spring is here

August is Now a Memory, Spring is Going to be Fun

Last night as I was getting dinner ready, the girls were sitting at the kitchen bench, entertaining themselves by watching videos on the iPad. But they weren’t YouTube videos or […]

Tradie's Lunchbox - Beef, Vegetable and 2-Minute Noodle Rice Paper Rolls with Sesame Sauce

Tradie’s Lunchbox – Beef, Vegetable and 2-Minute Noodle Rice Paper Rolls with Sesame Sauce

If you want a healthy and filling lunch that uses up ingredients from your fridge, you will love these Beef, Vegetable and 2-minute Noodle Rice Paper Rolls. I was going […]

How to Prevent Outdoor Flooding Plus Tips on Living Below a Retaining Wall That Floods

How to Prevent Outdoor Flooding Plus Tips on Living Below a Retaining Wall That Floods

Protecting your home from outdoor flooding is not just about choosing a house that doesn’t stand in a flood zone. Your outdoor plumbing needs to be maintained and inspected to […]

thanks dad for being my facebook fan

Thanks Dad For Being my Most Engaged Fan on Social Media

I used to joke that my dad was a dinosaur when it came to using new technology. He often admitted it himself. When we ran our family plumbing business, he […]

parliament house female plumbers breakfast

Breakfast at Parliament House for Female Plumbers and Apprentices in QLD

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the Female Plumbers and Apprentices Breakfast at Parliament House in Brisbane. The event was organised by the Honourable Mick de Brenni, Minister for […]

rains shower heads, what you need to know

Rain Shower Heads – What You Need to Know Before You Buy This Luxurious Fixture

With bathrooms becoming a place of retreat, than a place to ‘wash and leave’, taps and fixtures that offer a ‘spa’ like experience are highly sought. One luxurious fixture is […]

lip balms for tradies

Lip Balms for Tradies

When I worked on the tools, I used to have 5 items in my pockets. I would have my Oroton coin purse with my essential blue card, licenses and credit […]

Removable Timber Sandbox With a Deck Lid

Removable Timber Sandbox With a Deck Lid

I love a clever DIY project and when my friend Yolandi shared what she and her husband were creating for their third daughter as a Birthday gift, I wanted to […]

rather be busy than bored

I’d Much Rather be Busy Than Bored

After a few big weekends of parties and going out with friends, Jacob and I decided to have a slower Sunday (with a much needed sleep in) and head to […]

The Block 2017 Guest Bedroom Ensuite

The Block Guest Bedroom Ensuite Reveals 2017

Last night on the The Block were the guest bedroom reveals. I usually share the bathrooms and kitchens from The Block on the blog, but three of the teams last […]

tradie's lunchbox roast pumpkin, feta and beetroot quinoa salad

Tradie’s Lunchbox – Roast Pumpkin, Feta and Beetroot Quinoa Salad

If you’re looking for a healthy, hearty salad, this Roast Pumpkin, Feta and Beetroot Quinoa Salad will not disappoint. I had a similar salad at Shingle Inn, which I shared […]

scent of your home

What’s the Scent of Your Home? Plus a Diffuser and Essential Oil Giveaway

I’ve been using doTERRA essential oils for nearly two years now and I’m only discovering some of the benefits of using these oils. One of the main reasons I love […]

The Block Bathroom Reveals 2017 - It Was All About Circles & Face Level Storage

The Block Bathroom Reveals 2017 – It Was All About Circles & Face Level Storage

The Block bathroom reveals were shown last night and the bathrooms did not disappoint. It seems circles and architectural design were the winning features in this week’s bathrooms. Face level […]

it's not what you have but who you have

It’s Not What You Have, But Who You Have

Every Sunday I take my day of rest very seriously. Each Sunday afternoon, it’s my time to have a nap to catch up on sleep. After the last few full […]

10 Ways to Protect Your Home From Water Damage Caused By Internal Flooding

10 Ways to Protect Your Home From Water Damage Caused By Internal Flooding

We can often take for granted the convenience of plumbing in our homes. The handiness of water, run through pipes in our home, is something we don’t think about until […]

Tradie Maternity Pants: Work Pants for Pregnant Tradeswomen

Tradie Maternity Pants: Work Pants for Pregnant Tradeswomen

Tradie maternity pants for pregnant tradeswomen can be difficult to find. 7 years ago when I was needing maternity pants while on the tools, I had to source pants from […]

Don't Read to Reply: A Lesson About Empathy

Don’t Read to Reply: A Lesson About Empathy

One of our biggest communication problems is we do not listen to understand, we listen to reply. I found that nugget of wisdom on Pinterest via LifeHack.Org. And I think […]

The Art of Facade - 6 Lavish Ways to Make Your Home Look More Expensive

The Art of Facade – 6 Lavish Ways to Make Your Home Look More Expensive

Guest Post In a perfect world, we would all live in lavish houses, decorated with the most eclectic and spectacular furnishings and finishings. However, that simply isn’t the world we […]

$1000 bathroom renovation

What a $1000 Bathroom Renovation Looks Like

I have a really awesome before and after renovation to share with you today. It’s what I call a successful cosmetic makeover and it’s amazing what a $1000 bathroom renovation […]

8 Ways to Display and Store Essential Oils at Home

8 Ways to Display and Store Essential Oils at Home

We have been using dōTERRA essential oils for over a year now and we can’t get enough of them. Of course, since our new found love with the oils, we’ve […]

Matte Grey Stone Bathroom Fixtures

What You Need to Know About Matte Grey Stone Bathroom Fixtures

If you’re looking for a high-end statement piece to put in your bathroom, you should consider matte grey stone bathroom fixtures. I became aware of these matte grey cast stone […]

zucchini noodle pesto salad with capsicum and pine nuts

Tradie’s Lunchbox – Zucchini Noodle Pesto Salad With Capsicum And Pine Nuts

If you crave carbs during winter and love nothing more than eating a hearty pasta dish, you will enjoy this Zucchini Noodle Pesto Salad with Capsicum and Pine Nuts. This […]