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How to Make Rainbow Cupcakes

Over the last few weeks we have all had to be very creative in occupying our kids while being at home and baking was a great activity for me and my daughter to do together. If I'm being honest, I have shied away from doing baking with my daughter previously because of...

How to Make a Slouchy Beanie

All of a sudden the mornings are darker and the evenings are chilly... Yip, Winter will soon be upon us. Why not whip up a cute slouchy beanie in time for Winter? I love this beanie because it is loose and comfy and keeps my head nice and toasty warm. This pattern is...

Pink Himalayan Salt and Grapefruit Body Scrub

As a Mom I don't often have time to pamper myself but there are small things that I try find time to do for myself at home to spoil myself. One of these things is keeping a jar of homemade body scrub in my bathroom. Once or twice a week I spoil myself and use my body...

How to Crochet an Easy Triangle Shawl

My biggest motivation when beginning a crochet project is learning something new. When deciding on a new project to tackle, I try to choose something that will allow me to increase my skills as a crocheter. The triangle shawl begun as an attempt to learn how to...

Organic Honey and Coconut Oil Lip Balm

If you live in South Africa, like I do, or you have visited recently, you will know just how dry the climate is at the moment. My skin takes such a beating and I am constantly on the look out for products to help keep my skin, lips and hair hydrated. I have been doing...

My Top 5 Tips for Travelling Alone with a Toddler

Travelling with kids can be an extremely daunting thought and I think that a lot of the time we hold ourselves back as parents when it comes to travelling because of how formidable the task seems. I have so often heard people say that they want to travel before they...

The Hobby Mom Accessory Bag

It all began with a little idea at the end of last year to make a few accessory bags for the ladies in my family. My first attempts turned out so well and made such lovely gifts that I have made more and more of these little bags. They are now my favourite creation....

Cactus Tumblers: In 6 Easy Steps

I have always loved the look of terrariums and cactus gardens in glass bowls. They are such a lovely feature to have in your home or out on your deck. I found glass tumblers lying around my house and decided to try grow some cactus and succulent cuttings in them to...

Bushkloof Nguni Farm Cottage

60kms from Grahamstown, nestled in the bushveld on the way to Fort Beaufort, sits Bushkloof Nguni Farm Cottage. A true hidden gem. The owners Vernon and Julie have converted their old family home into accommodation for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle and...

Butternut Soup for a Rainy Day

When the rain is gently falling outside and you are in the mood for something warm and comforting, butternut soup is the way to go. It’s healthy and filling and so easy to make.  This recipe makes a lot of soup but I always prefer to make a big batch so that I...
Weekend Getaway to Storms River

Weekend Getaway to Storms River

The Garden Route in South Africa is one of the most beautiful drives you will ever experience. With the ocean to one side and mountains and forests on the other, this area of South Africa is hard to beat. In June 2018 we made a spur of the moment decision to go away...

Less screen time, more book time!

Less screen time, more book time!

In the modern world that we live in it is so easy to slip into a cycle of constant screen time. This year I have set myself a challenge to read 12 books. I find myself every night putting on a mindless sitcom and falling asleep to my laptop screen and I want to break...

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