Bug Approved: Earth Friendly Products

As mentioned before, we try to be as green as possible and are trying to raise Bug to be aware of the impact that her choices have on the environment. For us it’s all about changing one product or habit at a time. Here are some of our favourite “Bug approved” products at the moment…

#DIY: Teepee Sandpit

  We decided that we wanted to get Bug something for her birthday that would keep her busy over the next few years. I had been looking at sandpits for a while but didn’t love any until I came across a picture of a wooden outdoor teepee. Being in Cape Town right now with this…

“ONE in a Melon” Bug’s Watermelon Themed Birthday Party

When we started thinking about Bug’s first birthday I knew I wanted to do a really fun, age appropriate theme for her and so when “One in a Melon” popped up on my Pinterest newsfeed I knew straight away that this was our theme. It was surprisingly easy to prep for (I didn’t really do…

Eco-friendly Products – Pouch Love

Ok mommies – this is a brand that I literally recommend to EVERY mom. Pouch love (you can find them here) produce two amazing products that have made my life that much easier, greener and just plain fun. Product 1: Reusable pouches These pouches come in two different colour options and in a pack of…

Mini DIY: Our Christmas T(r)eepee

We LOVE Christmas and everything that it brings with it: time with family making precious memories, eating way too much food, and of course celebrating the birth of Jesus. It’s Bug’s first Christmas this year and we obviously want to make it super special. I’m all for real Christmas trees, the smell of pine needles…

#Motherhood 101: Find Your Tribe

Becoming a mom can feel a bit like trying to gain access into a private club that you know absolutely nothing about. It’s intimidating watching “seasoned” mommies take on everyday tasks with ease while as a new mom I sometimes felt like I was playing at being mom while waiting for the poo to hit…

#Review – “Follow me Fred” by Tiny Love Toys

We try to be intentional about what toys we allow Bug to play with. I want toys that promote development, encourage her to be creative, and that she can play with independently. She is in a stage where she is on the verge of crawling but is not quite there yet so she can taste…

Bug’s (New) Nursery

When I was pregnant with Bug we had to decide which of our two spare bedrooms to use as her nursery. I decided to use the smaller one, after all, why give this small little person the bigger room when we needed the space right? WRONG!! Before we knew it her stuff was in every…

Our Birth Story

I love how each and every birth story is unique, I could never have predicted the events that led up to the birth of our little Bug but I am so grateful for how it all worked out. Two days before Bug was born I got a text from my husband who was at work…

My Top 3 Items for the Newborn Stage (and beyond)

I was a typical “A-type” personality before Bug was born – I read and researched about what we would need/ what to do in situations that may arise/ how to survive the first month… trust me, as prepared as you are, nothing fully prepares you for being a “mommy”. Yes, the lack of sleep is…

Mini DIY – Our rocking chair make-over

One of our goals as a family is to live in an eco-friendly way, so when we started looking for a rocking chair for Bug’s playroom we decided not to buy a brand new one. My mom is the master of finding gems at our local hospice shop and sure enough, within a few weeks…

Three of my favourite eco-friendly products

I am super passionate about trying to leave as small a footprint on this earth as possible. We recycle, choose products and brands purposefully, and research to try to make sure that we are making wise choices. At the same time, I know it can be really difficult in the mix of life to ensure…