Archive for April, 2013

Fireplace – Day 5

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Let there be light!


Reed sconces, Visual Comfort from Laura Kincade.


The mantle isn’t attached properly. Just leaning there.


We just put the 2 wall lights on and chill out. Such lovely mood lighting.

Today was a fabulous day in Sydney for the fire!!

It is so close yet so far!!! Lots of painting still to be done.

I am on the hunt for an oval convex mirror for the centre.


The electricians also fixed our door bell!!!

It has such a lovely ringer/dinger. I have no idea how old it is. The dinger is inside a cabinet in the kitchen and has 2 dingers. One for the doorbell at the front door and the other for the doorbell at the back door. The back door one works perfectly. But we have no need for that. The front one works intermittently. It keeps getting stuck. Everyone was telling me to just replace it. But I was adamant on keeping the old doorbell!! It has mercury in it and they just don’t make things like they use to. Let me ask you, how many houses have you been to where the door bell doesn’t work?? I have been to heaps! They just have those crappy wireless ones that just stop working after like a month! Or they are mp3 ones. My one has such a lovely ding to it!!

Anyways, I was the genius that suggested to all the men, can’t we just change the wires over, so that the front door is connected to the dinger that works??



Finally, our brass button has been put on too,


It matches the front door handle with the rope detail.

In other news, my friend came over to meet our little girl and she gave me a bunch of flowers! I had just the right vase to put them in.


Waterford fleurology crystal vase!!

The vase is called “AUDREY” and was my push present!!!

My husband was sooooooooo against push presents. But Tah-dah! He couldn’t resist when he saw this vase in our little girl’s name.

I just love it. It is so special.

Any other mums get push presents??

Oh my, mother’s day is just around the corner! How exciting. I am excited.

I pinch myself. I can’t believe I am a mum!!

Fireplace – Day 4

Thursday, April 18th, 2013


The first part of the massive cornice going up!


The 2 workers were here from 7.30am till 6.30pm!!!

They were seriously irritable by the end of the day! Totally over it.

Both their wives were calling them asking about the kids. One of them had to pop out and come back to pick up a kid.



Do you like my urn? $8 from the salvos.

The Electrician is coming tomorrow to install the wall lights that have finally arrived.

I am thinking of moving their location (Now that the cornice and mantle are in place) I think they need to be brought into the centre a bit more.

I told the husband to paint the ceiling and the chimney breast before that happens, but isn’t sure when that will happen.

He unfortunately has to paint the mantle again. He has to scrape off all the paint on there and start over.

He over thought it too much (didn’t listen to me) and it didn’t work out.

So there is still a bit of work until it is complete. But till then, we are enjoying the heater.


Monday, April 15th, 2013


Normal blogging will resume soon, but for now I am baby gazing.

I am awe consumed with this little being and it will take a week or two.

I have updates on our fireplace to show you and the possibility of my birth story. Not sure if I want to share it in its entirety or just a quick synopsis.

Thank you for your congratulations.

One week old today!

My, they grow up quick.


Saturday, April 13th, 2013

She is here!


Born right on her due date after technically 56 hours and 10 minutes of labour.

Everyone is doing great! Looking forward to filling you in on the details.