One of my new favourite things to do is discover new recipes. I find myself on Pinterest often, just pinning recipes of things I’d love to cook. My husband and I also have a growing collection of recipe books that we love to flip through.
The only problem with loving celebrity chefs from all over the world is that some recipes use the metric system, while others use the imperial system. Things like this make me wonder why we need different measuring systems. Why can’t the whole world just measure everything in the same way?
The truth is, different countries use different measurement methods and the result is a lot of amazing recipes that are sometimes difficult to follow if you don’t have a measurement converter.
So, I’ve designed a Kitchen Cheat Sheet just for you. Print it out, stick it on your fridge and use it next time you come across a confusing recipe:
Get your free Kitchen Cheat Sheet printable >> right here <<
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A newlywed checklist of things to do after the wedding.
It’s the last week of August, which means Spring cleaning is just around the corner. Before I got married Spring cleaning was easy. I only had a bedroom and a shared car to clean, so I could take care of that within a couple of days. Now that I’ve got a husband, a home, my own office and a car, there are many more things to clean and organize.
So, I’ve created a Spring cleaning calendar which will spread all my cleaning tasks across the month, making it all so much less overwhelming. If you’d prefer to do your Spring cleaning in a few days, go for it, but doing a little bit each day works better for some.
You can get your own free download of this pretty pink Spring cleaning calendar >> right here <<, along with other printables [my personal favourite is the weekly planner I’ve got stuck on my fridge]. Print your calendar, stick it on your fridge and use it to keep track of your Spring cleaning tasks.
So, now that you’ve got your calendar, here are a few ideas of more detailed cleaning jobs you could do in each room of the house:
- Clear out closet and donate clothes
- Clean makeup and hair brushes
- Dust nightstands, bedside tables, lamps and other surfaces
Lounge and office
- Clean or vacuum floors under furniture
- Dust and vacuum corners and ceilings
- Dust all surfaces (including bookshelves, ceiling fans and light fixtures)
- Vacuum carpets and mats
- Organize books and magazines
- Organize and sort through all paper clutter and digital files
- Dust the tops of all frames and wall hangings
- Dust any indoor plants
- Deep clean your oven
- Clean out your fridge
- Clean and sanitize all cutting boards
- Clean the floor
- Wipe down microwave, stovetop, cupboards and fridge
- Indoor bins
- Clean out the washing machine
- Scrub your knife block
- Clean the space under the fridge, oven and microwave
- Put your sponges in the dishwasher to clean them out
- The top of the fridge
- Clean out drawers and medicine cabinet
- Wash bath mats
- Clean all surfaces
- Clean toilet brush and disinfect toilet
- Clean and swap bath towels
- Clean the floor
- Wipe down the mirror
- Clean the shower and shower curtain
- Clean and disinfect the bins
- Clean out the toothbrush holder and soap dish
Choosing your wedding music can be a lot of fun. I’ve created a free printable that will help you (and your DJ) keep track of the songs you choose.
To help you choose your wedding songs, take a look at this article right here: How to choose your wedding songs
For advice on choosing the right songs to get your guests dancing, look here: How to effectively open the dancefloor
How about some tips on how to have killer music on a budget: Wedding music on a budget
If you LOVE music, check out this mood board: A music lover’s wedding mood board
Click on the photo to get your own wedding music planner:
I don’t know about you but I love to be organised. I have lots of lists, journals, planners, calendars and ways of keeping on top of my admin (and some of my husband’s too). I have lots of tips on how to stay organised and the first one I’ll give you is this: use a calendar and a “to do” list. I literally could not survive without mine. Having my trusty list with me helps me to know what tasks I’ve got to do, what appointments I need to prepare for, and what I want to get done.
Your lists can be super simple or a little more detailed. I like to have a meal plan too [read all about how I plan my meals right here.]
Confession time… I sometimes complete tasks that I hadn’t added to my “to do” list (it happens when you try to be efficient), and when that happens I’ll always go back and write that item on my list just so I can tick it off. It’s just so satisfying ticking something off my list. Am I alone here?
I would love to see you using your printables, so take photos of your organised self making use of the printables in your home, upload them to Instagram and tag @lovelyprettyinsta.