Coastal Living

Ways to be more happy

Ways to be more happy

Amanda Scali   15/09/2020 12:45pm

We’ve all got one of those friends that always seems… well happy. You know the one always with a smile on their dial, they might have trying times and things thrown their way in life, but they seem to roll with it and get on with living in a happy and positive way.
 
You might think that being the happy one is an unachievable goal for you, but you can do small things each and every day to be a happier person.
 
And now more than ever, happiness is what the world needs right now.
 
Here are our tips to increase your happiness vibe:
Spring clean

Spring clean

Amanda Scali   9/09/2020 11:31am

The flowers are blooming, the birds are serenading, but maybe your house still feels like it’s stuck with the winter blues. You can breathe new life into your home after a long winter by giving it a good spring clean.
 
Spring cleaning is a tradition that allows us to freshen up our homes and get a head start on the hectic seasons of spring and summer.
 
 
Here are our top tips for spring cleaning your home:
Delicious Seafood Pasta

Delicious Seafood Pasta

Amanda Scali   31/08/2020 3:13pm

Spring has Sprung, and at McGrath, we are all looking forward to longer days, warmer nights and beach weather in our beautiful part of Adelaide.
 
Glenelg is the perfect beachside living dream, and in South Australia, we are also very blessed and spoilt rotten with delicious seafood on offer.
 
This seafood pasta will help welcome in Spring and fun in the sunshine.
Tips for buying your first home

Tips for buying your first home

Amanda Scali   26/08/2020 11:00am

Are you in the market to buy your first home? Is it time to move out from living with your parents or renting a house and you are now looking to make somewhere your own?
 
Careful consideration should go into any decision to buy a property at any time in your life, but your first home needs to be a smart investment.
 
Here are some things to consider when taking the leap into homeownership:
Ways to put more kindness into the world

Ways to put more kindness into the world

Amanda Scali   18/08/2020 11:32am

It’s a crazy old time we are living through at the moment, if you turn on the news, look to your Facebook feed or even conversations with your friends you might leave any of those interactions a bit deflated with all the sadness and despair in the world right now.
 
But there are so many ways to make the world around you and the world inside your mind a better place.
 
And, you might be looking for ways to put a little bit of kindness back into the world, because every little bit counts, right?
 
Here are some ways to put out those good vibrations, that don’t cost a thing and will give you all the warm and fuzzies that you might be looking for.
Taco night delight

Taco night delight

Amanda Scali   10/08/2020 2:11pm

Have you ever met a person who doesn’t love a taco?
 
I’m yet to find one! Not only are taco’s delicious, but they can really give you that holiday vibe; it almost feels like you are away on a hot tropical island, sipping on a fruity cocktail while you are eating them.
 
So, when you can’t travel to a tropical island, having delicious and fresh tacos at home is the next best thing.
 
These chicken tacos are sure to satisfy hungry little mouths and adults alike.
 
Going Green

Going Green

Amanda Scali   5/08/2020 11:32am

Has more time at home in 2020 been making you want to up your indoor plant game?
 
Indoor plants should be an essential component of every interior design, especially in the year of Covid-19.
 
Greenery brightens up indoor spaces and plants are also known to have mood-boosting qualities.
 
Indoor plants are popular because they are relatively easy to take care of, provide health benefits and can be used in a variety of indoor d├ęcor themes. Indoor plants are an excellent option for those who have little yard space for an outdoor garden or for those who live in climates with severely cold winters.
 
Consider your environment and your ability to care for your plants to set yourself up for success.
Salted caramel protein balls

Salted caramel protein balls

Amanda Scali   27/07/2020 5:08pm

If Iso eating has been getting you down and you are looking to add some healthy and delicious snacks to curb the 3pm snacking, you’ve come to the right place.
 
These salted Caramel protein balls sound decadent but are full of healthy deliciousness and are a good way to curb your hunger at the office or after a workout.
 
And they are super easy to make.
 
You can thank us later - You’re welcome!
Ways to beat the winter blues

Ways to beat the winter blues

Amanda Scali   22/07/2020 10:03am

Do you find that winter can be a challenging time to stay positive and see the good in the world?
 
Many of us feel lethargic and ‘down’ in the winter months.
 
 
You might be struggling with all 2020 has thrown at you, or you might just be feeling a bit flat and over this year.
 
There are some simple things you can do to get through winter and keep your mental health intact by putting your self-care at the forefront of your mind. From doing more exercise to eating the right food, there's plenty you can do to put the spring back into your step.
 
Here are some ideas for beating the winter blues.
Simple ways to save money

Simple ways to save money

Amanda Scali   14/07/2020 10:44am

Are you looking to save some dollars at the moment? It might be you are looking to invest in buying your first home, or the sudden urge to save could have been brought on by a change in the times and all the upheaval that coronavirus has caused, and you might be looking to put some extra dollars in the bank for a rainy day.
 
Whatever it might be for you and your family, having a savings plan doesn't need to be hard work. Simple changes can have a significant impact over time.
 
Set yourself up for success by planning out your budget and monthly spend and look to make small changes where and when you can.
 
Here are some things to consider.
Beetroot Chocolate Cake

Beetroot Chocolate Cake

Amanda Scali   7/07/2020 10:35am

Do you have a special birthday coming up for a family member or colleague?
 
You might be looking to whip up a cake that is not only enjoyable but looks after a few different dietary requirements as well.
 
This delicious cake is dairy-free and vegan and gets a big tick of approval in taste.
 
Has Corona Virus changed the way we live

Has Corona Virus changed the way we live

Amanda Scali   2/07/2020 11:28am

It’s safe to say that a lot of us have been spending a lot more time at home in 2020, due to Covid-19. It might be because you are working from home, less nights out at your favourite restaurants or that International travel is off the cards for the year.
 
With more time at home, it gives us time to look at the space we live in and how we use it and make the best out of it.