DIY Laundry Powder

********************************I no longer use this laundry powder recipe as I found my clothes started to smell! An update on the DIY laundry powder I now use will feature in a future post ūüôā *****************************

 

In my quest to become more money conscious¬†I have decided to try SAHM’s recipe for laundry powder. What’s great is that there are no fillers added and you only need a teaspoon for each load. Please bear in mind that I own a 5kg top loader and 1 teaspoon seems to be enough to do the job.

 

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I made only half the amount for a little under $2, and will last for a few months…if I stop giving it away! Of course, if you have stains you’ll still need a stain remover. I don’t know any washing powder good enough to remove stains, do you?

 

 

 

Fashionable Habits

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Today I share my¬†habits I have learned when it comes to purchasing and wearing clothes. I’m not saying I always get it right, but I get it right more often than not these days.

1. I only wear what fits! Anything that doesn’t gets thrown/given away. If it doesn’t fit people will know and you’ll be and feel uncomfortable and continuously adjust yourself.

2. I think¬†about cost per wear. Basically the more I¬†wear it the cheaper the cost per wear. This rule basically gives me¬†the right to splurge on something¬†I really love and know I’m going to wear. It justifies the cost, ladies!

3. I only wear it if I feel good in it! If I¬†don’t feel good in it then my posture will be wrong and my disappointment will be written all over my face.¬†The cost per wear will also go up because I won’t wear the outfit often enough.

4.¬† I don’t buy orphans. This rule basically means I don’t buy something that doesn’t go with anything else in my¬†wardrobe because if I¬†do and it doesn’t match anything then most likely I have to buy something else to go with it.

5. I don’t¬†buy into trends – I mostly buy and wear classic pieces. They last longer and I¬†can wear any time of the year, day, night. they wont go out of fashion and I¬†can wear them again and again thus keeping my¬†cost per wear down.

6. I know the colours I look good in – black, white and navy blue. These colours are my go-to and most of the clothes in my wardrobe are these colours.

7.¬†I’m becoming a¬†minimalist, this way I¬†know what I¬†own and can easily and quickly throw something on I¬†know is going to look good especially when I’ve followed what I’ve learned above.

 

 

 

 

Free Time Fix

 

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1. Watching Orange is the New Black (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njy0dFFlpAc)

 

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2. Reading Girl on the Train (http://www.amazon.com/The-Girl-Train-Paula-Hawkins/dp/1594633665)

 

3. Flipping through the Elle magazine for July (http://www.elle.com.au/)
3. Flipping through the Elle magazine for July 2015 (http://www.elle.com.au/)

 

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4. Wondering whether or not to update my hairstyle (http://newhairstyleidea.net/best-new-hairstyles-for-fine-straight-hair/taylor-swift-medium-hair-style-straight-medium-haircuts-with-bangs/)

 

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5. Using the Bellini Intelli Kitchen as a glorified mixer for baking (and mashed potato!)

Jane Brook Winery

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This place has always been a great spot for a nice drop to drink and something to eat with the family. Generally I will pair my food with the classic red or the classic white but their menu does offer advice on what wine to have with your meal, and if you’re still not sure ask the friendly staff for their advice or even do some wine tasting.¬†Ask for a seat¬†on the deck overlooking the vineyard!