Testing inexpensive kitchen gadgets

I have a thing for gadgets, Aidan as well, we watch a lot of gadget reviews on YouTube and inexpensive kitchen gadget hunting has become a bit of a mom/son activity. The focus is usually on inexpensive kitchen gadgets because another thing we have in common is misplacing things…

inexpensive kitchen gadgets

I thought it might be fun to share our latest acquisitions. These three items are available at Pep Home and Crazy Store. Different brand names but pretty similar and are under R20 each.

I tested each of our inexpensive kitchen gadgets individually and this is what I came up with.

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5 ways to update your little boy’s winter wardrobe

I have been looking at ways to update my boy’s winter wardrobe. The child is growing like a weed (at 5-years-old his feet practically hang on the ground when I have to carry him) so I don’t want to buy too much because he is not likely to wear it for very long. But it’s cold out here and also since he was little I have liked to play dress-up with my kid so I called in an expert.

Jill Oppelt Theunissen of Lil Punk Boutique specialises in boys wear. Well, she has two preschool aged sons so she specialises in boys everywhere (indulge me and my boring jokes). She has branched out and has the cutest girl things as well….seriously check out the Lil Punk Instagram feed. but for now… here are tips for the little boys.

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Tips for not killing your friends on a couples retreat

We recently went off for a couples retreat with two of our oldest and dearest friends. I then received comments like “I don’t know if I could go away with friends without people plotting murder” people told me they thought it would be easier if it was more couples or if the kids went along and that a three day long double date was asking for trouble… who are you guys hanging out with, sheesh, hahaha

So I thought I’d share our tips for successful cohabitation. We went on a weekend long couples retreat and still like each other.

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How to waste a Sunday and give zero figs

I’m not one to waste my time, unless it’s on worries, I waste a great amount of time thinking about things I have no control over…Sunday I decided to fig it (that’s my preferred term for now) and do nothing, think about nothing and just exist.

These are six ways I turned my brain off and decided to take a much needed break from my life

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Old-school tips for going green

You guys know that I’ve been going green for a while now…instead of just giving up all my worldly possessions and living off the land I’ve been trying to make a few life changes (like Aidan’s party) and just live greener you know. Like the difference between refusing a drinking straw in a restaurant VS only drinking water from streams using my hands (kidding not-kidding).

I decided that I would share some of the ways I’ve (we) have been trying to live more consciously , starting with these old school methods.

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How to make no-sew fabric loot bags

So what would make a sane human being make fabric  loot bags? I mean you can walk into any party store and buy plastic ones for a few bucks. You could use buckets or boxes and continue to live like someone with an actual job and an array of things to do.

BUT, I have set out to give Aidan a reduced waste eco-friendly party (as much as possible) and dammit that is what I am going to do.¬† So in come these reusable loot bags. They reduce waste considerably and act as a little take home too…WIN WIN, also they are no-sew so a third WIN for mommy.

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