Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Bargain of the Week: Children's Room Goodies from Aldi...

Oh how I love myself a weekly Aldi Special Buys Catalogue! And let me tell you, the catalogue that landed in my letterbox over the weekend was an absolute beauty for anyone planning a room for a little one.
 

Kids Bed:

Too early for me to think about a big bed for Miss C?! Probably!! But it doesn't mean that I cannot start planning out the transition from nursery to toddler room does it?!
 
These Aldi Steel frame beds are priced at $89.99 (not a typo folks!!) and come in Teal, White and Red. Such a great price!!
 


 
 
Random question - for those that have this style of bed for littlies, do you find that they hit their heads etc? Love to know!!
 
More info can be found on the Aldi website here.
 

Kids Table and Chairs:

I need another kids table and chairs set like a hole in the head (4 sets and counting), but I am absolutely LOVE this Eames Replica set from Aldi.
 
 
 
Set is priced at $99.99 (table and two chairs).
 
They are also selling that cute little rug for $36.99 as well if you are interested in that :-)

More information over on the Aldi page here.

These bargains go on sale in stores tomorrow (Wednesday 25 February) and something tells me that they are going to be very popular, don't you think?!

Monday, 23 February 2015

Sun Buddy by Rufus & Coco Giveaway Winners Announced

Biggest apologies for the brief hiatus from the blog and also for not announcing the winners from the recent Sun Buddy by Rufus & Coco giveaway sooner. Boy has life been a little bit crazy around here, but more on that all in good time...
 
Without further delay, the 6 lucky giveaway winners are.....
 
AMY LOVE
 
DEBORAH BOLAM
 
KARLENE FORREST
 
MICHELLE GRAY
 
DONNA DWYER
 
KYLIE HARRIS
 
Congrats ladies!! Please email me at utterlyorganised@gmail.com with your address details so that we can get your amazing little prize out to you.
 
I have so many posts to publish including (finally) Miss C's bedroom reveal, Miss C's 1st birthday party, the completed extension room and house reveal posts, a ton of recipes, a few (thousand) bargain buys and some amazing giveaways too.
 
Promise not to keep you waiting too long!!
 
Oh and if you happen to be on Facebook, you can hear from me a bit more regularly over here, so feel free to join the page :-)
 
As always, if there is anything that you'd like to see here, feel free to contact me.
 

Monday, 26 January 2015

Sun Buddy by Rufus & Coco Review and Giveaway

{Post brought to you in conjunction with Rufus & Coco}
 
Not sure about your end of the world, but apart from this long weekend (typical), we have certainly felt things (finally) heating up here in Melbourne town.
 
And while most of us are vigilant about applying sunscreen to our selves and kids whilst out enjoying the sunny weather, how many of you do just the same for your four legged friends?!
 
Until recently, I didn't realise just how dangerous the sun could also be for our furry friends. Close friends of ours have spent far too much time (and money) with their local vet, having cancerous lumps removed from their pooch over the past year. This situation has certainly made me far more aware just how harmful the sun can be to our much loved doggy Georgie, who just adores lazing about and playing in the sun.

Our Georgie as a pup almost 6 years ago - aww!!

Until now, I wasn't aware of any form of sun protection that could be used for pets. Leading pet care brand Rufus & Coco have invested a lot of time in to developing an amazing new pet-safe sunscreen called Sun Buddy. When I was given the chance to try it out on our Georgie, it was perfect timing with summer on our doorstep.
 
 
 
Our Georgie is a Beaglier (Beagle X King Charles Cavalier). She has quite a lot of white fur and loves to lay on her back (revealing her spotty tum) in the sun. Her cross breed (Beagle) is one of the breeds that is recognised as being a wee bit more susceptible to sun damaged skin.
 
I wasn't quite sure how Miss Georgie would go having this applied to her (she has having her flea treatment applied etc), but she literally lapped up the attention for a change (she definitely is a bit starved for that with two kids around these days!).

 
 
The cream is simply applied to your pooch (or kitty) by hand 20 minutes prior to exposure to the sun. I have been doing this first thing in the morning and again in the afternoon. It is recommended to apply every two hours and again after swimming bathing, like you would with your human sunscreen.
 
If you have a beloved pet that you would love to protect this summer, the Sun Buddy is available in selected (larger) Woolies stores, pet stores and vets and retails for $14.95.
 
