Need new, fresh ideas for your next dinner party? Last year I decided to spice things up for hubby's birthday. And thus started the spiraling out of control of invitations, menus, entertainment, guest lists - not to mention all the hours spend on Pinterest! "Why?" do you ask me. The answer? "Because I can!" It's… Continue reading Murder Mystery Dinner Party
It's early morning. You are getting ready to leave home. The last thing you apply, is lipstick. It's teatime. You have your cup of whatever tickles your fancy. Look in the mirror. Lipstick still there, but faded. Lunchtime. Lipstick went home ... Sounds familiar? Now I am not a beautician, nor an expert. This is… Continue reading Putting the ‘stick’ in Lipstick
What is Nutrition? According to the Oxford Dictionary Nutrition noun 1. The process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth. 2. Food or nourishment. According to Wikipedia ... Nutrition is the science that interprets the nutrients and other substances in food in relation to maintenance, growth, reproduction, health and disease of… Continue reading Nutrition vs Supplements OR Nutrition + Supplements …
Lemon Meringue Pie .... Just the words make my mouth water ... Today I'm making it. I bought some fresh lemons and they are just begging me to become something more, something better! What do you need? Now let me confess right now - I use 2 cans of condensed milk and 250ml lemon juice.… Continue reading Baking with The Aloe Child: Lemon Meringue Pie
We have a new normal. Social distancing is a thing. I hate it. To quote Ariel: And I'm not even a people person! So I don't want to know how the extroverts feel 😦 What I DO love, is entertaining. I love planning a menu, designing a beautiful invitation, planning my colour scheme. Inviting friends… Continue reading Virtual Entertaining
I LOVE eye-liner. Now. But this is a recent love affair. Up to a few months ago, it was a love/hate relationship. I loved the look, but the execution was never quite what I had hoped for. You know the story. Apply eye shadow as eye liner, because you can't draw a straight line to… Continue reading Eye-Liner: Love it or Hate it?
Disclosure: Before we get to the things that go 'bump' in the night - in the interest of being clear and transparent: Bear in mind that the link in this post is an affiliate link and if you go through it to make a purchase I will earn a commission. Keep in mind that I… Continue reading Things that go ‘bump’ in the night
I was dreaming of a white Christmas last year - although we were facing 30+°C days. Why then? Because of these ... I've ALWAYS wanted these houses, that make these villages. They are the ultimate for me. So why don't I have any? Well, here in sunny South Africa they cost upwards of R400 -… Continue reading DIY Clay Recipe
John Legend says 'I love your curves and all your edges All your perfect imperfections' 2020 is the year that I will do the same. For ME. I will start loving all my curves and all my edges, all my perfect imperfections. For years I've been too skinny, too short, too young, too fat, too… Continue reading This is ME!
It is the year 2020. And I keep hearing - this will be MY year. From every-one. Some even tell ME that it will be MY year (not their's). But how. 2019 was not my year. Neither was 2018. Or 2017. So what makes 2020 so special? Why will it be MY year (and your's,… Continue reading Do you have 20/20 Vision?