Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Up to this...

Family Bathroom...almost tiled

Fully tiled and the white tiles have been grouted. The pebble feature has yet to be grouted in this pic, but it is done (will have to take another photo :-p)

Ensuite - Feature wall of tiles in shower nook, matching sized white tiles for the rest. Ensuite is two thirds tiled.
Ensuite - Roh tiling...caught by surprise.

The kitchen area..and our mosaic tiles, which I just LOVE! Here's the overview...

Close up of stove top and tiled splashback...

New sink and tile splashback :-)

New tap - Milli design

At the moment the sink and tap are just looking pretty, not yet having been connected up, but it wont be long.
In other exciting news (well, in my world) we bought a new fridge which is being delivered on Friday - a Samsung, platinum, side-by-side with ice/water dispenser. This is the first ever new fridge I've bought, so can't wait to get it.
Also, I've picked up the paint for the kitchen - the red is called 'Firefly' by Wattyl, and the white is called 'Pale Mushroom' by Haymes and I'm itching to start painting. Not quite ready for it today, but soon, I'm told - yay!

3 out of 4

Just a quick share of 3 layouts..the fourth is actually still at Dan's :-P

"Alannah - Five"...using lots of 'Flirty Little Secret' by Prima.

"Luna Park" - this is my take on sketch #2 over at the Scrapability Blog..

"Queen Alexandra" - photo taken by DQ at a extended family photo shoot on Brighton Beach. This is my adorable niece (the youngest of the girls) sitting among her cousins stripey legs.

Back with house pics soon xx

Friday, September 25, 2009

Looking Forrward to...

Receiving this - The Making Memories Slice in PINK! How cute ;-) My dear friend Cass, over at The Crafty Cat Classroom is selling them (I think they are arriving today from the states) and I just couldn't resist. I think she may even have a couple left, if you want one too :-) Going to have some fun, fun with this little gadget! Seeing Lisa Mitchell perform - take 2 for me and Dan. She was scheduled to play at Ruby's last week, but due to a huge power-out, the show was cancelled. Her new show at Ruby's is on Wednesday night - yay! Am really glad it is school holidays - I may even get a little sleep in. Should be a great gig though. Lisa's new album is fab :-)

Will venture back to my blog a little sooner than my last break (how slack was I?? lol) with photos of the house which is coming along nicely, and also some scrapbook layouts....yes, you read right - 4 to be exact and all completed yesterday - I think that's a record for me :-P
Have a great Friday!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Whimsy & Light Photography

My fab sis-in-law Teresa has started up her own photography business - Whimsy & Light Photography. She is super talented and takes beautiful photographs.

She is offering the following special to celebrate the launch of her new adventure :

Spring Mini Photo Session
Normally $200
Session includes :
1 hour photo session in your home
or on location
6 high resolution portrait negatives on CD
and 10% discount on additional images
Call or email now to book your spot
Phone : 0410 154 077

*Sessions must be booked before 30th September 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

It's starting to look like a house :-P

Architraves and doors went up over the last two days, so it's really starting to feel more like a house, and less a construction site....although there is still dust EVERYWHERE!! It's the price you pay for living through this.

Anyhow, here is a close up view of the kitchen area (overhead cupboards still to go up on left wall). Doors won't be put on until the painting is done.

Another kitchen shot, but this one taken from further away in the living area. The new little wall has now been built. We needed to have this here for support. I quite like it though.

And the kitchen again, but viewed from our front door.

Our living room window looking all spiffy with the architraves on. Can't wait til the cornice goes up over the weekend - it will feel so much more finished.
The stairs are finally in. We had a small dilemma, where the original stairs we got were wrong - too short so definitely a problem. The guys at the stair place were great, as it was their mistake, but they fixed it and delivered the correct stairs before 8am on Monday morning. We think we are going to paint the stairs for something a little funky and fun.

And Roh has started tiling the family bathroom. Love these HUGE tiles! The blue on the floor and wall is actually waterproofing agent - it's a really pretty colour ...he he

So that's us for the moment. Another full on weekend ahead with tiling and cornice, and maybe even installing my new kitchen sink - if we get it before then (silly woman at Abey warehouse won't release the sink to Reece, for us, because they are waiting on the glass cutting board - crazy!! It's doing our head in a bit - I just want a sink - the bathroom sink really isn't doing the job..lol)
Will update again next week - hopefully with some rumpus room pics as well as tiled bathrooms..we'll see :-P

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Two New Photos

On the weekend, we had our District Convention at Rod Laver Arena. I forgot my camera all three days, but trusty Dan had hers with her, and today edited these two photos for me - I'm loving this one of my hubby...
And a family shot - I don't think we've got a recent photo of the four of us, so I'm really happy with this too..