Friday, February 28, 2020

Building and renovation

the pros and cons of brass tapware

The Pros and Cons of Brass Tapware

Brass tapware is not as highly sought as chrome or matte black, however for those who like to go against the trends, brass tapware can certainly make a statement...
what you need to know about shower diverters

What You Need to Know About Shower Diverters

Shower diverters are a must have when combining your bath and shower together. There are 3 types of diverters available and it is often an oversight for many new-to-the-scene...
grout free bathroom wall panels

The 3 Best Grout Free Bathroom Wall Panels

Written in collaboration with Mr Wet Wall Grout free bathroom wall panels are a much sought after solution for wall and ceiling finishes in the bathroom. Less grout lines offer...
Bathroom colour schemes that won't date

Bathroom Colour Schemes That Won’t Date

When considering bathroom colour schemes, there is always an underlying concern on whether it will date quickly. You want to get it right the first time because 1. It’s usually a...
No One Asks for a Natural Disaster to Come to Their House Importance of house insurance

No One Asks for a Natural Disaster to Come to Their House

I’ve been on holidays from my job for two weeks now. But I’ve been thinking about people affected this week by the horrifying bushfires. It hits home when you...
curb appeal at the front door the plumbette

Increase Curb Appeal at the Front Door

When Jacob and I bought our current home, we had intentions to increase curb appeal at the front door through the use of potted plants. But some projects never get...
24 tips for a functional family bathroom by the plumbette

24 Tips for a Functional Family Bathroom

The main bathroom of a home is often the family bathroom. It’s the bathroom which gets the most traffic from most of the family members – generally the children. To...

Plumbing

Styling

colourful print hand towels for the bathroom

Colourful Print Hand Towels Add Colour to Your Bathroom

Adding colourful print hand towels to the powder room, bathroom or laundry is an easy...
bathroom storage shelving in bamboo

I Upgraded the Bathroom Storage in my Ensuite

Lack of bathroom storage is often a pain point in the family home. While we love...
kitchen styling how to organise your kitchen bench

Kitchen Styling: How To Organise Your Kitchen Bench

Kitchen styling is something I admire, but am not always good at upkeeping. At present,...
tween girl bedroom update

A Tween Girl Bedroom Update

This tween girl bedroom update is a project we tackled last year in October, but...
desk into a gingerbread house work at home

I Turned My Work-At-Home Desk Into A Gingerbread House

I turned my work-at-home desk into a gingerbread house and I CAN NOT wait to...
christmas tree up in November

I put my Christmas Tree up in November and I’ve got no Regrets

We’ve gone against tradition and have had our Christmas Tree up for over week now....
colourful planter pouches for the home

Planter Pouches for Storage and Indoor Plants

I love my planter pouches around the house. They add colour and pattern to the...
Legit design vases from Vanessa Bean

I Prefer a Legit Design Than a Cheap Knock Off

If you had the choice between a Louis Vuitton Handbag and a $30 look alike...
getting your outdoor area ready for summer

12 Tips For Getting Your Outdoor Area Ready for Summer

Getting your outdoor area ready for summer is probably on your to-do list of household...

Life lessons

Motherhood

three in school

Three in School

Time can often feel like it stands still when you have a baby, a toddler and a kid not yet old enough for Kindergarten. School...
A big december, grateful

It’s Been a Big December, In The Middle Of December

Has it been a big December for you? It has for me. So much so, I’ve had to make some tough decisions about the...
30 family friendly activities in Wanaka

30 Family Friendly Activities in Wanaka and Surrounds

Wanaka is a must visit for families when heading to New Zealand. Here are 30 family friendly activities in Wanaka, of which we did...
24 hours in Queenstown for families

24 Hours in Queenstown for Families

Queenstown is usually on the itinerary of every New Zealand holiday when visiting the South Island. We spent 24 hours in Queenstown before heading...
Ekka on a Budget

How to Take the Family to the Ekka on a Budget

Last Friday, we braved the first day of the Ekka. It took a bit of planning to attend the Ekka on a budget and...
Birthday week

Birthday Week Has Come and Gone

The last week of school holidays was dubbed as Birthday week in our household. I had my Birthday on Tuesday, and we celebrated Phoebe’s on...

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