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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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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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Is the Fujifilm X-T100 a good camera?

Jun 12, 2019
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My world is still spinning and I feel honoured and excited to be an official INSTAX SA Blogger! Working with a brand that has been apart of our lives for years is a dream come true and I can’t wait to share our journey with you. First up, our review of the Fujifilm X-T100. * Please note all of the photos used in this post – except for the ones showing the X-T100 – were taken and posted as shot.…

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Early reader books: Die Stoffel storie reeks

Jun 9, 2019
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Translated from the original Stanley series by William Bee. The Stoffel series chronicles the adventures of Stoffel – an adorable little guinea pig with a can do attitude. Stoffel could be spending the day on the farm, helping at school or building a home for Miss Mouse. Yet everyday ends the same… With tea time, bath time and bedtime. Because the early reader books we read were in Afrikaans, I will be writing the review in Afrikaans too. So, if…

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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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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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Is the Chelino Travel Buddy the best travel stroller?

May 2, 2019
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About a month ago we were asked to review the Chelino Travel Buddy stroller. Being avid family travellers I was intrigued and excited to see if the Travel Buddy would be the best travel stroller we’ve used… We took it along to Umhlanga and this is what we thought. Key Features – Recommended use from 6 months – 18kg’s. – Lightweight, powder coated aluminium frame. – 5-Point safety harness to keep your little one safe and secure. – Trolley-style handle…

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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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Best gifts for mom this Mother’s Day!

Apr 26, 2019
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{*This post is not sponsored but may contain affiliate links.} Letting mom sleep-in, bringing her a cup of tea in bed with a fist full of handpicked flowers or surprising her with a handmade card… Those are the best gifts for mom and memories she’ll treasure well into her ageing years. Mother’s Day isn’t about the gifts or blowing the budget on something extravagant BUT, sometimes it is nice being spoiled with a special package because lets be honest… The…

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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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