Monday, 22 March 2010

Personalised gift ideas

With Easter approaching fast, why not surprise your loved ones with these gorgeous personalised gifts from It is a fabulous place for hundreds of wonderfully creative, imaginative, high quality small businesses, selling thousands of gorgeous, unique, carefully made things. Things for your home, for your friends and for you. I picked only a few adorable items. Hope you like it!

Personalised egg cosy
These fab egg cosies make a fun and unusual gift for any occasion. Handmade and embroidered on both sides. An initial of your choice is appliqued on the front. The back is appliqued with either a heart of a star, where further words can be embroidered. Choose from pink, blue or cream with either red or blue trim. Fully lined to keep eggs extra cosy.

Monogrammed heart keyrings
These cute monogrammed heart keyrings are all handmade to order with a single embroidered initial on natural linen, backed with vintage ticking fabric. They are all filled with dried lavender and trimmed with a ribbon and key ring. Available in red or navy blue.

Personalised natural handmade candle with pure essential oils
Add you own message to this 100% natural hand made candles. Made from GMO free soy wax grown without the use of pesticides or herbicides and fragranced with pure essential oils. They burn for approximately 40 hours. Perfect for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, engagements, christenings, confirmations and any special occasion. Beautifully gift wrapped in stylish specially made candle box decorated with a ribbon and sprinkled with rose buds. Choose from two gorgeous pure essential oil blends: Energising -pink grapefruit, geranium and lemongrass and Relaxing -organic lavender and organic rose geranium.

Personalised wine bottle stoppers
They make an original present for any wine connoisseur, or the wine drinker who never quite finishes the bottle! They fit all wine bottles and will create an air tight stop.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

6 tips to keep your house tidy every day

To continue with the spring-cleaning spirit, here are some useful tips how to keep your house in order throughout the day.

Always make the bed: crisply made bed makes the whole room seem more tidy, which makes it less likely that you'll let other things (ie. clothes and papers!) pile up around it.

De-clutter: before you leave a room, take a quick look around for anything that isn't where it should be. Pick it up and put it where it belongs. Make it a habit for everyone in the household to do the same.

Sort the mail: take 5 minutes each day to open, read, and sort mail as soon as it lands on your doormat! Bin the junk mail. Arrange other mail into one of three in-boxes: personal correspondence, bills, and filing.

Clean as you cook: instead of filling the sink with saucepans, plates and cups, wash them or put them in the dishwasher as you prepare a meal.

Wipe up spills as soon as they happen: whether it's tomato sauce on the kitchen floor or makeup on your dressing table, almost anything is faster and easier to remove if you do it straight away.

Sweep the kitchen floor: every evening once you've finished washing up after dinner, sweep or hoover the floor. This will keep tough-to-clean dirt and grime from building up, which will make the weekly cleaning much faster!

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Tips how to organize a coat wardrobe

Spring has arrived! Now it is great time to take your storage to new levels. If you install shelves near the base of your closet, you'll no longer have to rifle through items strewn across the floor!

If it is a shared wardrobe, each family member can have his or her own basket for hats and scarves. You can line the lower shelf with shoes. For dog toys, tennis balls, etc you can tuck boxes underneath.If you leave a foot of space between shelves and the door frame, you'll have room for boots and a metal basket for umbrellas. Long hooks fixed on the inside of the doors will keep handbags neat. When you hang an acrylic organizer on the door it will ensure essentials, such as a wallet and sunglasses, are easily accessible. A mirror allows for a final once-over check on the way out.

Simple. Try it with your wardrobe and you will see how much easier it gets.