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Lifestyle - Simply South African Where to shop for the best pre-loved items and tips to help you buy the best items around. Shop Smart, Antiques Roadshow, Antique Fairs, Flea Markets, Great Stories, Yard Sale, Simple Living, Two Hands, Thrift

Rethink Retail – How to shop smarter

There is something magical about browsing through flea markets, antique fairs, pawn- and thrift shops because you never know what you will find. I remember watching Antique Roadshow, listening to stories of how people ended up owning items worth thousands that they bought at a yard sale for a mere $1. Such items have great stories to tell. Here's my take on second hand shopping, with added tips on how to shop smart.

SKIN.  The largest organ of the human body.  It is exposed to the sun, pollution in the air, our dirty hands, chemically treated water, and the products we use to fix it all.   Even though our bodies are strong, it remains delicate and needs taking care of.  This is how I went back to basics to help my skin heal through nature to save my skin... Dry Scaly Skin, Skin Rash, Night Routine, Healthy Skin Care, Acne Prone Skin, Perfect Christmas Gifts, Our Body, Human Body, Natural Skin Care

Let’s talk SKINCARE | Essential Earth Remedies

SKIN. The largest organ of the human body. It is exposed to the sun, pollution in the air, our dirty hands, chemically treated water, and the products we use to fix it all. Even though our bodies are strong, it remains delicate and needs taking care of. This is how I went back to basics to help my skin heal through nature to save my skin...

The BEST way to shop this Christmas! Beautiful Stories, Most Beautiful, Best Photo Frames, African Market, Big Screen Tv, Eco Friendly Paper, Organic Beauty, Simple Living, Christmas Shopping

The BEST way to shop this Christmas! - Simply South African

Christmas is upon us, and this year I want to challenge everyone reading this not to rush to the nearest store to buy something “made in China”. If you are purchasing gifts this year, I challenge you to buy something made right here instead – on our beautiful South African soil – supporting incredible people! A recent visit to Rosebank Sunday Market left me speechless. The stalls have some of the most beautiful pieces that I have seen in a very long time. What’s even more incredible is each…

Let’s talk SKINCARE | Essential Earth Remedies Dry Scaly Skin, Skin Rash, Night Routine, Healthy Skin Care, Acne Prone Skin, Perfect Christmas Gifts, Our Body, Human Body, Natural Skin Care

Let's talk SKINCARE | Essential Earth Remedies - Simply South African

Skin. The largest organ of the human body. It is exposed to the sun, pollution in the air, our dirty hands, chemically treated water, and the products we use to fix it all. Even though our bodies are strong, it remains delicate and needs taking care of. This is how I went back to basics to help my skin heal through nature. I’ve been one of the lucky individuals who have been struggling with acne-prone skin since that wondrous thing called hormones kicked in. One would think that by…

FREEZE these 16 food items - Simply South African Recycled Glass Bottles, Biltong, Stale Bread, Good Smoothies, Frozen Spinach, Foods To Avoid, Homemade Ice, Cooking Oil

FREEZE these 16 food items - Simply South African

During the process of living a simplistic lifestyle, I started looking into both meal planning and the food that we wasted due to it spoiling in our fridge. I never considered us as a household that throws food away, until I looked closer. It was a scary wake-up call to see how much food we ended up wasting. A close friend of mine already knew the answer to avoid spoiling… one word – FREEZE! After trial and error, I tested which items freeze well, and can now effectively manage our food to…

I wanted to shave my hair off for as longs I can remember, but self-doubt always got the better of me.  What if my head is a funny shape? Girls should have long hair, right?  What if I look like a boy.  What if…  Looking back, all those doubts were holding me back from one of the most exhilarating and life-changing moments of my life!  Read all about it... Long I, Life Changing, Simple Living, Looking Back, Shaving, My Hair, Minimal, In This Moment, Shape

I shaved off all my hair!

I wanted to shave my hair off for as longs I can remember, but self-doubt always got the better of me. What if my head is a funny shape? Girls should have long hair, right? What if I look like a boy. What if… Looking back, all those doubts were holding me back from one of the most exhilarating and life-changing moments of my life! Read all about it...

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Declutter with KIDS!

I religiously declutter our house every 3-4 months, at the very least. You might think that’s a little excessive, but it’s unreal how things sneak into our home. From gifts, freebies and hand-me-downs, … it all adds up, and quickly, too! READ WHY IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO DECLUTTER WITH KIDS.

