Tuesday, 19 June 2018

💍The Best Anniversary Gifts 🎁


The Best Anniversary Gifts

Anniversaries. How do you choose a gift that expresses your love and gratitude for your other half? It's a mighty task that most people find too overwhelming, so they just opt for a safe card instead. But choosing the perfect anniversary gift doesn't have to be daunting, or expensive. We've put together a list of our fav anniversary gifts for many of the milestone anniversaries. There's also plenty more on our website, so you'll be sorted for your next anniversary!
We're also offering a $20 DISCOUNT on all orders from now until midnight, Sunday 24/6/18.  
Use Discount Code ANNIVERSARY in the Discount Code field when you place your order.

This offer can't be used in conjunction with other offers, or redeemed for cash. But please feel free to share with family and friends:)
Suck UK Cooking Guide Apron $48.95
1st Anniversary: Cotton
Suck UK Cooking Guide Apron $48.95
If you don't know already, you'll work out pretty quickly in the first year of marriage if your partner can cook...or not. If not, this handy apron will give your life partner some tips on how not to burn food. 
30 Day Challenge Activity Box
2nd Anniversary: Paper
30 Day Challenge Activity Box $29.95
Inspire your lover (or yourself) to feel happier, get fitter, cook and love better, take better pics, or just slow down with one of these 30 Day Challenge Boxes. 
The Game 'The Keeper' Leather Wallet
3rd Anniversary: Leather
The Game 'The Keeper' Leather Wallet $149.95
This one's for the cricket-loving lover. 
Sow-n-sow Seeds
4th Wedding Anniversary: Fruit and Flowers
Sow-n-sow Seeds $9.95 or 2 for $15
Wedding anniversary gifts don't need to be expensive, and can still have a thoughtful message. These seeds are also the gift that keeps on giving when the plants grow and start to flower. 
Thoughtful Gardener Hand Trowel and Fork
5th Anniversary: Wood
Thoughtful Gardener Hand Trowel and Fork $49.95
No gardener can live without their trusty hand trowel and fork. This set comes beautifully packaged and presents well as a gift. 
Suck UK Hippo Bottle Opener
6th Anniversary: Iron
Suck UK Hippo Bottle Opener $54.95
If you’ve ever seen a hippo eat a watermelon (seriously, google it!) then you’ll know that a hippo would be perfectly capable of opening a beer bottle. But they might swallow the whole bottle! This hippo is a little smaller than a real-life one, and is the perfect party guest. He’ll happily remove the cap from your bottle without so much of a sip of your drink – gotta love that!
Copper Luggage Tag
7th Anniversary: Copper
Luggage Tag in Copper $59.95
Even when travel keeps you apart, you'll stay in your life partner's heart every time they look at this unique handmade luggage tag. 
Bronze Fishing Lure
8th Anniversary: Bronze
Fishing Lure "HOOKED ON YOU" Bronze $54.95
The ultimate unique gift for a fisherman (or woman), complete with a loving message. 
9th Anniversary: Pottery
Rosanna Voyage Champagne Reims Porcelain Tray $29.95
Every anniversary celebration deserves a little champagne.  
A Well Balanced Diet tin wall plaque
10th Anniversary: Tin
A Well Balanced Diet tin wall plaque $19.95
A great gift for those who enjoy the occasional glass of vino!
Leff Amsterdam One 35 Wall Clock
11th Anniversary: Steel
Leff Amsterdam One 35 Wall Clock $174.95
Clocks are one of our favourite gifts for any occasion, but they work particularly well as a special anniversary gift. 
Cantina Master Decanter
15th Anniversary: Crystal
Cantina Master Decanter $70
Celebrate this special anniversary with a nice bottle of red, decanted in this gorgeous crystal decanter.  
25th Anniversary: Silver
Cantina Silver Super Oxy Funnel $45
A handy little wine gadget designed to aerate and filter your wine quickly. Funnel also works nicely with the Cantina Master Decanter (above) for express decanting if you're impatient and just want to drink your wine now!
YMMN Wallet in ruby red
40th Anniversary: Ruby
YMMN Wallet in ruby red $150
Ok, so this isn't a real ruby. But as far as colour goes, this wallet is as ruby as you can get. It's also pretty stunning. 
45th Anniversary: Sapphire
Kinuya AWA AI Japan Blue Leather Card Wallet $150
When it comes to blue sapphire colour, you can't go past these gorgeous Kinuya AWA AI wallets. This beautiful wallet is suitable for men and women, and is great for people with lots of cards. 
Fisher Bullet Space Pen in gold Titanium Nitride
50th Anniversary: Golden
Fisher Bullet Space Pen in gold Titanium Nitride $69.95
This Gold Titanium Nitride pen is guaranteed to impress. The elegant styling of this pen is timeless, and a piece to be treasured forever. This could also be easily personalised with engraved initials for an added 'wow' factor.  
80th Anniversary: Oak
e+m Maximo Wooden Pen in oak $45
Wow! You made it to your 80th wedding anniversary - congratulations!!! There are probably few things you need at this age, apart from good company, a comfy chair and something entertaining to watch on the telly. Oak seems a very random choice for this anniversary, but short of planting an oak tree, this beautiful pen from German brand, e+m is a sight to behold. They are also thicker pens, and easier for older hands (that might be troubled by arthritis) to grasp...just saying. 

