June 12, 2017

Forgive me for leaving it so long between blog posts! I have been lucky enough to attend a wedding in Rarotonga then subsequently nursing a mild dance injury- saw hip from carving serious shapes on the sand/ D-floor with the amazing people I was travelling with! I must...

April 8, 2017

Some people think kitchens are all a-like. People say to me, “Kris, be honest, a kitchen is a kitchen, right?”

No. I guess to some people, kitchens are like how cars are to me, kind of all the same- just different colours. A necessary tool to get from day to day. Given...

February 24, 2017

 At long last, its job done- Job and knock.  As of 7.45pm Wednesday night, it was all finished and I have to admit, I was a little bit emotional. It was so rewarding to see our hard work looking all swish when the home stagers put their beautiful things everywhere. In...

February 19, 2017

 I thought the next post was going to be the final post on the Lakeside project, but oh no, the last push was just that wee bit harder than it really needed to be!

 Some of you may know, my partner/ builder Jason is also a very keen kitesurfer. Too keen some may say. La...

January 29, 2017

I don’t know why I talk about building with pregnancy and birth terms… my apologies. But there are some similarities that I think a lot of people can relate too. One main similarity, for me, I have said the words “I am never building ever again!”. In-fact I have said t...

December 10, 2016

That’s the burning question!!

 We had an estate agent call in on us this week to plant the seed of listing with them (applause on being so pro-active!) We got talking about how we would like to sell the house…. And shock horror, the agent recommended we don’t stage the...

November 19, 2016

 What a week! I have started to write this paragraph about 5 times, describing how I have been thinking about wanting to move away, then being overcome with guilt and writing how much I wish I could fix it all for Kaikoura and its residents… There is no way to express...

November 4, 2016

 I have had a wee break from the Lake house project! I was lucky enough to head away to do some filming (of me!) talking about how Mastercraft Kitchens with Hamish Dodd for a show called “The café” on weekdays after Paul Henry.

 Not gonna lie, I was SO nervous. First sh...

October 17, 2016

… Is a saying I have heard often… and I get it.

 This is where we are right now. I told ya’all this day would come. Tired, Over it…. And feeling like we have made the wrong decision to build this.

 As you are aware, this is an investment property. We won’t be living in t...

October 2, 2016

 This week I met with my appliance legend, Craig Blanchfield at Harvey Norman Commercial Tower Junction to order some appliances for the Lake house project.

 I did have a bit of an idea of what I wanted but not really enough to just order- this made me nervous...

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