Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Infamous Potty

Until you go thru it yourself, i don't think anyone truly understands the term 'potty training'.... at least i certainly didnt..

Its a joy to see the triumphant look upon your child's face when the 1st wee or poo arrives in the potty..... the look and word's of "i'm a big boy now' is something i will treasure (and wish i could bottle) forever....but...... the aftermath of those moments has got me speechless.

Cleaning out the potty (to put it in kiddy terms) is just plain 'yucky'! and one of the yuckiest things ive had to do as a parent... all with a smile on my face as if its the most natural thing in the world for mummy!

I would love to hear from you if there are any tips out there... im only at day 4!!

LMNOP Issue 7 out now

For all those that still don't know LMNOP, this is the time to start. Issue 7 is out now and wow what a cool issue! We were lucky enough to have a few items featured, and there were so many more that i have marked to check out....i am just loving all the etsy finds!

and do you like the outfits on the cover? well they are from Big by Fiona, and are also available instore now.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

eeBoo Good Manners Flash Cards back instock!

The Good Manners Flash Cards are now back instock. They teach your child (and remind us!)the rights things to say and do, for all occasions. A great present for any child.
The flash cards are quite large (for small hands) and are beautifully illustrated.
Also come in a thick box for easy storage.
Rrp 29.95
instore and online

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

another craft book to love

What a fantastic book! I have only one copy, so if you want it call me!

Its a long way to the shop!

Know anyone that is still obsessed with Bon Scott and ACDC? Well here's two tee's they can dress their kids in when they go to the Black Ice Tour Concert..... yyeaahhh!
Both available online Bon Scott and Sausage Roll Rrp 32.95

Sizes available are ooo thru to size 4-5

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Family Recipes by Annabel Karmel

Annabel Karmel is probably my most favourite Cooking guru when it comes ot cooking for my boys. Her meals are nutricious, delicious and EASY to make! I started both boys on her purees and haven't looked back. This recipe came thru today and it looks really GOOD! Family Recipes - Salmon Teriyaki Annabel Karmel

If you don't want to check out her website, her it is:

Salmon Teriyaki
80 ml (3fl oz) soy sauce
100 ml (4 fl oz) sake (Japanese rice wine)
50 ml (2fl oz) mirin (sweet Japanese cooking wine)
2 tbsp caster sugar
4 X 150g thick fillets of salmon, skinned
4 tbsp vegetable oil
250g button mushrooms, sliced
200g beansprouts
3 tbsp finely sliced spring onion
200 g basmati rice

Mix the ingredients for the marinade together in a saucepan and stir over a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool down, then place the salmon in a dish, pour over the marinade and set aside for 10 minutes.
Cook the rice according to the instructions on the packet. Heat half of the oil in a frying pan or wok and sauté the mushrooms for 2 minutes, then add the beansprouts and spring onions and cook for 2 minutes more. Meanwhile, drain the salmon reserving the marinade and pat dry . Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan and saute the salmon for about 2 minutes each side or until slightly browned. Pour away the excess oil from the pan. Alternatively you can cook the salmon on a very hot griddle brushed with a little oil. Whichever method you choose, after 2 minutes pour a little of the teriyaki marinade over the salmon and continue to cook for a few minutes, basting occasionally. Simmer the remaining marinade in a small saucepan until thickened. Divide the vegetables between four plates, place the salmon on top and pour the teriyaki sauce over the fish.

If your liking the sound of this and looking for a good kids cook book, check out these two that we currently have instock:

The fussy easters' recipe book $29.95 ( a must have in my kitchen!)

we sell both instore and online

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Two Windmills

On friday Rachel popped in with two little buddies that now have a home at My Messy Room. Her label is The Two Windmills .... They looked right at home immediately!

The Weekly Special!

There are so many great things instore but sometimes, they are a little hard to find. So today, we decided to start a 'weekly special'... the special like you get at your favourite butcher! These can be favourites for the week, a must have style, new products or just a special discount ... whatever takes our fancy!

The 'special' is valid online and bought thru the website...... Enjoy!

Sooooo this week our 'Weekly Special' is Cowboy Jack Western Boots

Normally $136.95 for one week only you can have them for $100 - a saving of $37
pretty cool huh!!
Buy them now here

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Featured in Mums Special on LMNOP

Every day this week LMNOP blog has featured talented working mums (involved in the kids business) and i was lucky enough to be one of them! The entries have been great, It gives you a sneak peak into other peoples days... juggling motherhood, home, friends and work..
I especially loved reading Marika from Polka.... have a read, its a hoot!
Thanks Jen! xx
ps. this photo was taken only a week ago... havent little h's grown!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

papier mache a very cute childrens magazine

papier mache a very cute childrens magazine just arrived in my inbox and I MUST share it with you.. its a delight. This is issue 1.

The Paperwings jacket featured in the editorial below was borrowed from us! It looks beautiful and is still available instore. Call us if you want to know more.

Now, Dont forget to look at papier mache

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Ivy Designs

Did i tell you that we are now stockists of the darling little label Ivy designs?

Here is what it looked like in our window about a week ago and i can happily say that we have since sold out of most of the pieces. Its Sydney designed and produced by Wynona and her sister. Check out their website and blog. We are so proud of them and cant wait for Summer!


Iron Me On, by Mike Perry

These just came in and are so fabulous! It is a booklet of over 50 transfers of really cool handrawn illustrations and alphabets by Mike Perry.
You can customise any fabrics with these cool transfers, luv luv luv it!
Its also a good one for boys to enjoy, they could have so much fun customising tshirts with these.
Check them out instore now or online

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bourke St Bakery

For those that live in the iner west, you will be pleased to know that Bourke St Bakery has just opened their 3rd bakery in Marrickville - yay!!
Its the best for a quick bite and i'm in heart with their ham and cheese croissants... still after 5 years!
The address is 2 Mitchell St Marrickville, really close to Sydenham and Victoria Rd.

The store gets a dress up!

Played instore with some new things and not so new things and here's what happened! Its still a work in progress but having fun making the changes xx