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Lou from the Enchanting Forest
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Our enchanting weekend at Mt Tamborine...
First stop was a picnic at Canungra Winery. Looking at the family of turtles. Then we did the surprisingly easy drive from Canungra to Mt Tamborine,  to check into our beautiful cottage for the weekend. The host cooked a very lovely coffee and hazelnut cake...

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Welcome to 2016 - our new year holiday
We had a wonderful week away at Noosaville to get refreshed and ready for the year ahead. I loved admiring the garden and getting ideas for our house. Coolum Aqua Park Hawaiian style shaved ice from the Eumundi Markets  Sunglasses purchase at the markets Re...

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Our visit to the EKKA 2015
It was a perfect day. First time in 20 years for me and the first as a family.  It brought back so many childhood memories.  The day in photos: Lou x

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Our main bedroom is nearly there!
Here is our main bedroom as it is today. I still need to find the perfect small storage unit for the corner of the room, but otherwise the room is all done. We are keeping it fairly minimal and calm. I looked for a few months for real retro bedside tables. ...

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Little girls bedroom makeover - before and after...
After Before - same corner of the room After Before After - Same angle as above Room Details: We have filled holes and cracks, painted ceiling and walls white and the wardrobe and window a semi gloss white. Removed the double curtains and replaced them with...

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Nan's buffet...
Finally, we have a home that has the most perfect spot ever for Nan's buffet. I have owned this for years now, it has served as a beauty room work bench, as storage in daughters room and then a room divider. Finally in a spot that was made for buffets, it h...

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Painting, painting and...... more painting!
This is the biggest paint job we have ever done. It shocked us that it took over  weeks just to prep the entire top floor. Being old there was so much to clean, scrape and putty.  We decided to spray paint every room, then go back through and brush on the g...

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Tile ideas...
I'm still scoping out tiles for the kitchen splash back and for the bathrooms. I liked looking at the new renovations at Garden City Shopping Center. I took a few shots of ideas I liked... Have always loved breeze blocks and they will definitely be used som...

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Our butterfly roof house - internal shots - the good and the bad
The last month has been so busy for us. We have been working hard at the house whenever we get a spare moment. There are so many things to consider, research and plan. Then trying to coordinate it all to run smoothly is a challenge. Anything that we can do ...

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Introducing our new butterfly roof house - external shots
We had been house hunting for 7 months non-stop. Looking in an area close enough to the school but the house had to have the special 'something'. We had already made 5 unsuccessful offers on other homes over the 7 months but as the market in this area is so...
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