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A tea for 2: Lia’s garden Tea party.

Sep 30, 2017
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Last week we shared Lia’s Got Milk themed 1st birthday party. This week it’s all about turning 2! Lia is definitely a girly girl, she loves dress-up and tea parties but also enjoys nature, exploring the garden and picking flowers. This got us thinking… let’s put together a Tea for Two, garden style. It would be a quaint backyard garden tea party with all her little friends and being a tea-lover myself, I’ll admit, this party got me really excited!…

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Introducing Easter with a DIY Easter Garden party

Apr 13, 2017
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Easter, the most important holiday and the perfect time to host an intimate DIY backyard Easter Garden Party. “There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colours are brighter, the air softer and the morning more fragrant than ever again.” – Elizabeth Lawrence Our garden isn’t just a pretty setting but also the perfect way to introduce subtle elements from Jesus’s Crucifixion (not an easy holiday to explain to little ones). It was after all in the…

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Surprise backyard picnic with my Valentine.

Feb 17, 2017
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It’s summer, it’s the “love”-iest month of the year and the perfect time for a picnic! What can be more fun and romantic than a surprise backyard picnic…? And with the help of a few trusted “friends” you can create something beautiful for that special someone you love to spoil. Now that both our girls spend their mornings at pre-school we have started a little tradition we call Monday morning dates. It’s our spin on date night seeing as we…

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

Feb 13, 2017
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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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Just a Mamma Top 5 Valentine’s Day picks for him.

Feb 11, 2017
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Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the guys. We have a few favourite Valentine’s Day gifts for them too. This is our TOP 5 Valentine’s day picks for him: 1. The M.studio‘s Beautiful box Valentine’s day 2017 Edition. Great for him (or her). You’ll find everything needed for a fun couch picnic inside! See what it’s all about by clicking here.Orders are already closed but you can still win one of these with us! Just visit our Facebook page, Instagram and…

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Just a Mamma’s TOP 5 Valentine’s Day gifts for her!

Feb 11, 2017
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Valentine’s Day is around the corner and we’ve compiled a list of spoils any girl would love waking up to on the 14th. All affordable, fun, handcrafted with love and proudly South African. This is our TOP 5 Valentine’s day picks for her: 1. The M.studio‘s Beautiful box Valentine’s day 2017 Edition. These boxes contain everything needed to create the perfect home date – a couch picnic! See what it’s all about by clicking here.Orders are already closed but you can still…

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BANANA over TROPICANA: Hosting a Tropical Summer Party.

Dec 29, 2016
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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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Lia Turns Two: A Secret Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Dec 27, 2016
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Our baby girl turned TWO! I still can’t believe it! Why is it that the older one gets and the more kids you have the faster time goes…? Please, somebody, figure out how we can make time stand still! For now I guess photos will have to do the trick… and if you follow me on Instagram, you might see we like taking a photo or two. That’s why I was over the moon when my amazingly talented friend, Anje-Ilana…

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5 things having kids taught us about CHRISTmas

Dec 24, 2016
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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

Dec 19, 2016
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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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