Yesterday afternoon I told Stew I wanted to move some stuff around in the house.
He knew better than to disagree.
It took us about 3 hours, which I didn't think was too bad.
Basically, I wanted the dining table and chairs in the lounge, as we hardly ever use it. And I wanted to de-clutter the Family Room and just have more room in it.
So, that involved moving the china cabinet out of the lounge, it went into the hallway at the other end of the house.
The Britto Cabinet, and TV in the Family room got moved to one wall... then we spaced the other furniture around in the bigger space.
ABOVE: Stew's being fairly non-committal on how he thinks it looks/feels. But I'm really happy with it.
There's heaps more room for the kids to play in here, and it doesn't look so cluttered or bunched up.
I don't have photos of the Lounge/Dining room as it's still being used by Steve, Bex and the boys to sleep in.
As we don't use the table and chairs much, they can clutter up that room instead!
Today we all have stuff to do in Hamilton. Bex wants to visit a couple of craft/wool shops, and we have a few things to do/get/exchange too.
So... out and about at some point.
I'm now mucking around with the idea of making a new valance for our bed, to go with the new white linen...
ABOVE: Two shades of the same colour... which one to use?
And I think I will make those two little white cushions plain peppermint too... and the cloths on the bedside drawers too.
And that painting above the bed? Might try adding peppermint to that too.
LOL... let's go all MATCHY MATCHY!
We just had a massive win!
We bought new bark collars for the dogs back in July. They NEVER WORKED.
But I couldn't return them cos I simply could not find the receipts!
A week ago, while looking for me togs (again), I found the receipts in one of my drawers.
So, today we took the bark collars back to Animates.
And they said we had to talk to the suppliers of said bark collars, and they rang them for us, right there and then.
After a long, half hour discussion, where we were made to jump through hoops AND the staff at Animates had to as well... they finally conceded that we had done everything possible to 'make them work on our dogs', and they gave us back our money!
I'm talking A LOT OF MONEY. I was thrilled to bits. It had been pissing me off for ages, having spent a lot of money on a product that DID NOT WORK. Our dogs literally laughed and laughed wearing them, they could bark their bloody heads off and nothing happened.
We are now back to using their old collars, that do work...even if they do look huge and ugly on them. That was the reason for changing to smaller, more compact ones in the first place.
While out, Stew and I also grabbed some fresh groceries. Man is this house going through some food!
I also stopped in at Spotlight and got a couple of things for the Ink Art. Just a little spend, I have no plans to plough too much money into yet another craft! I have far too much already.
So nice in the evenings now, cool and refreshing. Took the dogs for a walk around 8 pm, it was so nice.
All the little kids are now in bed, asleep. Archer is miserable and letting us all know it too. Teething... snot everywhere and grumpy as hell. Joy.
The guys are watching a shoot 'em up movie... more joy.
Might go and do another ink tile. They are such fun.