Muppie Lounge Giveaway
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*Muppie Lounge Giveaway!*

If you’ve been following me on Twitter and Instagram over the last few weeks, you will see that I have been excited about the launch of Muppie Lounge, a brand of clothing designed by a mom, for moms.

What is Muppie Lounge?

Well, in my words, it’s a brand new exclusive clothing range, designed by a mom, for moms who are sick of seeing the same old stuff in the stores, or seeing all your friends wear the same thing, or not being able to find something that is appropriate. It’s a practical, age appropriate yet fun, fresh and fashionable range of clothing that is actually wearable!

Who is Muppie Lounge?

Marishka Mansill Muppie LoungeMeet the lovely Marishka Mansill. This creative, talented and passionate lady IS Muppie Lounge. By day … and night … she a wife and a mom to four, Yes! FOUR! kids between the ages of 8 and 3 years old, keeping herself busy doing the typical school run and taking care of her family and home. On the weekends she runs a local Sunday School for about 30 kids with the help of a friend; she runs a devotional blog on Facebook called Just Saying, and once a year she also co-organises and hosts an annual Christian ladies conference. Oh … and in her spare times she has designed, created, and made “Muppie Lounge”.  She is fearless in pursuit of her passions, and I am privileged to call her a friend.

This inspirational woman has poured herself into every single aspect of this new venture of hers. She drew all the pictures herself in charcoal; she designed the logo and tags herself; every item in the range has it’s own concept story which she wrote herself; she sourced the packaging and presentation of the products – which is special and exquisite; she is even the model for this first range! There isn’t one tiny part of this new and exciting brand of clothing that she hasn’t done herself – she is Muppie Lounge.

What is a Muppie?

Basically, a Muppie is a millennial yuppie. If that doesn’t explain it then check out this article that appeared in the Irish Times by Michelle Miller. She explains it far better than I can!

What makes Muppie Lounge unique?

Because it is. This whole range, and every range to come, will always be a limited edition; the entire brand is limited edition! There will only ever be a set number of each product created so if you don’t buy it whilst it’s in stock, you won’t get it. There won’t be any reprints.

Unique. Special. Limited.

I’m in love with this product and more importantly I believe it in.

Limited stock…. Each time…. No re-prints….. 

I’m so privileged to share a few of the first ever pictures showcasing some of the items in this exciting new fashion range for moms.

Muppie Lounge Real Clothing

For more exciting pictures and to find out how you can become a ‘Muppie Lounge Groupie’, check out their Facebook page.

Muppie Lounge Limited Edition

To celebrate the launch of this fresh new fashion range, I’m running a giveaway for one lucky lady to win a pair of these super cool “undies” retailing for R175.00.

Muppie Lounge Underpants

Giveaway Is Now Closed – Thanks to all who entered.

Winner to be announced on Monday 16 October.

To enter for a chance to win this awesome prize, all you have to do is follow the three steps below.

  1. Comment below on this post answering the question “What is the name of the devotional blog Marishka runs?”
  2. Follow Muppie Lounge on Instagram
  3. Visit the Muppie Lounge Facebook page and comment anything on the “Yay” celebratory launch photo posted on 4 October!

For extra entries:

Rules … because there must always be some:

  • The Giveaway will run from Wednesday the 4th of October 2017, until midnight on Friday 13 October 2017. 
  • This giveaway is only for residents of South Africa or those with a South African postal address.
  • To win you have to complete all three steps above (I will check), additional entries will only be considered if you have completed the first three steps.
  • Sadly, if you have won a prize from MomOfTwoLittleGirls in the past three months you are not eligible to win.
  • The prize will be posted to the winner direct from Muppie Lounge.
  • The winner will be chosen at random. My decision is final.

Let’s all support this proudly South African mompreneur and share this post to all your family and friends!

Update: The winner of the Giveaway is the lovely Charlene who blogs over at High Heels And Fairy Tales! Congratulations!


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Kids Clothing Budget

Let me just start by asking WHY on earth people spend any more money than is absolutely necessary on their kids clothing?

My girls go to school 5 days a week for 5 hours a day. Their usual outfit is tights and a t-shirt with flip flops. Their hair is brushed, but not always tied up (despite my best efforts – but seriously, there aren’t enough hours in the day to fight about a pony tail vs Elsa plait!).

When I collect them their shoes are in their bags, their hair is disheveled, their clothes are filthy, sometimes covered in paint, and at least once every couple of weeks their tights have a hole in them.

Nevermind the rough play at school, they take it in turns to have massive growth spurts. At the beginning of this last winter (May) my eldest was wearing age size 4-5. I just bought her some new stuff this past weekend (6 months later) and she’s age size 6-7!

As a consequence of this I point blank refuse to spend any more money than I absolutely have to on their clothing.

My husband was annoyed the other day because we went to Spur (family restaurant) and at least  two other girls in there were wearing the same clothes as ours!


Because It’s value for money to buy from that particular store.

There are only a handful of stores that I buy my kids everyday clothes from. Ackerman, Jet, Pep and Mr Price. (All SA stores, but the equivalent of Tescos, Asda and New Look in the U.K.) Sometimes I will stretch to Woolworths clothes if there is a Special Occassion, and if it’s for a wedding or something extra special then Edgars.

In August I splashed out and got them each a two-pack of tights from Edgars. My husband dressed the kids while I was out quick, by the time I saw them, my youngest put a hole in the knee of the tights … within 15 minutes! I may as well have just thrown the money in the bin! He gets it now!

It’s infuriating, but they are kids. I can’t expect them to sit on the step and watch other kids be kids just so they don’t dirty their clothes. That’s not fair to them either. Besides, they don’t know the difference between one shop and the other. And I’m certainly not about to teach them fashion brand awareness at ages 3 and 5!

My motto when it comes to kids clothes: if it’s functional, practical, affordable and durable it works for me!

Their motto, if it’s got Dora / Tinkerbell / Doc Mcstuffins / Frozen / My Little Pony / Barbie on it, it’s good enough for them!