Monday, 29 October 2012

Sunday, 28 October 2012

happy birthday my bear

Can you believe it has been 10 years since we first celebrated your birthday together!? It seriously doesnt feel THAT long ago.
I am so incredibly blessed that you chose me, I love that we have so much history together. I look forward to celebrating many more years together (discovering new grey hairs and all) in hope that your demand for my love never grows old. I love you, for forever and eternity.
Your (amazing) wife xxx

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

want this book

Pinned Image

All the beauty tips, tricks and answers are here, in this top-to-toe beauty extravaganza!
From {HERE}

wall & paper pattern roller

Is this amazing or WHAT!?
From {}

bloggers secret santa

Who doesn't love giving and getting pressi's especially around the most exciting time of the year! Kel, from the amazing {sunflowersand spears} is organising (brave girl) a bloggers secret santa! Sounds like fun! See all details below:

I hope you get involved! Entries close on the 31 October.
ps: Sorry Kel, I had to cut the pic to fit into my small blog space :(

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

halloween themed cookies

Party Planning: How to Host a Monster Mash

Unfortunatley in South Africa, Halloween isn't such a big deal but in the estate I live in neighbours make a great effort with Halloween for the kiddies and I am too excited to get involved! Definitely think I am going to make some of these for my trick 'n treaters. Something fun, different and delicious! Idea from {here}

fridge magnet cups

SUCH an awesome idea from {dana made it} - Turn cups into fridge magnets for your thirsty family members!
For more detailed 'how to' click {HERE}

Monday, 22 October 2012


Have you heard of {kamersvol}? Most amazing store filled with all sorts of fun, quirky and, my best, HEART shaped things for your home. All their products are unique and handmade by local suppliers. Here are some of my favourites!

wow wall

Pretty cool hey?
From {here}
PS: WANT that server!!

Thursday, 18 October 2012

have u heard of stickygram

Turn your instagram pics into magnets with {stickygram} - Such a fun concept! Just received mine & they look too sweet on my fridge.

Only problem is, its SO hard to choose only nine pics!!
PS: How CUTE is my pup, Frankie

liebster award

One of my special friends Caley who has the most gorgeous blog {ellielove} has nominated my little blog for the Liebster Award.
The Rules:
1. Thank the one who nominated you
2. Write eleven things about yourself
3. Nominate 11 promising bloggers that have less than 200 followers, and tag them in this post
4. Give them eleven questions to answer
5. Don't tag back
Answers to my 11 questions from Cals:
What area do you live in, and why do you love it?
I live in Durban, South Africa. I am a born and bred Durbanite- Never left this city for anything longer than a holiday! All my most treasured memories have been made in this little city by the sea. The weather is always superb! Our ocean is warm ALL year round. People are friendly, shopping is fantastic and most importantly all the people I am closest to are here (bar tazzi who recently moved to JHB). I love the lifestyle I lead here. Wouldn't dream of ever changing it. 
Which 4 people would you invite to a dinner party?
Nelson Mandela
Anna Wintour
Maya Angelou
Richard Branson
Where did you or where do you want to get married?
I got married at my parents home in Mount Edgecombe Estate. I battled to find a wedding venue (after looking at a whopping 22 venues- I know ... Madness!) No venue could cater for what I wanted. I didnt want the traditional 10 tables of 10, main table etc. I wanted a more relaxed style wedding. More cocktails and canape style. BIG sweetie table, sushi, flowing strawberry dacquiris and Mojitos, the likes. So we chose to have it at my parents stunning home. My wedding was just how I had always imagined it, intimate, personal and special. Grant and I had been dating for 8 years before we got married so my parents home was filled with memories of us growing up together. Its awesome that we get to visit our wedding venue so often now :)
Do you believe in love at first sight?
ABSOLUTELY! I will never ever forget the way I felt when Grant and my eyes met for the first time. Difficult to explain in words but so easy to remember that feeling. Truly incredible!
What would you name your son/daughter one day?
Oh this is a tough one. My baby names change ALL the time. At the moment I like Luke, Roake and Jake for a boy and Cayla, Elle and Ava for a girl.
Where would you like to go on your next holiday, and why?
Shew! There are a few that are on my list, will name my top three- Greece, Italy, Cancun Mexico
What was your favorite school subject, and why?
I loved Biology. I just found it so incredibly interesting & looked forward to every lesson. Also our teacher, Mrs Baxter was just awesome too!
What would you tell your 18 year old self now?
TRAVEL once you have finished your degree.
One of my only regrets is not traveling after I had graduated. I was too eager to get stuck into the corporate world and earn a salary. Wish I had been brave enough to do it when I had the chance. 
Who is your best friend, and why? (include a pic)
I have so many friends who I can call a best friend. But a friend whom I grew up with, whom I have the most memories with is Tarryn aka Tazzilicious. She was my first friend at play school waaaaay back when we were 4 and ever since then we have stuck together like glue. She is more of a sister to me than a friend.  We have SO many memories, memories we often look back on and enjoy a second time around, all the imaginative games played as children, the discos, sleepovers, make ups and heartbreaks, our many boyfriends, and boyfriend sharing or should I say swapping or STEALING (hehe) throughout our school career, the many parties and hangovers throughout our varsity careers, all the drama that comes with our working careers, her being my Maid of Honour, shew too many special moments to list. Throughout it all, we have grown together, closer and closer every day. I truly cherish our friendship and have never taken it for granted

When we were at preschool. Me on left, Tazzi right.  
Tazzi left, me on the right
What is your current greatest goal to achieve?
To be successful. Not just work wise. As a wife, a friend, a daughter, a sister, a collegue and hopefully soon as a mom. I want to be successful in loving, appreciating, respecting and honoring each and every one of those closest to me. To also try every day to be a better person (cliche I know but its true), learn form my mistakes and never forget to give thanks for everything that I have been blessed with.
Tell your favorite joke.
I am terrible at jokes! Never remember them ...
First one to mind ... Whats pink and fluffy?
Pink fluff
What's blue and fluffy?
Pink fluff holding its breath! Hehehe
My nominees are:
Leila from Bow Peep
Pascal from Tipsy tart
Chicara from Lipgloss Kisses
Gen from heart divine
Nicole from striped-flamingo
Holly from love thomas
Rachel from an aussie in africa
Bridge from hooray 4 us
My questions:
What is your most prized possession and why?
If you could be ANY superhero who would you choose?
What would you say is your greatest quality and why?
Do you believe in love at first sight?
What would you name your son/daughter one day?
What do you want for Christmas?
Who is your role model and why?
If you won the lottery what would you do with the cash?
Are you left / right handed?
What did you want to be when you grew up?
What has been your greatest achievement thus far?

Monday, 15 October 2012

christmas is almost here

Just cannot believe Christmas is almost here! Stores and malls have already started reminding us to start shopping with getting all their Christmas decor up and Christmas stock on shelves. Love this time of the year. How cute are these plates from {woolies}! Perfect for Santa's cookies don't you think? ;)

voodoo toothpick holder

{City Mob} is too cool! Just LOVE whats on offer today!
Ouch! Voodoo doll Toothpick holder, by Fred
Ouch! Voodoo doll Toothpick holder, by Fred
Just placed my order :)

Sunday, 14 October 2012

bunny night light

How ADORABLE is this bunny night light from {ingoodcompany} Perfect addition to my bunny obsession collection! ;)