Monday 29 November 2021

Summer Giveaway for BBQ Lovers- Enter now to win!

Win the ultimate BBQ prize!πŸ—πŸ₯©πŸ–

With the summer entertaining season upon us, there’s no better time to fire up the BBQ, load up the grill and get your family and friends together. Char-Griller has the perfect tools for the job to assist everyone from the BBQ pros to the BBQ beginners to make the most of their backyard cook up this season. 

This ultimate BBQ prize includes Char-Griller’s Basting Bucket and Brush Set, Low n Slow 3pc Knife Set, Smoky BBQ Sauce, All Purpose, Brisket and Beef, and Ribs and Pork Rubs. Paired with Adam Roberts book ‘Barbecue Like a Boss’ so that you will be able to create mouth-watering barbecued meat dishes this season, that will have everyone raving and asking for the recipes.

To enter, simply follow the steps below:
🍴- Follow @chargrilleraustralia & @raniengineer on Instagram
🍴- Comment on the post tagging a friend or friends you would love to call over for a bbq!
🍴- Bonus point for sharing this post & tagging us on your Instagram stories.

Winner will be picked at random and announced on Friday 3 Dec. Good luck everyone! 

Giveaway open to all Australian residents over 18 years of age.
Till next time... Good luck everyone!

Wednesday 10 November 2021

Refresh Your Home with The 'Cosy' Edit from Hovia!

Whether you live in the Southern Hemisphere or in the Northern Hemisphere, this is definitely the time to give your rooms a quick and fresh facelift to welcome back friends and family for the festive season! The easiest way to create a fresh look is by using some wallpaper and creating an updated cosy ambience. Hovia's (previously known as Murals Wallpaper) new collection of curated selection of floral wallpaper designs is perfect to create trendy, cosy and fresh looks in your home!


I love Hovia's new collection of wallpaper that fits in well with the 'cottagecore aesthetic' hashtag currently trending on Instagram! Cottagecore is the aesthetic look that is bringing a restful and nature-inspired style to our indoor spaces. 

Vintage flower designs are a big staple of Cottagecore. You'll see detailed florals on dresses, walls, embroidered cushions, and more. These wallpapers feel both sophisticated and rustic - welcoming in a fantasy of wildflower fields and lovingly tended rose gardens. The muted pastel colours of the wallpaper keep the room light and pretty without it looking busy, outdated or old fashioned! How beautiful would this wallpaper look in a little girl's nursery or playroom!

Autumnal Tones

Brown is making a huge comeback but not the way you would imagine it. Not heavy shades of brown but more the bejewelled tones of autumn. As we all have been spending more and more time in our homes, discovering comforting activities and routines, cosy comfort has become the new go to. Autumnal tones are the perfect way to invite in a cosier atmosphere and give a warm backdrop to your space.

Harvest Reimagined
Warm, earthy colours that ground your feelings are the trendy key to refreshing your home this season. Give it a toasty new theme that's easy on the eyes. Think about the deep, earthy tones of wildflowers. Definitely comforting and cosy!
I love that the new Harvest wallpaper also comes in a peel and stick option which is perfect for renters to update and refresh their space!
For more inspiration on Hovia's new range of 'cosy' wallpapers, have a look here.

I'm so smitten by the new Rye wallpaper. It's the first photo in this post. I would love to incorporate the nature inspired botanical wallpaper in my daughter's bedroom. It's such a pretty linear and uncluttered design.

Till next time... which is your favourite look?

Friday 5 November 2021

Make Your Garden Bloom This Spring

With the Winter chill gone and warm weather settling in, Spring is the perfect time to revitalise your garden. Similar to giving your house a good spring cleaning, you can take a similar approach to freshen up your backyard. Here, Australia’s favourite garden experts, share their expert tips on making your garden thrive this season.

Transform your garden with the Thrill, Fill and Spill Method
With the outdoor entertaining season upon us, it’s the ideal time to spruce up your outdoor area with an eye-catching potted plant display. An easy way to get the look is with the ‘Thrill, Fill and Spill’ planting method, according to Melissa King, Horticulturalist and Northcote Pottery Ambassador.

To begin, pick out the star of the show – the perfect pot. Consider the colour of your home and garden dΓ©cor. Next, choose a ‘Thrill’ plant – the Prima Donna of your display. The plant should be bold and appealing with a bit of height so it can be positioned at the back of the pot. The ‘Fill’ plants are the supporting cast.

Look for smaller, rounded options to fill the majority of the container. Finally, ‘Spill’ plants are the finishing touch. These are trailing beauties that tumble over the edge of the container and complete the look to get the perfect potted picture. Create enviable potted combinations with Northcote Pottery’s Irondale Cup Planter (RRP $66.98). This lightweight pot exudes rustic country charm and works beautifully with bronze, orange, burgundy and gold foliage tones.
Plant for blooming
With longer days of sunlight and warmer temperatures, now is the time to prepare new garden beds, plant new seedlings, cultivate veggie patches and clean dead debris left over from Winter. The perfect tool for the job is Cyclone’s Potting Scoop (RRP $12.98) which is ideal for a variety of tasks around the garden, according to Tristan Eastaugh, Cyclone Product Manager. 

Featuring mirror polished stainless steel blades for rust resistance and contoured ash timber handles for added comfort, the Potting Scoop makes it easy when arranging new garden beds or planting new plants or veggies this season.

To keep your hands safe and clean during planting and pruning, Cyclone’s Invisigrip Tough Gardening Gloves (RRP $7.98) is the gear for the job. Made with market leading quality materials, the Invisgrip gloves have superior softness for comfort and are cut resistant and anti-slip grip for improved dexterity.
Freshen up the garden
If you’ve neglected your garden, the warmer months are the ideal time for giving your pavers a good clean, spraying weeds, and fertilising your garden with the nutrients and minerals it needs to boost health and growth. It’s also important to know the type of soil you have and how to maintain it to ensure optimum growth for plants and minimise water usage.

To do those jobs around the home and garden, use a sprayer and concentrate as it is an environmentally friendly and economically savvy. Ready-to-spray bottles add waste to landfill and can be almost 30 times more expensive than concentrate.

According to Alyce Rigby, Nylex Product Manager, work through all your spraying jobs with the Nylex 5L Rechargeable Shoulder Sprayer (RRP $79) which is one of the key multi-functional tools you need in your shed. Powered by a built-in rechargeable 12V Lithium-Ion battery, this compact and lightweight sprayer has a five-litre tank that can be used to feed your plants, remove weeds from your garden or clean pavers and other outdoor items. Comes with an adjustable strap for comfort and self-powered pump for ease of use, the Rechargeable Shoulder Sprayer has a consistent spray pressure for an even coverage over your entire garden.

Till next time... get out in the garden this weekend and make it bloom this spring!

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