Being Grateful

So I have been doing a heck of a lot of reading and not much writing. Hence my very long leave of tactlessness.

I have a couple of cynical drafts saved for when I get mad but never actually post them… I am a wee scaredy-cat.



Anyway in my encounters with reading other peoples blogs I came to notice that I myself never really say out loud, what I am grateful for… And when I started thinking of the things I was grateful for the list seemed normal enough and then it ran a little short and bombed out in the end… It was a slightly superficial list if you ask me!

Before I get to the list of gratefulness, let me give you a run down of my life since my last post…

I QUIT MY JOB!!! Yes indeed I did. I had a mini pre-mid-life-crisis and decided I couldn’t work for free anymore (Long Story!!!!) but anyway I have officially been unemployed for about almost 3 weeks now. People keep asking me if I am worried because I dont have an income… Im not! I was smart enough to save and save and save and… You get the point!

So I am secure in the sense that I have some time to sit back and try to relax. Let me just tell you I have been much busier now then before. If I could be paid for the stuff I get up to I would be in heaven!

The last few weeks I have been planning a Party and doing odd jobs. #Literallyexhausted!

During these three weeks of freedom I thought of what I am grateful for and so here is my weird list!


  1. My very large Family! My many cousins, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, grannies, mothers and my dads. I am also extremely thankful for my boyfriends family, who treat me as one of their own.
  2. My absolutely fantastic and supportive boyfriend!!!
  3. My supportive and somewhat neglected friends who are patient and understanding to the drama’s of my life.
  4. My adopted cuddle buddy Freddie-Winkle (He is a little Ginger Fur Ball that likes leaving his fur on everything!!!)
  5. My Shelly-Bean that gets me from A to B alive, even if I did sink a pretty penny into her!
  6. Car Insurance! Thank goodness for you!
  7. The person who invented Sushi & Wine!
  8. My Granny’s Fighting Spirit!
  9. My “Never Give Up/Always Keep Moving” Attitude
  10. The Person that invented Big Wine Glasses.
  11. Katie Fford for writing my favorite Romance Novels.
  12. Anyone who ever wrote a kick ass sing-a-long song
  13. PINTEREST & Tumblr
  14. The person who invented Nail Polish and the bloggers that continue to inspire me!
  15. The ability to know right from wrong.
  16. A passion to change the world!
  17. Second Chances and changing my mind a million times!
  18. Being able to learn and grow!
  19. Hours & Hours of my favorite TV Series!
  20. And Lastly… I am grateful for the Life my mother & father gave me. I would not be here if it wasn’t for them! And then to every other person who had a hand in helping me grow since 1991!

So that’s my list of gratefulness.


What are you grateful for? Remind yourself daily!




Hi, My Name is Tyler and I am a Shopperholic!

Hello dears,

I must admit I have had a very busy couple of weeks. I have taken on many projects and found I didn’t have any personal time.

I have taken on a new part time job, very simple all I have to do I find staff for Promotions & events. Also I have become a Sh’Zen Consultant. Yes that means tons of new beauty products to review. I already have so many I have no clue where to start…

Also I will not be posting anymore nail stuff on this blog as I have a blog for that now too. (here)

Other than that I hardly have any money saving news… I plan on visiting the Hospice soon to do a bit of “Thrift” shopping. But will try not buy too much!

I am in super save mode… Every Penny is being saved. I need a nest egg/rainy day fund/emergency money stash.  I have stopped shopping, I am curbing my impulsiveness by avoiding shops all together. In emergency cases where I actually “NEED” something I enter the shop, head down and determined to get out without being stopped by a sales person or the beautiful displays and promotions!



Is it a bad thing that I want to buy this dvd??? I actually love this movie. Totally me the only difference is I refuse to own a Credit Card (Thanks to this movie).

I have a clothing Account but I have hidden my card away so I cant go buy things.

How do you save money? Any advise?

Year End Meltdown

So recently work got a bit crazy and my stress level jumped from Zero to 100 in a few days!

My problem is as soon as I over work myself to that extent I get really really sick! Its so annoying.

But this time was the sickest I have ever been and had to face up to the fact that I had to go to the Doctor! Sadly I had just ended my Medical aid because it got far too expensive with a 22% jump in fee’s…

So what is a girl to do when money is tight and Doctors are a rip off? Well go online and find a doctor with a Dispensary Licence (I think that’s what its called) where  he examines you and gives you medication all for one fee. It cost me half the amount to do this and I got better within a few days. Plus I wont lie the pain meds he gave me worked wonders 😉 tehe

The crazy thing is and I can see it happening all around me as we get closer to the leave period! People are literally falling apart, its like watching the Comrades  Marathon where the last people just before the buzzer start coming in and you can see they just don’t have the strength to keep going but all they want is to finish and then other people run up, pick them off the floor and help them cross the finish line. That’s what is going on around me, people have worked their butts off, pushed themselves to their breaking points and as soon as they can see the end they start to get sick, lose their minds and have total meltdowns.

All I can say is keep your shit together we are almost there!!!!!

Keep your Shit together

Keep your Shit together

The worst still is our bosses smell our hope and happiness for the coming holidays and decide to throw large work loads our direction to keep us focused and on our toes!

Its just cruel!

The Final Push they call it, and they bribe us with lovely sums of money to push ourselves further still, always reaching for targets placed out of reach just like a carrot in front of a donkey!

But anyway…

*I am not sure if I will be able to post any blogs during my leave period but I can promise loads of fun exciting things next year :). Have a wonderful holiday period everyone and a happy new year!

Hopefully see you in 2013… Hopefully!!! And if not don’t forget to party your arse off!

To new Beginnings

Its Me 🙂

So the time has come to become a serious Blogger, I have 2 blogs with other Host sites but I will be combining them and putting them here!

The aim of this new blog is to help and guide girls, like myself, to a life filled with pretty things.

If, like me, you love pretty things but have a boring bank account then you will most likely love this blog.

I am my main source of Income and so I have to wisely watch every Rand as I support myself financially.

I live with roommates and so even though my bills are split I still find that I get stuck some months. So this blog is here to help myself and whomever reads it to spend wisely but still live happily!

On our journey together we will find good books to read, yummy things to eat, fun places to go see, fabulous things to wear, interesting people to meet and a few randoms things we never thought we would do! And its all going to be done in Cape Town!

So pull out your purse and count your Rand’s and lets get this show on the road!