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Christmas Is Coming

Christmas – oh Christmas! My favorite time of year. Since it’s only 7 days until it’s finally Christmas day, I thought I would share all our favorite outfits and celebrate some Christmas cheer! First up on Monochrome Monday (wow when last did we do one?), we have Tiny Tribe and their ever so gorgeous Christmas…

This is a job, not a easy way to get free shit.

I have so much on my heart and I need to write. Need to vent, need to explain and i definitely need to find a way to calm down. People think blogging is easy. What i do is easy. They think i have the best life just getting everything i want at no charge. Are…

To the women struggling with infertility

I know you. I know the hurt. I know the pain. I know the sadness. I was there. This time of year, I’m reminiscing on our infertility journey. I go back to my “trying to conceive” Instagram account. I go through all my posts i posted while trying. I relive the moments, the sadness, the…

Lady And The Lad

When this account popped up on my feed, I was amazed. The beauty, the simplicity, the craftsmanship, the attention to detail and the love. It was so intriguing and I kept watching the account to see it grow. See what they have to offer. To see what amazing products they will be selling to the…

And then Jax turned 3 months old

A quarter of a year. Really? Can it be? Must admit, he was a much easier baby than James was. James took me to hell and back. Although, since he turned 3 months old, Jax decided to change the game. Crying. Oh SO much crying. From him and from me. The dreaded witching hour arrived…

Earthchild Clothing

Since James was a little boy (well he is still very little but you know what I mean), i found myself walking into Earthchild very often. Their organic clothing is just so soft to the touch and they always have the most beautiful designs available. Clothes kids could play in. They can get get the…

Kulala Baba

You all know me by now. I am honest and if i don’t like something or someone, I will tell you. This review would have been pretty negative but then something happened THAT day. It was one of those days where you wanted to leave the screaming baby in the room and lock the door,…

Christmas Giveaway

If you follow me, you know i LOVE my giveaways. I love to make it special for you all and this year is no different. The photo i posted could not exactly show each product as nice as it should be shown so, i took some close ups so you can see more of what…

Hello Narcissist, I see you.

By now, you should know I am not afraid to give my opinion of things i see or about things that happen. I sit and observe as much as I interact. I see the nasties around and I see the genuine souls. In every industry you get bad seeds but man, it get’s to a…

Sliding Into December

December, the BEST time of the year! I absolutely adore Christmas time. Everything is just different in December – in a good way of course. I saw that a mommy i have been following a while on Instagram, started up her own company called Declan and Leah. They make gorgeous kids toys and furniture and…

It was time for a change

It was time for a change You know, i started this with NO intentions. It was fun, i enjoyed meeting all these local brands and i loved showcasing everything i bought from them. Slowly but surely it turned into a blog where i can chat and get real with you guys. Then, i started getting…

Sleepyhead SA

So trendy, so beautiful and oh-so-necessary! Jaxson loves his Sleepyhead sleeping pod and we even use it for playtime. He has started rolling around so i put him snug in his sleepyhead for some sensory play with his Olly Polly playgym. Sleepyhead just launched a variety of extremely beautiful covers and we were lucky enough…

Clothing rail by Simply Child

It’s new, it’s fabulous, it’s the brand new clothing rail by none other than, Simply Child. I have been begging Lindsay to add a shoe shelf to the bottom part of their existing clothing rail and lookie lookie – now we have one! It’s super awesome as now all those pretty shoes don’t have to…

When bloggers get greedy

Oh boy, I’m probably going to get a lot of hate for this… You know, i was chatting to a couple brand owners the other day and the topic that came up frequently was “social media influencers and bloggers”. A new brand will pop up on Instagram and it’s like moths to a flame! First…

Vida Nova

Have you heard, there is a new kid in town! The new kid on the block, but i can tell you now, they are going to rock the kiddies scene like never before. The time, effort and thought Carike (owner) has put into her brand speaks volumes and she refused to rush her business to…

Just Chillin Summer Range

Ah, the owner of this company just melted my heart when i met her. Sweet, sincere, bubbly and so incredibly kind. I love how different her clothing is but still so on trend. Being in the manufacturing business for 18 years before starting her own venture, she knows exactly what kids want and how to…

A change is as good as a holiday

I saw some new shelves over at Simply Child and just had to incorporate it into his room. I love how unique these shelves are and the little “extra” it adds to the room. I was so nervous to ask Eugene to drill more holes in James’ room but he just laughed and said “Those…

Lullaby Rock Summer

Summer is here (for the most part) and Lullaby Rock has the most rocking threads for kids! I can only show you some of the boys items but the girls items are just are freakin’ cool. Lullaby Rock never dissapoints. (insert cool kid emoji here) Shop the look at : http://www.lullabyrock.com/

Jaxson’s Birth Pictures

I really wanted a birth photographer for James but i didn’t even know something like that was possible. So doing my research while pregnant with Jaxson, i found so many birth photographers out there and it was quite overwhelming! Then i came across Anne. Anne is such a wonderful human being and so incredibly caring.…

Olly Polly Read

“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax. All you need is a book” Dr Seuss There are so many benefits when it comes to reading to your children, or having them read to you. It’s such an important part of growing up and in today’s day and age, it’s quickly being…

It’s never easy – especially the guilt.

Motherhood isn’t easy. AT ALL. Whoever says it is, is probably lying or is a freakin’ superhuman because i haven’t met one mom that says it’s all beautiful butterflies and roses. Mom-ing is damn hard. But with being a mom, comes a whole load of guilt. I have never had such a rush of guilty…

Keedo International

Ever heard of Keedo? You must have seen them around. In your local mall perhaps? Or maybe on social media? Well if you haven’t, good thing you are here because I can give you a taste of what they offer right here. Their summer range consists of a variety of colors – mostly yellow, light…

Stylish breastfeeding-friendly clothing? Say whaaatt?

Where was Anneen when I was breastfeeding James??? Just realized that sentence sounds a little strange. Who is Anneen? Well she is the talented designer and maker behind Anneen Henze Collection and has been killing the local fashion scene. I wore a few of her items during winter and now, I am a proud ambassador for…

Mini teepee’s and brotherly love

I begged and I pleaded for Totem Teepee to make me a mini tepee for my mini kid. I was over the moon when this gorgeous little grey beauty rocked up at my door! It’s perfect for Jax, perfect in his room and seems it’s perfect for my little James too. Yesterday Jax was coo-ing,…

A Bath time Lifesaver

I’m going to start off with saying that YES, we LOVE this product. It’s only been day two of using it but I am so addicted to this amazing little invention from Simply Child. Bath time with Jaxson has been hell to be honest, I dreaded bathing him. No matter what we do, it usually ends…

Dad approved diaper bag

So I couple of times I have heard from my mommy friends that dads (or dad-to-be’s) want a diaper bag they feel proud to carry around. Something that doesn’t look like a handbag. Something a little more unisex. Cause face it, he will be carrying it around a lot too! Jan- Pierewiet leather bags sent…

Lilliput 2017

Lilliput 2017 – A definite go-to market! Isn’t it amazing when a bunch of brands come together under one roof where we can all shop their latest goodies? Anneke did one A-MA-ZING job at organizing this beautiful event. I got there at 11AM and it was packed. So many mommies, prams, babies and kids –…

“The Index” by Spree.co.za

Man, you know i love me some matchy-matchy sneakers. James and I probably have around 4 pairs that match. I started loving sneakers shortly after finding out i was going to be a boy mom. I kept thinking about all those Pinterest images of those boys wearing similar outfits to their moms and was like…

What’s in my hospital bag?

With a week to go to, i can finally share my hospital bag. I made lists and lists and lists and put in and packed out, but i think I am finally happy with how it is. I tend to get a little OCD with things like these and i will lie awake at night…

Coping

Coping. The one word i have been hearing over and over and over. “How are you coping – with pregnancy, with James, with work?” Man i gotta tell you, it’s NO walk in the park. They say each pregnancy is different – SO true. Winter has not treated us well. I have been super sick…

A Monochrome Breakfast

So James isn’t a big breakfast eater and usually just nibbles. (Which is fine, each kid is different). Today we have a little photo series of James sitting at his Simply Child table (a MUST for any kid, these tables make them feel so independant), eating his brekkie with his brand new Design Letters set.…

Our Maternity Session

Maternity sessions are a big trend and i have been planning mine since i found out i was pregnant. Folder full of screenshots on my phone, let the photographer know immediately (since she was pregnant with twins at the time!) and i spoke to one amazing dress designer i know. Well the 17th of July…

Zach and Lily Winter Range

So on this gloomy cold Cape Town evening, i want to warm you up with some winter gear from the Zach and Lily range! I have introduced them a little before on their Autumn range – click here to see that post. Two moms rocking the kiddy fashion world one season at a time! I…

Getting free shit is so cool!

