Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, filled with laughter and many happy memories!
We had a wonderful, relaxing year this year, and treasured watching the kids all happily play together and enjoy the day!
We are taking a bit of a break over the the next week, and preparing to stock some new products in the store and make some small changes!
Hoping everyone has a safe and prosperous New Year!
Monday, December 28, 2009
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, filled with laughter and many happy memories!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
After weeks of asking how many weeks until we put our Christmas Tree up, my 5yo son had a long day getting through kinder, then tennis lessons, then dinner before we finally told him it's time! Festive fever hadn't hit me yet, but it always does during tree decorating. The way he lights up over such a tedious task (well, the way my husband likes to organise it makes it seem tedious!) just makes it all worthwhile.
Our tree is full of 'handmade originals'! We don't have pretty ornaments or beautifully decorated baubles. Instead, from the time he could help me craft, we've had hand painted paper chains, undecorated baubles that he paints or scribbles all over with glitter glue, ceramic ornaments just lathered in black or blue or yellow paint, bits of paper from Christmas wrapping...you get the idea!
But I do love our tree, and all the reminders of the fun he's had each year helping put it up and decorating it. The last 2 years we've had additions from kinder as well.
(Please excuse the quality of the photos, my good camera is out of action :( ).
My son attends a kinder that runs by 'Play based learning'. The teachers have put together a fabulous blog on 'how to' ideas for kids, that are so cheap and soo much fun. I love kinder duty on days where the kids are creating something or experimenting! They are currently in the midst of Christmas decorating, but I thought I'd share the blog link for some idea for your kids too!
Play based learning blog
We have more new ornaments to create today and cards to decorate!
Monday, November 30, 2009
Support C2M members this Christmas and you could WIN over $300.00 in prizes!
Connect 2mums is pleased to announce our Connect2Christmas shopping competition!
We have over $300 worth of gorgeous prizes that you can win simply by doing your Christmas shopping online with our wonderful connect2mums members!
It's easy to enter, simply:
1. Shop at the ‘Connect2Mums’ Christmas Mini-Mag or any C2m’s business displaying the Connect2Christmas banner
2. Be a member of ‘Connect 2Mums’
3. Leave a comment HERE about your purchase (eg. I purchased the Hickory Dickory Clock from the Toy Bug!)
You can enter for every purchase made! Eg Buy 3 items receive 3 entries!!
The prize draw will be held on Friday 18 December at the Connect2mums Live Chat Christmas Party 8 pm (Queensland time) by Rando Santa!
•Monkeytail and Wellington - Zid Zid Kids DAAP Crocodile worth $70.00
•Your Cheeky Monkey - 2 bottles of Sunscreen
• Gifts for Blokes $20 gift voucher
• CKSNewcastle Infant Casting Kit
• SwishLily boutique $10 gift voucher
• Green Chickadee $10 gift voucher
• LaDy La Duke $10 gift voucher
• Ribbon & Bow Studio Red headband with red and white spotted bow
• The Toy Bug Jewellery set in tube
• Sesame Street Baby Big Bird jumpsuit
• The Toy Bug Stationary set in tube
• Annette Piper $10 Gift Certificate
• Ticklefish Tots voucher for an All in Two Modern Cloth Nappy
• Vital Earth Traditions Large size Island Coconut Whipped Body Butter
• Baby Indulgences $50.00 Voucher
• "Terrific Toddlers" by Mel Hayes
• “What I Wish I knew before I Became a Mother” by Peace Mitchell and Katy Garner
Enter HERE today!!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
The Connect2Mums Christmas Mini-mag has some wonderful items for sale! Be sure to check out our Christmas special, the Koala's Playground Roller Coaster toy, on sale for $19.95.
See the mini mag here, for ideas for under $20, and support other work at home mums this Christmas!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
For the next 3 months, you can advertise on our blog for just $10 per month!
Limited time only, contact us on email@example.com now!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
So many wonderful specials around from some wonderful businesses.
Firstly, at Invites2Gifts:
Don't forget our Christmas offer - purchase a set of Christmas Cupcake Wrappers to receive 10 free personalised photocards!
Also, make sure you purchase a copy of the book 'What I wish I knew before I became a Mother' and go in the running to win over $600 worth of goodies!
We added some new bunting, perfect for the festive season or upcoming beach BBQ's and parties!
A great way to spread the Christmas cheer is with personalised Christmas tattoos! See them here
We've started to add a few more Christmas photocards to our range, easily customised and personalised to your needs!
