▲ Kaye Blegvad Illustration

Oe! Just before I go.. you have to see these :) Lovely ladies brushing their hair, sitting on chairs, happy cats and other pretty pictures. How lovely Kaye Blegvad. Happy blogspot! Happy holidays! Merry Christmas! Be blessed xxx love and more love :)


▲ Urbanears

How you like my new ears?! Got these from the iStore. My happy place :) Merry Christmas to me!

▲ Datter Industries

Totally in love with these beauties by Kaye Blegvad of Datter Industries. All the foxes, arrows and eerie things take me to a hunting fairytale far far away into the snowy woods... So nice! Buy it here.


▲ Karlien's Baby Shower

A few weeks ago I had the great privilege of organizing my friend Karlien's Baby Shower. Baby Adriaan is due in February, so it was just appropriate to throw them a party. I had so much fun planning it, I had to learn very quickly about how all these baby things work, as I'm still very clueless in this field of expertise. I guess there's a first time for everything :)

I decided not to do a typical baby theme party, but rather to add a few nice quirky touches. I made moustache straws and props like a pipe, hats and glasses. I also made little bow ties as favours and used those amazing wooded picnic knives and forks and decorative paper straws for a pretty touch. Happy that everyone had a good time <3 Here are some of the pictures I took on the day. Also see my DIY tutorial on the Bow Ties a few posts down. xxx


▲ Friday Playlist #5

Ola friends! Right click on the LISTEN button to play the song via youtube or soundcloud :)

Don Broco - Actors - LISTEN

Deaf Havana - Little White Lies - LISTEN

The Plastics - Stereo Kids - LISTEN

Kishi Bashi - Bright Whites - LISTEN

Don Broco - Yeah Man Acoustic - LISTEN

Chew Lips - Hurricane - LISTEN

Snowmine -  This one - LISTEN

Marbert Rocel - Song for you - LISTEN


▲ Michelle Chang

Beautifull jewellery by Michelle Chang. Love the mystical feel of her work and the fact that she combine the rugged look with diamonds :) Now that's what I'm talking about! My idea of bling baby! xxx


▲ Gift Paper Book

Love this idea from Frankie magazine :) A Gift Paper book! How super. I could so do with one of these. The book consists of 10 Sheets 50's inspired pattern designs. Always something to wrap and I always take wrapping so seriously hihihi. All you need with these is contrasting washi tape. So nice! x


▲ DIY Bow Ties

I made these cute little bow tie favours for my friend's baby shower that was a little while ago. She's expecting a boy and I decided that all the ladies that were invited needed a bow tie & moustache :) To see the Step by Step of how I made these click on the READ MORE button below xxx

▲ Secret Santa

Look what secret Santa got me! Love my new peacock earrings <3 Thanks friend xxx

▲ Martine

Lovely handcrafted leather wallets, business card holders, clutches and handbags. Basic uncomplicated prettiness with a special touch. My kind of pretty :) You can visit the Martine Etsy Shop here. Happy day!


▲ Fabric Design & Illustration

Oh boy! I can't get enough of this little lady's work. Leah Reena Goren is definitely one of my favourite illustrators. Love the simple lines and uncomplicated shapes. It's so unpretentious and just absolutely beautiful! Check out her blog for more nice things :) Pretty <3


▲ Nice Space

I really like what these guys have done with their apartment. Always plenty of nice pictures on their communal little blog A Future Present. One day when I grow up I will also design the fabric for our curtains & tote bags and do all the art on our walls myself. Oh wait! And my wardrobe, yes that as well. I will make what ever my heart desires ad it will fit perfectly :) So inspiring this little lady. Happy day! xxx


▲ DIY Christmas

I found some cool DIY ideas & free Christmassy things on a few of my favourite blogs. So if you're not  sure how you want to wrap your holiday this year, I think this might help :) From the top, the 2 Free printables is from The Pretty Blog, the advent calendar is from Oh Happy Day & the dip dye ribbons from Ruffled. Happy wrapping!

▲ Oh Yum!

I've been saving a stack of yummy things in my Recipes folder lately, so I thought I'd share it with you. I can't get fat all by myself this holiday :) The Pavlova & Frozen Yogurt is very high on my 'to make' list! You can get the recipes here: 1) Frozen Berry Cheesecake from creatures comforts 2) Chochip Cookies from You are my Fave 3) Pavlova from Woolworths 4) Chocolate party spoons from Delicious Delicious 5) Frozen Yogurt from Simply Recipes and 6) Mille Feuille from The Food Fox. Enjoy & share xxx


▲ Twinklebird

Oh goodie! More things for my christmas list! Lovely rings and things from Twinklebird. Won't mind a few of these pretties on my fingers! xxx mooi


▲ Gingiber

Pretty things by Gingiber : Zest for your nest. I discovered them through Poppytalk Handmade, but you can also visit the Etsy shop directly. So much of the cute animal, grrrrrrrrr xx


▲ Names ring

I think I have a few more things on my Christmas list :) Loving these cute rings from the Names ring website. Dear Santa, please get me at least 3 of these please! xxx


▲ Friday Playlist #4

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Everything Everything - Cough cough - LISTEN

Little Comets - Little Opus - LISTEN

The Drums - Days - LISTEN

MS MR - Dark Doo Wop - LISTEN

Bloodshake - Peace!! - LISTEN

The Drums - How it ended - LISTEN

Atlete - Airport Disco - LISTEN

▲ Babylonstoren

My husband and I visited Babylonstoren in the Cape Winelands a little while ago and what an amazing experience it was! It felt like I was experiencing a little bit of heaven that settled on this patch of earth. One of the most beautiful farms about 20min outside Stellenbosch.

