Fantastic fabrics at Constantia Fabrics

A few weeks ago I was invited to 2 very lovely creative events in 2 days…. it was such a treat to be surrounded by inspiring, creative people and I decided that I really do need to tap into my latent creativity somehow… As luck would have it the second event I attended was at […]

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How to Bake: Lavender Shortbread

A few weeks ago I was invited to the launch of the latest cook book by renowned South African food writer Phillipa Chefitz, Lazy Days. At the event there were various stations set up for us to get involved with making our own meal, using recipes from the book and my sweet tooth struck it […]

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What I… Melissa Louise

I stumbled across the very lovely Melissa Louise Lifestyle & Interiors blog recently and spent quite a while browsing it’s beautiful pages! This is one pretty place and after discovering the blogger behind the screen is a trained interior designer and works at Zana it all fell into place…. Melissa is one talented, creative lady! […]

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WIN: An Ever After High Doll worth R399.99

Everytime I receive parcels at my front door my kids rush to rip it open just in case it’s something for them… it usually isn’t! But they never stop hoping! Well, last week I got an unexpected parcel and allowed them to do their best at the packaging thinking the bubble wrap would be the […]

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Weekends Wanderings: Stellenbosch Slow Market Strawberry Festival

Over the past few weeks I have been sharing some posts about our recent Karoo for Kids trip to Samara near Graaff-Reinet and I have one more post to share… However a recent weekend wandering to Stellenbosch resulted in some stunning pics of the Stellenbosch Slow Market’s Strawberry Festival and I just had to share […]

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How to Wear: A Polka Dot Top

One of my favourite finds on a recent shopping trip at Edgars was a polka dot shirt – navy with white dots! I’ve been loving it and every time I wear it I feel very French, especially when I pair it with a red lip!! Yes, polka dots are no longer the sole domain of […]

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Out of Office: Our “Spicy” Second Honeymoon!

You know when something happens in your life that you NEVER dreamt would be possible, like never? Well, right now I’m experiencing one of those very moments… My very first international blogging trip is here and we’re going on a Second Honeymoon!! Since I booked my FastJet flights to Dar es Salaam I have been pinching […]

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My Summer Beach Holiday essentials from Constantia Village Courtyard

Now we are well into November it means that summer is just around the corner, in fact, my own Summer Beach Holiday is happening this very week! Yes, I’m amazingly blessed to be headed off on a romantic Summer Beach Holiday with my husband for a few nights away (sans enfants!) We are jetting off […]

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WIN: 2 sets of 4 tickets to The Art of the Brick LEGO exhibition PLUS a Playstation 3 LEGO hamper

A few months back I blogged about an exciting exhibition coming to South African soils soon… The Art of The Brick is a world-renowned LEGO® art exhibit and it’s set to be held at the brand new Watershed Exhibition Centre at the V&A Waterfront in December 2014! LEGO® fans, kids, adults and art-lovers can look forward to up […]

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Timeless Travels: Karoo for Kids – An awesome African Sunset at Samara

Over the past few weeks I’ve been sharing a travel diary of our Karoo for Kids trip to Samara. Today will be more of a photo album – less words, more pictures… These awe-inspiring pictures of an amazing African Sunset taken from the summit of the Camdeboo mountains are too beautiful for words! The saying goes that a […]

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The Constantia Gift Fair is on this weekend!

Christmas is around the corner… how quickly did that come around again?? I love this time of the year, due in part to the fact that “Gifts” is one of my primary love languages (ask me to explain if you’re not sure what that means!) Yes, I love gifts. I’m not ashamed to admit that they […]

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The Essential Elements of Good Self-Esteem

So, how’s your self-esteem? It’s not a question we’re often asked, nor do we tend to ask it of others, but it’s such a vital element of our lives that it’s really worth paying it some attention!   Self-esteem is about liking yourself and who you are. It comes from having a sense of belonging, believing […]

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Shop up a (beauty) storm with Spree!

SO great news for beauty fans is that online shop supreme, Spree, is running a fabulous 3 for 2 beauty offer for this week only! What that means is that if you buy 3 beauty items, you only pay for 2! (the cheapest on is FREE) This offer is valid across ALL beauty products including […]

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What I… Nicola from Ask Ashe

I recently attended the second annual Blog Olympics hosted by Mr Price Sport in Durban… and the reason I tell you this is that I first met Durban-based Nicola about a year ago at Blog Olympics 2013! Since then she has started blogging more regularly and when I visited her blog recently I knew I […]

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WIN a R2200 prize from Newlands Quarter Shopping Mall

I recently popped in at the Newlands Quarter Shopping Mall tucked away on the cnr of Main and Dean Street in Newlands. Despite it’s size, the centre has got a great variety of shops and some hidden gems!! I thought I’d share a few photos I took one my visit first and then tell you […]

