It’s the 10th which means it’s time for my ’10 on 10′ where I join up with some other lovely bloggers to share our ’10 on 10′ – 10 pictures on the 10th that tells the story of a day in our life. It’s a big linky loop of love so make sure you check out the link to the next blog at the bottom of my post and make your way around the loop to check out the 10 on 10 from my bloggy friends.
This is such a fun way to keep a photographic record of different stages of our lives (especially for me now as I’m growing this little one!) and a little peek into the lives of some other bloggers, which deep down we all love!
This month I’m bringing you scenes from last weekend when my parents dropped by for a quick visit and left us with a large delivery of Ikea furniture to put together!
Whenever we have people coming to visit, it sends me on a bit of a cleaning frenzy! Our house is pretty tidy day-to-day but when we have people coming to stay, I end up wanting the entire house to be perfectly clean.
I don’t actually mind cleaning so much, I feel so good when the house is clean and it’s playing right into my nesting at the moment so I’m going crazier than usual with the cleaning (like cleaning the inside of cupboards that no one ever sees but me!).
A new Ikea opened up near my parents house so I sent my mum off to Ikea with a list of things I
needed wanted for the house. My parents have a van for work so it’s easy for them to transport big things that just aren’t possible when you only have a car and live 3 hours from your nearest Ikea (the Canberra store cannot open soon enough!).
Stu is the official furniture builder in our house. Not because I’m incompetent (I actually don’t mind it as long as the instructions are clear) but because apparently I act like a foreman and give unhelpful comments. So my official duty when it comes to furniture building is generally to leave Stu alone!
Stu and my mum started working on assembling the daybed for the playroom (that I talked about wanting in this post) while my dad worked on fixing our oven.
The door fell off our oven a few months ago and last time my parents were down my dad did a temporary fix on it to make it useable while we waited for the parts to come in. The parts finally came in so he was able to come back and finish the job. It’s very convenient having handy parents! This job would have cost hundreds of dollars in labour alone so we’re very fortunate.
After my parents fixed the oven, they headed home and left Stu an unintentional challenge. They said he wouldn’t be finished assembling it til that night, he said it would be done by the time they got home. So he spent the next 2 hours working quickly to finish assembling the daybed so he could be proven right!
It’s such an awesome piece of furniture for the playroom, I’m so happy with how it turned out. We have a few finishing touches to make to the playroom and then it will be done! I’ll be sure to share some photos of the finished room when we’re done with it.
How do you go putting flatpack furniture together? Has it ever caused an argument?
Please make sure you check out the next awesome blogger in our little 10 on 10 link up of love (totally not what it’s called but I’m going with it) – pop over to The Art of Joy to see the lovely Lisa’s 10 on 10.
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