Winter Blues

Beating the Winter Blues

“Winter is coming!” is the catch phrase in the TV show, Game of Thrones. And that may mean a person can feel a bit down. This is a situation in which a plumber may not be able to help. 😊

According to Plumber Perth, it’s a common feeling. About 20% of the population are affected by SAD’s this time of the year, Seasonal Affective Disorder. Yes, they have an acronym for it! There is a lot of good info on this website about having a healthy home, but a healthy mind is pretty important as well. Home health and mental health probably go together, hand in hand. If you want to lighten up as winter sets in, here’s a few ideas that might help.

  • Open your curtains or blinds and let the world inside.

Sit near windows whenever possible.

SAD is caused by a lack of sunlight. Natural light is there even on a cloudy day, so, soak it up.

  • Buy and set up a daylight lamp.

There are lamps that simulate daylight and can boost your energy and be a mood changer on dreary, dull days. Check out Amazon for one of these.

  • Action! Motion!

Do away with anxiety and depression by indulging your body in a bit of exercise to improve your fitness. That doesn’t mean join a gym either. Rug up and go for a walk around the neighbourhood. Buy a yoga mat and follow a YouTube video.

Straighten Your Teeth

How to Straighten Your Teeth

As an adult or a teen, you may find yourself looking in the mirror wondering how to make your teeth that little bit straighter. Not everyone has the benefit of naturally straight teeth, so it might be time to see your dentist to find out the various options available. You may be surprised to know that braces, while on the list, aren’t your only option.


If overcrowding in your mouth is causing your teeth to be crooked, then your dentist may recommend retainers. Retainers not only help to straighten your teeth, but they can stop them from shifting while repairing your bite at the same time. To fit retainers in place, a dentist uses dental cement which holds them in your mouth. It’s a comfortable, long-term solution that can often be more suitable for overcrowding than braces are.

Palatal Expanders

A dentist will often recommend a palatal expander for children with mouths that will be too small for incoming adult teeth. The expander widens the arch where your upper teeth are, creating additional room and allowing teeth to move into a more natural position. Using dental cement, your dentist will secure the expander to the top molars, creating pressure on the jaw, so new bone grows into place. Palatal expanders are, for the most part, invisible and produce minimal discomfort.


The most effective way in which to straighten your teeth is with braces. However, braces are no longer as intrusive as they used to be – much to the delight of children and teenagers. Thanks to a brand known as Invisalign, most people won’t even know they’re there. What’s more, appointment times with Invisalign are 50 percent faster.

Gold Jewellery

Benefits of Wearing Gold Jewellery

For centuries, gold was viewed as a symbol of wealth – both in ornament form and in jewellery. Today, it is a much-loved accessory you can buy from a jewellery store and wear with a range of garments. While the view of gold may have changed from what it once was, there is one thing that people in both modern times and ancient times believe to be true: that it can be beneficial for your body.

While scientific evidence is limited and often circumstantial, many people swear by gold – both in jewellery and colloidal form to help with common ailments. Whether you believe it to be true or not, you may find the following information to be helpful when buying your next gold pieces from jewellers.


Modern skincare medicine usually is very effective, but there has to be a reason why Cleopatra once made a face mask out of pure gold with the intention of keeping her skin youthful and glowing. According to modern research, she wasn’t too far off the money with her theory. Gold can help to keep that radiant and youthful glow you always wanted, and as a result, it features in many high-quality beauty products. Before you grind up Grandma’s old necklace, however, be sure to check out what health products are available that already feature gold.

Buy Lawn

4 Reasons Why You Should Buy Lawn From A Turf Farm

Roll on lawn is becoming more and more popular throughout most Australian cities. It presents a very simple and straightforward method of installing a new lawn, and is both affordable and easy to do. If you are considering purchasing some roll on turf, it is very important to buy it from a reputable turf farm – as opposed to someone selling a bit of grass on the side.

There are a lot of problems that can arise if you don’t buy your grass from an experienced grower. You might have problems with it dying from diseases, with it not being as lush and good looking as promised, or with it being difficult to lay. Following are our top four reasons why you should always buy your lawn from a decent turf farm like Carabooda Lawn:

  • It will be high quality:

Sure, the turf sold by reputable and registered turf farms may not be the cheapest way to get yourself a new lawn, but it is the only reliable way to have a high-quality, lush lawn right from the beginning. If you buy grass from a turf farm, you can be confident in its quality, and in the fact that it will grow and develop free of diseases and other problems. Don’t waste your money on poor quality roll-on lawns, they simply aren’t the same.

Self-managed Super Fund

Why Should I Set Up A Self-managed Super Fund?

Although you may not realise it, your accountant has many aspects to their job other than simply filling out tax returns for people too lazy to do their own. One of the other major things that an accountant’s job can involve is the management of a client’s super and super funds. With a lot more people deciding to use self-managed super funds (SMSFs), a large proportion of accountants are becoming familiar with the setting up and running of these.

What is a self-managed super fund?

A self-managed super fund is really very similar to a normal super fund. The main difference is that instead of another body (the super company) deciding where you should invest your super, you can make investment decisions on your own. You can choose to invest your super in anything from property to shares to commodities. SMSFs are a great choice for people who are experienced when it comes to investing and who believe that they can get better returns than their currents super fund managers.

