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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".

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The House & Beyond

Hello Everyone!
After months of technical nightmares, our new modem has arrived.

I still have some travel pics to share with you, 
but here's a tiny snippet of what's been happening at the House & Beyond

 As some of you already know
I am an Ambassador for Olay Total Effects.
I had another shoot in Sydney last November.

The photo shoots are always a lot of fun
it's great catching up with the other 6 ambassadors
and Olay is a great product to endorse.
 This one was video footage for the nine msn website
and I was NERVOUS!!!
A 40 minute one take, unrehearsed video (Yikes!!)
It will be on the website soon. 
I'm not sure if I want to see it?!

After the shoot we ate at China Doll, which was divine.
Good Charlotte were there & so was Hamish!

The House saw a few more parties and has passed the party test.
Apart from a few scratches on the dance floor/living room floor
it has held up very well!

This was a Melbourne Cup party we had.

I went to Coffs Harbour for a weekend away with my old school
girlfriends. We stayed right on the beach & rained all weekend.
When all else fails, just drink Cocktails!
I haven't laughed so much for a long time!

I do still love the beach on a cloudy, rainy day.
Without the rain, there would be no rainbow
These light shades were in a cute little cafe 
at the Jetty in Coffs. I like!!

We spend a few weeks in Sydney & on the central coast over Christmas
and fell in love with Sydney again.
 We house sit a friend's house every year near Manly.
There are some very, very cool little hangouts in Manly now.
I think I could live there.
This is at The Manly Pantry. We also loved Hemmingways.
Santa gave my daughter this Blue Nail Polish.
I think he meant to give it to me, so we are 'sharing' it.

My daughter's favourite chef is Adriano Zumbo
has a Patisserie in Manly, 
so when B. saw this she asked when we were moving!

Mum & Dad live at Point Frederick north of Sydney.
It's always so good spending time there with the family.
We go sailing in Dad's boat, surf, eat lots of scrumptious food,
& drink lots of wine & coffee.
 There were 7 beautiful handmade stockings under the tree this year

Mum & Dad's house is filled with gorgeous things & amazing food
I hope the sun is shining where you are. 
I'm not sure what happened to summer this year, last year & the year before?? 
The weather in Brisbane has been crap one day and shit the next!

The year is flying, isn't it!
I can't believe it's almost easter.
It's been very busy for us on the building & interior design & decorating front.
More on that soon.

Thanks so much to new friends who are following my blog.
I'll do my best to get back up to speed!!



  1. Hi Jody it was very much fun to read your stories and watch your beautiful pictures! xx Marina

  2. Ha! I had no idea you were an Olay ambassador. How cool is that. Your house looks like it was meant to for parties. Looks like you've had lots of fun the last few months too! xx

  3. Thanks Marina!!
    It's a lot of fun being an Olay Ambassador. I get lots of Freebies too!! xx

  4. Great to see you, Jodie! The house looks wonderful filled with people, but still so spacious!

    It looks like you've had lots of fun adventures over the summer. I look forward to seeing and hearing more from you now that your technical difficulties have been resolved!


  5. Yay! You're back! Missed your posts! Looks like you've been a busy bee. Being an Olay embassador sounds very swish! We live at Copacabana on the Central Coast, I agree we didn't get much of a summer but the few nice days at Christmas mustve been shared with you.
    x KL

  6. Your house is the perfect party house :)

    Look forward to seeing more updates from you now that the technical difficulties have been sorted :)


  7. Hi Jodie, So glad to see you back online! MM xxx

  8. Looks like you had a great time off.. what better way to spend the summer days then with family and friends.. and those parties of yours are looking like a lot of fun.

  9. Wow, all your adventures look awesome.
    I used to live in Manly- such a beautiful area and the eateries are great!!

    Luc X


  10. By the way, what colour is your nail polish. It's not OPI Blue my mind, is it?


  11. B, sorry it has taken me so long.
    The nail colour is a cheapie..... Satin, 'Seasonal NE shade12' from the chemist for about $2. Bargain!!


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