Behind The Scenes February 2023 – Plus Giveaway

I was expecting February 2023 to be when things settled down after the school year started but life sometimes throws curve balls and things don’t work out as planned. February turned out to be one of the hardest months ever.

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February 2023

Super Hard Month

This month was incredibly hard. My daughter was sick twice, once with a tummy bug and the other time with flu. Then she also had to have a surgical procedure to remove 12 teeth. It was a brutal procedure and awful for my daughter to have to go through, plus it was terribly hard for me to watch her go through that. We had a lovely mother daughter breakfast date at The Booth Home Of The Bearded Baker a few days after her procedure.


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We’ve also been struggling with some family matters, I can’t really get into it too much because while I’m happy to share my personal struggles this involves a very close family member and its not my place to share in depth about it.

All I can say is that a family member has dementia, it might be Lewy Body Disease, but we are waiting for an appointment with a specialist to find out more. Living with a loved one with dementia is hard in so many ways and this is not something any of us have been prepared for.  It came on suddenly and we are all still reeling from the ways it is affecting us all.

Due to all of this I struggled to get any work done during the month of February, and everything is late. Such is life, sometimes it throws a curve ball and you just have to deal with as best you can. I’m busy playing catch up and hopefully I will be on track again soon.

Valentine’s Date At Cape Town Fish Market

My hubby and I went out to eat at the Cape Town Fish Market in Langebaan for our February date, we called it a Valentine’s Day date although we actually went out on the 13th February. It was just more convenient since my kids had their Valentine’s dance that evening so we didn’t have to worry about having someone look after our kids.

It was a lovely evening out, the weather was beautiful and the view was stunning.


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Glasses For Driving

I’m clearly getting older and my eyesight is not what it used to be. I’m struggling to read the white writing on the green road signs and also the small road names, and since I have to renew my driver’s license renewed in December this year I thought it might be best to get glasses now rather than fail my eye test when I renew my license.


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Won R1000 From The Salt Plus Second Campaign

I’m so excited about The Salt. In January I got my first paid campaign with The Salt, then in February I got my second paid campaign with them plus I won R1000 in their R50k #theSALTCashDrop competition. That really made my day!

To date I’ve now earned R2900 from The Salt. I’ve actually been a member for a while and never received any paid jobs from them until now. In December last year I decided to try a bit harder with The Salt and I logged in a few times and completed a number of unpaid quizzes and very soon after I received my first paid campaign.

The Salt is a platform that pays people to promote products, and you don’t have to be an influencer or blogger, anyone can sign up and earn. My recommendation is to complete as many quizzes as you can when you join since this is how they match profiles with brands.

You can sign up here and read my review on The Salt here.


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Had My Hair Done

I had my hair done at Capelli Hair Design in Velddrif and I’m so happy with it. I had highlights and lowlights put in, had a trim and got my hair beautifully styled. It was such a treat. This was the first time I had my hair done since before the pandemic hit, so it was seriously long overdue.

New Dress From Amazon

I’m so happy, I ordered a new dress from Amazon in February and its just arrived, so I haven’t had a chance to take any photos yet. It is the same as this one that I reviewed, just in a different print. I did a live video unboxing of it yesterday and I will share some photos as soon as I can.

I’m loving my maxi dresses and I love that I can buy on Amazon using gift cards I’ve earned through Ysense (completing surveys and offers, playing games, and referring others).


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Making Money Online

I really love making money online and its always been my plan to share what I know about blogging, I finally did my first live video on what bloggers do and how bloggers make money, and I will be writing a blog post on the topic including the video as soon as I can. I will also be doing more live videos on blogging as soon as I can, but since I am behind with everything I’m not quite sure when that will be. If you want to receive an email notification when I do a live video on blogging click here to subscribe to that newsletter.

I’m also loving writing reviews on ways to make money, my favourite platform to make money through completing surveys and offers, playing games, and referring others is Ysense. I’ve now earned over $3000 since I joined Ysense. You can read my review here and click here to join.

I’m checking out Swagbucks at the moment, it is very similar to Ysense and while I haven’t personally cashed out anything on Swagbucks yet I personally know a few people that have, so I am 100% sure its legit. I will write a review on it once I’m a bit more familiar with it and cashed out myself. You can sign up here for Swagbucks.

I’ve actually been a member of Swagbucks for a very long time, but when I first joined the only thing I could do from South Africa was complete the daily poll for $0.01 so I didn’t bother with it. Recently I found out that a lot more options have become available for South Africans so I am back at it.

Another nice platform to make money online is Rewardy, you can earn through watching videos, and completing surveys, offers, and quizzes. I’ve written a review on it here and you can click here to join.

