Bluemist Kids is a family run Baby and Children's online store.
We offer a unique range of personalised items, children's products and baby gifts.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Our website and eBay store are now closed and will re-open on Monday 10th January 2011. We are looking forward to spending some much needed family time after having had a very busy lead up to Christmas with lots of orders coming in. We are very proud to have been able keep up with the volume of sales and many orders were posted out on the same or next day. We hope that our customers have been happy with the service they have received and we would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas.

From all the staff at Bluemist Kids.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

We have a winner!

The lucky winner of our Christmas giveaway is....

Christine M of Elanora Hts, NSW. 

Congratulations Christine, a $20 gift certificate is on it's way to you and can be used towards any purchase in our store. Enjoy :)

Just a reminder that the website will be closing from this wednesday 15th December but we do still have lots of specials available. We have plenty of Name Plaques in stock, santa sacks are selling fast but we have 2 designs still available, several backpacks are still available and Cheeki bottles are still 15% off. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas updates

The response to our personalised Santa Sacks has been great and we have now launched them on the website so everyone can view and buy. There's only a few left so be quick if you would like one!

Christmas orders have been flooding in on both the website and eBay which is great, I think this is our busiest year yet! We have been working around the clock to keep the orders going out the door and turnaround times are still only a few days from receiving payments as we like to make sure everyone gets their goodies in time for Christmas. Express Post is available too, for those who don't want to risk it :)
And don't forget that every website purchase earns you an entry into our Christmas Giveaway! The draw date is getting close now too :)

eBay sales have also been high this year especially for our backpacks and some designs have almost sold out. Unfortunately, we won't be re-stocking these until the New Year as they come from overseas.

Finally, we will be taking a short break over the Christmas and New Year period. The websites will be closed from Weds 15th December until Mon 10th January 2011. All orders will be finalised and posted by Friday 17th December so payments must be made by this date, thanks.

This is just too cute!  Merry Christmas

Monday, November 29, 2010

Personalised Santa Sacks

Personalised Santa sacks are now available to our facebook likers and blog readers. They can only be purchased through the website by using this direct link - CLICK HERE
This exclusive offer is available for a few days only and then the category will become live on the website and be made available to everyone. MerrChristmas :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Babycupcakes Gifts

Launched in 2003, BabyCupCakes showcase baby clothing and bedding in colorful floral or food themed arrangements. With a priority for ‘perfect’ presentation and packing, the focus is on the surprise element: socks appear as part of a colorful bouquet, or as sock sushi; bibs are carefully rolled and folded to resemble cupcakes, jumpsuits as soft serve ice-cream or smoothies. Available too are ‘sock jam’ or ‘baby jam’ jars, plus socks and bibs in silicon cupcake moulds.

When I first saw these products I was so impressed with the quality and "uniqueness" of them that I contacted the supplier to apply to become a stockist. As I have mentioned before, I like to sell good quality products that are a little bit different and Babycupcakes are definitely that :)

As a CHRISTMAS SPECIAL for our blog readers we are offering 10% discount off all Babycupcakes Gifts until 31st December 2010. Enter coupon code CUPCAKE in the checkout.
CLICK HERE to view and purchase.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Latest updates and Santa Sacks

It's great to see lots of sales coming through the website and many lucky people are already in the draw to win the Christmas Giveaway there's still plenty of time to enter... each purchase through our website automatically gets an entry in the draw so good luck!
And don't forget to use the many discount codes that you will find on this blog and on our facebook page to get some great savings through our website!

Just a reminder of our currrent specials - our Deezo T shirts are marked down to $7.95 and our Cheeki drink bottles are on special with 15% off the full range.

Our eBay store is really busy at this time of year too, especially the name plaques which are always popular as Christmas gifts. There will be some mini plaques available through the eBay store soon so keep an eye out for those too, they are very cute!

Usually at this time of year I offer personalised Santa Sacks on the website which are embroidered with a child's name. I was hoping to have them on the website by now but due to time constraints I just haven't had the time to get out the embroidery machine yet! However, it is my intention to start the ball rolling in the next week but I only have about 15 santa sacks available at the moment. There are a few friends and repeat customers who would like one so I will offer to them first and then to my blog readers and facebook likers. If there are any left after that they will be available on the website. I'll post more details here when they are available, so if you are interested please check back soon or subscribe to this blog for further updates.

That's all for now, I hope everyone is getting organised with their Christmas shopping :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Great savings on Deezo T shirts!

Hello blog readers, I have another great saving for you today :)

Deezo Kids Wear was created in 2009 to fulfill a need for a happier and more colourful variety of kids clothes. Deezo 100% pure cotton T shirts come in many fun, funky colours and designs!

For a limited time we have marked down our whole range of Deezo T shirts from $10.95 each to only $7.95!! 
Some styles have already sold out (they have been very popular on eBay) but there are still quite a few up for grabs so be quick!! There is no voucher code this time as the discount has already been applied and sizes are available for babies, girls and boys from size 0 through to size 7.

CLICK HERE to view and purchase for Babies.
CLICK HERE to view and purchase for Girls.
CLICK HERE to view and purchase for Boys.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Cheeki Drink Bottles

Today's featured product are our Cheeki Drink bottles. Cheeki are a fresh new Australian brand of stainless steel water bottles. Safe, Healthy, BPA-Free with no nasty toxins to leach into your drinking water, pure stainless steel inside with BPA-free lids. Cheeki Bottles are manufactured from Premium 18/8 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel.
My (almost) 4 year old son has the "Traffic" kids bottle which he takes to kinder and he manages the twist lid without any problems. The water stays cool all day long, even though it isn't kept in the fridge. These are fantastic affordable bottles and a great alternative to the sea of plastic bottles that are so commonly available.

