My Eyelash discovery

I love Pinterest – I can honestly say I drop by at least once a day.Over December I came across an interesting post about growing eyelashes.

3 Ways to Grow Longer Eyelashes Naturally

This caught my curiosity as I tend to think my eyelashes were pretty normal as far as length were concerned, actually I know they were as both my boys were born with super luscious long thick eyelashes which I’m constantly in awe of.

Since my goal for 2017 was to take better care of my appearance both inside and out , the blog post spoke to me and I’ve been working those eyelashes at least once a week since Jan.

This was the 1st attempt just before bed that night with Vaseline

It didn’t cost and arm and a leg – I already had the products (Castor Oil and Vaseline) I needed at hand so what was the harm in trying it.

I’ve been jumping between the twp products I mentioned (whatever is at hand as and when I remember to apply them). This photo was taken last week and I was shocked when I saw the difference in my eyelashes.

Its definitely not the mascara as its a very plain waterproof mascara (Clinique).

I’ll definitely continue to use it and see how it goes.

Free Personalisation at Typo this Valentines Day

Im obsessed with stationery. So a visit to my nearest Typo falls under weekly routine for me really.I came across The Free Personalisation at Typo the other day and knew I had to do it….and I also know I’ll definitely be back to make one of those awesome candles.

Super easy to do, buy an awesome jarred candle or a Chocolate Slab or a card.

Fill in the form send your favourite pic via the WiFi in-store and let the pretty begin.

The Free Personalisation at Typo takes less than 5 minutes

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NB:This is NOT a sponsored post I just loved it and had to share with all of you.


Brag time:

As for the cuteness on the photo I used for the personalisation – If you follow me on Instagram you’d already see a few snaps of our fur-baby,Her name is Cheeky and she was adopted 10 days ago.She’s melted our hearts and is just the sweetest little munchkin.She is also the only other female besides myself in our home…we are totally surrounded by boys , blue and tractors and dinosaurs. So Yes I’m going pink crazy when it comes to spoiling her.

Personalised Slogan Straw Hat DIY

I am not a hat person. I don’t think I have the head shape for them.In fact the last time I dared to be daring and wore a fedora type hat on an all girls weekend at the coast, I had someone remark I looked like a creepy old man. 😂

In saying that I know I’ve also got to be realistic ,it’s been damn hot and being out in the sun all day is just asking for a sun burnt scalp that will then start to peel …..eeeeekkkk!

I say it in almost all my posts I love anything personalised.

I first came across these gorgeous slogan hats via Pinterest . If I track it back it was the Eugenia Kim label that came up with the infamous “Do Not Disturb” slogan hat.

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What you need to personalise your hat:

I bought a hat at my local Chinese Mall for a cheap R 30.00 (that’s like $2 US).I got a few meters of black stringed sequins at my local haberdashery and used my trusty hot glue gun to do the rest.

I like it – plain and simple -everyone thats seen my personalised slogan hat this holiday wants one.

 

New Years Eve Cookie Recipe

Cookies and Champagne? Could this become a trend? In my opinion a great yummy New Years Eve combo.

Ring in the New Year with a batch of New Years Eve cookies.Don’t you just love the gorgeous cookie cutter (2018 available soon on my FB shop)?

With all the preparation that goes into setting up or getting ready for the New Years Eve festivities this recipe is great., These are no-chill dough cookies, within an hour I had whipped up these beauties.

Ingredients for the new year eve cookies:

  • 400ml of flour
  • Orange Rind of x1 orange
  • x1 tsp of orange juice
  • 1 egg
  • 125g of butter
  • 100ml castor sugar
  • pinch of salt

Method:

Cream butter , sugar and orange rind until light and fluffy.Add in the egg and juice and continue beating until combined.Gradually add the flour and salt.Beat until a dough is formed.

Remove from bowl and begin to roll out dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll them out to the desired thickness and use the fave cookie cutter.

Place on a baking tray covered with either a silicone mat or baking paper. Bake for 10-12 minutes in a preheated oven at 180•C.

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Enjoy and many many blessings for the New Year.

 

Chocolate Covered Potato Chips

A guilty pleasure to tantalize the taste buds and so very easy to do.

