Thursday, November 26, 2009

keeping it metro

you may remember my post a few months ago on the babycotpod cascara cot. no? well you best pop back and take a squiz, this bassinet/cot rocked my socks off, and i, for one, have got it at the top of my "next baby list"! i often pop into babycotpod's website, just for a look and to dream about what colour i'll get when they're released, and to my surprise, there was something new there; the metro crib! woah! how colourful and delightful is this gorgeous creation!

the metro crib was made with the not so futuristic parents in mind. as funky as the cascara is, lets be honest, it just may not fit into everyone's decor (although, in my eyes, it'd be a great starting feature to create an out of this world nursery with!). so, the metro is suitable from birth to six months and it rocks at the centre line. however, the guys are working on an option to lock it in a fixed position. it will be manufactured from a mixture of wood, acrylic and steel and be available in a number of colours. it has all the expected safety features that we need for our babies and the soft furnishings will be removable and washable.

but wait, there's so much more that these talented men are working on. there will be a larger cot based on the same styling, and get this... bedroom furniture to match!! love it!! there is no confirmed pricing yet, but the aim is to have the metro available around march next year. babycotpod, i am your biggest fan xx

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

style file :: mavi

every mum-to-be needs a stylish pair of maternity jeans. am i right? mavi jeans are renowned for their perfect fit jeans and when i heard they launched their first pairs of maternity jeans earlier this year to australia, i knew they would be the perfect jean to stock at yummy mummies, before i had even laid my eyes on them!

the angelina jean uses two side stretch panels that expand with your growing belly. this is a mid rise boot cut style in a dark washed indigo stretch denim. i secretly tried a pair of these maternity jeans on as i'm not yet back into all of my "pre baby" clothing, and i tell you what, they are super comfy and look so damn good on! so i chucked on a belt and a pair of heels, and seriously, it was hard to believe they were maternity jeans. in a word, these jeans are hot, and will be your new bff (well for nine or so months anyway)! you'll find them online with our relaunch, with a reasonable price tag of $149.95, but if you possibly can't wait until then, you can email your order through to me.

Friday, November 20, 2009

kreativ blogger award

i was awarded this kreativ blogger award from the extremely talented lady behind minilala nappies, carli. i'm feeling a bit honoured that carli has picked me as one of her 7 bloggers, thank you carli =)

this is how the award works...
1. copy the picture and post it on your blog
2. thank the person that gave it to you and link to their blog
3. write 7 things about yourself we don't know
4. choose 7 other bloggers to pass the award to
5. link to those 7 other bloggers
6. notify your 7 bloggers

this is a great way for me to spread some blog lovin, so here are just a few of my favourite ladies and their blogs...

:: little pinwheel an amazing woman with an amazing blog, you will fall in love with the little pinwheel story
:: piper + lily handmade baby + children's jewellery, clothing, toys + accessories. and is one of the many new suppliers coming on board for the yummy mummies relaunch
:: little sooti a cool blog with very cool finds
:: little diva designs christine finds the most gorgeous fabrics and creates to die for children's clothing + soft toys
:: skye rocket studio a beautiful photography blog from a talented lady in my home town
:: lil' rockers rock star head wraps and another new supplier coming on board for our relaunch
:: mini stylista jen has a heart of gold and if you're a mum who loves talking about kids fashion, you will love her shopping forum

and 7 things you probably don't know about me...
:: i am a shorty and measure about 152cm
:: i am absolutely totally addicted to the bold & the beautiful
:: i am a country girl, spending most of my life living in hay and wagga
:: i'm scared of the dark (there, i said it)
:: i have 72 pairs of shoes
:: i am a mary kay consultant
:: i've spent 12 years of my working life in admin offices

that was a bit fun, thanks again carli!

Monday, November 16, 2009

shelley's belly

you may remember, quite a few weeks back, that we had the pleasure of photographing shelley in our own wonderful maternity label, lady bump. that day, we also had a bit of fun and dressed up shelley's gorgeous pregnant belly for a few shots too.

i'm probably a little bit naughty for posting up this pic with the pink booties, as shelley & dave didn't find out they're baby's gender. but you know how sometimes you just have a feeling, for no calculated reason what so ever? i have that feeling with shelley, that there might be a little pink baby in that tummy of hers... we'll know if that feeling is right or wrong soon enough, shelley is due on thursday xx

Friday, November 13, 2009

a human birdsnest

i stumbled accross this while getting lost on the internet last night. it's from the series "a green garden" and is titled "a giant birdsnest for breeding new ideas". it's insane and i'm absolutely loving it. lamp and all!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

mommy & me photo challenge

i've recently started following a fab baby blog called kenziepoo, and i'm really enjoying reading rachelle's (the mum) finds and thoughts. this week she has posted a challenge, a mommy & me photo challenge. you post a photo of you and your little one/s on your blog and rachelle will pick her favourites and then post to her blog. are you a mummy, mommy or a momie? and up for a photo challenge? then i invite you also, to participate in some fun mum lovin!

this photo is of me and my daughter, summer leonie. we took this photo a few weeks back now, but it's been my favourite ever since. it totally captures summer's character and her sweet cheekyness! she is definately my mini me, although she looks a lot like her dad, every day i see more and more of me coming out in her. she loves to help with the house chores, she likes to push the pram now instead of being the one in it, she has to find her purple big beaded necklace before we leave the house, and the froth off the cappicino is no longer mine! having a baby and watching them grow and develop into little people completely blows my mind. i just love being the mum!

Monday, November 9, 2009

finding freckles through frankie

have you met freckles? isn't he so cute that you could just eat him all up? freckles is a schaffas; a creature of great mystery. freckles was walking by a witch's house that was made of treats when an explosion occured and a giant freckle (a stepping stone in the witch's garden) landed permanently on his head. he tries to cover the damage up with his little silver hat!

i came accross the schaffas in the newest issue of frankie magazine. frankie brings us everything that is art, fashion, vintage, craft, music and so much more of life's findings. so glad i finally decided to take home a copy of this gorgeous mag, both frankie and freckles have a new number one fan!

Monday, November 2, 2009

and the winner is...

kirsten meiklejohn! kirsten shared her gorgeous belly photo with us for the yummy tummy facebook competition we held during october. kirsten was 41 weeks + 4 days in this photo, and zach leonard was born another 2 days later, weighing 9lb 7oz! my congratulations goes to kirsten, this is such a gorgeous photo and i'm sure you have given inspiration to those who are pregnant and looking for photo idea's. kirsten has won a $75 voucher to spend in our online store.

thanks to everyone who uploaded a photo for our competition, and thank you to everyone who took the time to look through the gorgeous 31 bellies and voted, or even just left a comment. i really enjoyed this competition, being a woman and having been pregnant only once before, i found myself getting really emotional and very clucky over all of the cute bellies! it really is a significant time in a woman's life, wether you loved being pregnant or didn't enjoy it at all, it's an experience none the less. thanks for sharing xx