Friday, December 30, 2011

Another year almost over and two birthdays around the corner!

Wow! How fast has this year gone! I can't believe my babies are turning one and four next week! 

I'm planning a birthday party for Jessica, and just having a cake for Emily on her birthday. 

I decided that Jess should have her own party like Emily did for her 1st birthday. Then we can think about joint birthdays after that, seeing as they are only three days apart! Not sure how well that will go down when they are 21 and 18 haha. 

So, I've got my theme and a rough idea for a cake and decorations. I have ordered some decorations, I just hope they get here in time.

Jody from Stay At Home Mum kindly offered me a copy of Kids Parties on a Budget to help me get organised.

It has ideas for themes, party food, and birthday cake recipes as well as comprehensive checklists to make sure you don't forget anything! I love lists!

Everything you need to plan a party is in this ebook! From what to buy, and when to lolly bags and games, this ebook is perfect to keep the whole process as organised and as stress free as possible.

The Kids Parties on a Budget eBook is available from Stay At Home Mum - The Secret to Living on One Wage for $9.50.

Here's hoping for a stress free and happy birthday party next weekend!

Happy New Year xx

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wordless Wednesday (almost)

I'm running so late today! Still sewing some gifts, and I realised last night while wrapping presents that we haven't got anything for Jessica! Eek! What do you get an almost 1 year old for her first Christmas? There's already toy overload here. I'm stumped! Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Last Minute Gifts - Part 2 - Tommee Tippee

Newborn Gift Sets & Hug-O-Saurus Dinosaurs

Available in pink or blue, the Tommee Tippee Newborn Gift Sets are a great gift for baby’s first Christmas.

Each set contains a large soft and huggable plush bear that rattles when shaken, a hanging musical pull toy that plays a pleasant tune when activated, and a handheld rattle that is perfectly sized for tiny hands!

Aren't they the cutest!

For bubs that are a little older (4 months plus) the new Tommee Tippee Hug-O-Saurus Dinosaurs are super soft and perfect for cuddles. They are available in three bright and fun colours, and have a squeaker in the nose, rattle in the tummy and crinkly fabric in the feet. These are so cute I think I might have to steal Jessica's for myself! 

Disclosure: I received complimentary products from Tommee Tippee via Maxted Thomas PR. No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own.

Last Minute Gift Ideas: Part 1 - Scoobits

So, there's only 8 shopping days left until Christmas! Are you ready? If you're like me, you're not even close and dread having to rush about on Christmas Eve getting those last little gifts! 

Well, these next few posts coming up might just be what you need!

Made from 100% silicone Scoobits are soft and squidgy to touch and manipulate, you just wrap it around the scooter bar and pop the plugs through the holes!

Scoobits feature a raft of awesome characters that are unique, individual and a make for a fun and easy way for kids to personalise their scooters and stand out from the crowd.

Scoobits can also be attached to bike handle bars, bags, belts and prams and will make great gifts for Christmas stockings and party bags.

Scoobits are available online from 45 Degrees Distributors

Thanks to Liquid Ideas and 45 Degrees Distributors,
Land of Little Princesses have 3 Scoobits packs to give away!
Each pack has 2 Scoobits valued at $6.50 each. 

Entry is easy. Just visit 45 Degrees Distributors and check out the Scoobits range. Come back and leave a comment telling me which Scoobit you think your child would love, THEN click DO IT! on the Rafflecopter form!

You can gain extra entries just by following the instructions in the Rafflecopter form!

Remember if you are a Facebook liker, Google Friend Connect follower etc you already qualify for the extra entry points so don't forget to hit the “DO IT” for each of those entries.

Good luck!

Disclosure: I received a complimentary Rainbow Scoobits from 45 Degrees Distributors via Liquid Ideas for review. No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - It's finally up!

It's a bit bare, maybe I need to go decoration shopping :) Any excuse right?!

Linking up for Wordless Wednesday with Trish at
My Little Drummer Boys

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Christmas Sewing

Jessica's skirt. 
I'v just got Emily's to do and a couple of t-shirts to applique!

Linking up for Wordless Wednesday with Trish at
My Little Drummer Boys

Monday, December 5, 2011

Disney Junior DVD Winner

Good morning! Well, Emily's at daycare and Jessica's down for a nap. Coffee at the ready. 

Are you ready to find out the winner of the Disney dvds? 

I got back from taking Emily to 'school' and looked at my lounge room which looks like a bomb quietly detonated while I was out. But I said to myself, (yes I actually talk to myself) it has to wait! I have to announce the winner! 

The entry drawn (using via Rafflecopter) will receive the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Handy Manny dvds shown below.


Gemmie Alliston


You can see the entry drawn in the Rafflecopter form on the original Disney DVD review and giveaway post

The winning entry was verified that the mandatory task was completed and the drawn entry (if not the mandatory task)  was also completed as specified in the Rafflecopter form.
The winner has 48 hours to reply to the notification email , or it will be redrawn. If you see your name here before you get the notification, feel free to shoot me an email at

Friday, December 2, 2011

All I want for for Christmas is...My Top 5

I could shop till the cows come home if I had the opportunity (and the bank balance), so when I was tagged by the wonderful Kym at Mumma's Mini Mes in the All I Want for Christmas game, I thought what a fun way to fill that wish list! You know every year I get asked, "What do you want for Christmas?" And every year I say, "Oh, I don't know!" Not this year! Take note family, here's what is on my list this year!

2. Citrine Ring

4. KitchenAid Stand Mixer - I mean, who doesn't want one???

5. Wii Fit Plus

Ok, so I struggled a little bit through this! I may or may not have listed some of the things I am actually getting (or think I'm getting), and the others I can only dream about!

In the spirit of sharing, I'm tagging the following bloggers : )
Jess at Diary of a SAHM

Jo at MumtoJ

Romina at Martyr-hood

Natalie at Diary of a Girl Abroad

What is on your wishlist this year?

Freebie Friday

So, I've been a little slack this week. I missed Wordless Wednesday. But I was adamant I wouldn't miss this week's Freebie Friday! I hope you enjoy this weeks offering!

Click on preview to go to download

This weeks freebie contains 2 Quick Pages (as shown in preview) as well as ALL the elements and papers used to create them! How cool is that! This freebie will be here for a week, then I'll post a new one next Friday! (Elements and Quick Pages are in png format, and papers are jpg, so can be used with any software.)

Don't have the MyMemories Suite software? Never fear! I have a coupon code that provides a $10 discount on the purchase of the newly released MyMemories Suite v3 scrapbook software. (Software also comes with a $10 coupon for downloads-a total value of $20!). Just enter code STMMMS35516 during checkout!

Enjoy! Don't forget to come back next week for a new Freebie! I'd love to see what you create!