Saturday, January 19, 2013

the school series : a giveaway

My love of stationery began at a young age. Every year, during the summer school holidays, I would eagerly anticipate the "school shopping day" where mum and I would get my stationery supplies. Once bought I would go home with a bag full of colourful "necessities" and arrange them all in preparation for the first day of school.

I'll admit that I'm rather excited about the opportunity to do it all again! I've been searching for great lunchbox options, beautiful colored pencils, the essential sunscreen and wipes and the all important wet-weather raincoat. 

You'll see that I've collected a range of products for back-to-preschool/school as well as some beautiful things for the mums - a spotty umbrella, a book to guide you and sweet smelling laundry products that make doing the washing that bit easier.

One winner will be lucky to receive the following, valued at over $550:

1. An owl bag tag kit from re sew cool. Assembled in Melbourne from (mostly) recycled fabrics, this little kit comes with everything you need to create an owl tag (made with love) - valued at $18

2. I adore the detail on the wings of O is for Owl - an 8" x 10" archival art print of an original watercolour and gouache painting by Rebekka Seale - valued at $19.50

3. Gina & May create the most delightful umbrellas and this lady bug design (with a wooden handle) is extra cheery for a wet day. Gina also creates vivid mouse mats to liven up your computer desk - valued at $79.90

4. The chances of things getting lost at school is pretty high so one word of advice every school mum has given me is "label everything!." Stuck on You have a range of Value Packs available for all your labelling needs (personalised with your child's name or your family name). The winner will receive a value pack of your choice valued at $49.95. 

5. I often swoon at all the goodness in lark and this beautiful bundle of back-to-school essentials is absolutely lovely. The woodland backpack, retro-inspired drink bottle, giraffe ruler, owl eraser/sharpener and pencil kit is valued at $70.

6. A story about finding your wings, Two Little Bugs by Mark Sommerset, published by Harpercollins, is the perfect book to accompany the school journey - valued at $19.99

7. I'm hopeless at drawing but regardless I find the practice to be rather meditative. These Lyra pencils from Dragonfly Toys are so lovely to use - the triangular shape ensures a comfortable grip and the colours are rich and vivid - valued at $35.50.

8. To make your laundry experience more enjoyable these Murchison Hume products - Garment Groom and Luxury Laundry Soak - work wonders - valued at $32.45

9. Make the school-drop-off-in-the-rain a little easier with this sweet polka dot raincoat from Quince. Winner will choose size - valued at $49.90 (Quince are currently offering 20% off full-priced clothing with the code: CHE)

10. Tori of Tabitha & Hugo handmakes a range of simple and sweet children's clothes and toys. These custom made number beanbags are a fabulous tool for young ones and can be used to learn numbers, make towers, add and subtract. Valued at $35

11. Justin Coulson (father of five girls with a PhD in Family Psychology) has just launched his book What Your Child Needs From You (yep, that's Stacey on the cover). It's a great read and I love Justin's realistic approach and conversational tone. Perhaps what I love even more is that you can pick it up, read a few paragraphs and learn a lot - endless hours of reading not required. You can read the first chapter by signing up for Justin's newsletter or find out more over at Happy Families. Book valued at $24.95

12. They look good and they stack and draw even better....these Playon Crayons (primary and pastel) from Studio Skinky are lots of fun - valued at $24

13. This slimline pencil case is handmade by Shannon of Rabbit and the Duck from printed cotton canvas and dark denim. Valued at $27 (but currently on sale for $10.80!!!)

14. Wot Not create natural products for the whole family and this sunscreen and travel wipes are essentials in my bag. Valued at $30.90

15. I can't wait to pack Che's lunch in his Goodbyn original lunch box. He likes to eat "bits and pieces" so the five compartments in this BPA, phthalates and lead free container will come in handy. Comes with a drink bottle and stickers to decorate from biome - valued at $35.95.

