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My Christmas 2017 Gift Guide For The Whole Family

November 22, 2017

We’ve decided to bring the office tradition home this year and we’ll now also be doing secret Santa at home with the family because let’s face it, buying Christmas gifts for the whole family is just not possible…or sane. At least this way we don’t have to empty our pockets and we know exactly who we are buying for and what they like (which could be the trickiest part of Christmas shopping!).

Obviously, I wanted to make things easier on my fellow fabmoms too, so I’ve put together a handy list of my favourite gifts this year – all for under R500 !!!


Sorbet Feeling Playful Hand & Nail Cream Trio/Bubbly Bath Bombs/She is gorgeous nail set

The great thing about the Clicks Sorbet range is that they are already affordable,  3 for 2,  and almost all contain a R50 gift card to use towards your next Sorbet salon treatment. This is my favourite 3 for 2 combo. Find your Sorbet combo here and your Body Shop combo here and spoil someone you love


Amarula Fruit and Cream Dark Chocolates

Who does not love chocolates! You will make anyone’s day with a box of good quality dark chocolate, that’s a guarantee!


Smartlife Water Infuser


Water may be scarce at the moment, but that’s all the more reason for you to create your own flavoured water using fresh, natural ingredients. Made from quality, BPA-free plastic for healthy hydration.


Romoss Polymos 5 Power Bank 5000MAH

These days, everyone could do with a phone battery charger on the move. The Romoss power bank is safe and durable and inexpensive.


Polaroid Snap Instant Camera

Savour the nostalgia of the classic Polaroid film cameras. The Snap Instant Digital Camera offers the convenience of digital capture with the thrills of being able to instantly produce a physical print thanks to the implementation of ZINK Zero Ink Technology.


Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)

I remember how much hubby use to love this game. Maybe you know someone who’d enjoy the thrill of chasing money in fast cars.


Gamer Looks T-Shirt

What is a pro-gamer without a t-shirt to complete the image?


Lee Cooper Flag Backpack

The perfect all-purpose backpack.


Logo Door Mats

Looking for a unique gift? All homes need a doormat that speaks of its residents’ personalities.


Universal Smartphone Fish Eye Lens Clip

A fisheye lens is an ultra wide-angle lens to enhance your images taken on your smartphone.


Typo Pen Holder

To inject some fun into your office space!


Typo Shower friend

For those who love to sing in the shower (which is everyone!).


Typo Luxe Earphones 

A gorgeous pair of earphones is an absolute must! Even better if you have a pair for every mood!


Typo Shake It Phone Case Universal

Sparkles!!! Need I say more? Even your phone needs a new outfit this Christmas.


Typo Carried Away Mug


Because a real coffee ‘addict’ will agree that coffee should always be served in a gold-plated mug!


Typo Varsity Laptop Case 

Just a little something pretty to keep all your tech toys together in one place.


Polaroid Kids GPS Tracker Watch

Make sure you know where your kids are, at all time. Now available at a Musica near you!


Disney Blootooth Dancing Water Speakers

If it’s Disney and it sparkles, then it’s a win for any child!


Bubblegum MP4 8GB Player

I also happen to know that if you purchase of these, valued at R449.95, at any Musica store before 18 Dec’ 2017 and swipe your Clicks card, you stand a chance to win the awesome Bubblegum Generation 4 kids tablet combo worth 1 699.95, including headphones, stand, car charger, and cables. A steal if you ask me, so HURRY!!

More information here.


Shield Ultimate Wash & Shine Kit 6 Piece


Well, mom, I hope this makes shopping this holiday allot more bearable.

Happy Festive and Merry Christmas!






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Miguel’s Easter Birthday Celebration

April 3, 2016

This year Miguel’s birthday was at a particularly special time. He turned four years old the day before Good Friday and so we decided to celebrate on this sanctified day, but, out of respect,  keep celebrations to a minimal – or rather we tried to. Turns out, you put a bunch of kids in the same location, add some cake and chocks and things are bound to turn wild.

So, even though we did not splurge on decor, food or treats, the day ended up being a roaring success. Needless to say, the birthday boy was a happy chap.

Here’s what we got up to…
Jada was such a helpful fairy and spent her entire morning helping me blow up balloons and hanging it and the party banners around the garden. I of course had to keep her distracted while I hid the Easter eggs. Lesley watched the boys while us girls worked our magic.



We were blessed with the most amazing sunny day, so I decided a picnic on the grass will be fun.
I obviously didn’t plan for such a hot day, so I was quite nervous when most of the guests had still not arrived by 12 the afternoon and the Easter eggs I hid earlier was slowly starting to melt. Hint: Wait until the very last possible moment to hide the eggs if you’re planning an egg hunt.








As soon as the last kid arrived, we lined up everyone for the hunt to begin!

The kids loved having to search through the flowers, rocks and in old containers for the Easter eggs and bunnies.

I clearly underestimated these rascals. All the eggs were found in 5 minutes flat! Hint: Kids can smell chocolate from miles away. They enjoy the hunt so much, it may be smart to make it more challenging for them.












Phoebe, the youngest Easter bunny and our niece, made sure she did not miss out on any of the fun.



I found face and body paint at the Crazy Store and instead of making use of a professional artist, I asked one of the guests who thankfully was willing to show off her creative flair. I think they turned out pretty well and the kids wouldn’t enjoy it any more if it was done professionally. Hint: If you do not have the time or money for a professional face painting artist, nominate a willing and trusted friend.









Although I do not have any pictures of them, I was also lucky to get a few “Easter egg hunt starter packs” at the Crazy Store. The packs each included four bunny eared masks which the kids could colour themselves. The colour pencils were included and so were a bunch of other artsy things which is great for a kids art table at any party.







The Amazing home-made Seafood Paella, Pickled Fish and Snoek braai dishes were all a major hit with the guests. So was the cakes from Ouma se Winkel

We ended off the day on a high note. When was the last time you took part in an egg race? I literally laughed so much, I cried. This game is an absolute must at every party you host from hereon. No matter the theme. I was lucky to get plastic eggs and spoons from Clicks, but I’m sure the real thing can be just as much fun, if not more





The kids joined in on all the fun, but I think they were more fascinated with the adults that turned into little kids.



What a blessed day indeed!