Winter Warmers: 4 things to get you ready for Winter

As Australia is just past the 2nd week of winter and it starts to get colder, I thought I would show you some of my favourite winter warmers to help you get through the winter chill. winter warmers Winter Pajamas- I live in Victoria and as fellow Victorians will know, it can get quite cold overnight in winter. It’s always great to get cosy in a onsie or flannelette PJs, but if you have a fireplace (like I do) or  have the heater on, you’ll probably prefer PJs that are made of a lighter fabric. Target has some cute Minnie Mouse sleepwear by Arabella Ramsay made from a soft bamboo blend. There are two sets of PJs available and a nightie all in French inspired Minnie designs. Disney Minnie By Arabella Ramsay Pyjamas – Navy Stripe $49*

Hot Chocolate- I am a tea drinker more than I am a coffee drinker, but sometimes in winter I want something a little sweeter. I don’t mind powdered hot chocolate, but my favourite hot chocolate is Lindt Milk Drinking chocolate (Dark Chocolate also available). The tin is a little expensive, but it is totally worth it! Inside the tin are Lindt chocolate ‘flakes’ that you melt into hot milk. The best thing about the flakes, is that you can use them in deserts too! Lindt Milk Drinking Chocolate 210g tin $8.72 from Woolworths winter warmers Soup- I never used to like powdered soups, that was until I tasted the Continental Cup a soup sensations! Their gourmet flavours are so much tastier than the usual (plain) tomato or chicken noodle soup sachets. There are 8 different flavour combinations to choose from. My favourites are Pumpkin with sour cream & chives, and vine-ripened tomato with Mascarpone & basil. Continental Cup a soup sensations 24g $1.29 from Woolworths

Gloves- My hands always get really cold in winter, so I love to wear gloves to keep them warm. There are always many different pairs of cute gloves in stores around winter. I purchased the ones in the top picture from Target last year, so they are no longer available. The Grey/Leather combo seems to be popular this winter and I love these Limited Editions Leather/Wool Gloves- in Grey from Target for only $25!

I hope you are enjoying your weekend, it’s a chilly one here in Victoria!


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Made by Typo, Market Square Geelong

A brand new store opened yesterday in Market Square Geelong and it’s called Made by Typo!

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As I was approaching the store, I was a little like…

For months I’d been wondering what would be opening there (in the old Priceline pharmacy) and it totally took me by surprise…I was excited!

Made by Typo is of course an expansion on the existing Typo stores, except it is completely dedicated to all things creative.

There are sections for almost every creative activity you can think of! General arts & crafts, baking, sewing, drawing and much more! As a creative person, I was in crafty heaven!

made my typoSome of the cute cupcake supplies. Ceramic cupcake stands, place card holders, cupcake kits and a three tier cupcake stand.

made by typoMy favourite place card holders, macarons!

The store in Market Square is the first and (currently) only Made by Typo stand alone store, there is also a pop-up store at Rundle Mall in Adelaide.

made by typoA wall of letters, that can be left plain or be decorated

made by typoSome sections have little LCD screens that show ways that the materials can be used. I thought this was a great feature.

To celebrate the opening the lovely staff were giving out cupcakes and let me just say, they were the fluffiest cupcakes that I’ve ever tasted!

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I am not sure where they were from, but they were yummy!

made by typoAll they staff were really lovely, very bubbly and welcoming.

There was also a button press set up, where you could choose and cut out a picture and one of the staff would make it into a button for you.

made by typoThe one I chose (below) ‘eat ice cream for breakfast’, I thought it was cute.
made by typoSelected items can be purchased online under the Made by Typo heading, but many of the other items can also be found at regular Typo stores.

There will also be workshops soon!
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