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Breakfast.⠀
I’ll just leave it there.⠀
Except,⠀
To say, that if I see another smoothie bowl on my feed I might embark on some serious unfollowing.⠀
Yes I get it’s pretty, it’s also getting tiring!⠀
Yesterday I counted 7, seven ! Pics of smoothie bowls in my feed,⠀
Seriously 😐?⠀
Are you a fan of the myriad of smoothie bowl pics ?⠀
Or like me voting for change..⠀
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. This is home : fearless & forward challenge day 21
Cold cold cold ! That’s how I’ve been feeling for the last few days. ⠀
I’m not particularly a cold person, and even prefer the cooler weather but brrrrr, this winter seems to be getting to me! ⠀
I find myself complaining even whilst wearing multiple layers of clothes, snuggling a hot water bottle and drinking endless cups of hot drinks.⠀
So for now the plans for Friday are to languish a little longer in my warm and cozy bed and admire the view from my bedroom window. ⠀
I’ll be here googling travel sites to warmer climates ⠀
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What are you up to friends ?⠀
Happy Friday ⠀
Xx ⠀
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#fridayfavorites #persuepretty #thatsdarling #myeverydaylife #daysofsmallthings #stillandsimple #seeksimplicity #stillwithstories #slowlivingforlife #theartofslowliving #slowliving #calledtobecreative #abmlifeisbeautiful #thisismylife #todayslovely #stylingtheseasons #bloomandgrow #mybeautifullife #mybeautifulsimplicity #inspiredbynature_ #holdthemoments #smallmomentsofcalm #momentsofmylife
Friends I’m to lazy to write a caption ... ⠀
Is that ok ?⠀
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I bought way to many Cara Cara oranges so expect a few more pics of these perfect beautiful produce.⠀
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I’m planning on making marmalade with the rest, and maybe a sorbet.⠀
What do you think?⠀
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Ps. See more of this shoot in my stories - blowtorch for the win !
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#tastemade #onmytable #rslove #foodphotography #vscofood #foodstyling #hautecuisines #foodblogfeed #onthetable #forkyeah #f52grams #feedfeed #huffposttaste #buzzfeast #beautifulcuisines #thekitchn #lifeandthyme #heresmyfood #foodandwine #yahoofood #gloobyfood #jozilife #eeeeeats #food52 #eattheworld #tastingtable #buzzfeedfood #foodgawker #eater #spoonfeed
Another night of tossing and turning and beating up my pillows.⠀
I tried praying, warm milk, crying.⠀
Any alternative methods or suggestions welcome!⠀
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#myeverydaylife #daysofsmallthings #thatsdarling #persuepretty #myeverydaymoments #livetheseasons #livethelittlethings #stillandsimple #stillwithstories
Underwhelmed.⠀
As the word implies, the opposite of overwhelmed.⠀
This was my day.⠀
Despite waiting 3 months to get the first draft of my website, I’ve procrastinated on communicating all the changes that need to be made for over a week.⠀
Today I gave myself a deadline to get it all done, and yup, you guessed it, I had a nap, I procrasti-baked, ( the yummiest tahini and salted choc chip biscuits) & totally got stuck in analysis-paralysis.⠀
So here’s the thing friends, ⠀
this is what I’ve learnt, when we find ourselves caught in the perfection trap, it’s easy to slide into judgement and then overwhelm.⠀
Instead I’m taking a step back, going for a walk, eating dinner with my family, and remembering “done is better than perfect”⠀
Letting go of perfectionism isn’t easy. It’s an ongoing process, but one I feel I’m slowly learning to navigate better.⠀
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Monday!⠀
Reasons to be cheerful.⠀
Ok I’ll go first -⠀
1. I have my first dental appointment today to start the process on my root canal and new crowns. Not that I’m excited about the dentist per se, 😐, but I will be very happy to be pain free !⠀
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2. We have guests for dinner so I have a yummy oxtail in stout in the slow cooker, and will serve it with creamy smooth mash, ooooh my tummy is rumbling already.⠀
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3. It’s hubby birthday, so there will be cake too ! ⠀
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Ok your turn -⠀
And go ....⠀
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⠀#momentsofmine #livemoremagic #livetheseasons #littlemomentsofmylife #slowlivingforlife #theartofslowliving #stillandsimple #verilymoment #simplethingsmadebeautiful #aquietstyle #seekthepostive #seeksimplicity #lifeunscripted #foodstylist #foodstylistlife #foodandphotography #underafloralspell #smallmomentsofcalm #mysimplelife #mysimpleeveryday #daysofsmallthings #myeverydaylife #persuepretty #thatsdarling
Sunday mood. ⠀
We are all ready for Wimbledon and the men’s final. I’m usually a big Djokovic fan but today’s I’ll be cheering on South African Kevin Anderson 🇿🇦⠀
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The children have already eaten spoonfuls of the lemon curd straight out the jar, and I’m so impressed with my homemade strawberry and rhubarb jam, I can’t wait to dollop both on a little scone with the delicious organic cream I bought yesterday at a farm stall near Haartebeesport. ⠀
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Are you watching the tennis ? ⠀
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Edited with @kimklassen Light & Wonder Collection, I think it was daisy ? Or gentle ? #kk_lrpresets
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As I drove home tonight the setting sun turned the sky the most magnificent orange, and slowly a deep magenta and as I thought about an Instagram conversation I had this morning with @stephanie.wittmer on the #fearlessandforward challenge about success, it set with the suddenness that it does in Africa. 🌅
Today my parents celebrate 50 years of marriage. ⠀
So often society tells us success is about what we do now, in the immediate, what we wear, what we drive, what we earn, where we live. ⠀
Success is such a personal thing, for me it’s more about the characteristics of persistence, perseverance, longevity. ⠀
What an example my parents have set !  Staying together through financial difficulties, health issues, business drama’s, epitomizing values and characteristics I hope to emulate.
