MONDAY 7 APRIL, 2014 / COMMENTS 
When I was in Cape Town a few weeks ago I popped into the Zana headquarters and got to meet the lovely ladies behind the brand and got a sneak preview of their new stuff!
Their new range is so much fun, here's what they had to say about it:
"We were inspired by an interpretation of pattern in life and everything we love. Starting the organic way, our team worked together sketching and making water colour paintings to bring this all to life. With this new range we wanted to introduce colours and patterns which can be easily paired with existing Zana goodies allowing our buyers to add to their collections. We have developed a range of patterns we love that are bright, cheerful and encourage you to just embrace the fun side of life.
We have also introduced some new product types to the mix like aprons, placemats and leather base bags. They all make a statement, bright and fun things to decorate life with!"
TUESDAY 18 FEBRUARY, 2014 / COMMENTS 
Dylan and I (The Harbours) are honoured to be the 4th family to have their home featured on Matt Allison's latest blog venture Our Gathered home.
"Our Gathered Home started out of a need to share honest, authentic homes lived in by real people, across the globe. Our aim is to showcase family life in a multifaceted approach to urban living"
I've included a few pictures from my home, The Allisons and The Meisseners (of Love Made Visible).
THURSDAY 12 DECEMBER, 2013 / COMMENTS 
So you've seen most of my house and I thought it was about time I showed my ever changing veggie garden. We planted it earlier this year before winter - starting mostly with lettuce and a lot of herbs. After we came back from overseas we had more lettuce, herbs and cabbage than we could eat! So we wanted more... now we've planted mielies (which are just about ready!), big tomatoes, beans, peas, peppers, squash, carrots, cucumber and more! It's all coming up quite nicely and I just loooove going harvesting at lunch time to see what I can throw into my salad.
It's really easy to start growing your own food. You can even just start in a nice pot or crate. I'd start with butter lettuce, basil, rosemary, mint and any other herbs you like. You'll save so much because you only pick what you need.
Check out my crops!
THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER, 2013 / COMMENTS 
I replaced my upside down sky planter (which never stayed alive for long) with this beautiful Cinderwood Terrarium. After I blogged about them a few weeks ago I found out they have a Joburg supplier! I ordered it with all the succulents and it arrived safely on my door step.
So if you want one and don't want to risk shipping it up from CT email Dijana - email@example.com - she'll sort you out : )
TUESDAY 22 OCTOBER, 2013 / COMMENTS 
Skinny laMinx has just launched her 2013/14 look book with a whole lot of new beautiful products that will suit a variety of tastes from Maxi Minimalism, Afro-Scandi to Acid pastels. She also has a range of products perfect for a modern christmas. To see her full look book go visit her site here.
I'm focusing on her natural, home grown theme 'Oh my Garden', inspired by leafy greens and eating from the earth. I'm giving away 3 items from this collection.
To enter simply leave me a comment below telling me which product you like best from Skinny laMinx.
The competition will run for 2 weeks and I will draw a winner on the 5th november 2013.
MONDAY 3 MARCH, 2014 / COMMENTS 
If you haven't seen it yet my home is in this month's (March) issue of ELLE (fashion, not decor!). It's a really lovely 5 page spread, and gives a nice peek into our home.
As an addition to the article we also did a DIY for ELLE online for our bedside table/lamp set up.
When we moved into our house we ripped out the old ugly cupboards and also decided to give our old bulky bedside tables away. We needed something clean and elegant but it also had to be inexpensive!
I remember seeing similar lamps at Ginger & Fig a year ago, but didn't realize how easy they would be to make. I'm also a tiny bit obsessed with copper at the moment. Aren't you too?
The full DIY is on Elle.co.za.
FRIDAY 13 DECEMBER, 2013 / COMMENTS 
I love the stage our home is at but I often get itchy feet and want to re-do everything, or change things up when the season changes.
I still get a lot of my inspiration from these beautiful Swedish homes. This one in particular in Stockholm caught my eye.
THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER, 2013 / COMMENTS 
Mr Price home has officially launched their online store today! I always find the most surprisingly cool things at Mr Price home and always at a really good deal. Above is a picture of my lounge with a few of my favourite Mr P home items - my triplet coffee table stools, my pouf-thing (which our cats love) and my little cakelet stand (which houses an air plant).
So now you don't have to go in store to stumble upon the cool deals, you can couch surf your way through the catalogue, click click, and get it a day later. Mr price really has impressed me so far with their online shopping - easy to use system and such fast service : ) so you can definitely expect the same with their home store too.
I did a little bit of perusing myself and found a few beautiful things i've got my eye on. Shop them all up here.
Want it? Go get it.
MONDAY 11 NOVEMBER, 2013 / COMMENTS 
Zana is a lovely lifestyle brand based in Woodstock, CT that creates a range of beautiful homey goods including cushions, bags and other paper goods. Their bold colours and prints are flipping gorgeous and i'm lucky enough to have a few of their nice products in my home. I bought a set of their anchor cushions a few months ago for our lounge and then last week received this lovely pouch bag below, as well as a 'YAY' wall hanging (which you can learn how to make here) which I looove and is currently making my kitchen very happy and bright.
Robyn & Melissa (the two lovely lasses behind Zana).
I'm giving away this lovely anchor pouch below to one of you lovely readers.
All you have to do is leave a comment blog telling me what Zana product you love the most (go have a look at everything here!)
I will draw a winner next week Monday the 18 November 2013. Good luck! :)
(Photos by Lindie Meyer (a few are my mine too) )
TUESDAY 17 SEPTEMBER, 2013 / COMMENTS 
I love these dreamy pictures from Kinfolk of these rows and rows of Peonies! They have a lovely article and some tips on growing them but knowing me they probably won't survive in my garden. Peonies are only available in South Africa for two to three weeks at most, from the last week of October until mid-November. I wonder where they grow them (anyone know?). I'd love to go frolic in a field of them and take some home.
I can't get over these shades of pink!