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Issue #1 April 2013

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This month we love EVERYTHING that celebrates mums


Find It Online is proud to deliver the very first issue of iShop, the digital magazine. This has been a long time in the making and I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed bringing it to you. It features our competition winners as well as other Australian micro businesses products and services related to Mother’s Day. Check them out and see for yourself why you should buy from a local micro business. The quality is superb, the products are unique and the service is impeccable. PS. Enjoy the $20 Welcome Gift on us! See page 4 for details Mel Smith Find It Online creator

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CONTENTS 6 8 13 19 22 24 27

Mothers Day and what it means Meet our Competition Winners Things for kids to do for Mother’s Day My TOP PICKS

Meet our FEATURE BUSINESS Wall print giveaway Vouchers

{ Special Giveaway } One lucky magazine subscriber will win a FAMILY print valued at $24.95 See page 25 for entry details


Our special gift to you Discover the wall art that will make your house a home at Perth Design Web and Print. With such a wide range of designs, and more to come, there is sure to be something to suit your taste. Find It Online, in conjunction with Perth Design Web and Print are happy to offer you $20 to get started – after that, we are confident you will love the simplicity and uniqueness of the designs and great customer service, you will keep coming back.

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Mother’s Day and what it means

Many Australians celebrate Mother’s Day by showing their appreciation for the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures. It is annually observed in Australia on the second Sunday of May. Many people appreciate their mothers or mother figures, which include stepmothers, relatives, guardians (e.g.. foster mothers), and close family friends. Some organizations have Mother’s Day patrons who work together with the media and general community to raise awareness on Mother’s Day events that aim to raise funds for charitable or non-profit causes. Mother’s Day events and activities may include: Organized walks or runs to raise money for causes such as breast cancer research. Visits to the zoo, movies, or botanical gardens, or other places of interest. Breakfasts, brunches, lunches, afternoon teas or dinners at restaurants, cafes, or at home. Handmade gifts or cards being presented to mothers or mother figures. Flowers, chocolates, clothing, gift vouchers and other gifts that are given to mothers or mother figures. Mother’s Day poems being printed, broadcast, or presented to mothers and mother figures. Mother’s Day stories being publicized in magazines, newspapers, radio, television or the internet. Many families may also spend the day having a picnic in the park or the beach on Mother’s Day, if the weather allows it. Many Australians follow the Mothers Day traditions that stem from observances in countries such as the United States and the Untied Kingdom.

How do you celebrate Mother’s Day? Send us your story and the best entry will win a prize! Simply email your entry to with MOTHERS DAY ENTRY in the subject line. Best of Luck!

Happy Mothers Day to my special mum who is also my best friend! Mother’s Day facts for you: - In Australia, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. - The tradition of giving gifts to mothers on Mother's Day in Australia was started by Mrs Janet Heyden, a resident of Leichhardt, Sydney, in 1924. - Traditionally, the chrysanthemum is given to mothers for Mother's Day as the flower is naturally in season during May (autumn in Australia) and ends in "mum", a common affectionate shortening of "mother" in Australia. - Men will often wear a chrysanthemum in their lapels in honour of mothers.


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COMPETITION WINNERS In the past few months, Find It Online has held an online competition to find the best products in Australia. The result was some terrific entries and congratulations to all of the winners. The top 6 have been featured through out this magazine. So, let me introduce you to the winner of the Mother’s Day Competition... Green Frog Gourmet Foods. Jen specialises in products that are Australian made, with the majority being Queensland made and also Bush Tucker products. There are some great old favourites like Rosella Jam that you just can't find easily anymore more, until now! Even the body products are Australian made with a small organic range. Check out the winning entry! ->


Green Frog Gourmet Foods have a range of gourmet food, product hampers and other gift ideas available. Check out this beauty and spoil your mum this Mother’s Day.

Indulge your mum in this beautiful ‘Pamper Hamper’ this Mother’s Day

•Medium size Handbag Organiser •Shampoo 50ml •Conditioner 50ml •Body Lotion 50ml •Body Oil 50ml •Bath Salts 50ml •Massage Oil 50ml •Handmade soap •Soy Wax Melts x 2 •The Original Hot Chocolate single serve – Milk Chocolate •Small green frog All products are made in Australia. Postage Included.

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is a girls best friend Check out the stunning products available From ‘The Enchanting Tree’ 10

2nd Prize Winner The Enchanting Tree has a range of custom made Chocolate Trees and gifts. If you are looking for a sweet treat gift, or a centrepiece for a party or event, their chocolate trees are perfect for any occasion

Mum and Bub Chocolate Tree Surprise a new mum with this beautiful baby wear tree. "Pink Lady" milk chocolate hearts for the mum and 2 Bonds vests and 2 pairs of Bonds socks for the baby girl or boy (Baby wear is size 0-6 months. Colours may vary). Approx 34 chocolates. Comes with baby wear

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Our 3rd prize winner and one super buy!

