Thursday, May 28, 2015

Giveaway: Welly's Wonders Onesie

A new brand of baby clothing has just landed on my desk, and I am just so sad all my kids are too big to wear these beautiful clothes! Welly's Wonders introduces some very sweet clothing pieces as well as other accessories such as prints and artwork.

A little bit about the clothing line:

Welly’s Wonders encourages our little ones to live in a world where imagination and adventure rule. Founded by Illustrator Adam Murphy and Storyteller, Demelza Haines, these gentle, timeless and charming characters were born out of a desire to teach our children to Love. Be Kind. Imagine. Collectables include a suite of A4 and A3 prints, baby and children’s clothing, accessories and artwork that enable our little ones to take a step back in time and enjoy a piece of this retro renaissance. Welly’s Wonders feature a collection of delicate, kind, cheeky, adventurous and loveable gender-neutral characters. ‘We wanted to capture the imaginative and enchanting world of characters and help stimulate imagination and adventure,’ says Demelza.

What I love about the clothing range:

  • Made from beautiful thick soft organic cotton
  • Gender neutral designs
  • Very sweet innocent pictures reminiscent of the 1970's era
  • Different and unique from other brands on the market

Welly's Wonders have kindly given us a Jenkins Baby Kiss Onesie (as pictured above) in a Size 0, valued at $32.95, for one of our lucky readers to win. Simply enter using the form below!


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Thursday, May 14, 2015

How to clean your dishwasher without any chemicals

I admit it..... in the past I have been silly enough to buy those bottles of expensive dishwasher cleaners you can buy. What are they... maybe $8 or so? What a waste of money! You can do it easily with items you would already have in the cupboard.

It is however important to occasionally run a cleaning cycle for your dishwasher to help clean the pipes etc of grease build-up.

What you will need:
White Vinegar
Bi-Carb Soda (I like McKenzies brand)
Eucalyptus Oil (I like Bosisto's brand as you know you are getting 100% pure oil)

First of all empty the dishwasher and manually clean the filter out.

Start with white vinegar in the rinse aid dispenser (you don't buy rinse aid do you?? Always keep white vinegar in the dispenser it does just as good a job). This is the compartment on the right in the image below.

Pop about 2 tablespoons of Bi-Carb Soda in the part where you normally put the washing powder or tablet, then pour in a teaspoon or so of Eucalyptus Oil. Shut compartments.

Then run the dishwasher (empty of all plates cups etc) on the hottest cycle. The house will smell like Eucalyptus!! 

And there you have it, how easy is that! And no need to buy expensive rinse aid or dishwasher cleaner either :-)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Guest Post: What would Sharia Law mean in Australia for our future generations?

Here In Australia we like to believe Sharia law does not exist.

But it does.

It is practiced in Mosques today. Against the laws of Australia. Practiced by people who when gaining citizenship and or visa, took an oath to uphold and obey Austraian laws. Yet they dont. WHY? Because they believe Sharia law is above any Law in any country. Many say we will be living under Sharia law If our government does not act soon.

They are correct.

I am often asked what would it be like to live under sharia Law. Well it would be polar opposite of what we have now. I think we should look at Sharia Laws and You can then see from them where we are headed should it not be stopped.

1- Jihad, defined as "to war against non-Muslims to establish the religion," is the duty of every Muslim and Muslim head of state (Caliph). Muslim Caliphs who refuse jihad are in violation of Sharia and unfit to rule. 
This Rule orders all Muslims to join the war against the non believer. Christian, Jew, Buddism Hindu, You name the religion they are offended by it and wish to erradicate it. Islam is the only religion, and the religion of peace.

2- A Caliph can hold office through seizure of power meaning through force. 
You wont have to vote the Caliph into office like our politicians today. The caliph will thake the parliment by force such as a military coup.

