The Little Prince Premier

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Sunday morning well spent, got an invite to attend The Little Prince Premier at Ster-Kinekor The Zone , it was brought to us by Burger South Africa partened with Toy Kingdom. This was my daughters first offical movie and fortunately she sat through it all and I enjoyed it too. The litte Prince is about not being afraid to let go and friendship which later builds a better and stronger relationship between the little girl and the mother. It was a touching and emotional movie and my daughter loved it too and she cannot wait for me to buy the dvd.
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The cast included Rachel McAdams as The Mother, Mackenzie Foy as the little girl, Jeff Bridges as The Aviator and it was co-directed by Mark Osbourne of Kung Fu Panda. The movie was well balanced as it had humor and drama. I also love the way the story is told.

The Little Prince hits the theatres on the 11 December.
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Home Decor Tips On Maximising Storage In Your Mudroom

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Mudrooms come across as one of the most neglected and under-utilised areas in people’s homes. Not sure what the reasons are but that’s a fact. On the other hand if one properly organises their mudroom, it might turn into a useful and optimal storage space. “But how to do that?”, you wonder. You should try and consider the practical side of things. Or give our home décor ideas a shot – they will prove helpful in maximising your mudroom’s storage capacity.

Tip number 1 – Tall cabinets

It would be fantastic if you can afford to buy a tall cabinet with multiple compartments for your mudroom. This way you’d be able to make the most of your hall space. Use the cabinet to hang your winter coats and jackets in, to store your caps and hats and arrange your bags, shoes and boots in. The more compartments there are, the better, as there will be plenty of room for all accessories and clothing. And the greatest advantage is that cabinets have doors to conceal what’s being stored inside. Very neat and compact, right?

Tip number 2 – Use a bench seat

Putting on or taking off your laced boots or shoes might turn out to be pretty testing on your nerves if you have nothing to sit on. Instead of going back to the kitchen to bring in a chair any time you put your shoes on, why not install a comfortable and padded bench seat in your mudroom? If you already have a cabinet to store your shoes in, you can buy only the cushion and place it on top. This will help you avoid bumping into random chairs each time you enter your hallway.

Tip number 3 – Mudroom baskets

That’s a lovely idea if you need more storage room. Who says the space beneath the bench seat should be used for shoes storage only? If there are several compartments below and you have a limited number of shoes, you might use some of this space to place nice wicker baskets in. In one of those you can store your gloves, in another your pairs of Chuck Taylors and in a third one – your shoe polish kit. Adding some labels to each basket will be a nice touch, making everything much easier to find.

Tip number 4 – Peg boards on walls

You can give your mudroom a small and inexpensive make-over by attaching some peg boards to the walls in your entryway are saying from Paddington Renovation Mates. Peg boards won’t cost you a fortune, besides they are beyond functional to a great extent thanks to the millions of drilled and evenly distributed holes. Once you attach the peg boards, make sure you place some hooks to hang your coats and winter wear on. On a lower level add several more hooks so that your children can benefit from them too. This way everything will be easier to grab on.

Tip number 5 – No clutter

There will hardly be enough space for everything, if you keep on storing stuff in your mudroom that don’t necessarily belong there. Think of all the extra space you might take advantage of when you put all mudroom clutter at bay. If there are pairs of old, worn-out shoes there and you can’t remember when was the last time you put those on, maybe it’s time to finally throw them away. If it’s summer or late spring, there’s probably no need for your winter coats and jackets to hang on the hooks in your mudroom. Store those in your wardrobe until winter knocks on your door. Similarly if you play tennis once every two months, it’s pointless (and space-consuming) to keep your racket on the rack, don’t you think?

Allow your mudroom to live up to its full potential by following our tips. Our suggestions will bring order to your overstuffed entryway, make everything more compact, organised and allow for some extra space. You don’t even need an entire room for storage to reap the benefits of well-arranged mudroom.

Thank you to Kathleen Crane for this amazing post.

Sunbeam Deluxe Electric Frypan (REVIEW)

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So I am currently living in a flat which came with their own 2 plate so I don’t have an oven to bake pizza so I went out of my way to buy the Sunbeam Deluxe Electric FryPan because wants pizza. The Sunbeam Deluxe FryPan has made making pizza in my house easier, its easy to use and clean.

