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Summer is here!




The festoon lights are up, the pool is clean, the lawn is green and I am well and truly ready for Summer! My kids love a night time swim. I usually have to yell at them to get out (especially when they have school the next morning!).

I’m on the hunt for a few new things to jazz up my back yard. I can’t seem to find the perfect outdoor table and chairs (without a $3,000 price tag!). Have you seen anything around? I actually spotted a couple at Early Settler surprisingly. I might wait for some New Year sales. We’re also going to add a step to our deck (DIY project coming soon!), and add some more soil/turf to the patch of grass to the left to bring it up a bit more level with the deck. That’ll be a January holiday project.

I love the cricket on TV too in the Summer. Reminds me of being a kid waiting for Santa to come and counting down the days. We love to lay out on the couch (behind that hedge) and watch the Big Bash. That’s if I can hear it over my boys drowning each other in the pool 😉

We woke up this morning and my boys headed straight for the Advent Calendars. That’s the best part of December isn’t it?? Eating a chocolate every day? Ha! They asked when could we put the tree up? I said next week or something. I’m mean aren’t I? But I usually only put it up 2 weeks beforehand and it comes down Boxing Day!

Where do you spend Christmas? When I was a kid it was always at my grandparents’ house in Urana (very very small country town). We’d spend 1-2 weeks there sometimes. I have the best memories. My Pop passed away and my Nan now lives close to my Mum so we don’t head out there as much anymore. I am passing through Urana on a trip this weekend so that will be nice.

We always have Christmas in different places. Sometimes it’s with my family, sometimes with the in-laws. A few times we’ve even taken off for a week on Christmas Eve – just on our own. I love that. This year we’re heading to my sister’s place for lunch then on to Melbourne for a few days to watch the Box Day Test (ssshhhhhh don’t tell my boys it’s a surprise!). Their little eyes will pop on Christmas morning when I tell them to pack a bag because we’re heading to Melbourne after lunch. Can’t wait! My husband knows I don’t keep secrets well so he’s really drilled it in to me to ZIP MY LIPS. It’s been hard!

OK, I’m off to bring the washing in, it dries in a matter of minutes in the sunshine. That’s another thing I LOVE about Summer. What do you love?

♥ KC.



  1. Jo Williams

    December 1, 2016

    Check out Bunnings for an outdoor table. I just got an awesome 2m one for $529. They have a new range made from Acacia wood with metal hairpin legs. Really lovely. There are chairs too but we didnt buy them

    • Katrina Chambers

      December 1, 2016

      Oh I haven’t seen those! Hopefully mine has them soon 🙂 Thanks! X

    • Jo Williams

      December 1, 2016

      For sure. They are really nice

  2. Fleur Horsley

    December 1, 2016

    Yes to early settler. I have my eye on a few too!

  3. Victoria

    December 1, 2016

    Merry Xmas.Loved driving through Urana.A Deni girl who’s lived on the Gold Coast for many,many years.And has a little dog called Bear..Xmas tree up and down like you..

    • Katrina

      December 1, 2016

      Well there you go! I’ll be passing through Deni on the weekend as I’m off to Swan Hill. Love all the open roads 🙂 Merry Christmas to you too!! X

  4. Ava

    December 1, 2016

    I love stuff from early settler too. A good thing too remember with them, is that it always takes longer for their goods to arrive. I was once told 4 weeks and it took 8 weeks. They never seem to have stock in, when I like something!
    But do love everything from their gorgeous stores.

    • Katrina

      December 1, 2016

      Ah good to know! Thanks. X


    December 2, 2016

    Your outdoor space is looking gorgeous and thanks so much for the link where you bought your festoon lights. I’ve been on the hunt for ages and these are the such a great buy (most don’t have lights included) so I just bought 2 packs for my outdoor space. Yay, can’t wait to put them up xx PS for outdoor furniture I’ve seen a great selection at Super Amart which is where I’m looking to get some outdoor lounge pieces

    • Katrina

      December 2, 2016

      That’s great! Tag me when you put yours up if you have a photo. We don’t have a Super Amart nearby – wish we did!

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