Monday, December 21, 2009

Instructions for Freedom

I have been reading the book "Eat Pray Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert off and on throughout the year mixed in with some other books of similar themes.
I read for a little while last night before I went off to sleep and in the section where she is visiting the Ashram in India, there is this great poem/instructions that was given to Elizabeth from "the Plumber/Poet from New Zealand"

I'm not sure what it was about the words specifically, however, I found them to be so moving and they just had the most amazing impact on me - I have not been able to stop thinking about them and I really felt the need to share them...

Although I am not overly religious by any means, I do believe in a God and I do believe that there is something out there and I do believe in faith and I do believe that we all have someone watching over us to help and guide us...

Here is what he gave Elizabeth:

Instructions for Freedom

1. Life's metaphors are God's instructions

2. You have just climbed up and above the roof. There is nothing between you and the Infinite. Now, let go

3. The day is ending. It's time for something that was beautiful to turn into something else that is beautiful. Now, let go

4. Your wish for resolution was a prayer. Your being here is God's response. Let go, and watch the stars come out - on the outside and on the inside

5. With all your heart, ask for grace, and let go

6. With all your heart, forgive him, FORGIVE YOURSELF, and let go

7. Let your intention be freedom from useless suffering. Then, let go

8. Watch the heat of the day pass into the cool of the night. Let go

9. When the karma of a relationship is done, only love remains. It's safe. Let go

10. When the past has passed from you at last, let go. Then climb down and begin the rest of your life. With great Joy

Life is too short to berate ourselves for the what if's all the time.... live, love and be free - you owe that to yourself xx

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The year has flown by and as we round the corner to the final few weeks, we would like to say thank you to our wonderful friends, supporters and family who have shared in our journey this year.
Great things have been achieved, exciting news shared and we look forward to sharing the next part of our journey with you all.
We wish you and yours a happy, safe and joyous Christmas and a 2010 filled with great adventures and love!
The Cackleberry Kids xx

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

We are co-hosting an ONLINE CHAT for Charity party on Tuesday, 22 December to raise money for Project 18 and Mummy's Wish List.
Gorgeous giveaways, great things to buy, lots of fun and all for a wonderful cause! Love to have you join us for the evening.
Donations from some very fab designers and a silent auction is being organised.... Great for spreading some Christmas cheer, whilst helping others at the same time!
Such a wonderful Random Act of Kindness from everyone involved
You can RSVP by clicking on the attached link....
Hope to see you there xx

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

We were so excited yesterday to receive the news from the fabulous team at Little Miss Stella Publicity & Media Relations that we were mentioned in the new Practical Parenting magazine as a website to watch!
Woo Hoo!!
Our heartfelt thanks to the gorgeous Stella and her brilliant team for their hard work, care and support from all of us here at Cackleberry Kids xx

Saturday, December 12, 2009

'tis the Season SALE

Happy Holidays!

We love spreading the Christmas Cheer and so we are having a SALE!!!

It's our 'tis the Season Sale and it ends Sunday at midnight.

Grab a gorgeous Organic Tee for your little one... they are 25% off - Made in Australia from 100% Certified Organic Cotton, they are soft and cosy on the skin

Looking for something beautiful for Mummy? I'm sure she would love a gorgeous Susse Collection bag... they are truly stunning! Save $90.00 off baby bags, $95.00 off handbags and $40.00 off wallets until stocks last!!

Visit us online at and take advantage of our FREE worldwide postage/shipping and FREE Gift wrapping and grab something GORGEOUS!!

Ho Ho Ho .... Happy Shopping xx

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Sweet Bundle Gift Shop quietly launched late last week, with a feature in the glorious Style Collective online magazine.

But don’t see the store as just another new gift shop. Each item selected has both the gift giver and gift receiver in mind.

The Sweet Bundle gift shop brings together a range of quality and practical products in ready-made gift boxes containing items by popular brands such as Agoo, Babyjo, Made to Inspire, NudeyRudey, & Petit ; all carefully presented in a re-usable FunkyBaby box.

Also available are products by Little Billies, & coming soon Cackleberry Kids.

Lovely Essentials Box This sweet box contains:
- Circus Parade style Agoo accessories for legs
- Babyjo bamboo short-sleeved bodysuit & bamboo singlet
- 150ml Petit massage gel & 100g Petit talc.

