Archive for the ‘DIY’ Category

Christmas cleaning tips & hacks for a stress-free holiday season

December 30th, 2015 by

All the presents have been unwrapped, the fridge is full of leftover Christmas ham & potato salad, the trees ornaments can be found scattered all over the place, and the house has been a bomb site of toys, food and dishes for the past couple of days. Now that Christmas Day is over, and it’s slowly creeping into the New Year, it’s definitely about time to ... Read more

Christmas shortcuts that will leave your guests thinking you’ve been planning this for months!

December 23rd, 2015 by

Christmas is next month, I repeat, next month! And if you’re anything like me, you’ve left everything to last minute. The shopping, the cleaning, the cooking! Oh no, so much to do with only moments to spare, if that. And though we would prefer to be lounging poolside on a tropical island, while bartenders grace us with fruity cocktails and refreshing coconuts... ...a lot of us are stuck ... Read more

Last minute Christmas meal ideas

December 21st, 2015 by

Have you STILL not done your Christmas food shopping? If so, you may be a contender for the world's greatest procrastinator (I'd fight you for the title, but can't be bothered). Unfortunately, shoppers tend to get increasingly competitive in the leadup to Christmas, frantically clearing the supermarket shelves as if needing to stock up their fallout shelters in preparation for the bat-winged-space-lizard apocalypse. This means that by ... Read more

Tips and tricks that will make giftwrapping a lot easier this Christmas

December 16th, 2015 by

No Christmas wrapping paper? No problem! Besides all the obvious silly suggestions you may hear your dad or granddad mention when they’re trying to be funny at the dinner table, such as “wrap it in toilet paper” or “Ahh, just put in the bag it came in”, there are actually quite a few different ways we can present our gifts without the need for store-bought Christmas wrappers. [caption ... Read more

DIY Kris Kringle/Secret Santa gifts for work colleagues

December 7th, 2015 by

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful... *Cue record jump* Ok, it may not be snowing in Australia, but that doesn’t mean Christmas is any further away! Yikes, where did 2015 go? I’m still finding hidden (melted) Easter eggs in my garden from the kids' (nieces & nephews) Easter egg hunt in April; it seriously can’t be December already! So little time, yet so much ... Read more