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Bag Ladies Giveaway

6 Dec

A month or so back, I wrote about how in love I was with the bags at Bag Ladies. In particular, these.

So, naturally, I am SUPER-delighted to tell you that the awesome people at Bag Ladies have given me not one but FOUR of these little gems to give away to my gorgeous readers! I also have 20% discount cards to give away to a further four lucky readers.

The silly season is upon us so entry to this comp (the last one for 2010) will be Christmas-themed.

There are three ways to enter.

ENTRY ONE

Simply comment below telling me your survival tips for Christmas Day. (eg/ administer champagne – via funnel)

ENTRY TWO

I find it necessary to take embarrassing photos of my children in Christmas-themed attire. Email me your cracker Christmas kidlet shots (for a Christmas album on The Little Mumma’s Facebook page – head to my fan page for inspiration). thelittlemumma@gmail.com

ENTRY THREE

Visit the Bag Ladies website then head to their Facebook fan page, LIKE, and let them know which of their bags is your favourite.

You can enter in any and all of the three ways. Winners will be randomly drawn on Monday 13th December – except Entry Two which I very much look forward to judging myself!

Entry is open to Australian readers only.

Good Luck!

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Rascals and Ragamuffins Giveaway

29 Nov

This week’s giveaway is courtesy of the lovely Julie at Rascals and Ragamuffins. I recently bought some pants for LD and Zee (two of which are featured in the above pics) and was so delighted with the handmade quality and Julie’s amazing customer service.

Sourcing fabrics that are bright and unique, Julie makes all her pieces with easy care and easy wear in mind.

I’m delighted to offer The Little Mumma readers the chance to win a Rascals and Ragamuffins outfit. I have two to give away – for a baby girl and a baby boy. Perfect for your little one or a gift for someone elses!

TO ENTER:

Visit Rascals and Ragamuffins Made It page here and then leave a comment below on your favourite piece. Also, indicate whether you would like to win the BOY or GIRL prize.

BONUS ENTRY:

After completing the above step, Facebook users can enter again by doing the following;

  • Follow Rascals and Ragamuffins on FB. To do so, LIKE the fan page here

BONUS BONUS ENTRY!

  • Follow The Little Mumma on FB. To do so, LIKE the fan page here
  • Go to Discussions and tell me what is your favourite babies/kids clothing brand and why

The winner will be drawn at random next Monday 6th December. This giveaway is open to international readers. Good luck!

Friday Faves

26 Nov

A new regular feature – which puts the fear of god in me because making something a ‘regular feature’ means I kind of have to do it…regularly. The pressure is on. But I think I can take it.

1. mumiandbubi Solids Starter Kit

Lately, Zee is doing everything in his power to shake off the baby tag. His battle for independence extends to feeding time and so, less and less, I get to feed him my homemade purees. But at the beginning of the solids journey, these amazing freezer trays by mumi&bubi were a godsend. Recommended to me by a dear friend, The Ladybird, they made the task of freezing and storing portions of  homemade baby food so easy. And added to that, the kit comes with a recipe book which does all the hard work for you, suggesting purees and required quantities. I made mushroom puree for Zee! I would never have thought to do that with LD. He was all pumpkin and carrot, apple and pear. Good stuff but not particularly adventurous. I think I’m paying for that now with LD’s very limited diet. Anyhoo, the point is the trays are ace – and free of nasties like BPA and PVC.

 

2. Rascals and Ragamuffins

We had Zee baptised two Sundays back. I was on the lookout for plain white cotton pants. Of course, I couldn’t find a thing in the stores so I headed to madeit.com.au. I didn’t find what I was looking for but I stumbled across some seriously cute pants which naturally, I had to buy anyway. While I was at it, I sent the seller an email with a custom order request for the white pants. Julie at Rascals and Ragamuffins was incredibly helpful and in less than two weeks, my little parcel of pants arrived. FIVE pairs. The white ones I had been searching for originally……… and the other four pairs I just had to have! Beautifully finished quality pieces that are unique and amazingly priced. Oh, how I love to stumble upon such finds. Handmade is just nice, don’t you think? And the lovely Julie wants to give away some of her gorgeous clothes to two lucky readers – competition announced Monday!

If I had a daughter, she would definitely be wearing this.

3. Crust Pizza

I have decided it is worth paying more for premium pizza. And this is some good shit. New store just opened in my ‘hood. Radical!

