Tuesday, August 31, 2010

review this : stuck on you lunchbox & name labels

do your children have any of the stuck on you products? summer has quite a few things from the stuck on you range that she has acquired over her gorgeous little lifespan. and it's hard to say we have a favourite, because we literally use everything she has in our every day travels, but recently the latest trends lunchbox has been coming everywhere with us!

it comes to swimming lessons with all of our yummy treats and water packed inside it. it comes along with us to do the groceries, filled with all of those very important 2 year old necessities, like a squishy caterpillar toy she won at timezone and her purple beaded necklace! and just on the weekend it came along with us to afternoon tea in the yard with our narna and biccies and cups and saucers for our tea.

i'm really not sure how we survived without this handy sized lunchbox before now! i highly recommend it to you. the size is perfect, it's 23 x 20 cm, so it's not too small, it fits in a drink bottle gorgeously, and it's not too big to cart around either. it has a handy carry handle at the top, summer carries it herself, an easy to open zip around the edge, a mesh compartment on the top inside lid and it's all easy to wipe clean. you can choose a sweet design to have on the front with your childs name printed on the design, we of course chose the owl design {totally loving owls}. and... the price is only $29.95. love that.

the other little goody we got were the latest trends name labels. we got these ones in the caterpillar design, because i can't have absolutely everything in owls now can i! you get 50 stickers for $29.95. if you've never used the stuck on you stickers, then you are in for a treat. just like their slogan says, labels that stay stuck, and that they do! name labels are always handy to have in the drawer, i love them and i stick them everywhere. i think it's just a really cute touch to put a little name label on a lunch bag. i really want to buy some in my partner's name and pack him off to work with name labels all over his lunch. hehe!

there is an art to pouring the perfect cup of tea. and i think my daughter just about has it down pat at the age of 2; tongue and little finger all in correct positions!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

loving : witchery kids cut flower t

this would be one of those tee's that will go with any outfit and look; jeans and connies, skirt and slip on's, shorts and havi's. i have it in my cart, don't think i can wait til i can go instore and grab one. and it's a reasonable $35. not only loving this tee, but quite a few other key looks on the new witchery kids site. also loving their prices.

Friday, August 13, 2010

style file : bella b wear

new bella b wear pieces are now available through our shopping site. whites, blacks, cobalts, tea rose pinks and stripes are dominating the new collection looks. this label is great for layering and one of the most versatile fashion labels for women. i'm going to tell you why here, and show you some images so you can see for yourself.

turn your 'normal' clothes into maternity clothes, and then back again into normal. while most of us are keeping an eye on our spending habbits, it's clothing labels like bella b wear that you need to start experimenting with, especially if you are expecting or hoping to. the label is known to have breathable and functional fashion offering unparalled comfort, durability and even a bit of sexiness {sexy is good when you feel like your wardrobe is giving you nothing but a 'daggy ol' mum' feel}. the garments are seam free so it gives you the freedom to move and also gives you support where you need it. heavens knows when you're a mum, you need clothing like this when you're doing more things like getting on all fours and crawling with the bubba, or playing cars with the little dude. the main characteristic of this label is it's unique stretch micro fibre; it is incredibly soft against the skin and just feels so divine to wear.

the latest collection reflects the demands of the modern-day woman, who wants more from her fashion; the mum who wants stylish no-nonsense fashion that reflects a fashionable edge without paying designer prices. a woman should expect her clothing to be comfortable, easy to wear, but be durable and, of course, affordable.

the bella b wear label has classic basics that lend themselves to layering. here are a few tips on how to layer {because layering just doesn't come naturally to some of us} :

: start with a fitted slip dress or tank dress as it gives a nice streamlined foundation for layering

: add some colour, it will not only lift your outfit but may lift your mood also

: push yourself out of your comfort zone, you will be suprised at the compliments you will receive for looking a little out of 'your' ordinary

: don't over think it and don't be scared to mix and match patterns {hell, it just might work}, and try some old with the new

: use pieces like a summer jacket or a knit vest, over your smock dress that's over your half sleeve tee shirt, and accessorise with boots and long chunky necklaces and scarves

