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Menstrual Cups – Are they gross?

Oct 23, 2019
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It’s been a while… (thank you pregnancy and prolonged breastfeeding) since my last period. Things have changed! Menstrual cups are the new tampons, just better for mother nature so, obviously, I needed to give them a go. Today I’m sharing my honest review because finding one isn’t easy. It’s strange, 2019 and we still don’t feel comfortable talking about NORMAL, HEALTHY bodily functions… It’s just a period. What is a menstrual cup? Also called a Flow Cup. It’s basically a…

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Eco-Friendly finds Fashion for littles What We Wear

Petit Fox: Sustainable fashion for kids in South Africa

Aug 16, 2019
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Finally South Africa has caught on to the latest trend… Sustainable fashion for kids! This isn’t just a cool, new fab supported by celebs like Stella McCartney, Sarah Jessica Parker and Emma Watson, but actually important for the future of our planet. The fast fashion phenomena is leading to millions of tons of clothing ending up in landfills, all over the world, year after year. We only realised the impact and the terrible culture of consumerism we have been “buying”…

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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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Celebrate your organic with Pure Beginnings – Organic skincare for kids

Apr 16, 2019
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Pure Beginnings is more than organic skincare for kids… They are a brand that cares about their customers, the environment and every other person we share our world with. It’s not just about sales and business but also about inspiring CHANGE with wonderful initiatives like “Celebrate Your Organic”. We want to encourage everyone to embrace ’their’ organic – be it intentional time with your kids, growing your own organic produce at home, committing to a single use plastic-free way of living,…

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5 beauty essentials for summer!

Nov 13, 2018
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Summer in South Africa means time in the sun, scorching warm days and loads of outdoor fun. Things get hot but with these 5 beauty essentials for summer, your days are bound to be cooler, fresh and chemical free. Our #1 priority and beauty essential has to be SUNSCREEN! Our weekends are filling up with braai dates, pool parties and loads of time outdoors. It definitely is the season to be out and about having fun and making memories but…

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Eco-friendly kitchen hacks: 5 ways to reduce plastic-use TODAY!

Jul 18, 2018
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We are already halfway through #PlasticFreeJuly and if you have been following us this month you’ll know our family decided to give up the use of plastic water bottles. Not just single use plastic but ALL plastic bottles. Partially for the environment but also for all the health benefits. Read our post and review on Pura Stainless bottles here, (GOING GREEN WITH PURA) and find out why it’s the best change we’ve made for our entire family. Switching out our bottles…

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Baby’s 1st birthday giveaway: Pure Beginnings, only the best for your baby

Jul 16, 2018
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As you may know, our Ava turned one this month and we are celebrating with an amazing birthday giveaway. 8 mystery brands, 1 incredible prize. Today we reveal our 1st prize and a little extra announcement too… Find out more about Pure Beginnings and why it’s our “go-to” skincare range for all 3 our girls. It all started with a gift… When I fell pregnant with Eliana in 2011 we were on a mission. We wanted to give our baby…

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#PlasticFreeJuly: Going GREEN with Pura

Jul 5, 2018
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Have you heard of #PlasticFreeJuly? It’s an initiative aimed at reducing the waste created by our modern world’s excessive use of plastic, especially single use plastic items like plastic bags, disposable cups, straws and more. The idea is to waste less and create a culture that re-uses or cuts out all the unnecessary, wasteful ways we rely on plastic products. In our home we’ve been “greenies” for a while and raising our girls to be mindful consumers is one of…

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