Spring, strawberries, milkshake moustaches and worms



It is spring in Napier, the last couple of weeks have been beautiful!! Here at Stickytiki HQ between our work commitments have been composting digging over our vege patches getting ready for the spring planting. Si has decided we will have one vege patch each and have a little competition..which suits me fine as it is less work for me. He is a sore loser so I better let him win the grow off...heehehe!
I with the kids help am going to start our first worm farm, so just researching how to make one..very excited cant wiat to get all those little wrigglies eating our leftovers :)
These are the little ones on Sunday making milk moustaches with their smoothies, to those of you who wonder..yes I do have my big boy too but he is not nearly as accommodating as these two getting his photo taken..and just way too social, skating and hanging out with mates.
We have some of our new Dotty Elephants heading to Japan and to Aussie..don't forget to enter the draw below to win some. May the force be with you.
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Win some of our Children of the World (babushka) on Bloesem kids


Bloesem kids

The lovely Lola and Ben are giving away some of our Children of the World (to which they exclusively sell) on Bloesem kids..which is one of the most gorgeous kids blogs around.
Also check out Maria's blog , she has also featured these little ladies and tells a lovely story about growing up in the USSR and what nesting dolls mean to her.
Also don't forget to go into the draw to win our Dotty elephants..check post below.
Good luck x
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Dotty Sticky Giveaway



Because I am so dotty over these cute little creatures we are going to give this set away. You know the drill , follow us (if you want), but please leave a comment here telling us why you would like to win these little darlings, and we will do another film clip draw (god forbid..was a mare last time but I think I have it sussed.)
So its the 26th or 27th now depending on where you are, but on the 5th NZ time we will draw the winner out of a bowl, bucket or hat starring probably my eldest boy Zav.
GOOD LUCK xx

PS: I forgot to say i will need your email make sure you leave the . and @ as (dot ) and (@) so as those horrid spam people dont get you. If you dont want to leave your email just make sure you check back after the 5th to see if you have won!!! x
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Very exciting day for StickyTiki HQ




Print and pattern

This morning I got an email from a big blog (no names yet) that want to write a feature on us, and now have just seen that we have been shown on print and pattern (one of my fav blogs for beautiful...ummm print and pattern :)...Feeling the LOVE right now, which is great because I had a bit of a flat day yesterday, so a nice pick me up was needed!!
Cheers lovely world dwellers our small and humble business really appreciates the validation that we are doing ok.
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'The lovely Rose' Cross



I haven't posted for a few days ..have been busy doing new designs, taking product shots, being Mum....etc, etc. There really are not enough hours during the day.
I am loving this shot of Kahlo with the lovely rose as a cross..see there are so many ways you can put this together!!
Mr Ja Ja had a sleep over last night at my cousins (he has a boy the same age). Jasper was so excited..but the strong silent type (as they call him at daycare), showed his excitement only by saying in his little deep voice..'I am so excited Mum'!!! Lol, my cousins boy bounces off the walls so a good combination I think!. Last night after the movies (inglorious bastards..great) I went in to check on the other two, and little Miss was tucked up in bed with big bro, both snoring away!! She had obviously woken and Mr 12 got up to her..he is such a good brother!
i am catching up with some HB etsy sellers tomorrow for coffee..looking forward to that!..Ok cleaning calls AAARRRGGH!!
Have a great weekend.
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Cute...

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A Trifle exciting!!



It official Trifle is now open for business and we are so excited to be part of it!!
To celebrate we are offering free worldwide shipping on all our items sold on Trifle until the end of August...which include our latest 'The Lovely Rose'(see below).
A huge thank you to the awesome team behind the scenes of Trifle..Lou from Skout, Sarah from Style me gorgeous ,and Matt and Genevieve from Webnovation. You guys have done and awesome job!!
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The Lovely Rose.......






This is our latest design available first at TRIFLE.
We did this in response to the trifle slogan 'layers of lovely'.... the image came into my head of roses floaty fabric, blue birds..which I had a fascination with as a child (it was a 70s thing I think). I have this lovely cream ceramic cat that I decided to bring to life..she is now pale yellow with a pink and white lacy scarf and a set of wings so as she can take flight at anytime! There are so many ways this lovely rose can be put together...I also imagine the ribbons and blues birds above a bed...this is what is so great about our wall stickers is you can arranges them so many ways.

