Perfect Parties {Book review}

Oct 21, 2014 Tags: , ,
Perfect Parties {Book review}
When I was asked to review the book ‘Perfect Parties‘ I had no idea what to expect. Most of the books on entertaining I have read either focusses on the décor aspect, or the recipes. This book however covers it all! The book literally includes décor ideas, with gorgeous images, menu options, recipes, to-do lists and check-lists for a variety of special occasions.     About the Author: Originally an economist, Janet Kohler decided to follow her heart and train as a cordon bleu cook, but now as a stay-at-home mother of... Read More

‘Pad na jou hart’ engagement shoot

Oct 20, 2014 Tags:
'Pad na jou hart' engagement shoot
There has been quite a few Afrikaans movie releases over the past year or two, one such movie was the ‘Pad na jou hart‘ film that opened on valentines day this year. The film tells the story of a Basson, who has five days to make it to his father’s funeral in Cape Town, but needs to complete certain tasks on this trip before he can call the family company his own. His only chance to make it on time is to get a lift from the beautiful, free-spirited bohemian girl, Amory.   On the road called life, it is inevitable that you... Read More

Wedding Chair & Paddle Signs {Printable}

Oct 17, 2014 Tags: , ,
Wedding Chair & Paddle Signs {Printable}
by Coleen van Heese from Lieflingkind Design   What’s not to love about October? The weather is perfect & the flowers are in full bloom. We had the privilege of photographing this delightful DIY at Cheerio Gardens during the Spring Festival in Magoebaskloof, which is breathtaking at this time of the year. This was also the inspiration behind the styling – we played around with the natural & overstated floral style which seems to be trending right now & really fell in love with the results.     With... Read More

Orange treats recipes from Boeresjiek

Oct 16, 2014 Tags: ,
Orange treats recipes from Boeresjiek
Nicky Brecher, winner of the 2012 ‘Toptientuiskokke’ competition recently released her own cookbook – Boeresjiek. this book is packed with a variety of recipes ranging from sweet things to full meals. Although she cannot pinpoint where her love for cooking originated you can see through the recipe that this is a true passion. Photographer, Amanda Boonzaaier took the lovilee images of some new recipes that Nicky, the author of the book created.     Pongola Valley, where Nicky stays, is known for it’s sugar... Read More

Dr Seuss Cat in the Hat themed kids party

Oct 15, 2014 Tags: ,
Dr Seuss Cat in the Hat themed kids party
If you’ve never read a Dr Seuss book, you need to find one right now! They are such great books for kids and even better for a birthday celebration. Mommy, Candice Siege, opted for a Cat in The Hat themed first birthday party for little Daniel and it was just tooo lovilee! Tracey Kelsey was there to capture these precious memories!     About the celebrations as told by Candice We celebrated Daniel’s birthday monthly for the 1st 12 months and I photographed him at home. It was thus only fair to throw a major bash for the last... Read More

Woodland creatures {inspiration board}

Oct 14, 2014 Tags:
Woodland creatures {inspiration board}
When we posted the before & after bedroom with the fox theme that Lerika de Vaal did for her little one, it got me thinking about some other Woodland creatures. Will fall in the US, this has become a very popular theme. So here with my favourite finds available either locally or on-line.     Product / Image credits: Fox print cushion available in a variety of colours from Zana Products Rusty the fox plasters available from Heart&Home Fox family greeting card available from Little Rabbit Owl ‘My Pet’ case... Read More

Spring Blossom family shoot

Oct 13, 2014 Tags:
Spring Blossom family shoot
“Love, Spring, Family, Blossoms… Anél Nortier Photography submitted this lovilee family shoot with a breathtaking pink blossom backdrop. The family resides a farm, Molenrivier in the Koue Bokkeveld just outside Ceres. The perfect setting for the shoot.     How cute are these bubble jars, bought at Scrabbles, a scrap-booking shop in... Read More

Visit to the Ngwenya Glass Factory in Swaziland

Oct 10, 2014 Tags: ,
Visit to the Ngwenya Glass Factory in Swaziland
The lovilees at Woolworths recently paid the Ngwenya Glass Factory in Swaziland a visit and shared some interesting photos of the process that is used in making their handmade items. Each item made at Ngwenya Glass are made from 100% recycled glass, an environmentalist’s dream.   Most of the glass used is from soft drink bottles, gathered from all over Swaziland . Not only are the people of Swaziland encouraged to collect the bottles, but Ngwenya Glass works with the local schools to instil in the children a sense of environmental... Read More

Chamomile Cooler Recipe

Oct 09, 2014 Tags: ,
Chamomile Cooler Recipe
Summer is almost here and what better way to treat the guests at your wedding, party or just simply yourself with this Chamomile Cooler Recipe. Share these in a Consol jar with a paper straw to get your guests coming back for more!     Chamomile Cooler Recipe Ingredients: 3 Chamomile Tea Bags 1/2 Litre of Water 1 Litre of Apple Juice 1 Tablespoon of Lime Juice A stick of Lemon Grass Handful of Mint Leaves   Method: Boil the water and pour it over the tea bags, lemon grass and mint leaves. Leave to steep for 10... Read More

 


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