Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Get Organised the Ban.do way... for 17 months!

I've been a huge fan of ban.do before ban.do was ban.do - when it was Jen Gotch and her fabulous photography. And then these super chic headbands that the likes of Blair Waldorf was seen wearing on Gossip Girl. Before it was the ban.do that made some of my favourite things emblazoned with 'kittens get thirsty too' and 'fries before guys'. Way back when, we even did a little online chit chat and when I mentioned I was from Australia she shared that her husband is originally from Melbourne. I was pretty chuffed.

It's been super exciting to be able to access her range in Australia to stock on the virtual shelves of Brown Button Trading. We only stocked a ridiculously small amount of the infamous ban.do agenda's last season and stupidly I didn't snag on for myself.

Good news - we are carrying a range of styles and much more decent stock numbers of the Ban.do 17 month agendas, now in stock! With a yearly,monthly and weekly view starting August 2016 and running through until December 2017, these beauties are fabulous fun at $45. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Oh hai......

Um, so how can it be I haven't posted anything since February?!? And its almost August - what the flip... Time flies....

What can I say, I've been busy. And one of the things that has kept me busy at BBT HQ is our new range of jewellery. A long time fan on statement jewellery, we now stock a colourful range of earrings, necklaces and bracelets.

A few of my favourites are seen above, clockwise from top left:

To view the whole of 'BBT Bling' range, see here.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Going old school

One of my nearest and dearest is the reason why I started blogging. She even came up with 'brown button'. How things have changed. We caught up on the weekend to do some 'binge watching' of Nashville (or as we like to call it 'nashy') - we got hooked via netflix, I've paid and down loaded third season on itunes and because I don't need any further excuse to leave the house I haven't signed up for foxtel to get it in real time, so we will keep downloading (legally)

Ms 'White and Wander' has seen me through my darkest days (she's a keeper I tell you!) and we've had the best of times of well. Speaking of which....

She married her perfect partner in crime on new years eve and it was such a fabulous night (i may have made a killer play list on spotify for the d-floor that was only occupied by me, :P- but i'm sure that assisted, right? ) - When you know, you know. No messing around (and i stole a pic, tell me to remove but it needs to be on the interwebs xx)

Where was I? - that's right. Why I started blogging. And how things have changed. We blogged because there was no pinterest. No instagram. Shit, there was no facebook (but that makes us look wayyyy too old so i'm not going to go there) - it was a way of sharing stuff we found with friends.

But the blogs today? Wow. Amazing. And so much respect. And thankfully because of all their effort and time and original content the best ones are making it their full time occupation. But gosh its intimating. Because I've never had the guts or the talent to make it a full time thing. And those that do have the most unbelievable talent and skill and they (hopefully) finally earning an income off the back of the original and creative ability. My blog has always been about sharing stuff I loved (with the proper credit given of course) as well as the dodgy pic of something I did at home.

I have been incredibly lucky to enjoy a successful career in my chosen vocation (which couldn't be further removed from what i carrying on about here) and it brings me great satisfaction - so I'm going to let go of those feelings of inferiority - and every now and then I think it will be good to  head back here to do what I started this blog for - sharing some awesome stuff  (according to me...), the old school way. Because its my thing and I enjoy it.

Em - I was going to send this to you via email or some other interwebs thingy... but pfft, lets do it the 'old school way' - I give you Channing doing the best Beyonce you will ever see. And Channing's wife doing the best Channing you have every seen. You are welcome xx

Thursday, January 21, 2016


BIG....... HUGE...... SALE......... secretly starts tonight! (9pm AEST) , finishes midnight Tuesday 26 January.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Christmas Pop Up Shop

That time of the year again friends. If you live in Adelaide we would love to see you at 19 Brigalow Avenue, Kensington Gardens for our Christmas Pop Up Shop. 20% off all full priced stock. Special guest retailers, nibbles and bubbles (of course!) xx

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Christmas is very very close people. I'm not joking.
And whilst we put the finishing touches to the planning of our pop up shop (Adelaide friends - 27-29 November in Kensington Gardens, stay tuned for more details via our facebook site) - we would like to share some great little goodies and gift ideas to everyone.

Our pencil sets have long been one of our most popular and loved items. Exclusive to Brown Button Trading there are four sets that include six pencils each. $10 a set, we are currently giving away one set for every set purchased.

Yes, buy one get one free, two for the price of one, buy one take one - call it what you want. But for every set of pencils you buy, we will give you an additional set free. Buy 10 sets, get 10 sets free. Buy 3 sets, get 3 sets free. I think you get where we are going with this. 

Please note that the free set may differ from the set you have purchased. And the offer will only last as long as stocks last.

Buy yourself a pre christmas treat, a great teacher's present, secret santa/KK present, stocking suffer or a little something for a good friend.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

C is for Canva

Oh how the universe saves us from ourselves..... I wrote a massive rant on how tough having an online business is and how an application like Canva is a saving grace without (i don't think) disrupting the graphic designing industry.  It's allowing little shoppe's like ours create some really basic graphic work without needing to fork out lots of cash or understanding how to use complex software. And there was a fair bit of other text on the trials and tribulations....

BUT - internet dropped out and my pages of crazy were lost 'on the line'. Clearly divine intervention....

If you haven't heard of Canva, get informed. If I can use it, anyone can. Copy for facebook, instagram and any other social media platform. Content for newsletters or blogs. I've just spent the evening using custom dimensions to make some slideshow images as seen here for Brown Button Trading. Just quietly, lots of fun because we have the best stuff available this #bbtsummer.  Happy days fellow online business peeps xox