Nespresso Espresso Coffee Machine Review

Nespresso Coffee Machine Review - Citzi & Milk Espresso Machine in red

I was first introduced to a Nespresso machine many years ago while visiting with my sister. My husband and I are both big coffee drinkers, and we’ve become quite fussy over the years. When buying coffee out and about, I find it’s a bit hit and miss (about 50% success rate for a good coffee); I […]

Fun Coloured Appliances

Mint Kettle

Sponsored by Spotlight and Nuffnang Spotlight has launched the IMK Colour range of appliances including kettles, toasters, blenders and stick mixers.  I have been using some of these appliances recently and I couldn’t be happier! They are affordable, stylish and best of all, they come in in a range of fun and vibrant colours. Below […]

Trolley Bags Review

Trolley Bags Review

I first saw these trolley bags last year, and I thought they looked great. Trolley Bags are a system of four reusable shopping bags that can be rolled together to carry to the supermarket and hung over the trolley while shopping, and then spread across the trolley to pack groceries into the bags with two hands free. Each bag is sturdy and designed to be long-lasting. The […]

Is Netflix Worth It?

Netflix - Madagascar 1,2 & 3

There was a buzz around Netflix, and I accepted a free trial to check it out. If you haven’t heard about Netflix, it’s a popular streaming service for movies, documentaries and television shows that’s now available in Australia and New Zealand. I wasn’t sure how I would find it because I have used other streaming services before, and […]

Portable Movie Theatre

How to do a portable cinema

Sponsored by Bose and Nuffnang I mentioned to my husband that I was reviewing a portable speaker. When I said the brand was Bose, he was ecstatic! Haha. I didn’t know the brand was such a favourite, so there you go. In a nutshell, the Bose SoundLink Mini II is a portable, bluetooth speaker designed […]

Make a Story Box: Unique Gift Idea

Unique gift idea - make a story box

Today I am reviewing gorgeous little story boxes which are specifically designed to be given as a personalised gift to someone you love. The idea behind the Story Box is to fill a frame with figurines that, when looked at collectively, tell a story.   It is actually quite romantic and it took me a […]

Fun Ways to Play with Barbie (Plus Giveaway)

Barbie Giveaway

Sponsored by Barbie & Digital Parents I was eleven. On a visit to the toy section (in Myer by memory), I spotted a doll and immediately fell in love with her. It’s the only time I remember really (really!) wanting a toy as a child. I hadn’t seen a Barbie like her before. She had crimped […]

Personalised Pop Portrait for Your Family

Personalised Pop Portrait of your family

Hello!! How cool is this! The very talented Marie O’Neill released new range of personalised Pop Portraits and she did one for our family! She captured our essence unbelievably well. I can’t believe it!  We haven’t had a proper family photos for a few years, but this is the most recent one of me and the children on Mother’s […]

Sisters, Friends & Lego

Lego Friends Heartlake Lighthouse

Brought to you by Nuffnang & LEGO Friends My sister and I played for hours, sprawled out in different positions on the floor. Sunday afternoons were dedicated in this fashion: a large sheet rumbled on the ground with piles of Lego around us. It’s one of my strongest play memories, and we still talk about […]

Miffy Night Light

HUGE Miffy Nightlight - gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous

I’ve met the lovely lady who owns My Night Light, and I noticed this come up in my Facebook feed and I was like, “What?! That’s totally awesome!”   I’m trying to find an excuse to have a ridiculously huge Miffy nightlight in my life. I thought it worth sharing here, because: cute! Miffy fans: you’re welcome. Miffy is […]

Review: Big, Stylish Beach Bag

Beach Bag Review

My friend and I (we create and run music programs for kids at Making Rainbows) escaped for a few days at a friend’s beach house to do a little planning and a lot of relaxing.  I love sharing holidays with friends you can relax with…the kids think they’re on a full time play date/sleep over and […]

Review: Litter Free Sandwich Bags

Cute litter free snack bags

My nightly lunch box routine is down pat: a sandwich or roll of some description, veggie sticks, muffin or biscuit, fruit and maybe a savoury cracker and cheese.  The thought often crossed my mind, that my relatively healthy lunch box contained a lot of plastic bags.  I was also aware that packs of 50 or 100 […]

GOOD CHOICE Sauces by Fountain

Dumplings with soy sauce

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Fountain  I’m (slowly) learning to become more aware about minimising the added sugar in our regular family food, because frankly, we just don’t need it. If we are going to have a treat, we will have a treat and that’s fine. I’m more concerned with the hidden sugar in […]

Review: Super Sparkle Barbie

Princess Kara  Super Sparkle - From Barbie in Princess Power

We got a first look at the brand new Barbie doll from Mattel, set to be released in March 2015.  Meet Super Sparkle (or Princess Kara when she’s not in disguise) in Barbie’s new movie. Barbie™ in Princess Power is the first Barbie film released at the movies (read the synopsis at the end of this post […]