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Prioritizing

Prioritizing

It’s crazy to say, but the first month of 2017 is almost over. Scary stuff, right? Last year felt like it flew by in a blink and I definitely don’t want to get to the end of this year again …

The process

The process

In my first post for the year, I mentioned that 2017 is going to be the year of ME. I have a lot to sort out in terms of my health, skin, diet and lifestyle and over the course of …

Routine

Routine

Question: How important is having a daily routine to you? I’m quite big on getting things done in a certain order and over the years I’ve tried out many different routines – from waking up earlier and working while no-one …

Planning

Planning

Hi everyone! I hope you enjoyed a break over December to rest, re-group and get ready for the New Year 🙂 I have so many plans for this year and I have a feeling that 2017 is going to be …

Why you haven’t heard from me

Why you haven’t heard from me

I’ve been mulling this post over in my head for quite some time now. I don’t know how or where to start, so I’m just going to start writing and pour my thoughts into this post as they come to …

A new home

A new home

So, this is the exciting news which I have been DYING to share…we bought a house! It’s been a loooong process, mainly because I’m a South African running my own business (which is based in South Africa) and we’ve only …

One year later

One year later

We’ve been living in Namibia for exactly 1 year today. In the last 365 days, I only blogged 5 times and at one point I seriously contemplated deleting the blog, since it was just ‘sitting’ there. It’s been a challenging …

Hallo from Namibia

Hallo from Namibia

This is the first of many blog posts coming to you from our new home in Otjiwarongo, Namibia. We’ve been here for just over a week and we’re slowly but surely settling into our new place. I’m telling you, I …

Packing up

Packing up

I don’t even know where 2015 is going. It’s March already…MARCH people! Like…how? I’ve only posted two blog posts this year…so much for my ‘ blogging resolution’ to post at least twice a week.

Anyway, a lot has happened over …

#CheckYourSelfieZA

#CheckYourSelfieZA

Cancer is a very scary illness. I’ve lost friends and family to cancer and I’ve got friends and family fighting cancer – it’s a tough illness. I’m pretty paranoid when it comes to my health. A massive bruise once appeared …

Taking the long road

Married life has been treating me well. VERY well in fact, if you look at the scale. Before we got married in March 2013, I did a hectic diet (which I will NEVER do again as it completely messed up …

Urban Brandy Cocktail Route

Urban Brandy Cocktail Route

Yesterday evening Andrea and I attended the launch of the Urban Brandy Cocktail Route at the Ruby Bar at Crystal Towers. So, as you can imagine there were loads of cocktails – the one more delicious than the other. While …

The best baby shower gift ideas

The best baby shower gift ideas

I’m at that stage in my life where most of my friends are married and they’re starting families. So we went from wild bachelorette parties to baby showers in a few short years, but hey – each one is fun …

Looking back

Looking back

Tomorrow is my birthday, and I’ve decided to spend my last day as a 26 year old doing ‘fun’ things. Unfortunately most of my friends have to work during the day so I’m going to treat myself to a …

How to look good

How to look good

Have you seen this video by Jenna Marbles? It’s called ‘how to trick people into thinking you’re good looking‘ and even though it’s a couple of years old, it recently got a second breath online. The video now …

What Emma’s been up to

What Emma’s been up to

So back in June I introduced you to the newest addition to our family, Emma the Boston Terrier. At 8 weeks old, she weighed a teeny tiny 1.8kg and she was the smallest, cutest little thing. Now she’s about double …

Low kilojoule alcoholic drinks

Low kilojoule alcoholic drinks

After a chat with some of my girlfriends over the weekend about the best drinks and cocktails to order while you’re out, I decided to do some research. I am a red wine kinda girl, especially in winter. In summer …

Tips for buying a second-hand car

Tips for buying a second-hand car

So the last few weeks Pieter and I have been doing a different type of shopping than what StyleDiary is about… car shopping. Now, my husband is VERY much an attention-to-detail guy and it’s no different when it comes …

The holiday of a lifetime

The holiday of a lifetime

We arrived back in Cape Town Wednesday morning after an idyllic week in Kenya. It’s difficult to adjust to the fact that a few days ago I was wandering in not much more than a bikini and drinking ice cold …