Friday, 22 February 2013

Letter to my daughter, Hannah

You  are so happy and full of life , my baby Hannah.
 I love your cheeky smile .

You will be two tomorrow.
Two years since I first kissed your rosy cheeks for the very first time and saw your big beautiful brown ayes. 
 You were a beautiful surprise! A blessing!
God had you in His plan for our life to bless us at the end of our trials and  tribulations , you were born in a new place, a new country, a new beginning for our family.
You are beautiful and wonderfully made !
I am so proud to be your mummy! I pray to our God to give me wisdom to help  shape you into the woman God has created you to be.

You are brave and kind. You, my dear baby, can change the world.
Happy birthday my baby!
With all my love,

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Shabby Apple

Hello there!
How is your week going so far?
Have you noticed the lovely little banner on the right side of my blog today? Looks so pretty!I have been invited to join Shabby Apple Affiliate Program! Yes, this is  a big deal to me!
 It means I am doing something right with this blog! haha 

 Happy dance!!

I just adore their clothes ! So feminine and romantic !  A Shabby Apple dress does justice to that beautiful body of yours! They have so many styles to choose from and fun and colourful collections, it's just a treat for your eyes!
Oh , in love with this yellow skirt!
...the perfect green!

Be still my heart...
more on Shabby Apple:

in their own words...

"At Shabby Apple, we believe in both femininity and feminism. As feminine women, we create clothing that is artful in design and crafted with a vintage-style flare. Each piece is carefully constructed to both flatter a women’s figure and maintain her mystery. As feminists, we created a company that is women-owned and operated and that donates to help other women start their own businesses. With our old-fashioned style and modern ideals, we believe the best is yet to come!"

Go  and grab your self a gorgeous spring dress or skirt or some really nice  swimwear or some shoes or....!
Dresses from Shabby Apple


Friday, 15 February 2013

Random Friday

Emma trying on her new ballet costume ,Hannah had to dress up too!:)

Daddy and the girls...baking biscuits....well, cutting them out really....we did the baking.:)

Getting ready for a fairy party!

Helping little sister with her stickers.

Good stuff!

 This is how my livingroom/ playroom floor looks like at the end of the day. My husband never really sees it...well he saw it now, along with all of you.:)) Just keeping it real people!

My little fashionista!
6 outffits in 30 min, she is good!:)

Cool daddy alert! He made sparkly pipe cleaners glasses!

Our sticky plate got un upgrade!:)

Learning to write.

Thank you for reading.
Welcome and thank you to all my new followers.
You are very much appreciated!

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Grow Your Blog (or GYB) blog hop

Super excited for co-hosting this week Grow Your Blog  blog hop! Please join me in making new friends and grow your lovely blog !

Good morning and welcome to the Grow Your Blog (or GYB) blog hop, Valentines Edition!
 Paula and I are so happy to have you link up with us this week.
And we happily welcome any new bloggers to the party! :)
 How has your week been? Do you have any plans for the weekend?
What is the Grow Your Blog Hop all about?
 Meeting new bloggers, finding new content to follow, building your readership. Why is blog networking great for you? Simply put, it increases readership and traffic to your blog.
 How do you network?
Visit. Comment. Invite. Communicate. These are key to growing your blog.

      • Follow your hosts and co-hosts
      • Link up the main page of your blog, not an individual post. You may link up your individual posts to Marvelous Mondays.
      • Visit and follow other bloggers
      • Comment to let them know that you stopped by and how you followed (Email, GFC, Facebook, Bloglovin, etc)
      • Invite them to visit your blog (be sure to leave your blog web address - too many times have i seen bloggers comment and request a visit to their blog without leaving their blog web address)
      • Communicate with them about what you like on their blog. Let them know you are interested in their blog. USE THEIR NAME! A simple "I'm so and so stopping by. I followed you please follow me." just isn't going to interest someone into visiting your blog. Sure, you can request a visit to your blog or a follow along but engage in some type of conversation first.
      • Grab a button and promote the party(you can get the button on This Gal Cooks right here.)

Saturday, 2 February 2013

DIY - HEADWRAP from an old t-shirt

Are you having a bad hair day?
 Or you just want to look extra cute and a bit bohemian?
Well this works either way!
Since I got bangs, bad hair days are more challenging now...
a headwrap has been my salvation many mornings when I looked at my self in the mirror and noticed the horror bangs sticking up..
no time for styling...
what do do? what to do? 
Wrap your head  and go boho mama for the day!
( trust me ,it is way cooler then waking around town for 30 min  with your bangs wet...and only God  knows how they looked like once they were dray.)
Let's get to the DIY!

All you need is:

- an old stretchy t-shirt
- scissors
- glue gun (or a needle and thread)
- elastic

For the t-shirt I used this old topshop top I got at a carboot sale, never really worn it.
 Was too big on me but really loved the print on it.

Cut out the back of it. Measure it around your head,leaving a few cm for the elastic.
Even if your fabric is elastic it will not be enough to stretch it around your head, and there will be no annoying knot in the back of your head sticking out  either.
I used about 5 cm of elastic with 1.5 cm on each end glued in. Just measure your own beautiful head to fit nice and tight and not slide of.,and trim it to the right size.(not the head, the headwrap).

Fold the fabric in half meeting in the middle (as pictured). Glue the " seam line"  in three or for places just to secure it a bit more, once you glue the ends it will not unfold.
Place the elastic at one end of your wrap and glue it in place folding the fabric over it as pictured. Once the glue is dry ,repeat the process on the other end.
I didn't have a wide elastic so I doubled the one I had.
At this point you can leave it as it is and skip this step, but I wanted it to look a bit more "done".
So I cut out the t-shirt seam line ,trim it to the size that I need it and covered both ends of the wrap with it,as pictured.
Now, grab the middle of your wrap and using a scrap of fabric tie a knot  on the inside of your wrap.(or you can glue it, I had just burned myself with the glue I went with the knot)
That's it! You are done.
Enjoy your new headwrap !
I'm going to look for some more t-shirts in the back of my closet!:)
 thanks for reading!

Friday, 1 February 2013


Hello there,

Notice something different about my little blog ?
It got a makeover by yours truly.
 All it took was a prayer and a free 30 min, so thank you God! 
 I had giving up trying and thought I would have to pay some one to design it  for me .
So yesterday I gave it one more shot and  tadaaa......I really like it.
It's more clean looking and organised (still working on that part), more me.
 Any feedback is really appreciated!
Thank you !
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