Saturday, 25 November 2017

Joan Crawford's Party Tips!

Just make sure you don't invite any hippies!

Must admit, it sounds kind of fun.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Stuck in a Rut? Here's How to Think Yourself Out

There comes a point in every person’s life when they feel like they have gotten stuck in a rut. And when this happens, it can be extremely challenging to lift yourself out of it again. Many people think that the way to go is to make a series of physical changes to their life. In fact, it is the mental changes that will all stack up as well. These are the things that we are going to focus on in this blog post, and the beauty of them is that you can try them out as soon as you finish reading!

Realise There is No Happiness Formula

Both wonderful and frustrating in equal measures, there is no single formula for human happiness, no matter what other people may try to tell you. So, you need to take the time to discover exactly what it is that makes you happy. Try looking at your life objectively, and analyse what gives you the most pleasure. You may find that this article about self-improvement books helps to steer you onto a better path. Once you have established this, you can then start to re-prioritise so you can do more of these things.

Don’t Define Yourself Solely Through Your Career

Of course, it is a great thing to have a job you love. But that is not the be all and end all of your life. Even if you are not 100 percent happy in your career right now, that doesn’t mean that your life is a failure. In our society, we are very much taught to define ourselves through our jobs. Breaking this way of thinking can be extremely challenging, but it is always something that is going to be worthwhile so you can increase your sense of fulfillment is the other aspects of your existence.

Analyse Your Relationship Expectations  

We have all sorts of relationships in our lives, and a lot of the time, we are expecting too much out of them. Of course, the people in your life play a big part in whether or not you are happy, but you can’t expect them to be solely responsible for this. After all, they will be expecting exactly the same thing from you. Remember, all types of relationships need maintenance, so take the time for the people who mean the most to you.

Put Anxiety into Perspective

Human beings have been programmed to watch out for danger in life, but a lot of the so-called ‘danger’ that we are facing is no longer life-threatening. For example, getting a telling off from your boss. A lot of the time, the things that we are anxious about don’t tend to be as serious as we imagined. In fact, many of them end up not coming true at all!

These are just four of the ways that you can shift your mental perspective on life, helping you to get out of your rut and think your way to a more fulfilling existence.

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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Tips On Getting Your Feet Ready For Summer

It is almost summer here in Australia. It’s time to start thinking about the appearance of our feet.

You may have the most fabulous pair of sandals or heels, but if you have dry skin flaking off your feet, it isn’t going to be a good look.

Heels are prone to having dry, cracked and flaky skin so here are a few tips to get your feet looking and feeling silky smooth. 

Firstly, I prefer to use Scholl products (easy to find in pharmacies and leading retailers).

Scholl's Velvet Smooth Wet & Dry File is simple to use. Switch it on and glide the foot file all over your feet, paying close attention to the dry areas like the heel. 

Dry your feet, but while they are still warm from the water, rub some cracked heel balm on the whole area of your foot. 

Put your feet in socks and leave them on overnight.

That's all there is to it! In the morning, you will feel the difference!

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Get Out of My Room: Decoration Ideas for Small Bedrooms

Your child’s bedroom is the first place they get to call their own. It’s where they get to feel like they’re in charge, commanding their siblings to get out, and eventually finding a certain pride in keeping it neat and tidy.

Small bedrooms look chaotic quickly, though, and it’s difficult to get the tidy and comfy look when you have so little space to work with - especially if there are two kids in one room.

Use this quick guide to clear up some space and get the charming look you’ve been looking for. It requires a different approach than when you decorated the rest of your house, so it’s a good idea to have an expert to consult throughout the process - your child, that is.

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Multifunctional furniture

The more furniture you get that doubles-up as storage, the easier it will be to get their toys off the floor and out of sight. Storage solutions come in all shapes and sizes, but there are a few alternatives you can’t go wrong with. Classic bunk-beds for two, kids mid sleeper bed for one to free up some space underneath as well as regular single beds with drawer underneath are examples of this.

A bed is a must in a bedroom and it’s the first furniture you get to work with, so make sure you get a multifunctional type. It really saves a lot of space. If you have some time on your hands and love a good challenge, you can try something more intricate such as a platform bed suspended by ropes. It looks really cool but may take a bit of time to set up.

Think upwards

While going for bunk-beds or platform beds seems to be upward-thinking enough as it is, you should design the rest of the room the same way. Children tend to be left with the smallest rooms in the house even though they’re the ones with the most toys - and even the chief mess-makers of the house, so make sure you utilise the space they have.

Floating shelves are a great way to get some of their nicest stuff off the floor and away from the other toys, or just as an alternative to a standing bookshelf. Try to work with vertically striped wallpaper to make the room appear a bit taller if it looks a bit overwhelming.

Choose horizontal stripes instead if you’d like to widen the room, by the way, and make it work with the existing layout.

To desk or not to desk?

When you have so little space to work with, it may be tempting to forget about the desk altogether. It’s still great for your kid to have somewhere to work on their genius art projects, though, so try to find space for a hinged tabletop that can be raised for homework and lowered again when it’s not in use.

Keep the colour theme simple and work with the fabrics of the carpet and bed sheet to introduce a bit more colours without making it look messy.

Small rooms should be kept neat with mostly white, and it will look a lot cleaner, so to speak, if you stick to a few shades rather than many.