Friday, May 22, 2015

Art Workshop and #Weekend #Linky

Welcome to my weekend blog hop -
Make My Saturday Sweet #129!

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Samantha - Eco Pool at Angala

Beautiful Garden at Angala

Samantha and I will be doing an art workshop at Angala Boutique Hotel in the beautiful Franschhoek this weekend. My mother-in-law is making it possible and we are quite excited. Samantha will paint her portrait and I a landscape. We will paint from photographs and we chose the ones depicted below. I'll share our creations with you next weekend. Check out these wonderful photos of the previous workshop on Lifeart School.

The landscape I will paint

The portrait Samantha will paint -
photo by a photographer


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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Organic and Geometric with #WW #Linky

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Party Linky #142!

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For today's photos, I carefully selected ones with strong lines or geometric shapes, having organic elements. All of them were taken from around the outside of my home (or from inside looking out). I got the idea from Mary Denman who shares lots of great photography ideas and tips on her blog. She inspired me to look for strong lines when taking pictures. Because of her, I've been encouraged to look at things differently through my lens. What's really interesting is that I was putting this post together last week only to discover that Create With Joy featured Mary on Friday. So, Mary, it looks like both of us were thinking of you!










Mary Denman


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You won't want to miss this series!
Beautiful wine country of South Africa


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My Weekend Post:



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Friday, May 15, 2015

Stunning Mosaic and Weekend Linky

Welcome to my weekend blog hop -
Make My Saturday Sweet #128!

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I spotted this stunning mosaic with beautiful hand made tiles on a wall at the art center where Jessica is currently taking hip-hop lessons twice a week. I'll be posting interesting photos with geometric shapes and lines on my Picture Perfect Party Linky this coming Tuesday and I thought this wall mosaic kind of fits that theme.





Jessica is my eldest daughter. She'll be turning 17 soon. Before she did hip-hop, she was taking contemporary dance as a school subject. She began in grade 8. Then suddenly, at the end of last year, the art center told the kids that their teacher was being moved to a different school district and the classes would no longer be offered. That was upsetting news.

Now there's a lady giving hip-hop classes and, even though it's not a school subject (Jessica is taking Business Studies now in place of Contemporary Dance), she is enjoying it and glad that it allows her more time to focus on her grades since it's not as demanding. Before contemporary dance, Jessica was in rhythmic gymnastics for several years and competed twice at the South African Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships.

My 3 Girls: Jessica, Samantha and Amanda

We have put a lot of prayer into Jessica's future, especially since she's such a hard worker, extremely self-motivated and diversely talented. The transition from last year to this one was a bumpy one for her with the changes, but by God's grace, it's going well.


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Make My Saturday Sweet is a weekend blog hop for all family friendly blogs. You are welcome to link your favorite post from the past week(s) and to visit the last link before yours and leave a sweet comment. It's a really easy and fun way to make new friends and to catch up on old acquaintances.

Now on to my blog hop...

Amanda’s Books and More

It's time for another Make My Saturday Sweet blog hop!

Join me (your host) for this fun and easy hop.
All family friendly blogs are welcome!

If you host your own blog hop(s), then feel free to
link them on my Blog Hops page!

I would love for you to follow me on
I'm also now on Instagram!

Here are the easy rules:
  • Follow Tina (your host) on one or more links listed above.
  • Link up a post from your family friendly blog.
  • Please try to add my hop button on your post or side-bar.
  • Share about this hop on Twitter, Google+ or Facebook.
  • Visit the last link before yours and leave a sweet comment.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Mother's Day Photos and a #WW #Linky

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Party Linky #141!

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Prince sitting by my Mother's Day flowers

My Mother's Day treats

Coffee and Belgium chocolate -
after breakfast treat

My 3 Daughters

Hubby took this photo of me with
our 3 girls on Mother's Day

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What I did on Mother's Day weekend:

Wine Tasting and Olive Oil Tasting
in the beautiful Nuy Valley


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My Mother's Day Post:


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My Latest Book Review:

Fish Also Go to Heaven




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Come link up your Wordless Wednesday
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If you host your own blog hop(s), then feel free
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I would love for you to follow me on
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Follow on Bloglovin

I'm also now on Instagram!


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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day
and Grand-Mother's Day!





I decided not to host my weekend blog hop this weekend. I was super busy and I'm behind on following back those who have left comments on my last couple of posts. I hope you can join me next Friday.

I'll be updating photos of the beautiful Nuy Valley on 1camera1mom where I spent a wonderful day yesterday at the Nuy Valley Feast with part of my family. This morning we are heading off to our church fellowship. Hubby is sharing the message and Samantha (my 14-year-old) is standing in for the Sunday School teacher and doing a Mother's Day project with the kids.

Enjoy your Sunday with your families!

By the way, our website is Light and Life Bible Ministries and our blog is Real Church Life.


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