Halloween Spider Tiara

As I was trawling Pinterest recently looking for new Halloween ideas, I came across a spider crown tutorial and immediately pinned it to my Halloween board. How stunning! So simple, but very effective!

I had no intentions of going to the shops to buy spiders, but I knew I had a small number in my Halloween stash. Our decorations will go up on the weekend – here in Australia, if we are decorating, we mostly tend to only put them up for a couple of days although there are some houses which are decorated for longer. So I pulled out the box and went searching for spiders… Continue reading

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Easy DIY Plant Markers

We’ve just enjoyed two weeks of school holidays, where we caught up with friends and family and generally had some ‘down time’. Now we are up and running with term 4!

I’ve mentioned before how challenging it is to grow edible things in my garden. The nasty little green caterpillars I can deal with easily enough, it’s the possums, bandicoots, and wild rabbits that are a bit harder! I’ve been wanting a raised garden bed for a while, and one day I discovered some serious work had begun… here are a couple of progress photos…

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Spring Door Decoration

Spring has definitely sprung here in Sydney! It’s been a mild and dry old winter, but the warmth is starting to creep in, and short sleeves appearing. Mind you, today is a wild, windy, cold day…

Anyway, I’ve been thinking about what to put on my front door to herald the arrival of Spring. (You can see my Winter wreath here.) I have some lovely ideas on my Door Décor Pinterest board, but I was just waiting for some inspiration.

Yesterday was also a very wild and windy day (of course no comparison to those experiencing extreme hurricane related winds), but we were all ‘sweltering’ in 35degC heat! Late in the morning I heard a loud noise and went outside to investigate. Continue reading