Christmas 2016 Giveaway: Gift Card from little pearls

It has been a while since I did a giveaway post. But since we are in the Christmas spirit, of course I squeezed in one.

Enter little pearls.

When Jaqueline first contacted me a few months ago about her new shop, where I found the most adorable hand-made baby shoes, I was almost convinced I wanted another baby. Just so that I could put them on my baby.

Just look at them…


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This & That Week #23 – June 2014

We are facing another long weekend ahead as Monday is Lundi de Pentecôte. The weather will be beautiful but hot hot hot (forecast above 25°C) so prepare your sunscreen and bathing suits!


  • Silvia Fraser, a mother of two and a pianist at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Lausanne, contacted me recently about her upcoming classical concert with violinist Irene Abrigo in Rue. She made me sad that we won’t be able to attend (as we’ll have visitor that long weekend). The concert will combine two of my favorite things on the planet: classical music and crêpes! Yup, crêpes !!! The concert will take place in a relaxed setting – i.e. cushions for kids and you don’t have to stay stock-still and if there are lots of kids they promised to talk to them. Entry is free, with a ‘collecte‘ (a reasonable contribution per family will do). The venue is Crêperie Entre Terre et Mer, Rue du Casino 19, 1673 Rue – approx 22.6km from Lausanne (30 min drive). Their facebook event page is here.
  • Graine de shopping a.k.a. the little boutique inside Cuppin’s finally opened an online shop!
  • Swiss National Park in Engadine is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The main event will only take place on 1 Aug 2014, but why not take a few days to explore it this summer?
  • Air14 Payerne complete program is just out. I think the event will be super awesome for the whole family, especially if you have little Disney Planes fans in the house (My 3-yo loves Skipper!)


OK, now I really have to stop as my right hand is very stiff and hurts a bit. I’ve been doing a major garden project the last 2 weeks and unfortunately (albeit not unexpectedly) my carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms are back.

Take care and enjoy the long weekend!


Mother’s Day 2014 Giveaway: Gift Voucher from Little Mooshoo

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little-mooshoo-logoLittle Mooshoo is most likely the cutest littlest shop I have ever blogged about here. They don’t offer many things (yet), but obviously it’s never the intention of the founder. Tamara, a mother-of-two behind Little Mooshoo, created all clothes in their collection as limited edition and unique. There are no more than 16 pieces per item. She sourced the fabrics from Holland, created the pattern, and the clothes were then sewn locally by Textura in Lausanne (a company that aids women to go back to work) and by another mother in neighboring France. As someone who loves fabrics and had sewn my own kids’ clothes, this shop really looks like my dream!


Little Mooshoo collection is highly inspired by 60s and 70s fashion. I don’t seem to be able to take my eyes away from those “alibaba pants” (photos above). They look so cool and ultra comfy. I think both my kids and I need one pair each 😉

They also offer cute girl swimsuits that are imported from China. Tamara told me that she was looking to source some cute swimwear fabric (which turned out to be very difficult to find) and came across these swimsuits.

For Mother’s Day, Little Mooshoo will kindly give one mother or mother-to-be a gift voucher worth EUR80. To enter the giveaway, take a look at the online shop and let us know in the comment which item you love the most. Comments are accepted until Saturday, 10 May 2014 11:59pm.

Good luck!

Winner announcement on 11.05.2014: had decided, that the lucky mom is…


the one leaving comment #8*: Eleni! Congratulations! You will hear from me via PM soon.

Winner or not, I’d like to congratulate all moms who participated and are reading this! Happy Mother’s Day and thank you for all you’ve done for all our children. Together we’ll make a generation greater than ever before! xx

And finally thank you Little Mooshoo for the possibility to host this giveaway!

*Eleni’s comment is officially #8, although shifted down one position due to a comment from Tamara, Little Mooshoo’s owner

End of 2013 Holiday Giveaways: Custom Handmade Crochet Hats from Gros Bisou


I have a weakness for handmade items so that I am really happy to host a giveaway for Gros Bisou.

Hayley, the owner of Gros Bisou, sells handmade crochet items including hats for kids. She makes them up as custom to what the buyer is after. Below you can see photographs of owl and minion hats that she had previously sold. Obviously the most adorable way to keep those little heads warm!


All order comes gift wrapped in colored acid-free paper. Before sending out, photos from all angles are sent to clients to ensure they have got what they asked for. Hayley also regularly buys new patterns to build the collection. For hats, she usually charges CHF15 per hat (plus postage). After Christmas, Gros Bisou will start with baby shower packages with items for moms and babies. For more photos of previous handmade items, please go to Gros Bisou facebook page.

For this giveaway, Gros Bisou offers one winner a package of 3 hats of his/her choice (a value of CHF52). These would be ideal as stocking fillers as Hayley is prepared to finish all three hats before Christmas. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment and let us know what kind of hats you would like to have if you won the contest. Fell free to put several choices, as you may win three hats! Please note that it doesn’t mean that you will get those hats as it depends on the patterns that Hayley already had or plan to have. Contest is open until Tuesday, 26 November 2013 at 11:59pm. One winner will be picked by and announced on this page.

