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How to get organised: Step 2

If you haven’t already, please go back and read “How to get organised – Step 1” to get started on your organising journey. So, by now you should have written down what your vision and purpose is for the room and what you need in the space you are organising. You need to be ruthless […]

Organised: Little Boy Bedroom

After Krystyna and I had a brief discussion about what her expectations and vision for her son’s bedroom would be, we got right into organising and forgot to take a proper “before” photo. Sorry! I am just so excited about organising! We did remember a little way in and you can see what it looked […]

How to get organised: Step 1

As Oprah said, your home should “rise up to meet you”. Do you feel like it does that when you arrive home? Or is it the opposite? Having a disorganised home wastes a lot of time, creates stress and frustration, makes it difficult to spend time with the people you love and may be unhygienic in […]

6 Tips to help you stay organised

Here are a few tips to help you on your way to getting organised. Some of them are easier than others but all of them are manageable and can make a huge difference in your day-to-day life.   1. Observe where things accumulate in your home and work around that rather than trying to get your family […]

How to feel like this most of the time!

You know what I am talking about…that wonderfully relaxed, happy feeling that quickly disappears soon after your holiday does. How can we keep that feeling…or at least…how can we not head in the opposite direction? Here are some ideas on how to keep that holiday feeling: Don’t attach your happiness to things or anything that […]

Create more time – Here is how!

Don’t have enough time in the day to do what you need to do? Are you exhausted and unhappy? You need to create more time! More time = being more present = happiness and peace = happy children. But just how do you create more time, you may ask?! Well, I will tell you in a minute but first […]

Modern Romantic Inspiration

Modern Romantic is definitely on trend at the moment and I really like this unusual combination. Romantic is a comfortable style that appeals to the senses through soft fabrics, floral patterns, lace, painted furniture, a pastel colour palette, light filtered through sheer curtains and aromatic flower arrangements. Whereas, Modern style is a clean, streamlined furniture […]

How to be prepared when the lights go out

With loadshedding happening in Cape Town, I thought I would share a few tips on what to do when the lights go out.   Purchase a quiet generator. A generator is a great idea, especially in a short term outage. They can supply enough power to operate some appliances, your lights, etc. Some are noisier than […]

A Tiny Home Office

Do you have a home office? Does the rest of the house spill into it? Do you even spend any time in your home office anymore? Sometimes, especially if your home office is just a zone in your house and not a room, this is what happens. Children’s toys, sewing projects, art supplies and everything […]

Seaside Bathroom

We live nearer to the seaside than farther (sounds like something Pooh bear would say) and I love the idea of a Seaside Bathroom. However, sometimes, it is not executed very well. Here are some ideas: Don’t make the bathroom walls the colour of the sea (unless you are going bold and know what you are doing!), rather […]