This week’s #romancingthehome challenge has to be one of my favourites yet: holiday or family traditions! Now, I could lie to you and tell you that ever year, we put the tree up together on this day, we bake cookies on that day and we attend carols by candlelight the next day. But, as I… Read More A Christmas Tradition: Baking and decorating cookies
This week’s #romancingthehome challenge was decorating for the holidays. Now, I love Christmas (even though it is summer time for us) and I love Christmas decor. I can’t get enough of it. Drives my husband nuts 😂. He should be grateful that our major retailers seem to be rather lacking in that department, because I… Read More Decorating for the Holidays – Kids bedroom Christmas decor
You know how much I love meringue based desserts. I mean, for someone who doesn’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen, I’ve posted 2 food blog posts in the space of less than a month and both contained meringue! So, I thought that I would share the really simple (and delicious) meringue recipe that… Read More Dessert: A simple meringue recipe
This week’s challenge for #romancingthehome is a Christmas wreath. I love wreaths, I think that they are so pretty! They add beautiful colour and texture to a space. The problem is that here in South Africa, there are very few wreaths to be found. And the ones that can be found are usually way too… Read More DIY: An easy Christmas wreath
I love a pretty bow, especially around Christmas time where I can add them to wreaths, trees, window frames… Anything, really! I found this awesome red and white gingham wired ribbon at Checkers a few years ago which was perfect to make these beautiful, simple double bows. It’s so pretty, don’t you think?
When my BFF told me that she wanted a new pallet wood headboard, I knew that we (ok, ok Hubs) could do it for her. She wanted something rustic, with straight lines (score – no fancy tools needed!) but that would make a statement in her room. Oh, and of course, it must be budget… Read More DIY: Pallet wood headboard
This week’s #romancingthehome theme is Christmas pudding. I don’t eat Christmas pudding. Luckily Christmas pudding doesn’t actually mean an actual Christmas pudding. It’s any Christmas dessert! So, with that, I decided to give you my 3 favourite easy summer Christmas desserts to make for those long, hot, summer Christmas days!
So, if you saw my Before & After post on the ombre painted desk, you would know that I promised you a tutorial on how I did the ombre painted furniture technique that I used with the DIY chalked paint I made. The reason that I owe you a tutorial is because I hadn’t taken… Read More DIY: Ombre painted furniture technique using DIY chalked paint
This week’s #romancingthehome theme is a special gift. My interpretation went a bit further… a specially wrapped gift! Who doesn’t love that?! I know that I do! But, have you seen how much those beautiful boxes, ribbons and gift wraps cost? You may as well upgrade the present for the extra 50 to 100 bucks… Read More Budget Friendly Gift Wrapping Ideas
From the moment I saw all those ombre painted desks floating around Pinterest, I just knew that I had to try it for myself. Luckily for me, I was able to line up the perfect project for myself: a desk for my daughter! When I told my mom about my plan, she very kindly offered… Read More Before and After: An ombre painted desk using DIY chalked paint