Good luck and stay warm!

*Images courtesy of Gros Bisou

Winner announcement on 27 November 2013

And the lucky winner is:

winner-hatComment #4 by Hayley! Congratulations! It’s quite funny to see picked a Hayley to get prizes from another Hayley!

I thank everyone for participating and Gros Bisou for the possibility to host this giveaway! Please check the blog in the next weeks as we still have plenty of fab giveaways!

This & That Week #45 – Nov 2013

For the sport lovers:

For the food lovers:

For safety:

  • First Aid for Child Injuries Course in Lausanne, 19 Nov 2013. More info and registration here.

For fun:

  • Starbucks Mums & Mums-to-be meetup in November: in Starbucks St Laurent on Tuesdays the 12th, and 26th November from 10:30am to 1pm. The group usually sat round at the back to the left.
    (Not a Lausanne Mom event, but I used to attend and loved it too!)
  • A Charity Craft Sale will take place on Thursday 14th November 6.30pm to 9.15pm at All Saints Church Hall, Ave de la Prairie 40, Vevey.  Proceeds raised will be given to MEDAIR Emergency Relief & Rehabilitation Organisation.
  • Did you give birth at the CHUV? I found these lists of first names of babies born there and it was fun to know that another girl born in CHUV within the same year share my daughter’s name and 4 other boys shared my son’s.

And finally, an independent mommy business worth mentioning:

  • Sheila Chacko Marsiglia offers “Sacred circle yoga – Vinyasa yoga and meditation for women”. On Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:00 in Pully. CHF30/class. Sheila’s yoga teacher trainings include Bikram Yoga in 2002 and Dharma Yoga in 2006. More info : sheilachacko (AT) or 078 881 4071

Holiday 2012 Giveaways: 2013 Wall Calendars from Lulaloo!

I think many (if not all) of you have seen the work of Maria of Lulaloo, as she seems to be a hot conversation topic lately. A no-wonder, really — her cards, and party kits, and calendar, and stationery, and so many more, are gorgeous. If you haven’t bought your Christmas/holiday cards, you should check her shop. Another reason to buy her card, 10% of all profit from the Christmas card sales will go to this charity (

A generous person she is, Maria will now give two of you her lovely 2013 wall calendars!

The calendars are in A4 size and there is space to write things for each day. Maria will ship them directly to your address (within Switzerland). Leave a comment below and tell us which holiday of the year is your favorite! Comments are accepted until Monday, 3 Dec 2012 at 11:59PM. Two winners will be picked using their comment numbers by Good luck!

P.S.: Read more about the talented Maria here.

Winner Announcement on December 4, 2012:

The winners of this giveaways are…

Comments #10 and #15! Congrats, Marion and Nikki! I will contact the 2 of you personally to arrange the shipping of your lovely calendars.

Thanks you all for participating! The next giveaway will come very soon… stay tuned!

This & That May 2012 – Week#19

  • On personal side, I recently made this sock monkey for my son’s 1st birthday present. I still have 3 pairs of socks from the sock set (with different patterns), so that I’m thinking of making more sock monkeys. Anyone interested to get one (or three)? Drop me an email for more info: info(AT)lausannemom(DOT)com.

This & That March 2012 – Week#12

This & That, March 2012 – Week#11

I decided to make a new post theme: “This & That”. Very often I found something interesting to share that either was not big enough for a post, or only an additional info to previous post. “This & That” will now serve as a list of these things.

For the premier edition, these made my list:

  • The website of my awesome French tutor, Gwen Gannon is running. And I was happy that she now also offers courses by Skype! See my previous post about her here and her new website “French for You” here.
  • Svenja’s Sessakids site is also up! You can see her collection and buy it online (by sending her an email). See previous post about her here and here, and her new website “Sessakids” here.
  • Brits mums celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday (18th). If you need a card, contact Liz from Forget-Me-Not for one (or more)
  • Don’t forget your tax. The deadline is 31 March. Even if you are taxed at source (impôt à la source), you can get some paid tax reimbursed. For example if you paid legal childcare or had paid the 3A pension fund in 2011.
  • Biking season is on! Vignettes for bikes are no longer necessary this year. Read this interesting article, loaded with useful info, by Know-It-All.

Enjoy the sun and the spring!

The Winner of “San Francisco Hill Houses” Print Giveaway!

Twenty-four lovely readers had left their comment for the Laura Amiss’ San Francisco Hill Houses Print Giveaway! Wow! I wish I had more prints to giveaway! I had so much fun reading all the comments and happy to know that so many of you like the print as the twin sister is now hanging in my house 🙂 has picked a winner this morning… *drum roll*

It’s Kim! Congrats! You’ll hear from me soon!

Thank you all for your participation and have a great weekend and a Merry Christmas!

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