Real Wahms of SA: Celeste Virtually Assists

Today’s Wahm is Celeste Jonkers from over at the blog Surviving Jonkersville before getting up the courage to start my own business I read up on others who took the plunge and Celeste is one of them. I really enjoy her blog and admire her organisational skills (I can be a bit of a mess) here is her story

Tell us about your family
A: We’re a music crazy, dance loving, lighthearted and mostly foolish family of five. The husband (eldest kid not born of this body), 3 kids and I. My husband keeps me grounded while my kids inspire me on so many levels. I secretly wish that I could be more like all of them all at once.   
Why did you become a work from home mom
A: Finding a job after being retrenched has and is still a nightmare. The job market is tough and instead of sitting back and waiting for a job I decided to turn all those ‘favours’ people are always asking into a job. It was more of a circumstancial thing as opposed to me wanting to do it. If someone would pay me to sit still I seriously doubt I’d ever have any money.
What was the most unexpected part of becoming a wahm
A: That people actually bought into it! I am good at what I do but I didn’t expect to ever make a cent off it.
What has been the hardest part
A: Getting clients. Many people haven’t quite warmed up to the idea of Virtual Assistants yet and don’t fully undestand the concept. Therefore it’s difficult for them to learn to trust someone with important tasks. Quite understandable really. It’s up to me to kind of ‘teach’ them to ‘let go’.  
What is the most rewarding
A: Knowing that I am making a difference. Being able to assist entrepreneurs with the nitty gritty details they don’t even think about when they start their businesses. Admin is everyone’s worst nightmare (mine too) but it’s also an integral part of staying afloat. I get to do all this and not be bothered about getting all dressed up. In fact I get to do it in my pj’s sometimes.  
What is your day like
A: Wake up at 5am to get the kids ready for school and only have my first coffee fix by 8am. Madness I tell you.  Depending on the mood my kids wake up in, I either have a workout between getting them done, otherwise it’s after 8am. Then it’s grindstone time only to collect the little one at 1pm, play mommy for a bit, work, cook, work, play mommy again, suppertime, play wife, work and play sleep. 
Tell us about your business
A: I’m a Virtual Assistant. Basically I do everything a normal assistant does in the office but from home and communicate via email and telephone. My services include bookkeeping, correspondence, ghost writing (my favourite!), copywriting and a whole lote more. I come from a financial background thus it’s one of my strengths I can offer clients but writing has always been my passion and I’m kinda good at it. (Don’t judge my writing by my blog. That’s just the conversations in my mind I share on the interwebs.) Clients have the benefit of having someone to do their work without the responsibility of having a full time employee. I use my skills, own hardware and time so there’s no extra costs involved for clients. 
Where did business idea and name come from
A: The idea was born out of desperation. It was either find something constructive to do or climb the walls out of boredom. I wasn’t born to be a stay-at-home-mom and I there’s only so much of cleaning and tidying up you can do in a day. I love helping people where I can and turned my “thank you’s” into profit. I’m somewhat “nameless” as I only go by my name with the title Virtual Assistant.
What sets you apart
A: I don’t take on too much work all at once. When I work with a business (no matter the size) I “become their employee” for the given time and give my all as if I’m on their payroll. It’s no use being money hungry and not living up to standards. I always aim to exceed expectations. It’s my business and reputation at stake after all. Having said that I also need to say that in order for me to work with anyone/business I need to know whether they themeselves take their business seriously. (You’d be surprised how many businesses don’t and those are the ones I decline to work with.) Might sound cocky but I learnt the hard way that there is nothing more difficult than trying to do your best for an entrepreneur/SME and they don’t really care about their business and just want fast cash in their pockets.
Where do you see it going
A: I guess the smart answer to that would be that my plan is to have a large admin outsourcing company of sorts, but I am too simple for that. Instead I’d like to help other people set themselves up, to empower themselves and possibly do the same thing. Especially women who really want to stay home and still contribute financially to their households. There are so many “get-rich-quick” and pyramid schemes out there and sadly many people still fall for it. Not entriely sure of specifics yet but my idea won’t be a pyramid scheme. Possibly an NGO or something. Being forced into a SAHM position and turning it into WAHM status really does change your perspective and makes you realize how many people are looking for opportunities and failing not because of lack of skills.

Real WAHMS of SA: Win with Raqual and RubyRose

Today’s WAHM  is Raqual Van Wyk from Ruby Rose designs. She is an extremely talented mother of two and owner of a design and marketing business.  Raqual has this whimsical feel to her designs which will totally steal your heart.

