Monday, 12 October 2015

Collette Dinnigan Comes to Aldi with a Limited Edition Girls Range....

As soon as I saw the Aldi Catalogue with Collette Dinnigan splashed across the cover, my heart literally skipped a beat! To say I was excited was an extreme understatement...
The Aldi range is a limited edition and you can bet your bottom dollar that it is going to be popular (set your alarms for this one!). Prices start at just $14.99 - so cheap!!!
The divine little range consists of Day Dresses, Party Dresses, Special Occasion Dresses, Sets and Separates, Hats, Sleepwear and Swimwear too. In fact the only thing they seem to be missing is my size - my goodness I would love some of these things for me!!!
Here are a few of the things on my list...

A lot of the range starts at size 3 onwards, so I plan to pop some goodies away (if I get any!!) for next summer for Miss C who is in size 2 at the moment.
You can view the rest of the range and the catalogue here.
The range goes on sale this Wednesday 14th of October and I think that there will be people queuing up first thing - will you be? What is on your list? Love you to share what you do end up with over on my Facebook page.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Fashion Lane Australia - Easier way to Shop Sales - My Review...

{Post brought to you in conjunction with Fashion Lane}
I am not going to deny that I am a teeny, tiny bit of a shopaholic, because if you have been following this blog for a while you may have noticed...

But I an definitely a very specific shopaholic and absolutely adore nothing more than a bargain and very, very rarely pay full price for anything! Shopping outlets (DFO I am talking about you!), Facebook Buy and Sell pages (so darn addictive) and Ebay are all my 'go to' sources for my clothing fixes. But now that I have three bambinos, I have to say that visiting shops is a rare treat for me these days. It seems that almost 90% of my clothes shopping is done from the comfort of my laptop where I don't have to wrangle 3 kids and deal with multiple tantrums!!
I was recently introduced to a new website called Fashion Lane Australia. This site is a bargain hunters paradise that brings you the latest sales from over 100 retailers. So no more trawling through hundreds of individual sites and stores to snap up a bargain, you can now find these all in the one spot!
The site is super easy to navigate your way to bargains, simply use the drop down menu and select from the categories what you are after.
Once you are in your chosen category (eg dresses) the results are sorted by the highest discounts. And oh my goodness - there are some HUGE discounts with items reduced by hundreds of dollars to crazy ridiculous prices!
The website allows you to filter further in each category. For example, under dresses you can sort by dress style and type (eg. cocktail dresses)
Or you can also sort by your favourite clothing label or brand - there are SO many there!
If there is an item that you love, but you are holding out for an even bigger discount on, you can set up a 'price alert'. This allows you to even set up the price that you want to be notified at when (or if) the price falls that low.
The site also features a coupons and discounts section and you can even subscribe to a newsletter to be notified by email with some amazing deals you won't want to miss!!
The only thing I would love to see the site incorporate is filtering items by sizes. There are so many exciting bargains that it is a little bit disappointing when you click on a dress that you have fallen in love with, only to find that it is only available in every other size apart than yours. By allowing you to filter buys by your size, this would save this disappointment and heartbreak!
If you love a bargain just as much as me, definitely pop over and check out Fashion Lane - love you to share what bargains you find. I am trying to purchase a few post baby summer buys for myself...


Thursday, 1 October 2015

Win!! My Favourite Things - Miss C's Nursery Giveaway!

Firstly thank you so much for the amazing feedback on Miss C's nursery space. If you missed the posts you can view all of the pictures right here and all of the stockist details and answers to reader questions here.
Without a doubt one of the most asked questions is where I purchased the gorgeous Sequined Cushion from...
Well folks if you missed the Stockist Post, it is from the amazing Tamsyn at Max and Me Homewears and today I have one up for grabs for one lucky reader (squeal!!).