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The specs of the product are:
30cm Nonstick large shallow pan with a glass lid
Removable Temperature Probe
Warming Function
Rapid Heating
Indicator Lamp
230V~50Hz 1500W
Cool-Touch Handles

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My first impression of the product was it is not hot enough, I really doubted and I must say I was proven wrong the pizza was perfectly cooked. What I love about the product is that after cooking you can keep the food warm. I am truly happy that I bought the Sunbeam Deluxe Electric Frypan.

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Advice from a reformed cheater

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Oh my goodness cheating, it’s a very heart wrenching topic and a lot of couples go through it every single day because a woman or man somewhere in the world finds out that their partner/spouse is cheating on them believe me it is not a wonderful feeling.

As a reformed cheater I was cheated on by the man I cheated on my partner with yes karma is a bitch right. Now this was my first time someone ever cheated on well that I know of. I was angry, you know I kept asking him you know how much I fought to be with you and what I gave up for our love let me tell you something when you partner cheats all that does not matter how you got to be because their burning lust and passion for the new toy it’s all they think about and your crying, whining, screaming and tantrums they fall on deaf ears.

In this relationship with let’s call him A it turned me into that woman who see in the movies who is very obsessive about what their man is doing when they are not with them yep I became her. I would wait for him to fall asleep so that I can take his phone and see if he spoke to her today and if there was evidence of the conversation I would wake him up and start a fight right there and then it did not matter that it was 1am.

So let’s get into what made me to cheat with A in the first place, well, I felt unappreciated, unnoticed, Mr C was always working rarely home and never took me out to restaurants, even when I begged he lets out and eat out maybe see a movie he was not interested so I got bored. A persuade me and I told him I was married and all. He didn’t care he loved me, he noticed, made me feel special and he would write me messages throughout the day telling me how beautiful I am and how he drove passed my work just to see me.He was this wonderful man and he knew what to say and you know what I finally gave in to the feeling of being desired and spoiled. A was a very attentive man he would notice little things like when I have new nail polish, new hair style etc., every woman wants a man like that so Mr C suspected that something was up with me. So one day while consumed by my love for A I came clean to Mr C and I told him I was leaving and I left I didn’t not want to hear anything I didn’t care that Mr C promised to be better and change I walked out.

Now that I left Mr C I didn’t have to sneak around anymore to be with A we were together, inseparable things were really good and I thought I found love. Until I found out that he was now sneaking around on me with an ex girlfriend.

This is advice from a reformed cheater the grass is not always greener on the other side and its usually just infatuation because you feel neglected by your partner. Cheating is never the best solution because it mostly happens when you are at your lowest and feeling unloved. Feeling unloved is never a good reason to cheat because at the end you will be the fool who left something not so broken, for something that looked like gold but it was really just a tin. If you are not happy, just walk away and avoid the drama that is so time consuming.

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Abeerah’s New Chapter

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So my only child Abeerah will starting school next year grade one, alright I have been aware of that fact, but it has been just surreal you know until I saw her stationery pack. Bang it hit its really happening and my baby has grown up and that night I was restless as I was thinking of everything that could go wrong, I am really feeling scared for my angel and she seems very much happy the time has arrived for her to wear school uniform and shoes she is just too excited to worry about anything.

I think I am the one suffering from separation anxiety but why as I go to work and she goes to preschool why am I this nervous? I have a huge fear of change I guess because school times will now be different shorter than now and maybe because now things are getting serious I will have to be proactive in her school work and all that this is starting to sound like too much work. Okay, breath in, breath out there is no need for me to panic. I am seriously scared out of my mind and I am not ready for this chapter and not ready for my baby girl to grow up.

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Wow, so the suitcase was full with stationery now we just gotta get the uniform and shoes. Wait, why suitcase I hope it will be for just storing the stationery at school because I prefer a bag pack and suitcases are not fun in winter hashtag speaking from experience. Looks like my Abeerah is equipped to start her new chapter in her life.

