Lindt & PNP – Thank you

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If you get hold of Lindt ChocolateSA, they will be the 1st to confirm my 2 year Easter Carrot obsession – I have hounded these poor people for the last two years all because I wanted Lindt Carrots for Easter.

https://www.facebook.com/LindtChocolateSA

So when a quick dash into my local Pick n Pay had me screech in the aisles……These were the reason (see pic below)

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Nostalgia probably has the most to do with why I love them….when I was little after Sunday School my grandfather would fetch me and we would go buy fresh warm bread at the Portuguese bakery.Hanging from their back shelves were little chocolate umbrellas.Grandfather would always buy me a few.(I loved loved them)

When I saw them (the LINDT CHOCOLATE CARROTS) on the shelf I rushed to the SMART SHOPPER POINTS machine and cashed out 10 000( R 100.00) just to buy Lindt Chocolate Carrots.That wont be the end of it – guaranteed!

Thank you Lindt Chocolate SA for finally bringing them in and thank you Pick n Pay for stocking them.

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Click below for their great Easter specials

http://www.picknpay.co.za/home

To my fellow chocoholics ….enjoy!!!!

Footnote: The tin bunny buckets were designed by COOL BEANS DESIGN for me.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cool-Beans-Design-Agency/140760239299227

Easter fun – look what I found!

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We had so much fun last year when we did our glow in the dark Easter Egg hunt.

I was so happy to find this cute packet of Easter Egg Hunt Direction banners at Clicks.

We will definitely be egg hunting our little hearts out with these directions to help.

The best part – this packet cost just R 24.95

Have a look….Happy Hunting

Enjoy!!

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See the Easter Clicks Promotions for all those yummy treats to hid.

http://clicks.co.za/promotions/Easter2015/

George Brand for Babies @ Game Stores

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Four weeks after we were married we immigrated to the UK (my dream country…..shocker I even love the weather) , and our closest Supermarket was a massive ASDA.It was my weekly treat to walk down each and every isle savoring the wonderful new products that weren’t available back in South Africa.

Like every new bride I dreamt of starting a family one day (it took us 5 years) however the very 1st outfit I ever bought for my unborn baby was the sweetest, cutest little onesie (baby-gro) that looked like Tiger from Winnie the Pooh  – I still have it and its too cute.

So even though my boys are way past the baby blanket, bibs and onesies stage – I couldn’t help but be thrilled when I came across the George brand at my local Game Store.

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Tyrone Vieira, Merchandise Director at Game, put it perfectly…….. “The babywear team at George understands how truly special a newborn child is… After all, they are our smallest and most important customer! Working with industry experts, we offer baby clothing that suits all your needs from 100% cotton sleepsuits and bodysuits, poppers on our baby products for easier dressing and the utmost care in safety.”

That little babygro is 13 years old and still looks new and its been through 2 little boys.

Baby Shower guest and moms everywhere will be able to add something new and different to any babas wardrobe with the George baby brand and the best part..their prices are pretty reasonable.

Visit a Game Store near you.

Below are a few items you can look forward to purchasing

Enjoy!

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Website: http://www.game.co.za/

Coconut Macaroons (2 Ingredients)

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What a super easy recipe – my favourite kind!

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I used to buy these when we lived overseas – so yummy

Pinterest has so many recipes – I had to “test” it out could it be so easy to make?

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My boys have just “taste -tested” and have become BIG fans

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What you going to need:

x1 Can of Condensed Milk

x1 packet of Coconut (200g)

What you going to do:

Preheat oven to 200 Degrees Cecilius

In a bowl pour out the whole can of condensed milk and with a spatula stir in the coconut

Using a cookie dough scoop (smallest one you have) place them on a tray with a silicone mat/baking paper

Bake / Grill for 10minutes (check on them @ every 2 minutes-them as they go golden quickly)

Allow to cool completely before removing them off the tray

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We managed to make 42 Macaroons from this recipes.

Footnote: This is just one of those great recipes that you can always have at hand – ideal gift for a hostess , housewarming , class party , gifts…I can really keep going with the ideas here.

Enjoy!!!!

