Friday, January 18, 2013

the school series : a giveaway

My love of stationery began at a young age. Every year, during the summer school holidays, I would eagerly anticipate the "school shopping day" where mum and I would get my stationery supplies. Once bought I would go home with a bag full of colourful "necessities" and arrange them all in preparation for the first day of school.

I'll admit that I'm rather excited about the opportunity to do it all again! I've been searching for great lunchbox options, beautiful colored pencils, the essential sunscreen and wipes and the all important wet-weather raincoat. 

You'll see that I've collected a range of products for back-to-preschool/school as well as some beautiful things for the mums - a spotty umbrella, a book to guide you and sweet smelling laundry products that make doing the washing that bit easier.

One winner will be lucky to receive the following, valued at over $550:

1. An owl bag tag kit from re sew cool. Assembled in Melbourne from (mostly) recycled fabrics, this little kit comes with everything you need to create an owl tag (made with love) - valued at $18

2. I adore the detail on the wings of O is for Owl - an 8" x 10" archival art print of an original watercolour and gouache painting by Rebekka Seale - valued at $19.50

3. Gina & May create the most delightful umbrellas and this lady bug design (with a wooden handle) is extra cheery for a wet day. Gina also creates vivid mouse mats to liven up your computer desk - valued at $79.90

4. The chances of things getting lost at school is pretty high so one word of advice every school mum has given me is "label everything!." Stuck on You have a range of Value Packs available for all your labelling needs (personalised with your child's name or your family name). The winner will receive a value pack of your choice valued at $49.95. 

5. I often swoon at all the goodness in lark and this beautiful bundle of back-to-school essentials is absolutely lovely. The woodland backpack, retro-inspired drink bottle, giraffe ruler, owl eraser/sharpener and pencil kit is valued at $70.

6. A story about finding your wings, Two Little Bugs by Mark Sommerset, published by Harpercollins, is the perfect book to accompany the school journey - valued at $19.99

7. I'm hopeless at drawing but regardless I find the practice to be rather meditative. These Lyra pencils from Dragonfly Toys are so lovely to use - the triangular shape ensures a comfortable grip and the colours are rich and vivid - valued at $35.50.

8. To make your laundry experience more enjoyable these Murchison Hume products - Garment Groom and Luxury Laundry Soak - work wonders - valued at $32.45

9. Make the school-drop-off-in-the-rain a little easier with this sweet polka dot raincoat from Quince. Winner will choose size - valued at $49.90 (Quince are currently offering 20% off full-priced clothing with the code: CHE)

10. Tori of Tabitha & Hugo handmakes a range of simple and sweet children's clothes and toys. These custom made number beanbags are a fabulous tool for young ones and can be used to learn numbers, make towers, add and subtract. Valued at $35

11. Justin Coulson (father of five girls with a PhD in Family Psychology) has just launched his book What Your Child Needs From You (yep, that's Stacey on the cover). It's a great read and I love Justin's realistic approach and conversational tone. Perhaps what I love even more is that you can pick it up, read a few paragraphs and learn a lot - endless hours of reading not required. You can read the first chapter by signing up for Justin's newsletter or find out more over at Happy Families. Book valued at $24.95

12. They look good and they stack and draw even better....these Playon Crayons (primary and pastel) from Studio Skinky are lots of fun - valued at $24

13. This slimline pencil case is handmade by Shannon of Rabbit and the Duck from printed cotton canvas and dark denim. Valued at $27 (but currently on sale for $10.80!!!)

14. Wot Not create natural products for the whole family and this sunscreen and travel wipes are essentials in my bag. Valued at $30.90

15. I can't wait to pack Che's lunch in his Goodbyn original lunch box. He likes to eat "bits and pieces" so the five compartments in this BPA, phthalates and lead free container will come in handy. Comes with a drink bottle and stickers to decorate from biome - valued at $35.95.

16. Winner will choose an organic underwear set by Nature Baby - the boat print OR the tulip print. In my opinion, a beautifully soft cotton singlet is like a hug (absolutely essential for school!) - valued at $39.90


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You can enter this giveaway a maximum of three times:
  • first entry - follow Che & Fidel (over there on the right)
  • second entry - popping over to Che & Fidel on facebook and hitting 'like' 
  • third entry - sharing this giveaway on facebook/instagram/your blog
Please leave a separate comment for each entry (if you can't see your comment please press the 'load more' option under the comment box) - open to Australian and NZ readers. The winner will be chosen by the random number generator and will be announced in this post on Wednesday 23rd January at around 9pm est.

Update : the random number generator chose #34 - Greer. Congratulations lovely!!! x

Best of luck!

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