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A letter to our 5 year old: Please “donut” grow up (too fast)!

February 13, 2017

A letter to our darling girl, please “donut” grow up, too fast…Today’s your birthday Pickle and it’s kind of a big one. It’s one you couldn’t wait for and one mama still has trouble even believing is here. Turning one whole hand, FIVE, yes 5!How can it be? How have we already shared 260 weeks, 1822 days and 43 728 hours all in the blink of an eye? How have you gone from being the 1st tiny human I ever…

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BANANA over TROPICANA: Hosting a Tropical Summer Party.

December 29, 2016

Flamingo fewer is in full swing and it’s the perfect time to host a Tropical Summer Party! Whether it’s for a braai, pool party or fabulous new year’s eve soiree I’ve got a few tips that will help you be the hostess with the mostest. 1. Let’s talk decor: Pineapples, flamingos, over-sized pool floats, colourful umbrellas, jungalow ferns and palm leaves have pretty much taken over the fashion and decor scene over the past few months. Of course tropical summer…

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5 things having kids taught us about CHRISTmas

December 24, 2016

1. PATIENCE Psalm 27:14 “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Being a parent means you will have to be patient but during Christmas season our girls have to be patient too… Practicing such immense self-control as the gifts start piling up under the tree. Waiting patiently for Christmas Eve when they can finally rip off the wrapping paper. They wait with all the excitement of the world and although some days seem…

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Eliana’s Bubbles Themed Birthday Party

December 19, 2016

For Eliana’s 2nd birthday we wanted to do something fun, something everyone would enjoy and something Eli would LOVE! Something with bubbles… The 1st thing that “popped” into my mind was BUBBLES! Kids of all ages love bubbles. Pops of pink, teal and yellow on the cutest white picnic benches made for a crisp, clean look. Ribbons, washi tape, a few giant balloons and a bubble machine transformed our backyard into a beautiful botanical bubble paradise. A “Bubbly Bar” –…

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Five Reasons You Want To Host A Flower Crown Party!

December 15, 2016

1.Décor is easy… Just scatter flowers on the table. I wanted the flowers to steal the show so I used brown wrapping paper as table runners. Adding a glittering heart here and there and writing the Fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) in white marker. 2.Prep is quick… Stop in at your local florist and let your imagination go wild! Flower crowns aren’t just dainty anymore, the bolder the better. Remember to add some wire and flower tape to your basket.…

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We GOT MILK! Lia’s 1st birthday party.

December 10, 2016

In our home birthdays are a BIG deal and 1st birthdays are especially major! The 1st year of any baby’s life is wonderful, magical, special, terrifying and challenging all at once and as that little ones turns 1, parents deserve a pat on the back or at least a killer party with friends and family… I love planning birthday parties, well, any party and when it’s for our girls I love it even more. First; some kind of a theme or…

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Just A Mamma Christmas Gift Guide: Things Dad Will Love

November 28, 2016

The last of this year’s proudly South African Christmas guides and it’s all about DAD! 1. Pure Primal Skincare Like all of us, Dad desires some pampering as well. The entire Pure Primal Skincare range is amazing but the Alpha Face Oil is pure face food and will help with any dry or broken skin and even prevents and treats ingrown hair cased by shaving. The smell is robust and manly and sure to please Dad! Find out more about…

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Just A Mamma Christmas Gift Guide: Something For Baby!

November 21, 2016

We have covered our TOP Christmas pick for Mama and the toddlers… This week we are listing our favourite picks for baby! Get ready for some serious cuteness! 1. First Year Milestone  Cards For The Little One To kick off our TOP 5: First year milestone cards for your little one. These are available everywhere, in every colour, different designs and can even be gender specific. They really are handy (especially for mama’s of multiples) and help you keep track of all those…

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Just A Mamma Christmas Gift Guide: “The Modern Mama”

November 14, 2016

Last week’s Just A Mamma’s Christmas gift guide was all about the toddlers but this week it’s Mama’s turn and boy do I have a proudly South African Christmas wish list to spoil mama (myself included – will definitely have Mr. Perfect proofread this one). Have a look at the Top 5 Things to buy “The Modern Mama” This Christmas. 1. M Studio Stationery First on the list, a little something to get mom organized! Even the most spontaneous and go with the…

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Just a Mamma Christmas gift guide: Toddler Edition

November 7, 2016

I know, it’s corny but with Christmas around the corner I can’t help but get a little excited, okay A LOT! We, like most, LOVE Christmas! It is after all the celebration of Christ, summer holidays and that time of year we can unwind, take things a little slower and spend time with the ones we love. It’s also time to start writing those letters to Santa Claus! This year we thought we could help lighten Mr. Claus’s load by making…

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