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Timeless Travels: Karoo for Kids – A trip to the top of Camdeboo mountains

On our second evening game drive we were treated to a trip up to the top of the Camdeboo mountain via the most insane 4×4 “road” I have ever experienced!! The Samara scenery continued to amaze us at every turn. The drive to the top of the mountain, at a 60 degree incline all the way, on […]

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My 5 Favourite Finds for October

Yay yay it’s Friday AND the last day of October – how time flies!! So as is the tradition around these parts I will be sharing with you my 5 Favourite Finds for the month of October today… Let’s get cracking! 1. Nike Free running shoes This pretty pair of Nike Free Flyknit 4.0’s winged […]

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Mr Price Sport Blog Olympics: the most fun you can have with your (gym) clothes on

This time last week I spent the day in Durban taking part in the second annual Blog Olympics hosted by Mr Price Sport and supported by a host of other awesome sponsors. This was the second year the event has taken place and once again it was an amazing day filled with fun, friendship and […]

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What I… Lindsay from What Happened to My Body

Another one of the bloggers I met a few weeks back at the Cape Town Bloggers Meet up was Lindsay who blogs over at What Happened to My Body. Her blog title made me laugh out loud and as you probably already realise she blogs about her life as a new mom! Read on to […]

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Fun family festivals this weekend: 1 & 2 Nov

In our family we love a good Family Fun Day outing and there are 2 awesome festivals coming up this weekend that look like they will make a great day out with kids! We will definitely be popping by one (or both)… Stellenbosch Slow Market Strawberry Fair This Saturday (1 November) the popular Stellenbosch Slow […]

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Timeless Travels: Karoo for Kids – Tracking Cheetah on foot in the bush at Samara

Last Monday I shared with your our first half day at Samara Private Nature Reserve located in the Karoo just outside Graff-Reinet and today I’m continuing with Day 2 of our Karoo for Kids trip… During supper of the previous evening we had chatted to our ranger and he got a better idea from us […]

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Interview with a Health Product Distributor

At a recent Mommy Matters networking breakfast I met Nina Hill, a very enthusiastic entrepreneur who is passionate about what she does and how it gives her the lifestyle she wants. After spending some time with this positive lady I thought she might be a great candidate for my next Women at Work series…. Read […]

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Out of office: I’m at the Blog Olympics 2014 with Mr Price Sport

Today I’m thrilled to be once again be taking part in the Blog Olympics hosted by Mr Price Sport at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. This year’s event promises to be even better than last year, which I find hard to believe as last years event was SO MUCH FUN! The day will consist […]

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What I… Tahlia from Too Much Loveliness

Tahlia from Too Much Loveliness is another one of the lovely bloggers I met at the Cape Town Bloggers Meetup – who knew there were so many of us right? Anyway she write an awesome food blog where she shares her favourite foodie finds around the Mother City. Some of her great loves include… cupcakes […]

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WIN a ghd Birds of Paradise Sunset styler worth R2380 from RetailBox

So lovely Becoming you readers. I have the BEST news for you today…. Yes, I am super excited to be giving away one of my all time favourite things in the world…. a ghd styler! Since my ghd styler has arrived in my life I haven’t looked back. It has made the world of difference […]

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Timeless Travels: Karoo for Kids – Our stay at Samara Private Game Reserve

During the October school holidays we hit the highway and headed north up the N1 to explore an area of South Africa that we had previously only driven through… the Karoo! At 5am on a Sunday morning we piled our car high with bags, blankets and bodies and headed off on our next family travel […]

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Summer Season Fashion Trends by Julie at Off the Rails

Earlier this month I was invited to attend the Summer Season Fashion event hosted by Julie Ranzani from Off the Rails at Kelvin Grove. This event is held by Julie every 6 months and the idea behind it is that she educates women on the various fashion trends coming up for the season ahead and […]

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How to Wear: Gladiator Sandals

Summer is sandal weather and I’ve been on the hunt for a perfect pair for a few weeks now… After browsing round the shelves of various shops I noticed that the trendiest shoe around for summer has to be the Gladiator Sandal. The ancient Romans were way ahead of their time when it came to […]

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What I… Hayley from Hayley’s Joys

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had attended the Cape Town Bloggers Meet up and would be introducing you to a few of the other bloggers I met at the event and today I’m interviewing Hayley who blogs over at Hayley’s Joys. Hayley’s blog documents her love for all things pretty as well […]

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Top 10 tips for organizing photos to print plus WIN a R1000 gift from PrintWild!

Last week I returned from a few days away as one of the first thing I did was to plug in my (full) camera and download the photos. Well, 1024 photos appeared to need downloading. And that was just from 4 days away!! Eeeeek. Inevitably a few minutes later I got the scary “harddrive is […]

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