My Notebook is a great place to get all kinds of gifts for Mother’s Day. Their online store is jam packed with journals, notebooks and more. This entry is one of my favourites as it helps prepare our future mums with some knowledge and advise based on our experiences. What a great idea!

This book is a precious gift that records practical tips and inspirations to help make your transition to motherhood smooth and stress free. This delightful and beautifully designed book will make the perfect thoughtful gift to inspire and offer comfort to any new mother or mother-tobe to help her to embrace motherhood.

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12 thick slices white bread 2 eggs 1/3 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 40g unsalted butter 3 bananas, sliced diagonally maple syrup, to serve

1 cup hot chocolate powder mix Handful of chocolate chips Handful mini marshmallows Clean jar Decorations

1 Using a 9cm star-shaped cutter, cut 1 star from each bread slice. Whisk eggs, milk and cinnamon in a bowl. Line a baking tray with baking paper. 2 Dip 1 bread star in egg mixture to coat, allowing excess to drain. Place on prepared tray. Repeat with remaining bread stars and egg mixture. 3 Melt half the butter in a frying pan over medium-high heat until foaming. Cook bread stars, in batches, for 2 to 3 minutes each side or until golden, adding extra butter if needed. Transfer to a plate. Cover to keep warm. 4 Layer stars and banana on plates. Drizzle with maple syrup. Serve.

* Always supervise children in the kitchen. Do not let them use sharp knifes or handle hot food or cooking equipment

1 Fill the jar with the chocolate powder mix 2 Add chocolate chips 3 Top with mini marshmallows 4 Seal with lid and decorate 14

1 cup (150g) self-raising flour 1 tbs caster sugar 3/4 cup (185ml) milk 1 egg Melted butter, to brush, plus extra knobs to serve 1 Sift flour and sugar together into a bowl with a pinch of salt. 2 Whisk milk and egg together, then add to dry ingredients, whisking until smooth. 3 Heat a non-stick frypan over medium heat and brush with a little melted butter. Drop level tablespoonfuls of the mixture into the pan and cook for half a minute or until bubbles appear on the surface. 4 Turn over and cook other side for 1 minute until golden. 5 Allow to cool and serve with butter.


Here's a gift that serves as a lasting reminder of your family's affection: a flippable compilation of inspirations and love notes personalized for you. Kids: Binder rings make it easy to turn messages, drawings, favourite memories, or quotes into a homemade tribute to Mum. What you'll need Coloured 3- by 5-inch index cards Hole punch Scissors Card stock Small metal binder rings

How to make it Fill a number of coloured 3- by 5-inch index cards with poems, drawings, and heartfelt messages. Use a hole punch to make 2 holes at the top of each card, making sure the holes in all the cards line up. To prepare a stand, cut a piece of colourful card stock into a 5- by 10-inch rectangle, then fold the rectangle in half width wise. Punch 2 holes just below the fold, using one of your punched index cards as a guide. Fold each end of the card stock 2 inches in from the edge, then use scissors to cut a 1-inch slit in the centre of each flap. Stack together all of the cards, placing the folded card stock at the bottom of the pile, then bind together all of the pieces using 2 small metal binder rings (available at office supply stores). To set up the flip-book, just interlock the slits in the flaps of the card stock to create a triangular display stand. 15

What you'll need Small wooden box (available at craft stores) Acrylic paint (or stain) and brush Tacky glue Assorted decorating supplies (stamps, magazine pictures, photos, labels, stickers, wrapping paper, wooden or plastic toys) Nontoxic acrylic sealer and/or Mod-Podge How to make it First, apply a light coat of paint or coloured stain to the box. While it's drying, pick a theme for the box, such as jungle animals, golf, travel, classical music, cars or ballet dancing, and choose a bunch of fitting decorations. Here, for a nature-loving friend, we chose a bird theme and decorated our box with bird stamps, cut-out magazine pictures and bird stickers. Glue the decorating supplies onto the box (and maybe even put a few inside). When finished, brush on a coat of acrylic sealer or Mod-Podge. Lastly, glue a three-dimensional object -- say, a golf ball, a plastic toy or a wooden figurine -- to the top of the box.



