Our family is growing…

Our family is growing…

I have an exciting announcement to share this week…the Pierce family has expanded. No, this is not baby news. Well, it kind of is…sorry to disappoint all those who think we must be procreating by now (probably mainly my mother!), but we’ve sidestepped...

Stay away from the windows…

I consider myself to have lived a fairly sheltered life. I was brought up in a wonderful loving home with wonderful parents – when I think of my childhood I think of happiness. But when I was eighteen (oh so many years ago!), there was one particularly tough summer....

Dog-proofing 101

As I write this, the Great Move of 2013 is finally over – and by finally over I mean we have physically relocated all of our junk, and now the sorting and unpacking must begin! We’ve had an interesting first few nights in our new house…and most of our adventures...

Driving on Melbourne Cup Day

I remember very clearly the day that I got my driver’s license – it was Melbourne Cup Day in 2007. That’s six years ago now (and if you’re thinking hard enough on this Tuesday morning you could probably work out how old I am from that!). I thought I was the smartest...

2 Lessons We’ve Learned from Renovating…

As you might recall, my husband and I are currently in the middle of renovating our very first house. While I do get cold shivers down my spine every time I think about moving yet again, I take some comfort in the fact that it will take quite a while before we even...

Lessons learned from Renovating (part 1 of many to come!)

As you might recall, my husband and I are currently in the middle of renovating our very first house. While I do get cold shivers down my spine every time I think about moving yet again, I take some comfort in the fact that it will take quite a while before we even...

Life Lessons from Reality TV

Last night, after a huge weekend of renovating, my husband and I needed to just switch off and relax for a bit. So we sat down with our dinner and turned on our ultimate guilty pleasure – new episodes of The Bachelor and Beauty and the Geek. Now as we were enjoying...

Girl time – it does a soul good.

Have you ever created a yearly tradition without knowing that you had in fact done so? My two best friends and I used to live together. We were all in each other’s weddings (during the time I fondly recall as ‘Wedding Season’), and now we don’t...

The $300,000 dog

So this week, I have our very first ‘we bought a house’ story – and it’s a cracker. Our house settled last Monday, and I was out of town. As usual, our plane flight was delayed, and I didn’t get home until about 10pm. I’d had a...

3 Things I Have Recently Learned About My Husband

You might recall that last week I wrote about family holidays and the valuable lessons that can be learned. As you read this, school holidays are over and you’re likely back into school/work/normal life. While there were many valuable lessons to be learned about...