Coupon Codes

Here are the current coupon codes that you can use to get discount off products:

Get 10% off Therific Ideas magnesium sulphate bath salts using coupon code LH3518-230115Ti

Get 10% off Megan Goldner Designs keepsake jewellery using coupon code mgd&kaboutjie

Get 10% off your FYI play it safe subscription using my coupon code kaboutjie

Get 50% off my addiction ebook, The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn,  using coupon code TG36N

March 2023 Kaboutjie Top Fan Competition

Win March 2023 #KaboutijeTopFan Hamper

The March 2023 hamper for the #KaboutjieTopFan competition includes the following items:

  • Journal from The Papery
  • Therific Ideas jelly foot treatment x 3
  • Hada Labo eye & mouth corrector cream
  • Happy Event firming cream
  • Porcupine Ridge Chardonnay
  • Oh So Heavenly Glam Goddess shimmer lotion,  hand cream, and body wash
  • Clicks Charcoal detoxifying peel-off face mask
  • D’ Licious lemon creme cookies
  • D’Licious mint thins

Steps To Follow To Enter This Giveaway

Make sure to follow all the steps below to enter this giveaway. The more you engage the better your chances of being chosen as my #KaboutjieTopFan for this month.

  1. Enter Your Details Into The Form Below
  2. Engage on Instagram
  • Follow me on Instagram @lynnehuysamen
  • Like and comment on at least one Instagram post
  1. Engage in Kaboutjie Parenting Community group on Facebook
  1. Engage on Kaboutjie website
  • Comment on this blog post
  • Comment on at least one other blog post
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This competition is open for residents of South Africa and Terms and Conditions apply.

The winner will be announced on our competitions page - this competition is open from:

08 March to 06 April 2023

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  1. Kaylin Richards

    Another month of beautiful things what an array of goodies definitely the wine is singing tooo me and those lemon choccies ooh weeeee!!
    So excited for this Hamper to Pamper my stunning wife and myself tool!! . ????❤????
    let’s see what’s in store for another new month with kaboutjie

    Kindest Regards

  2. Hi such nice stuff
    OMG I will be honoured to win this. wow just fabulous
    heaven in a bag of goodies very elective things are in there.. Awwww hopefully I win..

  3. Let me try something new

  4. Charlene govender

    oh. wow such an amazing hamper full of surprising goodies. You are so good in putting them together and spoiling us hun. I have entered and crossing my fingers I could do with some spoiling

  5. Samantha Thambra

    I will really like to win this its been a really tough month i just pray and hope for some blessed months ahead. With the cost of everything n juggling life with the kids making sure they have everything they need is kinda tough. But God is good we make it at the end of each day. #winWithKaboutjie thanks for making moms special ❤️

  6. just keeping my fingers crossed fantasic prize

  7. hamper looks amazing .my favourite snacks .great giveaways as always .❤❤❤❤

  8. Awesome giveaway

  9. really hope your baby is doing better, you must take things slow, lovely glasses fro spec savers lynne.

  10. Lebogang Portia Mathobela

    I love loove the “oh so heavenly” glam goddess. It’s my favorite scent. The hamper looks amazing all in all. I love it & hope to win❤️

  11. The package looks awesome.. I love it ❤️❤️

  12. Thank you for this AMAZING opportunity. I would LOVE to WIN this PHENOMENAL PRIZE spoils of LOVELY products for a much needed pamper treat that I barely get as the cost of living goes up and essential expenses leaves you with nothing much for a spoil, basic groceries, kids stuff, home expenses, goes on.
    Thank you again and God Bless you and your family for your kindness as you always give back and appreciate us, your fans as we do we appreciate you. Love your socials, so interesting, informative and helpful.

  13. Would love these pamper products as I celebrate my 10 years Wedding Anniversary on the 18th of April. Would be AWESOME to WIN much needed too. Thank you so much for this AMAZING opportunity #WinWithKaboutjie
    Entered ✔️????

    • I would love this hamper,I’ve been so tired for the past 2 weeks dealing with a sick child, fevers of 40,Chest infection and other things going on. It was a stressful two weeks. she is finally doing better now I find myself with a chest infection and battling to stay focused and holding the Forte down is near impossible. this hamper would be a sweet treat #WinWithKaboutjie

  14. It was my 25th birthday on the 25th of March this year and this is the perfect hamper to prepare yourself for the halfway-to-50 ???????????????? This hamper was well thought through ❤️???? There’s something for every piece of your soul and body????????????????

  15. Natasha Stewart

    Thank you for sharing your experiences with us I enjoy your articles ☺ Great hamper you have put together great treats and self pampering items #KaboutjieTopFan Hamper

  16. Love this

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