The WOW Hits 2017 Deluxe Edition is just that… WOW

A couple of months ago the kind people at Christian Art Media sent me a few CD releases, including WOW Hits 2017 Deluxe Edition, and I was super keen to give them a listen. I kind of forgot about them as I am a creature of habit and the rock compilation in the car has kept me singing and dancing for almost a year. I like to stick to what I already know and love. Then Cara fiddled with the settings on the radio and what I thought would be ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’ turned out to be something unknown. I realised that I popped in disk 1 of WOW hits, but never got round to listening to it. I decided to give it a try… The WOW Hits 2017 Deluxe Edition is just that… WOW I have to start off by telling you that I am not a huge Gospel fan. It’s not that I don’t like Gospel music; I just don’t know a lot of Gospel tunes that has really spoken to me. But as I’ve mentioned, WOW Hits 2017 is just ‘WOW’. My car is my usual ‘place of worship’. Driving between school and work is when I have a little alone time and I use that time to pray. God has really spoken to me through many of the songs on disk 1. I’m going to be honest; I haven’t even gotten to disk 2 yet! I listen to it over and over again and I haven’t listened to anything else in at least 2 months. Today I want to share with you my...

Bedroom makeover before & after!

I have been dreaming about a bedroom makeover for years! I am actually a little embarrassed to show you the before… how incredibly drab and boring. And I only realised after we spruced it up, what a positive effect a few changes can have on a person. It’s not just a place where we sleep anymore, it’s our little sanctuary. Bedroom makeover Before & After Let’s start with the before. Oh my word. Everything was beige. The above pic was taken early morning and it seems that even the light didn’t want to enter this space. I used to have throw pillows and a few pretty tierlanteintjies, but we co-slept for a while and during those first 6 months, it was all about comfort (for us and for Cara), so I decided to move non-necessities out of the room. After Cara moved to her own bedroom, our room basically just stayed as it was. Until now… Fresh white walls courtesy of Prominent Paints The first step of the bedroom makeover, was a wall makeover. When our house was built, the colour of the season was Iced Coffee. Most of my house has been Iced Coffee for almost 15 years! I wanted a change. Our room is also very small, so I wanted light and airy. You’re probably thinking, why white? Couldn’t we have been a little more creative? White. That is what I wanted and that is what I got. And I love it. Thank you Prominent Paints!! The room looks bigger, it looks fresh and white gives me the opportunity to easily shake things up and change or bring...

Win a Thomas Sabo skull bracelet worth R6 475!

A couple of weeks ago I shared my love for the Thomas Sabo Rebel at Heart jewellery collection. If there was ever a collection that was designed just for me, this would be it. Do you feel the same way about its beauty? Are you a rebel at heart? Then this may just be your lucky day as this is the Thomas Sabo giveaway of your dreams!    ‘Created by hand with precision craftsmanship, made from blackened 925 Sterling silver and with hand-picked, precious stones: the iconic Rebel at Heart line is characterised by the special feel for masculine design codes. The subtle mix of materials and the detailed signature characterise the unique aesthetics of the collection.’ Win a Thomas Sabo skull bracelet worth R6 475!  My heart skipped a beat when I opened that beautiful black jewellery box and laid my eyes on my Thomas Sabo skull bracelet.   ‘Feminine reinterpretation of a timeless icon – dazzling diamond embellishment makes these small skulls dazzle and emphasises their enigmatic aura. At the same time, this bracelet design reflects the transience of life and the preciousness of time.’      This statement skull bracelet is crafted from blackened 925 Sterling silver and adorned with white diamonds.     And now you also stand a chance to win a Thomas Sabo skull bracelet worth R6 475!!   Enter via the Rafflecopter below and keep your fingers crossed!   a Rafflecopter giveawayTerms and Conditions: All entries will be verified. The giveaway is open to SA residents only. Giveaway entrants are not obligated to like any Facebook pages, but it would be appreciated. The Sponsor will send the...

Win a R1000 Travel Voucher with AccommoDirect.com!

