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  1. Escape The Stress This Christmas With A Holiday To Remember

    October 27, 2016 by barbara

    Christmas presents under the tree

    With Christmas fast approaching, you’re probably starting to feel the pressure to make plans. Around now is often the time when Christmas becomes more of a stress than a joy. There are so many loved ones to see; we can often feel torn into pieces. Do you go to his parents for lunch, or to yours? Where would it be best to spend the evening? And there’s no chance of actually getting any romantic time for just the two of you. Or is there? If you feel like throwing caution to those Christmas politics this year, why not do something outlandish? Why not try a Christmas holiday? It might seem a strange concept if you’ve never considered it before, but it’s amazing how much more relaxing it can be! We’ve already looked into skiing holidays for this winter, but what other destinations are calling you this December?

    While going away is a tempting idea, it can always be a worrying decision. Will your loved ones understand? Of course, they may be a bit upset about not being able to spend that time with you, but they’ll soon forgive you. After all, they would probably like to do the same. You don’t even have to worry about not being able to give them their gifts. It’s true that you could do the rounds before you go, but isn’t this all about getting away from that kind of stress? Why not let a christmas hamper delivery sort all that out for you. That way, you won’t even be left doing any wrapping!


    Lapland could be perfect for your first holiday away at Christmas, because it’s still nice and Christmassy! In fact, you won’t find a much more Christmassy place. We all dream of a white Christmas, and you’re guaranteed to find one on this trip. Even better, there are many Christmassy activities to choose from. From rides in reindeer sleighs to meeting Santa, you’ll be spoilt for choice. This can be an excellent option if it’s a family holiday you’re after. The kids will adore the magical Christmas vibes.


    It might be the inspiration from films like Home Alone, but there’s something magical about the idea of New York at Christmas time. With outdoor skating rinks and Christmas parades galore, the city is sure not to disappoint. If you’ve always wanted to visit The Big Apple, this might just be your perfect opportunity. Imagine all those skyscrapers, covered in Christmas lights and towering above you. It’d be just like in the movies.


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    A list for getting away at Christmas wouldn’t be complete without the mention of a cruise. There seems to be something appealing about the idea of a cruise at Christmas time. Maybe it’s the fact that you can still get into that Christmas spirit onboard, then step out into a gloriously sunny destination. With so many destinations to pick – from the Mediterranean to Africa, why not take to the seas this holiday season?

  2. Harley Quinn Suicide Squad Makeup Tutorial

    October 27, 2016 by barbara

    Ok, so my kid wants to be Harley Quinn this Halloween. She is so into it and has watched Suicide Squad a few times. She can’t wait to dress up. It is only a few days away and I still have not gotten the necessary makeup stuff ready.


    I think this is how Harley Quinn looks like in the movie.  Kinda grungy and messy.



    I think I am going to try these 2 makeup style above.  Found them on Pinterest. They look nice and are neater.

    images via Pinterest


  3. Don’t Leave Your Carbon Footprints On The Carpet! Making A Home Interior Environmentally Sustainable

    October 26, 2016 by barbara

    Have you recently moved into a property for the first time?  Or have you been one of the lucky ones that have managed to buy a property?  Buying a property in the 21st Century is incredibly difficult, so count yourself fortunate. As we look to building a more sustainable environment for future generations, how can we put this ethic into our homes? At the same time making them a comfortable and welcoming environment?  Take a look at these few points and get some inspiration if you want to make an eco-friendly habitat out of your habitat!

    Step One: Be Practical


    Being environmentally conscious doesn’t mean scrimping on style! With the focus firmly on upcycling and reusing old products, you can afford to get really creative. You could make 3D wallcoverings from something as simple as a recycled card.

    Make sure you put everything you have to new use. That is one simple way of being green.

    To be practical, you could do something as simple as sourcing everything you need from the same area, town or city. That way, you are not having items made or shipped, which will increase your carbon footprint.

