Friday, July 29, 2011

M's 2nd birthday

 M actually turned 2 way back in May but some of the photos have taken until now to get so I can finally do this post!

Was so much fun planning & being able to use to many great companies I follow on Facebook.

Lucky it was a beautiful, sunny day.

The above bunting was all personalised with the matching invites, thankyou cards, lolly bag toppers and more and came from Print a Party. ($40) It was all very easy to do myself. I went down to Kmart and printed it all out and followed the instruction album on Print a Party's facebook page. My favourite was definitely the lolly bag toppers as it was so different to anything else we've gotten from a party.

Of course the birthday girl had to have her own birthday top (below) and I had been eyeing these off at Mezzies Prezzies for a long time! You can grab them from Mezzies Prezzies for $25 and can even get matching skirts. I also have one for J's birthday in August though in her favourite colour, hot pink.
 And finally the most important part of any party, THE CAKE!!!

I got the tin from Party at My Place. It's in the shape of a daisy and HUGE.

I am not the best cake maker but M totally loved it, probably the fact that it had marshmellows all over the top. We had enough leftover for morning tea for the next week. There are so many great tins including Dora, Elmo, dinosaur and more but I thought with 3 girls a flower will get a lot of use over the years.
I'm not big on the whole lolly bag filled with sugar after eating enough sugar at parties to drive any parent to insanity for the rest of the day so I had sultanas, a milky way and some bargains I got from Rudy and the Dodo in the bags which were a hit.

All in all it was a great morning and I didn't need to leave the house to organise any of it!

Now to start planning for the other 2 birthdays I have coming up in the next 4 weeks.....

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Denim Baby winner!!!

Our most ever entries!!! With over 100 people entering, most having subscribed to the newsletter there were many names to write out but heres the winner....

Huge congrats to Lisa See who was actually the 2nd person to enter! I will be messaging you on FB shortly and you have a week to respond otherwise it will get redrawn.

Thanks to Denim Baby for the fantastic giveaway and thanks everyone for entering. Hopefully we will have more soon!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Denim Baby and Kutie Protocol jeans

 I only discovered Denim Baby last week and am so impressed by what I have seen and read!

The main aim of Denim Baby is to bring you quality denim products, stylish denim prints and the accessories to go with denim. You can find jeans, denim aprons, bibs, toys and more all with denim on there somewhere or a similar colour.

Friday 5th August is Jeans for Genes day and Denim Baby is a supporter who you can buy tees or notebooks from by hitting the Fundraising tab. The denim notebook is very cool and for only $12 something to justify some spending for a good cause.

I love the Alimrose denim jointed  toy pony (RRP $34.95) which is totally gorgeous with its red buttons and cream hair and also the very cool maternity jeans, especially the Seraphine Skinny Maternity jeans (RRP $159.95).

Most of all I'd like to talk about the Kutie Protocol jeans (pictured above in Kurt & Courtney) as they are unlike most other jeans I've seen for kids. First of all the whole range is Unisex so it doesn't matter if you have a boy and a girl you will get plenty of use out of them, they are an Australian brand, they are less travelled having used local textiles, made using recycled water and non-toxic dyes. I love the names which are made up of famous couples through history (or cartoon) like Adam & Eve, Fred & Wilma, John & Yoko. They start at size 1 and go up to a 7. There are also a range of matching vests and jackets so your little one will look cool from top to bottom.
Thanks to the fantastic store Denim Baby one lucky Bub & Moo reader will win a pair of Kutie Protocol jeans! Simple to enter and you can get up to 3 entries into the draw.

All you have to do is head to Denim Baby's Facebook page, like them and write on their wall 'New liker sent by Bub & Moo' (1 entry) for 2 entries sign up to their newsletter (the Denim Baby homepage on the left)  and write on their Facebook page wall 'New liker from Bub & Moo and newsletter subscriber' (2 entries). For a third entry make a purchase before the end of the competition and let me know here or on your post on their page.

Now the nitty gritty.
~ 1 entry per person
~ Any fake facebook profiles will have all your entries disqualified
~ Australia only
~ The winner will be announced on the blog and has 1 week to get in touch or the prize will be redrawn
~ Competition closes 11.59pm 24th July


If you would like to read more about the story behind Kutie Protocol head here

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Kids nailpolish

With 3 girls I'm sure I have years ahead of them 'borrowing' my makeup but much nicer when it's non toxic and easy to wash off when I let them do mine.

We have 2 brands that I've bought, pictured above is Piggy Paint and also Hopscotch Kids.

Piggy Paint is as 'natural as mud', non-toxic, odourless & kid friendly. It's water based but dries quite quickly, try using a hairdryer to speed up the process for little ones that can't help but touch.

I picked mine up from Little Posh in Perth but online try Infant Boutique or Sharp Kids ($12.95). We have the 'Girls Rule' colour but I love 'Icecream Dream' and 'Dandelion Dance'.

Hopscotch Kids is pretty much the same, non-toxic, water based & odourless.

