About Me

Just a Girl from a Small South African Town making it Work in the USA!

I am a regular mom, wife, organizer, shopper and general fixer of my family’s problems!  I love to research DIY projects, watch HGTV, organize our “stuff”, read and more recently, trying my hand at gardening and blogging.

I’m from a very small town in South Africa called Garies.  Even though I moved away after graduating from High School, I still see myself as the “Girl from Garies”.  Growing up in a small town had a huge impact on my life and shaped me into the person I am today.

English is not my first language, as you might be able to tell from reading my blog.  I actually grew up in an Afrikaans speaking household and community, where very few people spoke English.  It was a mandatory part of our Education, but I’ve come to accept that mine will never be A+ material.  At least you don’t have to deal with the accent here as well!

I moved to Atlanta, GA in 2011 with my husband Pieter, and kids Simon and Sidney.  The “Big Move” provided me with some new challenges and adventures.  Through this blog, I would like to share my past struggles, current adventures, future plans, and everything in between!

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