• Family Life

    Kmart Hack: Toy Box makeover

    Toys!! They seem to be everywhere these days! Click through to see how we're hiding the mess and what I did to make the solution fit in with our home decor...

  • Interiors

    Dining table makeover

    Today I wanted to share with you a project thats been in the making for over 2 YEARS!! Seriously, I cant believe how long we've been thinking, planning and figuring out this project...

  • Interiors

    House Rules: Caring for Timber

    Today has been one of those days where I know exactly what I need to do but keep getting distracted by – hey look a squirrel … My head is just all over the place! But between all my procrastinating some how I managed to pull this together and I hope it helps you out a bit! Setting yourself up with good quality timber furniture can be quite costly so you want to ensure that you a) LOVE what you are buying and b) know how to take good care of these investment pieces. Today I want to focus on the latter – how to take care of timber furniture. It…

  • Interiors

    Styling a bookshelf

    We all have shelves, often filled with not just books but also life’s little trinkets that when not displayed properly can end up look like messy clutter. Whether you have an open bookcase, something with glass doors or a storage unit with solid doors – the difference between having those shelves well organised and styled or not can be quite significant. So here are a few tips to make your book case more appealing. Mix small and large items – Mixing in variety of items in different sizes gives your book case a sense of scale. It’s a knack that can be quite difficult to achieve, but it’s a process that will evolve…

  • Interiors

    Christmas Wreath Tutorial

    I can’t believe it’s less than 6 weeks until Christmas – time has flown by so quickly this year! That being said, it’s also my favourite time of year and this year especially as it’s my first Christmas with Andrew. Last night we bought our first Christmas tree – a beautiful 7 ft tree that’s big, lush and all that I dreamed of. I can not wait to decorate it, but that will have to wait until the first weekend of December! In the meantime there is something beautifully special about making some of your own Christmas decorations. Over the next couple of weeks I’m looking forward to sharing a few of my favourites…

  • Living

    Operation Organise – Wardrobes

    Not all wardrobes are created equal. There are those that come from dreams, like Carrie Bradshaw’s in ‘Sex and the City’ and there are those from my younger days – the not so glamorous garment wrack. In saying that, it doesn’t matter how extravagant or simple your wardrobe is, there are a few tricks that can be utilised by all. But before we get into the business, a little eye candy… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n57AmaAD0Nk Now… back to reality! I don’t think I know of any girl, who would say no to a closet like that, but even Carrie’s walk-in could look pretty nasty if not organised. My points below are for just that –…

  • Living

    Operation Organise – Bedrooms

    Ok, lets be real – this post could easily be taken over by what is often the focus of bedroom organising – wardrobes, but today I’m not even going to go there. In each and every bedroom, there are a couple of other areas that are also important to keep your sacred space organised and looking sharp. Your bedroom should be a sanctuary. It may only be you (and your other half) that sees it, but it’s the first thing you see each morning and last each night so that makes a pretty important space. It should be a place of rest and relaxation and that means, clean, tidy and peaceful. So what are some ways you can get the…

  • Living

    Operation Organise – Lounge Rooms

    Spring has officially sprung, and with that comes Spring cleaning and the chance to get your life organised. Being organised is a big thing for me. I can handle a bit of dust here and there, but feel completely frazzled when my surroundings are not organised. So much so, that my mum and sister have always teased me for having everything down to my underwear draw as neat as possible. So with that in mind, I thought I would put together an operation organise series. Over the next few weeks we will be tackling one room at a time, starting with the Lounge and moving through to the Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom and Garage. The…