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Finding Calm During the Coronavirus Crisis

It's been 12-days since South Africa went into Lockdown, and 3 weeks since my company decided on working from home. To say that things are pretty wild at the moment would be an understatement. My husband and I seem to be taking turns feeling our of sorts this week. We both feel overwhelmed, unproductive and… Continue reading Finding Calm During the Coronavirus Crisis

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Reviewing Catrice HD Liquid Coverage

I've probably found the best foundation on the market for dry skin, cruelty-free and under R150! Ladies and gentlemen, I present Catrice HD Liquid Coverage. I've spoken about Catrice before and have slowly started to convert to the underrated drug-store brand. To be honest, I can't remember when Catrice hit South African soil, but what… Continue reading Reviewing Catrice HD Liquid Coverage

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Puberty & Wasting Time

There is a 100% chance that someone in this household will need therapy after Riley finishes puberty. I'm 100% certain that it will be me. To be fair, it's still early days for Paul and me where Riley is concerned. His voice is only shaking a smidge and he is smelling a little funkier lately,… Continue reading Puberty & Wasting Time

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A lazy girl’s guide to crafting

To be fair I am not a lazy girl, but as far as crafting goes I am no Martha Stewart. But, I had old Typo South Africa sale frames lying around and really lovely Polaroids that are fading on the fridge. I wanted to get a little creative.After the bulk of last week was spent… Continue reading A lazy girl’s guide to crafting

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Can we talk about Wonder Woman already?

Unless you're living under a rock, Wonder Woman is currently showing at cinemas around the world. It is also showing women that we are more than damsels in distress and it's about damn time. Can we take a minute to recover from the emotional overload that came with watching Wonder Woman? Before I started writing… Continue reading Can we talk about Wonder Woman already?

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Cradle of Life Adventures

We've been catching up on some serious family time and being tourists in our own backyard. It's taken some time but we finally made our way to Maropeng to explore our origins and it was incredible. It's definitely saying something when your 10-year-old asks when you can go back to a museum because it was… Continue reading Cradle of Life Adventures

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Tightening the apron strings

Since Riley was born, I've been very careful with how I keep an eye on him. I've been so obsessed with privacy and safety that some people on Facebook didn't even know I had a kid. I'm serious about that one too.  I remember the moment I came out of theater when Riley was born,… Continue reading Tightening the apron strings

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One night in Nieu Bethesda

Eve Palmer said: “At first encounter the Karoo may seem arid, desolate and unforgiving, but to those who know it, it is a land of secret beauty and infinite variety.” If I think back to my first encounter with the Karoo, this couldn't be more accurate. While many families run to the sandy beaches that line our… Continue reading One night in Nieu Bethesda

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The DIY bleach trick you’re dying for…

I put my hair on the line regularly, it’s for science though – and out of boredom. My latest escapades saw me going platinum blonde at home and then accidentally making my hair lilac. I have pretty dry, damaged hair already and it really doesn’t help that I heat style my hair on a daily… Continue reading The DIY bleach trick you’re dying for…

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I’m the mom of a big kid now

In case you missed it, the 2016 school year has officially finished in South Africa and parents all over the show are bursting. PC and I are absolutely no exception, R did so very well this year and it is a big deal! At the beginning of this year, we were one of the countless… Continue reading I’m the mom of a big kid now