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My Favourite Television Series Cancelled

Nothing annoys me like loving a television series and find out there is no season 2, so I have a DSTV compact package which means I get to see more series after the premium subscribers have seen it. So what prompted this vent is I am currently loving the State of Affairs, starring the beautiful and talented Katherine Heigl and then I found out from a fellow TV junkie friend of that it was cancelled and my reply was what the point of watching if the story does not continue.

Now I seriously don’t understand why TV shows are cancelled without being given the chance to prosper at least why not give it 3 seasons and if it still fails then cancel it not after the season that is purely unfair and makes no sense. I have noticed that several of my favourite shows will not be returning for more seasons and that made me angry and here is my list;
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State of Affairs – After just one season Bam the show was cancelled come on they did not give it a chance to grow PS ILOVEIT

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The Stalker – Also cancelled after season one because it did not draw in enough viewers, firstly come on Maggie Q did not draw in a lot of viewers, please and secondly this was an awesome and intense different cop drama totally enjoyable

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Benched- Wow, this was on hilarious comedy I truly thought it had potential with all the humour and love story brewing I was hoping for more then again it did not survive season one too

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Extant- I loved seeing Halle Berry in a series really and the storyline was pretty awesome and then after only 2 seasons it was canned too.
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Melissa and Joey – My 6 years old daughter loves this show and every time an episode finished, she would say no I want more yep, that’s how good and funny the show was truly disappointed that they decided to end it. It was also really good seeing Melissa after so many years.
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Selfie – Another disappointment cancelled after season 1 I don’t even know what to say, but just cry yep I am crying a river right now.
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Franklin and Bash – drama, comedy and courtroom now this pair made this legal drama, fantastic I just don’t get why they didn’t have enough viewers for the show to be renewed.
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Taxi Brooklyn – Wow, this series had an amazing season one ending so much that after watching the season finale, I went straight to google to check when will season two will come on to find that it was cancelled #Pissedoff

Believe the list is way to long but I will just leave it here, CBS , TNT etc please stop cancelling shows

Guidelines for Containing and Surviving Chicken Pox

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Tuesday night I realized my daughter had a high temperature so I gave her panado didn’t think much of it then on Wednesday she woke up with 2 blisters on her chest and back didn’t think much about it I thought mosquito bite. After work she tells me that her school said she must not come to school because she has chicken pox and two other kids have it.

I was in denial and I am like, but she was vaccinated for it like 2 months ago, so my initial thought was if you get vaccinated for something means you won’t get it well I was wrong. Woke up Thursday morning boom more blisters and lasted that day the doctor confirmed it yep it was Chicken Pox.
I panicked what am I going to do so I Google it and beam the pictures were horrid my advice, don’t Google the pictures of chicken pox because will make you crazy.

Guidelines for containing and surviving Chicken Pox:

> Cut the nails to ensure that when they scratch, they don’t cause too much damage on the skin
>Make sure they don’t mix their face cloth with other and that they use a separate soap and towel
> Keep the child entertained to keep being distracted from stretching
> They won’t be feeling like eating so give them some finger foods nothing heavy.

Medication to have:

Calamine to apply all over the body to ease the itching
Panda for the fever and pain
Allergex will also help with soothing the itching
Antibiotic prescribed by your doctor
PoxClin CoolMousse relieves the itch and helps prevent scarring and it contains a unique proactive bacterial blocker for an effective treatment to soothe the itch, to recondition the skin and to help prevent scar tissue formation.

Also, having cool baths with baking soda every 3-4 hours help with soothing the skin and you can also try ice packs and antihistamines for children.

There goes my weekend as I will be contained and under don’t scratch duty

Travel Size Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

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Wow, so the Garnier Cleansing Water hit the blogs with a bang most of my favorites had a review going and heard amazing things about this product so I decided to try in in a mini format it easily fits in your bag it’s an ideal size for travelling and it goes about merely R34.95.

The travel size Gainier Micellar Cleansing Water is dermatological and ophthamological (I had to google that word quite a mouthful) tested. This is a 3 in 1 product I love my multitasking products this one removes makeup, cleanses and soothes without any requirement to use rinse off now that’s wonderful. It is also suitable for sensitive skin and has no perfume and awesomely gentle on the skin.