Saturday, 9 June 2018

My Favourite Quote: Jared Carrizales, KariMirabal.com

"You're always one decision away from a totally different life." 
- Mark Batterson


"I'm lucky enough to do business with my partner in life, and I often think about this quote in our relationship when we sometimes struggle or argue. We were so close to not even having a relationship (or a business!) but because of the strength that her and I both have, we are able to work through problems that sometimes sneak up on both fronts. We have this quote on a magnet on our refrigerator, and it's a constant reminder to have patience, not react with blunt emotion, and that we make our own future so we better make it good."

Jared Carrizales is a marketing coordinator for KariMirabal.com, and founder at HeroicSearch.com. Jared has worked with Kari to help spread her message of career growth and networking to audiences around the world. In the meantime, they share adventures wherever they go.



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Friday, 8 June 2018

My Favourite Quote: Beecher Bowers, Shenandoah Websites

"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."

"This anonymous quote (that's attributed to many different people) has reminded me that we need to step beyond our comfort zone if we want to achieve our goals. Always push your limits." - Beecher Bowers. 



Beecher Bowers is the Owner at Shenandoah Websites in Edinburg, Virginia



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Wednesday, 6 June 2018

HANDMADE GIFT IDEA: Breakfast Basket

I don't know many people who wouldn't love breaky in bed on their birthday or anniversary, and this gift basket would definitely make a one fancy breakfast! We love the pre-made Gingerbread pancake mix, as well as the idea of luxury cured meat, a beautiful maple syrup and bubbles. This would also make a memorable housewarming gift:-)




Source: https://curlyqpaper.blogspot.com.au/2014/12/pancake-breakfast-gift-basket.html

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

COOL CARD: Birthday Workout

The best kind of workout there is!


Source: Retrospect

My Favourite Quote: Carlita, Travel Blogger at www.carlita.me


"The quote which has changed my life is short and concise, 'work until your idols become your rivals'. Unfortunately the author of this quote is unknown, however the reason it resounds with me so much is because it reminds me every day to work hard until I the people I idolise become my equals. With hard work and persistence, everyone has the potential to reach the greatness of the people they admire."

Carlita is a travel blogger and photographer based in Australia at www.carlita.me

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Sunday, 3 June 2018

My Favourite Quote: Lynn Anderton, www.lynn-anderton.com

"My favourite quote is 'it takes one to know one'. I don't know who said this but it was something that was always said by parents and peers in my youth.


It's very relevant to what I do in my work today as people are too quick to blame or cite failures on others but strangely life is like a mirror and most of the time we have to look towards our own behaviour first and foremost."

Lynn Anderton helps people lead their own lives by learning to negotiate their relationships with others better. Learn more about Lynn at www.lynn-anderton.com

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Saturday, 2 June 2018

My Favourite Quote: Kate Doyle, Director, FuelBox


"I lived in Singapore for 6 years and decided to return to the UK and set up my own business. I was looking for a tattoo design/word to commemorate my time in Singapore. The National anthem of Singapore is Majulah Singapura (Onward Singapore). The word ‘Majualah’ (onward) so fitting and poignant as I left for a new adventure. I also have ‘Dance like no-one is watching’ tattooed. I lead my life the way I want to."



Kate Doyle is the Director, FuelBox UK  

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

HANDMADE GIFT IDEA: Cordless Drill Storage and Charging Station

Ok, so this one requires a few more woodworking skills than other DIY projects, but what an awesome idea! We love that everything is kept together on the wall, rather than the workbench or floor - and it looks great! I reckon we all know someone who'd love one of these:-)

Source: www.hertoolbelt.com

Thursday, 24 May 2018

My Favourite Quote: David Black, actor, director, producer and musician.

"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?" - Ethics of the Fathers, 1:14



"I felt that the first part was about the balance of how much you do for others as opposed to thinking about yourself, but the second part had me perplexed for a long time. I then realised that it was about learning to speak up and asking for what is due to you." - David Black. 

David Black is an actor, director, producer and musician. 

