Aussie World Fun!

Today I took the kids to Aussie World to reward them for being so good these School Holidays. One of the things that brings me back to Aussie World time and time again is that’s it’s different each and every time we go, new attractions and always something extra special for the kids.

This visit they had a Disney Princess show, and not just any show there was singing and dancing and the frocks – don’t get me started on the frocks! Miss 3 and I were in awe Belle, Cinderella and Snow White what a trifecta of fun and all included in the price of admission.

The day was sunny and the park atmosphere was filled with fun, fun, fun without a queue in sight! The kids wasted no time and ran around like crazy little mice eager for some fun. Quickly they found themselves on the Red Back, The Flying Swings and Bug Run.

Even though Aussie World continues to make changes to the park they also know the importance of keeping classics like the Merry Go Round which Miss 3 could not get enough of. To be able to ride a pony which she carefully ( very carefully ) chose was the highlight to her day.

A very close second was the ‘little beaut toot toot’ train, she could of rode around for hours (and did!) on this colourful little guy. This train screams ‘ride me’ and is not only a favourite amongst the tots but also the adults.

Jake & Tilly came and said hello which both kids loved ( despite Miss 3’s face… she’s smiling on the inside! ) these guys were so much fun to have a photo with and really added a little magic to our day.

One of the things that always brings me back to Aussie World is that it is great for all ages and there is something for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you love Rollercoasters or the Teacups you will find fun everywhere you look.

Master 8 decided to turn it up notch and ventured onto ‘The Wasp‘ ride and although it looked fun I happily took advantage of sitting and watching on with Miss 3 (this old chook doesn’t have the stomach she used to). After 3 rides on The Wasp Master 8 felt suitably filled up with thrills and it was time for sideshow alley & Mini Golf before we left for the day.

A whole day of fun and only 15 minutes from home. Each time I leave Aussie World I’m reminded how lucky we are on the Sunshine Coast to have all of this infrastructure right in our own backyard. Acres and acres of fun and entertainment without leaving the Sunshine Coast.

Would you like to take your family to Aussie World for a fun day out ? I have one family pass to giveaway to one lucky reader. Simply comment below and share with me why you would like to visit Aussie World ? I will choose my favourite answer and announce a winner on Friday at 7pm

Good Luck x

With eight new rides and attractions, there’s something for everyone including the new crowd favourite The Wasp! Get ready to be flung around at a rapid pace, but grab the joystick because you have ALL the control and shoot yourself sideways into the air!

For the younger visitors there’s the new Speed Stars ride. Give it a go as a family, or let the little ones rev up the engines, for a fun experience complete with checked flags and a speedy finishing straight. This ride is sure to thrill and give kids a real taste of what it feels like behind the wheel of a racing car.

Entry starts at just $34 per person when you book a Family of 4 pass online, and includes unlimited rides and with shorter queuing times you get to ride your favourite ride as often as you like!

There’s fun for all ages, even the big kids at heart.

www.aussieworld.com.au

Fill up the Stockings with Smiggle this Christmas – Giveaway

It’s not a well kept secret I love Smiggle, I could potentially have an addiction or obsession. You see friends Smiggle is not only for the kids it’s for anyone that loves their stationary with a side of fun! This Christmas Smiggle have really rolled out the red carpet with their range of stocking fillers.

This year they have everything from Gingerbread Men & Santa Wall climbers to Eraser Baubles all at super affordable prices to suit all budgets.

One of my favourite reasons for giving Smiggle to my kids is because I know it will inspire them to be creative. Master 8 loves to write stories and Miss 3 loves her colouring in. More time being creative rather than being in front of the TV or a computer screen makes for happier kids and a very happy Mummy.

This Christmas my kids Santa sacks will be filled with lots of colourful goodies from Smiggle. Would you like to add a little Smiggle to your Christmas ? I have one Smiggle pack to giveaway. Comment below and share with me your favourite Christmas carol. I will choose my favourite answer and announce a winner tomorrow at 9pm.

