01 September 2015


In the past few years that I have been blogging, I have been blown away at the love and support there is between almost strangers in the blogging community. Bloggers come together to celebrate happy times and events but they come together even more when there are tough times or tragedy.

SJ has made a very special friend in her class at school, Layla and she has also become very close to Layla's older sister Amy. Amy was born with CHD: Congenital Heart Disease and is currently on the heart transplant list. This past week, Amy has taken a bad turn and she is now in ICU in the heart hospital in Cape Town.

Amy and Layla have been blessed with the strongest and bravest parents in Mike and Tash - they are the most caring and loving parents who dote on all those that they know. They have been an incredible support to us in the past few days - even with so much going on in their own lives.

Amy is blood group B+ which makes it more difficult for her to get a heart soon. She celebrates her 5th birthday next week Tuesday and what better gift to receive than that of a new heart.

Let's get together and help this precious little angel and her special family. Share and spread the word - visit the Organ Donor Foundation and register to be an organ donor. It can and will save lives.

Let's find #ANewHeartForAmy

August Goals: TICK

via Pinterest

August was probably our busiest month and toughest month yet - we had so many social commitments as well as our little SJ getting sick! It was a bittersweet month with happy and sad moments but I am glad to see the end of it...

  • Smother that gorgeous husband of mine EVERY day!
  • Enjoy having my hubs home It was a good month of no travel
  • Shower our sweet baby girls with kisses SJ more than ever!
  • Keep gyming I was on a good track when it allowed
  • Keep running
  • Keep eating healthy Bad month of erratic eating!
  • Keep drinking water
  • Try and commit to a daily devotional and making time each day
  • Complete all Indesign homework
  • Complete indesign assignment
  • Hand in final DTP course portfolio and finish course
  • Attend two weddings
  • Attend two bachelorette parties Unfortunately missed one with SJ in hospital
  • Enjoy endless kids parties
  • Attend two 30th birthdays
  • Celebrate my 30th birthday
  • Host my 30th birthday party
  • Attend a baby shower
  • Read a book
  • Enjoy a spa pamper
  • Enjoy two date nights
  • Hopefully finalise EN's immunity deficiency 
  • Complete decorating touches to our house
Praying for a happier and healthier September.
How was your month?

30th Birthday: Moodboard

31 August 2015

It is no secret that I love to plan and host a party. So the day after I turned 29, I immediately started planning a party for my 30th!! I have spent months pinning and planning, dreaming and wishing and slowly putting plans in place to have a fun 30th birthday party.

This was my inspiration.
via Pinterest

WINNER: Anna-Louise Sleepwear

28 August 2015

CONGRATULATIONS to our final giveaway winner:

Please contact me on caley@oakbrook.co.za to claim your prize.
Thank you to everyone who entered the birthday giveaways.

Giveaway - Anna Lousie Sleepwear

24 August 2015

Our first giveaway this month is:
Pyjamas from Anna-Louise Sleepwear
(to the value of R400)

Anna is a good friend of mine - a lady with impeccable taste and style.
Anna-Louise Sleepwear collection is the epitome of style, perfect for early morning school drop offs, a stylish Sunday morning breakfast with guests, a comfy and classic look for new mums in hospital and a cute gift to bridesmaids or brides to be for the morning of their wedding day.

Each season ANNA-LOUISE launches a new print or colour following the seasons trends in comfortable and stylish designs. The ANNA-LOUISE brand and its products are high quality. Anna and her team work hard to create fashion pieces that are stylish and modern. 

Sweet dreams are made of Anna-Louise Sleepwear.
Shop online here.

All you need to do to enter:
Leave a comment with your favourite pj style/colour
Follow Ellie Love on Bloglovin
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Follow Anna-Louise Sleepwear on Facebook
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Entries close and winner announced on Friday 28 August
Good luck!

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