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Easy party planning tricks

August 6, 2018

My girls have their birthdays in the same month, 14 days apart to be exact. This year was Yua’s first birthday, so I wanted to give each of them their own party. In hindsight I should’ve just had one for both of them. Maybe? Anyhow, I pulled out all my super mom powers to pull it off! Hazel wanted a princess cake, and I saw some lovely cactus cookies on pinterest I wanted to try.  Mix the two and this is…

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Yua turns one

May 23, 2018

A birthday party is definitely a creative outlet for this right-sided brain of mine. I am not going to lie, I enjoy the creative part of my blog much more than the writing part! So I’ll be keeping it super short and just communicate what I wish I could voice note you all instead. When it comes to my girls’ birthday parties, I like to do as much of it myself. It’s part of the fun! And it gives me some…

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Our not-so-rosy fourth trimester

July 27, 2017

Between all the “pastel painted” pictures over the past  3 months, is a baby that permanently has a wind stuck somewhere, takes 36 hours to push a poo and sleeps for 20 minutes max… I am running on adrenaline. Baby number two is a sensitive little being, call it reflux, colic or whatever you want… she’s in my arms 23.5 of the 24 hours in a day, and poor baby number one  had to learn to be okay with much less of mom.…

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Favourite finds inside my mom bag… with MALLY

June 27, 2017

Before taking it to hospital for Yua’s birth, I used this gorgeous tan leather bag from Mally as a toddler bag for Hazel. It works so well for a mom of any aged child – whether baby or toddler! I enjoyed using the Mally for its practical and functional design. It doesn’t show dirt quickly and can take some hammering (when my husband takes Hazel somewhere, the bag takes a serious beating 🙂 My favourite element of this bag is the tan colour. The…

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Rainbows and Unicorns

June 23, 2017

For Hazel’s second birthday party, I really wanted to incorporate some cute sleepy eyes – a pop-icon all over Instagram at the moment. These seemed to go well with the equally popular unicorn, and together with an array of pastels as a rainbow, seemed perfect for my sweet’s special celebration. Because it was just 2 weeks after Yua’s birth, I did not feel brave enough to attempt making the cake or intricate cupcakes myself like last year. I knew it would be a hectic…

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Mischi Chic Collection

June 3, 2017

It’s no secret that I am a #mischibabybag regular. For the last 2 years I have held a #mischi in my hands every day. With every passing season they design the most beautiful leather baby bags. Even the ladies that don’t have babies want one of these! Well, I think they work perfectly for travel or multi-purpose as well! The Mischi Collection continues to add classic, elegant, trendy and chic bags to their range. Whichever mommy you are, there is a bag that…

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Our secret hideout… with Tiny Tribe and Migi Designs

March 5, 2017

Nowadays we have access to such a wide variety of home decor items, clothing and baby ranges. I am getting lost in online shopping for our two girls. The variety online is incomparable, and with inexpensive courier services or even free at times, I’m finding it more manageable to recreate that Pinterest look! As I discover unique ranges, I’m passionate to share them with you. I’m so impressed with our South African entrepreneurs. Many of these ranges have achieved international standard in terms of quality and…

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Show-off in Shooshoos

January 25, 2017

Shooshoos™ are designed and 100% manufactured in Cape Town, South Africa. They produce beautiful baby and toddler shoes while uplifting disadvantaged communities. I’ve always known that Shooshoos™ were around (family and friends,) but could never quite understand why they were so popular until I had my own baby. For the first 5 months of Hazel’s life, whenever I dressed her in cute “normal” shoes (I spent so much enthusiasm on acquiring while pregnant,) they would stay on exactly 5 minutes before slipping off.  From the age…

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A rainbow of pastels by YUVA

October 14, 2016

From left to right: Toy box/walker, R910. Bookshelf, R480. Wall shelf, R160. MY STOELTJIE, R480. Cloud hooks, R80 each, Vinyl wall paper, R150. Pinterest inspired me to create this range of authentic, hand-crafted toy and decor products. It is easy to pin beautiful ideas to your boards, but to find the actual product is slightly more intricate! YUVA by What I’m Up To will combine your style with your lifestyle. YUVA by What I’m Up To. Authentic. Fresh. Modern. Wall shelf –…

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Pretty clothes, pretty home and YUVA

October 1, 2016

If you like fashion and all things that go with that, you probably enjoy styling your home and living space too… these go hand in hand. I am certainly visually inclined – whether I buy scatter cushions, clothes for Hazel or serviettes 🙂 I enjoy looking at my surroundings and be attracted to what I see! With kids comes lots of toys (unfortunately the cool toys are often plastic and in super bright colours!) and most often, the choices available to us for…

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