Our DIY Dream

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Introducing Oneflare Scrapbooks – the Pinterest for Home Design!

Authors: Michelle

Sponsored by Oneflare

Oneflare.com have released an Australian-first design inspiration tool called Oneflare Scrapbooks. It helps Aussies plan and build their dream homes with the ability find the right trade professional to build it – all on one website. It’s an exciting new tool that helps people find and collect inspiring photos...

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The launch of a new business

Authors: Michelle

As we move on from the wins and challenges of 2013, I am looking forward to what the new year has to bring. You see 2014 is set to be an exciting time for us with many of the plans I have been setting into place these last few months starting to come to fruition. One of the biggest projects is that I’m about to launch two...

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2013 Thank You

Authors: Michelle

Well what a year it has been! Who would have thought at the beginning of 2013 that we would be sitting where we are today. It’s been a challenging year that is for sure. A year of ups and downs. But here we are, we have made it through…a bit battered and bruised from our journey but we accepted the challenge and have...

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The art of Philip Wolfhagen

Authors: Michelle

I was very fortunate to be invited to view an exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) while I was in Hobart earlier this week.

“Illumination” is a Newcastle Art Gallery and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery travelling exhibition sponsored by Visions Australia. It’s the first major survey of...

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I have a dream

Authors: Michelle

Many (many) years ago I had a dream. It was about the house I wanted to live in. I’ve been dreaming about this house for so long now that I just decided what the heck, why is it still a dream, why can’t it actually be a reality.

Seriously though, i’ve been planning this house in my mind for years. I have one of...

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The scars you can’t see

Authors: Michelle

When we think about the words domestic violence, we often imagine physical violence along with the external signs such as bruises, broken bones, and a black eye.  However, domestic violence takes many forms. It involves violent, abusive or intimidating behaviour carried out by a partner, carer or family member to control, dominate...

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To my daughter on her 1st birthday

Authors: Michelle

Dearest Ruby,

I cannot believe that it has been an entire year since the day we first met. It certainly was love at first sight. I had heard stories of a mother’s love but nothing prepared me for the love I have for you. I will never be able to truly express how much you’ve wrapped yourself around my heart.

Watching you grow...

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Parsons chair covers

Authors: Michelle

I have the most comfortable dining chairs in the whole wide world. Yes, its a big statement to make but everyone that sits on them for the first time always comments how comfortable they are. I bought the chairs from Freedom many years ago…probably when I was about 25…and they matched the lounge set I had at the time....

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What a grand design

Authors: Michelle

Grand Designs has always been one if my favourite shows. I’ve always loved watching the trials and tribulations of UK folk as they build their dream homes. So you can imagine how happy I was when Grand Designs Australia hit our tv. Since then, I have had a goal to be on the show with my own dream home one day.

Well while I...

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The latest and greatest

Authors: Michelle

Can you tell I have started working again? Yes, you thought I had dropped of the edge of the world but in fact it’s been head down bum up for me as I return to the work force 3 days a week. The good news is that I get to work from home. The bad news is that I have had to go into the office a fair bit as I settle into the new...

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