I used to cut and I have many scars (most now covered with ink) marking many difficult times. I've had several tattooos done over the years here and there and then I met Clint. I had him help cover the scars with ink that's meaningful to me and he decided to take me on as a project of sorts, or so I joke. They need things done around the shop occasionally like filling, social media management etc and I need ink so we barter exchange and now when I'm going...

A while back this lovely lady I know decided to write a book on how to survive the first 1000 days of owning your own business based on her own experience and success.  I really love that she decided to share her knowledge and how she writes about succeeding as a boss woman while being a mom at the same time. Bloody inspirational and it's made me reassess how I run things and decide to give this business of mine another shot. Because yeah, I was ready to take...

A friendling of mine and her family headed away for the weekend and needed a house sitter and of course I jumped at the opportunity because not only did it mean a weekend away it also meant a weekend away on a farm estate and who wouldn't want that after the shitty week we'd had. Picture fresh air, fields, horses...

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Took a bit of an hiatus from blogging as you can tell. Mainly because the days of the week really seem to be blending in together this time of year. Today is Thursday already! I was honestly convinced it was only Tuesday.  Lots has happened off blog though. I attended an epic ladies breakfast that I need to tell you about so you can be at the next one. I've read a few fantastic books. Drawn a few pretty things. Met some lovely people. Received a beautiful necklace. Eaten...

Boojah! I can tick it eating epic Dunkin donuts off my bucket list!  I'm dead fussy when it comes to donuts. It needs to be a pretty damn good don't and I can't say I've had too many of those which really makes me think twice about buying them . Usually you buy them in store and they look so good but eish the icing sucks or they end up being stale which is just sad.  Jozi has Krispy Kreme and I've felt a little sad that they decided not...

We've been homeschooling for 9 months now, well actually we started off with the plan to homeschool but then we found that the whole structure thing isn't really for us and that unschooling is more up our Alley. It's something that comes really naturally to kids, but us parents have to learn it.  Or re-learn it after years of rigorous "there is only one way to learn" school brain programming. So, we've survived! And I thought I'd share some things that unschooling has taught me...

We all know where I stand as a parent with these pay R150 and get whatever it is they're trying to get you to collect. Mainly because I simply can't afford to spend R150 every time we shop and because freelancing doesn't lend you one big payday every month we don't do a monthly shop either. And also because what are we supposed to do with the 50 lenticular cards or the adorable yet useless mini marshmallow bag. I've been shopping at food lovers since I knew it as...

Today can go suck it.  And not because this morning my leg gave out from under me causing me to mess an entire mug of perfectly good coffee and hurting some or other muscle.  And not because Fysh dropped a brand new jar of cheese spread that I had to clean up and throw out or that he spilled an entire bowl of popcorn all over my floor.  Not even because telkom has capped my uncapped Internet when I have shit to finish.  It can suck it because today I my anxiety...

​When I moved into my place I decided we needed a dog. Not just because I'm used to always having one but because it was always just Fysh and I alone in a big house in a neighbourhood where we didn't know anyone. We looked around and asked about and I decided to adopt a border collie from the border collie rescue association out towards Malmesbury. We went through home inspection etc etc and ended up with Joonbug who turned out to be the furthest thing from a...