Thursday, November 13, 2014

Single Fronted Cottage - Master Makeover

After- new built ins and white fireplace

Housewarming gift - Love print from My Sweet Prints 

Much needed storage

LOVE my new curtains

Simple and hopefully timeless lighting- yellow walls still to be painted.
Colour suggestions?


I always knew this little SFC had great 'bones' it just needed a facelift!
I have thoroughly enjoyed decorating our Master Bedroom! Hope you like it?
Can't wait to share the rest of the house.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Single Fronted Cottage

The Single Fronted Cottage

Those of you who follow me on Instagram will know that I've been a little excited by the purchase of our very own little 'city pad'.

We used to own an apartment at North Adelaide before children but sold that to be mortgage free whilst raising little boys!

It's always been a dream of our to have a little single fronted cottage close to the city. We've always kept our eye on the market and had been waiting for the right property to come up.

We toyed with the idea of new of more modern properties, but that's just not us!

The boys scooting around the area with little mate Zander who lives one street away! Perfect! 

We missed out on a few I had my heart set on but this one is now ours. It's TINY but in a fabulous location, less than a km to the city, close to beautiful shops and restaurants.

I look forward to sharing our transformation with you! Any guesses what colour I am painting the maroon?

Sunday, March 9, 2014


Delighted to announce our first ever Pop Up Shop! Even more excited that we have been able to 'join forces' with fabulous Rural and Online Fashion Boutique Bramhall & Miles.
We will open on Tuesday the 18th March and plan to run for about a week depending on stock and interest. 
Keep you eye on our Facebook page for updates on opening hours!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


Pretty New Arrivals- shop them here 
Lots of beautiful new products in store. I just adore green!

Stay tuned for some new and quite different items that are coming to the store soon.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Back to School

Well off they went this morning, neither of them too happy about it!

I wouldn't be either if I was 6 & 8 years old and had had their summer.

Beautiful Berry Bay

Beaches, skiing, surfing, tubing, kneeboarding, swimming, snorkelling and motorbike riding.
All right here in our own back yard on the Yorke Peninsula too!

Ollie's first ski of the summer at Black Point

Another amazing day at Black Point

Tommy at Balgowan

The cousins on cousin Bruce's on farm track

I was very sad to see them go. They are so lucky to have each other and have had the best time together this summer. 

I will however embrace the return of routine! 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Garden Update

Yet again sorry for the absence.

Those who follow me on Instagram will know I've been busy entertaining my lads at the beach during the school holidays. We have had so much fun!

A few of you have emailed me asking for an update of the garden. So here it is...............

The back garden which I have been focused on keeping alive during the heatwaves here in SA. 

Looking out to the front paddock during Harvest 

The back garden during spring

Repeat plantings of aggies, lavender, irises and rosemary throughout the garden.

The footy & cricket lawn to the North of the house

The footy lawn 2006

Pierre's from my garden- best year of these yet! :)

Looking towards the formal rose garden

More aggies which are all now yellow and crisp after the 40 degree days.
When frustrated and impatient its good to reflect on where we started.

Enjoying the back garden 

The back hedge - 6 years old & finally getting there! 
A reminder of the before! Look at those tiny box hedges.

Looking up the driveway. We have since planted Cleveland Pears each side all the way to the road.

The reason for  having these doors. Beautiful afternoons like this one, looking out to the garden.

 Harvey outside the front door.

A few exciting plans for the garden in 2014 including a garden pavilion behind the back lawn.

Look forward to sharing the plans soon.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Christmas is Coming....Fast!

I'm not really sure where this year has gone! 

I finally caved yesterday and let the boys put the tree up. 
They did it all by themselves. Great job boys!

Lots of great goodies in store now and ready to ship.
 Make sure you take advantage of our complimentary gift wrapping.

Gift Ideas

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sorry For The Absence My Friends!

Apologies for going 5 months between posts! Has it really been that long?

For those who follow me on Instagram you will probably know what I've been up to.

Falls Creek Snow Holiday- my boys totally carve up the slopes unlike their mother!

 The shop has been busier than ever, I've been working on some interior projects both big and small, we've had a trip to the snow and all as I've embarked on a very personal health and weight loss journey.

Audrey's B&B

The one thing in my life I have not been happy with was my weight.

I started the Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation 5 months ago and
 boy am I glad I did!
It's not easy. It's like having a part time job. It is time consuming, requires complete dedication, planning and commitment to exercising every day! It's hard work but it is so worth it.

-23kg and 78cm- I hate selfies but am glad I took these! 

I've never been one to discuss my weight publicly but decided to put it out there for anyone who is doubting whether they can do it. My whole lifestyle and outlook on exercise and health had changed forever. It's now part of my life and I am happy to be a much healthier and more active mother to my two boys.

I only wish I'd done this earlier.

City to Bay 2013 - Team Linke