Secret Christmas Wishes

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Dec 012016


With all eyes on the kids on Christmas morning it is easy to forget about their wonderful mamas, who (usually) have been very good yet often miss out on presents. Of course it is totally normal to put your children first and spend your entire December budget on fulfilling their Christmas wish lists (meanwhile Santa takes all the credit!), but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a few sneaky Christmas wishes too. Just in case there is a generous Santa reading along, here are my five secret Christmas wishes:

kirstin-ash-bespokeFor some time I have been admiring the stunning Kirstin Ash ‘Bespoke’ collection, a gorgeous range of mix and match jewellery that allows you to create your own unique look. I have been picturing a pretty silver and rose gold combination of five initial charms (to represent my precious tribe of kids) and two or three add-ons, I think it would look fantastic and I would definitely wear it with pride.

sneaking-duckWith the new year just around the corner I always feel the need to change my look and make a nice fresh start. Getting the big chop at the hairdresser is generally followed by regret, so this time around I might going for a less drastic change with a new pair of glasses. I am currently coveting these trendy Sneaking Duck spectacles, the classic blue and traditional bamboo mix is just my style and would go with pretty much anything.

endota-spa-gift-voucherAs much as I adore my big family, being a mum of five young children is hard work and there is rarely any time for relaxation. The thought of some proper pampering, a good massage and a quiet room (and maybe a tiny snooze…) is pure bliss to me, so to find an Endota Spa gift voucher under the tree would be absolutely amazing. The only small problem will be to find the time to actually go there, but I will just have to lock it in on the family calendar.

love-my-teethAnother secret little Christmas wish of mine is whiter teeth. Although I thankfully have quite straight teeth thanks to wearing expensive braces as a teenager I would really love to brighten them by just a few shades. The high costs of in-chair treatment at the dentist (and the fact that success is not guaranteed) have been holding me back, but maybe a safe, in-home teeth whitening kit will fit within Santa’s budget?

brother-sewing-machineLast but not least, and I know this may sound a little dorky, I have always wanted to learn how to sew and make my four girls some lovely handmade dresses. Right now I can just sew on a lost button and fix a broken knee on school pants but that’s about it, to own a good, easy-to-use sewing machine would be a dream come true (and if it came with a few classes for beginners that would be even better!).

Go on, tell me about your secret Christmas wishes…

Win a $10,000 craft room makeover with Spotlight

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Jun 052015


With Winter officially here and the weather often too chilly/rainy to play outside many parents find themselves desperately looking for great boredom busters to keep the kids entertained indoors. Whether you like it or not, it’s time to go through the craft cupboard and freshen it up with some fun, new activities that will keep the kids busy and happy (and stop mum from going insane).

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Spotlight, Australia’s favourite craft and hobby store, is coming to the rescue of bored families across the country with a fabulous competition that is sure to get your fingers itching and your creative juices flowing. Imagine the excitement if your child’s next craft project would score your school an amazing $10,000 craft room makeover!

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Clear the kitchen table, put out a big pile of Rainbow Loom bands in all the colours of the rainbow and use your imagination to create something truly fun and colourful, the sky is the limit. It’s a great activity for both boys and girls, an excellent fine motor skills exercise and it’s sure to keep the kids out of your hair for a while. The Spotlight Craft Room Makeover competition runs until June 30, 2015, giving you plenty of time to come up with a unique design that will wow the judges.

Because Spotlight has had such fantastic response to the Rainbow Loom competition already they have added another 10K worth of Spotlight vouchers to give away to the best creations! And don’t worry, these bonus prizes will be drawn at the end of JULY so you have an extra few weeks to get creative and get looming.

Free Rainbow Loom SpotlightTo help you get started on your most fabulous (and hopefully the winning!) Rainbow Loom creation Spotlight is giving you a Rainbow Loom pack, completely free. How awesome is that? Visit the Spotlight Facebook page to claim your FREE Rainbow Loom and pick it up it up at your local Spotlight store. Once you’ve finished your amazing piece of Rainbow Loom art upload your competition entry here for your chance to win.

To find out more about Spotlight, to locate a Spotlight store near you or to order your favourite Spotlight products online visit