She is sharing the WAHM love today by offering an amazing prize of either a free logo design/makeover OR Facebook campaign worth R550… read about this generous woman and then enter the competition and let her add her flair to your business.

Tell us about your family?
 I am blessed with two young and busy boys – 3 and 6 years old. A loving and supportive husband and a beautiful husky pup. I am outnumbered 4 to 1 on the testosterone scale,

Why did you become a work from home mom?
I left the corporate world on the birth of my second child. I have always had an entrepreneurial streak, and the industry I am in easily allows for flexible working locations. I also love the freedom of being my own boss and setting my own goals, as well as boundaries. If I want to take the afternoon off to take the kids somewhere fun then I don’t have to answer to anyone. It just seemed like the only option.

What was the most unexpected part of becoming a wahm?
Sometimes I wonder which are my most demanding clients – my ‘real’ clients or my children. Many times I am busy seeing to something very ‘mommy-ish’ whilst taking a call from a client with a tight deadline. Prioritising that balance has been a huge challenge and surprise to me.

What has been the hardest part ?
Most certainly the juggling act. I give my best to my children, then to my husband and clients, then to my other responsibilities, and then last on the list is myself. I heard a quote once that owning a business is like having a newborn baby. When they need to eat or sleep, you see to that need immediately. I have had good success with my business, but I do realise that it has come at a cost to my own health and wellbeing at times.

What is the most rewarding?
Being able to treat my kids and husband at times. The extra cash flow certainly helps when it comes to extra lessons and private schooling etc. And also the freedom to take time to spend with my children without having to answer to anyone.

What is your day like ?
I wake up at 6 with everyone and get the kids ready for school. Once they have left with my husband, I grab a slice of toast and immediately sit in front of the computer. I know that I only have a couple hours to cram in as much work as possible before fetching the kids from school. The afternoon is spent with the kids at extra curricular things, or cuddling on the couch watching a movie. After supper time my husband puts the kids to bed and then its off to the computer again to send those last few emails off before collapsing into bed myself.

 Tell us about your business 
I own a small design and Marketing business. My passion is assisting small and start-up businesses establishing their identity and getting their brand out to the world

Where did business idea and name come from ?
I was always the ‘arty’ kid in school and find it extremely rewarding being creative. After studying design my passion for marketing grew from there and I have amalgamated the two into my services as a small agency. Ruby Rose – I just LOVE red and roses, so it only seemed like a natural representation of who I am, which is essentially who I am as a business

What sets you apart 
After working with a number of clients in my career, I would definitely say the relationship that I build with them. I adore my clients and they do me – my referral rate is very high. I feel like I walk a path with my clients as they grow and develop their brand, and really get to know what it is that they want to represent. Eventually there is hardly any guess work involved from my part because I know them so well.
Where do you see it going I am growing quickly and steadily, I will need to make a decision soon about hiring some extra help. One thing is for sure, that I will never let my work priorities come in between my time with my children.

Contact her at:

Now for the competition part…. Ruby Rose is offering one lucky winner a professional logo design! and another lucky winner gets a custom designed advert for Facebook specifically targeting their relevant audiences with a new exposure of about 4500 people!!!

You love us right now don’t you…. Just enter the competition below and comment which prize you would prefer. Logo or FB campaign then check in next Wednesday to find out who won 🙂


Real Wahms of SA: Vernita designs

Today we interview Vernita, Okay so I don’t know her personally but she has such a likable personality it just pops off every email we have exchanged so far, one of those people you feel like you could certainly hang out with 🙂 Vernita is SEO and Design specialist and really has an eye for pretty things… Here is her view on being a Wahm…

Tell us about your family
I am so blessed with a lovely and supportive fiancé and two beautiful children – Andrew, 7 and Ava, 4. I don’t often work when they are home so I am not even sure they really understand what I do. It’s quite funny – just a few days ago Ava was standing behind me looking over my shoulder as I was making an ad. She very sweetly said: “That is nice broccoli Mamma”  Little did she know I was actually making a flower 🙂 The honesty of children keeps us humble! I’m glad to say that after colouring the artwork and a few more hours of tweaking, it eventually looked like a flower!  We lived in the UK for 11 years where the children were born and moved back to South Africa last year. We are so pleased to be back and are really making the most of this beautiful country. It does mean building up a whole new client base which can be tricky.

