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Superhero Sleepwear with Warner Bros & Best and Less

Superhero Sleepwear with Warner Bros & Best and Less

Winter is coming and we all know that this means time to rug up and battle the cold. Nothing is better than putting on a new, soft pair of pyjamas. Kids love nothing more than dressing up as a Super Hero, so when Warner Bros. Consumer Products Australia and New Zealand (WBCP) and DC Comics decided to combine the two and bring out a new range of sleepwear featuring your favourite Super Heroes, they were on to something! Available through Best & Less , their range caters for the Super Hero in any child, boy or girl, young or old. The sets not only include soft cosy pants and a matching top, but they are paired with their very own Super Hero mask to create the perfect sleep time costume! Your little Batman or Batgirl will go to bed dreaming of their favourite powers…. just like my two!

These awesome sets are available in sizes 3-7 for a limited time only. Whether you’ve got boys or girls, there is something for everyone!

Best and Less Super Heroes Warner Brothers Sleepwear
Batgirl!

Best and Less Super Heroes Warner Brothers Sleepwear
Batman!
What’s even better is the fact that I will be giving away six sets of pyjamas for six lucky followers.

To win, simply head to my Instagram account @happyellaafter  and:

  1. Like the image
  2. follow @happyellaafter and @bestandless
  3. Comment on which set you would like to win (Batgirl or Batman)
  4. Tag two friends
  • For an extra entry, leave a comment underneath this blog post indicating which Super Hero your child would be if they could choose anything they like!

Open to Australian Residents only.

T’s & C’s & Stuff

  • Comp opens Thursday 11th May at 8pm and closes Thursday May 18th at 9pm.
  • One entry per person (no comp accounts please)

This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram. By entering you are confirming that you are 18+ years of age, and release Instagram of any and all responsibility and agree to their terms of use!

*In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

Ella Loves Local: Charlotte & Jacqui from Little Wild Things

Ella Loves Local: Charlotte & Jacqui from Little Wild Things

There is nothing nicer in my book than soft, comfy, gorgeous bamboo cotton. It feels so beautiful against your skin. As a Mum I’m always looking for gorgeous clothes for my kids that are comfortable and caring on their skin. I remember that feeling as a kid, when I’d have to wear something that was so ‘itchy’. Mum never heard the end of it. So when Jacqui from Little Wild Things contacted me about her new venture with fellow friend Charlotte, I was interested so say the least. Not only have they created beautiful t-shirts for kids, made from organic bamboo cotton, but their designs are like nothing else I’ve seen. Funky, cool and creative. I was immediately drawn to the batdog, and catgirl designs for my little one’s. Here they are, wearing them with delight….

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A local couple of girls, with extensive experience in the fashion / buying industry, they really know what they are doing. It was lovely then to meet them and get to know how Little Wild Things came to be…

1. What inspired you to start Little Wild Things…

Being from a fashion background we wanted to created something that is stylish for kids but didn’t want to over complicate it. We knew a full clothing range can be super fun to design but the logistics of running can become difficult. So concentrating on one category, the t-shirt, means we could focus. Because don’t forget there is a lot more to our lives now than just work… our beautiful kids.

2. How do you juggle business and family?

 I guess I probably answered a bit of this question above. Just focusing on one category has allowed enough head space to juggle work and family. But in the beginning it was difficult as there is a lot of effort in setting up a business

3. What has been your proudest moment so far?

 I think what we really strived for is a marketing platform, so reaching 1000 followers on Instagram was pretty exciting… The last 10 followers took about a week, so we were constantly checking our status and boom we got there… now we’re aiming for 2k and then 40k!!

4. What has been your biggest challenge?

Photoshoots!!! ahhh… didn’t even think about the photoshoot challenge when starting the business revolving around kids in photos. We started with quite a few friends in the shoots but now its mainly just my (Jacqui’s) kids Oliver, Willow and Ella starting… its just easier to manage.

5. What is your advice to others wanting to start their own business?

Just do it! expect hard work but it is very rewarding

6. Three words that describe Little Wild Things…

STYLISH, WILD, ORGANIC

7. What’s your favourite current product in your line?

Oh geeze.. I’m very happy with the new long sleeves… I guess I would choose Loco. Inspired by my Loco kids 🙂 and I like the girls contrast colours of Loco.

