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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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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parenting without milestones

parenting without milestones

I’m not ashamed to say that when I first became a mom I had nooooo idea what I was doing (I don’t even think I know what I’m doing now, lol). I had somehow been on top of things knowledge wise with regards to pregnancy but I somehow didn’t read up on what actually happens after the baby is born – what a moemish!

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5 of my favourite podcasts

my favourite podcasts

A lot has changed since I last posted about my favourite podcasts 3 years ago – podcasting has really taken off and the game has totally changed (for the better). I have a eclectic taste of podcasts ranging from talk show types, interviews, women chatting about life and more recently I have fallen in love with true life crime.

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how i handle being away from my toddler when I travel

black mom and 2 year old daughter

I always remark on how crazy it is that I only started travelling for work after I became a mom. When I was a dependent-free gal on the town work trips were mostly limited to national trips and then 7 months into motherhood I started travelling *all* the time. I love that I get to see new places so I never feel otherwise about that, however being a mom has shifted my mindset before and during my travels. In this post I will be sharing how I manage with being away from my daughter when I travel for work and for play.

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