Knockdown Rebuild Roundup

I have a confession: I've been researching a lot about knockdown rebuilds.

A knock down rebuild is when a home owner knocks down their existing home and rebuilds a new house on the same land, instead of renovating parts of their home or moving to a new location.

In this process I have been doing a LOT of reading to find handy hints and make sure I choose the perfect builder (if I can convince the bank that we should do it 😂).


Here's my top 6 articles I've read so far about knockdown rebuild:

Perfect Gift for Mother in Law: Metal Prints

metal prints australia

My MIL (mother in law) had her birthday recently. And we needed to get her something special, considering how much she spent on our kids last Christmas  🤣

After a lot of research, I came across this blog post by Tegan about personalising your home.

So armed with that info we decided that a metal print of our family photo would be a great gift.

Our lovely friend Alfred took a really great picture of us that we adore, so we decided to use that.

The reason we choose an metal print is because its made of durable aluminium. It has a special coating that provides a superior finished product that won't rust or fade. The print is extremely durable. 

Through enquiring with the printer we learned a little about the process. The metal prints are made through a gas process that embeds your image to the substrate. This process is better known as Dye Sublimation.

The end product was a very vivid, high-quality image. And I'm sure it will stand the test of time. I heard its rated for 60+ year life expectancy, so with a little TLC it should outlast my partner and I LOL

Here's the service:

Teaching My Kids About Flossing

I have been working on teaching my kids to floss properly.

For any parents out there, you know there may be some resistance to this.

Especially with my son... his idea of brushing his teeth is spending 10 seconds rummaging his brush around his mouth. SO you can imagine how flossing is going so far 🤣 

Anyways I found this step by step flossing procedure guide online which was really helpful. Here's some of the tips:

how to floss

To receive maximum benefits from flossing, use the following proper technique:

  • Starting with about 18 inches of floss, wind most of the floss around each middle finger, leaving an inch or two of floss to work with
  • Holding the floss tautly between your thumbs and index fingers, slide it gently up-and-down between your teeth
  • To remove the floss, use the same back-and-forth motion to bring the floss up and away from the teeth
  • Use clean sections of floss as you move from tooth to tooth

What Type of Floss Should I Use?


There are two types of floss from which to choose:

  • Nylon (or multifilament) floss
  • PTFE (monofilament) floss

Nylon floss is composed of many strands of nylon, which may sometimes tear or shred as you floss.

Single filament (PTFE) floss slides easily between teeth, and is very tough (mean its difficult to tear/shred).

When used properly, both types of floss are excellent at removing plaque and debris. As long as you use the correct technique, both types of floss are effective at preventing tooth decay.

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A Beautiful Image


Image: Executive Dating by Misha

I was really inspired by this photo taken by Misha. It reminded me of something I learned from Trudy the matchmaker. Despite the numerous dating websites and apps available, I have several single friends out there struggling to find their perfect match. I think their work commitments get in the way of finding a good partner. They feel successful in their business pursuits, but have had too many disastrous -matches' on Tinder.

But that does not mean they have failed. They are still on a journey.

And this image reminds me of the wonderful journey of dating getting to know your true love <3

My personal war on weight

I heard on TV the other day that 1/3 of Aussies having gained weight over the pandemic.

That's a LOT of COVID Kilo's.

One thing that I've learned from reading this post by Anna Maria Lang about diet culture is that many of us might be vulnerable to getting caught in the "diet trap".

Today's diet culture tells us that that people are more or less good/moral/worthy based on their body size. 

I vehemently disagree that our body size reflects or worth. It is not immoral to have some fat on your body nor is it a bad or wrong thing to have gained weight.

Since learning this, I have just tried to eat intuitively. I eat from all food groups and use my sense of natural appetite. This has worked much better for me, rather than forcing food into my body (whether its healthy or unhealthy). I don't want the food I am eating to be a right or wrong thing.

That blog has definitely helped me make the right decisions, commitments and actions to achieve my health and fitness goals.

No other success in my life is as important as my health. I want to be around for my kids, grandkids and great grandkids.

And diet culture certainly wasn't helping me with that.

So here's an FU to diet culture!

Thanks for reading 



Old school designers will understand

Shout out to the old school. Call me old fashioned, but I always try to buy classic style designs to support that aesthetic.

My old school designers will remember the CorelScript language being very vague.

Nowadays aspiring designers have moved away from Corel and on to tools like the Adobe design suite. They will never know the pain of using the Corel Photo-Paint's Recorder function to record activities. And everyone sharing their own tutorials on how to make it work -_- 

Delicious scrambled eggs


A delicious runny yolk egg beaten with 2 egg whites cooked with some fresh toast. A beautiful way to enjoy some eggs on another day of quarantine :)

At least golf courses are open now, so I will get a chance to get some sunshine and test out my brand new women's golf clothes. I'm sure I'll be a bit rusty and lose a few balls, but I'm really looking forward to it. My husband got a new golf hat and headcovers for Father's Day. Since the sun is finally out again, so he'll be hitting the links in that too.

I wonder if I'll beat him on that par 3 again? 😂

What have you all been missing out on in the last few months that you're looking forward to again?