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the types of journals i use in my daily life

Journals for daily use

I’ve always that type of person who likes documenting my thoughts and current happenings in my life. I somehow feel like if I don’t document it I will forget what happened. It’s also a way for me to reflect how far I’ve come in my life and how I’ve changed. Even with the technology that currently exists I’m still a pen to paper kind of girl. There is something very therapeutic about filling a blank page with my thoughts.

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affordable diy gallery wall

DIY Gallery Wall

I had such great plans to decorate our house before we moved in but they’ve all have fallen to the wayside and the only thing I’ve managed to really get into has been the garden and the indoor plants. So I am committing to doing a bit of decor each month, like eating an elephant piece by piece. The first project is a diy gallery wall in the dining room area. This was just an easy and cheap project and in this post I’ll tell you how I achieved it.

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autumn 2020 favourites

Autumn 2020 favourites

It’s about time for another favourites post. In this time of the pandemic and life being generally upside down, looking for and noting things that have brought me joy, keeps me afloat. Some are practical and some are frivolous items but either way they have brought me the same amount of joy over the last 3 months. You can check my past ones, here, here and here.

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indoor plants tour

Indoor plants tour

It has been a hot minute since I posted anything about my garden and/or plants on here. But that’s all about to change because I filmed a video showing my current indoor plants collection. I love having plants in the house because they bring in freshness and they are great decor items. If you want to see my indoor plants tour, click on the video after the jump.

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lockdown level 3 and things returning to “normal”

Lockdown level 3

Every stage of this lockdown has had me in a different life situations. Level 5 has me living at my mom’s house & hardly leaving the house. Level 4 had me back in Durban and working from home. Lockdown level 3 has me back at work full time and things returning to “normal”.

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the lockdown from a 3 year old toddler perspective

lockdown with a toddler

We’re in 33rd day of Lockdown Level 5 in South Africa! We have gone through all the emotions and I think I’m finally on the accepting and planning how we’re going to go ahead in life. As a mom to a 3 year old girl, going through the lockdown with her has been a unique experience. I thought I’d write this post to reflect on this time, for myself and also for Mpilo (said daughter) to possibly go through in the future and remember this crazy time that we’re going through.

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food cupboard storage ideas

food cupboard storage ideas

Changing up the way I store food in my food cupboard was one of the projects that were on my mind prior to us going into the lockdown. Browsing through Pinterest (as one does for such projects), I found some great inspiration and I couldn’t wait to get my project started. As we all know Pinterest is very American, the items they show on there aren’t readily available to us, so I sought out to find food cupboard storage ideas that can be achieved easily in South Africa.

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lockdown challenges that i’ve done so far

Lockdown challenge

Love them or hate them, lockdown challenges are here to stay for as long as us non-essential workers are sitting at home not doing much. I’m as lazy as the next person and I’ve looked at some of them like: I have not the energy to tackle you right now, or ever. I have though mustered the energy to do 2 of these challenges: the #dontrushchallenge and I’ve made the dalgona coffee.

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a day in the life during lockdown

Life under lockdown

We’re all living in a crazy time right now and if you’re in South Africa, we’re under a 21 day lockdown i.e. the government has officially told us to stay at home (if you’re not working in essential services) unless we’re going to buy essentials or get medical care. As I’m writing this, we’re on day 11 of 21 and we’re slowly trudging along.

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bullet journal supplies – where to buy them in South Africa

bullet journal supplies

I started using the bullet journal system 1 year ago and I’ve been hooked ever since, buying bullet journal supplies was one of the highlights of this new adventure. The system works well for me and it helps me to really organise my life while expressing my creativity at the same time. You can be as extra as you want to be when doing a bullet journal so you guys know I had to go all out.

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life lately 02

life lately 02

January has finally ended! yippeee! It is now all downhill till the end of the year. This year for me has started off at 200 km/h on the work front and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down at least till the end of February, god willing. Here are the other things that have been happening in my life lately.

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practical ways to go green in your daily life

Recycling orange bags Durban

I am all about being green and being an environmentally conscious citizen on this earth and also passing that on to my daughter is quite important to me, but I absolutely can’t get into the all or nothing approach of the recycling/being green message that we are constantly bombarded with. I don’t believe that being environmentally conscious is a one size fits all or is it an all or nothing approach. Every bit that you do counts, you must do the actions that fit into your life and being consistent with it is the most important part. So instead of all of us cutting out the use of plastic straws, let us rather focus on each doing what we can.

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