Italian Christmas Cookies

            These Italian Christmas fig biscuits, covered in white icing, that will simply melt in your mouth. Ingredients 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/4 cups shortening 3/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 eggs, well beaten 3 packs of dried figs…

Reindeer Noses

Combine crafting with sweet treats with these reindeer noses. Super-sweet, super-easy! You need: Clear treat bags Cardboard or stiff card, cut to treat bag width Stamps, felt tip pens, stickers, or a printed design Chocolate malt balls e.g. Whispers Red gumballs Child-friendly scissors Stapler Directions: Fill treat bags with several chocolate balls for reindeer noses…

Sweet Potato Bake Recipe

Sweet potatoes are a power food – delicious and good for you! Use them to make a sweet potato bake that’s perfect for any festive feast. Ingredients 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes 2 eggs 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon ginger 1/4 cup orange juice or…

Bright ideas for getting the work-life balance right

Feel like you never get anything done even though you work all the time? No time for your family and definitely none for yourself? Work-life balance is largely about time management. As most working women know, that can be a big ask, especially if you have commitments outside of work or small children. Here are…

More fun at work? 5 simple ways to make it happen…

Do your employees have fun at work or is it all heads down and hard slog? Studies show that having fun at work will actually make your employees happier, more productive, more creative, and much more likely to stay. Author of The Fun Minute Manager, Bob Pike says that a fun work environment can be…

Giving back is good for you! And here’s why…

At Chilli Source Design, we believe in giving back. Whether it’s to one of our charitable causes or as part of a work project, we love helping to make our community a better place. Because the truth is that when you volunteer (whether it’s your time, expertise, or goods) to help someone less fortunate, you…

DESIGN TRENDS TO NOTICE IN 2016

2016 is well underway and we’re starting to see the following design trends making their mark in the work and world around us…     Colour me peaceful: According to the Pantone fashion colour report, this year we will see gender-neutral, muted tones that are calming and comforting but still optimistic. We will also enjoy unexpected colour…

10 things successful people do to stay motivated!

  1. Understand your ‘why’ What does purpose mean to you? Find your why. If you don’t know what it is, create it, ask yourself these questions… What makes you come alive? What are your strengths? Where do you add greatest value? How will you measure your life? That will motivate you to make a…

How to Plan and Host a Christmas Party

With Christmas fast approaching you may be tasked with throwing a Christmas party. Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to make it perfect!

The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe!

We love sugar cookies at Christmas time! They just bring the whole season together. Click here to see our favourite recipe!

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