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Adding wooden textures to your home

January 27, 2017

Page through any home decor magazine and you will notice that wooden textures have become very popular. Whether it be actual wood or textures that represent wood, this natural element is trending right now and seems it’s here to stay.  Adding wooden items to your home doesn’t have to be an expensive exercise or difficult task. Adding a few simple items to each room will help to include this natural element as a part of your houses natural theme. Here…

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Tips for working from home

January 24, 2017

Working from home can be really great. There is no wasted time sitting in traffic to and from work and sitting in an office that distracts you or is a demotivating environment. You decide on the dress code and nobody is there to judge you for wearing pyjama pants or the same jeans three days in a row. Working from home has many benefits but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. It can be difficult to put distance between your…

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Packing for a weekend away with your bestie

January 24, 2017

The weekend has arrived and you have decided to hit the road with your bestie. You both feel as though it is time to reconnect and get away from city life for a bit.  You have booked accommodation online and the only thing left to do is all your packing.  You are only going for the weekend, so you don’t want to over-pack. You also don’t want to get there and realise that you have forgotten essentials at home. What…

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7 ways to revamp your room on a budget

January 18, 2017

If you find yourself looking around your bedroom and you are not completely happy with what you see then perhaps it is time to do a revamp. To help you get started, here are seven tips to revamp your bedroom on a budget.   Drape fairy lights   Fairy lights add a calming effect to a room. They can be draped along your bed frame or hung on the wall above your bed. White fairy lights can be bought at…

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Making guests feel right at home in your self-catering unit.

January 18, 2017

Your self-catering unit is ready for business and the reservations are coming in thick and fast. You can hardly keep up with the phone-calls. Congratulations! Your self-catering cottage is about to make you money but only if you successfully make your guests feel at home and comfortable.   The difference between a casual self-catering unit and an outstanding one lies in the detail. It’s those same details that make your guests feel right at home and completely comfortable. Follow these…

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Skin cleansing after party season

January 18, 2017

From a few glasses of wine on Christmas Eve, champagne on New Year’s Eve and the endless cocktails next to the pool, the consumption over the holiday season can leave your skin feeling dehydrated and dry. Here are a few tips on getting your skin back in top condition after the party season. Drink up Making sure you drink enough water might not be on your priority list for party season but bouncing back afterwards should be. Get back into…

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Simplifying your home’s decor in 2017

January 18, 2017

  When you know you have guests coming over, do you run around tidying up for an hour first? It’s very likely you do. That’s pretty common for most of us. But what if we all kept our homes as neat and tidy all year round rather than just when guests are coming over. Because, let’s face it, keeping your home clean is good for your health and wellness. Decluttering is something we should all do often. Think of it…

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Home design trends to look out for

January 17, 2017

Our homes are our castles. This is where so much of our time, money and effort goes into. After all, for many of us, our entire lives are about creating a place of safety that is entirely our own in every sense of the word. There is no better way to display that fact than by proper personalisation, in terms of what the home and the things inside look like. You want others to know in one glance that it…

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What parents need to budget for in 2017

January 16, 2017

One of the most important things any parent can do is to budget properly for their child. After all, you have a whole other person to manage, who is not equipped in any way for financial management. You need to be able to create situations that allow for every day expenses, as well as emergency situations that allow for you and your child to come out on top. With the difficulties of these last few years, the world has watched…

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Home decor tips for a new year

January 13, 2017

A new year means new ideas and no place deserves more of that kind of attention than your home. It’s time to take the opportunity this fresh start presents and start putting changes in place that will make your home more beautiful than ever. 2016 was a hard year for many people, especially with financial concerns and the incredible geopolitical crises happening all over the world. But your home is your castle. That is at least one area over which…

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