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Cold Week Of Adventure! + Love To Dream Giveaway

Winter has well and truly set in and boy am I glad that we have great insulation in our house. We live in the Hunter Valley so while it is cold, there are definitely plenty of colder places to be.

The Barrington Tops for example or the Blue Mountains. We ventured to both last week! Oh and we also saw snow at both. Growing up in central Queensland you didn’t see snow, EVER. So every chance we get, we visit the snow. Last year was the first time my kids or husband had seen snow so we weren’t really prepared for how cold it was going to be.

This year was different! The kids were all rugged up and so were we. Bub was wearing layers on layers but she still seemed chilly so we put her in her Love To Dream sleeping bag and arm warmers and she loved it. I am amazed at how warm the baby sleeping bag is and the arm warmers are just a genius idea!

Love to dream arm warmers

We threw snow balls, wrote in the snow and had a picnic lunch at the Barrington Tops. It was so cold but it had nothing on the cold that the Blue Mountains were about to show us.

Wentworth Falls Blue Mountains

We booked a cabin months ago after checking the average temps for the time of year and thought 10-15 degrees wasn’t too bad so we booked it. As our holiday date neared, the temperature continued to drop and snow warnings released. Again we prepared for the cold. Luckily we did because it snowed again on the day we left! It was gorgeous light, fluffy snow.

Blue Mountains National Pass

Prior to it snowing we spent three days exploring everything we could fit into our trip. We visited the Three Sisters, embraced everything that Scenic World had to offer, and looked out at the view at Echo Point and many more other iconic bush walks and lookouts. We could not have fit anything more into our trip and there is still so much more we want to do, mainly the bush walks because many of them we couldn’t do with all the kids.

We also checked out the Jenolan Caves on the way home and took a tour. It was pretty cool but the large tour group thing isn’t really for us. We did however learn quite a bit and saw some amazing things. The kids loved it!!

I will share more about these adventures throughout the week but this is a quick overview of the busy week we have had.

Also because we tried and tested the Love To Dream Nuzzlin 2.5TOG Sleep Bag and Arm Warmers in the coldest of cold conditions I am more than confident to recommend them to get you and your little one through winter. The baby sleeping bag is not heavy but it certainly holds warmth and the arm warmers, as I mentioned earlier, are a genius idea! They work a treat. I cannot speak highly enough of these products when it comes to keeping my bub warm.

Oh and I have some of these amazing products to giveaway to you amazing readers!!

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4x WINNERS – 2 different prize options

Prizes include: 1x Nuzzlin 2.5TOG Sleep Bag and 1 x Arm Warmers. RRP $97.90. OR 1x Winter Warm Swaddle UP 50/50. RRP $59.95.

TOTAL PRIZE POOL: $315.70. (Winners choice of colour and size)

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Disclosure: I received Love To Dream arm warmers and a Nuzzlin 2.5TOG Sleep Bag for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.

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  1. 04/07/2016 / 8:07 am

    I didn’t know you lived in the Hunter! We’ll be up for the snow thingo next week. Hoping for a day trip to the Blue Mountains these hols too…

  2. 04/07/2016 / 8:51 am

    How beautiful! I’ve never been to the Blue Mountains but I always wanted to go!

  3. 04/07/2016 / 9:25 am

    Glad you guys had a great time up at the Blue Mountains! Lucky you were in a cabin and not a tent!

  4. 04/07/2016 / 9:33 am

    Looks like you had a great time getting away.

  5. 04/07/2016 / 10:22 am

    We’ve just moved from Canberra to Sydney and are surprised at how much we don’t need our winter warmers. Still planning a trip to the snow each year, so we won’t get rid of them just yet.

  6. Teresa Clark
    04/07/2016 / 11:32 am

    Loathe changing the babies bottom in winter! its so cold for them 🙁 Would love to win the Winter Warm Swaddle UP 50/50. In Large size. what an amazing prize, thank you for the chance to win.

  7. 04/07/2016 / 12:02 pm

    I love absolutely everything about winter! Although it’s probably not as cold up here as it is in the Hunter, I love the blue sky winter days, I love how invigorating the cold air is and when you breathe in it’s like it clears out your insides. I also love winter because it’s so easy to keep warm…in summer you can’t just jump in a pool whenever you want! Would love to score a winter warm swaddle up 50/50 because I have a winter baby arriving any time now and it would be perfect!!!!x

  8. Paula h
    04/07/2016 / 12:46 pm

    I’m definitely not a fan of Winter….but I should be thankful I’m in Perth so it’s pretty mild most days, except for today 11.00am and still 6 degrees bbbbrrrrrr

  9. Toni C
    04/07/2016 / 2:31 pm

    I think I would love winter more if the sun would just shine, just a little. Or if it snowed more (how pretty is snow?!) But instead we get those bleak, overcast, freezing days. Those are a touch hard to enjoy lol.

