Here’s a little bit of what we’ve been up to this past week:
Last weekend was spent cleaning and preparing Ty’s house in Brisbane for sale. It was all hands on deck as we all chipped away at getting through the jobs list. It was super hot – well over 30 each day – and Ty and his Dad Andy spent nearly the whole weekend on the roof doing the pressure washing! It was a huge job but the roof looks fantastic now that it’s done!
Monday and Tuesday passed by in a bit of a blur, mainly thanks to hectic work schedules, but the rest of the week was a little calmer. On Wednesday, Ty and I arrived home with the outdoor table that Ty made during his highschool woodshop class days. I absolutely love it and am already daydreaming about all the alfresco dining, BBQs and entertaining of family and friends this table will see in all the years to come. We are yet to move it to the right spot (it’s so heavy, we kind of got it off the trailer and thought we’d just leave it there until we can recruit about 3 or 4 more people to help us move it!) but I have the perfect spot in mind.
On Wednesday night I made a lovely new breakfast to enjoy Thursday morning – overnight oats. They made for such a deliciously quick and easy workday breakfast that I just know they’ll be eaten often now! It made for a nice change from my usual avocado on toast too.
On Thursday, after a ridiculously frustrating day at work, I wandered outside into our backyard, stopped, looked around and noticed for the first time that we had wildflowers blooming all around me. I don’t know how long they’d gone unnoticed and I know they are weeds but they kind of made my day and brightened my mood. It’s all just a matter of perspective really!
On Friday afternoon, I took a little time to treat myself to a fresh and summery manicure, and then spent a ridiculous amount of time lazing on the couch and gazing at my latest obsession – this vintage globe – and wanderlusting about our next overseas travels plans. Bring on Japan in February!!
This weekend is set to be a busy one, but I’ve been itching to get started on completing my Summer To-Do List so I’m determined to tick a few items off my list. First, I hope to spend some time in the garden, planting lettuce, tomato and coriander to go along with the mint, thyme and lime tree!
I’m also hoping to hang some DIY art on our bedroom wall that I made a few weeks ago. I made them using my favourite prints from scrapbooking paper and shopping bags, believe it or not!
And finally, I have a little thrift store revival project to complete too – I’ve had the piece sanded and waiting to be painted for weeks now (actually, it’s probably been a month now!) so this weekend is THE weekend to spruce it up with a fresh coat of paint.