And the winner of the #SnipSnap giveaway is …

Well done Denita! Looking forward to hearing all about your experience at Snip Snap! Please give Debbie a call on 079 278 6788 to set up the appointments for both you and Alex!

Thank you to Sharon for doing the winner draw for me 🙂

What you talkin’ ’bout? SHOPPING! @NaartjieKidsSA

South Africa’s best known  baby and children’s clothing brands, Naartjie, is launching it’s online store (registered with PayPal  to ensure safe and secure transacting) soon and if you pop over to the website NOW and pre-register, you will receive a mystery online shopping discount!

I know I’ll be waiting, mouse-clicking finger and credit card (once my voucher’s been spent!) at the ready, when their online doors open on 15 March 2012!

So … what you waiting for?

Check out Naartjie on Facebook and Twitter to keep an eye out for specials and sales!

It’s all gone, but I couldn’t be happier :) #SnipSnap #Giveaway

Today was the final step from little toddler hair: soft wispy and long … to “big boy”: short back & sides. But I was adamant that I didn’t want Luca to have SHORT short hair. And boy, oh boy, did the lovely ladies at Snip Snap get it right 🙂

Luca sat, glued to the mini-DVD screen, watching Finding Nemo as Brenda worked her magic on his gorgeous golden locks. I don’t have a “before” picture, but you all know what Luca looked like with his longer hair.

At the end, I gasped. My toddler was gone. But is his place was a BEAUTIFUL little boy. Here is our experience at Snip Snap, in the best way possible … pictures!

Dave and I both LOVE how its first proper hair cut turned out … SO glad that we have found Snip Snap!

And now for the best part! If you’d like to win a children’s hair cut AND a blow-dry for yourself, you need to:

  • LIKE the Snip Snap Facebook page
  • Pop a comment and a link to this blog post on the Snip Snap Facebook wall, along with a comment here to let me know that you’ve done all of this
  • Tweets linking to this post (@Nicki_Dadic and with #SnipSnapGiveaway) will earn you an extra entry

I’ll draw the winner next Wednesday.

Snap to it then!

Still want TDCC tickets?

I gave Anna the weekend off … and then won Two Door Cinema Club tickets on from 5 Gum SA for this Friday in Jozi. Argh.

You want them?

10th comment gets them!

Aaaaaaand GO!

PS: You need to pick them up from me. I’m a busy working-mom of two, you know 😉

The #NoRegretFriday winner is…

Natasha! Thank you for sharing your #NoRegretFriday story with me. It’s a tough read, full of raw emotion…but its real. Thank you.

Please mail Marc to arrange your GoodFellas membership.

A blooming amazing @CillaBloom giveaway!

Its no surprise that I am a huge fan of Celeste’s work. The woman is incredibly talented and naturally so – a quick glance at Cilla Bloom’s blog or Facebook page will confirm this.

Celeste first took pictures for us almost a year ago, a quick family shoot in which Luca REFUSED to smile, until finally Dave bought him an ice-cream and the grinning started … better late than never 🙂

Then in April this year, when Aunty “Lolly” came to visit, I asked Celeste to do a fun shoot of the three of us – Luca, Lol and me – in which we could all just be kids. It was amazing … pictures that I will treasure forever.

Most recently, Celeste asked me if I’d like to do a maternity shoot with a difference and, without a moment’s hesitation, I said yes. I just know that the pictures that Celeste takes are phenomenal, so as instructed, I donned “something tight”, prettied myself up and headed over to a friend’s gorgeous Parkhurst home to do our shoot. Luca had to come along as Dave had work commitments, so I brought the trusty iPad with to keep him entertained. I also threw on his “I’m The Big Brother” t-shirt, in the hopes that Celeste might get one or two cute shots of my little monkey. Well … let’s just say that as usual, Celeste delivered.

The pictures blew my mind. I had always been very anti-maternity shoots. Personally, I just don’t like the “naked belly” shots, with the husband’s arms wrapped lovingly around his wife’s enormous belly. Everyone has their own taste and what’s really awesome about Celeste is that she completely understands that. She takes a brief and listens. Not once, in all the times that she’s photographed me, have I felt uncomfortable or silly. And the resulting photographs always reflect how relaxed and at ease I feel. Particularly these last ones. It takes a talented photographer to get this kind of relaxed confidence out of his or her subject and Celeste truly has that talent.

And now, the best part … how would YOU like to experience this for yourself?

Cilla Bloom has given me a festive season special to give away on my blog!* YES! All YOU need to do to win is caption this picture of Luca on the iPad, completely oblivious and unphased by the shoot going on around him 🙂

Celeste and I will review the captions (which you can post as comments below) and choose the best one during the first week in November. The prize includes:

  • a 30 minute shoot
  • 40 high res pics on disk
  • 2 personalized Christmas cards (1 landscape & 1 portrait) on disk for printing or emailing
  • 2012 desktop calendar featuring 12 pictures from the shoot
Awesome or what? I’ve just done my shoot and I’m already looking forward to the newborn shoot that we’ll have as soon as baby “M” is ready for his debut 🙂
So, get captioning – there is no limit to the number of times you can enter and I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
*Only available to people in Jozi, unfortunately!