The Hacker kitchen that was almost ours

You may recall a few months back how I was raving excitedly about plans to move into our own place and embark on a renovation project. We had big plans for a new Hacker Kitchen and redesigning the bathrooms and I shared mood boards for these spaces here and here… and then there was radio silence on the topic. I realised that some of you may be wondering what ever happened with that so I thought a little update was in… Read more »

Boys room E-design

Yesterday I got a peek at an almost finished boys room that is a result of an e-design I completed a few months ago. It’s always so exciting to see a design come to life and I thought you guys would enjoy having a look at a mood board along with it’s end result. Excuse the not so great pic taken on my phone. This room was designed for a little tot who will soon transition from a cot to a big boy bed, so the brief was to incorporate… Read more »

Baked Decorations

This tasty recipe makes fantastically festive baked decorations. I am no baker but I wanted to try my hand at some cookie decor this year, so I enlisted the help of my very talented friend (as one does), Karen from Sweet Secrets. She has amazing skills and all the right tools, but more importantly – she has the secret recipe. Once you have kneaded, cut and baked, you decorate, string up and hang. Easy right? And the best part is that you can… Read more »

DIY rustic gift wrap

Finally, some gifts have been bought and now the wrapping begins. This year, I am going with an au naturel, rustic look for my Christmas gift wrapping. I love this style, not only because it looks great, but it’s so easy to achieve and works well with my 2015 free printable gift tags. The real secret ingredient here is the greenery. It offers such a fresh and rustic vibe. Using real fir tree cuttings from your Christmas tree or rosemary will also… Read more »

Last minute Christmas gift Guide

Last minute Christmas gift guide

So we are down to a mere eight sleeps until Christmas and I’ve done precisely no shopping. Like, none. at. all. Hello last minute rush, I’ve not missed one bit. Fun times ahead of me this weekend. For those of you who haven’t clocked it yet – this is the last weekend before Christmas. Somebody slap me. At this point, I need a strong game plan, so I’ve spent the morning having a look around the interwebs for some ideas. Whilst I’ve not been… Read more »

Our holiday at Niyama, Maldives

As you know, I’m no travel blogger, but we recently escaped Dubai for a quick family vacay and it was so awesome that I simply can’t keep it from you. If you happen to be on the lookout for a fabulous beach holiday, I can’t recommend Per Aquum Niyama in the Maldives highly enough.

DIY Christmas wreaths

DIY Christmas Wreaths

I recently posted a Festive Affair Blog Collaboration that featured beautiful Christmas wreaths. These wreaths were so popular that I am sharing this super simple DIY with you on how to create your own. The best part of making these is that they don’t require perfection and you can use almost any greenery that you have around the house or garden. Wreaths were traditionally made from evergreens to symbolise strength as they last even throughout the harshest winters. The well-known laurel wreath is usually… Read more »