    We would love the Love to Dream Nuzzlin sleep bag and arm warmers (4-12 months in grey) to keep our little one snug ?

  10. 04/07/2016 / 3:15 pm

    Loved the Love To Swaddle Up suits and sleeping bags. My three year old is well out of them now but I recommend them to any new mum. Entering to pass the prize onto my bestie and her newborn!

  11. Mel
    04/07/2016 / 3:52 pm

    I love Pj days and the extra cuddles we give and receive to stay warm and toasty x

    • Mel
      11/07/2016 / 8:43 pm

      Opps, I forgot to add Medium Swaddle UP™ 50/50 Winter Warm if lucky enough. The 50/50 swaddle means hands can be room free for super tight warming cuddles. Any colour would be welcome as they appear to be unisex which is great.

  12. 04/07/2016 / 7:42 pm

    I too grew up in Qld and never had seen snow. The first time I saw snow was actually when we went to visit my husbands family in Jordan (YES, it snows in the desert!) haha.

  13. Gaby
    04/07/2016 / 9:58 pm

    What I love about winter is waking up to the crisp, foggy mornings and that freshness in the air. Then warming up next to an open fireplace listening to the crackling of the embers.
    I would love, if I won, to have the 2.5 tog sleep bag with arm warmers in 18-36 months in blue or whatever colour there is for a boy. Thank you!

  14. 04/07/2016 / 10:36 pm

    We use to live in the Blue Mountains. Then when we moved to the Central Coast, we would travel back in the school holidays. Always stopping at The Three Sisters for a break. Sadly we never did manage to do much exploring. It was always just a pit stop.

  15. 04/07/2016 / 10:46 pm

    Local mama here, hi from Rutherford! I that its plenty cold here! Brrrrr!

  16. Michelle Leach
    05/07/2016 / 12:41 am

    I grew up in Katoomba. The 3 sisters and Echo point was my playground. Loved it .. The one thing I loathed was having to go out in the freezing cold searching for firewood everyday!
    What I love now is growing fresh winter veggies like snow peas and silver beet. They taste better when there are no chemicals on them.

  17. Rachel K
    05/07/2016 / 3:42 am

    Icy winds, dry heated rooms, thick hats and reduced sebum production means dull, frizzy winter hair and a more sensitive scalp needing tender, loving care. However I am still able to laugh at my ability to forgo others opinions of my winter fashion for the sake of keeping warm! My humour, silly hats and jumpers are all rejoiced in!

  18. rebecca scarinci
    05/07/2016 / 9:05 am

    I love winter as I love snuggling up to the kids and hubby to keep warm and getting the fire going. Size newborn and colour blue

  19. Karina Lee
    05/07/2016 / 5:33 pm

    I loathe getting up in the middle of a wintery night to breastfeed my newborn. Brrrrr…

  20. Di
    05/07/2016 / 8:08 pm

    Loathe Winter, hate it with intense passion. Raining and cold, making it hard to get the washing dry, and when I’m cold, I’m frozen, to the bone. Layer upon layer of necessary bulky Winter woolies, bogging me down, rendering me useless, wanting to send me into hibernation until Spring has sprung and the sunshine has returned, and I’m feeling free and easy, warm blood coursing through my veins rather than the icicles in there that freeze me.

    If I’m lucky, Nuzzlin sleep bag 18-36 months (11 – 14.5Kg) in grey please.

  21. Natalie Murnane
    05/07/2016 / 8:23 pm

    I Loathe winter. My job was outside in the hills and a minus with frozen fingers and a convertible car with a broken roof was not much fun. Worst of all I hate frozen ears!!

  22. Rebecca H
    06/07/2016 / 11:31 am

    I loathe Winter because its so very cold here and everything seems a bit harder to do in these Winter Mornings. It seems to take more energy getting the kids ready for school to the housework. I tend to stay inside a bit more so I also have to watch those Vitamin D levels too :). The stage 3 Nuzzlin 2.5TOG Sleepbag 4-36 months in colour Aqua would be just gorgeous. The reviews read on the website sound great with all 5 stars!

  23. Kasey Evans
    06/07/2016 / 10:31 pm

    I enjoy winter except when I get zapped every time I touch metal or my kids! ?
    Winter Warm Swaddle UP 50/50 in Large for a boy please.

  24. claire evans
    08/07/2016 / 1:09 pm

    love as its time to snuggle and stay in ugg boots and play in pjs.

  25. Kirsty
    11/07/2016 / 6:47 pm

    To us winter means the footy time! We love putting our scarves, beanies and gloves on and heading down the match to cheer on our team while munching on a hot meat pie.

