Container gardening is a sword with two edges – it can be both beneficial and detrimental to a plant. On the pro side – you can easily control the surrounding soil environment, but on the negative side – the plant’s roots can become either too wet or too dry – depending on your watering habits. For that very reason, self-watering planting boxes are the ideal alternative way to keep your plants alive and thriving.
The art of gardening has been transformed in the past couple of years, all thanks to the improvements in gardening equipment and the cool invention in the form of self-watering planter boxes which have become a very popular choice among the avid gardener. But why are these cool planters such a beneficial addition to your garden? (more…)
Hot tubs have always been associated with relaxation, but also with romance. Whether you are looking to impress your new partner or looking to spice things up in your long-standing relationship, hot tub romantic date nights are always a one-of-a-kind experience. It is the perfect way to unwind while being able to cuddle and do all the hot tub do’s and don’ts (chuckles). The warm water and lack of clothes will surely help you to get in the mood for romance in your 2 person spa, but there are also some other things that could help you turn your date night from warm to hot.
Hot Tub Beautification Process
Although hot tubs are beautiful on their own, adding a little bit of ‘magic’ will surely make it look more appealing. Rose petals, for instance, are the ideal way to give your 2 person spa a more romantic look. This type of date night simply wouldn’t be the same without cupid’s favourite flower, so I suggest you stop by the closest flower market and get some roses. You can place several flowers in a vase next to your hot tub and place the rest in the water or in a bowl by the spa.
Chocolate, Champagne and Passion
No romantic date is complete without champagne, but you can make your hot tub experience even more amorous with some sweet treats and chocolate. Milk chocolate with hazelnuts, caramel or oreo – you can’t go wrong with any of these, but if you really want to impress your other half, melt some milk chocolate in a bowl and prepare some sweet and ripe strawberries to dip in it.
Set the Mood with Lighting & Music
Lighting is also an important part of making the best of any romantic date. Except for hanging some lights, you can also place some candles and dimly lit lanterns to decorate the area around the tub and make it more pleasant. Once done, create a romantic playlist based on the mood you want to set (more dynamic or softer) and you are all done. Here’s a suggestion of a playlist that can instantly put you in the mood.
The power of essential oils is known since ancient times. In fact, it is considered that the sense of smell is closely linked to experiencing sexual arousal. You can add several drops of some essential oil directly into your hot tub or use an aromatherapy diffuser. Ylang-ylang is considered a natural aphrodisiac, so I’d suggest you go for that one.
These are just some of the many things you can do to light the spark and keep the fire burning. Enjoy!
Though we like to think of the well-being trends of today as something more advanced, truth is people have been doing so for years, just differently. Back in the days people thought of a drink to be the solution for everything.
Want to relax? Pour yourself a drink. Want to celebrate with loved ones? Gather over a drink. Treating a cold? Get a drink! Of course, everything that’s exaggerated can be harmful, and that goes for drinks too, but as long as it’s mindful then it’s beneficial. The lesson you can take from this? Creating a home bar, and what better place for it than the outdoors! (more…)
Nowadays, we’re guilty of thinking highly of ourselves, and when I say we I mean most of the population on the planet, part of this century. Can we really avoid it? This has to do with the fact we have gone to great lengths thanks to technology, so we find we are the best in innovations, the best in art and the best in decorating our interiors for that matter.
Truth be told, using artworks, as is the case with sculptures and paintings for instance, has been the means of decorating homes’ interiors for centuries, so much so, the art we see in museums today dating some centuries back was part of people’s décors. This goes to show we’ve always had a thing for beauty it’s ingrained in our being. (more…)
As homeowners, we are preoccupied with making the inside of our home look beautiful so much that we often forget about decorating the exterior. Truth is, the look of your exterior is just as important given the fact that it’s the first thing people notice about your home. And it doesn’t necessarily take a lot to boost your curb appeal and make your outdoor space more inviting for lounging or entertaining. Here are some simple décor ideas to turn your outdoor space into a stylish and comfortable extension of your home. (more…)
It’s a fact that in today’s technology-driven world, social media has almost completely replaced the traditional form of written communication – mail. Nevertheless, lovely letterboxes continue to grace the homes across the world. There’s a certain charm to these “vintage” exterior elements that makes it incredibly difficult to part with. Letterboxes are here to stay, and if you’re looking to upgrade your curb appeal with one, here’s what you will need to consider. (more…)