Sophie and Lili dolls, please

I saw these Sophie and Lili dolls in my Instagram feed the other night, and fell in total love. They’re created by mother and artist Jennifer Vallez. Like all girls, each doll has its own unique personality. They’re custom made according to specs you choose – so you can even create a lookalike of your own daughter. They’re lovingly crafted using contemporary and bold fabrics and are timeless in their simplicity. They look so soft and Jennifer says on her site that they’re huggable and washable. Each doll embodies what a best friend should be – a companion, a confidante and playmate. I also LOVE her illustrations, which can also be customized so you can have a a doll-like portrait made of your family. Perfect for mothers and daughters to capture that special relationship between you.

She also creates boy dolls, including super hero ones. The boy dolls can also be customized according to your son’s skin tone, hair cut, colour and personality! I’m really sad that I’ve only found this now… I know that my boys would have loved these dolls as littler kids. I think they’re ‘just’ past that doll phase, which has me feeling a different set of emotions all on its own. Sophi and Lili ship worldwide and accept PayPal and all major cards like Visa and Mastercard etc. I can’t figure out where they’re based, but I’m saving this on the blog as an “in case we decide to have another baby that might end up being a girl”. You know? This is their website.

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Urban Walls – decals you’ll love

We’ve recently moved in to a beautiful new home. The kind of home where I want to live for years and years. It’s old, with wooden floors, a fireplace, lots of light and space. I’ve found some fun in creating pretty little nooks and living spaces for our little family. Areas I can unwind, where we can play and feel creative and inspired. I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve been finding all over the place. I really love Urban Walls. They’re based in Canada, and ship internationally. It’s important to note that Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. International orders can take 3 – 4 weeks to arrive.


Don’t you just love these? All images are from their blog, which is just beautiful. Take a look at their site over here for the most beautiful office, home and nursery decals. You’ll notice that I’m looking at a lot of nursery goodies lately. I’d love to have another little baby in the bunny house at some point. Maybe. I just don’t know. The new house has a beautiful spare room with lots of space, which is really pulling at my mommy strings. Like really. In the meantime, enjoy this gorgeous inspiration with me!


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Nina say happy 5th Cinderella Birthday party

My friend Vanessa is a photographer and blogger over at Ninasaycheese. We became friends a few years ago over a mutual love for beautiful things and our children. Vanessa always throws the most beautiful parties for little Nina. They’re in Joburg so we can’t join in on the fun, but I get a bit giddy every time we receive an invite to one of Nina’s parties (every year, dankie Vanessa!) because I LOVE watching and following the fun from afar. Here’s Nina’s 5th birthday party, and I promise you that this gorgeous girl is even MORE beautiful in person, with the sweetest and kindest little feisty personality. I love watching you grow little girl, you’re lucky to have such a creative and involved mommy. She’s the best! Happiest birthday from all of us – Noah and Benjamin too! Read more about Nina’s party from the insanely fun & creative Vanessa over here.


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