Overall Being

Overall Being
Love + Life + Blessings

Friday, May 28, 2010

Competition.....shhhhh....Do tell

As promised......A competition to warm your soul up.

I am overwhelmed with the love and support that you are giving me. Each day I think now what can I give my followers? What can I indulged and share with them what I know? I often wonder if you are enjoying it.....so please let me know, I have many options here on this blog or facebook tabs or even on my website to let me know your thoughts of Overall Being.

So my way I thought of saying Let's warm up Overall Being was do a random major competition.

We are now sitting on with last count 1180 fans on Facebook.....49 blog followers.....and 300 odd followers via twitter. I try to add extra tips and hints to make things not so boring but also try to update you along the way with what I feel you might want to know about. I dont email out newsletters too much cause I know spam is annoying :)

So what is the prize and how do I win it, I can hear?

When I see facebook fan page hit over 2000 fans and 10 more newsletter subscribers.....I will do a gift box prize with random mystery chosen gifts (according the male, female etc) to a random.org chosen person.

The last prize box I sent out was valued to over $200......so don't worry I dont skint on prizes. I use some Overall Being and some grocery brought items.

Now because facebook has cracked down on competitions and "fans" sharing about competitions we all will need to be very particular about we share OB......Some ideas I thought of are:

  • Find your favourite one or 10 favourite photos in my album click share.
  • Use the good ole Invite friends
  • Use facebook button on my website and click Like (it shows up on your homepage)
  • Or any creative other device or thought.....even tagging....I dont mind if you want to tag Overall Being in your status....creating a creative story using Overall Being in it.....gets everyone excited and enthralled with who is OB!
Now there won't be a deadline......so if this takes 1 week, 3mths, or even a yr......well let's hope it doesnt take that long cause I would love to send this prize out before end of winter.....the competition will still stand.

So happy Overall Being sharing and let's all embrace the love & joy life can bring us!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

FREE shout out~: Connect 2 Mums Awards is now open

Did you know Connect2Mums does awards each year? It is open at the moment for anyone too nominate their favourite business or blog in the categories they feel they are best suited.

I spent a morning this week sending in alot of nominations.....So much so that I was ready to have them say no more Lisa no more lol but they didnt *phew*

So if there is a special business or blog you like to frequent lately or over the past time spent online why not duck over now to Connect2Mums and nominate them. The process is really quick and easy plus no cost to you, apart from the download of sending an email :)

Here is the information of what Award Categories that are available for 2010 (just to make it easier for you )

Categories include: 

 AusMumpreneur of the Year, Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year, Product Innovation Award, Best product design, Best Boutique or Store run and owned by a Mum, Handmade Mumpreneur of the Year, Best Blog Award, Best Eco Friendly Business Award, Best Service Business & Dadpreneur of the Year.

To read alittle more about this click here : http://mumpreneursconnect.blogspot.com/ I have nominated my favourite. Why dont you?

 Winners from each category will receive their Award at a gala event at Rydges South Bank in Brisbane Saturday Evening 31 July 2010. Once you nominate someone the person who you nominated will receive a nomination pack emailed to them (that is when they know they have been nominated)....All nominations must be received by 5pm Wednesday 30 June

About Connect2mums
Connect2mums is Australia’s leading online community for Mumpreneurs. Connect2mums provides a safe and supportive environment for women in online businesses to get together and share information, network and gain support. Launched in April 2009, Connect 2Mums has grown rapidly, currently there are 2000+ members with a projected growth to 10 000 members in 2011. Connect2mums has strong member loyalty with over 65% of visitors revisiting the site more than twice a day and more than 25% of members visiting the site over 500 times a month. Members use Connect2mums as a trusted source of information for both their business and personal needs.

Connect2mums provides members with relevant information and opportunities to interact and socialise with other mums across Australia and New Zealand. Friday night live chats, newsletters, product reviews, real-life events, competitions and articles are just some of the ways women get connected at Connect2mums.

Now I have seen they are still calling out for this hence why I thought I would do a blog about it. See this as my free shout out for the day to another business but recognising many in the same process.

