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Thank you



A few months ago I had won a giveaway held by Rachael from Talk2TheTrees

It was a lucky draw and the prize a voucher from Love, Erica jewelry.

You have no idea how exited I was when I heard that I had won.

So my prize arrived after a few hiccups with the South African post office.

But thankfully Erica was patient and kind and even sent me an extra gift even though the situation was completely out of her control and not her fault.

When I opened the parcel I was greeted by 2 thoughtful letters and a pretty bag.

Inside the bag I got:

These lovely gifts.

I want to thank Erica for making me feel so special and having so much patience.

Rachael thank you for the giveaway and unknowingly introducing me to Erica who I see as a friend even though we have never met.

Love and hugs



Perfect holiday


Daniela’s Macaroons bought at IheartMarket

My favorite outfit from Forever New

The best company and love of my life (wearing his new Mingo Lamberti T-shirt)

What do all these 3 things have in common?

An awesome holiday!

Merve Kahraman


This is the coolest lamp ever!!

I will own you one day…

It is fittingly named: REVITALIZER

“The Revitalizer is a wax-lamp that re-creates itself  over time, allowing its owner to re-use it and observe the growing-old,dying and rebirth cycle of the lamp. The high voltage bulb inside the lamp melts the wax slowly and after all the wax melts down into the cup, the heat resistance inside the core helps the wax to create a new mould. Once the wax cools down and take its shape, the user can take it out and replace it into the top part of the lamp. The soft lamp shade that revitalizer gives out and various shapes it forms while melting, creates surprise and feeling of relaxation.” Merve Kahraman

Designed by

Merve Kahraman

My second favourite is

Hybrid no 2

“HYBRID collection was inspired by the mythologies of parahumans. This anthro chair unions with its owner, merging into one.  It is entirely handmade and available in different  leathers.”

Merve Kahraman

Last but not least:


“The “Seduction Series” is a new experience emphasizing the aromas distinctive to Remy Martin. These unique items of glassware and serving accessories are intended to sensitize people to the expectation of complex olfactory experiences by using specific gestures. The service will be exclusive to private events and parties and it brings a youthful way to celebrate the exceptional aromatic profiles of Remy Martin.” Merve Kahraman

How gorgeous!

All images and quotes are from

The perfect gift, just add a few eggs and soil!


I found this brilliant idea on one of my daily blog readings.

Thanks you so much

I told you, Brilliant right!

And inside:

Eggshells, potting soil and seeds.

I would love this gift. Friends be warned this is your next gift.

For detailed instructions and the origin of the photos please go to:


Swoon! (my new fav blog)

Have fun!


These images are not mine, they were found here (link also mentioned above (twice))



I just scanned through 315 blog posts and 20 emails.

I am 2 weeks into Varsity and already I have no time for my own blog, reading my fav blogs or replying on mails.

I am not complaining, I am actually extremely grateful and exited about this opportunity. With that said I do miss the relaxed life of working from home and waking up at 8 am everyday.

In conclusion I would just like to say that I have been craving an endless amount of candy today and feel the need to make you crave as well.


Image source

Obligatory V-day post


No, I am not a sour puss! I just prefer to love and adore my hubby 375 days a year and not just on one.

But at least I am posting a cute pic.



Time flies when you having fun


Since orientation has started at university I have had no time to blog or read blogs.

I set up I think 2? So apologies, but I have to admit I am having a lot of fun and can not wait for classes to start.

Just for fun, here is a few things I realized this week:

Comfy shoes are key

Always have a bottle of water with you

Take something to nibble on, classes are long and you get hungry.

Students are mostly friendly and helpful

Always thank people who help you (specially lecturers and admin)

Always apologize when you were in the wrong

Don’t be shy

Keep on smiling, it does wonders

Greet people even if you don’t know them

Work hard and pay attention

These are only a few things I want to mention, there are lost more but I actually have a job as well so got to get to that.