Friday, December 24, 2010

Season's Greetings from The Bride's Diary Team!



The Bride's Diary Team extends our very best wishes for the Festive Season to all our readers and clients. Have a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year celebration.

We have absolutely loved working on our website and publications throughout 2010. It has been great to keep in touch with our members through the bridal buzz message boards and to receive your fantastic feedback. Thank you for the many wonderful compliments we have received to our fabulous new editions of The Bride's Diary. We love it too!

We look forward to a wonderful 2011 filled with exciting new additions to our publications and online features!

Thank you for your ongoing support and interest in The Bride's Diary.

Once again, have a wonderful festive season.

Warm regards,

The Bride's Diary Team

Moo Said The Cow gets into the Festive Sales Spirit!






Love the thrill of Boxing Day bargains? Or for that matter love any kind of sale?!


Moosaidthecow.com is giving avid shoppers an early Christmas gift, with 20% off all bedding and nursery décor commencing Christmas Eve!

Gorgeous blankets, quilts, baby wraps, sheets and snuggly sleeping bags from brands including Babu, Luna Ninos and David Faussenger are on sale. There’s also divine merino blankets from Lambikins and cotton blankets by Little House.

To add some character to the bedroom, there’s quirky and cute wall prints, versatile floor rugs and playmats for little ones, unique mobiles and wall hangings. From hand crafted Cuckoo Nest hangings, to fun, colourful rugs from Danish by Design.

Don’t miss out on these bargains - visit moosaidthecow.com

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Magic Reindeer Food

Many families leave cookies and milk for Santa, but what about his reindeer? Sprinkled on the lawn on Christmas Eve, Magic Reindeer Food leaves a glittering path, and a sweet snack for Rudolph and friends.

Ingredients

Raw oatmeal
Glitter (craft glitter can harm birds or wildlife, so make sure you use edible glitter)
Plastic sandwich bags
Ribbon
Paper or cardstock

Pour about 1/8 cup of oatmeal into your sandwich bag. Add some glitter. Attach with ribbon to the front of the bag and add the following message.

"On Christmas Eve, sprinkle this wonderful Reindeer Food on your lawn. The shiny glitter will sparkle in the moonlight and the smell of oats will guide Rudolph to your home."

Image courtesy of melissagoodsell.typepad.com

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Playthings for Little Ones from Husk


Bushka Mamma with Baby - Handmade in Australia

The Bride's Diary team love the range of handmade toys available at Husk. From furry owls hand-made in co-ops in Kenya to Bushka Mammas handmade in Australia, the range is simply beautiful. They are truly toys your children will cherish forever.


Bundu Owl Large - Hand Made in Kenya by Womens Co-ops

Mabel Bear Large
Visit Husk

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cooking with Kids this Christmas



A great way to spend time with your kids during christmas and the holiday period is cooking! Kids love to get in the kitchen, make a mess and then try the results at the end! 

The Bride's Diary team love the cooking packs available from Moo Said the Cow - designed especially for kids, the cooking packs are sure to provide hours of fun...

Bring out the Masterchef in your child with the lovely Cupcake Pack, shown above.

Set includes everything the kids will need (except ingredients) to make perfect cupcakes everytime: 
• 1 x kids apron, 
• 3 x silicone (re-usable) cupcake moulds, 
• 1 x piping bag with assorted nozzles and recipes to make your very own cupcakes & icing ...Yum!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Megan Park's Whimsical Styling for Girls


The Bride's Diary team just love the fresh looks and whimsical styling of the Megan Park "Girl" collection, designed for girls aged 2-6.  


Australian-born Megan Park studied fashion design at RMIT, and upon leaving college began work as a textile designer in Melbourne. In 1993 she moved to London to begin designing textiles for a well-respected agency working for the likes of Givenchy, Dries van Noten and Kenzo.


In 1997, Megan launched her own label in London with an eponymous collection of evening bags and scarves, which has now grown to include womenswear and accessories collections, as well as Megan Park Girl (for girls aged 2-6,) and Megan Park Home (a soft furnishings home collection).


Visit www.meganpark.co.uk

Thursday, December 16, 2010

mooo.com.au


Do you want to buy something original but don't know where to go to find unique baby clothes, childrens clothes and personalised childrens gifts? Mooo can help! They know and understand that when it comes to baby clothes, children's clothes, christening gifts, Christmas gifts and Birthday gifts- the major shops just stock kids stuff that all looks the same! Mooo's products are all personalised to your children's individual tastes and personalities, making it the perfect online store to find perfect gifts and clothing for kids!

Check out their children's clothes today and be impressed - they are affordable, great quality, fun and remarkably unique! Are you looking for something fun, personal and a little bit special - check out the personalised name puzzles and canvas' today. They are perfect for Birthday gifts and Christening gifts.

Gifts under $30


Personalised 2011 Diaries



Personalised Books



Personalised 2011 Family Calendar



Personalised Wooden Name Puzzle

Visit mooo.com.au 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A few of our favourite things from Seed...


A few of our favourite things from Seed... gorgeous party dresses for girls and smart Christmas outfits for boys!

Cut Out Retro Car Tee
Ditsy Print Dress

Visit Seed

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Helping mums lose their baby weight with support and understanding



Lose Baby Weight has launched an innovative nutritional and weight loss program to provide Australian mums with a one of a kind service, specifically created for mums to help them return to their pre-pregnancy weight with safe, healthy and proven results. 

Sydney mum Rhian Allen, the founder of Lose Baby Weight, says that in Australia each year there are approximately 260,000 mums who give birth and of these new mums statistics say that 40% will have retained their pregnancy weight gain 12 months after the birth of their baby*.

