Head | Down

I haven’t blogged for a few days because I’ve had my head down; working that is, not doing anything rude, you smutty readers.  Its been hectic on the Property Management front – yes yes, not sure if you know but I manage properties for landlords / landladies. I feel the work comes along like buses or taxis do, I won’t have a huge amount to deal with for a few weeks and then bam, all of a sudden I’m glued to my phone for a week or two.  I love it though, it keeps things interesting, theres always a different / random problem to deal with! 

I’ve also been knuckling down finishing off my Wakeboard Coaching Level 3 course ready for this upcoming season.  By the time its signed off, it would have taken two years to complete, so I’m pretty stoked to be near the end of it! 

On top of that, I’ve had a sick toddler (tonsillitis), he was very grumpy, therefore I was very grumpy, being housebound for a few days with a clingy toddler is not my idea of a good time.  Pass the vino! 

AND I’ve been continuing on my redecorating path on the upstairs.  I never decorated Ethan’s room when he was born (bad mother I know), so I felt that since he was turning two, I’d better do something about it.  I’ll put pics up when all the finishing touches are done, but its Jungle themed and he loves it!  We let him back in there the night before his birthday and his face lit up, so it was definitely worth it. 

See ya soon xx


We moved into our home nearly two and a half years ago and of course we were stoked that we could finally have an office!  What a luxury compared to our one bed apartment in Kingston.  We moved our stuff out of storage (along with Jon’s desk) and bought an Ikea bookcase for our new office.  It did ok for a while but it wasn’t an easy-use office, everything was kinda everywhere and a bit disorganised.  I never worked in there. Being a new year and feeling better n’ all, I decided to revamp the vibe.

Old office – and that was after I cleared the desk, which you couldn’t see at all. 

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New office

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– I kept it cheap by painting the existing furniture, its not fun but its satisfying to see the end product.  I used a coat of primer and a couple of coats of wood paint. 

– I recycled things from around the house such as the cacti. 

– We went through most of our paperwork and got rid of anything that wasn’t needed, this was two bin bags worth – so it was worth doing!

– The desk lamp I bought from Homebase and got a low energy lightbulb. 

– Shelves from Ikea, cost about the same as hotdog meal – a must, no?

– I made sure everything was to hand according to its priority and how often we needed it, just to make life that little bit easier. 

I’m loving our new office space!  Amazing what a lick of paint can do to brighten your office vibe.  I want to change out all the files to matching colours but I thought that was a bit excessive at the moment.  So theres still tweaks to be done but I’m happy with it for now 🙂 


H O M E | Guest Room Makeover

When you move into a new-build, you will find that everything is magnolia.  Everything. After a year and a half of looking at my fresh magnolia walls and I’d had enough.  It was time to redecorating; or rather just decorating because all we did when we moved in was unpack.  Since I had never decorated before I decided to started in the guest room incase I failed miserably. 

Some before photos: 

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I painted the walls and furniture white: 

Ikea Furniture – two coats of primer and then one coat of white, eggshell.  No sanding. 

Wall – two coats of white emulsion. 

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Finished Guest Room: