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2014 Thoughts

Hello Family Treasures Family. We have been rather quiet recently. We have experienced more loss and heartache, we have lost another friend (just after the birth of her baby), we have had friends and family going through very hard times and it is at times like this that family becomes even more important (and of course, our adopted families – […]

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Planting Seeds

We have all heard the saying “You reap what you sow” but I have been given the opportunity to look at it from a different angle recently when we harvested our first potatoes from our garden. Gardening is hard and you are not always guaranteed results but here is the clincher: You can’t reap what you don’t sow Click To […]

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Pausing: Taking back your Power

Today, I have been deeply impressed to “pause”. Now, in previous articles, I have spoken about being still, meditating and taking a moment for yourself. These may all seem like the same thing, however, “pausing” is different. Ok, let me explain it like this. We all know South African taxi drivers, or at least we know their reputation of being […]

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Peter Pan and Tinkerbell Party

We had a fun Peter Pan and Tinkerbell Party in our family recently. Here are a few ideas if you are planning your own. We have also included a free PDF invite template. Click here to download the free invite template We gave each child a picture of either Peter Pan or Tinkerbell and put crayons on the tables and […]

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Craft: Fairy Butterfly Wands

Getting your children involved in preparing for their own birthday party can be lots of fun and teaches them important life skills. You can teach them how to budget for their birthday, help prepare and decorate treats such as cupcakes and help them to create party favours like these adorable Fairy Butterfly Wands which we have recently made for our next […]

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A letter to YOU!

Before we got married, my husband and I agreed that (if possible) when we have children, I would be at home with them. Though I work from home now, I am still available when my child needs me. Now, this choice may not be for everyone or even be possible for everyone and what is right for my family may […]

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Our Secret Recipe

Every family has a secret…ours just tastes really good! There reason why it is our secret is perhaps because it is so easy, perhaps because it is so flexible or PERHAPS BECAUSE WE LAND UP EATING THE LEFTOVERS FOR BREAKFAST (this one) but it shall be a secret no longer because I am sharing it with you and only you! Our […]

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Review: The Adventures of Ai (Book)

BOOK: The Adventures of Ai | AUTHOR: Craig Bouchard (Read further down to find out how you can win your own copy of this book) The Adventures of Ai is a wonderfully adventurous book that takes you on a magical journey. Though the name of the book is drawn from one of the Characters found in the book, there are […]

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Giveaway: M.O.M Diary (Most Organised Mom)

Recently, we got to know Alison from M.O.M. Diary a little better. She is the phenomenal, motivated woman who created the beautiful M.O.M Diaries & W.O.W Diaries. M.O.M and W.O.W diaries are diaries for women who want to be organised. Because women have to wear so many hats around the home, they often don’t have enough time to do everything. M.O.M & W.O.W Diary has […]

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The Most important meal of the day – Breakfast

We have all heard the saying… Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but why is it so important that we eat breakfast and what should we be having for breakfast? Breakfast provides the body and brain with fuel after your overnight fast (also known as sleep) hence the name break-fast!  Without breakfast you are effectively running on empty. Often, when […]

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Craft: Butterfly Princess Crown

So, we decided to go with a Butterfly Princess Crown but you can go for a prince crown and decorate it with whatever you find more “princely”. What you will need: White cardboard (you can use paper but the cardboard is less likely to break) Colouring pencils or crayons Decorations – eg. sequins, glitter, fuzzy balls, leaves, flowers, etc. Glue […]

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Upcycling: Crisp Can Pencil / Pen Holder

It is holiday time again and whether you are you having a vacation or a staycation it is always great to have a few ideas to keep kids (and adults) busy. This upcycling idea is great fun and also helps to organise all those pens, pencils and crayons that often have no home. What you will need: Empty Chip Cylindrical can […]

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How to feel like this most of the time!

You know what I am talking about…that wonderfully relaxed, happy feeling that quickly disappears soon after your holiday does. How can we keep that feeling…or at least…how can we not head in the opposite direction? Here are some ideas on how to keep that holiday feeling: Don’t attach your happiness to things or anything that is temporary such as getting […]

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App Talk: Plascon App

This is not a sponsored post, no, I just fell in love with the new app from Plascon and let me tell you why… Have you ever seen/bought a pillow/piece of furniture that you have just loved and thought…”wow, that colour would be awesome on the walls”…or maybe that colour in just a few shades lighter… So, off you head […]

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