20 DIY Barn Door Tutorials Super Easy-To-Follow Even For The Most Novice Wood Constructors!

Even if you have never tried your hands at construction projects and woodworking, these 20 DIY Barn Door Tutorials that are super easy to follow even for the most novice wood constructors are going to come to your rescue, making it all seem a piece of cake! 1. Rustic Master Bathroom Barn Door   DIY […]

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These DIY Lava Lamp Lip Glosses Are Paying A Great Tribute To The 60s Awesome Beauty Trend!

The secret to those bubbles of color travelling down the gloss bottle lies in blending an oil-based material and a little glycerin based potion together, along with a scrape of eye-shadow in your favorite shade. The two material ingredients won’t mix well with each other, ending up in that desired, truly mesmerizing illusion of colored […]

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30 Christmas Burlap Decorations Embellishing Your Home With a Rustic Appeal

Whether it’s building pretty ornaments to hang on the X’mas tree or constructing a complete DIY tree from scratch, burlap can get it all done almost effortlessly. If you are looking for a warm welcome wreath for your front door to greet the guests in the festive spirit, or simply want to go for lovely […]

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25 Gorgeous Christmas Garland Ideas To Spruce Up Your Home With X’mas Spirit

And yes, why the Christmas tree be the only spot to hang beautiful ornaments when you can use the most colorful and glittering ornaments to make a garland and hang that pretty one down the banister, place it around the mantel or simply tape it on the walls. If you are all set to go […]

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25 Incredibly Easy & Awesome Knitting Projects

1. Puff Daddy Puff is the Norwegian word for stool. This is a simple pattern for one kind of knitted stool that has much thinner yarn. The overall cost is too cheap and affordable. You can try this at your home and your kids will be pleased with this amazing knitting craft. DIY Details : pickles […]

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25 Winter Crafts Preschool Kids and Toddlers Are Going To Fall in Love With

Also, spending the holiday afternoons and evenings indoors might seem a bit boring to the kids, but at times, stepping outside has got those chilly winds and snowfalls putting those little ones at risk. For those hours when it’s too cold to play outside, why not let them cherish all the winter fun with a […]

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20 DIY Snowman Craft Ideas Making Christmas Even More Happiness-Worthy

In this era of breakthrough creativity, even those snowy men have come out of the white fields and have found a spot for themselves into anything and everything you can think of when it comes to Christmas decorations and gifts – whether it’s an adorable wreath flaunting a cozy snowman face, a regular mason jar […]

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20 Wine Bottle Christmas Crafts To Go For A Festive Decor Blended With Some Upcycling

All credits goes to those pretty sizes and shapes these bottles come in, and of course, how amazingly well you let your creative juices flow. You would be awe-inspired to take a look at the 20 below Wine Bottle Christmas Crafts that are so innovative as well as easy to pull off. And they are […]

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25 Amazing DIY Candle Holder Projects For Your Home

1. DIY Water Lilies – plastic spoon candle holder Create a stunning water lily design quickly and easily with just some plastic spoons and a glue gun. Add paint and tealight holders to suit your decor. DIY Details: diyfuntips 2. DIY Concrete Votive   Looking for an outdoor votive? How about one made of solid concrete? […]

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Adorn Your Festive Dessert Table With these Three Last-Minute Easy Easter Treats!

Having a couple of utterly adorable chicks, flaunting little eyes and a cute nose – all disguised as a delicious cupcake can literally make one drool when sitting on your dinner table. What you need to prepare the Chick Cupcakes is some all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, a little salt, some unsalted butter, sour […]

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Adorn Your Festive Dessert Table With these Three Last-Minute Easy Easter Treats!

Having a couple of utterly adorable chicks, flaunting little eyes and a cute nose – all disguised as a delicious cupcake can literally make one drool when sitting on your dinner table. What you need to prepare the Chick Cupcakes is some all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, a little salt, some unsalted butter, sour […]

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Adorn Your Festive Dessert Table With these Three Last-Minute Easy Easter Treats!

Having a couple of utterly adorable chicks, flaunting little eyes and a cute nose – all disguised as a delicious cupcake can literally make one drool when sitting on your dinner table. What you need to prepare the Chick Cupcakes is some all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, a little salt, some unsalted butter, sour […]

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Adorn Your Festive Dessert Table With these Three Last-Minute Easy Easter Treats!

