Behind The Scenes 15 July 2022 – A Very Long Last Week Of School Holidays

It has been a hard week behind the scenes 15 July 2022. Having to cope with extreme loadshedding, working from home, and having kids at home has been intensely trying this week. I’m looking forward to sending my kids back to school next week and getting a chance to catch up on work and have some alone time.

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Behind The Scenes 15 July 2022

Watch The Replay Of My Facebook Live Video – Behind The Scenes 15 July 2022

You can watch the replay of my live video on Facebook (below) or in the Youtube video above the post.

Nova Choc-Oh-Late

I received another delivery from Nova Choc-Oh-Late and I’ve been trying out a number of recipes over the holidays. Unfortunately a lot of them turned out to be complete flops. Thankfully the last recipe I tried was a great success and my family absolutely love it. I made an oats and chocolate cake – no bake and only three ingredients. Check it out here.

Q Photo Everyday Photobook

I’ve been sharing a lot over the last few weeks about the beautiful Everyday Photo Books from Q Photo and I’ve now written a review on my website along with a giveaway. Check out my review here.

There are only a few days to take advantage of the 15% coupon code kaboutjie – to place your order by 20 July 2022.

The photobooks come with a money back quality guarantee and you can send a free digital copy via email. They also offer gift cards that make a wonderful gift for someone special.

Majorette Tune Ups Series 2

My son is loving the Majorette Tune Ups Series 2 cars that were delivered recently. We received the first series last year and I wrote a review on those. I will be writing a review on the second series this coming week and there will be a giveaway to win 6 for yourself – watch out for that!

Buying A Bicycle With SnapnSave Cash Back

Guess what? I did it! I have finally made enough cash back from SnapnSave to buy the bicycle I want. I am waiting on my last few slips to be approved so I can buy it online from Game. Hopefully this time next week I will have placed my order. I’m super excited about it.


Magnolia Tissue Oil

My skin has been looking and feeling dry, dull, and old lately. While waiting in the line in Pepstores recently I saw Bramley’s Magnolia Tissue Oils and it was only R24.99 so I bought it. I’ve been using it for a few days and I can really feel and see the difference. Once I’ve used for a bit longer I will write a review on it. So far I am very impressed, it has made a big difference.

Loving My Amazon Orders

My new duvet cover set from Amazon arrived this week and it looks stunning. I’m not using it yet or even taking it out of the bag, I’m waiting until we move to our new home. I am buying a number of things to redecorate my bedrooms and will do a bedroom reveal once I’ve bought everything I want.

The grey blanket I’ve ordered should arrive within the next few days and I have enough money earned through Ysense to buy the bedside lamp set I have my eye on. I’m waiting for my gift cards to be processed and sent to me. I should be able to place that order within a few days.


Make Money Online With Ysense

I’ve been sharing a lot in my weekly updates on some of the ways I make an extra income through online surveys and my favourite platform for this is Ysense. I’m averaging around $100 a month income from Ysense and it looks like July is going to my highest every earning month which is amazing.

Ysense pays you to complete surveys and offers, play games, and/ or refer others. I’ve been with them since 2015 and love this platform. You can read my review here and my post on how to earn more through Ysense. Click here to sign up.

I’m currently cashing out Amazon gift cards from Ysense to buy new things for when we move home in a few months time, however, you can also cash out using Paypal or Payoneer.

Other awesome ways I recommend to earn money online include SurveyTime and Sweatcoin.

Ysense July 2022 To Date

Earn Cash Back With SnapnSave

SnapnSave is hands down my favourite shopping app. You earn cash back on your everyday purchases and this is how I’m buying the bicycle I mentioned earlier in my post. I wrote a review on SnapnSave that you can check out.

Other awesome ways to earn rewards or get great discount include: BuySmart (Sign up by sending a WhatsApp message saying “Hi” to BuySmart on 072 897 6278), Panelsmart, ibottit, The Entertainer, and Hyperli.

Website Giveaways

I’ve got a number of giveaways running on my website, check them out below:

I hope you all have a great weekend, and that getting ready for the third school term goes smoothly.

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8 comments

  1. Tshegofatso Washington

    Lol my niece was visiting us for the holidays, she just left and pheww! Now I can have my space and peace and quite back haha. Although my son is also quite a handful, can’t wait to take him to crechè.

