All Gold have just come out with the most brilliant way to celebrate South African heritage! Have you seen the All Gold LIMITED EDITION Bottles?
Do you love Facebook groups? I do! I love the sense of community in the groups especially when it relates to my hobbies. Some of the groups I belong to are my local community groups, business and blog related, parenting chat groups and then of course hobby related.
Have you ever woken up with the heart-stopping realization that you’ve overslept? Well I have – three times! We totally overslept one morning – on a school day, marking the third time this has happened to me in my adult life!
I recently discovered that women feel self-conscious about eating alone in public. This really surprised me!
I have to confess that I habitually do things alone including watching films and dining out. Based on recent conversations, many women don’t feel as comfortable doing these things by themselves. [Read more…]
Have you ever visited a new church by yourself? I did that today!
I wanted to experience a more local church so I did some online recon for churches in my area.I discovered that in my suburb we have many denominations represented! One that stood out for me was the Friend of God church. It’s a smaller version of the multi-campus church I am used to. [Read more…]
After compiling our Ultimate list of family favorite Christmas movies I thought of how much my kids have enjoyed these too!
At some point or another most children go through a doggy-movie phase. My kids are no exception!
So for all you animal lovers and basically anyone with little kids, here you go. I’ve compiled a list of our all-time favorite dog Christmas movies for you to enjoy!
Top 5 dog Christmas movies
The search for Santa Paws
Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws
The doggy buddies adventures have been a firm favorite of both my kids! We’ve watched them all and Santa Buddies does not disappoint!
I wish it could be Christmas every day
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Do you have any favorite dog Christmas movies to add? Leave it in the comments below.
Don’t forget to check out the Ultimate list of Christmas movies that the whole family can enjoy!
Every year we like to binge-watch on our favorite Christmas movies. They’re usually the same old classics but we don’t mind.
Christmas movies are timeless!
They set the scene nicely for Christmas and put everyone in a festive spirit…that everyone except Ashley! [Read more…]
Treat your kids to the experience of a lifetime this school holidays at the DinosAlive Exhibition!
From start to finish, DinosAlive is an incredible opportunity for your kids to experience what it was like when dinosaurs roamed the earth!
Christmas would not be Christmas without the Christmas carols! Much to Ashley’s dismay, I’m blasting those Christmas tunes from the 1st of December. The carols are what makes it feel …Christmasy. It provides the atmosphere of Christmas and it gets everyone in the festive spirit. [Read more…]
A few weeks ago I took a huge step towards being a “grown-up” ie. behaving like a responsible adult. I got my first mammogram!
I never expected to get one in my thirties. You’re advised to to get your breasts regularly checked from the age of forty. However, breast disease is becoming more and more common in our society. Added to that, I’ve been feeling very paranoid after my last few self-examinations and my paranoia kicked in.
Breast disease has become a huge risk in normal every women like you and me that you can’t chance waiting until forty. Especially if you have a history of cancer in your family or you are worried about your breast health.
Something that always bothers me is that a lot of women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer had felt nothing. Breast disease does not always present superficially so you won’t know you’re fine until you get the mammogram.
I read that an early detection is the main factor in successful treatment of breast disease.
The other day Ashley and I had a fight. I use the word “huge” lightly because I do have a flair for the dramatic. It might or might not have been as earth-shattering as I thought it was on that day. Regardless, he made me mad, really mad.
We argued until we reached a standoff (the kind where neither wants to be the first to crack) which lasted for a few days.
It was during this period of giving each other the silent treatment and being polite but not friendly that he sent me this meme.
Have you heard about South Africa’s first ever R10 coffee shop?
XPRESSO Café has been blowing up my social media feeds these last few days. Given the high cost of living in Cape Town, it’s unfathomable to charge R10 per menu item! In fact, it makes no business sense at all and we were determined to check it out for ourselves!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. So far I’ve seen lot’s of ladies in public wearing their pink ribbons. I even got my daughter one and she looked so adorable in her pink pig tails and ribbon today! We even spotted a cluster of trees all swathed in pink.
The aim of the national breast cancer campaign is to raise awareness of the disease. There are also many fund raisers to help fund research into breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Awareness: Be aware
I’ve never paid much attention to the Breast Cancer Awareness month before now. The idea idea of getting my breasts checked for any signs of breast disease was about as appealing to me as choosing a funeral or life policy. Very unpleasant and not conducive to my overall daily chirpiness. I mean, it’s a big worry right? So I normally rather choose not to think about things like this.
Although, when I think about it. Preserving my life and making smart self-care choices are important. If it affects my family and my children, then I should be thinking about it.
Like many other women, I thought that getting a mammogram and having your breasts checked was something to think about only after you reach the age of forty.
However, I’ve recently discovered that two people I know of were diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine checkup.
When I heard the terrible news, I worried that they had no symptoms and did not even suspect that anything was wrong. And with a family history of cancer, I worried about my own health. After all, I want to see my children grow up so I plan to take care of myself as best I can!
When you should get your breasts checked
Although you are encouraged to get regular mammograms after the age of forty, you can get one if you are concerned.
If you have had children you should get a mammogram. If you have a family history of cancer, you should get a mammogram.
A good place to start is by doing a self-examination of your breasts. If you feel anything or are concerned, you should go for a mammogram.
My first mammogram
I decided to get a mammogram even though I am six years shy of forty years old. If you have cancer in your family history, as I do, you are considered to be at a high risk.
The idea of getting a breast exam was really scary, I won’t lie. And not many people that I’d spoken to had anything but scary things to say about getting a mammogram. However, knowing that an early detention could save my life made me put on my big girl panties and get my first mammogram.
A nurse said to me that even though getting checked for breast cancer is a scary experience, the feeling you have when you get up from the table knowing that you have a clean bill of health makes it so worthwhile!
Your life is important to your family, children and loved ones. Get your breasts checked and stay in good health. Also, please take one moment to SHARE THIS POST with all your friends.
Everything you need to know about breast cancer and breast exams can be found here: http://www.cansa.org.za/womens-health/.
Have you had a mammogram done? Leave a comment on what your experience was like.
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Be a Pineapple. Stand tall. Wear a crown. Be sweet on the inside. Is that not just divine? Ever since I first saw this phrase on Instagram it spoke volumes to me.
If you habitually sleep through your alarm like I do, you don’t have a lot of time in the mornings to apply your makeup. You need a makeup routine that is quick and easy for busy mornings.
I run out of time in the mornings too! That’s why I’ve perfected my makeup routine for everyday wear. My everyday makeup routine will have you looking fresh and fabulous in under 10 minutes!
On International Women’s Day, we can celebrate being a woman. I love to spend time with other women. Some of the common traits I’ve noticed by observing the women I know makes me so thankful to be a woman.
The modern woman started emerging in our parents’ generation. In earlier generations, homemaking skills were passed down by the older women in the family.
Most things were hand/home made without any modern conveniences like kitchen appliances and home ware gadgets.
If you know me, you know I take a lot of selfies. Although not an expert, I do have some experience with knowing how to take a good selfie.
Having the self-confidence to take photos of yourself can be awkward for some.
I am here to help with some practical advise on how to take a great selfie so you can feel more confident to photograph yourself. [Read more…]
I remember when I was a child and how Sunday was my favorite day of the week. Except for a few hours in the morning, all businesses and shops were shut down for the day and we stayed home pottering around the house. My cousins, aunts and uncles would all congregate at my cousin’s grandparents home (where I grew up) and we would spend the entire day together eating, playing games and just being with family.