#savetimeforplaytime

We work, study, and homeschool all from home, which means we basically see each other all day every day. Yes, this can get annoying, which is why I’m grateful for extra-curricular activities and away-from-home hobbies, that’s for sure! Despite this, Fysh recently asked what I roughly make an hour, and if he could borrow x…

A glass and a half of generosity

Fysh and I drove out to Canal Walk yesterday to go see what the Cadbury’s little generosity shop is all about. I got an email in my inbox inviting us to come check it out, nothing special, just a PR notice and I liked the idea that we could take a toy to donate so…

Reviewing Hasbro toys!

Check it out… Fysh reviewed some of our top picks from Hasbro for xmas this year. Yes, I really was tempted to wrap them all and hide them away from him but then we wouldn’t be able to review them and I’d also be setting myself up for trying to out do this year all…

invading YouTube

As I type this our very first YouTube video is uploading to the account I’ve had for 4 years… It’s something I thought of getting into but I never really knew what to do, also I’m not one for being on screen. Then Fysh hit the age where he wanted his own account (damn Gen…

The goodness gang, and why I’m okay with them. 

We all know where I stand as a parent with these pay R150 and get whatever it is they’re trying to get you to collect. Mainly because I simply can’t afford to spend R150 every time we shop and because freelancing doesn’t lend you one big payday every month we don’t do a monthly shop…

Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies by Lisa Clark

A while back Penguin dropped off The Cookie Jar book by Lisa Clark and with it came some sample cookies from the book, the salted chocolate chunk ones and guys… I have been craving this cookie ever since. I can’t explain to you how good it is. Seriously, it’s one of those cookies where once…

Books make me happy 

Yesterday was a pretty decent day considering the last few we’ve had. I paid my car thanks to some help and I even managed to do a small grocery shop so that was a total win. We’ll still need to make sure the eskom bill gets covered but at least I have until next week before…

Peppermint Crisp Tart… but cupcakes!

A while back Fysh and I were contacted and asked if we’d be willing to take part in a fun little challenge set up by GWK, one where we take a traditional South African recipe and give it our own unique twist. If you follow me on Instagram <cupcakemummy> you’ll be seeing in our stories…

Nature’s Farm Pasta!

We had the most epic press drop full of farm goodness. There was cake flour and brown flour and really epic cookies and of course PASTA! I know that we shouldn’t eat pasta. Or at least in moderation but we are a pasta household as it’s cost effective and filling and you can make SO…

The Belle Box – unpacking

Recently I posted a sneak peek of a logo I was working on and now I can reveal what it was all about. My gorgeous friend Emy has launched a fantastic new lifestyle subscription box > The Belle Box! The difference between this box and others is it isn’t simply a beauty box, it’s a…

[WIN] a month of lunch boxes from The Lunchbox Company!

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beautiful food, on a budget

Yesterday the Today team dropped off a box with 3 everyday ingredients for me to use to create a puff pastry masterpiece. The challenge was to create beautiful food, on a budget. I was free to add or remove anything that will give my creation the edge it needs to trump the other bloggers who…