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Your Guide to Last Minute Xmas Shopping

Your Guide to Last Minute Xmas Shopping

Last minute Xmas shopping is on the minds of many people. Can you believe the big day is less than a week away? Like many, though, you probably haven’t had the time to get all you need. If you venture to the shops you’ll find lots of cars, lots of shoppers, lots of shopping challenges. So, here are some savvy tips for last minute Xmas shopping. Order Online for Good Delivery Times Online shopping is a godsend at any time of the year. But for last-minute gifts, must-haves, and essentials at Christmas, it’s your best friend. Assuming, of course, you…

Five New Year Cosy Home Ideas

Five New Year Cosy Home Ideas

New Year cosy home ideas will get you over Christmas and into a new way of thinking about how you like to decorate your home. Once the ‘chrissie decs’ come down, you may be looking for more cosy home ideas. Here they are. As we approach the festive season, many people are focusing their attention beyond Christmas and into the New Year. If you’re looking to make your home more cosy in the new year, there are some simple, easy and cheap things you can do to achieve this.   In this article we’re going to take a look at…

Designing More Pleasurable Cooking In 2018

Designing More Pleasurable Cooking In 2018

Foodies are generally on the hunt for more pleasurable cooking experiences and ways to WOW their guests …and themselves. So a festive season is a great time to hone some skills. Your Christmas kitchen is likely to take a big hit this festive season. Cooking a large, beautiful, indulgent, memorable feast does take its toll on the heart of your home. So more pleasurable cooking extends to the appliances you use. As you work tirelessly preparing food, perhaps you realize that despite the fun you have cooking your kitchen could use some renovation. If you’re like me and spend plenty…

Christmas Countdown: Is Your Home Ready for The Holidays?

Christmas Countdown: Is Your Home Ready for The Holidays?

It’s official, December is here, and now the Christmas countdown can really begin! While Christmas is still a few weeks away, you can guarantee they’ll fly by in a haze of present buying and festive dinners and parties. If you’re hosting Christmas this year or plan on having some visitors, you’ll want to make sure that your home is ready in plenty of time. Ready to tackle that Christmas countdown to do list? Here are some handy tips on getting your home ready for Christmas. Clear the cupboards Cooking and preparing food over Christmas is stressful enough in itself, without…

Organisational Tips: Protecting Your Keepsakes From Harm

Organisational Tips: Protecting Your Keepsakes From Harm

Keeping organised is always a good idea, it can help you stay calm and enable you to put your hands on any item you need with ease. However, sometimes in our enthusiasm for having a place for everything we can forget organisational tips to ensure proper protection for our valuable and sentimental items. That may mean they age more quickly or are damaged while being stored. This is, of course, completely contrary to the idea of tucking them away for safe keeping in the first place. Luckily, it can be avoided if you follow the organisational tips below. Organisational Tips…

How to Decorate Your Home for Christmas

How to Decorate Your Home for Christmas

It’s that time of the year and Christmas is getting near. Some of you may have started decorating your homes early, but there are still some people who didn’t have the time. If you still haven’t put up your festive decorations, don’t panic, because you can do it fast. You just need to know a few tricks in order to decorate your home quickly and with taste.

Gorgeous Bohemian Beads from Xada Jewellery

Gorgeous Bohemian Beads from Xada Jewellery

I am so glad it’s still a great trend to pile on bohemian beads because Xada Jewellery does it better than anyone. Think Nicole Richie, Sienna Miller and Kate Moss. Think Louise Ambry; the Melbourne-based jewellery designer who makes all her exquisite beaded jewellery by hand. Using semi-precious stones, silver, bronze, blush, suede and leather thonging, Xada Jewellery is the perfect gift for every fashionable gal; no matter her age. And for Christmas, Xada Jewellery has a new range of bohemian beads to suit any style.Single strand, warp-around, layered, short, long and with mix ‘n match bracelets. The perfect gift….

Pack A Punch With These Surprising Stocking Stuffers

Pack A Punch With These Surprising Stocking Stuffers

Do you have to buy a small gift for someone who loves interiors and displays? Perhaps flowers are their ‘thing’. Villeroy and Boch have rather conveniently created colourful glass miniatures of their popular Nek, Numa and Tiko vase designs. These petite delights are perfect stocking stuffers for people who like pops of colour in their home. Whether they are placed as a collection on a mantlepiece or bunched together for dramatic effect on a table, there’s the right shape for any blossom. The narrow opening of the Nek is perfect for displaying single flowers whilst the classically straight Numa has…