Wednesday, February 23, 2011

So much choice!

There is so much choice for those of us with girls now when it comes to hair accessories. Buttons, bows, clips, slides and all types of bands.

I've mentioned some of my favourites before like BOWtique and Madeleine Designs and here are some more of my favourites.

Above is Miss J with a hair pieces from Joallie Petit. What I love about Joallie Petit is that they are built to last even little hands that pull things apart. Each piece is exquisitely made with a huge amount of attention to put into each piece you can tell they are made with love. I haven't seen anything else around like the pieces found at Joallie Petit. I love the vintage look on the above piece titled 'I want to live in Paris', at $8.95, and next on my wishlist in the Grosgrain headband 'Coccinelle', $12.95, that is currently out of stock and I'm wishing I got when I last saw it up the markets! A must have for every little ladybird lover.

Pictured below on Miss C is a piece from Pinkberrykisses. I love their use of a little bit of bling to enhance the pieces. I have a few of the Sassy headbands, $9.95, which look fabulous on all ages whether they have lots of hair or none at all. They have a huge range of colours and you can also find interchangeable headbands in a wide range of colours to attach clips onto. I'd also love to try the VIP Memberships where you can choose between 6 months or 12 months for a snappie or headband every month sent out to you, starting at $35 it's great for those of us that have trouble deciding or lose about one clips/headband a month!

And finally Bubbly Bowtique. The girls had great fun (pictured below) trying them on when they arrived. Miss J particularly liked the Minnie Mouse theme and Miss C just wanted to grab and eat it! Ones like this you have to beware around Miss Ms age (21 months) as she tend to pull them out then tries to pull the ribbons apart, have managed to grab them off her before this happens so far! The prices are great with none of the single bands, bows or snaps over $7. Check out the cute little Easter Bunny just in time for Easter at $4. Bubbly Bowtique also have a competition going on right now on their Facebook page so go check it out!

I'd love to know where everyone else buys there's from and what they have bought. Those that saw my post last weekend of the new clip hanger I made know I have spaces to fill!

Must also mention the first picture was shot by the fabulous Perth photographer Angelique Lee. She is amazing with kids so if you are in Perth and need a photographer shé's your gal!

Monday, February 21, 2011

just for some extra fun!

That was so much fun that I can't resist starting another one! 

Head to our FB page, tag yourself in the picture and as soon as we hit 1,400 likers one of the people tagged will be the winner of Miss Js favourite book 'If I were the Easter Bunny'. This book is read all year round in our house since she received it from her Nanny and Poppy 2 Easters ago.

We have added some more to the giveaway!!! Another lucky winner will also have the change to win an awesome Easter Party from Print a Party! Tag yourself in either or both for your chance to win!

Winner must be a liker of our page and Print a Party so if you tag friends be aware of  that. Goodluck!

The winner is....

Using good old we have found our winner!

Was fun counting through to #20 out of the 39 entries and the 20th entry was

Julie Seccull!!!

Huge congrats Julie! I'll pass along your email address to Lime Tree Kids & they will be in touch.

Thanks so much for playing everyone and can't wait until our next mega huge giveaway at 1,500 likers!


The 1,250 giveaway!

Ok this is pretty easy, answer the 3 questions and email me at with your answers. In the subject line just put 1250.

Up for grabs is your choice of super cool sandwich cutters! You sandwich will never be snubbed again once it looks like an elephant, jigsaw, truck or crown.

All answers can be found at Lime Tree Kids

Question 1.
What are the 4 animals in the Farm Animal face masks?

Question 2.
Name 2 of the designs in the Muslin swaddles?

Question 3.
Which DingaRing is (mostly) green?

Competition runs from 1pm-2pm WST 22/2/11 (4-5pm AEDST)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tarli Tykes

I've decided for the next few blogs to feature some lovely WAHMs that handmake their items.

I know a lot of people are a bit afraid of buying handmade items as quality can vary greatly and no item is exactly the same as another but I feel like my child is wearing a piece of someones art when buying handmade over massed produced by machinery items.

I decided to start off with Tarlie Tykes as every item has been superbly made. Tarryn and I had our first babies in August of '07 and we met through a parenting forum. At Miss M's 1st birthday she bought along a cute little blue skirted nappy cover that suits M perfectly and was beautifully made.

The attention to detail is amazing, you can tell they are made by someone that is good with a sewing machine and puts a lot of effort into each piece.

Miss C pictured above is in a reversible pinny, one side is a cute cherry print and the other a navy blue with white dot. I can tell this will be fabulous when we are out and about and if it gets grubby (especially as we have just started solids!) just turn it in the other way! No annoying tags to irritate bub or stand out when changed to the other pattern.

Below is Miss J's skirt, don't mind my photography but I wanted to show the detail in the little butterflies all over the skirt. They are much nicer than my photography skills can show. I love the box pleats and the elastic waist makes it easy for J to be able to get it on and off herself.

Miss M's 2nd Tarlie Tykes item is this beautiful pink dress below. So easy to get on a wriggly toddler and great for playing in. She has it over her bathers in this picture. I love the colour and the cut, can easily be worn for dressed up moments or just for playing in as its a beautiful, light material.

I think Tarlie Tykes might become a regular in our wardrobes with the great quality, designs and prices. If you can't find the colours/material you want in one of the products try asking Tarryn on her page to see if she can accomodate. Make sure you also check out the boys items as there are plenty available and with 2 cute boy models herself all the designs are tried and tested.

Keep up to date with what's happening on Tarlie Tykes facebook page.

Monday, February 7, 2011

And the winners are......

drum roll............

The boys winner is

Melissa Owens!!!

and the girls winner is

Kimmy Southgate!

Congrats ladies, I'll be in contact with you soon for postage details!

Thanks so much for all the entries and I look forward to celebrating our next milestone!

Kid Nation prize winner!

Big congrats to Evelina Dobrowolski who has won the chance to send one of her children to term 2 at the Kid Nation Drama Academy!

Many thanks to Kid Nation for donating this wonderful prize and Evelina don't forget us when your child becomes a big star!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Magic Faces quick giveaway!

These answers will be found in different tabs, photo albums and you might need to take a stab with what you think to get in quick!


#1 At what event could you find Magic faces on January 17th?

#2 What is the name of the fairy behind Magic Faces?

#3 How much is a mini kit?

Email your answer through to!/pages/Magic-Faces/226811132578

We have our winner!!! Congrats Steph Young for your super quick response! There was a few seconds between entries but you just made it!