TEN REASONS TO CHECK OUT IMAGES OF A HYGGE LIFESTYLE BLOG POSTS FOR MARCH…

In case you missed any of our posts in March I thought I would put together a post with a link to them all. I hope you enjoy reading through them again.

1.Five Ways to Create a Modern Kitchen Diner

2. Top 14 Hobbies We can Enjoy in a Hygge Home

3. Enjoy your Coffee the Eco Friendly Way

4. 10 Uses for Coffee Other Than for Drinking

5. Hygge & Knitting Two Words that belong Together

6. Inspiring Awe Organic Spa Magazine

7. How to Make Your Own Cake Stand

8. Why Housework is good for you Health

9. 3 Of My Favourite Sites for Sustainable Lifestyle Products

10. Snuggle Up with your own Granny Blanket

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN CAKE STAND…

Beautiful cake stands are everywhere at the moment, but they can cost quite a lot of money. So make your own, it’s very easy.

All you need are two (or three) plates, a central rod, washers and a handle to hold it all together and bobs your uncle.

You can buy cake stand fittings from Amazon from £10.99, to around £19.89.

If it’s a two tier cake stand you want to use a dinner plate and a side plate. Measure the diameter of the largest plate and mark the centre with a pen, then do the same with the smaller plate.

There is a great post on Pinterest from Instructables Crafts on exactly how to make your 3 tier cake stand.

You can also go for an even easier one like this one from Duke Manor Farm where it explains that for the tops use an old glass plate and a small glass plate that if you do not have in could be picked up from anywhere. The glue is the most important bit as the last thing you want is for it to fall over. One of the best ones is
LOCTITE Super Glue 3g tube Especially for Glass.

The building of your cake stand is simple just like the images show from Duke Manor Farm. Simply turn your plate upside down. Apply your glue to the bottom rim of the plate. Place your candle holder to the rim and let it dry for a few minutes. That’s it. Easy.

TEN USES FOR COFFEE OTHER THAN FOR DRINKING…


We all love our coffee but why not use it in your home and outside for other uses as well as drinking it.

1. Mix ½ cup of used coffee grounds with 2 tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil. Massage all over body while standing in the shower. Leave on for 10 minutes before showering. This mixture will exfoliate your skin and may also help to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

2. Pour used coffee grounds down the sink or bathtub drain, followed by 3 drops of dish soap and a pot of boiling water. This will clean and clear the drain of clogs and built up grease.

3. Mix a teaspoon of used coffee grounds into your facial mask. It will exfoliate the skin and the caffeine will smooth and tighten.

4. If you have a garden, used coffee grounds are great to use as a fertilisers. If you do not have an immediate need for fertilizer, you can compost your coffee grounds for later use.

5. Sprinkle used coffee grounds around plants to keep ants away.

6. Put used coffee grounds in a bowl in the freezer to remove funky odours.

7. Fleas are a common problem in household pets, and treating them can be costly and time-consuming. But fleas don’t like coffee so simply rub the grounds throughout your pet’s fur after shampooing. Then rinse them off and allow your pet to dry as usual.

8.  After chopping fresh garlic, rub your hands with used coffee grounds to get the garlicky smell off your fingers.

9. You can use coffee grounds to scour your pots and pans. Their abrasive texture helps scrape away caked-on food.

10. Use coffee grounds to weigh down the ashes in your fireplace before cleaning. This makes for easier ash removal and less mess.

Source: Real Advice Gal, Healthline