{DIY} Easy Christmas decoration DIY to do with kids.

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I have seen the cutest Christmas DIY’s floating around Pinterest, including this one. Let’s be honest – with a two-year old, this is about as complex as it get’s in terms of DIY-ing together. Usually the parent ends up doing the whole DIY but Jordan was pretty into this one. I thought I would share as it’s simple, easy and fun.

The plan is to make a Christmas decoration with the kids every year as a keep sake. One day they’ll be too old to want to because it won’t be cool anymore. But hopefully by then we will have a tree filled with beautiful hand-made memories from over the years. Remember this one? It was one of my favourites and it’s just SO lovely if it’s your baby’s first Christmas.

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{Pictures to treasure} Our family session with Nestling photography on Noordhoek beach.


I have been DYING to share these with you because I am smitten. You might have seen my previous posts about Nestling Photography.. Joburg based photographers. Natasha and Carmen make up the talent that is Nestling Photography. The girls of Nestling have such an intense passion for what they do. Tashie and Carmen’s love for photography, families, children and documenting true love and relationships is SO evident in their exquisite work and every inch of themselves and their business.

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Nestling are coming to Cape Town!


My favourite photographers and most lovely friends Natasha and Carmen, the girls behind Nestling Photography are coming to Cape Town! I am SO excited to see you girls and we cannot wait to do a shoot with you again and to capture special family moments behind your cameras.

Nestling came to Cape Town last year and we were very privileged enough to do a family photo shoot in the woods with the girls. It was the best experience I have ever had in front of a camera. Natasha and Carmen are so warm and loving, so encouraging and they made us all feel SO comfortable. In fact, we hardly even know they were there.. sneaky girls behind the trees. We landed up with the most gorgeous, natural and beautifully lit photographs. I was (and still am) completely blown away. See our beautiful photo’s here.

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Jordan’s Jungle – a big 2nd Birthday celebration for a very special little boy.


Jordan has such a wonderful birthday. I won’t even dwell on the fact that I can’t believe he is TWO already. WHAT?

All our wonderful friends and family came to spend the morning with us, celebration our Jordan. We REALLY missed our family that weren’t able to make it due to oceans between us.

We had such a wonderful day on his actual birthday, the 21st August. It was still dark when our day started, obviously. Nic and I sang a very big happy birthday to Jordy whilst we walked him through to the lounge where his pile of prezzies were and a cupcake with 2 candles in which lit up the room. I have never seen a bigger smile on Jordan’s face. We had been doing a Birthday count down all week and he is such a wonderful age in the sense that we totally understood it was HIS special day. He loved all of his prezzies and he got very spoilt by our family and friends. Thank you so much everyone.

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A little bit of BIG news.


We have some news..


Having been a bit slow on the announcement this time around, here you have it friends..  WE ARE HAVING ANOTHER BABY!

I am 13 odd weeks pregnant. If you’d asked me the last time I was pregnant I would have known to the hour how pregnant I was. Ask me now and I’ll have to check my app. True story. I am loving this second pregnancy so far. I have been so much more relaxed knowing what to expect, sort of. We’ve been there. We’ve got this. Right?

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Dear Jordan, on your 2nd Birthday.


My Dear Jordan Boy.

I cannot believe we are here already. Maybe in the grand scheme of life, two isn’t that advanced, but for mommy, it really is. STOP growing already. It feels like just yesterday when I held you in my arms for the very first time, the whole 3.2kg of you, tears streaming down my cheeks, completely overcome by love and emotion. You finally arrived for keeps, you changed our life, our world.

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Another year bites the dust.


Guys. Where is this year disappearing to? On Friday it was my 29th Birthday. HOORAH. It feels like yesterday since my last birthday. Actually, it feels like yesterday since my birthday 2 years ago, the week before Jordan was born, when I was heavily pregnant shovelling pizza at Obs cafe. Where. is. this. life. disappearing. to? Never the less, I had amazing day.

Let’s have a little catch up, shall we?

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