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by Jessica

My husband isn’t a huge fan of chutneys and relishes, but this tomato chutney has become my secret ingredient in

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I loooove my Chai Latte’s. But buying it at restaurants or in powder form at Woolies or Kauai (which is my

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It happens like this… I’m on my way to work on a regular Tuesday morning when I catch a glimpse

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One of my favorite parts of Christmas is ripping open my gifts after weeks of anticipation and I still hear the older folks telling

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Have you ever been into a LUSH store? I stumbled upon one at the Cape Town Waterfront and I found

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I don’t know why, but I’ve always found the idea of making a “quiche” quite intimidating. Maybe because the french

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Pinterest is overflowing with DIY Sharpie mugs with cool designs, quotes and doodles, and the idea is here to stay.

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What sits in the corner, but travels the world? A stamp! But bad jokes aside, you can now stay at

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Tomato and red pepper soup
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During winter I make up for all the soup I didn’t eat during summer. This spicy tomato and sweet red

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This delicious and very simple low calorie bran muffin recipe has been my go-to breakfast in the mornings lately, with all of the

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This is a tried and tested guide to making your own folded CD covers with scrapbook paper. A “mix tape”

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remove labels from glass
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Most of our wedding decor was, of course, DIY inspired, which saved some money and made the day more personal.

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painted bottle flower vase
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Once the DIY bug bites you, it gets hard to throw anything that can possibly be upcycled or prettyfied away.

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What a simple way to add some jazz to wooden spoons. It looks like the handles were dipped in paint. I

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Just look at these tiny toy key chains! I especially love the army men (see below). I can’t even remember

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Never search for the light switch again! Turn each light switch plate into a little piece of art and light

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Silhouette pictures are lovely. They just add some mystery because of the lack of detail. You can be creative when

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You can tell a lot about a person by their hands. Almost like it’s another window to their soul. Or

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Moms are the best. The wonderful thing about a mother is that you can give her any gift, big or

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Include this homemade cellulite massage oil – along with regular exercise and a healthy diet – in your tool kit

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How do you get your windows to look super shiny? Forget about all those expensive shop-bought window and glass cleaners.

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Chili and garlic oil gift
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Flavored oils are a must in the kitchen. Not only do they look really pretty standing next to the stove,

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I simply refuse to buy Valentine’s day merchandise. I don’t like giving nor receiving red teddy bears, chocolates, cards, roses

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If your cat feels like mine does about water – that bathing is a simple no-no – this dry shampoo

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Yes, the distressed look is in, but some items should remain rust-free. Use vinegar as an easy rust remover for

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Having very long hair, I have found this homemade hair detangler to be a saviour. Not only will you be

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For the price of an egg you can make this natural one-ingredient facial toner that will leave your skin feeling

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Download and print these free labels to decorate your homemade sugar scrubs. Find Sticker Printing Paper here.

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The best way to show love and appreciation is by spoiling someone with something that’s homemade. I made these flavoured

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Make your own herbal steam treatment to help relieve the symptoms of a persistent cough and to open up blocked

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This is the ultimate gift for any university student! I made up a “university survival kit” for a friend who’s

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Once you have perfected your own homemade toothpaste, you won’t go back to using regular commercial toothpaste again! Adjust the

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I love the feeling of smooth, shaved legs, especially between freshly washed linen. Save money and make your own homemade shaving

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Homemade facial cleansing mask
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This very easy recipe for a facial cleansing mask is especially suited for young faces and treats oily skin.

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Homemade remedy for tired eyes
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Here’s a safe and simple soak you can apply to soothe irritated or inflamed eyes.

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Why spend good money on eye makeup remover when you can make a pure and gentle but very effective solution

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Here are a few suggestions for accommodation near some wedding venues in Pretoria East, like Riverside Castle, L’Aquila, Gecko Ridge, Casa-Lee Country Lodge, Casablanca

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I repainted this frame using the distressing technique. It was much easier than I thought, using spray paint and sand

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We had this awkward wooden table that had absolutely no use, but we didn’t quite want to get rid of it either

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I came across this funky DIY magazine bowl in an old arts & crafts book and simply had to try

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We’ve had these pots around our house since I was a kid. When my mom finally grew tired of them,

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