September 2016 archive

World Hunger Month: Adding hope at Oosterland Youth Centre


October 1st will mark the start of World Hunger Month. Yes, a whole month to focus on hunger. In my opinion 1 month is not enough, yo! Did you know that over 11 million South Africans do not have access to proper nutrition and go to bed hungry every night? The saddest thing is that 3.1 million of these are kids. I was shocked to learn that hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis combined. Woah, that’s a scary way of looking at it. I mean, AIDS, not so easy to fix. Hunger, we can fix. Why are we not fixing it? (more…)

#ECMeetUp: No talk, just pics

ec-mini-meetup-4I know what you’re thinking: “Luchae, where are the #ECMeetUp pics?!!!”

Alright, I’m going to need everyone to calm down. The pics are here, as promised. They were taken by our beautiful Miriam Maulana of New Kid on the Block Photography and she will vouch that great things take time! As we end off this amazing blogging year (I know that we’re still in September… give me this moment to be dramatic, for the love pete!) we’d just like to say, once again, that it’s been awsome hanging out with you guys. Our group of EC bloggers is steadily growing and we are most def seeing more love from brands and businesses. PE is NOT the armpit of South Africa, Gareth Cliff!

Anyways, as I conclude my monologue, just a reminder that there are some more photeees, over at JustEllaBella, for your oohing and aaahing pleasure.

Right, let’s get to it then: (more…)

Fail: Judging a book by its cover

judging A while ago, I was reminded of the silly reasoning behind judging a book by it’s cover. I would love to brag and say that I am SUCH a good person and I never, ever judge anyone, ever! But come on, I’m not perfect. I’ve been as judgey as an Idols judge, plenty of times. I guess it’s something that kinda just happens TO you. I try to keep myself in check all the time, because appearance does not make a man. Well, that’s what I read here. And I’m sticking to it. But the damage that ‘judging a book’ can cause only really hit me when I became the topic of discussion. (more…)

Warrior Princess babyshower theme

Warrior Princess babyshowerA couple of weeks ago we (church family and friends) hosted a totally sweet warrior princess babyshower for Tess, a very close friend of mine. We went with that particular theme because, well, that’s what Tess is. She is a bold, brave heart, not afraid to stand up for what she believes in and that’s what she is trusting for her baby girl, Lizzie.

When planning the party, we threw around a bunch of ideas because a babyshower should be as unique as the mommy and the baby we are honoring. We knew that Tess’s favorite color is lilac/purple, so we tried to incorporate that into the overall decor.

The idea of having a warrior tent of sorts totally stuck with us. It later evolved into a gift tent but we had no idea how to make it! Our wonderful party mastermind, Lyda, came to the rescue with a coat hanger. Yes ladies, this is a coat hanger, cleverly disguised with pretty chiffon’s and Chinese lanterns. I quite like the result. (more…)

Win tickets to the Clicks Baby Bootcamp!

Clicks Baby BootcampYo, PE Moms! I come with glad tidings of great joy: The Clicks Baby Bootcamp is coming to a town near you!

Be honest, do you sometimes feel out of your element when it comes to making decisions wrt baby’s health and wellness? Well, I do. I must admit, I was under the impression that teething and breastfeeding were probably the most complicated parts of mothering a kid. Ha! That’s hilarious, right? I mean, from vaccines to diet (not the lose weight kind… the eat well kind) to what type of infections to look out for, there’s alot of questions that I need answering.

It is with this in mind that I ‘woohoo’d really loudly when I found out that Clicks and Babyline are hosting a series of workshops nationwide, aimed at expectant and new parents. The Baby Bootcamp seeks to provide expert advice, baby related information and demonstrations to these parents. (more…)

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