When my first child had an accident at home, I realised we hadn't childproofed the house as well as we could have. Thankfully, they were fine, but I learned my lesson and began a thorough inspection of my home and garden. I got to work addressing the various hazards we had overlooked, and I started this blog to help other parents think objectively about the hazards in their own homes. I post about a variety of topics, such as pool safety, choosing a safe garden fence, storing medication and cleaning products, window and door locks and kitchen safety for kids. I hope you find my blog useful and informative.
21 August 2015
The Bureau of Meteorology has officially declared that Australia is in the midst of a new El Nino weather pattern. While this may be good news for drought-stricken parts of the USA who will receive higher than average rainfall, in Australia it means a long, hot, and dry summer ahead. Many areas may face strict water conditions, and gardens usually suffer because of this. However, there are several ways that you can help your garden to survive the drought.
10 August 2015
When buying flowers, most people pay most of their attention to the different flower species, the arrangement and the decor aspect of their purchase. However, beyond that, you should also consider the packaging and presentation that your flowers have. This will not only determine how the overall flower arrangement looks, but packaging also plays a big role in flower placement and longevity. Read on to see how. Bouquet The bouquet is the most popular flower packaging available.
27 July 2015
If you're planning on installing new cabinets as part of your major kitchen renovation or simply to improve the aesthetic value of your kitchen, you'll need to apply careful thought and consideration to choose the perfect pieces that resonate with the rest of your kitchen décor. Before purchasing new kitchen cabinets, you need to be aware of all your options to decide the style and material that easily integrates into the kitchen renovations you're planning.
13 July 2015
When it's time to build a new garage or replace the garage door, you have several options available to you. Many homeowners opt for the standard garage door that is one piece and which folds out and then slides up a track to the ceiling of the garage. While this may be a popular choice, an electric roller door for your garage can offer many advantages for your home. Note a few of those here so you can determine if it's the right choice for you:
22 June 2015
Do you love the idea of walking out to your garden and picking fresh apples for your daily juice, cherries for a pie or lemons for a batch of your favourite lemon curd? You may not have space for tall, sprawling fruit trees in your garden, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy your own mini orchard: Choose Your Fruit Trees Wisely Opt for dwarf fruit trees, which tend to reach a maximum height of 2-3 metres and won't sprawl any wider than 1-2 metres.