Sunday, 9 September 2012

We have a roof! ☺

Yay! Our roof tiles are now up! The bricks have been delivered and it won't be long til they start laying them. This is getting exciting every week. Hope the tradies keep their pace for the weeks to come.



Sunday, 2 September 2012

Roof frames ✓ Windows ✓

Our roof frames have now been completed & our windows are up. Exciting days ahead!

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Frame works have begun...

Passed by our site and we're now on our frame stage. :) It's pretty quick considering they just finished our slab last week...

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Change of plans

Just got a call from Henley and we were advised that we need to change our bricks. I was sad but not too long since they offered to upgrade it with no additional cost! Yay! Without further ado, here it is, Austral Bricks Homestead Tan:

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Slab is in the air!!! =P

Slab has been poured! Yay!!! Sorry for the cheesy title but I'm just so happy to see that it is finally happening. I just can't wait for our house to finish but for now, I just want to relax and stop worrying too much. lol My husband always tells me not to worry on the littlest of things but how can I do that??! I'm a woman! hahah!

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Waiting for our slab to be poured...

This week weather has not been too cooperative but it's still good to see some progress on our build. Bring on sunny days!!!!! :)


Sunday, 5 August 2012

Pipes, meter box installed

We passed by our site today and noticed that more pipes are installed as well as our meter box. There's a portaloo as well which is a good sign! I hope weather becomes better the next few days so more work can be done on our house!


Sunday, 29 July 2012

Let the build begin...

Hubby & I went to our site today and we noticed a temporary fence was up so our build should commence soon... 

Friday, 29 June 2012

Land Settlement ✓

Our land has finally settled today and I'm so happy. Now, all I need to do is just wait for our building permits to be approved and our construction to commence.
*happy days*

Monday, 18 June 2012

Our block is clear...

We popped in our bank today to sign our loan contracts and then visited our block of land to clean it up. I sent a message to my admin (with land pics) and supervisor has confirmed that he is happy with the site condition. Yay! :) Our land settlement is scheduled next week and I'm hoping everything goes ahead with no problems as we are leaving for overseas in the next few days.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Valuation Completed

I got a call from my bank and was advised that our valuation has been completed and it turned out to be the same as our contract price! No need to worry about LMI! Yay!!! Contracts were posted today and I should be able to receive them tomorrow so fiance and I can sign them. Thank you Lord!!! :)

Saturday, 9 June 2012

still waiting...

arrrghh... still waiting for our valuation report :(  I'm hoping to hear from my bank on Tuesday or Wednesday. While waiting for this, I wanted to show you a sample of our color choices on our kitchen.

We're having the same kitchen benchtop, Ceasarstone in Cashmere, cabinets & cupboard in Laminex Espresso Ligna & glass splashback in Arava. The only differences would have to be handles and kitchen mixer tap. I'm really excited to see our selections on our new home. :) So what can you say guys???

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

waiting for property valuation

We've just signed our building contracts earlier today which means we are definitely getting the FHOG! Yay! :) After signing our contracts, we went to our bank to give a copy of our contracts and site plan. Our lender also ordered our property valuation and she told us it will take a week to be completed. She's aware about our impending overseas trip two weeks from now so we're hoping to get our loan formally approved before we leave. We're also praying for a positive outcome on our property valuation as we've heard not so good stories of some people having their properties undervalued for as much as $60k-$110k! Ouch! For now, there's not much we can do but to sit back, wait and pray for the best. :)

Contract Signing

It's Tuesday and we will have our contract signing tomorrow. I hope everything runs smoothly and then we're off to the bank to bring our contracts. I spoke to my lender and told her about my concerns on our loan approval time frame. I'm hoping to get everything finalised before my fiance and I leave for overseas. For now, all I can do is hope everything turns out well.

Friday, 25 May 2012

A splash of colours

Last May 8, we had our colour appointment and it went really well. It didn't turn out as chaotic as I anticipated it to be and it was rather easy and smooth, thanks to our colour consultant Lauren. To give you an idea on what's to come, here's a sneak peek of the colors that we've chosen:


                                                            Australbricks in Chestnut

                                        Bristile Designer Roof Tiles in Phoenix

                                                    Garage Door in Colorgrain Caoba

                                       Render - Feature in Jarrah (Dulux Acra-tex) 




Bolero Laminate Timber Flooring in Rustic Coffee

Sandy Point Carpet Cat 1

Mocha Gloss Decor Tile (Bathroom)

Fidama Avorio Floor Tile (Bathroom and Ensuite)

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

15 Things to make you happy (^_^)

Just wanted to share this article. It's really nice. Please read on.

