Love and embrace your curves! The QueenBee.com.au 2012 lookbook is all about simplistic and yet stylish pregnancy wear that flatters the body and makes you feel great. The above are just a few of our favourites - how gorgeous is the Nomad dress?!? LOVE. We highly recommend you check out the full collection here.
Lime Tree Kids have a fantastic new range of the very cool Janod puzzles. Each puzzle comes in a storage suitcase perfect for decorating a room or great for play time with the kids. The designs are beautiful, and the colourful puzzles will keep the little ones entertained time and time again. Available for $31.95 at Lime Tree Kids.
COSY GRIPS DOONA CLIP
If you have kids crawling into your bed because they are freezing cold in the middle of the night, Haggus and Stookles have the answer! These Cosy Grips Doona Clipa are a simple, easy to use clip that will keep the done in place all night long. As an added bonus, they also help to keep a tidy bed making it so much easier remake the bed in the morning. Fab idea! Available for $20.95 at Haggus and Stookles.
PLAY MAKEUP KITS
Pure Poppet have launched some gorgeous makeup bags to accessorize their all natural play makeup kits. LOVE! Each cotton handbag also contains 3 bright mineral powders, a delish lip balm, floral spray and applicators. Available for $25.95 at Pure Poppet.
SALE TIME AT TABLE TONIC
Swoooon!! It’s SALE time at Table Tonic! Moroccan pouffes are just $159 each, Ikat cushions are just $59 each and you can also get $60 off Juju Hats [so in love with these!], Mexian Suzanis and Wedding Blankets. Dying right now! View further details here.
Meet the potato nacho! Nachos are a delicious meal or snack but unfortunately they are generally calorie loaded with very little nutritional value. These potato nachos however are a much better option providing your family with the nutrients they need, plus they are super easy to prepare - LOVE!
What you will need:
1 ½ pounds russet potatoes
1 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil
½ teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon Mexican seasoning blend
1 cup Mexican blend shredded cheese
¼ cup rinsed and drained canned black beans
¼ cup diced tomatoes
¼ cup sliced black olives
¼ cup sliced green onions
3 tablespoons canned diced green chiles
Salsa, guacamole and sour cream (optional)
What to do:
Click here for the full recipe.
PER SERVING: 308 calories, 13 g protein, 35 g carbohydrate, 16 g total fat, 32 mg cholesterol, 659 mg sodium, 5 g fiber, 37 mg Vitamin C, 913 mg potassium.
Some stores have the greatest Facebook pages full of insightful, inspiring and useful info and Shop for Tots is one of these. Shop for Tots is an Australian owned online store run by Kate, a mother of three year old twins and their Facebook page is run by Jo, Kate’s sister-in-law, who has 16 years of early childhood teaching experience. It is a buzzing hive of activity and a place where their followers can find out about product releases, exciting new brands, sales and discount codes. It also offers lots of hints, tips, activities and ideas to do with your little ones. We love seeing their posts pop up on our news feed, and so we asked the uber creative team at Shop for Tots to guest blog on TSN with some of their favourite kids activities.
SHOP FOR TOTS LOVES….
HOMEMADE NO- COOK PLAYDOUGH!
Why cook playdough on a stove when you can use this recipe with simple ingredients in your kitchen? Just combine 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 2 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon cream of tartar & 2 cups boiling water (coloured with your favourite food dye). Mix together in a large bowl and enjoy! For added sparkle you can always add some glitter for the special little one in your life. This recipe lasts for a number of weeks if stored in an airtight container or bag in the fridge.
A LETTER FROM THE TOOTH FAIRY
When a child loses their first tooth, it is a very special time in their life. Why not make it even more memorable with a tiny letter from the tooth fairy? A letter printed in a size 2 font on a computer or a handwritten note reduced in size on a photocopier will be perfect.
HOMEMADE FINGER PAINTS
This recipe for homemade finger paints is tried and tested with amazing results. Why spend a fortune on paints when these paints can be made with simple ingredients already in your kitchen? Fully washable and long-lasting, these paints are amazing! All the information can be found at easie peasie.
RAINBOW RICE SENSORY TUB
Rainbow rice is super easy to make with only 3 ingredients - rice, food colouring and rubbing alcohol. Your kids will love colouring the rice and playing with the finished product. The simple instructions were originally found at Share and Remember. Have fun!
www.shopfortots.com.au sells amazing products for babies and children and they stock an expanding range of clothes, shoes, toys, games and everything in between! Shop for Tots just celebrated their 1st birthday and they love to bring you stylish products from Australia and around the world, with super fast delivery and exceptional service. If you are yet to check it out, be sure to click here now – we promise you will love it!