Saturday, December 17, 2011

Bananas in Pyjamas new iPhone app review and DVD giveaway!

On Wednesday there were 2 new Bananas in Pyjamas apps for the iPhone released and I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to review them.

The girls love Bananas in Pyjamas (even though they drive me bonkers with their 'Are you thinking what I'm thinking B1? I think I am B2') but it's just a bit of fun.

We had a quick play of the apps after we downloaded them and they are very simple even for my 2 year old to use.

 The first one is called Beach Fun which you can squirt sunscreen all over the bananas faces (which makes a funny sound) then rub it in, pick what hats and sunglasses for them to wear (pirate hats, sombreros and Dame Edna style glasses are some of the options) and build sandcastles to decorate with shells, sticks, flags and leaves. The cost of this app is $1.99. I think my girls liked the sunscreen the best for the sound it makes and getting to rub it in. They also like how their choices are often 'bananariffic' when choosing items.

The second one is Say Cheese which, as it sounds, involves the use of the iPhone camera. First you choose the border you want to use between 11 options including a birthday and a Christmas theme. Then take the photo of what you want in the frame and decorate it with 'stickers'. You can then send the photos like any normal picture taken with the iPhone camera. This app costs $2.99. This would be a good one for use through out the year, they could send Christmas Banana pictures of them to their friends (parents iPhones) to wish them a happy Christmas and the same goes on birthdays

The girls really put the test this morning while we were out having a meal, they took turns doing a Banana each with the sunscreen and decorating which kept them entertained until the food arrived. I think the best ages for it would be between 2 - 5 year olds as over 5's would probably get bored with the games very quickly.

If you want to download these new apps click on the titles of them to take you to them in the app store.
Thanks to ABC for Kids via Digital Parents I have a copy of Bananas in Pyjamas "The Magic Trick" DVD to give away! It's very easy to enter, all you need to do is leave a comment or send me an email at with your answer to this question. If you have downloaded one of the apps what is your child's favourite part of it or what is your child's favourite episode of the Bananas in Pyjamas series on the ABC?

Chance plays no part in this competition so be creative, one entry per household, entries close 25th December 2011 the winner will be announced one the blog 26th December.

Disclosure: I received complimentary downloads of the Bananas in Pyjamas iPhone apps and a giveaway copy of Bananas in Pyjamas "The Magic Trick" DVD courtesy of ABC for Kids via Digital Parents. No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own.

**The winner is Racheal Knusden. My 4 year old decided the winner as she also loves the fruit salad episode and is now sleep walking around my lounge! Here's Racheals answer:
My kids favourite episode of Banana’s is the mystery of the disappearing fruit salad! Hayden thinks its hilarious watching Morgan go into the Banana’s house and pinch the fruit salad out of their fridge every night!

Congrats Racheal and hope your kids enjoy The Magic Trick DVD!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


A big thankyou to all the fabulous businesses that took part in our 13 days of giveaways and also thankyou to all those that entered whether it was just the one time or every single day. It was great fun and great to see some new faces around the page.

Now to the bit that you all want to know, the WINNERS!

Day 1 from Little TOTS & Beyond the winner was Megan Canfarini

Day 2 with the Agoo water bottles, black was won by Melissa Smith and Pink by Anna Cotter

Day 3 those awesome boots from Allsorts4kids was won by Candice Ecclestone

Day 4 the choice of a piece of Minifin clothing from Denim Baby was Cassandra Merrick

Day 5 Rudy and the Dodo Jellystone designs pieces was Stephanie Young

Day 6 Adorable Affordable's Noah's Ark was Amanda Anderson

Day 7 winners of personalised Jelly Bean Books were Erin Bender, Taryn Hammond and Renee Baker

Day 8 with first prize from Cherry Blossom Wigs going to Marsha Bennett and 2nd, 3rd & 4th being Morena Dobrowolski, Evelina Dobrowolski & Natalie Blanch

Day 9 the Bubbalooz pack was won by Toni Hill

Day 10 that cute Smiley Tot froggy was won by Olivia Flanagan

Day 11 Jan Kunde will have a gorgeous looking girl in a Mini Diva Tutu's Christmas tutu

Day 12 Rebecca Hendy can choose an Alex&Ant water bottle from Designs4kids

Day 13 our first one was from Taylor-Maed by Me and the winner of the toy clip was Kellie Hammond

Day 13 second one from Abi's Inspirations with that cute gingerbread set was Racheal Knudsen

And the final day 13 winner was Nicole White winning the huge pack from Clips for my Girls!

