Sales & Savings – Week 35

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Aug 312016

WDYGT?Where Did You Get That?
What? Free shipping Australia wide
How? Enter the code ‘WINNER’ at checkout
When? Until August 31, 2016

What? Huge Warehouse Clearance, prices starting at $1
How? Prices as marked
When? Until stock lasts

Little StylesLittle Styles
What? Extra 20% off sale items
How? Enter the code ‘WINTER20’ at checkout
When? Until August 31, 2016

Yogee ToysYogee Toys
What? Up to 70% off Moving Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Until August 31, 2016

The Bilby BusThe Bilby Bus
What? Free pack of Pop-In Burp Cloths when you purchase a Pop-In Newborn Nappy Pack
How? Free gift will be added to your order automatically
When? Until August 31, 2016 or until stock lasts

New BeginningsNew Beginnings
What? Free Pigeon Training Toothbrush with every purchase
How? Free gift will be added to your order automatically
When? Until August 31, 2016

A Texas Year giveaway

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Aug 302016

EK Books

The things our kids love most about our holidays to The Netherlands is visiting the place I grew up in, looking at the house I used to live in, seeing the school I went to, hearing about special Dutch traditions and simply learning how ordinary Dutch kids spend their childhood. The fact that kids can relate to other children and find them very interesting is no secret, which is why the A Kids Year book series by Aussie author Tania McCartney is such a hit:

A Texas Year

This month two brand new titles have joined the A Kids Year family, starting with A Texas Year (RRP $19.99) which takes young readers on a journey around Texas guided by five Texan children (and you don’t even have to hop on a plane to come along!).

Life is never boring when you live in Texas, with so many cultures living together there is always something fun, exciting or special to do. In true ‘A Kids Year’ style the book is divided over twelve months and is filled with interesting Texan facts that kids will find super interesting. The colourful illustrations and playful, easy-to-read design makes this an enjoyable read that is both cool and educational at the same time.

Discover Texan places to visit like the Johnson Space Centre, the Comal River or the Canyons, learn about festivities like Oktoberfest, Las Posadas or the Texas Folklife Festival, spot mule deers, Texas Longhorns and rattlesnakes or get hungry looking at cheese enchiladas, Bundt Cake or fried dough, I bet after reading A Texas Year the kids can’t wait to pick their next holiday destination.

You can find the Kids Year series in leading book stores across Australia or online in the EK Books Shop.

To find out more about EK Books, to browse more Tania McCartney books and to order your favourite titles online visit

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Memories on Monday

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Aug 292016

And we’re off! After a week of being sick it was a mad rush to get everything packed in time but we did it and right now we are on the plane celebrating the twins 8th birthday. I am counting down the hours until we land in Amsterdam and I can finally hug my family again. In between rushing around I quickly whipped up a fresh batch of Rocky Road (my dad’s favourite) to surprise him with when we arrive. Keep an eye out for our holiday snaps these coming weeks…

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Aug 282016

Mad Alice Jewellery

Departure day is finally here! Tonight we will be boarding our plane and heading off on our long awaited 5-week European adventure. We’re starting our holiday with a bang as tomorrow is the twins’ 8th birthday and a little birdie told me the airline has organised a birthday cake on the plane, now that will make for a birthday to remember!

Party Jewels

We all know birthdays tend to fly by (quite literally this time) so it is always nice to have a little token of your special day to look back at later. Lovely mum and designer Lorraine from Mad Alice Jewellery has come up with the perfect unique thank you gift for birthday guests.

When musical chairs has finished, the tail has been placed on the donkey, pass-the-parcel is done and dusted and the last crumbs of birthday cake have been gobbled up it’s time to say goodbye to all the party guests. Now forget about the traditional lolly bags full of sugary treats and plastic nic-nacs and surprise your guests with Personalised Party Jewels (RRP $49, 12-pack), a thoughtful and unique gift that last longer than a sugar rush.


Each pack of Personalised Party Jewels consists of twelve shiny silk cord bracelets with a swarovski crystal flower, butterfly or heart element and each bracelet is lovingly handmade by Mad Alice Jewellery. Thanks to the handy pull and tie closure with adjustable silver plated beads the bracelets can be adjusted in size to fit the recipient perfectly. As a warm and personal touch every bracelet comes with a sweet Thank You card, personalised with the names of the party guest and the birthday girl. I am so pleased with how my girls’ custom order turned out, the bracelets look super neat!

I think the Personalised Party Jewels are great way to teach kids that while receiving presents is always nice, giving them out is an even better feeling! Being a custom made gift please allow up to 5 working days for your personalised jewels to be made and dispatched. Shipping is free Australia wide.

