Grade 1 Completed

Wow, where has the year gone? I cannot believe how fast time flies. Just yesterday the Twins were starting Gr1 and it was a whole basket of emotions. I can’t believe we have reached the end already.

Where the journey began.

Being a single Mom means discovering, failing, encouraging, crumbling, praising and literally doing everything on your own. I had to show up at every meeting, sports day, prize giving and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have had to deal with every meltdown, every disciplinary action, every financial aspect and worse giving explanations as to why other kids dad’s show up and their doesn’t. I had to be honest this time around and say I do not know. I’m done giving excuses and I still want to protect their innocence.

Sports day.

In spite of all the rollercoaster rides this year, I’m glad my babies made it. They passed and received awards for doing well. I may have had one of the most difficult years in my life but God saw us through it all. I’m grateful we were blessed with a teacher that sparked a light in each of our hearts and helped us achieve the best through the year.

Award winners.

Grade 2, you better be ready because we are coming. For now, let the holidays begin.

Ready for the holiday.

Nola #CreateAStir

We all have those traditional recipes that were handed down to us and they’re brilliant! Now imagine twisting those great recipes to improve the taste, appearance and even to save more time. Sithembiso Ndashe collaborated with NOLA Mayonnaise to show us how our traditional recipes can be twisted into a new family favourite.

NOLA is a creamy delicious mayonnaise which I personally use in my home. They challenged us to #CreateAStir so the twins and I made their Surprise Chicorn Mayo Sandwiches which you need to try, find them here.

How do you #CreateAStir in the kitchen?

๐ŸŽ„๐—›๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ผ ๐—ง๐—ผ๐—ฝ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—™๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—œ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐ŸŽ„

๐ŸŽ€. It’s becoming more festive by the day and the twins have received this awesome gift from our friends Hasbro!

๐ŸŽ€. ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€ that kids are crazy about. Captain America and Ronin are definitely going to be taken on exhilarating adventures.

๐ŸŽ€. ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜†-๐——๐—ผ๐—ต ๐—–๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—•๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜ is a dream come true because believe it or not, the twins always mix their Play-Doh and I sometimes sit to separate it ๐Ÿ™ˆ. Now they can mix to their hearts content. I can’t wait to see.

๐ŸŽ€. ๐™‡๐™ค๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™†๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™š๐™จ ๐™ˆ๐™ž๐™˜๐™š ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™– ๐™ˆ๐™ž๐™ก๐™  ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™Ž๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™ก๐™š๐™จ seems so cute. I wonder if we have a mouse or kitty figure, what meme stickers and hidden accessories are in there ๐Ÿค”?

๐ŸŽ€. ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜† ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ yaaayyy, the twins will love this. They’re enjoying Monopoly so much and learning to play cards so this is a deal breaker!


These and more awesome Hasbro toys can be found at :
Toy Kingdom
Makro and Takealot.

What will you be getting for the kids this holiday?

See what was in the bag Here.


Second Term 2019

๐Ÿ’™. We survived the 1st morning back at school. We (I๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ) woke up late โฐ, did everything in such a rush.

๐Ÿ’™. The nice part is we are such a great team, the Twins have grown so much they bath and change on their own while I double check if bags are packed correctly and sort out the breakfast. DISCLAIMER: This DOES NOT work perfectly all the time you can check Adeodatus’ right sock is flipped out, sometimes we end up redoing something. What’s important to me is they have the concept and with time it will get better.

๐Ÿ’™. Enjoy second term my little gentlemen, may we work even harder to nurture good personalities, mannerisms, kindness, talents and also grades.

๐Ÿ’™. How has first morning of second term gone for you?

Lux Even Tone White Lily & Cocoa Butter

First Impression

My friends at Rubybox sent me this beautiful soap to review, the packaging oozed out natural to me. I was captivated and taken out doors with the look. The box itself had a sweet scent meandering out of it.

Indulgence of the Soap Bar

I didn’t wait for anything I immediately placed it in the bathroom and started using it. It has the luxurious foaming lather and that sweet scent serenading the entire bathroom. Bathtime feels a lot like a pamper session lately for me and I love it.


My skin feels spoilt with deep moisture and is left feeling soft. My skin tone has not changed though, I’m not sure if that is still alright but I am happy with the product.

Rubybox Registration

I know we all love freebies, if you’re in South Africa and would also love be to receive freebies to test and review, drop me your email addresses so that I get you registered otherwise click Here to register.

Watch “DYME artist app sign up tutorial” on YouTube

๐Ÿ’… Maybe you’re one of those talented artists that need a platform to be connected to customers? Dyme is the perfect platform for you.

๐Ÿ’„ Dyme connects customers and artists on a platform that let’s you book appointments for treatments in the comfort of your home. The app allows both parties to communicate in the chat window.

๐ŸŒ Put your service out there by watching the sign up video below to know how:

Dyme App

๐Ÿ’…Beauty Delivered to Your Doorstep๐Ÿ’…

๐Ÿ’™ As a single mom to Twin Boys, you can just try to imagine how hectic my life is. I usually forget to even look after myself because let’s face it, where is that time going to come from? Thanks to the Dyme app, this mom will be reintroduced to me time.

What is the Dyme App

๐Ÿ’™ The Dyme app connects customers to different types of mobile beauty professionals online. It is available for users in Capetown, Durban and Johannesburg. The convenience for both the service provider and the customer is out of this world. Picture this, you have an event after work but you need to get home first and get the kids settled, while you’re at it your nail technician is on the way so when she arrives she starts on your nails as you assist the kids with homework and when she’s done you get ready and leave!

Booking a treatment

๐Ÿ’™ I had the pleasure of trying the app and booked an appointment with Tshepi from Manala on Wheelzz. I was impressed by her immediate response as she verified my treatment and checked for any other preferences through the chat option in the app. I was informed she was on her way and she was very punctual and professional, she briefed me on what we would be doing and the products she was going to use. A short questionnaire was conducted to ascertain if I have any allergies or conditions to ensure a non hazardous treatment.

The Artist

๐Ÿ’™ I got to know Tshepi a bit better as we discussed how she finds the Dyme app from a service provider point of view. She loves that she is her own boss and can work flexible hours. The app has connected her to some long lasting work relationships which is great for her business Manala On Wheelzz.

The After

๐Ÿ’™After my gorgeous nails were done, I was given tips on how to look after them and the app also concluded and gave me an option to rate the service.

This was my experience with the app:

โ˜‘๏ธ Easy sign up and booking on the app.

โ˜‘๏ธ Various treatments and professionals to choose from. I also got to choose the date and time.

โ˜‘๏ธSafe and easy payment methods Payu or Cash option.

โ˜‘๏ธ Adequate information and communication regarding my booking.

โ˜‘๏ธ Professional and stunning nails installed in the comfort of my own home.

โ˜‘๏ธ You will get R150 discount when you download and use the Dyme customer app for the first time. Just enter the code: THANDIE48 in the promo section.

Download the app here:

Visit their Website for more info:

You can also enter the Unvarnished Pamper Party Competition to stand chance to win the ultimate luxury pamper night experience. You can go to @dymebeautyapp on Instagram and Facebook page to find out how to enter.