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I like Kerry. Her husband says she talks too much too fast, but I like it – she has passion about what she does. From home schooling 3 kids to starting and producing the naturally beauty-full skin range. We also spoke passionately about adoption over the culture lines and that is always a special conversation for me. I met her with a car like mine – full of kids and a house full of things inside, just in case you need it… I have been hooked to the smell of her Body Whipped Cream ever since!

She blessed me with the whole range of their products and included samples in the Welcome packs of the recent My Favourite Things Baby and Kiddies Market for everyone to try.

Her products are all natural and she is generous with size and price is reasonable.

I tried the wonderful lip balm, but lost it to the kids somewhere between then and now! I enjoy daily treatments of the body butter on my hands and great for legs after shaving. I have bathed in the bath balls which left my skin feeling so soft. The foot soak smells of revitalizing mint and the body whipped cream has a smell that keeps me sniffing at my hands long after I’ve applied it! My friend who suffers from eczema says the body butter does not irritate her skin and that is rare. But Kerry also makes a Healing Balm that she is very proud of. It boasts to treat ailments from muscle pain to nasal congestion! A great thing to have in your medicine cabinet, or better even, your daily handbag with kids! The body and face scrubs include coffee, which I thought a strange ingredient, until I read all the benefits of coffee on her website. http://naturallybeautyfull.co.za/ingredients/

But then she also has products specifically for baby – baby body butter and bum butter. Great for those baby massages!

She has a beautiful website www.naturallybeautyfull.co.za where you can order her products which will then be sent to you. I am sure these products will be available in local shops pretty soon, but in the meantime you will be able to meet her and buy directly from her at the upcoming My Favourite Things Baby and Kiddies Market at Stellenbosch Square on 15 June between 9am-2pm. Or you can place your order in advance to make sure she has enough stock and just collect from her there! Enjoy all the smells!!!

 

Lekkerbekkie TV

Lekkerbekkie TV het net betyds gearriveer. Betyds om saam te vat en altyd by ons te he hierdie Desembervakansie, maar ook betyds omdat ons moeg is vir CBBs en Disney Junior en nie saamstem met alles wat DSTV vir ons kinders voorsit nie. Lekkerbekkie TV is 24uur op die internet, so geen tv nodig nie, net jou laptop, of Ipad en jou internetkonneksie.

Anna Emm wat verantwoordelik is vir honderde oorspronklike kinderstories op CD en DVD het nou hierdie wonderlike konsep begin. Al die stories wat gewys word is uit haar pen en ook op DVD beskikbaar. Die reekse roeteer en daar word elke dag nuwe kombinasies gewys sodat die kleintjies nie moeg raak nie. Die program is op die website beskikbaar, asook inkleurprentjies van die gewilde karaktertjies: Lekkerbekkie Muis is ‘n animasiekaraktertjie wat woon in die bos en vele avonture saammet sy vriende beleef, Professor Pom en die ander karakters is handpoppe wat eksperimente in die Lekkedik Laboratorium doen, Oeps-e-daisies bestaan uit ‘n string karakters wat allerlei snaakse goed aanvang. Geen dialoog maak dit pret vir almal om te kyk, Antoinette Louw lees Anna Emm se gewilde stories voor in Storietyd, en Sussie en Jakob is die Afrikaanse antwoord op Mr Maker en kie. Gaan loer gerus saamet jou kleinspan op www.Lekkerbekkie.tv en geniet die Afrikaanse en eg-Suid-Afrikaanse tv kanaal nou beskikbaar internationaal!

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M.O.M. Diary

I came across the M.O.M. Diary a while ago and have tried to get them at our My Favourite Things Baby and Kiddies Markets, but at least now I am privileged to have one and to share about it.

What a great idea: A diary for moms, by moms. And M.O.M. stands for Most Organised Mom – I need that! It is a hardcover A5 diary, like the usual ones we know. But mine is a beautiful pink and holds more of what I need inside. It even has a section in front to explain and help you use the full potential of the diary. It has the usual important stuff like public and school holidays and personal info, calendar and year planner and monthly planner. But then also emergency telephone numbers, a business directory with lists of websites you might find interesting, a Family Photo page, a page to right extra mural activities of kids both summer and winter, a goal setting section, keep record of Borrowed and loaned items, Safety tips and a budget planner. My Favourites are: tear out pages for shopping lists, your own wish list page and gift ideas for friends’ page to plan throughout the year, and a page to keep record of Important Kids info, like ID numbers, bank accounts and illnesses.

Each daily page has space for appointments, reminders, family and social, goals and a space to note what you are grateful for.

If you are like me and need some help to be M.O.M. this might be your answer.

