Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A new-to-me world

Well hai there fellow blogger, instagramer, crafter, vintage lover, tea drinker.....! I've been debating the pros and cons of starting a blog for a good six months now.
I'm still undecided.

Today it occurred to me that blogging about our current exciting/stressful/major renovation could be cathartic for me, and if I manage to get into the groove of this new-to-me world I may even meet some lovely folk (you) who might even help, inspire or encourage me.

This is where my mind needs to be almost daily...

...Not on backyard parties for little girls! On my home and its ever-changing shape, size and style. This picture above is pre-extension so we have lost a good deal of our lovely sun-filled yard (sob), in exchange for a (fingers crossed) sun-filled living space!

On Houses. Paint colour, flooring, garage door type, tiles, lighting...and it goes on and on.  This (above) is my friend Jo's house. I took photos of it this morning because we are trying to decide on exterior paint color.  Alg and Jo's home is 1/2 strength Hogs Bristle, freshly painted. I really like it, and may use it, but for ours I'd like to try something a little whiter first.  We tried Dulux Whisper White recently on our weatherboards and it looks too white.  So now we'll try either 1/4 Hogs Bristle or Antique White U.S.A.  If that fails we will go a light grey instead!

 Above are a few homes I've been spying on and knocking on their doors or just blatantly snapping pictures.

And behind the iceberg roses is our home thus far! The old beige colour below and the new yellow weatherboard above, all ready for a fresh white coat!

{This is where I'd rather be, at my parent's hobby farm with my 7 and 4 year olds enjoying the peace......}

I'm a creative spirit and am crazy about pretty things but I'm H.O.P.E.L.E.S.S at making decisions. I can narrow down to two, two colors, two baths, two pendants etc but then I get stuck and worry about making the wrong choice.

          Ah these tough first world dilemas! Perspective. :)


  1. Oh HAI!
    You started a blog!
    That was quiet and sneaky ;)

    1. Oh Em you found my 'pretend' blog!! Ha, yes I have very quietly been working out how to set up this thing the past few days, and kidding myself that I'm only pretend blogging or secret blogging! Well you have very sneakily encouraged me so aren't you sweet. xx
      (shhhh though, I'll keep pretending for now) :)