BABY CUPCAKE HAS ARRIVED!

I couldn’t be happier to share the news that, at 6:23am on February 9, after 9 months and 2 days of a high risk pregnancy, my little Cupcake was born. She is happy, healthy and has a hearty appetite (to say the least!). I suffered some postpartum complications which resulted in surgery and 4 liters […]

NEW YEAR = NEW HOME, PART 2 (clearing clutter & creating lovely spaces DIY-style)

Peter Walsh‘s “31 Days to Get Organized” challenge has not only proved to be extremely beneficial practically, but it has also helped me meet all my crazy, hormonal, pregnancy nesting needs! The timing couldn’t have been better. And, of course, following a challenge such as this via Facebook is extremely easy/convenient… and FREE! For those […]

THE COMPLETE BLESSINGWAY ROUND-UP (with LOTS of FREE printables, great blessingway/baby shower activities + links to all recipes & tutorials)

So, Baby Cupcake is due to make an appearance in the world in less than 4 weeks (yes, less than 28 days!). After having had complications from the very start (plus a diagnosed high risk pregnancy condition) and spending months literally counting down the days to full-term, I finally find myself on its doorstep. And now […]

NEW YEAR = NEW HOME (clearing clutter & creating lovely spaces DIY-style)

In amongst the inspirational images on my 2013 visualisation mood board, you may have spotted a couple of pics of extremely well-organised spaces (a pantry and a crafting station) which I added because, as for many others, having an attractive, user-friendly home environments is one of my priorities. Recently I have been bombarded by email notifications […]

DIY VISUALISATION MOOD BOARD JUST IN TIME FOR 2013 (AKA visualise your way to a wonderful year!)

I needn’t state the obvious by saying that 2013 is right around the corner, but as it is, I thought I’d share a pre-New Year’s Eve activity idea. For those of you who believe (as I do) in the power of positive thinking and your thoughts creating your reality, a visualisation mood board may appeal […]

PROJECT PINTEREST (2 editions in 1!)

It’s that time of year… and it’s all happening! Actually, it has been since Halloween! Of course, I have created more work for myself by starting a crafting circle (which meets in my home), celebrating Thanksgiving (sort of) which I have never done before and is not traditional in this part of the world and agreeing […]

HEALTHY, DELICIOUS FRUIT & OAT COOKIES (no sugar, no gluten + vegan… it’s possible!)

I am forever grateful I came across this recipe on Pinterest… and even more grateful that I actually tried making them as part of Project Pinterest, week 5. These cookies are deliciously more-ish, incredibly healthy and 100% guilt-free… great for little ones, as a tasty treat for you or breakfast on-the-go! I really didn’t know if […]

PROJECT PINTEREST, WEEK 5 (The Healthy, Wholesome & Hearty Edition)

If you’ve been following this blog, you may be aware that I am currently taking part in the Chopra Center 21-Day Meditation Challenge™, Creating Abundance. One of the weird spin-off effects from doing this is that it seems I inevitably drift off at some point and start fantasizing about food and, more specifically, healthy food! I don’t know […]

THE CHOPRA CENTER 21-DAY MEDITATION CHALLENGE (Creating Abundance- my experiences)

Whilst browsing around on Oprah.com a couple of weeks ago, I came across an invitation from Deepak Chopra: Please join me on November 5 for a three-week, daily guided meditation journey to an authentic abundance consciousness. If you wish to attract more goodness into your life in the form of comfort and ease, peace, joy, love—anything you desire—I […]

PROJECT PINTEREST, WEEK 4 (The “Just breathe” Edition)

Well, it might not seem like I am up to an awful lot (particularly given that I am on temporary sick leave and apparently have lots of time on my hands), however it is precisely due to the SCH diagnosis that I have an obligation to myself and my baby to take it rather easy. […]