PHEW! That is a lot of winners! If it is premade selection for your prize I will contact you for your address and send it to the store, if it is something you need to choose (personalised books, pick a piece of clothing etc) I will give the store your email address to contact you.

Merry Christmas and thankyou once again for being a part of the fun!

Only 10 people managed to complete all 15 stores questions! I've put their names into Random and the winner was Kellie! Congrats Kellie! I will be in contact with you about your special prize soon :)

And finally on the thirteenth day of Christmas Clips for my Girls gave me....

A HUGE pack of hairclips and headbands!

Our last winner gets all of these goodies from Clips for my Girls. I've managed to grab a few clips from Clips for my Girls at the markets and they are all gorgeous! The girls have fun choosing their favourites and I have to tell them just one each!

To win this fabulous pack you have to email your answers to with the subject: 13th day of Christmas 3

All answers can be found on the Clips for my Girls Facebook page.

Question 1: Head to the *Fabric Flowers* album, how many mini fabric flowers are in the hand picture #19?

Question 2: How much are the 20mm woven headbands?

Question 3: Which *Mixed Set* is your favourite?


Thankyou for participating and all winners will be announced tomorrow!

Monday, December 12, 2011

On the thirteenth day of Christmas next I was given from Abi's Inpirations...

A super cute Gingerbread onesie and nappy cover in size 12-18 months!

Everything at Abi's Inpirations is handmade by Jen from clothing to hair clips. I adore the little Christmas dresses.

Make sure you check out her Christmas Market special of buy one get the second item HALF PRICE!

To win this gorgeous set email your answers to with the subject: 13th day of Christmas 2

All answers can be found at Abi's Inpirations Facebook page.

Question 1: In the 'Christmas Market' album, picture #54 what is on the first stocking?

Question 2: In the 'Past Orders' album how many sets are in picture #13?

Question 3: From the 'Fabrics available now' which is your favourite?



On the thirteenth day of Christmas firstly Taylor-Maed gave to me....

Lots of giveaways today! To start us off we have Taylor-Maed by Me with a toy clip. As someone who has a throwing baby this would be a godsend from picking up teething toys every few steps at the shop or losing them! The winner gets their choice of the designs.

They may not be taking any more custom orders for the rest of the year but still plenty ready to go in the Ready to Post album!

To win this prize send your answers to with the subject: 13th day of Christmas #1

All answers can be found on the Taylor-Maed Facebook page.

Question 1: In the 'Ready to post' album what is the name of the mini giraffe in picture #8?

Question 2: There are lots of 'Happy Customers' Who is enjoying their rattle ball in picture #10?

Question 3: Which is your favourite Toy Animal?



Sunday, December 11, 2011

On the twelth day of Christmas Designs4kids gave to me.....

The winners choice of Alex&Ant drink bottles!

Today the brand new store Designs4kids are letting the winner choose between the different designs of Alex&Ant stainless steel drink bottles they have in stock including owl pictured above, pirate, rocket and more!

Designs4kids website will be launching Wednesday and there are many opening specials including 30% off Tommy Rocket and Two Belles on pre-order or you can get 25% off STOREWIDE for the first 5 days PLUS FREE express post when you spend over $99! They have some of my favourite brands coming including Tiger Tribe, Aden and Anais, Bebe and of course Alex&Ant.

To win today you need to send your answers to with the subject: 12th day of Christmas

All answers can be found on the Designs4kids Facebook page

Question 1: In the 'Whimsy Kids Linen' album what kind of tree is the name of the range in picture #5?

Question 2: Which is your favourite design in the 'Beatrix New York' range?

Question 3: Tiger Tribe is currently in stock! How many stamps are in the dinosaur stamp-a-story picture #23?



Saturday, December 10, 2011

On the eleventh day of Christmas Mini Diva Tutu's & Accessories gave to me.....