LR Beauty & Health comes to Overall Being

I am here this morning to bring FANTASTIC news to everyone who loves to shop with Overall Being. I am a a very proud LR Beauty & Health Consultant.

Most information has been uploaded to it's very own page via my website.

But I felt I would blog about this product to give you a further indepth view on LR Beauty & Heath Systems. You can also email me for any further information too. Or if you feel this would be great for you to use or even join up as a consultant always contact me.

About LR
Feel good. Look great.
Since the founding of LR 25 years ago, our name stands for wellbeing and beauty in already over 30 countries worldwide. Year after year we record an increase in turnover, which is largely due to the great success stories of approx. 300,000 independent LR Consultants.

"We at LR have developed a healty and beauty system that makes people feel good and look great. Anyone can use or even sell LR products: with our sales system it is easy to start and anyone can be successful"
Dr. Jens M. Abend, CEO LR Health and Beauty Systems   

LR Health and Beauty Systems  - Since 1985

- All Products Made in Germany by LR Health & Beauty Systems at the logistics centre - Ahlen Germany
- Since 1985 in more than 30 Countries around Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Philippines
- LR  has its own Aloe Vera Plantations where the Aloe Vera is organically grown
- Strictly Certified Products for your comfort and peace of mind such as:
- No animal testing is carried out for any of LR's products
- Child Labor is non-existent with LR
- LR has a High Respect for our Environment
- LR's products are produced with the Highest Quality Ingredients
The vision of LR
LR is to be recognized as a professional partner for their high quality and attractive prices for Health & Beauty Products, with a Marketing plan which supports and makes the personal success very achievable.

The LR Mission – We keep our promises
We promise that you can live a better life with LR. This means for our Customers, they can feel and look better by using our Products. For our Consultants it means, that we supply the support for those who want to work with us and we offer a chance for change.

What is available as a quick snapshot:

  • Aloe Vera
  • Health and Wellness
  • Skin Care
  • MicroSilver
  • Body Care
  • Hair Care
  • Hair Loss
  • Cosmetics/Make-up
  • Baby Care
  • Animal Care
  • Fragrances for Her
  • Fragrances for Him
  • Weight Loss
  • Gift Vouchers
  • Join LR
 So as you can see LR Beauty & Health is an overall benefit for anyone. Perfect if you are a Mum at home or someone who is looking at having something "extra" in their life aswell. So its not only a Health & Beauty help but can be a career.

 To visit LR Beauty & Health System via my website please visit the link below.

Feel Good Look Good

So don't delay contact me today .......LR Beauty & Health might be THE answer you have been waiting for.

Hope you all are having a fantastic Wednesday though.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Winter Warmer Sale

To warm up everyone Overall Being is having a Winter Warmer Sale.

Sale ending June 14th

Items listed below are the only available so first in best dressed. To order EMAIL ME with item description, postal address and once I receive payment your order will be sent out.

What's available:


Any 2 Zoobies ordered receive 10% off.
For any 3 Zoobies ordered you will receive a third free (A baby one of your choice).
Postage: $10
Numerology Chart Report

Buy 1 Report $45

Buy 2 Reports $80

Buy 3 Reports $120 and receive 4th for free.
When ordering this please include full name and Date of Birth.
Doodle Reversible Placemat

Perfect for any budding artist. A take with you chalk mat. 

$30 (Postage $10)

Ele Mink Blanket

A slightly larger Pram / Cot blanket. Flannel on one side and panelling on Minky side. 

RRP $150........Sale Price $90 , Postage $10.

Vintage Blanket

Pram / Cot Blanket. Vintage shabby chic inspired backed with powder blue Minky.
RRP $140.......Sale price $90, Postage $10

Blue/Green Handknitted baby Cocoon / Beanie.
Use this for a newborn to keep them swaddled and warm during winter. Once outgrown can be tied at one end and used as a beanie.

