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!

Snip Snap!

There’s a new gem just off the Parkhurst strip … Snip Snap!


Owned and run by the lovely Debbie and Sarah, Snip Snap opened this evening, with bubbles and cupcakes. My favourite! It’s a gorgeous little shop just off the end of 4th Avenue in Parkhurst and it promises to keep your child entertained during hair cuts with their arcade chairs, magnetic wall strips and Scrabble letters. There’s also a shop, with  cute hair accessories for girls, pirate back-packs for the boys and handmade canvas and felt name plates for moms to covet buy for their little one’s bedroom door.

If the warmth of the owners and gorgeously decorated salon are anything to go by, Snip Snap is going to be a raging success.

Luca and I will be back at Snip Snap next Tuesday to be one of their first clients! Will report back on our experience then!

In the mean time, you can make an appointment by calling Debbie on 079 278 6788, drop her an email at or click on the Snip Snap logo below to go straight to their Facebook page!

*You can now also click here to pop over to the next blog post to enter the Snip Snap giveaway!

Where do all the geeky girls go?

The Girl Geek Dinners were founded on the 16th August 2005 as a result of one girl geek who got annoyed and frustrated about being one of the only females attending technical events. She was tired of constantly having to prove herself and decided that she just wanted a change and to be treated just the same as any other geek out there, gender and age aside.  After all to be geeky is to be intelligent, have passion for a subject and to know that subject in depth. It’s not at all about being better than others, gender, race, religion or anything else. Those things just detract from the real fun stuff, the technology, the innovation and the spreading of new ideas.

On Tuesday night, I attended my first Girl Geek Dinner, held at one of Joburg’s best kept secrets, Higher Ground. It was the second Joburg event and, in my opinion, a huge success! The event was sold out and the full room on the night proved that.

Once snacks were served and bubbles poured, the formalities started. First up was Lana Strydom, who heads up Digital Marketing and Media for FNB. Obviously, a lot of the talk was centered around the elusive @RBJacobs, who is an online superhero when it comes to banking! Lana also chatted about the bank’s approach to social media and provided great examples of international banks really getting it right online.

Next up, Tiana Cline from Girl Guides chatted about girls in gaming. My first thought was around war games and I started to lose focus … but then she mentioned Words With Friends, Angry Birds and Just Dance 3, which looks like THE most fun EVER! I know we have an Xbox (I think) at home, so I am TOTALLY going to get it and dance like a loony in my lounge. I mean seriously – how much fun does this look!?

I hung out with old friends and new friends from Twitter and it was awesome! Two glasses of wine, a fab gift bag and one chocolate brownie later, I left with a happy tummy and an inspired mind. Thanks so much to Belinda and co at Stilletto Media for having us and I look forward to attending future GGDJHB events!

For more on the Girl Geek Dinners and details of the next event, check out their Twitter profile, Facebook page, the GGJHB blog or drop them an email.

See you at the next one? 😉

Hello [night] nurse!

So, if you haven’t already read my guest post about my experience with a night nurse on Tanya’s new website, Rattle & Mum, click here to head on over and check it out.

Thanks T, for asking me to write something for you and for the fab intro you gave me 😉

Happy Friday everyone!

Beautiful Creatures Live

For me, the best thing about this PHENOMENAL production was watching Luca’s reaction the entire way through. As feverish as the poor guy was half way through the show, I have NEVER seen him so completely and utterly in awe of something. He literally sat, slack-jawed and amazed by the beautiful creatures that came onto the stage during the show.

He applauded excitedly at the end of each “act” and happily shouted out “HIPPO!” or “RHINO!” when each character appeared.

The story itself is beautiful: everyone is different, but beautiful in his or her own way. I love that. Imvubu the Happiest Hippo seems to have no “mojo” at the start, but with the help of his jungle friends he is soon “boom boom boom-ing” to the left and right, wagging his tail in the sunlight 🙂

Each character is brilliantly played (I have NEVER seen such enormous smiles, particularly on the prancing zebra trio) and the songs and music are not only adorable and easy to sing along to (can’t get the Hadeda song out of my head!) but also filled with meaning and moral. Georgina the Gentlest Giraffe was by far my favourite character and there is no doubt in my mind that Luca’s favourite just happened to be Lucas the Lazy Lion 🙂

Everyone with kids should make a plan to see this fantastic show. At only R75 a ticket, I think that Luca, Dave and I may go a couple of times!

For more info on the show, check out their website, Facebook page or Twitter profile and visit the Monte Casino page to book your tickets NOW! Also pop over to Melinda’s review of the show here to find out which parts of the show that she and Emma enjoyed the most!

*Sorry for the crappy quality of the pictures – we WERE allowed to take them but weren’t allowed to use a flash! To get the REAL feel of how totally amazing it was, go see it for yourself! 🙂