16. Winner will choose an organic underwear set by Nature Baby - the boat print OR the tulip print. In my opinion, a beautifully soft cotton singlet is like a hug (absolutely essential for school!) - valued at $39.90


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You can enter this giveaway a maximum of three times:
  • first entry - follow Che & Fidel (over there on the right)
  • second entry - popping over to Che & Fidel on facebook and hitting 'like' 
  • third entry - sharing this giveaway on facebook/instagram/your blog
Please leave a separate comment for each entry (if you can't see your comment please press the 'load more' option under the comment box) - open to Australian and NZ readers. The winner will be chosen by the random number generator and will be announced in this post on Wednesday 23rd January at around 9pm est.

Update : the random number generator chose #34 - Greer. Congratulations lovely!!! x

Best of luck!


476 COMMENTS

  1. This will make the first day pass happily for the little one and me.

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  2. And shared on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/jessiehayy/posts/298110620292362

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  3. There's nothing here we wouldn't use. Lovely umbrella.

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  4. beautiful! I like you on facebook~

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  5. Lovely(as always)! Following Che & Fidel

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  6. Oh, all these things are so beautiful! I am a follower.

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  7. How wonderful! Follower of your blog.

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  8. I shared this awesome giveaway on fb

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  9. follow blog...originally via mogantosh...(who is good friend of mine)...now follow on facebook too...what a stunning give away...i love stationary too...:)

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  10. Lovely, my littlest is off to kindy this year. mel x

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  11. This will help ease the pain, Jodi. I follow. x

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  12. I don't know who'd be more excited to win this - my daughter or me. Probably me.

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  13. Yes please! Long-time follower.

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  14. ....and I'm a facebook liker.

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  15. Thanks for sharing these great products.
    Shared on Facebook.

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  16. What a cool giveaway! Lots of useful stuff there even for a day care kid!

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  17. Swoon! So much loveliness all together. (fb like)

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  18. You have the best giveaways - it's official! This would be perfect for us, my big girl starts prep this year and we really have no idea what we are doing!!

    (I follow Che and Fidel)

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  19. And I have just shared on facebook!

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  20. ooooh pick me, pick me. I love stationary too.
    And we each have a goodbyn lunchbox but the smaller bynto kind. We LOVE them. Mr Flutter & I even take ours to work all decorated by the kids & with our name stickers on. Needless to say noone is brave enough to steal our lunch ;) Bahahaha

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  22. I'm a follower and love love love this giveaway

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  23. Shared on Face Book :)Fingers Crossed!

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  24. Follower here... You have such amazing giveaways!!!

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  25. Liker on Facebook... Perfect giveaway for all of us with school starters! Stationary shopping day was a highlight of my year also :)

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  26. So many lovely goodies! You've made me a follower!

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  27. And I liked on Facebook. Here's hoping!

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  28. beautiful competition! I already like on facebook.

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  29. Another lovely collection/giveaway. Already a follower

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  30. and just shared on FB also (and my blog for extra measure)

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  31. and a liker on facebook as well!

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  32. I like you on facebook. It's a great giveaway and perfect timing for back to kindy! Thank you :)

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  33. I LOVE the bit where we get to pack the bags full of fresh new stationary and goodies for the new year. There is so much goodness here..x

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  34. Following on Facebook under my personal page :-)

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  35. Yay!! I've got two kiddies back at school this year and one starting kinder, they'd all love bits and pieces of this giveaway. Thanks Jodi.

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  36. Awesome giveaway.
    I'm a follower x

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  37. Jodi, this is all kinds of wonderful, i did the first bit...

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  38. wow, this is gorgeous! i follow on here :)

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  39. What a great collection!
    I am already a follower :)

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  40. wonderful giveaway! im a follower!

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  41. I have become an avid follower of Che and Fidel

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  42. Have also liked you on Facebook......Love your cover picture by the way.

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  43. Amazing giveaway! I "like" C&F on Facebook. xx

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  44. What fantastic prizes. All ready follow your blog.