RRP $ 35......Sale Price $25, Postage $5

Two-Wool Pink / Cream Baby Cocoon, Beanie

This gorgeous soft Pink / Cream hand knitted Baby cocoon / Beanie is perfect to be used for any newborn to be swaddled in. Later on tie one end and use it as a beanie.

RRP $35.....Sale Price $25, Postage $5

All items listed above are a once off. They are ready and awaiting good homes :)

Friday, May 14, 2010


Just one last thing for the day......I am just wondering if you can spare a moment and let me know where you found Overall Being.

This gives me an insight into what area I am getting out there with more. Some places I pay advertising for and some a reciprocal links, so I would love to know  if these options are working for Overall Being.

You will notice to the left hand side a survey....all you have to do is tick which option.

Thanks heaps in advance in taking some time out of your schedule to do this for me.

Arctic Friday News

Well its certainly freezing here in Melbourne today. Snuggled under my Minky Quillow whilst my son has his day nap I thought I would pop by to share a spot I have just joined.

Most things I sell via Overall Being are handmade by myself. The love and joy of creating something that you know you have made yourself and see the light spark up when someone receives it....there is no word for it. So to belong and find somewhere that also does this made me feel very excited I had found them.

The Contemporary Handmade Alliance

A great new facebook page called The Contemporary Handmade Alliance has been launched.

Their mission: To provide the Australian contemporary crafting community a space through which is shared high quality information, to assist and support members in their crafting endeavours; including the design, development, manufacturing, marketing, packaging and selling of their products, as well as networking opportunities.

There's a place to promote sales, link your facebook page/twitter and show pictures of your market stall.

You can go directly to their facebook fan page HERE. Or visit them via Twitter HERE

Even though I don't hold stalls at the moment :) I do have high hopes of doing so  in the near future or even opening up my very own shop. So please if this interests you pay them a visit and lets all unite together and show Australia how amazing the Handmade Society is!

Enjoy Friday cause I think its the best day of the week. Stay warm and safe. Dont forget I have posted other blog entries this week which offers you some discounts and sales....

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Stop the Press NEW PRODUCT~ For all the New Mummies to Be

Gee I dont know why I havent told you all about this agessss ago. But I have been stocking these since gee hmmm I dont know when.

But this is perfect for any new mummy to be.

Belly Bag and Massage Kit Combo

Give yourself, or a pregnant friend this amazing gift: a Belly Bag as well as a Pregnancy Massage Kit. Which contains 1 x pregnancy essential oil blend plus a massage oil, all specifically designed to relieve stretch marks, and stress.
The pack is $99 plus postage of $10
The Belly Bag is a unique bean bag, specifically designed for relaxation during pregnancy. The hole in the centre surrounds and supports the body, allowing you to sleep, read and relax on your stomach. The Belly Bag is made from a soft PVC backed nylon, for durability and hygiene.The Belly Bag is $89 pplus postage of $10

Massage Kit Pregnancy

A fantastic gift for yourself or a friend – this massage kit contains the Massage Oil, which is a blend of almond and macadamia nut oil, as well as the pregnancy essential oil blend. All ingredients are safe for pregnant and nursing women, and they alleviate some of the aches and pains related to pregnancy.
(1 x massage oil & pregnancy essential oil). This is $36.95 plus $10 postage.

Zoobie Offer (Blog followers only) (Cause we arent allowed to do promos on FB)

Oh I had to come by and blog about these lil fellows.....Baby Zoobies have landed in my house. I had to show off the baby Giraffe. He is so delightfully cute that I found it so hard to not take a photo to show you.

Excuse my  face behind him I am quite sick this week. I did try to hide behind him but my eldest son couldnt get a photo without me in it.

So in the Baby range you have:

Elephant, Hippo, Giraffe, Crocodile, Tortoise

The are $54.90 which includes postage.

As a follower of Overall Being blog I am going to do a special promotion for you all.

Any 2 Zoobies ordered receive 10% off.
For any 3 Zoobies ordered you will receive a third free (A baby one of your choice).

You will also receive 15% off your order if you are a blog follower and a fan on my facebook fan page.

