Learning To Be Alone - Without Getting Lonely
Hello lovely readers, I'm sure you have all heard the saying "February is the month of love". With the month slowly drawing to a close we thought it would be a great time to introduce our new "blog series". As you see can by the title our series will be focusing on "self love". What sparked this idea, was when a brand AdoreMe contacted us about a collaboration on the topic of "self love". We totally fell inlove the idea, but then it hit us, why should February be the only month of love? That's when I came up with the brilliant proposal to make a series, because every month should be filled with self love, every month we should feel free to pamper ourselves and just enjoy the person we are becoming.
the|NATIVES believe that in order to truly love others you need to learn to love yourself. Just like love for others comes in different shapes and sizes so does "self love". The goal for this series is to showcase the various ways in which one can love themselves. So each month we will be doing a post on Self love. To make it more exciting we will be asking other amazing bloggers to collaborate with us! So keep reading each month to find out more.
Over the holidays I kind of went on a baking frenzy and one of the things I ended up baking were these Choc chip oat cookies. They tasted pretty good and my family seemed to enjoy them...a little too much if you ask me (the cookies didn't even last half a day in the house!) Anyways, to keep it short and sweet, I've decided to not be greedy and share the recipe with all of you and hopefully you'll enjoy them just as much as we did!
A Fun and Practical Valentines Day Gift Guide For Her
Whether you are on a budget or willing to splurge this guide has you in mind. I know Valentines day can be awkward for some couples so I tried to keep these gifts simple, cute and practical. Nothing super romantic, except for the touch of pink here and there. Go ahead and gather some inspiration.
If I'm to be 100% honest, I would have to say that Cape Town is a beautiful city that tends to be underrated when it comes to December Vac. This year my family and I decided to spend our December Vacation in Cape Town. Now, our family generally has a history of visiting Cape Town to visit family, but this year was different for me, mainly because I got to really become a tourist and just explore Cape Town and all its glory. The weather was forever clear and sunny, the people forever friendly and beautiful and the wine was forever in excess and very tasty, while the food was forever divine and delicious!
“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”
Being from Durban, South Africa I have never really experienced that "fall feeling" that comes with the very obvious change in season. Now that I've been in America for awhile I am definitely beginning to see the appeal of fall. The temperatures drop and the leaves begin to change to beautiful browns, orange and red tones! Literally just walking down the street I am overwhelmed by the breath taking views of fall.
With the change in season comes the need to change your lifestyle up a bit, summer activities such as going swimming or sipping an ice cold drink, no longer hold their original appeal. No, Autumn calls for a whole new set of activities! Vimbai and I have compiled a list of fun yet budget friendly activities to help make fall a fun season for all!
Hey everyone, I'm so excited about this particular blog post because what makes it so different from the others is that this one is a special collaboration with none other than HomeAway.
We all know that Winter is almost over...almost. Which means that Spring and Summer are closer than we think. What better way to spend your first Sunny weekend in the new season then a trip to the beach!
We were talking with some friends from HomeAway and they decided on the brilliant idea of creating a list of five essentials every women needs when heading on a vacation to the beach and asked us what these five essential items were to us.
It's almost that time of the year again, that time when all that you've been working on finally comes into play. When you get tested on everything and anything the teacher/lecturer decides to throw at you and all you can do is prepare and hope for the best.
“All sorrows are less with bread. ”
This garlic and herb bread is delicious, moist, and easy to make.
The great thing is you don’t have to be an expert baker to make this yummy homemade bread for all your friends and family.
This scrumptious post has been a long time coming. I first thought about doing it when my aunt first taught me how to make it awhile back, but procrastination got the best of me.
Here are the top 4 reasons I love this recipe:
1. It tastes AMAZING.
2. It can be made in 2 hours, so just in time for dinner!
3. It is super easy to make and you don’t need a bread maker.
4. It never fails or disappoints.
If you make this recipe, be sure to leave a comment below or tag #thenativesbake on Instagram/twitter so we can see your creations!
“And through all that dreadful darkness she had remembered him. He who loved her. He who still loved her. Who would always love her.”
― Ben Elton, Two Brothers
For those of you are like me and hate writing but love talking. A good trick is to record yourself talking. Instead of sitting down at a desk and trying to write down an essay, blog post or assessment, talk it over with yourself first. It makes coming up with ideas and concepts much easier. Once you are done create your written piece and use your voice note for guidance! I used this trick and now writing has become more fun for me. With that little handy trick, I wrote up my blog post. So I hope you like it.
Today's is a bit different and more on the personal side. This post is going to be longer than most, but it will be worth the read. Let’s chat, leave your comments below.
L. W ✈
Vimbai and Lindi are two best friends who have always had a desire for new beginnings. Having just finished Matric, they decided it was the perfect time to chase their passions. Together they decided to venture out into the blogging industry.