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  • Empowering Digital Tools For Your Job Search

    Empowering Digital Tools For Your Job Search

    Quite a few moms and dads that I have spoken to recently are looking for work. Either their companies are downsizing, they are stuck in a position that doesn’t fully utilize their skill set, or one of many other reasons South African professionals face. So, how do you go about finding a new job that…

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  • Make learning fun with Bananagrams and Azul!

    Make learning fun with Bananagrams and Azul!

    As we come to the end of term 1, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed or maybe a little worried. You may wonder if you are doing enough to help with your child’s education and, mommy, let me tell you – you are. You are doing just fine. The school holidays are a time…

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  • How to avoid Valentine’s Day Romance Scams

    How to avoid Valentine’s Day Romance Scams

    As Valentine’s Day draws near, so too do the lurking scammers seeking to exploit this season of love. These digital fraudsters prey upon unsuspecting individuals, leaving behind shattered hearts and depleted bank accounts. To shield yourself from Cupid’s cyber adversaries, it’s essential to employ some cautionary measures. We spoke to the friendly nerds at Dial-a-Nerd…

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  • Wonderbags are a Wonderful Solution for Moms & Dads

    Wonderbags are a Wonderful Solution for Moms & Dads

    At the end of last year, while I was walking along the beach with my family, I noticed a lady carrying a Wonderbag. I’ve known about Wonderbags for years so I knew immediately what it was. In my mind, I said “Yes, Girl!”. Imagine coming to the beach to relax with family, starting your meal…

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  • 1000 Island Holiday Pasta Salad

    1000 Island Holiday Pasta Salad

    During the festive season, it is a bit different where we are. Instead of snow and reindeer, we have beaches and braais. Instead of being wrapped in a blanket near the fire, we are spending afternoons near the swimming pool or exploring nature. So, we tend to opt for some cooler ‘sides’ for our family…

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  • Christmas Shopping with PNA & The Body Shop

    Christmas Shopping with PNA & The Body Shop

    I found some stunning Christmas Gift ideas at PNA & The Body Shop AND, yes, we are including them in our Christmas Gift Guide Giveaway! So, make sure you enter our giveaway, but if you don’t, pop down to your local PNA, Clicks or The Body Shop stores to find these delightful gifts! The Body…

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  • Give them the Gift of Confidence with Camel’s Milk Soap

    Give them the Gift of Confidence with Camel’s Milk Soap

    I have been raving about The Camel Soap Factory products for months, on my blog and on Social Media, and there is a reason. Using the Castile range of soaps, along with their Body Rescue products, has given me the confidence to love my skin again. Every month I use their range of products, my…

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  • The Perfect Diabetic, Vegetarian, Banting or allergy-friendly Gifts!

    The Perfect Diabetic, Vegetarian, Banting or allergy-friendly Gifts!

    I LOVE these books! They are so exciting to explore with inspiring images and delicious recipes PLUS they also have advice, diagrams of information, personal stories and more. They make the little library child in me squeal with delight and I know that these are going to make the perfect gifts for anyone who has…

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  • Give me some Candy, some Keela Candy!

    Give me some Candy, some Keela Candy!

    Soon it will be Christmas, work will be on hold and it will be time to rest and have some special moments with your family. So, we will want to keep our accessories comfortable, yet chic. Keela Candy create the perfect accessories for a casual, holiday look PLUS they customise their bracelets according to your…

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  • Local books for your Christmas Library

    Local books for your Christmas Library

    Icelanders have a beautiful tradition of giving books to each other on Christmas Eve and then spending the night reading. This custom is so deeply ingrained in the culture that it is the reason for the Jolabokaflod, or “Christmas Book Flood,” when the majority of books in Iceland are sold between September and December in…

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Hello, I’m Denise

Our blog 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!