At time of ordering all you have to do is say you are both of these so I can check then I will deduct the discount off and do a new invoice for you.

So what are you waiting? Go to my website now and have a look at these little darlings.....They are what I think every child should own.

Numerology Offer

For one week only I thought I would offer all my blog followers a discount on any Numerology Reports ordered.

From now until next Friday there will be the following discounts which you can take advantage of.

Buy 1 Report $45

Buy 2 Reports $80

Buy 3 Reports $120 and receive 4th for free.

All Numerology Reports are compiled by myself. I am a qualified Numerologist. They are emailed to you in a PDF file basis for viewing whenever you like. Which also makes it easier for you to print them out if you like.

To take this offer up. Email me lisa@overallbeing.com.au and letting me know you are a follower of this blog.

Hope you all are having a wonderful Thursday.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Afternoon :) I had this thought when browsing the stats in my website, blog and facebook page why people stay and what makes them go.

So I thought I would do a blog post on this and see what YOU have to say.

So why do you stay on a facebook fan page or follow a blog? Is it cause you obviously love the products, the updates, want to learn more, hope for competitions, sales.....????

Is there anything that I as a owner of this business am not doing right on any of the web spots....Website, Blog, Twitter, & Facebook Fan Page??

I really want the whole experience for you to be enjoyable not painful. So please give me some feedback :)

Hope you all are having a wonderful Wednesday afternoon

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Winter Warmer Newsletter

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Overall Being

Well I dont know about you but I feel this year is going way too fast, it's May already! Winter has well and truly bestowed itself upon us here in Melbourne with rain, chilly air and winds. All of what makes Melbourne during the winter months. Amongst Football of course :) , Wine and yummy soups. I have three boys this winter season that play football so I well and truly feel like I am in a taxi cab travelling in all directions but how we love watching our little ones grow and develop into such terrific sports people.

Mother's Day is during Winter. I think its the universe saying "Mum stay in your pj's and relax! Happy Mother's day to all the Mothers for Sunday May 9th, I hope you had a gorgeous day being spent with family surrounding you. Mine consisted of watching three boys play Football.

This newsletter I will be highlighting a business which has shown me support and love over the time. I feel to show reciprocal love back is my way of saying how much gratitude I have for the business owner, Amanda. I also will have my usual Aromatherapy tip, new products information, discount promotion and what is coming up for Overall Being. So let's get started shall we?....

If you have recently visited Overall Being you would notice some changes....recently Overall Being had a dayspa appointment. My way of changing around rooms so to speak. Revamping it with new information, new template and less chaos amongst the pages. I feel it is much easier to navigate around now and see how Overall Being can help you. What do you think? Please feel free in letting me know. 

Overall Being has been busy adding a few new items lately. If you belong to the facebook group you would have already seen some of these there but also being blogged about.

One very exciting moment which occured yesterday is the fabulous Strawberry Jam Designs are now available to purchase from Overall Being. For babies, toddlers, tweens & teens to young adults, mums & dads! Sleep, lounge, read & sit.
You will find tons of uses for these floor cushions! To view further information please click the photo displaying these awesome products below which will take you their page on my website. Any orders please just email me.

Baby Zoobies are now available. Smaller version of their bigger brothers & sisters and slightly less priced. Perfect for the Nappy bag. As you can see in the picture below. How gorgeous is he?

Doodle Reversible Placemat is one new item which I am thrilled about. Perfect for any budding artist on the go or at home. These are already available and uploaded to my website, so please take a moment to view them. Feel free in emailing me if there are any questions or if you would like to order one. They are great for anyone young or old. For children they serve a handy accessory to take with when out and about. For Adults they are perfect for a keepsake....line your dining table at your next event as a guestbook for special messages.  I have added a photo of one that was sent out to a little person this week below.

I soon will be adding some new goodies....One which I have already blogged about thanks to a special business. Fascinator Clips. Gorgeous stunning very feminine slips layered with feathers, ribbons and bling. Add them to your beanie, wear it as a brooch, or top them to your outfit for a special occasion to finish off your hair piece with. These are not yet available but will be available soon.