Successfully.
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Salads!⠀
In this months food styling newsletter I share my tips and tricks on styling my favourite foods.⠀
And, a few handy hints on dealing with difficult and tricky foods such as stews and brown foods, bananas, pizza, and my personal nemesis- offal 🙈⠀
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“ Better not bitter “ ⠀
This is my approach, my mantra for dealing with negativity, whether on social media or in person.⠀
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I do think it’s easier said than done, and I’m still shocked at how people think it’s ok to be unkind and even rude, especially online.⠀
I was asked in my stories questions how I deal with “haters” on social media.⠀
To be honest I think I’m really fortunate as I haven’t had much to deal with. I’ve had a couple of nasty/ sarcastic dm’s but nothing like I’ve seen on YouTube or twitter 🙈 ( I don’t use either of those platforms) ⠀
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My answer to the negativity is to adopt a growth mindset of “better not bitter”⠀
I wait until the emotion has passed and then evaluate the comment, is there any truth in it, is there any feedback that is useful, any constructive criticism that I can apply. ⠀
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If not, I simply delete and move on, because something I realize more and more is that hurt people hurt people. So I also try evaluate what the person is trying to gain by putting me down, or being super critical, mostly it is their own issue, insecurity and their own lack of confidence or self esteem that is causing them to lash out.⠀
In which case it’s even more important for my self esteem that I don’t engage with them.⠀
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I’m no expert in this, but I know that it’s taken me years to overcome my people-pleasing ways, and live a full and authentic life.
I do whatever I need to do to protect that now, even if that means blocking or cutting people out of my life.⠀
Ain’t nobody got time for that negativity!⠀
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I hope this helps friends, be brave, be bold, and be better !⠀
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What’s your fight song ? ⠀
Your get up and get em song ? .
I have a few,⠀
Rachel Platten⠀
Fight song ( obs)⠀
🎶⠀
Diana Ross ⠀
I’m coming up ⠀
🎶 ⠀
And ⠀
Pink, Try ⠀
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When I’ve got a lot going on, I blast these tunes for an extra bit of motivation..⠀
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What are yours? ⠀
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#funfact ⠀
#fearlessandforward #littlestoriesofmylife #stillandsimple #communityovercompetition #daysofsmallthings #homemadehappiness #lifeandthyme #foodstyling #foodstylistjohannesburg #jozifoodstylist #foodstylistjozi #foodstylingcourses #foodstylingworkshops #foodphotography #calledtobecreative #persuepretty #livethelittlethings #stillwithstories ⠀
@libbyedwardsrsa 📷
Last night sitting on the couch in our new onesies ( coz when we sick we buy new pjs - I don’t know why it’s just a thing I do ) huddled in front of our gas heater watching Wimbledon tennis and snacking on lovely 70%Lindt chocolate - the one with sesame seeds 😍, ⠀
Ms S said, “ I miss Cape Town Mommy,” ⠀
So do I.⠀
We were only there for 10 days, so I think what she’s saying is she misses the freedom and spontaneity of the holiday, the time spent with family, the relaxing walks on the beach and the fun playing with our families pets.⠀
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So here I am interrupting normal transmission to bring you a pic of Fish Hoek beach at sunset, while I take a quick lunch break between packing props, prepping food and loading my van for tomorrow’s TVC.⠀
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I was feeling a little overwhelmed by everything on my To -Do list this week, work, sick child, birthday pressie shopping, anniversary pressie shopping, food for a family member who is moving etc.⠀
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Until I stopped to post this pic and regroup, remind myself that this is the life I have chosen and created for myself, and if there are bits and parts of it I don’t like or want it’s up to me to make the necessary changes, to say no to some stuff, to delegate some stuff, and to do the other with a good attitude.⠀
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I feel so much calmer after giving myself this little pep talk, I’m going to finish my tea and cheese sandwich and crack on ! ⠀
Happy Tuesday friends, remember overwhelm doesn’t need to overwhelm you.⠀
I’m here cheering you on! ⠀
Xxx
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#fearlessandforward #littlestoriesofmylife #stillandsimple #communityovercompetition #daysofsmallthings #homemadehappiness #lifeandthyme #foodstyling #foodstylistjohannesburg #jozifoodstylist #foodstylistjozi #foodstylingcourses #foodstylingworkshops #foodphotography #calledtobecreative #persuepretty #funfacts #livethelittlethings #stillwithstories