#superanimals – Are Back

Our 1st trip to @picknpay to get us some #superanimals , yup I’m that sort of mom , the one who gets the whole family involved , starts a WhatsApp swop group , goes to store swop days . Why? My youngest is a collector from little , if there were/are toys or things that come in groups we had to get the “vallection” (that’s how he pronounced the word collection when he was smaller) why I indulge in this whim……
•they rather educational
•they get to practice putting the cards in numerical sequence time & time again(that’s maths)
•they learn to read & spell the animal names (that’s language)
•swopping makes for good camaraderie , making new friends , learning the art of being civil (that’s social skills)

#superanimals #picknpaysuperanimals #superanimalcards #momblogger #mommyblogger #picknpay

Easter Treats 2017

Easter has definitely become my favourite holiday , we really do reflect on the meaning and celebration of Easter more so than Christmas in my opinion.Theres no rush to buy gifts ,there’s no pressure to tick off lists – there is just this sense of calm and togetherness…..well at least thats the case in my family.

We go to church the morning of Good Friday return home and have a late family lunch.We do glow in the dark Easter Egg Hunts (this has now turned into a tradition with loads of giggles and adults joining in on the fun – last year my brother-in-law thought it a hoot to bury them to make it more difficult for the kids.One egg is still missing lol). Sunday morning we go to mass, we meet have a big Easter Lunch and the kids get treats.

Now let me tell you about these treats! Before I had kids I had already , shall I call it petitioned for the move to small gifts instead of chocolates to be made (wink-wink,  nudge-nudge) its finally happened and we usually get the kids a very small chocolate along with a book or dvd or even an item of clothing.

I’ve put together a few of the items I’ve bought , have a look below:

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Top Row: Possibly the best buy ever…our Woolies Glow in the Dark Eggs ,  for older kids this DVD is just beautiful , we usually watch this during the Easter Break , my favourite find this year is pereft for mom’s , your bff or work collegue or even a teen – I came across these at Foschini

2nd Row: The perfect top of any little girl to wear over Easter , I love this little bunny ring holder from Umbra ,  this is another fun one from Woolworths; their Egg Decorating Kit is so a wonderful afternoon of fun (be sure to buy real white eggs at PNP).

3rd Row: The arts and crafts kits from Clicks are awesome , we love #veggietales and this DVD gets watched even when its not Easter . Egg and Spoon will keep the kids busy and its loads of fun.

Last Row: My fab find this morning comes from Chefs and Icers in Sandton, how sweet is this little Bunny Egg dish? Lastly by far the sweetest and cutest Easter item on my list is the Baby-X Easter outfit – one of the teachers just had a baby and we got baby an Easter Outfit .

What non-edible items have you found?Let me know via Instagram

Have a happy and blessed Easter.

 

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

Visit them on Facebook to view more details

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.

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.

 

 

Change our world for good #COWFG

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We got a little ARK this weekend from my MIL.

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I loved the idea behind it and did more research on the project,our world is in such turmoil, our lives are pretty much exposed to sadness, hatred and disaster daily so when we can do something to change it, to be the positive in our own lives and in the lives of others …why not!!!!! this is what their website had to say about this awesome initiative:.

When one does something bad, negative energy is created. But when one does good, positive energy is created. 

The world is awash in conflict; malice and misery.

With the global calamities of our time there is a critical need for positive change in the world at large.

The sole aim of this project is to remind people that every single person has the ability and ultimately, the responsibility to make the world a better place through positive actions – basically, through goodness and kindness.

We have embarked on an ARK campaign (ARK – Acts of Random Kindness).

[ ARK – ACTS OF RANDOM KINDESS ]

The mission statement of this campaign is Change Our World for Good. The goal is to distribute charity boxes in the shape of an ARK. The label on each charity box read: “Change Our World for Good” When full give me to someone less fortunate. Our organization will not take the charity boxes back as this is not a fundraiser.

We simply want to encourage people of all ages to increase in acts of goodness and kindness. You can help by spreading kindness across the globe by posting your ARK on Facebook or Twitter using #COWFG. Share your stories, post your pictures, get involved. Be part of the kindness movement.

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Click on my images and see whats written on the molding of the plastic Ark.
Connect with this amazing cause via their website, facebook page and twitter.

@COWFG18

Remember to share your A.R.K pics  via facebook, twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #cowfg

Pick n Pay’s SUPER ANIMALS – Collection

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If you anywhere close to my age you’ll remember hours of fun with family and friends playing with your TRUMP CARDS.I remember we had Dinosaurs, Fast Cars , Trucks and Planes (These were mostly my brother’s choice but we all still played).