We are all creatures of habit, and normally use what we know.  But changing something little, like our cleaning products, will have such a positive effect on our environment and our health.  It’s our duty to take care of the planet that we will be leaving behind for our children and teach them to do the same for generations to come.    Read on as I share my thoughts around green cleaning products. Creature Of Habit, Our Environment, Green Cleaning, Cleaning Products, Simple Living, Make It Simple, Minimal, Creatures, African

Cleaning and Degreasing made easy by ECOBAOBAB - Why you should use GREEN Products

We are all creatures of habit, and normally use what we know. But changing something little, like our cleaning products, will have such a positive effect on our environment and our health. It’s our duty to take care of the planet that we will be leaving behind for our children and teach them to do the same for generations to come. Read on as I share my thoughts around green cleaning products.

The day I got home and told my husband that I want us to introduce minimalism into our lifestyle, he looked at me as if I finally lost my mind. But who could blame him? Even though the terminology has been around for many years, it has been a foreign concept to us – until now.  Read about how we introduced Minimalism into our home, family of 4.  It changed our lives and our bank balance. Family Of 4, Lose My Mind, Look At Me, Simple Living, Blame, Minimalism, Things I Want, Lost, Husband

Minimalism, WHAT? How we introduced a new lifestyle.

The day I got home and told my husband that I want us to introduce minimalism into our lifestyle, he looked at me as if I finally lost my mind. But who could blame him? Even though the terminology has been around for many years, it has been a foreign concept to us – until now. Read about how we introduced Minimalism into our home, family of 4. It changed our lives and our bank balance.

Ever heard of the term mindful consumer? Well, you are about to – and you might just thank me later. Becoming a mindful consumer has saved my household money and made our shopping process so much more enjoyable.  A mindful consumer refers to making intentional choices about the products and brands we purchase and ultimately support.  This article will cover the first easy steps to help you become a mindful consumer. Simple Living, Paper Shopping Bag, Saving Money, Choices, How To Become, Household, Mindfulness, Let It Be, Cover

Becoming a Mindful Consumer & Save Money (and the planet, too!)

Ever heard of the term mindful consumer? Well, you are about to – and you might just thank me later. Becoming a mindful consumer has saved my household money and made our shopping process so much more enjoyable. A mindful consumer refers to making intentional choices about the products and brands we purchase and ultimately support. This article will cover the first easy steps to help you become a mindful consumer.

As I slowly incorporate natural products into our home, I look for products that are affordable.  I was overwhelmed by the number of natural products South Africa offers – natural products are in abundance.  This is GREAT NEWS!  Here are a few of my ‘go-to’ substitutes that I have tried and tested and absolutely enjoy. I Am Overwhelmed, Moisturiser, Natural Products, Body Butter, Simple Living, Abundance, South Africa, Minimal, Personal Care

Swap Chemical Induced Ingredients for Natural Alternatives

As I slowly incorporate natural products into our home, I look for products that are affordable. I was overwhelmed by the number of natural products South Africa offers – natural products are in abundance. This is GREAT NEWS! Here are a few of my ‘go-to’ substitutes that I have tried and tested and absolutely enjoy.

10 Ways to Thank Your Friends - Simply South African Thank You Friend, Learning To Let Go, Respect Yourself, Stand By You, Fight For You, Need You, Give Thanks, You Deserve, Simple Living

10 Ideas to Thank your Friends

When it comes to social media, its all about more. More likes, more posts, and more friend requests. But that’s not reality – not in my world at least. Taking a simplistic approach in life, I have learned to let go of unhealthy relationships and instead invest in friends that stick around during all seasons of my life. Friendship is a gift. It needs to be cherished. In our society, we are often so busy for the sake of being busy, that we easily neglect important relationships. So today I…

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Plastic Epidemic - Substitute These Plastic Items

I recently read an article about a whale that was autopsied after death, and to the horror of the research team, almost 40 kilograms of plastic waste was found inside what once was a majestic mammal. This article was devastating to read and got me thinking… People don’t necessarily feel that extreme impact caused by our outrageous use of plastic, so why would we be bothered? Our wildlife on the other hand is dying for the sake of our convenience. Let's do our part. Read how you can!