I'm the Worst Blogger Ever :(

by abby on Saturday, July 21, 2012

Oh my. Hello again, blogger world! I can't even say how sorry I am about the lack of posts I've done in the past two years :( Such an unbelievably long time has passed and I don't blame everyone for giving up on our poor blog. BUT here's to second chances and new beginnings! Big, big thanks also to Jona who didn't give up on me either - did you know I was going to come back eventually?

I shall start slow and leave my recap of the past two years for later :)

Today was a Saturday here in Oz and I was lucky enough to have a lovely catchup planned with a friend. Just a regular catchup would have been enough to make my day but a few extra special things happened that cranked up our feel good factor. First off, we drove to Parramatta in search for lunch and had those round-and-round-the parking-lot fiascos while trying to get a spot. After about our fifth time around, a nice lady waved us over to her carspot with a big smile on her face. Her hubby moved their car out of the spot and she turned around AND GAVE US HER PARKING TICKET! As in, her paid parking ticket with a few hours to spare! Yay! Nothing like free parking tickets to put smiles on anyone's face right :)

Lunch - we walked a few blocks down and saw a newly opened burger joint, Grilld. Lovely, proper juicy beef burgers grilled beautifully with amazing chips (yes this was abit naughty). But with our meal came a couple of beer bottle lids, since they had an in-store program where three jars for three different charities stood on a shelf. Each month the store donates $300 to the charity who's jar had the most beer bottle lids. How beautiful is that!

Lunch Dessert - another newly opened store was around the corner called WOWCOW. It turned out that today was their big opening day and all frogurts were $1! The store was covered in pink balloons, loud music pumping, a cow mascot face painting kids faces and real baby cows in a pen wearing pink hats - great atmosphere all in all.

Lunch Dessert Dessert - yes we had a very naughty day, we didn't stop with our frogurts. We headed over to San Churro, sat in a cozy little spot next to a window eating macarons, churros and drinking tea.

   Sweeten Thy Soul - San Churro Goodies

Yes, my soul was sweetened by the time we headed home - nothing like good times with good friends. Till next time, have a great weekend! xx

kitchen tiles finally painted!

by jona on Thursday, July 12, 2012

I have finally forced myself to paint the tiles in the kitchen. Yay!! This was actually finished two weeks ago. I just haven't had the time to write as I have been busy painting some of our furniture white. Yes I finally have had the courage to go white! but we'll talk about that some other time :)

Here is a before before photo of the kitchen (I've had to go through painting stages), though I'm not sure why it's so tiny?

And the finished product! It feels unbelievable to finally tick this off my list!

Max caught me taking photos and wanted to be in the photo too!

The space feels so much bigger and fresher. But at the same time now I think it may be a bit too white?
I can't remember how I came across this idea (most probably from Follow Me on Pinterest :)) but I'm thinking of doing a painted splashback on the tiles to break it up a bit. Here are some inspirations.

Jones Design Compay

High gloss on matt background by Cutting Edge Stencils
Cutting Edge Stencils
Cutting Edge Stencils
Cutting Edge Stencils
Cutting Edge Stencils
I am also thinking of stenciling the dining so still deciding whether to do a damask design or not. All the designs look amazing which makes it hard to decide :/

Which one do you think I should go for?

DIY update

by jona on Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hello there! So in one of my recent posts, I have mentioned taking photos of changes we had done to the house. After some thinking, I'm not sure if I'm going to do that anymore :/ because 1. I didn't really take any photos lol and 2. well it seems like I'm bragging a bit too much? and there's nothing really to brag about because it's not an actual renovation i.e. no walls were knocked down and therefore nothing major was really done. But don't worry I will soon be bragging about the kitchen even though its only a paint job :)

Yes it will soon be 100% done! After being 85% done for so long! like around 2 years! hah! Here is a little preview.

