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Weekly Photo Challenge: Kiss

Kiss ~ [Touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone’s mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.] ; [The act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)]

Usually kissing happens in private when no camera’s are snapping! ¬†Or at least for me and hubby! ūüôā

The only Kodak moment we have kissing is on our wedding day…more than 10 years ago.




I remember there was a whole lot of kissing going on that day! ¬†Who doesn’t love kissing! ūüôā

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration

Yvette & Edwellan

Ashley & I

Weddings are the best celebrations ever!

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My weekend…

It was a busy one.

Friday – we had supper with friends, (two sisters) Shireen & Anthea in Benoni.

Saturday РWAS MY BIRTHDAY!!!  I am yet to get excited about my birthday, there was just so much happening I decided not to have a party.  Rather I chose to attend a traditional African wedding in Soweto.  It was so refreshing and lively as only the Sowetans can do!  I love the spirit of Ubuntu at gatherings like these.  It is so tangible.

“Ubuntu is a concept in the Bantu Language.

It is about the essence of Humanness.

Simply put: ‚Äėpeople are people through other people‚Äô

I am human because I belong. This concept acknowledges both the rights and the responsibilities of each citizen in promoting individual and societal wellbeing.”


Loved the decor!

The event was at Hope’s mother home. ¬†They closed off the street and the guests walked down a red carpet. ¬†Thanks for making us part of your special day¬†Tebogo and Hope!¬†¬†We hope to join you for your white wedding in February in Cape Town! ¬†I couldn’t catch a photo of the bride and groom as my camera died on me! ¬†Sorry! Read more on African weddings & traditions¬†here.

Saturday evening РWent to another birthday celebration of a dear friend Samantha.  This party was also a combined farewell to friends of theirs.

Sunday РAfter a blessed time at church we attended a birthday party of 5-year old Roxy Botha. Thanks Mel and Reggie for making us part of your day!  We love meeting new people and we made some great friends at the party at Delta Park .

That was my busy weekend. ¬†I definitely feel a year older after that! ¬†I made a new friend at church, Melonie. ¬†She jokingly asked me about the amount of weddings I have attended so far. ¬†Maybe I should change my blog topic to that of weddings…what do you think?

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You are invited…

to another wedding!  Yes another one!

Two friends of ours are tying the knot in December and asked me to assist them with creative ideas.  When I visited Paarl for my infamous 3 weddings in October, I made their wedding invitations.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how I made it.

Material needed:

– A4 Handmade paper in the colour of your choice

– Paper craft Scissors

– Paper off-cuts

– Centrepiece to finish off your envelope

– Paper glue

РClear double-sided tape

  1. Cut your A4 paper in half.  This will allow you to get 2 invites per sheet. Then serrate the edges with a paper craft scissor.

Silver hand-made paper

2. I showed them a few examples of invitations I have made over the years and they immediately liked the one I made for my own wedding 9 years ago.

My wedding invitation

3. Gather your paper off-cuts and play with a colour scheme you like.  We chose black, pink and silver.  Cut them in lengths.

Paper off-cuts

4. Fold your silver paper like an envelope.  This will save you on buying and using envelopes.

Folded envelopes

5. Paste the paper strips on the back of the envelope.  For an added personal touch, print the names of your guests on tracing paper and use double-sided tape to stick it to the paper strip.

Paste strips on back of invite

6. We also printed the wording on pink tracing paper and pasted it inside the envelope using double-sided tape.


7. Fold your invite and complete it by pasting your centrepiece in our case a butterfly like a seal on top.


Ready for delivery!

And that is it!  Easy and cute.  The black gives it a stylish edge.  I love it!

The project cost less than R400,00.  The hand-made paper is quite pricey but very worthwhile.  The clients are happy so now we look forward to a great wedding in a few weeks time!

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