Children adore arts and crafts day! Allowing children to get creative – especially unguided (not unsupervised) from parents to make the “perfect” DIY is wonderful for kid’s confidence and independent thinking. According to children development experts, activities such as drawing shapes, colouring within the lines, or cutting out patterns accelerate the development of fine motor...Read More
Global warming is real. Peak summer temperatures are higher now than they have ever been. Now is a great time to learn how to manage the heat during the harsh summer months without inflating your energy bills. Learn how to stay cool during some of the hottest months of the year.
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One way of countering summer heatwaves is to ensure that your air conditioning is in top...Read More
There is no better way to make use of the balmy weather than with these super easy, healthy and easy-on-the-eye recipes! Perfect for an alfresco lunch or dinner under the stars with friends and family, this is the time to make the most of seasonal ingredients that are bursting with colour and flavour – adding a fantastic zing to any table. Enjoy these delicious summer food recipes!
White Bean...Read More
Summer is in full swing and there’s still lots of time to enjoy some fun in the sun. We chatted to event planner and full-time architect, Thato Motebang for some expert advice on how to style and plan your summer event at home.
When planning décor for an event, Thato uses her surroundings and experience as an architect to find inspiration and prepare a concept. “I draw...Read More
As a homeowner, rain is the blessing in disguise that feeds the soul as well as your garden. We all hope for the rainy days where you can stay at home, drink hot chocolate and watch movies the whole day. But rainwater can also be the homeowner’s worst nightmare.
Imagine lying in bed, hearing the rain and waiting for the ceiling to show the water damage or the boundary wall to collapse....Read More
During a time when it feels like everything is changing, people are really embracing the normalcy of their favourite traditions, like decorating the Christmas tree, and of course my favourite – the Christmas table. Once a year, a table becomes something special and personal which I do out of love for my close family. With so much love and passion for planning this table, planning starts...Read More
Christmas and food, they just go together. A Christmas day is not complete until the family are sitting around the table or on the couch, surrounded by crumpled wrapping paper, trying to move from a food coma while contemplating just one more tiny helping of lunch even though you know you’re probably going to be eating leftovers until January.
A South African Christmas meal comes in very...Read More
Christmas is just around the corner and with the kids home, you may need some ideas to keep them busy. We adore this lovely, kids’ handprint Christmas wreath. It makes for a great decoration over the holidays and is easy enough for even your toddler to give it a go. This little wreath can also be a great gift for grandparents and teachers. Gift it to someone special before the Christmas...Read More
Are you planning to lazily relax next to the pool…and perhaps once well-rested try DIY-ing this functional and simple Outdoor Towel Rack from Buildsomething.com? It is small enough to fit into a closet after use and of course, keeps the wet towels off the ground to air and dry quicker.
Let’s build this fun project during the summer holidays. Built using redwood, it makes the perfect...Read More
Blogger, Photographer and Content Creator Angie Batis Durrant is best known for posting some of the most delicious recipes on her blog (Lucky Pony) and Instagramming incredible pictures of her food, family and home on her account @miss_luckpony. Recently, snaps of her home renovation caught our eye and we were excited to find out that Angie and her husband Shane (frontman of “Desmond and the...Read More