Are you reading this while the kids are out of the house? Are they safely at school?
Gather around...I am going to whisper this one, sweet-scented word...
Can you feel the earth-shattering excitement of the brand? (I am flapping my arms here people!)
My kids go batty for Smiggle. (Myself slightly more.) They're just plain crazy for it and I really cannot blame them. There's something about a browse in a Smiggle store that really makes you go all weak at the knees isn't there?
You see, once I spot this wonderful stationery paradise, I am rarely stationary at all.
"Can you watch the kids a minute!?" I whisper frantically and breathlessly to my puzzled Husband.
"I wanna go to S...m...i...g...g...l...e!" (That last part is a loud whisper with a slight tanty about my physical person.)
(Cue ridiculously over-exaggerated facial expressions and a craftily concealed point of a finger in the store's direction - all so that little eyes cannot catch-on and follow you see. Wink, wink.)
I have this 'sneak off to shop without the kids' thing sorted like the stealthy ninja-Mummy I am.
Cluey eldest Daughter knows the drill well: With no words, (bar a few more quick and silent facial distortions and awkward head movements exchanged between us), our arms grip frantically - and off we bolt; zig-zagging our way wildly through the waves of on-coming, confused-faced shoppers in our path: We're on a mission for just one thing.
We hurriedly compose ourselves as soon as we reach the threshold of the Smiggle store responsible for our behaviour and slowly...ever so slowly...we wander in...
Cool as cucumbers.
Once in Smiggle's exciting store, we're suitably alone (albeit a little breathless) and ready to touch, feel and sniff EVERY DANG THING IN SIGHT!
Be still my beating heart!
|For the girls: Smiggle Sweets Eraser Set,|
Smiggle Airplane Sharpener
Fellow addicts of fine, fun stationery products will understand this scenario entirely. (Especially if they're Mums too.) Leave the kids behind - indulge!
For myself, stationery love began as a child with the quintessential eraser collection.
Did you have one too? Yeesss, of course you did! Remember the joy?
I had so many: Heart shaped erasers, rainbow erasers, ice-cream erasers, radio erasers...erasers shaped like erasers...it was scented, colourful, rubbery magnificence!
Oooh...and don't forget the smelly, gel-ink pens; All girls collected those! Long hours in class were spent decorating our written work in every colour of the rainbow, the scent of a thousand berries knocking us giddy while we worked.
|Smiggle Charm Keyring,|
Smiggle Amaze Clock
A visit to a Smiggle store is such a wholly absorbing pleasure isn't it?! It's where colour, fun and pencil case practicality meets with playful, exciting, cutesy style: It's a never-to-be-reformed stationery addict's paradise and I am wondrously and willingly lost in their wares.
But I digress...(Perhaps in too big a way.)
A Smiggle haul recently arrived in our post box and as soon as those kids of mine caught wind, I was swamped by them! Let me tell you now, I don't appreciate being crushed by six excited kids. As a group they're overwhelming; they bicker and it becomes difficult to breathe and so, the Smiggle stash was reluctantly shelved until I could unwrap it in luxury. (AKA: A school day.)
Oh happy day!
|For the boys: Smiggle Shoelace Earbudz,|
Smiggle Scissors with Case,
Smiggle Travel Holographic Ruler,
Smiggle Travel Bus Pass.
Sigh...Sadly it's time to hand out the Smiggle goodies to the *kids, but I wanted to make sure you got to see them here first hand on #SLHFeaturedThursdays.
I truly hope it did make your day. Visit the Smiggle store online to see other amazing items for long school days.
Win one of six Smiggle Character Zip Around Pencil Cases valued at RRP $16.95 each.
(Total prize pool $101.70.)
(Total prize pool $101.70.)
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*Disclosure: No child was harmed in the fair distribution of the above Smiggle goods.
Six Little Hearts was gifted the featured items for review purposes.
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