Wednesday, April 28, 2010

style file :: willowblu

it's in our style file, so that means it's also on our shopping site! we are so super excited by the new arrival of willowblu leather bags here at yummy mummies this week! what can we say, we are women and we love handbags and shoes!

you may have noticed that our nappy bag section has been blank since our relaunch. well, we have actually been waiting for the perfect nappy bag to rock our world and we have finally found it! this is ivy. isn't she cute? especially in that vanilla colour! i am love love loving vanilla right now.

like all of the willowblu bags, it is made from genuine top quality leather with a fully lined interior. it has two zipped pockets at the front, a zipped panel at the back and another zipped pocket in each of the (exterior) sides. it's pocket heaven! the interior also has 2 zipped pockets plus compartment spaces for everything; the iphone, the nappy cream, the teether ring, the emergency packet of fruit flakes and the dummy!

it's a little on the smaller side compared to some of the bigger nappy bags that can fit everything bar the kitchen sink in them. and i think these days it's quite popular to have a nappy bag that doesn't look like a nappy bag, so i am a big fan of the smaller sizing. means you take less, and lets face it, sometimes we do tend to over pack which in turn means lugging around a heavy bag! but stay stuned, i hear willowblu is working on a new bigger nappy bag none the less. we'll let you know about it as soon as we set our eyes on it!

pop on over to the site and check out all of the fabulous range from willowblu that we have available. there is only the one nappy bag that we carry, the other 7 designs are classed as handbags, but most of the messenger style bags are more than capable of being a nappy bag too. oh, and check out the cleo clutch while you're there, i am loving this to pieces - just need to line up a snazzy dinner date so i have a somewhere to take it out to!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

shopping for a 2nd birthday

so... i've been giving myself a bit of retail therapy of late, it's amazing how good a spot of shopping can make you feel and i have had the perfect reason to go shopping (because yes, apparently these days i actually need a reason to). our little froggy is turning 2 next month. having summer turning 2 reminds me of the feeling i had when i turned 30. it just sounds like a whole lotta old! i feel like on the day of her birthday she will no longer be my baby and she will be a big girl. just like that. overnight. you hear it from everyone all the time... they just grow up too quickly!

the first place i like to go shopping at is little pinwheel. two reasons why - one is that i have formed an amazing friendship with the owner, hayley, and two is because hayley stocks awesome brands and when summer isn't wearing something from our shop, it's more than likely going to be something from little pinwheel. the first 4 items above are from little pinwheel and they are 1. an awesome book 2. cocoon couture bean bag 3. chalk n cheese ploughman's blouse 4. polka mod pod dress. i am still humming and harring on whether to have a rainbow party to celebrate the event, and if i do decide on it, i think i'll definately be grabbing the nellystella candy stripe playsuit, i just love it!

today is little pinwheel's 1st birthday and celebrations are happening left right and centre for it, including a 15% discount at their online shop. all you have to do is enter 'LPWparty' in at their checkout to receive your discount. and... if you subscribe to little pinwheel's newsletter, you'll also find out how you can win a share of over $500 worth of products. hayley definately knows how to celebrate a birthday that's for sure!

the other things we decided summer needed was a trackie and a pair of comfy runners. i buy for fashion (i'll admit it), and my partner buys for comfort. so combining the two together, we came up with 5. minti trackie and 6. puma flipper high tops. i couldn't be more happier with this little get up! and then the other thing i have been pondering on is 7. oomoo kids balance bike. it says for ages 2-5, but i'm being very practical and thinking summer is just not going to be ready for this at age 2. what do you think? have you seen or got one of the balance bikes? i'd be really interested in some feedback on them. i'm thinking this bike might get pushed to the christmas wish list and we might just get her one of those $30 three wheeler bikes from toys 'r' us, you know the old skool plastic ones that we used to hoon around on? i used to have an orange and black one, these days they are pink and purple. either way, it's been loads of fun shopping for a 2nd birthday!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

review this + giveaway :: invite with style

i had the absolute pleasure over the weekend to review some gorgeous invites made by a gorgeous brisbane mum named anna. anna is the owner of invite with style and she has designed the cutest range of invites ever. anna and i have joined forces and we'll be giving three lovely readers a pack of invites each, so you can see for yourself how beautifully made these invites really are. and of course, use them for your upcoming event!

all of anna's invites are printed professionally on a digital press and are on a smooth matt finished card. a minimum order of 20 cards is required and they range in size and price, starting from a c6 size for $2.00 per card, and that includes peel and seal matching envelopes that has a small design printed on the front. you can add on extra's like adhesive magnets that can be placed on the back of the invite, and having all of your guest names printed on each individual card. these invites are truly gorgeous in person, the colours and print are perfect and they are awesome quality too.

i think these two boy and girl birthday cards are pretty cool. love the rocket theme and love how the girls invite is bright and colourful. below is a quick snapshot of more of anna's designs. baby shower, baby boy, baby girl, christening, birthdays, you name it, anna will make it! for those of us who aren't clever enough to whip up some invitations ourselves, it really can't get much easier than having your own personal graphic designer making your cards for you!

so back to the giveaway. it's pretty easy, all you have to do is be an invite with style facebook fan and leave a comment below on this post. there are 3 packs of invites up for grabs; baby shower (choose from either lucy or lisa design), boys birthday (jeremy or jayden design) and girls birthday (mia or bambi design). each winning pack will be a set design from anna's range and consist of 10 invites with their matching envelopes and adhesive magnets. in your comment, leave your name, email address and which invite you would love to score (you can do 3 separate entries for each design if you like). i will get my gorgeous trainee to help me draw the winners out on friday. goodluck xx

Friday, April 2, 2010

happy easter

we'd like to wish you all a happy and safe easter. hopefully some of you are having a break away from the home duties and off doing something you enjoy. we're staying in this easter, hoping the weather is lovely so we can hit the beach, and i'd love to have a spare half an hour so i can paint my toenails and give myself a microdermabrasion, heavens knows the both are very long overdue! i'll also be catching up on some work, my pc has been on the blink for a couple of weeks, but got it back this week so i'll be catching up with some reviews for the blog, and i'm thinking i might even give the layout a bit of a makeover too.

we had the lovely sarah from style me gorgeous help us design a new newsletter template for our april edition. we sent it out yesterday but we unfortunately had 'technical difficulties' and i know it didn't reach some of our subscribers. not sure how many received it and how many didn't, but hopefully we'll work out what has happened and get this fixed for next month. i'm so dissappointed it didn't reach everyone as i am so happy with how it has turned out, but you can, however, click here to view the online version. enjoy xx