3- A Caliph is exempt from being charged with serious crimes such as murder, adultery, robbery, theft, drinking and in some cases of rape. 
No laws really apply to the Caliph, but they will apply to everyone else including Non believers.

4- A percentage of Zakat (charity money) must go towards jihad. This is where the money you pay on Halal certified goods get to help Jihadists Home grown and overseas such as ISIS. Halal certification heads will tell you much of the moey goes to charities, which in turn, fund Mosques, Muslim schools and terrorism.

5- It is obligatory to obey the commands of the Caliph, even if he is unjust. Whatever the Caliph says is law even if you think its wrong and know its wrong he will always be right no matter what.

6- A caliph must be a Muslim, a non-slave and a male. So womens place in parliment forget it you will be ruled by the Caliph.

7- The Muslim public must remove the Caliph if he rejects Islam. Well that is the only way he can be removed from power. He has to reject islam and in doing so he will be dealt with under Sharia law/ This will allow someone else to become the Caliph.

8- A Muslim who leaves Islam must be killed immediately. This includes every Muslim who decides to leave islam. There is NO leaving Once a Muslim always a Muslim or be killed, Caliph included.

9- A Muslim will be forgiven for murder of: 1) an apostate 2) an adulterer 3) a highway robber. Vigilante street justice and honor killing is acceptable. Who needs a police force? your own family can kill you.

10- A Muslim will not get the death penalty if he kills a non-Muslim, but will get it for killing a Muslim. Unless it is an honor killing or the murder of someone they belive is an apostate or an adulterer or a Highway robber. But if you are Non muslim and they dont like you well its ok to kill you and they will be allowed to do so Under Shara Law.

11- Sharia never abolished slavery, sexual slavery and highly regulates it. A master will not be punished for killing his slave. You can and may very well be taken from your family especially women and children and forced into slavery which includes sexual slavery. If your master wants he can kill you.

12- Sharia dictates death by stoning, beheading, amputation of limbs, flogging even for crimes of sin such as adultery. Who needs Jails, Shoplifting will get your hands cut off. Other crimes will get you a public flogging. beheading, stoning. and yes non believers are controlled by these laws also. 

13- Non-Muslims are not equal to Muslims under the law. They must comply to Islamic law if they are to remain safe. They are forbidden to marry Muslim women, publicly display wine or pork, recite their scriptures or openly celebrate their religious holidays or funerals. They are forbidden from building new churches or building them higher than mosques. They may not enter a mosque without permission. A non-Muslim is no longer protected if he leads a Muslim away from Islam. Under this Law you no longer have aby rights Muslims do though. You have to follow Sharia Law, Dont even think about marrying a muslim or try to convert one. Forget Christmas and easter, No pork or wine and If your church burns down dont expect to rebuild it you may have to look at the hight of it so no more cathedrals if they are taller than mosques.

14- It is a crime for a non-Muslim to sell weapons to someone who will use them against Muslims. Non-Muslims cannot curse a Muslim, say anything derogatory about Allah, the Prophet, or Islam, or expose the weak points of Muslims. But Muslims can curse non-Muslims. So you think taking up arms will help well no because guns cannot be sold for use against Muslims, and forget complaining about Sharia or Islam as freedom of speach no longer exists.

15- A non-Muslim cannot inherit from a Muslim. So for some reason your parents convert to Islam and then pass away, w3ell there will be no funeral and you can forget about inheriting the house or monies they left you in their will, Your a Non Muslim and you dont get a thing. But hey you could always convert to islam then you would get something, But you can never leave islam

16- Banks must be Sharia compliant and interest is not allowed. Well we already have this here so those who say Sharia law is not practiced here already is a liar or very uninformed.

17- No testimony in court is acceptable from people of low-level jobs, such as street sweepers or bathhouse attendants. Women in low level jobs such as professional funeral mourners cannot keep custody of their children in case of divorce. Now Under Sharia Law if you have what they class as a low level job your testimoney in court is worth nothing and forget gaining custody of your children if you are a woman in a low level job. Preferance will always go to the man.

