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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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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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Five Reasons You Want To Host A Flower Crown Party!

Dec 15, 2016
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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.

Dec 10, 2016
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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

Nov 28, 2016
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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!

Nov 21, 2016
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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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