Bridesmaid Robe Trends

What’s Hot: 2018 Bridesmaid Robe Trends

If choosing your bridesmaids isn’t hard enough, picking their outfits such as bridesmaid robes for pre-wedding events, and the big day, will be. Not only do you have to cater for your tastes and the theme of your wedding, but you’ve also got to think about what they will like. Who wants to be known as the bride who made their bridesmaids wear the most horrific outfits?

Instead, think outside the square for the events leading up to the big day, and opt for bridesmaid robes that tick all the boxes. Below, we’ve included robe trends of 2018 that is sure to be appreciated by your bridal party.

Pajama sets

While traditional floral printed wraps are famous for being on trend and exceptionally versatile, pyjama sets could very well be the next big thing. As you treat your bridal group to a girl’s day, full of champagne, manicures, and pedicures, why not opt for a silky set of summer PJs to get the party started? You can purchase them in a range of colours and styles, all the while being as flexible as a bridesmaid robe.


Okay so it’s not traditional, but if your wedding isn’t traditional, why should your bridesmaid robes be? Sweatpants can be customised to include the names of your bridal party, and are a great talking point for a mid-winter wedding. Don’t feel afraid to buck the wedding bridal party trend. Your bridesmaids are sure to appreciate the comfort these pants provide!

Financial Planner

Why A Financial Planner Can Help You Increase The Value Of Your Property

There are several reasons why you might want to carry out improvements and renovations to your home and garden. DIY could be your passionate hobby, you might be bored with how your current home looks or you may want to increase the value of your home. Whichever it is, and especially if it is the latter, you should first get the advice of a financial planner to help ensure everything relating to the financing of your project is thought through beforehand.

This is especially true if the main reason you are embarking on this home renovation project is to increase the value of your property. This applies whether you plan to live there long-term, or are looking to sell soon and want the best possible price for your home.

The multitude of possible home and garden renovations, all come with as many different costs so it is vital that in conjunction with your financial planner you not only establish a budget beforehand, but also consider the return on your investment too. This is where you will want to decide whether you want to see the biggest dollar amount increase in your property value, or the biggest percentage return on investment.

Youthful Skin with Herbs

Youthful Skin with Herbs

Many people embrace getting older, calling each wrinkle on their face a memory or special event. Those who prefer to retain their youthful glow and innocence, however, often find themselves reaching for creams, lotions, and potions, to help. Did you know that synthetic, human-made products are not the only option? There is an abundance of organic skin care ingredients and herbs to help keep you looking younger for longer. Add the following to your next shopping list.


If you’re a fan of pesto, soups, and flavoursome oils, then you will no doubt be familiar with using basil to enhance meals. You will be pleased to learn that basil is not only useful for taking your dish to a new level, but retaining your youthful looks, too! Basil includes a lot of vitamin K and flavonoids – both of which strengthen bones and protect your cell structure. If you haven’t already tried pesto in your pasta, or basil in your soups, then now’s the time!


Even though there are hate groups dedicated to coriander or cilantro, this herb has more benefits than you think. It might be time to jump off the hater bandwagon and try it for yourself! Coriander is an anti-inflammatory herb that can help your body to digest fats, lower cholesterol, and improve your blood sugar levels as well. It’s also beneficial for giving your skin a younger, more vibrant appearance.

Security Fencing

Thinking About a Security Fence To Protect Your Property?

Secure Protection

Security fencing is erected to either protect items on your property from being stolen, or vandalised, or to protect people from hurting themselves in an accident on your property when nobody is there. Security fences have become a fact of life for most businesses, particularly if they keep anything outside the buildings in the yards, such as heavy equipment. Even churches are having their grounds surrounded by security fencing to keep vandals out. Thieves like to steal air conditioners and copper wire. It seems nothing is sacred anymore.

The Location

If you are contemplating a security fence, you need to work out where it’s going to be erected. If the ground is rocky, or uneven, it might pose some problems come installation. If you don’t mind a bit of labour, you can even out the ground where the fence will be placed, otherwise the contractors will charge you a lot more for that anyway.

Fencing Material

You have to decide what type of fence you want – made of steel, aluminium, steel mesh or chain link, which we call cyclone fencing. Chain link can be cut with bolt cutters, but you can’t cut steel and aluminium so easily. Well, not at all with bolt cutters. Cost comes into play when you are deciding on the materials for your security fence. Weigh up the cost with the level of protection you require.

Fencing Business Name

5 Ways to Choose a Name for Your Fencing Business

Every business should have a name to make it easy for people to remember, to go on their tax and advertising, not to mention their website. Choosing a name for your fencing business like Fencing Perth need not be that difficult when you take into account the things you want out of it. Top of the list would be that you want to get lots of fencing work; having just the right name can help you achieve this goal.

The name you choose for your business needs to reflect stability and reliability of course, but there are certain other considerations to take into account. Since many lists of things including businesses in a phone book are done alphabetically, having a business name starting with Z will ensure your business is at the bottom of the list. Is this what you really want?

  • Of course, most people will choose several out of a list to consider, when searching for the right business to deal with. But having your name at the very bottom is not such a good idea. A lot of businesspeople prefer a name starting with A so their business listing will be right at the top of the list. They might choose a name that starts with the word, Acme.