No poo: Honey honey…


I did my first honey shampoo wash using raw honey and filtered water (Brita filter) on the day we left for a weekend away in Dullstroom. Talk about living on the edge! I had specifically waited on washing my hair until I received a new batch of raw honey, since we had just run out of honey that week –…

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The no poo challenge


I had been blissfully washing my hair with baking soda (or bicarbonate of soda) and apple cider vinegar for 3 months when I came upon Carry Berry’s post in my Facebook feed. I am always up for a challenge, and even though I had already started my no poo adventure, at least I could provide some encouragement for the other…

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I ditched shampoo and I liked it


I first heard of the “no poo” (hair care where commercial shampoo and conditioner are ditched in favour of more natural alternatives) phenomenon when my friend Gina wrote about it. I was intrigued, but not yet ready to take the plunge myself. In the middle of this year, as we reached the last of our shampoo a little too far…

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100 Happy Days – Day 99: Moments


I had a pretty terrible day today, starting at 2am with throwing up, which led to me receiving a drip in ER. Later on I dropped my phone and shattered the glass screen. Even so, there were still happy moments in my day – taking a nap with my babies, a cup of tea in my favourite mug made by…

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100 Happy Days – Day 98: Comfy


I love how Arnan is so comfortable in his own skin that he can completely be himself around others. Tonight we spent time with Nico’s parents and by the end of the evening Arnan was happy to be chatting away with his Ouma, climbing on her back to chill out a bit. Witnessing my son’s confidence and unique personality made…

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100 Happy Days – Day 97: Glorious day


It was a beautiful day outside today, with lots of sun and a slightly chilly breeze. The kids still had fun in the sandpit and splashing about in the cold tap water-filled splash pool. We also came upon this beautiful caterpillar and eggs. Being outside, catching some vitamin D and watching the littlies have fun made me happy today.

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100 Happy Days – Day 94: Play dough!


Arnan and I decided to make play dough this morning, so I tried out a new recipe. It worked out really well. The kids had a blast rolling it out, hitting it with a mallet, and making little animal models. There was peace in the house once more for at least half an hour 🙂 Seeing my two angels engrossed…

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