Monday, January 31, 2011

1000 likers!!

Well I never thought this moment would come, 1000 likers on my FB page!! It's such a HUGE giveaway and the stores involved have been very generous. I hope you all enjoy looking through the stores involved and support them.

Anyway onto the competition!

Please email through your answers to along with your Name and State and Boys or girls prize pack and if you are from Perth your childrens ages if you want to be in the draw for the Kid Nation prize.

If there is only a FB page answers can be found there, if there is a FB page and webpage answers are found on the webpage unless stated.

Little Posh
1. Where are Little Posh located?

2. SYM make gorgeous, funky lunchboxes. What does the SYM stand for?

3. This little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed home, this little piggy can be found at little posh, what is it?


1. Theres a pretty little Babushka bow holder, what colour is her bird?

2. You can't shop at BOWtique without looking at the bows, which ones your favourite, I'd like to know?

3. BEAUtique offers accessories for boys, name 2 of the Fedoras.

Noahs Art Nursery
1.From the 2010 creations what is one of the names on a personalised wipes case with Bob the Builder material?

2. Which fabric in the fabric stash would you choose for your Noahs Art creation?

3. How much is the small wipes case with embroidery?

Whimsy Child

1. Whats one special feature of the Vapur bottle?

2. What brand will you see Collin the Pirate on?

3. How much do you need to spend to get free shipping?

Taylor-maed by Me

1. There is a gorgeous horse named Astro, how much is he?

2. What sizes do the Blue Camo Nappy Cover & Matching Singlet Set come in?

3. There are lots of happy customers, which little boy is the owner of Lenard the owl?

Adorable Affordable

First 2 questions from FB page and #3 from webpage
1. What brand of shoes are on sale?

2. In the girls clearance sale album picture #19 is?

3. What 2 colours does the Mellobaby nappy wallet come in?

Bright Star Kids agent Julie Seccull

1. Arrrr me hearties, what is the pirate bagtags name?

2. How can you get 40 FREE tiny labels?

3. How much is it for a pack of date stick on labels?

Kid Nation Agency!/pages/Kid-Nation-Agency/10150123520740602

1. Name 2 locations you can find the drama academy.

2. What age is the Kadets class for?

3. What state is the academy coming to in term 3 2011?


1. What are one of the features of bamboo fabric?

2. What colours can you get the Stainless Steel Waterbottle H2O Solo in?

3. Which leggings would you choose to keep your little ones legs warm this winter?

Smiley Tots!/smileytotsclothing

1. What brand of jewellery do Smiley Tots have for mums?

2. Name 2 of the prints on the Summer dresses.

3. Name 2 of the appliques you can get on boys shirts.

Wild Scarlet!/Wildscarletonline

1. What type of tree is one of the girls clothing brands under?

2. What dresses can you find in Mango for Women?

3. Name your favourite Jersey PJs.

Yummy Mummy Dummy Clips!/YummyMummysDummyClips

1. How much is the personalised beaded dummy clip?

2. What bird is on the clip holder?

3. in the photo section what name is on the train dummy clip?

Magic Rainbow Handmade Dolls!/pages/Magic-Rainbow-Handmade-Dolls/137148116316804

1. Name 2 of the features you can personalised on the Waldorf Lifesize Newborn Baby

2. What bonus do you get if you are one of the next 5 purchasers of the Rainbow dolly dress?

3. What was the name of the xmas 2010 dolly?

Clips for my girls!/ClipsformyGirls

1. In the *bows* album what colour is picture #27?

2. I love a bit of *bling*, how much is it for a pair of bling clips?

3. What market did Clips for my girls attend on 7th November 2010?

Gifts by KCreely!/pages/Gifts-by-KCreely/172530789449107

1. What comes with the Tigger hooded towel?

2. What is on the 'Dana' style necklace?

3. Which one is your favourite candle holder?

Little Willows!/littlewillows

1. What comes in the Billy Baby gift pack?

2. What is the cuddly elephant Zoobie pets name?

3. What colour ribbon is the Classic Cream Pearly Girl necklace on?
And now for the little difference this time around *BONUS ENTRIES*
There are 2 ways to earn 2 extra entries this time around.
#1 like all the pages on FB
#2 purchase at any of the participating stores during the competition period.
Please write on your entry if you have done either or both of these to earn your extra entries, if you have already sent your entry in feel free to email again if you make a purchase or like all the pages. There are a possible 3 entries total but you MUST do the questions to qualify for the drawing before earning bonus entries.
And the nitty gritty.
Only one entry per person.
You must get all the answers right so dont mke them up lol
Please don't share your answers.
Entries close Monday 7th February at 11.59pm
The prizes come directly from the businesses so Bub & Moo hold no responsibility for lost, damaged or not sent items.
Any problems just email me or ask on the Bub & Moo facebook page.
Have fun!!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

♫Tea, tea, Daily Tea! ♫

This is my new favourite brand of dresses to play around in!

