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Mothers' Day Twinkle Lily Giveaway!

Added on 28 April 2011 in Sales & Promotions, Twinkle Lily

Who wants something special for Mothers’ Day?

With Mothers’ Day just around the corner, we decided to do avery special giveaway just for mums. So we conspired with Katerina from TwinkleLily and she has come up with something very special, just for us.

Katerina has pulled out the stops and created a fabulous setof cloth pads and a matching wetbag. There are 5 pads altogether, one in eachsize ranging from a Smallsie to a Postpartum pad with a gorgeous outer of lycradenim embroidered with blue cherry blossoms. Utterly luscious, wouldn’t youagree? And perfect for Mothers' Day.

We know you love to find out about the businesses behind theproducts we sell (you can find Twinkle Lily products here), so here’s a little bit about Twinkle Lily, straight fromKaterina herself.

Howand when did Twinkle Lily start?

Facedwith cloth nappies that leaked for my heavy wetting second child, and lots ofencouragement from family, I soon began to work on my own unique design. At the same time I dabbled in different versions of cloth breast pads andmenstrual pads and the business soon grew to include them, all of which are nowpart of the core business.

Afterselling primarily on ebay, Twinkle Lily started officially as a business onDecember 1st 2007 and has now grown to incorporate over 30 differentre-sellers.

Whomakes Twinkle Lily products and how/where are they made?

All ofTwinkle Lily  products are currently made with lots of love personally bythe director/founder Katerina Sioulas in the South Eastern suburb of Mulgrave,Melbourne.  Twinkle Lily enjoyed a brief 12 months in 2010 in a retailpremises which helped grow the business and lots of plant was purchased tospeed up production including industrial sewing and overlocking machines aswell as an industrial cutting machine. 

CurrentlyTwinkle Lily is back to being a work at home business and has taken over themaster bedroom!

What'syour most important business principle?

Ourcustomers are extremely important to us so our customer service is our numberone priority.  Without our customers, we wouldn’t have come this far.

Whatdo you love most about your work?

The bestthing about business is hearing lots of wonderful feedback, it gives us a goodinsight into how well we are performing as a business and is warming to theheart.  Of course working on special items is also enjoyable as it breaksup the monotony and can help stir up some creativity.

Isthere anything new happening at Twinkle Lily in the future?

Lotsplanned for the future of Twinkle Lily, including a new OSFM pocket nappy whichis about to hit real soon.  Over the course of 2011 will also see some newdesigns in menstrual pads added.

But ourbiggest challenge yet is to be able to stock some  large chain retailoutlets making reusable cloth alternatives both accessible and acceptable tothe public.

Thanks, Katerina!

If youalready use cloth pads, you’ll know how great they are. If you haven’t triedcloth pads yet, this may be the opportunity for you to investigate further! It's not a scary as it might seem and you have to admit that gorgeous cloth pads are much nicer than the disposable ones!

For yourchance to WIN this beautiful set of Twinkle Lily cloth pads, let us know below onepiece of advice that your mum gave you, and whether you follow it!

We’ll beannouncing the winner on Mothers’ Day – Sunday 8 May, so make sure you enter before then.

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Posted by Liz on 28 April 2011

Mum's message of tolerance is "it takes all sorts and they're all there." As I get older and more set in my ways ;-) it has been something I need to remember almost daily to keep sane!

Posted by Jade on 28 April 2011

Dont ket things bother you too much, tomorrow is a brand new day.

Love the pack - it is divine!


Posted by Melissa J Smith on 28 April 2011

After divorcing my Dad, my Mum told me (at the tender age of 5) 'Always marry rich'. Did I listen? Heck no!! Now I married to a wonderful man who has the best family I could ask for. So what advice has my new Mum (my mother in law) given me?? She told me 'It's not always going to be easy, but it will be worth it'. And she is right xx

Posted by Amanda on 28 April 2011

One of my mother's favourite sayings is "people will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel." It's something I try to remember often. Recently, I had a relative turn up at our place needing somewhere to stay, and I remember feeling frustrated and embarrassed that I couldn't find any matching linen to make up the spare bed. Then I heard my mum's voice in my head - "they won't remember the linen, they'll remember that you made them feel welcome".

Posted by Natalie on 28 April 2011

When faced with difficult decisions, my Mum would sit me down with a pen and paper and encourage me to list the pros and cons of each side of the arguament. Things became so much clearer and I would be able to make a rational choice rather than an emotional one made in the heat of the moment.
I came very close to changing high schools afer a period of bullying, but with Mum's help in writing a long list of pros and cons, I realised that to move would be to let the bully win.. My Mum's encouragement to think rationally led me to make the choice to stay, and I became school captain a few years later and had a wonderful senior year at a fantastic high school.

