Saturday, October 29, 2011

1st Blog Birthday GIVEAWAY! {CLOSED}


I seriously can't believe my little blog is ONE! Technically, it's not until Monday, but I was too excited to wait! When I started Land of Little Princesses, I had no idea what I was doing (still don't some days) but it has kind of evolved from a place for me to record my girls adventures and growth, to a little hub of giveaways and reviews, and joining up with other fantastic blogging mummies for memes like Wordless Wednesday and Menu Monday. I think one of my favourite early posts would have to be Naughty Mummy.
Anyway, to celebrate our 1st Birthday we are having a great giveaway, of course!

Here's what is up for grabs, a total prize package worth over $250. Get excited!!


CONGRATULATIONS to
Kym - Mumma's Mini Mes!


Kym has 48 hours to respond to the email that has been sent.
Thank you to everyone who entered :)


Kid's Parties on a Budget E-book


Mom's 3 in 1 PLUS Combo Carrier
Thanks to Snazzy Baby and WordStorm



Custom spot for a bib, pocket change mat and cloth wipes



$25 gift voucher


Dora the Explorer: Dora's Enchanted Forest Adventures DVD
I posted a review for this DVD recently!
Thanks to Paramount and Zing



A pair of Sock-ons (white)
Thanks to Trollipop



Custom spot up to the value of $60
Thanks to Lexi Lou Babies - Modern Cloth Nappies

What an awesomely fantabulous prize!
ONE lucky Land of Little Princesses follower is going to 
win it ALL!! 
Eeeep!! I'm excited!!

Entry is easy and open to Australian Residents only.
To go in the draw to win this fantastic prize, follow these simple instructions….

1. Leave a blog comment – What is your ultimate birthday wish? 
AND
2. In the Rafflecopter form below enter your details in the “Leave a blog post comment” and hit “I DID THIS”

How easy is that?!
You can have up to 28 entries just by following the instructions in the Rafflecopter form!
Remember if you are a Facebook liker, Google Friend Connect follower etc you already have the extra entry so don't forget to hit the “I DID THIS” for each of those entries
Good luck!



Aussie Giveaway Linky
Hosted by Three Lil Princesses
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Friday, October 28, 2011

Freebie Friday!

I'm loving the colours of this weeks freebie!

Click on the preview to go to the download page.

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!

Don't have the MyMemories Suite software? Never fear! I have a coupon code that provides a $10 discount on the purchase of the MyMemories Suite v2 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!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Review: Dora's Enchanted Forest Adventures

I don't know if you have noticed, but Land of Little Princesses LOVES Dora the Explorer! Emily loves receiving new Dora DVD's, the latest of which is Dora's Enchanted Forest Adventures (due for release in stores on November 3rd.)

The minute the envelope was opened and she spied Dora there on the cover, Emily went nuts. Which was impressive for someone who had just been up half the night in the emergency room with an ear infection!

Anyway, the timing of this DVD's arrival was impeccable. For my sanity.


In the latest adventures of our favourite explorer, Dora is back and setting off to help King Unicornio regain his rightful position as King of the Enchanted Forest.


Dora and Boots return to Enchanted Forest to save it from Owl, who has taken over as King and set up new rules banning scarecrows, elves, fairies, and squirrels from the forest! But the Enchanted Forest is for everyone!


Recently we were invited to attend a special cinema screening of this title, with the opportunity to meet Dora herself! Unfortunately we were unable to be there, but lots of kiddies were! Here's a little video of what they thought.

Don't laugh, but I actually had a little cry watching this, because we couldn't go, and Emily would've just about wet her pants with excitement to meet Dora! Mind you, she didn't know anything about it anyway so I don't know what my problem is! I'm just a sook! Hormones I say! Can you still blame hormones nine months after giving birth?

After about the 4th replay of the DVD (and many requests by me to turn it off), my sanity was almost nowhere to be found, and I knew the songs by heart, but Emily was happy. I'm amazed at how Dora can keep kids captivated for so long!

Keep an eye out on the blog over the next few days for an awesome giveaway featuring a copy of Dora's Enchanted Forest Adventures!


Disclosure: I received a complimentary DVD review copy courtesy of Zing. No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - A Little Ray of Sunshine!




Linking up for Wordless Wednesday with Trish at

My Little Drummer Boys

Friday, October 21, 2011

Freebie Friday!

Hello! Here is this weeks Freebie for you to download!

Click on the preview to go to the download page.

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!

Don't have the MyMemories Suite software? Never fear! I have a coupon code that provides a $10 discount on the purchase of the MyMemories Suite v2 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!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Baby Farm Animals

Emily visiting the petting zoo at the local Farmer's Markets recently.



I so want to get some chickens!


It was all a bit exhausting for Jessica :)


Linking up for Wordless Wednesday with Trish at

My Little Drummer Boys


Monday, October 17, 2011

Review: Snazzy Baby


Lately I've been wearing something new. My baby! And I must say I love it!

