Life Lessons: Helping Children Deal With The Loss Of A Pet

Bereavement is very hard for us all to deal with, no matter how old we are. But children will find it particularly difficult to cope with death and loss, especially if they have never experienced it before. This is one reason why some parents decide to get a pet while they have children. Some parents think that the eventual death of a pet is an important life lesson for children to go through, and will help prepare them for even more significant losses. Read More

Nailing The Hottest New Color Trend: Rose Gold

If there’s one trend we can’t get enough of this season, it’s rose gold. The trend for this delicate, subtle metallic started in the fall and showed no sign of letting up yet. It is quite literally everywhere – from the homeware departments of major stores to catwalks all over the world. Been wondering how to incorporate it into your personal style? This guide will tell you how you can do so. Read More

Live The Freelancing Dream: How To Successfuly Work From Cafes

If you are self-employed, you probably thought that working from home was the ultimate dream. After all, you can cut out the daily commute to and from the office which will save you heaps, and you will also be able to stay in your PJs all day and work to your very own schedule! But, have you ever considered heading out with your laptop to a local cafe? Lots of freelancers work from cafes these days, as it gives them an excuse to leave the house and brush shoulders with others. There are some downsides to this, though, as cafes tend to be loud and bustling places, which can prove distracting. Not with these tips, though! Here is how you can make working from a cafe work for you! Read More

Turning Your New House Into Your Dream Property

It’s always exciting to put pen to paper, grab the keys, and move into a new home. However, it’s very rarely the case that we’re able to move in and be more or less completely happy with what we’ve bought. And that makes sense, because it’s unlikely that the previous owners were capable of knowing what our dream home would be! In many ways, getting the keys is just the first of many steps to getting the property we want. Before then, we have to eradicate problems and find out what we’re going to change the home to – and how we’re going to do it. But don’t worry – the dream house will materialise eventually! Read More

Birthday Gift Ideas To Melt Their Heart (Without Melting Your Credit Card)

As we ease past the gifting frenzy of Christmas, it can be tempting to think that we’re off the hook. Then the birthdays begin to roll in, spreading across the year – and we realise it never stops.
The feeling of puzzling bewilderment as we try to figure out what to buy our friends for their respective birthdays is familiar – but it doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. It’s especially tough in the first part of the year, when you exhausted your last good idea for their Christmas gift.
Of course, your imagination is not the only thing that gets exhausted over Christmas – your funds do, too. January and February are generally quite tight months while we give our purse a chance to recover, allowing our debit card to return to a normal temperature. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to ask friends to move their birthdays to a more convenient time of year, so what do you do?
Option One: Go Fun and Frivolous
Gifts don’t have to be serious at any point, but it’s especially helpful to utilise frivolity when funds are running low. Rather than splashing out on expensive concert tickets or a gift from their favourite designer store, you can buy with the idea of bringing a smile to their face instead.
The options in this realm are endless. There’s novelty gifts aplenty – office toys, bobbleheads, pencil sets with quotes from their favourite movies – the list is endless. If you go for something with a personal touch, it’s likely going to end up meaning more anyway.
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