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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 Ribbon Wooden Scoop (optional) Ingredients Brown Treacle Sugar Cinnamon Olive […]

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 Christmas socks! Pizza Christmas Tree Ok, so the […]

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 of great stress. Christmas doesn’t have to […]

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 open!) but maybe we can change our focus just a […]

No Violence Against Women and Children

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children is an international campaign which runs from the 25 November every year. During this time, the South African Government runs a 16 Days of Activism Campaign to make people aware of the […]

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 your mug using your permanent markers. Bake in […]

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 Oil What you will need Bowl Wooden Spoon Glass Jar […]

Should I post pictures of my Child online?

I think this question has an individual answer for each parent. I am often asked why I don’t post pictures online and here are some of the reasons why: Firstly, my child did not ask to have her picture posted online, once pictures are posted online (even if you have ‘deleted’ them) they are there […]

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 […]

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 Wall Hanging What you […]