The Year That Was

The Year That Was

Hi Lovelies, Well with December slowly coming to a close, many of us are all starting to do do the ol’ “Out with the old and in with the new”; cleaning out the proverbial cupboards to make space for more the new; making New Years Resolutions; planning new adventures. 2015 for me was a roller coaster ride like no other. I became a mother; I participated in my first market; I sold my first themed cake; I made some new friends and also moved on from friendships that were not bringing me any joy. There were ups and downs; good times and bad; lovely surprises and some disappointments. Life decided to throw quite a few lemons my way this year, and yet I also overcame many obstacles and had many victories. I have learned so much: about what my purpose...

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On the Fifth Day of Christmas

On the Fifth Day of Christmas

Anastasiya Meintjies was born in Moldova (a former state of the USSR) and has been living in South Africa for 22 years. She lives with her husband and 2 boys, 3.5 years old and 5 months old. She is also a Blogger over at Anniemation Floe. I want to thank Anastasiya for being one of my 12 Guest Bloggers. Below is what she sent through. When asked what Christmas means to her and her family, this was her response: “To me, Christmas is not about gifts. Christmas is for celebrating time with your family and spending the day with them. The best Christmas gift to me is to have your family with you to be joyous and merry!” On the Fifth Day of Christmas, by Anastasiya Meintjies: Moldova is a European country with a rich ethnic history. The majority of the population are...

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On the Fourth Day of Christmas

On the Fourth Day of Christmas

So today I am featuring Trisha Cornelius who is a mom, geek and freelance web designer. She tweets as @trishawebs (http://www.twitter.com/trishawebs) and blogs on over at http://trishacornelius.com/wp. When asked what Christmas means to her, this was her response: “Christmas for me is a time for hope and optimism…a time to focus on fostering a sense of love and belonging both inside our circles and in the wider community.” Trisha also noted that after she had written the below post, she realised that ‘It went in an unexpected direction…’ Enjoy! On the Fourth Day of Christmas, by Trisha Cornelius: This is tough. This year I am not feeling the Christmas spirit, I have lots of things going on in my mind and some things that I still need to...

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On the Third Day of Christmas…

On the Third Day of Christmas…

Today we have Kim Muller who lives in the North of Cape Town, South Africa. She has 2 sons, 4 (going on 14) and 1. When asked what Christmas means to her and her family, this was her response: “Christmas is a time for family, for celebrating together, for sharing and remembering that there is a reason we are here. I am also trying to instill some magic and wonder for my boys while they’re so little, so that they can grow up without worry and just pure happiness.” Kim recently had an operation (nogals just before the Holidays!), so I am super grateful to her for managing to send the post below through: On the Third Day of Christmas, by Kim Muller: Growing up, my parents didn’t introduce many traditions. Don’t get me wrong, birthdays, Easter, Christmas, they...

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On the Second Day of Christmas…

On the Second Day of Christmas…

Rolene Cilliers lives in Pretoria, South Africa with her hubby and 14 month old boy. She blogs over at www.mommakingmemories.com – why not head on over and give her blog a read.  When asked what Christmas means to her and her family, this was her response: “I have many Christmas memories of family time under a big, bright Christmas tree.  I believe Jesus came to earth to die for our sins, but I also believe He wasn’t born on 25 December.  That said, I love Christmas and I love Christmas movies.  Everyday life is so rushed, but as Christmas approaches it feels as if everything slows down to an (almost) stop on Christmas, as if the blanket of hurry and haste is lifted and one can take a moment to breathe.  Suddenly there is time to think and feel,...

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