20% off Dinosaur Educational Kits

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Mar 312014

With school holidays rapidly sneaking up on us many mums are stocking up on sparkly, glittery craft activities to keep the girls busy on a rainy day. But what about the boys? Instead of wasting money on disposable art and craft why not invest in something that is fun to do and makes an epic room decor piece afterwards:

Mor-Stor Dinosaur Kit Black

These awesome Australian made Dinosaur Educational Kits start of as a fantastic building toy and once finished will become the eye catcher in your son’s bedroom. The wooden pieces are individually numbered making it easy to click them together and no screws or glue are needed so it’s a very child friendly design.

Mor-Stor Dinosaur Kit NaturalAs you would expect from a dinosaur these impressive creatures are no teeny, tiny bedside table pieces, measuring a huge 1.2m from their sharp teeth to the tip of their tail they will foot print that’s hard to miss. What a fun project for parents to do with their children or for siblings to work on together. The handmade Dinosaur Building Kits are available in classic natural finish ($99.95) or a more bold navy or red finish ($109.95) so you can pick the colour that suits your bedroom or playroom decor best.

Right now you can save a dinosaur sized 20% on all Dinosaur Educational Kids at Mor-Stor. Simply enter the code ‘DINO20’ at checkout, stock is limited and offer is valid for a short time only so be quick!

To find out more about Mor-Stor, to browse the range and to order online visit www.mor-stor.com.au.

Mar 302014

Circle of Love Kids

Two weeks ago I introduced you to Circle of Love Kids and we gave you the chance to win a $100 gift voucher to spend on your favourite goodies in store. If you haven’t entered yet there is still time left, click through to the Circle of Love Kids giveaway or take the easy way and enter below. I’ve already told you about a few of the stylish brands they stock but I’ve saved (what I think is) the best for last:

Hatley Plaid Horses RaincoatProbably the biggest name in store is Canadian label Hatley, well known all around the globe for its classic designs and high quality products. Our children own several Hatley pieces, they bring out gorgeous new styles each year and win me over every time. If you are the winner of our giveaway you can use your voucher to pick some Hatley gear for your little one too; rain boots, a raincoat or maybe an umbrella, what would you choose?

If there is a Hatley product you really love make sure you pop over and share it on the Circle of Love Kids Facebook page, they are giving away 5 great rainwear pieces to their fans. Don’t wait too long as this competition ends on March 31, that’s tomorrow!

Hatley Plaid Horses Rain BootsFor more than twenty years Hatley has been producing children’s rainwear that keeps little ones dry and warm in the rain without giving in on style. With cold and rainy weather just around the corner it’s time to get Autumn ready with some beautiful Hatley rainwear. As we often walk to school a good rain coat is a must-have for my kids and we have already had our first downpour to put our new Hatley gear to the test.

After years of research Hatley has created the ultimate kids raincoat: a soft, waterproof and PVC free outer shell combined with super cozy terry lining that keeps kids comfortable without getting sweaty and sticky. Finished with practical press studs for easy dressing and two handy pockets to store small treasures in (or to warm up cold hands) Hatley raincoats are ideal for kids who love exploring the outdoors.

A Sunday afternoon walk in the neighbourhood

A Sunday afternoon walk in the neighbourhood

Hatley Fire Trucks Rain BootsLittle adventurers stay dry from top to toe with Hatley raincoats, rain boots and umbrellas, available in a range of stylish colours and prints for boys and girls. With their very competitive prices starting at just $23.95 (umbrellas), $29.95 (rain boots) and $44.95 (rain coats) Circle of Love Kids is definitely the place to shop this Autumn. Please note that Hatley is extremely popular and sizes sell out fast so be quick if you don’t want to miss out.

Gentle reminder: When you place an order at Circle of Love Kids you will receive a gift voucher to the value of your order completely FREE. Your gift voucher will be issued to you after your order has been paid for. Hurry, offer ends April 9, 2014.

Hatley Trains Rainwear

To find out more about Circle of Love Kids, to browse the range and to order online visit www.circleoflovekids.com.au.

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Nook Lilypad Playmat

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Mar 292014

Nook Sleep Systems

Whether it’s for tummy time at home, a nice play on the floor at grandma, a quick place to rest when visiting friends or a relaxing lay down at your local park, with this gorgeous Nook Lilypad Playmat you’ll always have a convenient, clean and safe place for your baby on hand no matter where you are.


Just like the rest of the Nook Sleep Systems range the Lilypad Playmat is designed with your child’s health and safety in mind. Nook uses only the safest, highest quality materials so your precious bundle is well looked after and you can safely put your little one down without worrying about nasty chemicals and toxic substances.

