25% off storewide at Whimsy Child

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Apr 302012

The twins always get terribly excited when it is someone’s birthday, they just love receiving an invitation in the mail and practising their ‘Happy Buffay’ wishes. I love birthdays too and this week I am joining in the birthday celebrations at Whimsy Child. Don’t worry, there is no limit to the number of guests and you can come too! Just make sure you like the Whimsy Child Facebook page so you don’t miss the awesome birthday promotions and specials.

Of course a party isn’t a party without a party outfit and now is a brilliant time to pick up some new outfits with this exclusive offer for Hip little one readers: Get 25% off storewide at Whimsy Child, simply enter the code HL1-25 at checkout. This fantastic offer ends May 2, 2012. All orders over $50 will receive a free scratchie with great prizes to be won and every order placed during the birthday sale period will go in the draw to win a $100 Whimsy Child shopping spree, you have to agree this all sounds like a fabulous birthday party!

I had a hard time picking favourites because this whole store is filled with far from ordinary fashion for kids, exactly the way I like it. As if 25% off isn’t awesome enough the code is also valid on sale items which means even bigger bargains. If you love Daily Tea as much as I do you’re in luck as there are some gorgeous designs available and many styles are discounted already. This beautiful Daily Tea Talavera Dress is reduced to $22.40 and with the discount code it can be yours for just $16.80!

Whimsy Child also stocks Shampoodle, a funky label that always fits in with the latest street trends. I picked up the very stylish Shampoodle Rosa Jeans for my oldest daughter but if you want some too you have to be quick, you probably noticed coloured jeans are totally in right now so they are selling out fast. I also love the Organic Denim Liverpool Shirt, it looks comfortable and very versatile and priced at just $22.13 it is a real steal.

With the chilly Winter season on our doorstep you’ll have to stock up on comfy outfits for relaxing, snuggly days in and these cool Munster Crash Landed Pants (size 1-10) are perfect for just that. These funky pants with knee patches are available in grey marle and soft black which are both super easy colours to mix and match with other pieces in your child’s wardrobe. They will soon become a big favourite, guaranteed.

To find out more about Whimsy Child, to browse the range and to profit from the special birthday offer visit www.whimsychild.com.au.

Apr 292012

Those of you who know my kids have probably spotted their ever growing collection of Havoc Denim gear: Jeans, dresses, shorts, skirts, jackets, they love them all and wear this Australian label all the time. If you haven’t already make sure you enter the Havoc Denim giveaway and your son or daughter could soon be walking around in Havoc Denim too. (I am sneakily waiting for owner Linstel to get my hints and design a ladies collection, I would buy it all before I even laid eyes on it)

So what made Linstel decide to start Havoc Denim, where does she get her inspiration from and for which Havoc Denim design does she have a soft spot? Read all the answers and meet the face behind Havoc Denim in today’s Sunday coffee:

What does your ideal Sunday look like?
My ideal Sunday would be brekkie with my hubby down @ Williamstown… 2 minutes from where we live! Then, research trips to stores… and maybe a movie! And a nice looong massage to finish off the day! But ideal and my real world do collide a bit! Since Havoc does eat into my weekends… as we are growing the business each season… comes with a lot more challenges and work loads + deadlines to meet between stores and factories.

Why did you start Havoc Denim?
Having fashion and textile engineering background and worked within the children’s fashion industry in Australia and overseas..over the last 15 years… the one prominent aspect I noticed was that brands offered denim in their range as an add on, and not a core product with attention to the detail, quality and hardware… and the ones that do come at a price! So, with research being done for well over 2 years Havoc denim was born in 2009. Our ranges provide cool fashion yet easy and functional clothing.. With a strong attention to detail, soft washes and detailed stitching+ hardware..

Where do you find your inspiration for new Havoc Denim styles?
Our inspiration each season stems first from trends in denim, cotton fabrics+washes, as we design our ranges based on both new and past trends in fashion and street, as well as pop and hip hop culture from around the world. I also get a lot of my inspiration from my childhood growing up in India with amazing colours and fabrics.

