Saturday, 1 August 2015

Win!! A $50 voucher for Mum2Be Hospital Bags...

All expecting mammas, you definitely need to be entering this giveaway... Mum2Be Hospital Bags really are the ultimate way to get organised for your BIG hospital stay, without the headache!  
 
 
To read my review and learn more about the amazing range of bags, simply head over here to my earlier post.

Now on to the giveaway....
 
Please ensure that you read carefully over and abide by the conditions of entry. These include the condition that entrants MUST provide a comment in the box below as to what item from the Mum2Be Hospital Bag Range they would select, and why, if they won.

Entries will be verified, so please be sure to pop your full name with your comment too. I absolutely hate having to disqualify winners because they don't follow all of the steps and conditions, so please ensure that you read over everything carefully. Thank you!!
 

Enter Here

 
a Rafflecopter giveaway
 

Terms & Conditions

  •  The giveaway will be hosted by Rafflecopter and is open to Australian residents only
  • There will be one winner who will receive 1 x AUD$50.00 gift voucher that can be put towards a purchase at Mum2Be hospital Bags
  • Gift voucher is valid for 12 months and is not redeemable for cash
  • Entrant must comment below on this blog post as to what item from the Mum2Be Hospital Bag range they would select, and why, if they won
  • Failure to comment as required above will result in the entrant being ineligible to win and entries will be verified
  • Entrant must include their full name with their comment below, so that entries can be verified
  • The announcement of the lucky winner will be made on the Utterly Organised Facebook Page and displayed on the Rafflecopter widget above
  • The lucky winner will have 4 days to contact Utterly Organised and claim their prize so that the prize can be finalised
  • Failure to claim prize within designated period will result in another winner being drawn
  • Any questions on the competition can be directed to utterlyorganised@gmail.com
 
Best of luck everyone and a BIG thank you again to Mum2Be Hospital Bags for this amazing giveaway. Don't forget to also enter the SRC Essentials giveaway that ends in a few short days right here...
 
 
 

Friday, 31 July 2015

The new K-Mart Catalogue is Here - FINALLY!!!!

After stalking the K-Mart website (and my postman) all week, I am excited to see that the K-Mart catalogue is FINALLY online!!
 
If you are yet to check it out, here it is for your viewing pleasure...
 
It feels as though my local K-Mart store has been teasing me for weeks about this catalogue, releasing items in dribs and drabs and keeping me guessing as to just what else might be coming! If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, I have been sharing quite a few fabulous little buys as I have seen them hit the shelves at my local.
 
I must admit much of the catalogue seems to be the same popular favourites that we saw in store last year (and in recent times), but for those kicking themselves last time they missed out, I am sure you will be glad to see some things back in stock.
 
Here are a few things from the catalogue that I love...
 

Outdoor Entertaining: Acapulco Bench Seat, Outdoor Planter Box/Bench & Deck Chair


The Acapulco chair is also back in stock too, but this time they have also introduced its' bigger cousin - the bench seat! Retailing at $69 this would be perfect for sprucing up the deck in time for balmy summer nights with a cocktail - I wish!! In reality no idea where I would put it, but I love it!

 
 
Same deal applies with this planter box outdoor bench seat. It just seems like I need to have one at only $39!
The folding deck chair has a gorgeous print that just screams summer - and bargain at $35!
 

Kids Table & Chairs

 



How I wish that I didn't have a perfectly good set already - this set is all kinds of amazing and no prizes for guessing what colour chairs I would go with... Chairs $19 and table $39.
 
 

Jute Rugs


 
These rugs have been starting riots across Australia (or so I have heard). Such a steal at only $39 (if you can manage to snare one that is!). Also available in a smaller version for $29 too.

Love those clever people that have been 'hacking these' with paint to swap up the yellow for a colour to match their home d├ęcor. If this is you, you'll have to share some piccies on my Facebook Page, I would LOVE to see them!
 

Spotted Coverlet

 


I was this, and I mean this, close to getting this coverlet for $30. The print is absolutely divine, but for some reason it doesn't come with any pillow cases and I tend to be a bit 'matchy matchy' with my bedding.
 

Toaster and Kettle


Both are $39 and both look to be so European in design!
 
Love, love, love the white but there is also a blue colour if that's more your thing.
 
 

Bathroom Storage Range

 
No room for it at my place (super sad face) but I adore the 'bathroom storage' range. 
 
Ladder Shelf $35.00
 


















Storage Unit $19.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Towel Rail $25.00
 
I have also seen some super clever folk use the storage unit to store kids art and craft, books, kitchen bits and bobs and even toilet paper rolls too!


