HAPPY (END OF THE) WEEKEND! Or happy almost Monday? I don’t know. Better late than never.
I have had such a non-eventful week… sleeping, working, changing nappies, trying not to get poop under my fingernails and being everyone’s snack bitch. That’s about it. I wanted to get this update out into the world on Saturday, but we had a braai with friends and the strangest thing happened to me afterwards. My entire body started aching like crazy, my joints were so sore it drove me to tears – and trust me, my pain tolerance is pretty high. Every single bone and muscle in my body hurt… I had to knock myself out with painkillers and hope for the best.
This morning I woke up feeling so much better, but still have no idea what could have caused that. I did a spot of shopping and worked on the capsule wardrobe post a tad – which might morphe into how curvy ladies should style their Winter wardrobe… I’m not sure. Too many ideas, too little time. What do you want to see?
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Blog Posts Published
Having a large board in our home in a central location for our family to see has been a huge help. It is easier to plan out our month in advance, and it helps us know exactly what is expected of who. Have a look!
Trust me, you want to see these before and after pictures!
Rad stuff I mentioned on my Instagram stories this week
Just Chillin’ clothing – got Nova the most adorable sets & growers. The quality is absolutely amazing and all locally made
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Big paper rolls from Busy Bean – these are such a lifesaver. My kids have not told me that they are bored in ages! R125 to save your sanity this holiday.
Shnuggle baby bath – we are enjoying this so much! I will have a review love this week, and if we hold thumbs, maybe a giveaway.
Lullaby Rock – Amy was nice enough to send Nova the cutest babygrower, and I have been on the edge of my seat waiting for him to fit into it. The day finally came. Worth it. While you are at it, have a look at their Rebel With A Cause campaign.
Awesome Sales Spotted
Busy Bean clearance sale – great activities for the school holidays
Jan Pierewiet is having a sale on their Pecan colour leather nappy bags! It’s the one that I have that you guys always ask about. I love it so much.
Cotton On is having some amazing sales! Ladieswear up to 50% off… here are a few of my favourites:
- Kids – Grace Long Sleeve Dress in yellow
- Kids – Viola Long Sleeve Hood Dress in dusty pink
- Kids – Dusty pink Joss Long Sleeve Dress, a unicorn loving dream! + matching tights
- Kids – Classic Golly Rain Boots
- Kids – Frankie Puffer Jackets (AMAZING DEAL)
- Baby – Animal Zip-through babygrow
- Kids – Jaime Cord Sherpa Jacket (AMAZING DEAL)
- Kids – Daisy Denim Jacket
- Kids Fashion Headband
- Mens Nu Military Jacket
- Mens Hooded Sweater Knits
- Mens Hooded Denim Jacket
- Women’s Amelia Slouch Cardi (I have this Cardi and wear it almost every day, it is so soft)
- Women’s Motto 7/8 Tights
- Women’s Harriette Lace-up Boot
- Women’s Shannon Pant
- Women’s Flannel Sleep Shirt (excellent for breastfeeding mammas)
- Women’s Classic Animal Print Trackpant
- Lace Slinky Nightie – I love mine!
- Women’s Sleep Recovery Track Pants
I am absolutely obsessed with ‘Billions’ on Showmax, currently, on the last season – it is so good!!!
I am still stuck on Our Fathers, I am really struggling to carve out enough time to read.
The 52 Storey Treehouse is what I am currently reading with the kiddos! It’s super goofy, really funny and the language is okay…The kids will learn nothing but will laugh! We are really enjoying this series so much.
This Week’s Favourite Beauty Items…
The Ellips hair care range – it is absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!!
Caffeine and Fairydust – I am working on some amazing merch, I cannot wait to tell you more.
Cole is still lucky to be married to me. He’s doing well and is still in the trenches of starting up his own company. Maybe next year this time we will be millionaires. Probably not.
I’m always tired, Knox keeps waking up in the middle of the night and crawling into bed with is… Nova ends up in bed with us too, it is just too cold to breastfeed him any other way. We really need a King sized bed so badly. In other news, my milk supply is back in full force and I am finding breastfeeding much easier.
Knox is still crazy. And gorgeous. And gives amazing hugs.
Mikayla is growing up so fast that I had a glimpse of her rapidly approaching teenage years the other day… she is so amazing. She truly deserves a better mom than me.
Nova is proper laughing and smiling now. Still sleeping very well, and just too cute for words. He is finally enjoying his baths, and is awake for longer periods of time. He is finding the world around him so interesting.
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