Sticky Situations in Sandton

Dessert Talk

 About that effort we need to make to have great dinners at home!

Quick, easy ,quality time desserts during the week for two

A Follow up from my last post below

When we lost our Romance A young love with Shaka Series

Quick Catch up

Haaaay dolls  I hope you had a great week. This has been exhilarating for me . Chatting to you and interacting with an existing community base of bloggers. This is something I am totally sticking to. The world is evolving and I will add , At first  I was hesitant to join WordPress for the sake of following other bloggers. The stretch you have to endure before you can listen to a local artist ( you have to join sound cloud) etc,

Once I got over myself and  truly engaged with these mediums it took me a while to find the courage with creating my own space of sharing and caring. I have to say trying blogging and youtubing is no easy task when you really want to create standards.

In a nut shell what I am trying to say  is that I am having so much fun and I want to express my sincere gratitude to you who have followed and checked out my youtube channel.

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Thank you for choosing to grow with me .Thank you for taking the time to read my blogs.

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Dessert of the week for an easy quality time treat

 

Ingredients

  • Swiss roll Jam or caramel your choice
  • Custard you could either prefer to make or buy ( I made mine, bought custard is too sweet generally for a Swiss roll with caramel or jam in my opinion)
  • Strawberry’s
  • coconut
  • Ginger biscuits

Method

Slice Swiss roll into cake size pieces, layer in between with ginger biscuits add custard as sweet as you prefer it add strawberry’s and coconut for decor

less than 10 mins for preparation depending on whether you making your own custard

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health · Scribbles from my Journal

Pink Ribbon Centre Parkmore 11th Street

The age factor

My age played a huge role in the deciding factor of whether I should have a check up or not. Apart from contemplating,  I battled with prioritizing my health care cohesively with my financial diet. The truth is 20 somethings don’t too often have their ducks in a row in terms of having accessible cash in case their medical aid don’t cover xyz,  Personally I didn’t neither did any of my friends who are on a similar medical aid plan as mine . My previous budget had a savings which allowed me to be flexible for cases such as this . My recent move required my savings to be cashed out . Being realistic and always trying to keep things 100 with you. There are instances where your savings will be maxed and in this case what do you do? Do you just shrug off that unsurity that you have or do you become proactive with your budget?  My credit card is meant for emergencies only but we know how the story goes with that initial intention. You tempted to splurge on anything else .

“Despicable me”

No guys not the Disney animation but my awful deceiving ways,

My short term goals are more of a priority than my long term health.  That has pretty much been my lifestyle since entering into adulthood. Chasing goals more trendy like buying that car ,maintaining rentals, being able to travel, live or study abroad etc, but Getting an expensive check up isn’t exactly complementary towards the goal flow. 

What are the odds that you could be in danger 

When you assume it could never happen to you or question whats the rush you have all the time to get there .Perhaps you buy into The myth that women over the age of 40 should only be examined. A lot of young girls might have this painful or unsure breast tenderness but it’s not too severe so they take light of it. Trust me I was in your shoes if this is you. Shrugging off any unsurity doesn’t add confidence to your well being.  

What are the odds of adding more confidence in to your well being 

The odds has risen from 50% to 80% At least for me . I feel like I have a few steps to go before I am totally confident with my heath care. I eat as healthy as I can. I eat mostly cooked meals . Getting caught at a mcds or any fast food restaurant is rare. I don’t work out but I do long walks all the time. I am in the process of getting all the things that worry me off my chest for example my breast examination.  Now that I have gone through this experience.  I would love for you to find confidence in just doing it. There were tons of reasons that enabled procrastination.  

This experience has taught me the fundamentals of investing into your  health care flexibility. Paying a monthly fee for medical aid is not enough. You have to secure an emergency kit for your health care. Separate from that savings kit that’s flexible for a move,a flight etc,

Encouraging your friends to try and take something away from your personal experience is a beautiful thing. 

Benefits of Just doing it

  • You are proactive no matter the outcome
  • You are bound to learn something new you can share with someone else
  • You will feel better about getting it over and done with

The short term goals wont mean anything without longevity in your health care. Being proactive is key . 

