Friday, 30 September 2011


I came across these precious stamps {from eat | pray | create} and just think they are the sweetest! You can use them on notes, party favors, invitations, fabric … pretty much anything! And their prices, pretty darn good! +- R50 a stamp. Best part you can always change up the look with different color ink!

Love Speech Bubble Hand Carved Rubber Stamp
Hello Hand Carved Rubber Stamp
Thanks Cloud Hand Carved Rubber Stamp
Cute Little Mustache Hand Carved Rubber Stamp

saturday mornin' breakfast?

Martha, you brilliant woman you! How yum (and impressive) does this look?

For the easy peasy how to:

Thursday, 29 September 2011

I ♥ sale

Gorgeous dresses & tops from H&M, Zara and more for next to nothing prices ... Stay tuned ...

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

ninja bread men

hehehe. How cute? From

washi tape

I know its early but I have just placed my order for this gorgeous Christmas washi tape! How divine are my Christmas pressi's going to look this year!? From and they deliver to SA!

NEW Japanese washi masking tape Xmas Tag
NEW Japanese washi masking tape Xmas Tag

chicken pie

This is one of my hubbys fav meals! And this is by far the best recipe I have tried, although I left out the Marsala wine (wth is that?), the bacon & sweet corn instead I added green pepper, mushrooms, onion & peas (we looove them veggies) 

I also made a big, bear sized pie not small little ones (those are a cool idea if you having a few people over.) Oh and mine has hearts, everything tastes & looks better with hearts ... Obviously! ;)

Please excuse the bad blackberry quality pic. Can someone please buy me an iphone!
Click HERE for the recipe

Monday, 26 September 2011

shoooes with hearts

Aren't these shoes too gorge? Love them! Lucky for me one of the book club girls is the official SA supplier so I am getting my pair at a speeeecial price! YAY! For more styles & prints (obviously my fav is the heart print but there are so many more diffrent ones available) visit their facebook page HERE

dove you're amazing

Ever felt silk between your fingers? Well, I hadn't either, until I washed my locks with Dove's new range of Intense Damage Therapy shampoo & conditioner. I was originally hesitant to try it, I mean Dove has never done hair stuff before how could their first batch be perfect right? My sister however, who has the same hair length & thickness as me bought this product & has not stopped singing its praises saying she just looooves washing her hair. Who loves washing their hair!? Well, I was convinced & anyhoo I love Doves products, I use Dove deo, soap and Summer Glow moisturiser, so decided I'd give it a go.

After one wash & about 2 minutes of conditioning, my hair felt light, clean & wonderfully nourished. And the comb effortlessly made its way through my wet tresses (this is usually a painful tug of war battle.)

After blow drying (which is honestly the biggest mission of my life), my hair was soft & silky. I'm talking salon quality people with NO fancy serums! Amazing!

My verdict: If you can get silky, shiny, easy to work with radiant hair with just an off shelf shampoo & conditioner which will cost you just over R100 why spend over R250 a bottle on salon brands? If you havent given it a try, do it! If you have, what are your thoughts?

Friday, 23 September 2011


WOW! 60 followers! I am so honoured! Thank you to each and every one of you. I ♥ you all!


in goooood company

Just browsed through Would love to order these items!

Pie dish- love anything red and white polka dot!

Moustache erasers
Cath Kidston washi tape
Heart cupcake stand

Thursday, 22 September 2011

i have fallen in love

with the ipad 2! Ah! What an amaaaazing little machine! Trying to sweet talk my hubby into buying it for me as a combined anniversary/ Christmas/ Easter/ 7 x birthday pressie's! hehe ... No, seriously!

PS: LOVED Tangled, the movie (above pic). Prob one of my best Disney films, its right up there with Ariel & Aladdin! If you haven't watched it, go rent it NOW. You will not be disappointed, promise!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

sheer brilliance

Want to give a gift that looks as colourful and wonderful as this? All you need is brown paper, double sided tape (preferably clear if you can find it), hole-punch art paper, sprinkle confetti. Done. Oh and a vacuum cleaner to clean up afterwards, confetti goes eeeeverywhere!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

kitchen lovelies

Look at these wonderful kitchen goodies I bought over the weekend!

Green heart casserole ramekins approx 20 cm diametre

ice cream scoop & potato peeler - how cute?

Heart cupcake tins & chalk board 'notes' jars

Monday, 19 September 2011

pretty cake stencil

Cake decorated with a paper doily

Take a break from the sticky stuff ( & extra calories too) and use a doily to stencil on a pretty sugar topping. Press a doily flat on top of a round cake and, using a fine-mesh sieve, sprinkle icing sugar liberally over the surface. Use two hands to carefully remove the doily post-dusting. Voila! Pretty hey? 

