If only I had a safety pin….

You are not at home; your trousers or skirt has burst its zip or the elastic has gone. You have broken a nail, cut or jammed your finger or perhaps need to cut off a shopping tag or thread?   If only you had a safety pin, a pair of nail clippers, scissors or even […]

Towels & Gym Bag Storage Ideas

Going to a gym was something that never crossed my mind years ago; family life and running a busy household always came first, because sometimes it’s not possible to exercise. Last year I made an effort and was trying to exercise 3 days a week (see here) while my youngest was a kinder. I also had […]

En-suite and Jewellery Organiser

Does your bathroom have little space to store toiletries, make-up or cosmetics, jewellery and bits and pieces?  Or perhaps you don’t have room to put the hair dryer, straightener or other appliances that may be needed in the bathroom? For those that are fortunate enough to have an en-suite or private bathroom, here is a simple idea of how to store […]

“Where are my socks and tie mum”?

I love coming up with ideas that involve recycling old materials and creating something new and/or useful.

Forget the children’s messy rooms…….how does yours look?

For most large families; running a busy household and keeping on top of the never ending washing & laundry, meals & cooking, housework, cleaning and extra chores etc can take its toll. Sometimes these tasks can also be hard to maintain. The above can be achieved with regular routines and allocating chores or responsibilities within the family. Keeping bedrooms tidy […]

Hats, hats and more hats ~ who likes hats?

Hats, what’s not to love like about them?  Especially the old fashioned vintage ones. I can not remember the first time I started to like hats; (perhaps my mother might have an answer to this one) however, in my teens I went off them and could never find any that would suit me.    My favourite […]

A bookshelf should be a wall feature ~ not an eyesore!

This VIP was written by Pam,  from the blog My Jewellery Box Time to straighten out the book shelf. Look how messy this thing is, why do people seem to think it is ok to chuck anything on a book shelf, that is meant for books!

First-Aid Kit Organisation

For the last few weeks I have been shaking my head, grunting and getting completely annoyed with the state of my First-Aid Kit area in my pantry cupboard. The kids have a bad habit of getting not one but several band-aids out of each pack and throwing them all over the place. I have found band-aid butts in the […]



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