Do we stay, or do we go?

Cry our beloved country! While our country mourns so many senseless and abominable crimes (and this isn’t a new trend) we need to start having really tough conversations around our future in this country, for the sake of our children. Whilst not gender based, my husband has been in three attempted hi-jackings in the last…

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My Optiphi skincare journey continues…

One morning, at the end of April, I swabbed inside my mouth and had a courier collect my cheek swab sample for the Optiphi DNA Skin Test. Sounds scary, but I promise you, it isn’t – it’s completely non-evasive. The analysis is done in a laboratory and identifies your skin’s genetic needs and allows you…

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My ONE Birthday Wish

It’s finally Spring, a new season, my favourite season and a new month. My birthday month in fact. On the 9th September I’ll be 34. This year there will be no gift guide (sorry Dyl and those of my friends who shop off it), no genie with three wishes to grant, there’s just one wish…

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Creating instant memories with the Instax SQ6

So, by now you will know how we went on holiday to Hermanus for a family holiday, and how the trip didn’t go exactly as planned (read more here), but we still got to make some incredible memories (leaving Sophie’s accident and my step-mom’s hospitalisation firmly off this list), and I had the Fujifilm Instax…

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A Monster Truck Celebration!

A couple of weeks ago I was honoured to style a fabulous Monster Truck party for two of the cutest brothers ever! Their wonderful Mom gave me pretty much free reign when it came to styling the party and it was a fabulous change in theme for me! Of course, no party would ever be…

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Yummy Chocolate Coconut Slices

The simplest of bakes, this delicious recipe was passed onto our family by a dear friend, Janet, years and years ago – I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to bake it for my own children. The perfect tea-time treat or lunch box filler, these bars keep well, although they’ll disappear faster than you…

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When good holidays go bad!

Firstly, I just want to thank each and everyone of you for your countless messages, WhatsApps, DM’s and prayers for our darling Soph, I cannot tell you how touched we have been to be ‘carried’ through such a traumatic time by so many special people. Daily check-ins, wishes and messages even when I haven’t had…

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