Reviews of Things and Places

#savetimeforplaytime

#savetimeforplaytime

We work, study, and homeschool all from home, which means we basically see each other all day every day. Yes,... ...
Kids books we’re looking forward to – July to December

Kids books we’re looking forward to – July to December

We love attending the Penguin Books showcases cause we get a sneak peek of what’s to come, we did the... ...
A glass and a half of generosity

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... ...
Jump till you drop at Be.UP

Jump till you drop at Be.UP

Fysh got an invite to celebrate the birthday of one of his friends from the village and he was hesitant... ...
Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens

Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens

Apparently Stellenbosch has botanical gardens! I had no idea until yesterday when I had to meet my mama there to... ...
Small Business Saturday – The beginning

Small Business Saturday – The beginning

This time of year is hard AF for small business owners because while people are happy to spout the “support... ...
The life-changing magic of not giving a fuck | Sarah Knight

The life-changing magic of not giving a fuck | Sarah Knight

I can’t recommend reading this book enough, it’s fantastic. It really is brilliant. I think this woman speaks directly to... ...
Wolfkop family festival

Wolfkop family festival

At the beginning of March we headed out to the Wolfkop Camping Villages just outside Citrusdal for the weekend to join... ...
Yellow is the new Blue. Apparently

Yellow is the new Blue. Apparently

** I decided to write this because so many people commented on my Instagram stories that they were thinking of... ...
Wrap Stars made my MacBook pretty

Wrap Stars made my MacBook pretty

WrapStars is the new kid in the neighborhood and they introduced themselves by turning one of my Charlie and Beastie... ...
[WIN – CLOSED] An adventure in space!

[WIN – CLOSED] An adventure in space!

We have been attending the Canal Walk summer holiday event for a good 12 years now I think. There are... ...
[WIN – CLOSED] ruuuun it’s a T-rex!

[WIN – CLOSED] ruuuun it’s a T-rex!

We got to go to the Dino’s Alive launch opening and it was SO MUCH FUN! It wasn’t what I... ...
Reviewing Hasbro toys!

Reviewing Hasbro toys!

Check it out… Fysh reviewed some of our top picks from Hasbro for xmas this year. Yes, I really was... ...
invading YouTube

invading YouTube

As I type this our very first YouTube video is uploading to the account I’ve had for 4 years… It’s... ...
KAPOW! November’s secret box

KAPOW! November’s secret box

Before I even start this I’m going to let you know that if you use CUPCAKE at checkout your get... ...
I ordered from Wish!

I ordered from Wish!

I am seriously late to this whole Wish bandwagon thing but mostly because I really hate waiting – I want... ...
[WIN – CLOSED] Nerf Blaster Flaconfire

[WIN – CLOSED] Nerf Blaster Flaconfire

Last week Hasbro sent us the Nerf Blaster Falconfire from the Nerf N-Strike Elite Accustrike Series. It’s actually pretty cool... ...
My forever treasure

My forever treasure

Remember when I won a spot to join one of Janine Binneman’s jewelry workshops? We had such a fantastic time... ...
Bedtime stories with the Goodness Gang

Bedtime stories with the Goodness Gang

When the Goodness Gang came out I told y’all how much we loved them and that hasn’t changed. Fysh has... ...
[WIN – CLOSED] The Secret Book Box

[WIN – CLOSED] The Secret Book Box

There is no doubting the fact that I love reading. It’s always been my way to escape to somewhere that... ...
Time for tea

Time for tea

So in February for Valentine’s Day we decided we aren’t going to go all big or whatever seeing as our... ...
Mindful Monday – The Bodhi Box

Mindful Monday – The Bodhi Box

Things are so fast paced lately, it’s one of the reasons Fysh and I are going camping soon, get away... ...
bucket list item you didn’t know you want

bucket list item you didn’t know you want

Yesterday I got to add “carved my own ring” to the “something I’ve done list” and it was amazing, and... ...
It’s big and um blue… It’s big blue!

It’s big and um blue… It’s big blue!

Have you heard of Big Blue yet? Maybe popped into their store and lusted over all the pretties? I have.... ...
The Playstation

The Playstation

A while back The Playstation Adventure Park started following me on Instagram and I’ve been thinking about taking Fysh ever... ...
Kids Saturday at Bay Harbor Market

Kids Saturday at Bay Harbor Market

Last week I mentioned that the Bay Harbor Market in Hout Bay now has something called Kids Saturday’s where you... ...
A mom and Fysh day at the waterfront!

A mom and Fysh day at the waterfront!

We were invited by the V&A Waterfront to a mom and kid day and man oh man did we have... ...
The Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers

The Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers

Crazy lady (as Fysh calls her) won free entrance for her and a bunch of friends to The Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers (an... ...
Introducing the DokiWatch!