Posted by Amy Band on 28 April 2011

You can do anything you want but you don't HAVE to do everything either. Great advice!

Posted by Rosalyn Patrick on 28 April 2011

Oooh, I'll be hopefully getting onto the lochia side of things by Mother's Day (or I'm happy with now, baby) and this would be very useful.

My mum told me to forget about cloht pads and go for disposables. Obviously, I didn't listen. :)

Posted by Michelle Woolford on 28 April 2011

Mum passed on a pearl that a teacher gave her:
"To your own self be true". Even when Mum hasn't completely agreed with our decisions, she has supported them as long as she was sure we were following that one rule.

Posted by Gemma J on 28 April 2011

My Mum told me to elope. I didn't listen, I had a fantastic wedding, but my Mum was a lot of work on the day! I'm not sure if she realised that she was warning me about what was in store LOL

Posted by Elizabeth on 28 April 2011

Mum told me "Don't be so hard on yourself". I try and remember that when I'm tearing my hair out and worried I'm doing everything wrong with my kids.

Posted by J.Lea on 28 April 2011

My Mum always told me "good manners never go out of fashion" and it's something I hope to pass on to my daughter. Even though I may not have liked the advice as a moody teen, I now cringe when I hear impolite adults and children! Its so easy to say please and thank you and these little words can really make some-ones day. Thanks Mum!

Posted by shellie on 28 April 2011

my mum tells me i should smack my kids..... i do not follow this advice :)

Posted by Fiona on 28 April 2011

My mum's advice for any illness or ailment was to take a panadol and go to bed :0)

Posted by Alex on 28 April 2011

My mum always said "when I saw you kids doing something I was scared to do, I knew must have done something right". Now when my son brings me a millepede to pat (ugh), I just smile ;-)

Posted by Belinda on 28 April 2011

When I was in high school, my mum advised me against hanging around a certain girl, saying she would only lead me astray and into trouble.
I didn't listen, and was indeed led astray. The trouble that followed led to an official cautioning from police :O

Mum's truly know everything!! I love you MUM.

Love your pack too Katerina!

Posted by Rebecca on 28 April 2011

My mother told me to enjoy everything and everyday with your kids as they grow up too fast! Since becoming a mother to 2 kids I have learnt how true this is, my daughter is almost 1 and my son is turning 3 later this year and I try to enjoy everyday and everything as they will be at school before I know it!

Love the pack!

Posted by Jen T on 28 April 2011

My mum has always been one to lead by example rather than give verbal advice. So, I have (mostly) followed by trying to be adventurous, curious and considerate.

Posted by linda on 28 April 2011

my mum always told me to trust your instincts - if it doesnt feel right, dont do it!

Posted by Kezia on 28 April 2011

My mum always told me "if you dont have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all". It is also one I hope to pass onto my own children.

Posted by Sabrina J on 28 April 2011

"If you cant say anything nice, don't say anything at all" I follow this alot.

Hence I'm going to shout from the rooftops how much I LOVE this set! xxx

Posted by Melissa Cullen on 28 April 2011

"sleep when baby sleeps!", i tried to follow this as much as possible!

Posted by AK on 28 April 2011

Mom says "Blood is thicker than water", which means family will always be there (versus friends). I think I do value my family who live outside Australia. We skype, sms and catchup in person at least once a year.

Posted by Kiera on 28 April 2011

Mum's aunt encouraged her not to worry about things us kids did repeatedly, like bed wetting, becoming a problem by asking,"Will it still be a problem when they're 21?" In other words, nothing stays the same, things change and they tend to sort themselves out. Mum has passed on this advice and it's great to remember when I start to feel overwhelmed in the moment as I deal with whatever seems to be the problem.

Posted by Megan on 28 April 2011

My Mum always told me "you'll enjoy it when you get there" when I was feeling too shy or lazy to go out. Of course, she was right, and I still often think of her words.

Posted by Claire on 28 April 2011

I never really got any advice from my mum, but one thing I've always found to be true for myself it let things slide like water off a ducks back, trust yourself & your instincts. Never let anyone tell you how things SHOULD be done, trust your heart.

Posted by Helen on 28 April 2011

My mum gave me the best advice about the loads of free advice we were given when my child was born 5 months ago. It's good to listen to other people's experiences, try different things but ultimately do what suits you and the baby best.

Posted by aleesha on 28 April 2011

my mum tells me about natural remedies for my family. i listen to that one. bout the only thing i agree with. lol

Posted by shellie on 28 April 2011

my mum's advice for any injuries is to put metho on it :) (i do not do this)

Posted by Candice on 28 April 2011

My mum always has advice for me when it comes to my kids.....its always over the phone advice though as she lives interstate and very rarely even see's me and my family. I have learnt to take it all with a grain of salt and follow my intincts!

