A new home!

We don’t have a new home… yet!!!

But guys.. we are totally knee deep in finding a new home and about to go to market with ours! You have no idea how absolutely giddy (and totally terrified) we feel! This is our first time selling but second time buying so we don’t know what to fully expect but we are trusting God throughout this whole process! We’ve met a great real estate agent and broker so we believe we have all the right tools – it’s just a matter of God’s perfect timing! I don’t know why but I have never had a hard time trusting God with big things like work or homes or big life decision- I guess I was raised to always know that He is in control and so I don’t need to worry about..

If you’re feeling overwhelmed today or not sure of what your future holds I challenge you to take 2 minutes and just release it to Him.. Trust that He knows the beginning from the end and will ALWAYS work things out for your good! I like to practice this on my way to work most days- I’ll spend a few minutes thanking Him for what we have and just out-loud committing our current situations we’re facing to Him. It’s freeing when you can commit the hard things to someone who literally holds all situations, all time, all the good and bad things in His hands.

I don’t know where that came from but moving right along.. Home Things!

We’re not sure if a brand new home or a newish home is on the cards but you guys, some of my pins from Pinterest may actually be coming to pass!! I wanted to share some of my favourites- I love looking at new homes and concepts. My dad is a carpenter so my love for homes and the construction of them totally instilled from my childhood! Even now I can recall the smell of fresh sawdust on my dad..

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Kids Bedroom Inspiration

It is not secret that I love looking at kids bedroom ideas. There is something extremely fun and exciting about designing a space for a little one to explore every day- at least I’ve found it to be so! A bedroom needs to have the necessity of storage and a bed but then everything else is totally left up to the designer! I am by no means an interior decorator but my heart skipped a beat when I saw the final layout of the rooms (especially the little girls’ room.. I know.. I’m partial)! You guys, I am dying over that little girls bed- like literally swooning.

As Ava gets older I will definitely start looking into transitioning her into a big girl bed- as practical as bunk beds or trundel beds are I cannot ignore these little house beds that are EVERYWHERE at the moment.. Should I throw caution to the wind? I would love to hear your feedback as to when you moved your kids to big beds and how you went about changing their rooms up.

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Magnolia Canopy Bed | Target Swan Head | Leo & Belle Canopy | Kmart Nursery Clothes Rack | Nathalie Lete Wallpaper | Freedom Furniture Ranunculus | Freedom Furniture Rocco Rug | H&M House Shelf | Adairs Pom Pom BasketBaby Boy

Freedom Furniture Charlie Bunk Beds | Target Dinosaur Night Lights 1 & 2| Target Superhero Print | Target Colourful Rug | Indoor Climbing Wall Source* | Target Timber Rhino Wall Decal | Adairs Jack Storage Shelves

* Look for your local climbing store that sells climbing wall hooks. If you’re in Australia here’s a local company- Uncarved Block.

All paint colours are from Dulux Paint.

Bedroom Update

I was explaining to a girlfriend this afternoon that I am itching to do a DIY/Home project. I know our bathroom renovation is off the list for a while (tears were shed writing that sentence) and I’m pretty happy with Ava’s bedroom and playroom.. so.. the next item on the list is our bedroom. I am so embarrassed to even show you a picture as it is so plain. I have nothing on the walls except a cardboard deer head and our bed is so large we actually have floating bedside tables (we have a king sized bed in a room suitable for a queen). Oh, and one of those bedside tables was broken a few months ago so it’s currently propped up by books and an empty plant stand… yes.. it’s as ridiculous as it sounds. Funny side story- If I record any insta stories in our room I have to purposely make sure I never film near our door so the public never sees my broken side table.. haha.. My dad is a carpenter and we have literally put up with this broken side table for MONTHS.. like more months than I can remember so that’s super awkward and sad..

Anyways.. considering we feel insanely blessed to even have a home I put together an inspiration board that isn’t going to cost a fortune. I’m talking artificial plants and a floating shelf. I kind of love the idea!

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Floating Shelf- 1 & 2 | Drooping Plants- 1 & 2 | Blue Walls- 1 & 2

I felt like I needed to do a roundup of artificial plants as well as there is no way I am putting real plants in our room- bugs, having to replace them every month.. it’s not happening. All of the below are less than $30 each. Some are as cheap as $4.95!

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Bedroom Update

When Greg and I first bought our townhouse we knew we needed to cosmetically update the house- I’m talking brown walls, ceiling fans, brown tiles.. the whole lot.. Apparently the lady who lived in our house prior to us purchasing was a police officer so my guess is that she didn’t spend much time at home..

The number one priority on our renovation list though was our bathroom. I’m not sure why I use the word “was” because it’s still on this invisible list. I was promised a bathroom renovation from my husband 3 years ago.. I am still waiting.. I need Bryan from ‘Leave it to Bryan’ to come to our house.. that’s the only way I can foresee our bathroom being renovated.. anyways.. next on the list was our bedroom.

We fixed the paint colour, ceiling lights etc but now we have a very plain, simple room. It’s functional so no issues, but there really isn’t any life in it. I’m torn between wanting to paint a royal blue feature wall and keeping the white walls. The below two feature walls are from Rebecca Judd loves and Apartment Therapy.

Scandi is definitely my go-to when it comes to decorating. If you have seen our house you will know this is true. A young baby has not stopped me from relishing in white walls (check back with me when Ava is a toddler…)

Below is my bedroom inspiration if we kept the white walls and went down the Scandi(ish) road..

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One- Den Armchair | Two- Sorrento Quilt Cover Set | Three- Stockholm Mirror | Four- Finley Bedside Table | Five- Fiddle Tree Plant | Six- Kaiser Throw | Seven-  Faux Fur Cushion 

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