Why did you become a work from home mom
I used to be a nursery school teacher, and I remember feeling so sorry for the mothers that had to drop their children at 7am and pick them up at 6pm. You could feel the pain in their hearts and you just wanted to give them a hug and say “it is ok, your child will be fine”. I was quite young at this stage so I guess it had a big impact on who I became as a mother. From a young age I vowed two things  – never stay in a job that doesn’t fulfill you and secondly, if at all possible to stay at home until our kids go to school. I am very lucky that through a series of “coincidences” I managed to create a situation where I can do what I love and stay at home with the kids. I put coincidences in quotation marks because I truly believe that we create our own future through our thoughts and prayers. If we believe it and we put in the hard work it can happen for anyone. The fact that I had a very supportive man at my side that helped with the children, the housework, emotional support not to mention just believing in me was a huge bonus. He also knows just when to produce a chocolate when things get rough!

What was the most unexpected part of becoming a wahm
This probably sounds a bit naïve but I didn’t think it would be so lonely at times. As a freelancer at that stage most of my work was done by email so I could easily go for days without seeing anyone. I slowly got the hang of it and planned my days better so that I could see other moms and take my baby on little outings which made it easier.  I was also surprised to find myself a little judged by full time working moms. It was as if some of them – obviously not all of them – felt it was an excuse not to work, when in my opinion I worked much harder as a WAHM then when I worked in the office.

What has been the hardest part
The hardest part is getting the balance right between work time and family time. Putting the work aside, switching off and just enjoying time with the family. Some days are easier than others but I still struggle with this. If I have a deadline lurking, I still tend to stress too much and put family time off. In the end I might get the job done but I feel so guilty as a mother that it is not worth it. I’m working on that!

What is the most rewarding
The most rewarding thing about being at home is that I’m able to attend my children’s after school activities, see how they are developing into little people – this is just priceless. Having their friends over for playdates or just at a moment’s notice meeting someone for a play in the park is just what it is all about. The most rewarding thing about my work is handing over a project to someone and seeing their appreciation. Knowing I’ve done more than what was asked and the customer enjoying the end product. And I’ll be honest, if it means a lovely pair of new boots at the end of the month – that is great too!

What is your day like
My days vary A LOT. Which is good because I am not a 9 – 5 type of girl. But it means good organisational skills and lots of planning. Which again – I’m working on!
I work in the mornings and then I pick my girly up from school at 12h15. When we get home we have some girly time, read stories, puzzles, practice reading or sometimes just doing nails and chatting about our day. She is an extremely independent and headstrong young lady so this time is very valuable, I don’t know how much longer I’m going to have it!
I pick Andrew up at 14h00 or 15h15 depending what happens after school that day. And then every day is different depending on activities, playdates, shopping or just playing at home. We are very lucky that the two of them get on well. So if I have a deadline and I have to work in the afternoon, the two of them play very well together – most of the time. I probably just jinxed that!
17h00 I usually start cooking and at 18h00 we all sit down to have supper together and after that is getting ready for bed, brushing teeth and story time.
At about 19h30 – 20h00 I start working again. I try to get to bed at about 23h00 but truth be told, it is usually later than that. Sometimes much later! I’m working on that too! I think it is fair to say I am a work in progress 🙂

Tell us about your business
My business is called Red Swirl Design. I do web and graphic design and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) for small to medium size businesses. I do pretty much everything from business cards to pamphlets, both print media and digital. These days a big part of my business is electronic invitations for weddings and birthdays. My favourite thing to do is Wedding websites, I can put so much of the couples personality and likes and dislikes into the website that every website is different. I love that! Even with business websites I try to make everyone different. I want to really capture the business, their target market and the product or service the company delivers. Because it is still a small business I can quite easily work with customers to create something within their budget. We plan the design together so that we can incorporate as many features as they can afford.

Where did business idea and name come from
I have always loved designing. I studied fashion designing after school but there was one little snag…I hate sewing with a passion. I started playing with Photoshop and one day while I was on maternity leave with my first born, my fiancé asked me if I can make a new skin for a software program he worked on. I did it and his boss was so impressed he offered me a job. I started working for them from home going into the office once a week designing a wide range of print and digital media. I just knew I   had found my passion. When another lady in the company went on maternity leave they asked me to manage the website and intranet too so that gave me a foot in the door to develop my web skills more. By then  I had completed various courses including my Webmasters Diploma, so by the time I had my next baby I was confident enough to start doing freelance work. When we moved to South Africa a year ago I decided to stop working as a freelancer and start a business. It took me ages to decide on the name. I played around with various different ideas and logos but I didn’t really like any of it. One day it just kind of …clicked…Red Swirl Design… I wish I had a deep and meaningful explanation but I don’t…it just clicked. I like it.

