If you could spend one whole day alone with anyone in the world who is currently alive, who would you select?

Blessed, Inspiration/Motivation

Having a missing my mummy moment of late …well moments to be exact.

When I was asked this question I paused for 2 seconds and instantly thought of my mum.

My rock, motivator, inspiration and best friend….

Every chance I get to chat to her reminds me why God picked her to be my mum. When I feel like life is overwhelming me and I can’t possibly go on…her words {“Tomorrow is another day, smile, God has given you another day to make the most of it”} ring in my ears and I smile and know well tomorrow really is just a sleep away.  

When my sister and I decided to begin our little adventure, it was just that..us taking on the world and finding our paths. In that moment the thoughts of leaving the nest and ‘free flying’  were the last, if not non-existent, thoughts. We were on an adventure….

And now I miss the 3am pancakes when I had exams, the random trips to Randburg CBD in South Africa to watch people dance (you had to be there to fully grasp the pleasure my mum got from seeing people boogie in the middle of the afternoon on a Saturday), the goch goch (barbecue) weekends, random day trips planned in minutes…the list is endless…

I cherish every memory my mum created for us in that bubble we called home.

I miss you mummy

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Making decisions

Inspiration/Motivation, Uncategorized

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How can we maximise our time and get results quicker and get great outcomes?

I ask myself this question daily. We live in a world that changes quicker than a heartbeat… I have found that retreating into my sanctuary…God, Prayer and family- (the one God put me in and the one he hand-picked for my journey)….has brought me back to the place I left off and had no idea how to get back to. During the holidays I sit back and reflect on all the ups, downs, happy, tear-filled days of the year and take the time to thank God for all the good and bad. Everything is a life lesson and what we take from it and grow in ourselves helps build us to be the best versions of ourselves. I choose to be happy everyday, there is always something to smile about.

Decision making is a fine art. Find your happy place and retreat to it any time you feel the pressure of the world draining you.

Wishing you all happy holidays, time with family and prosperity in 2015.

How i enjoyed my 20’s

Inspiration/Motivation, Uncategorized

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How I loved my 20’s so many great years, some sad years, a few scandalous years (#hidesface) but most of all a lot of growing and achieving great things…

live…love…

Just be you

xxx

Ruby

A day in my life

Inspiration/Motivation, Uncategorized

Working around children is one of the best things I ever did in my life- children are real, speak their minds, their honest to a fault and love unconditionally if you love them too. 

Everyday is a learning curve for them and you. I know without fail I will smile, laugh, shake my head and be like ‘huh’ every single day. They teach you the art of patience, love, learning, appreciation, respect and trust. (I have met some bad-BAD kids, but that said for the most part I have only encountered the kind of children that warm my heart and bring me joy.) 

Sitting down with one of these joys, 8yr old ‘A’- (this young guy has moments of bordering good and bad- he skates the thin line strategically) he said something that made me laugh so hard I was so close to falling off my seat. He looked at me and said, ‘What’s so funny? Do you think what I am saying is that funny?’  ‘Can you not see that I require (requested tool) for my experiment to be successful, great inventors need these.’ I looked at him and said,’no, you have actually opened my eyes to seeing the world in a new way and have inspired me to write a childrens book.’ He says, ‘Well that’s great, does that mean I will be in it?’ to that  said, ‘yes you are the star of my book.’

Since that moment our conversations are wittier, funnier and just down right things books are made of. 

I have always journaled, written in some way or another- hello blog! But have never been so inspired as I was in that 1 moment. In true Ruby fashion I had to do the research, understand what I would be taking on and filter all my commitments. In as much as I would want this book to be out and ready with the click of a finger (don’t we all wish we could snap snap and be done with things in as quickly as we could snap…sigh) I had to do a rundown of my current commitments-jobs, life, personal growth. (Thats a blog post for another day) What I know now is that in following our dreams, gut and visions we can achieve great things accomplish the extraordinary and live happy lives. I cant wait to share with you ‘The tales of A’- A not so children’s book (clearly it is still a working title- the bottomline is it won’t be relegated to the children’s book section only) 

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Wishing you all an awesome week filled with laughter,joy and love

 

 

(Took some tips from: http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Children’s-Book, http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Book)

Maya Penn: Meet a young entrepreneur, cartoonist, designer, activist … | Talk Video | TED

Inspiration/Motivation

It doesn’t matter how old you are you can make a difference, be inspiring and give us hope for the future generation.

Thank you Andrew for sending me this video- true Sunday inspiration. We make the choice as parents or elders in the community to motivate, educate and encourage our children.

Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.

Maya Penn: Meet a young entrepreneur, cartoonist, designer, activist … | Talk Video | TED.

DIY Fridays: Hot pink

DIY, Fashionista, Inspiration/Motivation, Uncategorized
neon J. Brand jeans and a matching hot pink Auden scuba top (also by the brand)

neon J. Brand jeans and a matching hot pink Auden scuba top (also by the brand)

Beyonce in a hot pink and yellow zigzag print blouse, pointy high heels and hot pink pants.

Beyonce in a hot pink and yellow zigzag print blouse, pointy high heels and hot pink pants.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in a Michael Kors maxi

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in a Michael Kors maxi

Looking absolutely gorgeous in a hot pink Michael Costello gown

Looking absolutely gorgeous in a hot pink Michael Costello gown

I love Kerry's style- even pregnant she still pulls of glamourous (Prada top)

I love Kerry’s style- even pregnant she still pulls of glamourous (Prada top)

Jessica Wright at the TRIC awards in London

Jessica Wright at the TRIC awards in London

Currently obsessing over hot pink…Well i always obsess over hot pink- its undoubtedly one of my fav colours. I’m working it slowly into my wardrobe- looking to make a gorgeous coat for spring. Here’s to another DIY weekend.

How to Drink and Stay Skinny – Healthiest Cocktail Choices – ELLE

Inspiration/Motivation

Very soon spring will be upon us and more brunch dates will suddenly be flooding our inboxes, happy hour drinks at garden bars and cocktail nights in cute dresses…

Now how to keep up with all the hard work you put in at the gym in winter? I came across this great article (below) from Elle.com. 

I personally have a strong wish to have sexy abs for bikini season, so eating healthy and drinking healthy are big on my list.

Happy reading & Cheers to Spring…

How to Drink and Stay Skinny – Healthiest Cocktail Choices – ELLE.

Small beginnings

Inspiration/Motivation

yrzDaDxY6v_4xrg_UJUlp-27190aBxs-l9Yt2WbvwmoSometimes we go through tough times when we are just starting out, but perseverance, passion and belief in your dream gets you to the big things.

I have finally found a great space to work full-time from, within my minimal budget and with 90% of my must haves..#doing a little dance right now. It has taken a while but the time is here now. 

Keep pushing for what you believe in, speak on it, see it, know it is yours and it will be!

crop tops and polka dots in winter...

crop tops and polka dots in winter…

Details of my celebration look on my next post