31 May 2018

Loving right now: Australian design favourites June 2018

Brrr. It's getting chilly and I've got my eye on warm knits, texture, stone, pottery mugs for warm cups of chai tea and the mustard, ochre, tobacco and rust tones of late Autumn. These are a few of my favourite Australian design picks for June 2018!

27 December 2017

9th Birthday Harry Potter Theme

My girls are both mad for Harry Potter, and with my youngest's 8th birthday just around the corner, I thought I'd revisit my older daughter's 9th Harry Potter birthday party to reuse some ideas. Aparecium!

Harry Potter themed 9th birthday party

Party: 9th Birthday Party
Location: Sydney, NSW
Theme: Harry Potter
Organised by: Me (Steph Bond-Hutkin, Bondville)
PhotographySteph Bond-Hutkin for Bondville

20 August 2017

eeni meeni miini moh and e3-M AW17 end of season sale - now 50% off

It's your last chance to get your hands on the eeni meeni miini moh and e3-M AW17 collection, now slashed to 50% off the original price. Get in quick while stocks last; ends 22nd August 2017! See my favourites from this season for babies, boys and girls 0-12 years right here.

3 July 2017

Snap up one of these gems in the eeni meeni miini moh and e3-M AW17 end of season sale

Every season eeni meeni miini moh (for kids 0-5 years) and e3-M (for kids 2-12 years) bring out a line of super-special clothes for baby, boys and girls. My two daughters have lived in these brands for years and we've passed all the clothes on to friends and family - they are that special. So when sale time comes, it's always worth snapping up pieces that you know will go this distance.

eeni meeni miini moh AW17 end of season sale

28 May 2017

10 children's clothes and accessories to snap up in the Small to TALL final sale

Small to TALL has been one of the loveliest Australian online stores for beautiful children's clothes and accessories for many years. Owner Sophie has steadfastly stocked only ethically-produced clothes for babies and kids as well as artwork and accessories. Sophie is winding her store up this week and offering amazing final mark downs.

See below for my 10 favourite picks from the sale. These are perfect for snapping up now, or stashing away for a baby shower or special occasion. Note the sizes available:

11 May 2017

Be inspired by Proteas

My Instagram feed has been full of proteas over the past two weeks! Yes, these lovely blooms are in season, but I've seen them in art and fashion too.

Many of us think they are native to Australia but they're actually from South Africa, where they are also known as Sugarbushes, and according to local tradition, they represent change and hope. They are so well suited to our climate, and work so well with other natives, it's no wonder we've seconded the protea for ourselves.

Here are some of my favourite spottings of proteas in Australia this week:

6 May 2017

8 more Australian-designed Mother's Day gift ideas

I couldn't resist putting together another Mother's Day gift guide full of Australian-designed goodies. If edgy is more your style, check out my Gift Guide for Minimalist Mamas. But if you've also got a softer side, like me, here are eight more ideas to pass on to your other half:

8 Australian Mother's Day gift ideas for a minimialist Mama

Mother's Day is really all about cuddles and kisses from little ones and precious time spent with our own mothers. If there's a gift you need to get or a wishlist you're compiling, be inspired by these eight Australian-designed gift ideas that a minimalist Mama would love:

16 February 2017

Last chance and 50% reductions on eeni meeni miini moh and e3-M SS16

For one week only, eeni meeni miini moh and e3-M are offering 50% reductions on all SS16 clothes for kids 0-12 years. These are seriously quality clothes that your children will reach for all the time; a great combination of style and comfort that makes them super-wearable.

I think it's always interesting to see which pieces people actually have in their shopping cart, that their children wear (as opposed to those we wish our children would wear). These are the e3-M clothes that our girls (seven and nine years) have had so much use from this summer, all heavily discounted until 21st February 2017.

10 February 2017

Bondville's Tutti Fruiti 7th Birthday Party

My youngest celebrated her seventh birthday recently and with Summer in full swing, she requested a tutti frutti. Both girls were excited to help organise and decorate the party, and we had plenty of bits and pieces that we could reuse from other events. The key here was to have one large focal point to set the scene for the party - in our case it was the honeycomb fruit decorations. Then it was easy to just serve up as much fruit as the girls could eat!

Party: 7th Birthday Party
Location: Sydney, NSW
Theme: Tutti Fruiti
Organised by: Me (Steph Bond-Hutkin, Bondville)
PhotographySteph Bond-Hutkin for Bondville

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