What sets you apart
What sets me apart…I try to really get to know my clients, I want to create something that is personal to them. Everyone is different so if I use the same generic template it is not going to speak to you or your clients and it is going to be very boring for me. I want to show who you are and what you or your business represent. Because I work from home my prices are lower and because I work odd hours I only take on one or two projects at a time. So you know you will get a lot of personal attention from me.
On a more personal note, since I moved back to South Africa a year ago, I also realised we have a deeper problem here. I have to be careful with what I say here because I don’t want to insult anyone and of course it isn’t everyone, but I have been stunned and shocked at the quality of websites and the nonsense some web-designers tell clients. They tell them anything to get the business, then do a terrible job and a few months later I have to fix the mess. So I am on a mission to educated the people of  South Africa as to what is needed with a website, what you don’t need, what is a waste of money and most importantly what questions to ask. Shop around, speak to designers and get a feel for what they can do for you. Do your own research and designers… be honest with your customers, charge appropriately and don’t forget about your customer once the project is done. Help them where you can so that they can help themselves. We have a very conservative market when it comes to using the internet,  so with this lack of knowledge customers are not confident enough to ask questions and some designers really take advantage of that. And now …stepping off my soapbox!

Where do you see it going

When my youngest goes to primary school I hope to take on more work.  I will be able to work longer hours during the day and maybe even less at night! The business should grow organically so hopefully in time I can take on people to help.  Hopefully I will always be the one dealing with the clients and doing the design work because I love that.

Vernita Kruger
Red Swirl Design

Real Wahms of SA: Laura freelances

Today I feature Laura from Harassed Mom who also happens to be a happily harassed Wahm.
I have mentioned that I love her blog before, she was actually one of the “first well known blogger with a following and stuff” I got up the courage to ask for an interview last year… see HERE and she replied and was friendly and I hyperventilated and she let me do craft posts for BlogShareConnect,and I passed out and now I’m all , “I know that chick really! not really” (because I’m creepy and we have not really met in person). Laura has recently become one half of the SAmomblogs management team… here is her story:


Tell us about your family
We are a modern day Brady Bunch. David and I have been together for 6 years, married for 2. We have four children, Cameron, our resident over achieving teenager, Kiara is the creative tween, Jack is the fussy four year old and Emma, the toddler, rules the roost with an iron fist.

Why did you become a work from home mom
When I met David, the older two kids had just started pre-primary and I was realising that they actually needed more of my time than they did when they were babies. I was taking time off work weekly to make sports events, meet with teachers, transport them here and there. I told David it was my goal to be able to be there for them more and so we made a plan to make it happen.

What was the most unexpected part of becoming a wahm
Just how much I would love it. I have never really been one who enjoys not having control or not knowing what is going to happen and being a WAHM nothing is guaranteed, one month could be fantastic and the next month disastrous. I never knew I would learn to accept that and almost prefer it to a normal 9-5 office job.

What has been the hardest part
All the above. The financial uncertainty is probably the hardest part.

What is the most rewarding
Being able to do what I really love and be there for the kids. It’s not all picture perfect but I get it right more often than not and on those days I high five myself a lot!

What is your day like
Mondays and Wednesdays – Up at 6h00 (usually we are awake earlier) to make breakfast and lunches, 6h50 I drop off the middle two kids, 8h00 Yoga, 9h30 – 13h30 I work. (Emma’s nanny comes on a Mon, Wed and Fri). 13h30 – 16h45 is mom taxi time – school pick ups, dancing and swimming. I cook in between all of that – kids at home eat at 17h00. David is home about 18h00, heat eats. Cam gets fetched at 18h30, he eats. Emma goes down at 18h30, Jack down 19h30 and big kids at 20h00. We are usually in bed by then too if we don’t do some work, its usually when David and I chat and catch up.
Tues and Thurs – Emma goes to her granny so I after I have dropped the kids, I start working and then it’s the same routine as Monday and Wed from 13h30.
Fridays – Emma and I go to Moms and Babes at 10h45 – 13h00.