Having a couple of utterly adorable chicks, flaunting little eyes and a cute nose – all disguised as a delicious cupcake can literally make one drool when sitting on your dinner table. What you need to prepare the Chick Cupcakes is some all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, a little salt, some unsalted butter, sour […]

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Adorn Your Festive Dessert Table With these Three Last-Minute Easy Easter Treats!

Having a couple of utterly adorable chicks, flaunting little eyes and a cute nose – all disguised as a delicious cupcake can literally make one drool when sitting on your dinner table. What you need to prepare the Chick Cupcakes is some all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, a little salt, some unsalted butter, sour […]

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Adorn Your Festive Dessert Table With these Three Last-Minute Easy Easter Treats!

Having a couple of utterly adorable chicks, flaunting little eyes and a cute nose – all disguised as a delicious cupcake can literally make one drool when sitting on your dinner table. What you need to prepare the Chick Cupcakes is some all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, a little salt, some unsalted butter, sour […]

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Adorn Your Festive Dessert Table With these Three Last-Minute Easy Easter Treats!

Having a couple of utterly adorable chicks, flaunting little eyes and a cute nose – all disguised as a delicious cupcake can literally make one drool when sitting on your dinner table. What you need to prepare the Chick Cupcakes is some all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, a little salt, some unsalted butter, sour […]

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Adorn Your Festive Dessert Table With these Three Last-Minute Easy Easter Treats!

Having a couple of utterly adorable chicks, flaunting little eyes and a cute nose – all disguised as a delicious cupcake can literally make one drool when sitting on your dinner table. What you need to prepare the Chick Cupcakes is some all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, a little salt, some unsalted butter, sour […]

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Adorn Your Festive Dessert Table With these Three Last-Minute Easy Easter Treats!

Having a couple of utterly adorable chicks, flaunting little eyes and a cute nose – all disguised as a delicious cupcake can literally make one drool when sitting on your dinner table. What you need to prepare the Chick Cupcakes is some all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, a little salt, some unsalted butter, sour […]

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Training for a Half Marathon: Weeks 6 - 11



It's been over a month since my last half marathon training update and my half marathon is next weekend! Ahh! It was honestly going really well for the first 9 weeks of training, but 2 weeks ago I started to get twinges in one leg when I was walking and it's been getting worse and worse. I've been seeing a physio who thinks I have a trapped nerve in my lower back, eek! It's all after a week of rain stopped me from going out for runs so I did some HIIT training and Kayla Itsines work outs in the gym instead and I think I must have pulled something. I should have just stayed on the sofa that week! 

So I'm feeling a bit deflated at the moment... I'm not sure what I'm going to do about the half marathon on Sunday. I still really want to run it but my back and leg are still really sore and whilst I don't mind pushing through pain for a couple of hours, I don't want to permenantly cripple myself. Until then it was going so well, so I wanted to still write about how I got to that point. 
Running
I continued running three times a week and this was perfect as I had two or three days to recover after each run, which was definitely needed. I made sure I stretched properly after every run. By...
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5 of my Favourite Podcasts for Commuting

I only started listening to podcasts last year and now I'm obsessed. I'm someone who listens to the same music over and over again and a podcast just keeps me more interested on my commute, especially when I walk to work (about 45 minutes). I like listening to a mix of genres, sometimes more chatty and lighthearted, and also more informative ones. I am always on the hunt for new ones, so please tell me your faves in the comments!

Make It Happen
I love love love this podcast, and is written by a UK blogger/creative mentor who I have followed online for years, Jen Carrington. She describes it as 'a podcast for curious, big-hearted, purpose-driven creatives' and it is totally inspiring for any bloggers, creatives, or entrepreneurs. It's full of interesting interviews with creative people, covering things from money to burn-out to the online world. It's such a good quality podcast - go and listen!

Call Your Girlfriend
The description 'a podcast for long distance besties everywhere' really caught my attention last year when I had just left all my besties behind in England! It's basically like listening to two friends chat over the phone every episode, and they discuss everything from...
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Best 29 DIY Summer Projects For Kids

1. Weaving with Kids Weaving seems to be a creative something complicated and intricate enough to be meant for the adults only. However, a little trick that uses cardboard to get it done makes weaving a true child’s play, perfect to work as an amazing holiday activities, even for the little kids. What you need […]

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Adorn Your Festive Dessert Table With these Three Last-Minute Easy Easter Treats!

