2 October 2014

Cute modern personalised Christmas stockings

Oooh, how fun are these Christmas stockings by Melbourne designer Kylie Loy of Tiges & Weince. Cute modern designs and personalised to boot. Get your orders in before 4th Dec (Australia) or 27th Nov (International) for delivery before Christmas.

Image: Tiges & Weince

1 October 2014

Make: DIY Macrame plant hanger from TMOD

Well I'm pretty sure you know how hot indoor plants are this year, and macrame is having a moment too; so I was pretty excited to receive this fun DIY macrame plant hanger kit by TMOD from the kind folks at Notemaker. Cute and fun!

30 September 2014

Oobi's Halloween Spooky range for girls 3-11 years

Do your kids love Halloween as much as ours do? We're all for a chance for the little ones to use their imagination and dress up - there's so much excitement as they plan outfits with their friends and we walk around the streets chatting to neighbours. It's not really about the lollies for us, but more about having fun and making memories for the little ones.

If you don't have time to DIY, now there is an alternative to standard costumes from one of Australia's favourite kids' fashion labels, Oobi. These cute outfits and accessories are available for girls in sizes from 3-11 years and have plenty of potential for wear throughout the year. Love them!

29 September 2014

Loving: Thankyou ethical hand wash

I discovered the Thankyou hand wash in my local grocery store a few weeks ago and we love it to bits. With its smart packaging, our hand soap looks great in our new bathroom, smells good, doesn't include any nasties (SLS, SLES, Parabens, detergents, artificial colours etc), and all ingredients are sourced ethically. It's not tested on animals, and is 100% recycled. On top of that, the sale of one Thankyou Body Care bottle directly contributes to one needy person receiving access to health and hygiene training. You can find the Thankyou Body Care range in Australian grocery stores including Coles, Woolworths and IGA. Have you tried it out too?

Image: Steph Bond-Hutkin | Bondville

25 September 2014

Caleb's grey nursery with pops of colour

Mum Amy filled her newborn son Caleb's room with lots of beautiful fair trade products from her online store Happy As Larry Designs. I'm completely wow'd by Amy's ombre grey IKEA drawers hack. They look amazing with colourful knobs to match the pixel rug. Read on for all the details from Caleb's gorgeous room.

Room: Caleb's nursery
Age: Newborn
Designed by: Mum Amy (from Happy As Larry Designs)
Location: Perth, WA

19 September 2014

Family Day Trip: 8 things to do in Dural and Brooklyn, NSW

I've been hugely lucky this year to be loaned a zippy Ford EcoSport Titanium as part of the Kidspot Voices of 2014 program and this weekend took advantage of the gorgeous Spring weather to take the EcoSport for a semi-rural escape/half-day trip to peaceful Dural, NSW.

Dural is only 36 km north-west of the Sydney CBD but feels like you've reached the country, with its rolling hills, horses, farms, and views out to the Blue Mountains. It's instantly relaxing and perfect for a Sunday drive - ours was in the Ford EcoSport Titanium - a small SUV, but a comfortable fit for our family of four (including child restraint and booster seat). I have to admit, being 157cm, visibility can be challenging in most SUVs, but I felt the EcoSport fitted me perfectly.

Next time you want a mini escape that's not maxi distance from Sydney, read on for my favourite stops in this Sydney suburb:

Ethical gifts flash sale from Happy As Larry Designs

Lovely Bondville sponsor Happy As Larry Designs is having a flash sale to make way for more product in the lead up to Christmas. Get all your gift shopping done early! Here are a few of my favourites on sale:

100% wool rose cushion. was $44.95 now $20.00

Velvet and cotton hand-stitched Indian baby quilt. Was $149.00 now $119.00

OMM Designs memory game; great for older children through to adults and looks super stylish. Was $29.95 now $19.95

100% felted wool pebble rug. Was $349.00 now $120.00 (save $229!)

Rabbit and Bono felt softies, made from 100% wool. Was $44.95 now $29.95

What are you loving? Head over quick sticks to snap up a bargain (and free shipping on all orders over $25!)

Images: Happy As Larry Designs

16 September 2014

Kip & Co. new One Fine Day collection for baby and kids

Kip & Co. are the Queens of mix-and-match.  They are styling geniuses! Add their beautiful bed linen, pillows and bean bags to these amazing Incy Interiors beds (below) and it's a feast for the senses.

Here are four very different rooms for kids and babies, mixing and matching pieces from the new One Fine Day collection with limited edition Incy Interiors beds. First up, an Indian-influenced girl's room (amazing combination of the Munster leopard sheets with the floral!):

Udder effortlessly cool children's clothes - huge sale

I've been following Fliss from Udder's journey for years along the south-east coast of QLD creating beautiful handmade toys and effortlessly cool kids' clothes, and now to Bali where she and her family are continuing their creative endeavours. Sadly for us, Fliss is discontinuing her children's clothes line to focus on her new ceramics line (exciting!), but the good news for us is that her gorgeous clothes have been heavily reduced (up to 70% off!).

15 September 2014

New Oobi SS14 girls clothes and now for tweens!

Oobi is one of those children's clothing brands that has a true cult following. Oobi Mamas love Oobi with a passion and really connect with the labels fresh, fun, 'let them be little' ethos and mix-and-match prints. My girls have worn and loved so many Oobi pieces and still live in their Oobi hats, which is why we are excited to see this classic Australian brand expand up to size 11 for tweens!

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