Introducing the DokiWatch!

If you’re reading this you’re most likely a parent, and if you’re not a parent I’ll bet dime to a... ...
Badger sunscreens for summer 

Badger sunscreens for summer 

Summer in SA is HOT! And with the spring flowers coming and going earlier than usual this year it’s a... ...
Buggy for Bugz Play Park

Buggy for Bugz Play Park

We (read Fysh) had the time of our lives at Bugz Play Park yesterday. It’s sort of like a Ratanga... ...
Being Boss by Jess Mouneimne

Being Boss by Jess Mouneimne

A while back this lovely lady I know decided to write a book on how to survive the first 1000... ...
We did Dunkin donuts! 

We did Dunkin donuts! 

Boojah! I can tick it eating epic Dunkin donuts off my bucket list!  I’m dead fussy when it comes to... ...
The goodness gang, and why I’m okay with them. 

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... ...
Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies by Lisa Clark

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... ...
Books make me happy 

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... ...
Peppermint Crisp Tart… but cupcakes!

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... ...
Nature’s Farm Pasta!

Nature’s Farm Pasta!

We had the most epic press drop full of farm goodness. There was cake flour and brown flour and really... ...
[book review] The Brightest Star in the Sky – Chyemenn Santos

[book review] The Brightest Star in the Sky – Chyemenn Santos

Earlier this year we had to have our beautiful border collie put down. Joonbug was a rescue we got shortly... ...
That new phone smell… 

That new phone smell… 

Most of you know I’ve been having phone issues for a while now where it switches off as it wants... ...
i ♥ my typo planner thing

i ♥ my typo planner thing

Every year in January since Typo opened up by us I mission and buy one of their cute A6 diaries... ...
Bowling for soup 

Bowling for soup 

Or for the fun of it anyway ;)  I haven’t been bowling since, shit I don’t know. Maybe since I... ...
Me Before You – the movie

Me Before You – the movie

I don’t know if you know this (I didn’t but thanks to Padfoot I do now) but Numetro does this... ...
SURPRISE! you’re 50 now but we still love you

SURPRISE! you’re 50 now but we still love you

My mama turned the big FIVE OH on Saturday and we celebrated it with a surprise party at the pottery... ...
cowabunga!

cowabunga!

We got an invite from Nickelodeon Africa to go and see the screening of the new Ninja Turtles movie and... ...
mortgage, rent, school fees and taxes for a 6 year old

mortgage, rent, school fees and taxes for a 6 year old

** Not a sponsored post. Just sharing a great find. I mentioned the other day that Fysh has wanted a monopoly... ...
we had so much fun at Snow World!

we had so much fun at Snow World!

The Person’s car is still in George so he’s taking the train to... ...
The Belle Box – unpacking

The Belle Box – unpacking

Recently I posted a sneak peek of a logo I was working on and now I can reveal what it... ...
[WIN] a month of lunch boxes from The Lunchbox Company!

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

A while back we got sent a box full of packed paper bags... ...
A Table Mountain instameet

A Table Mountain instameet

So as a local earning local monies we don’t go up the mountain really often because let’s face it, most... ...
[book love] Hooked on Mandalas by Haafner Linssen

[book love] Hooked on Mandalas by Haafner Linssen

Random Struik (aka Penguin books) sent me a copy of Haafner Linssen‘s “Hooked on Mandalas” and man oh man I am... ...
beautiful food, on a budget

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... ...
ooh, look! a LUSH review!

ooh, look! a LUSH review!

I don’t post “beauty posts” often but I needed to tell you about this so bare with me. I’ve been... ...
Lunch Snacking Made Easy

Lunch Snacking Made Easy

I am horrible with putting together snacks to eat during the day and don’t get me started on packing lunch... ...
Dead Pool – DO IT!

Dead Pool – DO IT!

So it was our 2 year anniversary on Saturday. TWO YEARS?! What the hell? Where has time gone? And we... ...
gingerbread house fail

gingerbread house fail

I follow a lovely lady (who turns out to be a HS mom!) that sells pre-cut gingerbread houses in a... ...

whale vomit, dassie pee, massages and a spookhuis

I was invited to the launch of Rain Africa’s new fragrances – Leaf, Twig and Nectar – the nectar by... ...

raising a nerf blasting Brony

I don\'t know if you know this yet but Canal Walk it\'s up to it\'s usual holiday tricks and has fun for the kids in the centre court again, for the boys there\'s a Nerf Blasters section where they get to pick out their own Nerf Blasters and try shoot ...

Lux makes you smell pretty

Did you know that Since 1925, Lux® has been bringing the best of beauty – and the pleasure that comes with... ...