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Pedestrian crossings are so dangerous

I know this is off my normal blog topic, but I needed to vent this one... Pedestrian crossings are so dangerous. Twice this year (and one of them being last night, hence the blog post) I have seen someone walking across almost get wiped out. A car has narrowly missed them by centimetres. Both times I have screamed, and both times they have also screamed. Both times it was a P plater (not that I am saying all P platers are horrible drivers, but ... read more

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How to get traffic to your blog using Instagram

Photos are very popular on social networks. They tend to drive the most engagement on popular websites, such as Facebook and Twitter. However, Instagram is not like Facebook or Twitter where you can add a link to your comments to ask people to click to visit your website/blog, so you need to be a little more creative to get traffic. So, how do you successfully get people to click on your blog after seeing an Instagram picture? 1. Make sure ... read more

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Stunning Sunday: Heritage Refinement in Coburg, Melbourne

It's Stunning Sunday again today and this one comes from Josh and Jenna who sent me this one! They love real estate as much as I do. This home is located in Coburg, Melbourne. "An outstanding picture of heritage refinement and contemporary quality, 'Lilberta' c1890 is the perfect family Victorian whose magnificent interior and glorious garden have been highlighted in multiple issues of Home Beautiful. A rare lifestyle opportunity, this double ... read more

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The week around here

Morning all! Happy Saturday! How has your week been? Mine was filled with lots of activity (including the never-ending busyness of this little guy above!)... On Monday I started Humira injections (for crohn's disease). I wasn't looking forward to them, and I am still skeptical. I tried Humira in 2010 and had terrible results, but I am hoping this time is different. My husband does the injections and on Monday we had a nurse come to the home ... read more

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Floor Plan Friday: Split level modern

I started looking for a plan with a butler's pantry, but in the process I saw this one - a modern split level home. I love the fact that the kids' bedrooms would be all upstairs with their own games room. This is quite a large home. The stair area would be very cool with a void and you could really make that staircase a feature... (click on the plan to see it larger) The downstairs level has lots of space too with a study and media room. I found ... read more

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Home Accessories from Kmart for under $20

Have you been to Kmart lately? Their homeware range is fabulous! Grab yourself something new for under $20 (most of them are even under $10!). Here's where you find the above: rug / door stop / bird / clock Happy Shopping! ... read more

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Kitchen Tips from The Good Guys

The kitchen can be one of the most expensive and time consuming areas in the home to renovate. A kitchen renovation may therefore be out of the question for some homeowners. The Good Guys appliance expert offers tips on how to get the look you want for less when renovating your kitchen.   Decide on a budget and stick to it. The amount you have to spend will determine everything from the materials you use to the appliances you choose   ... read more