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Get To Know It, Before You Buy It – The Ultimate Guide For First Time Home Buyers

Get To Know It, Before You Buy It – The Ultimate Guide For First Time Home Buyers

Amanda Scali   5/02/2020 12:35pm

Thinking about buying a new home? It’s a huge investment – and definitely, one where you want everything to be perfect! It’s a big commitment that requires a lot of work, but the happiness of knowing that you’re the owner of your own house is unparalleled – especially in this economy. However, this does not mean that the entire process isn’t nerve-wracking, which is why below we’ve compiled an extensive guide for first-time home buyers:
How to not sweat the small stuff at work

How to not sweat the small stuff at work

Amanda Scali   5/02/2020 12:29pm

You might be well into your working year, or just starting back afresh after summer holidays with the family.

Possibly you might have slid into the end of 2019, a bit burnt out and tired and now that a new year is upon us you might be looking to make some internal changes this year to make your work life more balanced.

One of the things that a lot of us can get caught up in from time to time is sweating the small, somewhat insignificant things in the workplace that we tend to dwell on and overthink. And this year you might be looking to throw away the worry and try and not sweat the small stuff.

But how do we let go of those things and how do we try to find some internal peace so as to not twist ourselves into a pretzel over insignificant things?

A Summer Declutter

A Summer Declutter

Amanda Scali   28/01/2020 12:40pm

Years of beautiful memories can often turn into your worst nightmare as you walk into a spare room, office or your garage.

The thought of starting the process to declutter and sorting through your lifetime of items can be hard, and it can often be emotional as you let go of things that you no longer need but might hold a special place in your heart.

Now that the kids are back at school and you are ready to move into a new year fresh and excited for new possibilities a declutter can do wonders for your mental energy and can help claw back some much-needed space.

Here are our top tips for decluttering your home.

Pasta with white wine and mussels

Pasta with white wine and mussels

Amanda Scali   20/01/2020 12:42pm

As beautiful summer nights roll on, we are blessed in South Australia with delicious and fresh seafood at our disposal.

This pasta dish is the perfect date night dish with your loved one for a special treat, or maybe to celebrate Valentine’s Day next month.

Moving with your pets

Moving with your pets

Amanda Scali   13/01/2020 12:50pm

A new year can often bring with it a move into a new home, to a new city or even overseas for a fresh start.

If you have a much-beloved family pet, moving with them can be as nerve-racking as settling your child into a new school.

Moving to a new house can be stressful for our furry friends, they are territorial animals who become familiar with their everyday environment.

Here are our tops tips for moving home with your pets.

Tomato Frittata

Tomato Frittata

Amanda Scali   8/01/2020 1:10pm

A New Year often brings with it new health and fitness goals. And it might mean that you are looking to ditch the takeout eating and do some more cooking at home this year.

This recipe for a tomato Frittata is easy to make and will leave you with some delicious leftovers to take with you for work lunches or pack into a picnic basket and get outdoors this summer.

Set intentions instead of resolutions this New Year

Set intentions instead of resolutions this New Year

Amanda Scali   31/12/2019 1:11pm

As we enter into a new year, many of us look to set resolutions for change. And even in spite of the very mixed track record of New Year’s resolutions working, we make them again and again, somehow hoping this time will be different.

Often, they fall by the wayside very early into a new year. We tend to underestimate just how long it takes to change a bad habit into a good practice for change.

It can take time and discipline, and if we don’t change our mindset, all the thought and intention of making change often doesn’t ensue.

Spinach and chicken summer salad

Spinach and chicken summer salad

Amanda Scali   20/12/2019 1:13pm

As the weather warms up, you will be looking for easy to prepare recipes.

You might be looking to use some leftover roast chicken from Christmas day, or add in a healthy salad option after a little bit of overindulgence.

Either way, this recipe is delicious and will have you feeling good on the inside and out.

5 Ways to give to others this holiday Season

5 Ways to give to others this holiday Season

Amanda Scali   17/12/2019 1:14pm

As Christmas is fast approaching your mind may be turning to how you can give in small but significant ways to those around you.

Here are some lovely ideas on how to pay it forward this holiday season. They don’t have to be grand gestures. Sometimes, it’s the little things that make all the difference.

How to find a great house sitter

How to find a great house sitter

Amanda Scali   2/12/2019 1:18pm

Are you heading away for the summer months for a family vacation?

You might be looking to find a reliable house sitter, who can look after your garden, pets and home like you will.

So how do you find that someone?

Here are our top tips.

Vegan Key Lime Pie

Vegan Key Lime Pie

Amanda Scali   25/11/2019 1:21pm

Do you have a family member, friend or your son’s new girlfriend joining you this Christmas who has just told you they are vegetarian or vegan?

If so, you might be starting to panic as to what to serve them this Christmas.

Or, you might just be looking to add some different and healthier alternatives to the dining table for the silly season. This raw vegan, gluten-free Key lime pie recipe has it all.

It is a creamy, no bake dessert and is sure to delight your guests.

How to pick the right Real Estate Agent to sell your home

How to pick the right Real Estate Agent to sell your home

Amanda Scali   19/11/2019 1:23pm

Selling your home can be a nerve-racking and emotional time. And finding the right Real Estate Agent with local knowledge, professionalism and drive to get your house sold can be a daunting task.

So how do you pick the right Real Estate Agent to sell your home?

Here are our top tips.