Personal Budget : Try and save accessible cash in a flexi investment section

  • Fnb has this cool pocket saving option that is flexible in South Africa
  • If You don’t bank with Fnb visit your bank for info on accounts similar to this
  • The Post office have Visa cards you can open from as little as R10 which is great for flexible savings

Health Budget

The following links are helpful for health care budget assistance for a “20  something”

http://thefinancialdiet.com/10-commandments/

http://thefinancialdiet.com/tfd-101-selects/

http://thefinancialdiet.com/stop-taking-pride-not-knowing-basic-shit/

excel sheet

The following links are informative for proactive measures 
http://pinkribboncentre.co.za/2016/05/11/cancer-is-one-of-the-most-serious-diseases-women-face/

http://pinkribboncentre.co.za/2016/05/11/get-screened-early-detection-is-key/

http://pinkribboncentre.co.za/about-screening/
http://pinkribboncentre.co.za/myth-vs-fact/http://pinkribboncentre.co.za

health · Scribbles from my Journal

Update Since Parkmore & Pink Ribbon Centre Review 

Since living in Parkmore

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I have been living the dream of being closer to work. I may be over exaggerating but hay it has always been #goals to be closer to work. I would often think back about the days I would have to get up at 5:30 am . To catch a bus at 6 am in the Town Center, Mitchell’s Plain. Travel for 1 and a half hours depending on traffic or whether the bus broke down or not . In order to make it for the 8:30 am call time for work. It was rough working till 9 pm in the V&A Waterfront to only get home after 10:30 pm or even later. I know the struggle of traveling. When I moved to Sandton I first lived in Fourways for a while . Traveling from Fourways was such a pain. I dislike William Nicol’s highway  . If you google all the incidents that occur there you will totally get why. Living in Rivonia traveling wasn’t that bad but traffic in Jhb is always the Mother of all headaches. 

Since Parkmore I don’t travel to work. I am literally walking distance from work, shopping malls, church,recreational parks, the library and my local GP. I have been passing 11th street everyday. 

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Pink Ribbon Centre on 11th street Parkmore 

I had noticed the Pink Ribbon centre while passing 11th street.I assumed it was the headquarters for cancer awareness programs.  I never had much interest in the Pink Ribbon Centre until I had the courage to get a breast examination.  I went to my local Gp. I got the referral all I needed to do was find a radiologist linked to my medical scheme.  I had a few options at Sunninghills hospital and Fourways as well as Parkmore.  Going to a radiologist in Parkmore would be super convenient for me . 

I googled Dr  Mbengo and connected the dots to the Pink Ribbon Centre. Dr Mbengo is the founder and director of Dr Mbengo Radiology Services Inc. and she currently provides Radiology and Teleradiology services.

When you visit the Pink Ribbon Centre’s website. You find clear guidelines to those FAQ’s. Their website is helpful regarding their services, myths, information on their health care professionals etc.  I contacted their administrator and got a response within the hour. Every person I spoke to via email or telephonically were helpful and attentive to my scenario.  I could arrange an appointment for the next day. 

I kid you not I was contemplating the whole thing even though I made the effort thus far. I kept thinking I am only 22 why would I need a breast examination anyway? Read up on my previous post over here

 I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I assumed my examination would be the same as a friend of mine. Where they would squash my breast into a machine you know the usual idea of a mammogram. That was what I was preparing my mind for. 

The appointment was scheduled. I had an off day I could find no excuse to turn back on my decision to make my health a priority. Procrastination is never good for you. I went still shaky on the idea. I walked into their office and the setting was totally calming. From the decor with pastel undertones. To the warm and friendly hospitality of their staff. The entire team is all women. 

Fem powered which really eased my mood. They explained that I wasn’t getting an x-ray scan because of my age and the development of my breast. This was such a relief I was taken to a room to change into a pink ribbon robe. My personal belongings was safely placed into a secure locker. I could keep the key on me and take it with to the room I would have an ultrasound instead. 

I met with a health care professional who explained what the procedure would be like. She laid out tissues for the yuckeness of the gel. She explained how I should lay while being examined. My arms above my head. It was really cold that day. The room was well temperature’d for the comfort of my experience. 

