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Ideas you need for an owl themed baby shower


My third niece arrived in the world on September 21 2014. I had a bit of a mad rush to crochet as much as I could before the baby shower which was back in July. The themed baby shower is done and dusted now, I can finally take a bit of a break from crochet. I love to crochet something as a baby shower gift. And I usually only make one thing. I think I've outdone myself this time! Must haves for an owl baby shower theme Embrace the enchantment of a baby and celebrate impending motherhood with a few [...]

Ideas you need for an owl themed baby shower2024-04-04T10:11:58+11:00

The best and most thoughtful housewarming gift ideas


My friends have just finished building their first home and have finally moved into their new house. That in itself is a major milestone. Then they have to furnish all areas of the house from the living room to the new kitchen. I know when I moved into my new place we had to do a massive trip to the supermarket to get everything we needed from cleaning supplies to fresh food. The best housewarming gift ideas The best housewarming gifts are practical, useful and suit the taste of the recipient. And sometimes it can be hard to find something [...]

The best and most thoughtful housewarming gift ideas2024-03-14T12:09:47+11:00

Celebrate Her With the Best 30th Birthday Gift Ideas


Every birthday is a cause for celebration, but some milestones deserve an extra special touch. Turning 30 is undeniably one of those remarkable moments in a woman's life. It marks the transition from the carefree twenties to a new chapter filled with growth, self-discovery, and embracing adulthood. As friends, partners, or family members, we want to make sure the birthday girl feels cherished and loved on this momentous occasion. Finding the perfect gift for a woman turning 30 can be both exciting and challenging. It's a milestone birthday and it's a big deal. You want to choose something that reflects [...]

Celebrate Her With the Best 30th Birthday Gift Ideas2023-11-01T18:56:56+11:00

How Swimming Lessons Helped Me to Create a Laundry Routine


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 Routine2023-09-18T15:25:49+10:00

Summer Bucket List


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 bucket list full of fun summer ideas. 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 [...]

Summer Bucket List2022-10-11T13:12:37+11:00

Spring Bucket List


I look forward to spring because it means there is more colour in my life, the sun comes out of hiding making warmer weather 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 or perhaps do some spring cleaning. 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 [...]

Spring Bucket List2022-10-11T13:21:12+11:00

Winter Bucket List


There isn't a lot by way of fun activities to do during the winter season, 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. All of the items on this list are suitable [...]

Winter Bucket List2022-10-11T12:53:07+11:00

Autumn Bucket List


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 List2022-10-11T13:46:04+11:00

30 Gifts For 30 Years


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 30th Birthday Gifts For Her 15 Gifts for the Self Improvement Junkie in Your Life It was really hard coming up with 30 different yet useful things. Let's [...]

30 Gifts For 30 Years2024-02-23T12:16:54+11:00

Welcome to Spring!


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


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

Post Christmas Clean Up


It's December 27 so that means it's time for the often dreaded Christmas clean up to begin. Christmas is over for another year, it's time to pack away the tree and all of the decorations. I like to think that I'm smart by not having any decorations around the house beside the tree. It saves me storage space for the 11 months of the year that they aren't used. I don't have to worry about dusting them while they are on display. And it also means it doesn't take long to set up or pack up. While Harley didn't help me [...]

Post Christmas Clean Up2019-02-25T21:05:11+11:00

A Different Birthday Gift


My brother can be so hard to buy for. So most of the time I just give him money for his birthday. This year I decided it was time for a different birthday gift. Normally, I would just put money in a card. But I recently came across some cool ideas on Pinterest. I wish I could claim this idea as my own, but it wasn’t. Nevertheless, here is what I gave my brother and how I made it. You will need a clean empty jar a cardboard tube (from paper towel or toilet roll) candies money wrapping paper and [...]

A Different Birthday Gift2023-09-18T16:39:13+10:00

How To: Flawless Bun


My hair is reasonably long and it's nice to get it off my neck when it's hot so I often put it in a bun during the summer. The secret to getting a sleek flawless bun that holds well is spiral hair pins! As they spiral through your hair they create a very strong grip, interlocking each other and the hair strands. To Use: Tie up your hair in a ponytail as high or low as you like. Pull the hair of the ponytail to one side of your head and twist the hair in the ponytail in one direction Once you have [...]

How To: Flawless Bun2018-10-28T15:47:35+11:00
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