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Take Your Adventures With You

Posted in Hippo Blue
on April 5, 2016
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Choose your adventure…

Top left: Large Backpack in Adventures Badge design $50.00

Middle left: Mega Label Set in Adventures Space design $39.72 (value $76.95)

Top right: Back to School Basic Vinyl Labels Pack in Adventures Circus design $19.98 (value $29.45)

Middle right: Lunch Bag in Adventures Space design $32.00

See the Adventures Collection here

Your Adventures Now On Personalised Name Labels And Bags

Posted in Hippo Blue
on April 5, 2016

We are introducing original illustrations from The Adventures You’ll Have on name labels and personalised bags!

Since its debut last year, The Adventures You’ll Have, a personalised children’s book by Aussie author and illustrator Brett Curzon, has been getting a lot of love from mums, dads, grandparents, friends, and of course, the children that received their book.  You can preview the entire book here .

The name labels and bags feel like pages from the beautifully illustrated book.  Just like the book, the matching name labels and bags are inspirational messages to our children to be whoever they want to be and to be as great as they can be. To dream big and be brave as they venture through the big, wide, wonderful world!

As with the book, the characters can be personalised to resemble your child, by customising their gender and hair colour.

Then you can pick the adventure that your child likes best. Each features your child as well as other whimsical characters from the book such as sea creatures and aliens.





See The Adventures You’ll Have name labels

See The Adventures You’ll Have bags

Why Name Labels is the Perfect School Holiday Activity

Posted in Kid's World
on April 1, 2016
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  1. My kid is occupied. Long enough for me to have a cuppa and scroll through Facebook. Bliss!
  2. My kid did something productive. Check that off the back to school to-do list!
  3. My kid is so proud. Yes honey, you did it all by yourself.
  4. My kid is taking care of her things. She’s so proud of the name stickers, she keeps track of her pencils and pens. AND puts them back into her pencil case! Who is this child?
  5. My kid is excited to go back to school. “My name is on EVERYTHING!!!”

Now, if only I can get her to do the iron-on labels… How old do you have to be to use an iron? It’s not THAT hard, right?

Ok, ok, don’t be greedy, Mummy. You actually had a HOT coffee. Wait a few years until she is tall enough to look over an ironing board…

Joy of Stickering

Posted in Kid's World
on April 1, 2016
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My child has a serious sticker fetish. From the moment her little eyes lay sight on the cute shapes and her little fingers touched the slight stickiness, she was hooked.

So you can imagine what our house looked like before she learned to rein in her enthusiasm. Mickey and Minnie, My Little Pony, sparkly fairies, alphabet letters, glow in the dark stars adorned her playroom furniture, our bathroom mirrors, our white walls, the glass on our front door…. The worst were the cheap ones that refused to peel off, that left little bits of stubborn sticky grime that no Ajax could remove. And not just flat surfaces. I learned to check myself for stickers before I walked into work.

Fast forward a few years… She is now at an age when she actually uses stickers for their intended purpose (like using 20+ stickers on a single birthday invitation card). So imagine our joy-hers and mine-when we learned of name label stickers!

We went on the website for name labels. She loved picking out the design. After some back and forth, she picked out the fruit ones. A few days later, they arrived in our mailbox. Sheets and sheets of high-quality stickiness! All matchy matchy! With her name beautifully printed! Glory!

“What can I sticker?!?”she was literally hopping up and down, holding her packet of name labels. I took out her favourite gel pens, scented textas, pencils with animal eraser tops. Ones that were worthy of their own name label. She was off in her sticker wonderland.

While she was working on her stationery, I went to the kitchen and created an assembly line of her lunch boxes, snack boxes, and water bottles on the dining table. She happily bounced into the kitchen, picking out different shaped and sized name stickers for each of her boxes and bottles.

They were all done!!! With the years of practice she has had, she is actually a great “sticker-er”(as she calls it).

“What else can I sticker?”she asked a little sadly, knowing our task was coming to an end.

“Hmm, I don’t know honey, you’ve done such a good job,” I tell her, and I honestly can’t think of anything else that needs stickering right now.

She thinks for a while. Then she says, “I know! Zachy needs name labels!!!” Zachy, her baby brother, who has not yet discovered the joy of stickering.