Let’s Talk Auto Maintenance

Happy Friday everyone! I know I still need to fill you all in on my shark cage diving experience, that will come next week I promise, together with the giveaway! After my Ford collaboration, I received a few emails from you asking me about the Ford Fiesta, specifically the one I was test-driving; how I liked the car and how much it is. To be 100% honest, I have no idea how much the one that I was driving would cost you but what I do is that the starting price of Ford Fiestas is currently just under R200 000  and the one that I was test-driving is in the colour Deep Impact Blue and the interior was all black with leather seats. If you missed the post, click here to catch up.

Ford Fiesta Collaboration Overview

Ford Fiesta Collaboration Overview

I’m probably not the best person to ask about cars because I’m a typical girl’s girl and I have no clue about cars, all I really know is the brand and there are certain things I want in a car, for example it’s important for me that the car has parking sensors, leather seats, air-conditioning and a sun roof. Everyone is different and your requirements for a car may differ from others, but one thing that we all want is to maintain our vehicles in its prime condition for resale. Plus if you think that buying a brand new car is not on the cards for you, there are always alternative places to find second hand cars such as Gumtree (I know a few friends who have sold and bought cars from Gumtree).

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a car, take a look at the Gumtree Auto Guide where it includes tons of articles on DIY car maintenance and also tips about buying and selling cars. I somehow found myself reading an article on there that lists 10 Car Maintenance Hacks (love those Hacks articles) and did you know that you can fix dents in your car with dry ice? I’m not going to give away all the hacks but you should definitely take a look at it, regardless of whether you’re looking to sell or buy or keep your car well-maintained. Hope this helps you and have a great weekend!

With love…xxx

Lifestyle: How to be the perfect host this summer

Hi everyone! After I posted my Watermelon Cooler Recipes, many of you asked where I got the drinking jars from and then I realized that every where I looked, there is this over whelming interest into drinking jars and striped straws etc. It has become the ultimate way to serve iced coffees, juices and even fruit infused water. I decided to write this post to give you some ideas for summer and how to be the perfect host with all shapes and sizes of glass jars that I found on Gumtree. Have a look at the ideas below.

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Please note that none of the pictures above are my own, I found them on the internet and they serve as inspirational pictures and ideas only.

There are tons of ways you can use these jars! So instead of using boring dishes and glasses to serve guests your food and drinks, you can use these ideas as inspiration. The best place to find what you need? Have a look at these links I found on Gumtree.

 

Drinking glass bottles and jars:

http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-wedding-venues-services/athlone/drinking-glass-jars-bottles/1001191194650910006619109

http://www.gumtree.co.za/a-store-catering-equipment/milnerton/glassware-for-sale/1001196736280910000736209

http://www.gumtree.co.za/s-home-decor-interiors/v1c9183p1

 

Remember whether you’re hosting a few close friends or a whole party, it doesn’t hurt to get creative and your guests will be left super impressed!

Not only is it much cheaper to buy these jars through Gumtree from a direct supplier, but there are tons of other party stuff you can either pick up or hire if you’re hosting a party this Summer.

 

Tips when shopping on Gumtree:

 

  1. Always ask for the price and settle on the price before you make any orders.
  2. Confirm shipping details and price.
  3. Shop and browse around, there are plenty of different sellers selling the same or similar things so browse around and keep your options opened.
  4. Don’t give your credit card details to anyone (I’m sure I don’t need to stress this point).
  5. Don’t be scared to bargain, you never know what deals you can strike by just trying your luck.

 

Don’t forget, Gumtree is home to tons of sellers and you can get almost anything, whether you’re looking for something new or second hand to buy or to rent. In fact, I found my first home as a student when I was still studying in Cape Town on Gumtree. Happy Shopping! 🙂