At this point I was way more comfortable than before. The Dr finally walked in. The moment we have all been waiting for. She was lovely and patient. She didn’t rush the ultrasound. She captured images of the ultrasound.  She was willing to answer questions I had. She was honest and sensitive with worst case scenario outcomes. She was confident in my results and placed me on medication and ointment to treat my skin reaction. 

Her confidence taught me so much. Especially pertaining to early detection and breast education. Drs of her nature excites you to be proactive. The medication helped so much. Her advice to do a follow up calmed my paranoia. 

 Their waiting room is gorgeous. There is natural light in the waiting room where you can totally sink in the zeness of the ambiance. You can have coffee or tea. The coffee magazines are updated. You know that annoying feeling where you at the Drs office and reading magazines of 2005 lol nah ah . There were magazines and information cards that are very informative for women. As I waited for my results. They handed a professional package with images of my ultrasound. A professional report of my examination was presented to me and an appointment for a follow up. 

Nails on 11th street partnered with The Pink Ribbon Centre for the month of May. Beauty an entrepreneur and owner of the nail salon. Gifted all clients who had examinations done for a treat. I received a voucher for an express manicure at her salon. Which is pretty cool don’t you think? Especially after preparing your mind for the worst what an awesome way to end my experience. 

I would definitely recommend women of all ages to choose the Pink Ribbon Centre. This worked in my favor on so many levels. It turned out to be a better option than seeing a radiologist in a hospital setting. 

For more about the Pink Ribbon Centre, Look forward to tomorrows scheduled post.

Comment below your thoughts and give this post a like if you think The Pink Ribbon Centre is fab at what they do. 

Sticky Situations in Sandton

Yes I was in tears the Morning of my Birthday

A beautiful disaster

31 May 2017 I celebrated my 23rd Birthday . The night before I went straight from work to a meeting that ended at 10:30 pm. The living pad was a mess . It was my turn to do dishes so I knew I had that to do. Cook, have a bath , do my hair etc,

What drove me nuts was the following. Shaka and I both came home the same time. Our place was a mess . We should both be tidying up but he didn’t. We were both in a rush the morning earlier .You know I completely get that we both placed ourselves in this predicament.  We should have prioritized or who are we kidding  we should have just woken up earlier.
 
When we got home it was already to 11 pm. He went straight to his phone ,played games  and watched anime . He Did absolutely nothing while I cleaned . I was fuming internally at this point. What the fudge you guys if you read my previous post of his birthday. It was a complete dream. Correct me if I am wrong I know your partner cant duplicate your gestures but could at least show  consideration.  Its my birthday in the next hour and apart from the fact that his not helping  his instead on his cellphone playing games .
 
Once I was done cleaning I was so over having my hair done . I took a hour long bath, half way asleep. The bath tub was filled with bubbles ,scented oils ,candles and I did a face mask. I just needed to chill out but I was fuming regardless.
 
At 12 am  he came to knock on the door to wish me a happy birthday.
 
The next morning
I was off for a few hours from work and was expected to be at work by 1 pm. This was intentional so that the bae and I could do something fun on my birthday. I couldn’t exactly get off so pulling off a half day thing should have been worth while. I woke up at  6 am knowing I had limited time to do what I wanted . He was quite aware but continued to sleep on. I had an appointment to do my nails at 10 am.

