I know it always seems like I vanish from the earth during the #CarseatFullstop campaign; but now that I am going to be running it year-round (yay!! And so much exciting news on that later) I am going to have to learn to balance it with the rest of my life a bit better. But since I suck at balance, for now, I’m just going to bombard you with all things Christmas and give away all the cool things until you forget that I’ve been scarce this year! It seems only fitting to kick this all off by reviewing an awesome Cape Town photographer who has a magic touch with kids and cameras. The lovely Josie from Josie Photography, caught little Miss Charly’s excitement as she opened up some of the most gorgeous gifts around for this Christmas! (Christmas lists coming soon!!!) Aaaand we put together a little something-something for you, where one of you won a mini Christmas themed photoshoot AND a gorgeous Cotton Candyfloss Christmas chalkboard! Congratulations Rebecca Wolmarans!
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.
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.
As some of you might be aware, February is host to pregnancy awareness week. The purpose of this week is to promote and share knowledge on the importance of proper prenatal care and how to best have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. With that in mind, I have teamed up with Preggi Bellies to share a little on the importance of healthy balanced exercise during pregnancy, and they have agreed to give my readers – you – a free medical screening and a free class so you can see what they do.
One of my favourite experiences from my pregnancy was the 4D scan; it is also one of the things I recommend to any new parents to be. So when Melanie Reyneke from Peek-A-Babe approached me about sharing her business with you all, I was definitely on board. I agreed to do a promotional Facebook post for her (which I will still do), but while I was working on it I started having such amazing memories of seeing my little girl clearly for the first time that I decided to turn it into a completely unsponsored post 🙂
Yesterday’s post shared the amazing journey my friend Laverne and I began last week with our South African Sisterhood group on Facebook. As you can likely tell from my absence of late, there has been more than just that project underway. I have so many things happening at the same time, that I thought I would do what I did last time and do a catchup post telling you all about what I am up to.
You know how I adore personalised everything? Well, I found a little corner of the Internet called Rainbow Magic and I instantly wanted to buy all the things!!
I’m actually quite sad this giveaway is over. Getting kids reading and loving books is something I am passionate about and The Book Owl is such an amazing way to support that.
A short while ago I heard about an amazing kiddies book service called The Book Owl from the amazing Cassey (whose name you might recognise from here). We share a love for books and reading and a plan for passing on that love to our kids; which seems to be working really well so far 🙂
I need a massage. For real, I’m not even using that as a fake lead in. If you were online this weekend, then you may have seen me post about what I am up to at the moment; and if you read that, you will know that I mean it with all my heart – I need a massage. And I will have booked one with the amazing Berneen from Mummy Massage by the time this post goes live.
A few weeks ago I received the sweetest email from Jessica Antoinette Doré, introducing herself and her new business to me. She was so sincere and so excited to share her gift with you all that I was instantly won over.
One of my goals for this year was to cook one new thing a month. Although I haven’t managed one a month, I’ve had bursts of time where I have done a few new recipes in a single month and then none again for ages. The tentative plan to start recipe posts is facing the same issue as trialling the recipes themselves… time, or a severe lack of time.
Happy Monday Mommas and Mommas-to-be!
You guys, after the last week I cannot WAIT to get Leebee in to give me some quiet time with Brett. This baby-toddler transition plus cutting 6 teeth is a bit too much! Anyway… One of you will be feeling the same anticipation for a breather, knowing your babies are in safe hands, in a minute!