Geppettos World – On Line Store – Wishlist Galore

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With the Festive season knocking at our door, family and friends begin to ask whats on the boys Christmas list.I like to make sure that my little man gets exactly what he needs,so weeks before I begin to ask he’s Speech , Occupational and Physio Therapists what they might suggest I put on his list that could benefit him.

My favourite and go-to site is definitely Geppettos World and low and behold they have not disappointed with a fab new website and stunning additions to their ranges.Our wishlist has gone from one or two items to a full blown list ….and who can blame me their stuff is fantastic.

We shop at Geppettos for my little boy’s special needs but the items and equipment on this amazing on-line store is for every child.Security being,sadly what it is in this country, few kids get to roam around outdoors unless at school or nursery and if lucky in their own backyards.So Geppettos Equipment is ideal.

I’ve seen a lot of kids who have fantastic fine motor skills but because we live most our lives indoors due to safety we are growing a generation that is lacking in their Gross Motor Skills.

Visit their website: http://www.geppettosworld.co.za/

and

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Geppettos-World/145918725438926

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De-worming my family – you should too!

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The incident I’m about to share with you is true,for my family’s sake I’m glad I never forgot it as it occurred months before I even fell pregnant.

My previous employers had both their kids at a very prestigious private school.One morning they were called to the school as the children had to have trauma counseling after witnessing a classmate having what looked like an epileptic seizure and passing out right in front of them.
The little guy was rushed to the nearest hospital,after many tests were run and the standard EEG were done all the parents were updated and notified of his  progress and prognosis.
The little boy didn’t have epilepsy but had worms – a worm so large it actually grew upward and when it hit the brain caused him to have a seizure.

When I was little it was standard practice to be de-wormed. I often ask friends and other moms at the nursery school if they de- worm their family and it seems I’m very much alone when it comes to this issue …..until that is I tell the above story.

Our pediatrician recommended we de- worm every 6 to 12 months especially since we have pets. So every 6 months the whole family from dad to dog (mom,kids and nanny included) are all de- wormed on the same day/week.

I was recently thanked by a mommy of a 3 year old after I told her this story. She de- wormed her family and was mortified with what she saw came out of her little one.

So you see , de-worming is not just for rural African countries or townships.

Consult your doctor / pharmacist before you de- worm for advice on which product is best for your family members.We use Vermox as its even safe for my little guy who has epilepsy.

The Vermox Australia website is ideal for parents looking for information on De-Worming

http://vermox.com.au

Footnote:
The incident above is not fictional.the above de-worming issues are my opinion on this subject.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. I accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.All pictures used from from the Vermox Australia website.

Soviet Chargers – Im in Love

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Lil Man needed new sandals last week, we went to our closes Soviet store and I walked in and it was love at first sight.

These will be mine!!

Prices:

Kids: R  249.00

Ladies: R 279.00

Men: R 329.00 (I’ll double check this price again after I heard the ladies price I was so thrilled everything after that is a blur)

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What a way to start a Monday.

Have a fantastic week!

Enjoy

https://www.facebook.com/sovietclothing/timeline

http://sovietfashion.com/

Eggless Raspberry Sorbet

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Just after we got married I bought the most gorgeous Woman’s Weekly Christmas Cooking Book.

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It has the most amazing recipe for sorbet.Fast forward a few years and 2 kids and I now have to remember I can’t always bake or use recipes that incorporate egg whites (lil man is allergic to egg).

So we made the following recipe last night

  • x1 Packet of Frozen Raspberries (400g)
  • x1 cup water
  • x1 cup castor sugar
  • x1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Method:

  1. Dissolve the sugar in the water over a medium heat saucepan.
  2. Puree’ raspberries using a blender
  3. Sieve raspberry puree’ through a sieve in order to have a smooth puree without seeds
  4. Once the sugar-water has cooled down add the puree’ and whisk until combined.
  5. Place in the freezer for 2-3 hours.
  6. Remove and using a fork “rake” the sorbet.
  7. Place it in the freezer once again until you ready to serve

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Footnote:

I used my awesome Cuisipro Ice-cream Scoop and Stack when I plated the Sorbet.You can purchase them from Yuppiechef.