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy

Here is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and much, much happier. We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of pain, stress and suffering – and instead of letting them all go, instead of allowing ourselves to be stress free and happy – we cling on to them. Not anymore. Starting today we will give up on all those things that no longer serve us, and we will embrace change. Ready? Here we go:

1. Give up your need to always be right

There are so many of us who can’t stand the idea of being wrong – wanting to always be right – even at the risk of ending great relationships or causing a great deal of stress and pain, for us and for others. It’s just not worth it. Whenever you feel the ‘urgent’ need to jump into a fight over who is right and who is wrong, ask yourself this question: "Would I rather be right, or would I rather be kind?" Wayne Dyer. What difference will that make? Is your ego really that big?

2. Give up your need for control

Be willing to give up your need to always control everything that happens to you and around you – situations, events, people, etc. Whether they are loved ones, coworkers, or just strangers you meet on the street – just allow them to be. Allow everything and everyone to be just as they are and you will see how much better will that make you feel.

"By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond winning." Lao Tzu

3. Give up on blame

Give up on your need to blame others for what you have or don’t have, for what you feel or don’t feel. Stop giving your powers away and start taking responsibility for your life.

4. Give up your self-defeating self-talk

Oh my. How many people are hurting themselves because of their negative, polluted and repetitive self-defeating mindset? Don’t believe everything that your mind is telling you – especially if it’s negative and self-defeating. You are better than that.

"The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive." Eckhart Tolle

5. Give up your limiting beliefs

about what you can or cannot do, about what is possible or impossible. From now on, you are no longer going to allow your limiting beliefs to keep you stuck in the wrong place. Spread your wings and fly!

"A belief is not an idea held by the mind, it is an idea that holds the mind" Elly Roselle

6. Give up complaining

Give up your constant need to complain about those many, many, maaany things – people, situations, events that make you unhappy, sad and depressed. Nobody can make you unhappy, no situation can make you sad or miserable unless you allow it to. It’s not the situation that triggers those feelings in you, but how you choose to look at it. Never underestimate the power of positive thinking.

7. Give up the luxury of criticism

Give up your need to criticize things, events or people that are different than you. We are all different, yet we are all the same. We all want to be happy, we all want to love and be loved and we all want to be understood. We all want something, and something is wished by us all.

8. Give up your need to impress others

Stop trying so hard to be something that you’re not just to make others like you. It doesn’t work this way. The moment you stop trying so hard to be something that you’re not, the moment you take off all your masks, the moment you accept and embrace the real you, you will find people will be drawn to you, effortlessly.

9. Give up your resistance to change

Change is good. Change will help you move from A to B. Change will help you make improvements in your life and also the lives of those around you. Follow your bliss, embrace change – don’t resist it.
"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls" Joseph Campbell

10. Give up labels

Stop labeling those things, people or events that you don’t understand as being weird or different and try opening your mind, little by little. Minds only work when open. "The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about." Wayne Dyer

11. Give up on your fears

Fear is just an illusion, it doesn’t exist – you created it. It’s all in your mind. Correct the inside and the outside will fall into place.
"The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself." Franklin D. Roosevelt

12. Give up your excuses

Send them packing and tell them they’re fired. You no longer need them. A lot of times we limit ourselves because of the many excuses we use. Instead of growing and working on improving ourselves and our lives, we get stuck, lying to ourselves, using all kind of excuses – excuses that 99.9% of the time are not even real.

13. Give up the past

I know, I know. It’s hard. Especially when the past looks so much better than the present and the future looks so frightening, but you have to take into consideration the fact that the present moment is all you have and all you will ever have. The past you are now longing for – the past that you are now dreaming about – was ignored by you when it was present. Stop deluding yourself. Be present in everything you do and enjoy life. After all life is a journey not a destination. Have a clear vision for the future, prepare yourself, but always be present in the now.

14. Give up attachment

This is a concept that, for most of us is so hard to grasp and I have to tell you that it was for me too, (it still is) but it’s not something impossible. You get better and better at with time and practice. The moment you detach yourself from all things, (and that doesn’t mean you give up your love for them – because love and attachment have nothing to do with one another, attachment comes from a place of fear, while love… well, real love is pure, kind, and self less, where there is love there can’t be fear, and because of that, attachment and love cannot coexist) you become so peaceful, so tolerant, so kind, and so serene. You will get to a place where you will be able to understand all things without even trying. A state beyond words.

15. Give up living your life to other people’s expectations

Way too many people are living a life that is not theirs to live. They live their lives according to what others think is best for them, they live their lives according to what their parents think is best for them, to what their friends, their enemies and their teachers, their government and the media think is best for them. They ignore their inner voice, that inner calling. They are so busy with pleasing everybody, with living up to other people’s expectations, that they lose control over their lives. They forget what makes them happy, what they want, what they need….and eventually they forget about themselves. You have one life – this one right now – you must live it, own it, and especially don’t let other people’s opinions distract you from your path.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Our Facade

Finally, here's our new facade - Luca 4 in Classique Facade (after changing it for the third time)!