Good Luck x

Dreambaby® Jumbo Toy Storage Corner Hammock Giveaway

Since both my kids were born we have been big Dreambaby® fans. When they were babies I fell in love with their fab pram gadgets, as they grew into toddlers we were avid users of their incredible baby gates and through the years two things has remained consistent with Dreambaby® – the quality and the affordable price point.

Now Miss Three is growing into a little girl it’s time for a ‘big girl room’ for Christmas. Bye bye cot and all the nursery gear and hello big bed and no doubt and endless supply of dolls and toys. As Christmas approaches I was thrilled to find that Dreambaby® has thought of the ultimate pressie for those embarking on a ‘big girl’ or ‘big boy’ room. Mummies allow me to introduce you to the Dreambaby® Jumbo Toy Storage Corner Hammock.

The Dreambaby® Jumbo Toy Storage Corner Hammock is not only really cute it’s a dream for keeping your little ones room tidy and toys off the floor. Easy to fit to a corner of the wall with attachments that come included. Even a rookie like me had no issues getting it in place and ready for toys.

This clever hammock from Dreambaby® keeps things tidy but also keeps your little ones room looking like a kids room with all their fave toys on display and not shoved away in a cupboard. Although it’s important for me to have a clean house I also want my kids to be kids and have access to all their toys.

Yet another fabulous idea from Dreambaby® and one that you could win for your little person! Simply comment below and share with me why you would like to WIN ? I will choose my favourite answer and announce a winner on Thursday at 9pm x

Dreambaby® Jumbo Toy Storage Corner Hammock. RRP: $19.95

This hammock keeps toys off the floor and fits in most corners – wall attachment is included. Dimensions are: 1.85 x1.31m x 1.31

Dreambaby® www.dreambaby.com.au or call (02) 9386 4000 @dreambabysafety #dreambabysafety

The Original Stretch Armstrong. The perfect gift for little kids….and big kids too!

Any 70’s babies will remember ‘Stretch Armstrong’ and his amazing ability to twist and stretch in positions like no other. This year the team at Big Balloon are bringing the 70’s icon back! This years ultimate pressie on many little kids and especially big kids Wishlist is the The Original Stretch Armstrong.

The original Stretch Armstrong action figure from the 70s is back to delight a new generation of kids. More than 40 years on, Stretch hasn’t aged a bit – featuring the original head sculpt, you can still stretch him and tie him in knots, before he slides back into his original muscle-bound shape.

I myself have always loved seeing my kids play with the same things as I did as a kid, but this one in particular had Mr Tink as excited as a kid at Christmas! So much so I have my doubts Master 8 will even get a turn, which is why I was excited to find out that Big Balloon also have brought out a range of Stretch Justice League.

Batman, Superman and Flash have had a mini Stretch makeover too!  Stretch them, pull them, tie them in knots.  When you release your figure, he uses his amazing strength to slowly return to his normal shape.

Three Justice League Superheros each ready to be twisted and stretched for hours on end. So if you are looking for a present that is going to keep your kids active and away from screens you can’t go past these stretches likewise if you have a husband who you would also like to get off the couch! Big snaps to Big Balloon for bringing a little retro back this Christmas.

Would you like to WIN your own Stretch for your little person.. or big person ? Simply comment below and share with me your favourite toy when you were growing up ? I will choose my favourite answer and announce a winner a on Wednesday at 9pm

Good luck x

Available from Big W, Toys R Us and all good toy retailers

LeapFrog’s Sweet Treats Learning Café Giveaway

I’m a huge fan of LeapFrog Toys… huge! Educational, well priced, built to last and most importantly kids love them!

Nothing makes me happier than to see my kids using their imagination and playing the way kids should. Miss Three is currently obsessed with doing everything Mummy does, I wear heels – she wears heels, I wear accessories – she’s now a walking Colette Stand. You see what’s happening here ? She’s watching everything I do and she’s following my lead. Her latest obsession is wanting a cappuccino with me, and no not a babycino. No my red head is too smart for a babycino she wants the goods, the hard stuff … coffee. Now if you’ve read my previous blogs you’ll appreciate my red head does not need coffee she’s crazy enough we don’t need to be adding to the energy levels however LeapFrog may of just saved the day with their latest toy the LeapFrog’s Sweet Treats Learning Café.

