2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Red

oh my, i never thought i’d say this… but RED might be my favourite gift guide so far! i would happily wear this tee and this cap while sipping coffee out of this flask and skimming this book by the glow of this light – all with a tomato sheet mask on…

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: White

the only thing that’s white about our Christmases are our beaches. i was just recently musing how i would love to someday house swap with someone up north during the festive season, just to experience a cold Christmas for once. but there is also something comforting about eating cold meats, salads…

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Green

it’s surprisingly tough to find green themed gifts, perhaps it’s just not a fashionable colour right now? but i, for one, love all these things – especially the marbled pieces. that octopus hook is super cute too (i have another awesome hook that i’ll be featuring in my Gold gifts guide…

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Black

i actually didn’t intentionally PLAN to post my black 2016 Holiday Gift Guide post on Black Friday, but there you go. a strange thing has happened in South Africa – and i’m sure everywhere else in the world – Black Friday has become a thing here. which i find amazing because…

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Pink

i actually haven’t done gift guides in a couple of years, so i thought it was about time to revive these! and as is tradition, i am sorting them by colour. truth be told i don’t really want anything for Christmas this year. i would love just to hang out…

Mid Week Distraction No. 35

The Beatles photographed by Linda McCartney. so, i am now privileged to have a nanny help out with Axel two days a week, which means more regular blogging will resume – yay! and that also means that more regular mid week distractions will resume. i’m still trying to figure this work and baby thing…

The cutest woven baby baskets by Design Dua

if i had known about these awesome handwoven moses baskets from Ghana before Axel was born i would have ordered one in a nano second! he is now of course far too big to fit into any normal sized basket, but i would even consider getting one just to keep…

Mid Week Distraction No. 34

aaaand we’re back! i’m actually surprised i don’t have more mid week distractions for you this week, truth is my latest obsession is Instagram Stories – i just love watching (and creating!) them more than anything else at  the moment… sadly my internet exploring has fallen by the wayside. and of course…

Things I REALLY use as a new mom

i’ve had a few messages and requests from moms-to-be for me to share the things i really use (and never used) as a first time mom. i think pregnant women easily get suckered into buying many unnecessary things before the baby arrives, even though you are pretty clueless as to what you might…

Caves Collect

a funny thing happens when you have a baby. besides the whole gaining weight and weird postpartum tummy deal, you just dress differently. well – i did. i can honestly say that for the first 10 weeks of his life i wore leggings, nursing tops and oversized checked shirts. that’s ALL. i…

Goodies No. 28

there are so many great things on Etsy these days, i find myself browsing the app when i am nursing at 2am… anyone else do weird things when they are up with their baby in the middle of the night? if i’m not browsing Etsy then i’m scrolling through Pinterest…

Welcome Axel

we welcomed our son Axel Anton Visser on Tuesday 10 May. he wasn’t breathing on his own when he arrived and had to be transferred to a specialised NICU at a hospital across town where he stayed for a week. needless to say it was a harrowing time for us. staying…

These Things No. 64

i should have titled this post “the waiting game” as our baby is overdue and i’m just, well, waiting. man! waiting is boring. limbo is boring. i know i should appreciate the quiet time and “catch up on my sleep” (???) and all that jazz – but it feels weird to not be working, not be doing anything – just waiting…

Sabé Masson

i love the idea of solid perfume, mostly because i like having something in my bag that i can reapply during the day without accidentally spritzing some stranger in the face. that’s why i always have this with me – but i think it’s time to find something more substantially fragranced.…

Thank you

it’s the blog’s 7th birthday today! i already did a post about all that jazz last week, here it is. the one reason this dear old bunch of code and jpgs is still in existence is because of my cool sponsors, without which i would not be able to keep running it. so…