To find out more about Mad Alice Jewellery, to browse the range and to order online visit

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 Home, Sales & Savings  Comments Off on Haveli
Aug 272016

No matter what time of the year, with a baby around it is always good to have a blanket on hand. You’ll be surprised how often you use it: in the cot, in the pram, in the car, when visiting friends and family or even to create a quick and clean spot to put baby down on the ground for a little play.

Haveli Pune Quilt

These reversible Haveli Play Quilts are nothing less than stunning and right now they are on sale for the awesome price of just $44.80. You better be quick, at a price like this they will fly out the door!

To make sure your little bundle is cosy and comfortable Haveli blankets are filled with 100% soft and squishy cotton wadding. They are lovingly block printed and quilted by hand and they even come with a bonus matching drawstring bag, perfect for storage or gift giving. You can choose between the pretty pink and green Pune Play Quilt or the Indigo Play Quilt with sweet floral print.


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

Seven Years in a Shoebox

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Aug 262016

Shoebox Timeline

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As I sat down with a big shoebox full of photos, hospital papers, tiny ankle bands and other little momentos it suddenly hit me, just three more sleeps until the twins turn eight. It feels like they grew from teeny wrinkly preemie babies into confident school kids in just the blink of an eye. Eight years, gone. As their birthday is coming closer so is the anniversary of Hip Little One which I started when the twins turned one.

7People ask me all the time why I started Hip Little One seven years ago, how I came up with the idea and where I get my inspiration from, day after day, week after week, month after month and year after year. Of course I’d like to say that it’s my tribe of (now five) beautiful kids that inspires me and in a way of course they do, but looking back it’s more a case of the kids driving me…

Twins are HARD work, especially when you are a first-time mother in a strange country with no family around to lend a helping hand. That first exhausting year felt like one long stretch of feeding, changing, rocking, sleeping and some days I really wondered how I would make it through the day. Around their first birthday I decided that, instead of mum-life driving me crazy, I would let it drive me and Hip Little One was born. In a way I guess you could say my blog came to my rescue.

Thanks to Hip Little One I no longer feel like ‘just’ a tired mum, I am now a writer, a designer, a dreamer, a creator, a photographer, a journalist, a cook, an explorer, an administrator, a colleague, a friend, a spokesperson, an ambassador and most importantly a better, more fun, mum. Since starting my little blog I have learnt so many new skills (you are never too old to learn), met many amazing people and achieved things I never thought possible making me feel powerful and strong.

I have never said it out loud but today I will: Deep down I am super proud of my work, of my determination, of sticking with it even on tough days, of being original and proud of what I have achieved the past seven years while raising five little munchkins at the same time. Do my kids inspire me? They absolutely do, but even more so they drive me.

To find out more about Shoebox Timeline, to check out all its amazing features and to start your own Shoebox visit

Aug 252016


I’m sure you’ve worked out by now that for our family August a pretty big month. Not only do we celebrate four birthdays (with Hattie quickly following in September) and have a big holiday ahead of us but it is also the month I started Hip Little One so that’s another ‘birthday’ coming up. After a long countdown Juliet is finally six and working hard on mastering her new 2-wheel Globber scooter:

Globber 1

Designed for ages 6+ the Globber MyTOO Fix Up (RRP $140) is the perfect challenge for this little lady at six going on sixteen. I love seeing the concentration on her face when she is trying something new, determined to work things out and reach her goal.

MyTOO Fix Up greenThe cool look of the MyTOO Fix Up is not just fashionable but functional too, the ergonomic design with its funky curves and the high density non-slip EVA foam deck offer a luxurious and safe riding experience for growing feet that can still be a bit wobbly from time to time. This makes the MyTOO Fix Up my personal favourite in the Globber range, it looks and feels absolutely fabulous.

Thoroughly safety tested and made from high quality materials that are strong and sturdy the MyTOO Fix Up gets the thumbs up from both parents and children, parents love the durability and amazing value for many money while young riders enjoy the super smooth ride and sense of security they get from the solid construction. Even though Juliet has only just upgraded from three to two wheels I can see she feels confident on the deck.

Globber 2

Because little girls grow faster than you can keep up with this clever Globber scooter has a height adjustable handlebar. MyTOO Fix Up riders should have a minimum height of 1.10m and as your child grows the handlebar can be adjusted with three height levels to choose from. The brightly coloured handlebar grips are made from durable, dual-injection material, this makes them secure (no slipping) and comfortable for small hands to hold.

Globber 3

The MyTOO Fix Up has a maximum weight limit of 100kg so even hip mamas can have a sneaky try when the kids are having a break. This generous flexibility in the height and weight department makes this trendy scooter an excellent pick for families who want to invest in a product that their kids won’t grow out of after just one season.

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

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