladies the gorgeous O.B.Designs range of kids’ gifts and toys ticks all the boxes: it’s unique, quirky and fun and of course very Aussie!

Kev Koala StufitLooking for a real Aussie buddy to accompany you on your next big adventure (or maybe just a trip to grandma)? Look no further, Kev Koala is your man. This adorable Kev Koala Stufit may have a big mouth but he is not loud at all, this soft and cuddly mate holds all your little treasures safely zipped inside and with the handy shoulder strap you can carry him around wherever you go.

To find out more about O.B.Designs, to browse the range and to order online go to or visit one of the many O.B.Designs stockists Australia wide.

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Aug 232013

If you are looking for a sweet gift for a new bundle of joy I’ve got a fabulous deal for you. Our wonderful friends at O.B.Designs have put together some gorgeous sets containing their best sellers and until the end of the month you get to buy them at a reduced price. With savings up to 30% now is the time to stock up on these beautiful Australian designed pieces. Go fill up the gift cupboard or spoil your own special treasure with one of the O.B.Designs Set Specials:

Flipity Flop Toys and Blanket Set

Flipity Flop Toys and Blanket Set, now $52.77 (save 30%)

Flipity Flop Sensory Toys SetThe lovely O.B.Designs Flipity Flop Toys are delightful in many ways: they look stylish and are appealing to little ones, they are also soft and safe with lots of interesting textures and materials. Not only do they make great comfort toys, the wooden ring on the Flipity Flop Teethers provides welcome teething relief and the gentle dingle bell inside the Flipity Flop Bub keeps little people entertained for ages. Normally they sell for $17.95 each but now you can pick up a set of two for just $28.72, a saving of 20%!

Dingaring and Blanket SetIn the past I have spoken very highly of the original O.B.Designs Dingarings and I still love them, in fact our youngest daughter is now playing with the same much loved Dingaring we got for miss 3 a few years ago. Together with an O.B.Designs Big Hugs Snuggle Blanket they make a fantastic new baby gift pack ($42, save 30%). The soft, cuddly blanket measures 90x75cm and the neutral pebble grey colour is suitable for both genders.

There are lots of different designs and combinations to choose from, but be quick as these well priced Set Specials are only available until August 31, 2013.

To find out more about O.B.Designs, to browse the range and to order online go to or visit one of the many O.B.Designs stockists Australia wide.

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Apr 032012

Ladybub is only a few weeks old but I can tell I am becoming a little addicted already. The new sales always go live at 8pm, a perfect time for me to do some online shopping with my little ones safely tucked in bed. But I have noticed I am not the only shopper, many other Australian mums have discovered Ladybub too and they are all loving getting those awesome sales in their inbox. This week’s sales are fantastic, these prices are simply unbeatable and you will love their pick of eco friendly brands. You can shop as much as you like across all sales and pay just $9.90 postage, take a look at what’s up for grabs right now:

Eco conscious parents will love the current Green Kids sale, fabulous kids clothing made of 100% organic cotton without the hefty price tag. Thanks to this great sale mums can dress their children in soft, stylish and safe fashion, no matter what their budget is. Stock up for next summer for a just a fraction of the original price, everything is up to 75% off! The Green Kids sale is a triple winner: it is gentle on your child, gentle on the environment and of course gentle on your wallet too.

If you can’t get enough of all this eco goodness you can even sleep the eco friendly way with the lovely Coshee bedlinen from Ecosleep. This luxurious bamboo and cotton bedlinen will help you get all the rest you need without breathing in any nasties. There are lots of styles available for children and adults and with savings up to 70% there is no better time to get your linen cupboard winter ready.

I have written before about the quirky little creatures from O.B.Designs and right now you can buy these Australian designed toys for less than half price at Ladybub. The gorgeous DINGaRINGS, cute Stufits and adorable Heart Felt Creations are inspired by our amazing Australian wildlife and they make great gifts for little ones. Prices start at just $6.95, finally a gift idea that won’t break the bank!

To find out more about Ladybub, to browse all the fantastic products currently on sale and to order your favourites visit

Nov 232011

When my parents were visiting Australia last month I wanted to give them a lovely Australian gift to take back home to our little nieces in The Netherlands. It didn’t take me long to come up with something, I knew straight away that they would absolutely love the creations of the girls at O.B.Designs. You might know this Australian label from the adorable DINGaRINGs or quirky Stufits, but have you also seen their newest arrival?

The Heart Felt Creations ($14.95) have only just arrived on our shores but they have already stolen many hearts, not a surprise really as they are just gorgeous. Their soft felt bodies are combined with an interesting crinkle sound, gentle squeaker or dingle bell so they are the perfect toy for inquisitive little people and will keep them entertained for ages. The looks are inspired by Australia’s fascinating wildlife, landscape and culture, translated into stylish products by two talented Australian designers.

To help with teething drama’s and to cheer up sad little faces there are the O.B.Design DINGaRINGs ($19.95), the 3-in-1 baby toys featuring a natural wooden teething ring, soft and cuddly body and fun rattle. The collection consists of eight cheeky creatures with personalities to match. Emma Owl, Tony Tree Frog, Pete Penguin, which DINGaRING would get your baby giggling most?

The O.B.Designs Stufits ($24.95) are the quirky take on the boring back pack, big enough for a pair of pyjama’s and a toothbrush or some snacks for an afternoon out to the park or visit to grandma and grandpa. I can’t wait for our niece to meet Kev Koala, although I think she would have loved Lola Ladybug too. With 4 characters to choose from there is a great Stufit friend for every little boy or girl.

To find out more about O.B.Designs, to browse the range and to order online go to or visit one of the many O.B.Designs stockists Australia wide.

For your chance to win a 3 piece O.B.Designs prize pack (1 DINGaRING, 1 Stufit and 1 Heart Felt Creation of winner’s choice) visit and answer the following question: Which style of each design would you choose if you won?

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