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Treasure in unlikely places

Yesterday, I visited a local dump site with my partner Michelle and community coordinator, Winston.

We will be launching a community clean up project in the area surrounding the site on 15th November 2011.

We spoke to the locals living and working on the site, not only we they amused that I wanted the plastic bottles, roofing and grain bags, they were impressed with the idea that I would teach them how to create products out of the rubbish.

I’m so excited to start working in this community.

Created with help of my dustbin, Hayleigh

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We need your old jeans

Urgently Needed – 600 pairs old jeans, too big, too small, torn, broken, any condition.

For community sewing project, East London, donations only pls!!!

Inbox me or email recycledinc@gmail.com

Created with help of my dustbin, Hayleigh

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Gently Used Baby & Kiddi Items

We now offer gently used baby and kiddi items for sale.  All our items will be on sale during the month, with a bazaar been held every 4 months with unbeatable specials!

Anyone who would like to sale their unloved baby or kiddi items drop me a mail and we can arrange collection or deliver of your goodies.

Anyone looking for bargin baby or kiddi items, drop me a line and we will help you find what you need!

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Get well Tata

There are very few people in the world to evoke such strong feelings of peace, love and acceptance as Nelson Mandela.  With our former president been in Milpark Hospital, many of us are left thinking “what if he doesn’t get better?’.

I feel that everyone is entitled to their privacy, especially during a personally trying time.  With the world’s media centred on Madiba and his condition, I want to send a message to Tata and his family – we wish you a speedy recovery and whatever the outcome, we owe were we are to your strength and wisdom.

Get Well Tata Madiba

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Global Economic Summit – Can we help ourselves

The recent recession hit many of us in South Africa hard.  High numbers of jobs were lost as countless companies closed their doors.  My husband’s family business was hard hit aswell, with blessing, they have remained open, however our budget has become exceptional tight.

A radio discussion this morning got me thinking, I don’t like many ideas our government has on health, housing, social development and environmental issues – I won’t even start on economic issues.  I also feel we talk more than we do.  My activities in the local community help me to give back and do my bit for our society, however I’m left with, “what can I do to take hold of my family’s future in these dull times?”

I feel very strongly that we should all have a skill, hobby or pastime that we enjoy doing.  Why not use that skill or hobby to create a safety net for you to fall financially?  We don’t have to be the next Martha Stewart, but we can make small nest eggs for ourselves.  My thinking is that not only will it be an excuse for you to enjoy something that you love doing, but you can then become a little bit more independent from the government.  This way we become more in control of our future and less reliant on government to create jobs for us. 

So if you don’t like what you hear coming from the Global Economic Summit, don’t feel despondent, you can do something about it!  We can also use this as part of our children’s lives to teach them about hard work and how there is no substitute for it.

Good luck on your independent missions and let me know how it goes…

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A few things…

There are a few things in my life that have made life easier and more fun. If you think I’m completely crazy, I don’t blame you, but it is the simple things that make me a happy, happy mommy!

  • My Russel-Hobbs bread maker 
  • My dishwasher
  • A butterfly mop
  • Watching Take Home Nanny
  • Dr Christopher Green’s Toddler Taming
  • Old plastic ice cream containers
  • Masking tape
  • Hand-me-down fabric, linen and home decor
  • A bedtime routine, every day of the week
  • A week-day morning routine
  • Doing the day’s washing every evening
  • Linen the same colour as the bedrooms for each of the room
  • And learning to be more strict with the “Before you leave a room, tidy it”rule

This might help someone, after watching some episodes of Take Home Nanny, I can’t help but feel like we are doing something right with our kids.  Although I still find the whining very annoying and it works on my nerves to no end.

Have a happy recycling day!
Hayleigh

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Beading Craft

I’ll be hosting a beading craft session for kiddies on Thursday, 16th December 2010 at the King”s Mall in Gonubie!

Bring your kiddies, relax and have some tea while your children are occupied and been stimulated in a safe environment.  Entrance is R20.00 for kiddies with juice and a snack.  To book call Christie on 082 378 3213.

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