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#MyLimeBoots Turns 1


My, how time flies! It has been a whole year since I started blogging about life, grooming and fashion. And what a year it’s been. Boundaries have not only been pushed, but downright flattened and battered.


That’s a good thing. A very good thing. I have learnt tons about myself, done things I thought I would never do. More importantly, I have confronted issues in my life that, in another time and place, I would have conveniently avoided. Like my use of drugs and my deliverance from that evil.


And your response and constant encouragement through this process has spurred me on to even greater things. It is heartening to know that readers are touched by what I write, even if it’s a definite no to a pink pair of pants. I think the comment was “No. Just no.”


So in true My Lime Boots style, I would like to spend the next five days leading up to the big blog birthday on Thursday 22 October 2015, looking back at past posts. It is my hope that you will once again be inspired by these posts, just as I was when writing them, and continue to be when reading them.


But wait!


As part of this blogging journey I have made many great friends who want to celebrate this birthday with me. So, starting today, Sunday 18 October 2015, MLB will be giving away a fragrance a day. Yip, great I know! Watch out for daily posts on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, starting today, and ensure you are in the running. MLB loves to share happiness!


Seriously, there’s still more?

We have so many more goodies to giveaway, that’s what an MLB birthday is all about. So, on Thursday 22 October 2015, two readers who engage with the blog over this birthday week, will win hampers of great goodies. One for a Joburg based reader and one for a reader based anywhere in South Africa.


Goodies include a fashion voucher from Edgars, a bow tie from the newly released Dandy AF collection by Alan Foley, a Bonafide Beards or Face kit, the newly released Balmain Homme fragrance, a cut, style and treatment with champaign from Mel Taylor Hair, a half day spa package full of spoils from Urban Bliss Day Spa and a two hour personal styling and shopping session with Daniella from Shopology. Geesh, try and say all that on one breath!


This week I have over R12 000 worth of goodies to giveaway to my wonderful readers. I am so happy for you!


What do you need to do?

Join the MLB blog mailing list below so that we can continue to share great posts with each other. Then in the comments section of this post, wish MLB a happy birthday. Share your creativity and originality, perhaps also how certain posts have spoken to you. At the end of your comment please indicate “Jhb” or “SA”.


Want additional chances to win these goodies? Ok, lets do this.


Watch out each day from Monday for posts on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter where I reflect on past blog posts. Then regram, share and retweet these social media posts using the hashtag #MLBturns1, so I can pickup your support, together with a birthday wish for MLB. Again please indicate in your response “Jhb” or “SA”.


I may also have another thing or two up my birthday sleeve, so ensure you stay glued to all MLB’s social channels this week!


Lastly, and most importantly, I praise the Lord and give thanks to Him for the grace and mercy He has bestowed upon me, on this blog journey. The strength of character built up in me over this year, could not have been achieved through any other means.


Terms and conditions

All giveaways are open to South African residents only, living in South Africa. The Joburg hamper is only available to readers living in the greater Gauteng area who are available to utilise the goodies in Joburg. You may enter as many times as you like, both with comments to this post and through regrams, shares and retweets throughout the week. All products have been sponsored by the various sponsors.



Our birthday giveaway’s are now closed, here are the lucky winners:

Our national prize, being the Dandy AF bowtie, the Bonafide Beards or Face product, the Tom Tailor fashion voucher and the Balmain Homme fragrance goes to Ciska


Our Joburg prize, being the Urban Bliss Wellness Spa half day package, the two hour personal styling and shopping experience with Shopology and the cut, style and treatment session from Mel Taylor Hair goes to Quinton Dos Santos


Our surprise Wrangler jeans giveaway, of a pair of slim fit Vegas jeans, goes to Sean Lewis


Our daily fragrance winners are:

MontBlanc Emblem Intense goes to Charles Josephs

Dunhill Icon goes to Deon Brits

Jimmy Choo Man goes to Abigail Lebuso

Ted Lapidus Gold Extreme goes to Tracey Cottrill


Well done to all our winners and a massive thank you to all who took part and celebrated the blogs first birthday with us! Watch our social media channels for more exciting promotions in November; you will find it worth your while!








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  1. WOW! Hey Love!

    I am so super happy for you! And your prizes sound amazing! The #DandyAF Bow Ties are on my Christmas list for sure. 🙂

    You page is amazing and I absolutely LOVE the work that you do.
    Everything is always “on fleek” as they say these days.

    I am so excited as you as my Blogging Birthday is next month as well, also 1 year!
    I cant wait to read more of your amazing posts and see more of your work!

    You know one of my favorite posts of your’s is The Code of the Travelling Gentleman. Love the look, the story and the photography.

    Cant wait to head up to JHB so we can finally have a natter!

    And As Always….

  2. Happy birthday #MLB! I’ve loved reading your posts… I loved “Grace isn’t pretty,” and I love your power couple fashion posts too. JHB. x

  3. Happy bday #MLB. Thanx for choosing me as the first winner . . U really made a blue Monday super awesome!!! Keep up the good work. #mlbturns1 ” Sa”

  4. You had just started your website, we met for an interview. I met someone very special that day, I am grateful to call you a friend. I am so proud of you and how far you have come. X

    1. Thank you so much Sandy! I too continue to be blessed by a very special friendship forged that day over coffee and a love of story telling!

  5. Firstly I’d like to say thanks for a great blog. Been longing for such since 2013. Your blog inspires and furthermore that sa fashion and talent has reached new heights… Happy grow old day and seeing new posts…

      1. It truly does hey… Looking out what my beautiful country and the beautiful people like you have to offer and also inspire us with.

        I’m it’s quite phenomenal that so often we venture into looking at Europe but our own backyard is vibrant and as the Americans would say It’s Awesome Dude

  6. A very Happy Birthday to this wonderful blog! Haven’t been following it for a very long time – but I am exited ti see what then next year holds! 😉
    PS – The prizes look absolutely amazing! Especially the Bonafide Beards Kit! #JHB #MLBTurns1

  7. Wow! Only came across your blog recently and have to say I’m super impressed! All the best for the many , many years ahead! Happy 1st birthday! ??

  8. Happy birthday #MLB! So cool to see how MLB has grown over the past year! Great posts and a fantastic read every time!

    Anyway, love the blog! Andddd happy birthday My Lime Boots!

  9. Firstly Happy Birthday!
    Your first birthday celebration is not typically one you have any say in or control over. You are at the center of it all, but I imagine in your infantile brain you’re wondering what am I doing here, where is this heading. Well Ryan, may you enjoy these moments where you are in control of your “baby” blog that somehow managed to grow so quickly. May you nurture it and guide it so it may one day take the lead and show you where it wants to be heading. May the community you reach become the whispers that inspire you. Thank you for sharing your passions and happy moments with us, and for showing us that life can get better. Your post “Grace is not pretty” is beautiful. Your journey is beautiful. You have let the Lord turn your wounds into wisdom and strength.

    1. Bless you Ciska, thank you so much for your very inspiring comments and feedback. This blog truly is the Lords, I am merely a co-worker with Him!

  10. A very very happy and prosperous birthday to you Ryan! Wishing you every success and Blessings for the future 🙂 I would love to win this prize and give it to my son… Stay Blessed

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My name is Ryan and I am a work in progress.

(hello Ryan)

I blog about aspects of life that interest and excite me, those issues that make me think and reflect. These musings I look forward to sharing with you on the blog, as they happen.

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