NO really, this year has flown by and if you're just like us you've probably been too busy to realise that Christmas is in 2 weeks, YESSSS 2 weeks! And if you're anything like Bonnie or Lana, you have not yet bought one single present (P.S - Erin's already finished!).Read More
Have I told you that we’re using more colour than ever in this house!? I think they must have changed the coffee granules at The Tuckshop cos Bonnie has gone a bit colour crazy. Don’t worry, we’re not talking bright fuschia or chartreuse, you’ll see Bon’s choices are still very liveable and will work beautifully with our predominantly white walls #snowdrop.Read More
TICK TOCK TICK TOCK …… with only 2 WEEKS TO GO it’s hard to imagine how we’ll get this house finished on time!?
I decided to ring Erin and check how things were going...Read More
And within the blink of an eye, we are already past the half-way mark for House 5 #thehillsarealivewithrenofive.
So for those of you that blinked, here’s what you missed.
The House as it was – original fibro cottage in Baulkham Hills.Read More
“Could a tradie could SAVE your marriage!?” Really? How so? Hey, don’t get me wrong, I’ve met some good tradies across our reno projects. They turned up on time, did a quality job, they were fast, on budget, friendly, and on occasion - easy on the eye, but how that translates into saving a marriage is beyond me. In fact, based on my fading recollection of Desperate Housewives, I thought the buff-bodied Pool-Boy/Gardener was not really helping Eva Longoria’s marriage at all.Read More
Can you believe we are in the FINAL WEEK of this reno!? I can’t. In fact if you asked me if it were possible, I’d say “no way, Rosé”. But Erin assures me we are on track to finish by Friday. So with the pressure on I was quite reluctant to take a day out to write this blog (yes it takes me that long). Surely this is how the Masterchef contestants feel when there’s 3 mins left on the clock, they’ve just burnt their sauce (and fingers) and suddenly Matt Preston appears for a quick interview. Argh!! So forgive me this week, there are more pictures than words and let’s all cross our fingers that we don’t end up with burnt ones on Friday.Read More
We’re past the half-way mark for this reno and as with all big sporting events (I acknowledge this isn’t one of them, but perhaps it should be, is it too late for Rio?) we will be crossing down to the sidelines for a half-time report of the team’s performance. I’ll take a look at who’s been playing out of their skin and who needs to step things up in the second half.Read More
The facade of our House went under the knife this week for a much-needed facelift. It was just the start of a major process and she will take a few more ops in the coming weeks to complete.Read More
This week kicked off with a bang! We chose our exterior paint colour (yay). And when I say ‘we chose’, you know I actually mean ‘Bonnie chose’ and funnily enough it was the first colour Bon picked out of the 5000 choices from the Taubmans Colour Chart. So what colour did she choose?Read More
I remember. It was 12yrs ago and myself, Bonnie and Erin were at a nightclub (god knows where) and we were badgering the DJ (poor guy) to play “Let’s Get It Started” for us. And like that night, on Monday morning of this week I made the same song request on my iPad. Why? Because after a loooong wait, we were finally starting our House 4 reno!! It’s official - the party has started at House 4 and us Birds are now nesting in Northmead for the next 6 weeks.Read More