|NuSkin Lip Plumping Balm|
Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Thursday, 26 October 2017
The carversations! Even tough traffic is hectic, and we would like to spend much less time in a car... But there is a positive note to it! A car is one of the best places to catch up on each other and hear the daily news.
Little Miss has always used the car as her after-school melt-down safe place. It is the safe place to whine, and melt down and complain about her day.
This past week she has been complaining/crying that she thinks she is different than the rest of her peers in class. There is stuff that bothers her in class which makes it very difficult to concentrate.
Tuesday, 24 October 2017
|Disney Junior - Mickey and the Roadster Racers|
To highlight this, Disney has given me two hampers to give away!
P. King Duckling, Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Sofia the First, Lion Guard and Vampirina (which already launched in October) will start with new episodes.
Friday, 20 October 2017
|Operation Smile #35MilesIn35Days|
The new campaign #35SmilesIn35Days is in support of those suffering from cleft lip and palate conditions. It has also been created in support of the global campaign Until We Heal and celebration of Operation Smile 35th year.
See the campaign #35SmilesIn35Days video
Thursday, 19 October 2017
|Camera shy beloved dog PP|
We feel the empty space...
(Maybe not Hubby...)
But Petite Peu is having her best life! She slept the winter with the Eldest on her bed, but pretty soon she was waking her up to come and sleep on our bed. She's been playing musical beds. When we get up in the mornings, she goes and snoozes with the youngest until it's time for Little Miss to get up.
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
|Quick Corn Bread with Amasi|
(Disney Cookabout Season 2)
In sharing the excitement, Disney Africa send us a basket with all the ingredients (except the egg) to make a Quick Corn Bread. In true African spirit, the ingredients included Amasi (Very popular in South Africa: A fermented milk that tastes like cottage cheese or plain yogurt).It’s time! Disney Cookabout 2 starts on Disney Channel, DStv channel 303 Saturday, 14 October 9.25 am#DisneyCookabout #DisneyAfrica pic.twitter.com/2qNxAv6RYl— Karen du Toit (@karentoittoit) October 14, 2017
I am not familiar with baking with it, but came up with three uses over the past weekend. It works very well with vegetarian dishes!
Monday, 16 October 2017
|Thumbs up for a new car seat - BeSafe iZi Up X3 #CarseatFullstop|
We have had to deal with Little Miss being bullied about using a car seat, and this year I have had to insist again each time when other kids ride with us that they strap in. I always tell them that I don't want to be the one that tells their parents they flew past us through the window because they were not strapped in! They have to strap in before I drive off!
I have been following Mandy-Lee Miller's CarseatFullstop campaign, and it makes me even more aware of how vulnerable our children are when cars collide. The statistics are scary!
Thursday, 12 October 2017
|Holiday survival beauty products|
As much as I love holidays at the coast, it does not do my skin and complexion very well. I tend to break out in spots. My hair goes frizzy! My skin also burns immediately. I go blood red, and after that my skin starts peeling. This year I only spend two hours in the sun. I had sunscreen on my face and arms, but thought that my legs would be okay without sunscreen. Big mistake... (Don't you think I should know by now?) I am still peeling two weeks later!
Little Miss also struggles with her eczema, and we had to look after her feet very well. It dries up underneath her toes especially, and cracks open in sores. We still haven't found the magic formula to take it away completely, but the Oh So Heavenly Cream has been a lifesaver!
Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Tuesday, 10 October 2017
|Child Friendly SA|
I think I heard about the Child Friendly SA Mobile app on Twitter. I downloaded it especially for our trip to Ballito as it was the first time that we were going to be on holiday there!
The weather did not play along each day, but you will never hear me complain. It is on these days that we try to explore and get to know the local places and entertainment spots! As we had Little Miss who would gladly have stayed watching Disney Junior all week long, we had to make sure that she also wanted to go on the excursions. We also searched for places nearby, as our budget were low, and we did not want to spend hours on the road.
Monday, 9 October 2017
|Violet Virginia Theunissen|
Finally, because it could not have been that comfortable to still be here. The eyes and the hearing were not good anymore, and she was confined to her bed and a chair. Her children and grandchildren are scattered, and could not visit her often. Luckily she had her daughter nearby!
She also had the angels looking after her at the old age home in eMalahleni. We saw Cecilia again at the gratitude service on Friday, one of the many angels looking after the frail. Ouma Violet used to call her her mother. Even till the end, says Cecilia!
Wednesday, 4 October 2017
Tuesday, 3 October 2017
|Rhino Coin Bank|
Prima Toys and the Wildlife Act have come together to support the rhino with a great campaign. Buy a cute cuddly rhino coin bank and save rhinos 'twice'! The rhino coin bank is great as a present! It is also a good initiative to teach children about saving for a cause!
Prima Toys donates R10 back to the Wildlife Act for every rhino coin bank purchased. The Wildlife Act funds various organisations that care and feed baby rhinos. In conjunction with this the saved money can be donated back to the Wildlife ACT – through their ‘Donations’ portal.
Prima Toys is also donating 10 x Toy Hamper prizes in a ‘Lucky Draw’ competition to five boys and five girls who make a donation through the GivenGain website.
Monday, 2 October 2017
My parents have the timeshare, and usually you can't go during the peak holiday season. It gobbles too much points! Luckily Little Miss only had a week left, and they were finishing off at school already the previous week! I know we won't be able to do it for many more years to come...
I got a little bit back from SARS, and my husband's salary paid in just in time! Shew! Tight times, but the universe aligned! October is going to be lean, but at least we can say we had a GREAT holiday! ;-)
Ballito is one of the best holiday spots there is. We have never been to Ballito, only to Umdloti. Of course I now want to pack my bags and go in stay in Ballito forever! ;-)