Thursday, September 12, 2013

The cutest labels - Hippo Blue

This is my youngest daughter Jacquie. Jacquie is 3, turning 4 very soon and goes to day care once a week. She also has speech therapy once a week and bad mummy packs her food in plastic bags and old lunch boxes and scribbles her name on paper labels. 

Jacquie is very happy today because she's sporting a brand new lunch box which has her name imprinted on it and it was made by Hippo Blue. Jacquie is in dire need of special name labels and that is where Hippo Blue saved my day and made everything look pretty.
Hippo Blue made up a batch of their Vinyl Label Variety pack and I could not be more pleased. I've had other labels before and these ones are quite impressive. Why? well because there's a lot more variety. I like how there are different sizes so I can plaster her name on all her pieces she needs for day care and school.

Did you see those cute footprint stickers? They're shoe stickers. How cool! We also recieved round dots and new square ones which I've never seen before. Mmmmm. We got Jumbo and Large too; yes, there's a difference! 

Here is the lunch box filled with her water bottle and finally a label on her lunch box using one of the small name labels. She is a little fairy princess after all. The lunch box is very roomy and it should last for when she starts pre-school next year.
 I chose the Pink Bird theme but they have plenty of others to choose from. It's hard to choose just one but it's easy to apply the different themes on their web site to see how it would look. I think it's adorable.
This is the Jumbo name label on her clear folder. I keep all her speech therapy cards and activities in it. I love how nice it looks now and it's a great size. All Hippo Blue's name labels are made from high quality sourced vinyl. They're extra sticky and extra durable which allows them to be dishwasher, waterproof and microwave friendly!!!

If you check out their web site they have really good specials on at the moment. You can get their labels on special now. What can you get in The Vinyl Variety pack?
The vinyl variety pack includes: 

- Pencil/Mini - 52 x 12mm – 32 labels.
- Standard - 52 x 24mm –  16 labels.
- Large - 104 x 24mm –  8 labels.
- Jumbo - 96 x 31mm – 6 labels.
- Shoe - 48 x 35mm – 8 labels + 8 clear overlays (extra protection)
- Circle - 38 x 38mm – 8 labels.
- Square - 42 x 42mm – 8 labels.

TOTAL AMOUNT OF LABELS = 86 Vinyl labels + 8 clear overlays.









That's amazing. I'd totally recommend trying them out. They have many more items on their on-line store. Get in quick before their offers end. You don't want to miss out!

Thanks again to Hippo Blue for being a great Australian company.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Father's Day and a Birthday

Every Father's Day weekend we also celebrate my eldest's child's birthday. In the morning their dad got his gifts from the school's fathers day stall. He was also doing the bbq at his parents for the big get together we always have. The europeans sure love to have a big feast but it makes for lots of fun and smiles.

I digress, Mia turned 7 and I decided to make that cake (from the previous post). She also helped. Most of it came together really nicely except the rocky road filling. We followed the instructions but I didn't think that the warm melted chocolate would also melt the marshmallows. So we ended up with gooey sticky chocolate with pistachio bits. Still we went with it.

I had baked two packets of White Wings Rich Chocolate cake because sometimes speedy is my middle name. Which turned out just as well since we also went to church for a bit in the evening. We came home a bit tired but she still wanted to stay up and help me with her cake. She said "Isn't it wierd that I'm making my own cake?" I laughed and said "Yeah, but it's fun."

It still tasted pretty good. On top there are broken pieces of the Cadbury's Raspberry Clinkers Marshmallows Creations and I didn't make the mashmallows that are suppose to go on top. I cut up some strawberries and bought some decorations for it. The princess bunting was a cake topper packet from Woolworths along with Happy Birthday letter candles I also got a number 7 sparkler for special effects.

The kids had a great time at the in-laws and we were so pooped by the end of the day. I had a shower and cut up some fabric. It was the perfect way to end the day. I hope you all had a great day too.