Friday, 16 September 2011

high teas & lots of cake

I have started collecting all sorts of different pretty print side plates for tea parties. Well, I haven't hosted any tea parties as yet ... but as soon as we find our perfect home with a perfect entertainment area I will, so friends, watch this space ... In the mean time I have started my little mismatch collection. These are the pretties I have bought so far.

Let me know if you come across or have seen any cute ones in store to add to my collection :)

dress weather legs

I have ridiculously pale skin. I have used many different kinds of self tanning creams & sprays and I must admit this one from Dove is my best. My fave thing is that it doesn't give off too much colour on the first application. It's very gradual so if I need some colour I will start applying it 3 / 4 days before I know I will be showing some skin. The scent isn't gross like pretty much all other self tanners I have used, it has a soft fruity smell, yum! The lotion is lightweight & doesn't take long to dry at all. It doesn't transfer onto clothes or sheets & lasts for about 2-3 days before it starts fading.

I highly recommend this! Builds nicely, natural colour, streak free (if you're careful), bargain price at 34 bucks. AND its REALLY moisturising, leaving your skin feeling nice & soft. Nice work Dove!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

love chair

How divine is this chair? Would love to re-cover an old chair like this ... If only my hubby would allow me to cover it in this kinda fabric. Sigh*

Looking to re-cover an old chair, click here for the 'how to'

book worm

I am a book worm, a very big one!
Just ordered these books which have been on my wish list from they are running a super saver shipping special, FREE shipping for all order over 25 pounds to anywhere in the world (amaaaazing), so if you looking at ordering books best you do it asap. Deal ends on 30 Sept. Click here for super saver details.

Design Sponge at Home - Grace Bonney from
My Mothers Wedding Dress - Justine Picardie

Bossy Pants - Tina Fey.
Yes she has hairy man arms in on the cover, looks super weird doesnt it?!

Cant WAIT for these to arrive!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

2 birthdays in 1 weekend

This past weekend we celebrated the birthdays of my gorgeous sister, Jax & my beautiful momma.

Below is a collage (heart, nogal) of our weekends celebrations

I adore my family they are my everything.

Monday, 12 September 2011

rolo cookies

To all those who are trying to get their bodies summer ready ... I'm sorry, I just couldnt resist sharing this recipe:

All you need is:
2- 3 Rolo rolls
1 box of chocolate cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cups oil
Mix cake mix, oil & eggs. Take a small ball of dough & form a ball around a rolo (only use enough dough to cover the rolo so it can spread through the cookie).
Place on greased baking sheet & bake for 8-10 minutes on 180 degrees
Then sprinkle with icing sugar.
Go on, give it a try. You deserve a cheat day every now and then ;)

cox & cox

My word! I just happened to stumble across cox and cox. Oh my goodness you absolutely HAVE to go & check out their goodies, too gorgeously amazing for words! They unfortunately don't ship to SA, only UK. I am lucky enough to have my beautiful friend Megs who kindly recieves my orders & then posts them off to me. Although I am sure she is ready to cut me off. She could seriously open up a shop with all my online purchases! Opps! Speaking of shops, go check out Megs online shop (click HERE) she has divine items for sale & ships to your exact address. Below are my favorite finds (& must haves):

"love" pillowcase, also comes in a cream & bunny lamp

"Eat" red metal letters & heart chalk board clips

Fabulous box of stamps for any occassion & Mr P cute and quiky tape dispenser

heart shaped olive oil dipping bowl & ceramic hearts

I HAVE to have the stamp set & heart chalk board clips like now. They are my best! Click HERE to go check out there site ... Be warned ... Every item is super tempting! Espec their Christmas/ Festive items! Oh my. If only money grew on trees!

Friday, 9 September 2011

got my new shoes on

LOVE my new shoe's from ... MR PRICE! Yes! Only R149.99!

cake & presents

Happy Friday & weekend to you all!*

My weekend is going to be filled with cake & presents! Cake for me (nom nom), pressi's for my gorgeous sister, Jax whose birthday is on Sunday & my darling momma whose birthday is on Monday (but we celebrating it with family & friends on Saturday). I LOVE birthdays! I LOVE my family! Looking forward to a truly indulgent & family filled weekend.

How cool is this cake mould from

Thursday, 8 September 2011

i won i won i won

Whooo frikkin hoo! Look what I have JUST won! Awesome! Thank you Angie from lucky pony and Miss Thaya! Cant wait to lay my sleepy head on this soft cloudy cush!

new things

Bought this "Keep Calm & Carry On" canvas print & the wooden letter ''D" (our surname initial) from @home last weekend- I think they look just lovely in our little study.

true love rings

Love this! Twisted sterling silver with a sweet domed heart that is stamped with you and your looove's initials. From

true love ring - sterling silver and stamped with your initials