I made my bed

My old cheap and nasty Fantastic Furniture bedframe has been overdue for replacing for ages, and I’ve finally did it yesterday!

I made a bed

I picked up this wooden frame and four slats for $40 just around the corner after finding it on Gumtree.

I made a bed

It only came with 4 or 12 slats, so it was off to Bunnings to get wood. 2.4 metre lengths of the 70mm x 35mm were the best bet, so I got eight, didn’t run my trolley into anyone and took them home. The pine planks set me back $23.

I made a bed

I made a bed

Some sawing and sanding later.

I made a bed

And the help of an electric screwdriver.

I made a bed

Yay! Solid Bed!

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Hunter Valley & Newcastle Bloggers’ Xmas Dinner

newcastle bloggers dinner

Well, we did it. The Newcastle Bloggers managed a (small) Xmas get-together last weekend at the Lass O’Gowrie in Wickham. mega thanks to Marissa from Beautifully Organised for organising the event and decorating the table!

the lass burger

hunter valley bloggers xmas

Who went?
Marissa from Beautifully Organised
Reena of The Mummy Project
Andrea from The Pineapple Cake and Jess (Peachy Keen Mumma) who both miss their North American Christmases, are embracing new Aussie traditions, and made us jealous talking about their Canadian and US Thanksgiving feasts!
Kel from Who Knew I Was A Housewife? (newbie blogger! check her out!!!)
Annette who explores all things French at A French Connection
and me!

disappointing fish and chips


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