SURVIVING THE SILLY SEASON {PART 1: GETTING THINGS DONE}

I don’t know about you, but the closer I get to December & Christmas, the slower I seem to get things done. I realise that I might have taken on a bit too much (not complaining about work coming my way though, but still), when all I really want to do is wrap gifts, bake […]

THE SUN DILEMMA {WHY YOU NEED IT & WHY YOU DON’T}

“Oh Mr Sun, Sun, Mr Golden Sun, Please shine down on me… Oh Mr Sun Sun, Mr Golden Sun, Hide behind the tree… These little children are asking you… To please come out so we can play with you….” Whenever I sing this song to my baby boy, I’m reminded of two things: (1) to make […]

A VEGETARIAN BOBOTIE {RECIPE}

Traditional bobotie is one of my top South African dishes! It is really, really tasty but often not the healthiest of recipes. For instance: my favourite traditional Bobotie recipe contains sugar, bread, jam, raisins, chutney & oil. It is served with yellow rice (made with golden syrup (!), turmeric and raisins). Mmm… probably not ideal […]

DIY FABRIC ADVENT CALENDAR {STEP-BY-STEP}

I am so excited about this post, I can hardly keep my composure! It is officially 40 days until Christmas, which means you still have some time left to get your gift shopping in order, plan your menu, decor & get yourself organised. If, like me, you love the concept of an advent calendar, then […]

#betterbustchallenge with NIP+FAB {MY SURPRISE}

I’m officially into the second week of the #betterbustchallenge with NIP+FAB, which started on 3 November 2014. Let me be frank: when I was approached for the challenge, the skeptic in me honestly did not expect anything to improve. As far as I am (or was) concerned, my post-baby bust would only improve with drastic […]

Revlon’s RICH {nail colour of the week}

Since I can remember, I’ve always had & always loved Revlon nail colours. They are such winners & this one (called ‘Rich’) is no exception. It is a very unpredictable colour & almost changes colour as you turn your hand & the light catches your finger tips. Fun fun fun & a bit dramatic! I […]

MY BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDAR {DAY 1-4}

It’s no secret around – I love Christmas. Most years I host Xmas in July (in some shape or form)  & shortly after I start planning for Xmas in December! Luckily I know a few girls who are also (like me) a bit besotted with Christmas & already have trees & decorations up (yup, that’s […]