Time to escape: My Top 4 Weekend Getaways

This is why

The view from Tierhoek Stone Cottage: “Stoeping” was our favourite activity

Feel the need get away for a bit? Escape the madness of day-to-day-life-itself?

We all need to take the time to reconnect with nature and those things that ground us. Feeling grounded helps us to begin to untangle the mess of unfinished thoughts. Once you feel connected again, you are more equipped to appreciate the joys, and cope with the frustrations of life.

Weekend getaways are a great way to do that – they provide something exciting to look forward to amidst the mundane of work,eat,sleep,school, looking for THAT dummy, the OTHER sock, and REPEAT. [Continue reading…]

{Giveaway} NUK Ballerina Sports Bottle

NUK sent me an awesome surprise hamper a few months ago, which included 2 NUK Ballerina Sports Bottles.

Check out what my LO thinks of her bottle, here.

This week we are giving away one of those cool 450ml NUK Ballerina Sports Bottles!

NUK Ballerina Sports Bottle

NUK Ballerina Sports Bottle

To stand a chance to win, please follow these easy steps below:

1. Like Perfectly Normal Life on Facebook

2. Comment on the Facebook post

Be Bold. Be Strong. Be You. Be Loved. Be Lucky 🙂

Olive x

*competition closes 10 July

*winner will be announced on 13 July

*the prize will be couriered anywhere within South Africa


Hello Kitty 3rd Bday bash!

For my LO’s first and second birthday parties I planned, sourced and handmade everything. It took months of planning and weeks of execution. A real labour of love, I enjoyed every minute of it. This year’s party was going to be a little different since the timing coincided with the divorce being finalized. Instead of months […]

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Easter Fun: Glitter and Chocolate everywhere

Our Easter craftiness was simple and fun: My LO and I decorated cupcakes and a layer cake with chocolate icing, speckled eggs, edible glitter and sprinkles (her hair is also sparkly now). She also painted a ceramic bunny shaped piggy bank (bunny bank?). Tomorrow the Easter egg hunt will take place…not sure who is more […]

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Easter time! Remembering the old and building new traditions

This post is officially one week in the making…you may wonder why…but as they say, life is what happens when you’re making plans… or trying to blog. So apologies for the late Easter post, but I hope that this will still be useful and relevant for some last minute soul (much like myself!) Easter time […]

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Ready for fun in the sun! A NUK Sports Bottle review

My LO loves her new NUK Sports bottle with cute ballerina print.   The nozzle is tight enough to avoid spills but still allows her to open and close easily on her own – the way she likes it!   The bottle also has a cap to keep out sand, dust bunnies or whatever other unforeseen bodies this bottle […]

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I heart surprises: NUK product reviews coming up

 Let me just make it clear to the universe- I heart GOOD surprises 😄 Good surprises are … a stolen kiss, a love note in a lunchbox, a toddler being compliant… And NUK delivering an awesome box of goodies to my doorstep this morning. ☺️ So excited to share reviews on the products throughout […]

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What went down at the Cape Town Mommy Blogger meet up 2015 (#ctmomblogmeet)

Originally posted on The Milk Memoirs:
If you are on twitter or instagram, chances are your feed was probably blowing up with all the #ctmomblogmeet posts this past week. So, regardless if your interest was piqued by this, or you were just dying for it to stop, I’ll bet you’re actually dying to know just…

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Lazy weekend ideas: Market hopping 

  I love strolling around markets, and the foodie in me relishes in the organic/homemade/fresh coffee and munchies on offer. Check out the Cape Markets website for an awesome source of markets taking place, searchable by calendar month : http://capemarkets.co.za/market-calendar/  Some markets offer official kids entertainment, but for me, open air and space to run is […]

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Sticky Fudge : Unique Vintage style for kids

I recently attended the Cape Town Mommy Blogger networking session at Graze, in Kenilworth. In addition to the awesome goody bags, I won a R500 voucher for Sticky Fudge clothing 🙂 Lucky fish I am! I have always admired the range for its unique, vintagy and quirky print designs, but always thought that it was out of […]

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