{giveaway} :: Amazing toys from Tiger Tribe

It is very nearly time for school holidays and I tell you what, I’m excited! I love having a break from the lunch boxes and laundry and school drop off and pick up everyday and most of all just love having the kids home for some much needed down time. 
Christmas holidays for us almost always involves travel of some sort to see family and so I like to make sure that the kids have plenty of non-screen toys to play with both on our journey and while we’re away from home. That is where Tiger […]

{giveaway} :: dear little mailbox

Holly, a mum of 2 beautiful girls, wanted to inspire children to imagine, create, learn and love and that is exactly what she does through her absolutely gorgeous goodies from Dear Little Designs. Her gorgeous little mailboxes and letter boxes inspire children to write to friends, family, Santa or little fairy friends. And the new Dear Little Diary and Treasure Box sets give children a little safe place of their own for keeping special trinkets and memories. 
There is nothing better than encouraging imagination, and I think these cute little Mailboxes could help us create a little bit of […]

{christmas} december :: week one

It’s no secret that I LOVE Christmas, and for us, it’s a whole month of Christmas fun. Many of you have been asking me about what we’ve been up to, so I thought I’d share a weekly recap!
What a week! I can’t believe the first week of December has been and gone already! It was a super crazy busy one for us, with Nativity plays and Christmas parties, a couple of appointments, assemblies at school, birthday parties and a fun morning at the movies. 
Our cute little elf Peppermint was pretty easy going for his […]

{giveaway} a little love from Pretty Paper Label

Day three of my Christmas giveaway week and this one is very special to me!! 
My beautiful friend Kate from Pretty Paper Label designs gorgeous vinyl labels for pretty much anything you can think of! Use them to label water bottles, buckets, jars, lunch boxes, pantry storage as well as use as beautiful wall decor. 
Kate puts so much love and dedication into each and every order of her gorgeous labels. You can really tell when someone loves what they do and I have really loved watching Pretty Paper Label grow over this past year.
I wanted to share with […]

{giveaway} Give Good this Christmas with UNICEF Inspired Gifts

This post is brought to you in collaboration with UNICEF
  
Growing up in Asia opened my eyes to a world that seems so far away from life here in Australia. On our daily drive to school it was not unusual to see people begging in the streets, or to see children selling what ever they could to earn a little money for some food. For many families, schooling and health care are financially out of reach and so their children never get the opportunity to better their life through education and families would suffer immensely without the […]

{giveaway} :: C is for Christmas, and Cookies!

It’s officially December! Hooray!
I’m kicking off the official start to Christmas with a week of giveaways on the blog :) 
First up is this super cute wooden Melissa & Doug Christmas Cookie play set! A firm Christmas favourite at our house, this set is proving so fun for all those Christmas parties the kids stuffed animals keep getting invited to!!
You can slice up the cookie dough and bake your cookies and decorate them after. Once they’re done baking, serve them up with some hot chocolate or a glass of milk :) 

This sweet set comes with a dozen […]

create your own ‘Official Elf Mail’ letter – a pic monkey tutorial

 

Alrighty everyone, I am super excited by this! Every year, our Elf Peppermint arrives with a letter on “Official Elf Mail” stationery which I do up in photoshop and print. You can read about our Elf and how we ‘Elf on the Shelf’ here and here.
Every year I am asked if I can make and sell letters to those of you who want to have your elf friend bring a custom letter to your kids, too. The truth is I hardly have time to breathe some nights let alone make Elf letters for you […]

Shop Online with Overseas retailers? Win a Cash Passport Prepaid MasterCard!

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Cash Passport Prepaid MasterCard 
 

The holidays are certainly upon us and they’re no more denying it! I love to shop online, and find it convenient and easy, can be done in your pyjamas, at 10pm at night while the kiddos are sleeping, with ice cream, and Elf on in the background {Santa! I know him!} 

I love to shop local and do so most of the time, but there are a few overseas stores I shop online with and I’ve learnt something awesome that makes shopping with […]

Acts of Christmas Kindness – printable cards + journal

 
Yay! I am so happy to finally be able to share these with you! I have been having computer dramas, having to shut down and restart my laptop 50,000 times a day to get anything done meant zip zero nada blogging / photo editing / printable finalising so now that my laptop is working properly again we are good to go!
I am so excited about these Acts of Christmas Kindness cards and accompanying printable journal and I hope with all my heart that you love them too!
This Christmas I wanted to put more of a […]

Build Confidence with LEGO Juniors! Plus a chance to win! {now closed}

This post is brought to you by LEGO Juniors.

It’s no secret that we are big LEGO lovers in this house. I have posted here about our LEGO storage and LEGO sets are definitely high on my kids birthday or Christmas wish lists so I was absolutely thrilled to try out something from the new LEGO Juniors range.
I’ll be honest and tell you that when I first saw the LEGO Juniors sets in the stores I thought they were a different sized brick to the classic LEGO and LEGO DUPLO, but after taking a closer look […]