Tell us about your business
Right now I am a freelance writer/blogger. I am also spending a lot of time with Heather on SA Mom Blogs, which is doing really well.

Where did business idea and name come from
It just sort of happened. I have been blogging for years but after a few failed business attempts it was the one thing that remained constant and the income started increasing and led to other freelancing opportunities.

Where do you see it going
Hopefully I can secure a few big regular clients to keep me busy and Heather and I have great plans for SA Mom Blogs.

Real Wahms of SA; Marindi multitasks

Today’s WAHM came across my radar even before I started this series.
I was minding my own business on fb (I lie no one minds their own business on fb) when I saw a post about busy boards and thought OMW! awesome idea!
So I was rather excited when the mind behind the business agreed for me to ask her a few questions and was even more excited to learn she runs an online shop and does photography as well…so here goes; Today’s Wahm is Marindi Fourie

Tell us about your familyWe are a family of four. My husbands name is Gregory. He is a Granite and build in kitchens and cupboards design and installation specialist. We have two children. Kaitlynn our daughter turns 13 the 29th of october and Kaiden our son turns 3 the 15th of october.We live in Strand,Helderberg.

Why did you become a work from home momMy son was a sickly baby. He had to stay with me because he had no imunity to germs. He had all the big ones! Meningitus,Pharingitus,hand mouth and foot,fever fits just to name a few. I remember him getting four different antibiotics in one month! Since his adenoids and tonsils were removed on 18 months old, he is a lot healthier.I needed an income so I started an online shop on bbm and whatsapp in 2012. has been my job since then. I want to build it up again but so little time does not allow me to do this currently.

What was the most unexpected part of becoming a wahmAll the work is overwhelming sometimes, as a mom working from home I did not expect my family still thinking mom has to do Everything. I sometimes find myself doing washing and dishes and cleaning everyday as fast as possible so I can get back to business.

What has been the hardest partTime management. And a 2 year 11 month old that refuses to go to a daymother or school. Most nights I work untill 3am in the morning, sending emails or organising and building boards just to realise as I fall into bed that my husband does not have ironed pants to wear in the morning.Getting everything done in one day really takes #mompower!

What is the most rewardingBeing able to be around my soon to be 3 year old boy and 13 year old daughter everyday. I am very involved in their lives. And except for my daughter going to school during the day , my husband , my mom and I are the only ones involved in their upbringing. The other big reward in my life is to be able to bring in an income and buy a little extra for us.

What is your day likeI wake up at 6 to see my daughter off to school and my husband off to work. Because I only get in bed in the morning hours I then get back into bed, do an hour of marketing and only get up at 8-9, round the time my toddler wakes up. I then make sure we eat and get toys out for him to play with , the Busy Bee Board helps a lot to get through the morning hours. Inbetween working and teaching and talking to my toddler i wash one load of washing,fold,pack away,make beds, clean what i can see. At 1:30 i leave to pick up my daughter from school, get shopping done,library or whatever else needs to be done. We are normally back home by 4. My son then goes to sleep and my daughter does homework. I use this time to start dinner. Wash dishes hang washing fold the morning load and inbetween i answer emails and messages and facebook posts. Take orders and do marketing. My husband gets home anytime from 5:30-7:30. We eat together and chat about 10 min. Kids and us all take a shower after eachother. Our 12 year old goes to bed around 9 and we then start making board orders. Toddler goes to bed around 9:30-10. Then I put all my attention on Business whether its making boards, new advertising. Selling etc. I literally fall into bed between 2 and 4 in the morning!

Tell us about your business.I am a professional photographer, own bubblebar online shop and Busy Bee Boards for busy toddlers.

Where did the business idea and name come from.Busy Bee Boards started when I was out of ideas of what would keep my toddler busy everyday. He knows how The tv remotes works. He loves pick a boo and word and excell on my laptop. He plays pazzingo on my phone, he takes pictures with my phone. He plays candy crush on my tablet etc. He understands technology like he has been busy with it for years. He has things that makes noises. He builds legos and big blocks and pipe blocks, he has paint and dough and books galore. He has guns and musical instruments and small and big toys. A bike etc. And yet something was missing. So I made a busy board and whalla…. I can get on with building my business!

What sets you apart.I truly believe in my product! I use it myself. My son plays with his Busy Bee Board everyday and I have had compliment from people about how skilled he is in working with fine and small things. He holds a pen the way a grown up does, he draws this way, and many times i have overheard people pointing and saying look how he holds that pen. If you know your product and truly believe in it, then you will be successful.