18- A non-Muslim cannot rule -- even over a non-Muslim minority. leadership will be wiped out for non Muslims as they cannot rule over anyone even non Muslims

19- Homosexuality is punishable by death. For those that are Gay what can I say best get back in the closet because being gay you will be killed. Its the Law.

20- There is no age limit for marriage of girls. The marriage contract can take place anytime after birth and can be consummated at age 8 or 9. Pedophila will become the norm. It wont be a crime. 

21- Rebelliousness on the part of the wife nullifies the husband's obligation to support her, gives him permission to beat her and keep her from leaving the home. Dont go against your husband his the boss and if you rebel he can beat you and he no longer has to support you. Women who live under Sharia law are not much more than a possession, bound and hidden behind a head to toe mask. Now it os time to put on your burqa. You must be covered and you are no longer a person you are your husbands posession. You have no rights.

22- Divorce is only in the hands of the husband and is as easy as saying: "I divorce you" and becomes effective even if the husband did not intend it. You could have an argument cop a beating then be divorced just because your husband says so. He would have custody of the children and you would be left with nothing.

23- There is no community property between husband and wife and the husband's property does not automatically go to the wife after his death. Sons brothers male members of the family will get the greater part of your late husbands estate again you have no rights.

24- A woman inherits half what a man inherits. If you are lucky enough to get anything it will be half of what male members of the family get.

25- A man has the right to have up to 4 wives and none of them have a right to divorce him -- even if he is polygamous. If you wish to divorce your husband forget it you are his possession until he sees fit to divorce you. You may find yourself to be one of 4 wives, not one of you can divorce him. That will be his decision to make.

26- The dowry is given in exchange for the woman's sexual organs. You will basically be at the mercy of any man who will pay a dowry for sex.

27- A man is allowed to have sex with slave women and women captured in battle, and if the enslaved woman is married her marriage is annulled. If you happened to be captured in battle as this takeover begins and there will be battles, if married your marriage will be annuled and you will become the sex slave of your captors

28- The testimony of a woman in court is half the value of a man. If you have to testify against a man you will be un successful as his testimony will be woth more than yours.

29- A woman loses custody if she remarries. If you happen to get custody of your children and decide you wish to remarry you will loose custody of them.

30- To prove rape, a woman must have 4 male witnesses. Imagine being raped by a group of men then wishing to report it. Well unless 4 men are willing to testify for you you would be classed as an adulter and the punishment for that is death. 

31- A rapist may only be required to pay the bride-money (dowry) without marrying the rape victim. If you happen to be able to prove you were raped the man just needs to pay you what would be paid if he were to marry you. I will be his choice if he will marry you or not. Imnagine being married to your rapist.

32- A Muslim woman must cover every inch of her body, which is considered "Awrah," a sexual organ. Not all Sharia schools allow the face of a woman exposed. Now even though the burqa is not a requirement of the Quran it is a requirement of Sharia law. so you will have to cover your body It is not always required for the face to be covered but in some circumstances it will be required.

33- A Muslim man is forgiven if he kills his wife at the time he caught her in the act of adultery. However, the opposite is not true for women, since the man "could be married to the woman he was caught with." Once again women are the lower class if your caught committing adultry your husband can kill you this is an honour killing. but should the husband do the same thing you have to olet it go you never know he may have divorced one wife and married another.

34- It is obligatory for a Muslim to lie if the purpose is obligatory. That means that for the sake of abiding with Islam's commandments, such as jihad, a Muslim is obliged to lie and should not have any feelings of guilt or shame associated with this kind of lying. Its fine to lie especially if it furthers islam infact it is an obligation to do so.

