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Easy Elf on the Shelf ideas!

Dec 3, 2018
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Last week was Elf on the Shelf® returns week and all over the world elves have arrived. Little him and her, Scout Elves are having fun spreading Christmas Magic and bringing many giggles to the homes they call their own for the festive season. Meet our Elf on the Shelf®; Eddy McJingles. Eddy is a sneaky fella, going all Houdini on us every evening but, we don’t mind because come morning we can’t wait to find him. Sometimes he simply…

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Christmas Gift Guide: Our Barbie Christmas wish list

Nov 23, 2018
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It’s no secret, in our home we are all massive Barbie fans – even Mr. Perfect plays his part as Ken (and sometimes Skipper too). This year we’ve especially enjoyed getting to know the brand we all love so dearly. From celebrating Barbie’s 59th birthday to designing gorgeous dresses, amazing shopping hauls and reviewing the new “You can be Anything” book series… Barbie has been a positive, uplifting and motivating part of our lives and a constant reminder that it’s…

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Christmas Gift Guide for kids: 10 Toys they’ll keep playing with after Christmas

Nov 20, 2018
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Christmas is around the corner and in our home we like spoiling one another with a little surprise under the tree. I love seeing the girl’s eyes light up as they unwrap a special toy they’ve been asking for all year and nothing beats playing together on the carpet Christmas morning. It can however become a land of waste a few days later with items not living up to expectations or worse, breaking instantly. Quality over quantity always wins and we’ve…

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Mickey Mouse turns 90, Happy birthday!

Nov 18, 2018
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“Binding generations together more than any other animated character, Mickey Mouse is the “True Original” who reminds people of all ages of the benefits of laughter, optimism and hope.” And in our home things are no different. We adore Mickey Mouse! The charming, ever optimistic, leader of the pack is forever entwined in our own childhood memories and now we get to share the magic of Mickey with our kids. Over the past 90 years Mickey (1st named Mortimer) has…

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The Elf on the Shelf is here – A Magical season awaits!

Nov 14, 2018
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The Elf on the Shelf® has made its way to SA and we have officially adopted one of our own! Silly and sweet, Santa’s official Scout Elves love to find new ways to bring magic to Christmas. They are Santa’s most trusted helpers, assigned to families around the world. Sharing children’s wishes, messages and holiday adventures with Santa. Everyday, for a month or so, our Scout Elf  will find a spot to sit and watch all day long and every…

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Our current favourite Disney Junior shows

Sep 12, 2018
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There’s no denying it. We are massive Disney fans. Whether it’s princess parties or imaginative play. The girls can’t get enough, and if I’m totally honest, neither can we. What’s not to love about a brand that has been around longer than most of us? I remember growing up with Disney. In fact, after my parent’s divorce I had one particular Minnie Mouse dress that I always wore. Nothing fancy – It had a red and white polka dot skirt…

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Ava’s Favourites: 5 Best Toys to buy a 1 year old

Aug 19, 2018
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Our little Ava is one and for her 1st birthday we celebrated with a beautiful party (more coming soon) and her own room. A cozy space all to herself wasn’t the only gift she got. Ava received a few wonderful presents and I taught it would be handy to share them with you seeing as I always get moms, aunts and friends asking; “What are the best toys to buy a 1 year old?” 1. Books You can never go wrong…

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Making memories at Toy Kingdom with dad

Jul 31, 2018
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A couple of weeks ago Mr. Perfect a.k.a Alec and the girls were invited to go and enjoy an instore “Amazing Race” at our local Toy Kingdom. Nobody knew what to expect but the excitement was real. Even Ava could feel something good was coming… Upon arrival we were greeted by the friendly staff. The girls instantly felt at home and eagerly awaited instructions, they were ready too have FUN! First up, radio controlled car racing! It’s 2018 people – girls…

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Mommy and me favourite toy picks from baby’s 1st year

Jul 26, 2018
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A while ago I did an entire #momming101 post regarding play and all the fun toys we love. (Read more here) but when it comes to stimulating and playing with your baby, you really don’t need much. Today’s post is all about our number one toy(s) – Ava’s top pick and mine. It’s about the toy(s) that always grabs her attention and keeps her occupied for ages. The one(s) she simply cannot get enough off and has loved from birth…

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Moluk: What’s a Bilibo?

Jun 14, 2018
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You may have noticed; we LOVE playing with our kids. It’s one of those secret parenting perks – getting to relive your childhood and experience new, fun toys and games without anyone telling you, you’re too old. And call us old-fashioned… but most of the time you just can’t beat the simple things. Manual toys without any screens, batteries or other gimmicks are the best allowing for hours of play without causing a head ache or cluttering up our home.…

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