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I am a SAHM who does work from home occasionally, dedicated to raising 3 Godly, independent, healthy children. Loving the home building process though it is not without challenges. I have fairly free reign over the creative aspect of the project...just not the financial side!

Friday, February 15, 2019

The garden a year on

Not much has changed at all in the last 12 months though we did repalce our struggling camellias down the side of the house with some gardenia bushes. We hope they like the soil more than camellias. Our hibiscus trees did not like the frost of the past winter at all and pretty much lost all foliage, looking very sickly. As you can see, they have bounced back beautifully again, providing us with privacy from our neighbours.
Hibiscus is back

New gardenia bushes

Friday, February 16, 2018

Yearly garden spam

Our garden has just had its fourth birthday. Whilst the back and sides are flourishing, the front still is struggling in comparison. In the backyard we made the mistake of not cutting down the hibiscus trees and the bottom was starting to radically thin out. We have pruned them back to half their size recently in the hope of encouraging growth back down below.
Hopefully within the next year, we will have some good garden lighting installed.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

New splashback

My kitchen splashback was one thing that never sat well with me - too dark, flat and heavy! We engaged the services of a tiler for another project so we decided to change over the splashback too.
Whilst I was led to believe this was a small, quick job, it actually involved demolishing the whole wall.

By the next day, it was all finished off. I couldn't be more pleased with the result.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Office/guest room

The room not yet seen finished. This room is near the front door on the right and is a multipurpose room. An office area for us with a sofa bed for guests. Fortunately we don't have guests too often as it is a little squeezy when the bed is folded out. 
The print is from Etsy which incorporates a favourite Bible verse and we have the World's Most Expensive floating shelf over the desk but that is a looooong story!