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On the 2nd day of Xmas #mineneslittlehelper gave to me

We hope you all enjoyed day 1 of our little helper’s 12 days of Xmas.

So this morning, #mineneslittlehelper got back in her dress (we have officially given up on the hat now!) and with her wafer in hand…..she chose….

reaching for prize 2

A bright red painting apron, with paints and paint brush! And seeing as it is day 2, we thought we would give two away to 2 lucky winners!

childrens-paintin apron-red

#mineneslittlehelper picked a bright red painting apron for day 2 of her 12 days of Xmas

Our painting aprons are perfect for little Picassos. Perfect for arts and crafts, cooking and eating, the apron features a large pocket at the front. The apron is made from 100% vinyl with a wipe clean finish and 100% cotton lining.

So how do you win today? Jump on facebook and comment on the image to say which colour painting apron you would choose. For a 2nd entry, tell us what kind of things your little one likes to paint…and for a 3rd…share image with your friends!

The winners will be announced on here tomorrow! 🙂

GOOD LUCK!! 🙂

On the 1st day of Xmas #mineneslittlehelper gave to me…

A Mibooster Cushion!!!!

minene booster cushion

#mineneslittlehelper making sure gift 1 is a good one!

The competition has finally begun, after a bit of a slow start! So what will you have to do to win all of these AMAZING prizies and how will it all work? Each day at 10am we will announce the previous day’s winner and announce the new competition. They will all be based around social media platforms, as it gives everyone a fair chance! We hope you have lots of fun playing along… and that you win something! There will be plenty of prizes up for grabs over the next 12 days, so get entering!

To enter today’s competition all you have to do is choose your Mibooster colour, the one you would choose if you were the lucky winner! Then tweet

On the 1st day of Xmas #mineneslittlehelper gave to me..1 Mibooster cushion!  I’d like a (insert colour) one @mineneuk please! 🙂

Tweet and retweet as every tweet counts as an entry! Entries close at midnight tonight, Wednesday 11th December 2013. The lucky winner will be announced on here tomorrow morning at 10am…at the same time that the new competition will be launched!! 😀

Minene’s Little Helper and her 12 days of Christmas

Minene are excited to launch the #mineneslittle helper and her 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS!

Beginning on Monday 9th of December, Minene’s little helper, Emmie, will be bringing you presents, toys and fun, for 12 days! From gifts for you, to gifts for your tots, there will be plenty of lovely Minene surprises to win.

Each day our Minene’s little helper will choose a gift (or 2!) from our large Minene Christmas basket, whatever she chooses is yours to win (don’t worry…we will help her lift the big ones!)

We will shout about it on Facebook, tweet about it on twitter and pic about it on instagram…so plenty of ways to keep up to date with what you can win and how to do it!

So, I know you are all wondering….what type of products will be in the Minene Christmas basket? Well we have stroller net bags, liners, bandana bibs, childrens pyjamas, newborn gifts, a Layla Changing Bag, large cuddly towel, Mi booster cushion, froggy bag, small storage baskets and boxes, plenty of friendly teddy bears….and maybe even an activity mat!

minene christmas gifts

SO many toys up for grabs! Which one will our #mineneslittlehelper choose first?

Everything is ready for the beginning of our #mineneslittlehelper 12 days of Christmas event!!

Everything is ready for the beginning of our #mineneslittlehelper 12 days of Christmas event!

Pyjama party time!

girls pyjama dance

With the cold & dark winter evenings upon us, it is time to look for fun (indoor) ideas for chilly evenings!

 

Last weekend we had a fun, late night, movie night with popcorn, pyjamas, pillow play, Disney princesses and a Cars film chucked in there, for the lads. The girls chose to wear matching PJs, these came in handy when performing their choreographed dance routines! The lads chose to mix it up in different styles- boys will be boys and girls will be girls, right?!

 

Pyjama Party Group Shot

Pyjama Party Group Shot

We purchased these amazing reusable popcorn containers, plastic and washable, from Amazon. There are plenty to choose from, I personally loved the pink polka dot ones, however Louis had something to say about that! So we settled on the vintage looking red and white stripe. The kids LOVED having a popcorn just for themselves and it is a great way to control the portions they ate!

I think, in future, when we head to the cinema I will take these along. A great way to stop arguments mid movie…(in hush, yelling,  voices) ‘he ate all my popcorn’ ‘give me back the pop corn’  ‘shhhhh’ you know the drill…

pyjama fun

Anyhow…I digress!

The movie night was a hit! The kids all enjoyed it and were found exhausted and napping on the fold out couch by midnight. We are in the other room enjoying more of an ‘adult’ evening where our red and white pop corn boxes were swapped for red and white wine!

Minene’s, lovely and cosy, winter pyjama range for girls and boys is online now and available up to age 6! I must say, the girls really loved having the matching sets and LOVED the toadstool design.

This weekend Louis thinks it is his turn to choose the indoor entertainment…his plan is fort building…I am less convinced!! Wish me luck xx

 

painting_apron

Handprint Painting Ideas

Taking handprints and footprints of your children when they are young is fun, it’s a great way to keep a track of how much they grow and looking back at them in years to come is always amazing to see just how much they have grown!

Here is some lovely ways of using the hand prints to make even more magical, and fun additions to the house. These would look awesome framed!

handprint_monsters

Found online at: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/117304765267144470/

I love these for toddlers!

handprint_caterpillars

This super cute caterpillar is lovely! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/125819383311977874/

easy_kids_craft_owl_handprints

Owl handprints! I love these! Can be found at http://www.pinterest.com/pin/430727151831334004/

Of course what does every painting child need? The Minene Painting Apron!

painting_apron

These are just £12, come in five fabulous colours and they come complete with paints and a paintbrush too! http://www.minene.co.uk/dc/Toddlers/Painting-Apron_blue

 

 

Back to School Giveaway!

It’s that time of the year again, where the children are either starting school for the first time or are returning to school. My toddler will also be returning to his Pre-School. I don’t know about you, but after 8 weeks they are completely out of the whole ‘School routine’. I am expecting a struggle in on the first morning back to get them motivated to get ready….but what about if they had a really cool and funky animal bag? To pop their stuff in, and then pop it on their backs?

 child bags

Here is your chance to win one! You can choice from any of the designs available on the Minene  UK website.

animal_bag_competition

To enter simply fill in the Rafflecopter widget below:

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Pyjama Party!

After a long day playing, there is nothing better than getting the little people in the bath and getting them washed clean, before popping them into clean pyjamas.

Pyjamas have not only got to look lovely, but they have an important function…they have to be comfortable for little people to wear for a good 12 hours! Minene pyjamas are made from 100% cotton, so they help keep the children comfortable.

They come in a very cute organza bag and bow, so make they make the perfect gift too.

minene pyjamas collage

 

You can find the full range online at:  http://www.minene.co.uk/shopdetails/cid/clothing/pid/346