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Ava’s top 10: gift ideas for 4-year-olds

We love a good gift guide. Especially one created WITH the kids and seeing as we've just celebrated Ava's 4th birthday we thought it would be a great time to share all the presents she's been enjoying and playing with the most! Maybe her TOP 10 will provide a few gift...

Ava’s top 10: gift ideas for 4-year-olds

We love a good gift guide. Especially one created WITH the kids and seeing as we've just celebrated Ava's 4th birthday we thought it would be a great time to share all the presents she's been enjoying and playing with the most! Maybe her TOP 10 will provide a few gift...

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Ava’s top 10: gift ideas for 4-year-olds

Ava’s top 10: gift ideas for 4-year-olds

We love a good gift guide. Especially one created WITH the kids and seeing as we've just celebrated Ava's 4th birthday we thought it would be a great time to share all the presents she's been enjoying and playing with the most! Maybe her TOP 10 will provide a few gift...

Eliana & Lia’s leopard print girls’ bedroom makeover!

Eliana & Lia’s leopard print girls’ bedroom makeover!

Eliana and Lia have been sharing a room for more than four years. They love being roomies BUT they've outgrown their pretty toddler room. So, it was time for a little makeover! And, with both much older now, I wanted them to be part of the entire process. That's how...

Capturing us | Family lifestyle photography Johannesburg

Capturing us | Family lifestyle photography Johannesburg

It's no secret, we love photography. The gift of freezing a moment in time, when we just can't seem to slow down this beautiful season of raising our girls. It's busy, even when we try our best to go slow. Always noisy, yet following the most amazing rhythm. One day...

Book club: Best personalised kids books made in South Africa

Book club: Best personalised kids books made in South Africa

One of our favourite family birthday traditions is giving the girls a book instead of a card. Each year we pick a favourite or special read that the girls will keep and maybe even read to their own kids one day. We make sure to include a personal message as well as...

Best local online shopping For dad with Superbalist

Best local online shopping For dad with Superbalist

* This post is sponsored by Superbalist. Father's Day is around the corner and it's time to spoil the special guy in our home with a special gift. This year we are keeping things simple, yet thoughtful, with the help of Superbalist. Staying home and staying safe with...

5 habits for a happier life

5 habits for a happier life

We live in a world that underestimates the value of emotional intelligence and mental health. We are expected to know our feelings, be able to self-regulate and be happy instinctively… yet, so many of us feel the exact opposite. So what if I told you being happy isn’t...

nut-free treats for kids Made with Sunflower butter

nut-free treats for kids Made with Sunflower butter

* Please note, no nuts are used in making Blooming Butter sunflower seed butters. The main ingredients in all the butters are roasted sunflower seeds. However, it is currently made in a facility that also process nuts. So, while every precaution is taken to prevent...

Family break in the Midlands | Nthaba Moya Cottage

Family break in the Midlands | Nthaba Moya Cottage

What started as an overnight stop for our annual beach holiday has now become one of our favourite local travel destinations... There's just nothing like a family break in the Midlands! With its lush wetlands, quaint attractions and beautiful scenery - it's almost...

Family Holiday in the Drakensberg: Bushman’s Nek resort

Family Holiday in the Drakensberg: Bushman’s Nek resort

We've dreamt about a family holiday in the Drakensberg for years. Somewhere beautiful to escape into nature, breathing in the fresh mountain air while exploring one of the most magnificent parts of South Africa. The Drakenberg is vast and we've been to a few other...

Lockdown Party ideas: DIY Teddy Bears Picnic Party

Lockdown Party ideas: DIY Teddy Bears Picnic Party

How are we already celebrating Eliana's LAST single-digit birthday? Our eldest is 9! This past year has changed our family in many ways..., bringing us closer together, while also reminding us of what matters most - the ones we love. So, we decided to celebrate our...

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