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After we've completed a house, it's amazing how many people say "Isn't it great how it all came together!"... as if by accident. This is a very small look into how it all "comes together".

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

We love it!

We are loving our new home & neighbourhood!
We've had lots of visitors which has been great.
The sunsets are beautiful
and the deck by the river boardwalk is a great place to be
at any time of the day
 My friend & neighbour gave me these beautiful flowers.
Gotta love these coral Glady's 
(thanks Sam. x)

 The kids are very happy here.
As expected, the Hub of the home/Kitchen Bench is a high traffic area.
 I love winter days like this!
 The vanguard roof system has been really good for capturing the winter sun
(and will look even better with outdoor curtains hanging from it)
 There's a little more painting to be done
however, we are further down the 'to do' list than we were last week.

 When the storage shed gets built it will house bikes, 
scooters, lawn mowers and "stuff" that makes a house look untidy!
We're hiding the pool pumps too, because they aren't pretty to look at!
This is our clients' house (next door)
It looks great, and they are very happy. 
They were really good to work with. I like nice clients!

This is the view from the BarBQ area.
Our first meal (Overseas friends look away now)... 
Did you hear about that Kangaroo that beat up the dear old lady
while she hung out the washing??
This is why the angry Kangaroos should be eaten!!
They are lean, high in Protein and Iron and really delicious.

A racoon house hat, Kangaroo on the Barbie... friends, we ARE animal lovers!
 The modwood deck is almost finished.
I think it took about 10 times longer to install than a timber one!

 Remember my Bocci lights (with a 12 week lead time)?
They are on Australian soil and heading my way in the next couple of days!!
I'm so excited!!


Thank you so much for your comments!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Honey, I'm home

Hi all,
I'm back! It's been a busy few weeks packing/moving/unpacking,
but I feel like I'm getting to the end of it now!
I can't park my car in the garage yet and there are a few things left to finish off but,
It is SO good to be here!!

The kids LOVE the new house and "never, ever want to move"
I'm waiting on my Bocci lights for above the kitchen bench
and I'm yet to choose a coffee machine
(& as you can see, there's also a cupboard door missing)

This area is big enough for 2 stools

The new stools are great (super comfy too)

I have the white backing curtain closed today as the westerlies 
are here and it's FREEZING outside!
 The wall above the bar/sideboard will be getting a mirror on it very soon
I was so excited to put our 'things' on the shelves!
That 'thing' on the bench is not a dead cat,
ok, ok.. it's just a dead racoon....
it's a Daniel Boon hat that our friend brought back from America for us.
It's the 'house cat.. I mean hat'

If you come over for a glass of something, you will be required 
to pose for a picture wearing it for our visitors book.
We love our floors

 Do you think our front door handle is big enough?
 The study.. looking very bare (for now)

The downstairs powder room is nice and dark
and needs a sexy mirror
and a shower screen

 This is the entry cupboard,
so no more kid's school bags in the pantry
or shoes piled up at the front door!

I have to say that I absolutely adore our ensuite!
It's possibly my favourite room in the house.
It has a heating/a/c duct, speakers (sonos) and a heated towel rack
and I am high-fiving myself for my tile/cabinetry/colour selection.

The bathtub hasn't been plumbed yet. 
It took 5 men to move it into the bathroom yesterday (I couldn't watch!)

 The kid's bathroom looks great too. 
There's still some finishing to do in there yet

This is all I can show you of the walk-in-robe
the rest of it is a MESS!

I love the bookshelf in our bedroom
(and the cupboards underneath are empty!!)
Too much storage? I don't think so :)

 There'll be more pics to come as I decorate. 
I'd love some ideas from all of you creative interior designers out there!

I'll post more pics of the outside soon too
...don't be fooled by the clear blue sky,
the wind is HOWLING out there!
Stay Warm.
Thanks a bunch for your comments. x

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Hi everyone,
We are moving into the house today and tomorrow.
It is looking really great and I am really looking forward to moving there.

I didn't realise I had so much stuff!!
I think I'll be throwing half of it out as I unpack.

I'll have some pics for you very, very soon.
Hope you're all well.

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