An Easy Easter Centerpiece and Easter Decorating Around my Home

easter decorating and easter centerpiece

With Easter being a month away, I like to add a few Easter bits and pieces to the house to change the décor up and get the kids excited about […]

What I’ve learned After a Week of Full Time Work and Being a Mum

What I’ve learned After a Week of Full Time Work and Being a Mum

There has been a lot of change in The Plumbette HQ in the last month. It’s been good change, but I’ve kept a lid on it since I shared about […]

Groutless Bathroom Ideas in Australia

groutless bathroom ideas in Australia

One of the predicted bathroom trends for 2018 was the use of large panels, instead of tiles on the walls, to remove the need for grout. I recently shared a […]

Easter Meringue Nests

Easy Easter Meringue Nests pavlova

If you’ve been looking for an easy plate-to-share idea for Easter, you can’t go wrong with these Easter Meringue Nests. This no fail recipe isn’t really a recipe at all, […]

Laundry Trends for 2018

laundry trends for 2018

The laundry has come a long way from being the small concealed room at the back of the house. The laundry has now become another room to make over – […]

The One Thing We Should Strive To Do This Year

the one thing we should strive to do this year

When the 1st of January 2018 rolled around, I had good intentions of making it my year to start working on my health, finances and general wellbeing. I wrote my […]

5 Good Things That Have Reminded me What is Most Important in Life

good things

Do you ever sometimes wish for a simple life and then realise how much work is involved to create a said simple life? And really, you don’t want a simple […]

Tap Washers or Ceramic Discs?

Tap Washers or Ceramic Discs?

These days, most people opt for mixer taps in their bathrooms and kitchens. But there is still a desire for pillar or singular hot and cold taps with a separate […]

Could the Cape Town Water Crisis Happen in Brisbane? Seqwater Explains why South East Queensland is Better Equipped for a Similar Water Crisis

Could the Cape Town Water Crisis Happen in Brisbane? Seqwater Explains why South East Queensland is Better Equipped for a Similar Water Crisis

I don’t know about you, but the Cape Town water crisis got my attention. When I hypothetically placed myself in the shoes of a Cape Town resident, and thought about […]

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 […]

DIY Tips on Saving Water to Slash Your Water Bills

save water to slash 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 […]

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

Aimee Stanton Female Plumbers

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 […]

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

kitchen renovation before and after

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, […]

Tradie’s Lunchbox – Broccoli, Spinach and Pomegranate Salad

broccoli, spinach and pomegranate salad ingredients

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 […]

Two at School

two at school the plumbette

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 […]