This very divine personalised cushion cover is valued at $65.00 (cushion insert not included) and the super, super lucky reader can choose between the silver sequins (which I have) or the amazing gold.
And of course you can have it personalised with your choice of name for your little one...
Another one of my very favourite items in Miss C's room, is the super cute sequin hanger created by Natalie over at by Each Day with Jay.  
We have ours hanging on the front of Miss C's nursery door and for the longest time it was used to display her Christening dress. I now rotate it with tutus and other pretty little outfits - it is very special and far too pretty to hide behind her closet doors! One lucky reader will get to win their choice of hanger in silver, gold, black or pink (subject to availability).
Entry is very simple, all you need to do is follow the Rafflecopter prompts below on the widget. Please ensure that you leave a comment below the blog post telling me what you would do with your sequin goodies if you won... All entries/comments must contain your full name next to your comment  so that entries can be verified. Pretty please don't forget to do this, as entries with no name will be ineligible to win!

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms and Conditions 

  • The giveaway will be hosted by Rafflecopter and is open to Australian residents only
  • There are two prizes and two separate winners
  • The first prize is a personalised cushion cover (insert not included) by Max and Me. The winner will get to select the colour (gold or silver) and name to be personalised with (most names can be accommodated dependent upon length)
  • The second prize is a baby sized sequin hanger by Each Day with Jay. The winner will get to select the colour - gold, silver, pink and black (subject to availability)
  • Entrant must comment below this blog post as to what they plan to do with their sequined goodies 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 5 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
Good luck everyone, I know that the fortunate winners will love these beautiful items as much as I do!

Monday, 28 September 2015

Stockist and Further Details for Miss C's Nursery (and your Questions Answered!)

Thank you so much for all of the lovely comments that I received when I shared Miss C's nursery space. Missed that post? You can read it right here
For those that contacted me with questions, I do hope that this post covers everything that you wanted to know. If not, please comment below and I'll try and address your question too.
1. I cannot see any toys in your nursery. Where do you keep these? Can you share how these are organised?
We are pretty fortunate that last year we extended our home to include a large open plan play room. This has meant that we can keep the kids rooms pretty clutter free in terms of toys. Their rooms really aren't huge in size, so I am pretty grateful for this play space! I definitely plan to share this space very soon when I finally get around to blogging my extension reveal posts (a long time coming I know), so will share how I organise everything then - promise!.
At the moment the kids do have a selection of soft toys in a hamper inside the wardrobe.
2. Where is your cot from?
The cot is a 'hand me down' from Mr B's nursery. In fact it is now in Mr T's nursery, so is definitely well loved!
The brand is King Parrot cot from Boori.
3. Where is the cot linen from?
The cot linen was purchased from Pottery Barn Kids and is the Claire Nursery Bedding range. At the time of purchasing it wasn't available in Australia (but it is now), so I had it shipped from the US.
If anyone is interested in it, I am currently selling the cot and the sheet sets as Miss C is now in her big girls bed :-)
4. Where is the Cot Mobile from?
The cot mobile (and the bunting that hangs above the window) were made by Maisie-Moo Felt Creations who are based over in New Zealand. If you are a local Australian based business that makes something similar, please feel free to comment below and share your business details.
5. I adore your mirror!! Where do I get one?
I searched high and low for the perfect mirror for this space but could not find anything I loved. In the end I purchased this Ung Drill Mirror from Ikea. The mirror retails for $69 but unfortunately it only comes in black.
To create the perfect pink colour, I used Rustoleum 2 X Ultra Spray (in Candy Pink colour) to spray the mirror. I also used the same spray paint (it is brilliant!) to do her wooden name that you can see in the room. Sadly I think that this colour is discontinued, but I hear whispers that it may be returning to shelves soon - I hope so!
The mirror is one of my favourite things in the room and it has remained when I updated this space to a 'big girl' room recently. Yes I will share this space with you too!!
6. Where are the change table/drawers from?
This is yet another 'hand me down' from Mr B's nursery space - now residing in Mr T's nursery. I purchased it (super cheap) on Ebay way back four years ago now. Despite the low price tag, the quality has been great and I adore all of the drawers for storage!
If you don't have a huge amount of space in your nursery, I definitely recommend looking for a drawer/change table combo like this. The change table part can easily be removed for you to keep using the drawers down the track too.
7. Where is the bedside table from?
Again another Ikea purchase! This is the Hemnes Chest of 2 Drawers that  retails for $169 (though I picked up on a promo for $89 or thereabouts). 
Sadly this didn't make the cut in the new 'big girls room' so is collecting dust now in my garage!
8. What is that you are using to organise headbands?
That little contraption pictured above is actually a jewellery organiser from Pottery Barn Kids. I ordered it at the same time as the linen from the USA. I have searched high and low on both the Australian and the US site but can sadly no longer see this product in stock.
9. Where is your wall canvas from?
This was an Adairs Kids bargain - I think I paid $10 for it!! Adairs used to have the most amazing range of canvas prints super cheap, but I haven't seen any in stores or online for a long time.
For some cute wall canvas prints, try the Reject Shop. Or to get some gorgeous prints done for the wall (to be framed) try Mint Imprint who I have just purchased some prints from for Mr T's nursery.
10. Where is that sequin hanger from? Is it baby sized?
The divine sequin hanger is by Each Day with Jay. It is baby sized but also comes in an adult size too.
Silver not your thing? Then it is also available in gold, black and pink and are a steal at only $8 each!! I have one of these to give away, so be sure to stay tuned for that!
As you can see, I have popped mine on the door to display Miss C's pretty outfits. This was her Christening dress that was hung up at the time, but I now use it for her tutu dresses from Cotton On Kids (which she has way too many of!).
11. Please, please, please tell me where to get the personalised sequin cushion from....
Ahh yes, the sequin cushion... if I had $1 for every email/message/comment asking where this fabulous little cushion came from then I would be rich!!
This cushion is by the amazing Tamsyn from Max & Me Homewears. It is by far my favourite piece in the room and still takes pride of place on Miss C's big girls bed in the recent room transformation. if you haven't checked out Tamsyn's goodies, definitely do as she is one super clever lady!
Oh and did I mention that I have one of these cushions to give away too?!!

