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Are you ready for International Beer Day?

Get ready to pour yourself a tall one, it’s that time of the year again: International Beer Day.  Join the celebrations on the first Friday of August to appreciate one of the world’s most savored beverages. This glorious day was founded in Santa Cruz, California in 2007 with the concept of bringing friends together and […]
 
 
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4th of July 2015 – Competition Time: WIN a SoFloat Lifestyle Lounger!

The 4th of July is fast approaching and every year the aim is to make it bigger and better than the last.  By now everyone is starting to plan where and how they will celebrate the day, and those who are going to host their own parties are contemplating their budgets, menus and décor. Whether […]
 
 
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How to tell if your Valentine’s Day is going to suck (infographic)

Yes, it’s that time of the year again.  Love is in the air and the price of a simple red rose has gone up by approximately 300%.  Some of you already have an elaborate affair planned for the day, complete with a candlelit dinner, bubbly, a romantic movie and hopefully a gift or two.  Others […]
 
 
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10 best New Year’s party ideas

Sometimes the best New Year’s party ideas are the simplest ones, and sometimes the best parties are the ones that you have at home with your friends. Here are some great ways to turn your house into the place to be this New Year. 1. It’s all about the atmosphere With the right lighting, you […]
 
 
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Have fun with home Christmas décor ideas

Have you been using the same baubles and tinsel on your tree for as long as you can remember? Then it’s time to spice things up with some new home Christmas décor ideas that will turn your festive season into a wonderland again. The tree is the center of focus when it comes to Christmas […]
 
 
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4 tips for making Christmas lunch on a budget

Just because you’re making Christmas lunch on a budget this year, doesn’t mean you have to skimp on the over indulgence that goes with this meal. If you plan ahead and are a little savvy in the kitchen, you’ll be able to serve up a sumptuous meal that your family won’t soon forget. 1. Be […]
 
 
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How to Throw a Thanksgiving Party

Sure, Thanksgiving is the time of year for reflection and to be thankful for the good in our lives. However, it’s also a time for a great deal of preparation by those who organise the amazing dinners and beautifully decorated occasions. These unsung heroes put in an incredible amount of effort to pull it all […]
 
 
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How to Get the Best out of the Festive Season Rush

Many people find themselves completely financially drained by the end of December, which is a pretty depressing way to start the New Year. It’s difficult enough to fight off the post-holiday, January blues, but it’s even tougher if you’re broke. But the good news is, that with just a little bit of planning, the holidays […]
 
 
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How to survive Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is an elaborate affair with a bountiful supply of food, lovingly prepared by all who wish to take part in the feast.  Even the kids are doing their part by decorating the table and helping to clean up afterwards.  There are smiles all around and the atmosphere is alive with gratitude.  Yes, it’s perfect. […]
 
 
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Veterans Day 2014

Millions of patriotic US citizens will gather on 11 November to honor the brave soldiers who served our country and protected our freedom. Initially known as Armistice Day, the day was chosen to observe the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, as it marked the armistice of World War I.  Armistice […]
 
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