    If you live in an area that is thriving, you may have thrift stores or charity shops in the vicinity. The great thing about these stores is that they are likely to have hidden gems. The other great thing about these shops is that you are always likely to find a bargain. It is also an excellent way to find inspiration for a new way to decorate your home. These shops are usually full to the brim with vintage tea cups, decanters, glasses, coffee tables, and so on.

    Step Two: Create A Unified Look



    When it comes to really communicating an individual style to your home, making things match is one of the most obvious approaches. While it can cost a lot of money to really get the style that you want, why don’t you try and purchase everything you can from one supplier?

    So if you need to make changes to your staircase and your doors, for example, if you get your building supplies from one place, such as George Hill Building merchants or Whitchurch Builders, it will save you on additional costs like shipping.

    Step Three: Feng Shui It!


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    If you are into more leftfield approaches, you could use feng shui is a way to give your space a more ethereal feel. Feng shui focuses on arranging your space so that it brings harmony to your home. Even if you are not into this, it’s still a great way to get inspiration for new color and a way to bring some harmony and style into your home.

    In Feng Shui, colors are used in relation to their elements, and certain rooms can be painted in different colors to change its ambiance. For example, yellow, the color of sunlight and is, in Feng Shui, a fire or earth element. So it can be used to create a more blissful and happier working environment.

    Interior design is a myriad of ideas. It is difficult to be sustainable when making your dream home. However, it can be achieved!

  4. Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

    October 26, 2016 by barbara

    Halloween is less than a week to go.  Haven’t got any costumes yet? Well, fear not.  Here are some quick diy costumes that you can dress up in a jiffy :-


    Turn any dress into a doll costume with a wind-up key using a paper towel tube, paint and masking tape


    Turn yourself into a Halloween Kitty Cat by unleashing your makeup skill.


    Burglar costume with black and white stripes top, black pants and a black mask

  5. Stunning and Affordable Wedding Dresses

    October 26, 2016 by barbara

    A wedding day is a day that women dress like princesses.  Having said that, this big day can really add up and the bride would probably wear the dress only once.  There are many reasons to avoid spending a bomb when shopping for a wedding dress for your big day.  Wedding dresses come in different designs and different cost.  Elaborate wedding dress designs are likely to be more expensive.  Have you heard of the saying Less Is More?  Some brides prefer simple dresses that are cheap and ideal for a modest wedding ceremony.

    There are many great options available for the brides who are on a budget.  Yes, it is possible to find the perfect dress with the right price tag to match and the best place is at  This leading online wedding dress retailer specializes in high-quality formal dresses, evening dresses and in Australia. Their apparels are created and designed by their team of talented designers and produced in their factory.

    If you’re looking for a wedding dress that is effortless and beautiful, you’ve come to the right place.  At Amandadress, you can find a wide selection of dresses listed according to the different material, designs and colours.  This makes it very easy to shop at their website.  Take a peek at all of their Simple Wedding Dresses on Sale on Amandadress and prepare to fall in love.


  6. Guide To Organizing Your Wardrobe

    October 24, 2016 by barbara

    It is time to keep your wardrobe well-organized by decluttering or change the way things are kept.  This will definitely reduce the time spent rummaging through your wardrobe.  Here is a good tip.


    via Pinterest

  7. Fancy Hitting The Ski Slopes This Winter? Then Head To The US!

    October 20, 2016 by barbara

    Although summer is over, that doesn’t mean that we have to wait until next year to get away. There are plenty of destinations that offer the most amazing winter breaks. Of course, the most popular winter break is skiing. Something that has gained more and more popularity over the past few years.

    Even if you’ve never hit the slopes before, skiing can make a fantastic winter break. It may be somewhat daunting putting on skies for the first time. However, skiing really is a lot of fun and is something that everyone should try at some point or another. If you’re going to go skiing, the best place to go has to be the US, as it has so many different skiing resorts to choose from.

    If the idea of going skiing sounds like it could be fun, here’s what you’ll need to do to prepare for your trip.

