Ready, Set, Go with VTech Toot-Toot Drivers

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Jul 312016

Toot-Toot Drivers

When people hear we have four girls they often assume that our house is filled with dolls and other pink stuff. While I admit that we do have quite a lot of pink and purple and have adopted several dolls over the years too, our house most certainly isn’t a no-go zone for cars. If your kids love building tracks, doing construction works and having races as much as our five kids do they are sure to go mad for the latest VTech craze:

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Toot-Toot Drivers is a fun, interactive and educational range of cars and playsets created for children aged 1 to 5, in saying that even our almost 8-year olds have been fighting for a turn with these cool wheels. From a garage to an airport and from a parking tower to a service station, there is plenty to see and do in the world of Toot-Toot Drivers.

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Designed to be mixed and matched the Toot-Toot Drivers range is a fantastic concept for young families, as they can build, extend, connect, swap, change and grow their collection one piece at a time. The brightly coloured pieces are perfectly sized for small hands so young children can build and play independently and use their imagination to make up their own exciting Toot-Toot adventures.

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Let’s be clear, there is much more to Toot-Toot Drivers than just some cars and a track. The colourful electronic vehicles are power packed with lights, sounds, phrases and songs, which are automatically activated when a vehicle passes one of the clever SmartPoints. What a fun way to encourage pre-schoolers to learn while they play and practise their fine motor skills!

Lift & Fix Repair ShopIf your car is in need of a thorough checkup you can drive straight into the brand new Toot-Toot Drivers Lift & Fix Repair Shop (RRP $34.95). This extensive set is fully kitted out with a car wash, a workshop with a real lift and tools to get the job done, one car is included. With the car service done and dusted you can quickly fill up on petrol on the top floor and drive down the ramp to continue your journey.

Toot-Toot Racing RampwayAnother great example of Toot-Toot Drivers’ many different ways of play is the need-for-speed Toot-Toot Drivers Racing Rampway (RRP $24.95). Using the 15 included pieces young race drivers can construct an impressive two-storey stunt track, an extra long raceway or a side-by-side race track (great fun when you are playing with friends). The Racing Rampway comes ready-to-play with a fast Toot-Toot Racer, pop him on the SmartPoint Launcher to test your new track right away.

Toot-Toot Fire TruckPrices start at RRP $11.95 for single vehicles up to RRP $99.95 for the amazing Toot-Toot Drivers Super RC raceway. This affordable pricing allows families to treat their little collector to a new set of wheels, playset or addition for the track on birthdays, special occasions or just a nice surprise every now and then without breaking the budget. Plus it makes it very easy for family and friends to come up with a birthday gift idea too!

VTech toys are available at major department stores and independent toy retailers across Australia.

To find out more about VTech, to browse the Toot-Toot Drivers range and to locate a stockist near you visit

Save $25 at Cocoa and Vanilla

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Jul 302016

Cocoa and Vanilla

With my birthday just two sleeps away, and our 10th wedding anniversary coming up in September, hubby has been scratching his head trying to come up with a special gift to celebrate. Of course jewellery is the most popular gift for a milestone like this, but it turns out I am pretty picky when it comes to shiny things. Sneakily I am hoping he checks out my computer, where I bookmarked these divine creations by Cocoa and Vanilla:

Cocoa and Vanilla Bangle

The absolutely stunning Cocoa and Vanilla jewellery range is classic and timeless, designed to be loved today and cherished for a lifetime. Made from solid sterling silver, rose gold or yellow gold the high quality bangles, bracelets and necklaces are the perfect precious gift for a special lady (big or small) in your life or even yourself. From the delicate engraving to the pretty safety lock on the gorgeous baby bangle, there is plenty to adore about Cocoa and Vanilla.

Cocoa and Vanilla bangles

The jaw droppingly beautiful Mother & Baby Bangles are available as a set or can be purchased individually and come lovingly packaged in a wonderful keepsake box, ready to be gifted to the lucky recipient.

Found something you love? Simply enter the code ‘CVFACEBOOK’ at checkout to save a welcome $25 on your Cocoa and Vanilla order. Be quick, offer ends tomorrow July 31, 2016.

To find out more about Cocoa and Vanilla, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit

Jul 292016


People often tell me that I have my hands full with such a big family and that’s exactly how I like it, unless of course one of my hands is bandaged up and out of action like it is today… After undergoing wrist surgery yesterday I won’t be able to use my hand for a few weeks, not easy when you are right handed! Luckily I have Hip Daddy home to look after me and the rest of the family, allowing me to properly rest up and recover (if it wasn’t for the pain this almost sounds like a holiday!).

