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 […]

behind open doors

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 […]

a ball of christmas fun

A Ball of Christmas Fun

The school holidays have been a much welcome interruption to our normal daily routine. It’s been great not having anywhere to go, allowing us to go anywhere we want to […]

How to Fix a Leaking Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer Plug

How to Fix a Leaking Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer Plug

The kitchen sink basket strainer plug for our double bowl sink had been leaking for a couple of months and it was driving me batty. It made washing up difficult […]

rushing tradies syndrome

Rushing Tradie’s Syndrome

It’s this time of year when a lot of plumbers will be fighting against the clock to get work completed in time for the Christmas break. It can be a […]

Miracle Sandbags Save You Time, While Protecting Your Property From Floods

Miracle Sandbags Save You Time, While Protecting Your Property From Floods

This post has been written in collaboration with Miracle Sandbags Every summer, somewhere in Australia will flood from a severe weather event. Whether you blame it on global warming or […]

Ultra Violet in Bathroom Interiors

Using Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2018, Ultra Violet, in Bathroom Interiors

The Pantone Colour of the Year for 2018 is ‘Ultra Violet’, which has sparked some interesting conversations on how to incorporate this shade into interiors, worldwide. I enjoy finding out […]

we made it 2017

We Made it – And That Was The Last School & Kindy Week of 2017

We made it. This week has been quite epic. With my eldest two finishing Kindy and School, and Phoebe going to her first Daycare concert (which turned into a disaster […]

pallet christmas tree

Have Yourself a DIY Christmas With a Pallet Christmas Tree

I love when readers send through pictures of their creations. I love it because their handiwork will impress me, and often it impresses me so much, I have to share […]

Christmas gift ideas 2017

Christmas Gift Ideas for Tweens and Teens

If you’re after Christmas gifts for tweens and teens, this Christmas guide should help. This is possibly one of the HARDEST groups in the family to buy for. Teens can […]

5 ways to keep calm this christmas

5 Ways to Keep Calm This Christmas PLUS a Giveaway

For me, Christmas has never been a stressful time of year. It’s busy, and can be overwhelming getting things done, but I try not to get my tinsel in a […]

Christmas gift ideas 2017

Christmas Gift Ideas for Primary School Aged Kids

If you have to buy gifts for kids that are in primary school, I’ve compiled some Christmas Gift ideas for Primary School Kids. Primary school aged kids are my second […]

Gingerbread Holly Wreath Food Idea

Make a Gingerbread Holly Wreath Using a Gingerbread Man Cookie Cutter

I’m not exactly sure if the title of my post is politically correct? But I’m still going to run with it because it explains exactly how I made this Gingerbread […]

Christmas Craziness

The Start of Christmas Craziness

The Christmas craziness has certainly not waned in our household. It’s prevented me from my regular blog posting over the last month or so. I can see the light at […]