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Hazelnut jam buttercream cake

HAZELnut jam buttercream cake is quite a mouthful to say and to enjoy because there is no taking small bites of this delicious cake. I made this beauty for a baby shower that was supposed to take place but instead the little princess made a surprise entry right on the day of the baby shower. Hazelnut cake was quite fitting for the lady in pink because she was given the pretty name Hazel. What are the chances right? But the perfect way to celebrate was with cake indeed!
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Ten easy dinners

These ten dinner ideas have literally saved me a couple times. Dinner was on the table almost every night thankfully due to these easy recipes. Becoming a mother has been a full-time job and other duties like cooking took a backseat for a while, but once I got into the groove of being a mother and a wife it all just seemed a bit more effortless. Come and have a look at my summary of the last seven months of motherhood and of course some yum recipes to try for yourself!
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Vegan Coconut Milktart

Vegan coconut Milktart is the real deal, I assure you. Can you make this beloved dessert healthy? Yes indeed. It's a traditional dessert that resembles something close to a custard flan. In my house, I try to healthify a few recipes, even though I do love the old favorites just the way they are. I love coconut milk and have a few cans lined in my cupboard to whip up something when the time calls for it.
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Marie biscuit Brownie Caramels

Marie Biscuit brownie caramels are a combination of my two most favorite sweet treats. When I was younger my mother would make a batch Marie biscuit brownies also known as "skurwe jantjies" in Afrikaans. This batch was special like ever batch was because this dessert is my dad's favorite. Therefore we had to be either super sneaky to cut off a slice and place it back in the fridge on the exact spot or ask very nicely after supper.
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Life in the USA

Life in the US is quite a different experience to what I have expected it to be. Thelma Life in the USA is quite a different experience to what I have experienced in France. Thelma Vermaas, rugby wife, South African, and mother of the cutest little girl you ever did see shares her story. Contrary to what you might think the "life" out to be. She shares so honestly her heart and feelings. I can certainly corroborate with her story. Come and read some more of her travels, becoming a mother and living in the USA.
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August inspiration

August Inspiration has left me with a bit of a sunburned skin and a will to aspire to do all things pretty and creative. Come and draw a bit of inspiration with the abundance of fruit and pretty inspiring products to buy for yourself.
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Starting your life France

Starting your life in France is just my summary of our four-year journey so far. If you're one of the lucky ones moving to France then this post is for you. The four-year mark of us moving here will be rolling around November and I certainly can't believe how fast it has gone and how much I have learned and am still learning. Come and read more about how to survive and actually live well in France as a foreigner.
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Sommerskos op die tafel met Marita van der Vyver

Om die tafel met Marita van der Vyver, is 'n droom onderhoud wat 'n werklikheid geword het vir my. Nie net is sy 'n ikoniese skrywer nie, maar sommer 'n bobaas kook ook. Somerkos in Provence is sowaar net 'n voorsmakie van die "creme de la creme" lewe van Marita van der Vyver in Frankryk. Ek het behoorlik gesmul toe ek deur haar Somerkos in Provence kosboek blaai en ek kon nie wag om elke resep te probeer nie.
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Gotta Love MOOO

Gotta love MOOO! If you've read my previous post about these phenomenal beautiful products then you're in for a treat. The founder, Estée van der Walt is a force to be reckoned with. Her passion for all things beautiful is certainly overflowing into her ever booming business. Here is her full story below and a added bonus of a new product launch...Plus 10% discount through my blog...
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Healthy Lifestyle with Nutritional solutions

Healthy Lifestyle with Nutritional solutions. To keep a "regime" going whilst pregnant is quite a hassle, constant cravings or horrendous nausea can hinder your appetite quite a bit. Not to mention postnatal dieting is nonexistent for a couple of months. Grabbing literally anything to fill the gap in between changing nappies and feeding...This can be seriously difficult to get back to your prepregnancy weight. Luckily I did a personalized DNA testing to help me choose the right foods to keep extra kilos at bay, thanks to registered Dietitian Donna van Zyl. Located in the Freestate, Bloemfontein. Here is my experience from her expert advice and a nice recipe to try out at home.