Slowly but surely, we are making progress and our little home is taking shape. One by one boxes are being unpacked, rooms are being cleaned and pieces of furniture are being collected and painted. Among the piles of clutter, we now have some tidy little nooks into which we can retreat from the chaos…

The living room is almost organised.

Crochet blankets (essential for chilly Bendigo evenings) have been unpacked.

We are finding ways to fit all our things into this tiny house with no storage.

The kitties have nice places to nap once more.

There is a neat little line of vegetable seedlings in our kitchen, all ready to be planted outside.

And finally, we are off the floor and in a real bed again!

Though, we still have a lot to do, we are trying to focus on the things that we have finished and trying not to stress about the stacks of unopened boxes.

Or the piles of clean laundry on every surface (that can’t be put away because all the cupboards are being painted).

Or the mess of painting in progress.

Or the studio that looks like this. (Oh dear.)

Because as frustrating as it may be, we know that it will all get done. These things just take a little time (and a whole lot of patience).

We hope that this week we will return to more frequent posting. We are beginning to get into more of a routine now and we have so missed regular blogging (and visiting other blogs!) while we’ve been moving. This Friday is also my 25th Birthday. We won’t be doing anything fancy but I am very much looking forward to celebrating with a big piece of cake and a day off with Reubs.

Wishing you all a very sunshiney week!

Katie x

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25 Responses to “Progress”

  1. deerdonna September 12, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

    ooh hehe its nice to know i am not the only one with a mess like that when moving house hehe. you poor things. is the place heated at all? i noticed a little portable heater there in the pics.. soooo colllldddddd….


    • Katie
      Katie September 13, 2011 at 10:41 pm #

      The white heater is attached to the house and it warms the living room up really well, but the bedroom has no heating and it has been SO cold! We have been very grateful for our electric blanket! 🙂

  2. deerdonna September 12, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

    p.s. happy birthday!!!!

  3. Mel September 12, 2011 at 9:07 pm #

    Excited to have you back soon, the house is looking too cute 🙂

  4. Messy September 12, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

    Lookin’ good Pretty lady!!!! I love your couch cover – looks sleek 😉


  5. Jessica Ann September 12, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

    I think the white and yellow in the living room looks beautiful with the exposed bricks. It is coming together!

    • Katie
      Katie September 13, 2011 at 10:37 pm #

      I am obsessed with yellow and white! It is so bright and fresh and pretty. Seriously. OBSESSED!

  6. Sheri September 12, 2011 at 11:47 pm #

    SWEET and CHARMING!!! No worries…one day at a time, one room at a time. Decorating is the fun part 🙂

  7. jodi September 12, 2011 at 11:55 pm #

    It’s so cute!! It looks you guys are making progress. 🙂

  8. anastasia September 13, 2011 at 12:53 am #

    so cute so cute so cute!! kitty looks happy to relax <33

    • Katie
      Katie September 13, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

      Oh yes, our cats have such a tough life! 😉

  9. Kelly September 13, 2011 at 2:57 am #

    It’s looking so perfect & very much like a loved home. Hope you have a wonderful 25th birthday! *hug*

  10. Kat September 13, 2011 at 3:17 am #

    Excellent progress made, things are really taking shape, you’ll be done in no time! Did you manage to find a job or are you chief nester at the moment…? x

    • Katie
      Katie September 13, 2011 at 10:35 pm #

      No job just yet so yes, I guess that makes me chief nester for now! 😉

      • Kat September 14, 2011 at 8:12 pm #

        It’s not a bad title to have, it’s pretty much my dream job…chief nester, has a special ring to it.x

  11. Chelle September 13, 2011 at 3:37 am #

    Congrats on your new home, it’s looking so lovely!!

  12. Kristina Gulino September 13, 2011 at 4:42 am #

    Comin’ along! Cute kitties by the way 🙂

  13. Maria September 13, 2011 at 5:51 am #

    So charming! Seriously, it looks like you have a little gem of a home over there!

    Maria xx

  14. Anna September 13, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

    Ooh, I notice splashes of mustard yellow here and there… a colour I adore!
    The place is looking good, I bet it’ll be amazing once it’s all done. May i come to visit? 😉

    happy early birthday!!

  15. Chestnut Mocha September 14, 2011 at 12:45 am #

    Katie! It looks so good! I love the cute little pots on the fireplace! Yellow and white is so warm and stylish – well done!

  16. Iris Anastasia September 14, 2011 at 12:52 am #

    Hi Katie and Reuben!

    I just found your blog and I love it! (: I think you are mindful people with a great sense of style. Congratulations with your new home! I adore the beautiful fire place. I know it’s stressful now, but soon you will be very happy with all the hard work you did. I don’t want to miss a thing anymore of your adventures, so I’ll follow you on bloglovin’.

    Kind regards!
    Iris Anastasia.

  17. Michelle Clement September 14, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

    It’s coming along beautifully!! 🙂 Love.

  18. Ro September 15, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    The place is looking fine. Looking forward to seeing the garden going nuts in summer!!

  19. Miss Lou September 16, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    I love the crochet blankets, the kitty and the moving mess 🙂

  20. MoMo October 9, 2011 at 12:07 am #

    Everything looks lovely (of the finished rooms) so far! I am totally digging the colors. Keep up the good work!

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