I first met Geathe while my daughter was at a swimming lesson. Geathe is a lovely, down-to-earth, value-orientated person who is passionate about her business, her family and her faith. Geathe has created gorgeous, MODEST swimming costumes that make you feel amazing no matter the size. In fact, most of her business, Geathe admits, is […]
It feels like there is so much to share with you. We have been out of touch for a while travelling around South Africa. Don’t we just live in a glorious country? A little while ago, we took advantage of the free entry into Cape Point during the middle of the week. It was great […]
What works for Mrs Jones – your neighbour – won’t necessarily work for you. How we organise our space is such an individual thing. We need to decide what works for us and not what looks good. Sometimes we need to throw everything out and start from scratch when things are not working for us […]
Starting on your organising journey can be fun and exciting but if you are doing it on your own, it can be downright boring – let’s just be honest. “Do I have to?”, you may ask yourself. “Can’t you just give me a magic wand?”, you may cry. I understand your frustration! So what can […]
It’s school holidays and I can bet that most of us have been spending more time on the kids than on our houses, offices, garages and/or other spaces…and that is not a bad thing! People before things! However, I am also guessing that if you have the time, you still would not be on a […]
So, it’s June…and my birthday was in May…and we USUALLY celebrate by me giving away my new favourite things but I didn’t celebrate my birthday…well, I had a party…but a pity party. So many things were happening, we experienced loss and heartache and frustration, and so many tears were shed that I cancelled my birthday […]
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!