    Nuzzlin 2.5TOG Sleep Bag and 1 x Arm Warmers. Size 4-12 months please

  26. Kirsten W
    12/07/2016 / 9:47 pm

    I love that in winter there is no such thing as bad hair days – just “perfect day for a hat” days.

  27. S Jones
    13/07/2016 / 4:03 am

    What I dislike most is the inky, misty cold that sneaks in under the covered where you haven’t tucked yourself right in! Problem avoided when snuggled up in a cosy Love To Dream 2.5tog sleeping bag! As long as baby is warm and snuggly this winter, that’s the main thing!

  28. Tracy Fleming
    13/07/2016 / 9:29 am

    I hate the winter its cold and miserable

  29. Nata
    13/07/2016 / 10:22 am

    Rejoice in comfort food, tastes simply divine,
    Enjoy Delicious soups that warm the heart all the time,
    Hot showers, deliver total zest,
    Wrapped in a warm blanket, simply the best,
    Hot chocolate and a good movie, always a pleasure,
    Winter, the season I treasure.

  30. M Cowan
    13/07/2016 / 11:16 am

    Melbourne’s weather at it’s worst,
    head so heavy I think I might burst,
    my health I need to preserve,
    a wintervention I deserve!

  31. sarahMary
    13/07/2016 / 12:18 pm

    I love that I can have pj days, inside with the kids, doing arts and crafts, reading and watching movies, without feeling guilty that I’m being lazy.
    I’d love to win the Nuzzlin 2.5TOG Sleep Bag and Arm Warmers please!

  32. Caroline Lissaman
    14/07/2016 / 2:30 pm

    I love Winter. It is a cosy season for warm and fuzzy things such as cuddles and hot chocolate with marshmallows. I would like a pink sleep bag 4-12 months please.

  33. JJ
    14/07/2016 / 4:56 pm

    I most loathe winter after having a fall a few years ago and breaking two bones. Wet footpaths aren’t kind things!! On raining days I avoid going out of the house as much I can as I’m fearful of slipping again. But as for the kids, their favourite past time is puddle jumping and mud pie making. They love watching a storm out the windows unlike me who still gets scared in a thunder storm even as an adult.

    Even though I’m generally not a fan of wintertime, this year is going to a special winter for our whole extended family. We have a snow wedding to attend and I am sure it is going to be a weekend on the mountain filled with beauty, fun in the snow, lots of love and no slips!

    We are currently looking for some very warm gear to take to the snow. I would love to win the Love to Dream Nuzzlin 2.5TOG Sleep Bag in multi colour and Arm Warmers in grey in a size 4-12 months (6 – 9.5kg) to take to the snow wedding. Thank you.

  34. 14/07/2016 / 4:59 pm

    My home is very cold (I blame the single glazing on the windows and the old brick walls) so the temperature inside is often lower than outside (convenient in summer, not so great in winter!). I hate the cold but hubby doesn’t feel it so we barely heat the main room and I have to wear layers upon layers of clothes! Oh and I sleep with two hot bottles, socks, scarf, a lavender heat pack. And I’m not even kidding!

  35. Lyn SC
    15/07/2016 / 7:29 am

    We did a day trip to the Blue Mountains these holidays too! Now every time my little one sees a mountain in the distance, he yells “MUM!!! I can see the three sisters!!!!!’.

    My favourite things about winter would be the hot soups to warm the inside, the toasty electric blanket to warm my outside and the excuse to wear a scarf with every outfit. 🙂

    Would love the sleep bag and arm warmers.

  36. Katherine Fenerty
    15/07/2016 / 8:38 am

    The fact that I can warm up and not sweat! Loathe summer!!

  37. Leanne white
    15/07/2016 / 2:14 pm

    I love that winter leads to Spring and Spring leads to summer!
    (Sleep-bag please newborn size)

  38. Amanda
    15/07/2016 / 2:15 pm

    Everything seems to slow up during winter…….including me! Nice in theory but when I already procrastinate its not so great!
    Nuzzlin 2.5 TOG Sleep Bag and arm warmers.

  39. carly
    15/07/2016 / 9:53 pm

    love! i love being able to snuggle up with the family and watching movies

  40. Rebecca Lawrence
    17/07/2016 / 9:28 am

    Fantastic getting your little girl outdoors and rugged up so well, especially in the Blue Mountains – it gets chilly up there. We have been once however it was in summer. The arm warmers are a fantastic idea and look super cute. I would love the Nuzzlin 2.5 TOG Sleep Bag and arm warmers please

  41. Roberto Colombi
    17/07/2016 / 9:46 am

    ‘blue’dy awesome!

