Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Crazy Sales Electric Toy Car Review

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The lovely folk at recently offered me the amazing opportunity to review the Electric Ride on Vehicle from their extensive toy collection and trust me I didn't need to be asked twice!
I decided not to tell the kids that the car was coming and honestly Christmas has NOTHING on the reactions that my three had when they clapped eyes on this...

I really should have filmed their faces, it truly was excitement plus!
The car arrived in record delivery time, was safely packaged and came in a non descript box - perfect if you are thinking about stashing this away for a birthday or Christmas gift.
I left the assembly of the vehicle to my hubby. He is definitely not a fan of anything that remotely requires construction (Ikea flat packs I am looking at you!), but managed to put this together with ease even with three kids trying to mix up parts helping him out. I should add that the car comes pretty much assembled, it is just connecting all the wires up and adding on the accessories that you need to do.
It is definitely important  to note, that the car needs to be charged for approx. 8 hours before use and I think these 8 hours were the longest EVER in my life! Every 5 minutes (or less) I was getting the "is it done yet". So if you are planning to gift this, my advice is to charge it up so that it is ready to go! It will definitely save the insistent whinging heartache all round.
The car itself is quite possibly better to drive than my own. It has sound, lights and a horn to rival most neighbourhood hoons!

You have the option to drive the car using the switches within the vehicle - perfect for the older more competent kids. But for the young ones, there is the remote control option for parents to control and therefore safely avoid any crashes in to pets, furniture and your photo display on your hall table. The car drives in a forward and a reverse motion too.
Like any good sports car (toy or not), the sound system is loud! The car belts out several tunes which the kids absolutely love and you can be assured you'll be singing along to (through gritted teeth) in no time. You can even plug in an MP3 or other sound source and have your kids cruising the hallways with the Wiggles blasting from the speakers - talk about every childs' dream!
The concept of sharing is lost with this car. My kids don't want to get out of this thing, it is truly the number one toy in our place and trust me between a cubby, trampoline and a full playroom - we have a few!

The recommended age for the car is 3 and up. However you could not get my 2.5 year old out of this if you tried. Mr T (almost 1) absolutely loves sitting in the seat (not driving it of course) and has mastered the horn toot which he finds hilarious.
The car is currently on promo for $179.88 - making it a perfect time to buy this in advance for Christmas or a special birthday coming up. After all chrissie is just 4 months away folks!!

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Mr T's Hot Air Balloon Themed Baptism Party

Each party I tell myself that I will get better and quicker with posting pics, but here I am 4 months after the party.. again!!

About the Day!

Way back in early April (honestly it feels like forever ago) we had Mr T Christened.
As with the other two kidlets, we head back to the very same church where we were married to perform the ceremony. The day itself was a really small affair, we only had immediate family and the godparents.
This year we were fortunate enough to have a late morning service, which meant that instead of the usual morning tea to follow, we had a lunch (and a sleep in!) back at our place.

What we ate...

Hubby came up with the genius idea of getting our fave local Italian restaurant to cater. So we feasted on pizzas, pastas and salads and my goodness it was SO easy as we picked it all up on the way home from the service!
Of course I couldn't resist a super simple little cake/dessert table to follow the lunch...

So simple (and on a budget), but of course I had to have a theme! So hot air balloon in shades of blue and yellow it was.


Little details...

The cake and the cookies were from my amazing friend Sharmila at Sweet Creations by Sharms.


The cupcakes and the jelly pots I did along with a small selection of lollies for guests to take home.
I also wrapped the chocolate bars myself in some gift wrap and popped a little cloud cut out on that I stamped with a little t. Simple but pretty cute!
The decorations were all done (very) last minute the night before!
Would you believe the little man is one next WEEK?! Me either. So I am right in the thick of party planning for that but definitely not feeling utterly organised at all!
If you'd like to see some of our other baptism themes or 1st birthday party celebrations, you can see those posts here. Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, 28 July 2016

4 Spring Wardrobe Essentials from Jeanswest - 40% OFF!!!!!!

I never, ever pay full price for anything. These days great discounts and sales seem to come up so regularly that it pays to wait. I head to my favourite stores (Country Road, Witchery, Just Jeans, Jeans West and Portmans) and pick out a 'lust list' and as soon as the promos start, I pounce!!
I have been waiting for Jeans West to have a 40% off sale ever since they introduced their Spring range with gorgeous pastel colours. Here are a few things on my list now that the 40% off has STARTED!

