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An early Spur celebration 

This weekend saw the start of papas anual weekend away with the soccer guys. This meant Bear and I would be alone at home.

I had hoped Kiki and Monkey would come for the weekend as I’m not a fan of  staying alone but  with both of them having German measles that wasn’t an option. 

So , It was just Bear and I. 


Friday

Early birthday celebrations

Friday morning , after quickly grabbing a few birthday gifts for the weekends birthday parties,  we collected my bestie P and headed to start our weekend.

A quick stop in at a Mommy and me tea and then to the mall.

Early birthday suprise

I decided to do a party for one at the local Spur. Bear was quickly seated with his Totem teepee pictures to colour ( and wax fatties to throw on the ground) , Indian brave headdress on his head and hungry tummy waiting to tuck into his plate of smilies. 

Ice cream smash

He had a ball and I secretly noted that he must be getting bigger as he hadn’t moaned yet to get out the baby chair. 😂😂

All too soon he was done and ready for his Chico the clown ice cream. (After all what is a kiddies birthday without Chico? )

Out of nowhere the sound of clapping and chanting caused poor bear to stop colouring and look with horror as the entire Spur staff quota made their way towards us singing happy birthday to him.

He was proudly presented with a sparkly ice cream (which also caught the serviette on fire 😄) 

Just this once,I sat back and allowed him the privilege of  a non OCD mom and handed him his spoon to tuck into the ice cream.

The look of delight on his face was gianormous. 

 I don’t actually think he spooned any ice cream into his mouth but he did manage to stick his hand in it, gets some on his nose  and try share with me. 

Finally we tidied up the melted mess and he received his toy … I’m not sure yet how he’s going to use the wax sticks but that’s a problem for another  day.

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5 best couple gifts

I’m not a big fan of gift registers for many reasons .

Whilst I understand their function I was brought up to believe a gift is given from the heart and so you should be great full for what you recieve.

I also feel it rude to demand a particular gift and quite uncomfortable for those who can’t afford items on your list.

As for the tradition of asking for cash ….that just makes me cringe. 

Whilst planning our wedding goodies I happened to find some fantastic ideas to gift couples that I thought I’d share with you for if you like me and prefer to just ignore the registery and buy a gift to give.

Couple shirts

These are too cheesey not to be cute. Not sure if I’d personally find them that adorable to wear out in public but they’d be great for a photo or seven.

Personalised scatters

These are my favourite and I plan on having some printed for us. Such a thoughtful and practical way to remember a special day.

Sensory gifts 

Gift the couple a gift to  match each sense.for example sound …a favourite cd,  sight…a photo of them in a cute frame,  smell …a Reed diffuser for their room,  taste …a box of chocolates and touch …a fluffy throw for the bed.

Shell and stone pictures

Make a romantic image by using shells and stones to form a romantic picture. There are many examples online.

Word images

These can be created using free image generators online and can incorporate the couples names and sentimental details.

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Biscuits of love

Most of you will know by now that I’m someone who goes oooh I like that idea and goes with it, often leaving those in my wake to figure out my plan of unsure details, but none the less I get things done …usually the way I invision and like it.

And this afternoon was no exception.

I felt like something sweet and so bear and i went to bake a few biscuits.

Using my old time go to biscuit recipe I made a batch of dough.

After cutting 25 or so biscuits I got the awesome idea of baking papa a love note.

Out came my fondent pens and icing colour powder. .. before long I’d scribbled a primitive stick man note of love.

All that was left to do was bake it …

Because nothing says I love you more than hot biscuits with coffee on a rainy day

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Noughts and crosses on the go

I wanted to make the kiddies coming to our wedding, something special that they could keep but also something functional to keep them busy.

This noughts and crosses set is perfect. 

It gets stored in a simple drawstring hessian bag that you can decorate with perminent marker.

On the front our wedding date and at the back the lines for the game. 

You can use any stones but as we in Cape Town and Scratch Patch is right on our doorstep I’ve decided to use gem stones. 

I hope the kiddies like their thank you favours 😋

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Make your own barefoot sandles

I just love these barefoot Sandler. 

So how to go about recreating them for my bridal party? 

Using a hessian stein plait a long strand.

Next start by placing under toe, cross over the top . At this cross stitch together with cotton matching string . Now tie up leg.

Pep sell really cheap platinum flowers and so by grabbing a bunch you can cut them off and glue with bostic in place.

Happy walking 👣