Throwing a summer party can be a lot of hard work. We all want to be that perfect host who leaves a grand impression on their guests. From greeting them with a jolly smile and warm hug to preparing a delicious feast from scratch – everything needs to be immaculate and picture-perfect. Unfortunately, reality can’t […]
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Whenever I take out the trash, I notice that almost half of the garbage is composed of food – there are leftovers no one wants to eat anymore, stale bread and dinner rolls now engulfed in mould, and wasted fruit that went rotten from being in the refrigerator for too long. It is enough to […]
Love your garden but hate getting burned? Protect yourself from harmful UV rays! The long-anticipated summer season is here, and you are fully prepared for it. You have brought new swimwear for the innumerable beach trips, your favorite flip-flops are back in the shoe-rack, and your garden is impeccably clean with freshly-cut grass and blossoming […]
Are you on a hunt for an exciting landscaping project for your garden? Are you gathering ideas to spice up things in your plain old backyard? Does your roof garden need a little dose of color and excitement? If so, then you’ve definitely arrived at the right place.
Disasters and accidents can strike anywhere leaving you terrified and unprepared to combat. It has been two decades, but I still clearly remember the day when a kettle filled with piping hot tea spilled on my toddler brother’s legs. Where is the medical kit when I needed one.
Does the color red make you feel anxious? Do you feel calm in a blue room? Does orange stimulate your energy levels? It is a no-brainer that looking at certain colors can relax you.
Summers are the best – the long days of warmth and sunshine, sunbathing on the beach, swimming in the pool, and ice-cream cones! What’s not to love about it? However, there is one thing though, that we can all agree on that we don’t like about summer. The heat it brings with itself!
When I was a child, my room was several shades of dusty pink which I abhorred. It was my grandma who chose the color pallet when she was still around. The rose-colored wall, the tinted windows, the stuffy polka-dot bedding, the mauve curtains… It should have been pretty cute, but it reeked of niminy-piminy ladylike […]
Who doesn’t love an impeccably furnished and polished garden? On one hand, you have your freshly cut grass and new blooms swaying in the wind, and on the other, there is a snug-looking sofa by the tree where you can sit down, read a book, and enjoy a cup of coffee.
Coming up with unique gifts for Father’s Day is not easy. Every year when Father’s Day arrive, we rack our brains trying to figure out the best present. Materialistic things don’t have an impact and cupcakes don’t go easy on the sugar level. Of course, you can always give him a pair of cuff links […]
Remember the good old days when we used to play draughts, tic tac toe, snakes and ladders, and hangman games? Oh, what fun they were! The awesome feeling when you would finally win the game and boasted about it for days! And let’s not forget the constant rivalry and the rush of adrenaline.
When the clock strikes 5, and my work is almost done, I itch to go back to my home. As soon as I enter my house, I look around and take a deep breath. I am back; in my kingdom and my comfort zone – home is where I can be my real self. Thanks […]
Not long ago I was at the beach staring at the waves crashing against the shore, listening to the distant cries of seagulls, skies were vast and blue dotted with fluffy clouds… Everything was picture perfect. Well, except for one thing. Whenever I ran my hands through the sand, I came across little bits of […]
Have you ever wondered why humans are suffering from cancerous diseases on such a large scale lately? The reason is linked to chemicals and carcinogenic toxins. There are more than 50,000 chemicals that we use on daily basis.
I have always been haphazard when it comes to managing expenses and following a budget. I forget where I spend and how much cash I have left on me. When the month ends, and I sit down to calculate, I am clueless as to where half of the money goes.
The beginning of the month is glorious – the wallet is brimming with crisp notes, the smiles are wide, and the long shopping list is ready. After paying dozens of bills and splurging, the smiles melt into furrowed brows and sullen expressions.
My home is my haven – the place where I can just be myself, carefree and complete. It is tidy with neatly stacked pillows, dusted shelves, and spotless windows. When I am out on a hot, sultry summer day full of chaotic traffic
If you decide to give me a surprise visit one day, you will most probably find me with my hair tied up in a messy bun, a mop in one hand and a washcloth in the other. I love to clean and organize things. My day often begins with cleaning up after my infant son […]
As a child, I was fascinated by Sci-Fi movies and futuristic world that the Jetsons lived in. The 1962 cartoon was set exactly one hundred years into the future. The family had a very utopian lifestyle; living around an orbit,
I have been battling acne almost all my life. From seeing dozens of dermatologists to spending my hard-earned money on useless skincare products, nothing worked out for me in the long run. I even tried changing my whole lifestyle – I ate healthier, I worked out regularly and indulged