One thing that gets me real excited for colder weather, is snuggling up with a good book and hot chocolate.
I’ve already kick started my colder weather reading with some fabulous titles, six of which I am sharing here with you today.
The hubs and I split them up so that we can bring you reviews on new books while they are still hot on the shelf, so hopefully if you’re looking for something new to get into, then I am sure you will find love in at least one of these newly released titles.View Post
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Keeping your home clean and tidy is hard work, let’s not beat around the bush, but it doesn’t have to be a horrible chore that makes you want to run and hide.
Today, I wanted to share a couple of tricks I’ve picked up along the way that have changed the way I think about cleaning – dare I say it, I actually enjoy cleaning my house! So, hopefully if you’re not feeling it, I can help to inspire you.
Because at the end of the day, no matter how stylish your home, a clean home is so much better!View Post
With Christmas 2020 less than half a month away, if you need a little help in the gift giving department, today I’m here to present you with my top tips and gift giving inspo to make your life a little easier.
I can’t think of a single person who doesn’t love receiving gifts. But how many of us can truly say we are great gift givers? Do your gifts make your friends and family beam with enthusiasm, or do you notice them quietly cringing?View Post
Stocking stuffers can be so much fun and with all the festive markets happening right now, you could probably find really cute, unique things that will make great stocking stuffers. If not, hopefully my suggestions today will inspire some ideas, and best of all you can shop them online.
I like to find stocking stuffers that are fun and Christmassy, so think yummy treats, delicious smells and cuteseys that make it all the more festive.View Post
I am a wee bit obsessed with linen fabric at the moment. And guess what? I am not alone! It’s no wonder everyone loves linen, with it being such a hardy, beautiful and elegant fabric that actually looks better with age. It wears so well, it washes so well and best of all, it’s long lasting.
Giving the gift of linen this festive season is a perfect choice if you’re looking for a special gift, particularly for people who love quality, and who you may think have everything they need.
IMO, you can never have too much linen! And I don’t mean bed sheets (which half the time are anything but actual linen fabric, although those do exist, albeit at a price – but that’s another subject all together).View Post
In the last couple of years, plant parenting has become a major thing, and I for one am glad! I love, love, love plants! In fact, if I had my way, I’d turn my entire house into a full on jungle, but then I think, hello spiders and I’m like errrr, no thanks! So my gardening is reserved for outdoors, with some house plants to keep me happy.
As someone who enjoys digging my hands in the soil and watching mother nature bless me with her bounty, I’ve put together a little gift guide which I think fellow plant lovers (no matter their level of gardening enthusiasm) will love.View Post
Christmas is just 18 days away, 18 days! If you have not yet wrapped up your shopping, then hopefully my Christmas 2020 gift guides will inspire you. For more inspo, be sure to check out my archive of previous gift guides which may offer you some more great ideas.
Today’s featured gift guide is targeted at the adventurer and the explorer, the traveller and the wanderluster.View Post
When it comes to shopping for friends or family, it can often be difficult to not overload them with more useless knicknakcs that they don’t actually need. Sure, you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on a gift (December/ Jan is already a tough time), but don’t waste your money just for the sake of buying a gift.
Ask yourself, do they really need more things that end up stashed in the cupboard, or worse yet, dumped in the landfill?
Thankfully, with more and more people wising up to eco living and sustainability, a whole world of gifting ideas and opportunities are available to us, so you can be the good friend who drives them towards a lifestyle of less waste and you will not go wrong with these great gifts…View Post
Can you believe Christmas is less than one month away? I’m still trying to wrap my head around how quickly 2020 has flown by and we’re already thinking about Christmas shopping – eek! For today’s festive gift guide, I wanted to focus on some of my favourite local lovely, South African brands who have awesome gifts your friends, family (even yourself) would love.
This is an all budget gift guide, so whether you want to spend R100 or R1000, you’ve come to the right place.View Post
Turkish Towels were one of those things I always wanted, but had never been entirely convinced on how effective they really are. Sure they look fabulous and effortlessly stylish in bathrooms (and on beaches), but do they actually work in terms of drying you after a shower or a swim?
The answer is YES, and today and I’m going to tell you all about my obsession with Turkish Towels, what they are and why you need these gorgeous towels in your life!View Post
Sourdough bread is by no means the easiest, but it is by far the most rewarding. I’ve had incredible rises and incredible flops, bread that will make your tastebuds sing and bread that will not! I’ve had flour stuck to my hands, dried to my face and my poor hands bear the scars of countless oven burns.
I’ve experimented with many different techniques, from cultivating my own wild yeast starter from scratch, to reviving and feeding a 101 year old mother from Italy. I am by no means a pro at this, but I’ve loved every second of the rewarding process of making sourdough bread.View Post