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Clearing your head and decluttering your home

March 10, 2016

The sun may be shining and the days may still be warm right now, but don’t be fooled, summer is on its way out. And winter is waiting for us just around the corner. While some people might be looking forward to curling up under a blanket with a mug of hot chocolate, others are dreading the cold weather and dark skies.   Seasonal Affective Disorder is something a lot of people suffer from. Their mood gets low and they…

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How to shop the right way

February 26, 2016

There’s nothing quite like retail therapy. Even when you’re on a budget. It sounds shallow, but new things really can make you feel a little better. The thing is that you’ve got to be in the right mood to truly enjoy your shopping experience. You don’t want to buy something straight off the rack because you just want to get out of there as soon as humanly possible. Of course, you want to prepare for different shopping trips in different…

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Ingenious ways to clean your handbags

January 11, 2016

The cost of handbags don’t come cheap, so when your handbag has a nasty spill on it, all hell breaks loose. There are many stains that are a girl’s worst nightmare when it comes to her handbags. Pen smudges, dirt, and scuff marks – they are the work of the devil. And for this enemy, holy water is not your last resort. Luckily there are many different techniques you can use to get rid of stains on your favourite handbags.…

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How far can I drive on a flat tyre?

January 8, 2016

That’s a trick question. The fact of the matter is that you should never attempt to drive very far with a flat tyre. A flat tyre can be caused by many different factors such as a defect, improper air pressure, a puncture, or overuse. As for a puncture, it is much more difficult to prevent and can happen on a seemingly clear stretch of roadway. When you happen to get a punctured tyre, the wisest thing you can do is…

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Tips for hosting your first “grown-up” dinner party

December 24, 2015

    You aren’t really a grown-up until you’ve hosted your first real dinner party. You may feel like an adult, pay your own rent and somehow make it to work and back every day. But you haven’t reached peak “grown-up” status until you’ve (successfully) thrown your first dinner party. The thing is, it’s not always as easy as it seems. Hosting a good dinner party takes a lot of hard work and careful consideration. But, to make it simpler…

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How to celebrate your birthday when you’re broke

December 21, 2015

  It’s true that some people don’t enjoy their birthdays. But there are far more people out there who actually want to acknowledge the anniversary of their birth and celebrate how far they’ve come. The problem is that sometimes you simply can’t afford the massive party you want.   So, here are a few ideas of things you can do to enjoy your birthday with friends without spending loads of cash.   Host a movie night  – Grab all your…

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Tips for planning a big party (and still enjoy it!)

November 17, 2015

Planning parties comes naturally to some people, and to others it is a terrifying and intimidating prospect. Don’t worry, you can throw a great party – and even find the time to enjoy it yourself. Look at the costs from the beginning Don’t just start planning the party without having an idea of how much you can spend and having a vague idea of how much things cost. Planning a budget gives you a good place to start so things…

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Keeping fresh on your flight

November 17, 2015

Flights can be long. Perhaps even longer than long! Your excitement has no bounds as you anticipate stepping off the aeroplane, only to find that you look like you have just been released from an asylum. Your hair is begging for mercy, your skin is parched and let’s not talk about your smell. Miracles do happen and you don’t need to look like a hot mess. Stay clear of these common traveler’s mistakes to remain your optimum best. Your hair…

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When the kids are gone how will you spend your time?

November 13, 2015

When the last child leaves the nest you are going to feel a lot of conflicting emotions. You might waver between pride and anxiety regarding your child’s next venture into life, but whatever your feelings for them, the fact remains that your attention will return to your life sans children. Perhaps for the first time properly in a long time. Perhaps you already have a fulltime job and plenty pursuits and so little will change except for the pang of…

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Can you get fit without paying for it?

November 9, 2015

Getting in shape takes a serious amount of willpower and effort, but does it have to take a lot of money as well? No it doesn’t. Not if you are smart about it. Do you really need to go to gym? Having a gym contract might push you to keep going because you’re going to be paying whether you show up or not, but do you really want to pay for membership? Gyms after all typically are not cheap. Getting…

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