So when I was offered some Snazzy Baby products to try I was very keen.
I received a Deluxe 3 in 1 Plus Combo Carrier, a Travel Chair and a pair of knee Pads.

The first time I tried the Combo Carrier, it was with Jessica facing me. It was just like carrying her on my hip, but with all that support! Fantastic! I did try and get Hubby to take some photos, but they weren't very good. So these shots from the Snazzy Baby website will give you the general idea!

Inward hip carry
Or if you prefer an outward facing carry it looks like this.
You can wear bub as high or low as you feel comfortable.

Being a 3-in-1 product, you can also use it as a trolley seat or a portable high chair restraint. As mums, we love multi purpose products when we've got so much stuff to lug around for a baby!


The Travel Chair is great too! It's small and compact, folding up into it's own carry bag. It can also be used as a lap seat or trolley seat. I love this!


Last but not least, the Knee Pads. Jessica was a little bit distracted by these at first, she'd just lay there pulling at the straps. She's not quite crawling, she has more of a commando thing happening. But the knee pads still protect her little knees from the friction of the carpet as she slides.




Disclaimer: I received a complimentary pair of Snazzy Baby Knee Pads, My Baby's Own Deluxe Travel Chair, Mum's Deluxe 3-in-1 Combo Carrier & a pair of Snazzy Baby Legwarmers. No payment was received or offered for the publishing of this post. All views and opinions expressed are my own.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Freebie Friday!

You might remember my giveaway of MyMemories Suite a couple of months ago. Well, the folks from MyMemories have sent me some freebies to share with you all. I'll be posting a new Freebie every Friday!! 

Click on preview to go to download page

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!

Don't have the MyMemories Suite software? Never fear! I have a coupon code that provides a $10 discount on the purchase of the MyMemories Suite v2 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!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Having fun with retroCamera app for Android






Linking up for Wordless Wednesday with Trish at

My Little Drummer Boys


Sunday, October 9, 2011

9 Months

Slow down baby! You're growing so fast!

Wow, Jessica May! You are 9 months old now. You've officially been out as long as you were in. Every day you get more beautiful, and your personality is shining through.
I never thought I could love another baby the way I do your sister. But I do, and oh, it's so much more! My cup most definitely runeth over.

I love blue on you, it brings out your gorgeous blue eyes,
and everything you wear gets dirty in your quest to crawl.

You can sit up on your own and you're crawling now, well, commando style anyway. But I see you every day pull up those knees and have a go. You'll get there soon my baby.


Emily adores you, and every day she showers you with affection. Sometimes too much, but she's always there for you with a kiss or a cuddle. It's very sweet. She plays very well with you and loves to pick you up and bring you to me, saying "Jessica wants the Mamma."


Although you're not quite sleeping through the night, you are a pretty easy going baby. Most of the time, you settle easily. Which is good. I remember with your sister having to sit by the cot, patting and ssshhing until she went to sleep!
Snoozin' in the pram with Honey and Sophie.
You'll be ONE soon! Oh my, I'm looking forward to every day ahead. Watching you grow and learn. My sweet little baby girl. I love you my little princess xx


{WINNER} The Fox and The Hound 1 & 2 DVD

Wow! What a great response to this giveaway! Thank you everyone who entered.
Your answers to the question really shows that friendships truly can be formed from the most unlikely circumstances.


The winner of The Fox and The Hound 1 & 2 DVDs is...........


#2


Melanie's answer to the question was 

Congratulations! Shoot me an email to claim your prize!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wordless Wednesday


No ordinary eggs. By special request.


Linking up for Wordless Wednesday with Trish at

My Little Drummer Boys

Monday, October 3, 2011

Mini cakes of Ricey goodness

Recently Land of Little Princesses received a box of Table of Plenty Mini Rice Cakes. They were a hit with Emily (and Mummy). Even Hubby got in on the chocolatey rice action!

 The crunchy wholegrain rice cakes are paired with a creamy layer of European chocolate or berry yoghurt, to create an all-natural, scrumptious combination! As each mini rice cake is a mere 15 calories, a few rice cakes in the lunch box make for the perfect healthy snack for kids!

Features:
  • Available in three delectable flavours; milk chocolate, dark chocolate and triple berry yoghurt 
  • Totally natural, gluten-free snack with no preservatives, colours or flavours 
  • The chocolate and yoghurt coatings are made with pure cocoa butter – so NO vegetable oil 
  • The dark chocolate flavour is also lactose and fructose free 
Table of Plenty Mini Rice Cakes are available in selected Coles stores for $3.99.

Nom nom nom. I really enjoyed these, especially the Dark Chocolate Rice Cakes and Emily favoured the Triple Berry Yoghurt ones. It is very hard to stop at 'a few'! When certain little hands keep coming back to the pack it doesn't take long for it to be empty!

At $3.99 a pack, they're a little out of our budget for a regular purchase, but as a treat occasionally I'll definitely go back to these little yummies!

For more information, please visit www.tableofplenty.com.au