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Thursday 30 April 2015

Instagram Diary {April}

(from left to right) My friend left me notes all over my calendar I designed and printed at the place she works. I love my friend to bits This is the same friend from the calendar's, cat Dimmie. The sweetest little thing! Dimmie again My husband turned 3OH this year and we threw him a party Hmmm, the aftermath of the 30th party! My hair was behaving so well this day and I'm growing it out so this called for a #selfie Thom decided this is the place he wants to relax so I had to move my piano chair and get myself another one This plant I got for my birthday really sprouted the last few months For the love of Avon. Go read the blog post H E R E Hubby went golfing so I pasted my face with a The Body Shop face mask. This stuff is lovely. Stocked up on some Lady Antebellum Thom took over my pillow next. I had to move him. Thom's tail got hurt so we doctored him Regram from a friend. I just love Kuala's Chocolate cures anything! Room tour! Read about it  H E R E Having fun with my little favourite at Spur when they visited a few weeks ago Hmmm American Candy #ootd -Pinterest inspired Couldn't decide on which Kindle, but the choice was made. A post will follow as soon as I finished my first book Cutest little bunny! Also a regram from a friend Finally decided what I wanted to write on my black board Get to know me! 50 random facts READ H E R E Some more Avon loving You know it's a golfers car when... We baked some cookies! An animal cookie (they were delicious) I made some bean soup. A definite winner in our home! My new headphones. They are great. Found them at Clicks for R220 Some more Avon loving. The packaging is so pretty Sometimes we need to look up and see bright blue skies on a Fall day Woolworths and Truworths #ootd post. Check it out H E R E

I hope you enjoyed this as much as I enjoyed making it. Have a lovely day!

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Saturday 25 April 2015

I ♥ Woolworths! {and Truworths and PnP Clothing}

Hey guys!

I am super excited for fall/winter. I am a winter child. I grew up in the Western Cape in South Africa and there it rains in winter. All.the.time! It does not rain in winter where I live now, but it gets really chilly and this calls for knitwear and denim!

I absolutely love the new trend of everything being knitted and chunky and it just looks comfy and feels toasty. You can pair it with everything and that makes these items versatile and wearable.

Woolworths has a large variety of beautiful colours and styles this season. I also stopped by at Truworths and the Pick and Pay clothing store.

I really enjoyed doing this outfit shoot for you and on this particular day it was a bright sunny day with a few cloudy moments in between.
Photo credit: Carlo van Rensburg - Thanks friend!

Blue V-Neck - Woolworths // Denim in the first few pictures - Straight Leg from Woolworths
Mint Green "Crochet Pattern" - Woolworths // Grey printed T-shirt with the Eiffel Tower - Pick n Pay Clothing // Denim - Truworths // Cream&White fluffy knit - Woolworths //
Rose Coloured Knit - Truworths // Aviator Sun Glasses - Cotton On // Rose Gold Watch - Fossil //

These outfits go great with a pair of boots or sneakers. Add a scarf or jacket or both for the really chilly days.

Let me know what your favorite items for winter (or summer, depends on where you are) are. Leave a comment below!

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Sunday 19 April 2015

50 Random Facts about Me

Hi there!

While doing a shoot for another blog (coming soon) we had a bit of fun. These photo's actually captures my personality (almost) completely. So, I saw it fit to use some of these photos for today's post. Allow me to tell you 50 random facts about myself and with doing so allow you to get to know me a little better!

Photo credit: Carlo van Rensburg - thanks friend!

1. I cannot remember what my natural hair color is; hence I am growing it out.

2. I am the second tallest in our family at 1.67m. The .7 makes all the difference.

3. I have an obsession with calendars. Wall-, desk-, diary-,phone-, any kind of calendar.

4. I am a planner. I plan everything way ahead of time. I find it difficult when something jumps up and I have to make last minute plans. That does not mean I don't welcome some spontaneity sometime. I usually know a year before hand what we are doing for my birthday and our anniversary!

5. I am terrified of bees.

6. When I was about 3 and a half I got so angry at my parents because they bought home my baby sister (after she was born) that I kicked a plastic chair to the curtain and it got stuck there (as told by my parents). I was a little beasty!

