12 posts tagged Lifestyle

How To Easily Recycle At Home – Learn To Manage Your Waste

Recycling at home is not as daunting or labour intensive as you might think and once you get the hang of it, it is basically effortless. 2018 was the year for me to get more eco-friendly conscious. I didn’t exactly make it a resolution, just more of an intention and I am proud to say that the year ended off with me having achieved a great deal in that instance. At first, I wasn’t quite sure where to start at home and so I decided to make a more conscious effort in buying right. ... Continue Reading

Our New Home and Easy DIY Projects to Make Your Home, Homely

Phew! Moving is absolutely the least fun thing to do, that compiled with our moving drama has honestly put me right off writing for the longest time. Get a cup of tea because we have some catching up to do. It all started when our lease was up for renewal a few months ago and we were um'ing and ah'ing about whether we should stay in our one bathroom flat or find something bigger. While the pro was the rent was great, the con was that we only had one bathroom. We started looking but couldn't ... Continue Reading

A Plastic-Free Grocery Store Has Opened in Johannesburg – Eco-Lifestyle Heaven!

The wedding bells have been ringing for some time now, not mine but two of my closest friends got married in the space of 6 weeks. I was honoured to be a bridesmaid at both weddings so my time became consumed with wedding related things, hence my absence. During this time a very exciting thing happened, a plastic-free planet friendly grocery store opened down the road from me. I completely missed it. Thankfully, my friend had seen it while doing some last minute wedding errands and told me ... Continue Reading

Recipe: Delicious Bean Dip, Perfect for Parties and Snacks During the Day

Summer is the best time of year and it is so much easier to snack rather than eat heavy meals. I love slicing up some cucumber, peppers and carrots, serving them with a bit of bean dip and sitting on the patio soaking up the sun. I found this bean dip a few years ago and wrote it down in my little pocket recipe book for safe keeping. Every time there is a summer party and a dish is required I offer to do a veggie platter with this delicious dip. It is a real crowd pleaser! The recipe ... Continue Reading

The Trip of a Lifetime – Mala Mala Private Game Reserve, the Big 5 & more

2018 was the year of travel as I was given the chance to see so much of South Africa. From visiting sweeping mountains of the Limpopo timber district and farmlands to the breathtaking heights of the Mpumalanga Panorama Route. The year ended off with a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Mala Mala Private Game Reserve. It is truly something special, to be able to see animals living their lives out in the wilds. There is no greater sense of satisfaction than seeing a lioness provide for her pride ... Continue Reading

Travel Dreams continued – Pilgrim’s Rest & Mac Mac Falls, Just Magnificent!

The Panorama Route is truly one of the most beautiful sights to see in South Africa. The second leg of our trip took us through to Pilgrim's Rest. If you missed the first part, you can read it here. When my boyfriend said we needed to find a place to stay over on our trip I started googling for different accommodation options. While Pilgrim's Rest was a little more expensive than most of the other options, I knew I needed to stay there because of its history. The entire town has been ... Continue Reading

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

Travel Dreams – The Panorama Route of South Africa and All Its Beauty

Growing up in Cape Town, I was blessed with a beautiful environment. Table Mountain is exquisite and the great stretches of wine farms could make any person envious. I spent holidays travelling up the West Coast to places like Langebaan and Paternoster or down the Garden Route. Wilderness is one of my favourite places in the world because it has trees and ocean for days. I love trees! Forests and woodlands are my ideas of peace. Recently I was in Tzaneen, a town in Limpopo filled with ... 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