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U-konserve: Stainless Steel food containers in South Africa!

Jul 16, 2019
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It’s been months of waiting BUT finally U-KONSERVE has arrived! Top quality, stainless steel food containers in South Africa. It’s a dream come true for every “green mama” and just in time for #PlasticFreeJuly. Last year we banned plastic water bottles opting for PURA Stainless Steel and this year we are pledging to reduce our plastic use even further, by switching over to reusable stainless steel food containers. More about U-KONVERSE… Committed to reducing the amount of trash we produce…

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Eco-friendly Home: The Spindel laundry dryer review

Jul 10, 2019
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When I’m not putting in a load… I’m waiting for the washing to dry, so that I can find a spot of sun on the line. Add cloth diapers, a toddler fashionista with at least 3 outfit changes a day and a Grade 1 that is always running low on clean school clothes and I’m telling you, laundry day seems to NEVER end! So, of course I could not turn down the opportunity to test and the review the Spindel…

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Add a touch of sparkle with Proudly South African kids brand ForevaV

May 31, 2019
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Can one ever have enough cute baby outfits? The answer is NO! Dressing our babes in the cutest gear is a mama’s privilege and one proudly South African kids brand you need to know is ForevaV. Suzie de Carvalho is the incredibly talented girlmom behind this luxe fashion brand. Why ForevaV? Named after her daughter, Eva Valentina. Suzie wanted to create a South African based label stocking shoes, knitwear, apparel and accessories designed in South Africa by Suzie herself. Made…

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Have a family portrait done by Puli Prints

May 24, 2019
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A house becomes a home thanks to all the love and memories made by the ones that live their. Our home is full of giggles, full of ruckus and now we’ve started collecting beautiful meaningful artwork too. One of our most treasured pieces is a recent addition from puli. Prints… A watercolour family portrait! I love how Fabienne captured a little piece of our souls in this fun illustration by emphasising subtle features like Mr. Perfect’s broad shoulders, Lia’s petite…

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MISS TEES: Slogan T-shirts for Moms

May 22, 2019
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Today we take a moment to celebrate the women behind Miss Tees – slogan T-shirts for Moms. Miss tees is a brand new, local T-shirt company that launched earlier this year. But these aren’t just any old tees… Made from the softest, quality cotton, printed and embroidered with mama’s words full of affection and tenderness, intended to inspire, motivate and celebrate moms. Mums really are the greatest They are the power and the pillar of every family. One minute running…

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Self care time with I love my Journals : Bullet journals made in South Africa

May 19, 2019
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A few months ago I was contacted by I Love my Journals – a brand new business that designs and sells bullet journals made in South Africa. No stranger to journaling, you can read me preaching self-reflection, planning and organisation in last year’s blogpost “10 EASY SELF-CARE TIPS FOR MOMS” – I couldn’t wait to tryout bullet journaling or BUJO (as the cool kids say). How to  start a bullet journal STOP overthinking it and just START! You may think it’s…

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How to increase your breastmilk supply with Mrs. Milk lactation bars

May 15, 2019
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No two breastfeeding journeys are the same but as a mom it’s always a top priority figuring out how to increase your breastmilk supply. Taking care of yourself while nursing and nourishing your body is important but not always possible. The newborn days can be particularly challenging and prolonged breastfeeding can cause a lot of strain on your body too. I remember feeling particularly drained around Ava’s first birthday. At 18 months I was ready to stop breastfeeding. Between 3…

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BENA: Lux South African loungewear for woman

May 9, 2019
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I have been obsessed with finding proudly South African loungewear for woman… Pyjama sets, robes and night slips that aren’t just comfy to wear but that’s also beautiful and stylish. As a work-from-home-mom I spend a lot of time going nowhere… Working in between nap times, meal prep, cleaning and play. It’s easy to forget about myself. I especially remember the early, newborn days of motherhood. Days when getting dressed was an achievement in itself. I cried a lot, laughed…

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Lula Fox: Organic make-up in South Africa

Apr 30, 2019
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Finding organic make-up in South Africa has been a challenge. As a mom to 3 girls, using “clean” skincare and make-up is a top priority. I don’t want to expose our girls, or myself to unnecessary chemicals and toxins. Lula Fox Ecolux Make-up makes it easy to enjoy all the fun and benefits of make-up but without worrying about the usually nasties. The first natural, professional make-up range in South Africa. Founded by Sinéad Brook and Fiona Buchner. “Frustrated that they…

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CLOSED Style the Bump: The Yummy Mummy Maternity BodyWear Challenge and Giveaway

Mar 23, 2017
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23 Weeks into our 3rd pregnancy and I’m feeling great and excited for another “Style the Bump” post! When Yummy Mummy Maternity contacted me with the “challenge” to do 10 looks with their BodyWear MultiBuy Collection I was nervous… How do I create 10 different looks using 4 items? I have a whole closet full of clothes with nothing to wear #typicalwomanproblem, BUT I never say no to a challenge (or gorgeous clothes) What fun it turned out to be! http://paperplanery.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/IMG_4780.mp4 I’m…

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