This post is a bit late, but rather late than never… My husband and I celebrated our first mother’s and father’s day this year. To celebrate this special time, I wanted to gift him with a thoughtful gift from the little girl and I and I thought that a watch would be a great gift because it is something he will get a lot of use out of and of course would think about us every time he looked at it to check the time :).
It’s February! This is the month usually dedicated to all things about love, you can’t walk in a mall without seeing a heart, a teddy bear or something along those lines. I am not a big celebrator of Valentine’s Day, in fact it’s like another day to me. However, this year I did want to create a Valentine’s Day inspired lust list of items that fit the theme of the day (red, white, hearts) that I would love to own. So check out which items made me cut!
One thing I have been trying to consciously do in my life is switch to a more natural and green life. It has been a struggle on the most part, I have succeeded in other parts. This past December, I made the plunge and started using a natural deodorant. I consulted with blogger friend Dineo from SheerDee and she gave me a few tips on how to transition to using natural deodorant; she has been doing this for the past 6 years!
My house is in desperate need of a decor update! I’m not sure what happened to me, but 2016 saw me in a rut when it came to buying things for my house and thus I have been stuck with the same furniture and decor for over a year now *bleh*. I am determined this year to make the change and start updating the decor and make my home more stylish and inviting.
My boo and I had our umembeso on the 26th of November 2016, after months of planning, stress and overall being tired – the day finally arrived. Umembeso is one of the functions that need to happen in the process of getting married as a Zulu person, it usually happens after the lobolo has been paid and it involves the groom bringing gifts to the bride’s family. I feel weird calling it a traditional wedding – sigh! But the English language has its shortcomings and some concepts can’t be fully expressed.
It has been a long time coming and it finally arrived, the Essence Festival in Durban! I was very excited to hear that this popular US festival was making its way to our shores. You see, Durban and New Orleans are sister cities – I am guessing that is why the festival made its way to the east coast of South Africa. I attended the festival on Friday 11 November – I was unfortunately out of town for the weekend. Next year, I will make sure to be in town for the duration of the festival.