Now as you have seen above there are quite a few laws about women and their lack of rights. If Islam takes over as a woman you will have no rights. You will be the mans property he can beat you if you don't do as he asks, it will be your job to obey him and give him everything he wants when he wants it. Failure to do so will result in beatings and in some cases divorce. You must cover up failure to do so will result in severe punishment sometimes even death. These laws will apply to all muslim and non Muslims alike. Our laws and our freedoms will no longer exist. EVERY aspect of your life will be controlled by Islam and Sharia Law. It is already creeping into our society with Halal certification and Sharia banking. Sharia law IS being practiced in Mosques.

I spent the best part of my adult life as a Muslim, I now bear the scars and suffer from PTSD. Life as a Muslim is something each and every one of you need to avoid, it all starts out rosey but then reality hits and it is a living nightmare. As a man you get many rights, as a woman none. Imagine this, you are a stay at home mother, your husband comes home in a bad mood and he divorces you. Because you don't work you must leave the home immediately and leave your kids behind. You ex husband has no obligation to support you whatsoever your on the streets and on your own. TV will be regulated no more programs Like Home and Away or Neighbours, Radio will be regulated, as will all media. Fashion will be a thing of the past, women wont be able to wear track pants or jeans in fact pants period. You can forget about Christmas and easter they will be banned. The only religion taught in schools will be Islam and Sharia Law, your children will be brainwashed from an early age, many will become Muslims because of the schools, they will be taught Jihad and Halal Slaughter. Many will grow into young adults who will turn on their own families as they will be Muslims and their family are non Muslims. Why wouldnt they when they have been programmed to hate Non Muslims. People need to stand up now and fight to keep their freedoms and their way of life, we have too much too loose by hopeing it will just blow over because it wont. Laws need to be passed banning everything Sharia. Ban All radical islamic groups. Ban Halal certification. Ban FGM. (even though not a requirement of Islam it is often ordered all women and children under go it) We all need to think about the future of our children. Full islamification may not happen in our lifetime but we cant leave it for our children and Grand children to fight. It needs to be stopped now.


This post is written by an Australian who needs to remain anonymous as her life is now in danger because she has left Islam and is speaking out against it.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Product Talk: Baby Bumkins

This product talk is brought to you by Nuffnang and Baby Bumkins.

As any new Mum soon figures out, baby wipes soon become a huge part of daily life. Changing dirty nappies a few times a day means you go through a couple of packs a week! As a Mum of 3 I have certainly tried all the brands out there, and can attest to how important they are when managing with a baby or toddler (or 2 or 3!).

I'd like to introduce you to the newest brand now on the market - Baby Bumkins.

What I like about Baby Bumkins Wipes:
  • They are good value at $3.99 for the single packs and $9.99 for the pack of 3. Wipes are a part of the weekly budget so a good quality wipe at a good price is a winner.
  • Easy to pick up at my weekly shop at my local IGA (I like shopping at IGA as they have a lot of brands the other supermarkets don't, and they are much more likely to stock smaller brands).
  • No Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) in Baby Bumkins products. This is a toxic ingredient that could cause nerve damage - definitely a no no!
  • They pull out easily from the pack... a big plus when juggling a wriggly baby, dirty nappy, wipes, and nappy bag!
  • I like both the fragranced and un-fragranced - fragranced wipes usually smell a bit icky but these are not too bad.
  • Most importantly, they do the job! We went out to dinner on saturday night and my toddler had a runny poo blow-out while at the function (yay us). What a great time to try Baby Bumkins! She got wiped from neck to toe to clean up the mess, and they did the job without any problems.
  • I'd like to also see Baby Bumkins bring out a 'travel pack' size as well as their current range to more easily fit a pack in my nappy bag.

I highly recommend picking up a pack of Baby Bumkins next time you are shopping, I think you will be pleasantly surprised with the quality, price, and ease of use.

Baby Bumkins are available now at IGA Supermarkets around Australia.

Disclaimer: I received the above packs of Baby Bumkins wipes to review for this post. No monetary payment was received for this post and any opinions expressed are my own.