Would you like to join me on a treasure hunt? We are going to find a few of… Things got a little crazy last year so we missed out my favourite time – selecting my favourite things around my birthday and sharing them with you. Not to worry. This year is going to be extra […]
I came across the Snap & Save app a while ago. I registered and forgot about it for a while… and yes, I am kicking myself. Snap & Save gives you cash back in your pocket – no matter where you shop! All you have to do is select the items you want to save […]
I am blessed to belong to a wonderful group of Women in the South Peninsula, Cape Town (in the valley). Some of us are connected on a group on Facebook called “South Peninsula Moms” which was started by Nicole Downes. A wonderful thing happened this week. Nadine van der Westhuizen wanted to “bless a deserving mom” and […]
There is so much anger in South Africa today. Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika – Lord Bless Africa! If we continue on this route, think who will benefit. Not the people. Not the youth. This post will be a little all over the place and perhaps a little controversial (not my favourite thing!) but I want to start a […]
They say it takes 21 days to make or break a habit but 90 days to make a lifestyle change. Usually when we break habits we are merely replacing them with different ones (hopefully better ones), whereas in 90 days – we are looking at changing the way we do things completely. For example, you may […]
I wasn’t going to say anything, I am still not sure I will even post this… Over the last few weeks we have been bombarded with reports of online hate and racism. Thankfully there have also been counter posts of love and positivity. I don’t think people like Penny Sparrow are necessarily full of hate. […]
Denise van der Merwe
Welcome to Family Treasures! My name is Denise and this site is all about the joys we share as a family, including all those experiences we have with friends who are like family. The ups and the downs, getting creative and feeding our souls, travelling and exploring, dancing in the rain and taking time to remember what matters most. Please join me on my journey as I gather some family treasures and share them with you!