Who wants to test drive a hottie?
We thought we would giveaway a hottie animal of your choice, just in time now that those nights are getting so much cooler.
I am a hot water bottle kind of girl, I head to bed with one for me feet and then a couple of heat packs around my body. They all go to bed before me and when I get in I am toasty warm. My kids are starting to get the same, and they love resting their feet on something warm, and this is where the hotties are great because they are safe for kids (and your bed, yes once a hot water bottle leaked everywhere in bed for me).
These quirky little guys will make a great cuddle buddy. They are filled with heatable/chillable beads, just pop them in the microwave and you are ready to go. The cover is removable so you can keep it clean.
If you would like to win one, all you need to do is enter via rafflecopter below
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Moving right along in our birthday celebrations, it is time for another giveaway.
We love these rabbit night lights and they are one of our most popular products, so what better item to do a giveaway than these. They are perfect for girls or boys, babies or older kids and cast a cosy glow at night.
He uses LED, so there is no need for messy cables.
Love our heart garlands? Well here is your chance to win your very own, just in time for valentines day. Use it to decorate the house, a babies room or anywhere that tickles your fancy.
Entry is easy, all you need to do is enter via Rafflecopter.
In the store is some gorgeous Alimrose bunting in classic blue, white and linen fabrics. And best of all is that it is currently ON SALE so if you want to snap some up at this price then get in quick!
Here is some inspiration for nurseries styled in Classic Blue, White and Linen.
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Whilst these pictures are from many months ago I thought I would share a fun craft activity to do with kids for once the weather starts to dry up….not long now until Spring….and around here we just can’t wait!
We did these sand pictures a few times last Summer. There are a few techniques out there if you google it but I just went with this method which works well for me.
Seperate some cups of sand into zip lock bags. Tip in enough water to make the sand only just wet. Then add a few drops of food colouring to the damp sand, seal up the zip lock bags and rub the bags of sand between your hands to spread it. (the girls love this bit) Once all the sand is coloured, tip it out onto something flat like tray and let it dry in the sun or overnight. Once you have dry sand (this bit takes a while so we usually colour the sand the day before), draw a picutre or use a colouring in sheet, cover in glue then sprinkle on the sand. It is a good idea to store any left over in containers as the fact that the sand takes a while to dry is hard for little impatient people so if you keep it coloured and ready to go you can do it on a whim.
Last year I let my vegie patch fall by the wayside a bit, the summer had been hot, and there was just so much to do to get the soil ready, I lost interest. I tend to loose interest over summer, as with our hot dry winds, it is hard working keeping a lot alive aside from the rogue pumpkins or watermellons that appear out the compost patch.
Thankfully I attended a free seminar on gardening held by the Better Gardening Team and it gave me all the inspiration I needed to get right back into it and also change the way I garden. I have been heading towards a no dig vegie patch. A bit of a slow process for me as I do things one step at a time over a long period of time, but it has already meant we have started to enjoy a better patch this year, which also means we get to enjoy it in the kitchen as well.
There is nothing quite like using homegrown vegies and herbs in your cooking.
Today we have made tabouli and hommus almost completely from home grown vegetables and herbs (burghul, chickpeas and oil not homegrown) for our dinner tonight, and it really is lovely being able to walk down the back yard, grab what you need and head to the kitchen and start making. We were short on mint and a lovely person in our suburb came to the rescue turning this morning with a large bag of mint.
On Tuesday I also made my favourite rice dish, full of healthy vegetables, herbs, seeds and nuts, with a good portion from our garden.
I cannot wait for some of our other crops to be ready – carrotts particularly, there really is nothing as good as getting a carrott straight from the ground, washing it and eating it then and there.
Yippee we reached 3,000 likers on our facebook page! To celebrate we want to reward you (well one of you) for liking our page and supporting Ollie Rose like you do. So we are giving away one of our beautiful Keep Leaf Lunch Bag Packs.
These really are gorgeous, and we love them so much – imagine a pretty insulated lunch bag AND matching re-useable duo set? They are so great that well, Mum can borrow them as well, or if you prefer don’t even let the kids near them. For another bonus they are made from organic materials.
To enter the giveaway all you need to do is head below and enter via Rafflecopter. The winner is able to choose the pattern they like best from our matching sets.
Giveway ends midnight Monday 13th August 2012.
Jemma and I both love pretty gift wrap. I have a friend (Hi Sara!)who has always delighted me with her gift wrapping and I almost get as excited about seeing what she has done as to what the package holds inside.
Back in May my 2 nephews and niece had a combined baptism as they are all born very close together.
I made my Nephews a personalised Typographic Print each with bedtime verse and the details of the baptism….
…and got my Niece the same Freshwater Pear Bracelet I purchased for Esmae’s Baptism from this shop
I wrapped the bracelet by sewing 2 paper doily’s around it after being inspired on Pinterest. (sorry I cant get this image to turn around!)
And for the 2 frames I just added some tags, string, and ties.
Now I wish I had done something a bit more spectacular…like some of these fund gift wrap ideas:
wordsearch from here
and this is a cute idea for a pocket to hold the card, found on martha stewart here
more martha goodness…very cute! Find those here
And I just love Ellinee printable paper bows you can find here
Now there is a sensible part of me that thinks that giftwrap is really wasteful and that we should stick to no giftwrap policy, using newspaper or children’s artwork to recycle or putting gifts in reusable bags or cloth….but the crafty side of me loves the idea of spending a bit of time to make the parcel pretty!
I have already shared this image on facebook but for those that missed it here is some photos from Sabre’s 6th birthday recently held.
My inspiration came from the stunning Tina Givens Elephant fabric (hoping to get some summer dresses made in this fabric). I was also very drawn to circus parties, especially the vintage look. So I sort of went mostly with a colour theme, Pink and Gold.
I made the star cupcake toppers with glitter card, the girls helped me cover some card stars in glitter for a fun but very messy craft activity. I used photo shop to make some pink striped paper bunting and folded some handmade popcorn boxes. I also made the raggy garland on the table with fabric scraps, and of course the birthday girls outfit.
The cake was an Ombre 3 layer vanilla cake and I kept the decorations on it fairly simple.
Lots of work was involved but I started about 2 months before so there wasn’t too much pressure at the last minute.
We love these knit wraps and think they are so fabulous we want to giveaway two of them to one lucky person so that their ears will always been warm this winter.
The wraps are so versitile and make a great alternative to a beanie. With an adjustable button they can fit an adult and a child, so you can share yours with your daughter, or with our giveaway of 2, she can have her own.
To enter all you need to do is enter via Rafflecopter below: