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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…

Watercolour Heart Illustrations

When Jess from Watercolour Heart contacted me, i was squealing of excitement. Have you seen her gorgeous work? If not, don’t fret, i’m here to show you (and brag a little bit). Her work leaves you speechless. Not only did it leave me speechless, it left me in TEARS! You can tell Jess absolutely adores…

Mumu and Me

An absolute inspiration and total mom boss: Yep! that’s Elizabeth, blogger from Mumu and Me. From honesty and real posts, to tips for moms and even to a shop filled with some amazing goodies – Elizabeth does it all. (Friggin total mom boss, i wasn’t kidding!). I can browse on her website for hours, but even more…

Must Have Mondays

Ok so i need to start sharing some “must have” items i would truly recommend. Goodies or products that make my life a little bit easier with James around. I’m excited to start with none other than this amazing creation from Simply Child – a house shaped black board. A pretty awesome one at that!…

Lullaby Rock

Where do i even start? Man these clothes are so COOL! Totally trendy and extremely comfy. James loves his rocking gear and man do i struggle to get him out of these clothes. They just launched their winter collection and we are swooning over every piece they made! Trendy, affordable and comfy? You don’t get…

A Rainy Day

As much as i prefer summer since i have a child that practically wants to live outside, I am loving the rain Cape Town is getting lately. So much so, i dressed this child of mine as warm as i could, tried to find a little puddle in the road and had James go crazy.…

Our Breastfeeding Journey

So… i have been receiving a ton of questions regarding my breastfeeding journey with James. But first, a little disclaimer. This is not to guilt trip any mother that formula feeds, this is not to bash formula feeding moms and this is not to promote breastfeeding as the top choice. I am sharing MY journey…

Mauritius Look Book

I want to show you all a few of my favorite outfits James wore on our recent trip to Mauritius. Even though he was either naked or in his swimming costume most of the time, we still managed to dress up a little teeny tiny bit. First up is a Lullaby Rock outfit we just…

Little Baby K has a name

Since we started trying for a baby, we started thinking of names. Nothing on google was appealing and we haven’t heard a name we truly love. We found a girls name we really liked and if it was a girl, it would have been Sadie Grace Kruger. But as it’s obviously in the stars that…

Zach and Lily Apparel

Inspired by their own two kiddo’s, owners of Zach and Lily are two South African mommies bringing you trendy fashion locally! Everything is designed and made right here locally which is a big thumbs up for any new company around here. Their clothing range is neutral, yet so super edgy for boys and girls. I…

Winter Essentials : Tiny Tribe Playsuits

I decided i am going to start blogging about our winter essentials – mommy and toddler related. The weather is getting cooler and our winter wardrobe started sneaking in. This post is a winter essential item for the little people, and boy does my little person love this outfit. In a way it’s kind of for…

Sunscreen IS important

James has a fair skin. And with a fair skin, comes a “fair” amount of responsibility. He burns so quickly so we always have sunscreen handy. We received some Celltone sunscreen to test out and where better to test it than Mauritius! We packed our sunscreen and i was very keen to use it as…

Half way there!

20 weeks preggo! Man oh man it went by fast. We are just this much closer to meeting little baby Kruger… (His name will be revealed very soon!) So how did these past 20 weeks go? Hmmm. Well good and bad. Morning sickness kicked my arse for a good few weeks, i started eating things…

ByRoeline & Co : For mom

ByRoeline and Little Meraki have joined forces to create some awesome mom tee’s! I have the preggers one (for obvious reasons) and let me tell you, these shirts are so soft. No kidding, they seriously so incredibly soft and feels amazing on your skin. These are a must have for any mommy and can be…

Gender reveal – It’s a…

Let me start by saying i never knew what it would be until my husband pulled the string of that box. We went to our fetal assessment and asked our gynae to keep it to herself and write it on a piece of paper for us. We handed the envelope to one of our good…

A monochrome kinda party

This year we decided to be superheros. Awesome, monochrome, swiss cross lovin’ superheros. Even though the birthday boy did not want to wear his cape and crown and play superhero with the rest of them, he still had a blast! We partied for 6 hours, had a lot of cake, jumped until our legs got…

Praising your self worth

I have been taking time to work on myself. To better myself. To be myself. Something so incredibly simple, but yet so complex. Where do you start? Self worth. You need to know what YOU are worth. And chances are, you are worth A LOT more than you give yourself credit for. We all have…

The Exhausting Reality

I AM EXHAUSTED. It’s so hard you know. I wanted this, i wanted to be pregnant before James gets older. But having a 2 year old and being in my first trimester, it (almost) killed me some days. But : some sort of miracle happened and James just changed. No more daily tantrums, whining and…

Dandy Lion

The owner of Dandy Lion kids has not only nailed trendy prints and designs for kids, but also nailed top quality guaranteed to last! She does it all (not sure how being a mommy herself) but goodness – her range is incredible. Knitted beanies, soft sole leather shoes, winter and summer clothes all year around, bandana…

What’s inside my brand new diaper bag?

I had some serious luck last week because i won myself a Jean Kelly leather baby bag! How amazing? I never win anything and hardly enter competitions just because of that reason so the look on my face when i saw my name up on their announcement post, was probably quite priceless. I have been…

Little I

So if you follow our Instagram handle, i’m sure you must have seen our posts at Kamers Vol Geskenke last year. It was one amazing market and I met some stunning people – including the owners of Little I Brand. The simplicity of their kiddies clothes appealed to me and i was picturing James in…

Promoted to big brother… finally?

Yes, finally with a question mark. To those who haven’t ever struggled to conceive their beautiful kids, you might find this post quite boring. To those who have indeed struggled, i admire you and feel your pain.   I got the slightest taste of what infertility feels like. By no means was it that bad…

Tickled Baby and Kids

We just love finding new brands and when Tickled Baby and Kids popped into my Instagram feed i was so drawn to them! Quirky, fun and oh-so-monochrome. This little woodlands theme is just beyond adorable and perfect for your woodlands inspired nursery. They were so sweet and even named their bunny scatter after James since…

Don’t be like the rest of them, Darling

Well damn. I haven’t blogged in forever. Well not forever, probably two months? When Christmas came, it’s like life just stopped and I was in “pause” mode watching life go by while I stand stuck. I’m getting into the swing of things again and I am absolutely loving it, but being pregnant and having an…

A Monochrome Christmas

A Monochrome Christmas – A what? A monochrome Christmas? Have you gone insane Chenel? Monochrome EVERYTHING?? No, i havent gone mad. (that i am aware of anyway…) It’s no secret i love monochrome and i couldn’t wait to decorate our Christmas corner with just that : mono-freaking-chrome! So i got together with a few companies…

Christmas Outfit : Day Eight

Christmas Outfit : Day Eight – I promised to show more Monkeybum outfits and here is one i am obsessed with! Definitely in my top 3 Christmas Outfits i think. View the photos below to see why i love it so much! House Box : Olly Polly Peg Dolls : Rose and Vickory Shoes :…

Christmas Outfit : Day Seven

“Oh Schnooky Pie Oh Schnooky Pie, how lovely are thy clothing….” Don’t mind me, its 11:44pm and i am burning the midnight oil. Showing you guys all these gorgeous outfits is hard work you know! (Kidding, not kidding, its hard work but i love it!) So here we are day 7 : ‘Best Gift Ever”…

Christmas Outfit : Day Six

Christmas Outfit : Day Six – Lullaby Rock have been one of my favorite brands since i laid eyes on them. The rock and roll style and monochrome outfits have me all heart-eyed! So this brings me to outfit number 6. This is a little less obvious “Christmas Style” but the stars give it that…

Christmas Outfit : Day Five

Christmas Outfit : Day Five – Oliver and Bean make the most amazing little rompers. When they posted a sneakpeek of this one, i just had to have it! Not only is this romper amazing, Oliver and Bean collaborated with Luscious Junior to make matching moccasins! I was in heaven. They pair so beautifully together…

Christmas Outfit : Day Four

Christmas Outfit : Day Four – So Monkeybum nails it every year with the Christmas outfits. (Girl moms, you have to see their girly range!). This year we worked together on a few designs and these are just two of them. I love these tees so much! So different and perfect for a summer Christmas.…

Christmas Outfit : Day Three

Christmas Outfit : Day Three – Today we showcasing the oh-so-talented Laura from Work of Heart’s onesies. We have two options here that we love : The deer and the tree. They both so beautiful and perfect a summer Christmas! We played around a bit with fake snow and James absolutely loved it. What kid…