Tara Long Line Cardi

I have featured this on my Facebook page previously for good reason - IT IS DIVINE! In a gorgeous powder blue, it is perfect to wear over jeans for the cooler weather and belted over a dress for Spring.

Scarves, Gorgeous Scarves!

Not sure if it is a mistake, but most of the scarves online appear to be reduced crazily to $12 (that's not a typo folks!!).

So many gorgeous prints and colours for Spring, treat yourself to two (or more) at this price I say!

Camilla Print Tee

I love a little leopard print, especial when it is soft and neural like this tee.
Layer under the longline cardi for cooler Spring days and pair with a denim skirt and converse for days of sunshine (cannot wait!).

Shop it here for $23.99 (40% off price)

Kassidy Rib Stitch Pullover

In cream and this gorgeous pastel peachy pink, this is the kind of knit essential I need for Spring (gosh I am sick of black!).
So many other gorgeous pieces online, love to know what you have your eye on?
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Myer Family and Friends Discount: 30 June 2016

Can I just say I LOVE these Myer Family and Friends events?! So much so, that I struggle to buy anything there now knowing that they have these 50% off events!!
If you are up for a bit of retail therapy tomorrow (Thursday 30 June), then click here below to access the voucher.
Most brands are 50% off (seriously!), so it is an amazing time to treat yourself or your family members. My kids ALWAYS fare better than me during the sales, you too?
Happy Shopping!

Monday, 27 June 2016

Ask Allison Anything: 4 Bargain Puffer Vests under $40!

For my second edition of Ask Allison Anything, I have been contacted by my gorgeous friend Kate (aka Confetti Mumma) who has asked me to source her a few lost cost vest options for Winter.
Perfect timing Kate, as right now is a great time to grab a vest because not only have the temperatures massively dropped, so have the prices of Winter clothes! Seems crazy, but the Spring stuff is already being wheeled out in stores so the Winter stuff is SO cheap at the moment.
Today I am going to share a few options for my fave type of vest - the puffer! These are SO warm and perfect to layer over a warm knit, long sleeve tee or a long line jumper. My favourite colours are grey, navy and cream - but I have also included a classic black and khaki hue in my options too.
I like my puffer with a bit of fur, but you'll find most of these detach if you are not a fan.

OPTION 1: The Supre Puffer Vest 

PRICE: $40 (on promotion currently)

If you thought Supre was for those under the age of 17, think again! They do offer some affordable essentials for Winter for those the other side of 20 (or 30 or 40!). Their range of puffer vests are currently reduced down to $40 and come in a range of 4 colours - but it is the navy and soft grey that I adore!

SHOP: Puffer Vest from Supre here

OPTION 2: Strut to Puff Fur Trim Gillet from Cotton On

PRICE: $29 online promotion
Cotton On have this classic vest in a colour for everyone - navy, black, burgundy and this charcoal grey.
SHOP: Strut to Puff Vest from Cotton On here 

OPTION 3: Fur Hood Puffer Vest from Katies

PRICE: $29 on promotion
It is definitely a hard decision to decide between the gorgeous cream and classic khaki - but at this price grab both!

SHOP:  Fur Hood Puffer Vest from Katies here

OPTION 4: Fur Trimmed Puffer Vest from Crossroads

PRICE: Currently $15.00 with 30% off online - only $10.50!!

Crossroads is another one of my favourite little chains for bargain priced basics. If you love a classic black puffer, then you cannot go past this one currently down to $10.50 - and that's not a typo folks!!

SHOP: Fur Trimmed Puffer Vest from Crossroads here

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