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FYI, Your IG Feed Is About To Be Full Of Super Pink Moons

On Wednesday's we have pink moons.

Tonight’s the night a super pink moon will rise and we could not be more excited. We’re all stuck inside our homes in an effort to slow down COVID-19, which means we literally have nothing better to do than to walk outside at night and take grainy photos of the moon on our outdated iPhones. Love this plan for us!

We spoke about this super moon on today’s episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

The annual phenomenon occurs when the moon is directly opposite the sun and simultaneously, is also at the closest point to earth during its orbit. Here, the moon will look about 7% larger and 15% brighter than the average full moon. Okay, come through super pink moon!

Now, this may be confusing, but the moon won’t technically be pink – it’ll actually have a slight orange and yellowy colour. The reason we call this super moon a pink moon is because it is named after the blossoming of fuchsia phlox flowers in the States (which happens around this time).

The technical name for the super pink moon spectacle is perigee-syzygy (try saying that five times in a row very quickly!). “Perigee” means the point in which the moon is closest to our planet, and “syzygy” is the term for when the earth, moon and sun are all aligned. Interestingly, tonight will be the largest and brightest we see the moon this year. Yay!

If you want to know how to see the super pink moon, we’ve got the rundown for you. You’re going to want to stand at the highest and darkest possible place to get the best view of the gleaming moon. But, given social distancing, maybe just try turning off all your house lights and walking outside. The moon rises at around 6 pm, but it’ll really come into effect around 11 pm. 

According to GlobalNewsHut, these are the best times to view the super pink moon. If you’re in Sydney the peak is at 11:04 pm, if you’re in Melbourne the peak is at 11:22 pm, if you’re in Brisbane the peak is at 11:01 pm, if you’re in Adelaide the peak is at 11:17 pm and if you’re in Perth the peak is at 11:24 pm.

What are you waiting for? Go and dig out your old telescope that was given to you when you were 14, get it set up and watch the super pink moon in all its bright glory! See you on Instagram, but please don’t use an Ariana Grande quote for your caption because I’m doing that…

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Forget Choccie Eggs, This Easter Is All About Giving DIY Care Packages

Put those self-isolation skills to use!

This Easter is going to be unlike any other Easter we’ve ever had. The first few weeks of April are usually filled with fish, Easter-egg hunts and generally a whole lot of family-friendly fun. But, as COVID-19 concerns have got us self-isolating, it’s time we think of a new plan.

Self-isolation Easter egg hunts be like…

That’s why, this Easter, I’m proposing that we all make care-packages for each other. Now that we’re spending all of our time indoors, I’ve noticed a few things. A lot of us are trying to learn new skills, a lot of us are cleaning up the junk drawer and a lot of us are baking. As a result, I figured we should put all of those skills to use in the form of a care package to a loved one. 

Make sure you check out the latest episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

If cleaning up and baking sounds like you, then here’s what you do. Rally up a few mates, decide on a budget and work out a date when your Easter care packages can be delivered. It’ll be like having Christmas in July! 

It’s all about throwing personality in the mix. What has COVID-19 self-isolation done for you? Have you just learnt how to sow? Are you flipping some old clothes you don’t wear anymore? Or are you simply finishing books you’ve pushed to the side? You can do anything with this Easter challenge, as long as you put some heart into it. 

A care package can include (but isn’t limited to): baking (cookies, brownies, hot-cross-buns), books (new ones, ones that you’ve read, or ones that you’re recommending), little knick-knacks, a journal, something to spark their creativity on their end, pampering items (soaps, face-masks etc) and how could we forget, tea bags. Just be careful with the perishables on the delivery-end, it might have to become a drop-off situation… If you’re looking for inspo, it’s hard to look past Etsy.

It’s a very stressful time for all of us; adjusting to new schedules and new routines can be quite difficult. Hence, an Easter care package is the perfect way to reach out to someone to let them know you’re thinking of them. 

So if you feel like the Sydney Royal Easter Show is going to leave a show bag-sized hole in your heart, why not gather up a few friends and take part in the care package challenge. C’mon, you know it’ll be fun!

Happy Easter!

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Bunnings Is Doing DIY Workshops Live On IG, Just BYO Sausage Sizzle

Pretty fly for DIY.

Look, we know that you’re spending a lot of time indoors right now, but Bunnings Wearhouse has just launched the perfect initiative to get you going.

For more on COVID-19 isolation practices, make sure you check out this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

#DIYLive is Bunnings Wearhouse’s new Instagram Live series, where they take you through a new DIY activity each day of the week. Self-isolation just got a whole lot more fun!

Each activity is vastly different and brings on a special guest to host for it. This week we’ve seen Natalie from Bunnings take audiences through making your own rainbow, the perfect DIY project for kids who are bored at home. Also, today’s #DIYLive saw Jessica Holsman (aka @studywithjess), take us through various DIY projects for renters. If you’re wondering what the line-up is for the next few days, don’t worry we’ve got you covered: 

Trash To Terracotta Upcycle With Geneva Vanderzeil (April 4)

The editor of digital-publication Collective Gen and author of Home Is Where You Make It, Geneva Vanderzeil (@genevaanderzeil), is the perfect person to learn about DIY terracotta upcycling. According to her Instagram, she’ll be “sharing with you all (her) different #trashtoterracotta techniques, along with some tips and tricks (she’s) picked up since (she) first did it in December last year.” Sign us up!

Declutter And Organisation Tips For Your Home With Steph Pase (April 6)

Steph Pase runs the account @justanothermummyblog posting lifestyle, organisation, mum-life and fitness quite often. Considering she’s racked up 142k followers, it’s safe to say she knows what she’s talking about. It’s pretty much a given that you’re all trying to organise that spare bedroom or the junk drawer, so why not take some DIY advice from a professional! We can’t wait to learn some life hacks from this YouTuber!

Planning Renovation Projects And Money Saving Tips With Tim And Mat (April 7)

Who better to receive renovation tips from than people who have literally renovated houses on national tv. Melbourne based chippies and half brothers, Tim And Mat, have racked up quite a few followers on their Instagram account @timmatau and for good reason! We already know you’re craving a little DIY reno project now that you’re stuck at home. Advice from these House Rules-alumni will ensure your wallet doesn’t get hurt in the process. 

Garden And Landscaping Advice With Dale Vine (April 8)

If we’re going to accept DIY landscaping advice from anyone, you best believe we’re accepting it from someone who’s written his own book. Dale Vine, aka @vineyd, has written the highly-successful, Dale Vine’s Outdoor Reno Guide and racked up over 84k followers on Instagram. So yeah, we’re trusting his advice. Time for that new garden, I say!

Cosmetic Renovation House Tour With Lucy (April 9)

With over 233k followers, @huntingforgeorge boasts house goals and house goals, only! Sit through this house tour where no doubt we’ll be introduced to some incredible and inspirational sights. We just hope the DIY tips we get are within our abilities…

Keeping The Kids Busy With Adam Dovile (April 11) 

We know the kids can be quite antsy at times like this. So, if they’re staying home and they’re needing to get moving, why not accept this advice from Better Homes & Gardens presenter Adam Dovile (@adamdovile). The DIY he shows you couldn’t hurt to try!

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