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KwirkNation

One thing that I have learnt about myself recently is that I am completely overwhelmed by lockdown emotionally, and I often feel like I need to just word vomit my feelings down onto paper so they no longer creep around my mind’s dark corners and reappear at the worst possible times.  I have been feeling so bogged down with the stress of trying to keep our family surviving on one salary, and just life in general that I have felt my little depression gremlin rearing his ugly head as he perches on my shoulder reaching his long finger deep into my thoughts.  And I know that I am not the only one going through this!

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And then, I met the most beautiful Sammy after a post on our local community Facebook group!  My health coach had been telling me for some time that I needed to take the time to journal, but I often feel like I need more guidance and don’t know where to start – so it’s been easier to just “forget” than to push through this block.

But with my new favourite journal from KwirkNation I feel like I can laugh as I get down my “crap” and honestly record my emotions for the day – with a special mood thermometer that is unique to KwirkNation.  I couldn’t WAIT to interview Sammy, and knew that she was the ideal start for Women’s Month.  This #GirlBoss is powerful, fun, and so kind – truly one in a million.  Plus she has offered all my readers a discount when you purchase one of your own and use code FLOWERCROWNS.

Keep scrolling to see why you need one of these journals in your life!


Your name: Sammy Nyoni

Business name: KwirkNation

Social media handles: Instagram, Facebook and Website.

What are 3 fun facts about you: I’m really good at memorising numbers, my favourite colour is black, I have to end every meal with something sweet no matter how full I am.

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Tell me a little more about your business: KwirkNation is a brand created for women, by women. What sets us apart from the crowd is our use of profanity to create lots of haha moments for all the quirky ladies in the country. There is this stigma that makes it seem as though using profanity as a woman is frowned upon or ‘unlady’ like which is something we would like to change through our content and merchandise.

Where did the idea for this come from: Last year I lost my hearing and a couple of other things were topsy turvy at the same time. I found myself just going through the motions, sinking deeper and deeper into a depression hole. This was until I took to writing my thoughts down more often, really focusing on not only the negative but also the positive that I had to be thankful for each day. I would make use of the regular journals with never ending blank pages that didn’t guide me down the path to gratitude or fill me with positivity to take on the day. This is why “Fuck this Kak” was created.

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Have you always enjoyed journaling: I have. I consider myself a creative writer with lots of ideas and lots of things to say so I journal to keep track of all these thoughts and ideas.

Who do you think would enjoy your journal: Our journal is definitely for quirky women who love a good laugh and aren’t opposed to using cuss words. Women who are fighters, some fighting battles that everyone else may not see. Women who fall but get back up with optimism and a kick-ass attitude . Women who live, eat and breathe sarcasm and profanity.

How can people place an order from you: At the moment our journal is available on our store and all of your loyal followers can use the promo code FLOWERCROWNS to get 10% off.

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I know you have another idea in the pipeline – can you tell me a bit more: We have an awesome new vent journal launching very very soon which will be our second edition in our series of quirky journals. Stay tuned to our Instagram page for the deets!

Quote you live by: “FUCK IT!!! Just do it!”

Anything else you want to add: We also have a “FORK” range launching soon with some exciting merchandise!

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I’m also a sucker for amazing branding and packaging, and Sammy truly exceeded all my expectations with hers (that’s why I had to include all of the images above).

And honestly, if you haven’t yet, try journaling.  You will be amazed at what it does to you emotionally, and this great journal for gatvol South African women is the perfect way to guide you on this journey whilst providing a guaranteed giggle!

Thank you Sammy for your love, passion and kind heart.  I have never met anyone like you, and can’t wait for this lockdown to be over so I can finally give you a hug and not our regular elbow/foot tap.  I wish you only success and happiness with everything KwirkNation, and can’t wait to see your Fork range.


 

Oh My! How Rude!

If you are one of those fun-loving people, who sometimes has a bit of a potty-mouth, then you are definitely going to love this company!  Life is too short to be taken seriously & when I found “Oh My! How Rude!” I let out a great big laugh/snort & I immediately knew who I could order some of these goodies for.

Please note, if you are easily offended or can’t handle some cuss words, this may not be for you…

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Your name:  Natalie

Business Name:  Oh My!  How Rude!36479486_1874686982838939_6026020531411615744_n

How did you come up with this name:  Initially the name of the business was “Potty-Mouth Moments”, & I wasn’t so sure about this as I didn’t know if people knew what a potty-mouth was.  I knew I wanted to do a swing back to the old days & I looked at “Oh How Rude!”, which evolved into “Oh My!  How Rude!” which is meant to be said in that shocked prim & proper voice when you see our products.

Social Media Handles:  Facebook, TwitterInstagram & Website

More about the products that we sell:  These are rude, cheeky sayings on items!  Currently we have t-shirts, mugs, pens, notebooks & greeting cards with a variety of sayings to suit different events & personalities.  Our Christmas range is coming out now too, which is mainly mugs & greeting cards.  Something to look forward to (in about 2 weeks) is our  water bottles, mugs & aprons that we are bringing in; & eventually we will be adding towels, pajamas & all sorts of other fun things.

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Why do you love what you do:  I just like the hustle!  I love the idea of being busy, getting designs together, & actually running the  business-side of it is really interesting.  I do this & another business (TDW OnlineInstagram & Website) selling clothing too.  I enjoy dealing with printers, getting designs done & dealing with clients, as well as doing custom-made things.  It’s all very interesting!  I also knew I didn’t want to work for a boss so that is also really nice.  On the clothing side it is amazing dealing with designers, as well as factories & manufacturers & pattern-makers.  The whole process is extremely interesting.

How can people order from you:  People can whatsapp me on 066 269 7926; they can DM me through Facebook, Instagram or Twitter; or you can place your order directly through our website.

Some of my favourite products:  The mugs & the notebooks definitely – I’m a bit of a notebook freak so I do love these!  More designs are coming soon so there are currently only a few on our website at the moment, but keep an eye out for our new fun ideas.  My favourite mugs currently are “What The F*ck”, “Resting Bitch Face”, & I think “Calm Your Tits” is just awesome.  The Christmas ones are quite interesting – they are funny & will definitely make you have a laugh over these when you are drunk at Christmas.

Why are your goodies different to others:  I’m not actually sure that you can get these products in store where they are using these naughty words, as I don’t know if they are allowed.

Why do you think people enjoy these:  I’m not really sure!  I think it may be because of the shock-factor; people often want to say some of these things but don’t feel they can so they get away with it as a joke on a mug/card/pen & then it seems funny to more people.  It’s like a cute rude!

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What is the quote you live by:  I don’t really have one that I live by, but I guess an important one is just to “keep going”.  Things push you down, or don’t work out as planned, life does what it does but you need to get up the next morning & just keep going.  Remember your long-term goal & keep working towards that!


Gosh these all make me laugh so much!  Aren’t you sick of getting the same sayings on all cards & memorabilia for friends & family?  Then you know it is time to branch out, step out of your comfort zone & be a little bit naughty.

Friends & family beware, Santa may be delivering some of these to your stocking!


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