Wednesday, 5 December 2012

LilyfieldLife Giveaway: Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint

One of my favourite blogs has a giveaway!

You must check it out and enter.

Fiona from Lilyfield Life is an avid painter of unloved furniture. Once she shows a piece the love, they always shine. She does some beautiful creative painting and restoration work on the pieces she finds.

The giveaway is for some Miss Mustard Seed Chalk Paint. It comes from the US and apparently is the bees knees!

I am a little over painting this house, so jazzing up furniture would be a break from staring at gray, gray, gray.

So, your task is to hop over to her blog and enter by following the steps outlined in the post.

Fiona is not only an awesome restorer of the pretty, she is very creative in everything she puts her hand to. And she helped me set up my blog when I didn't really know how to go about it, whilst she didn't know me at all. I was a total stranger and she was so kind and helpful.

So there you go....... clever and nice all in one! :)

Make sure you enter now, won't you?

Saturday, 1 December 2012


It was so hot here today.

It was hot yesterday too, and I knew we were in for a stinker of a day when I woke up at 3.00am and it was still stinking hot, and not a breeze to cool things down.

At 8.00am it was 35 degrees.

I started mowing the lawn and just had to stop once it hit 10.30am, it was really too hot.....

I jumped in the pool clothes and all, this was my first swim this season and it was beautiful!

Before we roofed this house we took the old evaporative cooler off the roof because they are completely hopeless in our climate. I was spoilt in our old house, we had split systems in every room. I love refrigerated air.con more than anything in the world.

We survived a freezing cold winter in our house with one wood heater, but I knew we would seriously need some air-con for our summer. Last summer when we moved in it was unusually cool and it rained for weeks, so we toughened up and didn't need it so badly.

We really do need it now!

I asked my electrician to come out to measure up for a quote. Ducted will cost a lot to install and to run, so we are going to get some split systems again. We can install the important rooms first and then next year do the rest.

Hopefully this week I will have some air-con! So excited!!!!

I don't want to put up with another 42.8 degree day without the air-con.

We made the news with our hot temp. Normally Bourke is hotter than us, but not this time....

How do you handle the heat, and do you have split systems or ducted all the way?

Link to hot temp story