As I’m sure we’re all aware by now, I have the world’s WORST brown thumb. I’ve been known to commit plantslaughter with hardy creatures like mint and calathea that other people swear are impossible to kill. So I thought I’d put together a list of the plants that have shared a house with me and survived against all odds. I consider them my ‘go-to hardy houseplants’ – if they’ve thrived with me and my brown thumb, then they can live through anything! Continue Reading
At some point, everybody finds themselves wondering, “What is my design style?” Pinterest can sometimes be like putting your face in front of a fire hydrant gushing with design styles. TMI, and not very helpful! Online style quizzes can help you navigate your style and figure out why you like certain Pinterest pins. Since online e-design has come into its own, there are loads of design style quizzes to choose from. To help you decide which ones to take (and to selfishly feed my design style quiz addiction), I took a lot of them. Continue Reading
I’m going to be honest here and admit that although I have a large courtyard, I barely spend any time in it and I haven’t entertained there ONCE. Crazy huh?
It’s not that I don’t like the outdoors I swear! Rather, our outside space looks like the land that time forgot with plants all over the place and remnants of paving from the last owners. In short, it’s really not a picturesque place to host a summer soiree. Continue Reading
I love summer cocktails; they bring to mind all sorts of happy memories like summer parties, poolside holidays and evenings out on rooftop bars. Truth be told, I love summer drinks so much that I have a list of recipes longer than my arm because I just can’t stop saving them to my Pinterest boards! Call it an addiction if you will, but my collection comes in very handy on a warm weekend and especially at parties. Continue Reading
Father’s day is coming up fast (can you believe it’s already that time of year?), and in addition to spoiling your dad with his favourite things, it’s always nice to let him know how much you care about him with a heartfelt, handwritten note right?
And while that might sound all kinds of mushy, these cards aren’t just for the sentimental types; there are so many cards out there to buy (or DIY) that are cheeky, sassy and just plain awesome to boot. Continue Reading
Over the years, I’ve managed to gather many good, free fonts that I’ve hoarded away in my laptop like squirrels hoard nuts. Truth be told, I’ve got a bit of a font addiction and I’m not ashamed to admit it – after all, they’re so useful, how can I resist?
If you want to expand your font collection, click through for some of my favourites. Trust me, whether you design a little, a lot or almost never, you’ll find these come in handy regardless – and best of all, they’re free! Continue Reading
Still stuck on what to get your mom for Mother’s Day? Not to worry, I’ve got a whole swag of beautiful gifts that you can handmake in the space of a day (most in under an hour) that’ll leave your mom feeling super spoiled. In fact these projects are so lovely she probably won’t even realise they’re DIY! Get ready for some fun Saturday crafting in preparation for Sunday’s festivities…
There was a time in my life where if you’d asked me who my favourite artist or designer was, I wouldn’t have been able to name a single one. Which is so odd, because nowadays I have a list of favourites as long as my arm whose styles influence me in so many ways, from how I craft, to the way I decorate for parties to how I envisage my dream home will look. Continue Reading
I’ve been looking to do a bit of work on my garden lately – it’s one of the areas of our house that gets largely neglected with weeds and trees running rampant everywhere (shh, don’t tell anyone; we don’t even have any garden furniture!).
And since I started researching garden DIYs, I noticed there were a lot of really clever ways to repurpose old unwanted items and give them new life as planters, furniture or general garden decoration. Continue Reading
It’s been a long time now since I made the switch to organic skincare and I’ve never looked back – the ingredients used in natural products are just so good for my skin! But although I’ve been using these items for awhile, I always bought them from our local store without a second thought until I realised just how easy it is to make your own. See below for some of my favourite natural DIY alternatives to storebought beauty products. Continue Reading