5 Star Birthday Treat

Pink Ribbon Manicure Express by Beauty Nails on 11th Parkmore
This was surely a highlight of my day. I never treat myself with a manicure . Attending my breast Ultrasound at the Pink Ribbon in Sandton. They gifted their clients with an express manicure voucher for the month of May. I wasn’t in the greatest mood so having my nails done would have been the best pick me up. I met with Beauty (the owner ) at her nail salon called Nails on 11th Parkmore. She really transformed my vibe .You walk into her office space . The room decor is lovely. Professional and chic. Her tools were laid out . She radiated with positive feels. We chatted about all things feminine and empowered . Her initiative for her vouchers and business is worth supporting . Here are her contact details below.
beautykhwane@gmail.com
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Chronicles of Rage
After my session with beauty I went home and was so upset that the day was nearly over . The best gift I gave myself was ending up utilizing my manicure voucher . cause shaka clearly woke up only then and I had to be at work in the next few hours. I did not  hold back and shared how upset I was . Birthdays are a big deal for me . Particularly cause I am away from home and my family. His all I have in this city along with people I met along the way. Surely I was depending on him to warm my heart.
He left not long after I burst into tears with disappointment .He didn’t say where he was going he just sent data and call time to my cell. My boss at this point told me I could get off the entire day I just needed to come in for an hour . I went in still fragile due to the rough morning .
On the bright side
As I walked into work . My colleague just gave me a hug at a time I needed it the most . I started tearing up and just said I am home sick. I walked into the back office and just saw this bunch of balloons. My manager asked me to pretend as if I never saw them. The first thing that went through my mind was how other people made me feel more warmth than shaka my bae . Two seconds later my colleagues sang me a happy birthday.  A beautiful vanilla cake with candles and gifts arrived . My boss told me to guess who this was from and you wouldn’t guess ? This was all Shaka .
He texted me to tell me there was  more in store and that is why he had to leave me at home for a while . He knew I had an entire day off and planned the whole thing. He took a gautrain to shop for my gifts at H&M home And ordered in my fav pizza for dinner .
My last post about his birthday answers my posing question. Is he now more in the spirit of birthday bliss than before. I think we getting there. 
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xoxo T
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Cooking Sessions with T

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Hay loves it has been a while since we had a chat about all things foodie.I have been loving the foodie bloggers on wordpress lately. Finding inspiration from different avenues is absolutely refreshing.

The last time I told you about my background in cooking which is none. Since my move away from home I have been learning the art of cooking ever since.

I know you guys I promised a cooking disaster blog post. Have no fear I shall do so soon. I would love to show my disasters in a fun way on YouTube. Look forward to that soon. If you haven’t check out my YouTube Section. Subscribe if you would like to grow with my channel. The Youtube Channel is called Bornfreewitht , it is currently under construction for better content. Subscribe ,I promise it will be worth the wait.

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A meal I am absolutely proud of , which was a first for me. Are these bad boys above. A tomato breedie with sweet potato served with apple balsamic salad.

Ingredients

Tomato Breedie

  •  1 large Onion
  • Beef pieces/ beef goulash
  • 1 Clove garlic
  • Potato
  • Masala spice
  • bay leaves
  • Cinnamon spice
  • Sugar
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Tomato soup mix
  • 2 Cups of water
  • Olive oil / woolworths avocado and olive oil

Sweet Potato

  • 2 Large Sweet Potato
  • Cinnamon
  • 2 Cups of Water
  • Sugar
  • Basil / Coriander for garnish

Balsamic Apple Salad

  •  1 Apple
  • 1 tomato
  • half an onion
  • vinegar
  • sugar
  • lemon juice

Where no amounts have been allocated it is all dependent on your taste ie. how sweet, sour or spicy you want your meal

Method

Chop onion and garlic fine.  Ensure they coated with oil in a sauce pan. Allow your onion and garlic to soften over medium heat. Once they soften add your beef pieces to the sauce pan until properly cook. Then add salt and pepper with a little water. Once your meat is cooked add potatoes with spices  and bay leaves, origanum or Italian herbs are great to add along if you have (optional). Allow your potatoes to soften cover with at least two cups of water. Stir occasionally. Check on your saucepan to ensure your meat does not burn. Once your potatoes have soften add tomato soup mix. Stir in  thoroughly to prevent any lumps. Cover with more water if needed. Add sugar in dependent on how sweet you would like your breedie. Stir until sauce thickens by this time your meat will be soft and tender.

Cook your sweet potato whichever makes sense to you. I have tried butter steamed with cinnamon. but my method is simple. Boil your sweet potato with cinnamon stick as is. with skin on. Once soften then you can add either olive oil,butter and more cinnamon spice. You can use two cups of water or more as long as your sweet potato is covered with enough water.

Chop onion,tomato and apple finely. In a bowl add your chopped ingredients . Add vinegar half covered lemon juice half covered. Add as much sugar as you want .Taste and stir until the sugar dissolves.Make sure you mix well.

If my instructions are useful and if you give this a go. Let me know what you think. Comment down below

The night before Shakas Birthday My bae. I made a macaroni bolognese with broccoli 

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All things Sweet from Birthday Treats

About Shaka’s Birthday

What to do when the bae is not into Birthday’s?

