10 simple ways to organise family life

10 simple ways to organise family life

I'm not a naturally organised person (at all), but you wouldn't think that if you spent a day with me. If we spent a day together (and wouldn't that be nice) you would probably think I'm one of the most organised people you've ever met. So what's that all about? Well, to me there is a big difference between being an organised person and being a ...

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Pin of the Day | DIY rope hanging shelf

Pin of the Day - hanging rope shelf by A Beautiful Mess

I was pretty sure I've featured those clever lasses from A Beautiful Mess as a Pin of the Day before, but a quick google would indicate otherwise. How is this possible? I mean, I reckon I pin just about every post I ever read from that lovely little blog, so how have I not featured them before? Shall we start with this cool rope shelf? I saw it ...

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Pin of the Day: Scented bed linen

My sister would tell you that I'm obsessed with fragrancing things that don't need fragrance. She would tell you that a natural scent beats essential-oil induced smells every time (except BO and other bodily smells... I'm quite sure she is also not a fan). I cannot agree. Towels, bed linen, mattresses, curtains, cushions... I like to give them all ...

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Pin of the Day: How to fold a fitted sheet

Home hints are a bit like this for me: I'm obsessed with them. I read them. I collect them. I think "this will change my home life". And then... I do nothing. So, even though I now know how to fold a fitted sheet thanks to this pin.  And even though I also know take a pillow case and put the matching sheets and extra pillow case inside that pillow ...

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I need to see the light

Source See all these beautiful rooms? Source Via Pinterest They all have one thing in common. One thing that I crave. Light! Source Source A house with natural light! Our house faces east. Not ideal. It has a verandah at the front and back (love, but dark!). ...

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Through the Instagram: little peek at September

The only reason I kept on with the iPhone and ditched my BlackBerry (easily more preferrable if you use your phone for work) was Instagram. I am obsessed with taking random shots of silly things and playing around with the way they look. It's just so satisfying.These images looked all dressed up with no place to go, so I thought I would share ...

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Not just for losers

I understand that many bloggers like to keep their blogs as their 'happy place'. They feel that the good memories are the ones worth recording and their blogs reflect that. I get it, sort of. But in a lot of ways, I can get a big slap of 'happy place' from women's magazines, where newborns are all 'angels' and celebpretties wax lyrical about ...

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Black and yellow and… map

I'm back wearing my interior-design cap (as we do from time to time, no?). I showed you my inspiration for the girls' new upstairs bedroom a little while ago.Here's what I'm thinking for my boy. I find boys much harder to decorate - both home and body...A giant wallpaper map on one wall...... with blackboard walls everywhere else (will the chalk ...

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Aqua and red and pink

The Tsunamis are all moving bedrooms in a month or so (whenever we get around to putting lockable doors upstairs). They are moving upstairs and we are coming downstairs. The girls will share a room together (just as my sister and I did all our young lives) and Maxi-T will be just across the hall. Downstairs will be us and a new playroom slash ...

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Sales time my Wardrobe Shop

The ever-stylish Nikki at Styling You did a great vlog on Friday where she mentioned 'shopping your wardrobe'. As a person who rotates the same six garments at the front of a seemingly packed full wardrobe, heading into my own stash before I hit the shops seems like a great concept. I think it could definitely work at my place except...My ...

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