The World of Suzy Homemaker - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Simple DIY for Valentine’s Day: Eye Heart Ewe

Eye Heart You - Simple DIY Valentine's Day Artwork | The World of Suzy Homemaker: www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk @SuzyHomemakerUK

 I love you, yes I do coz I know that you lova me too.
We're a pair, it's not fair when they say we're a Special Brew.

It's almost THAT time again. The day when love is in the air, the world turns red, and the cost of roses goes through the roof. Now I know this is going to come as a big surprise to you dear reader, because you know how much I just LOVE all the commercial nonsense that's thrown at us throughout the year, but Beloved and I aren't big on Valentine's Day. I know. Shocker.

Anyone who knows us will attest that we don't need one day to show each other how much we care; we're sickeningly loved up 365 days a year...366 on a leap year! We just don't see the point of shelling out pennies on unwanted gifts and overpriced set menus, when our absolute favourite thing at any time of year is sharing a meal at the kitchen table and cracking open a bottle of wine.

Besides, those pennies would be put to much better use buying yummy new housey stuff like, oh... I don't know... blingy new lights for example.

...
Continue reading
0 Comments

Hallway Makeover – The (almost) Big Reveal

Hallway Makeover at OneandSeventy | The World of Suzy Homemaker - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk @SuzyHomemakerUK

Walls – PAINTED

Hideous orange varnish – GONE

Lights – BLOODY GORGEOUS!

No word of a lie, I have been making over OneandSeventy's hallway for EVER... in my head at least. But now, it's actually starting to come together for real and I am SO excited to share our progress so far.

...
Continue reading
0 Comments

Burns’ Night Haggis Balls

Burns Night Haggis Balls | The World of Suzy Homemaker - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk @SuzyHomemakerUK

Monday is Burns' Night and in honour of the occasion, I'm sharing with you my homemade Haggis Balls recipe.

Burns' Night is a celebration of all things Scottish and a tribute to Scots poet Robert (or Rabbie) Burns, who was born on 25 January 1759. Celebrations include a Burns' Night supper which centres around the haggis, a traditional Scottish dish to which Robert Burns dedicated an ode (poem).

Beloved and I only discovered haggis a few years ago, having been introduced to it by the Scots/English Besties, but it immediately made the favourites list. We've cooked it several ways - in its traditional casing in the slow cooker as well as from the tin, where a fried slice is delicious either with a cooked breakfast or in sandwiches.

The only question was why it took us so long to try it!

...
Continue reading
0 Comments

How to share to a Facebook Page or Group

How to share to a Facebook Page or Group | The World of Suzy Homemaker - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk @SuzyHomemakerUK

Do you ever wonder, "What in the hell do I have to offer the world?" I know I do.

I'm constantly in awe of other people and how much information they seem to be able to pull from their grey matter. Me, if I'm asked "what do you know?", or I have to give my "elevator pitch" for the business, or even the blog, I become the proverbial rabbit in headlights - tongue-tied and totally incapable of coherent speech. But give me a scenario, ask me for advice about a given situation, or how to do something within my sphere of expertise and I'm on it like a car bonnet. I have a LOT of stuff stored up here *taps side of head*, stuff I never think is that important because I assume everyone else knows what I know. But just recently, I've been reminded that's just not the case.

Sure, there are loads of people out there who DO know what a hashtag is, DO know how to save a Word document to a PDF, and DO know how to share a post to a Facebook Page. But equally, there are loads of people who don't.

If you're in the "I haven't got a clue" camp. This is for you. Everyone else... skip right over this post and instead, check out the rest of my blog! ;-)

...
Continue reading
0 Comments

9 reasons why 2015 was a great year

9 reasons why 2015 was a great year | The World of Suzy Homemaker - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk @SuzyHomemakerUK

Do you take a moment to pride yourself on your achievements? Bask in the glory of your accomplishments? Take time to give yourself a great big pat on the back for a job well done? Or do you rush through life, lurching from one tick box on your To Do List to the next; never taking credit for all the hard work you've done to get you to where you are?

Yeah, me too. I'm a lurcher. A butterfly. I flit from one fragrant task to the next, rarely stopping to smell the roses. That's why I started this blog. The name Suzy Homemaker may have been born of a veiled insult – I am, after all, the complete antithesis of that particular 1960s icon – but rambling on about what goes on in my world seemed like a brilliant way to document my journey and hold us accountable to all that STUFF we want to get done.

When I say "we" naturally, I mean me. Beloved is a "glass half full" kinda guy. It's me who sees only what needs to be done and forgets how much we've already achieved.

So today, in this second week of the New Year, as the weather turns icy cold and frankly, I'm feeling about as motivated as a hibernating Mama Bear, I'm taking a breath. A moment to look back on the past 12 months, to remind myself why 2015 was such a great year. Come. Join me. Together, we'll give ourselves the good boot up the arse we need to shake those January blues!

...
Continue reading
0 Comments

Salmon Teriyaki with Wild Rice Recipe

Salmon Teriyaki and Wild Rice Recipe from The World of Suzy Homemaker | www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk | @SuzyHomemakerUK

Do you Yo?

Yo! As in Sushi I mean, not throwing around the stringed toy variety (although that's a lot of fun, too).

We're rather partial to Yo! Sushi and this throw-it-together recipe was inspired by Beloved's hunt-the-2nd-helping love of Yo's Chicken Teriyaki.

Never fear, there's no raw fish here. Just a delicious salmon and rice recipe you're sure to love.

...
Tags:
Continue reading
0 Comments

The number 1 reason New Year's Resolutions fail


Why do New Year's Resolutions fail? | The World of Suzy Homemaker

Every year, millions of us make New Year's Resolutions. Even those who profess not to will almost certainly engage in some kind of goal-setting for the year ahead. After all, it's a new year. A clean slate.

A fresh start.

So what's the number 1 reason that New Year's Resolutions fail?

I'll tell you.

...
Continue reading
0 Comments

The Great #CraftBlogClub Gift Swap

CraftBlogClub Secret Santa 2015 | The World of Suzy Homemaker

Hey you! Happy New Year and welcome back to The World of Suzy Homemaker.

So that's it. Done. Dusted. Over for another year. The tree is down and the posh baubles have been carefully stored. Christmas, my friends, has well and truly left the building. Was it a good one where you are? Did the red-suited fat man put something nice in your stocking? I do hope so.

As you know, Beloved and I don't 'do' Christmas, but even we managed to get in on the act, acquiring not one but THREE yummy new bottles for the OneandSeventy whisky shelf. Mind you, we did also lose a few.

Say no more.

...
Continue reading
0 Comments

Christmas - the perfect time for a good defrag

/blog/Xmas_Brain_Overload.jpg

Don't you sometimes feel in need of a right good defrag?

If you're thinking anything other than a computer analogy then you, my friend, have a filthy mind!

I'm referring of course to ram. Thinking room.

Headspace.

...
Continue reading
0 Comments

{DIY} Last minute Christmas Gift idea

Framed Christmas Card Art | The World of Suzy Homemaker - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Happy Friday peeps!

This is your ONE WEEK WARNING! Just think... this time next week, it'll all be over bar the fighting.

Ha! Ha! Not really. I hope you and yours have a very enjoyable day, without any arguments over the remote. I mean, whose bright idea was it to put EastEnders and Downton Abbey on at the same damn time?! Had to be a bloke...

If you're still running around the shops like a headless chicken, stressing out about gift ideas, here's a little something I knocked up that might interest you. It's easy, quick and, if you're a hoarder like me, you might even have all the materials to hand, so it's dirt cheap, too.

...
Continue reading
0 Comments
Text Size