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Walltrax

Sebastian got 2 boxes of Walltrax at our recent My Favourite Things Baby and Kiddies Market. “Best toy ever! I am gonna play until it gets dark!” my difficult to please 6year old exclaimed once we started to play. Included in one box is 4 glow in the dark balls, 16 really flexible and truly hard-to-break plastic tracks and even the non-marking re-usable mounting putty. (One box is enough to build a great track, but if buy 2, you receive an extra 12 colourful balls.) With this you design tracks on a wall that zig-zag, loop, jump and run all along your wall. As it is mounted on a wall, it does not take up any space and you do not have to step over it lying all over the floor. I quickly learned to make little loops as the last part of the track to catch the balls for me, but the kids love taking turns rolling from the top and catching at the bottom. I love the fact that it teaches Sebastian to problem solve: if your ball jumps off the track – what can you do to fix that part of your track? Also helps with muscle tone because he needs to stick the tracks to the wall by pressing against it. I even enjoy playing along and it is an easy toy to take along on holiday! Check out https://www.facebook.com/Walltrax or http://www.walltrax.co.za/ and the Youtube videos on there. Great products Carina, see you at the next market!

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KiddyCalm

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KiddyCalm is one of the products that you will find at every one of my markets, as well as home on my children’s bathroom shelf. It smells great, foams, turns the water slightly pink (Marshmellow), and it is far easier on my little ones’ skins than bubble bath. But then I have not even begun to tell you what it really is. It is Foaming Magnesium Sulphate Bath Salts, known for many great benefits such as promoting relaxation, absorption, and sleep - all good news to a mother’s ears. My kids love picking a new flavour every month, taking turns to spoon it in, playing with the foam and the empty buckets in the bath, and we even used the banana flavour as Pixie Dust at a recent birthday party!!!

Mai-Thaim is their new product for adults – same stuff, just grown-up flavours.

 

Theri Rossouw, who created these products for her own child labelled with ADHD, says it’s benefits include Muscle Relaxant, Anti-inflammatory, Vital Mineral in body, Absorbs Calcium, Absorbs Omega’s, Stimulates Serotonin, Muscle Maintenance and Anti Septic. Read more at http://www.therific.co.za/#/benefits/4566565059

 

KiddyCalm has won 2 Baba Indaba’s Most Innovative Awards and 1 Most Green Award! Theri Rossouw is also one of the three finalists of Entrepreneur of the Year that will be awarded next weekend in Jhb.

 

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My boys and I just love kiddie calm bath salts! The foam makes for lots of fun at bath time. The smell is wonderful. It is so nice to have found a natural bath product with no strange chemicals. Then of course there is the great benefit of the children being calmer, it definately makes a difference (works wonders for mum too). When you have emptied your bucket, it makes a great addition to the nesicities for the beach. - Gushelah Shipton

 

Colicious Cakes

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Coleen van Colicious Cakes het Sebastian se 6de verjaarsdagkoek gemaak. Sy maak die pragtigste skeppings vir kinders en meestal vir ou kleintjies, so het heerlik gespeel met ons ouer “Jake and the Neverland Pirates”-tema. Ek het by haar huis in Doordekraal, Durbanville gaan kuier, aan haar tafel gesit en die koek bespreek. Sy het baie moeite gedoen om die detail van die koek aan te pas by Sebastian se spesifieke fokus van bewondering. Sy het ook verduidelik wat moontlik is en my toegelaat om prentjies en idees aan te stuur wat sy in haar eie kreatiwiteit bymekaargesit het om die koek te vorm. Die koek was oorgenoeg vir 2verjaarsdae en het heerlik gesmaak. Ons het ‘n keuse gehad van vanilje- of sjokoladekoek. Sy is ‘n lieflike vrou wat ons baie spesiaal laat voel het en Sebastian se dag baie spesiaal gemaak het. In Sebastian se eie woorde: “Mamma dit is die mooiste koek ooit! Ek gaan elke jaar ‘n Jake and the Neverlands-partytjie hou!”

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Vintage Belle

Bonnie, the designer of Vintage Belle lives in Durban. This make me very sad, because we have to miss out on her clothes in our local shops, as well as, and most importantly, at my markets!

When I received the beautifully wrapped package, I knew I was in for a treat. Inside were the softest cotton dresses, lined and finished off with embroidery lace. There were bows and buttons and the dresses flowed when the girls twirled and sang “ooh-la-lah”.

When you browse through her website you will realise that this something special and that every girl, especially your own, will look like a real little girl in these vintage outfits.

Do yourself a favour and explore www.vintagebelle.co.za or contact Bonnie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(I had to ask www.ehphotography.co.za to take professional pictures of the girls in the dresses to be able to showcase them properly. Thank you Elizma!)

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