▲ 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.