"This research also states that if mums have not returned to their pre pregnancy weight six months after the birth of their baby then they are at much greater risk of being overweight or obese 10 years later," Rhian says.

"Combine these statistics with the fact that women are not eating enough fruit and vegetables or doing enough exercise and it paints a gloomy picture for mums who are trying to lose their baby weight."

 The National Health Survey** results among women aged 25-44 showed that;

• 75.9% ate less than 2 piece of fruit per day
• 56% ate less than 2 pieces of vegetables per day
• 32.4% did no exercise
• 50% were classed as overweight or obese

The company offers a variety of programs to choose from – all of which offer proven plans to optimise the weight loss, health and nutrition of the mums - and they stand behind their results with a 30 day money back guarantee.

"We believe that the key to successful post partum weight loss is a multilayered approach," says Rhian. "Through the programs we incorporate key nutritional supplements, meal replacements smoothies, a personal trainer created exercise program, metabolism boosting meal plans and recipes, one on one weight loss advice and support, extensive nutritional inform ation and entry into exclusive offers and promotions.

"We also have a range of programs that are designed for new mums - although we don't recommend mums begin any weight loss campaign until at least 6-8 weeks after the birth of their baby and the focus on these plans is nutrition with a maximum weight loss goal of 500 grams per week."

Visit the website for recipes, weight loss and nutritional information and to see testimonials from mums who have lost their weight plus information from health experts on the products and programs.

Visit http://www.losebabyweight.com.au

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Crocodile Creek for Christmas



Crocodile Creek are not your ordinary toys. These are thoughtful, beautifully designed, high-quality products for kids that parents can get behind. Shop the Billion Dollar Babes collection of backpacks and puzzles to make sure your kids have everything they need to play and grow through the holiday season and beyond. Up to 50% off sale on now!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Do the Festive Season in Style with Bloom Maternity



Bloom Maternity has been stylishly dressing pregnant women around Australia for the last 5 years and in the process has created a highly sought after brand. Bloom Maternity designer, Leah Madden has created a style of dressing that is effortless, chic but most importantly functional and easy to wear. One of The Bride's Diary team recently purchased a few Bloom Maternity dresses online and was very impressed with the fantastic quality and style!

Here are a few favourites that will see you through the festive season in comfort and style...

The Scarlet Dress (top) is a chic, versatile strapless dress, sure to be a knockout at any event. Long adjustable ties allow you to create a different look for every event.


The Ella Maternity Dress is a stunning wrap dress made from Matte Jersey with a deep V-neck and cheeky ruffle detail. It has a fit and flare shape and ties at side to adjust as you grow.


Flutter is a classic wrap will take you from AM to PM in Style. The wrap around design ties at side, allowing you to adjust the fit to suit your growing shape. The flutter sleeve detail and gorgeous print create a great look for summer. Flutter is made from stretch jersey and is suitable for flat tummy to full bloom tummy!

Visit www.bloommaternity.com.au

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales These School Holidays



When the school bell rings signalling the end of the year for kids, it means 45 days of holidays – that’s 45 days of fun and freedom for kids, and often 45 days of patience and perseverance for parents!

Disney Live! can at least take care of one of these days! One of the hottest holiday things to do in January will be Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales, opening on the Gold Coast from January 6 to 8 and in Brisbane from January 10 to 11.

Every big kid has a favourite Disney memory. Whether it was the first time they saw a black and white Mickey and Minnie at the pictures, the time they rode the giant tea-cups at Disneyland during a family vacation or their first Disney On Ice show they saw with Grandma. Let the memories begin for your Prince or Princess this Christmas holidays when the time-honoured stories of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast spring from the storybooks and onto the stage.

These summer holidays, Mickey and his friends will take you and your family on a journey through ‘happily ever after’ and discover the classic stories of the three celebrated Disney Princesses. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketek 132 849.

The enchanted journey starts when Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Goofy find a magical storybook hidden among a treasure trove of costumes and belongings from classic Disney tales. The iconic objects lead them to three classic stories of ‘happily ever after’ featuring Snow White, Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. Along the way, the audience is invited to join in on the fun by solving clues, clapping along and singing songs as the stories unfold before their eyes.

Ticketek: 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au/disneylive - Perth, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Canberra, Newcastle, Adelaide

Ticketmaster 136 100 www.ticketmaster.com.au/disneylive - Sydney, Melbourne

Monday, December 6, 2010

Pixie Turquoise Blue Booties - Pure Wool Felt Baby Shoes



The Bride's Diary love these very sweet, high quality handmade shoes in pure wool felt - a perfect christmas gift a special little one! Fastened with velcro, there are no open seams are on the inside, so nothing will irritate the delicate baby's feet.

Visit Etsy

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Baby Shower Shop Opens Showroom in Perth



The long awaited Baby Shower Shop showroom opens in Perth today!

The Baby Shower Shop makes organising your baby shower easy and enjoyable. Their extensive range of baby shower themes includes tableware, invitations, decorations, party favours, bakeware, thank you cards, birth announcements, Australia's largest range of baby shower games and so much more.


In conjunction with the launch of their first showroom, The Baby Shower Shop will also be adding many new products to their site over the next couple of weeks including the Pearhead range and the gorgeous Alannah Rose baby shower ranges. Their Christmas range is also being updated this week and many new products will only be available in store.

Visit The Baby Shower Shop at Shop 3, 183 High Road, Willetton.

Opening hours are:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Saturdays, 10am to 4pm.