WIN A WILLOW BAY MUMMA & ME PRIZE PACK VALUED AT $230!
Willow Bay offers a collection of beautifully curated bags that are, by necessity, both functional and versatile. Born out of a need for practical options that adapted to a range of lifestyles, seamlessly incorporating functionality with beauty and fashion. The Willow Bay collection showcases the beauty and versatility of a range of materials including neoprene, faux leather, linen and cotton. Utilising a variety of beautiful fabrics, Willow Bay continues to explore different colours, textures and styles.
We have the ULTIMATE Willow Bay prize pack that both Mumma and their mini me can enjoy. Including:
Boutique Neoprene Zip Tote (Navy): RRP: $139.95
Kids Crossbody Bag (Navy/Red): $19.95
Kids Mini Laptop Bag (Navy/Red): $39.95
Kids Mini iPad Crossbody Bag (Navy/Red): $29.95
TOTAL PRIZE: $229.80
WIN A GLAM FAM PRIZE PACK FROM UGLY SWAN VALUED AT $120!
Behind the name of Ugly Swan are three passionate mums that all have daughters and have all experienced the war on hair in the morning. They’ve had the tears, the tantrums and the abuse that can come along with hair brushing and we know how exhausting that can be. They went on a mission to create the best scream free brushes they could find and Ugly Swan was born!
We have two Glam Fam Prize Packs to giveaway valued at $120!
ADELAIDE CENTRAL MARKET RECIPES: BLUEBERRY BUTTERMILK PANCAKES WITH LEMON CURD
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
1/3 cup caster sugar (75g)
2 cups buttermilk (500ml)
50 g unsalted butter, melted
2 tsp vanilla bean paste
spray oil, for cooking
2 125g punnets blueberries
1/2 cup lemon juice (125ml)
1 tbsp finely grated lemon zest
4 large eggs, lightly whisked and strained
225 g caster sugar
125 g soft, unsalted butter
1. Preheat oven to 120°C (100°C fan-forced) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
2. To make the curd, place all the ingredients together in a non-stick saucepan over a low heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves and the butter melts. Keep stirring the mixture continuously until the curd thickens and is able to coat the back of a wooden spoon. This will take around 10-15 minutes.
3. Once the curd has thickened, pour into sterilised jars and allow to cool. Refrigerate and use within a month.
4. Meanwhile for the pancakes, place the eggs in a large mixing bowl, beat until frothy using an electric mixer.
5. Add the flour, sugar, buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla. Gently beat the mixture until the batter has become smooth.
6. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Lightly grease the frying pan with spray oil.
7. Using a 1/3 cup measure ladle the batter into the centre of the pan and evenly scatter over 1 tbsp of blueberries for each pancake.
8. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until bubbles form on the surface and the batter is set.
9. Using a spatula, carefully flip each pancake and cook until golden brown about 2 minutes. Repeat process with the remaining batter.
10. Transfer pancakes to prepared baking tray and place in preheated oven, to keep warm whilst cooking the remaining pancakes.
Serve pancakes with lemon curd and scatter over the remaining fresh blueberries.
For more recipes visit adelaidecentralmarket.com.au/recipe
WIN: A COPY OF YOUR ZEN MAMAS BY TERESA PALMER AND SARAH WRIGHT OLSEN
Being a mother is no easy feat – just ask Teresa Palmer and Sarah Wright Olsen. With six kids between them, actresses and founders of the Your Zen Mama blog, Teresa and Sarah speak from the trenches of motherhood in their upcoming title Zen Mamas – a beautifully honest and raw guide through the holistic journey of being a mother. From preparing for pregnancy through to birth and labour and beyond as well as challenges you may face along the way such as pregnancy loss, fertility issues and postpartum depression, Teresa and Sarah cover the entire cycle of motherhood.
Release date April 15 2020
We have 3 copies to giveaway! RRP value: $34.99
Enter below for your chance to WIN!
Or buy online penguinrandomhouse.com.au
These Mums Have It In The Bag!
Being a mum basically requires superpowers, you need to be in two places at once, have eyes in the back of your head and come fully prepared for anything at any moment….but how does one achieve this? With a Mary Poppins bag of everything, of course!
Nappies, bottles, snacks, bibs, toys, dummies… these things don’t fit into your classic Chanel Flap Bag.
Willow Bay bags are a whole different story. Founders Tammy Bishop and Hayley Norman wanted to create stylish handbags that were both functional and versatile. They are the kind of bags that are deceptively spacious and have compartments for just about everything, aka MUM PROOF. They also have an adorable kids range!
Both Hayley and Tammy are mums of school aged children who were initially operating out of their garages. In just 12 months Willow Bay were able to turn over $1million revenue and have only continued exponential growth since.
We chatted to Tammy and Hayley to find our more about their amazing Australian business:
What did your career look like prior to Willow Bay?
Pre Willow Bay career for Hayley was firstly in finance and client management and then running her own skincare business whilst raising a family.
For Tammy it was 12 years of retail management with a business she owned in Hyde Park, also freelance photography for the 4 years previous to Willow Bay while raising her 3 children and supporting her husband grow his business.
Did you expect your business to grow so quickly?
We never expected our business to grow so fast, we experimented with bold colours and patterns and put huge emphasis on our customer service and it really paid off.
Kids Laptop Bag
What’s the secret to juggling being business women and mummas?
If you find the secret please let us know! As all working mums would know, it’s a daily juggle. Supportive husbands are a big help and for both of us partners having each other to take the load when the other has had family commitments has been a blessing. Also having a good work/life balance where we can switch off from work and spend quality time with our family has become a high priority because in the early days we spent a lot of time on the business and it became detrimental to our families.
Our personal secret is that we support one another, we are both equally as hard working and can rely on each other to take the load when the other needs time for all of the other 100’s of things you need to worry about being a wife and mother, and we both appreciate how rare this is in a working partnership.
Express Duffel Bag
What’s in the future for Willow Bay? Are you considering any other products?
Our range is always growing and evolving, we will continue to experiment with different colours, fabrics and designs as always and we’ll be expanding our newly released, really popular, Vogue collection. We continue to be inspired by fashion and colour trends from all over the world, plus what our customers ask for. Our ever growing international presence is very exciting for us as we continue to expand into new countries.
Boutique Zip Bag
If you were a Willow Bay bag which one would you be?
If Tammy was a Willow Bay bag she would be the Boutique Zip because she is versatile, loves to travel and adapts easily to any situation. Despite her fondness for bold colours and quirky patterns, she almost always wears black.
Hayley on the other hand, would be an Express Duffel, she loves the outdoors, she’s a little quirky and unique, pretty with personality. She also tries to live a minimalist life, just don’t ask to see her handbag stash!