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How to make a Gingerbread House with Gingerbread House Kits SA

Dec 4, 2018
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There’s just “something” about a beautiful gingerbread house that makes me happy. I’ve always wanted to know how to make one but I’m no baker… Thank goodness for Gingerbread House Kit SA! These kits promise to be fun, easy and something for the entire family to enjoy – making a regular “Stepford wife” out of any mama. So, we gave it a go… The kit comes in a pretty box designed to keep every piece safe and can be mailed…

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Easy Elf on the Shelf ideas!

Dec 3, 2018
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Last week was Elf on the Shelf® returns week and all over the world elves have arrived. Little him and her, Scout Elves are having fun spreading Christmas Magic and bringing many giggles to the homes they call their own for the festive season. Meet our Elf on the Shelf®; Eddy McJingles. Eddy is a sneaky fella, going all Houdini on us every evening but, we don’t mind because come morning we can’t wait to find him. Sometimes he simply…

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Beauty and health Things we love

Vacation skincare | The Oolala Collection Mini SkinESSENTIALS Jetsetter kit

Nov 28, 2018
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Taking care of our skin has been a top priorities this year and with the help of the Oolala Collection we are learning how. I’ll be the first to confess that sticking to a good skincare routine, especially while on vacation can be hard. The Oolala Collection Mini SkinESSENTIALS Jetsetter kits are aimed at making things easier for him and her. We got to try both these kits during our recent trip to Greece and this is what we think… Basics about the…

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Cheat’s Festive Sangria Recipe

Nov 27, 2018
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Christmas isn’t all white and snowflake covered, especially not if you live in the southern hemisphere. Nope, to us it’s about long summer days, cooling off with a splash and late afternoon thundershowers. You’ll definitely be needing a festive drink to keep you cool. So, be sure to keep our cheat’s Sangria recipe close. For our Sangria recipe you’ll need a Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay – A crisp wine with fruity undertones. This Sangria is light and refreshing (and headache…

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Easy Eggnog recipe everyone will love!

Nov 26, 2018
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Christmas is a time for family, slowing down, counting our blessings and totally forgetting about the calories! Eggnog is a MUST and after trying loads of recipes, we’re sharing our favourite – tweaked just a bit to make it extra tasty and decadent. You’ll need eggs, sugar, loads of full cream milk, some vanilla extract and ground nutmeg. Evaporated milk and light cream, but I actually prefer going for double cream… The creamier, the better! First up, combine the eggs and sugar and whisk well. In a separate bowl combine 1 cup of full cream milk with cream and evaporated milk. Once again, whisk well. Now,…

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Christmas Gift Guide: Our Barbie Christmas wish list

Nov 23, 2018
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It’s no secret, in our home we are all massive Barbie fans – even Mr. Perfect plays his part as Ken (and sometimes Skipper too). This year we’ve especially enjoyed getting to know the brand we all love so dearly. From celebrating Barbie’s 59th birthday to designing gorgeous dresses, amazing shopping hauls and reviewing the new “You can be Anything” book series… Barbie has been a positive, uplifting and motivating part of our lives and a constant reminder that it’s…

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Christmas Gift Guide for kids: 10 Toys they’ll keep playing with after Christmas

Nov 20, 2018
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Christmas is around the corner and in our home we like spoiling one another with a little surprise under the tree. I love seeing the girl’s eyes light up as they unwrap a special toy they’ve been asking for all year and nothing beats playing together on the carpet Christmas morning. It can however become a land of waste a few days later with items not living up to expectations or worse, breaking instantly. Quality over quantity always wins and we’ve…

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Mickey Mouse turns 90, Happy birthday!

Nov 18, 2018
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“Binding generations together more than any other animated character, Mickey Mouse is the “True Original” who reminds people of all ages of the benefits of laughter, optimism and hope.” And in our home things are no different. We adore Mickey Mouse! The charming, ever optimistic, leader of the pack is forever entwined in our own childhood memories and now we get to share the magic of Mickey with our kids. Over the past 90 years Mickey (1st named Mortimer) has…

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The Elf on the Shelf is here – A Magical season awaits!

Nov 14, 2018
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The Elf on the Shelf® has made its way to SA and we have officially adopted one of our own! Silly and sweet, Santa’s official Scout Elves love to find new ways to bring magic to Christmas. They are Santa’s most trusted helpers, assigned to families around the world. Sharing children’s wishes, messages and holiday adventures with Santa. Everyday, for a month or so, our Scout Elf  will find a spot to sit and watch all day long and every…

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Beauty and health Eco-Friendly finds Things we love

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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