Saturday, 24 December 2011

Ready for tomorrow?

Today has been a busy day for everybody I imagine getting ready for Christmas tomorrow. I did last minute shopping this morning, unpacked a few more boxes, tidied up outside and then we did some cooking.... the girls made these brownies, they are getting really good at cooking by themselves now.
I did some Christmas decorating this afternoon, I wasn't going to as I was so pushed for time with the move but just couldn't help myself!!
I hope everyone has a lovely day tomorrow with their family and friends X

Monday, 19 December 2011

ok this is it! my first post...

Hi,  my name is Carla and I am an Interior Designer/Decorator in Central Victoria.
I am married to Mark and we have 3 children, 11 year old twin girls and a 6 year old boy.
I work 4 days a week as a designer and am very lucky to be able to do what I love!
I have been thinking about staring a blog for a while now and feel now the timing is right. We purchased a house earlier on in the year and I decided I wanted to document my journey of the renovation of our third family home. This time we have bought an old home that has soooo much potential...double brick, timber floors, 10ft ceilings, big bedrooms, and a big yard with scope to day! It's close to the kids school, work and the city.
This is the first time we have bought a 'fixer upper', and I'm really excited about it.
I was hesitant about starting this blog, I really really wanted to do it, it's just that I read so many great blogs that I don't think I could live up to that standard, and committing to it regularly is scary but I am willing to give it a go, I want it to be 'REAL' not perfect! It will be all about my journey through doing up a house to make it a home that we can be happy in, along the way I will share design and decorating tips, great products, maybe a recipe or two, and my everyday living!

Here is a photo of the old white house we have bought... stay tuned for more!


Merry Christmas to everyone! I can't believe I have time to sit here and do this after the past week... the biggest week I think I have ever had! We got the keys to our house 10 days ago!! YAY (finally). We started working on the inside before we moved in, repainting the whole interior, pulling out carpets and walls, and getting it back together again to move into 7 days later! We have now had 3 sleeps here and I can honestly say I am loving this house and I somehow feel at peace, we're finally where we are supposed to be in this home! Everything went to plan, more than I could have hoped for thanks to a lot of very special people you will hear about in posts to come. Even the internet worked as soon as I plugged it in...a miracle!
I still have a bit of unpacking to do and all the decorating which will take me months... I have a photo here of a very bare lounge room but the best we could manage for this christmas!!
We have done heaps already so please subscribe and be updated to see all my before and afters!