 A gorgeous Christmas tutu! Our winner for today will get their tutu in either a size 6-12 months or 3-5 years.

All tutus are handmade and sewn not tied and have a clip attached that can be used as a matching hair accessory.

They have a special of FREE postage for the rest of the year on all orders!
To win todays prize send your answers through to with the subject: 11th day of Christmas

All answers can be found on the Mini Diva Tutu & Accessories Facebook page

Question 1: So many gorgeous colours, which 2 would you choose for your dream tutu?

Question 2: How much is it for a 1-3 year old tutu? (if you are having trouble finding it look at the sections under the profile pic!)

Question 3: Head to the 'Works in progress' album and click on picture #7, what colours are used?



On the tenth day of Christmas Smiley Tots Clothing gave to me.....

A cute spotty frog!

I love Smiley Tots! Not only are the faces behind Smiley Tots lovely (and very smiley!) the prices are fantastic! C has enjoyed wearing her Christmas tee to all our Christmas events so far and in tomorrows prize you will see a Smiley Tot tee teamed up with a tutu!

You can still grab some Christmas bargains in their sale album but be quick there isn't much left!

To win today once again you need to send your answers to with the subject: 10th day of Christmas

All answers can be found on the Smiley Tots Clothing website.

Question 1: How much can you get the Space Applique on a onesie for?

Question 2: One of the toys has a flower name, what is it?

Question 3: Yee haw! How much is it for the cowgirls set in size 5?


Go go goooo!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

On the ninth day of Christmas Bubbalooz gave to me....

 Todays competition is open to both those in Australia and NZ and is bought to you by Bubbalooz. They have put up the cute Kitty Crayon eggs pictured above which the winner gets to choose 6 and also a lucky dip of the loveheart magnets pictured below by Tinch.

Also for today only Bub & Moo likers get 15% off anything in store INCLUDING Sale items!! Use the code BUBMOO at checkout.
To win todays send your answers to with the subject: 9th day of Christmas

All the answers can be found in Bubbalooz website.

Question 1: How much is the Noah and Bells Lemon Lola dress on sale for?

Question 2: How many eyes does the Little Uglies Mini Target have?

Question 3: Of the Mini Nesting Suitcases which is your favourite design?


Best of luck!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

On the eighth day of Christmas Cherry Blossom Wigs gave to me....

Lots of winners today thanks to Cherry Blossom Wigs! First prize is a $25 voucher and felt flower headband then the 3 runner-ups each get a felt flower headband.

Those that have little girls into dancing would find Cherry Blossom Wigs a great store for those hairpieces they need for concerts and if you are into pageants they are often used there too.

To win one of todays prizes all you need to do is email your answers to with the subject: 8th day of Christmas

All the answers can be found on Cherry Blossom Wigs website.

Question 1: For the little ones their is the 'Little Lacies', what colours do the headbands come in?

Question 2: What is the 'Petal' hairpiece product description?

Question 3: How much are the 'Scruchie Piggies'?



Tuesday, December 6, 2011

On the seventh day of Christmas Jelly Bean books gave to me....

I'm lucky enough to have a personalised book already from Jelly Bean Books and it is a favourite for my girls. Today we will have THREE lucky winners with the first person winning 2 deluxe books and 2nd and 3rd get one each.

And just for Bub & Moo likers a 10% discount available until 16/12/11 with the code BUBMOO2011 so grab one for each child!

To enter todays competition send your answers to with the subject: 7th day of Christmas

Answers can be found on Jelly Bean Books website

Question 1: Which book can you get in the Giant Personalised size?

Question 2: Who are the 2 that will write your child a personalised letter?

Question 3: How many Sesame Street books are there?


Remember 3 people win today so be QUICK!!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

On the sixth day of Christmas Adorable Affordable gave to me....

**Please note with this prize winner must pay postage or pickup in Perth**

What a gorgeous prize we have today from Adorable Affordable, I think every child I know would love to wake up to that under their tree Christmas morning! This 32 peice Noah's Ark toy is $39.95

Adorable Affordable is a brick & mortar shop located in Perth, they stock a huge range of beautiful items for little ones from toys to clothes to decor and more! Great spot to drop in and pick up some quality Christmas gifts for the little ones in your life.

