‘Arabella and the Magic Pencil’ giveaway

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May 292020

EK Books

Castles and crowns, glamour and gowns, tea parties and tiaras… if you thought the life of a princess is always easy, think again. Author Stephanie Ward and illustrator Shaney Hyde are welcoming you into the colourful world of Princess Arabella in this beautiful story published by EK Books:

Every year Princess Arabella, adored by her loving parents, is granted one special wish. She uses her royal wish for the most wonderful things, like pretty pink puppies and fluttery fairies. One thing she didn’t wish for, but she got it anyway, was a royal baby brother called prince Avery…

That year Arabella uses her annual wish to request a pencil with the amazing power to make anything she draws become reality. There is no limit to her art, her inventions are simply spectacular and it all comes together beautifully in her carefully designed garden party. Unfortunately Prince Avery turns out to be particularly good at disturbing Arabella’s perfect life and she decides something has to be done in Arabella and the Magic Pencil (RRP $24.99).

Featuring sweet watercolour art and magnificent words that have a royal ring to them this book is a joy to read and look at. Combining the power of magic with a wise lesson, Arabella and the Magic Pencil will help young readers to see the blessing a new sibling can bring.

You can find ‘Arabella and the Magic Pencil’ in leading book stores across Australia.

To find out more about EK Books, to browse the range and to order your favourite titles online visit www.ekbooks.org.

For your chance to win 1 of 3 copies of Arabella and the Magic Pencil (RRP $24.99) head over to the Hip Little One Facebook page, good luck!

Disney Princess giveaway

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May 272018

With princesses being hot news at the moment there are many girls dreaming of finding their own prince charming. Gorgeous dresses, a sparkling crown, a real castle, a dashing prince and preferably a golden carriage and some talking animals too, there is nothing as magical as a princess life. Especially for those little dreamers Disney has created a royal gift fit for a princess:

Exclusively available at Chemist Warehouse the Disney Princess Story Book Perfume (50ml, RRP $19.99) will make any girl feel like a true princess. Each bottle of Story Book Perfume comes beautifully packaged in a special keepsake tin picturing one of Disney’s much loved princesses. Frozen, Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast or Cinderella, which Disney Princess is your favourite?

As a mum of four girls I knew that these delightful scents would be a huge hit, the only question was which princess to match with which daughter… Going by the delighted look on their little faces I think I did well, big smiles all around and of course the house smells particularly nice these days as they are making very sure to keep up the perfume throughout the day! They really love the pretty tins with the peek-through window, a lovely place to store their treats and treasures.

Good to know: All Disney Princess Story Book perfumes are ethyl alcohol free and safe for children aged 5 and up. What a wonderful gift idea for your young Disney fan!

To find out more about the Disney Princess Story Book Perfume collection, to locate a stockist near you or to order your favourite online visit www.chemistwarehouse.com.au.

Hop on over to our Instagram page (@thewoottons) and follow the prompts under the Disney Princess giveaway photo for your chance to WIN a Disney Princess Story Book Perfume (RRP $19.99).

Up to 80% off French Bull tableware

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Aug 112013

The Little Haven

On my hunt for some unique lolly bags for the kids’ party I stumbled upon some great bargains at Little Haven. Instead of ‘wasting’ money on disposable bags that end up in the bin why not surprise your little guests with something that is cute, reusable and very practical? At up to 80% off these funky French Bull plates, bowls and cups are very affordable, all you need is a piece of cellophane to wrap around it and you’re done.

French Bull tableware ($2.95 each)

French Bull tableware ($2.95 each)

French Bull Princess PlateThe French Bull mealtime range is made of strong shatterproof melamine that is BPA-free, heat resistant (up to 180C) and dish washer safe. Featuring a selection of friendly monsters and beautiful princesses in a variety of colours so you can pick different styles for every little boy or girl at the party. Choose from plates, bowls and cups or put together a complete set, all pieces are sold separately and are priced at $2.95 (normal price $9.95-$12.95).

I know my kids love it when they get to take something home from a party that they can look at later, these make a great party keepsake that won’t break the bank.

To find out more about Little Haven, to browse the French Bull range and to order online visit www.thelittlehaven.com.au.