    Pick your travel buddies


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    The first thing that you need to do is decide who you want to go with. It might be that you want to make it a romantic trip for yourself and your partner, or perhaps you’d prefer to travel as part of a larger group. If you decide to travel as part of a larger group, make sure to be choosy about who you invite. The last thing you want is clashing personalities ruining the trip for everyone. So make sure that everyone who wants to come along gets on well with each other.

    Book your plane ticket and get your travel documents in order


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    Once you’ve decided which ski resort is best, the next step is to book your plane tickets and get your travel documents in order. Check that your passport is in date and has at least six months left on it – if not you will need to renew it. It’s also important to get to grips with the US entry requirements. While you may not need a visa to get into the country, you may need an ESTA. To find out more about the American ESTA requirements, take the time to do your research. This is important, as without the right documentation, you won’t be able to enter the country. It’s a good idea to also check that everyone that you’re traveling with has also got the right documentation in place.

    Research all the best resorts


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    Once you’ve chosen your travel buddies, the next step is to research all the best resorts. The US has some amazing skiing resorts, it’s just a case of finding the one that is best suited to your budget and needs. Four of the most popular skiing destinations in the US are Lake Tahoe, Aspen, Vail, and Park City. Take a look at the facilities on offer at each resort, as well as the prices. This should give you an idea of which resort is best suited to you. Don’t forget to take the types of slopes they have into account – ideally, you want to choose a resort that has a mixture of slopes. As that way, everyone is happy.

    If you’re planning to head to the US this winter for a skiing trip, the tips above should help to make the planning process a little easier.

  8. Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Costume for Halloween

    October 19, 2016 by barbara

    It’s only 12 days to Halloween. Are you excited? Have you got your costume ready?  Well, my kid just told me that she wants to be Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad this Halloween.  Guess what?  I don’t even know this movie.  So I had to Google to find out about Harley Quinn.  Boy, do I have to brush up on my makeup skill now.   I have to find her a wig and probably dye it too. Also on my list are the choker and the clothes.   So much to do, so little time.



  9. Turn Your Home Into Fort Knox With These Simple DIY Security Hacks Anyone Can Do!

    October 18, 2016 by barbara

    We all want to make sure our homes are secure and prevent unauthorized people from entering them. The trouble is, some folks aren’t aware of what they can do to achieve that goal. Don’t worry because there are simple home security hacks you can do yourself! DIYers, here is what you can do today:

    Upgrade your door locks

    The sad truth is that many homes get fitted with door locks that can easily get breached with little effort. If you’ve got such locks, it’s quite easy to replace them with stronger ones. Plus, it’s a job you can carry out yourself with just a set of screwdrivers!

    Install some window locks

    Does your home have sash windows? Perhaps it’s got some newer energy-efficient ones? In any event, if your windows don’t have locks on them, you can fit some yourself. The advantage of doing so is they are hard to open without a key!

    Install a security camera by your front door

    Did you know that most burglars will enter and exit a home through the front door? A security camera is a good visual deterrent. Plus, it’s a useful way of seeing who is knocking at your front door. For covert surveillance, you can fit cameras hidden inside door bells, believe it or not.

    Fit an alarm system

    Last, but not least, a fully-featured alarm system will protect your entire house. It’s also a practical way to alert nearby householders and the police of a break-in if you’re not there.

    Infographic By Choosing a home alarm system simplified

  10. Zara Kids For Fall 2016

    October 15, 2016 by barbara

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    Zara has the most stylish clothes for kids, in my opinion.  I love buying them for my daughter.  I would get all excited when I see their latest collection every season.   The latest Fall / Winter Collection is just too adorable.  So if you are not sure what to get for your kids, nieces/nephews on their birthday, just check out Zara Kids.  Scroll down to see the ones that I like.


    Checkered skirt


    Lined top high top sneakers


    Yarn knitted hat


    Taupe grey pants


    Feather down parka