On the website we have 3 types of bottles -
Our Kids 350ml Bottles come with an included convenient kids twist lid.
Our 500ml Bottles come with a free included sports lid (for a limited time!)
Our 600ml Sports Bottles have a convenient flip top lid, in 3 great colours.

And now for the best bit -
As a CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - We have 15% DISCOUNT OFF THE WHOLE CHEEKI RANGE UNTIL 31st DECEMBER 2010! Enter coupon code CHEEKI in the checkout. 
CLICK HERE to view and purchase.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Soft Toys

I really love bright and colourful soft toys, so my kids have lots of them (probably too many! lol). I think they look great in a nursery or kids bedroom, they are such an inexpensive way to add a splash of colour, not to mention a special friend and companion. On our website we sell two brands of soft toys by Taggies and Baby Boo. 

Taggies are unique because they are based on the idea that babies and kids love to rub satin edges, clothing labels and tags. Taggies offer babies and kids a generous assortment of tags, which are designed to be both tactile and visually stimulating. Every tag looks or feels different; no two tags are alike. Each tag has either a different print or texture.
Taggies are available as fun shapes - perfect for baby's stroller or car seat, or in the larger sized Toss Balls - with bells, rattles and tags galore!

Baby Boo have lots of colourful plush toys in many different shapes and styles. We have activity toys for the little ones, cute rag rolls for the girls and the ever popular giant alphabet caterpillars which are a whopping 160cm long! I just love these caterpillars, they really make a statement on a child's bed or tall boy. Not to mention a great way to teach your child how to learn the alphabet! 
Baby Boo toys are of a very high quality and meet with Australian standards. My own kids love them too and have several in their own collection.

As a CHRISTMAS SPECIAL for our blog readers we are offering 10% discount off all Soft Toys until 31st December 2010. Enter coupon code TOYS in the checkout. 
CLICK HERE to view and purchase.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Christmas Giveaway

It's not long until Christmas and we are running a competition/giveaway on the website in the lead up to Christmas.
All customers who make a purchase through the website between now and Christmas will receive a free entry into the draw to win a $20 Gift Certificate to spend in the store. There are no limits on the number of entries, it's one for every purchase!
The lucky winner's name will be drawn at random on Saturday 11th December and the winner will be notified by email and also on this blog (full name will not be disclosed, only first initial and surname).

Good luck!

Name Plaques

A name lasts a lifetime and what better way to preserve the significance than with a Personalised Name Plaque?
We sell bright wooden name plaques, each can be personalised with a special child's name.
All plaques are made from high quality MDF which is moisture resistant. The paints are non-toxic and they are sprayed with a clear lacquer, which gives them a very durable finish. We can fit up to 9 letters in a row and they have double sided tape on the back for easy mounting.

We have lots of fun colourful designs for boys and girls. Check them out in the store here.
I have been selling the plaques for over 3 years now and first started selling them on eBay. As previously mentioned, I have the exclusive contract with my supplier to sell them on eBay. It started back in 2007 when I bought a boy Bear plaque for my newborn baby son. I loved the plaque very much, it was different to any others that I had seen and was very colourful and well made. At the time I was looking for a small work at home job so I contacted the supplier to enquire about becoming a re-seller for them. I had a store on eBay at the time so after a bit of discussion back and forth we came to an agreement that I would become their eBay agent. I am very proud to have built a good strong reputation on eBay as I am now a power seller with a 100% feedback rating. The plaques have always sold well and I have always enjoyed selling them. I do each one with as much care as if I am doing it for my own child. I also pay a great deal of attention to the packaging, as unfortunately they can easily get damaged in the post. So I have to use a lot of cardboard and bubblewrap and have now mastered a certain packaging technique which I happy to say has significantly reduced postal damage, so I have about a 99% success rate :) 

As a CHRISTMAS SPECIAL for our blog readers we are offering 10% discount off all Name Plaques until 31st December 2010. Enter coupon code PLAQUE in the checkout. 
*(only applies to our website, does not apply to eBay purchases).
CLICK HERE to view and purchase.

About the business

Our main business is our website Bluemist Kids and the main focus is to offer affordable products for babies and children. I am always looking for exciting and unique products for the store, in particular something that's just that little bit different. I like items that are fun and colourful as I enjoy seeing bright colours around my home and in my children's bedrooms and their toys. So in the store you will find bright plush toys, colourful novelty name plaques for the bedroom door, disney backpackpacks, funky clothing, wall stickers for the nursery and strollers in 2 vibrant colours, to name just a few.
We have also been focusing more towards baby gifts "beautiful gifts for beautiful children" and I have recently added Babycupcakes Gifts to the store. These are beautiful clothing items that are hand rolled perfectly to look like food. I have never seen anything done like this before, so I am really pleased to be able to offer these unique items. 

The other arm to our business is our eBay store which primarily sells our range of novelty Name Plaques. We are very proud to have the exclusive contract with our supplier to sell the plaques on eBay and have had this arrangement for the last 3 and a half years. Our eBay store also sells some of our other product lines, in particular sale and discontinued items.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

An Introduction

We are a family run business, based in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 2007 and we are 100% Austrlian owned. We won't sell anything through our website that doesn't meet with Australian standards, in fact, most of the products have been tried and tested on our kids! Our website offers a variety of products such as; personalised items, infants clothing, soft toys and baby gifts. I'll cover all of these in more detail later.

So who are we? Well, there's me Helen (also known as mum) and I'm the owner and main person behind the business. Then there's Greg (also known as dad) who helps out with deliveries, orders and other general duties as required. Next we have our 2 junior members Reece and Alex. Reece likes to work on the computer and assist with packing orders. And Alex loves chatting to customers on the phone when given the chance :)

Here's Reece doing some computer work;

Here's Alex chatting to customers on the phone;