ooooh, i got a blog award :D

Thanks Mandi!

The rules of this thingy are:

1.  Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award

2.  Share 7 things about yourself

3.  Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers

4.  Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!

so… firstly – Thanks Mandi :) Oh… I loved the little sentence she wrote about me, I think it sums me up pretty well – pretty good for someone who has never met me IRL and only knows me thru twitter and blogging! This is what she wrote:

She is an awesome graphic designer, is momma to her two beagle babies, adores riding her horses and is planning her wedding to her stukkie.

- hehe, isn’t that cute :D

Right, so part two: share 7 things about yourself… I will try and keep these as new things you might not know about me… if they are nothing new to you, then you know me too well! ;)

1) I really like rocket! Especially fresh, on pizza!

2) Bright hot pink nail polish is my absolute favourite!

3) I think an engagement ring should be more about the sparkly stone/s than the metal.

4) I hate having a pedicure. I wish I loved it. Having pretty toes is awesome, but having someone fiddle with my feet freaks me out.

5) I *love* having my eyebrows done! Waxed and tinted. I have a friend with a beauty salon from home and she does the *best* eyebrows.

6) My latest music craze is Me First and the Gimme Gimme’s. They are an alternative punk band that do covers of old classics, like Neil Diamond and Elton John, and stuff like Somewhere over the rainbow… i LOVE LOVE LOVE them! I have been listening to their 4 albums on repeat, all day, every day for over a week. Can you say “obsessed”

7) I am very very slowly warming to the idea of having children (don’t tell anyone, ok?)

part 3:  Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers

Sheesh – I dont know if I even read 15 blogs, let alone 15 NEW blogs, so i’m just gonna list my 15 favourite bloggers, the ones whose blogs I visit most often, ok?

In no particular order:

1) Glad to be a Girl – we got inked together and hers is one of the first blogs I ever read! (even tho she never does these award/meme things, definitely worth a mention :)

2) Mama MeeA – awesome Mama to many children. She homebirthed her 4th and is an inspiring mama!

3) Angel is one of the NICEST people I have ever met! She is also, practically, my neighbour :D

4) Pinkhairgirl – another awesome mama who i recently met IRL. She is beautiful, inside and out! And she probably the most gorgeous pregnant chick i have *ever* seen! Oh, and her kids are *flipping* CUTE!

5) Jeanette – not only is she the fabulous photographer who will be photographing our wedding, but she is mama to 2 beautiful boys and 2 beautiful huskies!

6) Shayne – I love reading her day-to-day blogs about farm life! her blog is only open to invited reader, but she bakes beautiful goodies too, which is the link i’ve linked to.

7) Evergreen Design – my long time friend, horse lover and fabulous designer!!

8.) Gina – Super friendly with a gorgeous smile! :) She has the cutest Sausage Dogs and I love all the photos of them she tweets ;)

9) The Jackson Files – funny lady who tells it like it is. Love reading her stories about her kid, they make me giggle!

10) Sharon – another fab photographer mommy who is up and down between Pretoria and the rolling mountains of Badplaas (seriously!) ;)

11) Neigh-Bours – ok, ok, this is not *a blogger* but it is a site i visit daily, and I blog there as well, as do a lot of other horsey people.

12) My Panic Room – another just-about-neighbour! She’s having a bebe soon!

13) Harassed Mom – vegetable grower and curry maker!

14) JessicaGiggles – another gorgeous lady! Lover of sweet things and giver of awesome hugs!

15) Marieks – has one of the smiliest babies i’ve ever seen… also, she’s a dressmaker, who may or may not be making a dress for me for a rather big event ;)

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C’mon, play along!

I signed up with Angel, on her Facebook – posted it on my Facebook, and havn’t got any takers for it yet :(

I also signed up with Mandi – and am now posting to my blog, in the hope of getting 5 sign-ups!

The rules are simple.

1. The blogger posting the offer must send something before the end of 2011 to the commenters who ask to be included.
2. What is sent to the commenters must be handmade by the blogger.
3. The commenters who ask to take part must post the same offer on their blogs, and then send something handmade to the number of commenters who ask to take part, and so on and so on.

AN ADDITION RULE ON MY SIDE: if you wanna play along with me, please let me know your favourite colour! :D

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What does your bedside table look like? What do you keep at arm’s length and why…?

here’s a pic of my bedside table…:

I want to paint the tables a super high gloss white and change the handles to something funky… it’s all part of my bedroom makeover (which started with painting the wall blue)

Anyway… what’s on my table?

  • A lamp (you tap it to switch it on – it has 3 brightness levels – I love these lamps :)
  • A variety of books (i’m not reading them, so I don’t know why I don’t pack them away!). There’s one or two Harry Potter companion books, my favourite book ever – The Autumn Castle by Kim Wilkins,  a Rick Riordan book, and a Marian Keyes book which i AM reading (slowly).
  • There’s also normally a magazine or two on my table as well.
  • Medicine stuff – some headache pills, iron tablets which i am meant to take every morning with my tea, some tranquilizing aromatherapy drops to help me sleep/
  • A manicure set
  • A torch
  • My iPod docking station/radio thingy


  • A photo frame with a photo of Chips, my sausage dog, who lives with my folks.

What’s on your bedside table??

I tag: Blackhuff, Laura, ShayneBoobahsmom and Jessica

Looking forward to seeing your posts :)


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so here’s how it works:

1. open your library (eg itunes, winamp, media player, ipod)
2. put it on shuffle
3. press play
4. for the first question, type the song that’s playing
5. when you go to a new question, press the next button TWICE
6. don’t lie and try to pretend you’re cool…just type it in man!
7. tag people, and they have to do it too if they want :) no pressure, but its fun!


opening credits:
Feelings – The Offspring

waking up:
Hemel op die Platteland – F*of Poliesiekar

first day of school:
That’s So – The Rocket Summer

falling in love:
Volvo Driving Soccer Mom – Everclear

losing virginity:
Two Lights – Five for Fighting

fight song:
Menace to Society – Tweak

breaking up:
Sin Sin Sin – Robbie Williams

matric dance:
Walk Away – Good Charlotte

He’s Hurting Me – Maria Mena

mental breakdown:
Awake – Letters to Cleo

Victoria – What Now

I’m Waiting – All American Rejects

getting back together:
All the World – Cassette

One for my Baby – Robbie Williams

birth of a child:
Innocence – Avril Lavigne

final battle::
Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying – Fall Out Boy

death scene::
Become the Enemy – The Lemonheads



YOU!! If you are reading this, please play along, and leave a link to your post in the comments section :)

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