Creative Stream meets Home Life

The months seem to run passed  me. I know I am not alone. We all feel this way right?  Days go too fast and these days I’ve realised that I need to actually slow down… (sad face)

Why the sad face? Because my name Debbie means Bee. Actually it means Queen Bee! haha. So the business& fluttering around of here and there is totally within my character right?!?

But you see, there comes a point where I have not only MYSELF to look after and to be honest my energy levels can’t keep up with the business that I might think I can handle… So instead of just being a Bee I’m going to take a step into the first part of that meaning. The Queen part. I’m having to let others run around if that’s what they want to do. But for me, Im sitting back to do what I can keep doing that is fruitful for me … and stop everything else.

What does this mean and why this post you might ask? I am trying to let you followers know that my once just only creative blog now has to become a personal one too. A touch of family and growth posts as well as creative ones.I can’t have 2 blogs going at once, I’m battling to do 1 never mind 2!

So in effort  grace to calm this queen down and make better decisions that would benefit my health, family and myself I am joining blogs. You may decide to stop following me as you might not have interest in the new HOME LIFE – BEAUTIFUL CHAOS addition and that ok.  Really it is. I’ll miss you but I’m not offended. I understand. There are WAAAAY too many blogs out there to be following something you not totally interested in! But I urge you to just hang in there for a few posts to give me a try ♥ If you still not keen, then it’s ok. Thank you for your time in the past!

If you keen to take the seat of a bit of Home Life & Creativity Life with me, man,  I am so stoked to have you here with me!

Thank you

Deb xx

 

Cool Cat

Hello there. Now I know not everyone is a cat lover. I totally don’t judge. To be honest my cat was my first baby, and now she’s older and has become somewhat moody but I know it’s because she has climbed down the cuddle ladder and is now in 4rd place. Poor thing.

There is a idea I have had for years. To write a book. Many kinds of books actually and many story lines but this one is one that NEVER fades from my mind.

“The Tales Of Moo Cat”

I will get there. One day I’ll be able to sit and do the tales of our beloved Moo. But now, I thought I would share some really cool ideas for any cat lovers out there. Trust me, with these crazy cool ideas no cat will be in anything but 1st place ♥

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Gorgeous right??!!

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Pic source: Casicca  , homespothq, pinterest, crookenbrainsdesign42day, remodelista

 

 

 

No more excuses …

Thanks to a really good book recommended by great pals, Be Your Own Financial Advisor by Warren Ingram; I have been introduced to a wonderful app some of you might know.

If you have not heard of 22SEVEN then read on.

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This is a brilliant and SAFE app from Old Mutual that allows you to place all your income and expenses under 1 umbrella. The aim is to get your finances in order and managed in the best way. What I appreciate about this app is three things (girls point of view)

1- It’s easy to look at, follow & use. No complicated accounting eyesores.

2- It is so friendly. Including the support panel they offer. I was able to speak to someone from 22SEVEN who answered all my questions and when I mentioned how impressed I was on his quick response (like 3 seconds) He said ”Thats how we roll here”.  I asked Adam’Sven’about the security of having all your banking details and account pins on the app and he sent me a great email reassuring me on their #1 priority SAFETY. He went on to saying …

22seven is as safe as your online banking service. We, along with our partner, Yodlee, make sure your security credentials are completely protected. Yodlee is an international account aggregator that works with over 300 financial institutions worldwide. Security is their business. They are the biggest and the best at collecting information in this way. They do it for nearly 50-million people around the world and their platform is used by 7 of the top 10 US financial institutions.

In SA Nedbank, Investec and Sage Pastel also use them. Yodlee also hold patents in information security and data aggregation. You can learn more about Yodlee’s security here (http://www.yodlee.com/yodlee-security/) and our security here (https://www.22seven.com/how-it-works/security).

He also said …

At the end of the day, your personal banking details are securely encrypted and stored in one of the best and most secure data vaults in the world. They are not kept with 22seven at all! In fact, no human being (except you) will ever see your banking information or login credentials ever.

If you check them out there is also great posts on their BLOG. They are a fun bunch of people really making that daunting ‘financial world’ a breeze to manage and relate to. So no more excuses. Invest and manage your money right!

I think its time, if you have not already, to check out this great FREE app here.

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Colour

OOH I am so excited because we have finally found our house and I have already been collecting loads of inspiration for renovations. What I have found is that no matter what space you have to work with, whether you can financially renovate everything at once or if you need to do it slowly, you can make your space amazing with just some creative-out-the-box ideas.

Here are a few hot ideas for colour infusion and using an older style kitchen look fabulous. In fact this could be a brand new retro kitchen installed for all we know!

source: The best blog ever – The Design Files

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Christmas List – Spoil yourself

Ok, so Its that time of year. I love Christmas! I love the vibe, the cheesy music, the food and wine. I love the family and friends and I love the time leading up to it. The festivity. I am always the early one putting up my tree and I dont care if you agree or not- I enjoy it. Though, I will be honest and say I am not a big spender of Christmas gifts because its not about the gifts. But the whole essence of giving and loving  makes me so happy.

I am oozing over some lovely Superbalist finds, see below …

Trousseau Linen

Trousseau Linen – Love the dark modd it brings. Can buy it here for R1,249.00.

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Jug by Design letters , found here for R799.

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Superbalist Furniture

Superbalist furniture offers the Storage Tower for R2,399.00 and  the Lyss Dining chairs R2,399 for set of 2.

{ Love, love, love. }

Ill be dipping into some cheaper options but today I started on things you can splurge in!

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Anthropologie LOVE

Ok so Its Christmas around the corner. I’m also in a ‘get organised’ mood lately and I’ve also been feeling like I need to jack up the fashionista in me! So I have taken 20, yes 20 LOVES from Anthropologie.

Watch this space for more inspiration local and overseas before Christmas ends.

Loving the copper, gold and animal prints. Belt, copper floating shelves, copper hooks and fabulous shoes.

Baskets, desk organiser and bright plate. Enjoying the rich warm colours.

Ok so the above says it all. No need to write anything … but … Drool.

Copper fern earing to match anything really and some great blue hues and funky print top. Also the boots and black skinnies are gorg and so it this stoneware, beautifully made.

Soft pink, demin, forest green go wonderfully together matched with some awesome wire baskets to us anywhere in your home. I want some!

Happy shopping here.