25 July 2014

Bondville Does USA

We're on holidays! We've escaped the depths of Sydney's winter to spend some time with Aunts, Uncles, cousins, grandparents and extended family in the US. First stop, Seattle! Then White Hall, Maryland, north of Baltimore, then driving to Roanoke, in south-west Virginia.

So far we have flown right by Mt Rainier in Washington State, seen deer, owls, robins, chickadees, eagles and hawks in the woods at my sister's house, eaten our full of summer berries and serious (pizza) pie and visited the touristy-but-fun Pike Place Market in Seattle.

Now we're in White Hall, Maryland in Baltimore County on the east coast. Want to follow the journey? I'm posting pics along the way on Instagram (follow me @sbond). Check out the hashtag #BondvilleDoesUSA. If you don't have an instagram account or smart phone, you can follow the web version on any device right here.

There will be a few other posts while we're away, and you can keep up-to-date on Facebook too. See you IG/FB/here!

Images: Steph Bond-Hutkin | Bondville

18 July 2014

Peachy Baby handmade a-frame tent cubbies

If you missed out on your favourite a-frame tent cubby design from Such Great Heights, Ebony O'Connor from Peachy Baby has made a very cute version with black crosses and mint paint-dipped tips. Shown below open and folded for storage.

17 July 2014

Oobi crocheted fruit poufs for kids

Sneak peek! Next week Australian kids' fashion label with the mostest, Oobi, are launching five super-cute fruit poufs, hand crocheted, for $249 each including delivery within Australia. I just about had a heart attack when I saw these on Facebook today. Fruit styles are yet to be announced, but I'll clue you in when they are available. The new Oobi clothing range is looking lovely too!

Image: Oobi

16 July 2014

Gorman Hometime competition

Beloved Aussie fashion and lifestyle brand Gorman is hosting a pretty fabulous competition to win everything in this image (valued at $4,350) to celebrate the Gorman Hometime current collection:

There's so much to love. I love all the ceramics piece that Connie Lichti has designed for Gorman - the distinct style will be a classic for years to come.

Enter right here until 24th July 2014. Read more about Gorman here on Bondville.

Image: Gorman

Indoor rainy day activities for kids

When it's rainy and you're ready to go spare with the kids, these are a few easy activities that should keep them occupied for hours.

Balloon volleyball:

11 July 2014

Confetti party collection from kikki.K

kikki.K has just launched their first party stationery collection for girls and it's super-sweet. Co-ordinate your party from top to toe with sweet confetti-themed pieces including invitations, wrapping paper, plates, cups, cupcakes, serviettes, straws, goodie bags, tags, string, decorations, and even a matching scrapbook or photo album to remember your special day.

10 July 2014

New Armadillo & Co. kids' rugs

I'm a huge fan of Armadillo & Co.. For me, it's all about the heart and soul that they pour into their designs, quality materials and absolute dedication to fair trade. These gals really are making a difference. The current kids' rug designs have taken the world by storm, and lucky for us, Armadillo & Co. has launched four fresh rug designs for kids - Butterfly, Bunting, Confetti, and Caterpillar. Behold!

6 July 2014

In my shopping cart: Minti and Missie Munster Winter 2014

My big six-and-three-quarters daughter has been shopping the sales online with me recently and chose these great pieces from fantastic Australian labels Minti and Missie Munster from their Winter 2014 collections. Love her taste! 

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