7. At the age of 29 I am reading Harry Potter for the first time.

8. I am a runner. I am slower than a tortoise through a spread of peanut butter, but I run.

9. I really love reading. I once finished 7 books in 2 weeks (I was on holiday though). I see this as a huge accomplishment and would love to do this again sometime.

10. I can play the piano.

11. I cannot leave food on my plate. I either take only enough (if it's a buffet) so that I know I can finish it or I take a doggy bag at a restaurant. If it is at a restaurant and the waiter takes to long to bring the doggy bag I will try and finish it (this is not always a good idea).

12. I am addicted to coffee. It can be 40 degrees out and I will probably be sipping on a hot cup o' joe. I really love coffee.

13. My favorite type of food is potato (preferably in the form of mash or chips). I am not that fond of potato wedges though.

14. I have been in two scooter accidents all on my own. Nobody else involved. The first one I drove over an oil patch and the second I drove over slick on the road and fell myself lights out in front of my high school. I do not own a scooter anymore.

15. I have also had a car accident in my own.

16. I have been driving for 11 years and passed my driver's test first time around.

17. The police tried to bribe ma at my drivers test.

18. I really struggle walking on heels, hence I don't own any. I almost fell flat on my face in a shop once trying on a pair.

19. If I could I would wear jeans every single day if my life to every single occasion.

20. I have been married for 4 years.

21. One of my favorite places in the world is Yzerfontein, West Coast of South Africa. I spent every single summer holiday there with my family until the age of 18.

22. My husband and I met on Mxit. True story.

23. I saw my husband in living person the first time at Cape Town International airport.

24. London was my first international over sees destination. I absolutely love London!

25. My first proper job was a manager at a gym called Curves. I was really lean and toned back then.

26. When you look out our bedroom window you will see our car park.

27. I only saw our completed, decorated wedding venue when I walked down the aisle on our wedding day. It was beautiful!

28. In Gr5 I had my own desk outside the classroom for no legit reason. School was a dark place for me.

29. I still have the teddy my dad bought me on the day I was born. It's still got both it's eyes! His name is Spikkel and he used to go everywhere with me up until Gr7.

30. I always follow the same routine in the shower.

31. I have been a Type 1 diabetic (insulin dependent) for 29 years. I was diagnosed at the age of 10 months.

32. I completed two diplomas in 1 year. This is not possible, well actually not allowed, but there was a loop hole in the way I completed it. I graduated twice in the same week in one year. It was awesome! I was also on the dean's merit list in my 3rd year.

33. I love the sound car tires make when driving on a gravel road.

34. I absolutely love scented candles. I wish I had an extra budget!

35. I really love winter.

36. I am a morning person.

37. I hate phoning people. I get really nervous, my palm go all sweaty and I try to postpone phoning the person for as long as possible. I will also look at alternative methods of communication if I can avoid phoning the person.

38. I am an extremely nervous passenger.

39. I am really terrified of getting lost or stranded.

40. When I was little my sister and I watched The Lion King movie so many times the tape started to "jump" ( for a lack of a better word). We could tell before it is going to happen.

41. I love animation movies. I once went and watched an animation movie on my own and I was the only adult without a kid in the cine. I wonder if the mommy's were jealous? hehe

42. I am slightly addicted to chocolate.

43. If there is vegetables, meat and salad (or whatever the combination) on my plate I will rotate and eat every separate portion on it's own. My food must not touch unless it is stew of course.

44. Sometimes I drool a bit when I sleep. It is nasty!

45. I have a cockatiel named Dr Watson (well we call him Watson) and a cat named Tom.

46. I do not ever get into an elevator. Even if there is 400 floors I will take the stairs.

47. I loved singing in the choir in Primary School. I passed the audition for the high school choir, but because of logistical issues and rehearsal times I could not proceed. My heart was broken. I really miss singing.

48. I really love going to the mall. Whenever we visit a new place I need to go and check out the local mall.

49. I love DIY projects. The only obstacle is my budget. I would always try and give someone a DIY project before buying something that everyone else has.

50. I love horses. When driving past them and I have some time I will stop and stare like a crazy person. They are just so beautiful and graceful.

I hope you enjoyed this and that you maybe know me a little bit better. Leave a comment with a random fact about you!

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Saturday 11 April 2015

Room Tour

Hey guys!

I wanted to show you my room a while ago, but there was just so much happening. But at last it is time.

