A while back I grabbed a packet of those thin fries Fysh loves, you know the kind they serve at McDonald's?  Well we both adore those cheesy fries from steers and wanted some but I don't want to venture out and also cash, then I remembered the fries in the freezer and decided why not make our own!  I posted a shot on instagram and everyone keeps on asking for the recipe so thought I'd share my twist on them :)  The fries are easy, you pop them in a deep...

Today The Person got a bee in his bonnet and decided we should take a drive out to Darling to see the flowers. My mom and Fysh went last week and the photos were amazing so we thought why not. I really wanted to show him the weskus sneeu that blankets the fields up that side this time of year (it's a wild white flower that grows like a ground cover, usually it makes it look like it's snowed). Fysh didn't want to go again so dropped him...

When I was Pregnant with Fysh I attended all the Baby Sense seminars and I think when Fysh was born we owned pretty much everything they made all those years ago haha. That taggie blankie brought me more comfort than it did Fysh though I think. My favourite of theirs though I think was the winter sleep sack. It's like a sleeping bag but it has a space where the bottom harness of the carseat can slip through so there's no awkward trying to get the blanket wrapped and unwrapped etc...

Today I had one of those evenings where if you offered me Chinese food and Pepsi in exchange for my kid I would have accepted it and thanked you dearly while waving him off with a smile.  For a while I sat thinking fuck I'm a horrible parent, like who even finds their own kid annoying? So I posted a status on fb and as it turns out I am in fact simply human and not a bad mom.  And that if you think that feeling this way makes me...

Yesterday was a pretty decent day considering the last few we've had. I paid my car thanks to some help and I even managed to do a small grocery shop so that was a total win. We'll still need to make sure the eskom bill gets covered but at least I have until next week before that becomes an issue again and hopefully I get a client or two in this week so that won't be a stresser :)  Besides those small victories it was made even better by numerous...

So Janine Binnenman jewellery design did a post on instagram asking us to post a photo of anything we think is the epitome of being a women (a poem, a flower, whatever) at the beginning of the month because woman's month and all and I have thought long and hard about it and you know it's a really difficult one because no matter what you say or think someone is going to be offended. I could say boobs. But there are women without and that's sexist or whatever, I...

You know how sometimes you're craving a cupcake but you really don't want to make an entire batch because if you do you know you'll have to eat them all because shame man you can't neglect them...

We ended up cancelling Fysh's party and said those who want to join are welcome to come join us at the waterfront and I arranged that Fysh's best friend comes with. Surprise surprise, or maybe not, everyone bailed.  But The Person, Fysh and I had the best damn day regardless and more so Fysh had an epic time and had fun playing with the random kids.  We started with bubble tea, his favourite! and a bretzel. So yummy. I had a pina colada flavored slushy from the ice tea place...

So a while back I was looking for pictures of long hair with undercut cause in summer my hair is a killer and thought maybe it'd be a good idea but I was worried that having bright hair and an undercut would be overkill but I found this epic photo which to me proved it so won't be.  Well Fysh saw this and decided screw mom, HE wants his hair like this. Length and all. So if course I said that if that's what he wants I'm totes okay...

A while back Fysh and I were contacted and asked if we'd be willing to take part in a fun little challenge set up by GWK, one where we take a traditional South African recipe and give it our own unique twist. If you follow me on Instagram <cupcakemummy> you'll be seeing in our stories some of the awesome products Nature's Farm has sent us as well as what we've done with some of them. From using the cookies to make cookie and cream frozen yogurt to making one...