Sunday, August 30, 2009

Diaper Decisions Nappy Hunt

Yay the Diaper Decisions Nappy Hunt starts at 9am on Tuesday 1st September! I can't wait!

Your Cheeky Monkey is taking part as a sponsor again, which I am just over the moon about.

For anyone that is signed up to hunt, I have made the discount code live on my website - I have a lot of OOAK items, so if you like something grab it! Its going to be a busy month and things might sell out quick!

Good luck everyone taking part! If you haven't signed up already and wish to take part click HERE. There is over $7,000 in prizes!

Big 4th and 3rd Birthdays!

Well its my oldest sons 4th birthday coming up soon, and my younger sons 3rd. The last few years have been a bit of a blur really its all been so hectic. But having said that, being so close together they are really great friends and can do everything together. I love my 2 boys so so so much!

I have bought some really nice things for them this year from a few different online stores, I wanted to mention them as they all offered excellent service and fantastic products. So here they are:

The Toy Bug
Mummy and Me
Kids Learning is Fun
MooBear Designs

So thanks everyone! Can't wait for their special days!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Gorgeous Bunting!

Check out this gorgeous bunting from "Festoon"!!

I was lucky enough to win this a couple of weeks ago from the lovely Jenny in a blog giveaway.

I have hung it in the doorway through to the play / rumpus room and it just looks so super cute. The combination of spacemen, green check and white is just so refreshing and looks beautiful together. Its just perfect for my household filled with boys!

I have to admit I never really thought of bunting as a "must have" purchase, but its made our room seem so festive and fun. A bunting would be just perfect for a party, a child's room, or as a gift.

If you would like to see some more of Jenny's beautiful buntings you can visit her store HERE. And if you want to check out her blog just click HERE!

Thanks so much Jenny, we all just love our new bunting!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

When you give, you get in return!

A while ago you might remember I did a post requesting you all to buy tickets in the Brisbane Premmies Raffle for fundraising for them. I also donated one of my "TagNCuddles" for the kids gift prize pack.

Well, I bought tickets in the adult prize pack and guess what - I won it!! Which was a huge surprise and a bit of a coincidence!

In the pack was a gift voucher for Hamper Solutions plus a gorgeous array of products from Annette Piper Jewelery. I received a lovely choker necklace, earrings, and a very cool mobile phone charm. Thanks ladies for your generous prizes! I am one happy chickee :-)

You can also visit Annette's lovely blog to find out more about her jewelery HERE. Annette is always posting interesting stuff and its well worth a visit.

Thanks too to the gorgeous Bec (aka Bad Mummy) for organizing and promoting this prize, and for doing so much for Brisbane Premmies!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Vote in the ausMumpreneur Awards!

The public voting for all your favorite businesses and blogs is now open at the Connect 2 Mums ausMumpreneur Awards!

VOTE FOR YOUR FAV SITE/BLOG in the ‘ausMumpreneur Awards’ & you could WIN a ‘Sesame Street Pavement Cycle’, valued at $49.99! OR one of 5 ‘Sesame Street Novelty Rompers’, valued at $24.95 each!

Voting closes on the 27th August so make sure you pop over and vote for all your favorite sites (including Your Cheeky Monkey!) - Just click HERE to go directly there!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Such a lovely review from "The Show Has Arrived"

I have recently had a customer write the most lovely review on one of my products that she purchased a while ago. Chloe from "The Show Has Arrived" wrote this review - if you would like to read the post in full please click HERE.

I found Your Cheeky Monkey through facebook.
The service was great. My order was posted out so quickly, with extra gifts.
I recieved a magazine and a monkey finger puppet for mentioning that i found YCM (your cheeky monkey) through face book.

I ordered a couple of things from YCM but today i am only reviewing one its my son's birthday gift. Its called a "My Little Monster " we brought the Orange bugs one which can be found here
My little moster is so cute he is made of a orange bugs material, he stand approx 24cm hight from foot to top of the ribbon horn. He has felt eyes with sewn on button eyeballs.
My son just adores him, (Oliver only just turned one)

Pros: Great service, great communication with the YCM team, well crafted soft toy, Carefully sewn, Small enough for little hands.
Cons: there are no downfalls or cons to shopping with YCM
Overall: I am very happy with the "My Little Monster" it keeps my son entertained he sleeps with it, if my son is happy so am i

So there we have it, you can imagine what a nice feeling it has given me reading such nice words about my business and products!

It would be fantastic if you would visit Chloe's blog and follow, she is going to be writing reviews on other products too that she finds and likes!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tooth Fairy Pillows

Tooth Fairy Pillows!!

