• When Mother-Daughter Date Day gets Disneyfied!

    I don’t get to spend as much one on one time with my eldest as I used to. This is the trade off for having more than one child and I wouldn’t change that for the world, but I do miss our time together so when I was invited to the mini #GirlMomsMeetUp (for mums with daughters aged 5-10) I immediately said yes! Though for the sake of full disclosure I should also mention that the meetup has been created by my blogging buddies Charlene (High Heels and Fairy Tales), Chanene (the award winning Tonic and Tiaras) and Carly (Mom of Two Little Girls) so I would have said yes…

  • My one year old’s shoe fetish

    My youngest is almost a year and a half. That’s still really teeny tiny in non-scientific baby terms, yet she has a shoe obsession that outshines anyone I have ever known, except my mum (so sad that we don’t wear the same size!) and a friend from campus. It’s not that she has a vast quantity of shoes, because she doesn’t. I intentionally keep her shoes to an absolute max of 5 at a time because babies grow so quickly that she only wears her shoes for a few months before they need to be replaced. For her it is a deep love for shoes of any shape and size.…

  • My unintentional makeover

    I have mentioned before that I am undergoing a personal makeover process. I say process because I am overhauling everything about myself from my hair to my personality so this isn’t exactly an overnight situation. The idea of a beauty blogger collaboration has been on my mind for a while and I even contacted two fantastic bloggers but just haven’t had the time to set up a date with them. I have been seeing some of Ryno’s work on Facebook now and then and last week one of his posts mentioned an eyebrow makeover. Talk about foundation and my eyes will glaze over, mention eyebrows and I go on high…

  • What can you get for R250?

    If your answer is ‘not bloody much’ then we’re on the same page. Recently I have been coming home with fewer and fewer packets of groceries even though I have been spending more than ever before. We don’t eat extravagantly and most of my trolley contains fruit and veg, yet I have been blowing the budget every week. I recently saw a page called Community Gardens being recommended on FB for fresh fruit and veg directly from the farmers. I had no idea how much 12kg would be but the bargain hunter in me wanted the extra 3kg for R20 more 😂😂 so I placed an order. My box of…

  • Product review : Muppie Lounge

    A week ago I received the cutest package of Muppie Lounge goodies for me to review. I had been following Marishka’s (creative whizz, artist, planner, website designer, owner and and model behind Muppie Lounge) story and was really keen to check out her range. She is a mum to four little kids and has somehow also managed to start her own fashion label. (How the hell?!) She launches a new range every three to four months and NEVER does the same print on the same style twice so everything is Limited Edition.  First impressions: Oh. My. Hat! I am a sucker for cute containers and the T-shirts arrived in these lovely cylinders with…

  • I ❤ you Scrubbee

    This is not a sponsored post. I adore Lush. I love their stores. I love their products. I love how their staff don’t make you feel like a cheapskate for asking for a sample before buying a product. (I have spent a shit ton of cash on products just because I loved the sample so much) I could literally spend hours there just sniffing the bath bombs or washing my hands with the crazy shaped soaps. I lost about an hour that I didn’t have at the V&A Waterfront store on Saturday during a lightening girls weekend trip and I am so glad I did because I bought the product…

  • Baby Bag goodies!

    For those of you who don’t know, Dischem has an awesome Baby Club. There’s loads of specials on baby products and they keep you up to date on vaccines as well. But my favourite part is the free baby bag you get when you register. Look at all this great stuff! Diaper bag (much slimmer than the old one which is great) Changing mat Maternity pads Breast pads Cotton wool Cotton buds Surgical spirits (which I completely forgot about) Wet wipes Shampoo Body wash Lotion Oil Powder  Hand sterilizer Bepanthan cream Nappie sacks Teether Magazine I am so happy with this bag. But even happier with the customer service. Well…

  • Product Review: Maternity Belt

    Product: Grace Maternity Belt Price: R239 Rating: 3.5 stars My second trimester was rife with lower back, hip and groin pain. I felt like an old lady with arthritis every time I sat down and stood up. What made it worse is that laying down didn’t seem to help either. I was in constant pain. If you haven’t experienced this pain before then imagine being stabbed in the vagina with a red hot poker. Repeatedly. The pain runs down your legs and can also go sideways to your hip bones. It’s not great. Not great at all.  My gynae suggested getting a back support strap (the type used for sports…

  • When trimming the hedge becomes impossible

    Warning: this post contains a fair amount of overshare. If feminine maintenance affects your delicate sensibilities then please stop reading now 😂 Still reading?  Let’s just dive right into it then. I love Hollywood waxes. (a Hollywood wax differs from a Brazilian wax in that you get completely waxed from front to back. Theres not a strand left. Not one. Its gone…along with your dignity the moment the beautician whips off the towel so that she can see clearly. 🙈 Trust me, no amount of small talk will distract you from the fact that someone is getting an eyeful of your lady bits) I have been doing them for a…

  • Budget Huggies -vs- Budget Pampers

         Potty training seems to have come to abrupt halt with A refusing to wear panties (even the pink ones!) and not wanting to go into the toilet at all. We’re going to be moving in less than a month so I’m gonna leave it for now and then try again when we’re settled into our new place. Unfortunately this means going back to buying a normal monthly supply of Nappies. We were saving a ton by her using panties during the day but what can you do.  She was using the Huggies pull-ups but since she’s not using them for their actual pull up/pull down purpose I decided to…