Outdoor Living

Crafting The Beach Body You’ve Always Wanted

Crafting The Beach Body You’ve Always Wanted

Beach body baby, the sun’s on the way and it wants you to come out and play. Every summer most people re-assess their approach to their fitness and healthy eating regimen. You might have fallen off your steadfast commitment to your new year’s resolution to get a beach body, but that doesn’t mean you should feel bad about yourself this summer and cover yourself up in the heat. Being more confident in your body only takes a few steps to achieve. Unfortunately, there aren’t any ‘quick fixes’ or ‘magic diets’ as hardline marketing will have you believe. But there are…

DIY Home Renovation Projects. 3 Expert Tips

DIY Home Renovation Projects. 3 Expert Tips

DIY Home Renovation Projects Sometimes there’s nothing more rewarding than knowing that you put your blood sweat and tears into a project. That’s definitely the case with DIY home renovation projects. That’s why today, Don’t Call Me Penny is teaming up with Australian Heritage Homes, to discuss DIY home renovation projects for you and your families to explore. Whether you’re working on a budget, a compressed timeline, or you’re going all in, there’s a home renovation project perfect for every situation. Let’s look at a few common scenarios: You’ve just moved in, and there’s nothing personal about the place –…

Garden Design for Family, Friends, and Pets

Garden Design for Family, Friends, and Pets

Your garden design can be as minimalist or fantastical as you like because enjoying outdoor living is a constitutional right. Right? If you own a home, you’ve probably already invested thousands of dollars in creating the perfect home environment for the whole family. A liveable garden is a place for everyone in the home to enjoy and for guests to feel welcome. So why not enjoy some garden design? Your garden is really another room of the house, and it’s often the biggest and most versatile. It’s easy to make a few stylish changes so that this fabulous space can…

Help Your Garden Look Amazing With These Easy Tips

Help Your Garden Look Amazing With These Easy Tips

Help your garden look amazing with these easy tips so you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of your work without slaving away in the dirt every weekend. It’s relaxing to sit with a glass of wine and enjoy a beautiful garden, but most of us are just way too busy to spend time fussing over it. Just a few simple tips will help your garden look amazing even when you don’t have a lot of time for it.   Keep Low-Maintenance Design in Mind You want to help your garden look amazing but you don’t have enough time…

How To Create A Safe Garden for Children and Pets

How To Create A Safe Garden for Children and Pets

A safe garden is an imperative especially when your home has children and pets. Your garden becomes the hub of social activity in summer time with BBQs, paddling pools, and water gun battles. Longer days mean more time for play. Having a safe garden for children and pets isn’t just a summer issue. Sure, when the sun comes out even the most introverted of us venture outside to glorious days. And even on cold days, children and pets will still want to run around, play in autumn leaves, and even help out with pruning and seasonal gardening. If you have…

Vegetable Garden Mistakes To Avoid

Vegetable Garden Mistakes To Avoid

Vegetable garden mistakes can be common if you don’t fully understand what you’re doing. It’s not a case of plant them and they will grow. You do need some expert advice on avoiding common vegetable garden mistakes. So are you planning on growing your own vegetables? Not only is it very rewarding, but you will find that home-grown vegetables taste more delicious than the ones you buy from the supermarket if you plant them properly. With that in mind, no matter whether you are an experienced gardener or not, read on to discover some of the most common vegetable garden…

How to Properly Use Earthworm Castings in Your Garden

How to Properly Use Earthworm Castings in Your Garden

One of the popular things that most gardeners use to grow their plants beautifully is by using earthworm castings. What exactly are worm castings? In a nutshell, earthworm castings are worm manure or worm dung. If we are to compare worm dung to the usual manure from cows or horses, worm manure doesn’t give off the same offensive smell. It is also safe to carry around and isn’t a threat to the environment, unlike synthetic fertilizers. You also don’t need to use as much of it as compared to horse manure wherein you need a fertilizer spreader.   How to…

Pretty Things To Do For Increased Home Protection

Pretty Things To Do For Increased Home Protection

Increased home protection is something with which many people keep up-to-date primarily to keep loved ones safe not necessarily possessions; although both may be considered important. There is no argument that protecting your home and family is very important. Whether you want to focus on protecting them from thieves, natural disasters, accidents, or something else, you don’t want to compromise on your style to do so. You still want a house that looks beautiful, helping to keep you and your loved ones safe at the same time. With that in mind, here are seven pretty things you can do for…

