1 September 2015

2015 Books - August

I read 10 books this month. If a book makes it to this list on my blog, you can assume I enjoyed and would recommend it (unless otherwise noted) - if I'm not enjoying a book, I stop reading it and move onto the next one. Life's too short and there are too many great books in the world to waste time reading ones that I don't enjoy! (Contains affiliate links.)


Pandemonium (book 2 of Delirium Trilogy) - Lauren Oliver


Born in Shame (book 3 in Irish Born Trilogy) - Nora Roberts


Life with a Sprinkle of Glitter - Louise Pentland


Requiem (book 3 of Delirium Trilogy) - Lauren Oliver


Mightier than the Sword (book 5 of The Clifton Chronicles) - Jeffrey Archer


The Potion Diaries - Amy Alward


Thief of Hearts - Tess Gerritsen


The Beach House - Jane Green


Solitude Creek - Jeffrey Deaver


A Time for Friends - Patricia Scanlan


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19 August 2015

Little update

You guys, I've been SO sick. The whole family has. We've been mown down by this awful flu and it's a long road to recovery.

I did want to hop on here just to say that I need to take a bit of a break from blogging. I explained a little bit in my video (embedded below, or click here). I hope you understand.

Hopefully I will rediscover the passion and be back to blogging soon! In the meantime, thanks for your patience.




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8 August 2015

Updates around the house - hallway

Ugh, I have been SO bad at blogging lately. There are so many posts I want to do but somehow just don't quite get there.

I wanted to hop on here today and share a few updates we've made around the house since moving here two months ago. I am still not organised, and there are still 8 boxes to unpack, but we're getting there.

I'll take it room by room, I think. I actually have been working on this post forever because I wanted to show everything at once, but I think I'll share each room in a separate post and maybe I'll actually get them done!!

Starting with the hallway as you enter the house. Here's how it looked shortly after we moved in:

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Changes we've made:
- hung a shelf on the wall and filled it with little baskets
- changed the seat pad cover
- hung artwork
- hung a star above the key nook
- hung key holder in key nook

Here's how it looks now.

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What we still plan to do:
- remove wallpaper and get walls smooth - filler? new plaster?
- paint walls
- sand and varnish floorboards
- paint inside key nook contrasting colour
- put some colour behind baskets in shelves - paper?
- install a funky light fitting
- have old gas heater removed
- hang full length mirror where gas heater was

- repaint all woodwork and trim
- remove old doorbell and install the cordless one we have
- possibly replace prints in frames and make new bench cushion cover to match


I'll try my best to get the rest of the posts up soon!! Thanks for your patience with my appalling blogging lately.


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7 August 2015

Fashion Friday and latest Blurb book offer

UGH,  you guys ... I have a couple of posts that are in the process of being put together, including one showing all of the things we've done around the house since we moved, but somehow I just cannot get them finished!

The least I could do was put up a Fashion Friday and Blurb offers post, so here it is, beginning with 10% off at Blurb:

Gather up those summer photos and capture fun memories in your very own Blurb book! Plus, now through August 29th you'll get 10% off when you use the code GATHER10 at checkout!

Offer: Get 10% off Blurb Books
Valid: 8/3-8/29
Code: GATHER10
Details: Offer valid through from August 3 to August 29 2015 (11:59 p.m. local time). Valid for printed books only. Get 10% off (USD),10% off (EUR),10% off (GBP), 10% off (AUD) discount is applied toward your product total with no minimum purchase required. Maximum discount is USD $100, CAD $100, AUD $100, EUR 100 € or GBP £100 off product total with minimum order of USD $1, CAD $1, AUD $1, EUR 1€ or GBP £1. This offer is good for one-time use, and cannot be combined with volume discounts, other promotional codes, gift cards, or used for adjustments on previous orders.

Fashion Friday

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Cardigan: thrifted (SaveMart)
Tunic: The Warehouse (on sale)
Leggings: Kmart
Belt: came with a dress
Satchel bag: Cotton On (on sale)
Books: Number One Shoes


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3 August 2015

2015 Books - July

I read 5 books this month. If a book makes it to this list on my blog, you can assume I enjoyed and would recommend it (unless otherwise noted) - if I'm not enjoying a book, I stop reading it and move onto the next one. Life's too short and there are too many great books in the world to waste time reading ones that I don't enjoy! (Contains affiliate links.)



Die Again (11) - Tess Gerritsen


The Jewel (book 1 in Lone City trilogy) - Amy Ewing



Delirium (book 1 in Delirium trilogy) - Lauren Oliver



This is Your Song, Lola Rose - Donna Hay



Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn


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