I give the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water a stamp of approval and 5 out 5. If you have not tried it go ahead you won’t be disappointed

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Going through some emotions

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I used to write poetry so I carried a pen and notepad because words would come to me anywhere and anytime, but now I don’t remember the last time I wrote poetry. Then I took a photography attended a few courses I was really into it, then again I got bored. I have also started a few blogs which I later lost in and this one is the longest have been active on a blog and that feeling of being bored and losing interest is slowly creeping in I feel like everything I do I end up burning up.

Been going through some emotions which I cannot explain and I feel purposeless and I want more I mean there has to be more to life than just being a receptionist, wife and mother right. I look around me everyone seems to be having the time of their life and me not so much I am an introvert that gets easily bored.

I feel stuck like I can’t move forward or backwards. Just feel like everything is like a war zone you know it never ends its one battlefield after another and I am slowly giving up its getting harder to keep my head above water. When does it end and when will my hard work pay off? Now that’s questions I don’t have answers for.
I heard this song just the other day it was just what I needed lights will guide you home, I hope I will find my light that will guide me home its a powerful song by Coldplay Fix you.

When you try your best, but you don’t succeed
When you get what you want, but not what you need
When you feel so tired, but you can’t sleep
Stuck in reverse
And the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can’t replace
When you love someone, but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

And high up above or down below
When you’re too in love to let it go
But if you never try you’ll never know
Just what you’re worth

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

Tears stream down your face
When you lose something you cannot replace
Tears stream down your face and I
Tears stream down your face
I promise you I will learn from my mistakes
Tears stream down your face and I

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

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Adele says Hello and makes her long awaited comeback

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Guess what she is back yes Adele says hello and makes her long awaited comeback, she is back after so many years after her successful 21 album. Wow, I am more than thrilled that she is back to give us music with soul I am a fan. So I listened to Hello and I was moved and touched its an emotional yet so relevant song. We all once in a while want to pick up the phone and call an ex and say hello right.

In this comeback single from Adele Hello is about making amends and saying sorry after the dust settles and realize that you were also somehow, someway in fault and saying sorry is one step closer to moving on and forgiveness. I seriously cannot wait to hear the rest of the album after this grand entrance.

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Hello, it’s me, I was wondering
If after all these years you’d like to meet to go over everything
They say that time’s supposed to heal, yeah
But I ain’t done much healing

Hello, can you hear me?
I’m in California dreaming about who we used to be
When we were younger and free
I’ve forgotten how it felt before the world fell at our feet

There’s such a difference between us
And a million miles
Hello from the other side
I must’ve called a thousand times
To tell you I’m sorry, for everything that I’ve done
But when I call you never seem to be home

Hello from the outside
At least I can say that I’ve tried
To tell you I’m sorry, for breaking your heart
But it don’t matter, it clearly doesn’t tear you apart anymore

Hello, how are you?
It’s so typical of me to talk about myself, I’m sorry
I hope that you’re well
Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happened?

It’s no secret
That the both of us are running out of time

So hello from the other side
I must’ve called a thousand times
To tell you I’m sorry, for everything that I’ve done
But when I call you never seem to be home

Hello from the outside
At least I can say that I’ve tried
To tell you I’m sorry, for breaking your heart
But it don’t matter, it clearly doesn’t tear you apart anymore

Ooh, anymore
Ooh, anymore
Ooh, anymore
Anymore…

Hello from the other side
I must’ve called a thousand times
To tell you I’m sorry, for everything that I’ve done
But when I call you never seem to be home

Hello from the outside
At least I can say that I’ve tried
To tell you I’m sorry, for breaking your heart
But it don’t matter, it clearly doesn’t tear you apart anymore

Here is the full track list of the album I must say these are a some interesting song titles:
1. Hello
2. Send My Love (To Your New Lover)3
3. I Miss You
4. When We Were Young
5. Remedy
6. Water Under The Bridge
7. River Lea2
8. Love In The Dark
9. Million Years Ago
10. All I Ask
11. Sweetest Devotion