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Making Black Friday and Cyber Monday work for you!

Would you like to know how to use Black Friday and Cyber Monday to your advantage, in the easiest...

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Closet Smart

Are you guilty of this? Buying things simply because they are on sale, buying things because the...

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Get your Family out of Debt

It’s easy & difficult to get into debt. Financial services companies suggest you borrow only...

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Rest now, the Term is over!

The term is over, the term is over now (hummed to the lyrics of 'The Storm Is Over Now') This term has been quite hectic for us and this year is just flying by. I really want to press the pause button so that I can stop to take it all in. I am so proud of my daughter...

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Doing Things the ‘Wrong’ Way

I have a make-up organiser that sits on my table. For month's I put my eyeshadow palettes in the one section, but they never really fitted properly. I got used to them not quite fitting and made do. One evening, while chatting on the phone and packing things neatly, I...

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A Return to Kindness

Stuck behind computer and mobile screens, it is often easy to "make our voices heard" without considering the person on the other end. I think this new age online interaction has perhaps even started affecting the way we interact with others offline. Have we become...

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Week 43: Life of a Mom – I smell bacon!

"Brrrrrng", the alarm chimes for the third time. I slowly switch it off being careful not to open my eyes just yet; my eyes tend to wake up the rest of my body, and I still want it to sleep a little longer. I smell bacon, mom must be making breakfast. Oh...wait...I AM...

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Week 24: Santa Shoebox Project

I am sure that by now you have heard about the Santa Shoebox Project. It is a really easy way to get involved in a small way that makes a big difference. This year they will be opening pledges one month earlier. The Santa Shoebox Project is officially a “tween”! At...

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Week 13: A Note to my Bestie

‘Oh, you’re the best friends anybody ever had. And it’s funny, but I feel as if I’d known you all the time, but I couldn’t have, could I?’ – Dorothy, The Wizard Of Oz How wonderful are friends? Friends make life meaningful and become like one of the...

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Week 12: Be gentle with yourself

This week, I felt I needed to share this quote with you... No-one expects more from you than your best. You shouldn't either! Be gentle with yourself.

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Week 10: Let it go!

No, this is not a frozen reference and I'm not going to be bursting out in song any time soon...Okay, maybe just a little...have your moment...  The cold never bothered me anyway I could instead give you list of whys and how tos but instead let me leave you with...

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Week 8: What motivates you?

Please share your ideas or your own experiences or even just a "whoop whoop" below. I love to hear from you and according to Walter that means I may be more motivated for the next 44 weeks I have left! Lately, I've been thinking about what drives and motivates us. For...

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Week 7: Let’s look after each other 

To be able to love and care for people that hold a special place in your heart is a wonderful thing. To be able to run and dance and laugh and sing is equally as wonderful and a blessing. Life and the people we share it with is a blessing, the journey bumpy with so...

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Welcome to the Family Treasures Blog! We are so glad that you stopped by. We are a Cape Town Food, Craft, Travel, Fashion, Lifestyle, Health and Family blog.

Scratch that, it’s just a family blog because being part of a family, especially a mom or dad, includes so much. Here we share, we laugh, we love, we cry and we dance. My name is Denise and I would like to invite you to join us on our journey.