COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA

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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my favourite things // 2019 edition

favourite things 2019

This is my annual round up post of the best of the best of the year. These are the material items that made my year so much better, those that I put to very good use and those that brought me so much joy. So as we start off this new year, I wanna to give props to these items that lit up my days. You can read my favourite items of 2018 here.

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happy 2020!

Happy 2020

Happy 2020 (20plenty) and all those good things! I wish that this year is your best yet and that all your wishes and the plans you have set for yourself come to fruition.

I had a wonderful festive season, it was filled with food, seeing my loved ones, a bit of travel, toddler tantrums and lots of chill time.

At the beginning of 2019 I made a decision to get back to blogging full time and in May 2019 I got back into creating regular YouTube content, this turned out to be a wonderful move because I re-discovered my love for my little corner of the world wide web. I plan to continue with creating content on a regular basis and I really hope you’ll be with me for the ride.

Here’s to 2020!

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blog break 2019

blog break 2019

It’s about that time, alas it has come earlier this year. After deciding to get back into regularly blogging in 2019 I managed to publish 77 posts this year and I’m super proud of myself. I also started creating YouTube content on a regular basis as well from May 2019. Needless to say, I am tired!

I’ll be taking a break from publishing new content for the whole of December and 2 weeks in January. In this time I’ll be relaxing and enjoying my evenings :).

I can’t thank you enough for all the support of my side hustle this past year, you guys are the real MVPs and I really appreciate it. I hope you all have an awesome and restful holiday period. Let’s all come back refreshed and ready to secure the bag in 2020.

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34!

34

It’s my birthday! I’ve been writing these birthday posts since I turned 30 (read here for 31, 32 and 33) – high 5 for consistency! I’m at that age now where if I have to give my age I first have to do a quick mental calculation before giving an answer, lol! It’s all becoming a blur.

In any case, I am grateful to be growing older – this is a privilege that is not afforded to everyone so I am eternally grateful. With growing older comes self assurance and a lower tolerance for crap, I am excited for what is to come.

Here’s to 34!

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simple & cheap DIY vase

Simple & cheap DIY vase

It’s been a while since I shared a home project with you guys and it’s way overdue. I needed to add some fuss free greenery to my bedside table and I needed a vase. Instead of buying one, like I had set out to do initially, I decided instead to make this simple & cheap DIY vase. It has added a lovely touch to my bedside table and I’m even more proud because I made it myself.

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