I’ve had my little chefs in the kitchen with me since they were 18 months old.We will be spending the afternoon baking ,ready to submit our entry for this Easter Win.
Happy Easter and God Bless
Click below for all the submission details
I’ve been itching to share my latest find with you all.
The SPAR Savour magazine.
A Digital Magazine beautifully layed out, with fantastic contributors for each edition, this magazine is interactive and will have you wanting to turn the pages in anticipation for what will come next.
After you go through April’s edition click below for past issues
Most countries I know have some form of “sausage”The Portuguese and Spanish have chouriço (Portuguese) or Chorizo (Spanish), the Brits have their Pork Sausage and the South Africans have Boerewors.
The most traditional ways of eating Boerewors is at a barbeque (Braai).
My family and I have come across the most amazing Boerewors (especially if you have European lineage or really love garlic) – Its in “Little Mozambique” (What I call the area ) of Turffontein in JHB (down the road from the race course) , worth the drive – you and your family/guests will fall in love with this Boerewors (FYI this post isn’t sponsored by the butchery I just feel their Boerewors recipe is ama- zing!)
011 683 1615
From time to time its nice to have the taste of Boerewors without the Braai (barbeque) especially during the week when you don’t have the time to wait for hot coals or gas, that’s when I make my Spaghetti Boere(wors)-Nyse.
This is an ideal meal for the South Africans living overseas and wanting a taste of back home.
I call it my easy mid-week meal because it simply is!
Click on Recipe Below
GEOBOARD / PEGBOARD DIY
My little man brought home a Geo-board from school so we could up his fine motor skills….its amazing that in just a few days I’ve noticed improvement in both the Fine Motor Skills and Cognitive Skills.
It prompted me to make one for home…I turned to Pinterest for inspiration.
I went to my closest Building Supply store to get what I needed – I had to buy a whole board and had it cut to size.The board was so big I managed to have 8 squares and still have two massive size boards left over(Going to be used for a project I’m working in for the boys bedroom). This means I have 8 Pegboards I can make for the kids in our family.All the kids in our family ages range within months of each other so I’m pretty lucky that the Geoboard games are all same-age appropriate.
What I needed:
- Pegboard – cut in a square ( your local Building Supply store can assist you with cutting them to the size you want – Builders Warehouse does this)
- Nuts and bolts – I did mine 8 x 8 so I needed 64 Nuts and Bolts per board + x4 I used to give the board little legs (see pics below)
- Rubber Bands or Colourful Hair Bands – I got a box of Rubber Bands from Westpack (Pick N Pay and Checkers also sell them)
- White Spray Paint Primer (hardware store)
- Bottle of Spray Paint – your choice – I painted mine yellow (Hardware store /Pick n Pay/ Checkers)
- Cardboard – for the pattern cards
What I did:
- Wipe pegboard with a damp cloth
- Spray white primer onto the smooth side of the pegboard – allow to dry
- Spray paint your colour of choice – allow to dry
- Begin to place all the bolts and follow with the nuts
- I printed all the pattern cards and had them cut and laminated (longer lasting)
Building the Geoboard was great exercise for my little boy as he helped screw in the nuts and bolts.
DOWNLOAD THE x28 FLASH CARDS I MADE BELOW:
The alternative to the GeoBoard is the PegBoard and Pegs.
I found a packet of Plastic Pegs (see photo attached) at Westpack for R 25.00
So no nuts and bolts – just a good spray paint and you ready to go!
I Love London weather.So much so that my wish list this season includes a pair of Red Hunter Boots.Whilst my Capetonians friends are lucky enough to put their Wellies to use with their wet Winter , Joburg tends to be cold and dry, however with all the rain we have had in the last 2 weeks I came across these fab Wellies for kids from Woolies for R 199.99.
Great fun to keep them busy indoors and then let them go out and SPLASH in the rain puddles.This would be a great gift alternative to Easter Chocolates.
For the moms – whatever your taste, a pair of Hunter Boots will look fab for those Winter walks in the veld or a picnic with the family.
These are the ones on my list , I believe a special edition so I can live with the plain red Hunters.
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Wouldn’t it be great to save a few minutes during dress time in the mornings?…..Well anytime actually.
Like most households with kids – Mornings can be crazy!
I had to come up with a way to teach both my boys an easy and quick way to put on their socks as the old conventional way was to slow and complicated for little fingers.
I learnt this method in high school from my best-friend’s family (Thank you Lourinho’s) but never really used it until now and I’m so glad I do.
Watch the video and see how easy it is get the kids to put on their OWN socks!
How do I fold the socks so they are ready to be worn?……See video Below:
I am always on the parents.com website http://www.parents.com/ – a Well of parenting information.
So I was thrilled to see the review done by lovethatmax.com ,click on link below
This is my BIG thank you to Parents Magazine for making it known that children with barriers are gorgeous kids too.
Thank you for thinking about the parents who have children with barriers.
Scroll below for a few example of the Toy Suggestions on their site for Children with Barriers.
My little boy reacts well to toys that have lights and, or sound .
We have a few of the toys above that we utilize daily and like children without barriers who learn through play so do children with barriers.
This is my beautiful Luca at Occupational Therapy(SI) in the Spandex Cocoon – That is the face of pure contentment and relaxation…He loves it!
For us moms in South Africa subscribe to the Parents Magazine Digital Edition – https://w1.buysub.com/pubs/MR/PDG/pdg_ipadfooterlink_onsite_mar2013.jsp?cds_page_id=158956&cds_mag_code=PDG&id=1395129847900&lsid=40770303115045353&vid=3&cds_response_key=I43D4LD69
We live in the Southern hemisphere which means whilst my friends up North are welcoming the warmer months we are saying good-bye.So the Easter Spring Time themed tables and collections don’t really apply to us.
I didn’t want to do Autumn colours just yet.Thats when I came up with what I think is pretty universal ….so to speak…Neons!
How gorgeous are the NEON cupcakes – available at Pick N Pay stores??????
I love them
I created Gift Tags as well as Cupcake Toppers