Nook Lilypad OrangeThe outer cover of the Nook Lilypad is made of eucalyptus and certified organic cotton, it is soft to touch, naturally breathable and free from nasties. If your baby suffers from allergies or has sensitive skin (like many babies do) this is the perfect fabric choice as it will not irritate or itch. Eucalyptus is a very sustainable resource so at the same time you’re doing your share for the environment your children are growing up in.

Nook Lilypad Playmat GreenThe eye catching ‘bubble’ pattern does not only look super stylish, it also allows for continuous airflow under and around your baby. For convenient transport or storage the mat can simply be folded up. On the inside this comfortable playmat is filled with so called ‘good’ PETE, this is a non-toxic, easily recyclable plastic that is FDA approved to be safe for water bottles. At Nook they know little ones are experts are drooling, dribbling and other messy accidents so the Nook Lilypad Playmat is even machine washable, how handy is that?

The Nook Lilypad Playmat ($169, 40″ diameter) is available in green and orange and can be found in store at Mantha & You.

To find out more about Mantha & You, to take a closer look at the Nook Lilypad and to order online visit www.manthaandyou.com.au.

Mar 282014

The Body Shop at Home

As you may have read I attended the Adelaide PBC Expo last weekend and had a fabulous time. As I wandered the aisles and looked around me I saw the obvious (a whole heap of exciting products to tell you about) but even more so I saw mothers and women proudly representing their businesses, sharing their dreams and showing off their hard work. It confirmed something that I sneakily already knew:

We mums are an amazingly talented bunch of multitasking people!

As a mum who works from home I know how hard it is to juggle it all and for most of us there are no yummy businesses lunches, hard working secretaries keeping track of your diary, fancy business suits, nice make up and relaxing Friday night drinks with your colleagues. The hard truth is that many of us work-at-home-mums do a lot of it in between dirty nappies and sticky dishes, in our pyjamas, at night once we’ve finally put the kids in bed and really all we want to do is hang on the couch, while settling endless kids’ arguments and without talking to a grown-up all day long.

The Body Shop Gift PackUnless of course you are a The Body Shop At Home consultant, the more I think about it the more awesome that job sounds to me. You get to decide on your own hours, work with an amazing product range that everyone knows and loves (and that smells a lot nicer than stinky nappies!), you get to talk to lots of lovely mums often while enjoying a nice drink or two, meet up with other consultants and at the end of all that you get to take home a pay packet.

The Body Shop Pamper PackIf you are a friendly, social mama looking for a new challenge The Body Shop At Home could be the job opportunity you are looking for. Of course it is important to know all about what you’re signing up for and what better way to do this than by going ‘undercover’ and booking a The Body Shop At Home party for yourself and a few friends. You get to experience your very own pamper party (Go on, you deserve it!) and you can see first hand what the job entails.

This smooth April host offer is sure to get you excited:
Host a party in April and you can have the opportunity to enjoy incredible, softening moisture with a sensational scent. Dryness is locked out and moisture is locked in for skin that feels super-soft, ultra-smooth and totally-touchable. With a high concentration of antioxidants, Brazil nut oil is a skin saviour. Aside from soft, well hydrated skin you could also take home (of course you’re already home!) a special The Body Shop Brazil Nut pack (RRP $80.75) for the bargain price of just $20.


If you would like to stay up-to-date with the latest The Body Shop at Home news, fantastic offers and exciting new products make sure you give the The Bodyshop at Home Facebook page the thumbs up.

To find out more about The Body Shop at Home™, to take a closer look at all the benefits of being a consultant or host and to register your interest visit www.thebodyshop.com.au.

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Joolz at Adelaide PBC Expo

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Mar 272014


I almost missed out due to sick children but I am very glad I managed to make it to the Adelaide PBC Expo after all. As you can probably imagine I do most of my Hip little one ‘work’ on the computer which is both convenient and a little impersonal at the same time. I love it when I get the opportunity to see products, brands and people I work with in real life and of course it is a great opportunity to discover new hip finds too.

Joolz stand @ Adelaide PBC Expo

Joolz stand @ Adelaide PBC Expo (and two of my little people)

As a Joolz brand ambassador I jumped at the chance to meet up with Adriaan from Joolz HQ, take a look at all the different Joolz models and accessories and of course speak some Dutch (a real treat for me!). While I had heard about the newly release Joolz Day Studio Collection I hadn’t been able to see for myself what all the excitement was about so I was pleased to see they brought two Joolz Day Studio models along to the show.

New arrival 'Joolz Day Studio Gris'

The Joolz Day Studio features the 8 Positive Design solutions Joolz is famous for, coated in a very stylish and sophisticated French jacket (pronounced the French way of course). From the eye catching fabrics and the classy double stitching to the striking black wheels and even a black frame (Noir only), the Joolz Studio Gris and Joolz Studio Noir are little works of art and finished with the finest of details.

