Saturday, 19 February 2011

Decisions decisions...

I've been umming & ahing lately as to what to do & where to go with this blog.

To be completely honest, I just don't have time to do it justice.  At the same time though, I don't want to dump it altogether, because I enjoy sharing the little dude couture love!

So, here's what I've decided.  From now, I won't be posting here anymore.  Instead, I've incorporated everything back into my other blog, so if you're not following, go get on it to keep up to date - Little Dude Couture even has it's very own page & post tag - woo!  You might like the Parental Guidance tab too?

Of course it won't be ALL about the little boyshapes over there, but if you're not interested in my shameless self promotion & crafty babble, you can always just skip those posts - I won't mind... honest ;)

I hope you'll decide to come follow, if you're not already, and thanks for putting up with me & my neurotic ways - tis appreciated!

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Bargain Alert!

On my never ending quest for super cool little dude couture, I came across a great site called My Little Corner - they're currently working on a new look site, and while they do, everything in stock appears to be on sale for crazy cheap prices - got to love that!
For example, there are oodles of brilliant tees for under a tenner, such as these beauties from Smafolk:

Or this adorable retro effort from Tea Collection:

What are you waiting for?
I'm guessing at these prices there won't be a lot left for long... Go Go Go!!

Friday, 21 January 2011

We're back!

Hope you're all having a fabulous start to the new year?
Ours has been... less than perfect if I'm honest - we've been battling coughs and colds for what seems like forever!
Fingers crossed though, we seem to all be on the mend now, and with any luck, that'll be us done with germs for the rest of the year.
(Well, I can hope, right?)

So instead of braving the cold and wet high street, we've been loving the sales on all our favourite websites!  These gorgeous blue elephants from Smafolk have been on my wants list for the little dude for a while now, and the lovely people at Pink Milk have it reduced to just £11.99 - bargain-o-rama! Lots of other great stuff to look at too - go have a peek! (but don't blame me if clicking costs you money!)

What's been your best bargain so far this year? Share the link in the comments if you like :)

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Taking a break...

Hello there!  Hope you're all having a super duper festive season?

In our corner of the world, it's been wonderful, but manic.  So quite in-keeping with the rest of the year really!

The general busy busy of the last month or two has helped me make a decision though - I'm going to take a break from this blog, for a few weeks at least - just to catch up with real life & what not.

So don't panic if we don't pop up in your reader for a while, we haven't disappeared, just having a rest.  Be back before you know it with allsorts of gorgeousness for your gorgeous little boys :)
Thanks for reading up til now, and I hope you all have a fabulous 2011!!

Thursday, 9 December 2010

A little early Christmas present for you...

The very lovely Helene at Barnyard Kids, is offering Four Magpies readers 10% off all orders for the rest of this month!

They have loads of new lines to drool over too - such as the DUNS Sweden & Smafolk winter collections (am loving the DUNS smalltown bodysuit, pictured on the left), plus some gorgeous Name-it Denim (the 'Pasto' jeans are my favourite!)

To claim your 10% off, simply quote IntroOffFM at checkout.
Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Review: cBeebies Song Time!

We're big cBeebies fans in our house - particuarly when it's as cold as it has been lately!  So we were delighted to be sent this new CD to review.

I must confess, although singing along to the various theme tunes throughout the day is a bit of a guilty pleasure (admit it, you do it too!), I wasn't convinced that a whole CD (two, actually, it's a double!), of just theme tunes would be a hit with the little dude.

I was wrong.

I put it on while we were playing with play-dough one frosty morning, and for the first few 'tracks', he did look a bit puzzled, glancing at the TV expectantly, waiting for his favourites to start, but by the time we got to 'Something Special', he was more concerned with modelling a dinosaur, while happily bopping away to the tunes.

There are quite a few themes on there we didn't recognise (Garth & Bev, for example, seems to have totally passed us by), and a few he wasn't too interested in (sorry Postman Pat), but all Dylan's favourites seem to have made the cut too - 3rd & Bird and Charlie & Lola get the best reactions :)

I think a nice addition would have been the various 'seasons' songs the presenters sing, and perhaps the 'time to say goodnight' or 'cBeebies weekend song'... but maybe I'm just a bigger beebies geek than I'd like to admit!

Overall, I'd say if your little one watches cBeebies, it's definitely worth getting, just to use as background music while you're doing other things - but don't blame me if you find yourself humming Tommy Zoom while you're doing the supermarket shopping.  (Never happened.  Honestly ;).)

It's on sale now, at £7.99, click here to order from, with free delivery in time for Christmas.

Thanks to Rock & Roll Baby World for our review copy.

Sunday, 5 December 2010


The title of this post is a. a homage to the greatness that is Buddy the Elf (love your work, Will, I really do), and b. an attempt at humour to block out the sheer terror & panic that is settling down on me with regards to my complete lack of festive organisation.

Seriously, in three weeks, it'll all be over, and I have done almost nothing.
Oh dear.

I always thought that the whole being done and dusted and feeling smug by the end of November deelie, was a mum thing.  Turns out, not so much.  Personally, I was way more organised pre-motherhood.  Probably something to do with not having to entertain a small person 24-7.

I've just been stupidly busy, and kept thinking 'I'll get to it... s'ages yet.' ...dangerous train of thought, that.

I ventured to town today & achieved 2 purchases in 4 hours.  Uh-huh.  Two.  After which the little dude was bored and stressy, the big dude was much the same, and I was in need of a very large coffee.
Not playing that game anymore.

I figure if I get my act together this week, I can get it all done online & be feeling calm & smug by the weekend.  That, dear friends, is the new plan.

And, incase any of you are as disorganised as me, I shall bloggity-blog my progress for your viewing & retail pleasure.

Ready... Set... Go Internet Shopping, Go Go GO!