Thanks to Rufus & Coco, 6 very lucky readers are going to have the chance to win a tube for themselves. To enter, simply follow the Rafflecopter prompts below....
 
 

Enter Here

 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms & Conditions

- The giveaway will be hosted by Rafflecopter and is open to Australian residents only
- There will be 6 x 75g Sun Buddy Products to be given away
- 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
- 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
 
Good luck everyone and a BIG thank you to Rufus & Coco for being the very first giveaway to kick off 2015 - woo hoo!!  
 

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Christmas Wishes 2014

I for one cannot believe just how quickly 2014 has flown - can you?!
 
And what a year...
 
The year definitely started out with one SUPER huge surprise, our gorgeous Miss C (who I was 100% convinced was a boy) arrived in January.
 
 
 
After quite a number of struggles to get here, I just feel so blessed to have two gorgeous kiddies in my life.

Adjusting to two kids was definitely challenging at times this year, but I definitely think that this was also compounded by the fact that we embarked on a 4 month extension project that took almost double that time to complete!
 
 
 
The extension definitely zapped a lot of time and energy this year, but it has definitely been worth it as we put the finishing touches on our family home over the summer holidays. I cannot wait to share with you all of the final progress shots and the room reveals next year, what a project it has been!!
 
It was definitely a year for BIG birthday's this year, Mr B turned 3 this month and my Mum is 70 next week - happy birthday Mum!!
 
I spent many, many hours this year planning a big surprise party for my Mum, which we held earlier this month and boy was it worth it to see her face. Not sure if it was sheer terror, or a big surprise, but she definitely wasn't expecting the soiree that she had.
 
This is likely to be my final post for the year, so I wanted to thank each and every one of you for checking in and taking the time to read my blog, follow my Facebook or Instagram accounts this year. I cannot tell you just how much it means to be to have you here!
 
I started out this blog as a way of having some contact with the 'outside' world, after leaving the workforce in 2011 (to have Brodie). In that time, I have 'met' the most amazing readers and I absolutely love reading your emails, comments, shopping buys and your questions each week. It really has lead to so many different opportunities and friendships, and I thank each of you for being part of that.
 
I sincerely wish each and every one of you a safe and happy Christmas and New Year, and really hope that you will stick around to see what 2015 has in store.
 
Til then....
 
 


 

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Miss C's Christening: Part 2 - Touch of Glitter & Lace Dessert Table

As I prepare to finish up blogging for the year, I knew that I had to finally get the post out for part #2 of Miss C's Christening. After all part #1 made it debut on the blog waaaayyy back in October.... so blaming the extension for that!! 
 
If you have forgotten what the heck part #1 looked like, then you can read up on it here.
 
Now on to part #2, a look at the Dessert Table that I put together for the day.
 
 
After doing events for my little man for the past 2 years, I was a bit excited to finally be able to plan a girly event for our baby girl!
 
 
 

I adore polka dots (no secret there!) and pink and gold, so the theme was super easy for me to decide upon for our baptism celebration.

I teamed pink and white with accents of gold glitter and lace for a soft but feminine baptism table.

Our intimate family event was scheduled for Morning Tea time, so we had a selection of morning tea sweet treats for our close family and friends who came along to celebrate.

 





 
Of course it is never too early for candy, and we had some on the table to thank our sweet guests for sharing our day!

 

Vendor Credits

 
All Cake Stands, Tables, Cloth, Candy Jars, Props and Vases are available to hire through my little Event Hire business - Utterly Organised Events.
The stunning cake is by Jessie Lee Cakes
The Chocolate Éclairs, Cookies, Mini Cupcakes and Cakepops are by Sweet Creations by Sharms
The Macarons are by Bespoke Cakes - Viv seriously makes THE BEST macs in Melbourne!!
All other food items were created by me (or good old fashioned Coles in the case of the doughnuts!!)
Printed Material by Memories are Sweet.
Styling, set up, photography and flowers also by UtterlyOrganised Events
 
And with January just around the corner, I am madly working away on Miss C's 1st birthday party (can you believe it is one year already?!) with the amazing Ally from Mint Imprint. I cannot wait to share this with you - promise not to make you wait 3 months like this time - haha!!