Having a couple of utterly adorable chicks, flaunting little eyes and a cute nose – all disguised as a delicious cupcake can literally make one drool when sitting on your dinner table. What you need to prepare the Chick Cupcakes is some all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, a little salt, some unsalted butter, sour […]

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Trying to Find Christmas & the Best Gluten Free Gingerbread Men Recipe


Last weekend could otherwise be known as 'the hunt for Christmas'. On Sunday Alex and I searched high and low for a real Christmas tree. Having grown up in different hemispheres we have pretty different views on real vs fake Christmas trees, but eventually real won out (woop!). However the only ones we could find were either 10 foot tall or 1 foot tall, and at ridiculous prices, so we gave up. Next we traipsed from shop to shop trying to find a gingerbread man cutter... by now it was 30 degrees in the sun and it couldn't feel less like Christmas.

However we found one, these gorgeous gingerbread men came to the rescue (and a Love Actually movie session)! I've made this recipe for the last three years running and so I thought it was time I shared it with you. It's from the BBC Good Food site and it tastes just like gingerbread is supposed to taste - sweet, gingery, crunchy on the outside and slightly chewy on the inside. I had to keep putting the dough in the freezer in between rolling as it kept melting in heat! This recipe makes about 20 - 25 gingerbread men depending on how big/thick they are. We doubled the recipe and ended up with a ridiculous amount - we both took 15 each to...
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Basket Case

I have a bit of an obsession with baskets. I love the natural, rustic feel they bring to a room. As well as being the perfect vessel for hiding all sorts of mess. At home I hang a beautiful basket with leather handles from a French market to store all my scarves, a dipped basket for my dirty laundry, and a lovely wicker one to keep all my fabrics in. Here are some ideas of how you can use baskets in the home in other creative ways...

As decoration/hiding bits and bobs. Via Annixan.

To store firewood. Via Domino.


For keeping your craft supplies nice and tidy. Via Park and Cube.

For displaying plants (just be sure that the plant pot inside is watertight. Via Stokperd.
For stashing wrapping papers (I need to do this! Mine are getting crumpled at the top of my wardrobe). Via Apartment Apothecary

For showing off your Christmas tree! I love this Scandi style. Via House of C.

And for looking pretty and using on the go! What a dreamy collection... Via Paperblog.

Do you like this style?
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A Homemade Gift | Chocolate Dipped Oranges


I'm struggling a bit with this whole Christmas in Summer thing. We started playing Christmas carols in the office at work today and it just felt so funny listening to 'Let It Snow' in 30 degree heat. But I'm trying to embrace it and still continue with a few Christmas traditions (gingerbread men and carol concerts are on the agenda) whilst getting down with the whole BBQ on the beach thing.

Chocolates and clementines/satsumas are both so festive and this is a fresher and lighter version of the much-loved Terry's Chocolate Orange. Here I have dipped oranges in chocolate as these are in season, but feel free to use any citrus fruit. Packaged up with a nice ribbon for the host of a Christmas party, or served to guests after dinner, orange and chocolate taste so good together.



I used Lindt Lindor orange flavoured truffles for an extra citrus hit but plain good quality dark chocolate would taste delicious, too. Simply heat your chocolate over a bain-marie, then dip your segments in before laying on a baking sheet and leaving to cool. Dust a little sugar over them for decoration. These are best eaten fresh as the fruit tends to dry out otherwise. Enjoy!
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Byron Bay

When I look back at these photos, Byron Bay kind of feels like a dream even though we were only there last week. We nipped up for a three day weekend break, short but sweet. Luckily the moment you step into Byron, the chilled vibes take over. I've never seen so many surfers/dreadlocks/gorgeous tanned people in one place! And I was in food heaven... acai bowls, raw cakes, and fresh produce at every corner. Topped off with turquoise waters, lovely little boutiques, and palm trees, it's kind of heavenly. Take. Me. Back.

Three Blue Ducks restaurant at The Farm is a must-visit at Byron Bay. A short drive out of the main town, The Farm grows veggies, pigs, cattle, and chickens, and has THE most gorgeous farm shop and restaurant. We went there for breakfast with fresh air and beautiful views, and ended up going back that same evening for live music, fairy lights, and delicious red wine.

