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DIY: Mini kitchen make-over

Phew, this has been a marathon of a DIY project! It started all the way back in January and after a few stop-start attempts, its finally complete. Let me just…

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Favourite Things roundup: February

Who can even believe that we have seen the end of February already!?

I had wanted to introduce a monthly ’round-up’ feature at the end of January, but with my sudden, unplanned trip to South Africa, it just never happened. Nonetheless, better late than never I say, so here it is: a round-up of some pretty little things I found online in February, all of which were spotted on Etsy.

Big bubble light by Alex de Witte

Style file: Exposed light bulbs

Exposed light bulbs. Who knew I could have such a thing for these babies? They definitely don’t sit within my usual sense of order… anyone who knows me would agree…

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DIY: Painted African baskets

Since living away from home, I seem to have some sort of subliminal urge to incorporate bits of Africa into my decor. I guess its partly a comfort thing but…

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A touch of teal: Dulux color of the year 2014

Dulux predicted teal as the color of choice for 2014. A stark contrast to Pantone’s Colour of the Year, Radiant Orchid. I have to admit that I find myself firmly…

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Style file: Antlers

Considering my dislike of traditional taxidermy, I have a rather contradictory crush on antlers. The use of antlers (real and faux) as decor accessories is nothing new, they have been…

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Afro-chic outdoor area

I thought I would share with you some images of my brother and his wife’s charming and rustic pool/entertainment area where I recently spent some time. I call it rustic,…

Off the radar

It’s been a while since I posted something here so apologies for my absence. In the early hours of 25 January I received the devastating news that my father had…

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DIY Printable stickers for baby’s monthly photos

There are few things in this world that will have me sitting at my screen saying ‘aaaaah’ out loud, but images of babies, particularly newborns, will do it every time.…

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DIY this Valentine’s Day

I can’t believe that Valentine’s Day is only a month away. We only just got through Christmas and New Year and it’s already time to start thinking about the next…

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Style file: The paint-dipped effect

As far as trends go, I am well aware that this one may not be cutting-edge, in fact, it may even be bordering on ‘last season’, but nonetheless, some things…

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Announcing Chase | Baby boy stationery & wall art

As if Christmas week wasn’t exciting enough, our extended family was recently blessed with an adorable new arrival. My cousin, Ryan, and his beautiful wife, Stacey, welcomed their firstborn –…

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On my wish list: dining room

In follow up to the post about my dining room aspirations, and with all the talk around here about Christmas wish lists, I’ve come up with a little list of my…

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Style file: Duck egg blue

I am terribly bored of our dining room. It is in desperate need of some attention and sprucing up – has been for some time now. Everything in there is…

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New sofa covers

I’ve been a very bad blogger. It’s been almost three weeks since my last post. Eeeek! What is it about this time of year that leaves you with no time…

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DIY Outdoor furniture makeover

OMG, the parentals are coming! My mom and dad are arriving imminently for their annual visit and there’s been a sudden rush to get a bunch of things done around…

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A little lady is turning seven

I have only just started out on this blogging adventure and already it’s been almost a month since my last post. I am sure I should be getting to this…

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Halloween printables to DIY for

I can hardly believe its that time of year again. Our neighbourhood is abuzz with Halloween excitement and spooky decor – its such a fun time for the kids…… and…

Free printable Christmas gift tags

Printable Christmas gift tags

I’ve been working on some goodies for Christmas and thought that I would share these printable Christmas gift tags with you all. I hope you like them. You will need:…

DIY office desk from IKEA kitchen cabinets

DIY Office desk

I’ve been using this ‘solution’ for my home office for years now. It’s always worked really well for me as it offers loads of storage space. Folks are surprised when I…

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Announcing Ava

Living away from your home country and family can be really difficult at times. It didn’t seem that bad when we first arrived here possibly because (A) living in a…

Bamileke-stool

Style file: Bamileke beauty

I recently indulged in a little African decor love. It goes by the name of Bamileke. I first saw a Bamileke stool in a family friend’s home in South Africa…

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Are you ready for Christmas?

There’s nothing quite like receiving a card in the mail. And by mail, I mean good old-fashioned ‘snail mail’, the hand sorted and delivered kind, not an e-card in your…

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She makes our world a whole lot nicer…

My daughter came into this world on the morning of 3 July 2010, and she really has been making our world a whole lot nicer since that day. I saw…

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DIY Kids inspirational poster

I have seen so many of these inspirational posters around and I think they are a great option for wall art in kids rooms and family areas. I decided to…