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  45. Thanks for the chance to win. Already like you on facebook.

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  46. A follower here. Yay for awesome giveaways.

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  47. A liker on FB. Double yay for awesome giveaways.

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  48. I got a job at a newsagent when I was younger, just to work with the magazines and stationary. I loved it.

    All ready follow you in instagram, and bloglovin

    http://iliska-dreams.blogspot.com.au/

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  49. Awesome bits and bobs... (I'm a follower) x

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  50. Another fantastic giveaway...I am a follower. thanksxxx

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  51. WOW! Another great giveaway, thanks again Jodi. My little Noah is so exciting to start back at pre-school soon. I already follow your lovely blog :)

    Noahandisy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. ... and I already like you on facebook :)

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  53. ... and now have shouted from the facebook rooftops (shared) this giveaway via my blog's fb page (mend and make new) x fingers crossed!

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  54. Fantastic give away - I liked you on facebook

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  55. What a sweet and thoughtful collection of items to make the bittersweet return to school period exciting for mummys and munchkins! I have shared this giveaway on facebook and look forward with eager anticipation to your next heartwarming post Jodi! (as always)! xx

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  56. an awesome prize!! I'm now a new follower :)

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  57. I am following your blog on facebook ad I also shared this giveaway with my friends.:-)

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  58. Love buying stationery & the like! My girls love it just as much! I follow your blog x

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  59. And have shared it on facebook and my blog: http://www.verydarkhorse.blogspot.co.nz/2013/01/three.html

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  60. I have a little person who would love this!!
    Follow via Google xo

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  61. Oh, some very, very lovely things here. I'm already a fan on FB xx

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  62. I'm following you on Google now too, lovely give away!

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  63. I'm following :) What a fantastic giveaway. If i don't win the book by Justin Coulson, i'm definitely buying it.

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  64. Off to check out all these amazing websites/shops!

    Follow

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  65. I rarely enter giveaways but this one is too good not to enter! x Follow

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  66. You are simply too generous. I particularly like the sound of Justin's book. I'm a follower x

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  67. yet another amazing giveaway Jodi! I love the umbrella and raincoat! Given we are walking distance to school and the option for driving just wouldn't make it easier...I could really do with those! I also love the lunch box...my son likes a "bits and peices" lunch too! thanks so much (already a follower!)
    xx

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  68. SO very generous! And perfect to ease the transition for Mummas...ahem...I mean the little poppets!

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  69. Blogged about this wonderful giveaway. Thanks so much :) x

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  70. Ohhh I always loved getting new back to school stationery, best thing ever! The idea of being organised, though it never lasted long!

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  71. I'm following! LOve this giveaway! Thank you!

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  72. I have also shared the link on Facebook! Thanks!

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  73. And I have now liked your page on Facebook! Thanks for the opportunity! http://amysreallife.wordpress.com

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  74. back to school was my very favourite time of the year - fellow stationery addict here! Following you here.

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  75. And on Facebook. Great giveaway :-)

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  76. Yes please may I be included. What a gorgeous giveaway, thank you again Jodi. I'm a long time follower. x

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  77. another great giveaway! thank you Jodi. i follow :)

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  78. I'm new to your site, found you through the Sling Diaries. Following now! Nice to meet you!

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  79. Following you on Facebook as well!

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  80. THank you again for such a perfect giveaway. I follow through GFC. Thank you!

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  81. I also follow your FB page user name rebecca tollefsen. have a great weekend!

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  82. i shared!
    have a great weekend!
    angela

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  83. Oh yes please! For my beautiful PRE-SCHOOLER! x

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  84. Ah! If only this were an international giveaway! </3

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  85. I would love this for my 4 year old who starts school this year!

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  86. I have liked you on facebook and my Mia would love this!

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  87. About to share this giveaway on facebook - what amazing items!

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  88. ...Oh that umbrella Jodi - genius inclusion!...fingers crossed (i follow along) x

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