Don’t worry buddy, I’ve got you.

August 18, 2018


If you’re a mom or a dad of a toddler you will know the value that plasters hold in your house. Kids, for some or other reason, love a plaster for any and all kind of boo-boos real and imaginary. Plasters are almost like badges of honour, like look at me I have a scratch and a plaster to prove it!

In my house, we must go through a box of plasters a month and it’s not because I have an accident-prone kid (thank goodness), it’s because I have a plaster-loving-kid. I get it, it’s like sticking your favourite stickers on yourself and they’re not going anywhere come bath or shine, until you say so. I’ve only ever had boxes of plasters like Elastoplast in our house, so when they asked me if I’d like to try out their new 3-Step Wound Care Products, consisting of a Wound Spray, a pack of Elastoplast Plasters and a Wound Healing Ointment I thought I’d give them a try.

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My Recipes, RECIPES

Birthday party fun

August 17, 2018


My beautiful Nina James turned four years old two Sundays ago. This amazing little girl of ours has grown and developed so much over the last few years and I can’t believe just how much she changes all the time. It’s like I fall more and more in love every day with both my kids, which is probably one of the best things about being a parent.

This year for her birthday we arranged to have a party in our garden. A party that came complete with loads of cake, balloons, sweets, jumping castles and more. We decided to do everything ourselves and seeing as I’m working with Gumtree throughout the year to bring you guys some tips on how to get financially savvy when it comes to parenting, I thought I’d share some of my party tricks with you guys in case you’re looking for things like foolproof recipes for yummy homemade cakes that you can jazz up or down, depending on how creative you’re feeling. I’m also going to share a couple of tips on where you can find affordable decor and party goodies.

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My Recipes, RECIPES

Raspberry, Custard and maple syrup cupcakes

August 7, 2018


If you are a fan of a good old-fashioned vanilla cupcake but sometimes feel like jazzing it up a bit then do I have a treat for you. Everyone say hello to these Raspberry, Custard and Maple Syrup Cupcakes made from soft sponge, smooth vanilla custard, maple syrup and a hint of tart raspberry. It’s my first time making them and I was so happy with how they came out because they’re not only pretty to look at, but they’re 100% addictive too.

I must be honest and I’m not sure if you guys feel the same, but I struggle with vanilla cupcake recipes. I’ve tried what feels like a thousand of them, but there is less than a handful that I’d share with anyone asking for a really nice vanilla cupcake recipe, luckily I can add this one to that list. These were actually some of the best I’ve tasted, so this recipe is definitely a keeper.

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Churche, photography

Living Yoga

July 19, 2018

Living Yoga-8

Hey guys my next post is all about a shoot that I did with Adi under Churche for the wonderful Sarah Bentz who is the owner of Living Yoga in Craighall. Sarah is a certified Jivamukti teacher and works with the most amazing team of like-minded teachers and I had the honour of spending the afternoon with her and one of her team members Jo. We chased the light in the most amazing heritage house on Jan Smuts and I’m so so pleased with how these images turned out.

Below are just a few of the shots from the series I really hope you like them and as always all comments are welcome and as well as all enquiries 🙂 If you would like to work with Adi and I then just drop me a mail and we hopefully we can make something awesome together soon!

If any of you are looking for a new yoga studio and a new yoga family to join, I highly recommend  Living Yoga, Sarah and Jo are two of the calmest and nicest people I have ever met, they’re both a bit like walking rays of sunshine!

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Travel & Restaurants

Lexi’s Healthy Eatery

July 18, 2018


Hooray for new restaurants and double hooray when you know the person who’s opened it and they’re super awesome and deserve all the success in the world. My friend Lexi has just launched her very own restaurant called Lexi’s Healthy Eatery right in the heart of Sandton and Shane and I paid her a little visit the other day to not only try out her food but to give her a giant high-5 too!

This awesome eatery feels like the type of place Mother Nature might settle into for a spot of lunch, as the menu is packed full of all sorts of amazing sounding, mostly plant-based dishes made with love and the utmost consideration for our planet. We’re talking a menu that has the kind of offerings on it that will make you want to try numerous things, not only because they sound delicious, but because you know that you will be doing your body a huge healthy favour by tucking in. What’s on offer (as I mentioned above) is mostly plant-based, but there are a couple of sustainable, free-range meat and fish options on there too. There is also a great fresh juice and smoothie section with loads of tasty combinations. There is nothing quite like a freshly made juice, am I right?

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Storytime Club

July 11, 2018


I can’t wait to tell you guys about this super awesome LOCAL service that I’ve discovered and instantly fallen in love with called Storytime Club. Even the name makes me so happy and in case the name hasn’t given it away yet, this clever idea involves wonderful wonderful books, which in my opinion the more we have in the house the better, because both our kids love them.

So here’s the really cool part, Storytime Club is a subscription-based book club for children, run by the lovely Liza West who is the genius behind this simple way to make sure that your kid’s library is always full of new and amazing books. All you have to do is jump onto their website, choose your kid’s age group and then every month a little package will arrive with three brand new storybooks especially for your little one and the best part is that the service is only R299 a month, which includes all three books and delivery!

I think all parents know how super pricey kids books can be (especially nice ones), I know that I look at books sometimes in the shops and think ‘Man, that’s a lot for a few pieces of paper, for that price this book better know how to babysit too!’

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