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Little Tinkers Giveaway! Our biggest competition yet!

Little Tinkers Giveaway! Our biggest competition yet!

If you read my post on Friday, you will know that Happy Ella After Readers are in for a real treat this week, with Little Tinkers joining forces with Happy Ella After to offer our readers an amazing giveaway. Little Tinkers Home wares are just beautiful and can transform any child’s bedroom with a few stylish pieces. Paris Stanley from Little Tinkers has offered our readers the chance to win several items from the Living Like Lulu and Jetti Spaghetti ranges! This also includes some bright, colourful and hard wearing tableware. Such an amazing prize pack…it’s our biggest yet!

The prize includes:

A set of gorgeous Mother Ducks – worth $69.95


A gorgeous Mirror Hook to hang coats, bags and other gorgeous accessories – valued at $49.94


A set of colourful Sippy Sunday Cups – hardy and dishwasher safe! valued at $9.95


A set of mini sippy Sunday cups – valued at $6.95


A set of gorgeous brekkie bowls – valued at $11.95


A set of Sooper Dooper Spoons – valued at $4.95


and finally…a practical and stylish Jetti Jug – valued at $4.95


and finally…the gorgeous bicycle bookends from the Hunter’s Hut Range! (valued at $49.95)


What an amazing giveaway of beautiful prizes! That has a total value of over $200!!! Whether it be for your own children, or for a gift, this variety of home wares and practical tableware that will bring a smile to any family!

To win this amazing prize, readers will need to enter the competition via Facebook. Entrants can enter and earn points by liking both the Happy Ella After and Little Tinkers Facebook pages, and also by leaving a comment underneath this post with you favourite Little Tinkers product!

Please ensure that you use the following link to enter. This is open to Australian Residents only. Entrants agree to the T&C’s as outlined in the entry form.

The competition will close on Sunday 27th October at 6pm AEDST and the winner notified via this blog.

Good luck and be sure to share with your friends!

Enter the Little Tinkers competition via this link


It’s Show Time! Win a family pass to this year’s Royal Melbourne Show!

It’s Show Time! Win a family pass to this year’s Royal Melbourne Show!

b5261ecab51e82e4ba0f2cd6bb27900d_resized-1Nothing screams MELBOURNE like the Royal Melbourne Show! Each September, my siblings and I used to wait until we could see the Ferris Wheel being erected at the Show Grounds, and with that sight brought excitement and anticipation to the Sherlock family. Living in Essendon, we were quite close to the action, and always made a trip to the show each year.  Given that I was one of four children, the ‘budget’ was tight. We were allowed one lolly bag, one toy bag and one ride. Pretty generous considering the prices of show bags and rides these days! One of my favourite show memories was getting the ‘showbag’ guide out of the paper and going through each showbag contents with a fine tooth comb. We had each of our purchases circled and planned before we went, with only a hope and prayer that our choice would not get sold out before we went. I can only imagine the stress my Mum and Dad endured as they shuffled us through that huge show bag hall….praying that they wouldn’t lose any of us!

Needless to say, one year my Dad took things into his own hands and had identification badges made by my brother, sister and myself. My Mum had just given birth to my youngest sister Jane, so Dad decided to help Mum by taking the other three of us to the show one day. Armed with identification tags, he did pretty well by not losing us. One year he even got pooed on by a seagull whilst waiting in line with us for a ride. Good luck they say….

I have so many wonderful memories of the Royal Melbourne Show, and this year, I cannot wait to take Ella along for her first experience. I can’t wait to see her face as she pats the lambs in the nursery, and goes on the toddler rides. It’s going to be so much fun!

I’m lucky enough to be able to offer Happy Ella After readers the chance to take your family to this years Royal Melbourne Show and make some of your own wonderful memories. Valued at $78, one lucky reader will win a family pass for two adults and two children. This is open to Australian Residents only, and entrants need to enter by clicking on the following link that will take you to the competition app on Facebook. Regular readers will understand the process….entry is by following the link and ‘liking’ the Happy Ella After Facebook page. You also have the chance to win bonus entry points by liking the Royal Melbourne Show Facebook page, or posting a comment after this blog with your favourite Show memory.


The competition will be run for one week from Monday 2nd September @ 8am AEST, and will close at 10pm on Monday 9th September. What a fantastic competition, I’m so thrilled to be able to offer this prize to Melbourne families!

To enter, please click on the following link. Terms and Conditions are detailed on the entry page.




Win a pair of Walnut kids shoes!

Win a pair of Walnut kids shoes!

If you have been reading my blog of late, you will know that I’m a huge fan of Walnut shoes. Designed in Melbourne, they sell super stylish, comfortable and practical shoes for kids. They even make gorgeous shoes for gorgeous Mums. What’s best about their kids shoes are the fact that they are sturdy and stay on!!! Walnut shoes was created to supply Aussie families with an alternative to the expensive European brands that grace our shelves. They are currently stocked at David Jones and other stylish stockists around Australia.

