Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Let us help you get organised

I have to admit, I'm starting to get a bit excited about Christmas already! I think it's because we've started planning for it earlier.
We'd love to help you get organised for Christmas. That's why we're having a 50% off storewide sale
 Buy handmade this Christmas

We offer Layby, which is a great option, with more than two months until Christmas there's plenty of time to fit payments (big or small) into your budget. And we don't charge any fees (unlike department stores). 
What you receive are products handmade with love and care, that will bring joy to someone special this Christmas.

Also, if the gift is for a little one not yet born, simply order and send us an email or Contact Us form and let us know. That way after baby is born you simply let us know the details and then we can make your special gift (all the while you've got a bargain!).

Visit our store, have a browse and buy handmade this Christmas. Remember to use the secret coupon code to get the discount: px16

Sunday, 9 October 2016

4 Tips To Be Organised for Christmas

If you're anything like us and have a family, your usual intentions is to get
ready for Christmas early (and if you're anything like us, mostly you don't lol!).
Well, this year, we've decided to get ready early, so we can avoid the last
minute gift-buying and festive-season rushing.
Here are our four top tips for being organised for Christmas:

1. We've started to have a 'gift cupboard'! Something I always imagined older people having. When I see things on sale (25 to 50% + off) I buy these and put them in the gift cupboard, which is in our bedroom, that way little fingers can't go sneaking. By doing this we always have things on hand for unexpected guests or all-round saving money on Christmas gifts.

2. Make lists! I think of myself as some kind of list expert lol. Whenever there's anything happening, I make lists. It helps to feel organised and you feel less frantic about all the things that need to be done.

3. Think about all the different types of gifts you need to cover all events. From teacher gifts to Secret Santa gifts to main gifts for immediate family and gifts for extended family (and see #2). We also like to give to the Salvation Army at this time of year, so you may like to add a charity to your list this year.

4. Whether we admit it or not, planning ahead always saves us money. So buying Christmas cards, wrapping paper and decorations AFTER Christmas is always a BIG saver. Come the following Christmas, you're fully equipped with everything at a fraction of the cost.

What is your top tip for planning for Christmas?

Friday, 19 August 2016

Where did the year go?!

It's not just death and taxes that are for sure. It's also the older you get, the quicker time flies! lol

We can't quite believe Winter's almost over and Spring is just around the corner.
So, to celebrate our delight, we're having a sale!

30% off storewide, including already discounted items.
Use coupon code GOODBYEW in your cart.
Layby welcome - no deposit - three months to pay.
Birthdays * Christenings * Newborns * Sports * Camping
Visit our website here.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Autumn is coming ...

I know, you wouldn't believe it by the temperature at the moment - our thoughts are with our WA customers who are experiencing 40+ heat - but as crazy as it sounds, Autumn is next month!

With a guaranteed cooling down of the weather just around the corner (thankfully), it's time to think ahead. And that's why we're having a 'Lay-by for Autumn' 50% off sale! Of course you can buy, not lay-by, if you choose.
Lay-by is simple - select it as your method of payment and we'll email you a Lay-by Statement. There is no deposit, three months to pay!

Get in quick as it ends midnight Monday 15 February! Click to browse our products now.

 50% off storewide sale!

Thursday, 15 October 2015

How To Avoid Stress This Christmas

70 days, yes just 70 days until Christmas! It's seems like yesterday it was Easter, or the beginning of the school year.

I have to admit, this year I am a little more organised (yesterday I bought the plates and napkins, see I'm onto Christmas already!). But what really makes Christmas less stressful, especially in the lead-up, is getting all those gifts organised now. Take advantage of early pre-Christmas sales and lay-by;  buy and tuck away all those gifts bit by bit. Then, when you're ready, have wrapping sessions and hide them. Simple!
Do this and the week leading up to Christmas will be one of relaxation for you - no running around like crazy trying to find that perfect gift while under pressure.  

Of course there's a whole lot more about Christmas festivities than just gifts, like food, but I'll leave that post to someone who is an expert at creating menus for Christmas day :D

As a way to help you get organised, our HUGE sale starts today! 50% off storewide!
Use the promocode XMAS50 at the checkout. Hurry, as it ends midnight Monday!

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Spreading the LOVE ♥

A customer recently requested a custom made baby blanket, and of course we were more than happy to oblige (if you haven't heard, we LOVE custom orders!).
Her little girl LOVES hearts. So she asked if she could have a blanket with hearts on it, ribbons-all-around in pink colours.
We fell in love with this order immediately (who doesn't LOVE hearts in pink?!)  
So, after some designing, we made this gorgeous blanket!

And this is what Jaya's mum says:
"Omg! I have just received Jaya's blanket in the mail and it is exactly how I envisioned it to be, I love love love it! Thanku so much, you have done a fantastic job, we'll be back for more!! 💛"
Paula D, Perth WA, Australia. 

Ah, our job is done! The Hearts Baby Blanket is now available in store.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

A personal review

So, I see there are a lot of blogs where people get sent goods from companies, for them to try and test and write about it on their blog. This is not one of those blogs. This is a business blog, so you can know all the behind-the-scenes gossip, and of course store news.

However I recently made a purchase that I would like to share my experience about with you. A few months ago I subscribed to Joli Natural Skincare newsletter, so I could know more about the company, and also because when you sign up you get a free product sample (hello, who doesn't like a free sample?!). I've been getting the newsletter regularly since and I have to say it's full of interesting information, special offers and even funnies to brighten my day. 
Let's talk free sample though. You can choose which free sample you'd like, I chose the Fluffy Lime Eye Cream. In the pack I also received brochures and information about their products, and about companies to be aware of who test on animals. All very interesting. I tried the eye cream and it was wonderful. I didn't have to use much; it smoothed on the delicate eye area and was fluffy. It kept that area well moisturised.

I entered their colouring competition (yes, for adults too! Joli makes adult colouring books too!). My prize was one of their Moisturising Lip Balms, a colouring book and a $15 gift voucher to use in their store. Winning! 
The lip balm is incredible. I got to choose my own combination - so I chose a Pink colour and Lolly Musk flavour - yum. It's super moisturising, which is what you want in cold winter weather (and in hot summers too I would imagine).

After all the good experience I had had with Joli, I was ready to spend my $15 gift voucher and then some. So I ordered the Whipped Cream Facial Moisturiser; Massage Oil and Fluffy Lime Eye Cream.
Overall I was really happy with everything. The packaging was what-you-see-is-what-you-get (no heavy lids or indented bottoms), simple and light - all product. With the facial moisturiser I soon learned I only needed half the amount that I would normally use of an international company's moisturiser (happy), and it thoroughly moisturises my skin. I've already spoken about the lip balm (awesome) and the eye cream (amazingly fluffy). The massage oil is perfectly scented and a great texture - we love it. 
One of the other great things about Joli is it's all natural - no harsh chemicals that seep into your blood stream - you can understand the labels - with ingredients like Apricot Kernal Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, Lime Essential Oil etc. 
I happily give Joli Natural Skincare five stars!