If you are an expat or diplomat who moves every 2-3 years, the dreaded question before the end of each posting is "How do I get rid of things that I can't bring to my next destination?" Below are . . .
Though I have plastic tape, I try my best to avoid wrapping with it because it's single use plastic that never gets recycled. One of the ways I do this is to use the least amount of washi tape . . .
This was first posted on minimaluxe.com in December 2018 Have you ever tried to open a present and the bow was tied so tightly that you gave up and just snipped it off with scissors? The result . . .
If you really must use tape with your gift wrapping, then I recommend using the minimum amount possible, which is my experience is THREE! I recommend using paper or washi tape over plastic tape, . . .
Last Christmas I started reusing brown paperbags and even shopping bags for gift wrapping, because I realized that the holiday season creates a lot of waste, and I would love to be part of a movement . . .
When we were living in Berlin, we wanted to hang a Parol. It's a very iconic Filipino symbol for Christmas! A parol (/pɑːˈroʊl/) is a Filipino ornamental lantern that . . .
A while ago the designer of my blog, Pat of Fancy Girl Design Studio, was asking for suggestions on how she could style her books in a way that made it look pretty, yet still kept the titles visible . . .
For Mother's Day I received the most wonderful white Phalaenopsis orchids from TD. It lasted a few months and I really enjoyed this plant. It made our space more beautiful and really made me smile. . . .
So a Decluttering client was getting overwhelmed by her move to Nairobi. Packing up is always the hardest part of a move. It comes swift and no matter how much you prepare for it, it's always a . . .
I always get asked if how I store bags and if I keep them in their dust bags. I used to store my bags in their dust bags and then have laminated photos on the outside so I knew what was inside . . .