The 27th May Shaka my bae celebrated his birthday.  When I grew up Birthdays have always been a big deal. My aunts would always ensure I had a birthday card. When we were kids , party packets/lucky packets would be a big deal. Birthday dinners at Spur with the entire family was traditional.  Free ice cream with your kiddies spur card and of cause the Birthday cake and gifts lined up with candles. Looking back I was absolutely privileged in this regard. I could always invite my friends and my grandmother would always go out of her way to add something special to my day.

 

My Shaka on the other hand didn’t have birthday parties growing up. The struggle has been real to get him excited about his birthday. Recently we had the “Talk” nooooh not what you thinking. We just had a sit down conversation about why Birthdays is not a thing for him.

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He kindly explained and honestly his explanation still makes no sense to me. That for someone who has lived 27 years not expecting anything .It is a bit weird getting excited now and expecting glitter and sunshine. I suppose putting it like this it should makes sense to me right? But no not really.

 

Birthdays should be a thing regardless. This is a short mile stone you reach each year. There are young kids who couldn’t live to see their Matric ball, first kiss you know. kiddos and young adults who left too soon.

Anyway I just wanted to chat to you about his birthday and I will savoir the awesomeness of mine in a next post.

We share our birthday in the same month.  We both Gemini’s and that’s not always a good thing most of the time its a disaster. But I like to think of it as a beautiful disaster.I have been asking him for weeks,  questions like what would be the perfect day? As hints to what he would really like for his birthday. However I would get answers like Arrrgh I don’t know ,anything doesn’t matter. Basically really unhelpful answers.

Shaka is a dancer, dance teacher, dance director. His all things dance. Clearly a perfect day would include him dancing. I wasn’t Hyped to go to this dance competition but its not about me focus T lol. It was surely about spoiling him. Going to this competition/ event was part of the no brainier thing to do.

This was hard to come up with something that will not only make him feel appreciated but my entire aim was for him to appreciate his birthday.

The night before

The way to a mans heart is through his stomach. The night before I cooked a bolognese. We watched films I wouldn’t normally watch with him. His into twisted horrors and action. As tensed as I was after watching the freakish movie . I was on a mission to surprise him with his favorite sort of cake. Peppermint caramel from the Farmhouse Fare in Benmore. Read up on Decadent delights for more.

https://bornfreewitht.wordpress.com/2017/03/07/decadent-delights-in-sandton/

I had it hid away with birthday candles. We finished the movie just before 12 AM . He took a bath as soon as he got out I was on stand by with his birthday cake.

The morning of the big day

The morning of his Birthday  I made breakfast. Croissants with tuna,lettuce and tomato. Yogurt with fruit was optional. This should be okay for someone who is not expecting anything right?

I had a small gift packaged for him. Nothing major just night time slippers, a caramel Cadbury spread that his been dying to try but its R59. Ridiculous right for spread anyway its a splurge. I had his fav snacks packaged Health Nuts in kgs.

We cuddled for a while it was really cold. He was then off to the office for 2 hours. We just chatted then went to the dance event. He had fun it was great and we left early to have dinner at Tashas in Sandton. We had a great evening. Shopped at Woolies for snacks and then came home. We sort of karaoked  Chase the Rappers album all night long and had a blast. It was really cold the best part for me was being in the comfort of our home after a gorgeous supper and having cake. A highlight for Shaka would be his cake.

Is he convinced to get into the spirit of birthday fun ? look forward to the next post to find out

Leave comments about your thoughts

Thanks for reading xoxo

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My breast ultrasound  Why would I need to examine my breast ? I am only 22