Something new for the little children of our lives are Tooth Fairy Dolls. Boy & Girl Theme. Hand knitted little dolls to add love and excitement to little hearts. I wont be saying too much but add yourself to my blog cause once they are done I will be adding them there as a full feature to explain how they work.

I have been trying to keep the blog updated as much as possible cause I now have 44 followers over there which I am thrilled you love to read the news and behind scenes information about OB and myself. We all know on facebook there has been some major changes for businesses who have relied on this free option of running competitions on there. I am thankful for my blog and also my newsletters to keep little surprises happening for you. All competitions or sales will be blogged /& added into my newsletters. So to avoid missing out please make sure you are a follower of such. But thank you for being a supporter not only here via the newsletters but also via the blog and facebook.

I thought I would share my Stats with you. I find them quite amazing:

Twitter followers: 378
Facebook Fans: 1144
Newsletter Subscribers: 29
Blog Followers: 44

Huge thank-you !! This past year has been just overwhelming with how much Overall Being has grown and spread.

Winter Warmer Recipe
I thought with winter time I would include this time round something to help for those who suffer from the Winter Blues.

Blend Grapefruit with Lavender and use in a spray bottle to calm and uplift. Grapefruit is uplifting, an antidepressant, good for anxiety.

Quote for the Moment

"The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things."~ Henry Ward Beecher

Little Bit of This & Abit of That

Some people email me constantly asking if I do layby or gift certificates....the answer is YES ABSOLUTELY! I literally can hear the sigh of relief sometimes.

Layby works very casually worked out between you and I. Everyone has different things on in their life so I feel each person's Layby needs to be customised to you, so it works.

Gift Certificates are available. All can be used in any monetary value. I can even send them out to your special person as a gift wrapped surprise or emailed.

Newsletter Promo

The most exciting part to any newsletter is finding something of highlight dont you think? Well to all my fantabulous subscribers.....any order placed over $50 will recieve a special mystery gift added into your order to the value of $10 for the duration of May and June.  Be sure when ordering to let me know you are a subscriber and would love your mystery prize :) and I will do the rest!


I am proud to have Bodelicious part of my newsletter. Amanda is such an inspirational gorgeous lady that I have been very fortunate in getting to know. Below I hope gives you a further insight into this amazing business and person. You can find Amanda via the following links:

My name is Amanda and I am the owner of Bodelicious Bath & Body Products, a privately owned and run micro-business located in Ipswich. We supply individual consumers as well as retailers all around Australia.

Bodelicious products are made with the finest butters, oils, scents and other specialty ingredients which are manufactured by hand into products that help you relax your body, renew your soul and rejuvenate your senses.

In today’s times we like to think that we are starting to take more care of our bodies by watching what we eat and exercising. While this is good, we also need to be more conscious of what we use on our bodies as well.

The skin is the largest organ of the body. It weighs between 3 and a half to 4 and a half kilos and covers an area of about 20 square feet for the average person. It’s also one of the body’s largest workhorses as it helps to regulate the body’s temperature, it absorbs environmental elements, it secretes wastes and it sends tactile messages to our brain, allowing us to enjoy the important sensation of being touched. These things make it important for us to look after our skin as we only get one ‘suit’.

During winter, dry skin is a problem each of us must address, regardless of skin type. The natural environment drops in humidity and exposes the skin, particularly the hands and face, to dry winds and icy temperatures. To keep ourselves warm, we spend a great deal of this season buried under heavy layers of warm clothing and living in centrally heated spaces. This means that our skin is no longer producing the oils that help the skin retain the moisture it needs in the lower dermis, and this is what causes dry, flaky skin, which builds up and prevents our skin from absorbing the external moisture it needs. To prevent this from occurring it’s important to keep our skin free of dead skin build up with the weekly use of an exfoliating scrub.

As a special for the beginning of winter we are offering all our friends 20% off any of our exfoliating scrubs so that they can keep their skin in great condition during the cold season.

With the weather cooling now you will find that your skin needs a bit of extra care and protection to keep it looking and feeling nice.