Packed in a FunkyBaby box, then presented with a wide ivory ribbon tie & blank giftcard.
Price $62.95

Cutey Pampered Comfort Box
- NudeyRudey cloth nappy with micro-fibre insert in pale blue
- Puzzle Fun style Agoo accessories for legs
- 150ml Petit massage gel & 100g Petit talc
Price $64.45

Heart Socks & Blanket Box
- Babyjo Little Miss bamboo blanket in pink & white stripes
- 2 pairs of pink & white Agoo bamboo socks
- Made to Inspire red heart pendant engraved with the words "sweet bundle of joy" & a teddy bear
Price $49.95

Whilst shopping online with Sweet Bundle you will receive an invite to their loyalty program with your first purchase. This entitles you to 5% off storewide all day and everyday, as well as other benefits throughout the year.

The joy of giving
Sweet Bundle is a proud supporter of Project18, where 10% of sales are donated to this worthy organisation. To find out more please visit

Sweet Bundle Gift Shop –

Monday, December 7, 2009

We are on the way to the USA

How excited were we on Friday afternoon when the call came through confirming that our application for the US programme that we had submitted for had been approved ?? ... Really excited!! There we tears, squealing, happy dancing and of course all while having a big cheesy grin for good measure.

This programme has been put together to encourage Australian companies that are either one of the top 300 in country or that are considered fast growth.

We will be part of a 4 day programme visiting the US in March 2010 where we will meet the decision makers in Government and Private enterprises looking to bring growth and development to the state and surrounding region.

Our aim over the course of this visit is to get the ground work in place to set up our US Operations. Not only will be exporting to the US, but we will have a base out of the East Coast ... exciting!!

Our goal over the coming 2 months is to get all our research finalised, appointments scheduled and be ready to meet everyone!

We are extremely proud to have been invited and now so so proud to have been approved to take part.

We can not wait to get things started and have just stepped even closer to our goals for CBK.

Thanks so much to all our gorgeous friends who have shown us support, care and encouragement!
From the bottom of my heart I am grateful to you all xx

Friday, December 4, 2009

Getting ready for Christmas

We are starting to get ready for Christmas and we are putting our tree up tonight with E.

He is so excited as this is the first year that we will be home for Christmas and he can not believe that Santa is actually going to come to our house .... "how will he find us Mummy? He normally goes to Bupcha's house?" (Bupcha is Polish for Grandmother).

So today we are going to write a letter to Santa, just so he knows where to find us! I also asked E if he wanted to ask Santa for any present in particular, and he said "No, that's ok Mummy I don't really need anything at the moment, if he could just visit, that would be great" .... awww so sweet!

Normally, we go to Sydney for Christmas as that is where both our families live, however we really wanted E to spend a Christmas in his house, in his bed and sort of start our own little tradition at home. So we spoke to our families and decided that this year was a great time to have a Canberra Christmas - it will also be my first Christmas in Canberra.... it's only been 9 years!

We've planned our menu and decided to go with a seafood theme with a twist. I have loved scouring the cook books with E looking for different things that we can cook for our Christmas lunch : ) and we've already started to trial some of the dishes. Earlier this week we made a Mango Coleslaw salad... thanks to a recipe we found in the Real Living Magazine - it was a huge hit so it's been added to our list!

Next trial is a fish dish.... hoping to give that a go on the weekend, so I'll let you know how we go!

Ho Ho Ho enjoy your day xx

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Here's our US update... we were invited to submit an application for a fast growth / fast track business programme on the East Coast of the USA.

We submitted our application today and will find out sometime tomorrow if we've been accepted into the programme.... We were invited along with some of the biggest companies from around Australia to participate and we are the only Children's clothing company.

Our application will be signed off by the Governor of the State and to say we are honoured to even be considered for this programme is an understatement.

So should the approval come in in our favour, that would be the icing on the cake for CBK's year.

I feel so blessed and thankful for those who have had faith in me and our amazing team -it is priceless. We work hard, we stay true to our vision and we have a product that is being recognised around the world - we are worthy of this success and for that I am blessed!

We'll keep you posted on the approval tomorrow xx