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That is pretty much the song I have been singing since the age of 15. I felt a tender bump on the side of my one breast when I was very young . When I went to the local clinic I was advised that my body was just in development. This was something I would outgrow. My hormones needed to find balance .My menstrual cycle was irregular which could also be the cause of tender breast. If my parents were worried they were advised to pay for the necessary scans  .
Now lets be real . I come from a middle class family who did the best they could with providing essential care . Education , basic health and well being . I was considered privileged.  I grew up with grandparents who lived off a diminished retirement fund . Their health care was dependent on government aid which meant we had no medical insurance.  No one in our household at that time was covered with what we call medical aid.
For a tiny bump that was not severe and to spend over R500 for a scan and consultation fees of R300 +_ for a referral.  Was not a priority .
The older I became the more my breast changed. When you a teen and  never had an incident like this occur in your family you not sure whats normal.
My areola always looked a particular way and recently I questioned more and more of what exactly is normal pertaining breast tissue and skin of the breast .
The bump was still there and my skin was more itchy and painful. Skin around my areola would peel even when moisturized . This was becoming nerve wrecking .
Since I started working I have cover with medical aid and could go to a Dr but I felt so hesitant for a long time . There was no discharge or anything alarming. This enabled prolonging a check up.
Why do we wait until the last minute to take care of ourselves is a common question regarding heath care.
A Facebook friend who I haven’t met had been so open with sharing her scare of breast cancer and conquering it. Her bravery has been so inspiring. I learned so much through her feed on the importance of donating blood and early detection.  Please follow  Catherine Samuels Cloete she is amazing and post all things positively exciting .  She is active in the cancer awareness community. It’s great to learn from someone who makes you feel comfy about subjects like this. You can count on Catherine for borrowed pep in your step.
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Watching someone I adored be brave about something so tense gave me the courage to be proactive . This also helped to be less ignorant about the age factor of breast cancer awareness. Catherine social links  Facebook Catherine Samsuels Cloete
Instagram cloetec007. Please give her a hi five  for her bravery to share her story through social media.
Catherine’s Images are from her social links and Mandy Sass Photography
PROCRASTINATION IS A BEE STING
when you think there is no way it can happen to you especially due to age or family history.This is still no good reason to not make your health care a priority. Interesting fact is my medical aid plan did not cover a x -ray mammogram scan. The total cost was R1700. I had to do some research and call an advisory to get covered for an ultrasound instead. The reason for the medical aid not covering was due to my age on the plan  Now in reality this is a lot of money for someone who already pays for medical aid monthly. What about those who are not on any plans and had more severe symptoms.
Health Care is expensive and this is one of the reasons 20 somethings put off the necessity to check up.
This experience really fascinated me . I have been obsessed with the Financial diet on YouTube. They explore the financial reality of 20 year olds trying to process life. Health is one of the subjects they touch on especially anxiety and depression. How too many adultees cant afford seeking help as they not taught in our culture to make it a priority. Having a car or living on their own is way more structured than paying for a therapist etc,

The Financial Diet – YouTube

The Financial Diet talks about personal finance in a way that doesn’t make you want to curl up in a ball and cry. Everything you wanted to know about money +.

The radiologist confirmed no traces of cancer and no abnormalities were detected. However I developed a form of eczema on my chest particularly around the areola. I have been placed on medication for it however this story wont end there.
I learned so much during this process I would like to continue This experience in another blog post.
Look forward to The Pink Ribbon review and breast cancer awareness myths and affordable ways for 20 somethings to add their health  care onto their budget.
Leave a comment down below share with a buddy who might find this useful and don’t forget to say hello to Cathy
Thanks for reading xoxo T
Scribbles from my Journal

Sisters Magazine Launch 

Best Friends In Life Sisters in Christ

Sisters is a fem meet up once a month at Rivers Church Sandton. Fems of all ages and ethnicity attend.  It’s a Church Party with you best friends. No barricades between women of different generations. Its the coolest get together around Sandton.

Now if Church freaks you out and you not into the idea of a church environment. No judgement I was in your shoes too. If it is not the churchy vibe that keeps you from attending meet ups like this. It could be that social awkwardness of “I wont know anyone “? Trust me I have the feels I have been there too.

When I moved to Sandton I found a church similar to the one I came from. I just needed a place of worship and a church that would feel like home. Being away from home and to have just made a decision nothing prepared me for.  “Which was relocating at 20 years old with all my savings”I needed to sharpen my faith.  It took me two years of just attending service each Sunday to really becoming actively involved in more things church.

for more information click on the link below

Sisters at Rivers

Disclaimer

  • This blog section is titled Scribbles from my Journal which is an open journal exploring experiences that include my faith. I was born and raised into a Christian home and have chosen to stand firm in biblical beliefs.  I am a 23 year old in the process of adulting . My experiences are mine, unscripted and honest. In no way do I edit a perfect picture of an adulting Christian however I choose to share my imperfect attempt to be better at my imperfections.
  • In No way am I endorsed for my review on the launch or magazine

As I found the courage through the Connect group to attend Sisters . I invited two of my girlfriend’s to join me . This was my first Sisters meet up. The gathering started at 6: 15pm on a Friday evening . I went straight from work and made it just in time.

