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Things we love: Pop Factory's new winter 2015 collection March 17 2015, 0 Comments

One of the many things that we love about New Zealand is the number of clever creative cookies out there, particularly those who are creating and making things for kids.        
We've just returned from a few days in Australia and upon coming home I was very excited to read about the new Pop Factory Shop winter 2015 collection.  This collection draws inspiration from 'The Wharf' and features a gorgeous new sailor character which you'll find throughout the collection.  Here are a few of our favourites pieces.  I have a feeling that the Pops Knit Crew will be making it's way into someone's wardrobe very soon....  Click on images for links xx
See more of the collection here - www.popfactoryshop.com/collections/newarrivals

Blogs we love: Better Snacks August 18 2014, 0 Comments

There are many talented and inspiring mamas out there, so we thought that we'd start a new feature on the blog that shared a few of our favourites.  Better Snacks is first up.  As a busy working mama, I'm often at the supermarket trying to hurridly decide which version of a particular product is better for my kids. 
That's where Better Snacks comes in.  Rae takes the guess work out of choosing which is the better snack, by reviewing how much sugar, fat and salt content is in products that are regularly requested by kids.  We love that the blog features products that are readily available in NZ supermarkets and it's Rae's honest and real approach to feeding her own two kids makes the blog feel very relatable and helpful.  We're also pretty excited that Rae is open to reviewing your favourite products so drop her a note if there's something you'd like to know.
 Head on over here to see her latest review xx


Kids' Books: The Man From the Land of Fandango April 03 2014, 0 Comments

We think that books should be a vital part of any kids' room and as they often on display as part of a room's decor, we thought that we'd start reviewing and featuring some of our feather the nest team's favourites.  We'd love to hear which titles are favourites in your house too - comment below or send us an email and we'll look to include them in this feature.

This week's pick is 'The Man From the Land of Fandango' written by Margaret Mahy.  It's circus like nature and hilarious rhymes make 'The Man From the Land of Fandango' a regular bedtime story in one of our team's households.  There are loads of onomatopoeic word and the beautifully colourful illustrations offer plenty to look at.  Highly recommended x