A Thoughtful Gift for Grandma


My husband and I are very lucky to have our parents help us with our kids. During summer holidays, spring breaks and any other day that our kids are off school, both our parents help us with baby-sitting. The kids love the opportunity to spend time with their grandparents, having sleepovers and getting spoiled. Continue reading “A Thoughtful Gift for Grandma”

Hair Accessories

DIY hair accessory for summer

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Summer is a season for celebration. I love summer, not so much for the heat, but for the beautiful outdoor living, dazzling flowers and the ability to dress up light for a change. It is one of my most favourite seasons of the year.

Summer is usually the time to explore different looks and hairstyles whether it is for fun or for an ocasion. Just recently my husband’s cousin got married. Both my kids were part of bridal party. My son the ring bearer and my daughter the flower girl. Continue reading “Hair Accessories”

Decorating and Colouring Beautiful Easter Eggs


how to decorate easter eggs

Every year when Easter comes around, I love colouring and decorating eggs.  My kids and I have lots of fun creating all sorts of designs and we basically go crazy and overboard with glue and glitter!

In some countries where the New Year is celebrated on the first day of Spring, colouring eggs, throwing egg fights, and buying cute yellow chicks for good luck are some common customs amongst many others. Continue reading “Decorating and Colouring Beautiful Easter Eggs”

Drying Play Dough

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Drying play dough into permanent keepsake figurines is a cheaper substitute to modelling clay. It is also more children friendly and easier to work with. Recently I shared a super easy play dough recipe. As my kids were playing with freshly made play-dough, I wondered what else we could do with it? Continue reading “Drying Play Dough”

5 Easy Ways to Make Napkin Rings


beautiful napkin rings mail picture

Napkin rings, in my books, are the best accessories that bring life to any table. They can add interesting details and create drama. You can buy napkin rings in almost every department store and they usually come in many varieties and styles. However, with a little bit of imagination, you can put together a beautiful and cost efficient napkin ring that is unique to your own tastes and needs. Continue reading “5 Easy Ways to Make Napkin Rings”

Cleaning Rusty Cast Iron Skillet


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Ten years ago when I was newly wed, I purchased myself a cast iron skillet with the dream of making yummy recipes.  My dream soon started to crumble when my skillet begun to rust beyond my control.  Being young and “newly married” I did not know what to do with it. To be honest all that rust scared me off and forced me to throw my skillet away.  I was not ready for all the dedication needed to keep a skillet in good condition. As a matter of fact I did not even know how to properly season and take care of one.

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