    I swear Nova Chocolate loves you ??
    Tell me, when you say your bakes out turned out to be flops, are they edible and just look funny? Or they’re completely inedible? I can’t imagine having to throw chocolate away ?
    That oats chocolate cake looks ABSOLUTELY stunning and delicious!???

    Unfortunately I’ve only made about R45 on SnapnSave and I just gave up lol. Will definitely give it another try and be more consistent!

    Love love love Bramley tissue oils! They work amazingly especially in winter!!! Please do post that review.

    • Lynne Huysamen

      Some of the dishes are not edible and some are edible and taste great but look awful 🙂 The week before I made something that looked amazing on Youtube, like absolutely amazing. I made it and it did not come out right. My husband said it tasted nice and asked me why it flopped. I showed him the Youtube video what it should have looked like and he nearly choked laughing.

      The thing with SnapnSave is that there are sometimes ok cash back offers and sometimes there are incredible cash back offers. They change all the time so you must check in all the time. Another thing I’ve learned is that if something comes up that you buy regularly but don’t need immediately buy it anyway since I have often left it thinking I will buy it next week when I actually need it and then the offer has been used up! I got incredible deals with Pantene – there were 4 100% cash back offers on Pentene products! I went and bought them at Clicks on a 3 for 2 special so I not only got all 4 products for free I actually gained R79.99! Also if you snap 10 or more offers in a month you become a Super Snapper and get exclusive cash back offers. I think the Pantene offers were Super Snapper offers.

      Regarding the Magnolia Oil – ‘ve now been using it for about a week and I can see and feel a huge difference. I will most certainly get that review up as soon as possible. I love that it is so inexpensive at R49.99 a bottle and you use so little of it. My bottle still looks 100% full after a week of use. It is going to last me a very long time!

    • So glad they are back at school and its only today I got to soak myself in warm bubble bath un interrupted
      No screams no crys around the house its just me and the baby he is calm like a lamb kkkkkkkk I guess he knows he has no back up today
      I have really dry dry skin and now after using Benzac ac gel my face is extremely dry too I should try magnolia oil maybe it will help ease the dryness because wow it’s too much
      Congrats you are really working hard on snap and save
      For me it’s the surveys that are bringing some extra cash
      Been saving on surveys so I can buy a gift for my son’s birthday next week
      I fell in love with your oats and chocolate cake I’m definitely making mine this weekend
      Hopefully no one will disturb me kkkkkkkk

      • Lynne Huysamen

        I’m also loving being alone this week – what absolute bliss to work in peace and quiet all alone. The magnolia oil is really making a difference with my skin Sandra, and it is so cheap too. It is definitely worth a try in my opinion 🙂 I’ve submitted my withdrawal on SnapnSave already, now I’m just waiting on my money to be transferred so I can buy my bicycle, so happy!

  2. i loved the simple cake you made recently with Nova choc and oats. i am still looking for my harddrive plug so i can do my photobook. Majorette set is so exciting to collect, i have been so busy this week, took my toddler to get her passport done and the system crashed like 3 times, it waas very difficult for her to take pictures out 4 times.
    Congratulations on the purchase of your bicycle. i didnt see the duvet cover set, did i miss it?

    • Lynne Huysamen

      Thanks Tanya – the duvet cover I ordered about 3 weeks ago from Amazon and it arrived last week. It really looks stunning so can’t wait for my grey blanket to arrive too. The bicycle I am buying as soon as my last few slips from SnapnSave are approved. So excited because I’ve been working towards that for a few months now.

      I can only imagine how tricky it is to do your daughter’s passport photo 4 times! Toddlers just can’t keep still.

  3. Love it and everything i missed i know i and the apps is my fave .love save so awesome to buy a bicycle ur son must enjoy .will definitely get qphoto soon .cars are awesome to give for boys as agift too

  4. this so amazing and wonderfull of you i enjoy this as you know .i order my girls journal all thanks to you the bag is next on my listi love behind it all but loadshedding was the worse time we experience it so much .so happy its better now and i enjoy my first novalicious chocs was delicious.love these awesome cars .you had such a lovely holiday we went on a break was a relieve and love the apps see there is a new one and also you inspire me alot .im super tire hopefully i will get rest this week love reading this and this friday ill have to be there on live always nice to see you great live post

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