5 Questions to Ask Your Electrician Before He Starts!

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No matter how good you are at DIY, some jobs simply require a highly trained professional. Electricians are there for your safety and convenience, but before you invite anyone into your home to carry out difficult and often dangerous work, always ask the following five questions. 1. Are you qualified? This might sound like a […]

Early Holiday Prep: Perfect DIY Ideas For This Christmas

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With the smell of cinnamon in the air, a plentiful bounty of chocolate orange and piles of presents waiting to be wrapped, hidden in the airing cupboard, you know that Christmas is on the way. Besides assembling a precariously balanced gingerbread house (and reminding everyone to watch out for toothpicks whilst eating it, as they […]

Because Sometimes You Can’t DIY…

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We’ve all done it. We’ve scrolled through photos and articles about Kitchen Remodels and other home makeovers on Pinterest and here at BlogHer and thought “I bet I could do that.” Here’s a tip: don’t.  At least don’t try to go it alone—especially if you don’t have any contracting or construction experience yourself! Doing minor […]

5 Must-Haves To Get BEFORE Going Back To School

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Whether you are a mom that needs to get your kids ready to go back to school or you are a college student that is getting ready for the new school year, we have a list of 5 must-haves that will get you through the upcoming months! 1. Intel Tablet It can be a daunting […]

Another Snow Day: How to Keep Your Kids From Driving You Crazy

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     It’s another snow day. You should be excited about the snow, but the kids are home with you all day. You love your children, but they’re a little hyperactive when there’s nothing to do. So, to keep yourself sane, and your kids occupied, here are a few things you can do with them […]

My Living Room Makeover: The Perfect White Console Table

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My Living Room Makeover PART 5 – Target Threshold Horizontal Bookcase / Console Table I’ve put together a lot of cardboard/MDF furniture in my day and have had a range of experiences. That said, I was expecting a the usual challenges that comes with putting these types of things together but was more than pleasantly […]

My Living Room Makeover: Quatrefoil Moroccan Painted Wallpaper

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My Living Room Makeover PART 2 – Quatrefoil Moroccan Painted WallpaperFirst off, I love wallpaper. I grew up in a eclectic bungalow that my parents built themselves in the 70’s that was primarily of rough-cut lumber. There wasn’t a single wall in our entire house that could be painted, wallpapered or anything. You also had […]

My Living Room Makeover: Taking Down The Wall

My Living Room Makeover PART 1 – Taking Down The Wall You may have noticed I haven’t been answering emails, keeping up with Twitter or posting as often on the blog or Facebook. I’ve been extremely busy, totally out-straight working on our Living Room Renovation. We’ve been wanting to do something with our living room […]

Recipe for DIY Tropical Mango Body Scrub

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In My Mind, I’m Somewhere Tropical DIY Mango Body Scrub With kids screaming and one million and one household chores to complete, sometimes it’s nice to take a moment, close your eyes and imagine you’re somewhere tropical. This month is Pregnancy Awareness Month, and whether you’re currently expecting or have passed the days of baby […]