: grab your sunnies and don't look back, bring some fun to your look and your day

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

dad's day out : win a $650 photo session

if you're not a subscriber of our newsletter, you may not know that we have a fab competition happening with our new resident photographer, naomi v photography. with father's day just around the corner, we thought it would be nice to focus on and pay appreciation to the dad's, grand dad's and great grand dad's out there. so to celebrate the joining of forces between yummy mummies and naomi v, we are giving you the opportunity to win a dad's day out photography session with naomi, valued at $650! the ultimate father's day gift, don't you think?!

the winner will receive a free photo session sitting, along with a 16 x 24" art mount print, plus 5, 5 x 7" prints! holy dooly, i know!! so to clarify, you are winning a prize for you and your dad. or if you are a dad, for you and your child/ren. if you're a mum, feel free to enter for your hubby and kids, if not for yourself and your dad. as long as there is a dad in the winning photo, this is what we're aiming for!

how to enter : find the only male 'grown up' product we have available on our shopping site {i'll give you a clue : it's in the maternity section}. you then need to email the name of the item along with telling us why you would like to win a photo shoot, to naomi using the contact us page on her blogsite. you've got until the end of august to get your entries in, and you can only enter the once.

the fine print : each entrant will be assigned a number as their email is received. you will receive notification that your entry has been noted. a winner will be selected using an online random number generator on 1/9/10 and will be notified by email. the winning photo session must take place between brisbane city and the gold coast, and must be used on a tuesday, wednesday or thursday afternoon. the session can be at your home or out on location, you decide, and must have a dad in the photo! please only enter this competition if you can make it to the gold coast/brisbane area for the photo session. if you are not local but are planning a holiday over this way soon, then do feel free to enter, we can arrange a time for you to use it. this prize is not transferable for cash and cannot be exchanged for other products or services. only one entry per person will be counted and entries must be received by midnight 31/8/10. the prize must be used within 3 months of the date the winner is drawn.

if you want further clarification, please email or phone either naomi or myself. you can find our contact details on our webistes. goodluck!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

loving : seed ice cream van tee

it's a glorious day on the gold coast today. summer and i shared a soft serve cone at the mall this morning. when i say sharing, i meant i only got to lick up the icrecream that was melting down the cone. "it's mine" i was told!

thinking i will make a trip to marina mirage to pick up this gorgeous tee for little miss. i can see her wearing it a lot!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

new resident photographer : naomi v photography

in our crazy july we were working hard with a few of my favourite ladies, to bring you some lovely eye candy on our shopping site. i've been busting at the seems to share this with you, and today i can! we have joined forces with the gorgeous and talented woman behind naomi v photography. naomi is our new resident photographer, and let me tell you, this lady knows how to work a camera! we have updated our home page images and filled the gallery with naomi's gorgeous work. go on, go over and have a look at our shopping site, and then come back here and let me know what you think!

so... a little more about naomi v, for those who don't know her... naomi is based in brisbane and specialises in wedding photography and portrait photography for babies, children and families. she is a mum of 3 and has such a fun and fresh personality, which is what you want from the person who is capturing your precious moments. naomi has a gorgeous blogsite, so please do visit it and have a look at her work. i'm sure she'd love for you to leave a comment on her blog posts if you like them.

i like to keep an image of my mini me, miss summer, on my home page. as you do. so my super lovely friend, candice from momie et enfant, helped to style a little photo shoot for the children home page image. summer is wearing a momie et enfant dress and bloomers, lots of pearl necklaces and bracelets, and mummy's most prettiest shoes (although mummy doesn't get to wear them much these days). i was hoping to use the image that's in my new blog header for the home page of the site, but it didn't sit in right, and it looks fab on the blog now anyway!

i cannot thank naomi and candice enough for all of your help with this. you girls are wonderful women and i am blessed to have crossed paths with you both and to now be able to call you both friends (thank you). here are a few images from our morning together.

i also want to say a massive thanks to 3 lovely photographers who have let me display their images prior to this mini makeover. kathy and grant from ashford studio, skye from skye rocket studio, and the lovely bree from breeze designs. you guys are the bomb!