Saturday, July 25, 2009

Look at what I have won!

Just wanted to share some of the fantastic products I have won over the past month from wonderful businesses I have meet through Connect2Mums.

Look at this gorgeous cat I won from "Your Cheeky Monkey" - how cute is it!

Monique from Your Cheeky Monkey loves creating beautiful hand made products and she is dedicated to supplying products on her site that are either Hand Made, Organic, Fair Trade or Australian Made. Most of the items you purchase from Your Cheeky Monkey will not be seen in shops. Go and have a look around Your Cheeky Monkey to find some gorgeous handmade gifts.


I won this fabulous Cheeki BPA Free stainless steel bottle from Pure Earth Noosa.

Pure Earth Noosa have a great range of Eco friendly products for your home and family. Sandy from Pure Earth Noosa shares a passion for natural health products and a strong desire to share her knowledge within the community. Pure Earth care about the environment and care about you that's why you will not find any harmful and synthetic chemicals in their products. Go check out Pure Earth Noosa and see what other great products they have to offer - you will be pleasantly surprises.


I was very fortunate to win a gift voucher from Swish Lily and I purchased the following products for my hubby's cousin who is having a baby girl in November so she will be the lucky recipient of these gorgeous products.

Jayne from Swish Lilly created her online shop to combine motherhood with a career and to supply reliable and quality online shopping for mums; where you can discover gorgeous items for your precious little one at an affordable price. Go and take a look around Swish Lily for some gorgeous items.

I have been very lucky and blessed to be part of the C2M family. If you want to meet great people that talk about everyday issues and meet other WAHM's then go and sign up to Connect2Mums - you won't be disappointed.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pure Earth Noosa!

Are you looking for Eco friendly products for your home and family? Well go no further than Pure Earth Noosa!

The lovely lady that runs Pure Earth Noosa, Sandy, shares a passion for natural health products and a strong desire to share her knowledge within the community. Pure Earth care about the environment and care about you that's why you will not find any harmful and synthetic chemicals in their products.

I live on acreage and have septic/grey water system - to be kind to the system as well as the environment we needed to change all the cleaning products we used in our home and have found Pure Earth products to be exactly what we needed.

To start out I purchased their fantastic Gift Packs - you save money and get the best of the products to try out!

I can highly recommend their cleaning products especially the Toilet Cleaner - it smells divine and works wonders - my hubby keeps saying that he has never seen me clean the toilet so often...LOL

My son has very delicate skin and suffers from cradle cap when we use harsh shampoo's - since using Pure Earth's baby shampoo and conditioner his cradle cap has disappeared and I love the baby lotion that much I use it on myself.

If your like me and suffer from dry hands, especially in the winter months, well you have to try Pure Earth's Hand Creme - your hands will never feel the same again!

They also stock the Australian brand 'Cheeki'- BPA free stainless steel water bottles. The kids range is so cute and they are dishwasher safe and freezable. What a great idea for the kids school drinks - fill them up the night before school and pop them in the fridge or freezer and they have a nice cool drink for school. You can even do this with the bigger bottles for work and it is a great way to reduce the consumption of disposable plastic bottles.

So go and check out Pure Earth Noosa's website and see the great range of products they have to offer - you will be pleasantly surprised!

For any Sunshine Coasters - you can find Sandy at the Pomona Markets every 2nd & 4th Saturday of the Month.

If you have any questions about the products or are not sure what products to use - please send Sandy an email or join Pure Earth Noosa's facebook page - Sandy is always happy to help!

Happy Shopping!

Grocery Shopping with the Kids!

Do you have problems with little ones when grocery shopping? Well I have a great product to keep little ones engaged whilst doing the weekly shop.

Introducing the DooWell Shopping List Game!

Make shopping fun with this magnetic board shopping game!

A visit to the shops will become a whole new experience with this portable folding magnetic game board that challenges a child to fill their magnetic ‘basket’ before they reach the check out.

Before the shopping begins, the child and parent make a list of items they need to buy using magnetic tiles placed on the game board’s own ‘shopping list ‘ The child’s objective is to find the items on the shelves. Children have great fun spotting the items and sliding the tile down from the list into the trolley until the basket is full. The game can be made even more engaging as they can also help collect the actual items from the shelves and place them into the real trolley.

My Shopping List Game is a simple concept, but one that every child will love, as well as providing pleasant relief for their long suffering parents.

Size: 18 x 18cm

Age: 3+

You can purchase the DooWell Shopping List Game for $24.00 from The Toy Bug.

Happy Grocery Shopping!


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Connect2Mums - Check this site out!

If you have purchased from us in the past month you would of received a Goodie Bag from some great WAHMS (Work At Home Mums) at 'Connect2Mums'. Well I wanted to tell you a little about this wonderful site and invite you to go and join up.

I came across this wonderful website called 'Connect2Mums' a couple of months ago. It is an online interactive magazine that connects not only mums and some dads but grandparents too.

There are all different discussion forms and many groups to join and participate in - we talk about our every day issues - children, cooking, movies, pampering, business info, actually - anything really. I have meet some of the most wonderful people from all over the globe on this site. You will find a lot of people on 'Connect2Mums' who are very talented at sewing, photography, jewellery, making beauty products and much more - it has given me the creative bug and wanting to make something from scratch - just have to think of what..

We have "Live Chat" evenings where a 'Connect2Mums' member's business is showcased and it is so much fun to learn about them personally and professionally and you might even be lucky enough to win a prize (have won 2 so far) and most of all I have not laughed so much in a long time - they are a great bunch of people! It is a real pleasure to be a part of this great & supportive family!

Who made this all possible - The lovely PAULA KUHNEMANN! She founded 'Connect2Mums' in April this year to help Australian and New Zealand mums to connect and network their fabulous business. I especially love her purpose in life: 'To empower women to reach their full potential and support them in their quest to the seemingly unattainable Family/Work Balance. Can you have it all? Paula's belief - 'Not without support and connections'. And I can vouch that this is exactly what 'Connect2Mums' is all about.

Over the coming weeks I will showcase the wonderful WHAMS that are in our 'Connect2Mums' Goodie Bags and tell you a little about their fabulous business.

So please grab a coffee or tea and take the time to go and check this wonderful site out and I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised at the support and connections you will make.

Have a great Week!

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