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Shop Small, my visit to Out Of The Cot PLUS Win a $250 sustainable shopping voucher!

(this post is in collaboration with American Express for Shop Small and the prizes for the giveaway have been donated by them) Have you been following our Shop Small posts? All across November, you can shop small and support local small business in your area. There has been some wonderful publicity and celebs getting behind…


Jess Crawford Designs, mixed media art with a positive message

We are sharing the talents of a new Australian mixed media artist, Jess Crawford, today. I came across her on Instagram and loved what she is doing. Last year Jess was lucky enough to receive Tam Laporte’s Lifebook 2014 (an online year long mixed media course) for Christmas, and says this started her on the…

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Calamity Jane Shabby Chic Furniture

We are sharing the story of upcycler Tracey  Chrystal today, who says she has been painting furniture for as long as she can remember. As a child she even painted her phone in her bedroom! “I just love to paint, it allows my mind to drift off and remember things from my past, it’s my…

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Shop Small Walk, Rainbow Tree natural parenting store

(Sponsored Post- I am not being paid for the Shop Small campaign but am receiving support from Amex to promote the posts and soon will be offering a great competition for all of you readers so stay tuned!) I am a big advocate of buying small and local. This is the best way to ensure…

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Guest Blog: How to decoupage a table with Tinker Studio

We have a wonderful guest blog for you today by Liz from Tinker Studio. Liz is a stay at home Mum of two boys and creator of Tinker Studio. She moved with her family from Auckland to Taumarunui in the Central North Island of New Zealand in May 2014. “You could blink and miss this…

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