What is your favourite item from the new range?
So many items I love form our Winter range, but I’d have to say our bestseller: Unisex Skinny Milano Jean (with contrast stitch detail) in 6 colours : black, vintage blue, bleach blue, cadet blue, purple and fuchsia take your pick! And our sleeveless denim hoodie, love them as these 2 items in the range are so versatile with a detachable hood: dressy enough yet warm for a cold winter with all the street cred! I think I might get some made in my size too…

What are your big dreams for Havoc Denim?
Havoc Denim has exceeded our expectations since we began! We would love to see Havoc Denim becoming the trusted brand for kids denim and take our business overseas. As we have already started gaining a lot of interest from overseas markets in which we have started stocking.

To find out more about Havoc Denim, to browse the range and to order in their new online store visit www.havocdenim.com.

Apr 282012

With just 3 months until our holiday and 4 months until the twins start kindy I am starting to feel a little unorganised. Several times a day I think of bits and pieces I need to do, pack or buy and I know I am still forgetting half. Sometimes I quickly jot down a little note on a piece of paper but more often than not my scraps end up in the hands of my little munchkins, never to be seen again. Luckily I spotted these fabulous chalkboard stickers at Bright Star Kids and I put my order in straight away.

Bright Star Kids range offers a range of chalkboard stickers in lots of styles, sizes and colours. I personally really like the look of the Chalkboard Dots Wall Stickers, they are perfect for making notes for multiple family members or different occassions. Once I have one dedicated spot for notes about the holiday, one for shopping and for kindy I will feel a lot more in control I think! There are three colour combinations to choose from.

My plan is to use up everything in our freezer before we go on holidays and menu planning is super easy with the Chalkboard Panels Wall Stickers. Simply write down your meal ideas for every day of the week and under each day any ingredients you might still need and you will have an empty freezer in no time. You can join both panels together to make one long chalkboard panel or use them as two separate stickers.

Now you probably know that blackboard chalk can be a little chunky to write with, and I am not even mentioning the smudges, dust and how quickly chalk breaks. You won’t have any of these problems if you just grab one (or a few) of the Stabilo Chalk Pencils when you place your Bright Star Kids order. They are available in white, red and yellow and you can sharpen them like an ordinary pencil.

To find out more about Bright Star Kids, to browse the range and to order online visit www.brightstarkids.com.au.

For your chance to win a $50 Bright Star Kids voucher visit www.brightstarkids.com.au and answer the following question: If you were to be our lucky winner what would you spend your voucher on?

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If you really want to win you can earn up to ten additional entries, please leave separate comments for each entry:

Competition ends May 28, 2012. Sorry, Australian entries only.

Apr 272012

In 3 weeks time it is Mother’s Day, a day I always very much enjoy and value as I feel so very blessed to be a mum (not just on Mother’s Day of course but the whole year around). I love thinking back to my very first Mother’s Day when I was pregnant with the twins, although they weren’t born yet I really did feel like a proud mother. Everything changes from the moment you fall pregnant, it starts with little changes in your body and so much happens in those 9 months!

In the first trimester your breast size will change and your breasts might feel tender or painful. It is very important that your bra is not restricting your breasts and allows for growth (your size can change very quickly!), which is why a seamless, non wired bra is highly recommended. Cake Lingerie newest bra, Cotton Candy, is specifically designed to grow with the wearer (even up to a 4 cup sizes) so an expecting mum can purchase a bra and know it will continue to provide the perfect fit.

The Cotton Candy bra is a hot topic at the moment because there is no other bra like it. The luxury seamless maternity/nursing bra is made with unique, silky-soft yarn that is extremely comfortable and there are no itchy tags or seams to irritate your sensitive skin. Even without wires it still offers fabulous lift and support through carefully positioned double-layered side slings, strength panels and a supportive T-back structure.

