Hello again lovelies! It is almost time for me to come back to you properly (and just in time for me to start preparing you for Christmas!!). This week marks the last week of my #CarseatFullstop campaign. I have a million things to do and a million more plans for the future, but I am going to take a proper breather (like a day or two of nothing but Charly) in the school holidays. And I have so much to say and share and tell you about! It has been an insane, but rewarding few months! But enough about that… It is time for what you have all been waiting for!!! Are you my Volvo Britax winner?? [Read more…]
Hello everybody!! Sorry for the delay in winner announcement. As you can see below, the winner draw isn’t always the easiest of things to manage 🙂 But with some running around like a crazy person and some scene changes, we did get a winning number and we have a winner for our beautiful Malaville Malina!
I decided to start the weekend right, by doing ANOTHER giveaway! Many of you will have seen the gorgeous Malaville Dolls that Charly received from Toy Kingdom a few weeks ago. We loved them so much I asked them veeeeeery nicely if I could have one to give away to one of my amazing readers… And they said yes! Yay Toy Kingdom! COMPETITION CLOSED – Winner announced here!
Everybody knows by now that I have been invisible to you guys the past few months because of my car seat campaign #CarseatFullstop. You also know I turned Charly back rearwards-facing. I promised I would tell you all about it and review the Volvo Maxway car seat… So, here we go!
This Yookidoo giveaway has been one of my very favourites! I have loved the excitement and enthusiasm you have all shown for the brand and the toys themselves 🙂 I love it when something I love is loved as much by you all!! It makes my heart happy. And it makes my heart extra happy that I get to make one of you a Yookidoo winner! [Read more…]
When I was pregnant I spent hours in the bath watching Charly move around in my tummy, she loved the water even then. The bath is still her favourite place to be. Because of that, over the past 2 years we have accumulated quite a collection of bath toys. Bath crayons, bath beads, gels, bubbles, sponges, bath stickers, bath faces, boats, cups, watering cans… Her favourite by far was the Yookidoo Flow n Fill I got her for Christmas. Before Yookidoo South Africa sent us 2 new ones to try for International Bath Day (today, 14 June). [Read more…]
I have this overwhelming urge to dress all the kids I know in these little chef outfits from 3rd Kid Creations. I suspect I have found Charly’s next birthday party theme (yes, I realise we just had her birthday party and that the next is almost a whole year away). She LOVES cooking and being in the kitchen and dad teaches her how to do everything herself. I nearly fainted when I walked into the kitchen and she was peeling a potato – DANGER DANGER!!!! But daddy was right there and he watches her like a hawk… so I just stay out of the kitchen to calm my nerves. I hope our 3rd Kid Creations winner loves cooking just as much! [Read more…]
One of my favourite things about having this blog and Tums 2 Tots, is the amazing talent I come across while doing it. I have a thing about handmade items, as many of you will know; and this amazing small business owner that found me through Tums 2 Tots uses her talent to hand make the MOST adorable goods for kids! Meet Farayi Chikwete of 3rd Kid Creations!
When I posted a million years ago, I mentioned that I was trying out Umatie baby and kids food. The fact that my toddler is embracing the terrible twos with every iota of her little being and refusing to eat pretty much anything, means that this review was delayed. By a lot. [Read more…]
Most of you know I have had a very rough few weeks. With Miss C being sick and then me being sick and then the huge backlog of work that results from being sick, plus the endless public holidays – these are NOT welcome when you run your own businesses – and C’s bizarre behaviour of late. I am feeling frazzled. A couple of weeks ago, I was having a particularly awful week and then I got the opportunity to try a new service called SweepSouth. You guys, I got a magic cleaning fairy that transformed the chaos of my house from having a sick toddler at home into one of those TV screen houses in 4 hours! And I booked it 2 days before. [Read more…]
I know you have been seeing SCHNOOKY PIE everywhere lately, and with good reason. Once our mommy community finds something we love, we tend to want to share it with everyone. We also tend to suffer from terrible FOMO (fear of missing out) when we start seeing all of our friends talking about something we don’t know about. Schnooky Pie babygrows are the perfect example of practical meets passion – and NOTHING is more amazing than when that magic happens. To make absolutely sure that you know ALL about this awesome proudly South African brand, I chatted to owner and creator Jaclyn Holmes. Schnooky Pie provides a gorgeous solution to a problem EVERY mom has! Read more to find out what it is… [Read more…]
More holidays are on the way and you know what that means in my household? More personalised special order gifts for Charly and the other littles I am blessed to be surrounded with. So you can JUST imagine my reaction when one of my all time favourite brands Rainbow Magic got in touch and wanted to send me something special for Charly for Easter. And then the follow up happy dance when the awesome Leigh offered to give one of YOU something special too! SO here we go – your chance to win Easter magic with Rainbow Magic! [Read more…]