Friday, July 31, 2009

July 2009 - House Update

Ok, so lots has been going on with the house, in the month of July, along with the exciting arrival of Cedar, and also having my parents and nan stay with us...yep, I said 'stay with us' was the next best thing to camping apparently ;-P

Anyhow, this post is all about the house..don't say you weren't warned....:-)

Here is our beautiful Spotted Gum timber flooring delivery - all piled up neatly, ready to be laid.

Here is some of the timber flooring laid - I must say that I just LOVE this timber - the various colours all randomly placed, in my opinion, looks fantastic!

Next up, our plasterboard was delivered. To say it's been chaotic inside is an understatement, but the piles are slowly diminishing each weekend. And the dust...oh my goodness

And at the end of last weekend, this is what the interior looked like. Our living area has nearly all the plaster up...

Jude and Alannah's rooms have the plaster up, as does the stair well, and part of the hallway.

And here are our two little helpers (on their terms, of course :-P), but it's great for them to be involved too.

August is looking like being another crazy month, but so many things are happening. This week I picked up the main bathroom wall tiles - a simple white gloss ceramic tile 30cmX60cm, as well as a dark grey pebble strip feature about 15cm wide. Next Tuesday our kitchen/laundry/bathroom floor tiles are being delivered and we can pick up our new kitchen - yay! And within two weeks our stairs will be ready for pick up too. It's going to be great when the kitchen and stairs go in - it will be like a real house - woo hoo!!!
Now, to pick paint, fun!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

A Little Scrappin'

Had a productive day with Danielle on Tuesday, scrapping and just hanging out. I managed to finish two layouts. Here they are :

This top one started from one of last month's sketches at the Scrapability Sketch Blog, but I only just managed to finish it this last week - whoops!

And I finally scrapped Jude's ultrasound photos...only took me over 4 This paper is from the new June Bug range from Basic Grey. Love the colours in this one.

Hello Cedar

Congratulations to my little sis Dan, and her family on the arrival of my new little nephew, Cedar Rhodes. Of course, he is just adorable :-) And I'm looking forward to lots of bubby snuggles.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Settling on Bathroom Fittings

So we're nearing the stage where the bathroom is going to be installed, tiled, etc. And it's time to finalise decisions on fittings.

Here is one major thing that I had my heart set on - a free-standing bath - and I got it. It's a New Reece Mizu Square-edged free-standing bath that I won off ebay for a bargain prize -more than 50% off of the retail price - which makes me and Roh very happy :-). Always got to love a bargain!

The other thing is our toilet suite - we've gone with the Reece Tonic design - all the s-bend is encased all the way to the wall, which makes for easier cleaning - yay! That was another one of my 'must-haves' - s-bends just frustrate me to pieces.
So anyway, I'm sure you just love that I'm sharing every detail of our reno with you...hmm...maybe pushing it a bit with the toilet be back with some more reno photos soon, and maybe even some scrapping.
Next post is my 300th will have to make it about something exciting ;-)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Scrapability Sketches Blog - New Creative Team

And I'm on it! Along with six other talented ladies - all their blogs are now in my side-bar, if you wish to check them out :-)

The first July sketch has just been released. Here's the sketch and my take on it :