FUNK IT! sneak peaks and behind the scenes snippits from the world of Hopscotch

FUNK IT!                sneak peaks and behind the scenes snippits from the world of Hopscotch

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Rosie O’Donnell welcomes baby number five

January 10, 2013


A big congratulations to Rosie O’Donnell and wife Michelle Rounds who just welcomed baby number FIVE to their family.  A suprise announcement by Rosie on Instagram was how they shared their news about the arrival of their daughter Dakota  ““We r thrilled to announce the arrival of r daughter Dakota – #withloveandthanks – AMEN,”

Baby Dakota is the first child for Michelle. Rosie and ex-wife Kelli Carpenter are parents to four kids: Parker, 17, Chelsea, 15, Blake, 13, and Vivienne, 10.  Visit Celebrity Baby Scoop for all the details.


WOW five kids would certainly keep you on your toes!  Do you have a big brood?  If so tell us how many make up your family.




Unrelated Family Portraits

January 9, 2013

While looking for inspiring ideas for our upcoming family photo shoot I stumbled across an amazing blog post on My Modern Met it showcases the works of Canadian photographer François Brunelle.  During his travels across the world he finds unrelated people who look alike and then gets them into a studio together to take a ‘family portrait’.  I’ve heard of the term ‘doppelganger’ but I seriously thought this was more of an urban myth but Brunelle’s ‘I’m not a look-alike!’  project certainly makes a strong argument that this is something quite true.  By dressing his subjects in similar outfits the black and white ‘family portraits’ really do make you scrutinize every little aspect of each individual but you can’t deny the many visual parallels. It’s absolutely mind-boggling to think that these people don’t share any family lineage but with some clever styling and masterful eye for photography these portraits are seriously cool!  Enjoy some randomness on this Wednesday afternoon – Jen xo

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January 8, 2013

FB Sale Cover

Get ready to get your shop on with our mega facebook sale – everything is $20 and under!  To be a part of the sale simply head over to our facebook page  and like us, read the sale terms & conditions listed in the sale album and then enjoy grabbing some great bargains when the sale starts at 8.30am [AEST] Monday 14th of January.  Happy Shopping! xo


December 19, 2012


The 2012 coming to a close and 2013 just around the corner, many of us start to think about our goals/resolutions for the new year… what’s the old saying ‘new year, new you?’, well for us here at Hopscotch that is exactly what we’re setting out to do!  2013 will see some exciting new labels, lots more awesome giveaways and competitions but most importantly our new look online store that will make shopping with us easier than ever before [not to mention all the exciting new features that go with it].

So to kick start 2013 with a bang we’ve decided to throw THE BIGGEST EVER FACEBOOK SALE, while we put the final touches to our new site and make way for all the new goodies arriving!  You will not want to miss this so make sure you mark Monday the 14th of January 2013 into your diaries, the sale will run exclusively via facebook and will start at 8.30am AEST.  So spread the word!!

POP UP SHOP – Mackay Babies + Kids Market

October 23, 2012

Mark Saturday the 3rd of November in your diaries as this is the next Mackay North Queensland Babies & Kids Markets and our last pop up shop for the year.  To help with your Christmas shopping [ and just for fun 😉 ] we will be playing ‘Santa’ on the day.  If you make a purchase with us you get to pick an item out from our Santa Sack, each item will have a price on it and whatever the price is on the item you pick, you get that off your order.  For example the item you pick has ‘$10’ on it, then you get $10 off your total order.  Every item will be marked with either $5, $10, $15 or $20 so everyone who buys will walk away with a great discount. Easy, simple and fun!

Remember we will be located in the foyer of the Hall this time – lots more room for us and also our yummy mummy’s with prams and strollers.  We will be bringing out entire summer range this time and as always we have EFTPOS available on the day.  Looking forward to see you all there!

PS: oh and for our customers not based in the Mackay/Whitsunday Region… stay tunned as we will be having a brilliant Christmas Sale starting on the 12th of November, so no one misses out! 🙂

Hopscotch fans are the best!

October 19, 2012 2 Comments

Well look what the postman delivered… a lovely little picture drawn by one of our Hopscotch fans Taylor, thank sweet heart youlove your work, it’s hanging with pride on our office wall!

So this gorgeous little picture got me thinking how cool it would be to cover our office wall in beautiful Hopscotch inspired artwork from our stylish little fans and maybe we could run a competition or do a giveaway for their efforts?  What do you think?  Let us know your thoughts!

{In The Press} Kid Magazine Interview

October 17, 2012

Have you heard of Kid Magazine?  If you haven’t jump on it!  It’s the place to go to find the latest fashion trends for mums, bubs and kids. They deliver funky finds, style tips, great places to buy, things to do and the best of handmade to make shopping for yourself and your children a breeze.  Last week I did a really fun interview with Kid Magazine for their ‘Meet & Greet’ section and you can check it out here.  Also be sure to check out their ‘Win’ section as they always have lots of awesome giveaways, including one from us this month!

Feeling The Love

October 17, 2012

I am always flabbergasted with how many lovely emails, phone calls and even facebook messages we receive from our customers – there is literally no better feeling than to receive positive feedback from our customers.  I truly appreciate when customers take the time in their busy schedule to thank us for their parcel or to leave feedback, there is no better reward for all our hard work.  I not only personally respond to each of these kind notes but keep them all in a special box, as they mean the world to me! Whilst being away this past week we received one of the sweetest emails from a customer that truly warmed my heart and I just had to share it – thank you Mel & Dakota you have made my week!  – Jenny 🙂

Hi Jenny,

We would love to say a huge big THANK YOU to you as our beautifully wrapped package arrived yesterday!  We were so excited to unwrap it to see our new Fresh Baked order and we were very ecstatic with the extra dress!!

You have made my day, week, actually year! The generosity is so remarkable and we so greatly appreciate it! Totally a surprise and so wasn’t expected! When you put in the email you added something extra I was thinking along the lines of a clip or headband but to be a dress is outstanding I was totally blown away and still am on a high about it!

It’s such a beautiful dress and we will think of your generosity of you when Dakota wears it!  You are a beautiful and most thoughtful person and we will defiantly be back to order in the near future!  You deserve all the success and happiness for your business the best customer service i’ve ever dealt with!

Thanks so much again and can’t give you enough gratitude.


Mel and Dakota

A FreshBaked fav is back!

October 8, 2012

FreshBaked is one of our most popular labels and we love their classic and stylish designs and this summer didn’t disappoint!  One outfit in particular was so popular that we sold out during our pre-order season – yes we’re talking about the Chiffon Applique Bag Tee and the Pleated Bow Shorts for the little ladies.  If you missed out on getting your hands on this gorgeous outfit you’re in luck as we have been extremely fortunate to get our hands on the last few and they are now available to purchase via our online boutique here.  Get in quick as we don’t think they will be available for long… oh and while you’re there be sure to check out the rest of the Spring/Summer FreshBaked goodies lots of gorgeous threads for both girls and boys!