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Organise Your Home Office Workspace

In Part One of this series, we getting into clearing and cleansing and to start organising your home office workspace. Complete the checklist and start making your home office a great place to work and grow your success.

A Kitchen Table’s Not An Office

Why Your Kitchen Table is Not Your Home Office Workspace. Are you running a business from your kitchen table? Feel more professional, happy and in control by claiming your own workspace within your home.

Workspace Wall Decoration Ideas

Blank walls need not overwelm you when it comes to choosing the right way to dress them. In this article we look at five simple wall decor ideas that you can easily achieve yourself without breaking the bank.

How to Clear Workspace Clutter

Workspace Declutter - How to create office organisation. Do you find yourself spending hours trying to find paperwork, letters and stationary? Well, you are not alone and you have come to the right place. We all want to make our lives easier, save time and reduce...

Low Maintenance Plants for Your Workspace

Sitting in an office all day can make us miss being outside, so why not bring the outdoors into your office by adding some plants to your workspace? Adding plants to your workspace not only enhances beauty but it also has a number of health benefits and helps to keep...

4 Scents for Enhancing Office Mood

4 Scents for Enhancing Office Mood When we go to the shops we are overwhelmed with thousands of different fragrances to choose from, so how do we know which one to choose? Just like the colours, furniture and décor in a space, fragrances help to create a particular...

LIFESTYLE

                                                                                                                                                                                                   


Easy Gift Ideas for the Working Women

Why Your Kitchen Table is Not Your Home Office Workspace. Are you running a business from your kitchen table? Feel more professional, happy and in control by claiming your own workspace within your home.

Quick Entertaining Idea Italian Style

Today I’m talking about a quick entertaining idea that makes quick work of having friends and family around. The Italians like to say “It is around the table that friends understand best the warmth of being together.”

Create a Stylish Table Setting

The internet has the most extraordinary amount of beautiful dinner table decorating ideas. So being an Australian  I thought I would share a few dinner tables that suit our flora and unique way of life.

Living With Simple Dreams

Living With Simple Dreams We can all get caught up in our life with comparing ourselves and our homes to others. The thing you need to remember is this...we are not all on a level playing field here. People are all on different incomes, the number of children we may...

Steps to Creating Your Own Art

When it comes to making our own art we often feel we are not confident or talented enough to produce a piece of art. Because we are not artists, we don’t feel we can create something of our own for our home

Simple Table Centrepieces Ideas

Simple Table Centrepieces Ideas Here is just a very quick, simple and of course economical way to create simple table centrepieces. We don't always have the time or funds for fresh flowers and using lemons in a vase or other fruit is a great alternative. Lemons in a...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     


Natalie McNeils Conquer Your Year Planner

Review of Natalie McNeil’s ultimate planning system to help you stay on track with your entrepreneurial goals — and the ultimate compliment to The Conquer Kit. The kit is produced by Entrepreneur Natalie McNeil.

The Space Cube – Top Picks

A Simple Way to Add Organisation to Your Home Workspace Article by Carol Hanover When I first crossed paths with Carol Hanover she introduced me to her new invention, The Space Cube for your home workspace. She generously gifted me one and when it arrived I was...

Mud Australia – Top Picks

So on my trip to Melbourne, I thought I would walk to Fitzroy to check out the homewares stores and the other gorgeous boutiques on offer. I love the creativity and vibrancy of Melbourne and it was just such a delightful day for exploration. Wandering past these old...

HER STORY – WOMEN CREATING BUSINESSES FROM HOME


Gail Sarasohn : Designer of Dinnerware and Mugs

WOMEN WORKING FROM HOME - HER STORY  Gail Sarasohn Designer of Dinnerware and Mugs NY USA Carmen Darwin, Design & Lifestyle Coach for Women who Work From Home August 2017 Gail Sarasohn Tell us a bit about the business that you are creating? I sell Melamine plates,...

Tracie Hines : Plant Based Nutrition Instructor

WOMEN WORKING FROM HOME - HER STORY  Tracie Hines   Plant Base Nutrition Instructor Massachusetts USA Carmen Darwin, Design & Lifestyle Coach for Women who Work From Home August 2017 Tracie Hines Tracie teaches plant based nutrition to anyone who wants to learn...