Between the vineyards and donkeys grazing, they have the biggest herb garden I've ever seen. We walked in the garden for almost an hour and probably didn't see all of it. Flower plantations and little hidden paths along the stream to get lost on. We had lunch at the glass house. All the ingredients is freshly picked out of the garden and the most amazing sarmie you'll ever have! We also visited the restaurant, but wasn't able to eat there. Definitely next time! If you ever find yourself in the area, do yourself a favour! Much love and pretty places.


▲ Andy Wyeth

I absolutely love Andy's work! Definitely one of my favourite South-African artists/illustrators at the moment. I need one of these on my wall, it will be very happy there I'm sure. So if you're in the Jozi area, go and check out her exhibition, An unnatural history, at In Toto Gallery, 6 Birdhaven Centre 66, St Andrew Street Birdhaven, 2196. It starts tonight! Also visit her blog here.


▲ Washi Tape

I was sooooo exited when I came across this post on Lanaloustyle! I've been looking for washi tape everywhere and couldn't find a local supplier. Fear not SA lovers of washi tape, you can order from Francesca Mills in Cape Town :) It's R40 for a roll of 10m and R35 if you order more than 5. They are so amazing I had a hard time making up my mind! You can email her at ifmills@mweb.co.za Spread the love! xxx


▲ The Birdcage Café

We're going to Stellenbosch this weekend and I was looking online for a few places to visit... and then I came accross The Birdcage Café :)) HAPPINESS! This looks like the perfect place to have breakfast on Saturday morning (and maybe do some shopping too). I found this lovely place on the Pretty Blog. All the images are also from there. Can't wait!


▲ Wolf & Maiden

I've been waiting to see more of these guys and they opened up a store in Woodstock, Cape Town :) How nice!? My eye has been on that wooded lamp for months now. Can't wait for the day I can afford it. Check out the Wolf & Maiden website and keep an eye out for more amazing things to come!


▲ Tessa J Kelly GIVEAWAY

So this is me sharing the love for pretty things! Cape Town based Tessa J Kelly is having a giveaway on her blog <3 The stunning bracelet (2nd from the top) is up for grabs, whoohooo :) All you need to do is leave a comment on her blogpost and like her facebook page. Go go go xxx THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.


▲ Tusk Collective

Oh goodie goodness, I have to have to have to have these rings on my hand now! Quite enjoy the knuckle ring vibes going around at the moment :) I'll have to get with the program. More from Tusk here.


▲ Snug

Cool home things from the Snug shop :) I love this place. Got to GOT TO have the big button <3 Plenty more to shop for xxx

▲ Geeklandia

I'm loving the Greeklandia fashion shoot by Anne Combaz. Man that's a pretty geek. Give me those glasses! Check out the rest of the shoor here.


▲ Friday Playlist #3

Into the darkening blue - Buckley Ward - LISTEN

Retro Love - The Kiffness - LISTEN

Tattoo - Desmond & the Tutus - LISTEN

Ritual Union - Little Dragon - LISTEN

Breezeblocks - Alt-J - LISTEN

No Fire - ISO - LISTEN

Hold on to your fear - Electrician - LISTEN

▲ Foudre Blanche

Handmade angular awesomeness by Foudre Blanche. Crazy about these necklaces! Wowie. You can buy them at her Etsy shop xxx

▲ Lumafina

Lovely modern/vintage handmade jewellery by Lumafina :) I love the rusty and unrefined look of these and can I PLEASE have that ring!! Visit het Etsy shop <3


▲ Hair & makeup by Carla

I had so much fun at Kohl makeup studio over the weekend. My very talented hairdresser is busy with her makeup course and asked me to be her canvass. Bold, bright and beautiful <3 If you need makeup or hair done, mail me and I will give you her nr. She is amazing! xxx


▲ Picture the weekend

We had a nice little outing this weekend at Sun City. We went to do our first mountain biking race together. It was tough (especially after Oppikoppi last weekend), but lost of fun <3 This is us chilling with an ice cold beer on the fake beach at Sun City after the race. Lekker :)


▲ Oh my Cavalier

Beautiful illustrations by Oh My Cavalier. Lots of creepy, fluffy, out of proportion furry friends to make you happy. Crazy about the mechanical animals. "See how they run" :) You can visit the online shop here.


▲ Lucille

I am absolutely crazy about everything this French girl creates! Dreamy illustrations and fluffy foxes, cute lingerie drawings and floral foxy masks. I just have to have a foxy fox mask! So inspired <3 Visit het website here Lucille. LOVE x


▲ Yay Bee Sea Exhibition

Quite excited about the YAY BEE SEA poster exhibition that starts tomorrow 3 Augustus at Wolves Cafe. See you there :) I really really want DEE for dawg.

▲ Green Grass Design

Presents! Lucky me! Loving my new lazer cut coasters by Green Grass Design ( Great shop in Parkhurst) <3 Thanks my Karlien friend, you are the best :) If you haven't been to the shop yet, you MUST go. Lots of lovely gifts and pretty things! Or you can visit the website if you're far far away.


▲ Chipmunk Cheeks

How super are these illustrations?! I fell in love with Mr. Floral Fox the moment I saw him <3 You can view the whole range of floral furry friend cards & illustrations at the Chipmunk Cheeks etsy shop.

▲ Raccoon Press

Love these illustrations by Raccoon Press. Super cute temporary tattoos straight out of the woods :) They can also be applied to wood and ceramics (now you're talking). Also really cool cards, typography and tote bags. Love your style lady!


▲ Red Cap Cards

Lovely illustrated cards by Red Cap Cards. I'm loving these! Much more to see and shop at the Red Cap Cards online shop <3