We were gifted with a term of Nurturing Nannies classes, and I can honestly say that it was the most wonderful gift, and it blessed three of us: me, my daughter and my nanny… truly the gift that kept on giving 🙂
We decided that, for a few reasons, we were not quite ready to send our little last-born lamb to school just yet, and that meant she would be at home with me when I was home, but mostly with her other mommy; her Nanny, Fungai. Continue reading “Nurturing Nannies | WIN”
We celebrated our little baby girl with the most perfectly PINK party, put together by the incredibly talented and wonderfully special Natasha Parsons from POSH Events. Historically I have always taken huge pride in throwing my kids’ parties myself, but I found myself without the time and energy, and Tash was an absolute lifesaver, and allowed me to feel completely part of the process, beginning to end!
I honestly cannot sing Tash’s praises highly enough. She heard my dreams for the party, put together a mood boards, worked within budget, and went above and beyond in terms of effort and time on this party. The details that she added to the event were too special, and she is made for this party planning life!
Our little two year old absolutely loved being the centre of attention, and particularly loved her jumping castle, and spent hours on it before, during and after the party!
Tash did all the decor – complete with perfume bottles that resembled the Chanel No 5 bottles #LOVE
She arranged all the suppliers and all set up and break down of all items. This included the balloons, of which a few of the tutu balloons popped before the party stared due to the wind and Tash arranged for the supplier to come back and do some more for us!!
Brooke and I twinned in Cotton On Kids tutus in blush pink. Of course she wore it best!
Continue reading “Brooklyn Turns Two-Tu Cute”
With so many over sweetened, artificially coloured, and sugared-up choices for kids, I absolutely love it when brands that offer healthy alternatives for kids make moms’ lives easier by making the products exciting and enticing for our littles.
One such brand is Laager, with their introduction of the #Tea4Kidz range. Not only is the packaging fun and exciting, the flavours are too! Continue reading “Tea4Kidz – Laager”
I met Claire Hodgson years ago through my great friend, Justine. A friend of a friend to me, and someone who I’ve stayed connected with through Facebook over the years and a brief catch-up as and when we have seen one another, but acquaintances nonetheless. When chatting with Justine (Juds) last week and checking in with her on how Claire was managing, we found ourselves asking each other what we could do to help Claire. If you are not familiar with Claire’s story, then you can read in more detail here; http://bit.ly/ClaireHFB but in summary, Claire was diagnosed in May this year (2018) with Stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma. Since then she has had 42 tumours surgically removed, had countless scans, infections and infusions. Through all of this Claire has remained gracious, positive, and an ever-increasing strength and belief that she will kick this thing!
Very quickly mine and Justine’s WhatsApp conversation went from ideas which turned Continue reading “Fundraiser Pics | Claire Kicking Cancer”
In concept stage of our house we had lots of ideas. There were loads of ideas of things we loved and hoped to try incorporate. I think I had hundreds of boards and pins on my Pinterest account, all individually dedicated to each space in the house. I had an idea of how I wanted to bring wood into the home to bring a more natural feel into the ‘chic’ decor style I was after. Black, white and gold can be a slightly harsh base from which to build your mood board, but by incorporating some natural elements like leather and wood can transform it into a chic yet warm and inviting living space.
It was all fairly simple to pin together mood boards of our dream of what the space should look like, but when these hopes & dreams were followed up with quotes and costings we just about cried ourselves to sleep at night… okay maybe that was just me…!
It wasn’t until we partnered with Coastal Timber that everything started to feel like our Continue reading “Our House Build | Coastal Timber”
I seem to get a lot of interaction when I share my OOTD posts on my Insta stories, so I thought I would put a little post together with some of my faves from August and September, linking or sharing the source of the clothes and shoes (cos you always seem to ask 🙂
Bodysuit: Superbalist – dailyfriday
Shoes: Pesso Espadrilles: Spat
Continue reading “#OOTD | August September”
sharing how we threw a lego party in the hope that it might help someone keen to do the same
If you saw anything about Jordy’s 4th birthday party, you’ll know that we celebrated our colorful boy with a colorful LEGO party hosted in our home. You can see a bit of the fun here.
Here are a few things we did to create the fun and bright LEGO party, which I thought were worth sharing in case your little one wants the same: Continue reading “How I created a LEGO party”
One of the most emotionally taxing experiences of my life so far
A few weeks ago we were invited to go away with friends to Phinda Bayete for a weekend in the bush. I have never been to Phinda, and being invited to this exclusive “Friends of Phinda” camp was such a treat for us. With the help of Justin’s mom and an Aupair who cared for our babies, we escaped for what was destined to be a magical weekend. We had no idea just what an experience was ahead of us! Continue reading “Rhino dehorning | my experience”
When I asked Jordy what theme he wanted for his birthday he responded – “I want what Jackson is having for his party”… He has serious heart eyes for his big brother, and wants everything he wants! But Jackson wanted a small Pirate Party with his besties, complete with a treasure hunt. Jordy though, as much as he idolises his big bro-bestie, is very different to him. Continue reading “Jordy’s LEGO Party”