What I LOVE about the Cotton Candy bra is that it has the comfortable feeling of a sports bra and at the same time it is soft and luxurious, offering amazing support even for bigger bust sizes. This bra is a real must-have for expecting mums and I can guarantee you that you will wear it day and night, through the different stages of pregnancy and just after birth. The flexible material does not lose shape so mums can expect the Cotton Candy to be a good fit at all times.

The Cotton Candy Bra ($54.90) and Brief ($26.90) are available in grey and pink in sizes S-XL.

Especially for Mother’s Day Cake Lingerie is running a fantastic promotion: Purchase any two Cake Lingerie bras in one transaction and receive the new seamless transition bra Cotton Candy FREE! This great offer is available at participating stockists and online until May 13th 2012, visit the website for more details.

To find out more about Cake Lingerie, to order online or to locate a stockist near you visit www.cakelingerie.com.

Today Only: 20% off Autumn/Winter fashion at Eeni Meeni Miini Moh

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Apr 272012

To celebrate Eeni Meeni Miini Moh‘s 10th Birthday here is a fabulous offer you can’t resist: 20% off on your favourite Autumn/Winter pieces! This great promotion is for today only so you better be quick and stock up, winter is only just starting so you’ll have months to enjoy your beautiful new Eeni Meeni goodies.

Apr 262012

Originally we had planned to spend the Easter long weekend in Melbourne, visiting family and enjoying all that is on offer in this big Australian city that I know so little about. But with kids there are always unexpected developments so we had to pass on exploring Melbourne, for now that is. I don’t know much about Melbourne so it is hard for me to know where to find the best kids friendly spots, luckily there is the Little Eats website to help me find my way.

Little Eats is a fantastic way to discover the best baby, toddler and child friendly cafes in Melbourne. Mum of two Jemma puts some of Melbourne’s hippest hot spots under the loop to test them for all the things that make them family friendly. From highchairs and changing facilities to easy pram access and kids menus and from the kid-friendliness of the staff and play areas to activities, toys and entertainment and of course prices and opening hours, Jemma knows exactly what to look for so if a place gets her tick of approval you know you are in for a real treat.

Cafe Secrets Melbourne is a deck of 52 cards featuring 52 of Jemma’s favourite child friendly cafes, one for every week of the year. All cafes have been road-tested and approved by the Little Eats family and are suitable spots for cafe culture loving little ones. Priced at just $9.95 this compact deck of cards is a must-have for modern Melbourne parents who enjoy going out with kids and a great gift suggestion for new parents too.

To find out more about Little Eats, to take a closer look at the deck of Cafe Secrets Melbourne ($9.95) and to order online visit www.littleeats.com.au.

For your chance to win a deck of Cafe Secrets Melbourne visit www.littleeats.com.au and answer the following question: What are two things you look for when searching for a cafe or restaurant to visit with kids?

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If you really want to win you can earn up to ten additional entries, please leave separate comments for each entry:

Competition ends May 26, 2012. Sorry, Australian entries only.

Sales & Savings – Week 17

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Apr 252012

Hopscotch Children’s Boutique
What? Up to 37% off Rug Up Spot Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Until April 29, 2012
Where? www.hopscotchboutique.com.au

Chic Mother & Baby
What? 50-70% off Polka
How? Prices as marked
When? Until further notice
Where? www.chicmotherandbaby.com.au

Classic Baby
What? 20% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘ANZAC’ at checkout
When? Until April 25, 2012
Where? www.classicbaby.com.au

Cradle Rock
What? Buy 3 sale items get an additional 15% off
How? Discount automatically applied at checkout
When? Until April 30, 2012
Where? www.cradlerock.com.au

Molly & Me
What? 25% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘warm25’ at checkout
When? Until April 29, 2012
Where? www.mollyandme.com.au

Raindrops & Roses
What? Additional 10% off sale items
How? Enter the code ‘ANZAC’ at checkout
When? Until April 27, 2012
Where? www.raindropsandroses.com.au