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My Top Picks I just love finding great products online to share with you. Here are my top picks for Mother’s Day. TYPHNE NATURAL SOY CANDLES Oil Burner, pack of unscented Tea lights and 2 packs of Melts ( in your choice of fragrance) with Lavender or Strawberry Pamper Package.(can be substituted with chocolate products) Gift Wrapped with Cellophane and Bow with Gift Card RRP $50.00

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BOOBIE TRAP Boobie Trap keeps bras in perfect condition while keeping drawers tidy. It's never too late to look after your lingerie and keep it looking as special as it makes you feel. RRP $29.99

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SAND & SEA DESIGNS Sterling silver large ring family tree pendant is decorated by a large sterling silver family tree charm. It comes with an 18inch sterling silver ball chain and can fit approx 5 names. RRP $88.00 Visit website 20

MY NOTEBOOK This Retro Dove Apple iPad Cover has a gorgeous outline of a peaceful dove etched onto the cover and filled with a variety of retro flowers and groovy peace symbols flies over a field of funky flowers and olive trees. Flip it open and use the bend in the back to prop it up on your desk for a handy hands free functionality. RRP $39.95

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CHEESE & PICKLES Jellystone Designs ladies necklaces not only look great, but are a non-toxic alternative to regular costume jewellery. Made specially for mums with young bubbas that like to chew, suck and play with mums necklace , they feature a breakaway clasp that is designed to separate easily when tugged.

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NATURAL AROMA HAND SOAPS This Mother’s Day special soap is exclusive to Natural Aroma Hand Soaps... They make all of their own soaps and they are all Palm Oil FREE! They contain cold pressed Olive, Coconut and Rice Bran oils, plus Shea, Mango and Cocoa Butters for their moisturising benefits. RRP $6.50 each

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For more than 15 years, the Mother’s Day Classic fun run and walk has provided communities with a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day and raise funds for breast cancer research. See you on 12 May 2013! All proceeds from the Mother's Day Classic are donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, a not for profit organisation that promotes and supports research into breast cancer prevention and treatment. Since 1998 the Mother's Day Classic has raised $14.8 million dollars. You can get involved by registering to walk or run in all capital cities and various regional centres across Australia or volunteer and help out on the day at an event near you. The Mother's Day Classic is an opportunity to do something active and fun on Mother's day, while remembering those who have been affected by or who are living with breast cancer and raising money for breast cancer research. In 2013, the event will be held on Sunday 12 May in all capital cities and regional locations across Australia.


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FEATURE BUSINESS but there was no way I could make this new business venture work on my own so I asked my friend Renee who also had a passion for kids parties if she would like team up and here we are today with Sugar & Spice Party Printables.

This issue , we meet Belinda and Renee, co-creators of Sugar N Spice Party Printables, located in Kareela, NSW Tell us about yourself? Hi my name is Belinda and I am a mother of 2 gorgeous, outgoing and loving boys called Xavier and Casey. A little bit about me, well from the age of 5 years until 17 years I was a jazz, tap, ballet dancer and an acrobatic and in between my busy schedule at 14 years I found the game they call golf. Whilst I loved to dance I fell in love with the game and became obsessed and got my handicap down to 6.

Hi, I’m Renee, a wife and mother of a beautiful little boy Braxton who is the apple of our eye! I have a weakness for pretty clothes, shoes and handbags but don’t seem to have enough room for it all. I got the bug for creating and designing party printables for Braxton’s birthday and teamed up with Belinda to make this passion a reality. I love living a creative life and am lucky enough to put this into practice every day with Sugar & Spice Party Printables.

Now a mum of two busy boys I wanted the chance to watch them grow into the little men they are becoming and thought what could I do that I love, planning, organising and designing kids parties, 23

A little about your business Sugar & Spice Party Printables is a small home business based in Sydney and was created by two mums, Belinda and Renee who have a passion for designing parties for their young children, family and friends. We can make your next party stress free by designing a complete package of printables where all you need to do is print, cut and assemble or ask Sugar & Spice Party Printables to do the work for you for a small fee. How can Sugar & Spice Party Printables make your next printable party special? We can personalise and decorate each printable package to suit your next party or event from, invitations, thank you cards, confetti, garlands, printable lolly bags, lolly jar hire and much more. Sugar & Spice Party Printables look forward to designing, styling and celebrating your next party or event. What do you find to be the hardest part of running your own small business? Juggling working on the business, being a mum to our beautiful boys and running our households. Do you have a support network to keep you motivated? The support network is each other and our families keep us motivated. What makes your business stand out from the rest? We provide excellent customer service and we like to ensure that our clients are well looked after and that their experience is one that they will tell everyone else about. Do you have any specials or best sellers? Santa Letters personalised on our large gift tags sold really well last year Do you have a top tip to other small businesses starting out? It's really important to love what you are doing as you are going to be devoting a lot of time and energy in starting the business and building into a successful venture. To get in touch with Belinda or Renee, simply drop them an email to hello@sugarnspiceprint or visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook .com/SugarnSpicePart yPrintables


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One lucky magazine subscriber will WIN a FAMILY wall art print valued at $24.95, courtesy of Perth Design Web and Print. Add some style and spunk to your home with this gorgeous wall print. Featuring the parents names and wedding anniversary date as well as all the children’s names and date of birth. A great piece for any home! To enter, simply head to the website and complete the entry form. All competition terms and conditions are on the website



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BOOBIE TRAP Keeps bras in perfect condition while keeping drawers tidy.

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