Sunday, August 21, 2011


Congratulations to the following posts:

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You will love the site :)

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Craft ideas

This post is purely to make sure I remember this gorgeous crocheted rug! Found here:

I almost deleted the newsletter in my inbox without opening. Never a good idea :)

There are so many lovely things in her store! 

Oh, and as I search for her details, I came across her blog :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Happy Home

I love reading Belinda's posts from The Happy Home. They are honest and lovely. You know when you can tell someone loves their kids ... she is one of them. Lots of little ideas and links. Lots of lovely photos and lots of reality checks. Enjoy! :)

Sunday, August 14, 2011


I was given one 6 month subscription to give away to one of our readers and one to keep for myself, but since we are Mathletics addicts already, I have TWO 6 month subscriptions to give away! (valued at $88 each)

If you aren't already familiar with Mathletics, it is a very very cleverly constructed online educational site full of maths problems for kids that are school year appropriate. It is a fabulous way to keep them busy and learning at the same time. Kids can create their own profile picture to best reflect their personality. I think my son has a helicopter on top of his hat :) One of the most popular sections is a real time competition against other students around the world. There are games, credits to earn, certificates and much more. 

In conjunction with the Commonwealth Bank, Mathletics is hosting the Australian Maths Challenge between 30th-31st August. It is Australia's largest online maths competition with an expected 400 000 Aussie kids competing this year. Registrations open tomorrow, August 15th, 2011. It is a free event for students between four years and eighteen years. All students who participate will receive a certificate and the top 10 will go on to represent Australia in the 2012 World Education Games. 

"Each day of the Maths Challenge has a different focus where students can earn points for themselves and their school by competing on the Challenge website, hosted by Mathletics. The competition kicks off on the Tuesday with the ‘Curriculum Challenge’, where students are tested on their knowledge of the Australian Curriculum. Wednesday will see students earn points via the Live Mathematics Game, where they will compete in real time against other students around the country in 60-second races of mental arithmetic. A comprehensive live leaderboard will keep track of the winning schools and students as the Challenge progresses, with some great prizes available to be won". (press release)

To win, please follow / join (where the faces are) this blog (see right hand column) and leave a comment below. We will randomly select two winners next Sunday, 22nd August. 

** This was brought to you by who have some FANTASTIC offers for Australian mums

Friday, August 12, 2011


I have loved Alimrose since I worked in a pharmacy as a teenager.
Alimrose was (and still is) part of their gift range.

You can purchase their range of dolls, squeakers, bibs, rattles & homewares from

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Urban Road

I have been following Bondville for years. I love Steph's style. I should never, ever click on her links though because I find things like this ...

& then I came across the blog and I think I have found a new favourite. Just lovely! :)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Country Road Spring 2011

Aren't these the most darling clothes for a baby girl?

I have spotted the following dress on four newsreaders in the past fortnight!

And these photos, just because! :)

Oh I love colour so much! Shop online @

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Anyone like these?

Would you like these tickets? I can't make it. Email me

Date: Thursday 11 August 2011.
Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm. 
Arrival Time: Morning tea will be served from 10.30am.
Location: Central Coast Dance Studio. Access available from the bus terminal. Closest parking in the yellow, red or green car parks.
Tickets: Two tickets, one for you and one for a friend. Photo ID or a print out of this email is required for entry.
 We ask that you don’t bring children along because the forum has been created for parents to discuss important family issues and some content may not be suitable for younger audiences.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Design Files and Cocoon Couture Tree

I must get my account happening on so I can post images like this one there! From The Design Files

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Love affair with stationery

I have a collection of papers from childhood. I loved beautiful paper and writing sets and always kept one sheet of each with a corresponding envelope. Kikki-K catalogues are dangerous ... but fun to look at ;)