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Christmas gift wrapping ideas

What’s better than receiving a gift? Giving one. We have a great variety of gift ideas in our annual Christmas Gift Guide, so naturally gift purchasing is done and dusted. Now we need to think about wrapping! If you are tired of the same old wrapping …

Table setting the Christmas way

Christmas lunch can either be very stressful or easy-breezy. Let’s try for the latter this year. After reading this blog you will be fully equipped to set a table like a pro! So that’s one less thing you need to fret about. Name tags Let’s start …

Make your own Christmas crackers

Tis’ the season to be jolly… fa la la la la la la la la! The festive season is fast approaching. As it draws nearer, get some things off your to-do list. Christmas crackers are always a must. Instead of buying them, why not create your own this year. Get …

It’s your party, DIY if you want to

DIY can mean different things to different people, even though the overall definition doesn’t really change. One thing that everyone can agree on is that DIY is really about doing something yourself, something you can truly be proud of. Whether you are a …

Braai pie recipe

In all honesty, the first time I was introduced to the concept of a braai pie was when I saw my very first Suzelle DIY video; if you don’t know who Suzelle is, look her up and get ready for a good laugh. Looking back, I can’t believe I didn’t know what …

How to make compost at home

With spring upon us, it’s the perfect time to spruce up your garden and get your fingers dirty!  We humans produce a lot of waste, a lot more than we should (but that’s a topic for another day). On the positive side, with all that waste comes the …

Himalayan salt lamps

Have your heard of Himalayan salt lamps? A salt lamp is basically just a beautiful chunk of pink Himalayan salt which has a hole carved inside to fit a light bulb. When switched on, these lamps bring a soothing, warm light to any room. Some people claim …

That’s my jam!

When you need that something tasty just to make your day a little better, you can turn to chocolates, sweets, and delicious baked goods, but what about some homemade jam? Not only is it rewarding to make your own, it will be yummy too. And you don’t have …

Espresso yourself

Nothing beats a hot cup of coffee early in the morning; actually, any time of the day is perfect too! For some of us, caffeine is an essential part of the day. It helps us focus and in some cases even function. If you are looking to invest in a proper …

Baby nursery decor tips

Welcoming a new baby into the family is an exciting and busy period. Naturally, setting up the baby’s nursery is one of the important items on your to-do list. This blog post will give you great nursery decor ideas, as well as some useful, practical tips …