Jergens Ultra HealingTo make sure the skin on my hands and arm doesn’t dry out during my recovery I will be smearing religiously with a nourishing moisturiser for extra dry skin. I first tried Jergens ‘Ultra Healing’ a few weeks ago after I burnt my hand on the fireplace and it really helped soothe and heal my skin quickly. My hands felt super soft and within no time the damaged layers were replaced by smooth, healthy skin.

Say goodbye to dry, tired skin and give it some much needed TLC with Jergens ‘Ultra Healing’ (from RRP $5.99 – $12.99). Packed with important vitamins C, E and B5 as well as a unique illuminating Hydralucence blend this luxurious moisturiser is clinically proven to repair dry, cracked skin, including famous trouble areas like heels, elbows and knees. Not only is it absorbed quickly (great for busy mums like me), results are visibly quickly too.

Jergens Moisturisers

From the top of your head to the tips of your toes, Jergens is all about soft, smooth skin that is healthy and radiant. For a bit of extra glow there is even a dedicated Jergens ‘Natural Glow’ collection that adds a natural-looking colour to your skin, perfect for beating that pale, white winter skin.

You can find the Jergens range at your local Priceline pharmacy.

To find out more about Jergens, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit

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Stay toasty with 30% off Acorn Kids

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Jul 282016


Officially we may have passed the halfway mark of this cold and stormy winter but it looks like there is still plenty of chilly weather ahead of us. Thankfully our kids don’t mind the cold and happily go outside rugged up in warm coats, hats and scarves. If your little adventurers could do with some extra layers of warmth here’s a toasty deal for you:

Acorn Kids

Save 30% on all Acorn Kids beanies and scarves at Little Red Chick, simply enter the code ‘ACORN30’ at checkout. Be quick as this offer ends July 31, 2016.

Acorn Bear SetFrom teeny, tiny newborns to cool kids, Australian label Acorn Kids keeps heads of all sizes cosy and comfy all day long. Acorn Kids hats, beanies and scarves are available in a range of gorgeous designs and colours, there is a fabulous match for every outfit and personality. How sweet is this luxurious Cashmere/Merino Hat and Mitten Set (choose from pink, blue or grey)? Just perfect for our little grumpy bear.

To find out more about Little Red Chick, to browse the Acorn Kids range and to order online visit

Sales & Savings – Week 30

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Jul 272016

Cocoon Petite LivingCocoon Petite Living
What? 40% or more of all kids clothing
How? Prices as marked
When? Limited time only

Shop for TotsShop for Tots
What? Extra 20% off sale items
How? Enter the code ‘SAVE’ at checkout
When? Limited time only

Billy Lou Kids ShoesBilly Lou Kids Shoes
What? 25% off Winter shoes and boots
How? Prices as marked
When? Limited time only

WDYGT?Where Did You Get That?
What? 20% off the Christmas Shoppe category
How? Enter the code ‘SNOW-20’ at checkout
When? Until July 31, 2016

Baby DinoBaby Dino
What? 20% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘END20’ at checkout
When? Until July 31, 2016

Mother's LoveMother’s Love
What? 20% off storewide (Excludes Dr. Browns)
How? Enter the code ‘WINLOVE’ at checkout
When? Until July 31, 2016

Jul 262016

Becker Film Group

I don’t know about you but these days I find there is very little on TV worth watching. Large family life is pretty busy so if I do have a rare quiet moment for some screen time I pick carefully, preferably a good movie or an interesting documentary. With the weather cold and miserable all weekend and two sick munchkins on the couch we all snuggled up to watch this fascinating new release by Becker Film Group:

Get ready to see the best of Africa up close as you embark on an African Safari of epic proportions, expertly guided by Mara Douglas-Hamilton and ‘The Lion Whisperer’ himself: Kevin Richardson.

African Safari DVDAfrican Safari takes viewers on an amazing jeep and hot air balloon journey to spot the very best of Africa from different angles: from elephants to lions, from rhinos to giraffes, from buffalos to cheetahs and more, Africa’s wildlife never ceases to impress. Some moments the animals come closer than you’ve ever seen before, bringing a fantastic experience to your very own living room.

The nice thing about this trip across Africa is that it’s real and (sometimes literally) down to earth. Not everything goes to plan all the time, but the bumpy hot air balloon landings and unexpected lion visits to the campsite make African Safari natural, believable and enjoyable to watch. We felt it was great fun for the whole family.

African Safari

African Safari is now available for digital download and on DVD (RRP $24.99) at all good retail stores across Australia.

To find out more about Becker Film Group and to watch the African Safari trailer online visit

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Memories on Monday

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Jul 252016

Things that made me smile: According to the kids the highlight of their school holidays was learning how to make pompoms… All it took was some cheap rainbow coloured wool from the Reject Shop and a few cardboard boxes from the pantry and it kept them busy for ages. Who said school holiday entertainment needs to cost a fortune? It’s a perfect activity for cold and rainy days and you can even do it in the car.

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