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Weekly Whimps

I have decided to start a new post “Weekly Whimps” to quickly share what I’ve read or seen this week that really captured my attention or what I loved.I tend to take forever to make a collage or dedicate one item for an entire post,so here’s the low down.. 1. I bought the beautiful Kinfolk [...]

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April is Autumn

Just like that it’s Autumn and I can’t believe it’s April already. April is a good month though, the beginning of the year always feels fresh and exciting but I also experience a bit of pressure to do better than the year before,so much so that I forget to just enjoy whatever happens organically.I think [...]

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Young and Beautiful

I went to Rocking the Daisies two weekends ago for a girls weekend and Joburg for work end of last week,so all I wanted to do was to spend time with Ruby and put aside everything else.Saturday mornings we usually go to the Oranjezicht market where I buy fresh fruit and vegetables and it’s a great place [...]

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Twanka Karoo with my family

We went to the Karoo with my family this passed weekend.We’ve been going there since I can remember and there’s only the bare essentials.We even spent the last day of the millenium there. I slept outside on a mattress that night next to my mother and we just star gazed and wondered if the world will [...]

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Ruby turned 2

I baked a pink castle cake for Ruby, the type of cake little finger love eating off from. Do you remember those old school cakes? You hardly ate the actual cake, more the icing and the toppings. I used Astros, marshmallows,Zoo cookies, anything pink I could find and I rented a bubble machine and it really [...]

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Latest Obsession

I love everything Scandinavian at the moment, the simplicity, colour and contrast and this Swedish brand,Fjall Raven,is one of my favourite. It’s made of waterproof Vinylon-F fabric (basically tent fabric) to ensures that your stuff stays safe! You also get the mini version for kids which is becoming a massive trend at the moment. I’m definitely getting [...]

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Little girl in the woods

We had the privileged to be photographed by up-and-coming photographer Lindie Meyer. We drove to Tokai forest area, where we also shot the editorial for Women’s Health. It’s a beautiful forest and the perfect setting. Ruby was a bit cranky and I couldn’t figure out why, it’s only a few days after the shoot I [...]

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Don’t kiss my child, muchas gracias!

This might be a very random blog post but this subject has been bothering me of late. I don’t understand why some people kiss other people’s babies or toddlers on the mouth. Ruby is 14 months old and kisses with her tongue sticking out, yes it’s cute but I don’t think one should take advantage [...]

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First Shoes

Ruby is 13 months old and has never worn shoes a day in her life. She doesn’t want to and her feet will develop more naturally that way anyway.I remember as a kid, there was nothing I enjoyed more than walking barefoot on a wet lawn so I can’t be bothered. I bought her these [...]