Category: The lifestyle files

Party fun how to: Let’s have a Minecraft party!

Ok, yes I’m sorry, I was totally meant to post this yesterday but I just couldn’t make it happen.  I promise this is not going to be a long post and I apologize in advance for the image heavy blog but this is only something that can really be done effectively in pictures. All images are my own and I will supply links at the bottom of the post on where to get the things I used, because I got all my ideas and printables from Pinterest. I also want to thank my very willing and helpful cousin-in-law M for helping with the Backdrop and Tablecloth which I will chat about down below.

So, my son turned 8 and has been a Minecraft fan/addict, whatever you want to call it for the last 2 years.  He decided at least a year ago already that at his birthday this year he will have a Minecraft party. Now if you know anything about the game of Minecraft other than it is ridiculously addictive, is that it has so many intricacies and cool factors that it was a total dream to think up a fun party for him.  There really is so much you can do.  We decided that we would be having our party at home this year so we could do just about anything we wanted and not be restricted to a venue. (more…)

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Back to School Bliss with Reivilo stationers

Back to school bliss with Reivilo Stationery

Review post: This post has been a long time coming.  From late December in fact.  I must apologize for taking so long to get it out there but better late than never and as you may have noticed, I have been a little absent from the blog for a while.  As you know schools began […]

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Win with Domestly and Being Me.

With both my husband and I working full time and having three children it is essential that we have help around the house.  I am fortunate enough to have a full-time Housekeeper who we all love to pieces and she is a saint and savior in my household.  That being said she also needs rest and […]

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2016 sucked balls and this is why

2016 sucked balls and this is why!

Want to know why 2016 sucked balls for me?

Every New year I say to myself the next is going to be just amazing.  I have had bad years before, like the year my Dad got cancer died 2 months later or the year I was retrenched shortly before I was to get married and it took 8 months to find another job. Or the year we wanted to buy a house, gave up and sacrificed a lot only to have our dreams and financial future pretty much shattered by someone else’s selfishness which set us on a downward spiral, that still seems to be going downward. It has taken us years to get to where we are now yet there are still many more to go before we will ever be able to get that dream back off the ground. There are also the  numerous years we hoped to fall pregnant and didn’t, 6 in total (Those were sad hurtful years) There have been other examples but this post is all about why 2016 just sucked balls and nothing else. (more…)

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#WeArePissedOff about the sanitation crisis in South African Schools

Learn the truth about the sanitation crisis in South African schools

#WeArePissedOff and we are doing something about it.

Let’s be real, poor sanitation in SA schools is something that very few of us ever really give a minute’s thought to, but the struggle is very real and worse than it has ever been.  As parents, some of our biggest goals are to provide a healthy and safe environment for our children and also a good education, but what happens when the education you are entitled to and deserve comes with the price of heavily unsanitary conditions of the toilet facilities you must use during your school day?  (more…)

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