I have been eyeing off a few of these dresses for a while now, the prints are so beautiful and girly without being babyish. When I saw Whimsy Child's boxing day sale and the fact we were heading off to the Gold Coast I could no longer resist! With only 2 postage days before we left I knew I was cutting it fine but they arrived in time, phew! Great service.

Below Miss J is in the Chrysanthemum sleeveless dress, I love the cut and colour on this one and it usually doesn't make it back to the cupboard and seems to go from laundry to wearing it straight out of the washing basket when it comes off the line.

And the next picture, below, has the Dragonfly strappy dress and the Bellflower strappy dress as well as the Cosmos bubble onesie I got for Miss C.

The strappy dresses are perfect for throwing over a pair of bathers, going to playgroup or even just playing around the house. They wash up really well and no need to iron!

I really love the onesie I got for Miss C, soft material that is comfortable for little ones to sleep in but they still look dressed up when you take them out. If there were more left in size 6-12 months I would've snapped up the lot!

Most of the dresses are currently on sale for $20 and the winter stock a tiny $12! Sizes are running low though so if you want to snap up some bargains get in quick!

Check out the rest of Whimsy Child's sale section as well for some other bargains from Coco & Ginger, Itch Design and Jarmeez.

Stay tuned for our mega giveaway starting February 1st!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Are 'designer' prices expensive?

Recently I was reading a facebook status on the Offspring Magazine page about their fashion spreads and whether people liked them. I was totally amazed at the amount of responses saying designer labels where to expensive and when others asked these people if they had even looked at the prices there was no response.

For me personally as the mother of 3 girls I'd prefer to pay a little extra for quality that will last all 3 of my girls and that hopefully wasn't made in a sweatshop paying the worker a few cents to make the garment.

BUT you don't always have to pay more! This cute little duck dress I got for Miss M cost a grand total of $2.50!! Yes you read that right, a 2 followed by 50 cents! I actually bought 6 pieces for $15 then a few dollars postage on top from Lil Miss Tutu. Sure, it's not every day you get bargains like that but regularly during the sales you can find things at the Target/Big W price or less online and you don't have to deal with taking the kids out to the shopping centre and then end up spending more on other things that catch your eye or deal with other parents that are over it too. 

I know it took me a while to take the plunge into online shopping, you are worried about using your credit card online, if the item is as good in real life as it looks on the computer and if it will fit.

Most stores are extremely helpful with sizing, they will tell you if its an average fit or a bit smaller make and you can also ask in most parenting forums or on pages like Mum's Grapevine or Kid Style File where you can also find out about the latest sales and deals going on.

In all my years as an online shopper I have never had a problem with my credit card (besides overuse on my account) and with PayPal it makes it much more secure or on most sites they also offer direct deposit if you feel its safer that way or you don't own a credit card.

A lot of stores are now using facebook to clear stock aswell, you can check out F.B.G.S. (facebook garage sale) to see who's got one coming up.

Finally, think about where the money is going that you are spending on clothes. Most of these online stores and labels are owned by WAHM's not big multi million dollar corporations. Take for example Eternal Creation, by shopping here you are supporting a whole village in the Himalayas who get fair pay and better maternity leave than us! It's all handmade not by big machines and doesn't contain all those chemicals you can smell on certain clothes plus it is all totallly gorgeous and chances are you won't see another child out in the same outfit. It also helps that they have a huge up to 50% off sale at the moment!

Storewise check out Whimsy Child, they have fantastic quality dresses going for as little as $16! Leggings $7, shirts $8, PJs $37.95 down to $10!! These are clothes that aren't going to wear out, fade or lose their shape after one wear. Sure there are some items that cost a bit more but once again you are paying for something that isn't mass produced by machines.

Even better you can go to a WAHMs store that makes her own items and you are guarenteed noone will have something exactly the same as you. Each item is made with loving care and differently each time or you can put in a custom order for something you have in mind. Try Millaruby Designs for everything from toys to dresses to hairclips.

I wish I had the talent of these women but unfortunately I wasn't born with that gene though I will gladly keep shopping this way so why don't you take the leap and try online shopping for yourself?

Very deep post to start the year, lol, but back to more fun shopping talk soon. Also make sure you are a fan on facebook as we are nearly at 1000 likers!!