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Vacation skincare: The Oolala Collection Mini SkinESSENTIALS Jetsetter kit

Nov 28, 2018
The Oolala collection

Taking care of our skin has been a top priorities this year and with the help of the Oolala Collection we are learning how. I’ll be the first to confess that sticking to a good skincare routine, especially while on vacation can be hard. The Oolala Collection Mini SkinESSENTIALS Jetsetter kits are aimed at making things easier for him and her. We got to try both these kits during our recent trip to Greece and this is what we think… Basics about the…

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Cheat’s Festive Sangria Recipe

Nov 27, 2018
Just a Mamma Easy Sangria Recipe

Christmas isn’t all white and snowflake covered, especially not if you live in the southern hemisphere. Nope, to us it’s about long summer days, cooling off with a splash and late afternoon thundershowers. You’ll definitely be needing a festive drink to keep you cool. So, be sure to keep our cheat’s Sangria recipe close. For our Sangria recipe you’ll need a Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay – A crisp wine with fruity undertones. This Sangria is light and refreshing (and headache…

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Easy Eggnog recipe everyone will love!

Nov 26, 2018
Just a Mamma Easy Eggnog

Christmas is a time for family, slowing down, counting our blessings and totally forgetting about the calories! Eggnog is a MUST and after trying loads of recipes, we’re sharing our favourite – tweaked just a bit to make it extra tasty and decadent. You’ll need eggs, sugar, loads of full cream milk, some vanilla extract and ground nutmeg. Evaporated milk and light cream, but I actually prefer going for double cream… The creamier, the better! First up, combine the eggs and sugar and whisk well. In a separate bowl combine 1 cup of full cream milk with cream and evaporated milk. Once again, whisk well. Now,…

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Christmas Gift Guide: Our Barbie Christmas wish list

Nov 23, 2018

It’s no secret, in our home we are all massive Barbie fans – even Mr. Perfect plays his part as Ken (and sometimes Skipper too). This year we’ve especially enjoyed getting to know the brand we all love so dearly. From celebrating Barbie’s 59th birthday to designing gorgeous dresses, amazing shopping hauls and reviewing the new “You can be Anything” book series… Barbie has been a positive, uplifting and motivating part of our lives and a constant reminder that it’s…

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Christmas Gift Guide for kids: 10 Toys they’ll keep playing with after Christmas

Nov 20, 2018
Just a Mamma christmas gift ideas

Christmas is around the corner and in our home we like spoiling one another with a little surprise under the tree. I love seeing the girl’s eyes light up as they unwrap a special toy they’ve been asking for all year and nothing beats playing together on the carpet Christmas morning. It can however become a land of waste a few days later with items not living up to expectations or worse, breaking instantly. Quality over quantity always wins and we’ve…

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Mickey Mouse turns 90, Happy birthday!

Nov 18, 2018
Just a Mamma Mickey Mouse 90

“Binding generations together more than any other animated character, Mickey Mouse is the “True Original” who reminds people of all ages of the benefits of laughter, optimism and hope.” And in our home things are no different. We adore Mickey Mouse! The charming, ever optimistic, leader of the pack is forever entwined in our own childhood memories and now we get to share the magic of Mickey with our kids. Over the past 90 years Mickey (1st named Mortimer) has…

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Travel fashion for girls – Greece 2018

Nov 16, 2018

It’s no secret, we love fashion! So, when traveling to beautiful destinations… Why not dress the part too in some of the best proudly South African labels for kids? Take a moment, sit back, relax and enjoy as you scroll through our Travel fashion for Girls – Greece ’18 look book. This post is definitely not only aimed at being practical but rather about embracing our femininity and OWNING IT! Keeping it casual and comfy in Annapatat Kids These matching…

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Ava’s 1st movie: Thomas & Friends Big World! Big Adventures!

Oct 4, 2018
Just a Mamma Thomas and Friends_7112

A few weeks ago our entire family got treated to a special premiere screening of the new Thomas the train film. Thomas and Friends. Big World! Big Adventures! The entire family was excited. I however had my doubts feeling hesitant about going to the movies with a 6, 4 and 1 year old… (Let’s just say the previous experience was less than desirable). Our girls are busy, rough and tumble kind of gals. We keep screen time to a minimum…

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Establishing a Good Skincare Routine with Oolala Collection

Sep 26, 2018
Just a Mamma Clean Beauty

Over the past 33 years I haven’t been kind to my skin. Sure, I apply sunblock when needed and I wash and moisturise my face every evening. I even enjoy the occasional mask and serum but I take my good skin for granted, only giving it some much needed attention while pregnant. Mr.Perfect and the girls however, must use every lotion, cream and soap I buy ensuring they are taken care of. I know it’s a “mom thing” – nurturing…

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Book Club: WIN the Barbie “You can be anything” series

Sep 25, 2018
Just a Mamma Barbie book series

By now I’m sure you’ve noticed… We are Barbie fans. Being a #girlmom it’s impossible not to love a brand that invests and cares so much about empowering woman and inspiring little girls to become all they’ve ever imagined. Mr. Perfect and I agree, we want to teach our girls that they can be anything they want to be and do anything they want to do. They can and should – Dream BIG! So, when we were asked to review the brand…

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