I notice that just about everything is now online - yay! So it means that you can also check to see if your local store (or surrounding stores) have what you need before you trek out :-)
 
What do you think of the new catalogue? Love? Loathe? What is on your shopping list?
 

Getting Organised for Hospital: Mum2Be Hospital Bag Review

Honestly with the stress of being so sick, two kidlets to look (who don't stop fighting at the moment!) after and the inability to be able to even shower most some days - organising and packing my hospital bag was a huge chore for me again this time around! So when I was given the chance to try out and review the pre-packed bags from Mum2Be Hospital Bags, I was a little bit excited by the help and the darn clever concept too - seriously why didn't I know about these first time around?!

Holly is the genius behind the Mum2Be Hospital bags. As a mother of two, Holly came up with the concept designed to 'take away the stress away from expectant mums, so that they could concentrate their thoughts on their newest arrival to the family'. And what an absolute lifesaver for expectant Mum's to be these bags are!

Mum2Be Hospital Bags take the guesswork (and hard work) out of packing your own hospital bag, by packing all of the hospital essentials in one gorgeous bag - which you get to select mind you! All you need to do is add your clothes for you and bub (and some PJ's too) and you are all set for the big day!
 
I was sent out the Mums and Bubs bag from the range which included the following items:
 

For Mum:

  • Duffle Bag
  • Toiletry Bag
  • Face washer
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Tissues
  • 5 x Hair Ties
  • Maternity pads
  • 10 pair Breast pads
  • Lollies
  • Lip balm
  • Moisturiser
  • Notepad & Pen
  • Facial Wipes



For Bub:

  • 10 Newborn Nappies
  • 50 Nappy sacks
  • Wipes
  • 2 x 000 Singlets
  • 2 x 000 Onesies
  • Pair socks
  • 1 pair mittens
  • Hat
  • 2 x wraps

The bag was posted to me on Friday and landed on my Melbourne doorstep in only a few days. So if you are starting to panic about your bag only a few weeks out, it is definitely not too late to order one!!
 
Everything is beautifully packaged in a gorgeous bag of your choice.
 
 
 
 
As you can see, I opted for the gorgeous chevron print in pink. Now even though I am convinced #3 is a boy, I couldn't help but be drawn in by the pink and the gorgeous print (love me a bit of chevron!). Plus this bag is going to double as an overnight, beach or gym bag (wishful thinking!) for Mummy well after bubs has arrived.

If pink is not your thing, there are so many other colours and designs to pick from.

Available Bags & Even Custom Bags!

 
Holly was an absolute pleasure to co-ordinate my bag with. Because we don't know the gender of bubs, my bag was tailored to suit with gender neutral items (singlets, socks, suits, hat and wraps) accordingly. I was even able to select my favourite lollies too - yes I am an old school Party Mix fan from way back!
 
The range also includes a Baby Hospital Bag, Twins Bag, Mums Bag, Daily Hospital Bag and an Essentials Bag too. Each bag is designed for different needs and budgets. You also have the option to work with Holly and tailor and create your own 'ultimate' hospital bag - genius!!

The Mums and Bubs bag retails for $110 and can be ordered here.
 
These bags really do make the ultimate baby shower, new baby or maternity leaving gift for the new or even the third time mum (like me!).
 

Like to Try?!


Now for one lucky reader, I have a $50 gift voucher to spend on any item at Mum2Be Hospital bags. Be sure to pop back tomorrow for your chance to win!
 
 
Once again a BIG Thank you to Holly for letting me try out this amazing bag for my upcoming hospital stay - so many things that I would have (and did) forget to pack myself!!
 
You can find out more about Mum2Be Hospital bags, and place an order, via their Facebook Page or Website.


Thursday, 30 July 2015

Win!! SRC Essentials Range

If you read my Hospital Bag post earlier this week, you'll know that one of my absolute essentials when it comes to hospital bag packing is comfy clothes. But finding comfortable clothes that also look a little bit stylish on your new post bub body is no easy task - trust me after 3 pregnancies!

Lucky for me (and you) SRC have hit a home run with their 'Essentials Range' - stylish, affordable and darn comfortable while your body heals and recovers post birth.

 
Now I am trying very hard to restrain myself and save these garments for the hospital. But my ever expanding waistline (seriously when is it going to stop?!) is dying to try on these garments and tell you all about them. Rest assured, as soon as this bub is out and when I'm lounging about relaxing (I wish!) I will pop up a review for you all to read...
 
Til then, I have the chance for one very lucky reader to join me in trying out one fabulous item from the Essentials Range for themselves. And of course I would love to hear your review and thoughts on what you pick too....
 