Don't forget to check out our online shopping directory for some great ideas from our affiliate stores!
From my friends at Little Billies, these personalised Wish Lists are great for keeping track of what your children want from Santa this year!
Friday, November 13, 2009
Louise from Scamps Boutique has kindly reviewed us on her blog, check it out here
Check out her store
Thursday, November 5, 2009
New in store!!
You can never be to careful when it comes to your precious babies. If you have ever had that absolutely horrible experience of having your child dissapear from your site for the shortest amount of time, you will know all the terrible thoughts that can race through your mind in a split second. It can happen to any of us, we can have all the best intentions of being the ever watchful parent, but life has so many distractions, and all it takes is one second.
With our personalised Identitats your children will have all your contact and medical details, so should your worst fear happen, your children will be armed withall the information they need to make a speedy return to you.
See the full range in store
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
See the newest addition of fantastic products to the store!
These gorgeous cupcake wrappers from the Cupcake Wrapper Co are perfect for any celebration! We now have the Christmas range in store!
Monday, November 2, 2009
We are pleased to announce a very special Christmas competition with $470 worth of gorgeous prizes up for grabs!
It’s easy to enter, just buy a copy of "What I wish I knew before I became a mother" from our store during November and you’ll go into the draw to win!
‘What I wish I knew before I became a mother’ makes a great Christmas gift for friends who are new or expectant mums. With gorgeous photography and uplifting tips and advice for new parents it is a beautiful gift that they will treasure.
The prize draw will be held on Sunday 13 December and the winner will be announced at 7pm (Qld time) that night.
• $150 Gold Class Cinema card
• $20 voucher from Your Cheeky Monkey link to: http://www.yourcheekymonkey.com.au
• $20 voucher from Little Lottie Lou Lou link to: http://www.LittleLottieLouLou.com
• $50 voucher from La Toriana link to: http://www.latoriana.com.au
• $20 Owl from Milla Ruby Designs http://www.millarubydesigns.com.au
• $25 Wooden Beads Grasper from Honey Bee Toys http://www.honeybeetoys.com.au
• $20 bonnet from Karimu http://www.karimu.com.au
• $75 prize pack from Cackleberry Kids http://www.cackleberrykids.com
• $25 Aromababy Pack from Swish Lily link to: http://www.swishlily.com.au
• $25 voucher from Blanky 4 Me link to: http://www.blanky4me.com
• $30 Nappy chic wipes case and leg warmers from Belly Bumps to Baby Hugs link to: http://www.BellyBumpstoBabyHugs.com.au
• $10 Bubbalog book
A total of $470.00 worth of beautiful prizes just in time for Christmas! So what you waiting for, visit the store to order your copy today!
We've made a change to our logo (at my son's suggestion) and I have to say I think it's adorable!!
Just a few changes to the site colors to match!
Let me know what you think!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
We have just received in stock, these gorgeous hair clips! They look even more adorable up close!
These pretty & unique hair clips are perfect for girls of all ages. Designed to stay in place in the finest hair, even bubs can wear them.
Made with 1 3/4 inch (45mm) double-prong alligator/pin curl clips.
Clips are fully lined using high quality grosgrain ribbon. Non-slip velvet grip is included on each clip.
All ribbon is heat sealed to prevent fraying.
See them in store now!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
We are proud to be selling this wonderful resource for all first time mums!
What I wish I knew before I became a Mother is a beautiful gift book written specifically for new and expectant mothers. This book, addresses topics such as pregnancy, preparing for birth, encouraging communication with your partner, breastfeeding, ensuring you have a strong support network, knowing when to ask for help and looking after yourself.
‘What I wish I knew before I became a mother’ aims to help new mothers adjust to the demands of life with a newborn in a positive and uplifting way. Featuring gorgeous photography and practical tips and advice this book is the perfect gift for new and expectant mothers!
See store for details!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Christmas is will be upon us soon and we are starting to fill the store with photo and personalised Christmas cards!
Here are a few samples:
See them in store
Saturday, October 24, 2009
We have a range of gorgeous bunting designed by the very talented Amy of Giggleberry in stock!
Each bunting contains 9 gorgeous flags! Visit the store to see more, and for pricing and information.
We have begun stocking a range of Australian made, Eco-safe wooden and educational toys. The toys are painted with non-toxic paints and these are the first of the range listed on the site.
Visit www.invites2gifts.com for pricing and information.