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Monday, May 9, 2016

Easy DIY laundry Liquid - 4 ingredients





Since we started making our own laundry detergent, Georgia's eczema has been so much better!


Plus it's so quick and easy to make (not to mention amazing on the budget). Every 4 - 6 weeks I make up a new batch and it lakes less than 5 minutes.

In today's video I run you through the basics of how to make it, and the recipe is below if you want to give it a go yourself :)



Easy DIY Laundry Liquid


You will need:



  • 1 1/2 Tblspn Borax
  • 1 1/2 Tblspn Washing soda
  • 1 Tblspn Bronners
  • 2 cups hot water


Steps:


Mix all ingredients together in a big bowl or jug until everything is dissolved,


Divide the mixture into 2 x 1 litre bottles and top each bottle with cold tap water. 


Easy!




To wash:


To wash 1 load, use 2 - 3 tblspns of laundry liquid. 


We use the rose scented Bronners and it makes the washing smell amazing :)





Let me know if you give it a try!



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This is what a regular Saturday looks like in our house


This Saturday was so normal, it could have been boring.

But it wasn't - it was simple, cosy and full of small moments that made me really happy.

Purely just a bit of pottering about in the home - some cooking, some cleaning, spending time with the kids, and even sneaking a nap in there :)



Do you love those slow, easy days too?

When was the last time you got to have one? Hopefully it hasn't been too long xx

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Monday, May 2, 2016

How we do our weekly grocery shop (fruit & veg)




I love a good peek behind the scenes of other peoples' lives :)

It's really interesting to see how other people do every day stuff - even the things we consider the most mundane, like... grocery shopping. We all do things slightly differently and often there's a handy tip in there that will make life easy for the rest of us!


So this week I'm taking you along with my to our fruit and veg shop. You can see what we typically buy, and I'll tell you a bit about the other shops we visit weekly, our grocery budget and how we handle the environmental side of it, like shopping bags.



So, was our fruit and veg shopping the same as yours? Let me know in the comments if you do it differently, and whether you'd like to see videos like this again :)

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

How to declutter sentimental items






Decluttering sentimental items can be really hard because of the emotion that goes along with it!

You may be attached to the item because of the memory that goes with it, or you might feel a sense of responsibility to your family to keep these items.

But if your home isn't big enough to showcase these items and take really good care of them, then it can create more stress & guilt rather than provide happy memories..

So it's important to make a decision on whether or not it's realistic for you to keep all of your sentimental items.

It's not an easy decision, but I have a couple of tips that should help :)



In a nutshell:
  • Remember the item is more about the memory and story behind it rather than the item itself.
  • You can still tell the story or enjoy the memory by keeping a select few items instead of everything.
  • Predetermine a number of items you can keep. Forexample, you may not be able to keep all of your family handed down crockery, glassware and cutlery, but maybe you can keep the crockery, or maybe keep 2 glasses out of a set of six.
  • Try offering the rest to other family members. Maybe someone has a favourite piece they wish they were given but doesn't want to risk offending you by asking you to give it to them..







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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Plan with me: Feb 15 - 19 Summer pineapples & flamingos




Welcome to this week's plan with me post!

The past week has been incredibly hot here is Australia and I am really struggling with the weather, so I thought I would do my best to put a positive spin on summer with some cute planner print designs for my Erin Condren planner :)


The print I'm using this week is pineapples and flamingos from Laughing Without An Accent and they make me feel all summery and happy!


Here's how it turned out!









Let me know if you like it, and as always, you can check out my Pinterest board for other free Erin Condren printables!

I'd love to see your Plan with Me for the week ahead! Comment below with a link to it so I can check it out :)


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