DESIGN, illustration, photography

scarred

November 5, 2018

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The project that I am about to share with you guys is one that I’m extremely proud of because a number of people have put a lot of love, effort and emotion into it. I’m also so thankful that I got to be a part of something that celebrates amazingly strong women who have taught me to appreciate life a little more, what with all it’s pitfalls, highs and lows.

My friends Adi Koen, Nicola Cooper and I got together a few months ago to create and shoot a series made up of sixteen phenomenal women (including Nicola) who have survived really traumatic and in some cases life-threatening events and now proudly wear the scars that represent those times in their lives as badges of honour.

We met with everyone to hear and document their stories and to photograph them and their scars, creating portraits and tributes that celebrate their journeys and triumphs. After we took their photos we then sent them to fourteen of South Africa’s most talented illustrators and artists and asked them to create a unique armour out of lines, paint and forms, cladding them in one-of-kind items of clothing designed specifically for them.

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COOL STUFF, GIVEAWAYS

GIVEAWAY: Some of my must have items when travelling with kids.

October 30, 2018

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As you may have seen we have just go back from an amazing trip to Greece. It was our first ever overseas family holiday and hopefully one of many to come. I posted a lot of photos to my feed about it and in turn, I received a lot of messages from people asking for tips on how to travel with kids. In this post I’m going to chat about a few things that I really love and took along with us. Then at the end of it I’m going to give a set of all the items (bar one) that I have written about to one of you guys because December is coming up and I think that this awesome pack, WORTH OVER R6 500 would be amazing for any travelling family.

Now giving tips on how to travel with kids is a pretty tricky thing because all kids, as well as all parents, are different. They can be creatures of habit, BUT they can also change in a heartbeat and suddenly you’re looking at your other half going ‘What the red-hot blazers is going on?! Why is our child hanging upside down from a chandelier and how the hell did they get up there?! If you are a parent then I’m guessing you know exactly what I mean.

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GIVEAWAYS

GIVEAWAY: Memories worth holding

October 22, 2018

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Let me ask you guys a question when last did you go out and have a bunch of photos printed? If you’re anything like me then you have thousands of photos on your phone, computer and hard drive, but hardly ever print any out. I often have a moment when I look at a photo that I’ve taken or posted and think, that would be a great one for a frame or the fridge, or to just give to my mom. BUT 9 times and of 10 I don’t go and get anything printed and they just stay floating around in the Cloud and beyond.

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My Recipes, RECIPES

Thea Sophie’s Orange Bundt Cake

October 12, 2018

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You know the kind of recipes that get passed down to you by a family member and you know that it’s going to be awesome because they have been making it for years and years? Well, this is one of those recipes and one of those cakes that will have you coming back for thirds, I kid you not. This cake recipe is from my Thea Sophie (Thea means Aunty in Greek) and I’m not sure what she calls it, but I refer to it as Thea Sophie’s Orange Bundt Cake That Will Have You Getting Up In The Middle Of The Night To Have Another Slice. Ok, so the name is a bit long but I’m telling you now that if you make it, it will become a family favourite that you will revisit time and time again.

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COOL STUFF, GIVEAWAYS

Up up and away with Steri Stumpie Lite

October 2, 2018

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Sometimes all you need is an ice cold Steri Stumpie Lite and a hot air balloon ride to make your day awesome! Up until last Friday I had never  been on a hot air balloon before, it’s been something I have wanted to do forever so when I was chatting with the awesome folk from Steri Stumpie about their new range of Lite flavoured milk and they offered to take me up on one and I was like ‘YES PLEASE!’. And then when they said that they wanted to offer me two tickets (Worth R5000) to give to one of my followers together with an amazing Steri Stumpie Lite goody bag, again I was ‘YES PLEASE, TIMES A MILLION!’.

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My Recipes, RECIPES

Rooseterkoek

September 24, 2018

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First of all Happy Heritage Day, everyone 🙂 Today seeing as I’m sure a lot of people are going to be taking advantage of the awesome weather and perhaps have a braai I thought I’d share a recipe for good old-fashioned South African Roosterkoek. Which to anyone who has never heard of them before is a bread/bun that is cooked on a grid over a hot braai.

This recipe forms part of my Royal Baking Powder Series and requires probably the least amount of ingredients so far! I’m talking six ingredients all of which I’m dead sure are sitting in your pantry right now. So if you’ve planned a braai for later today I think you should add these to your menu, they are nice and crusty on the outside with a bit of a smokey char and soft on the inside and they go so well with anything really! Steak and salsa verde, boerewors, apricot jam and cheese, onion marmalade or even just plain glorious salted butter!

I’m actually going to include a nice and simple recipe for a sticky Caramelised Onion Marmalade too, just in case you’re feeling like adding another handmade element to your meal today.

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