I have just finished creating these Tooth Fairy Pillows - shaped just like a tooth with a nice big pocket on the front to leave the tooth in for the Tooth Fairy.

There are 4 fabrics to choose from, and you can personalize the pillow with your child's initial to make losing a tooth an extra special occasion!

Visit my new Tooth Fairy Pillows at Your Cheeky Monkey to find out more!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Handmade Help Recipe Book & latest Cherry

My copy of "Homemade - The Handmade Help Recipe Book" has arrived!! I pre-ordered this last month and it turned up in the morning's post - here is one of my Sons showing it off for you :)

All proceeds of this book are going to The Salvation Army and to help support communities affected by the bushfires of Summer 2009.

You can purchase your own copy and help raise much needed funds at Handmade Helps Out - only $15 + P&H.

The newest issue of Cherry Magazine is just out!

"Cherry Mag is the online mag for women who want to try it all. Great content is matched with product reviews, puzzles and recipes. Under the supervision of Ms FeetUp we will help you improve your lifestyle in the easiest way possible".

Grab a cuppa and go have a read - there is a great competition and even an article by me "Keeping Green Around the Home"!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Quick this giveaway ends today!

There is a a giveaway of some truly beautiful cards at "Faith, Hope and a Whole Lotta Love"

Go HERE to enter! But be quick ends today!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Join me at Connect 2 Mums for a free facemask!

Need some fun, friendship & support? How about great parenting resources? Love giveaways?

You can enjoy all of this and more, for FREE, at Australia’s premier ‘mums magazine’, ‘’, for Aussie & Kiwi mums.

Monique & Your Cheeky Monkey are treasured friends and members of our online interactive magazine and meeting place for mums, connect2mums. We would love you to join us at this amazing ‘Mums hub.’

With a growing community of over 800 mums, Connect 2 Mums offers inspiration, advice, great parenting articles, business advice for Stay at Home Mums, and even a ‘live chat’ feature where you can chat in real time with other Mums and Mumpreneurs.

From pregnant Mums, Mums undergoing IVF, Mums of Irish Twins, Single Mums, Married Mums, and even a Mum of 9, you will find women just like you (even mums who admit & celebrate their ‘chocolate’ addiction)!

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You are invited join us on/before August 31st, 2009, enter the code ‘YCM’ and you will receive a FREE GIFT as well as free membership!

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Soap Giveaway

One of my fave little stores, Inner Earth Soaps, is having another giveaway of their beautiful soaps!

Finishes Sunday 16th - go HERE to enter!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

NEW - Tote Bag for Girls

How cute is this???

I had the pleasure of catching up with Cassy of Kindy Kampers this morning and she suggested doing a little girls version of my Recycled Fabric Tote Bags - so here is the finished product!

Find them {HERE}

Funky rescued furnishing fabric outer in pink bird print on white (placement of print will vary) with 2 handles.

Fully lined in purple/pink babuska doll 100% cotton print fabric.

Measures approx:
17cm across base
23cm across top of bag
19cm high (without handles)
30cm from bottom of bag to top of handles

There will be more colour combinations in-store soon so keep your eyes peeled!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A Few Mentions

Kylie from Tilda Virtual Services has written this fantastic blog post Running a Business with Kids and How it changes as they grow up. Its just great reading if you are about to start or are running a business with young children.

Get over and check out Discount Talk - "Discounttalk is a unique blog/website, a free service where consumers can look for an Australian business, or an Australian service, and read a personal view, that has been gathered by researching and speaking to the representatives of each firm – no bull!" If you run an Australian Business, head over and talk to Geoff about listing your business there FREE!

Another great find is MWWAH - "Mothers Who Work At Home" -
A site that lists all the fabulous businesses started by stay at home mums. A site for members and Mwwah business owners to come to share news of new and upcoming events run by mwwah businesses. Its well worth it to sign up to the newsletter there to stay updated with sales and stockings!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

WIN with Business Mums Magazine

Would you like to WIN one of my Recycled Jeans Tote Bags, along with a bottle of our Aussie Bloc-Bite Sunscreen/Insect Repellent??

All you need to do is be a subscriber of Business Mums Magazine and you will be eligible to enter their monthly giveaways! A subscription will only set you back $30 for 1 year, or $55 for 2 years.

I have been a subscriber of Business Mums Magazine for over a year and I look forward to it arriving every couple of months, it is so packed with great info for those in business.

Once you have become a subscriber head over to the Competitions Page at the Business Mums Magazine website and enter the comp - too easy!! And good luck!