It’s the first day of 2016

New beginning

It’s the first day of 2016 it is such a blessing to be alive and transition into this new beginning. Wow, I would say I have 365 blank pages waiting for me to fill but no one knows the future, so I will stick to page 1 of 2016.

Oh where are my manners, I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year filled with nothing but blessings of good health, happiness and long life. It is also that time again, you know the New Year’s Resolutions I am bad at that so no resolutions, no to do lists I find them boring, but I will keep one promise I made on my last post (find a reason to smile every single day no matter what).

Here are some quotes that I will be starting the year with and choosing one to follow for the rest of the year.
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The Year Twenty Fifteen

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It has been an interesting year I do not have a word for it, I have learned a lot this year about life and running a blog. Emotionally, it has been overwhelming as I learned to forgive myself for some of the things I have done, which were wrong and I realized that dwelling on them will only cause me depression and oh yes I realized something,motherhood is so hard wow there are things I wish I knew about being a parent before having my daughter back in 2009, each year, it’s different and as they grow up, the more difficult it becomes with that being said being a parent is not for the faint hearted.

Regarding my blog this year I had no idea that you need to put in the time to actually succeed, when I started, I initially it was one easy thing to do few pictures there and few words oh boy was I wrong.I have made friends online which I have not met personally, but these ladies they are amazing, there has been some drama and I am happy to be a part of it and hard work really pays also learned that I need to create content that matters that will make people want to come back to my blog even comment. Got some bruises, but I am still moving, I am happy with my social media growth and hoping to grow my blog visits.

The year, twenty fifteen, I read one book, bought my first blush and wore a whole lot of nail polish I have a collection now and I have grown personally. I just want to say thank you to everyone who has shown me support by commenting and visiting my blog, thank you to all the ladies who run links which have introduced me to other bloggers I really appreciate each and every one of you keep up the good work.

As for 2016 I am not making any resolutions I will be taking it one step at the time, but one thing I know for sure is I will find a reason to smile everyday. I would to take this time to say happy holidays to your families and may you have a wonderful Christmas and a fabulous New Year.

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Flirty Far Away Bella Sunset Perfume

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I have found my new favorite perfume the flirty Far Away Bella Sunset perfume by Avon. I love the sweet scent it has after it has breathed after applying it. The body lotion scent lasts long you don’t have to put the perfume its perfume on its on.

It has the following notes, jasmine, sandalwood and Clementine. Far Away Bella Sunset it’s an easy going fun perfume like the packaging its really a girly girl perfume. Love the sparkling lilac packaging it is really eye catching. I find it an awesome perfume for summer and it’s not overwhelming once it breathes.

It comes in a 50ml EDP bottle, 150ml body lotion and 10ml EDP purse spray. If you are a Far Away Fragrance Fan I totally recommend it and I love that it does not give me a headache like most perfumes.

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Woolworths Girls Summer Dresses

Woolworths kids department has the most beautiful and fun summer dresses for the girls and the colors are vibrant and summery. Bought 2 sets for R 190.00 each and here is my daughter strutting her four Woolworths Girls Summer Dresses

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I went shopping today I got nothing for myself

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Since I had my daughter that is 6 years ago,I struggle to buy myself clothes, every time I see something I think about what Abeerah needs its been difficult.I went shopping today, but I got nothing for myself as I worry about a whole bunch of things and people.

When I eventually buy myself something I feel guilty about that as I think I could have used that money to buy Abeerah two more pairs of shoes its really difficult to break this cycle or way of thinking whatever you want to call it. I went to Woolworths today and I saw about five dresses that I really like and I seriously need them, but I painfully walked away because I have to be responsible with spending money.

Any mommies struggle with shopping for themselves, because I feel like I am losing my mind motherhood has taken over. Here is what is in my wardrobe that I can say it’s something I can wear to go out 2 pairs of pumps and 1 pair of sandals, one pair of jean that fits correctly and still in good condition and about four tops, Gosh its been a year since I bought bras which I seriously need and I cannot stop thinking about those dresses.

How do I go shopping for myself without worrying about what my daughter needs?

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What is your deal breaker in a Marriage?

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I am asking this because I had some amazing and shocking stories while travelling from work in a taxi I was so shocked. What is my deal breaker in my marriage would be physical abuse that is something I seriously cannot forgive, and move past and cheating even though I am a reformed cheater I might sound like a hypocrite, but I might or might not forgive my husband if he ever cheated on me the bottom line is I am not the forgiving type of person I try.

So these ladies they were talking about their marriage and they were adamant that they will not leave their marriages and their houses if their husbands beat them up or cheat. Let me call the ladies, Mary and Joyce.

Mary she has a bump on her forehead, she said her husband beat her with the bottom of the gun and she didn’t leave, she was just angry for a few days and life went on as she will never leave her house for that the only time she will leave is in a coffin. I was like what the hell with the bottom of the gun well then again its none of my business.

With Joyce she is not going to leave her house no matter what her husband does as she will not walk out on her achievements, like her house she worked hard for, for a woman who will just come in with a further duster and has no clue how the house became what is today and she swears that she will also leave her house in a coffin too.
They fall under the generation of tolerance and endurance, they work on their marriages and do not just leave so I would is it the fear or starting over or what is behind their stay in an abusive relationship filled with infidelity.

What is your deal breaker in a marriage?

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November Beauty Favourites

I have grown to love these products that I decided on doing my November beauty favourites.

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Aromas Artesanales de Antigua the packaging is phenomenal wow it looks luxurious and expensive. It gentle and smells lovely just don’t know its I am willing to pay such a price for a bar soap though.

Botanical Tropical Hand and Nail Cream
I have about 4 of these 2 at home , one in my bag and 1 at work, I have finally found my match this hand cream it moisturizes and lasts longer and my hands have recently been looking my age not all that wrinkled dry hands.

Pepper Tree Bubble Bath Berry Blast this one is my all time favorite I can buy when I have few rands to splurge.

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NYX Walnut Eye Shadow rich color and feels velvety on the skin I am loving it

Rubybox Rapture, wow I love how this perfume smells with a mixtures of all things nice but I had a little problem the the nozzle I just could not get it to spray.

Cat Kohl Liner
I am still figuring this one out to tell the truth but I love the intense colour

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Smooch Stick Tangerine Tango it took me a whole to get used to the in your face colour, I like that it lasts longer and does not dry out my lips.

oh so cheeky Angled Blusher Brush and Super Seamless Foundation Brush
I have never owned a brush until I met these two lovely ladies and I am impressed with Rubybox tools as they products they efficient.

That rounds up my November beauty favorites some which I will be buying again and some which I will be thinking about due to the price tag.

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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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