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4-Ingredient Christmas Recipes

4-Ingredient Christmas Recipes

If Christmas carols tell us anything, it’s that the festive season is full of cheer. What carolers often fail to mention, however, is that Christmas can also be rather chaotic. Between shopping for the perfect gifts for your family, wrapping said gifts and frantically cleaning your house before the in-laws turn up on your doorstep, there’s almost no time left to cook Christmas dinner.

This Christmas, focus on the things that matter by spending less time in the kitchen and ...

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Gift Ideas to Suit Everyone on Your Christmas List

Gift Ideas to Suit Everyone on Your Christmas List

‘Twas the month before Christmas, when all through the shops,
Not a present was worthy, not even for pops,
The stockings were hung on the mantel with care,
Yet, when you looked inside they were totally bare.

With Christmas just around the corner, we can hear the jingle bells of Santa’s sleigh fast approaching. If you’re looking to avoid the Christmas rush, then worry not because Betta is the one-stop shop for gifts this holiday season.

Within the Betta Gift Guide, ...

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What’s so great about side by side fridges anyway?

What’s so great about side by side fridges anyway?

Finding the right fridge for your kitchen is actually a big deal, there are many things to consider. Firstly you need to find a fridge that fits into the space you have so height, depth and width should be your top criteria. But once you have that set, what about colour? What about style? Do you want a standard look, or French door fridges or maybe go for something more sleek and elegant like a side by side fridge? ...

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Fridges With Great Energy Rating

Fridges With Great Energy Rating

With today’s ever rising energy prices it pays off to check the Energy Rating Stars before you buy a new appliance. This is particularly important for whitegoods that are always on, such as fridges and freezers.

What is the Australian Energy Rating?

The energy rating labels are part of the E3 Program that consist of 2 main indicators for power usage and energy efficiency. Each label on an appliance shows an Energy Consumption Figure. For fridges, the assumed usage ...

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Food That Should Never go in the Fridge

Food That Should Never go in the Fridge

Did you grow up in a household where your mum used to keep bananas in the fridge door shelf? And generally, everything was better off in the fridge than sitting on the kitchen counter?

As it turns out, there are some food and non-food items that definitely should not go in the fridge, even though most of us like to store them there and keep them cold.

Food Items

Spreads like jam and honey or condiments like ketchup and mustard don’t belong ...

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How to Get Fit With Wearable Technology

How to Get Fit With Wearable Technology

So you want to get fit. Or fitter, depending on how ambitious your goals are. Most modern research suggests that setting smaller goals does not only reward you quicker but people with small goals along the way to a bigger goal are more motivated to stick with their fitness regime.

Wearable tech allows you to track pretty much anything these days. Be it steps, sleep, heart rate, distance, elevation, calories burned and much more. All these measurements can be taken ...

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How to Create a Cosy Winter Bedroom

How to Create a Cosy Winter Bedroom

On some days, those cold winter months never seem to end. We leave our houses in the morning when it’s dark, cosied up in a coat and scarf and come back in the evening only to do the same thing again the next day. It’s tiring and makes us really miss those 30+ degrees summer months.

A super cosy bedroom can help you to get through the winter blues. Snuggling up under blankets, pillows and quilts, reading a good book or ...

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What are the Best Family French Door Fridges?

What are the Best Family French Door Fridges?

Family life can be turbulent and busy, especially during mealtimes. It helps to have a lot of workbench space in the kitchen and an oven and cooktop that can handle 4 or more people. Most larger families also choose a bigger fridge to accommodate not only mealtimes but also events like Christmas, Birthday parties and dinner evenings with friends.

Fridge Options

There are a lot of different fridge options to choose from. Households of 4 to 6 or more people benefit ...

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6 Things to Think About When Buying a new Washing Machine

6 Things to Think About When Buying a new Washing Machine

So you’ve decided you need a new washing machine but you’re unsure as to how to select the right one for your particular needs. Here we’ll provide a list of 6 key things you should think about when finding the right machine for your family.

1. Noise level during operation

This is important for any household whether you’re in your own stand-alone house, town house or apartment, it’s always crucial to have a machine that operates quietly. Especially if you’re wanting to ...

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How to get Back Your ‘me Time’ in the Evenings

How to get Back Your ‘me Time’ in the Evenings

It’s winter and when it’s cold, wet or windy outside all we want to do after work is get back into our cozy homes and relax. But hold on, before that can happen we need to get dinner sorted either for ourselves or our family. Then comes the washing up…*shudder*…OK so we may not have a way for you to get out of cooking dinner or washing up, but there are things you can do to streamline the whole process ...

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