• The Hilton Fibro Cottage Renovation

    I love this house. This is the former home of our friends Tim and Caity Phillips, it’s a cool renovation and a house that I like because it suits its owners down to a tee. You guys may already know Tim’s name from some of my earlier posts; he and his TJP Carpentry team put up the cladding as part of our Scyon Walls makeover, and they also recently completed

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  • Rejuvenating Our Garden For Summer (and my Favourite Hardy, Affordable Plants)

    This story is a paid partnership with Scotts. Thank you for supporting my blog’s sponsors. Ahh – summer. I am going to be honest, I’m not a summer person. In my past life I probably was the Wicked Witch of the West who melted to death. Her rage was an accurate representation of my snippy mood when it gets to 40 degrees in Perth. Give me cold weather and miserable

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  • Saving Money on Our Gas Bill

    This post was a paid partnership with Origin Energy. Thank you for supporting my blog’s sponsors. Woah, 2018. It’s been a very busy – and expensive – year for us. This year we made massive changes to our house’s façade with our Scyon Walls cladding makeover; a project that grew into the goal of improving the functionality of our home’s outdoor spaces by adding a new double carport, an additional

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  • A Little Post for My Dad

    This week’s blog post is for one of my biggest critics and one of Modaokon’s biggest personal fans (well, at least I like to think) – MY DAD. He’s probably reading this right now while grumbling to himself, ‘When is she going to get a real job?’ however, one of the bonuses of me not having a typical job is that I can do stuff like this… like shamelessly

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  • Miss Nerd’s Birth Story: A Short Labour, but an Epic Novel

    I haven’t blogged in a little while… and if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you might have seen why! We recently welcomed our sweet little baby girl Miss Nerd to the family. She is a sweetheart; a smiley, cuddly little koala. She has been warmly welcomed to our family, especially by Little Nerd, who has been beyond stoked that his “Baby Sistah” is finally here, and whenever we

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  • Our Living Room Makeover Series: The Before Pictures

    Even though our living room is one of the two rooms in our home where we spend the most time, after years of living here, I still never felt like we had fully finished it or properly styled it. A little embarrassing – most people seem to do the living room first, don’t they? I would do little bits and pieces and corners, but all this time, overall I’ve always

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  • A Reno that Makes the Most of Amazing Country Views

    Can you believe that until recently, I had never caught an episode of Selling Houses Australia (we don’t have Foxtel – at least not yet… this may now change) and the show has been around since 2008. Now in its eleventh season on Foxtel’s Lifestyle channel, this multi-award winning show is bigger than ever. I would always see tantalising updates for it pops up on my news s and knew

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