Friday, June 28, 2013


'Being blessed is not only something to thank God for, but it is a gift from God'.- Unknown

Happy Friday everyone

Here are some recent Black and White pictures I took of my little girl. Perfect in every way. I swear any picture in Black and White will just be pure gorgeousness. Seriously. These weren't taken with any pose in mind. I just took shots whilst my favorite girl was calm and sleepy. 

Perfect lips

Perfect hair

Perfect eyes

Perfect pointing finger

Perfect when she is close to sleeping

Perfect when she is trying to sleep

Perfect when she finally falls asleep

Perfect lash

Perfect ear

Perfect eye

Perfect feet

Perfect hand

Yep just perfect. 

I guess she takes after her mama, right? 

That's it. 

Have a great weekend y'all.

Joy, Light and Perfection

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

For the Love of Books part 3

'Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.'- Vera Nazarian

Hi all

Continuing with my love for books, here are more books for Maya. These books concentrate more on a non-traditional theme. 

Our collection

Tibetan tales 


This is so relevant to my life

Such an inspiring book

Yummy little book

Such a cute wonderful funny book

I sincerely cant wait for Maya to start enjoying reading and having her own favorite books to pick from. I really love to read and I enjoy having a great cup of tea and a good book in a wonderful little corner nook. 

Peace, Light and Corner Nooks

Monday, June 24, 2013

2 Months today

'You are a marvel.  You are unique.  In all the years that have passed there has never been another child like you.  Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move.  You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven.  You have the capacity for anything.  Yes, you are a marvel.'- Pau (Pablo) Casals 

Good morning everyone

I think from now till forever the 24 of every month will always be special to me, and today is no exception. My favorite girl is 2 months today and wow, I cant hardly remember what my life was like before her. Yes, I slept longer and was a little thinner, but definitely I am more happier now. More content now, more at peace now, more mature and more alert now. Love has taken on a completely different meaning now. Smiles are more true, hugs are the best and kisses are so much more special. A laugh has never sounded more beautiful and midnight moments are so special even if I can hardly keep my eyes open. I know I go to bed so happy that I look forward to the next day.  Onto pictures taken over the last few days pictures. I love how Maya always looks so different as she grows everyday. What a marvel!!!!

Getting ready for her bath

My mini me

chats with my girl

getting ready for bed

T-shirt is the new dress.

Trend setter, lets call Paris.

our new ride

so cute

- Smiles
- Talks
- Weighs 5,7 kilos
- Bath-time
- Massages
- Car Rides
- Mealtimes
- Listening to music
- She is much more alert now, follows people around, hears our sounds. Listens when people speak, she actually stops eating to listen.
- Knows her name somewhat and can turn her head when ouma calls her pumpkin.

- Being woken up
- Dirty diapers
- Constipation
- Water
- Tight socks

I am off to give my favorite girl more kisses.

Peace, Love and Motherhood.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

mini product haul (first for this new mama)

'There are two ways to get enough. One is to  continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less'. - G. K Chesterton

Hi all

I decided that after taking my braids out, I wanted to try the ' Conditioner Only Method', but modified. So I went and bought different conditioners to give a try and see which one I will eventually stick with. Below is what I came away  with on my recent shopping trip. Not much but it was good. 

My haul

My 3 new conditioners

Klippoteket Balsam - Normal Conditioner with Aloe Vera ( and 'Beer Yeast extract - great for detangling, protection and strengthening')

Pantene Nature Fusion - Moisture Balance Conditioner 

Paul Mitchell Original - the Conditioner ('Leave in moisturizer, helps to balance moisture, prevent dryness and improve texture')

Tangle Teezer - Black (The Professional detangling hairbrush) 

what it looks like

hair bands

Three facial masks

Fudge warm mask ( for deep cleansing) Ingredients include Mediterranean clay, Glycerin, Vanilla extract, Zeolite (Volcanic mineral), Kaolin (fine clay).

Chocolate Mud Mask ( for deep cleansing and re-hydrating skin) Ingredients includes Cocoa and Shea butter, Kaolin, Illite (clay mineral) and Dead Sea minerals

Gentle scrub mask ( exfoliating deep cleanser) Ingredients include Honey, Sugar cane crystals, Argan oil, Passion flower extract, Sweet Almond oil, Dead Sea Salt, Aloe Vera  Lotus Blossom extract Evening Primrose extract, Panax Ginseng root Extract

A closer picture of the Tangle Teezer

I was the Happiest person when I saw the Paul Mitchell and Tangle Teezers in the stores. I was the most unhappiest when I saw the prices, but hey charge it to the game (so always wanted to use that phrase!!!!!). I will do a proper review on the Tangle Teezer as soon as I have used it.

About my hair. I took out the braids. Forgot to take pictures. Gasp!!!!!! I know.

However, I didn't lose as much as I thought considering this is my first time after having Maya that I am dealing with my hair - it was in braids for 9 weeks. And its postpartum hair. I did however notice that my edges have broken at the temples. I did do a quick length check and my hair reaches under my arm pits but I wont know for sure till I do a proper roller-set and perhaps flatiron to really get an accurate length idea.

For now, my hair is in large chunky twists and tied in a bun. Which is the reason for hair bands. I keep loosing them or they seem to be with the one sock that never gets to be with its partner. My hair is very soft though and I noticed a lot more thinner then before. And so much more manageable. Its really not as thick as it was before I got pregnant. So am really excited to see what pregnancy and postpartum has left my hair.

Note: All these products were bought and paid for with my own money. This is not a paid advertisement. I will be trying these products for the first time.

Joy, Smiles and Hair

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Cupcakes and Smiles

'A day without cupcakes is a day wasted'.- Anon


Recently my mom asked me to make cupcakes and well I cheated and used a box mix. Hey, don't judge me, life is too short and with a baby that has now learned to coo, smile, giggle and laugh, Life is way better spending time with her. 

 The cake box I used

Orange and Choco Flavour!!! Yummy

Mines - This mix was very easy just add egg, milk, oil and mix with the mixture give. Then bake until the cup cakes have risen. 

For the icing I used whipping cream and icing sugar since we
didn't have soft cheese on hand. 

Good with milk

Pure beauty

That front one is waiting for my lips (to go down to my hips)

Ready to eat


Miss Maya getting a bathroom sink bath at 2am. 

See that baby hair line?!!! So cute

A smile for mama!!!!!

Smile and tongue 

Here she was giggling and cooing

 My word I am so freaking happy Finally got these smiles and coos and giggles on camera. 17 June 2013, at 1:30 ish am. We got this on film. Done.

Note:  I am not affiliated with Belbake products. It was just a box mix my mom had that she bought and paid for which she asked me to make for her. It was so yummy and good, I decided to take pictures and post. Simple. Plus baking isn't my thing. Hence the shortcut.

Peace, Love and Smiles