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Rest now, the Term is over!

The term is over, the term is over now (hummed to the lyrics of 'The Storm Is Over Now') This term...

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Doing Things the ‘Wrong’ Way

I have a make-up organiser that sits on my table. For month's I put my eyeshadow palettes in the...

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A Return to Kindness

Stuck behind computer and mobile screens, it is often easy to "make our voices heard" without...

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Put Christmas in every part of your Heart!

I like to put a little bit of "Christmas" in every part of my house. When I walk into a room and I see something, a smile travels from the tips of my toes to the corners of my mouth. I am reminded, it's Christmas! For a moment I am still, and quiet, and present... It's...

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Homemade Christmas Gifts #8 – Cinnamon Sugar Scrub

Barely over a week until Christmas and that means we need quick but meaningful gift ideas. Earlier this year, I shared some Natural Beauty Recipes and the Cinnamon Sugar Scrub is ideal for a quick but special gift. Cinnamon Sugar Scrub What you will need: Glass Jar...

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Christmas Breakfast

Christmas morning is a wonderful time to spend with family and friends. We normally have a few people over for Christmas breakfast before heading out to visit the family. So I have gathered a few Christmas breakfast ideas which I think are just too cute for their...

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Tips to reduce stress this Christmas

To help you enjoy the true spirit of Christmas, here are a few tips to help you reduce the stress that comes with the Holiday season. Financial Stress: If the Christmas aftermath includes massive credit card bills that can take months to clear, Christmas can be a time...

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7 Christmas Gifts that don’t cost a thing!

Wouldn't it be wonderful if instead of spending money, we celebrated Christmas in the spirit it is meant to be celebrated? Yes, gifts are wonderful, I am the first one to admit it (she says after receiving some gifts from her brother which she can't wait to...

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Homemade Christmas Gifts #7 – Lego Cufflinks

Too many Lego pieces lying around? Put them to good use and make these Lego cufflinks for the guys this Christmas. Lego Cufflinks What you will need Plain Cufflinks or Cufflink backings (try looking at craft stores or your dad's cupboard, the backings will look...

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Homemade Christmas Gifts #6 – Permanent Pen Mug

This is a great idea for getting the kids involved in creating a little bit of love for Christmas! Permanent Pen Mug What you will need Inexpensive White Mug Thin-tip Permanent markers And of course, an Oven! Directions Map out your design on paper. Draw the design on...

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Homemade Christmas Gifts #5 – Chocolate & Peppermint Dry Shampoo

This is a great idea, especially for the holidays where everyday you have something on. This will be a lifesaver and make a really gorgeous gift! Chocolate & Peppermint Dry Shampoo Ingredients 1 cup Corn Flour 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder 10 drops of Peppermint Essential...

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Homemade Christmas Gifts #4 – Chalkboard Tray

I love this idea (as with all the other homemade gift ideas) but the great thing about it is you can either purchase a new tray as I did or you can upcycle an existing tray that you have! What you will need Chalkboard Paint Old or New Tray (you can use a metal or wood...

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Homemade Christmas Gifts #3 – Starfish Wall Hanging

I saw this idea on our holiday in Hermanus and luckily we live by the coast and have access to shells and starfish but if you don't you could get creative and find another theme. I just thought the starfish idea was super cute and would make a lovely gift. Starfish...

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Welcome to the Family Treasures Blog! We are so glad that you stopped by. We are a Cape Town Food, Craft, Travel, Fashion, Lifestyle, Health and Family blog.

Scratch that, it’s just a family blog because being part of a family, especially a mom or dad, includes so much. Here we share, we laugh, we love, we cry and we dance. My name is Denise and I would like to invite you to join us on our journey.