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Non-Choccy Easter Treat Ideas

Well its been a little while since we have written one of these! I think only now do we feel like we are getting on top of the Christmas and New Year craziness. Given the time the year we thought it was only appropriate that we did something Easter related - can't believe it is that time of the year already! Here are a few non-chocolate ideas to compliment the usual Easter treats. Olli Ella Baskets Perfect for gathering eggs on the annual Easter hunt, the Olli Ella range have so many gorgeous options. These are the perfect accessory for...

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Troupe's Mums Beachside Necessities

I thought it was only fair that we did one for the mums as well! We know what a mission it can be to take the family for a nice "relaxing" trip to the beach so we thought we would share some of our top finds. Wetsuit Tops I discovered these a couple of years ago and all I can say is hallelujah! These are great on so many levels I don't even know where to start. These keep you so snug and warm for those hours that you spend chasing little people around in the water. They take the edge...

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Troupe's Kids Beachside Necessities!

Wow - how ready for summer are you?! We are totally hanging out and can't wait to get beachside as soon as it warms up. We thought it might be handy to share some of our favourite things to make those beach adventures a little easier (and more sane!). 1. S'well Drink Bottles Initially I thought these were a bit gimmicky but OMG - they are the bomb! They keep drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 and man do they work. The kids love them as they always have access to ice cold water even if they leave...

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The hunt for boys summer t-shirts...

So excited to see all of the summer stock coming out!  We are so lucky in NZ to have such awesome ranges to pick from.  I've been on the hunt for some boys t-shirts so thought I would share some of my fav pics from some of our stockists...(girl's tees will be next!)  Click on the image to go straight to the store's website! Minti - Hello Goodbye Singlet - The Kids Store Loving the Minti range this year!  As always they have a fun edge and something a bit different!  Such good quality too they will last season to...

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Island Family Holiday Hacks

Well it's that time of year when everyone is dreaming of warm sunny days and palm trees. If you are lucky enough to be heading off sometime soon here are some tips that we have learned over the years. Embrace the two minute noodle. While they maybe a little nutritionally questionable, for holidays away these are the perfect easy, cheap meal. We take over a glass container with a plastic lid which is the perfect cooking vessel. Just pop in the noodles with the hot water, pop the lid on for a few minutes and there's lunch. Our children love...

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