One of the skills I've learned as a trailing spouse or expat/diplo wife is how to declutter before a move. Moving our entire lives in increments of forty-foot containers is not as easy as it seems . . .
When we arrived in Metro Manila two years ago, I vowed to find ways to live a good life without wasting precious time (better spent with my family) sitting in traffic and doing mind-numbing, . . .
Even before I my son was born, we became very conscious about our cleaning products because of our (fur)baby, Diplo Dog. Small beings are much more affected by harmful chemicals, than larger beings. . . .
Recently I wrote an post on how to wrap a gift elegantly using the humble brown paper. I used sealing wax for the gift cards and a few friends asked about the sealing wax and purchased a set . . .
If you look at my gift-wrapping inboard you can tell that I love wrapping with humble brown paper. It's affordable, practical, easily dressed up for any occasion or season and easily . . .
This project is so easy that it literally has 4 steps and needs only 4 materials. I did it in less than 5 minutes. It's not only for Christmas but can be done to match any theme or colour. I hope you . . .
This is not, strictly speaking, a DIY project because I didn't print the book myself, however I did wade through thousands of photos (and "developed" them) in the midst of packing out of Jakarta. I . . .
One big differences between living in Manila/Jakarta versus Berlin, is the abundance of toilets flats. In Asia there was a 1:1 ratio between rooms and bathrooms. In Berlin most of the flats we saw had . . .
A cast iron pot or pan is a lifetime investment. This matters a lot to me because I try to live as sustainably as I can. This means that I try to choose high quality things so I only have to buy them . . .
"Dehumidifiers changed my life" is exactly what my best friend, Jenn, told me after I recommended them to her. No more moldy/peeling bags and shoes and no more moldy closets! It's definitely something . . .