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Picking the Right Carpet for your Home

Picking permanent fittings for your home is hard. Decisions like that make me want to hide under my doona and never come out. Paint colours, wallpaper and furnishings are easy enough to replace, but more expensive decor investments like flooring and carpets are not something you can change on a whim. I still haven’t decided on my bathroom tiles (more…

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The never ending ‘Home Improvement’ quest

Today I’m off to choose tiles for our upcoming bathroom renovation. Yes we’ve finally bitten the bullet and signed a contract with a builder to upgrade our leaky beige toilet, the vanity that is being chocked up by house bricks and (this one I won’t miss) the corner spa with gold taps that shoots out black slimy scum no matter…

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The Ultimate Australiana Gift Guide

If you have friends and family overseas and are looking for a uniquely Australian gift to send them this Christmas, I have the perfect selection for you from some wonderfully talented local Etsy makers. Is a loved one far away and a teensy bit homesick? Send them a little handmade taste of home. I love how these designers, artists and…

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Viktor & Rolf ‘Fashion Artists’

Unless you are into high end couture fashion, the names Viktor & Rolf may not be familiar to you. All I knew about these designers before I had the pleasure of getting a sneak peek at the media preview of the new NGV exhibition was that this design pair was Dutch, and their fashion, avant-garde. So much of this exhibition…

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3 ways to wear a ruffled denim shirt

Wear My Wardrobe – Ruffle Denim Shirt 3 Ways

It’s been a while between Wear My Wardrobe posts because over winter I basically lived in track pants and a blanket poncho. But the trees are blossoming and spring is in the air, a perfect time to poke around my wardrobe and see if I can wear my old garments in new and interesting ways. Read the last installment of…

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Wear My Wardrobe – An 80s 3 Pc Lives Again

When I added a ‘Style’ section to My Poppet LIVING I did it in the hope that it would encourage me to talk about something I enjoy, vintage, independent and recycled fashion. I’m not a ‘fashion’ or style blogger and don’t shop for clothes very often, in fact most of my wardrobe is years old. I love to wear what…

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Succulent planting ideas

11 Clever Succulent Planting Ideas – No Pots Required

In an effort to add some more life to my outdoor space recently, I’ve been trying my hand at growing some succulents in containers. I’m pretty lucky that I have a ready supply on hand from my parents’ garden. My dad is a pretty lazy gardener so years ago he replaced all his high maintenance plants with drought tolerant succulents…

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How to make a floral arrangement in a bowl

How to Make a Pretty Floral Arrangement in a Bowl

Flowers add such a cheerful touch to your home, a floral table centerpiece can make an ordinary meal feel like a special occasion. Buying pre-made arrangements from the florist can get very expensive so I like to pick up my flowers from vendors at Camberwell or Oakleigh Sunday Markets for only a few dollars per bunch. Flowers in vases look…

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