You probably heard the launch this morning on the radio.Super Animals from Pick n Pay.With every R 150.00 you spend you get 4 cards.

What fun its going to be to swop and play – there are 108 cards to collect and this promotion will go on until 4th of September.

I’ll definitely get the merchandise especially the sound card reader.

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The animals are subdivided into certain categories:

Deadliest, toughest ,smartest, loudest etc (click above to have a look).

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I love that the children will be learning whilst having fun for this I’ve given this PNP fab find a brilliant a big two thumbs up!!! 🙂

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Don’t forget to get the app.

https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/pick-n-pay-super-animals/id1128335747?mt=8

Enjoy and happy collecting

xx

All pics from the Pick n Pay website

Number Fun – Foundation Phase

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Identifying and learning Numbers can be rather daunting when your child gets past 1-50.

Remember the good old days when you were thrilled that they were counting like little champs from 1-10?

I came across this double-sided poster at PNA its 1-500 on one side and 501 – 1000 on the other.Perfect for kids up to foundation phase.

Then I bought this very inexpensive (dare I say it) gun at Ackermans for R 9.95 and we got to shooting.

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What we do? Simple ……….

AIM

SHOOT

And IDENTIFY your number. (if the “bullet”lands between numbers then you have to identify all the numbers the “bullet” has landed on).

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It’s an afternoon of fun and I’ve actually found my little guy doing his own numbers “target practice”.

Favourite Find 1: The Numbers Chart @ PNA

Favourite Find 2: The really cheap fun and lick and stick “bullets” from Ackermans

Enjoy

xx

Neon Necklace – Easy DIY

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A quick assessment of my wardrobe had me conclude that I’ve got a lot of dark blues and navy clothing.I love to add bright accessories to these such as a gorgeous citrus necklace or cerise and even more so a cute neon yellow something  especially since I have these pretty sandals (see below) to match.

Only problem is that I haven’t been able to find a neon yellow necklace to add to any of my ensembles.So what do you do when you can’t shop?      You DIY.

This was an especially inexpensive project as I spent R30.00 on the necklace at Checkers and because I didn’t want to spend R 100.00 on spray paint since it was such a minute project, I sent out a broadcast message to family and asked if anyone had a neon yellow spray paint bottle lying around in their garage.Within minutes I had an answer.

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I love how it turned out.

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Jewellery Box – DIY

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A gift for each of the grandmothers.

If you follow the blog you know how I love anything personalised.We came across the boxes on a trip to our local PNA and they weren’t to badly priced at R 26.00

I already had the spray paint from a previous project  and had my local printer do the gold vinyls after I designed them on Word and PDF-ed them.

What  you will need:

  • Box – You can select the size
  • Spray paint or an acrylic paint and brush – Once again you can select the colour
  • Personalised Vinyls or Letter Stickers
  • Marble Contact Paper – Optional
  • Utility Knife or sharp scissors for Contact paper
  • Ruler and Pencil to measure Contact paper

To do:

  1. Start by unscrewing all the little hinges and the clasp – set this aside.mgfabox.02       mgfabox.03                         
  2. Lay down newspaper or a plastic in the area you will be spraying – remember this needs to be a well ventilated area. If using the acrylic paints make sure your brushes are clean and your work surface is covered.
  3. Spray and allow to dry  – you may want to then do a 2nd coat if you feel you need to.I did the 1st coat with spray paint and then used my white acrylic paint and brush to finish it.mgfabox.05
  4. Measure and cut out the Marble Contact paper for the inside of the box and adhere it to the inside of the box (inner base and inner lid)  – Remember this is optional and you can just as easily keep it the same colour as the outside of the box.
  5. Screw in all the hinges and clasp.
  6. Add the Vinyl Names on to the lid of the box

Finished Product #sopretty

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February 2016 Calendar Freebie

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Keeping my promise, this time it’s from Denise Johnson from Cu-rio.net.

So beautiful just perfect for the special month that honours LOVE.My Phone and desktop look so stunning and organised.

Each month I promised I’d share with you my favourite Free Calendar Printables / Downloads I come across.There are such amazing talented people.

Thank you Denise for the beautiful Free Printables /Downloads

Follow instructions on the link above to download or print.Browse Cu-rio’s website – I’m loving the Easy Valentine’s Day Treat and The Valentines Day Printables.

Click on the link below to download the above for either your phone or desktop.

February Wallpapers