A Very Good Week - It Takes a Village to Raise Someone up

A Very Good Week – It Takes a Village to Raise Someone up

Mid-February is usually always a busy season in our family’s life, because school has usually started back and we celebrate Jacob’s Birthday (on Valentine’s Day) and Maggie’s Birthday (this coming […]

save water to slash water bills

DIY Tips on Saving Water to Slash Your Water Bills

Since writing my post last week about the Cape Town water crisis, I’ve personally reflected on our household water usage. Like most people, I often take for granted the water […]

Aimee Stanton Female Plumbers

Putting the Spotlight on Female Plumbers: Aimee Stanton, the Nomad Plumber

It has occurred to me that since I stopped working on the tools four years ago, The Plumbette has evolved into more of a lifestyle blog with plumbing posts interspersed […]

kitchen renovation before and after

Before and After: The Kitchen Renovation That Has Allowed For Better Family Interactions

Have you ever walked into a display home and questioned the design of a kitchen? While many display homes are built to show what a builder can do, the design […]

The Mattress of my Dreams Was Delivered in a Box – A Review on the Sleep Republic Mattress

The Mattress of my Dreams Was Delivered in a Box – A Review on the Sleep Republic Mattress

If you’ve been curious about the mattress in a box phenomenon that has swept over the internet, you haven’t been the only one. I became more interested in the product […]

When Our Taps Run Out of Water – Should Australia be Worried About The Cape Town Water Crisis?

When Our Taps Run Out of Water – Should Australia be Worried About The Cape Town Water Crisis?

Have you ever thought about what would happen when our taps run out water? Yesterday, I contemplated the gravity of this crisis because Cape Town will be potentially facing this […]

sorry who are you?

Sorry, Who Are You?

When I was an early teen in high school, I had a somewhat humiliating experience at school that confused me. It wasn’t publicly humiliating – thank goodness, but it was […]

ekoworx on shower screens the verdict

ekoWorx on Shower Screens – The Verdict

Since the start of the year, I’ve given my cleaning habits a bit of a shake-up by using ekoWorx. I’ve used it to clean my oven, clean the bathroom vanity […]

My Latest Budget Buys to Add Something New to my Home Interior

My Latest Budget Buys to Add Something New to my Home Interior

If you’re looking for some inexpensive ways to update your home, I thought I’d share my latest budget buys that have added something new to my home interior. These days, […]

broccoli, spinach and pomegranate salad ingredients

Tradie’s Lunchbox – Broccoli, Spinach and Pomegranate Salad

If you are in need of adding more greens to your diet after a bit of excess indulging over the holiday period, you will enjoy this Broccoli, Spinach and Pomegranate […]

What You Need to Know Before Installing an Outdoor Shower

What You Need to Know Before Installing an Outdoor Shower

If you’ve admired the look of an outdoor shower, I thought I’d share what plumbing considerations you need to know before installing an outdoor shower to your alfresco area. Outdoor […]

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Two at School

Since the 1st of January, my girls have been so eager to get to school. Their impatience led to tears when they learned how many weeks and days they would […]

ekoworx worked on my oven

EkoWorx Worked on my Oven

My oven has been in dire need of a clean for a long time. After having an overflow on Christmas Day, I knew I had to do something about cleaning […]

why white basins trump all other basin colours

Why White Basins Trump All Other Basin Styles and Colours

Over the last few years, there has been a growing desire to install basins made from concrete, stone or a coloured ceramic, other than white. White basins have been the […]

10 delicious salad ideas for lunches the plumbette

Tradie’s Lunchbox – 10 Delicious Salad Ideas for Lunches

I made the intention from January 1 this year to do some form of exercise everyday (and so far so good on this one) and to eat more fresh food. […]

Before and After: Using CLR to Clean Shower Screens and Tiles

Before and After: Using CLR to Clean Shower Screens and Tiles

If you have watermarked shower screens and a build up of white stains on your tiles, I’m going to share a product that will help clean them. In today’s post, […]

Why Can't We Just Be Happy For People?

Why Can’t We Just Be Happy For People?

This last Christmas and New Years has been one of the most happiest times for many friends and family. My Facebook feed was filled with announcements of engagements, pregnancies and […]

colourful kitchen ideas the plumbette

10 Colourful Kitchen Ideas That Won’t Burn Your Eyes

Whenever I think of a colourful kitchen, the words that come to mind are ‘dated’, ‘old’ or ‘retro’. But colourful kitchens don’t have to be any of those things. In […]

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Behind Open Doors – Encouragement for a New Year

On the first day of 2018, I headed out to do half an hour of exercise. An indulgent December has seen my curves become rounder, making the waist band of […]

Books I've Read This Year to put on Your Holiday Reading List

9 Books I’ve Read This Year to Put on Your Holiday Reading List

Back in January, I was going to share books that I had read each month, and share what I thought about them. This new ‘series’ on the blog never eventuated […]

best plumbing blog posts for 2017

My Year in Review and the Most Read Plumbing Blog Posts on The Plumbette in 2017

One of the wonderful benefits of writing a blog, is having a record of the year that has passed. As I was going through my blog archives and checking google […]

have an imperfectly perfect Christmas

Have an Imperfectly Perfect Christmas

At Christmas, I like to spend some quiet moments with my thoughts, reflecting on the season, and what it really means for me and my family. I’m not sure what […]