Sunday, April 29, 2012

Giveaway: Wibbly Pig and Angelina Ballerina DVD

Morning!

Do you like giveaways?

Did you read my post here about our Wibbly Pig and Angelina Ballerina DVDs?

Want to win a DVD for yourself? Or for your kids I should say ;)




I have one copy of Wibbly Pig - Explore with Wibbly and one copy of Angelina Ballerina - The Secret Valentine to giveaway to 2 lucky winners (1 winner for each DVD).

To enter, just comment below and tell me which one you would like to win & why your child (or nephew, niece, etc) would like to watch it!

You have until midnight (Sydney time), next Saturday, May 5 to enter, and I'll announce the winner on the blog shortly after that. Good Luck! 

Don't forget the fine print:
  • Prize to be shipped within Australia
  • It's a game of skill so I'm looking for an original and creative answer - have fun!
  • Make sure you leave me a way to get in contact with you if you win - email address, Twitter / FB details, etc. Post here in comments or email them privately to me at marissaroberts@live.com.au :)

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P.S. I've been getting a few emails asking where these DVDs can be purchased online, so from now on when I do DVD reviews I'll include a link to purchase. Just click on the links to buy them:


I don't earn any money in commission for any sales made from these links - but if that ever changes, I'll always include a disclaimer to let you know before you buy xx



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Saturday, April 28, 2012

McFail..


We got McDonalds for lunch today after we finished our grocery shopping.

I'm not sure, but I think the staff may have been new. Hadn't made a Big Mac before..

When we got home and unpacked our food, this is what the Big Mac looked like:

McFail


Bread, meat cheese.

I was surprised considering how confident McDonalds was, sticking a 100% quality sticker on it?!?

Am I the only one that still remembers the McDonalds ad from years ago?

"Two-all-beef-patties-special-sauce-lettuce-cheese-pickles-onions-on-a-sesame-seed-bun"

Do you remember that ad?





Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What I Wore: Cargos, Boots and an Arm Party..

Here's my favourite outfit of the week :)

Check out the gorgeous bracelets & bangles - I was inspired by the arm party style dare at Fox In Flats!


Boots from Betts 
Dark Green skinny cargos from Suzanne Grae
Dark blue singlet from Emerson at Big W (layered under shirt)
Shirt from Ripe Maternity - yep, I still wear it ;)
Bracelets from Michael Hill, Equip, House of Harlow 1960

Sorry it's hard to see the colours! Check out the Shopstyle box below for a better idea:


Do you do What I Wore posts?

Want to join the What I Wore linky?

Here's how it works:

  • The 'What I Wore' linky goes live every Tuesday and stays open for the week
  • To join in, go to the latest What I Wore blog post and link up your blog post with a pic of you wearing your favourite outfit for the week (use the linky tool below)
  • Make sure you link to the specific post, not just your blog address, so we can see your outfit by clicking on the link, instead of having to search through your blog to find it :)
  • Add this "What I Wore" button to your blog on the same page as your post:


What I Wore



That's it! Any questions, just comment below or email me at marissaroberts@live.com.au

Have fun!


Monday, April 23, 2012

Company Review: Groupon




So last week the people from Groupon asked me to check out their site and review it.

To be honest, I didn't have to think about it for long - I am more than happy to spend time looking at shopping deals online and call it work, especially when I find deals I would actually use, like:
There's even a wedding deal in the Hunter Valley for $3999 instead of $10,250 - Don't worry Husband, I won't be needing this one, but I hope my bride-to-be friends check out that deal before it ends in a few days.


Gorgeous!


Even if you miss these deals, more come up regularly so it's worth subscribing and getting the email updates - I did and I get a few emails a day now that are tailored to suit me. Happy with that :)

Groupon is powered by Westfield, which I am really impressed with because I love Westfield. I really, really love Westfield :) So I know there will be plenty of great things for me to look at!

Head over here to have a closer look at Groupon - the website is really easy to use, if you're anything like me, I think you'll really like it :)


Credits:


  • This post is proudly sponsored by Groupon - I was invited to try the service and paid to publish this post if I was happy to do so. I was happy, I've signed up for the regular updates, and I bought the coffee special :)
  • Images for this post were taken with permission from the Groupon website



Tuesday, April 17, 2012

What I Wore

Have you seen my new What I Wore link up?



