Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Here We Go

We have a driveway, just.  Poor guys were out there working
 away through the showers that passed, driveway almost
complete and down came the rain.
Luckily it passed quickly but they had to start from
the top  and re brush the whole thing.

So with lots of painting to do we are moving in tomorrow.
Bedrooms are all painted, thanks to the help of my Dad.

Carpet goes in today and applianced fitted.

Still very wet when I took this, they will be back today to clean, 
seal and do the saw cuts.

Still have packing to do, have called in the cleaners, thank goodness.
Just wish we could call in the painters to finish off, 
at least I won't have to paint over capet.

See you on the other side.

Mekaela xx

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Who Can Resist

As they say, no rest for the wicked.
Off to paint again today.
My wonderful Mum and Dad have arrived
to help with the kids and a little painting.

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter
and leave you with a few cute Easter pics.

And who can resist a cute bunny picture.
I love little bunnies, have to say I was a little
disappointed to find that you can't keep them as pets
in Qld.  These two would be so cute together.

Happy Easter everyone, hope the Easter Bunny is kind.

Mekaela xx

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Salt Pig.

My last purchase before moving in to the new house was 
a Nigella Lawson Salt Pig in blue.

So started the conversation with my kids on why it is called a pig,
when it actually is an egg shape.

So I did a little investigating.

The use of the word "Pig"  is found in Northern English and
 Scottish dialect meaning earthenware vessel.  
Which is also where the term
 "Piggy Bank"comes from as well.

 so you learn something new everyday.
It's great to have inquisitive minds around to question things
that maybe you wouldn't otherwise research.

I love Nigella's kitchenware's, have my eye on some other lovelies too.
Need to win that lotto :-)

Off to paint.

Happy Wednesday.

Mekaela xx

Monday, April 18, 2011

Bargain Shopping

I was in need a new Kettle and Toaster as the old ones
had died.  So I went on the hunt for something pretty.
I found these

They have a lovely pearly white finish.

Problem was on one had them in stock.
They had red, or blue or black so I got on line and found them

Not only did I save $30 on the kettle and $40 on the toaster they
also deliver free.  Very easy to order and only took about a 
week to arrive.  They sell all sorts of things.

I missed my delivery yesterday, so am off to the post
office today to pick them up.

Very happy with my purchase.

Having a day off from the painting today and taking
my kids to the movies.

Happy Tuesday

Mekaela x

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Moving House and Studio

While I am lost in a pile of boxes and paper I am closing down business 
until I am in the new studio.

Taking a break from my Markets and Website.

Off to do more packing and a little painting.

See you soon
Mekaela xx

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Last look

I went into the house for a last look before the floors were sanded and
 polished to have a last look.

I hadn't seen the kitchen out from under the drop sheets with all
the tiling done, next the appliances will go in and let the painting begin.

Bedrooms will be painted on the weekend by me. :-)

The rest of the house with any luck next week by the painter.

Fire mantle is ready to pick up so hopefully that 
will be in by the time we move, or soon after.

Still making some decisions on the furniture.
so will be moving in with the old things until we decide 
on what will fit.


Friday, April 8, 2011

Subway Tiles and Fans

As our move in date gets closer we can't help but be a little nervous
about the house being ready.
Still a lot to do.

Floors will start being polished on Monday.
Fingers crossed that they pull it all off.

Subway Tiles


Kitchen Splash

Kitchen Splash

Kids Bathroom Mirrors

Ensuite Mirrors

Ceiling Fans

Handrails on the Deck

Have a great weekend and pray for sunshine for us 
next week.

Mekaela  xx

Monday, April 4, 2011

Decorating Boys Rooms

Decorating little children's rooms is easy.

They don't really get a say and there are so many cute things around
the only difficulty is choosing.

As they get older, pre teens it becomes a little more difficult.

I have started a navy,  white , red with a little linen / neutral colour
scheme for my boys.

Bunting and lots of stars for the little one.

My 11 yr old is a bit more challenging.

I bought him a red school locker from ebay
and have asked his cousin to do a big graffiti style art
work of his name on a canvas.
Hopefully has the cool factor they like.

And I like these Union Jack cushions that are around
at the moment.

This one I think I need to have in each room

Love these big floor cushions too.
I wanted to put a big reading chair in their rooms but
these would be a great alternative if room is tight.

Love cushions, pile them high.

Off to deliver fans and kitchen pendant lights to the house.

Happy Tuesday
Mekaela xx

Sunday, April 3, 2011

It's Here

After racing around on Friday doing endless house stuff,
I arrived home to findI had missed the posty,
 so I raced down to the post officein the hope I wouldn't
have to wait till Monday, and it was there

Staying safely in the box till the move.
Hubby is going to buy me the ice cream attachment for Mother's day.

The final details in the house are all coming together this week.
We have the floors booked in next Monday.

So fingers crossed and pray that the rain stays away.  PLEASE.

There is still a lot to do but the builder seems confident.

And then, let the painting begin!
We opted to do the walls and trim to save a little money.
So I will have a paint brush attached to me for the next couple of 

Happy Monday
Mekaela xx