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Some big small news…28. February 2014
Soooooo… Shane and I have some pretty big small news to tell you guys, that I have been so excited to just scream from the rooftops, but have been waiting till the right amount of time has past…..BUT we are so super happy to announce that we are now 4 months pregnant with a baby Shangie hee.
We are both really happy and excited for what’s to come, it’s been a bit of a bumpy (nauseous) ride so far, but every time we see baby on the monitor I burst into tears, it’s just the sweetest thing.
Baby Shangie is going to be a little small for these guys for a while, but I couldn’t help myself, how flipping cute are they?
Hey guys, happy Monday! Just wanted to apologise for being a bit scare around here, I have had a few things going on and because of it my blog has suffered a bit, but I’m going to try my hardest to get back on track and start blogging every day again. Eventually, I’m sure I’ll get back into a routine. So again, I’m sorry for the lack of posts, but I’m going to try change that sooooon.
This morning I thought I would show you guys some of the cool loot we got in December for our house from some of our friends. Shane’s sister lovingly embroidered this portrait of us that I love so much, it makes me laugh every time I look at it. She made one for everyone in the family and I wish I had taken photos of all of them because they were pretty damn amazing.
My friend Gina bought us these bright yellow Country Road bowls, they are really pretty and prefect for desserts. Country Road at the moment has some of the nicest home stuff out there, I have banned myself from going in. Before we left on holiday I bought such cool bedding and polka-dot glasses, I must actually show you those.
And last but not least, how cool is this ceramic wolf head? My friend Jenna got it for us and it’s going straight into our dinning room, which Shane is nicknaming The Jungle. He wants to go all crazy in there, decor wise, he has some wild ideas, but hey I’m game.
Kiekies – No. 1 – Gareth Pon13. December 2013
I’m starting a new series on my blog called Kiekies, which means photos in Afrikaans. This project is going to be all about cool Instagramers that I like to follow and that I think you guys would enjoy following too. Every month I’m going to post about 2 different people who I think take awesome photographs, if you like what you see you can click on the link and follow them too.
So to start this series off, I’d like to introduce you to Mr. Gareth Pon. Gareth is a very talented guy with a personality to match. I honestly don’t think he has a mean bone is his body and all the good he exudes comes out in his photos. He take awesome photos of all sorts of things, but every shot looks like something out a picture book.
- ! Gareth Pon ! An Asian South African shooting things and turning them into pixels… Founder of @igersSouthAfrica Goal: Instagram From Space www.garethpon.com
And if you’re keen to follow me, here is my link miss_luckypony
1. How long have you been on instagram? Around 2 years now, probably the beginning of 2012.
2. How many followers do you have? 101 213 when I last checked today, ha!
3. Could you live without it? Probably not, but I’ve come to terms with my addiction. But I’m hardly active anymore on other social media networks, so I think that’s a good trade off.
4. How often do you upload photos? Usually about twice a day and during or outstanding or significant occasions (like when I eat something tasty, I double post to @garethponeats)
5. Who are some of your most favourite instagramers? Locally: @levonlock, @unclescrooch, @_tonton, @lorraineloots, @d_oyal, @daveast to name a few. Internationally: @quietpoem, @jubeijubay, @skinnymonkey, @kitkat_ch, @hirozzzz, @mariafranciska, @sfennema, to name another few. Check who I follow for other favs.
6. How does it make you feel when your battery is about to die on you and you see the world’s most perfect Instagram? I plug my phone into this, a mobile charger that gives me 5 full charges
Some puffy sleeves and tan sandals09. December 2013
The other day Grazia magazine visited me at my house. They came to take pictures of what I would wear to a Christmas party that I would host. Now, those of you that know me well, know that I’m not a very dressy-up kind of person. I don’t wear heels and I like to feel comfortable and myself at all times and so I opted for a long black skirt, my new top from Country Road, which I love because the shoulders are puffy and I flipping love puffy shoulders (don’t ask me why). I also decided to wear 3 of my favourite local designers, Jane Sews shoes, a bracelet from Skermunkil and a necklace from Dear Rae.
So I thought I would show you guys the insert (thanks Grazia) and show you my nice new top and some nice new sandals I picked up at Mr Price, incase you were looking for puffy sleeves and some new sandals xx
I also found another nice pair of sandals at Mr Price this weekend.
So it is nearly Christmas time, it’s nearly time for all of us (hopefully most of us) to go on holiday and forget about all work related responsibilities and just eat as much food as humanly possible. Well, this is at least what I plan on doing in the the next couple of weeks, for a couple of weeks.
But before I stock up on elasticated waist pants for the holidays, I thought I would host one final bonanza of a giveaway on my blog just to say thanks to all the awesome support that you have shown this Lucky Pony over the years AND to showcase some of my most favourite favourite LOCAL designers, whose stuff I think is beyond awesome and would all be very welcome in my present stash.
I have asked 10 of them to please add to my gift pile for you guys and they’re all onboard, which makes me very happy. So this giveaway is going to be one I’m hoping none of you will want to miss out on. All the gifts are top quality made from genuine leather, sterling silver, rolled gold, 100% cotton and all natural ingredients. I have also included all the links to the designer’s online stores so that, hopefully I have made Christmas shopping a little easier for some of you this year.
And I’m making it super easy to enter and it’s absolutely open to everyone, local and international, so enter away!
