Mini Rodini SS18 - Mother Earth - Sustainable Kids Fashion

Friday, February 16, 2018
Mini Rodini SS18 Horse dress draco dress
Mini Rodini's latest season SS18 entitled Mother Earth is here! And as usual we love it! One of the BEST things about this new season is that it is their first season that is 100% sustainable! So, you might be asking, what exactly does that mean?

All of Mini Rodini's cotton is 100% organic! It means no GMO seeds and leaving a healthy soil a the end. Cotton is soft and fluffy and lovely on your skin, but conventional methods which used pesticides are harmful to both the people working in the fields and the lands, and of course, your children's skin. So 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, is kind to the earth and to our skin.

MIni Rodini Draco Lizard Tee
Mini Rodini Draco Lizard Tee 
Mini Rodini have also introduced a Living Wage project. If you know anything about the fashion industry, you would know that many manufacturers only pay Minimum wage. But, Mini Rodini have taken a stand against this and have a goal that they are working towards paying all of their workers a living wage. They have already implemented it in some of the factories that they are working with around the world. And these extra wages, are taken from their own pockets, not passed onto us the consumer, because Mini Rodini care about the people who are sewing and producing their clothes, its not just about the end product, but what goes into the entire process.

Mini Rodini strive to minimise their environmental impact, by using recycled polyester and modal. They also work to reduce waste and the use of toxic chemicals in the production of their fabrics. Plus they have waste management strategies, such as water treatment plants and sustainable chemical management.

Really, this is so impressive. When a company not only makes beautiful quality garments but also goes the extra mile in ensuring they are doing the best they can in terms of sustainability is inspiring. Just if more of the worlds textile manufacturers where this diligent and driven! We love hearing about their efforts and we are proud to be a huge supporter of what they are doing!!

Mini rodini donkey sweatshirt
Mini Rodini Draco Dance Dress Lizard Pink
Mini Rodini Draco Lizard Dance Dress 
Mini rodini Horse Tee Pink
Mini Rodini Horse Tee in Pink, and Soft Gallery Milla Cardigan now on SALE. 

Mini Rodini Donkey Dungarees
Mini Rodini Donkey Dungarees

Easy Rudolph the Reindeer Christmas Cupcakes

Monday, November 27, 2017
Rudolph Reindeer Cupcakes

The words 'School Bake Sale' can strike fear in the hearts of many parents! I experienced our very first Christmas Bake Sale as a part of our School Fair this week. A few weeks before the fair I decided to make Reindeer Cupcakes (you know when you assume you'll be well rested and have plenty of time to make them), and promptly told my kid. Bad Idea, because they weren't going to forget it. A few days before the fair, in one of the busiest weeks we've had,  including my husband having to travel interstate last minute for work and one child breaking their arm!!!! I really started to regret my choice. Turns out however, that these Reindeer Cupcakes were actually relatively easy and didn't take much time at all. They aren't "perfect" by any means, but they are FUN and the kids loved them! Which is what Christmas baking is all about right!

Rudolph the Reindeer Cupcakes

Cupcake Recipe:

Vanilla Cupcakes
225g unsalted butter, softened
150g caster sugar
225g Self-Raising Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
4 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Extract

I put everything in my Cuisine Companion and mix on 3-4 for the first few seconds so flour doesn't fly everywhere , and then  level 10-12 for about 1-2mins with the mixing blade. But any good mixer will do, or by hand if you are that way inclined. Just mix until its all smooth.

Spoon it into cupcake cases. Bake for 20 mins at 175 degrees celsius (350 F) 

I iced it with a Chocolate Buttercream Icing, there are plenty of easy recipes online, I just used cocoa powder not actual melted chocolate as I was feeling a bit lazy!

Now to the Reindeer Faces.

The eyes are white chocolate chips with a dot of dark writing icing on top.
The Noses are White Chocolate Melts with a M&M stuck down with a dab of writing icing. 
The Antlers are Pretzels cut in half and just press them into the icing to stick!

Christmas Reindeer Cupcakes

Plum NYC Tutu's in Australia

Monday, November 20, 2017
Plum Nyc Tutu's Australia

Plum produce some of the most gorgeous Tutu's around! Plum Tutu's are inspired by what little girls want in real life! And most little girls I know, definitely want a Tutu with a magical Poof, I mean look at all that tulle! As soon as I saw them, I knew we had to have them on our shelves, they make me wish I was 5 years old again. 

We have the Nellie and Naomi Tutu's from the new Holiday Collection that are Red and Grey Velvet! Amazing!! And the perfect dress for the Holiday Season! 

For ballet or dance classes, or style with a jacket and boots for a cool everyday look! Our opinion is that Tutu's are just too cute to be only confined to a dance studio! 

Shop Plum NYC Tutu's here in Australia HERE at Yellow Dandy Shop. 
With Free Australian and Worldwide shipping for all orders over $100 AUD
And of course we have Afterpay and Zippay available. 
Plum Naomi Red Velvet Tutu Australia
Plum Ophelia Tutu Australia

Plum Nyc Nellie Velvet Grey Tutu Australia

Mini Rodini AW17 Darling Britain Collection

Thursday, September 7, 2017
The Second Drop of the Mini Rodini AW17 Darling Britain Collection has just launched here in Australia, and globally. And, as per usual we are blown away by Mini Rodini's amazing designs and their commitment to sustainable and fair-work conditions, in their manufacturing. Which, is huge, considering a lot of the fashion industry has a terrible track record when it comes to those areas. Mini Rodini is above the rest! Not to mention their impeccable quality and super soft organic cotton. 

