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Tidying up on Topsy-Turvy Thursday

Today is topsy-turvy Thursday at Master W’s kindy. Sadly he is home with a cold, so his topsy-turvy outfit has been spinning around here all day.

He helped me give our white vinyl sofa a going over with my magic whitewash sponge – it was seriously in need of it. It’s one of those things that you can live quite happily with until one day you look a little more closely and it’s “didn’t we order white vinyl?”

You can see the difference on this seat cushion – the right half has been cleaned, left of the arrow… not clean:

And on the other end of the sofa is some evidence of our topsy-turvy day:

Our house is littered with red and yellow dot stickers. They were meant to be littering kindy. I had the grand idea of covering him in dot stickers, head to toe. I’ll be picking them up for days!

You can see them flying off him here:

Is anyone else getting to a job that gets ignored for 99 days out of 100, or having a topsy-turvy Thursday?

Lounging around

For this wee moment of fame we were asked about our favourite purchase for the house to date…

That took a little thinking about, as there are lots of favourites, all for different reasons. Anyway, we managed to narrow it down to mine being the maps bought for Andre’s Christmas present in 2010 (what does that tell you… I bought them for him, but they’re my favourite?!) and Andre picked the lounge suite, which was definitely not love at first sight (we don’t have a before photo, but can say the in laws were a bit embarrased to pick it up after we purchased it on TradeMe while out of town) but is now our most complemented piece of furniture after a white vinyl makeover.

Conveniently, they hang out together at one end of the lounge so we could get them both in one shot (so unstyled by the way… my lounge always looks like this):

Spoiler alert though: I think I have a new favourite… (sorry maps)… we went rug shopping last weekend while sans toddler and finally got ourselves a new lounge rug. Which is delightful and makes the lounge so much cosier, but the one that really has found a special place in my heart is a little square piece of Persia which we had no intention of buying. I just love the colours and sent Andre back to pick up the invoice and certificate for our lounge rug, with instructions to get the little one we’d left behind too! Photos for sure, when I can manage to restore the lounge to some semblance of the above order again.