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Top 10 Tips for going on Safari with Kids

Last year during the June/ July school holidays we went on our first safari holiday as a family and I shared our experience through a series on this blog called #KrugerforKids. We’re heading back to the bush later this week for another family holiday, this time in the Klein Karoo & Garden Route, and to prepare myself, […]

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Weekend Wanderings: An Afternoon at Allee Bleue

After our jaunt around the gardens of Babylonstoren it was off to discover more of the offerings of Allee Bleue farm. Known to be one of the oldest wine farms in the Groot Drakenstein area between Paarl and Franschhoek, Allée Bleue owes its name, “Blue Avenue” in French, to the statuesque blue eucalyptus trees that line either […]

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My 5 Favourite Finds for June 2015

First things first…. I woke up this morning to a very exciting milestone for me with regards to this blog… After 4 and a bit years I’ve finally hit 10 000 “likes” or fans on my Becoming you Facebook page. How awesome is that. I’m so thrilled. Thank you to each and every one of […]

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H&M South Africa is almost here!

About 3 or 4 years ago I first heard that H&M would be opening a shop in South Africa and at the time 2015 seemed YEARS away and so very long to wait until I could finally shop at my favourite high street store right here in Cape Town… and now it is finally here! […]

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What I… Taryn from What the Blog

Today you get to meet Taryn who writes over at What the Blog. Her blog covers plenty of beauty and a bit of lifestyle. Taryn is of South African, Hungarian and Taiwanese descent! An avid cupcake baker and lover of 1920’s fashion. She also loves the outdoors and the beach and REFUSES to leave home without […]

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Top 10 tips to beat colds & flu this winter

Our whole family has just been struck down by the flu, one after the other for over a week… it’s been joyful obviously! Fortunately in the midst of it all the delightful people over at Clicks delivered a very welcome little “party pack” of sorts filled with all manner of goodies to bring sweet relief […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Autumn at Babylonstoren

One of my favourite places to spend time is Babylonstoren. Since I first visited the garden a few years ago I’ve made it my mission to visit at least once a year. It’s just one of those places that demands to be discovered in a new way on every visit and, preferably, in a different […]

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Things to do with Kids in Cape Town

Today marks the arrival of the The Winter School Holidays in Cape Town. Over the past few years I’ve published a list of ideas for places to go and things to do with kids during the wet, wintery weather and because I didn’t want to disappoint I figured I’d give the list a bit of […]

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Currently Coveting: New home range from Cotton On

Iconic Australian fashion brand Cotton On has recently joined forces with Mark Tuckey to come together and create a bespoke homeware collection that makes modern and effortless design accessible and fun for everyone. Today I’m sharing a sneak peek at the very NEW Cotton On Home collection. The range includes bed linen, cushions, blankets and throws, […]

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What I… Yolandi from a Zesty Life

This week I’m interviewing a new lifestyle blogger I recently discovered.. Yolandi from A Zesty Life. She loves to make the everyday things a bit more special – to remind you that life is more than just groceries, nappies & chores! And I for one love that… Her blog is mostly about beauty & food […]

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The Benefits of… Debt

A few weeks back I shared some of the financial mistakes I made in my twenties in a bid to help those of you still there to learn from me. The post was really well received so I thought I’d follow up with another post about finances… well, with a difference! The last finance post […]

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Beauty Buzz: The #ChangeYourSkin challenge with Kiehl’s

Today, Monday 22 June 2015, marks the start of exciting new journey I am taking…. with my skin! Yes, I’m embarking on a one month challenge to #ChangeYourSkin with Kiehl’s and Beauty Bulletin. Kiehl’s has a 161-year history in the skincare industry and subsequently it has become a ‘cult’ brand, beloved by millions for its […]

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Disney•Pixar's "Inside Out" takes us to the most extraordinary location yet - inside the mind of Riley. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Anger (voiced by Lewis Black), Disgust (voiced by Mindy Kaling), Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler), Fear (voiced by Bill Hader) and Sadness (voiced by Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. Directed by Pete Docter and produced by Jonas Rivera, "Inside Out" is in theaters June 19, 2015.

