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My real name is… and a chance to #WIN

|By Elana| Elana Style, Free Stuff!, Home

Bring on the drama, because people have written songs about it, written books about it, and I have a story about it.

What’s in a name? My real name was Hermien. It was then when I thrived most. Felt free. Moved fast. Crowned ” player of the year”…Hockey “player of the year”.  I have only known 2 ” Hermien’s ” in my life.  The one is a very talented actress with dark hair, beautiful voice and she has great ankles. The other one is Me. :)

At school I played hockey for our first team.  My team mates called me Hermien.  It was code.  If I heard anyone shouting Hermien on the field…I would pass the ball.  I ( and I could be wrong …) ran so fast that I hardly looked left or right …so I could possibly pass that ball the anyone. I knew had anyone referred to me as ” Elana”…They were from the other team.

I recently was pleasently suprised when I received a gift for my daughter.

Wow hey!She is named after her two grannies.  Both passed one. The gift I received was personlized.  I burst into tears.  The name of my little baby, that means SOOOO much to me was made into a gift by

Its Mine offers a wide range of personalised products that are ideal for those wishing to identify their belongings and with a new Its Mine Baby range there is something for everyone I guess.

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They personlise PJs, gift tags, school labels wall art, phone covers, lunch bags, lunch boxes & juice bottles …


Win a Starter-pack which includes over 200 labels to help you get started

Email with the subject heading “itsmine“. Competition closes on the 28th of August 2015.

ALSO, everyone reading this blog will get 10% discount if you buy from their site, before the end of August. Use the discount code “98ADCE ” to get your 10 % discount on

To view their full range go to


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Room-In-A-Box …If you need a nursery…#WIN

|By Elana| Free Stuff!, Home, The BabyBrunch

ABC TedDecorated your nursery yet?

Before my baby arrived I read up on how one should prepare by cooking meals and freezing before hand! I did none of it…and we survived…JUST :)

The ONLY thing I had done, was the nursery.  I packed and folded all the little clothes over and over and kitted out 3 ” sleeping areas ” for baby.  In one of them, I use the baby duvet I got in “ROOM-IN-A-BOX” from Pitter Patter Home. I didn’t use the whole box, as my nursery was completed.

“As an expectant mother, you want everything to be just right. But with so many options available and very little time, preparing a nursery can be daunting.”

– Pitter Patter Home co-founder, Els-Marie Zerf.

Pitter Patter Home has three ranges that are unique, interactive, bold and fun. Choose between the bright “Ted and Friends” range, the delightful “Mouse Tea Party” range and the adorable “ABC Ted” range. All items are 100% cotton, excluding the inners.

 Room-In-A-Box comprises:

 Duvet cover (100% cotton) 110cm x 75cm

Duvet Inner

Pillow Case (100% cotton) 25cm x 33cm

Breathable Pillow

Cot bumper 25cm x 184cm

Fitted Sheet (100% cotton) Large cot size

Waterproof Changing Mat

Changing mat cover (100 % cotton) 60cm x 50cm

Two lined tab curtains (100% cotton) 225cm x 150cm

Blanket (100% cotton) 90cm x 70cm

Set of large vinyl stickers 59cm x42cm (x2)

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Facebook: Pitter Patter Home

Stand a chance to win a Room-In-A-Box!

Subscribe to,  Like us on Twitter @chocolatefaceZA and send an email to with the subject heading Room-In-A-Box. 

This giveaway ends the 14th of June 2015.

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DeGrendel now ONLINE! …#WIN!

|By Elana| Free Stuff!, Home, To Eat

I have a few favorite things.  Wine is one of them.  Friday I had celebratory lunch with our Friends at De Grendel, and can now confirm that De Grendel Wines are now available online.


As the yummiest blog out there, we don’t wanna let your taste buds down. We are giving away 2 bottles of De Grendel Wine to one lucky subscriber.  Follow @DeGrendelWines and @ChocolateFaceZA, subscribe to Chocolateface blog and email with the subject heading #ShopDeGrendel and answer this easy question:

What is the minimum number of bottles of De Grendel wines that you have to order online to qualify for our exclusive Loyalty Club offerings? 

This competition closes Friday the 12th of June 2015. DeGrendelshop123

ALSO !  As a Chocolateface subscriber, you receive 10% discount for when you shop on during the month of June.   Use the discount code chocolateface on Checkout to claim your 10% discount + FREE shipping for a minimum order of 12 bottles (1 case) OR R660.

Any qualifying orders placed by our subscribers will also automatically enter  into De Grendel’s own launch competition for a chance to win R15,000 in prizes, including enough De Grendel wines to fill a fridge, lunch for two at De Grendel Restaurant, and a R5,000 Habits Fashion voucher. Details here:

You can follow De Grendel online at:


Enjoy Shopping!  T&Cs apply. Alcohol not for sale to persons under the age of 18 years



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I’m pregnant again. #HollywoodInMyHuis

|By Elana| Free Stuff!, Home

I’m pregnant again. 3rd time!

Last year I was pregnant filming my role as Suzy in #HollywoodInMyHuis …Later last year, I really fell pregnant and my darling child Esther Beth was born in March this year, …and NOW, the movie launches 26 June 2015…So I am pregnant as Suzy on the big screen.   I am gonna need your to help with the “Birth” of this baby!. Not only is it the coolest movie EVERRRR, but you get to win tickets.

But first. Let me share my award winning Character with you….


Suzy is Jana’s fairy godmother. The proud manager of a successful fabric store, she is an independent, mysterious and seductive femme fatale. She loves fashion and the latest trends. Suzy thinks men are overrated and does not believe a woman needs a man to achieve anything, although she may need to seduce a man to impregnate her. She advises Jana to use a man as a handbag for the matric dance – he must match her shoes.

What Corne Van Rooyen, the creator of #HollywoodInMyHuis had to say:

As a child, Van Rooyen regularly watched the youth television programme Jip and dreamed of the opportunity to work with me. WHAT!!!? was what I said, when I got to hear that this renowned film man wanted me on his set! “The way in which Elana played Suzy was so warm and insightful that, for the first time, the character made sense,” said van Rooyen. #Idie

Watch Suzy in action:

Hollywood in my Huis is a coming-of-age romantic comedy set against the backdrop of a 2004 matric dance in South Africa, and you have a chance to see it after the 26th of June 2015.  Send an email to and use the subject heading #HollywoodInMyHuis.  Only subscribers of Chocolateface can win, so you know what to do.

#HollywoodInMyHuis opens 26 June 2015 at ALL cinemas.

Our competition closes 26 June 2015

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