I recently braved the cold, and waited in a rather long line of equally ‘walnut obsessed’ Mummies to attend their warehouse sale in Melbourne. With kids shoes @ $10 a pop…you couldn’t go wrong! They normally retail for $29.95. I had to restrain myself to only purchasing four pairs, but there were loads of Mums who walked out with entire bags full! I even stocked up in bigger sizes for the future…

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Well after speaking with this fantastic team of women, and sharing my love of their shoes with you via this blog, the girls @ Walnut have generously offered one of our readers the chance to win your own pair of Walnut shoes for your little one! At Happy Ella After, we love supporting local businesses. As a fellow Melbournite, its great to be able to promote a company that creates great products for kids, and supports the local economy. You will have the chance to choose one pair of your favourite Walnut treads from the following styles (each image is linked to the Walnut website):

Canvas Charlie Cruise

Charlie cruise group

Ben Velcro (boys)


Mary Jane (girls)

Mary Jane group

Tom tennis (unisex)


What a fabulous giveaway! Ella has ten pairs of these fantastic shoes. You will love them so much and so will your little one!

This time, there are a few ways to enter this competition. All entrants must use the link below to enter. Entrants can earn points for each different type of entry they make via the link. This includes:

  • Liking the Happy Ella After Facebook Page
  • Liking the Walnut Melbourne Facebook Page
  • Making a comment underneath this post. All you need to do is tell us about your favourite Walnut style! If you choose to do this, you need to ensure that you both post your comment on this page, and then tick you have done this via the link below.
  • Tweet about the Giveaway by including: ‘Win a pair of Walnut Shoes with Happy Ella After’s Giveaway! My favourite pair is….’ and insert your favourite pair in the comment

You can choose one form of entry, or you can do all of them! The more you do, the more chances you have of winning! Once again, any existing ‘likers’ of either FB page can enter. You just need to follow the link.

This competition will be open from 12am on Monday 29th July and will close on Wednesday 7th August at 12am AEST. A winner will be announced on Wednesday 7th August. Please note that this competition is open to Australian Residents only.

To enter this comp, please visit the link below. All entrants agree to the T&C’s listed on the link.


Good Luck!!!


And the winner of our Casetagram Comp is…

And the winner of our Casetagram Comp is…


Congratulations to Veronica! We cannot wait to see the beautiful phone case that you design! We would like to thank Casetagram for their fantastic giveaway. We hope that many more of you create your own phone cases through their gorgeous phone app. Look at this gorgeous one that I created with some of my super cute Instagram pics…


Stay tuned for another great Happy Ella After giveaway next week….


Win a personalised Phone cover with our Casetagram Comp!

Win a personalised Phone cover with our Casetagram Comp!

Have you ever wanted to design your very own, super cool phone cover? There are so many cool ones out there, but this is your chance to win your very own, ‘one of a kind’ cover. After viewing a previous post about their great product, the cool guys @ Casetagram have teamed up with Happy Ella After to offer our readers a voucher to the value of $39.95. With this voucher you can play until your heart’s content, and design your one of a kind cover with your own photos, or by choosing one of their sleek design templates.

The evolution of phoneography (photography via a smartphone) has made it easier than ever before for people across the world to capture and share their memories. Founded in 2011, Casetagram is the world’s first social design platform to make customizable cases for phones and tablets using social images, including Instagram and Facebook photos. Casetagram provides an easy-to-use platform to bring personal photos to life, making it more customizable than ever. Combining quality and brilliance, Casetagram continues to search for ways to turn social images into extraordinary products and celebrate the creative along the way. Shoot it, Place it, Case it.
Casetagram offers customizable cases for iPhone 5/4S/4, iPod Touch 5/4, iPad Mini, iPad 3/2, Google Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy 4/3/2, and Samsung Note 2/1. All designs can be made using the Casetagram mobile app or web portal, offering over 15 different layouts and filters, and are printed on quality cases, which are durable, slim and easy to snap on. Cases are available in a frosty charcoal or frosty white matte finish for $34.95 – $54.95.
Here are some really cool examples of what you can do with Casetagram…
Bring your Instagram snaps to life…
Make your own phone case artwork…
You can even make your own iPad case!
Still need inspiration? Check out this video…
So it is with pleasure that we offer to our Happy Ella After readers the chance to win your own Castagram Case. A voucher to the value of $39.95 will allow you to design a case with your own images and ideas. To enter this fantastic competition, all you need to do is ‘like’ both the Castagram and Happy Ella After Facebook pages.
Please note that all entrants MUST enter via the link below. You must follow the links to like the pages. You cannot simply ‘like’ the pages directly through facebook. This link helps us to understand who has liked both pages for the purposes of this competition (and speed up the process of choosing a winner). If you are a pre-existing ‘liker’ of either page, you still need to click on this link below and follow the directions. It will ask you to like the pages again. Once you have done this, you will be added to the competition list. Terms & Conditions are listed in the link below.


For Casetagram inpirations, follow their new Pinterest page by clicking on the image below!
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And the winner is…

And the winner is…

And the winner of our Ella’s Kitchen competition is…. Jade Trestrail (Aidan’s Mum). Congratulations Jade! Please email me via for details so we can get the prize out to you!

Thanks to everyone who entered. A huge thanks also goes to Ella’s Kitchen for connecting with us. We hope you love their products available in Coles stores. Next week we have a fantastic competition with Casetagram. Stay tuned for comp details on Monday!