Category: Wedding

October 28th, 2015 by Jessica

My husband isn’t a huge fan of chutneys and relishes, but this tomato chutney has become my secret ingredient in various dishes. And when I say secret, I mean I literally have to sneak it into his food, and when I don’t put it in, he complains that I’ve changed something. Men. My mom made a large batch to be bottled, so whenever we visit them I slip one off the shelf. She has yet to notice! Use this tangy, homemade tomato chutney to spice up bolognese, salsas, dips, curries or even roasted chicken and pork.
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May 18th, 2015 by Jessica

This is a tried and tested guide to making your own folded CD covers with scrapbook paper. A “mix tape” makes for an affordable and very cool DIY wedding favour – one that people will actually use. Continue reading “DIY Folded CD Cover” »

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remove labels from glass
April 24th, 2015 by Jessica

Most of our wedding decor was, of course, DIY inspired, which saved some money and made the day more personal. But making your own wedding decor is very time consuming and we spent hours trying to figure out the easiest and most effective way of removing labels from wine bottles. After trial and error (and a lot of whining – yes, pun intended) we finally nailed it. So I give to you my short version and best way to get those sticky labels and glue off of glass bottles.

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painted bottle flower vase
December 5th, 2014 by Jessica

Once the DIY bug bites you, it gets hard to throw anything that can possibly be upcycled or prettyfied away. Since my wedding, I have been struggling to throw away any pretty glass bottles. So my garage is stacked with boxes of bottles (labels already removed) just gathering dust, waiting to be transformed. I needed to start somewhere, so I grabbed one and made this little vase then added some lavender from my first year lavender bush in my garden. Fresh flowers in the house just oozes summer!

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August 6th, 2013 by Jessica

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 Manor, Chez Charlene, Merops, Boskapel and more! Our own wedding guests were very pleased with their stay at some of the following guest houses and lodges in the Shere area of Pretoria East. If you decide to book any of the following options, please do so online via these links! It’s safe, easy and will contribute to building my website at no extra cost to you!

Enjoy your stay!

Ren & Jess

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