I am drooling over everyone’s holiday pics at the moment. I need one too! You? Then stick around as you have a chance to win with AccommoDirect.com. I’ve been browsing AccommoDirect’s website and they have made it super easy to book your dream family holiday, romantic getaway or super fun weekend with your friends. I wouldn’t mind a solo getaway. This year’s been rough! I just want one night to myself, enjoying a glass or two, with this view… Who is AccommoDirect and what do they do? AccommoDirect.com is a South African travel accommodation portal with over 17 000 listings, 10 000 reviews, across 2 000 destinations in SA. They specialise in a variety of accommodation such as villas, holiday homes, BnB’s, self-catering units and guest houses. Whether you prefer the bush or the beach, being spoilt rotten or doing your own thing, AccommoDirect will have the perfect holiday destination and accommodation for you. Sounds good, doesn’t it? You know what sounds even better? A R1000 voucher to use on AccommoDirect.com! Win a R1000 Travel Voucher with AccommoDirect.com! Enter via the Rafflecopter below and stand a chance to win a R1000 voucher to use on AccommoDirect’s website to book that trip you’ve been dreaming about. This fabulous competition is exclusive to Pretty Please Charlie readers and the winner will be announced on 21 July 2017. a Rafflecopter giveaway /script> Terms and Conditions The AccommoDirect and Pretty Please Charlie competition is only open to entrants 18 years and older. The prize is R1000 toward an accommodation booking made on AccommoDirect.com and does not include transport or meals not specified. The information you provide...

Review – Sudio VASA BLA Earphones

When Sudio contacted me a couple of weeks ago and asked if I would like to try out a pair of Sudio Sweden earphones, I politely accepted the offer as I don’t own Bluetooth earphones. I thought it could be handy to have a pair. Oh my, Sudio earphones are not just ‘handy’. They are so much more. Please behold Sudio Vasa Bla … Review – Sudio VASA BLA Earphones Sudio is a Swedish company who manufactures earphones that are not only functional but also gorgeous to look at. Their range of exclusive wireless and non-wireless earphones are not only tech devices, but designer statement accessories. I love the story about how Sudio got its name … Sudio’s philosophy: ‘Each Sudio model is carefully engineered by our designer with our consumer’s preference in mind. Our timeless design is suitable for every occasion, whether you are listening to music on your way to a black tie event or enjoying a sunny day in shorts and a polo. No matter where you are or what you are doing, the Sudio sound piece will be your elegant companion.’ ‘Sudio represents elegant products with studio quality sound and exquisite minimalistic design.’ ‘Sudio stands for elegant products with studio quality sound and exquisite quality. Our customers should be proud of wearing and using our products. We strive for perfection in our customer service and will always make sure you will get a wow experience as a customer.’ The Sudio Vasa Bla earphones are a premium pair of wireless earphones which embodies all that is best about Scandinavian design: simplicity, minimalism, and functionality. The Sudio Vasa Bla earphones...

Thomas Sabo – are you a Rebel at Heart?

Oh my, if there was ever a jewellery collection that was designed just for me, this would be it. Please behold the utter gorgeousness of Thomas Sabo Rebel at Heart. Thomas Sabo Rebel at Heart ‘Created by hand with precision craftsmanship, made from blackened 925 Sterling silver and with hand-picked, precious stones: the iconic Rebel at Heart line is characterised by the special feel for masculine design codes. The subtle mix of materials and the detailed signature characterise the unique aesthetics of the collection.’ ‘Tireless dynamism and honest passion – rebels are extraordinary characters, who make their own way in life. Side by side with people they care about, free in spirit and loyal to others, they have the courage to grab hold of the opportunities life offers them. Inspired by meaningful moments and moving experiences our jewellery stands for this unique philosophy of life.’ Oh, Thomas Sabo, you have my rebel heart! I WANT IT ALL. The detail, the design, the colours. Just wow. The following pieces are top of my lust list… Aren’t they all simply spectacular?! You can see I have a thing for skulls, hey? I am the lucky owner of one of these gorgeous skulled beauties (keep an eye on the blog as you may get lucky as well; wink-wink). The ear cuff and tribal Kathmandu ear stud are sadly not available in South Africa at the moment, but I’m hoping that Thomas Sabo will take pity on my broken heart… a girl can dream ;) Rebel at Heart is my favourite collection from Thomas Sabo, but they have many more exquisite pieces and collections...

Pin It on Pinterest