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How to select a good doormat

How to select a good doormat

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The entryway is where your home makes its first impression on visiting guests and it’s also the first space to greet you every time you come home. Laying down a good doormat isn’t only the best way to protect your floors, it’s also an easy way to instantly make your foyer look organised and pulled together.  Doormat is also your home’s first line of defence against all the dirt and moisture that might come from wet boots and shoes. It’s important to consider a doormat material and size in relation to where it will be used. Where the doormat will be usedIf the doormat is going to be used in an ...
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Ways to use an Ottoman

Ways to use an Ottoman

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Brought to Western Europe from the Ottoman Empire in the 18th century, ottomans were once the central piece of family seating, piled with cushions and produced in a wide array of sizes, shapes and materials. Nowadays, ottoman is one of the most versatile pieces of furniture, it can be used in a variety of ways throughout your home. Here are just some of the ways to consider on how you could be making the most of your ottomans. FootrestWith their comfortable foam cushioning, ottomans serve as the perfect footrest. Select a colour combination that suits your sofas and you have the perfect arrang...
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Why Always Saying Yes Is A No-No

Why Always Saying Yes Is A No-No

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 It’s a two-letter word, yet it’s probably one of the most challenging in English language to actually say: “No.” You have to say yes to going to college, even if you haven’t decided on what you want to do with your life. Yes to accommodating a friend of a friend. You’re guilted into saying “Yes, I can come tomorrow”, despite a lingering feeling that you should turn it down, you end up smiling and saying, “Yes!” – and yes to everything. Many of us have been raised to think that saying no is rude or impolite. While it can be impolite to be dismissive, a habit of saying yes to everything can lea...
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Tea’s The Thing

Tea’s The Thing

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 A good cup of tea is a real treat. If you’re a fan of this fine beverage, you can lift up your tea game by paying just a little more attention to the brewing process. Whether your chosen brew is green or Earl Grey, we have some tips on how to brew the perfect cuppa. Bag versus Loose Leaf Apart from the better taste, loose leaf teas are better for the environment. Loose leaf teas require fewer packing materials to deliver the final product to you and when you return your loose leaf teas to the ground, you create healthier compost in your garden. The right ratio Just like coffee, tea is a ratio...
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How To Create A Perfect Cheese Platter

How To Create A Perfect Cheese Platter

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Are you entertaining and want to make a big impression? Or ever wondered on how to impress guests with a quick and easy plater at a picnic? There's no easier showstopper than a beautiful cheese platter. While creating a cheese platter is simple, having a few simple tips in your back pocket will ensure a gourmet cheese platter every time.  What to buy If you’re having a big party, it’s good to have a variety of cheese like a hard cheese cheddar, creamy Brie or Camembert and flavoured cheese such as chilli or black pepper and you can build around specific ones that you tend to like.Although vari...
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Cushions Crush

Cushions Crush

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It’s true, we love cushions! We’re believers that you can never ever have too many cushions in your home. With the cooler months approaching, it’s time to feather your nest and prepare for winter.There’s nothing quite as lovely as settling in on a chilly evening surrounded by gorgeous and cosy cushions.  Whether you’re after vibrant colours or winter hues, there is sure to be a cushion to suit every bed, couch and floor space in your home.  Cushions are the quickest way to decorate your home on a budget and add a pop up colour. With many amazing cushion selections to choose from, it’s oh so ea...
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How To Clean Your Silver Jewellery In A Snap

How To Clean Your Silver Jewellery In A Snap

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 Silver is one of the most practical and sophisticated metals. Its timeless look makes it a favourite jewellery. Like many fine metals, silver can fall prey to a variety of environmental assailants. Dust, dirt and exposure to the elements can dramatically affect the colour and clarity of your silver jewellery, which is knowing how to clean silver jewellery is so essential. What you’ll need: Aluminum foilA dish or containerBoiling water1 tablespoon of baking soda for each cup of waterA soft cloth What you’ll do: Bring water to a boilAdd 1 tablespoon of baking soda per cup of water - you’ll see ...
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Let There Will Be Light

Let There Will Be Light

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Like jewellery for your home, pendant lights give the rooms a perfect finishing touch.Choosing the right pendant light can lift up the room atmosphere by becoming a stand-up feature and setting up the tone. On the other hand, if you aren’t choosing it carefully, it can be an expensive mistake. To help you find out the suitable light we have put together our collection of pendant lighting styles. Costal Casual, relaxed and with a hint of fun is one way to describe Coastal Pendant.These pendants take on the tropical Bahamas vibe through the use of woven or rattan as its design. The natural desig...
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How To Throw A Successful Potluck

How To Throw A Successful Potluck

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 The potluck event can be a wonderful event, everybody brings one dish to share and you end up with a feast. It also can be a difficult affair for host and guests. What if the dishes clash? What if everyone brings pastas? Whether you’re the host or a guest, think about these etiquette rules which will help to make it a happy experience for everyone that’s attending. For HostThe secret of a great potluck isn’t good cooking. It’s careful planning. As you begin to organise the potluck, use a sign-up sheet to break down the meal into different categories of contributions. For example, get four peo...
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Eggocado For Brekkie

Eggocado For Brekkie

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Avocados are amazing things, they’re delicious on their own, but they also have a lot of dietary fibres, healthy fats and vitamins. If you’re in the mood for something new and healthy for breakfast, this recipe combines the goodness of avos ‘n’ eggs into something truly delicious.  Ingredients2 eggs1 avocadoSalt and pepper as desired MethodPreheat the oven to 400°F.Cut the avocado in half and take the pit out.Cut a thin slice off the underside of the avocado so that it sits flat on your cutting board.Crack an egg into the center of the avocado. If the hole is too small, scrap out some of the a...
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