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Amara Interior Blog Awards 2016 – #HIT

Amara Interior Blog Awards 2016 – #HIT

Yesterday was a day of contradictions. A long and very busy day at work with amazing outcomes. I am feeling stronger each day, and have returned this week to walking with my friends each morning, and on Friday I will be catching up with another friend to give swimming a go. I am feeling great within myself, however long and demanding work days, especially after an early morning walk, leave me feeling exhausted. So tired in fact, I find it difficult to even cook dinner on these nights, usually the Builder steps up on these nights and helps out. Yesterday however, he had some training in the City, and so on my return from my busy work day, I needed to pop out and pick up a few things for dinner. Totally drained and wondering how I was even going to get through standing on my feet to cook, I opened to cupboard to check which ingredients I needed……..


And I found this, a whole shelf of baking goods, had fallen from a shelf and smashed all over the floor, taking some of the other contents of the cupboard with it.


This was the culprit, finally giving way after years of heavy use. We had somewhat anticipated this day as the cupboard was not well made, but it was on the “to do list” and had never been prioritised. Bugger!

The result was sugar, flour, coconut, rice, salt and the absolutely clincher, OLIVE OIL! All of which came tumbling down onto the floor, dragging other pantry items from the shelves on it’s way and created this big horrible mess. BUT that wasn’t the whole of it, there was glass and sugar on every, single shelf!

A bit over two hours later, the cupboard was as clean as it was going to get until The Builder arrived home to fix the shelves, and I had to get on with the business of cooking dinner. This was one of those nights, I would do anything to be able to call up and order take away, but we have a child who requires a special diet that does not include any kind of take away, so cooking it was.

The Builder returned home early than usual and after fixing the shelves and helping me finalise cleaning the mess, we grabbed a glass of wine and sat on the lounge. A pretty typical night for us, only it was quite late 10pm and we were really out of sorts after a difficult evening. While relaxing, I checked my emails

amara interior blog awards

this had landed in my inbox. My little blog has been shortlisted in the Amara Interior Blog Awards in the top 5 Australian Interior Blogs category, along side my great friends Amelia from Undercover Architect and Gina from Style Curator. Picture if you can, The Builder and I dancing around the lounge room! We are so thrilled!! My dream of sharing what we do, inspiring other women to consider a career in construction and a little interior design advice has been recognised in the most fantastic of ways, an international blog shortlist!!

My invitation to attend the awards ceremony in London will apparently arrive any day, yep you read that right, London. I am still pinching myself!


I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, my readers, for making this possible. You are the reason I do what I do, you are the reason my blog has grown into what it is, and you will be the reason for it’s continued growth. Don’t forget to fill in my short 10 question survey to go in the draw to win a $100 Bunnings gift card and to have your say on what direction we follow next. For terms and conditions check here.



HIT Rules

1. Linkable posts, must centre around the topics of DIY, Renovations, Home Organisation, Home Improvement, Home Makeovers, Home Styling, or Home Maintenance.
2. You can share 1 post each week. Please make sure they are new to the “Home Improvement Thursday” party.
3. Linking is simple, find the little blue button at the end of the post that says, Add Your Link, and then pop in your URL, and follow the prompts. Your link only needs to be added once and it will automatically show up on both of our blogs… it’s that easy!
4. Grab our #HIT button and pop it on your sidebar. Don’t forget to share it with others.
5. Follow the blogs of your fellow #HIT family, and leave a comment. Please visit and comment on at least three blogs that are near you on the list.
6. Leave a comment on the post below so we can return the favour and comment on your post.
7. Don’t forget to follow The Plumbette and The Builder’s Wife
*Each week Bec and I will feature one of your posts onto our social media pages. By adding your link, you are giving The Builder’s Wife and The Plumbette permission to post one photo from your post with a link back to the full post for future roundups on our blogs and possibly share your image and link on social media.
For any questions please email myself [email protected] or Bec [email protected]
We’d love you to join in. xxx

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  1. I am SO proud of you and that nomination is SO well deserved! London, baby!

    1. Thank you Sammie, you are very kind xx

  2. Wow! Congratulations and well deserved x

    1. Thank you Sarah, much appreciated xx

  3. Oh honey…. You rock! So happy for you, you deserve every bit of recognition, well done! I am dancing with you in the lounge room. Yay girl!!! Xxx

  4. Congrats Nicole! That’s so exciting ? just catching up with some blog reading tonight & came across this post. Well done ?

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