  42. Alicia Bardsley
    17/07/2016 / 3:21 pm

    I love winter. Good warming food and lots of snuggles with the kids. Sleep bag and arm wamers 4-12 months in pink please

  43. Gary Wood
    17/07/2016 / 4:26 pm

    fantastic prize

  44. Melinda Bolitho
    18/07/2016 / 8:55 am

    I’m actually a pretty big fan of winter. Love the cool days, no sweat – perfect for doing housework and exercise (although I probably do more of the former). Slow cooker stews make for easy dinners and calm evenings. Oh, and the fact that it gets darker earlier…. easier to tell the kids it’s bedtime 😉

    2.5 TOG Nuzzlin Bag in Pink – 18-36mths please if I’m lucky enough! 🙂

  45. 18/07/2016 / 12:02 pm

    I love that you can make the excuse that it’s wet and cold outside so let’s stay inside by the heater in our pjs all day! I’d love to win the Sleep Bag and Arm Warmers in Aqua for 18-36 months 🙂 Thanks for hosting

  46. Renee
    19/07/2016 / 4:54 pm

    I hate being cold all of the time but love the sound of rain on the rooftop
    Sleeping bag and arm warmers please 4 to 12mths pink

  47. Neeka
    19/07/2016 / 5:45 pm

    I am loving winter this year because I just had a baby. The cold hasn’t fazed me because I’m too busy getting to know my daughter and although she may be tiny she rules me and hubby and has been keeping us very busy! Winters from now on are certainly going to be wonderful, as each year we will celebrate my daughter’s birthday and there will always be yummy cake!

    Prize: Either the Nuzzlin 2.5 TOG Sleeping Bag & arm warmers in 4-12months or Winter Warm Swaddle UP 50/50 in medium in the colour grey would be appreciated.

  48. Chrissy Roberts
    19/07/2016 / 10:09 pm

    I really loathe having permanently cold feet from May to October but I do like the paddocks being green, the lambs, the rain on our tin roof and the water tanks filling up for summer.c

  49. Amanda S
    19/07/2016 / 11:56 pm

    I like winter here. It reminds me of summers back in the UK and I like being able to get out and about without dripping in sweat or sun lotion. It’s also now my birthday season!
    I would love the Nuzzlin in aqua for 18-36mo please.

  50. Ashley Beech
    20/07/2016 / 8:58 am

    Lthough I love Tassie, I’m probably jumping on the bandwagon here but I loathe the cold, and those frosty mornings where you have to sit in your car for 10 minutes and wait for the windows to defrost!

  51. ange
    20/07/2016 / 11:10 am

    I love it that it gets cold, so someone can keep me warm

  52. Belinda Smetioukh
    20/07/2016 / 11:13 am

    I loathe the short days, less time outdoors to tire out the toddler-nado!
    Would love the Winter Warm Swaddle UP 50/50, size 6 months

    • Belinda Smetioukh
      20/07/2016 / 11:15 am

      Grey would be lovely!

  53. Emily Sanfead
    20/07/2016 / 11:44 am

    I love that we can be snuggled up tight,
    Endless warmth and toastiness all through the night.
    Clothes so soft they bring ultimate comfort and relaxation,
    Leaving the house in pajamas and uggies needing no justification.
    No sweaty mess, no “it feels like I’m going to melt away”,
    Winter and the cold breeze at my home can forever stay.

    If I do win I’d love the prize below, blue or green in small please so it gives my newborn room to grow.
    1x Nuzzlin 2.5TOG Sleep Bag and 1 x Arm Warmers 🙂

  54. cheryl mc
    20/07/2016 / 12:35 pm

    1x Nuzzlin 2.5TOG Sleep Bag and 1 x Arm Warmers.

    winters great for exercise! i am only cold for the first 5 minutes. the hotter its gets the less i am motivated to run and fry in the sun!

  55. julie ford
    20/07/2016 / 6:17 pm

    I adore the chill of winter for its means we get to rug up and stay indoors with those we love most

  56. Laura Scriven
    20/07/2016 / 8:46 pm

    I detest the dark nights and mornings, it has me yawning!

    I’d love the 1x Nuzzlin 2.5TOG Sleep Bag and 1 x Arm Warmers for unisex 4-12mths

  57. Trish W
    20/07/2016 / 10:55 pm

    I usually don’t mind winter (sipping rich hot chocolates and eating sticky date pudding are my much-loved winter pursuits!), but getting up in freezing temperatures to breastfeed my newborn has been challenging! ?

    I adore the 1x Nuzzlin 2.5 TOG Sleep Bag and 1 x Arm Warmers in 18-36 mths in grey

  58. Candice Milner
    20/07/2016 / 11:30 pm

    Getting up to feed a newborn several times a night is hard, but during winter it’s like torture having to drag yourself from a warm bed. It’s way too freezing!

    Would absolutely love to win the Nuzzlin 2.5TOG Sleep Bag 12 -18 months in Pink please.

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