Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Just saying...

My husband flies back in tonight yay!
So depending on how we go (usually quite busy when he's back) I will endeavour to take some pics, or even get him to take some, he may enjoy contributing to my dear old blog. LOL

So see you in a week or just a few hours or more.

Tash xxx


The tiler has yet to return, to put the new tiles in...I have had a tough week this past week and tonight had enough! So gaffer taped a plastic bag over the space where the tile was missing over the bath and I had a bath.
I feel soooo much better for it and of course the two little ones hopped in with me. Love them to bits.

Saw a crash between a bus and a car today and apparently the person passed away. :( very sad.

We were literally 2 minutes car drive from our house, but were turned away and so returned to Two Rocks and through past Sea Trees Estate and basically did a huge circle. My 6 minute drive, turned into 40 minutes.

Haven't mentioned, as I haven't been posting, but our grass out the front did a spectacular flop. Lack of water and it died...I have been out watering it every single evening for the past 4/5 weeks and it's back. Finally. I think I shall aim to have a play with the camera and take some garden photos.

Ok, well all from me this evening. Hope everyone out there reading are well. :)

Tash xxx

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The last post.

I have a toddler climbing over me, so much easier to do two blog posts than to try and move the pictures around how I want them! Hahaha!

The last post, pictures are our entrance way, which has been painted in OLIVINE (by Wattyl but in Taubmans paint). We put skirting board in, the Clik type, which was purchased at Bunnings and also a window sill, which my husband cut out himself. We will be putting window sills and skirting throughout the house, as we think it finishes off things that little bit more. :)

The other photos of the bathrooms, well our showers weren't tiled according to our addenda, so finally they are being re done. YAY!! The floor tiles are supposed to carry on as a 'skirting' tile and you may notice that the rest of the bathrooms are done, but not the very odd.

Anyway the bright blue stuff is the waterproofing and sometime this week he'll be back to put the correct tiles on.

Tash xxx

Some pics, sorry for being slack!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

We have painted!!!!!

Exciting news, we have begun painting! *SQUEAL*
Hubby and I had both picked out colours that 'we' thought best, could not agree and so upon entering the paint shop, which by the way was a  Bristol decorator centre in Joondalup and the staff are super friendly and extrememly helpful! ANYWAY....we entered the shop for the third time and looked at the 'wall of colour' and picked a colour and said right, that's our colour.

We got a 10 litre container of paint and that was that! We sealed our walls with a plaster sealer and left that to dry for a few hours (well overnight actually as we bought the paint the following day).

Because we are still in that 'new phase' of having our own house and LOVING the ability to DO things to OUR house, things like painting and skirting boards etc, are fun. So we don't mind the painting just now, we'll see how we go. ;-)

So the entrance is painted, skirting boards in and a window sill on the front window. It looks mighty fine. I will post photos when I can, the paint we have is Taubmans and it is a silky paint that has Teflon in it. We were going to go with the more expensive Taubmans endure, but were told by the people selling us the paint, that the one we are using would be much better with 3 children...I tell you I could tell them all to wipe their hands or not touch walls a thousand times a day (and probably do) but that's not working, so the next best thing, get a paint that is 'scrubbable' hahahha!
The colour is OLIVINE, it looks sort of beige in some lights, green in other light, then is an ever changing colour...we LOVE it. It has 'warmed' the house up and makes the place look homely if that makes sense. It is going to look wonderful when it is all finished, but for now we are going slow and steady and will see what else we can get up to :-)

Tash xxx

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Completely not house related post....

Happy birthday to our gorgeous son!!

Love you lots and lots and hope the rest of your day is fantastic (which of course it will be with Mummy and Daddy and your sisters xxx)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Busy tomorrow

Tomorrow I have the plasterer coming to patch up the various settling cracks and things around the house, I also have a plumber coming around, as our ensuite shower is not externally flumed.

Hubby was up in the roof last week, looking around and discovered it. Not good when we paid extra to get both bathroom fans externally flumed!!!! Fortunately it's only the one that isn't done, so hopefully it doesn't take too long to get sorted.

Nothing much else has been happening here, rates came in, bills, life in general.

I have been occupying my time looking at furniture and paint colours....hahaha! One powerball!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Grrrrr....and then some positive...

Had a most upsetting day today.
Can not, or rather will not post all details on an open blog, but it has to do with a contractor our building company and rudeness!

Our building company have been FANTASTIC. I even had a phonecall from the boss to apologise for the behaviour of the contractor and will be getting someone else to finish of a job that needs to be done.

I am thankful that my husband was at home, to see the rudeness and also took a phonecall and experienced the rudeness via the phone. As I had experienced it already today and could not believe it.