Getting free shit is so cool! Couriers know my name and life story already, the packages pile up in my office some days and the amount of paper and packaging i have recycled is mind blowing! Getting free shit is so cool man, it must be so awesome being an influencer for a brand/company. I…

A Serene Little Space

House Beds : The new trend for kiddies rooms. Simply Child has made these in every size you can think of – even cribs! The one in these pictures is made for a toddler and just perfect all around. I will be showcasing different ways to style this house bed but for now, here is…

James’ Mustard Room

James’ has had his monochrome room for well over a year now. I finally decided to add a pop of color and then obviously had to go with mustard! And not just in a subtle way… I asked Tammy for Totem Teepee to make us a mustard teepee to add that edge to the room…

Custom Designs From Tiny Tribe

Y’all know i love me some custom goodies! I have been working with Linda for a while to get some new fresh ones on her site and she finally got around to it. How absolutely cool did they turn out? LOVING THEM! Got a few for both my boys in different styles. They can be…

Jaxson’s Nursery Is (Finally) Complete

Jaxson’s Nursery Is (Finally) Complete I just loved working on this little (or big) project with a whole lot of talented makers. It was incredible seeing everything coming together exactly like I envisioned! Every single maker played such a special role in this room and i am extremely proud of everyone for making such beautiful…

Keep Warm With Simply Child

Keep Warm With Simply Child Winter came with a bang and it is fricken freezing every day! The evenings became quite a problem as James would not keep his fluffy gown on after bath time. But then i saw this amazing little creation and just had to try it. Works like a bomb! A fluffy…

Greenery Inspired Baby Shower

Greenery Inspired Baby Shower By now, all of you should know I have a love for styling and conceptualizing. So, i decided to arrange my OWN baby shower (yup – I’m that insane), and even better – have a joint baby shower with hubby since all our friends are couples/married anyway. It turned out absolutely…

Bump Style Series : #1

So to kick off our bump style series, I’m starting with this gorgeous Anneen Henze sequin shirt paired with a cardigan from her collection too. I am so in love with the comfy feel of the shirt and cardigan, something you don’t find too often in trendy maternity wear! I love that i can dress…

Friday Winter Outfit By Naartjie

Friday Winter Outfit By Naartjie Winter has crept up and temperatures have dropped so low, that we just have to break out the bulky jackets and layers. Naartjie has you covered with a couple amazing options to keep your little one warm! For today, we chose this super snug army green and grey jacket (with…

Little Handmade

When the courier arrived at my door, and i saw it’s a parcel from Little Handmade, i had no idea what to expect. I knew she was creating a special box for me, but when i opened it, tears ran down my face. The love, care and thought that went into every piece absolutely blew…

Snoozzz Sleepgear

Tents with matching beds – any little persons playtime (and sleeptime)’s dream. A little home away from home, to play, explore, imagine and create. Reading books seem more interesting when you have a little nook to call your own – your very own little hideaway space. Big enough to fit some friends in there too…

Embracing Motherhood

Embracing Motherhood     A topic i have been chatting about for a while on my social media handles. Why is this so important to me? Well read more below and you might just understand. If you are a mother, you know very well that you get highs and lows. There’s days where you just…

The big “I” : Infertility

Infertility. Why is this not spoken about more freely? Why are we ashamed of our struggles falling pregnant or having miscarriages? Why do we wait 13 weeks before we can share pregnancy news to make sure we are in the “safe zone”? I’m confused to say the least. Maybe because i’m a glass half full…

Winter Greens

Winter Greens It’s no secret that i have been loving greenery and the magic touch it adds to outfits and living spaces, so when Tiny Tribe said they want to release an army green color leggings, i was jumping up and down of excitement! The color is absolutely on trend right now and you will…

Some More Grey & White (Not Sorry)

Grey and White – You Can’t Go Wrong! I adore the combo. I just posted about this simplistic little combo last week and here I am again. It’s minimalist, it’s neutral and oh-so-heavenly. This time I dressed James in those snuggly little playsuits that Tiny Tribe makes and brought his Totem Teepee into the mix.…

Blogger Cliques : Are they real?

Cliques exist everywhere. I honestly did not expect it in the blogging community but they are most definitely there! When you are a blogger, the things you do, say, love and hate might irritate someone, not because of what you have done, but because of their own insecurities and less-than-adult nature. My mom always has…

A Grey Monday

….Nope it’s not as bad as the headline. In fact, today we created a little peaceful and serene space in the studio, showcasing just that : Peace and Serenity. You know, i read the following the other day and it just spoke to me : “The older i get, the more i appreciate authenticity, and…