Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone and wishing you all the best of everything for the year ahead. The Mamas stores will be open for orders over the Christmas break and shipping recommences 4th January!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I love birthday parties

I really do - especially when they are fairy parties. A certain someone in our household is having a birthday soon and has requested a fairy party - just like her big sister. And I always like a nice invitation - but the number of guests always seems to be more than 1 packet of invitations and I inevitably end up buying 2 packets - ITS SUCH A WASTE ! - especially now I have embarked on my personal war on packaging.
Solution ??? Printable PDF's from Etsy (and probably a whole lot of other places too) and only print as many as required - yipeee! My latest comes from Paper & Cake printable partyware , so I will raid my stash of recycled paper and off I go.......................

image from here

Friday, December 4, 2009

Gift Certificates now in all Mamas stores !!!!!

Our Mod Green Pod fabrics were featured on the Re-Nest's "10 Green Gifts for the Artist, Crafter and DIY'er" for the holidays. So much inspiration in there !
And to celebrate, I have added the Gift Certificate feature to all my stores (that is, Baby, Bags and Textiles) - shameless advertising for those last minute hard-to-buy-for Christmas present - yay !!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

My personal war on packaging

I recycle like a crazy person and try to buy everything in recycled packaging at the least but I have been much energy is required to RECYCLE the recyclable packaging. So I am going to try, piece by piece to limit the amount of packaging waste that I produce. And as one of my favourite bloggers (that would be Ashley over at Small Measure) says, its all about the small steps we take - oh, and snorty laughter !!
So today is the first day of the rest of my life and the first day of my personal war on packaging and to celebrate, I ordered 2 "Keep Cups" reusable coffee cups from a really cool Australian store Keep Cup. I'll let you know what I think......

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Superhousewife Tip #167

What to do? Mother-in-law coming to babysit the children. Floor as dirty as a floor. Rush to cleaning supplies cupboard. Oh no. No floor washing stuff. Panic hits. Look around with panicked look-on-face. Yes!! I've got it - dishwashing liquid (earth friendly of course) and the floor comes up a treat. Crisis averted. So in honour of clean kitchen floors, here is a picture of my dream kitchen, complete with clean floors - courtesy of a posting a while ago from Design*Sponge.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Take a deep breath.............

I've been putting this off for many days, weeks, here we go. My first blog post. No photos today (i think that's my first mistake!) - just a few words and a bit of a plan.
This is not going to be about how many bottoms I wiped or what I had for lunch, just a place to pass on stuff that I pick up along my way - with a "green" environmentally-aware bent to it. And now I've put a "mama's blog" tab on my web page, I better write something!