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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You need to know about Pylones!

About a month ago I was invited to the opening of a quirky new shop in the Waterfront called Pylones (Americans pronounce the name “pie-lone-es” however the French pronunciation is “pee-lone”). I wasn’t quite sure what to expect as I’d never heard of this brand before but I’m so glad I went along – it […]

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Fun fashion finds for kids at Edgars

Kids grow out of their clothes so super fast that every season I find myself back in the shops restocking. My kids are both quite fashion forward – much more than I ever was as a child – they know exactly what they want to wear every day and even more so when we’re in […]

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Interview with a Trainer, Facilitator and Coach

Today I’m featuring another inspiring woman in my Women at Work series. Karen Grant is a trainer, facilitator and coach who specialises in helping women to transition through changes in their lives especially those around making the move from work to home or home to work. I met with her briefly a few weeks ago […]

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Overcoming Mommy Guilt – a guest post

As it’s the school holidays and I’m currently overcoming my mommy guilt by spending a few days with my family I thought I would ask another excellent writer, Katherine Graham, to write a few guests posts for me…. The first topic is one I think ALL moms can relate to… Being a mother is difficult. […]

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What I… Kate Els from indiKate

A few weeks ago I came across an awesome travel blog. is new to me but it is written by an established travel writer, Kate Els. covers a range of topics from travel to running, eating out and great wines. I love the variety of travel posts she writes, both local and international […]

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A few favourites things for Spring at Constantia Courtyard plus a WIN!

Spring is here in all it’s glory and I’m really loving the sunshine, birdsong and gorgeous scents wafting through my home from the flowering bushes just outside my window! It really is a beautiful time of the year! To get into the “spring” of things I paid a visit to Constantia Courtyard recently to select a […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Root 44 Market, Stellenbosch

Last weekend I decided it was time for us to have another one of our “Family Fun Days”, a regular outing that had been a monthly highlight for our family, but had in recent months slipped from our schedule due to Saturday sport and social life commitments. So when Sunday dawned sunny and bright, I […]

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Interview with an Insurance Broker

Working women are so often given a bad rap – either you’re labeled too ambitious with no maternal instinct or you’re selfish for choosing to work over looking after your kids. There never seems to be a happy medium or space where each woman has the right to choose her own life path! As a […]

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Roadtrippin’ with Old Khaki

I was invited to the preview of the Spring/ Summer 2014 Collection for Old Khaki a few weeks back and thought I would share a few pics of their Roadtrip inspired collection with you today… I love the soft, natural colours, the gorgeous details and the interesting travel-inspired prints. They have a great relaxed vibe […]

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What I… Cleo from The Cleopatra Blog

I discovered The Cleopatra Blog, a fashion and beauty blog, after we were both contestants in the Forever21 fashion blogger competition. I loved her vibrant, colourful outfit choice (see her pic for a glimpse!) and clicked over to find out more about her… Cleopatra is a gorgeous young blogger of Greek, Swiss and Portuguese origin […]

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My 5 Favourite Finds for September

So it’s the end of September – crazy times – which means I’m due to share with you my 5 favourite finds for the month! So without too much chatting let’s get on with the show… 1. L’oreal Extraordinaire Colour Riche® Liquid Lipstick Since these little lipgloss-like lipsticks landed on my desk I have not […]

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WIN: A R500 gift voucher from CNA

Recently we visited the Kruger as a family and I loved introducing my kids to the wonders of wild animals. They were super blessed to see the Big 5 up close and personal and haven’t stopped talking about their experiences since our return. One of their favourites was seeing a family of rhino and although […]

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Take a #SalsaSelfieSA and WIN

Have you heard about Salsa? This Portuguese fashion brand has been huge in Europe for over 20 years and recently they have found their way to South Africa! Certain Edgars stores stock their stunning sequined shirts and super sexy jeans! What I love about Salsa is that they meet the need that every woman has […]

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Spring & Fall Ballet

On Friday evening I went along to watch a new ballet at The Artscape Theatre called Spring & Fall. Running until Tuesday 30 September, the Cape Town City Ballet are performing 3 works by world renowned choreographer John Neumeier from the Hamburg Ballet Company. Neumeier is considered to be one of the greatest choreographers of […]

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Making jewelery with Romeo Foxtrot

At a recent Mommy Matters networking breakfast I attended I was fortunate to win a voucher for a jewelery making workshop/ party with Rouxmia from Romeo Foxtrot jewellery designs. I’ve seen Rouxmia’s gorgeous jewelery designs around and was super excited to hear that this was a new venture for her – hosting jewelery making parties […]

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Movie Review: Planes – Fire & Rescue

Exciting news for kids, parents and animated movie lovers of SA. Disney’s Planes has a sequel and it’s coming to cinemas this Friday, 25 September! I was able to get a sneak preview of Planes – Fire & Rescue last week and it was full of just as much fun and adventure as it’s popular […]

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What I… Sally-Jane from Pink Hair Girl

I met Sally-Jane at a recent Cape Town Bloggers Meetup, actually I met a lot of lovely bloggers that afternoon and I’ll be featuring a few more of them in the coming weeks, but back to Sally-Jane! Sally stood out from the crowd with her bright pink hair and constantly moving knitting needles and although […]

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