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.

2015| 2016 | 2017

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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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bedside table decor inspo

Affordable Nightstand Decor

My perfect bedside table consists of a balance of decor and necessity items. The decor items have to be pleasing to the eye so that the first thing I see in the morning and the last thing I see at night are things that I enjoy. The necessity items are all the things I need to have near me so that I don’t have to jump out of bed once I’m all settled.

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toddlers and technology: how we are navigating this parenting landmine

toddlers and technology

Toddlers and technology… This is one area you can’t avoid if you are a parent in 2019 – how do you want your child to interact with technology? I didn’t think that I would have to deal with such so early in my daughter’s life, I thought maybe when she was a bit older, but here we are. By technology in this instance I am referring to phones and tablets because this is what she is exposed to mostly.

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essential toiletries for gym

essentials toiletries for gym

I’ve recently gotten back to exercising – I’m currently training for a 10km race that’s happening in several days. For my training I decided to do some of it in the gym even though I’m not a gym person. Seeing as I wear makeup to work on a daily basis, I need to completely remove my makeup at the gym before I start exercising. Hence I carry a number of products to use before I start my session, these are my essential toiletries for gym.

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life lately 01

drakensberg

I have decided to change up my Taking Stock series that I’ve been doing for a while and switching over to a Life Lately. Content wise I don’t think it will be much of a change except for the title. So read up and check out what has been happening in my life lately.

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my wintertime faves

wintertime favourites

Winter has finally (sort of) ended in Durban even though we didn’t have much of a winter (side eyes climate change). In this post I will be sharing my wintertime faves. I love making this list more lifestyle based so it’s not only makeup and skincare, I feel like it gives you guys a bigger glimpse into my life. Check out my other seasonal faves here, here and here.

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the perfect flip flops for spring

Flip flops for spring

Spring is here! Yes, I’m part of the group that celebrates the start of spring on the 1st of September and not on the other fake date that everyone claims. Spring is definitely open shoe season in my world, paired with a cute manicure and well-groomed feet, flip flops are the best footwear for spring.

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