For most of the three days we wandered, sunbathed, and ate, but we also did a stunning trek through a rainforest to Minyon Falls. Starting with a terrifying view at the top of the 100 metre waterfall, we walked down into the depths of the forest to the bottom. We came across some pretty scary creatures...
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Just a Minute | A November Catch-up



I can't believe it's November already and I haven't done a Just A Minute post since back in January! I love looking back on these posts and reading what was making up my life at that time. Last time it was all about preparing to go travelling and move to Australia. And now I've been here for 9 months already. Crazy.

It's only just over 6 weeks until my family arrive for Christmas. Although I'm getting really excited now, I'm feeling kind of tired of waiting and counting down the days. It's going to be such a relief to go and pick them up at the airport and spend two weeks with them. I can't put into words how much I miss them.

I'm glad that things are pretty busy at the moment. I can't keep track of how many of Alex's friends are getting engaged over here at the moment. We've got three engagement parties this month (yay!). It's funny how suddenly we are doing such 'adult' things, where did the time go? I don't feel like a grown-up at all, I think we're all just pretending, really ;)

So here's a bit of a current list. Let me know if you do one on your blog too!

Reading // Shantaram and loving it. A true story about an Australian who escaped from prison and fled to India
Visiting //...
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How to Use Blush in Interiors

Not only is blush (or 'Rose Quartz) the colour of the year, but I am totally obsessed with this colour in interiors right now. It brings such warmth and softness to a room. However, it's a colour that needs to be done right, to avoid creating a baby girl's bedroom look. 

'Less is more' is definitely the way to go with using blush within interiors, so I've put together a few ways to add some peachy goodness to your space without over-doing it, and which can be easily changed up down the track. Plus there are a few subtle ways you can sneak this beautiful colour into your home without your other half noticing that suddenly there are accents of pink wherever he looks...

Textiles
I adore the look of crushed, stonewashed nude linen. However a whole pink duvet cover or sheets is quite full-on (and feminine), so I am lusting over some pink pillowcases to mix and match with our current grey and white linen sheets. I am loving these. Also this gorgeous blush throw draped over the end of the bed or sofa adds the perfect touch of pink.


Sources: 1/2/3/4

Paint
Rather than covering an entire room in blush paint, I looove the idea of a pastel pink door! Wishing I had a beautiful front door to paint...
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Breakfast Week | Smoothie Bowl Recipes


Breakfast is the best meal of the day, hands down. So when I found out it was breakfast week this week, I knew I had to get involved! When you're eating gluten free, you have to put a little more thought into breaking the fast. Good quality, healthy GF cereals and bread are seriously pricey, and pure oats are hard to find in Australia. So I have to get a bit creative! 

I keep a tupperware of frozen banana pieces in my freezer at all times, and whip up a smoothie bowl a couple of times a week. They are perfect for when you feel like something quick and a bit lighter than carbs. For me, just drinking a smoothie doesn't cut it, but it seems to fill me up more when poured into a bowl and topped with a few different textures! Here are my two favourite basic recipes, but I usually just make whatever I have in the cupboard/fridge. 

Berry Smoothie Bowl
1x frozen banana (chopped into pieces) 
1x handful of frozen raspberries and blueberries
Water or unsweetened almond milk

Chocolate Smoothie Bowl
1x frozen banana (chopped into pieces) 
1/2 avocado
1x tablespoon raw cacao powder
1x tablespoon chia seeds
(optional handful spinach)
Coconut Water

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What it is Like to Host an Airbnb

I've been using Airbnb for a few years now in various places - Toulouse, Copenhagen, Adelaide, Byron Bay... and it almost always wins over staying in hotels. They're generally cheaper, often more spacious than a squishy hotel room, and you can prepare your own meals if you feel like it. I can't remember how Alex and I decided to put our spare room up on Airbnb in August, but it's been such an interesting experience. Many people have asked me what it's like to share my home with strangers constantly coming in and out, so I thought I'd do a post about it! Plus a few tips for hosting an Airbnb.



I'll talk about the pros first. Obviously aside from the extra income, there are so many good things about having people stay that I didn't expect at all. Living in Melbourne I don't have the same network of people around as back in London, so it's so great to have people to chat to in the evenings, especially as they tend to be from overseas and it's nice to have a good ol' chat about Melbourne life with another outsider! 

The great thing is, we've had a few people who have come to stay with us at the beginning of their move to Melbourne while they're looking for permanent...
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