There are 101 (possibly more) stresses bound to modern life, so much so that we often don’t even notice the stress we carry around with us every day. From work, home, money and everything in between, it’s easy to find your shoulders hunching closer and closer to your ears, and a lot harder to bring them down again. Since we don’t always physically see the negative effects of stress, we often overlook how detrimental it is to our health. But here at Ashleigh & Burwood we reckon it’s time to make a few changes. It’s time to squeeze in some much needed ‘me time’ (and refuse to feel guilty about it). You can take 10 minutes, you can take whatever time you have, but even the shortest of weekly pampering sessions has got to do us some good, hasn’t it?
Reed diffusers constantly fill your home with beautiful scents throughout the day, even when you’re not there. They are perhaps the most easy and convenient way of transforming the atmosphere of your home, welcoming you on your return with your favourite, familiar fragrance. But there are still ways that you can get the most out of your diffuser and use it to its full capacity, ways that some people are completely unaware of.
You bathe there. You shower there. There’s a sink whose primary function it is to wash your hands and brush your teeth with. Cleaning is a common theme in the bathroom. Endless supplies of water and hygiene products make it the room in the house synonymous with cleanliness. Yet sometimes (quite regularly actually, often more than once a day) this magical cleaning room can smell somewhat… not so clean.
You’ll always find me in the kitchen at parties. Mostly because that’s where they’re usually held. Gone are the days when kitchens were used exclusively for cooking, their function purely practical, oh no, we’re now living in the dawn of the trophy kitchen.
This doesn’t mean that we’re no longer using kitchens in the practical sense; it means that the kitchens practicality has expanded. The kitchen is often combined with the living room or dining room (or both), forming an open ‘living space’ rather than just ‘the kitchen’. This living space often acts as the heart and soul of the house, the go-to room where family and guests alike naturally gather.