The winner has the chance to choose from:
 
- The Feeding Dress (also available in black)
 
- The Feeding Tank (also available in a grey spot print and black)

 
- The Jersey Pants (also available in grey or print pattern), or

- The 3/4 Length Sleeve Feeding Top (also in black and white)

I know, it is going to be a tough choice for you!!
 
All you need to do is follow the Rafflecopter prompts below...

Please, please, please note that entrants MUST provide a comment in the box below as to what item from the Essentials Range they would select, and why, if they won.

Entries will be verified, so please be sure to pop your full name with your comment too. I absolutely hate having to disqualify winners because they don't follow all of the steps and conditions, so please ensure that you read carefully.
 

Enter Here

 
a Rafflecopter giveaway
 

Terms and Conditions

  • The giveaway will be hosted by Rafflecopter and is open to Australian residents only
  • Winner has the choice to select ONE item of clothing from the Essentials range (Feeding Dress, Feeding Tank, Jersey Pants or 3/4 Length Sleeve Feeding Top)
  • Winner can select colour (where relevant) and size
  • Entrant must comment below on this blog post as to what item from the Essentials Range they would select, and why, if they won
  • Failure to comment as required above will result in the entrant being ineligible to win and entries will be verified
  • Entrant must include their full name with their comment below, so that entries can be verified
  • The announcement of the lucky winner will be made on the Utterly Organised Facebook Page and displayed on the Rafflecopter widget above
  • The lucky winner will have 4 days to contact Utterly Organised and claim their prize so that the prize can be finalised
  • Failure to claim prize within designated period will result in another winner being drawn
  • Any questions on the competition can be directed to utterlyorganised@gmail.com
 
 

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

My Visit to the Officeworks 3D Printing Experience Centre

{Post brought to you in conjunction with Officeworks}

Last month I took my heavily pregnant self off to check out the brand spanking new Officeworks 3D Printing Experience Centre right here in Melbourne town. The Centre is currently the one and only in all of Australia and resides within the Russell Street store (awesome Officeworks store by the way) right in the heart of the CBD.

I was promised the opportunity to try out the new 3D printing technology and create the ultimate in 'selfies' - a Mini Me!
 
 
 
This is literally a Scan and Print service whereby you stand in a little booth surrounded by a lot (and I mean a lot) of 3D cameras which scan from every angle and then print up a lifelike miniature version of yourself.

The 3D Scanning Booth

Now I was 'very' nervous about creating a replica of my fat pregnant self (and seeing myself from every angle too). But I figured that this would be an amazing little keepsake for me (and bubs) to look back and laugh (hopefully!) at how big I was this pregnancy.

The scan process was super quick and only took a few seconds in the booth to capture all of the images needed.



From there I selected the size of the model that I was after (3 sizes available) and the material desired (5 to choose from) and locked in my order. You don't get the final product on the day, instead the data is sent offsite to print and arrives in store ready to collect in approx. 14 days.
 
 
The pricing on a 'Mini Me' ranges from $39 - $579 and is dependent on what finish and size you elect. Here is (mini) me...



I selected a Powder Finish in a Medium Size which is priced at $199.00. As you can see, the 3D 'Mini Me' definitely is very detailed and captures every lump and bump!

In addition to the 'Mini Me' printing, the 3D Centre also allows you to bring in your own 3D file or object and have it printed up in your choice of material, colour and size.



I decided to try out this technology to create a little keepsake of Mr B's most prized possession - his Peter Rabbit teddy of course! For those not familiar with 'Petey', Mr B has been unable to do anything - sleep, eat, play or exist without this fluff ball since day dot. It is definitely well loved and I imagine in a few years will disintegrate to nothing due to constant 'love'.
 

 
 
By capturing him in a 3D model/doll, I can pop this away for him to treasure in his keepsake box for long after Petey is no longer with us (what a sad day this will be!).
 
 
When the finished Peter Rabbit arrived, I was absolutely blown away! It just looked like our soft and cuddly Petey. The detail captured by this technology was just amazing and so life-like. Mr B absolutely loved it - and of course there were fights between him and Miss C as to who was going to hold it - ahh the fun of two!!
 
If you'd like to get this technology in your home or office, the Russell St store also have a range of 3D hardware and consumables available to purchase too.

A big thank you to Officeworks for letting me try out this amazing technology. Both the 'Mini Me' and 'Petey' are headed straight to the memory box for Mr B and baby #3!
 
Visit the 3D landing page and tell me, what favourite object of yours would you get scanned and printed in 3D/what would you do with your very own Mini Me.
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