One side primed.
I hope to finish before the weekend! Anyway have to keep this short as I still have to wash my grubby little munchkin! and then I can finally do some painting! yay! :)


Mother's Love

by jona on Sunday, June 17, 2012

So yesterday Aaron and I took Max to the Werribee Zoo to see the lions and the elephants (the pawooo and raaahhh as Max calls them). But as we arrived at the zoo we realised they didn't have elephants.. uh oh! Lets hope the lil man forgets.. he didn't but he got to see the lions and the monkeys so he wasn't as upset. Phew!

My two preciouses.
After the zoo, we had some snacks at one of the town's cafes. As we were eating the following conversation took place between Max and I:

Me: I love you Max, do you love mummy?
Max: No.
Me: Aww (as I pretend to cry). Do you love mummy?
Max: No.
I gave up, knowing I wasn't going to get a yes that day and said: "It's ok Max, I'll still love you even if you don't love me back".

Aaron looked up as if he couldn't believe I had said it lol. Which was fair enough, I mean even I was shocked that came out of my mouth. Being an only child, I didn't have to worry about siblings or anyone but myself and that's all that mattered. I have never felt a love so unconditional, so pure. I guess this is what motherhood is all about :)

Hope you're all having a good weekend! xx


Follow Me on Pinterest Pinterest

by jona on Friday, June 15, 2012

That's right! Posting two days in a row! Making up for lost times! haha! 

So anyways, I've been really obsessed with Pinterest lately and have been pinning all day everyday since I became a member. Its like my very own virtual vision board. It keeps me motivated and inspired! Here are just some of my pins:
I guess Pinterest got me started with blogging again :) though I'm afraid not working for Abby lol.

If you have the time come follow us on Follow Me on Pinterest and have a fantastic weekend! xx


i can't believe last post was 2 years ago! :(

by jona on Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wow!! I am really feeling sorry for this blog as it has been neglected quite a bit that I couldn't even remember the login! :(. So much have changed around the house that I don't even really know where to start either. I might have to do a one massive one I guess and then decide whether I need to create a separate post for it. So over the weekend hopefully I get to take pictures of the house and show you what's been done. This is considering of course Max lets me, who by the way is now 2 and a half years old and is quite a cheeky lil munchkin! How time flies, right? So you might get a glimpse of the little guy in some, if not all of the photos lol.

the loud to my quite! xx
But I guess in the mean time, I'll share my current house decorating dilemma ;). So I am thinking of doing one of those inspirational text wall art somewhere in the kitchen. Like all my house plans, I have photoshoped the wall art in places I thought would look good.
Photoshoped wall art featuring Moo Moo the cat.
Yes, as you can see I still have my beautiful yellow bench top and of course the lovely orange and brown tiles. I am still confused as to which one to do. I like both of them. What do you think? 


quick update on master bed pt. 2

by jona on Sunday, July 25, 2010

howdy everyone!
first of all, apologies for the slackness.. it has been awhile since abby or i have posted anything. like everything else, i would have to blame this on the weather.. the cold not to mention the actual virus 'cold', haven't been helping me be motivated. also, i have found myself a new job :D hoorah! its only part time - two days a week, 5 hours a day.. at a graphics firm, which is my ultimate dream industry to work at.. i definitely couldn't have landed the job if it wasn't for my good friend melissa who has put in a good word to her boss :D
so in between taking care of my lil munchkin max and working and studying (yes, forgot to mention im also doing a course in graphics part time), this leaves little time with diy'ing :(

anyhoo! so i went ahead with sydney's as they have given me a very good price with my furniture but it also came with a headache as they have given the tables the wrong stain and wrong legs :( .. im willing to put up with the legs as it isn't that obvious but the stain i couldnt let go.. it was orange! :/
so i went in there again today to see the re-stained job.. its no where close to what i want it to be.. but its much better. I don't have the energy to convince them they need to redo the stain again so i would have to do the re-staining myself if needed :/ but hopefully once furniture is next to my bedhead it wont look too bad.

so finger's crossed people!

till then!
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