This collection features so many adorable prints, for both girls and boys. And, even though it is their Autumn/Winter collection and here in Australia we are heading into Summer, there are still some great Summery pieces and mid-seasonal items! But, don't delay, because Mini Rodini always sells quickly!!

MIni Rodini Butterfly T.Shirt

Mini Rodini Dog T.Shirt Beige

Mini Rodini Dog Sweatshirt - Pink

Mini Rodini Dog Sweatshirt

Mini Rodini Fox Velour Sweatshirt - Pink

Mini Rodini Fox Velour Sweatshirt - Green

Mini Rodini Butterfly Leggings

Mini Rodini Dogs Leggings

Mini Rodini Dog LS bodysuit

Mini Rodini Butterfly Dress

Mini Rodini Bluebel Wovenl Dress

Mini Rodini Knitted Dog Scarf

Easy Sprinkles First Birthday Cake

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

When we were on our travels earlier this year (which I will blog about soon), our littlest one turned One! There was no extravagant party, and just a few small presents, because thats all we could fit in our luggage. But, I did however, make a cake! I didn't really think it was fair to buy him a cake when the other kids both had very thought out homemade special Birthday cakes. So we went for something simple. And apparently naked cakes are all the rage, and so that just helped make icing this cake even easier!! Easy birthday cakes are becoming my specialty!

Once again, I used my trusted Butter Cake recipe, the one that I've used for every one of my kids cakes, except for the ice cream cakes of cours, and it never disappoints. (You can find it HERE ). I made butter cream icing. Placed a number 1 template that I cut out of a sheet of baking paper and then covered the whole thing with sprinkles, or as us Aussies like to refer to them as 100's and 1000's, and then soooo carefully peeled the paper template off!!! Really easy, but I quite liked the simplicity of it!

Archer was so excited! But, he wasn't quite sure what to do with the cake and ended up smashing up most of his piece into pieces and then rubbed it all over himself! But, at least he enjoyed it! So did all the other kids, because you know CAKE!!!!

Check out some of my other Easy Birthday Cakes here:

Here it is: Brand New Nununu SS17

Monday, March 6, 2017
Nununu is one of my favourite brands, and most importantly my kids favourite brands! My 5 yr old son almost lives exclusively in Nununu clothing! And, I don't mind because their quality stands up to all the tests he puts it through. Plus it looks great, fits great and it super comfy!

The new Nununu SS17 Season has just arrived, and it is nothing short of amazing. Great cuts, and fit and we love their monochrome, hardcore style! Definitely not cutsie baby and kids clothes! Clothes made for your little skater dudes and girls and future Rockstars!!

One of our favourite pieces from the new seasons is the Splash Tulle Dress. It is monochrome perfection.

Shop The New Nununu SS17 Collection HERE - also get Free Worldwide Shipping on all orders over $100 Australian Dollars.

Yellow Dandy Shop Last Minute Kids Christmas Gift Guide

Thursday, December 8, 2016
If you are still searching for a few almost last minute (when you include shipping times) Christmas Gifts for the little people in your life, we've got some ideas!!! Including the Gorgeous Mini Rodini Unicorn Swimsuit, and Children of the Tribe Caps, Vans Shoes for toddlers and big kids, the softest Roundie Towels from the original Roundie creators The Beach People and we even have a super cute poncho towel too! So many options!! So little time!! 

I hope the silly season, hasn't got you too silly!! And you can still relax and enjoy the Summer Sun (here in Australia anyway).

Island State Co - Debut Collection : Tropicana

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Island State Co just released their debut childrenswear collection, Tropicana. You may find the style familiar, and that is because it is created by the same people who brought us Bandit Kids! With the change, they have also become a children's eco-surf label! Their garments are produced in Indian under strict GOTS certified organic conditions!! YAY!! When clothes are going on your kids skin, you definitely want it free from nasty chemicals! And Organic Cotton is actually a lot safer for the farmers as well! Which is a huge reason alone for trying to buy organic when you can!

As you can tell, we LOVE the Pineapples in this collection! It just feels so much like Summer! The pineapple print comes in 2 different colour ways and a few different styles, like a 3/4 Maxi Skirt and jumpsuit and shorts!

Check out the gorgeous images of this new collection below, and you can purchase the new Island State Co collection, from Yellow Dandy Shop - with Free Australian & International Shipping for all orders over $100 AUD!

Pastel Layered Ice Cream cake with White Chocolate Bark

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Pastel Layered Ice-Cream cake with White Chocolate Bark

A few months ago my baby girl turned 3! My gorgeous Elsa obsessed baby girl, who really isn't a baby anymore at all! One thing about baking cakes, is that often the kids eat the icing and leave the rest of the cake. Maybe it is just my baking. But, I know that ice-cream cakes never go uneaten! Being time poor and just exhausted from being up all through the night with a baby, easy was definitely on the agenda! Its amazing that I even managed to make a cake at all!

This one was really easy, mix each layer with some food dye, freeze for a few hours and then do the next layer! I added a layer of crushed oreo to make it a little more fun (and delicious)!

The shards on the top are made from white chocolate bark! Which is as simple as melting down white chocolate and spreading it on a baking paper lined baking tray! We decorated it with some pink shiny bits and pieces and then popped it in the fridge. Once it is set, I just used a knife to make the sharper points and then, stuck it in the top of the cake! 

So so simple! But it was a hit with the kids, and I think it looks kind of pretty!

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