Outdoor Living

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…

Minimalist Home Design: How to Get It Right

Minimalist Home Design: How to Get It Right

Minimalist home design isn’t simply sleek, stylish and Scandinavian. It’s a design mindset that can change the way that you live your life. Having a minimal home will definitely help you to be more organized and less stressed. Why? Because this design style enables you to get rid of the clutter that takes up space in your home and occupies your mind. You’ll have more space for the things that matter and your home will look bigger too. If you want to embark on some minimalist home design, you can change your entire property into something sleek and new. Make…

Relaxation Techniques I Personally Recommend Because They Work

Relaxation Techniques I Personally Recommend Because They Work

Relaxation techniques really need to be taught in schools. Our lives are more non-stop and stressful than ever before, and young people are often the ones who cope the least. Sometimes, in life, you need to take time to relax. It’s impossible to hurtle through every day at a million miles per hour. Sometimes we just need to stop, breathe, relax… and find ourselves again. If you’re in need of some downtime, here are some relaxation techniques that actually work. Relaxation Techniques #1: Exercise I know what you’re thinking. The last thing you want to do when you’re stressed, tired…

Living An Outdoor Life With Gorgeous Design Ideas

Living An Outdoor Life With Gorgeous Design Ideas

In Australia, we love living an outdoor life; it’s in our DNA. Parts of the country provide the opportunity to entertain and enjoy the outdoors in all months of the year; other areas are seasonal. But you can bet most Australians will want to spend as much time as possible communing with the outdoors. For some, this means a balcony in an apartment building. For others, it’s a patio, courtyard or small garden. Australians love their gardens so whether it’s a small garden or a large garden, like mine, the entertaining areas, the plants, the lawn, the pots, the pool…it’s…

Styling Your Home’s Exterior With Three Simple Tips

Styling Your Home’s Exterior With Three Simple Tips

It’s the first vision of your home that visitors see. So styling your home’s exterior can give clues to the beauty within. The outside of your home is in many respects the most important part of all. This is particularly true at certain times, such as when you are attempting to put the house on the market and want to improve your curb appeal. However, it is likely to be something that any houseproud individual seeks to achieve at any time. If you are keen for your home’s exterior to look as classy and stylish as possible, then read on….

Get The Perfect Smile With These Easy To Follow Steps

Get The Perfect Smile With These Easy To Follow Steps

Do you think the perfect smile is beyond your reach? Well, think about this. We all know that exercise is good for us. It will help us to brim with health and to keep strong. But did you know what exercise is good for your face too; for all the same reasons? There are many ways to look healthy, but you can improve how good you look by having the perfect smile. In order to have a perfect smile, getting the best smile you can is really important.

Thank You, Mum. Special Occasion Celebrations

Thank You, Mum. Special Occasion Celebrations

Special occasion celebrations are the perfect way to show those closest to you how much you love and appreciate them. So throw a surprise party and spend some time together. If you are lucky enough to be close to your mother, then it’s a great idea to make a big effort for her birthday – remember all the birthday parties she threw for you and your friends when they painted the dog and trod buttercream into the carpets? Here are some ideas to help you push the boat out in return…