Especially on the Joolz Studio Gris fabric the double stitching looks absolutely amazing, it compliments the designer look beautifully without being in your face. Of course it looks wonderful on the Joolz Day Studio Noir too but it stands out a little more on the lighter fabric of the Studio Gris. The classic diamond stitching is clearly visible on the inside of the pram hood as well as on the classic brown leatherette handle bar and bumper bar, even the lining of the carry cot features this luxurious finish.

Joolz Day Studio Gris

Joolz Day Studio Gris

There was lots of interest in Joolz and quite a few PBC Expo visitors ordered their new Joolz pram on the spot (I have to admit the special expo offers were fantastic!). I had brought our own Joolz Day Earth along to push our little Sybbie around and I saw lots of mums giving our pram a second look, Joolz is still relatively new to Australia and the unique look catches people’s attention wherever I go.

Joolz Day Studio NoirOne very keen mama-to-be even asked if she could have a turn pushing our pram to get a feel of the weight and manoeuvrability with a baby on board. Good on her as a pram is a big investment to be used for years so you want to make sure you’re making the right choice. I happily obliged and we had a lovely chat about all the great features and benefits (while I kept a close eye on Sybil, making sure she was not being kidnapped!).

If you also attended the Joolz stand at the PBC Expo in Adelaide last weekend you probably met the lovely ladies from Adelaide baby store Baby Junction. Baby Junction is centrally located on Magill Rd, St. Morris and they are the (very proud) exclusive stockist of the complete Joolz range here in Adelaide. Because they know that everything adds up when you are setting up a nursery they are currently running a fabulous offer:

Purchase a Joolz Day, Earth or Studio at Baby Junction and receive a Joolz Summer Seat and UV Sunhood completely FREE, as well as a bonus $50 Baby Junction gift card. This offer is valid until April 5, 2014, so be quick!

Studio Noir

Joolz Day Studio Noir on display

To find out more about Joolz, to take a closer look at the Joolz range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.my-joolz.com.au.

Sales & Savings – Week 13

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Mar 262014

Little TyroLittle Tyro
What? Spend $50, receive a $10 gift voucher
How? Enter the code ‘Tyro’ at checkout
When? Until March 31, 2014
Where? www.littletyro.com.au

The Family Love TreeThe Family Love Tree
What? 20% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘MOVE’ at checkout
When? Until March 31, 2014
Where? www.thefamilylovetree.com.au

What? 15% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘OFF15’ at checkout
When? Until March 31, 2014
Where? www.dreamly.com.au

IBB - CopyItty Bitty Box
What? Free shipping Australia wide on Shupeas shoes
How? Enter the code ‘shoes’ at checkout
When? Until March 31, 2014
Where? www.ittybittybox.com.au

Max & TillyMax & Tilly
What? Free shipping on all new Max & Tilly Winter orders over $50
How? Enter the code ‘SNUGGLE’ at checkout
When? Until March 28, 2014
Where? www.brightbots.com.au

What? 25% off Bigger Birds Jumpsuits
How? Prices as marked
When? Until March 31, 2014
Where? www.earlybirds.com.au

Mar 252014


Maybe it’s your niece or nephew, maybe it’s your little cousin, your neighbour’s baby or even your own precious bundle, we all know a special ‘earlybird’ who arrived a little (or a lot) ahead of his/her due date. In many cases these earlybirds face difficult challenges and have to spend time in hospital before they are ready to enter the big wide world. Three of my own babies were born prematurely and spent some time in the special care nursery, they were so tiny and absolutely adorable.

As you may know the beautiful baby clothing by Australian company Earlybirds is specifically designed to suit these early arrivals, their Earlybirds range caters for the tiniest of babies weighing just 8oo grams up to 4.5 kilos. But they don’t stop there, when premie babies get older and bigger they often struggle to fit into main stream clothing so Earlybirds has got them covered too with a special Bigger Birds range.

The Bigger Birds collection is available in sizes 3 to 18 months and features navy blue and raspberry colour options to suit both boys and girls. Bigger Birds garments are comfortable to wear, easy to put on and take off and offer an excellent fit for the narrow hips and legs of many early arrivals. The collection consists of popular basics like rompers, jumpsuits, bodysuits and even undies (2-5 years).

Right now you can pick up one of the lovely Bigger Birds jumpsuits for just $22.50 (normally $29.95), that’s a saving of 25%! Be quick though, this offer ends March 31, 2014.

To find out more about Earlybirds, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.earlybirds.com.au.

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