Wednesday, 14 January 2015

A Summer Spring Clean

(Photo from Pinterest)
I have been spending all my free time cleaning out my house this past week. It's crazy how much crap you can accumulate in a short amount of time. (and it's only 2 of us) I thought we had a mass clean out when we moved into our new home coming up to a year ago next month but here we are again throwing out bags and bags of useless trash as well as bags for goodwill. 

I'm trying really hard to stick to my New Year resolution of de-cluttering, giving everything in our home a place to live and to finally making this house look like a home. 
I can't wait to fill these beautifully fresh painted walls with art and photos of all the wonderful memories we have made over the years.

In my cleaning frenzy I started googling some other things that have been on my "TO DO" list for a long long time but didn't really know how to go about it. On my list are things like -

: washing a quilt :
: getting those yellow stains out of pillows :
: how to get that damp smell out of your washing machine : 
: how to stop creeper plants from popping back up in the garden :
just to name a few.

I was hoping to trial the first two on my 2 days off this week but thanks to our wonderful Melbourne weather it has been pouring rain and humid as hell.

So for now the only one I have tested is the washer wash. I found this one on Pinterest and it has worked a treat. The only thing I changed was the vinegar for some Canesten Hygiene Rinse because we hate the smell of vinegar and don't even keep it in the house. Worked a treat! Thank you Life. Love.Larson for your post.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

No more "TO DO" lists just "DONE LISTS"

Steve always shakes his head every time I utter the words "IT'S ON MY TO DO LIST" mainly because he knows that it means I either forgot to do it, I'm procrastinating about it or just flat out can't be bothered and will probably never get done. Over the break he said how about you have a resolution of a "DONE LIST" this year? - I loved it,  it was the words I needed to hear out loud.

So one of my new years resolutions is to got through a daily to do list as opposed to continually adding and adding to my a never ending/unrealistic list. Another resolution this year is to ask for help when I need it. I tend to have this overwhelming & stubborn need do do everything by-myself that it ends up making me chase my tail and only get half of my jobs done and then stressing and dwelling on what I didn't do than enjoy the great work I did do.

I think I felt this bad habit of mine the most last year when it came to the wedding. I didn't enjoy the lead up time as much as I probably should have (don't get me wrong I had a ball planning and felt a great sense of accomplishment on the day) due to always thinking/stressing about what the next task or job was and not having enough time to do it myself as opposed to enjoying the present moment. Same thing happened on our honeymoon I found myself at times thinking about all the work I had waiting for me at home.... and what for??? to get home and find out that all my months of hard work had been messed up by a lying, incompetent manufacturer. I let that little negative then spiral me into a negative pit of....well pity!

SO NO MORE! I am going to get some more help as well as learning how to use little word I'm afraid of saying "NO". I have to stop taking on more work than there are hours in a day.

To a more positive 2015, enjoying each day as it comes and to getting shit done.
7 days in and so far so good.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Feeling Fresh

Hello 2015.
It's a fresh new year so I thought why not a fresh new look and start to the blogging year? I am in love with how it turned out and so excited to share it with you all. I'm a great procrastinator at the best of times (mainly when it comes to my own personal projects though this blog and home D.I.Y's are my worst oh and paying bills if you ask Steve) and revamping the blog has been on my "TO DO" list forever and a day. Unfortunately it has always been pushed to the back of the priority line. BUT, one of my resolutions this year is to be more organised and proactive (lame as it sounds) but I think it finally has to be done with all the exciting projects we have going on at the moment.

So here it is...
We hope you love it as much as we do and have a look around... We have added a few more features and pages including links to our online store, exciting projects we are working on with some fun new clients to come as well as links to all our social media platforms.

To a happy & bright 2015
xox

Saturday, 27 December 2014

How does a homeless man spend $100?

Friday, 19 December 2014

new stock on the online store


We have some new and exciting treasures for your Little's ones {and not so little ones} 
on the online store if you fancy a peek.

We have moved our online shopping cart over to the more user friendly BIG CARTEL platform.
We are so happy with how much easier it is for our customers to shop our designs and we now accept credit cards as well as Paypal {Because let's be honest sometimes you can't be bothered signing up to stuff}

So check out the new page HERE and remember to check in every week because we have exclusive items released every few days as well as exciting SALES and PROMOS!
LEXIE EAR WARMER - Link Here
RITA SCARF - Link Here
An oldie but a goodie is back! RUTHIE ROMPER - Link Here 
{But hurry with this one it sells out fast}

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Little

I mean honestly... too too cute.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Happy Birthday DJ Kashford

Happy Birthday to our smiling DJ Kerry. 
You did such a great job keeping us both under control prior to and during the big day even teaching us a few new dance moves. Thanks again Kerry for making our wedding day so much fun, all these smiling faces in our wedding album would not have been possible without you.
Check out Kerry's page HERE if you fancy a look at some of his events. 
(We might even make a little appearance on there) 

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

corporate games 2014

 
 
 
 
These guys did so well. Congratulations on making the finals guys.
#TEAMDULUX

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

shake it off, shake it off

Oh these kids are the sweetest thing...

Friday, 14 November 2014

Our Special Day - Part Two

The hardest part of going through all these photos is deciding which to put up on the wall.
I have resorted to going through each stage of the day and picking a few to narrow it down.
It's not going so well... So far I have narrowed it down from 900 odd to 500-ish???
You did such an amazing job Jeff I don't think I can say it enough.
I have also had a few people ask who did our make-up and that is the amazing Marie Mihail.
Follow her work HERE on Instagram.
xox 
and off for more photos
...
Check out Part One of our Wedding Day HERE!