 As you walk in there is a cafe where you can network and meet extraordinary women. You can purchase goods at the market. You can find great gifts and self help tools at the resource center. There are booths where you can donate to the Rivers Foundation. You can pledge a R50 that will assist with sanitary care for young girls who cant afford feminine  necessities. These young girls are scholars that often will have to miss out on school due to this disadvantage.

In No way are you pressured by the Church to do anything that discomforts you. The ambiance is quite comfortable and cozy. The foyer has lounges and long tables that invites open and engaged conversations.

The meet up was designed to promote women who walk in faith. I feel like the setting and program was great. You can indulge in a pamper session which include an express manicure.

On this evening the church launched  their Sisters Magazine . The themed  message was titled  : To see clearly now. The auditorium lit up with a beautiful introduction by a singer performing the ballad I can see clearly now

Each attendee at the end of the message was gifted a tshirt and magazine . Whilst ending the evening off with a launch party. A live band was in motion and the gents who had their own Men’s meet up joined the celebration.

Thoughts on the Magazine

I loved the photography and outline of the magazine. There is something for every kind of women in this gesture.This will be a great gift for someone. I hope to pass mine on to someone who will appreciate it.  Inspiration from girls who are doing it you can find in here. To those powerful quotes that will resonate beyond our life time.

Sisters was a wonderful experience I hope I can attend more in the future. I would highly recommend you popping by if you in Sandton.  See links above for more.

Have you ever been to a Church Event similar to this. Drop down your experiences below in the comment section xoxo T.

Sticky Situations in Sandton

May 2017 Breast Ultrasound , Sisters Magazine Launch ,Birthdays and Food

The month of May has been quite cold and filled with things to do. As you may know I moved into a New living pad just 3 months ago. Around this time I started a blog, joined a connect and have been in the process of bedazzling my New home. I also turned 23 on May the 31st and shared the birthday spirit with my bae Shaka. He too had a birthday to celebrate on the 27th.

I have found a sort of consistent pattern on YouTube and am in the process of creating structured content. My obsession with food is always evolving. I am getting better at cooking nudge nudge wink wink. and oh yeah I had a breast ultrasound scheduled in this past month.
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I have challenged myself in ways I would never dare before and have truly broken out of my comfort zone.
It has been quite a bit to digest and normally I would be overwhelmed with adding my day to day J.O.B  to the load. However that Connect Group in Parkmore made all the difference to the road ahead.
Lets recap :The Connect Group was an opportunity provided by our Church at Rivers in Sandton. The group is a platform for church goers to interact with each other .Especially those who live in the same vicinity. Being  a Newly Parkmore resident this was a great way to get to know our neighbors. The connect has not only introduced me to people but has been therapeutic and spiritually great in every way. This has taught me so much about others.Having dinner with people who are like minded and fresh in perspective has been helpful. I found comfort and refuge in these meetings and have since committed to investing more time into “more” things Rivers.
I decided its been a while I need to hook up with my girlfriend’s in Sandton. I invited two amazing souls to a Sisters meet up at Rivers  . This is a get together group for all Fems to head to church on one Friday of each month. This meet up is titled Sisters and is a great opportunity for girls to socialize. Fems of all ages and race groups attend. The evening is listed with activities and a message  . This particular Night was the Sisters Magazine launch. There is a lovely cafe where you can meet new people or just catch up with your girlfriend’s. If you make it early you can immerse yourself in the luxury of getting an express manicure and pampered treatment.
The chronicles of May is one to not miss out on . In this post I have highlighted just a few . Look forward to break downs of each event this week.
 Leave comments of what was great about your month of May and if anything has  prepped you for the road ahead?
Stay cozy and be a Candy Coated Dream