Author: fancypants

I'm Alexia, Alex, Lexi or Lex, depending on who you are. I'm mom to Mia, Maxim and Milan, wife to Darian, the co-creator and CEO known as Fancy Pants at Vuka Energy Drinks. I'm a marathon runner, triathlete, musician and writer, wanna be rock star, all time actress, creative, vocal and sometimes just a little crahayzy. I think that's all. One day I plan to spend most of my time on a boat in the Carribean. Oh, and baciamille means a thousand kisses in Italian. I don’t know any other words in Italian.

Disconnect

I was driving home with my daughter this evening and we stopped at a light. I glanced at the car next to me as both occupants reached for their phones. For the few minutes we sat there, they both were absorbed in what was on their screens, not a moment of communication between them. Two […]

Morning Sunshine

I love small things that make life special. Each morning I use this spoon to scoop out the last delicious remains of my cappuccino foam. What a simple, happy way to start my day! This particular spoon is by JessicaNDesigns on Etsy – it’s one of my new favorite items to gift too!

Mother, may I?

I had an interesting conversation the other night about how, as women, we make ourselves ask permission for things and we become resentful because our husbands don’t. Please understand that I truly have the most supportive husband in the entire world. Known fact. Didn’t bat an eye when I asked if I could go surfing […]

Sir Crunch-A-Lot

When I travel back to South Africa, the thing that always gets me is the food. There are flavors that are so typically South African, and I don’t just mean traditional spices and savories. We were at the quaint farm store grocer at the Casterbridge Center in White River, on our way to the Gowrie […]

Splash Dance

Yesterday I can home from my post-work run, hot, sweaty and a little bothered by a nagging muscle pain. Darian was heading out to the airport for the evening and was waiting for me to watch the two kids who weren’t at dance with our nanny. And I remembered that I hadn’t remembered to get […]

No Guts, No Glory

Why am I only learning this at 40? That I really, really need to trust my gut. Jeez Louise, it never fails! Something will happen and then, whack, I realize that I knew it all along. So what does one do? Tie a piece of string on one’s pinky as a reminder to do a […]