Ana

Safety Gadget – My Bag-Secur!

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When you walk around pushing a pram you seem to be the favourite target for criminals.I have had my cellphone stolen from my nappy bag (lets call this my beginners stage,my little man was weeks old and it was literally one of our 1st outings out to the shops just the two of us and I fell victim to crime), then there was the Zara incident (we will call this my novice stage – I caught her just in time and she hid my cellphone under some children’s clothes, but in true Jozi style I went for her grabbed her arm and made a huge scene at the ever proper Zara Sandton store, however hubby was left alone with two kids and trying to still look for my ringing phone so it took but only a second for the koei to dash out the store).

My last attempt was at the Makro in Alberton where I caught them with their hands right in my bag,I pretended to not see and continued to walk (by now I’m calling myself PROFESSIONAL because I had a plan…I walked they walked, I zagged they zagged.Eventually the two men followed me to the toy isle and I made my attack.My husband screaming for me to calm down thought I was a looney,I grabbed them and wouldn’t let go, screaming “security” , “security” at the top of my lungs but the one I hadn’t grabbed made a run for it and when i went to grab him he’s friend made a run for it as well.

So I’m tired, I don’t want to be a victim anymore and frankly I think the next person who tries to grab anything that belongs to me will get hurt.I’m small , I’m 1.53cm but I’ll pack a mean punch.In fact when I get to my local Makro store the 1st thing I do is go to the sporting goods department (I kid you not) I grab a metal baseball bat and walk around with it while I do my shopping……I’m waiting….I’m just waiting.

This is not a way to live life right???

I’ve found an awesome gadget.A great gadget.

The BAG – SECUR

What is it and how does it work?

Its got a carabiner one on side to attach to your handbag / nappy bag etc and on the other side is the seat-belt attachment.(see pic below)

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This bag isn’t going anywhere – or at least your “bag” will give them a good fight for their thug money by that time you long on your way.

I tried it at the shops today and will definitely use it again. The trolley guy was a little perplexed with what I was doing but hey safety 1st!

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I love this product and want to share it with you.

Soooooooo we doing a GIVE AWAY!

x1 Bag-Secur

T&C’s

  • Only persons residing in South Africa may enter
  • The prize will be sent to you via post – if you reside in Jozi it will be hand delivered to you.
  • Winner will be selected by random.org
  • Not refundable for money
  • Winner will be notified on Friday(06.02.2015) via the My Gifts from Above Facebook page

What you need to do:

  1. LIKE the Bag-Secur Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bagsecur
  2. Leave a REPLY below

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Thank you to the wonderful team at Bag-Secur for sponsoring the prize

View Website: http://www.bagsecur.com/index.html

Bag-Secur can be purchased at Builders Warehouse or D.I.Y Depot

Going on Stilnox – our 2 week trial

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A few weeks back there was an interesting piece on Carte Blanche called the Lazarus Pill.

http://carteblanche.dstv.com/player/755474/ ( be patient it sometimes hangs but its worth the wait …just watch it)

Any parent with a special needs child watching this would have probably lost just as much sleep as I have.

Could there be this Miracle Pill that would wake up the dormant brain cells in my little boys brain?

Would he finally say the words I so long to hear……”Mommy”?

Should we try put him on?Is it safe……these questions went round and round in my head for days.Family and friends were contacting me,asking me if I had watched it and why not put my little man on it.Easier said then done.We’ve done our best not to throw medication down he’s little throat.Its hard enough having to give him medication for his epilepsy daily and twice a day at that let alone any other medication.

We had always been told that our little man had 10’s of thousands of dormant brain cells and by doing this and by doing that the dormant cells would awaken so to speak and do the job of those brain cells that had died during the lack of oxygen at birth (the Birth of my little man…that’s another story….a long story) so will this work?

I gathered the courage to contact the Pediatrician and I sent all the information as well as the video of the Carte Blanche segment.

Two weeks later our Pediatrician came back to us and together we took the decision based on the doctor’s research that we would put him on the lowest dosage and try it for two weeks.

This is our 3rd day he takes a quarter of this very minute pill every morning.

Have we noticed changes????