They say
"Our polishes are eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, fragrance free and biodegradable. It is our revolutionary technology that provides a high gloss, salon quality finish that dries to the touch in three minutes. There is no need for a basecoat or topcoat, saving you time and money, and our polishes have a longer shelf life than other water based products. In addition to our polishes, we have created our very own non-toxic conditioning remover that easily removes our polish without stripping or drying."

I totally love the colours & the names, we have 'Bubblegum, Bubblegum, in a Dish' (bright pink), I also love 'Three sailors went to sea, sea, sea' and 'Eenie, Meenie, Minie, Moe'. These generally are a bit pricier at $17.95 but have a larger range of colours and I think can be lighter when applied (good for little ones to try doing themselves) or darker with a second coat.

You can also find Hopscotch Kids at a wider range of online stores including A Little Bit of Cheek ($17.95), Little Styles ($19.95) or The Hip Infant ($19.95).

Both brands also make their own nail polish remover & can be bought in giftpacks.

My girls would have their fingers & toes painted every day if I let them! J did mine in the picture above and it came off the rest of my finger (and elbow!) easily when I washed my hands.

Would be a great gift idea instead of a lollybag at a girls birthday pamper party.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Yay 4 cold weather!

 It's not often that Perth stays cold during the day but today was our coldest in 6 years so the perfect time to rug up!

C (above) was just sitting undercover watching the rain fall in her gorgeous, bright Minymo jacket from Charlipop Kids. Such great quality that even after going through the clothing monster M it still looks brand new.

M (below) loves her OOBI umbrella that she picked up at the Oobi tea party they did in Perth, goes very well with her Oobi jacket (handed down from J) which looks so cute with its apple patterned lining. The shorts are by Kricket and once again picked up from Charlipop Kids and on her feet are my favourite shoes that I picked up from Skeanie.

If you have a child that doesn't seem to fit shoes properly even if they are 2 sizes to big Skeanie is the answer! They have elastic around the ankle that is hidden when wearing that makes them so easy to put on squirming toddlers, made from super soft leather and with a flexible sole they are perfect for the toddler that never stops. The Sassy headband is from Pinkberry kisses, every girl loves a bit of bling!
 And finally J. Don't mind the oversized coat, once again because its not often cold in Perth I bought I size 5 even though shes not even 4 yet in the hope that it will get worn a few times in the next couple of Winters and make it through her sisters too, thanks Pumpkin Patch!

The tee underneath is from Jackson's Monsters, all kids enjoy art work that actually is closer to them than what most tops have plus whenever it gets worn we get lots of comments about it.

The jeans are super cool and comfy and are made by OUCH clothing, most of her size 4s are good in length but fall down around the waist but these have the adjustable waist (YAY!) so no more trying to pull them up as she runs.

Her shoes are DCs that I grabbed as an end of season bargain and are very easy for her to put on with elasticated laces so no tying and finally the beanie her Aunt gave her and I added a clip from Madeleine Designs hair accessories.
As nice as it was to be able to get the warm clothing out I'm definitely looking forward to some sunshine and over 20 degrees soon!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

ALEX&ANT winner!

So many entries you can tell ALEX&ANT is popular!!

Very jealous of our winner.....

Can you see that tiny incy screen print? Well it says the winner was Rexie! Congrats & I'll be in touch!

Sunday, July 3, 2011


 I can't believe how big our collection of Alex&Ant has gotten! I've yet to try their shoes (OMG those booties look so cute!!) so the girls are just head to ankles Alex&Ant so far.

Named after Caterina's 2 children Alex&Ant caters for newborns up to size 6 (pre tees coming!). So far the collections have been simple, stylish and quality made. The current Winter collection made me want to buy LOTS of rompers even though C has enough hand me downs!

C is pictured above in my favourite piece. The detail in the wings on the back of the singlet are divine! I just want to unpick it and add it to every piece of clothing she wears! Hopefully we see them again as I haven't seen it anywhere online since. There is a long sleeve version currently in their webstore and also a romper with padded wings as part of the Winter collection though it seems to sell out quickly.

Below is J in Rosette Hem dress in peach,  pearls for little girls bracelet and hairclip. It's freezing here today but she gladly put the dress on for a photo and still hasn't taken it off. It's very simple but beautiful and still comfortable to play in.
 I'm sure most people have seen the ALEX&ANT water bottles around, I bought the one below (RRP $17.95) at Little Posh for C's first birthday in August. It has a cute circus pattern on it, is 100% recyclable and BPA free, it also comes in Farm and Lovebirds theme.
Now that we have gotten through my collection lets talk about whats out there right now.

I love the Mummy love romper and long sleeve tee and for the girls the Lace Love Birds Romper and the Butterfly Romper with Wings. The Fur Lined Booties look so good in this weather to keep those little toes toasty warm, colours to match any outfit.

The gorgeous Caterina from ALEX&ANT has been generous enough to offer a prize to our lovely blog readers! The prize is an ALEX&ANT romper and booties! (more details to come)

To enter all you need to do is leave a comment with what you'd love to get for your little one from the Alex&Ant collection and become a liker on Facebook.

One entry per person, entries close Sunday 10th July at 11.59pm.