I chose pastel and white because I love the combination. I was going for a fresh, crisp look and the whole picture makes it feel like home. I also just absolutely love the chevron pattern that is trending since last year and this made it a great addition to my room. Don't forget the rose golds! I had to add that as well.

So, lets take picture for picture and I will tell you all about it!

This is my desk space where I sit and work. My desk is actually a server, but it works great as a desk, found at Mr Price Home.
The little butterfly candle holders is from Typo. They were on sale, bargain!
The Paris snow globe is from a Paris Curio shop. I bought it on a trip there.
I received the plant and pot as a gift on my birthday last year.
The B L O G letters I also bought from Typo and they were not that expensive (I just can not remember what they cost).
The chevron pillow is from Mr Price Home as well as the little handmade bunny.
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I could not believe my luck when I got these 3 pillows on sale at Mr Price Home. I absolutely love the rose gold sequence one!
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The fairy lights I ordered on line from The Fairy Light Ladies. You can go check out their Facebook. The donkey picture I got from a Christmas market a few years ago.
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The plastic holder I bought from Clicks. This is my goals&happiness holder. Don't know what I am talking about go read my No to resolutions, YES to goals blog post.
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This little block -Mr Price Home. See where the patterns are going! The cat loves this little block.
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This room also doubles as our spare bedroom. Everything you see including the bed linen, throw, pillows, chair, throw is all from Mr Price Home.
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My piano is also in here (it is quite a big room) with my little kitties, a candle holder, my metronome and my plant. I love this spot. I love playing piano and being surrounded by greens and candle scents!
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This is my space. This is where I practice for my exams, write my blogs and sometimes do DIY projects. I love it.

I hope you enjoyed this tour. Please leave a comment below on what part was your favourite!

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Sunday 5 April 2015

For the love of Avon

It was time for stocking up again on my makeup. No surprise to where I turned to. It is also no secret how much I love Avon. So here is what I bought:

Backcombing brush - I am growing out my hair and I needed something to add some body to my hair (when needed). So I will be trying this one out. 

Tinted Lip Balm in Protecting Peach - I have been using this a bit and it feels lovely on the lips. Soft, creamy, moisturising and it's got great color. I can definitely recommend this one if you like me and don't really like lipstick.

Advanced Techniques Moroccan Argan Oil Leave in treatment - that's a mouth full. This   stuff is amazing! This is a re-purchase and I will keep on buying it. I don't struggle with split ends and I apply this after straightening my hair and it leaves it looking shiny.

Big&Daring Volume Mascara in Black - I can not wait to try this out!I have a thing for mascara!

Ideal Luminous Blush in Peach - Still have to try this one. This is my first blusher purchase from Avon. I am looking forward to this one!

What have been you been buying and trying?

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Wednesday 1 April 2015

March on Instagram

Hey guys!
Guess what time it is! Here is my March Instagram Diary. Enjoy.
(From left to right) Our day at Merry Pebbles in Sabie, Mpumalanga This was about 6 hours after we arrived at Merry Pebbles. The heavens opened up. We decided to go home. It was a muddy mess The pretty sunset on our way home Watson was very happy that we are home, he could sit in his favorite place in the car-on my head Sunflower plantation next to the N14 This was February in Instagram  Some wise words Enjoying a Ginger Flavored Cuppacino at Maxi's Creating a panorama My pretty toe nails done by a lovely lady #tbt to a family holiday in Knysna New ROSE GOLD shoes from the Woolworths Sale Tom and I looking into each others eyes Finally received my Unisa certificate  Kruger Park Holiday Part 1  Gone Girl Book Review  Kruger Park Holiday Part 2  My favourite little guys birthday party Our wall cried some honey (this was happening when the bee nest was being removed) Yeah for Hugo Chocolate bunnies from Woolworths I'm so proud that my blog is doing so well #tbt to our wedding day Sunset in Chile Go check out Northwestmommy's Profile -she takes beautiful pictures  Kruger Park Holiday Part 3  Keeping time at our running club so we kill time by taking pictures of random mushrooms Now this is a salad Beautiful colors of the sky My hubby bought me a souvenir in Chile. I love scarves! Pretty little cupcakes for a princess birthday A pot of preservative free honey with compliments from our bee nest in the ceiling The best vegetarian pizza in Potch @ River Café New Bunny paws from Lindt at Woolworths-they are yummy! Striking a pose And another pose 

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