Under Construction #Constructhin

When I moved my old blog over to the new punkystarfish domain, I took a vow that I would not longer talk about weight-loss. That was old me, I had lost the weight. I had reached my goals, and I was not longer fat. Well, I break rules a lot and this post is me breaking them again because well, I have put on a rather sizeable amount of weight again. I am 10 kgs heavier than I was about a year ago, and I feel sluggish and unhappy with my body.READ MORE

Photography: PAUL

A while ago, I bought a Canon camera and I love it but I really didn’t know how to use it. I know it’s super powerful, because it’s the same camera most professional photographers use. It has sat in my house not being used for about 5 months, until recently were I needed to take some pictures for a client at work. One of our Art Directors had the same camera as me and was taking MUCH better pictures than me, she gave me a few tips and showed me little tricks that I haven’t been able to find on YouTube or any other blog I have read and re-read – it was so simple and I finally “got it”READ MORE

A New House, A New Job, A New set of problems

I set up this blog to document my now alarming adult life, and to document it so you could all see the trail and tribulations that very often are not spoken about when you are going through some serious life changes. I stupidly in true Justine fashion, made all these changes at the same time. It’s been a bumpy road, and I hope someone can learn from this there have been some very high highs and then one very low low.READ MORE

The House That Jack Built

The House That Jack Built

I have some very creative friends, doing amazing things in this world.

A little dream of mine is that this blog becomes popular enough that I can showcase up and coming creative who are shaking up the industry with new and different things and I always loved people who have a side project something that they are passionate about that they pour their heart and soul into, and that is exactly what my school friend James (or rather Jack as we all call him) has done with The House That Jack Built.

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Let’s talk Snapchat

I have been a huge Snapchat advocate since I became aware of the app about 4 years ago.  I love the filters and the way in which the app curates content from around the world to make it’s Snapchat stories.  I have even added Croatia and Yacht Week to my list of things to do before I die because I watched a Snapchat story on Croatia and Yacht Week.

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Why Weight Watchers is working for me

I have battled with my weight my whole life (those of you who have followed my journey from the start know would know that I lost a whopping 50kgs over a 2yr period, for those of you who are new to my little part of the internet, now you know it too).  I spent the first 24 years of my life as the fat kid, and I don’t know what happened but at 24 after years of hating myself and battling to fit in to society (and clothing) something clicked and I started a diet called Cohen with a friend of mine and the weight fell off. READ MORE

House Decor Ideas

Having my own little place in this world means that I get to decorate it however I want to decorate it.

I must admit I never thought that decorating a home would be something I would be interested in, I just didn’t think I had that girl gene in me. I do though I am happy to report. I know that growing up we had the most beautiful house and garden (my Mom is ridiculously talented here, so I feel like I have some big shoes to fill)

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My advice, for surviving life

10 years of living in South Africa with my family in another country has meant that I have learned some things from trial and error, I hope they will help you shape your career and your character.READ MORE

Building a Garden

Some of you may not know this, but I come from a family that is pretty fantastic at growing plants.

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Buying a house: Learnings

When I was 21 I watched the movie/documentary about The Secret and although I didn’t finish it because I found it rather boring one of my key take-outs from the book was that if you want something you need to write it down, think about it often, work towards it and one day it will be yours.

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