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Anneen Henze: Summer favourites

January 12, 2018

These’s just something about beautifully designed and crafted garments that has always set my heart racing! This love for fashion has me constantly looking for the best in proudly South African designs and brands. Anneen Henze may not be new to the scene but she is a master at what she does and that is designing high-end clothing for woman that isn’t just beautiful but also timeless and easy to wear. She celebrates woman of all ages, shapes and sizes…

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Fashion for littles Things we love

#Twinningplusone : By Roeline & Co.

September 15, 2017

Never a huge fan of dressing alike, and way too obsessed with individuality, I could spent hours choosing unique and different outfits for Eliana and Lia. That was until Lia decided she wanted to be a little mini-me to her big sis… (not something Eliana supports). Now, eager to please both our girls, I spend hours finding outfits that are “same, same but different” – bonus points if I can shop these outfits in one spot and they tick all the…

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Safe Co-Sleeping with Nordic Nuss

September 13, 2017

To co-sleep or not to co-sleep? With so much info out there it can be difficult figuring out something as simple as where your precious newborn babe will be sleeping those 1st few weeks /months. Add the fear of SIDS and it’s enough to awaken paranoia in the calmest of mamas. I’ll admit, I was so scared we (and especially Mr. perfect) would hurt Eliana in our sleep. Rolling over her, suffocating her, forgetting she was there… we decided to…

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Book Club Things we love

Book Club: SA National Book Week 2017

September 8, 2017

In honour of SA National book week 2017, I thought it would be a good time to kick off our monthly book club! Yay, finally. Being a reading family, books have come in handy more than once, assisting us in parenting better. Not that we read a lot of parenting books, I’ve found they make excellent flower presses and paper weights – maybe I’ll get to reading one once my grandchildren arrive… No, rather as parenting aids, helping our girls…

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Newborn Photography

Magical floral Newborn Photoshoot by Velani Venter

September 4, 2017

Photographing newborns has to be one of the most precious and beautiful yet challenging subjects. Self-taught, Secunda based wedding and lifestyle photographer, Velani Venter makes it look enchanting and magical with her signature floral photoshoots. Here is perfect little Emmeri, showing off God’s majesty. Perfection from head to toe. Newborn shoots should be done within the 1st 2 weeks from birth. Being a mama herself, Velani is all to familiar with newborn life.  Clients have the option of booking a session…

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Must-have breastfeeding loungewear by Nuwen Design

August 28, 2017

One of my biggest pregnancy challenges has been finding pretty and functional hospital and postpartum pyjamas. That was until I crossed paths with Nuwen Design. The brain-child of Hilde van Niekerk – mother, grandmother and lactation specialist. Nuwen Design was created to meet the needs of breastfeeding moms. Giving woman the opportunity to breastfeed with ease and style. My favourite item from their collection is the pyjamas! Going for round 3, I know how much time I’ll be spending at home.…

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Relaxed Newborn shoot with Conrad Hero Photography

August 20, 2017

You may have noticed photos are kinda our thing… I have a phone full of kiddy snap shots, endless memory cards I still have to download and stacks of albums but it’s not just photos, we LOVE good photography too and make it a priority to let the pro’s do their thing when it matters most. That’s exactly why we got Conrad Hero Photography to take some precious newborn photos of our little baby Ava. Only 1 week old at the time…

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Helping Mama recover post birth: The Ubuntu Baba Baby carrier

August 16, 2017

One truth about having babies; it doesn’t get easier. Whether natural delivery or caesarean, the challenge, pain and discomfort is inevitable and c-section number 3 was definitely more sore than 1 and 2. Recovery also took a little longer seeing as I was experiencing more pain and bleeding than I expected.(Apparently all normal for a 3rd round.) Thank goodness for our Ubuntu Baba baby carrier (and Mr. Perfect)! Life outside the womb can be lonely and as we all know most…

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Style the Bump: Gelique Couture

August 14, 2017

Last week I shared our FAMILY MATERNITY PHOTOSHOOT AMONGST THE LAVENDER FIELDS. By far one of my fondest memories of this 3rd pregnancy. I got the opportunity to collaborate with some amazing woman, all with the shared purpose of creating the most beautiful maternity sessions. One of the woman (and businesses) at the heart of it all was Angelique du Toit from Gelique Couture. Gelique Couture, a proudly South African design house specialising in bridesmaid dresses and wedding attire. That…

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Just A Mamma: Top 10 Baby Essentials

July 12, 2017

When it comes to parenting and raising kids there is never a shortage in new products and gimmicks promising to make things as easy as can be… As a mama of 3 (and lover of “the new”) I have tried my fair share of wonderful and wasteful products claiming to be baby essentials. Now I give you “our list”. A list of 10 baby essentials we (myself, Mr. Perfect as well as our family and friends) love and use. 1. Nordic…

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