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What you’ll need:

  • A packet of Salted potato chips
  • Melting Chocolate
  • A microwave Melting Pot

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Melt the chocolate and dip the chips one at a time.I put mine in the fridge for 5 minutes but that’s because I had 3 very eager taste testers.

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Enjoy

 

Easy Cupcakes – My Secret Cheat

This always reminds me of that part in Sarah Jessica Parker’s movie “I don’t know how she does it” – the bake sale where she buys s store made pie and attempts to make it look “homemade” lol Link from the movie .Well this is my SJP scene, I  make/use this method at almost every party and I tell you they winners.

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 This was once of those finds that comes by chance.It was the boys cowboy birthday party and I was attempting the mommy-juggling-act-of-note , baking , sewing up hobby horses(the kids party favours) the decor you name it, it was on my list.In the weee hours before the party my perfect cupcakes were over baked (nice way to say burnt) and rock hard.

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Instead of panicking I got up early went to my closest PnP and bought these queen cakes (they come 10 in a container) and then it was just a matter of icing them.

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I have to admit, it’s been the easiest thing – a cake and candy sale (sorted✔️) , a Valentines class party  (sorted✔️) , The list goes on and on and like I said previously everyone loves them.

The added bonus is the fact that my kitchen doesn’t look like a bakers explosion and  I’m not up baking and icing whilst everyone is in bed.

So the next time your child tells you at the last minute they need Cupcakes for school or you’ve had a baking disaster head over to your closest Pick n Pay.Nobody will think any less of you.

All you will then need is butter,icing sugar, food colouring and a few sprinkles.

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Happy mom!!!

 

Travel Keepsake – free printables

We just days from bidding farewell to my little cousin (well not so little anymore). Shes off on a wonderful adventure to work in the States for the next few months.perfect for family who is immigrating or for those who travel often and need a little reminder of home.

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I wanted to get something that she’d look at everyday and think of home, think of us really.Hope its take pride of place at her front entrance or at her bedside table.

I made these on word and had them printed.

They are to be printed for a frame 10cmx 15cm (4″ x 6″)so be sure to change your printer page size to 4″x6″ before you print it, I’ve also added the full black one for those lucky enough to own a minc foil machine or want to have it foiled…Im thinking in gold

Click below for the Free Printable

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Fab Find – Dischem Baby Things Shampoo

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I’ve wanted to share this product with you all for the longest time (just never took the photos).Perfect to add to your next shopping list,  even I use it from time to time because it’s so gentle and smells lovely.

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I came across this product when we went through our financial fast aka when hubby got retrenched and we really had to tighten that budget belt.

This shampoo costs R 49,95 for a 1 litre bottle and it goes a long long way.In our household it takes about 5-6 months to finish so yup it’s R 100 a year for shampoo.

Yes its budget friendly , yes it’s a long lasting size but the best part are the ongoing compliments my boys get about how nice their hair smells.

Try it for yourself let me know what you think.

 

 

#SunflowerDay2016 – Fun DIY using the Tope

Sunflower Day 2016Fun DIY using the Tope

We’ve bought and celebrated the SunflowerFund Bandana Day for as long as I can remember.Its such a worthy cause and brings so much awareness.

This year they’ve changed it up a bit and instead of bandanas they launched the tope.

I spent a few hours trying my hand at jewellery making I  up-cycled my tope and turned it into a piece of jewellery.Let me know what you think 😃.It was super easy and fun.

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The 2nd one was also pretty easy.

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Thats it – and it was so much fun to make and I get to use the topes in a different way.I loved this DIY.

You can get your tope in an assortment of colours at most Pick n Pay stores for R20.00.

Remember to wear yours on the 16th of September

For further details on this worthy cause click here: Sunflower Fund

Spaghetti Boere(wors)-Nyse

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Perfect timing for our wonderful Heritage Month of September.

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).

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.

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My favourite boerewors at the moment is the Woolworths Grabouw its just the perfect mix of flavours for this easy dish.

This is an ideal meal for the South Africans living overseas if you can get hold of some boerewors and you wanting a taste of back home without the efforts of a weekend “braai” or “barbecue”.

I call it my easy mid-week meal because it simply is!

Click on Recipe Below:

Recipe Spaghetti Boere(wors)-Nyse