We have a new range of lotions and creams that will soon be released to help combat the dryness caused by the wind and cool weather, as well as some luxurious bath and body oils to give yourself a quick pamper with when you need it after a hard day at work.

One of my favourite products for the cooler weather is a foaming milk bath. I love the way these bubble and release a cloud of wonderful aroma into my bathroom and how the bubbles help me to have a fun relaxing soak in the warm water. The lactic acid in the milk helps remove dead skin and expose new softer skin which makes me feel silky soft.

Another item I can’t do without in winter is my lip balm. The cold weather and the winds really dry out the fine skin of my lips, so this is a must have product for winter to keep my lips from cracking and the corners of my mouth from getting sore.

Certified Organic Shea Butter  is also an important product to keep on hand in winter. It will help to heal and protect skin from the cold conditions of winter and it can be used all over your body from your hair to your heels. You can even put a few bits into your bath water for an extra treat!

Well until we meet again via the wonderful world of email.....stay warm and enjoy every moment of waking. Life is truly a remarkable gift and should be enjoyed with love, smiles and laughter.

Warmest Regards,

Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

I want to wish all the Mothers & Grandmothers a Happy Mother's Day for Sunday. May you have a day filled with love, memories and life moments.

I will be out and about watching and loving my boys playing footy. Crossing fingers and toes it wont be raining, cause not much chop being out on a footy environment when raining.

Next week I will be sending out my season newsletter....if you havent already signed up please do so, Cause I am highlighting someone whom I am very grateful in meeting. Along with a promo discount, winter warmer recipe and much more. You can find a subscribe button either on my website homepage or on the left hand side panel of my facebook fan group.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Doodle Chalk mats & Baby Zoobies....and more!

Baby Zoobies have arrived and are now available through Overall Being. They are slightly smaller than their Bigger Brothers / Sisters but perfect for the nappy bag :) They retail at $44.90 + Postage. Be quick to score yourself one of the first babies today :)

Well today I have been busy sewing away amongst my little boy.....Jack loves to drive by with his cars and see what I am doing. I stopped for awhile there and watched Little Bear with him and we did some spotlight shopping to pick out some iron on motives for my canvas bags. Jack of course picked out the Blue Car.

I am excited though to bring to Overall Being something that will help bring creativeness to children.....Doodle Chalk mats. They are made from a special fabric which allows us to use chalk on them. Making them reversible is also perfect for the child to use them as a placemat when out and about. They come all packaged up in a handmade calico bag, cloth and some chalk.

This one below is available now.....I have two others cut out ready to sew up. I also have to create a boys theme one.

They will retail at $35 plus postage, which I think is fairly reasonable considering they take abit to sew.

If there is a specific colour, theme, motif you want on your bag please drop me an email and ask as I am more than happy to custom make you one especially.

What else is coming to Overall Being.......

WELL.....I have just ordered a few bits and pieces from overseas to make a tooth fairy doll :) It will be something special for all little boys and girls to look after their lost tooth until the tooth fairy arrives....so stay tuned for this treasure!

Up until end of May for all those paper scrapbookers I have a special Treasure Trove Box on offer. This box is filled with various 500 packets of items for the keen avid Scrapper. This would normally retail over $600 but am doing it as a special of $350. This offer ends 31st May, so be quick as limited stock.

Melbourne is certainly either gorgeous sunny skies or freezing winds lately this week. Overall Being is sure to be kept warm though. Do you know of a new mother....well why dont you let her know I offer handknitted items. All can be customised to her colour scheme. Knitted Baby Cocoons, Beanies, scarf/beanie in one...Minky Blankets, Quillows and matching cushions.

I think receiving something hand made adds such more of a personal touch to any gift.

Well 2:22pm I have around half hour or less until my lil one awakes.....time to do some household chores before heading out to pickup two boys and be home intime for my fourth boy to arrive home. Wednesday nights are always such a busy time with sporting drop and pickups.

Hope you are having a productive day and until I blog again, stay safe and happy.