Friday, 9 November 2012


Well it's a lovely rainy day here in Brisbane, and I'm avoiding the housework !!! So I thought I would  give an update on the front yard. Here are the footings for the block wall above.

Here the wall is up and the beading is on ready for rendering. I missed getting some photo's of them building the wall because I was in hospital having my baby. 

 Here the rendering is all done, now for some painting.

Half the painting is done above in pic, I'm happy to say I got out of doing any painting because I just had a caesarean !!!.

Here it's all painted and we have started some gardens, we think it's looking great, sadly it's come to a stop as my husband has been working lots and lots as silly season approaches. We still have some garden edging, sandstone stairs, grass and letterbox to do.

Anyway there is the update, have to go now and feed the baby and start the house work I suppose.


Saturday, 27 October 2012

Busy Times and Birthday's !!!

Well here is my beautiful Princess at 5 weeks old. The time is just flying by. Since I last had the chance to post something we have had school holidays, my son had a birthday and turned 5, had some professional pictures taken of the family and had to go into work last week to help out, as the girl I work with had a blood clot in her leg !!! You could say it's been busy time of late.

Here is the Birthday Boy's cake, it's great isn't it. Would love to say I made it but I didn't, I have a friend who does it as a hobby for friends and family, also word of mouth, she's very good. We had a family get together at a Lagoon near Redcliffe, it has a playground, big Lagoon and a little kids water playground and it's right beside the beach. We had a BBQ Brunch and a great time was had by all and of course great Queensland weather !!!.

Anyway next time I will post photo's of the progress on our front yard it is coming along very nicely but slowly. I've also made a few purchases to finish the little princesses room off.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Introducing ...............

Well it's been a very long time between posts !!! .......... and this is why ..... introducing baby no.3 Heidi Isabelle born on August 23rd weighing 8lbs7oz and 51cms long. She is now 4 1/2 weeks old and fitting in just lovely to our family, the kids just love her !!! all though she is a little boring at times to them as she just sleeps, eats and cries. In the past months I been working ( Hairdressing ), finishing my studies and have been battling morning sickness 24hrs a day, but the end result was worth it all. So now I've finished work til next year and finished studying and had the baby I'm back to get inspired by all your lovely blogs. We have also started our front garden project which I'll update next time.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Outdoor Living area

 Well I'm back online after being quite sick for about a month. So here are the pictures I promised last time. Here is the start of the tiling, as you can see in the background is the completed wall all rendered and painted which will have some metal art in that big niche and there will be an outdoor kitchen at the other end.

 making progress
 The tiler hard at work, he is soooo good for squeezing this in before holidays and Christmas.
 and here is the little off sider helping lay the last Tile, Yay!!!
 Finished but not grouted.
Here's a night time shot, it's not a very picture though. I have some more recent ones on my camera which I still haven't put on the computer yet. Any way that's a quick catch up, hope everyone has been well and hopefully I'll be back into the swing of things soon.


Monday, 2 January 2012

Happy New Year 2012 !!!

Happy New Year everyone !!! Better late than never I say. Well I'm back and have a few minutes to spare while I have my cupa tea. It's been a very busy couple of weeks and now my Husband has gone back to work so it's time to get a little routine happening. Must give credit where credit is due and say the Lovely Husband managed to get the back area all Tiled before we left on Holidays, looks fab I will post some pics in the next few days. We had a great Holiday with some fantastic Queensland weather, it seems a distant memory now though !!!. Christmas was extremely busy but a wonderful day, seemed to be over in a flash, we had it at our house and it all went well. Now it's all done and dusted, all Christmas decorations are packed away till next time. New Years resolutions have been made or really they are just some personal goals I've made, so let's see if I can attack those this year !!!

Friday, 16 December 2011

Holidays, Happy Days

Well a quick post as I'm heading off on holidays!!! yay !!! the long awaited annual holiday to Rainbow Beach. We normally go after Christmas so this is the first ever time we have organised it before Christmas which I must admit is feeling a little strange packing the suitcase and we haven't even had Christmas yet. Anyway I think everything is done - Christmas present are done, Christmas Day is organised, House is clean, Mother in law is house sitting the dogs, almost packed, the only thing left to do is to enjoy this lovely view !!! see you all in a week, hope everyone has a great week !!!

Rainbow Beach

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Well here is my centrepiece I made about 2 days ago very late at night, with the combined inspiration that I previously posted. I thought I would also use the word "JOY" on the table and my little snowflake tealights which I've had for a couple of years.  Anyway the hubby and kids said it looks good ??? I think once the table is done up with the blue and silver tablecloth, white plates, Bonbons, napkins etc it should scrub up alright.