  Where do you see it going.I would like to pick up Bubblebar before Christmas again. With my photography ,i would like to become a birth photographer as my passion lies with newborns,babies,kids,maternity and family photography. I also enjoy taking portraits. For Busy Bee Boards I would like to grow into a fully functional 9-5 business. With employees and a factory. I would like to supply big toy shops and local supermarkets. That is my dream. Tired of technology and the many many plastic toys for kids? Get back to basics, get a busy bee board!


The real Wahms of SA – Lindsay on Faith

It’s Wahm Wednesday around these parts but today is a little different, I had originally asked Lindsay to write a guest piece on faith but when I started the Wahm series I realised that she fit into this category as well, so instead of the usual Wahm interview, here is Lindsay chatting about her business (which is super cute printed kids clothes) under the banner of No Fear Just Faith…A mid week shake up 🙂 Also it’s her super cute son, Josh’s birthday today so send her love 🙂
Stepping out in Faith


I’ve always wanted to branch out and start my own little business, but I was never sure on how to actually get it started.


This dream started when I fell pregnant with my 1st born, I loved being on maternity leave, bonding with my precious baby and just being a Mom was perfect for me. Being able to celebrate week after week how he had progressed, ticking off his milestones, pure bliss. Not that it was an easy period at all, there was many other drama’s happening in the background and I had made the decision to be a Single Mom, really this was my first step of Faith, which was hard but due to circumstances it was safer and better for us, but us, my bond with my little boy kept growing stronger. During the period of his first year I took the next step of faith, I resigned from my job, which I had spent 5 years and stepped from the financial industry to the medical sector. Thankfully Admin work is similar no matter where you go. I was nervous, I was a single Mom but I knew I wanted to give my son the best I could.


“You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand”

Hillsong United, Oceans (My theme song)


I started 2 weeks after Dan’s 1st birthday and immediately felt like I was home. That is exactly what I needed to foster my creative mind for the next 5 years. I didn’t walk into a company, I was welcomed into a family . We’ve gone through highs and lows together, we lost people together and welcomed new babies into our families together.  Carl, bless his soul during this period had to listen to me babble on and on about starting a business.


After I had Josh this need, this deep desire flared up in full force. I envied the stay at home Moms, I envied the work from home Moms (Big props to you ladies and  some of the Dads, I know its hard and your hours are ridiculous and its not always fun but you’re present and that’s what I craved, to be present in their lives, more than I was), I so desperately wanted to be the Mom who can attend school events (during the day) and be actively involved in the boys education, and do play dates, and spend afternoons in the park while enjoying the sunshine. I wanted all of this, but I love my comfort zones and stability that comes with working for a stable company. But one day I will God willingly be there.


It was such a huge decision for me to leave my team, in March I took my next step of faith. I packed up my desk, I said my goodbyes and I left.


On 1st April 2015 I started my new job (thankfully still within the same company, just a completely different environment and a long drive to Stellenbosch daily).  Its amazing what working in a healthy and positive environment can do for you for ones soul. I felt recharged, my energy levels are back up and most importantly I’ve become a tad more positive.


Roll on August and we kicked it off with launching “Love Made Me”, the something small I’ve been wanting to do for forever, another BIG step of Faith. I really could not have done this without my Husband. I have said it before and will continue to say it, this man, knows my heart. He is my biggest supporter and fiercest critic. He motivates me to a point where I could possibly throat punch someone. But I know, at the end of the day he’s just pushing this comfort zone prone procrastinator into the right direction. See I battle with making decisions, and he loves making decisions. Perfect Team! I dream, he makes it happen and we build on it together.


You may ask why I chose “Love Made Me” as a name for our business, well this has been in my heart for so long, and through Faith and Love I was able to start my business.


I take nothing for granted, I am where I am because of God’s Amazing Grace (even have the tattoo to prove it) in my life, in our lives. This is special to me and I hold our new baby very close to my heart.


If you’re keen to see some designs or would like a custom made item then hop over to my Facebook Page “Love Made Me” or feel free to drop me a mail at and I will happily do my best to accommodate your needs.
Alternatively you can always see what we’re up to by following my blog, “ What Happened to my Body?where I try and share the good, the tough and the fun side of life and parenting while trying to embrace my lumps, bumps and wonderful post baby body. Having kids has changed every aspect of my life, and changed my body in so many ways but I rock my Mom rolls proudly!