Party Ready Gardens For Hot Summer Nights

Party Ready Gardens For Hot Summer Nights

Party ready gardens will be on the minds of home lovers everywhere who want to entertain friends over summer. Socializing outdoors is what we all love so get party planning. You may already be planning to host lots of barbecues or parties this year. So, it makes sense to improve the outdoor area or garden well ahead of time. As the good weather has already arrived in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, those living there will want to get started as soon as possible. Not only are these three ideas great ways to create party ready gardens but they’ll…

Stylish Living Without Living In Debt

Stylish Living Without Living In Debt

Stylish living and debt don’t have to go hand-in-hand. Whilst many people wish to live in a more stylish home, one of the main reasons stopping them is the cost of everything. Many readers of Don’t Call Me Penny are seeking interior decorating and home maintenance advice that’s within their budget. Adding up all the costs can be a little daunting, but this shouldn’t stop you from seeking stylish living. After all, ‘style’ is subjective. In reality, there are lots of ways in which you can save a surprising amount of money and still live in relative style and a…

Exterior Design Ideas To Reflect Your Interior Decor

Exterior Design Ideas To Reflect Your Interior Decor

Exterior design ideas are sometimes overlooked yet first impressions count. Your guests will have an impression of your interior from the way you present the exterior of your home. If you’re like me, you’ve probably spent a great deal of time thinking about your interior design. Then you act on those ideas and spent months designing, painting, recarpeting, knocking out walls, etc. But while all this is going on, your exterior design ideas have dried up with winter being the usual time of neglect. So maybe it’s time to set about creating a home that looks just as good on…

Barbecue Brunch. Six Utterly Delicious Ideas

Barbecue Brunch. Six Utterly Delicious Ideas

A barbecue brunch is the perfect way to start the weekend regardless of whether it’s just you or if you invite over a few friends. Brunch is without a doubt one of the best meals of the day, especially on the weekend. It’s a time when you can eat and drink at a leisurely pace and really enjoy catching up. Adding a barbecue brunch into the mix just makes sense because it gets you outdoors to sample the subtle smoky flavor that only a charcoal grill can create. If you like the sound of a brunch barbecue, but you don’t…

Top 8 Steps to Garden Shed Security

Top 8 Steps to Garden Shed Security

Garden shed security is an issue that often doesn’t receive the same attention as our house and garage. Why? Garden sheds are somewhere to keep many of our possessions, but often overlook when it comes to security. Burglaries from garden sheds are increasing in Australia, with burglars realising that many homeowners don’t have adequate garden shed security. Sheds can often be where you store expensive gardening equipment, bikes or power tools, meaning a burglary can be financially devastating. Just add up the value of your lawn mower, power tools, kids’ bikes and expensive pool cleaning equipment, and you can see…

Easy Ways To Build Exercise Into Your Day, Everyday

Easy Ways To Build Exercise Into Your Day, Everyday

Exercise is part of your day whether you realize it or not. Slogging it out at the gym isn’t the only way to fit exercise into your busy life. There are so many things we’re supposed to do to stay healthy. Drink water, eat our 5 fruit and vege each day, exercise, don’t get stressed. It’s stressful just thinking about it. Life is busy and it’s impossible to fit everything in. Life is busy and it’s impossible to fit everything in.However, keeping fit is an all-rounder – it’s an ideal stress reliever, it can help you lose the weight and…

Nude Gardening Safety Tips (Yes, You’ll Need Them)

Nude Gardening Safety Tips (Yes, You’ll Need Them)

Nude gardening is a wonderful way to commune with nature, grow beautiful flowers, and sustain life by growing your own fruit and vegies. But nude gardening does come with some warnings and not just privacy issues. May 6, 2017, is World Naked Gardening Day with people across the globe nude gardening. Now that can be nakedly tending a flower box from the privacy of your fifth-floor apartment. Or it can be a community-friendly public park cleanup, sans clothing. I have been nude gardening for years, in the complete privacy of my own property. There are numerous benefits including no tan…