Get a FREE Lunch Puch at Mikki and Me

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Jul 172016

Mikki and Me

I don’t know about you but not having to pack lunches every morning is one of my favourite parts of the school holidays. The kids and I love our lazy breakfasts and improvised lunch (usually warm), so we’re going to make to most of it before school goes back. If you’re back into school routine already and you’re looking for ways to make lunch more fun this awesome Mikki & Me deal is perfect for you:

Yumbox SnackPurchase any Yumbox lunchbox (the brand new snack size or the original) and receive a FREE Lunch Punch Sandwich Cutter. That means the more Yumboxes lunch boxes you buy, the more of those cool sandwich cutters you’ll get too, score! Your bonus gift will be added to your order automatically and LunchPunch designs are selected at random. Offer ends July 22, 2016, or while stock lasts. 

The Lunch Punch is, well, a punch for your lunch (or breakfast, that’s fine too). Bigger than traditional cookie cutters the Lunch Punch is specifically designed for bread, in fact it punches easily through two slices of bread AND spread without crushing and flattening them. They are not only easy to use and clean (dishwasher safe) but they also cut very efficient with very little cut offs for minimal waste. Of course Lunch Punches are free of BPA, Phthalates and other nasties so they’re super safe.

To find out more about Mikki & Me, to browse the range and to order online visit

Oct 252015

Heavenly Harriet

One month ago today we welcomed our beautiful Harriet into the world. During my last hospital check-up I was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia so to be on the safe side my obstetrician ordered induction of pregnancy that same day, quite the shock when you weren’t expecting anything to happen for another 2-3 weeks. In just a few short hours we organised a team of wonderful helpers to look after the four older kids while I was in hospital and off we went to meet our new baby…


In the end it took well into the next day for our baby to make its appearance and, as opposed to the little boy most people had predicted, on September 25 we were presented with a gorgeous little lady. Even though I have given birth to four babies before that special moment of holding your child for the first time will never become less magical. How wonderful to hold such a tiny, sticky, slippery little bundle in your arms and finally lay eyes on the small person you’ve carried inside for 9 precious months.


Less than 24 hours later we brought baby Harriet home and busy family life started straight away with a sick 2-year old and hip daddy who had to go back to work on day 3. At least it was school holidays so I was spared the school rush for two glorious weeks! Of course by now I can’t even remember life before Harriet and it feels like she has always been part of our family, everyone has settled in just beautifully.


Filled with cosy cuddles, 3-hourly feeds and broken nights that first month flies by and no matter how hard you try you will not remember all of it so I am extremely grateful for the luxury of digital photography. How lucky are we to be able to capture an endless supply of special moments with the simple click of a button? Especially my parents (Harriet’s grandparents) all the way in The Netherlands are loving the many baby snaps arriving in their inbox almost daily.


The only downside of digital photos is that they often stay locked in the computer and don’t make it into print. With Christmas slowly sneaking up on is now is the time to upload your favourite pictures to Photobox and turn them into prints, Christmas cards or even a special personalised gift for yourself or proud grandparent to enjoy. Some of my top gift ideas are the photo calendars, canvases or photo snow globes, so cute and original! Photobox always has excellent special offers and sign-up deals so keep an eye on the website for the next great deal.


Treasure and cherish your babies for they grow up too quickly, I’m off to enjoy more precious hugs with our little Hattie…

Nov 072013

Cabbage Patch Kids

Last Christmas we gave away some gorgeous Cabbage Patch Kids dolls to our readers and we were overwhelmed by the response, so many of you had special memories of your very own first Cabbage Patch Kids and we loved reading every single one of them. This year Cabbage Patch Kids is celebrating the big 3-0 (just like me!) and we’re joining in the birthday fun with another fabulous Cabbage Patch Kids giveaway:

CPK Vintage KidsDid you know that, since the launch of Cabbage Patch Kids in 1983, more than 125 million of these chubby babies have been sold? Cabbage Patch Kids are so much more than just a doll, they are best friends, secret sisters, conspiracy partners, picnic buddies, little patients and so much more. Once you adopt a Cabbage Patch Kid and have its birth certificate in hand you are guaranteed to have a friend for life.

Cabbage Patch Kids Limited Edition Vintage Kids ($79.99)

Cabbage Patch Kids Limited Edition Vintage Kids ($79.99)

CPK Vintage KidAs part of the happy 30th Birthday celebrations some special dolls have been released, like the Cabbage Patch Kids Limited Edition Vintage Kids ($79.99). Real fans are sure to appreciate the classic wool hair, stitched soft bodies and original 80s outfits just like those very first releases that sold out in no time. Every year these beautiful dolls are at the top of Christmas wish list all over the world, did you ask for one too when you were little?

CPK LE Vintage KidIf you missed out in the 80s here’s your chance to change the past and get hold of one of these huggable beauties, for yourself or maybe to surprise a precious little person in your life. Cabbage Patch Kids Limited Edition Vintage Kids dolls ($79.99) and Cabbage Patch Kids 30th Birthday Celebration dolls ($59.99) are available from major retailers and independent toy stores across Australia.

To find out more about Cabbage Patch Kids and to locate a stockist near you visit or call 1800 244 543.

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Sunday Coffee with Finlee and Me

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Apr 082012

This week we are sharing a quick Sunday coffee with the lovely Angela from Finlee and Me. As you already know from my Finlee and Me giveaway (go enter if you haven’t yet) I absolutely love this store as there is always something new, original and fun to be found no matter how many times I visit the website. Aside from constantly adding fabulous new products to her store Angela also does an amazing job on the Finlee and Me Facebook page where she shares the coolest things to do with kids (and much more), make sure to give her page the thumbs up!

What does your ideal Sunday look like?
I love, love, love Sundays.
Sundays are brilliant when my 2 year old boy Finlee comes in for a morning snuggle. Once we have our family snuggle time there is nothing better then making some pancakes topped with fruit. Most Sundays will include a stop at a cupcake parlour or an ice cream shop and a walk at the duck pond or a play in the park.

Why did you start Finlee and Me?
Once Finlee was born, I quickly learned that quality baby products was something from the past. So I was on a mission to find affordable products that would meet the demands of parents who choose to surround their babies and young children with items that are not only safe and beautiful but encourage development and learning through play and curiosity.

What can we expect of Finlee and Me in the near future?
There are many things in store with Finlee and Me. New products are arriving weekly from designers in Australia, but also from around the world. We also have a very high engagement on our Facebook page where we have an array of competitions, daily highlights etc.

What is your favourite item in store?
My favorite item in our store would have to be our Balloon Balls. It’s a wonderful twist from your every day balloon with modern day covers. More importantly the cover protects babies and children from choking on balloon pieces that pop.

What is (one of) the funniest things your child has ever said?
It’s something simple but makes me laugh every time… Finlee has just learned the context of saying “no thank you.” So we play this tickle game that he loves and I asked him if he wanted to play and he looked at me and said “No thanks mummy; later” and then just walked away like nothing.

To find out more about Finlee and Me, to browse the range and to order your favourites online visit