 

4. Destination Weddings

B and I are not married. It was by design. As in, we got engaged and then started the baby-making with plans to marry later when we had some spare dough. Ha! We were crazy dreamers, man. But seriously, time ticks by and we just want to be Mr&Mrs so bad. But what with the event planning anxiety of late, I’m starting to think eloping is the way to go. And B is all for that. We’re thinking warm, we’re thinking tropical resort, we’re thinking little chapel by the sea.

Ooooh yes, I do!

 

Photo Credit: Norina Jane at Whitsunday Photographers

 

 

5. MamaBake

Best little revolution ever. Mummas get together and each one cooks a big batch recipe. Everyone goes home with servings of each for the fam. At least a few nights meals sorted in an afternoon. I’d probably have a little sippy sip of somethin’ somethin’ as I cooked! Now, to rally together my own little group of Mamabakers…..

 

6. Birthday Boy

Happy 1st Birthday, my tiny love. Any time you want to grow some hair, you have my full and unwavering support. I love you, beautiful boy.

 

 

And now for something a little different….

26 Oct

Yesterday was a bit heavy, wasn’t it? I got some great feedback so it was obviously an important post but yeah, heavy. So just because I can, something a little lighter.

I want to share some current favourites of mine. Enjoy!

 1. Favourite silliness

Now, I haven’t seen Jersey Shore yet but it is most definitely on my To-Do list (along with Jason Stackhouse – BOOM!). I don’t know anything about the characters except what I’ve read about them in the trashy magazines I not-so-secretly love but this little number makes me laugh.

Below is a gif. I thank Jezebel for this description –
 
 Gifs—”graphics interchange formats”—are unique to the internet, in that they utilize a short loop of soundless video-like motion to convey thoughts, feelings, memes, or retorts. While a picture says a thousand words, a gif gets the point across much more succinctly.
 
 It took me a while to actually notice the ‘Snooki Bomb’ (duh!) but when I did, I had to watch it over and over again. Ha!

Snooki Bomb

This girl is an idiot. I think I’m going to LOVE her.



2. Favourite blog

Dear Baby, the story of Melissa and Brent with their precious new girl, Everly, is the ultimate testimonial to how beautiful family life can be. Melissa’s lovely words are accompanied by some equally lovely photography.

I’m absolutely smitten with these three.

And check out the super-cute Miss Everly in live motion…

 

3. Favourite bag

Ha! I need one. Hilarious AND organic! And only $11.  I found them online at Bag Ladies. Check it out here.

 

4. Favourite chocolate

I get my groceries delivered (soooo much easier than trying to shop with the kidlets) and often, there are a couple of free samples thrown in. Once upon a time, the sample was from Chocolatier. OH MY! So good (and so much better than a sample of cat food!) But back to the chocolate. I can’t decide if my favourite is the Mud Cake or the Strawberry Delice. So I guess I’ll just keep eating them both.

 

5. Favourite thing I will not spend crazy $$$ on for my boy (even though I really, reeeally want to)

Photo courtesy of cradlerock.com.au

 LD has the skinniest legs known to man. They are so chickeny-gorgeous! Which makes them perfect for skinny jeans. Apart from the fact that I spend about the same on my own jeans, B is against the skinny denim trend and thus, I will most likely never see my little skinny-legged boy in this pair of skinny-legged joy. Oh, but they’re gorgeous. I found them at Cradle Rock which is a very cool little online store run by Julie Lemmon. The range is fantastic and the service impeccable. Add lightening fast postage to the mix and you have yourself a VERY addicitive little online shopping haunt.

 

6. Favourite dress for the little daughter I don’t (currently) have    

 

 

Dress: Coco & Ginger ~ Photo courtesy of cradlerock.com.au

 This is the Alba Dress in aqua. Isn’t it dreamy? Hell, I want one in my size.  Oh, but we would be paupers if I had a daughter. Perhaps that’s why my children keep being born with penises. Again, I found this at cradlerock.com.au. If you do happen to decide you can’t live without it, let Julie know I sent you. 🙂 

 

7. Favourite series    

 

 

 

Photograph by Matthew Rolston for Rolling Stone

So, B and I just finished watching True Blood Season 3 and I’m told we have until midway through next year before there is any more bloody goodness to be had. So I’m definitely up for Jersey Shore but I’m relatively certain that B will want no part in any show that features a character named ‘The Situation’. And he sure as hell isn’t getting on board with The Hills.

B and I do some serious bonding watching a series together on the couch. We need fresh blood – seeing as there’s no more True Blood. Hit me up with suggestions.

   

 

 

8. Favourite people

 

 These guys. It’s always these guys…..