Jul 232013

Royal Baby

For months people from all over the world have been speculating about the royal baby. Will it be a boy or a girl and what will they call it? What pram will the new mum be pushing and what nappy bag will she be carrying? Some of these questions are yet to be answered but there is one thing we know for sure: what the new arrival will be wearing…


Sapling Owl On Branch RomperWhen Australian designer and small business owner Peta from Sapling recently received a new online order I bet she wasn’t expecting it to be from the one-and-only Duchess Of Cambridge. Somehow the glowing mum-to-be discovered this lovely organic clothing label from Melbourne and she ordered a big box of Sapling goodies for the royal baby. Beautifully designed and made from the softest organic cotton these garments are sure to be a favourite in the royal wardrobe.

Sapling Bird in Tree BodysuitUnlike what you may think Sapling is actually very well priced, prices start at just $14.95 and there is nothing over $29.95. The range consists of tops, bottoms, rompers and bodysuits and caters for boys and girls from 0 to 12 months old. I have my eye on this gorgeous Bird in Tree Bodysuit ($26.95) for our little lady. If you have a tiny prince or princess of your own who deserves some soft, safe and sumptious Sapling fashion you can order your favourite Sapling pieces from BabyDonkie.

Sapling range

Alimrose Designs Royal FamilyWhether you live in a palace or not, at BabyDonkie they believe that every little person deserves a royal present so they also stock these adorable prince and princess gifts from Alimrose Designs. The stylish Prince and Princess Doll ($47.95 each) are almost half a meter tall, that’s a lot of doll to be hugged and cuddled! Happy faces guaranteed with the matching Prince and Princess Squeaker, easy for little hands to hold and just $15.95 each.

To celebrate the arrival of the long awaited royal baby Sapling and BabyDonkie have teamed up to give Hip little one readers the chance to win a Royal Baby Prize Pack valued at $180+. The pack contains a selection of divine Sapling pieces (RRP $120, choice of a Boy, Girl or Unisex pack) and an Alimrose Designs Prince or Princess doll and squeaker (RRP $63.90, winner’s choice). Fill out the entry form below and this majestic prize pack could be yours!

To find out more about Baby Donkie, to browse the range and to order online visit www.babydonkie.com.au.

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Jun 162012

As a child my youngest sister and I dreamed of owning all the big Disney movies on video, we knew all the stories and songs by heart (I am surprised how many of the songs I still remember!). Now that I have kids myself and see how much they enjoy the Disney movies I am determined to get my hands on all the big titles so we can watch them together. But that is easier said than done as not all Disney movies are permanently available, some have already returned to the Disney vault and who knows if and when they will become available again?

One of those titles that will soon go back into the vault is Beauty and the Beast, so make sure you grab it while you still can. I think we all remember Belle, a lovely girl who lives with her father in a small village. Everyone loves Belle, including the horrible and very unlikeable Gaston who seems to think Belle would make the perfect wife for him. One day Belle’s father ends up in a mysterious, dark castle where he is being held by a frightening Beast.

Loyal as she is Belle offers to take her father’s place, promising to stay in the castle for the rest of her life. So who exactly is the unfriendly Beast and what is the secret behind the beautiful rose he is protective of? Belle is not impressed by the unfriendly Beast, luckily there is the enchanted castle staff to make her life more bearable.

Against her expectations Belle and the Beast start to grow closer and form a friendship, he even lets her leave to help her dying father. The Beast realises he is falling in love with Belle, and the Beast has stolen Belle’s heart too. When Gaston discovers this he plans an attack on the Beast and gathers a mob to help him. Will this be the end of the love story of Belle and the Beast, or will real love conquer and maybe, just maybe, lift the magic spell that has held the castle and the Beast in its grip for way too long?

As a child I never knew how the Beast became the way he was, I don’t think it ever mattered to me and in their turn my twins have no idea either. All they see is the beautiful Belle, the absolutely gorgeous castle staff and the character transformation of the Beast. In their words ‘At first he was grumpy and angry and Belle made him happy’, and in the end isn’t that just a wonderful message?

Beauty and the Beast is available on Blu-ray ($49.95) or DVD ($39.95) and is on sale at major retailers across Australia until July 31, 2012.

To find out more about Disney, to learn all about Beauty and the Beast and to order online visit www.disneyvault.com.au.

For your chance to win a copy of Beauty and the Beast on Blu-ray visit www.disneyvault.com.au and answer the following question: Which Disney princess is your favourite and why?

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Competition ends July 16, 2012. Sorry, Australian entries only. By entering you agree to our Terms & Conditions.