For TODAY ONLY Bub & Moo likers get 25% off STOREWIDE!!!! All you need to do is mention Bub & Moo.

So to win todays prize head to Adorable Affordables website where all the answers can be found.

Send your answers to with the subject: 6th day of Christmas

Question 1: It's a rainy day in Perth today, how much is the Duck Umbrella?

Question 2: What is the Echidna toys name?

Question 3: Don't forget Mum, what is your favourite design in the Ioco coffee traveller?


Best of luck!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

On the fifth day of Christmas Rudy & the Dodo gave to me....

 Today our winner will love these prizes! Thanks to Rudy and the Dodo we have the cute owl pendant above and the suckable bangle below by jellystone designs up for grabs! Love the awesome colours and that they are Mum friendly. BPA, PVC, Cadmium and lead free silicone there is now no need to drag along a heap of teething toys for bub when you are out.

Rudy and the Dodo are also currently having a Facebook pre-Chrissy sale so head over there and check out the bargains but be quick as they are being nabbed up at super speed!
To win this awesome prize the answers to the following questions can be found on Rudy and the Dodo's website.

Send your answers to with the subject: 5th day of Christmas

Question 1: How many items are in the "HO HO HO festive" category?

Question 2: What powers one of the little wooden boats along?

Question 3:  What shape is the Janod Shape Sorter in?



Saturday, December 3, 2011

On the forth day of Christmas Denim Baby gave to me....

Denim Baby have really found a great range here with Minifin, for once I like the boys range even more than the girls! I love the little helicopters, trucks and bulls, just so cute and simple. From the girls range I love the strawberry tee pictured below and the long sleeved rompers which are great when you use a gro-bag.

Bub & Moo likers can ever get 25% off ALL children's clothing until the 25th Dec 2011 with the code 'bubmoo' at checkout so that with their Facebook 25% off toys makes for some happy shoppers!

Also, they have a competition going to win some wooden toys just in time for Christmas, you can find the entry form here.

Now to win todays prize of a piece from the Minifin Summer range in the available sizes and stock all you need to do is....

Head to Denim Babys website.

Send your answers to with the subject: 4th day of Christmas

Question 1: What is the name of one of the creatures on one of the Cocoon Couture bean bags?

Question 2:  How much is the Metallic Cowboy Star Cot Sheet Set?

Question 3: 3, 2, 1 BLAST OFF!!! Which tee do you think I'm looking at?


Best of luck!

On the third day of Christmas Allsorts4kids gave to me....

What a fabulous prize is up for grabs today! It is definitely worth the wait!!

Thanks to Allsorts4kids the winner has THEIR choice of Old West boots in the sizes available on the site which range from newborn up to big kids size 3. I love the ones pictured below, YEHAW!

Once you've entered check out their site as there is FREE shipping until Christmas Day with the code 'merrychristmas'

So to get your hands (or feet) on a pair of these all you have to do is....

Visit Allsorts4kids website to find the answers

Email your answers to

Subject: 3rd day of Christmas

Question 1: What type of wrestling is on one of the boys Run Scotty Run tees?

Question 2: What is printed on the library bag?

Question 3: What type of birds are on one of the girls rash vests?



Thursday, December 1, 2011

On the second day of Christmas Agoo gave to me....

We have so much Agoo around this house! I have never found another clothing range that has the sun protection, ease to clean, easy to play in and no need to iron like I have with Agoo!

Agoo currently have a mega sale going on, the prices are unbelievable. With up to 76% off you are sure to find something within your price range PLUS they have an extra just for Bub & Moo likers, mention that we sent you and they will throw in some of their quality wooden coathangers with your order!

Now onto the bit you are probably all looking for....

All answers can be found in their webpage and here's a hint, search could be the difference between winning or just missing out!

Send your answers to with the Subject: 2nd day of Christmas

Please state whether you would like the PINK or BLACK waterbottle

Question 1: Check out the Monkey legwarmers, what is the monkeys name?

Question 2: What UV rating are the Twozie Hoodies?

Question 3: What special price are the Happy Dresses?


Remember even if you think you are to slow still get your questions in as you may win the extra prize for someone that does all the questions.