• Father’s Day Review: Bright Star Kids!

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    Bright Star Kids t-shirts!

    Bright Star Kids t-shirts!

    If your household is anything like mine, you’ll feel my pain… 3 kids… 2 boys. 2 very active boys. Do your walls get a constant work out? Fingers run along them. Dirty hand prints all over them. CARS ‘driven’ with great gusto across them like they’re tearing down the freeway?

    Stuck for a Father’s Day gift idea this year? Check out the plantwear site and you will find a solution!

    Well thanks to Bright Star Kids the kids can give the walls a rest and ‘drive’ all over dads back (or play the drums if that’s more their style!) with their fantastic Father’s Day t-shirts!

    What I love about this gift is that it involves the kids too!! John enjoyed chilling out and having a car massage! Despite the usual carry on between the kids!!

    Crazy kids!

    Crazy kids!

    My daughters style is more quiet craft, than crazy wall car driving, so she loved chilling out with her dad in her very own personalised t-shirt too!

    The great thing about the clothing is all the different options. From bibs, to onsies to t-shirts. Not to mention all the different designs and colours.

    Plus they’re not just for dad! There are Grandpa options too! And because you personalise it, if your kids don’t have ‘Grandpa’ but maybe ‘Oupa’ or ‘Poppy’ that’s no problems at all. The hardest part is choosing!

    I’ve been fortunate enough to do a few product reviews now with Bright Star Kids. And I’m very happy to report that they’re website is always easy to navigate and should you have any questions their staff are fabulous and friendly.

    So stop trying to think of the perfect Father’s Day gift and run don’t walk to www.brightstarkids.com.au

    Never work with children...!

    Never work with children…!

    The boys enjoying the race track t-shirt!

    The boys enjoying the race track t-shirt!










    Sizing information: I followed the guidelines on the website. John is wearing an XL and to be honest, it’s a little snug which is a shame.

    I would have also liked to see the print slightly further down the t-shirt.

    Sophie is wearing a 6 and it was perfect. She’s currently a size 6/7 in most kids stuff so this was a great fit!

    Links to the products:

    Father’s Day Clothing

    Road Massage t-shirt

    Sophie’s t-shirt

    (This is a sponsored post, thanks to the lovely people at Bright Star Kids who provided us with the 2 t-shirts. All opinions expressed are my own.)

  • I heart Frankie

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    If I was going to have another baby, I’d have a girl, and her name would be Frankie. Given that a fourth child is NEVER happening for us, I’ve bought a little Frankie into my life another way.

    I’m always complaining of sore feet. I’m on them all day. Washing up. Making little people food. Standing up eating at the bench. Hanging out washing. And then there’s the school pick up. Our new routine. It’s a big school. K-12. That’s a lot of cars picking up lots of kids. Which means to get a park near the school you need to arrive ridiculously early!

    And so the walk to the school, 5 days a week, has had my little feet aching more than usual. I know, cry me a river. But when you spend all your time in stupidly flat thongs, I’ve really got no one to blame but myself.

    If only I got to put my feet up all the time!!

    If only I got to put my feet up all the time!!

    Enter Frankie into my life. Frankie4 Footwear that is. OMG. I’ve been eyeing these shoes off for months and months, reading others reviews and raving about them. And now I know why. Goodness, gracious me, are these Frankie’s comfortable!

    I was originally going to get some sandals but the local podiatrist that stocks the brand only had shoes. And apparently comfy lace up shoes can be worn with shorts these days! Styling You and BabyMac say so, so it must be ok!

    And so I’m now the proud owner of a pair of ELLiE’s!

    I’m still contemplating a pair of sandals, if only I could choose which ones!!!!!

    Honestly though, if you’re a busy mum, or just on your feet all the time and would rather stay in your slippers all day… Well these shoes are for you!!

    For all the info and technical stuff behind the shoes you can check out their website HERE.

    This is NOT a sponsored post, more a community service announcement.

    You’re welcome. xx

  • Bright Star Kids Room Makeover… And GIVEAWAY!

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    UPDATE: The winner of the $100 Bright Star Kids gift voucher is…. drum roll please…. Sharee Lockhart!! Congratulations Sharee. I’ll be in touch via email soon. Thanks so much to everyone who entered. Don’t forgot you can still get 15% off until the end of September, just use the discount code: puffpieces when you spend $30 or more!

    I’ve loved decorating our kids bedrooms, but when it came our youngest son’s bedroom I’ve been a little bit stuck.

    I went with a red and grey theme, but once it was all together I’ve been thinking that it needed something else. And when you’re married to an architect who loves white walls (nearly as much as he loves me!) painting was out of the question!

    So when Bright Star Kids* contacted me to check out the new products on their website, I thought what a fantastic opportunity to add the colour to Harry’s room that has been missing.



    I set out to find something fun and bright, but there was one problem… I couldn’t choose!!!

    I honestly sat in front of the computer searching through all their gorgeous wall art trying to work out how I could decide.

    After thinking through what was already on the walls, (framed art & canvases) I decided to go with some wall stickers to break it all up. I honestly could have chosen so many different designs!

    In the end I decided to go with something bright, colourful and age appropriate (Harry’s 10 months) that could still last him as he grows.

    After seeing the combination of 2 wall sticker kits on the website, I chose the ‘Transport’ and ‘Sky High’ kits.

    We’ve used the Bright Star Kids wall stickers before and know how easy they are to use, but they were quite large stickers and simple designs for the kids playroom.

    This was my first attempt at something requiring a little more thought. Due to the fantastic quality of the stickers they was so easy to apply to the wall, stand back and check it out and if need be remove and reapply. (And there was a little of that, thanks to hubby and I ‘working together’!)

    And here’s the result! We are thrilled with how they have brightened up Harry’s room. And of course the 2 big kids now want some for their rooms!

    Ta da...! AFTER!

    Ta da…! AFTER!

    What I love most about the stickers are their versatility. You can arrange them however you like, if your child moves rooms or you move house just remove the stickers and stick them on some baking paper so you can reuse them! (A little handy hint I learnt when we moved house!)

    Fantastic quality!

    Fantastic quality!

    So easy to apply!

    So easy to apply!

    And most excitingly, the awesome people at Bright Star Kids and I have an amazing giveaway** AND discount code just for you!!

    If you would like to be in the running to win a $100 give voucher (yes ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS!!) just head to www.brightstarkids.com.au, check out their awesome range of products then head back here and leave a comment telling me your favourite Bright Star Kids product. It’s that simple!

    The winner will be chosen by random.org. Competition is open from Monday 20th July and closes at 9am on Monday 27th July. The winner will be announced on here and contacted via email.

    And if you’d like to purchase anything from the Bright Star Kids range, for a generous discount of 15% just use the discount code: puffpieces (a minimum spend of $30 applies. Code expires 30th September 2015.)

    As well as all their gorgeous wall art, there’s so many great things to choose from including name labels, bags, and even clothing.

    So off you go, run don’t walk! And be sure to come back and enter the competition!

    Good luck!

    *This is a sponsored post. All opinions expressed are my own.

    **T&Cs: Competition open to Australian residents only. Only one entry per person.