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  • Local Businesses

    Increda-peg

    At a Christmas market I attended last year I noticed this incredible business that was selling a product called an Increda-peg.  I was so interested in what they were offering, & the whole idea behind this business model.  And then I saw them popping up in more places, & I saw the need for such a design.  So I knew that it was time to reach out, learn more & let you in on their little secret… Your name: Margie Potgieter Business name: Increda-Peg Social media handles: Facebook, Instagram & Website Tell me a bit more about what you do: We make Increda-peg, which is not just a peg.  These…

  • Local Businesses

    Smergos

    I met Nick & Nicole some time ago through a media event that we were both at, & they then had me over for an interview about invisible illnesses.  I was immediately drawn to their love & passion, & I clicked with them on a level usually reserved for friends for many years.  We laughed, teased each other & felt so comfortable finding our groove together.  I knew that I wanted to spend more time with them & learn more about their business, Smergos. Time has run away from us as we all have busy lives with work, doctor’s visits & life plans (ahem – Nick’s wedding coming up!).  So…

  • Local Businesses

    Loving Local

    It is the month of love, & I am thrilled to have teamed up with some of my favourite small businesses for another giveaway!  It is launching on 17 February 2020. so make sure that you don’t miss out… I am letting you know a little more about each of these amazing businesses below so read on to get inspired & fall in love. Enter to win the following: – R500 voucher from Muppie Lounge – 1 x Made Wild shirt – 1 x Gift Box from Modern Crete Decor – Print from Olive & Arrow Creative – Shaving soap & brush from Bundubeard – 2 x bottles of wine…

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    Pimville Gin

    You know me by now.  I am a definite G & T type of girl, & I love trying out new gins – especially those that are produced & bottled in South Africa.  I think we often have the most unique, delicious flavours that give you a little taste of home with every sip. Pimville Gin is one such gin, & I am sure you are going to want to rush out to get your own once you have read more about this small business. Your name: Francois Bezuidenhout Business name: Pimville Drinks Co. Social media handles: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Website & Thundafund Tell me a bit more about Pimville Gin: …

  • Food,  Local Businesses

    Grumpy Snacks

    My health journey has introduced me to many new businesses that really get me excited.  I have a terrible sweet tooth, & definitely eat my emotions.  ie if I’m feeling happy/sad/excited/depressed/nervous/stressed/any other emotion, I will reach for food.  And preferably something sweet, laden with sugar & filled with empty calories.  I have been consciously trying to make a change, & one thing I am focused on is only having healthy snacks at home & at the office.  It doesn’t always work, but every small step is still a step forward in the right direction. Grumpy Snacks is a small business that make me laugh out loud when I spotted their…

  • Skincare & Make-Up

    Kiki Beauty

    Near the end of last year I got sent some products from Kiki Beauty to try out.  I had no idea what to expect – their social presence had caught my eye, & I was definitely interested in finding out more about them, but I hadn’t yet tried their actual products. I was sent their Pink Velvet Hydration Cream/Mask; 2-in-1 Makeup Remover & Toner; Rose Wax Lip Balm; & samples of a few of their products to try.  They also included an Emerald Green Eyeliner Precision Pen from Bionic Babe.  Well, let me be completely honest with you… I cannot fault them in the slightest!  In fact I have recommended…

  • Local Businesses

    To The Moon

    I am no fashionista by any means, but I do love finding clothes that make me happy & are cheerful.  I have learnt over time what suits my body & my shape, & I know what I enjoy wearing.  I also have realised that I am all about comfort right now. And then I discovered a small business that took me right back to my childhood.  It took me back to sunny days, exploring the garden & my aunt’s farm.  The bright colours are cheerful & immediately lift your mood.  It made me feel like I want to get out & play again.  And I have been looking for a…

  • Events

    1917

    Last night my husband & I were invited to an evening of Glitz & Glamour to celebrate Oscar Buzz. We got to watch 1917. “𝘋𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘞𝘢𝘳 𝘐, 𝘵𝘸𝘰 𝘉𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘳𝘴 — 𝘓𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘊𝘱𝘭. 𝘚𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘧𝘪𝘦𝘭𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘓𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘊𝘱𝘭. 𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘬𝘦 — 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴. 𝘐𝘯 𝘢 𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘮𝘺 𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘢 𝘮𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘱𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘢𝘷𝘦 1,600 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘧𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘴 — 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘬𝘦’𝘴 𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳.” It really hit me as I was watching this that it was 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚕𝚒𝚝𝚢 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚖𝚢 𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜. One of my grandfathers was a pilot, & the other was a marine engineer during World War II. One…

  • Local Businesses

    Vrienginne

    Vriendinne + gin = Vrienginne When I saw this name, I immediately had a huge goofy grin on my face!  You guys, how cute is it? I haven’t yet sampled them myself (it’s on my to-do list though I promise, but jeepers this Janu-WORRY has been real!) but there are only positive reviews on their page & the whole idea around this just makes me excited.  Plus I am sure you know by now just how much I love a good gin 🙂 Your name: Marike Smit Business name: Vrienginne Social media handles: Instagram, Facebook & Website Tell me a bit more about your brand: The name encapsulates the purpose…

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    Oodles of Doodles Creations

    As I am sure you know by now (if you have been following me for any time), I love to find artists in South Africa.  I have found some really talented men & women, & have some super special artwork displayed in our house because of that. I have had an idea for a new blog image for Flowercrowns & Treatment for some time, but have been looking for a style that really spoke to me & reflected who I really am in 2020.  I wanted something fun, colourful & happy!  And it was time for an update as I am no longer that sick little girl that I was…