DIY Projects,Entertainment

The Crafty Housewife’s Christmas Gifts Sorted

2 Dec , 2015  

Christmas Gifts

Let me be honest with you, as I have always been! I hate Christmas! I don’t hate the smell of oranges and cinnamon, I don’t dislike family gatherings and it’s not even about Christmas cleaning (which I hate a little bit too). I hate Christmas because of the “All I Want for Christmas” song, Santa Claus and because it’s such an industry and so commercialised that, media nowadays would have us believe that the best gifts are the ones you purchase at the department store. The best gift to me is the one made with love and here I’ll give you a few easy ideas to make all your friends and loved ones happy. More…

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Entertainment

The Smug Person’s Guide to Being Prepared for Christmas

27 Nov , 2015  

Christmas Holidays

You know the festive season is just moments away when holidays are planned, Christmas dinner is booked at the family home and the shops are lined with tinsel and a very chaotic buzz. It’s the time of year that always comes around so quick and most of us are never really 100% prepared – but if you start getting organised now, the big break will go down smoother than ever. More…

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Healthy Living

Spring Cleaning is Also About Spring Cleansing

16 Sep , 2015  

Spring Cleansing

There is no better time than spring to turn our homes inside out, to clean the dirt, grime and dust and to re-insert order in our dwellings, lives and minds. The same applies to our bodies too. Just like we take rubbish out in spring, I believe this period is great for getting rid of the toxins in our bodies as well! Surely, the heavy wintry climate has seen quite a bit of those building up in your system and now would be a great time to revise your work out routine and meal plans. Is there anything that needs a quick clean up? More…

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Cleaning Tips

3 Things You Need to Make Spring Cleaning a Piece of Cake

10 Sep , 2015  

Spring Cleaning

You know spring has sprung when it’s time to dig deep, rotate mattresses, clean the carpets and turn wardrobes and closets inside out. Deep cleaning the fridge and oven, washing the carpets and vacuum cleaning behind and underneath furniture surely top my list of most hated chores. To ease spring cleaning this year, I consulted with Scott Theggie, owner of Eagle Ducted Vacuums, and asked him about some of the most effective tools and equipment to make spring cleaning a piece of cake. More…

Cleaning Tips

6 Essential Tips for a Successful Spring Clean

9 Sep , 2015  

Spring Cleaning Tips

Let’s face it – no one really enjoys cleaning. Despite how good that feeling is when it’s all been done, the motivation (or lack of!) beforehand can be really discouraging. Spring usually comes with a strange desire to clean and organise your home, a ritual that encourages you to declutter from top to bottom in those first warm days. The art of spring cleaning has been around for centuries providing the perfect opportunity to make a fresh start in your home, so why not get started now? More…

Confessions of a Happy Housewife

I Married Mr. Unromantic

4 Aug , 2015  

everyday love

Three years in and I have no regrets! More…

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Entertainment

5 Birthday Gift Ideas When ‘Home’ is so Far Away

22 Jul , 2015  

5 Birthday Gifts for People Who Live Fat

Do you remember when you were younger and present giving was so easy? You could pretty much impress your friends and family with anything – a Popsicle frame barely glued together with your favourite picture of you and your best friend or a creative bookmark covered in fun snaps of everyone. No matter what, it always pulled those heartstrings. Things changed, didn’t they? More…

Entertainment

How To Organise a Casino Night For Friends

5 Jun , 2015  

Home Casino Area

As you may have noticed already, I am a bit whiny about the fast-appoaching winter, thus why I am actively looking for entertainment during the long and boring evenings. Besides planning romantic winter picnics for when the time allows it, another idea on a dime is to organise a games night for your grown-up friends.

Now, hosting a casino party is a bit fancier, but that’s what makes it all the more fun. I bet ya! More…

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Entertainment

How to Plan a Romantic Winter Picnic in 5 Easy Steps

25 May , 2015  

Winter Picnics

As Ned Stark of the popular HBO series used to say: Winter is coming! Indeed, it is, but it doesn’t have to be long and dark, though! Here’s to winter picnics and  adventures! More…

Cleaning Tips

My Favourite Cleaning and Organisation Books

11 May , 2015  

My Top Five Cleaning Books

Recently I am all about warm coffee, home-made cake and great books! More…

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Food And Health

Delicious Home-Made Cake From Scratch

7 May , 2015  

Easy To Make Cake

I found out about this recipe from my mum and after I tasted her cake there was no way I could leave it without making one myself. More…

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Home Improvement

Maximising Space In Small Homes

27 Apr , 2015  

Maximising Space at Home

Whether you live in a loft apartment, a heritage terrace or a small duplex maximising space is most certainly something that’s on your mind. More…