Delish Chocolate M&M’s Cookies

When M&M’s launched their brand new limited edition salted caramel variety I knew two things – I had to get my hands on some, and needed to bake something with the world’s most shareable snack. With the kids on holiday, I left the decision up to them – they chose to bake a chocolate cookie…

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Breaking the mould

When I was pregnant with Sophie, we wanted to get Oli a little doll to get him used to the idea of having a new baby in the house – it’s not an uncommon thing for parents to do this. Well bowl me over, when a family member suggested that by giving our little two-year-old…

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Our Instant Pot Heritage Day meal

Right, so, if anyone is in two minds about whether or not to add yet another kitchen appliance to their hoard, think no more. It’s a resounding YES. Aside from my airfryer, this is an absolute game changer, friends! When the Instant Pot team challenged Rebecca (In these Stilettos) and I to come up with…

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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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