Monday, November 28, 2016

Cool Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas

Every year it frustrates me to see those green or white plastic Christmas trees being sold in the stores! Not only are they toxic (I find the smell quite overwhelming!) but they are forever shedding, cost lots for what they are and do not last long. You end up throwing them out, they then go into landfill and off you go to the store next year to buy another one! Please stop…

Its still November and I know we are all time poor this time of year, but what if you could make one (as a creative project with your children) or buy one that has been made with recycled materials from someone like Etsy?

Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing…

Images above from ReTreeJoy
1. Using timber dowels to make a tree
 These dowels you can pick up from any hardware store or you can buy this tree from ReTeeJoy

Image from Drift Wood Designs
2. Using driftwood to make a tree.
Great idea if you are by the beach for Christmas. I will be and this is what I will be making! This one is also available from Drift Wood Designs.

Images above from Hello Yellow House
Image from Fresh Design Pedia
3. Using timber rods to make a tree. 
Very simple and very effective. Again these timber rods can be purchased from any hardware store - These can also be purchased from HelloYellowHouse on Etsy

Image from Handle With Care
Image from Inhabitat
 4. Using cardboard to make a tree. 
Again this can be very simple and very effective. This would make a great project to make with children and recycled cardboard is easy to find in your home. Think old cardboard moving boxes, act.

Image from BtpMirepoixdesigns
 5. Using recycled timber. 
I love these, I think these are so cool and a great way to use recycled timber. If making them is to hard then they can be purchased from BtpMirepoixDesigns on Etsy. 

Image from Monk and Honey
6. Using recycled timber planks.
Again a great idea for a larger tree. These can also be purchased on Etsy from Monk and Honey.

Hope this have given you a few ideas.
Have fun

Friday, November 18, 2016

9 Easy Steps to Find Your Interior Design & Decor Style :: E-GUIDE

Are you planning on styling a room, decorating or renovating and struggling to find your design style?
One of the most common questions I get asked is... 'How do I find my design or decoration style?' Without understanding what your style is it's hard to go any further with styling or decorating a room! There's no theme or personal connection.
To make things super easy I have compiled a step by step e-guide to finding your interior design and decor style. This is a great tool especially if you and partners have different styles! Which is what happened with my husband and myself! 
It will be available in December and if you are interested in purchasing a copy please email me on lisa(at)

Have fun,

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Outdoor Shower Ideas

There is something quite exotic about an outside shower! Maybe it brings us memories of tropical holidays or showers taken under waterfalls? Whatever your memory or experience they are also very practical in hotter climates as well as connect us to nature and the outdoors.

Apart from the obvious aesthetic appeal they are also a great way to reduce the risk of mould in your home by keeping the wet areas outside! 

Over the next few weeks I shall take a look at the variety of different styles of outdoor showers and bathrooms. Enjoy.

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