This week’s #romancingthehome challenge is simply “roses”. I really thought that this would be easy for me. But it wasn’t. Maybe because things have been hectic and I didn’t plan properly. Maybe because the only roses I could find were starting to brown and, to top that, were really expensive. Or maybe, just maybe, its… Read More Romancing the Home: Roses and a trip down memory lane…
Table setting – a chore as a child, an unnecessary evil in my 20’s and, until recently, a superb waste of time in my 30’s. That was, at least, until I found Pinterest and Instagram. My oh my were my eyes opened! I finally understood!
This week’s #romancingthehome challenge was a high tea. I love a good high tea – simple sandwiches, jam and cream scones and, my favourite, tea! So what’s better than a high tea? An easy one!
I love a good picnic! When this week’s #romancingthehome theme happened to coincide with a road trip up the west coast, it only seemed right that we set our picnic up in the West Coast National Park. It is, after all, Flower Season.
I’ve added a glossary below for all the South African slang & Afrikaans words. Alfresco dining: Cool evening breeze, relaxing ambiance, good conversation with friends and family… There is nothing quite like it! When alfresco dining was thrown out as one of the ideas for our September #romanicingthehome series, I just knew that it would… Read More Romancing the Home – Alfresco Dining: a good old South African braai
If you caught my post on the second challenge in our #romancingthehome series, you would know that I have a DIY porch swing in my 70s box of a house. Today’s post is a short summary of how Hubs and I created it.
Welcome to our second challenge in the #romancingthehome series – An outdoor space to relax! As soon as this topic was thrown out by the group as an option, I knew what I was going to write about… my porch swing!
As part of the #romancingthehome series that I am currently participating in, I will be introducing you to the awesome designers and bloggers behind the blogs. Today’s very accomplished designer is Ramona Afonso. I asked Ramona to put a short bio together for me and wow, was I impressed!
I don’t know about you, but I love the look of shutters. They just frame windows so beautifully! Once day when I’m all grown up and have built my dream house, there are going to be shutters everywhere. In the meantime though, they will just have to remain in my decor. That’s better than nothing,… Read More DIY: Wood Shutters
Can you believe that we are in September already?! There are signs of spring everywhere, even though the weather is still rather cold and wet… Today’s post is the first in our new “Romancing the Home” series and is about bringing a bit of that spring into your home – a DIY spring wreath! And… Read More Romancing the Home – DIY Spring Wreath