Link Below:

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http://www.yuppiechef.com/cuisipro-frozen-treats.htm?id=1186&name=Cuisipro-Ice-Cream-Scoop-and-Stack

I bought the Frozen Raspberry Packet from Woolworths

This was a little thicker than a sorbet as the egg whites were missing to make it nice and light but its a plus when my whole family can eat the same dessert and enjoy it.All my household critics gave it 2 thumbs up!

Enjoy!

CUPCAKES 4 KIDS WITH CANCER

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I have wanted to be part of this initiative for two years now, and I can finally

say I’ll be joining some wonderful people for such a great cause.

Visit their website or Facebook page.

http://www.cupcakesofhope.org/cancer-foundation/cupcakes-of-hope-cancer-foundation-home-page.html

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cupcakes-4-Kids-with-Cancer/240029212684318

Drop by any of the following shopping centres below and buy some yummy cupcakes.

Johannesburg

* Fourways Mall- Johannesburg

* East Rand Mall- Boksburg

* Clearwater Mall- Roodepoort

* The Glen- Alberton

* Greenstone- Edenvale

* Stoneridge Centre- Edenvale

* Cresta- Randburg

* Fountainebleau Village- Randburg *

*Carnival Mall- Brakpan

* East Gate- Johannesburg

 

Pretoria

* Woodlands Mall – Woodlands

* Centurion Mall – Centurion

* The Grove – Lynwood

* Kolonnade Retail- Montana

* Kolonnade Shopping Centre- Montana

 

North West

* Mooi Rivier Mall – Potchefstroom

* Waterfall Mall -Rustenburg

* Checkers- Klerksdorp

* Brits Mall- Brits

 

Free State

* Loch Logan-Bloemfontein

* North Ridge -Bloemfontein

* Mimosa Mall- Bloemfontein

* Goldfields Mall- Welkom

* Dihlabeng Mall – Bethlehem

 

Limpopo

* Mall of the North – Polokwane

* Pick & Pay Groblersdal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cape

*Diamond Mall-Kimberley

* Khalahari Mall- Upington

* Plettenburg- Market Square

* Jeffreys Bay-Fountains Mall

* Port-Elizabeth- Walmer Park

* East Londen- Hemmingsway Mall

* Gonubie- Kings Mall

* Vredenburg-WeskusMall

* Noordhoek- Longbeach Mall

* Canal Wall- Cape Town

* Blue Route Mall- Cape Town

* Tygervalley- Cape Town

* N1 City Mall- Cape Town

* Somer Set Mall- Cape Town

* Bay-side Mall- Cape Town

* Knysna Mall- Knysna Mall

 

 

KZN

* Liberty Midlands Mall- Pietermaritzburg
* Galleria Mall- Amanzintoti

* Gateway- Umhlanga

* Pavillion- Westville Durban

* Boardwalk Mall – Richardsbay

* Shelly Centre- Shelly Beach

* La Lucia Mall- Durban

* Lifestyle Centre- Ballito

 

Mpumulanga

* Ilanga Mall – Nelspruit

* Highveld Mall – Witbank

 

Vaal Triangle

* Riversquare – Vereeniging

* Vaal Mall – Vanderbijlpark

Have a super blessed week – see you there!!!!

Enjoy

 

 

 

My 2014 Summer Must Haves

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Who doesn’t like Summer?

Well up until a few years ago I was more of a Winter girl.I’d marvel at my coat, jacket and jersey collection.

Then I became a mom and dreaded the colder months because my new fashion items became neutralizers and nasal decongestants.

i count the days to the warmer months – the days at the beach and basically just getting out of that hibernation mode we all put ourselves into during Winter.

So, there will be no surprise that  my summer must haves always have a Summer scent…mine is coconut.

If you love the scent of Tropitone and the beach then these are for you.

My all time favourite – I go through 2 containers every Summer

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The Body Shop – Coconut Body Butter .Purchase at their stores https://www.facebook.com/TheBodyShopSA  or https://clicks.co.za/stores

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I use the gentle amazing body wash – The Palmolive Body Beauty Coconut Scrub.You can get this at any good supermarket

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Now this next one I actually bought for my boys but I sneak in a wash every now and again just because of the scent.Purchase this at any Dischem Store ( http://www.dischem.co.za/storefinder.asp ) or good supermarket https://www.facebook.com/Picknpay?ref=br_tf

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This is one of my most recent purchases and about the only make up I wear daily, a waterproof mascara.