Movie Review: Inside Out

Last week I was invited to watch the preview of a new animated movie for the whole family… Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out My kids thought it was the business watching a movie at 5pm on a week night and I was quick to remind them that this was a very special treat… but it secretly I […]

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Currently Coveting: Digging the Diggi Dot range from Skinny laMinx

I recently popped in to the Skinny laMinx shop on Bree Street in Cape Town to get a sneak peek at the new Diggi Dot fabric collection by Heather Moore. Inspired by her trip to Jaipur and the process of block printing. In 2014, Skinny laMinx designer Heather Moore was invited to teach a three day […]

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Beauty Buzz: Sorbet’s NEW skincare range

A few months back I received 4 products from the new affordable skincare range from Sorbet – the beauty salon’s and spa’s dotted around the country. They sat patiently waiting for me to test and review for a few weeks until I realised I just wasn’t going to get around to it and decided to ask […]

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What I… Leigh-Anne from Fairleigh

This week’s blogger interview is with the Leigh behind Fairleigh. Her blog is about all things geeky & girly and she is a lover of all things LUSH…. and owns lots of nail polish! Find out more about her here: What I… Know, Nothing is forever. Just as all good things come to an end, […]

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Salon 58 Soiree with Jackie Burger

On Saturday 23 May I attended Jackie Burger’s second Salon 58 soirée for 2015 at the P.J. Olivier Art Centre. The theme of the event was Bare with a focus on encouraging simplicity in our lives. to inspire women to feel confident in their own skin and discover the strength of simplicity. Over the course […]

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Beauty Buzz: What to expect from essie for Winter 2015

Recently I posted about essie’s latest nail polish collection for Fall 2015 and today I’m sharing a bit more of the mani magic. Yes, essie’s Winter 2015 Collection is here! The Winter 2015 collection is full of beautiful brights – quite unusual for winter but definitely not unwelcome! Nail polish is the perfect way to add […]

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How to Help: MySchool’s Tutudesk Campaign

Have you ever tried doing productive work without sitting at a desk. No, I’m not talking about using your laptop in bed or meeting a client at a coffee shop. Imaging doing work that involves notepads, calculators, pens, learning, writing – all without a desk. Unfortunately that is the reality of millions of Southern African […]

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The Benefits of Juicing – My 3 day juice cleanse PLUS win!

A few weeks back my husband started juicing again. I had decided at the beginning of May to kickstart a healthier lifestyle… and hopefully loose those last 5kgs that have been hanging around for oh, 9 years or so! And after a week of avoiding sugar, alcohol & carbs on my own without any spousal […]

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Beauty Buzz: Battle of the Hair Masks

I recently found myself surrounded by piles of hair masks… and felt inspired to do this blog post, along with a little help from my favourite guest blogger, Kirsten Murphy Rossiter! Here she shares her thoughts on a few different hair masks she has tried over the past few months… First up let’s chat briefly about […]

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What I… Toni from Chocolate Cherry

This week you get to meet Toni-lee who blogs over at Chocolate Cherry blog all about fashion, beauty and general lifestyle topics. Read on to find out more about Toni…   What I…. Know – mmmm, I don’t think there is something specific that I know as I believe we are always learning we never really know everything Love – […]

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Motors for Moms: My Ford Review

A few months ago I got offered to review a car… yup you read that right! Ford asked me if I would like to ride around in one of their cars for a week. I really do have the best job right!? So one unsuspecting Tuesday afternoon the door bell rang and I found myself […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Slanghoek Valley

I’ll be honest and say I never really thought of myself as a camper… I’m more of a 5 star kinda gal… but when you don’t have a 5 star income and you love travelling and getting out and exploring the world you make a plan. And so camping it is! A few years ago we were […]

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WIN: Tickets to Disney on Ice in CT & Joburg!

If you’ve been following Becoming you for a while you’ll know that over here we are big fans of Disney and for the past few years I’ve been lucky enough to take my kids along to watch the spectacular that is Disney on Ice. The good news is that once again the ice sensation is […]

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