Coastal Living

Ways to reduce your stress daily

Ways to reduce your stress daily

Amanda Scali   29/04/2020 11:44am

You might be feeling a little bit on edge or downright stressed during this time of upheaval. It might be that you are trying to juggle home-schooling your children, a personal or professional financial crisis, or both.

Stress can manifest in strange ways in our bodies. And it’s vital to be mindful of stress. If we are more mindful of our stress and look for ways to manage it better, we can hopefully reduce the impact on our bodies.

Here are some tips for reducing stress in your day to day life.

Buying property in uncertain times

Buying property in uncertain times

Amanda Scali   21/04/2020 11:47am

It feels like the world has stopped; events are being cancelled, venues are closing, and new restrictions by the government are applied constantly.

While everyday life is changing rapidly, buying a new property or an investment property might still be on your radar as you look to invest in your future.

It can be a hard decision to decide when is the right time to go ahead with that prized property purchase.

Here are some points to consider.

Comfort cooking

Comfort cooking

Amanda Scali   15/04/2020 11:50am

If you are looking for some comfort in cooking a delicious and warming meal at this crazy time, then you’ve come to the right place.

We all no doubt has certain foods that make us just feel good and having roast lamb cooking in the oven on a weekend night as the weather cools and the days get shorter can be a great sense of comfort.

This lamb is delish and super easy to organise. Served best with your favourite Autumn veggies and a big side of family time and love.

Enjoy

Easter entertainment during COVID-19

Easter entertainment during COVID-19

Amanda Scali   8/04/2020 11:55am

As Easter is nearly upon us, you might be thinking about how you are going to keep the kids entertained.

In normal times that can be hard but throw in a global pandemic and all the family under one roof day in day out and it can add to the stress.

Here is our list of simple ideas to keep those young minds occupied this Easter long weekend, while we all try to find a new normal amongst these COVID-19 times.

Tips for working from home

Tips for working from home

Amanda Scali   30/03/2020 12:01pm

Have you been thrust into working from home recently? And possibly having your children at home as well doing their lessons remotely?

Working from home, especially if the whole family is home can be a challenge. You can get easily distracted and you might be feeling a little lost or unmotivated.

And if you are working at home on your own it can often be lonely and isolating. It’s important to keep some sense of routine and normal life while working from home for the first time.

Here are some of our tips on working from home.

A little scone love

A little scone love

Amanda Scali   25/03/2020 12:00am

In these unprecedented times that we find ourselves in, you may want to look at ways to take your mind off all the seriousness in the world and find something a bit more soothing, therapeutic and that will help you get through it all.

Baking might be just the thing, and if you are still at work, what better way to show your colleagues that you care from a distance than sending them a little care package of homemade scones to their desk to enjoy.

And these scones are healthy, so no need to feel the guilts and Oh so delicious.

10 things to remember through trying times

10 things to remember through trying times

Amanda Scali   17/03/2020 12:10pm

The state of the world news, your Facebook feed or the conversations going on around the water cooler at the moment can be enough to make your head spin.

With so much uncertainty in the world right now from bushfires, to COVID-19 to it can be helpful to try and put these situations into perspective and look at how we react to things and what lens we view situations through – both good and bad.

Fear can cause us to act and do strange things in trying times. So, here are some ways to lead with love instead of fear.

Should you rent to people who have pets?

Should you rent to people who have pets?

Amanda Scali   10/03/2020 12:12pm

If you have a pet, you will know that trying to find a rental property can be a bit of a nightmare. And with new laws coming into states such as Victoria making it easier for people with pets to secure rental properties, it’s time for landlords to consider the pros and cons of renting out your asset and allowing pets.
Healthy Banana Bread

Healthy Banana Bread

Amanda Scali   2/03/2020 12:16pm

Somehow, we always end up with 3 to 4 very ripe bananas just sitting on the counter. Bananas that are too ripe to eat but are perfect for baking.

This healthy banana bread is everything you want in banana bread. It’s moist and dense and full of flavour and great to pop in the kid’s lunch box or take into the office to gain some extra brownie points with your work colleagues.

And while not being entirely guilt-free this recipe will have your insides as happy as the smile on your dial.

10 Tips for achieving anything you want in life

10 Tips for achieving anything you want in life

Amanda Scali   24/02/2020 12:17pm

Have you ever had the feeling of being stuck in life?

It might be that you are not challenging yourself, or you don’t know what step to make next.

The thought of going after what you want can be scary, and a lot of people let their fear get the better of them. So how do we go after what we want? Here are our top life-changing tips.

Our top tips for saving for your first house deposit

Our top tips for saving for your first house deposit

Amanda Scali   17/02/2020 12:23pm

Are you looking to buy your first home this year or invest in a second property?

It’s an exciting time, looking to spend your hard-earned cash on a new home or expand your current portfolio.

And you might be looking at ways that you can save some more dollars to make your dreams a reality.

Here are our top tips:

Whole baked snapper with crispy potatoes

Whole baked snapper with crispy potatoes

Amanda Scali   10/02/2020 12:26pm

n South Australia, we are blessed with delicious and locally sourced seafood on offer.

You might be looking to add some healthy fish into your cooking roster or get a good hit of Omega-3 fats into your diet. Adding fish into your weekly meal planning can have excellent health benefits for the whole family.

And with the abundance of fresh seafood in our state, you’d be crazy not to.

Here is our recipe for whole baked snapper.