Posted by Ann Sculley on 28 April 2011

My mum always told me to treat others like i would want to be treated , i love that advice and i do use it and preach to my own children ,love my mum :)

Posted by Cathryn on 28 April 2011

My mother always said that if you have nothing nice to say, then say nothing at all. Sometimes I succeed in doing this, sometimes not.

Posted by Lou on 28 April 2011

My mum told me to live and sleep with the man you're going to marry because you don't want to be stuck with a guy who's lazy in and out of the sack ;)

Posted by Karina on 28 April 2011

My mum told me not to get married LOL Very glad I didn't listen to her :)

Posted by Nicole Dean on 28 April 2011

My mother always said dont name any of my kids with a name starting with a J
So I didnt listen on one and gave him a middle name starting with a J and he is definitely the naughty one out of my four

Posted by Brooke on 28 April 2011

my mum died when i was born so she didnt give me advice :( However my Nonna told me to always wear clean underwear in case u get hit by a bus and that brocolli will make my hair curly

Posted by NIKKIE on 28 April 2011

best advice from my mum which I follow everyday of my life... "treat People how you want to be treated"

and a funny but true one she has been telling me.. its regarding condoms... ïf it's not on, it's not on"

Posted by Naomi on 28 April 2011

Probably one of the best things mum said when i was struggling with the housework with a newborn & toddler was "When you have small children a spotless perfect house doesn't make it a home. Aim for tidy & you cant go wrong" & its so true. There might be a few loads of washing to do, the kitchen might not be cleaned immediately after a meal & sometimes the kids wont pack 100 hotwheel cars up after playing BUT the house feels lived in & welcoming & we are all a happy family in our cosy (sometimes messy) home :)

Posted by Ries Nottle on 28 April 2011

my mum had a saying that I use a lot with my six kids. I use this when they cant find something. "Dont look for it with your eyes... look with your hands!" (ie lift things or look behind things...) it is so true, as it works, and always makes us laugh, especially when frustrated.

Posted by Laura Innes on 28 April 2011

My mum used to advise boys that came around to the house when I was a teenager that if they hurt me she would "Cut their balls off with a pair of rusty scissors"! I think I actuall may use that one with my girls when they're older! ;)

Posted by Shell on 28 April 2011

If I couldn't find something my Mum always told me to "Go back & have a Mummy look" The very this is often right there... I was just looking straight past it! I'm sure I will be passing this one on :)

Posted by Theresa on 28 April 2011

I have been going through a very difficult seperation from my ex husband and the one advice she has given me is to realy not care what he says about me. This way he can never hurt me again. All that is important is that he treats our daughter well. As hard as it was to not care...one day, I did it. Now whatever comes out from his mouth brushes over me. The best advice my mother has given me!

Posted by Tennille on 28 April 2011

"If you can't do it for yourself, do it for your kids"
This is what keeps me going, the thought of doing it for my kids, when life throws a curve ball and I wanna give up, I do it just for them, they are my world and keep me going, sometimes Mum forces this on me, and when I really need a break she will sometimes say "get up and do it for your kids" and I think it can be harsh, but in the end I see the reward.

Posted by Renee on 28 April 2011

You may not be a perfect mother, but you're the perfect mother for your children. Whenever I doubt my parenting I think of this and it eases my doubts a little.

Posted by Elizabeth on 28 April 2011

My Mum used to tell me not to play rugby - now I'm a Mum I think I'll be saying the same thing to my children!

Posted by Shirley Taylor on 28 April 2011

Mum always said that when someone gives you advice you don't agree with you should smile and thank them and then ignore it. She then said and it includes advice she gives :lol:


Posted by Krista on 28 April 2011

The best advice my Mum gave was after I had my son and was suffering severely from depression. She told me that it didn't matter what the house looked like, or if I had showered that day, all that mattered was that he knew I loved him. Since that day, I have always taken it to heart as I continue to struggle. If my son wants to play, the washing can wait. He will always know he comes first.

Posted by Alison F on 28 April 2011

My mum is a dancer and dance teacher, and I have followed in her footsteps.

When I was younger other girls in my dance class would have the latest in designer dancewear, which we couldn't afford. My mother instilled in me that all that mattered was that I turn up to class and worked hard to be the best dancer that I could be. I am so grateful to her for that.

In this materialistic it's easy to get caught up in "stuff" and the "keeping up with the Jones's" mentality. I learnt from her very early on that experiences, family and how you live your life is far more important than what you own.

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