Look at my beautiful models..Rachael (my niece) is the tall willowy teenager, and the two gorgeous ballerinas are Denby Rose, and Brenna..I must say if you had seen these two modeling the photos show off there personalities perfectly! Thank you lovely girls!!
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Imagine having to leave your Children.....


Kahlo, Zavia and Jasper

I have just been reading about the most amazing woman Cate Bolt and her decisions to change her life, give up all her security to help children in Indonesia. This is something she asks us to imagine......

Imagine taking your child into a crowded street at dusk, walking away from them and never going back. Imagine the fear in that child when they realise you’re gone. Imagine them wandering scared and hungry through the streets…imagine their life now, day after day.

I couldn't think of this without tears...not with any child let alone my own. But this is the harsh reality for so many people in the world in poverty..they simply cannot afford to keep their children!
I walked around the boardwalk in Napier this morning..it is a perfect day, blue skies, snow capped hills, glistening water, I am healthy, I have healthy amazing children who love life and eat when they are hungry, I have a job I love ..could/would I give up everything here to do what Cate is doing?? Honestly answered..I dont know!
Please read about this amazing woman..who BTW has 9 children as well!!
How to help
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Awesome feedback for Tui.....


Hi Kim
Thank you, the Tui arrived straightaway. I absolutely love it and I think you're very clever to create such a gorgeous thing!
My baby is 6 weeks old and I plan to stick it up in his room - like in the cot picture you have on your web site. In the meantime I have just stuck the snail next to his changing table and he loves looking at that.
It is such a gorgeous product - it is the best thing I have bought for ages and I show it to everyone
Thanks and regards
Vicki
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Can barely keep my eyes open

Just a quick post, I can barely keep my eyes open..have had pukey children with some random vomiting bug..poor Little Miss tiki got worst hit. Have just been out and had Thai with the family that are heading back to the states, and have come home to laminate eight orders to go out tomorrow. Have also been working on getting our new design finished for Friday which is the opening of Trifle..yay sorry to tired to find the link have to go to bed now. Will just leave you with this photo of my niece Rach and I at Whakapapa the other day!
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Regina knows best!!

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio
"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.. It is the most-requested column I've ever written.
My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone...
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with the world. It can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19.. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words' In five years, will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does
33. Believe in miracles.
34. Your friends and family love you for who you are, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41.. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

I found this on skout thanks to Prue @ Gigi & Lulu ..just what I needed today..thank you!
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Off to the Mountain!

Quick post..off tho the mountain tomorrow at 5am to take the cuzzies and Zav up snowboarding. I am driving over the gentle annie..so I hope she is gentle with me!! Have borrowed a big horrid 4 wheel drive...wish me luck, will be back with loads of photos!!
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Worlds Longest Place Name



Skout Trade Fair
is holding a photography competition that we are sponsoring...and the winner gets to win one of our Longest Place Name decals. So if you are entering GOOD LUCK!!!
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Jayden with his new Nikau



Check out my little man with his new Nikau!! Jayden is my grandson who lives in Perth (Jayden is my beautiful step daughter Kyla's little boy). I am still trying to wrap my head around the Grandparent thing..not because I don't want to be, just because as you know little Miss Tiki is only 2 so I don't really feel old enough to be Granny..I really need a different name..any suggestions?? Kyla thinks it is funny to call me granny..well all my friends do too!! So I need an uber cool granny name..HELP ..love this little guy to pieces...but hey...! The funny thing is Kyla's Dad (my big boy Zav's Dad)and I have a laugh about being Grandparents..but he has just found out he is going to be a Dad again...hee hee we are breeding for far too long these days :)
Check out these two gorgeous blogs: Style Me Gorgeous and Cackleberry Kids, we are lucky enough to be shown on both these blogs today..thank you lovely ladies.
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AND THE WINNER IS......



CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Thank you all so much for entering it was really lovely to get all your comments...and truly if I could have given you all some I would!! BUT...dont despair we will have some more amazing StickyTikis to give away in a couple of weeks, so stay in touch.
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PS: i have had major problems trying to get this video here..hence the time and the watermark on the video...ARRGHHHH something I will sort well in advance next time:)
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