Tag Archives: Spending

Less Lion & Witch – More Wardrobe!

25 Sep

I’ve managed to fill you in on our bedroom scenario just in time for my next post (no accident there!)….

As mentioned we’ve been living sans wardrobe for about 2-3 months now and we’ve had clothes stashed in our room, the 2 spare rooms, hallway and dining room… mayhem!!

Yesterday was one of the most exciting day’s I’ve had in a while… our wardrobe was FINALLY installed – YAY!!

Again to give you a bit of background… I’m quite big on doing my research and things were no different when it came to my new wardrobe (ok, our new wardrobe… I’ve got to stop doing that!)  I made a trip to the Home Ideas Centre in Petone and spend a lot of time online.  All I found at the Home Ideas Centre was a stand for Boston Wardrobes in Petone which looked quite good.  I also found Innovative Interiors and the Elfa system online.  These 3 made up my shortlist and we went from there.

One thing I soon realised about wardrobes were that they are more expensive than I once thought!  And even though the result is fantastic, I still struggle with this a bit!  keep on reading…

Extreme Makeover – Karori Edition

23 Sep

This is one seriously exciting thing that’s happened to me lately(ish)… A quick background…

My friend was marred in Rarotonga in July this year, and unfortunately due to the time of year Mattie couldn’t get leave.  He dropped me off at the airport at about 5am and I flew off into the sunrise with all my girls and had 5 fantastic nights in paradise.

Meanwhile back at the ranch…  Instead of going back to bed before work, Matt set about clearing EVERYTHING out of our bedroom, bed and all!  The next 4 days were spend not only working long days, but burning the midnight oil.  With massive thanks to his friend Mark (who’s a plaster/painter by trade and is now almost finished his building apprenticeship), some friend, and his mum and dad our bedroom now looks absolutely stunning!  (Before I continue, I should mention that I had no idea that any of this was going on!)

Read on for details and the usual before & after pics

Don’t Fence Me In

21 Sep

I feel like I’ve got so much to blog about at the moment so I’m going to get another one off my chest!!

We got Ralph (the dog) about 4 weeks ago now and we’ve had to take him out to the loo on a lead because our house isn’t fully fenced… yet!  We had a super productive weekend, and thanks to the ripper weather on Sunday we managed to knock up a fence so we’re now officially one step closer… Ralph’s stoked, he told me so!

Although Matt’s an accountant, he’s pretty darn practical around the house .  After a couple of trips outside, coffee, a measuring tape, calculator, more coffee and a super drawing we were armed with a shopping list.  We made a quick trip down to Placemakers on Thorndon Quay and $94  later we were at home with all we needed to get cracking!

As you can see it’s holding up pretty well… Continue reading

Hello world!

14 Sep

Hello world is right!  (Thanks WordPress for breaking my blog ice).

So I’ve decided to start a blog and I thought ‘how hard can this be’, turns out I feel like I’m about to go on a blind date, I’m not sure where to start and I strangely feel a bit nervous!

I’ve worked in online advertising for over 4 years now and have (and still do) read my fair share of blogs.  I find them all inspiring and mostly interesting.  If only one person can feel the same way after reading mine I’ll be stoked!

I’ll try not to bore the pants of you, or even worse offend anyone (no promises though!)

I’ve armed myself with a notebook and pen for my handbag so when inspiration strikes I can rein it in and blog till my heart’s content (intentions are marvelous aren’t they?!).

In a nutshell, the point of my blog (originally) was to keep a record of every little bit of spending I do that’s related to our home and it’s ongoing improvements/renovations.  That way I’ll be able to look back and see how much we’ve really spent on it.  Upon thinking about this some more, I have a strong feeling that it might just morph into something totally different… I guess time will tell!

Right, that’s me for now… Please read, comment, interact and enjoy!