A Grazing Table Shopping List To Feed A Crowd


The old bikkies and dip has 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 went to a lunchtime birthday party where they had a large grazing table. There were quite a lot of adults at the party and I kept wondering when [...]

A Grazing Table Shopping List To Feed A Crowd2020-01-11T16:34:37+11:00

How To Host A Clothing Swap


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 Swap2019-06-25T20:30:51+10:00

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 It was really hard coming up with 30 different yet useful things. Let's just say I'm just glad that I didn't wait until he was 40 to do [...]

30 Gifts For 30 Years2020-01-11T16:34:21+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

Housewarming Gift Ideas


My friends have just finished building their first house & have finally moved in. I know when we moved in we had to do a massive trip to the supermarket to get everything we needed from cleaning supplies to fresh food. We were lucky enough to receive a huge hamper for our engagement party that had the majority of the kitchen utensils & oven trays.   Here is a list of what I gave my friend: • Bucket • Dishwashing liquid • Rubber gloves • Kitchen wipes • Glass wipes • Air freshener spray • Batteries • Pain killers • [...]

Housewarming Gift Ideas2018-09-28T19:49:23+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 Gift2018-10-27T13:14:05+11:00

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

Always Remember Aattachments with Gmail


I don't know how many times I have sent an email but forgot to actually add the attachment mentioned in the email. The great news is, now I don't have to. Gmail will remind me based on the text in the email. If I mention an attachment but don't actually attach anything, a little message pops up to prompt you to attach it.

Always Remember Aattachments with Gmail2018-08-27T21:48:41+10:00