Sustainable Christmas Wrapping & DIY Cards for Family

Christmas is the best time of year but sadly commercial Christmas Wrapping paper and cards can be quite bad for the environment. The materials that go into making some wrapping paper mean it's not always accepted for recycling. It is often dyed, laminated or contains non-paper additives. These additives include things like gold and silver coloured shapes, glitter or plastics, which can't be recycled. So this year I decided to go the eco-friendly route and buy only sustainable supplies. While ... Continue Reading

EcoBricking – The Latest Trend in Reducing Landfill & Ocean Plastic

Goodness me, the time has flown by since I was last able to blog here. Life got a little complicated in the last few months. On the upside, I started a new relationship that is going splendidly. Here is a quick life recap from the last two months I have been missing here. The plastic issue has become an even bigger cause in my household, I have been collecting plastic for two months just to do this post, I am so excited that I will be able to clear it all out now. As mentioned above, I ... Continue Reading

Self-Care Sundays are the Best Way to Get Ready for a New Week

Sundays are my favourite day of the week. Yes, I know Monday is right around the corner but Sundays are the days I use to get myself ready for the new week. It is important to take time out for some well deserved "me time". Once a month is a good place to start but, add more frequency into the mix until you find a balance that works for you and your lifestyle. I like to do a self-care day once a week, usually on Sundays. It is a simple thing to do. It's easy to spend a Sunday in bed ... Continue Reading

Spier Winemakers Sundowners Event in Westcliff, Johannesburg

The annual Spier Winemakers Sundowners event was hosted at a private residence in Westcliff, Johannesburg this year and it was a real treat! There was no launch, it was just an event to give people the chance to meet the winemakers at Spier. I had a great chat with Jacques Erasmus, the white winemaker. Jacques is the man who created the 'oh-so-delicious' Creative Block 2. "A harmony of tastes and flavours, assembled from a handful of vineyard blocks, the 2014 vintage brought home the ... Continue Reading

How To Treat Bruxism Using Vitamins and Tinctures

Bruxism is a maddening ailment! Anyone who has ever experienced it will tell you just how horrible it can be. Some people don't even know they are doing it until their dentist tells them. It can be caused by stress or anxiety and is very common, more common than you could imagine! I have been following multiple YouTubers, many of whom suffer from Bruxism. For them, it is easy to go to the doctor and get botox injected into their jaw muscles. They all rave about how it works but have to go ... Continue Reading

Non-GMO Seeds for the Perfect Veggie Garden & What to Do With Them

I have been obsessed with the idea of growing my own vegetables for some time now. It all started when I was given a slab of ‘Sow Delicious’ 100% Heirloom Exotic Tomatoes. I have been waiting patiently for July so that I can plant them. I had been browsing the selection of seed slabs on Faithful-to-Nature for a while to decide what else I wanted to grow, there are so many options. While looking through the seed selection on the website I found the ‘Reel Gardening’ seed company that ... Continue Reading

This is where to buy affordable natural products in South Africa

Affordable natural products are finally a reality. Before anything remotely holistic in nature had a scary price tag attached but thankfully an upswing in people using these products has made them more attainable to the everyday person. Some items will still be expensive, this is due to how they are made. Most natural products are batch made and not mass produced which ensures the quality and standards are upheld. Local business has started booming which has made way for more indigenous ... Continue Reading