How to enter:
1. Leave me a simple comment telling me who your favourite designer is (comments section is right at the bottom of the post, after the tags).
3. Tweet / facebook / blog about this competition for EXTRA entries (I have had loads of past winners winning this way, so it’s worth the effort). If you do tweet, please tag me @miss_luckypony and use this #LuckyBonanza.
4. If you do tweet / facebook/ blog about it please let me know in your original comment, so that I can give you a few extra entries.
5. Entries close on the 20th of December 2013 at 1pm. I will choose winners later that day. Good luck.
This is how it will work:
I’m going to pick THREE winners and each person will get a #LuckyBonanza gift pack (see below), I’m going to let the 1st winner choose which one they want and then the second place winner can choose their pack and then the 3rd person gets the one that’s left, but all the packs are AMAZING, so I don’t think it’s going to matter which one you get.
And now without further a due I’d like to introduce you to all the designers and their amazing goods, which could be yours!
Link to Dark Horse – This cool little company has all sorts of awesome locally designed and produced leather goods, for men and woman. They’re also a design house, so if you’re looking for very cool original furniture and home ware, they are your guys. Happy shopping.
Link to Jane Sews – Jane Sews only makes super pretty things, nothing more and nothing less. Her clothing is dainty, considered and well crafted and her leather shoe collection is beyond amazing – happy shopping.
Link for Dear Rae – Dear Rae makes jewellery that is so fine and pretty, she has so many pieces that I would kill for. Her collection includes awesome affordable pieces and awesome luxurious ones too (diamonds and all), which I’m trying very hard to stay away from aaaaaa – happy shopping.
Link for Chapel – Chapel backpacks are still one of my most favourite things around. I can’t believe I don’t own one, I have to fix that! Their stuff is locally produced and designed and they have all sorts of canvas and leather bags to choose from – happy shopping.
Link for Lulu & Marula – This is a new kid on the block, I’ve only just been introduced to their products, but damn do I like them. Spoil your face and body a bit and get some of this local amazing skincare range – happy shopping
Link to Skermunkil - Marietjie has been one of my most favourite jewellery designers for years now. Her stuff is fun and pretty and gold and shiny and awesome, I own like 30 of her necklaces ha! – happy shopping
Link to Sergeant Pepper – Sergeant Pepper is probably one of the raddest men’s labels in South Africa at the moment. There stuff is well made and well designed and sometimes I’m a little jealous that there are no girl versions of their clothes – happy shopping
Link to Red Oker – Red Oker is a great initiative that houses a group of highly skilled craftsmen who hand make every bag that comes out of this company. Each one has a label inside it that tells you who made it and when it was completed, how special is that? They have men and woman’s leather bags – happy shopping
Link to Margo Molyneux – Margo makes simple, considered, easy to wear clothes, from dresses to skirts to blouses. Her stuff is light and feminine, produced and designed locally and oh so very very pretty – happy shopping
Link to Black Betty - Black Betty has all sorts of shiny pretty things to choose from, from rings to necklaces to earrings. Kristin’s stuff is fine and very beautiful and every time I wear one of her pieces I feel like such a lady hee. Her stuff ranges from a few hundred rand to a few thousand for her new diamond collection, you have to check it out - happy shopping
Our bathroom in all it’s blackness03. December 2013
A while back I blogged about a bunch of black and white bathrooms that I had found on various sites. Shane and I were dead keen to make our new bathroom black too, so we pulled out the existing bathroom, we pulled out the exisiting cupboards in our main bedroom, to make the bathroom a bit bigger and we set to work.
I thought I would give you all a break of what’s in our bathroom, in case anything takes your fancy and you want to know where stuff is from:
° The first thing we wanted was a original, genuine victorian cast iron bath, I looked around on the net a bit, but we weren’t really having any luck, all we were finding were imitation ones that cost a flipping fortune. Then I found Maria, this glorious lady who salvages old baths, fireplaces, sinks, you name it, she saves it from old houses being torn down. She then lovingly refurbishes them and sells them. Unfortunately she had to close her shop down, due to the neighbourhood going bad, but I’m sure if you had to contact her she would be able to help you out.
° We then wanted a sink to match the era of the bathroom, so Shane took me to this amazing salvage yard (will find out where it is). We looked around for a bit and came out with 2 sinks for both bathrooms. The one below still has a stamp on the bottom telling us that it was made in the 1940′s. We also found our bathroom door there, we picked up an old, what looks like a garden shed door and gave it a fresh coat of paint. Shane then built a sliding rail for it.
° The beautiful photo above our bath is by a very talented young photographer called Leonard Miller.
° The light fixture is something that I have had for ages, it’s an original art deco piece and we thought a pop of pink might be pretty cool in this room.
° The mirror I also bought at a strange antique shop in Howick called Bloo Monkey, you should definitely check it out if you’re ever that side of town. The mirror was attached to a vintage dresser, which I landed up giving to Stubs.
° The honeycomb tiles we used in the bathroom are awesome to look at, not so awesome to work with, they’re small and a bit finicky, but we got there in the end and we’re very happy with the end result. Can’t remember exactly which tile shop we got them from, but we saw them in a couple of places, so if you are looking for them, you should be good.
° The steel bath holder that goes across the bath I picked up at Mr Price, I’m very chuffed with that and I bought the awesome black and white bathroom rug from Country Road.
Here’s a shot of what our bathroom looked like before…