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

My Favourite Quote: Lauren Clemett, www.ultimatebusinesspropellor.com

"You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself, any direction you choose." 
- Dr Suess



"I loved Dr Suess books as a kid (and still do) - something about the rhythm of the rhyme and the lessons in the lyrics. But this quote really connected with me when I began helping people with personal branding because, in an ever increasingly confusing and overwhelming world, I think it's important to retain your sense of direction.

We are constantly being told we should be on social media, connect on LinkedIn, go networking, write a book, start a blog or a vlog or a podcast...in reality, once you know where you want to go in life, you can choose your own direction instead of listening to what others think you should do." - Lauren Clemett. 

Lauren Clemett is an international award-winning personal branding consultant and best-selling author. Learn more about Lauren and her business at www.ultimatebusinesspropellor.com

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

My Favourite Quote: Ron Lee, The Corporate Ninja

"Most of the world's social problems are caused by people being concerned about what other people think of them. People think about themselves 95% of the time, so if someone REALLY hates you, they have a maximum of 5%. If someone hates you for a characteristic, someone else will like you equally for the same characteristic, so you might as well be yourself." 
- John Savage



Thanks to Ron Lee from The Corporate Ninja for sharing his favourite quote with us. 

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Monday, 21 May 2018

My Favourite Quote: Solène, Be Beyond Borders

"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another." 
- Anatole France



"This quote is one I go back to each time I move to a new country. It inspires me to keep going, accept to turn a page and start afresh." - Solène, Be Beyond Borders

Solène, storyteller and globe-trotter extraordinaire, runs the blog Be Beyond Borders, a fantastic resource for global nomads. She is also the author of Where to Next? a memoir about travelling and living abroad and how that changes one's perception of where or what 'home' actually is.

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Saturday, 19 May 2018

HANDMADE GIFT IDEA: Rope Sign



Source: Pinterest

We're absolutely loving this handmade rope sign, because...
  • You get to go nuts with a glue gun!
  • It's cheap and easy to make (depending on how fancy you want to go!)
  • You can customise the look with bright or natural rope, or wood or another material as the background.
  • You can customise your word or message, depending on the recipient.
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Friday, 18 May 2018

My Favourite Quote: Sally Symonds, www.sallysymonds.com

"Imagine what you could do if you knew you couldn't fail."




"I think this quote is adapted from Robert H Schuller.... I actually found it on a bumper sticker. I lost over 50kg and kept it off for over 15 years! So I lost 45 kg in 33 weeks, kept that off and then lost another 8.5kg after that. In total, I lost over 50% of my original body weight." - Sally Symonds, www.sallysymonds.com

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

My Favourite Quote: Chris J Reed, Black Marketing

"It's not what you know, but who you know that matters."



"My late Grandad told me when I was 9 that it's "not what you know but who you know" that mattered. 

I have always used that adage to focus on networking and relationships rather than qualifications and sure enough all my life who I know has changed my life rather than what I know...to the extent that I moved from the UK to Singapore and started Black Marketing which is all about who you know on LinkedIn." - Chris J Reed, Black Marketing

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Saturday, 12 May 2018

The best advice my mum gave me: Jane Wilson, Fantastic Cleaners Melbourne

"The best advice my mum gave me was...to never give up. There were many points in my life, when the things I wanted from life seemed to be too difficult or complicated, so I wanted to quit, but my mum never let me. She always said that the best things take time, effort, some hair pulling and sleepless nights."
- Jane Wilson, Fantastic Cleaners Melbourne



Jane Wilson manages the Melbourne branch of Fantastic Cleaners as the head of marketing and social. 

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Mother's Day Recipe: Sunday Waffle Breakfast

Waffles are a firm fav in our household - they are versatile like pancakes and each family member can choose their preferred topping. Here's how to make a delicious batch of waffles for mum on Mother's Day...

Ingredients:
Serves 4

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • ½ tsp table salt
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 ½ cups warm milk
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Milk and white chocolate chips, to serve
  • Mixed berries, to serve
  • Coloured sprinkles, to serve
  • Chopped mixed nuts, to serve
  • Whipped vanilla bean cream, to serve
  • Honey, to serve
  • Maple syrup, to serve
  • Orange juice, to serve



Method:
1. Preheat a waffle iron.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and sugar and whisk together. In a small bowl, combine, eggs, milk, butter and vanilla and whisk to combine.
3. Add wet ingredients to the dry and whisk until smooth.
4. Grease both sides of the waffle iron. Depending on the size of your waffle iron, add 1/3 – 1/2 cup of batter, close the lid and cook for 3 minutes or until golden.
5. Serve your waffles stacked high with all the crazy toppings you can find.

Tip: The toppings are the best part! Try a berry coulis, a chocolate or a caramel sauce. Sliced banana, a big scoop of ice cream or your favourite chocolate bar sliced up. Let your imagination run wild.

This recipe was kindly shared with us by the team at Corelle

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