Cleverly designed by the educational gurus at LeapFrog this super cute toy does it all. 10 touch points that each perform a song or talk to your child. Numbers, colours, shapes the LeapFrog’s Sweet Treats Learning Café really covers it all. Not only fun to play with but educational and terrific for growing all your little ones motor skills.

From the second I opened the box I knew Miss Three would be in her ‘big girl’ element. You see there is coffee, coffee cups and a machine that essentially is making the coffee so in Miss Three’s eyes she’s rocking a ‘fab o cino’ with her mama bear.

Do you have a little person in mind who would love to share a coffee with you ? The team at LeapFrog and I have got one to giveaway to one lucky reader. Simply comment below and share with me why you would like to win ? I will pick my favourite answer and announce a winner Wednesday x

LeapFrog’s Sweet Treats Learning Café,

RRP $59.95ea

Serve up learning with a double shot of fun!  Fill cups, complete customer orders and serve tasty-looking pastries while learning numbers, shapes, colours and sizes; and running your own café. With four original songs, 10 touch points and 12 pieces including magic tilting cups, your little baristas will have hours of fun and pretend play. Pick the right drink, choose the correct sized cup and set the right temperature. They’ll love learning about numbers, shapes, and colours, while developing listening and memory skills as they froth the milk, grind the beans and brew the coffee. Whether they’re hosting a tea party for their toys or role playing with friends, its espressos, hot chocolates and babycinos all round!

Blink! The Eyelash Expert Giveaway

This year I was introduced to an incredible company that is really shaking up the way we think about our lashes – Blink! The Eyelash Expert. Blink! not only creates eyelashes that will make your heart flutter and your face smile like crazy but they actually care about the condition of your lashes. Janice Mastin owner of Blink! has worked globally with ladies to educate and open their eyes ( pardon the pun) to the power of an amazing set of lashes. Stunning eyelashes that can change your whole look and frame your face.

No make up for this mama

Janice’s technique is softly softly catch a monkey, she is passionate about keeping your lashes in a healthy condition while wearing lash extensions. It is of upmost importance to her that your lashes are not damaged while wearing extensions. Her passion for perfection is without a doubt her signature, and the importance of the clients experience is consistently always first class.

For an energiser bunny like myself I find it hard to sit still. The idea of zipping off my eyes and just dropping them in for an appointment while I run errands is very appealing to me. Since meeting Janice though I’ve found my off switch, she plays a playlist of your choice and creates a place of calm. For someone like myself who talks non stop I found it tricky to stop and just relax but now after 6 months of seeing Janice I’m putty in her hands…. I even found myself snoring last week!

Fancy finding your off switch too ? With Christmas just around the corner I would like to gift one of you incredible women your own set of incredible Blink! Lash extensions.

For a chance to win simply comment below and share with me why you would like to win ? I will choose my favourite answer and announce a winner Wednesday x

*winner must be Sunshine Coast based

The Good Sheet Giveaway

Who doesn’t love a good sheet ? I know I do! And I’m not the only one, even Mr Tink in all his manliness loves nothing more than brand new sheets. This Christmas I stumbled across a fabulous company who love sheets as much as I do, a company called non other than – ‘The Good Sheet’.

The Good Sheet specialises in good quality sheets and bedding that offer simple, beautiful 100% long staple cotton bedding. One of the things I loved most about their website is that it’s not filled with over the top patterns and frills, their approach to bedding is perfect for men that love a great Sheet without feeling they are sleeping in Barbies Dream House.

Given the amount of time we spend in bed a fab new set of sheets are without a doubt a gift that will get used night after night. So with that thought in mind I know what Mr Tink will unwrapping this year and I also know where to find it! Check out The Good Sheet online you won’t be disappointed and nor will the hubby! www.thegoodsheet.com.au

Do you fancy or new set of sheets ? This Christmas I’ve teamed up with The Good Sheet to gift one set to one lucky reader! Comment below and share with me the last time you bought new sheets ? I will choose my favourite answer and announce a winner on Wednesday.

