Kitchen · Product Review

Product Review: Sunbeam 5.5L / 6Quart Crockpot Slow Cooker + Recipe for Taco Soup

Once upon a time, we owned a lovely Russell Hobbs slow cooker.  It was given to us by a family member who no longer needed it (how can you not need a slow cooker?!). Unfortunately, this crockpot died on us after about two years of heavy use (plus the six to twelve months it had… Continue reading Product Review: Sunbeam 5.5L / 6Quart Crockpot Slow Cooker + Recipe for Taco Soup

Bedroom · Decorating

Co-Ordinating Storage in the Babies’ Bedroom

Another step further down the path that is organising and theming the babies‘ bedroom, we took a trip to Bunnings to pick up some fresh cube drawers for their cube storage unit. They have had a black 9-cube storage unit for probably 18 months, now.  We nabbed the last black one on sale for $50.… Continue reading Co-Ordinating Storage in the Babies’ Bedroom

Bedroom · Decorating · House

Hanging Pictures in the Babies’ Bedroom

We’ve been catching up on some quick and simple DIY projects this week, while the bigger ones are still in process.  Even small projects are important!  They’re the little pieces that bring a whole house together, like hanging pictures and making the walls all pretty. So, today we’re sharing the babies’ bedroom wall art. We… Continue reading Hanging Pictures in the Babies’ Bedroom

Bedroom · House

Installing Robe Hooks for Our Dressing Gowns

This was just a super quick 3 minute job to get our robes or dressing gowns off the floor (as an aside, what do you call those warm, fleecy house coats that you snuggle up in, in winter?). Despite the disappointing performance of the 3M hooks we used to hang the wall art in the… Continue reading Installing Robe Hooks for Our Dressing Gowns

Garden · House

Planting Some Trees – Lilly Pillies and Jacarandas

Planting trees on an empty block is a long-term investment achievement. We started ours with lilly pillies and jacarandas. We did this on the same day we sowed more grass seed (with fast results!). I ddn’t take any photos of the planting process, because it was getting late, the Oldest Hammerling was being a cranky teenager, and my… Continue reading Planting Some Trees – Lilly Pillies and Jacarandas

Garden · House

Solving the Red Clay Soup Problem (under the house)

Shortly after we moved in, we discovered the land under the house had a unique ability – after a rainfall, it created a lake of red clay soup. Yummy. A bunch of water ran into the area under the house and saturated just over half of it. The first time it rained, we hadn’t sorted… Continue reading Solving the Red Clay Soup Problem (under the house)