I love these cute macrame and cinnamon stick Christmas decorations. You could always use small sticks if you don't have cinnamon sticks.
I went to the beach last week and I am ashamed to say that I got a bit sunburnt on my back. I didn't reapply after I had been swimming. The sun ages our skin prematurely and can also cause skin cancer. It is the first day of summer today so make sure you wear sunscreen every day - you older self will thank you.
Christmas is a month away so I thought I would share some gift ideas that are under $10. These would be great for your friends. I did a manicure/pedicure jar, a stationary jar and the classic lolly/chocolate jars. I'm sure you could think of a lot more. I bought the jars at Big W - they were six for $6.
Manicure/pedicure jar - Total cost $8
Jar - $1 from Big W
Nail polish - $1 each from K-Mart (I bought a pack of eight for $8)
Hand cream and nail file and buff set - $4 on sale from Priceline
Nail polish remover wipes - $1 from K-Mart
Stationery jar - Total cost $9
Jar - $1 from Big W
Sticky notes - $2 from K-Mart
Highlighters - $2 from K-Mart
Coloured pens - $2 from K-Mart
Chocolate or lolly jar
The price varies depending on your candy or chocolate of choice.
This would look great with:
Some other suggestions for gifts in a jar:
I've seen the "Look up" advertisements on a couple of buses recently so I decided to find out what it was all about. The Look Up movement is based on research by neuroscientist, Dr Fiona Kerr. We spend so much of our lives looking down that we miss out on really living. The Look Up campaign encourages us to put down our phones and look up, to engage with the environment and those around us. According to their website, "scientists have discovered looking up is good for our brains, our bodies, our relationships, and our shared experience of the world." You can find out more at www.lookup.org.au. I took the photo above on my morning walk today. Before you reach for your phone, look up!