Good Luck x

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www.instagram.com/thegoodsheet

Mrs Tink gets funky with Funkita

A few years ago I stumbled across Funkita. Funkita is a brand that is putting the fun back into getting outside, enjoying the pool, the beach or just being active.

Although many athletes wear Funkita you don’t have to be Ian Thorpe to rock a swimsuit from Funkita. The colourful label has something for everyone, with a collection boasting a range unlike anything you will see elsewhere. Good quality fabrics, funky patterns, beautiful cuts and garments that are designed to last.

Now not only do Funkita create fabulous swimwear they also have a great range of accessories that will be on many a Wishlist this Christmas. Beautiful Luxe Towels, Goggles even really cute Swimming Caps… yes even their swimming caps are cool!

With Christmas just around the corner I’ve Team up with the Funkita team to gift one lucky reader their own Funkita Still Purple Towel. Soft and Light weight, the new Funkita towel comes in a wide range of bright colours and is made with 100% cotton. This Luxe towel is a decent size at 80 x 160cm

And retailing at $34.95 it’s a must have for Christmas.

For a chance to win simply comment below and share with me how you will be using your Funkita Towel ? I will choose my favourite answer and announce a winner on Wednesday at 9pm

x

http://www.funkita.com

https://www.instagram.com/funkitaswimwear

Bop Along Buddies Giveaway

When I was a kid I loved to bounce, I had a great big ball that I used to do laps around the backyard on. For hours I’d be entertained bouncing around like a bunny, challenging myself on how long I could last without falling off. Toys have come along a long way since the 80’s but kids still love the same things and I’m now I’m the mother of two kids who love to bounce too! So you imagine my excitement when I was introduced to a super cool company called Bop Along Buddies.

Bop Along Buddies specialise in children’s soft, inflatable animal shaped bouncers. A modern day device to help teach children balance, co-ordination and core strength ability at each stage of development. Bop along Buddies have been heralded as a therapeutic and sensory toy for special needs children with autism, cerebral palsy and clinical obesity, the Bop Along Buddy is a developmental aid to help children explore movement, improve coordination, muscle tone core stability, imaginative play, balance and posture.

So not only do these Buddies love to bop and bounce they are terrific for childhood development not to mention lots of fun to play with. These colourful little Buddies will keep your kids entertained for hours, and best of all encourage them to get out and be active.

Do you think your child would love their own Bop Along Buddy for Christmas ? The good news is I have 1 to giveaway to one lucky reader. Simply comment below and share with me why you would love to win ? I will choose my favourite answer and announce a winner on Wednesday at 9pm

https://bopalongbuddies.com.au/

Opening Fairy Doors the ultimate present this year

Recently I stumbled across one of the most beautiful toys I have ever seen, a super cute Fairy Door from Opening Fairy Doors. From the second I saw it I was drawn in and could feel the excitement building at the thought of seeing Miss Three’s face as she opened it on Christmas Day. These beautiful doors open up your child’s imagination as they dream of all the little fairies coming in and out of their room ready to sprinkle their fairy dust. As a mum it’s really important for me to see my little ones play, imagine and dream. Believing in magic is one of the most beautiful things about being a child and I want my two babies to believe in magic for as long as they can.

Opening Fairy Doors help fairies find their way into homes, by handcrafting beautiful timber fairy doors that OPEN. But more than that they are about providing children with beautiful, safe, unique and magical products that encourage hands-on play and inspire their imaginations. In an age when children can spend hours in front of electronic devices, computers & TVs, Opening Fairy Doors instead offer “good old-fashioned quality products” that inspire hands-on, interactive play and encourage story-telling and creative make-believe.

This Christmas I’ve teamed up with Opening Fairy Doors to gift one lucky reader their own Fairy Door. For a chance to win simply comment below and tell me what you loved to believe in when you were little ? I will pick my favourite answer and announce a winner Wednesday 6th December at 9pm x

https://openingfairydoors.com.au/