After an incredibly exciting AND busy day of family, whooping, cheers and even some tears…we’d like to share with you that… Continue reading
As a self-confessed sucker of all things celebratory and holiday-esque, it comes as no surprise then that we’re all hopped up on the Easter vibes, as we prep for the coming holy time. Although, I have to say, I use the word “prep” rather loosely in this case with Easter. Because, honestly, we, as a tiny family don’t do too much on our own here for it. Yes, we have the Easter baskets, and yes, we have a shebang of how the Easter Bunny has left footprints all over the home. And yes, we decorate our eggs, and find new ways of colouring them each year, and yes, we don’t let it go without our own throw of confetti that the King is risen. And yes, I make an Easter cake – because I want to. But other than that, we just hang around until we head to my mom’s.
I mean, sure we kind of do, do a lot in the way of tradition, but aside from all of the above and the basic brekkie we put together after the basket hunt, we’re just hanging in our Easter jammies, napping, and shoveling Easter eggs into our mouths, right up until till the 11th hour before we have to leave. So I decided, not this year! Nope, this year, I want to start making our Easter Breakfast a little more special in our own home – just like it used to be in my family home. And what better way to add a special touch than with Continue reading
Perfectly timed for the changing season…
This post is sponsored by our friends at Superbalist. But the opinions in this post are all mine. And that of my little ladies. 🙂
So, if you knew my girls well enough, you’d know they have a particular love for shoes. They have pretty strong opinions about what goes onto those tootsies of theirs to finish off “the look” they’ve chosen for the day. So when I invited
Hey, oh hi there, parent in need of something fun to keep the kids busy with in this, the last stretch of the school holidays…Did you enter our giveaway? Yes? Well then you could be the one that walks away with that fun family pass! That’s IF your name happens to be… Continue reading
This has certainly been one of my favourite giveaways I’ve done. Not only because I think Josie is super sweet and talented, but also because, I have a major crush on all things photographic. My friends and family all know this, hence I was given my very first camera at 8 years old! It’s pity though that my skills still don’t at all match up to my obsession yet – but one day!..Now, marry that love of photography with my other obsession of family,and particularly my children, and what you have is a winning combination of note: Gorgeously captured portraits of you (yes, you, MOM) perfectly in frame WITH your darling kiddums. It’s something I would wish for every mother (and dad) out there. But unfortunately there can only be one such lucky winner. So without further chit-chatter, the winner of the Mother’s Love portrait session with Josie Photography WITH a mini- makeover session with professional hairstyling and make-up, is…. Continue reading
Do you know what I’m loving especially about the fact that we’re going this time of the year to my sister? Well, aside from that I miss her and her family so terribly much, and just cant wait to hold her and squeeze her, and huddle over indulgent breakfasts at her breakfast table in our jammies, WITH our mom, to talk until her hubby and the cows comes home again, and the fact that she’ll finally get to meet my children? Well, it’s that we land smack bang at the start of their summer!
Meaning, we get to have a bit of an extended summer…or at the very least a second chance at summer – so all those little fun things that we didn’t get to do during our’s is now ripe for the picking!
Thing is, I didn’t think of it in that way, until my Continue reading
What a day it was. Christmas, that is. It always is, isn’t it!? In fact, Im still recovering from it, so much so I haven’t even gone through any of the day’s pix yet – I know, right?! THAT never happens! So, while I’m still recovering and preparing for our big family reunion, let me share a bit of our Christmas eve with you instead:
“Its, ok, its still going to turn out great!” That was me on repeat to my mom, as each little thing she attempted to make on Christmas eve was “flopping”. Which was quite odd actually, since my mom was the one who taught me about silver linings and not sweating the small stuff.
Christmas was at her’s this year, so as the host she was in the thick of things to get it all Christmassy. And yet, she couldn’t find her Continue reading
So this market is not exactly your sprawling lawns, with stalls as far as the eye can see kind of market. No. But that is exactly what I LOVE about it! Because,honestly, there are days when we just don’t feel like the crowds, or the hipster buzz, or being spoilt for choice. I know that sounds weird…Normally that’s some of the best bits to a market, right? But ya know, when you’re really tired from a work week, one that’s been peppered with one too many sleep deprived nights courtesy of parentlife, and all the other responsibilities and commitments that go with it, sometimes we just don’t have the energy to navigate anything too big. But we know the kids need to get out of the house as much as we do. Yes? Well, then Meerendal Farmer’s Market is just the thing for you!
It’s got a little bit of everything, caters sufficently for entertaining kiddies, and certainly does satisfy any Continue reading
May your Christmas be magical and filled with sparkle!
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