As an aside, taking my children to do a Bunnings kids workshop on the weekend to do a Fathers day activity, so they are looking forward to that and also going to pop into Fired! at some point to pick up the kids creations they painted for their Dad... :)

Anyone with children (or even just adults for that matter, it's really fun!) should definately pay them a visit and get painting some bisque! Very good prices, friendly staff. I will definately be making it a regular place to go to with the kids :)

What else? Hmmm, have been looking at paint colours again, has anyone got a colour that is in the brown family, that has a green tinge to it? Open to any paint brand, as we haven't even decided on that yet!

We would like the 'main' colour throughout the house, to be somewhat similar to below, but not so....umm, pink???? It's soooo hard trying to find the right colour!!!!!

Tash xxx

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Window tinting

Forgot to mention that we got our front windows tinted - just the bedroom and front entrance windows. Our house is north facing and the sun heats up the bedroom and we're also worried about the effect the uv would have on our floor, as well as when we get blinds.

So we got that done recently, was an easy process, just measured up the panes of glass and took those measurements into tintacar they came around the following week and I am pretty sure it took them about 25/30 minutes to do both windows (well 3 panes of glass).

The difference is amazing and I am seriously thinking of getting the childrens rooms done also at a later stage. It was just shy of $240 so not a bad price and we got the darkest tint available. :)

Ok, well I am off to bed. Have a good one everyone!!
Tash xxx

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Just posting...

Hello everyone :)

You have to excuse the 'quality' of the last lot of photos, they were taken on my iPhone, so not terribly good AND my dog had decided to run through the sprinklers, through the mulch and then on to the alfresco, so that's the dirty marks you can see. I assure you it looks much nicer in real life :)
Liquid limestone
Click on the above and it will take you to the website of the people who did our alfresco/outside area. They are wonderful, very competitive prices - actually my husband and I are verry picky with certain things and I can assure you that when I say we got many quotes, we certainly got many quotes!! His was the right price, the right finish and recommended by a neighbour (we saw his work first hand which was pretty much the clincher for us)
If you do speak to him, let him know where you got his details from please, I am sure he'll be happy to know. Also, no, I do not receive anything for writing this.

Tash xxx

Monday, August 16, 2010

Alfresco is finished!

Ok, so managed to get the photos off my phone and onto this computer, YEAH!
So without further ado, here they are! Hope you like :)

Tash xxx

They're coming...

Pictures are coming, hopefully later this evening...

I am having some issues uploading photos from my phone to my computer. So hopefully will have access to another computer later tonight to put photos on there and then upload. :)

Will also be doing another 'interior colours' post, as I have been to Bunnings looking at the 'colour wall' trying to decide what colours I like. Hahahha, it's a far harder job than any I have had so far. Although I am pretty sure I have gotten it right...

Painting won't happen for a while yet, but we need to plan these things don't we?

Tash xxx

Friday, August 13, 2010

Lots of pictures...

Hello my blog readers!!
Apologies for lack of posts/pictures...sick children, myself and husband both sick, busy life in general...*sigh*

Without further ado...our back garden completed! The liquid limestone went down earlier this week and looks fabbo! Although no pictures of that...oh Tash! Will endeavour to get pics tomorrow and post ASAP...

But here are some landscape pics to whet your appetite :) Enjoy xxx

Thursday, July 8, 2010


I have a secret I am keeping from my husband...*looks shiftly around* our front and rear landscaping has been started...hubby doesn't come home until next week, so he'll be very surprised when we bring him home!!!

They started today, digging trenches for the retic, they did that and then dug back over.
Some plants have been planted along the verge and also the side of the driveway, for now though they are finished.

It has been raining and raining all day and they had finally had enough (to be honest I was surprised that they had continued at it!) and would you guess?! The rain has stopped and the sun is shining! Hahaha, always the way!

They'll be back on Monday anyway, to finish off the retic (they have put the main pipes underneath just need to connect the actual sprinklers) finish putting in the plants and the turf will arrive on Tuesday! PHEW!

Photos to come. Going to see if I can figure out whether I can upload straight from my phone to here...

Tash xxx

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The finished retaining wall.

Hello everyone!
Apologies for the delay in putting up the finished photos, been a bit busy with Perth life and sick kids and other 'day to day' things.

Here are pics of the finished wall and some of the finished off 'top' where the garden will eventually go. We have landscaping out the front included with our land purchase, so are awaiting them to come and do that, should be in a week or two. We had to level the top, so hired a compactor, which was a great idea as the sand is soooo soft, the garden would have dropped by inches within a few months if we hadn't done it.

Tash xx

Monday, May 10, 2010

Photos, photos, photos.....

Well, retaining wall was started today, so without further ado....the photos :)