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Room revamp: DIY kids playroom

Jul 2, 2019
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Three years ago we transformed our guest bedroom into a cute PLACE TO PLAY for Eliana and Lia. They were both toddlers with big toys and we needed one space to put it all. We loved our playroom but over time, as the girls (and our family) grew, so did our needs change. It was time for a DIY kids playroom revamp! Step-by-step we created the perfect DIY kids playroom for our family 1. Sort, select and purge The first…

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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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Ava’s little girl room reveal: Purple and Florals everyone can love

Aug 13, 2018
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Finally! The day has arrived to reveal Ava’s little girl room! It took months of planning, sourcing, emailing and carefully selecting all the items fit for our baby lady’s little girl room. For some reason it has been my most challenging room make-over to date. Now that it’s complete, I’m so pleased with how everything came together. Best of all, Ava LOVES her room too! We find her basking in the sun, playing with her toys and simply enjoying her…

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Volpes Winter Bedding: Setting up Ava’s room Part 1

Jun 27, 2018
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We are merely days away from our little Ava’s first birthday and setting up her nursery is top priority. Ava’s been co-sleeping with us and it’s been an incredible experience but the time has come for her to move into her own room. Something comfy, cozy and beautiful. The transition won’t be easy (especially on mama) so, we are approaching this nursery a little differently. I’m sure we’ll still be co-sleeping for a while and have decided to include a…

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Little Rose Collection: A treasure for every mom

Apr 9, 2018
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Never has a painting stirred so many emotions within me. Appreciation, love, happiness… Even sadness over a moment past. Our Little Rose Collection piece is one of our most valuable possessions. A couple of weeks ago I received a surprise email from the amazingly talented Kim Rose. Wife, mama to William (an almost 4 year old) and the Cape Town artist behind Little Rose Collection. I couldn’t believe that Kim contacted me. I am a huge fan and have been…

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Dear Deer: Beauty while you sleep!

Mar 8, 2018
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I’m no beauty blogger. In fact, my attempts at contouring and creating gorgeous hair styles are more suited for Halloween than a night out… I’m also all about keeping things “clean”, natural and cruelty free. Surgery and other cosmetic enhancement procedures? HELL NO, way too much of a wimp and although I wish I had the confidence to just “be okay with ageing gracefully”, I don’t! Being a  mom has the added bonus that most of the time, I have…

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xoxo baby bath time cuteness!

Jan 22, 2018
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One of the cutest gift we got when Ava was born was something practical too… A hooded towel. I know, I know, it’s something so ordinary and something everyone has but the Hip Hop Hooray bunny towel from XOXO Baby really is something special. Firstly, the size. Bigger than most hooded towels you’re sure to cuddle baby well into the toddler years wrapped up in their xoxo baby towel. The quality is also fantastic! Made with thick, highly absorbent 100% cotton towelling…

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A Room To Share: Hygge Master Bedroom and Baby Nook.

Jul 20, 2017
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When it came to preparing for baby number 3, Mr. Perfect and I decided to minimise and prioritise. Being realistic about the 1st few months of “newborn life”. I knew I would be in a haze of baby cuddles, diapers, burping and breastfeeding while Alec would be taking on more responsibility with our other 2 girls. Having another pretty nursery wasn’t important to us… We needed a sanctuary of our own where we could destress and power-up for each day’s…

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A Room to Share: Swan inspired Toddler Bedroom.

May 5, 2017
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When Eliana and Lia asked to share a room we were more than reluctant to agree but after a brief trial period we soon realised it wasn’t just a good idea but a great gift we could give our girls. Not only would it settle the “I don’t want to sleep alone” debate but it’s a fantastic opportunity to bond and learn consideration and respect for others. So we started planning our toddler bedroom to share… 1st, we needed a…

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