24 April 2015

Make: Mother's Day photo gifts

There's not much that Mums love better than a photo of their children or grandchildren. I've teamed up with Officeworks to create two fun photo projects that Mums will love using their in-store Kodak Picture Kiosks. Both are inspired by a DIY challenge by Katrina Chambers, an ex-contestant on The Block and now lifestyle blogger. I've tweaked and personalised them a little with a splash of colour. Read on to make these gorgeous photo blocks and a framed photo heart.

Australian Mother's Day gift ideas 2015

Have you had your eyes peeled for something special for Mum/Nanna/Grandma? I've teamed up with some of my favourite bloggers to support buying local with our Australian Mother's Day Gift Guides. There are so many great local designers making goodies for Mums; here are ten gift ideas for Mums of all ages:
1. Crochet isometric cushion, Paravent, $65.00
2. Blue silk tassel leather and clay beaded long necklace, Rock Ribbons, $40.00
3. Apple/pear print nursing sweater, Maternity Sale, $69.00 (on sale from $91.00)
4. Set of 2 Arrow lovers linen napkins, Yardage Designs, $28.00
5. Pistachio mountain studs, Naomi Murrell, $45.00
6. Jewel soap sampler box, Vice and Velvet, $25.00
7. Polished Steel/White Face with Rose Gold Indexing watch, The Horse, $129.00
8. Rose geranium bon bon soap, Murphy & Daughters, $11.00
9. The Majorelle round towel, The Beach People, $99.00
10. Valencia maternity and breastfeeding pyjamas, Mamá y bebé, $74.95

The Horse watches have been on my wishlist for some time now, and how I would love a roundie towel from The Beach People. Naomi Murrell's earrings are always a winner, and the crocheted isometric cushion looks cosy and cool for winter. I know my Mum would love the tassel necklace, hand-screen printed linen napkins and gorgeous soaps. There are also a few ideas on here for pregnant Mums or Mums with newborns - it can be really hard to find warm jumpers or pj's that allow for nursing without freezing to death in the middle of the night. Send this gift guide to your partner/kids or use for your own Mum!

Want more great Australian Mother's Day gift ideas? These great Australian bloggers with amazing taste have chosen their favourites too - head over to each blog post for more ideas:

Viv at ish & chi
Natalie at eat read love
Lexi at PottyMouthMama

For even more Australian Mother's Day gift ideasclick here right here on Bondville. Happy shopping!

Image: Steph Bond-Hutkin | Bondville

22 April 2015

Eighties shape confetti interiors trend

Dulux has put together some amazing ideas as part of its seasonal forecast for Autumn 2015, to bring a bold use of colour into interiors. I love these 80s-inspired shapes and almost-clashing colour combos reminiscent of Memphis Group/Pop Art but with a modern twist. How great is this study work space (perfect kids or adults), with the shape confetti feature strip on the wall.

14 April 2015

5th Birthday pink dance party

It's a five-year-old girl's dream party - lots of pink, delicious treats, all your friends, and a dance party! Accalia's Mum and Dad always put together amazing parties for their girls (see the fairy princess party here, bubbas and bears here), and this one was no exception. Holly Hiphop was the star of the show, teaching the kids some cool moves and playing games with them. Accalia's Mum Renay kindly shares with us her tips and tricks for putting together a fun pink dance party:

9 April 2015

Real Living Magazine homewares and bedding collaboration with Freedom

Ready to get cosy? Real Living magazine and Freedom have collaborated on a homewares and bedding nostalgic camping-inspired capsule collection that is all florals, tartan, checks and paisley. Think camp beds and army blankets, faded eiderdowns with chunky knit throws, Liberty-style floral prints, tartan, ticking stripes and herringbone twill.

8 April 2015

Freedom and Real Living magazine eiderdown

I thought you'd like a peek at the sweet eiderdown from the Real Living magazine and Freedom collaborative homewares and bedding collection that has just been launched. I'm sharing all the photos from the sumptuous lunch tomorrow here on Bondville, but in the meantime, here is the Sunny Heart quilt that I received at the launch. My 7-year-old adores it on her bed:

Pillowcase from Kip & Co. | Eiderdown from Freedom | Zedd mini chair from Freedom | my old Enid Blyton books that my daughter now loves.

Image: Steph Bond-Hutkin | Bondville

Easter Egg Hunt 2015

I hope you all had a fantastic, relaxing Easter. Our girls had a ball making their own hats for the Easter Hat Parade at school on Thursday, and then of course hunting for eggs on Sunday. I had a great, relaxing break spending time cuddled up on the couch with my loved ones in our new pyjamas (our Easter tradition) from eeni meeni miini moh and Four In The Bed, cleaning up around the house, trying out new bike paths, catching up with friends, making banana split sundaes, enjoying a special Passover Seder meal and trekking to the Royal Easter Show. Here are a few shots from our Easter Egg hunt - so much excitement!

30 March 2015

Australian Easter Gift Guide for Kids 2015

It's only a couple of days until the bunny arrives, but these Easter-inspired kids' gifts will last all year long. We've got the eeni meeni miini moh pyjamas wrapped for the girls that I'm sure they will pop on straight away for the Easter Egg hunt. And here are 22 more bunny-licious gift ideas for kids by Australian designers that I've pulled together just for you...

Make: Kids' Easter Bonnet for the Easter Hat Parade

Easter is just a few days away and for many kids, the excitement is at fever pitch for the Easter Hat Parade. You kids might be making their own bonnets, or you might have been roped in. Having a heart attack about it? I made four in one night, and you can too. Here's the tutorial that I put together a few years ago. Click here. Super-easy!

Images and tutorial by: Steph Bond-Hutkin | Bondville

29 March 2015

eeni meeni miini moh yoga leggings for adults

Brilliant. eeni meeni miini moh has just launched their signature yoga leggings for adults! The special edition single knit jersey leggings are available in charcoal marle or charcoal marle stripe with a neon or metallic print above the ankle. The best bit? No elastic waistband.

Get them while you can - there is only a limited quantity. Available in the eeni meeni miini moh online store. Psst... Mother's Day is just around the corner!

Image: eeni meeni miini moh
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