If I have missed something, please feel free to comment below or contact me.

As I mentioned I have a little giveaway with two of my favourite pieces - the sequin cushion and hanger - coming up later on this week so be sure to check in again then...


Thursday, 17 September 2015

Miss C's Pink, Grey and White Polka Dot Nursery

Well this post has been a long time in the making, because Miss C is now 19 months (can you believe it?!). But here I am finally revealing the nursery space that I created for our little lady.
When I first set out to design the nursery (while pregnant), I was pretty sure that I was designing it for a baby boy. So the walls featured large, dark grey polka dots that were going to be paired with navy and pale blue once my suspicions around gender were confirmed (or not in my case!). I had the entire nursery mapped out for a boy and a shopping list with linen, accessories and the works all ready to go - but not a single thing in mind for a girl!
Almost as soon as I had been told I had a girl, my mind went in to overdrive about the sort of nursery that I wanted to create (right there in the recovery room!) for our Miss C. I wanted something that was light and bright, clean, pretty, fresh and a little bit traditional looking... oh and did I mention on a little bit of a budget too!  
Well the first thing I did from the hospital bed (yes seriously) was order more Polka Dots for the wall - I changed the large, dark grey for a smaller and softer grey. Yes it did almost end in divorce (hubby had spent hours on the original set), but it was worth it when they were complete.
I am super conservative about colour (and prone to changing my mind), so our whole house is painted with Whisper White paint as a result. I find it much easier to inject 'colour' in to a room via soft furnishings and accessories, so that I can easily chop and change colour schemes without the headache of repainting a room.
The polka dot vinyl decals are also a brilliant way to decorate without the commitment of painting. These ones can be easily removed and changed (without damage) once I do get sick of them, but they were definitely a challenge to get perfect and aligned on the wall (yes I am OCD!).



Of course now that Mr T is here, we have converted Miss C's nursery in a bit more of  a toddler space complete with a bed a few other modifications - cannot wait to share this (and Mr T's nursery that I am madly working away on!) with you soon. Til then stay tuned for some of the stockist and other details on the room...

If you have any questions that you want me to answer on the room or anything featured in it, please feel free to comment below or contact me and I will pop these in the post too!

UPDATE: You can access the post with the stockist information right here

Thanks again to Little One Magazine for featuring this room in their current magazine - yay!!