Yes – last night he went to he’s little toy tool box, lifted the lid grabbed his little toy Black and Decker drill and began playing.This is HUGE HUGE in our household as he primarily drags cars around or bangs toys.

We have put it in God’s hands.

I’ll keep you updated during these 2 weeks as to how he is doing.

Pray and wish us luck.

 

Ana

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My Valentines Day favourites at Woolworths

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V-day

Yup its commercialized , yup red roses cost a crazy bundle but I still love it.

As a mom I’ve come to realized that these little silly days form part of teaching.Valentines Day turns into teaching a child about thinking of someone else they care about, that they love.Teaching them that V-day is a special day but you can make someone feels special any day of the year.

Have you ever wondered why you get the gifts you do from your partner?

I have – we were brought up in a home where my dad spoiled my mom with jewellery and her favourite -perfumes , when it came to gift giving.

Do you think children learn this from their parents?

I do?

What does my brother primarily spoil my lovely Sis-in-law to be with when it comes to gifts???……..Jewellery and Perfume

What does my husband and brother-in-law usually spoil their partners with?……….Flowers

I want to raise sons that are considerate and thoughtful towards their partners everyday even on such a mundane day as Valentines Day.

Woolworths is my favourite one stop Valentines Day Shop

Below are a few of my favourite V-day goodies ideal to spoil your loved ones,friends,work colleagues/staff and even to send to school for the kids in your childs class.

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Get them early so you not rushing around on the day.

Enjoy!!!

Ana

 Footnote: the Beautiful Cover for this blog post is from Giggle Hearts.com

http://www.gigglehearts.com/blog/2012/2/8/freebie-ombre-love-hearts-download-for-valentines-day.html

I love looking it at it – it makes me happy #sopretty

1st Grade Rocks!!! Free Iron On T-shirt Decal

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So, its begun……My babies school careers.

Little guy is going to our local primary school and Little Man will be going to a special needs school.

Tomorrow the school will be hosting a Meet-and-Greet Orientation type party for the 1st Graders.They will be introduced to their teacher’s and shown to their classrooms thereafter they will have a little party.

I wanted them to both have something special – something that I made, something that says (even if its just for me)”mommy thought of you and how (tears) this is such a big day in your little life (and more tears)”.

I spent a very long time on a very simple design for the Iron On but – its all made with love.(I’m still getting used to the program)

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What do you need:

  • A4 Iron On sheet of Transfer Paper (I used TRIBE – bought a packet of 10 at PNA for R123.99)
  • Iron and Ironing Boar
  • A white t-shirt (I got mine from Pick n Pay Clothing for R29.99)
  • Printer – Or take your Iron On paper to the closest printing shop like a Postnet or Minuteman Press

What you need to do:

  1. Print out the PDF in colour on Iron on Paper
  2. Warm the iron
  3. Face the printed side face down on the shirt and iron really well
  4. allow to cool
  5. Remove the top film of the iron on paper

And that’s it – you done

An inexpensive shirt made especially for their special day and it only got R40.29 ($3.50)

Enjoy!!!

Footnote: for photo details step-by-steps on the above see my previous tutorial here:

http://mygiftsfromabove.com/2014/02/12/xoxo-valentines-day-kids-t-shirt-tutorial/

2015 Back 2 School favourites

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My other favourite time of the year  – school supply time!

With the boys starting 1st Grade it was compulsory for us parents to purchase the school supply box with all contents direct from the school – so it wasn’t much fun.

However I still get the opportunity to scour the stationary isles for book covers and homework supplies (yayness!!!!)

I’m drawing inspiration from bright NEON colours to (personalize their book covers……I’ll let you know how that goes however there are so many pretty cool items I just had to share with you.

Now back when I was at school and we were finally allowed to cover our books in whatever colour we wanted I always went for matching items – so from book covers to stationary it all matched…I loved it and still do.

Lets start off with the backpacks:

I came across these at Mr Price and Pick n Pay

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Colourful Book Covers

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 No stationary shopping trip is complete without a visit to my favourite of favourites……TYPO!!

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and lets not forget the store I visit daily …Woolworths

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 Enjoy!!!