Catrice’s “Better than False Lashes” is really doing its job.I know its working because the 1st morning I walked into the classroom

a little girls came up to me and said “you wearing makeup you look so pretty” .

If a 5 year old noticed that was all the thumbs up I needed.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/CATRICE-cosmetics/100749893349596

I bought mine at Dischem

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These Garnier Cleansing wipes are really something (notice its says – REMOVES EVEN WATERPROOF MAKE-UP) and boy does it.

Its never been so easy to remove my mascara.They make my face feel so clean and fresh.This is ideal for moms.

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I came across this via fellow blogger at http://porcelainrouge.com/  when she decided to do the 12 day challenge – clock below to have a look.

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I am terrible at keeping hair and beauty appointments  (I’m more of a walk-in kinda girl when my time permits) and usually disappoint some nail tech / beautician or hairdresser by being a no show.So being able to have pretty nails and them lasting more than 3 days without any chips,I drove straight to my closes Dischem the very next day after I saw the post on Porcelain Rouge.com (added bonus because I paid nothing for it as I finally used some of my Dischem points)

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I bought  Irresistible Bonbon (a lovely pink colour ,which in Summer I think looks fab on toes and finger nails)

I was very impressed with this product because I started using it the evening before my little boy’s birthday party and with all the baking and cooking and washing up it stayed on a whole 10 days hereafter without chipping.

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I also used it again before my ladies weekend away on both my finger nails and toes and was very impressed that it withstood the beach sand without a chip.

They come in some awesome colours – remember they are exclusive to Dischem Stores

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I have been counting the days – just like its an early Christmas for me.I finally found this product locally and tried out the Coconut Milk one and its amazing,will definitely buy this again.

Keep your lips nice and soft this season with EOS.

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This is possibly my biggest shopping regret in the last few weeks .See Jhb hasn’t been fortunate enough..just yet to have a Lush Store.

I tried this in-store and immediately  fell in love with it.It feels great and hummm tastes great lol!

Why didn’t I buy it why why why???

Follow LUSH on FB to see when Joburg store opens and see their specials if you are lucky enough to live in KZN or CT – https://www.facebook.com/lushsouthafrica

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When it comes to fragrances there are a few but in keeping with my “theme” there are two I love.

There is Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess – available at selected from the bigger flagship stores such as Edgars ,Foschini and Truworths Fragrance Counters

Beach by Bobbi Brown – I tried this perfume on paper today and my handbag smells amazing,amazing,amazing!!!!!

Enjoy!!

Ana

Truworths welcomes Spring

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I’ve spent the last month or so suffering from cabin fever after an operation I had.I haven’t been allowed to drive for 6 weeks (the horror),

it was a welcoming sight to see all the colours  and fashion when browsing through the Truworths website and their stores .

I’ve been patiently counting down the days until I can wave goodbye to Winter and welcome the warmer months.

Number one on my list is definitely the long Kaftan above #lovelove

If you haven’t got a jumpsuit in your wardrobe already then this season add one to your shopping list.

Monochromes are all over from stripes to prints

So visit their website https://www.truworths.co.za/brands/her/fashion to see what else is in store for us this season

Happy Summer and happy shopping!

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Special Kids – The Hub of Special Needs

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Our journey as a family with Special Needs is at times a very lonely one.

Lets face it , your family loves and adores you and your children , your friends give you their supporting smiles ,who truly knows what our lives are like if not another parent with a child with special needs?

Yet – it’s still a lonely one, I’ve tried to make contact with other mums at therapy sessions or even out and about in stores but its a burden that tends to be left behind closed doors and I’ve been dying to speak out, to reach out.

So when Nina Zylstra the Editor of Special Needs.co.za asked if I’d like to be part of the Meet the Parents Segment I jumped at the chance at meeting fellow parents and having them get a little insight on our family as well.

Click here to visit their website and get to know us and the other parents a little better…..http://specialkids.co.za/home/index.php/meet-the-parents#.U9oQxGOLVQU

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