Learning to bake

Learning to bake

With my new kitchen in place I have decided to learn how to cook. I can do basic stuff but wanted to learn more. I am looking for a good cooking course in Brisbane but there is not much. I really like French food and would like to learn how to cook that. Meanwhile, I […]

Baby quilt

Baby quilt

My niece had her baby back in May this year. I have been drowning in personal issues all year but a few weeks ago I got myself out from under to make the quilt I had been promising to make. I have never made a baby quilt before and was suprised how quickly I made […]

30 minutes a day to a clean house

30 minutes a day to a clean house

I have been doing a lot of research lately on how to clean my house efficiently and quickly and not seem like I am always cleaning. There are many solutions out there, but nothing that suited my exact needs, so I made my own that I am going to share with you today. Firstly, let […]

the new kitchen

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Finally I am able to reveal my new kitchen. It has taken much longer than anticipated, but I am very happy with the results. If you read my post about buying an Ikea kitchen you will know that is what I was thinking of doing. Pleased to report that we ended up doing this and here […]

Paris flea markets

Paris flea markets

I will tell you a story about my time in Paris at one of the flea markets, the  Marché aux puces de la Porte de Vanves in fact. You can reach this by train very easily. We also went to the Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen which is the huge one.  I spotted a tablecloth and […]

2016

2016

I am back. 2016 has been a shocker. Just can’t seem to get out from under. I keep thinking it must get better. In amongst all that we have been continuing our renovations, although much slower that i had hoped.  I will share with you what we have done in other posts shortly. Just wanted […]

should i buy an ikea kitchen?

should i buy an ikea kitchen?

I need a new kitchen! Definitely! The house we purchased last year has a very old kitchen. The stove top does not work, which is very frustrating! I cook on the barbie hotplate ring. The cupboards are old and not enough of them and the bench is laminate. I don’t cook that much so I […]

Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

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I recently purchased an old wooden tall boy from Gumtree. I wanted a chest of drawers for my dressing room but the only ones I found at Ikea were over $500 and they are not made of real wood so I thought I would try to recreate an old one. It cost me $140 which […]

Outdoor setting

Outdoor setting

As we have moved to a house that has outdoor space, we needed a larger table for the poolside. We only have a small but lovely 2 seater mosaic table that is now living on our front porch. We priced up purchasing a new setting but the prices of these things are astronomical, unless you […]

Finished powder room

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We have finally finished the downstairs powder room. We actually completed it a few months back, but I was still trying to find something else to put in the space. I wanted a surface where visitors using the bathroom could place their belongings. I bought one thing, a small hall table to go in there […]

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