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Celebrating a Betta Easter

Celebrating a Betta Easter

Break out the hot cross buns and get ready to stash the eggs around the garden, because it’s almost time for Easter! In this blog post are some of our best tips and recipes for making Easter Sunday special.

Easter Egg Hunt

One of the best times of the day! It’s best to lay out the eggs around the garden while the kids are still sleeping, to give them a little magical surprise when they wake up.

If you’re feeling extra creative, pay ...

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Betta Buying Guide: Coffee Machines

Betta Buying Guide: Coffee Machines

A quality espresso machine is the best way to bring great coffee into your home. Being able to prepare a great cup at any time is a fun little luxury – though your local barista might not be too happy about it! Choosing an espresso machine can be complicated, so to help, we’ve laid out the main points for each machine below:

Manual Espresso Machine

A manual espresso machine is perfect for those who are particular about their coffee, and who ...

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Keeping Your Vacuum Healthy

Keeping Your Vacuum Healthy

We’ve got vacuums on the brain at the moment because over on our Facebook we’re giving away 4 amazing cleaners, all from the Dyson range.

Today we’re going to run through some of our best tips for maintaining a healthy vacuum and keeping up its performance over the years:

Empty the filters

Practically anything in your home that blows or sucks air will have a filter inside it – from the air conditioner to the clothes dryer. Most vacuum cleaners ...

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How to Reduce Food Waste

Do you find yourself constantly throwing away uneaten leftovers and rotting fruits and vegetables forgotten in the very back of the fridge? There are some simple steps you can take to cut down on your food waste, and flex your creativity while you’re at it!

  • Rather than throwing away those lamb offcuts, trim them, season them and combine them with some chopped vegetables in a slow cooker for a tender stew
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What Is a Pyrolitic Oven?

Having a love for cooking is a wonderful and enjoyable thing. Until it comes to cleaning the oven.

If, like most people, you hate cleaning the oven, you’ll be relieved to know there is a way to cook as much as you want and love to without the dread of having to regularly clean the oven hanging over you.

The answer is an oven that cleans itself. No, this is not just the stuff of dreams of home cooks all over; ...

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How to: Organise Your Fridge and Pantry

How to: Organise Your Fridge and Pantry

Since the kitchen is the heart of the home, it’s important to keep it well organised. In fact, a recent study in 2012 estimated we spend over three years of our life in the kitchen! To make life a little easier in all these hours, take some time out of your day to implement a few good organisation practices in your fridge and pantry. We’ve put together a few handy tips below.

Lose the original packaging

One of the best habits ...

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How to Make Perfect Coffee At Home

How to Make Perfect Coffee At Home

There’s plenty about Australian culture that’s famous and world-renowned; meat pies and lamingtons and the like. But less well known is our deep love of coffee. As much as we love our cafes, sometimes it’s nice enjoy a great cup of coffee at home. While there are plenty of options available, like pod coffee or automatic machines, today we’re focussing on manual coffee machines. So, tell your favourite barista they can expect to see less of you ...

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What kind of air conditioner is best for you?

What kind of air conditioner is best for you?

There’s no real right or wrong time to add an air conditioner to the home. Depending on where you live around Australia, sweltering hot days have a tendency to pop up even out of the summer months, so it’s nice to be prepared. But buying one can be a little daunting – there are so many models and types, where to start? In this article, we break down the basic features of different types to help you decide what’s best ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Cooling Your Home

Everything You Need to Know About Cooling Your Home

The 2013/14 summer is drawing to a close, and it’s been a real scorcher. In the last two months, cities around the country have seen temperatures go into the 40s more times than they’d care to count. This weather is persisting around the country in a heatwave we haven’t seen the likes of for many years. We’re a resilient bunch, but clearly for life in the ‘sunburnt country’, a good air-conditioner is absolutely essential for the home.

That’s especially true, ...

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How To: Save When Buying an Appliance

How To: Save When Buying an Appliance

Buying a new appliance for the home, whether big or small, can be a lot of fun, or it can be a little stressful, depending on how you approach it. It’s a delicate balance between getting what you want, and staying within your budget. For saving money on appliances, some ideas are pretty obvious: shop the sales, check around for the best price, etc. Others might not be so clear, so in this post, we’re going through a few of ...

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