Merry Christmas & Happy holidays from us x

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I’m just popping in to wish you all a VERY merry festive season, a wonderful holiday and a fabulous New Year. Things are going to be a bit quiet around here until January but I can’t wait to get back and get stuck into some amazing things I have planned for next year!

My family has just arrived from Egypt and we have just spent a wonderful Christmas day with them. Last night we had a FEAST with Nic’s family and it was just perfect. Jordan’s first Christmas is definitely one to remember. He got so spoilt, lucky bum!

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{DIY} Wooden Christmas tree.

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My friend Kim of www.kimgush.co.za made *thee* most beautiful Christmas tree(s) recently. I’m a big fan of handmade, wooden and simplistic. I saw the photo of this gorgeous tree pop up on Facebook and knew I had to share it with you. I just love how different it is, a totally alternative spin on a Christmas tree, in true Kim style. Kim used Bulsar wood for this project. It’s very light and easy to cut.

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Don’t like / have time / know how to cook? The Daily Dish is for YOU!

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I am no domestic goddess in the kitchen, despite my efforts. I am about to share with you, something that has made my life SO much easier in the past few weeks. ‘Easier’ is an understatement really. It is always a stressful ordeal come 3/4pm when a decision has to be made about what I’m going to make for dinner that’s going to be delicious, easy and nutritious. And then Nic walks in.. “Whats for dinner” he asks.. *SIGH*. My favorite question in the world, and the decision I hate making most as I only really know how to make a handful of dishes.

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GEMSQUASH: Beautiful baby products & a free gift for readers x

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Okay so it’s baby season AND it’s Christmas time so if you have NO idea what to get your new little nephew / niece for Christmas, look no further. As you know I am a HUGE fan of Gemsquash products. They are hand crafted, beautiful baby products for your nursery made with SO much love it’s ridiculous. Our nursery is kitted out with the entire nautical range of Gemsquash products. Gemsquash make cot bumpers through to pillow cases, nappy stackers, changing mat covers, mozzie nets, cot organisers, cot bumpers, laundry bags, cellular blankets and more. Gemsquash have really put a lot into creating their range of products based on the beautiful simplicity of a minimalistic and classic look. Gemsquash products are of such a high quality that they can be passed down to your children’s children for generations to come.

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Someone LOVES bath time x

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How gorgeous is this little boy? I was a bit nervous in the beginning, after our ‘first bath’ experience I thought I would just have to put up with a smelly boy for the rest of our lives. Scream City. We basically ended up dipping him in the water and we was swiftly dressed all in the space of about 3 minutes. Not great.

These days, even when he’s crying, we plonk him in the bath and the smiles very swiftly join the party. It’s my favorite time of day, it’s on par with the morning smiles from over the side of the cot.

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