Christmas Outfit : Day Two

Christmas Outfit : Day Two – Something simplistic, a little toned down but still oh-so-cute! James is wearing a ByRoeline Christmas onesie that we just love. Pair it with a little Santa hat, a pair of leggings and you are good to go! Or pair it with nothing at all, it will still look just as…

Christmas Outfit : Day One

Christmas Outfit : Day One – So from the 1st of December, i will be bringing you 12 days of giveaways. (If you havent yet seen it, click here and find the latest post to enter) But not only am i doing giveaways, i am also showcasing 12 Christmas outfits for your little one! Unisex of course 😉…

Simply Child

Simply Child : Where do i even start with this post? Simply Child left me speechless when i saw their products in front of me. I just kept staring at the craftsmanship and absolute impeccable attention to detail. If you own anything from them, you will know what i am talking about! I believe their dipped…

Let Him Sleep

Let Him Sleep, for when he wakes, he will move mountains.   A quote that sounds so sweet and oh-so-beautiful but as a mom i read it this way : Let that child sleep, for when he wakes, he will not only move mountains, he will climb over them, paint them with Sudocrem, scream at them,…

Living In Creative Fear

Yes, i realize that headline sounds quite deep. It’s actually quite lighthearted, a little serious but lighthearted none the less. You see, i have been having conversations with a few of the companies we work with and it all boils down to this : They live in constant fear that they not able to make…

Wolf Wolf Kids

Wolf Wolf Kids : #iamawolfie – have you seen that hashtag floating around? Well we are definitely part of the wolfie team as we just love their goodies. The illustrations of the wolfies are so unique and seriously SO cute. Have you seen them yet? If you havent, i urge you to head on over…

Scandi Bunnies

So if you know anything about James, you should know he is quite obsessed with bunnies. Doesn’t matter how the bunny looks, as long as it looks like a bunny. So when Zoe from Scandi Home Decor contacted me to shoot some bunnies for her, it’s clear what my answer would be. I was beyond…

Mayalief

Mayalief :   Michelle from Mayalief in one sentence : Passionate with a heart of pure gold. This woman was the first monochrome decor company i found and boy was i glad i found her! Monochrome heaven people! I probably have around 10 Mayalief scatters that i switch around in the room and playroom and…

La Fede

La Fede : When I started scouting products for James’ big boy room, I came across La Fede. I was in awe of all their gorgeous products! From moneyboxes, to wooden cameras (I was sold right there!) to characters with the coolest names. Ever since i i found La Fede, i have been comepletely obsessed.…

Work of Heart

Work Of Heart   Every kid needs (yes needs!) a set of blocks from Work of Heart. She customizes it exactly how you would like it and knows what you want before you even know it yourself. But her talent doesn’t stop there… Lovely Laura makes everything from birth/name/photo blocks to Santa Sacks to wooden…

Your Past Doesn’t Define You

I wish life could be all sunshine and rainbows – or wait scratch that. The struggles mould you, shape you into who you destined to be. You can choose what to do with those struggles : use it for attention, use it as an excuse or use it to shape yourself in the best version…

Vera Jayne

If you looking for the queen of slouchy beanies, pom pom beanies, knitted headbands and a whole lot of other handmade goods, i would definitely recommend beautiful, sweet Vera! Vera has a heart of gold and a roaring passion for her handmade products and it shows in every product. When a business owner pours so…

James’ Big Boy Room : Adventure

So James’ room gets changed around quite often. I change the teepee, bedding and soft toys and pillows and give the room a brand new look. So this theme is the adventure theme. With the big bear on the bed and the natural cream teepee it gives a different feel in between all the monochrome…

Totem Teepee

So after finding teepee printed clothing at Tiny Tribe, i was searching high and low for an actual Teepee for James’ room. And boy oh boy am i glad i came across the lovely Tammy and Roy from TotemTeepee. Ordering my teepee on a Wednesday and receiving it the Thursday afternoon? Thats service my friends!…

Tiny Tribe Kids

This was the very first brand we started repping for. This was last year July already! (Whats repping? Well more on that soon.) I soon became very close with the owner of Tiny Tribe and she is honestly one of my closest friends now. Her designs and entire look of her clothing range was exactly…

The Playroom Makeover

Why a big fuss? Why the big “reveal”? Well, i worked damn hard to get it perfect. Every supplier involved worked damn hard on their products too. So i will make a fuss, i will be proud and i will tell you over and over how in love i am with this room because hell,…