COOL STUFF

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet’s 21 years of Giving Back

February 25, 2019

cotlands

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Last week my friend Jo and I went to visit Cotlands. We arrived with a bunch of cupcakes and spent a lovely morning with the awesome ladies who work there and the wonderful group of kids who fall are under their care a few times a week.

One of the reasons for the cupcakes and the visit is that this month MySchool My Planet MyVillage is celebrating their 21st birthday and in turn have set aside R2.1 million to give away to 21 deserving causes across South Africa. So through this MySchool21 campaign, you get to choose where all this money goes by nominating any beneficiary that is making a difference in our communities and for me, Cotlands was most deserving.

This organisation has always been on my radar, ever since I worked on it a few years back when I was still in advertising and since having kids of my own I can really appreciate and respect those out there looking out for little ones in need.

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baked goods, My Recipes, RECIPES

Valentine’s Day Love Heart Cakes

February 12, 2019

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I’ve got a sweet little recipe for you to try that will yield you a batch of mini heart-shaped cakes that you can personalise with any message you like. Sound good?

I know Valentine’s Day is pretty cliche, but I don’t care I like playing into the fluffiness of it all and this year I’m going to make Shane, Nina and Rex their own little cakes to scoff down any way they like. So if you’re ready to make some Valentine’s Day Love Heart Cakes then carry on reading! And if you’re ready to eat some Valentine’s Day Love Heart Cakes then I suggest you sneakily forward this recipe onto your loved one.

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Churche, FASHION, photography

Churche: I can see a ghost

February 11, 2019

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I haven’t posted a Churche shoot in a while so I’m pretty amped to share this one with you all. Adi and I met this young clothing designer named Jacques Bam who creates amazing outfits out of all sorts of colours and fabrics and who loves experimenting with texture, shape and style. As soon as we saw his collection we knew we wanted to shoot it for something, anything.

So we set up a shoot in a dilapidated house that had literally been abandoned by its owners, as in there was still some of their stuff lying around, old family photos, videotapes, CD’s, books, documents and of course posters of the Backstreet Boys, I kid you not.  Not only did we get to shoot in this crazy space, but we got to dress one of the most amazing faces, which belongs to this young model named Janeke Gouws in Jaques creations.

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baked goods, My Recipes, RECIPES

Dark Chocolate and Vanilla Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Icing

February 8, 2019

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Time to share a very nice, very simple recipe for some delicious Dark Chocolate and Vanilla Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Icing. These cupcakes are topped with the kind of rich and smooth icing that will have you eating a cupcake as a kid does, icing first and all over your face, before you bite down into soft vanilla sponge dotted with chunks of real dark chocolate.

I was chatting with some of my friends on Whatsapp a few days back about bran muffins and who has a good recipe for some, which prompted me to get my cookbooks out page through a few recipes. I was adamant to bake something that was going to throw the results of my latest gym session straight out the window!

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DESIGN, interiors

Toddler room makeover

January 25, 2019

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For the first year and a bit of Rex’s life, he slept in a camp cot in our room. We live in a three bedroomed flat so when we decided that it was time to move him into his own space he landed up in the guest bedroom and because he was now old enough to try and escape his camp cot every time we put him in it, my anxiety levels were reaching all new levels of high, which meant it was time to get him a big boy bed.

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