Keeping our family car clean

There have been times where our SUV looks like an explosion of sorts happened in there.At any given time there might be jackets , leftover crisps, little toys  and I can’t begin to tell you about the amount of water bottles under the passenger seat.Ive been determined to changed this over the last few months and I’m proud to say so far so good and I’m dying to share with you how we keep our family car  clean.

I roll my eyes every time I have to go to a car wash to get my car cleaned (even if I’m sitting there scrolling through emails it just feels like poor time management).I’m lucky enough that I’m able to get my car washed in my parking bay at the office (best idea ever) while I’m working my car is getting washed.I usually have them do both the outside and inside but these days I make sure to vacuum the inside once a month, this gives me the opportunity to clear out the junk.

I’ve always kept a microfibre cloth in the cubby because I can’t stand the dust that accumulates on the dashboard but no matter how many times I’d take the cloth to that dashboard once the doors opened a whole new family of dust particles rested on the dashboard.A while back I added my niffty little vinegar spray bottle and I’m so happy I did so.

Ive never been a let’s-clean-the-car-on-the-Weekend-in-our-driveway kind of girl , my husband loves to clean his own car , hoses it down , vacuums and polishes it , even gets the boys to join him.I clean the dashboard and doors in the time I sit at the school parking bay waiting for the bell to ring for the end of the day.

Thanks to Jill Nystul from @byjillee Blog I added the sponge brush to my car cleaning kit so I get to clean my aircon vents brilliantly.I can’t help but smile when I look down and see the clean vents #dustfree.

Happy Cleaning



#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

The Smurfs Blue Velvet Cupcakes

The Smurfs Blue Velvet Cupcakes

The Smurfs Blue Velvet Cupcakes

In honour of the new Smurfs Movie , Smurfs:The Lost Village we had a fun day baking these Smurfs Blue Velvet Cupcakes.

A friend of mine told me about the yummy Blue Velvet Cupcake Kit from Snowflake and I thought this was the perfect “blue” opportunity to give it a try and we loved them.

This kit is great it brings the cupcake mix, icing mix , sprinkles and paper cups…….#love it!

I jazzed them up by using the tiny McDonald’s Happy Meal Smurfs toys as cupcake toppers and they look just too cute.Let me know if you try it out they taste divine!

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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:

Click on highlightered area for link to items

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.


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

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.

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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Eugenia Kim Website


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


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.



What you’ll need:

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



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.




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.


 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.


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.



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.




Happy mom!!!