Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Miss & Trilly

Hi I am Mel! Miss & Trilly is a one woman show, unless you count my two diva assistants and then it's more like a one and a half woman show. 
Named and inspired by my daughters Marissa (Miss) and Trelise (Trilly).

Everything gets the Miss and Trilly seal of approval.


My current best sellers are our Ruffles and Bloomers sets which are available up to 3yrs and also for custom orders, along with the gorgeous range of headwrap headbands. Keep an eye out as I extend the range available in the upcoming cooler seasons and the size range will go up to size 10yrs.

Bloomers, Ruffles & Headwraps!

Handmade and designed girls clothing made right here in New Zealand. These items are made to order with the utmost love and care.

We LOVE colour. We LOVE pretty. We specialise in all things girly.

Custom Sets Available

Make sure you pop over to Mel's website and have a look! She has NEW headbands available tonight. And follow her on social media to keep up with new designs!

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I bought this headband from Miss & Trilly and it is absolutely GORGEOUS!

Wildflower Headwrap

McGoober Boutique Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to ~ Toni-Maree Sturkenboom ~ You have WON a Tutu or a pair of DC Pants from McGoober Boutique!

A huge thank you to Hannah! x

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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

McGoober Boutique

Hello, I’m Hannah, and I run McGoober Boutique. I’m 30yrs old, married to the lovely John and we have one gorgeous (2yr old this week) boy named Levi.

Hand Printed Top & Hand Stamped Pants!

McGoober Boutique started in October 2013 and came about when I was getting sick of putting grotty store brought bibs on my very dribbly baby, so decided to have a go at making some funky bandana bibs. I posted the result on Facebook and after encouragement from friends & family decided to start selling them.

Bandana Bibs

Fast forward a year or so, and I’m now making a range of kids clothing. I aim to make clothing that is special and just that little bit different to what you can get in store. My most popular item has to be the DC (Drop Crotch) Pant. These are not only very styley and cool, but also great for nappy bums with the extra room.

Gold & Orange Set for Twins!

This year I hope to get my website up and running with pre-made clothing items and I’m very excited about the designs I have instore for winter.


Everything is handmade by myself and I am very proud of what I do.

In saying that, things may slow down a bit as in early September we are expecting baby number 2! I can’t wait to start creating for this little peanut.

Tutu Skirt

Be sure to follow McGoober Boutique to keep up with gorgeous new designs! 

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Thank you so much to Hannah, I have been given either a pair of DC pants or a Tutu to giveaway to a very lucky winner. To enter to be in to win, please head to my Liked. by Becky Facebook page to find out more!

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Mini Made

Hi there! I’m Sara - mum, wife, teacher and lucky business owner of Mini Made.
I created Mini Made 18 months ago with the idea that I wanted to fill a gap in the younger market (ages 2-6) for fun, quality products based around imaginary and creative play.
I love to sew and my ‘teacher - mind’ likes toys that can be played with over and over again. So after some playing around and a business course later, I thought I’d bite the bullet and see where the wind could take me.


The Mini Made business name came from the idea of Mini being a small person, Made - being play ideas made by small people - whether that be the craft kits (in the making) or fun made by dressing up.

My favourite product is my Mini Me doll carriers. I’m proud of my design and I like the way they show off the gorgeous fabrics. I’m also stoked with our slingshots and think the whole package looks smart. I love that they are in some of my favourite stores dotted around the country.

Mini Me Carriers & Reversible Crowns

Each day is different depending on our schedule of preschool and work (teaching) but I try to take some time each day to do something based around Mini Made.

I love creating and seeing children having fun with my products is self satisfying. I am hoping to have the luxury of having more time for Mini Made as the year progresses so I can really get into it.

Mini Drawing Wallet

Gorgeous fabric, children playing, Pinterest, magazines - they all give me motivation and then it’s just slowing down and not trying to do too many things at once!

My advice for others thinking of starting a business is if you love it - do it. What do you have to lose in the grand scheme of things? Remember that it takes a good 2 years to get a business running so don’t be too hard on yourself if the first year doesn’t bring what you want.

Fly Away Wings

I am an active relaxer since having my children. I like to be doing something but I do try to have at least one total ‘veg out’ night a week. Getting away on the odd weekend with just the four of us is always a winner.

Dinosaur Tails

This year, I am concentrating on developing the play kits I originally wanted to start my business with. As time has passed I have modified my ideas and am now really excited for what is to come in order to create a cohesive look across the Mini Made range. I am also throwing myself into social media to see which is going to be the best fit - come join me!

Mini Hideout

Check out Sara's gorgeous website and follow her on her social media platforms to keep up with her new product designs!

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With a HUGE thank you to Sara, I have been given a code for my readers to have 10% off at the checkout on her website! Just enter ‘becky’ into the coupon code section.
This week only, so be in quick ~ x

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Little Mint Boutique

Little Mint Boutique was created by Sarah in February 2014 and inspired by the birth of her first son, when she became a stay at home Mum for the first time.

Harper + Hudson Teething Jewellery

I have always been passionate about trying to make eco-friendly and organic choices where possible, and believe that small, sustainable changes can make a big difference.

Sapling Navajo Lace Bodysuit

Our aim is to provide you with only the best quality natural products that are ethically produced, free from nasties, and are made to last while being kind to the world we live in. Each item in our store is personally chosen for it's use of natural materials, sustainability, quality and of course, style!

We stock a range of brands from home and around the world that share in the same values, such as Sapling Child, Milkbarn (formally Zebi Baby), Dandelion, Harper and Hudson, Huxbaby, and Re-Play.

Re Play Divided Plates

We also stock our own handmade line of organic cotton+bamboo dribble bibs and natural wooden teething rings.

Little Mint Boutique Dribble Bibs

Sarah has a fantastic giveaway happening over on her Facebook page which you are all more than welcome to enter!

It's February and it's their birthday month! Each week this month they will have a different special, and first up is 30% off all their dribble bibs!
Sale ends Sunday 8th at midnight. Just use the code: TAKE30 at checkout 

My Gypsy Child Skincare Range

Visit the beautiful Little Mint Boutique website and follow Sarah on social media to keep up with her new and gorgeous products.

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