Finding great handbags online can be tricky, but is entirely doable. There’s also the chance of finding hidden gems in unexpected places, such as Novo Shoes. For me, I find there are three key areas you want to consider when adding that new bag to cart.
First, the actual appearance of the bag it obviously of utmost importance, anything from the colour to a skewed buckle can be a deal breaker. The appearance can also mean the fabric of the bag – perhaps the design itself is fine but the leather looks cheap; deal breaker. Once you’ve got the look, next comes the second key area, security. Sure, the bag looks nice, but what does that matter if your belongings fall – or perhaps are taken from your purse. Something with a good zipper or secure opening is essential. Now you’ve got yourself an aesthetically pleasing and safe bag, but what about the third concern? Price. Whether you’re looking to indulge or for a bargain, the price of a bag is probably the biggest deterrent.
This is why shopping online has its perks – worried about the price? Just look to one of the other thousands of bags conveniently located on your computer, and don’t just stick to the more obvious stores. It was when I was looking for shoes that I came across a perfect bag at Novo Shoes. Who’d have guessed? So take it from me, if you’re in the market for a new handbag, maybe try looking online.
My wife and I decided to buy our house with the philosophy of the worst house in the best street, knowing that we were willing to fix it up. For some of the smaller renovations, we were happy to go at it alone, but for the bigger ones we enlisted help. Our kitchen space was pretty small, so we knew we needed a team who could design something that was entirely functional, from the benchtops to the kitchen cupboards. We were recommended to speak to The Kitchen Design Centre, and we were glad we were, as they were able to provide us with amazing storage solutions for our little kitchen. From design to completion they were incredibly diligent and professional in making sure we were happy with the finished product, and that we were.
With winter looming, the thought of sprinting to the bedroom in my towel to avoid the freezing tiles was plaguing my mind. It added an unnecessary element of stress to my mornings and was something I hadn’t missed during the warm embrace of summer. I fondly thought back to my childhood home which had underfloor heating to combat the cold, and wondered to myself if this were a possibility in my home? As it turns out, Quickheat have super easy underfloor heating solutions that you are able to install yourself. I spoke to the team and we found the right product for me, and before I knew it, my home was back to being toasty warm. I honestly don’t know what had taken me so long.
As our business grew, we began to outgrow our office, so the hunt began for something bigger and better. It was important the space was centrally located and easily accessible to public transport, as well as facilitating further room for growth so that moving again wouldn’t be necessary too soon. Once we found the perfect space, there became the task of moving the existing office to the new space. This needed to be a seamless production as realistically, we wanted to lose as little time as possible to the move. So, we obtained the services of McClure’s Moving and Storage, who were experts in office removals Melbourne wide. By midday, we were setting up and settling into the new office space. It was definitely one of the best moves I’d ever experienced, and it’s definitely thanks to McClure’s Moving and Storage.
Yesterday was a big day. Yesterday, the build of my house was completed. Needless to say, I am exhausted but delighted that both my husbands and my vision has been realised. Throughout the build, it was important to us that our new house felt like a home and our decision to install plantation shutters was one of our best. Visually, the shutters add to our new homes aesthetic appeal, as well as adding much needed warmth, sophistication and practicality. Initially, finding someone who could cater to our planned arched windows and desire for an environmentally friendly product seemed impossible; however when we came across Blockout Blinds it was clear they could easily work within our requirements. The team were efficient, friendly and overall extremely cost effective, and somebody that I could confidently recommend.
It was a pretty huge milestone when I finally had the conversation with myself that I was probably ready, both financially and personally, to stop renting and buy a home. Then there came the decision of whether I would build or buy, which for me came easy. It was important that the home I invest my money in be environmentally conscious, and I figured it to be easier to start from the ground up. Something that did stump me in the planning was whether or not I install heating in my new home – was it a waste of energy? The solution to my environmental requirements was found at Speedheat.
Their floor heating systems work so that only the room you require warms up, rather than your whole home, thus no more wasted energy. I couldn’t have been happier to have found an environmentally conscious solution to my homes warmth.
I’d like to think I’m pretty good at planning and organisation, so when it came to my wedding, you can bet that it was well under control. However, a month out from my wedding, I was mortified to realise that I hadn’t yet chosen my dress. I mean, it’s no secret that in Melbourne wedding dresses are not hard to come by, however, I just hadn’t found my perfect one. In a panic, I set aside an entire day to find the dress, but as it turns out, I only needed the morning. As soon as I stepped into The Designer Bridal Room I spotted the most glorious gown hanging on the rack. The fit was near perfect, with only a few alterations required which the lovely staff were happy to oblige. Now the dress is sorted, I can finally enjoy the build up to my wedding.
When I received the news that I was pregnant I was ecstatic, having been trying with my partner for a while. While I found I survived the first trimester with ease, it was in my second trimester that I started to notice some discomfort while trying to sleep, particularly as my belly begun to grow. A girlfriend of mine recommended I look into buying a pregnancy pillow which she had used during her own pregnancy. I found the perfect pillow through Bump Moves which has completely eased any pain I was feeling and will prove useful when it’s time to breastfeed. It is definitely something I would recommend to all mothers in any stage of their pregnancy.
Of course I was absolutely blown away when my, well now, fiancé proposed to me. We’d been together for about six years, were living together, had a shared savings account and of course, loved each other, so it just seemed like the natural progression. I’ve always been a pretty simple girl, but let me tell you, the ring is divine and I can’t help but want to show it off. Anyway, we’ve started planning for the wedding and one of the things on our list is finding perfect wedding bands. As my engagement ring came from Bensimon Diamonds, we agreed it made perfect sense to have our wedding bands made by them too. The service we received was exceptional and the finished rings, indescribable. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending anyone getting engaged or married to visit Bensimon Diamonds.
Tuesday is Dineamic day at my house. It used to be McDonalds day I am embarrassed to say but Tuesday’s are tough because I work late and the kids play sport after school. In the chaos we made easy choices rather than good ones but that’s not really the parent I wanted to be.
I discovered Dineamic about a year ago and they have grown to become a real staple for our family. We get the freshly made home delivered meals on Tuesday and always try to have a few in the fridge for when we’re in a rush and we don’t want to sacrifice eating well because of time. The food is delicious and the kids and I all really look forward to it and the wonderful feeling afterwards.