8. Pay it forward to another local business.  Little Wild Things loves…

Rookie&Co. We did a competition with them recently. Love their gear and they are a great team.

So head on over and grab your babies a gorgeous bamboo tee. You won’t regret it!

kate

 

Superhero Celebration – Hudson’s First Birthday

Superhero Celebration – Hudson’s First Birthday

Last weekend we celebrated in Superhero Style for Hudson’s 1st Birthday. For his entire first year, we were slightly obsessed with decorating his bedroom in all things Superhero, so it wasn’t surprising that we decided to keep the theme going for his birthday celebration. We gathered a small group of family and friends and encouraged the kids to dress up as their favourite superheroes. It was the most beautiful sight to see little Supermen and Captain America’s running around, having such fun. We decided to have the celebration at a local neighbourhood house, and an outside playground gave the toddlers a chance to run around and let off some superhero steam. Given the fact that I had just returned to work, my aim was to make the day as stress free as possible. So I started early, and turned to my trusty Etsy friends for decoration inspiration. I downloaded personalised invitations and decorations at a very affordable price (Invitation was $10, and decoration pack was $20). I then set about laminating and cutting to help create a fabulous lolly treat table in the theme colours of red, blue and yellow. Lollies and treats from my childhood, simple balloons and block colour table decor. The piece de resistance was the cake I had made by Nerida’s cakes –  an amazing creation made from a photo that I sent her of a similar cake I’d seen on Pinterest. It was amazing.

Whilst Hudson is too young to really understand the importance of this day, we hope that he can look back on these photos and see the love around him on that day. Here are some of my favourite parts of the day…

 

My beautiful family…

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Hudson and his wonderful grandparents!

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The Superhero Sweets Table….

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Lollies for everyone!!!

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The amazing cake!!!

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The lolly bags…

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Superhero Cupcakes…

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Personalised water to hydrate our superheroes…

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The gorgeous invites…

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Our little man having a ball!!!

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My boys…Batman & Clarke Kent

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It was a wonderful day. A day we’ll remember forever.

If you have any questions or queries about any of the ideas you’ve seen above, please email me at happyellaafter@gmail.com xx

kate

and then, he was One.

and then, he was One.

And then…he was One.

A year ago today, you came into our life. Five weeks early, you just couldn’t wait. Couldn’t wait to see all of the wonderful things waiting for you. For your beautiful big sister to beam at you, and love you adoringly. What a year it has been, little man. Full of magic, mayhem and milestones. It feels like yesterday, and yet so long ago that I can’t remember a  time that you were not in our life, and we were not a family of four. You caught us by surprise. Delivered healthy, but small. Your size did not stop you from showing the world what you were made of. It feels like forever ago that we ventured into hospital, day and night to feed you, hold you and will your stronger. It feels like a lifetime ago that your little feeding tube came out. There to help you feed and grow stronger. The nurses who gave us updates throughout the day. Who loved you when we were gone. Who still, to this day keep in touch. I guess that just shows how loved you are.

Loved right from the start. You have given us so much love, and we have loved you to the moon and back. Our family of three instantly becoming a family of four. Our little pigeon pair. So much joy, we burst at the seams. You have helped us to realise how strong we are, and how much we love being your parents. Not without determination, right from the start you set about challenging us, to prove that we could do it. Endless nights of no sleep, colic, rocking, swaying, walking, pacing. We tried so hard to help you through, and through we made it. Little man, we have come such a long way and now your smiling face beams with happiness as you show us what you are made of.

Little man you are, but big in heart you shine. You have grown strength to strength. We have come so far, and yet it feels like yesterday. The mountains that your Dad moved to help give you the home you deserved, and now you crawl along the hallway as though it was your little kingdom.

I did not know true happiness before you and your sister. Seeing your beautiful Dad hold you both in his arms. Having you say his name, melts my heart each time. Hearing your sister tell you she loves you.

Hudson, in years to come I hope you look back on these words and these photos and know how much joy you have brought into our life. We are so blessed to have  you as our son, and I cannot wait to see you grow in the years to come. You have the most wonderful family around you, who would do anything for you.

I cannot believe it has been a whole year. 365 days and nights. And yet, here we are…..

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Happy Birthday little man. I’m so proud of you. I’m so proud of us. We love you to the moon and back.

Love Mum, Dad and Ella.

xxxooo