Even I could do this!
Find the video here -> Shibori Napkins
So get crackin’ today nesters x
We have almost finished renovating our kitchen and it was not quite what I expected. Not that I really know what I expected. Anyhoo if you are considering a reno here are some facts I have learnt along the way.
There are moments when I can absolutely un-categorically assure you that you will believe that renovating will. Never. Ever. End. You may be able to spot the end line on the horizon but the horizon keeps moving. One day, the horizon stops shooting away from you and you find yourself looking it straight in the eye. That moment is glorious.
I, for example am an expert plasterer. Did not know that. By expert I mean I am better than my husband and he is good at everything so that makes me an expert.
Although we tried, we ultimately failed in the parenting stakes while reno-ing. The kids sucked down on two minute noodles, watched countless hours of Netflix and I swear I could count on one hand the amount of baths they
probably maybe had.
By second guessing yourself and your choices I mean you will fourhundredandfiftysecond guess yourself. Making choices weeks or days earlier leads to too much time for overthinking, changing your mind and somehow talking yourself to a point of exhaustion. All for the sake of which way the tap should face.
You need to accept that not all people will deliver what they promise. You cannot rely on other people, only yourself.
If you are lucky, one person will show you what good hard work looks like. They will turn up on time, do the job and complete it with efficiency and without being a dickhead.
If you have to live without a kitchen sink – tell the kids it’s like camping and they will be excited rather than annoyed.
You need a budget and you need to stick to it. Like not pretend stick to it. Actually stick to it. I found Homezade App really helped.
“but if you just let me do it I actually have eyeballs that work” – me to my hubs on day 8.
“Boys are just better at unscrewing with, you know, actual, you know, skill” – the hubs to me day 4
“Hey ladyfriend, that concrete dust brings out the colour in your eyes” – the hubs day 2
I am horrid at negotiating prices but the hubs is an absolute star. He managed to secure our new fridge for a massive reduction. What was $2800 somehow he negotiated to $1400 including a microwave. So never ever never pay the ticketed price.
Tile demolishing is part fun part frustration. They either come off first in one swish movement or they shatter and you find yourself chipping away for ages. I found lubrication assisted us greatly. By lubrication I mean that after two bottles of wine and half a carton of beer the tiles just slide off.
I should have gone with the sink I wanted. Biggest regret evs. Trust your gut (and ignore your wallet). One of my friends who has recently completed her fourth full house reno (bloody clever duck) said she has regrets about every single reno she has done.
*Once it is complete I will share the competed kitchen!
It is one of those skills that you will have for the rest of your life, but learning to tie your shoelaces (or more importantly teaching someone to tie shoelaces!) is SO frustrating!
BubHub have put together Shoelace Tying Techniques that actually help!
Happy reading Nesters x
If you are looking for something to do with your little birdies these school holidays, why not get your craft on.
If you are all clever and an over-achiever you can even create your own felt flowers, but to the rest of us the creation of a crown will be enough!
Happy crafting Nesters x
I LOVE good hair. Especially good hair that looks complicated, but in reality isn’t too much harder than identifying which Kardashian likes a good camera angle.
We stumbled across this fabulous little how-to from the gorgeous team at Barefoot Blonde
Twist. Plait. Tie. Done!
You can find details here -> Dutch Braid Ponytail How-to
Happy hair days Nesters x
In an absolutely perfect world I would have unlimited money, endless sleep and infinite beauty supplies.
In reality, I have like 14 bucks, perhaps two hours sleep last night and a mascara that I am pretty sure expired in 2013.
So when I stumble across something almost luxurious that is relaxing, doesn’t cost a maserati and does not take a brain surgeon degree to create then I jump for joy.
Here we have discovered a DIY Homemade Rose Body Scrub Recipe WOO!
This is perfect to make this weekend.
Plus, what a fantastic gift idea!
Happy creating (and ultimate relaxing) Nesters!
You know us, we LOVE to make Fridays just a little bit sweeter for you and today’s Life Hack is a cracker!
PureWow has compiled this list and it is fantastic.
7 Beauty Hacks Every Woman Should Know utilises a lot of products you already have access to in your handbag or bathroom and turns them into game-changers!
Happy Friday Nesters x