Michelle T Smith Ceramic Artist

WOMEN WORKING FROM HOME - HER STORY  Michelle T Smith  Ceramic Artist Brisbane Australia Carmen Darwin, Design & Lifestyle Coach for Women who Work From Home August 2017 Michelle T Smith   Tell us a bit about the business that you are creating?...

Anne-Marie Zanetti : Artist

Anne-Marie Zanetti Brisbane, Australia Oil Painter Artist Tell us a bit about the business that you are creating? I'm passionate about building and developing my skills, creativity and profile as an artist. My aim is to create high quality, professional oil paintings...

Renae Carolan

Renae Carolan Melbourne, Australia Boss Mama at Grubeze, Product Designer and Developer Tell us a bit about the business that you are creating? I've designed and developed the ultimate messy kid's full body hazmat. Encourage baby led weaning and self-­feeding with...

Julie Rainbow

Clarity Road is a business aimed at empowering, inspiring, educating women from all walks of life through support and information, as well as networking, women’s events, business mentoring, profit for purpose guidance.

DESIGNER’S LIFE…CARMEN’S JOURNAL

                                                                                                                                                                                              


Photography Becomes a Love

PHOTOGRAPHY BECOMES A LOVE In the last few years, I have I become way more interested in photography. Up until then, I had always been a pretty hopeless photographer, but on one particular trip to Europe in 2015, I fell in love with capturing the beauty I saw around...

My Family Ties

I was born in Brisbane, Australia and I came from a highly-creative family who all love homes, gardens and property.  Whilst my mother sewed, cooked and decorated, my father resorted vintage motorcycles and cars. This was as much a part of our daily life as their work...

My Interior Design Journey

Carmen Darwin...My Interior Design Background While designing gardens it wasn’t long before long I was helping my clients with their interior design and renovation planning. You see, they would hand me their house plans so that I could design the garden. I would pour...

Why I love Women

Ever got really excited about meeting new people? I certainly do, so been loving creating some fantastic new networks around the globe in 2017 and I must say I love it so very much. In February I launched my Her Design Story series where I started interviewing women...

My Grandmother & Her Creative Soul

To my 93 year old grandmother Thank you for teaching me how to spend my life creating. I am forever indebted to your influence. 93 years of stories. It's an extensive time to accumulate things and gather memories that have enormous meaning to them. My grandmother,...

My Life Philosophy

I believe that we are all put on this earth to do what makes us truly happy and to find what we have within ourselves that can create better lives for others. When we focus on what we do best and that special gift that we can offer, then the world is our oyster. The...

                                                                                                                                                                                                             


Italy Food Heaven in Italy

Every day that we out exporing in Italy, we are on the scout for delicious local food that will make our heart sing. This is a visual post...meaning that I just want you to enjoy what you see and you can make up your mind about the story.     We called into...

Italy Longing for Lucca

BOLOGNA TO LUCCA So the 26-hour flight from Australia finally touched down in Bologna. Phewww! It's a long way for the travelling Aussies and it never feels like it's easy but wow it's worth it because Italy certainly excites and delights me and gives me energy. My...

Under the Tuscan Sun in Cortona

Heading to Cortona for the Day We drifted from our villa and I jumped into the driving seat of our hire car as if in a dream. Experiencing all things Italian was making us feel like schoolgirls and yet we found ourselves in the bodies of middle-aged women. So be it....

Restaurant Love in Florence

Podere 39, Florence We were staying near Porta Roma in Florence just a little outside the city centre and it was here that I found the most delightful little restaurant. From a design perspective, the outside just spoke to me gently and said, "Come on in Carmen, you...

Why Italian Food Tastes so Good

What is it about Italian Food? After visiting Italy again for the last time I pondered this question and decided to put my own slant on why I think women travelling to Italy fall in love with the food. So this is my take on it I guess....and it may come across a...

Keeping In Touch From Italy

So you are planning to visit Italy and you want to know how you can easily stay in touch with your family and friends back home. Here are a few quick tips about ways in which you can easily stay connected without it costing you the earth. We'll discuss Skype, We Chat,...

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