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 estatic! 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 ten. 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 […]

A Child-Sized City, Run by Kids: KidZania in Dubai

KidZania - Dubai - a child-sized city run by kids, for kids

I adore the concept behind the edutainment (entertainment and education) facility KidZania, because it’s about harnessing what children do naturally: role-playing. I know my children would be fully engrossed in this place. Not just entertained, but engaged. And that is why I wanted to write an entire post about it.  What is Kidzania? Essentially, KidZania […]

School Shoes for Kids (plus $250 Mathers/Williams Giveaway)

Mathers School shoes fitting

Brought to you by Nuffnang, Mathers and Williams I have a list of things to do before school starts, and professional shoe fitting is one of them. I walked into my local Mathers store and saw another mum with a bevy of children around her. It was like looking at myself. “Do you have four […]

A New Way to Pay Online (Plus $200 Voucher Giveaway)

Panasonic Lumix FT25 waterproof camera

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Masterpass There’s a new way to pay online. I was a little dubious about whether the system would save me time, however I do a lot of online shopping so was willing to try it out. Essentially, MasterPass (by MasterCard) is like your purse, only it’s digital. It’s a place […]

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie

britt bears - koala

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Australian Made Someone was trying to mess with my head! Look at this. Just look! I resisted the urge to FIX IT and left it there. (Proud of myself for that.) However, this post isn’t about Corn Flakes or OCD tendencies, it’s about this green and gold logo: Over […]