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

A Mibooster Cushion!!!!

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#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!

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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!

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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…

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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

 

Meet the Goodchilds – The Nursery

Following on from our introduction to The Goodchilds, we are so pleased to be able to show you our next video. Here is Lauren showing us around the nursery that Baby Dot will be coming home to.

Lauren highlights how storage is the most important thing, little baby’s might be small but they have so many things! The baskets shown in the video are Minene Large baskets, which are available in a range of colours and cost £25 each. The other storage she has is Ikea Expedit units.

Also shown is the Minene Supersize Muslins which are so so useful for so many things, from burping cloths, using as a nursing cover and even for lining the changing mat, these are invaluable.

Stay tuned for our next update….and hopefully a newborn baby!

 

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Sales this weekend!

Our 1st Birthday celebrations continue at Minene, and this weekend we have some fantastic discounts!

Our brand new Cream Flowers storage is on offer:

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Large storage basket is £20 (was £25)

Small storage basket is £8 (was £12)

Small Storage box is £10 (was £14)

Underbed Storage box is £20 (was £27)

AND as if that wasn’t enough, our Baby Bath Support is reduced from £20 to £14 in all four colours.

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More great offers coming soon!

 

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Meet the Goodchilds!

We are very pleased to announce that we have teamed up with one family to bring you the story of their life. We love a bit of reality TV, and this is going to be a little of reality bought to you each week, following a real life family and their newborn baby.

So who are the Goodchilds? 

Lauren is Mummy Goodchild, she is married to Darren aka Daddy Goodchild. They have 4 year old Spud and 2 year old Spike, they also have a bump on board at the moment too.

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Baby Dot is a girly bump and is due to make an appearance into the big world  on 5th October 2013, but we all know babies can be unpredictable!

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The gorgeous photos were taken by Alice Speller Photography, and we thank them for letting us use them for our reality project.

What are we going to do with The Goodchilds?

We are going to be creating some video updates, blog posts and photos taking a sneaky peek into their world. We can’t wait to see the family grow. Watch this space for details of our first update, as we venture in and have a look at their world.

You can find Lauren online at www.spudandspike.co.uk.

 

 

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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!

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

I love these for toddlers!

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

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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!

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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