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Planning a children’s party is fun. Heck, planning a party at any age is fun! With endless themes to consider and cool, creative ideas to incorporate, the only limit is your imagination.
Inflatables have always been a big hit at children’s parties (adults love them too!) and bubble soccer ticks all the right boxes for hours of entertainment.
Bubble soccer is perfect for those kids who spend too much time in front of the TV and need a little push when it comes to outdoor fun. On the flip side, it’s fantastic for those youngsters that are loaded with energy.
Moving house. It’s a dreaded term for many of us. Even the most organised households can struggle with the emotional and physical stress that comes with it. Despite the research (and personal experiences) suggesting moving house is one of life’s most stressful events, not to mention how disruptive and chaotic it can be to our regular schedules, a well-planned move can actually be an exciting time. Shock horror! Yes, you read right… moving house doesn’t need to be the headache we know it can be. Instead, the change of atmosphere can encourage a fresh start, new adventures and an opportunity to declutter and redesign.
Just because winter is on its way, this doesn’t mean you need to stay inside to keep warm whilst entertaining. Creating a wintery living space is absolutely possible through well-lit and heated outdoor areas. We often think winter is the downtime season. And in many ways it is. A small amount of hibernation can be good – but don’t let those winter blues kill the fun.
Extend the summer season by crafting a backyard space you won’t want to leave during winter. Incorporating comfort, shelter and warmth will help to establish an area you can use anytime. Here’s how to get the most out of your space this winter:
I have always tried to live an environmentally conscious life and every year I do something special to celebrate Earth Day. Whether I take part in an organised event in Melbourne, go on a hike with friends or finish a long due design project at home by reusing some old materials, I just make sure that I mark the day in my own way.
Well, this year, it is my first Earth Day as a mum. And I feel a little bit restricted to just do anything I like to show my appreciation for Nature. Moreover, with rain forecast for tomorrow and for the week ahead, my choice of options seems rather limited. So, I have decided to bring Earth Day at home by drafting a list of the small things I could do to contribute to our environment.
Feel free to follow in my footsteps, you pretty Eco-minded mums!
They say home is where the heart is, so if that’s the case, shouldn’t we be putting as much investment into our personal space as we do to keep our hearts happy and healthy? Creating a home that makes you fall in love with it again and again, is one of the best ways to boost happiness in our lives. And it doesn’t need to cost a fortune either. Property upgrades, simple DIY projects and giving your space a little TLC all go a long way.
Cupid is set to shoot his bow and arrow February 14th, and unless you’re ready with something spectacular to surprise your loved one with, you may just miss out on earning some decent brownie points! Getting organised for Valentine’s Day early this year is a good place to start. Even the littlest things that make the biggest impacts require some thought, planning and inspiration. And if you want to avoid booking a dinner with every other couple out there, it’s time to start organising the night now.
I know, not another how-to-tip! We are inundated on a daily basis with advice from experts and pros. I’m no expert but I am a new mum, so I felt like sharing my experience with keeping the house clean and tending to the baby’s needs at the same time.
Most of us these days live super busy lifestyles. Whether you’re a full time mummy or daddy at home, or mixing parenthood with work and trying to find some social time in between; keeping your garden looking good can be the least of your worries. Then there’s a few that suffer from the brown thumb syndrome! The tendency to kill plants no matter how hard you try to keep them looking lush, green and healthy.
Maybe, some of you have come across the How to Dad YouTube Channel and his recent sweet video with the baby and the red balloon in the shopping centre. Check it out! It’s endearing and it made me laugh for days. Not only that but it prompted me to share with you some of my and my friends’ with bubs and toddlers how-to tips that may help you avoid the stress while getting everything organised for Christmas. That is if you have a baby, I mean.
Now we’ve officially come out of the winter hibernation, the warmer weather is upon us and the spring beauty is finally here! Complete with a little sunshine, fresh air and some pumping tunes to make it (relatively) fun, it’s time to give your home a top-to-bottom buffing ready for those summer holidays. Spring cleaning is an essential part of a happy home. The season is a time of renewal; so why should deep cleaning your house be any different? More…
Spring is on its way and I just can’t wait… But I am not looking forward to the spring cleaning.
Blossoming trees, the fresh smell in the air and everything coming to life.
(We are lucky with our mild Australian winters, but the rain, high humidity and frequent storms truly get to me sometimes.)
With this letter like post, I decided to share my good news with you all, about the new addition that spring will bring into our family. My hubby and I can’t wait to meet our baby boy in October. We are just so excited, I can’t tell you enough!
If you have a notable inability to make plants grow – or worse, find yourself throwing out scores of withered house plants after unsuccessful attempts; then you’re probably suffering from a really bad case of black thumb. More…