If you like Outfit of the Day posts and can use a bit of wardrobe inspiration, come and check it out every Tuesday :)

I'll be posting my favourite outfit of the week and you can link up your own blog post with your favourite outfit!

This week's What I Wore also features my favourite fashion bloggers. Click here to have a look..



Monday, April 16, 2012

Sophie's currently loving: Lego


It started with sharing her cousin's Lego at Nanna's house a couple of weeks ago.

Now, Lego is a firm favourite of Soph's!

She was thrilled when a package of Lego arrived on our doorstep this morning, started playing straight away and 2hrs later while I type this post - still going!

She can't wait to tell her cousin all about it and share her set with him now :)

Happy 50th Lego!


Lego has been in Australia for 50 years this year. To celebrate with them, check out LEGOfestival.com.au

I love this story about John Peddie arriving in Australia with a briefcase full of Lego..

Do your kids play with Lego?






Thursday, April 12, 2012

Blogs I'm reading..

Here's what I'm loving on blogs this week..


Katrina at Katrina from the Block is giving away a gorgeous Uberkate necklace



Steph at Think BIG. Start small shares 5 small things to do to improve your health (with a free printable!)

Think BIG Start small

Can't wait to try the Chocolate-blueberry-chocloate-chip scones by Stacey over at Veggie Mama




Got any favourites of your own to share?


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Hunger Games: Book and Movie Review



I had a couple of hours to myself last weekend on my flight to Melbourne, so I took a copy of  The Hunger Games on the plane with me.

I hadn't read it before and to be honest, there was so much hype about the movie coming out, I wasn't sure if I would be over it before I even started reading.

I was wrong. I LOVED the book - so much that I bought the other 2 books in the series - Catching Fire and Mockingjay - and had read them both by the end of the weekend.

Then I went to see the movie on Monday night. Yep - that's how much I loved it.

I'm not going to explain the storyline, you've probably heard it already and it's easy enough to Google it.

I will tell you that the movie is pretty true to the book - I only noticed a couple of differences.

So yes - I loved The Hunger Games - the book and the movie. But there was one major problem..

You know when you read a book, picture the characters and then when you watch the movie everyone looks different to how you pictured them?

Well before I read the book I saw all the tv footage of the cast, so I thought I knew what the main characters looked like - but it turned out I had the actors playing Peeta and Gale mixed up. So when I saw the movie and realised Josh Hutcherson was Peeta and Liam Hemsworth was Gale (and not the other way round), it was very confusing for a few minutes!

Has that ever happened to you?

Anyway, I highly recommend both the book and the movie - but read the book first, there's a lot more detail in it and I think it would be harder to grasp the full meaning of some of what happens in the movie without knowing the background the book provides.

You can buy the book for under $12 with free shipping here at The Book Depository.

What about you? Which do you usually do first - read the book or watch the movie?


Credits:

  • I bought the books and my movie ticket with my own money
  • I receive no payment for writing this post
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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Wibbly Pig and Angelina Ballerina: DVD Review (and saving my sanity a little!)

This Wibbly Pig DVD is on daily rotation at our house at the moment, and we are loving it.



I'm not complaining - It got us through a month of rough times at home - concussion, gastro, constipation, gastro (again!), hospital visits and teething. So I am embracing television at the moment, especially when it means I get a half hour to blog again :)

Every morning the girls get to pick one DVD each to watch and for the last few weeks, Wibbly Pig has been Sophie's choice. In fact, I think I just heard her ask her Dad for it just now!

Meanwhile, Georgia is in love with Angelina Ballerina.



I think it's because it's pink. She loves pink - how does a baby pick a favourite colour at 10 months??

I think these shows are great for under fives - they're happy themes, with lots of singing and dancing included. I find myself humming the songs as I potter around the house, and Sophie has the Wibbly Pig "Super Shadow Show" song and dance down pat - she could almost pass a Young Talent Time audition at this point, she's so cute ;)

The only problem? With daily playing, they're getting scratched quickly, so I'm looking for ways to protect or repair the DVDs if they stop working.

Any ideas?





Credits:
  • We received a complimentary copy of each DVD (and a few others) to review - These are the girls' favourites of the bunch
  • My opinions (and the girls' opinions) are honest and our own
  • There was no payment for this review


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