DIY Sewing Kit

DIY Sewing Kit
DIY Sewing Kit

This is so easy to make even for kids though not cheap at R150 for all the accessories but so worth it as a gift for anyone who loves sewing and will appreciate expensive (or even cheap dollar store) new threads and accessories.

What you will need: Just a glass bottle (I re-used a jam jar and stuck a spindle of pins on the lid to make it look new) and whatever you want to put in it. Read the rest of this entry

DIY Book Page Utensil Holder

DIY Book Page Utensil Holder
DIY Book Page Utensil Holder
I saw these cans in a restaurant once. They used small soda cans for cutlery that was covered with rolled up book pages and I thought they were beautiful and that it would make a great DIY gift. I made mine a little bigger and used it for a Teacher’s Survival Kit. Its not really cheap to make this, my total cost was R190 but it can be free depending on what you put in the can as Read the rest of this entry

Jesus, Santa and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer…

Jesus, Santa and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer…
Jesus, Santa and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer…

If you clicked on this blog thinking I am going to tell you why all of this doesn’t go together you are making a mistake… In fact, I wish to explain to you why I celebrate Christmas… AND enjoy it! Like many Christians I also went through a phase where I believed all things Christmas is purely evil and all the bad spirits of Christmas should be banished to hell for eternity. Read the rest of this entry

Review: Olive Leaf Extract

Review: Olive Leaf Extract
Review: Olive Leaf Extract

Rhebokskraal Olive Leaf Extract

Rhebokskraal Olive Estate

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There’s one thing we never run out of in our house and that is Rhebokskraal Olive Leaf Extract (OLE).  There are different kinds of OLE available on the shelves, but they are not nearly as effective as Rhebokskraal’s Muti.  So what makes it so different?  Rhebokskraal OLEis a whole bottle packed with nature’s medicine extracted from the Olive Tree Leaves itself Read the rest of this entry

Review: Exceptional Foods Consortium Cape Town

Review: Exceptional Foods Consortium Cape Town
Review: Exceptional Foods Consortium Cape Town

Theres a new conscious farmer’s supporter in town! Sometimes I long for the olden days where people used to trade between each other with the produce they had and quality used to be a given trait of each and every product. I find it hard to find good and affordable Organic and free range foods where I live so I was very exited when someone, not too far from me, started Read the rest of this entry

Natural Echo Friendly Alternative Products

Natural Echo Friendly Alternative Products
Natural Echo Friendly Alternative Products

A few of you have asked me after I wrote this post to give you ideas for alternative products. Believe it or not… it was actually going to be my next post. So here goes… the long awaited list of alternatives I use.

Natural products take some time to get used to if you’ve used conventional products your Read the rest of this entry

Couldn’t have said it better!

Couldn’t have said it better!
Couldn’t have said it better!


This is what I’ve been trying to say and since I can’t think of a better way to say it I just love Eureka Flour… I shall quote this piece from the home page of Eureka Mills, South Africa.

“It all starts with an idea… A need to do something out of your own volition or out of reaction to a certain situation. Read the rest of this entry

It makes your life easier???

It makes your life easier???
It makes your life easier???

I am starting this blog with a sigh of a heavy heart. Too long have I tried not to step on toes, not to make people feel bad and not to focus attention to my differences to the norm. Am I just trying to be different… no unfortunately not- it would make life much easier for me. In fact I wish the world was without norm.. why cant people just be different and respect each others Read the rest of this entry

Figuurlik natuurlik… en letterlik ook!

Figuurlik natuurlik… en letterlik ook!
Figuurlik natuurlik… en letterlik ook!

 

‘n Gesonde liggaam, siel en gees is iets wat ek nog altyd nagestreef het, maar die afgelope twee jaar het God my elke keer terug getrek na fokus op ‘n NATUURLIKE liggaam, siel en gees.

Dit het alles begin met my infertiliteit. Na ‘n wye soeke van die oorsaak van my probleem Read the rest of this entry

Slaap soos ‘n baba… pfff!

Slaap soos ‘n baba… pfff!
Slaap soos ‘n baba… pfff!

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Ek moet eintlik die blog “The nursing notes” noem want dit is al wanneer ek tyd kry om te blog en ook net op my foon, so verskoon maar as ek soms kortaf is of foute maak… My rekenaar gaar stof deesdae en dit nadat ek op ‘n tyd dag en nag ge- design of -edit het!  Maar nou ja, so tussen die malheid wat ‘n tweeling huishouding is (oh my goodness ek Read the rest of this entry

Om anders te wees

Om anders te wees
Om anders te wees
Photo Credit: Chris du Toit
Om anders te wees as wat die res van die wêreld is, is nie maklik nie.  Dit kan beteken dat jy baie van jou vriende sal verloor en menigte ander opofferinge moet maak wat jy wens jy eerder nie hoef te gemaak het nie.
Om anders te wees het iets anders vir my beteken toe ek jonger was.  Dit het beteken dat ek ‘n Jesus- freak is en die wêreld wil verander en my menings, waarin ek glo en waarvoor ek staan soos ‘n veldbrand wil versprei.  Dit het beteken dat a dink ek is anders en ek het gedink ek gee nie om wat ander van my dink nie.

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Ek borsvoed ‘n tweeling, co-sleep en beoog babywearing… so sue my!

Ek borsvoed ‘n tweeling, co-sleep en beoog babywearing… so sue my!
Ek borsvoed ‘n tweeling, co-sleep en beoog babywearing… so sue my!

Hoekom het die lewe so moeilik geraak vir jong Mammas?  In die verlede was dit maklik… of was dit nou moeiliker?? ‘n Baba is vir jou gegee en jy moes maar sien en kom klaar sonder al die informasie wat ons vandag op die tv, internet en in tydskrifte kry.  Hierdie informasie is nou wel great vir my, maar omtrent alles is kontrasterend!

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My laaste blog… hopelik!

My laaste blog… hopelik!
My laaste blog… hopelik!

Ek het nou al ‘n paar blogs begin en elke keer word ek mismoedig met myself omdat ek nie gereeld inskrywings maak nie, of die rede vir die blog (soos gebedsgroepies om swanger te raak) word nie vervul nie en en en…

Nou het ek uiteindelik my rede vir bestaan gevind… die Moskabouters, my kleine twee Read the rest of this entry