Monthly Archives: August 2014

Swing sets give your kids hours of fun!

Swing-sets

When I was growing up, I’d spend hours out in the backyard on the swing sets my parents bought me. As soon as school finished I’d race home with a few friends and spend the rest of the afternoon playing adventure games on the swing. Fast forward 30 years and our first-born child is about to turn 3 years old – high time we got her a swing set. We’d heard of Lifespan Kids from friends of ours, so we had a look at their swing sets online to see what they had. We wanted one that came with a slide, and Lifespan Kids had plenty of those, so we picked the one we liked and went down to the store to have a better look. It was even better in real life – really nice pine for the timber supports, UV protected plastic for the swings and slide, and double-galvanised steel parts so it’s sure to last quite a long time. Most importantly, it was safety-certified. We set it up in the backyard and gave it to her during her birthday party – she loved it! We’ve barely been able to convince her to come back inside of an evening. Every kid needs a swing set – head down to Lifespan Kids and get one now.

Naturalizer womens sandals

Naturalizer-womens-sandals

When it comes to womens shoes, I can be a little fussy. Ok maybe not fussy, but very particular. After all, if you’re wearing a shoe or a sandal all day every day, you want it to be just right. In summertime, I usually wear sandals to work that are still formal enough to be considered office-wear. Pair them up with a nice skirt and blouse, and I’m ready to go. It’s too hot in summer after all to be wearing closed-toe shoes around, and this way I get to let my feet breathe. The last few pairs I’ve bought have all been from Naturalizer, a great store for womens footwear.

The Naturalizer womens sandals are just about the comfiest I’ve ever worn, and they didn’t cost a fortune, either. I bought a brown leather pair with a wedge heel and adjustable straps which are very durable and pretty stylish if I do say so myself. They even have extra cushioning so after a day on my feet they’re not aching as much as they used to in my old ones. If you want a sandal that is as durable and affordable as it is stylish, I’d suggest heading straight to Naturalizer.

The Designer Bridal Room – I love this store!

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My oldest and dearest friend is getting married next month and I couldn’t be happier for her. Her fiancé is great and all of us wish them the very best – we know they’ll be great together. She asked if I wanted to be the maid of honour, and of course I accepted. How wonderful! What I didn’t realise is all the planning that comes with that prestigious role. Don’t worry, I’ll get her back for it when I get married one day, but for now I’m stretched pretty thin organising a whole lot of things, the most important of which is the dresses for the other bridesmaids. I began looking through several wedding dress shops Melbourne wide as I wanted to stick with bridal stores and avoid department stores, but I didn’t seem to be having much luck finding bridesmaid dresses. Until I found The Designer Bridal Room. They have a huge selection of bridesmaid dresses that are really beautiful, and I was able to find something for the 4 of us straight away. The colour scheme was mauve and I’m happy with it if I do say so myself. I know I’ll be coming back here when the time comes for my own wedding – I love this store!