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Modern Romantic Inspiration

Modern Romantic is definitely on trend at the moment and I really like this unusual combination. Romantic is a comfortable style that appeals to the senses through soft fabrics, floral patterns, lace, painted furniture, a pastel colour palette, light filtered through sheer curtains and aromatic flower arrangements. Whereas, Modern style is a clean, streamlined furniture and architecture style...

Brownie in a Mug

Here is another one! Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons butter, melted 2 Tablespoons water 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence pinch of salt 4 Tablespoons sugar 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder 4 Tablespoons flour Directions: In a mug mix butter, water, vanilla and salt. Mix well. Add sugar and mix. Add cocoa and mix. Add flour and mix. Microwave 60 to 90 seconds. Allow to cool slightly before eating. Enjoy!  

Family Activities in South Africa

Here is a quick idea list of activities you can plan to do with your family in South Africa: Catch a train to Simon's Town or Kalk Bay. There are so many different things to do once you climb off including visiting the little shops & restaurants, going to the beach, seeing the penguins, visiting museums and more! www.capepointroute.co.za/seeit-kalkbay.php Visit the...

Avoiding change of season sniffles

As a mom, you know that your child will inevitably catch a few bugs during the year, especially during the change in season. We can help our children avoid catching all the bugs that are floating around school by following these tips: Practice frequent hand washing. Frequent hand washing (with warm water and soap) is one of the simplest and most effective ways to stay healthy. Remind your child...

Why you are late!

If you are someone that tends to be late often, I may have discovered the reason why in an article that I read recently which sparked my interest for two reasons, the first reason being that one of my goals for this year was to be more than on time, I want to be early. The second reason was because it reminded me of an article I wrote previously on 'Decluttering'. The article is in this month's...

How to be prepared when the lights go out

With loadshedding happening in Cape Town, I thought I would share a few tips on what to do when the lights go out.   Purchase a quiet generator. A generator is a great idea, especially in a short term outage. They can supply enough power to operate some appliances, your lights, etc. Some are noisier than others, so be careful to choose wisely. Purchase light producing objects. Gather all...