We had two wonderful speakers, both Mom bloggers, who gave us some very valuable information. Sharon from Blessed Barrenness spoke about blogging ethics and Shan from You, Baby and I gave us some very useful and handy tips on how to utilize Facebook to promote our blogs. I walked away from this day with a ton of information of things I had never considered and I’m grateful that these ladies were willing to share their expertise in these areas with us.
Salomé from Yellow Lab took new headshots of all of those who attended the meet up. I am not photogenic AT ALL and she made me look beautiful. I am on tender hooks waiting for my photo to arrive. How exciting!
Lets NOT forget the goody bags! We received 3, yes THREE, amazing goody bags stuffed full of amazing products. I was floored by the amount of awesome goodies we received.
A HUGE shout out goes out to the following brands for making all these great goodies possible:
Tangled Tree for the wine
Snowflake for the Cupcake Kit and Scone Mix
Jacobs Kronung for the coffee
for the Coconut Water
Oreo for the #letwonderout Oreo Goody Bag (keep an eye out on Monsters Ed for the post regarding all the Oreo Goodness)
Oh Voila for the Leather Jewelry
Little Interiors for the Little Me Sleepy Eyes wall decor
Aramex Global Shopper for the Vouchers
Glamore Cosmetics for the Lipstick and Night Cream (a special thanks to Wenchy for introducing us all to this range of cosmetics)
Dettol for the Hand Wash
Batiste for the Dry Shampoo
Enjoy for the Hand Cream and Shimmer Lotion
Dr Beckmann for the Colour and Dirt Collector
Gumtree for the Stationery
Cherubs for the Nappy Sacks and Wet Wipes
Always On Wifi and Uber for the Vouchers
I won this fantastic book by Derryn Campbell called “Absolutely Awesome South Africa” in one of the lucky draws.
We finished off the day with a quick introduction to the Smile Foundation by their Operations Executive Director, Moira Gerszt.
The Smile Foundation is a South African NGO that assists children with any type of facial abnormality, to receive free corrective Plastic and Reconstructive surgery within South Africa.
We help children who suffer from treatable facial deformities such as Cleft Lip and Palate, burn victims, Moebius syndrome (facial paralysis) and other conditions.
With its beginnings in art, Maboneng has evolved into a collaborative hub of culture, business and lifestyle that entices curiosity, encourages exploration and promotes a sense of urban togetherness. Maboneng is a destination on the eastern side of the city’s business district offering retail stores, entertainment venues and restaurants mixed with residential, office and industrial spaces that appeal to a wide variety of people and businesses.
If you are a South African Mommy Blogger and you are interested in joining us in the future, please register your blog over at South African Mom Blogs. This is a wonderful group of ladies who are there to help each other in any way possible and hold a wealth of blogging knowledge.