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How to Make a Boutonniere

Boutonnieres are small floral arrangements worn on jacket lapels during formal events, such as a wedding or prom. You can buy boutonnieres from local florists, but you can make your own with a few simple supplies at home. After you select the flower you want to use for your boutonniere, all you need to do is add wire, tape, and any additional decorations you want. When you’re finished, you’ll have a boutonniere that’s unique and stylish. [Edit]Steps [Edit]Getting the Flower Ready Choose a large flower for the middle of your boutonniere. You can pick any flower that you want for your boutonniere. Make sure the flower has a sturdy stem so your boutonniere doesn’t wilt.[1] Pick a flower that’s the...

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14 activities to keep your little ones busy during the coronavirus lockdown

Here are 14 things for younger children (ages three to seven) to beat at-home boredom, plus activities that may keep them occupied for a little while on their own – well, long enough for you to check e-mails and place online shopping orders! President Cyril Ramaphosa has been praised for his prudent announcements of the lockdown of our country as a result of the Covid-19 virus pandemic. For many parents that strikes fear into their hearts, especially those with younger kids who struggle to entertain themselves for longer periods of time. Here are some ideas to keep inquisitive minds and busy bodies busy. In any one day, try to factor in chore time (making beds, washing up, picking up clothes),...

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My mega Mother’s Day Meal

This Mother’s Day, being unable to go to a restaurant because of the virus plaguing the world as we speak, I decided to cook the mega-est Mother’s Day Meal I could think of. And, why not learn some cool new cooking skills along the way? Of course, none of this could have been possible without my family’s personal chef and all-around legend, Gale Lawler a.k.a. my mum. She held my proverbial hand the whole way (not my literal hand obviously, as rolling pasta would have been pretty tricky without it); passing on her cooking wisdom, tips and tricks to a novice like me.  Mother’s Day meal menu written by the woman herself Now, for the menu. Thankfully, I managed to...

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How to keep your home super-clean (+ the unexpected health benefits!)

Collaborative feature With a many of us staying at home and all the hygiene advice we’re hearing, I thought it would be prudent to write about household cleaning today. The good news is that there are so many things you can do to keep your family and yourself healthy simply by doing a few jobs around the house – so why not get everyone in the household cleaning together?! Here are a few things you can do, and the unexpected health benefits from doing these tasks… HOW HOUSEHOLD CHORES CAN PROVIDE EXERCISE Even though there may be more of you at home and you’ll be using rooms more than usual, household chores shouldn’t fall by the wayside. In fact, cleaning...

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9 Tips That Help Me Survive Travel with Endometriosis

I have been very open about living with endometriosis. Since my diagnosis, I have continued to travel the world, and even checked off dreams like the Mount Everest Base Camp trek, attending a friend’s wedding in India, riding the trains through Sri Lanka, and so much more. But through it all I try to be transparent that I travel with endometriosis – a chronic, incurable condition that affects my daily life. And of course, it affects how I travel. Today I want to tell you a bit more about my endometriosis story, as well as my top tips for managing travel with endometriosis. This is all in the spirit of Endometriosis Awareness Month, which rolls around each March (although for...

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