Entries by Simone

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Summer Holiday Family Fun on a Shoestring Budget

With the Summer holidays officially here, I’m sure you have loads of fun family activities planned, or already packed for your holiday at Gran’s. But if you’re like me, and the holiday just sprung up on you before you were even able to think about it, and your kids are waking you up at the crack of dawn with “What are we doing today? Where are we going?”, then just maybe this is the blog for you.

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Disable the Distractions

Can you hear it? The cars roaring to get to their next destination. The frustrated tick-tick of the person on their computer next to you. The kitchen full of dishes because no one has had the time to unpack the dishwasher. Let’s not even go to the pile of laundry…! Deadlines. School-concerts. Holiday planning. Christmas […]

12 Days of Christmas Swap!

A while ago, I chatted to Angie from My So Called Chaos who was, once again, hosting a 12 Days of Christmas Swap in Salt Lake City, USA. I loved this idea so much, and I asked if we can bring it over to South Africa as well. Having some of the best, most interesting […]

The Unconventional Guide to Saving Money

(Budgeting Tips)   If you read my blogs on how I cut my grocery budget in half, your curiosity most probably got the better of you, and you wanted to see if my method can actually help you save as well… I am certain you were just as surprised as I was the first time […]

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Who I Am Is Good Enough

Do you feel who you are is good enough? Or do you also at times feel you should be doing more, saying more, getting more, giving more, living more…be more? I do. And it can be quite debilitating at times. 

Lies I Tell My Husband

We often divide lies into bad lies and little white lies. I guess it helps to soothe our conscious and dishonesty. But no matter the justification for our dishonesty, the truth is: Lies destroy. Period.