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How Swimming Lessons Helped Me to Create a Laundry Routine

2020-04-30T19:57:49+10:00

That’s right. My daughter’s swimming lesson helped me create a laundry routine. And to be honest, I never really had a habit of doing washing every day or with any regularity, let alone on a particular day of the week. I should also start this off by saying that I love doing the washing. I know, I know. Call me a freak, but it’s my favourite household chore. And I love it because it’s almost as simple as set-and-forget. I put everything in the washing machine, turn it on and do something else for about an hour. When the washing [...]

How Swimming Lessons Helped Me to Create a Laundry Routine2020-04-30T19:57:49+10:00

A Grazing Table Shopping List To Feed A Crowd

2020-04-10T13:31:26+10:00

Please note this post may contain affiliate links. While clicking these links won’t cost you any extra money, I may earn a commission if you make a purchase. The old bikkies and dip have come a long way since I was a kid. Now it's all Instagram-worthy spreads, specialty cheese and the latest food trends. It goes by many names like grazing board, grazing table, grazing plate, grazing platter, charcuterie board, charcuterie table, antipasto. But whatever you call it, it's an easy way to feed a crowd and almost always looks too good to eat. A few months ago I [...]

A Grazing Table Shopping List To Feed A Crowd2020-04-10T13:31:26+10:00

How To Host A Clothing Swap

2020-03-18T22:11:50+11:00

I love any excuse to get together with my friends and a clothing swap is no exception! What is a clothing swap? A clothing swap can be a great way to get rid of some of your clothes and pick up some fresh ones without the financial outlay of new clothes. How to pick clothing for a clothing swap Obviously, you want to pick items that are still in really good nick. You want to make sure the clothes that you are giving is in great shape because you want to receive great clothes in return. Think about items that [...]

How To Host A Clothing Swap2020-03-18T22:11:50+11:00

Summer Bucket List

2020-03-27T15:38:29+11:00

The end of the year is fast approaching and just like that 2018 is coming to an end. So what better way to kick off the end of the year than with a summer bucket list. Once again, a lot of these are experiences I had in my childhood. My dad used to set up the tent, and we would spend a few nights camping in the backyard. Last year I discovered some local fruit farms where you can pick your own fruit. It's so much fun and its now something we try to do a few times a year. [...]

Summer Bucket List2020-03-27T15:38:29+11:00

Spring Bucket List

2020-03-27T15:38:41+11:00

I look forward to spring because it means there is more colour in my life, the sun comes out of hiding and it also means that Christmas is just that little bit closer. It's a great time to get back outside after being stuck inside during the cold winter months. This spring bucket list is the perfect way to ease yourself into the great outdoors. A lot of this spring bucket list is made up of outside activities. What better way to celebrate the new season than basking in the bright sunshine? I know I will be doing lots of these [...]

Spring Bucket List2020-03-27T15:38:41+11:00

Winter Bucket List

2020-03-27T15:39:00+11:00

There isn't a lot by way of fun activities to do during the winter, so I decided to create a winter bucket list. This list is a reminder that there is no reason to feel that you're stuck inside with nothing to do during winter. While it's tempting to rug up under a blanket on the couch during winter, there are so many great things happening at public events. But if you don't feel like braving the weather, this winter bucket list is sure to have some ideas for you. RELATED: Autumn Bucket List All of the items on this [...]

Winter Bucket List2020-03-27T15:39:00+11:00

Autumn Bucket List

2020-03-27T15:39:12+11:00

The first term break for the school year is fast approaching. Who knew that term 1 would be a mere 8 weeks long? A tiny benefit of the school holidays is generally less traffic during peak hour on the roads. Although I barely drive in peak hour these days! If I am totally honest, most of the inspiration for these ideas have come from my own childhood. I used to bat a balloon back and forth with my brother in the lounge room. Make sure you remember to move the valuables! Sleepovers happened at least once a week during the [...]

Autumn Bucket List2020-03-27T15:39:12+11:00

30 Gifts For 30 Years

2020-04-10T13:46:44+10:00

Please note this post may contain affiliate links. While clicking these links won’t cost you any extra money, I may earn a commission if you make a purchase. Around the beginning of the year, I decided that I wanted to give my husband 30 gifts for 30 years. One gift for each year of his life so far. This birthday present has been months in the making & I've been working on a list of gifts since the start of the year. I've asked friends for suggestions & even called upon the help of Google. RELATED: A Different Birthday Gift [...]

30 Gifts For 30 Years2020-04-10T13:46:44+10:00

Welcome to Spring!

2019-06-29T13:32:28+10:00

Spring has officially started & Melbourne actually got the memo, producing a beautiful spring day. Lettuce Unfortunately, I didn't know how or when to harvest lettuce last year so I just let it grow. It went to seed & has been popping up in random places in the garden bed. From what I can see, there are 3 types growing. I am unsure which types as they were purchased as mixed lettuce. I've already been picking at the lettuce as needed & will continue to use it this way. It's fantastic having it on hand & I think it might [...]

Welcome to Spring!2019-06-29T13:32:28+10:00

Christmas Tree Decorating Tips

2019-06-29T14:11:22+10:00

As much as I love Christmas, the tree is the only Christmas decoration I put up. It was almost the only Christmas decoration I had growing up. There was an inflatable Santa & an inflatable reindeer. But after a few years they stopped being used, I guess they got holes in them. I like to set up my tree on December 1 but of course, it doesn't always happen. Christmas Tree Decorating Tips Pick two (three at most) complementary colours to decorate your tree. Some great combinations are red & silver, red & gold, silver & gold, blue & silver [...]

Christmas Tree Decorating Tips2019-06-29T14:11:22+10:00