Child Safety

Blinds are often designed for convenience; they are also designed to be safe. Being different to sliding doors and windows blinds don’t threaten to crush fingers or cut anybody with broken glass. But blinds have strict safety standards to prevent other hazards such a choking.

Cords are a potential threat for children to choke on, but there are several ways to avoid life-threatening problems.

  1. Keep the cords well out of reach of children
  2. Safety kits are available that loop the cord around a hook several feet above the child’s reach
  3. Or a cord can simply be made short when installed
  4. Some cords are designed to break easily, so they will break under a child’s weight rather than catch round their neck
  5. Motorised blinds or wand controls are other safe alternatives
  6. A child’s bed should not be so near a blind that the child can get caught on a cord. Remember that a bed effectively allows a child to reach higher, and cords must stay out of reach. Beds should be positioned away from blinds.
  7. Similarly, chairs, furniture or toys that the child can climb on should net be in a position that allow the child to reach the blind or its cord

Today’s post was supplied to us by: Plantation Shutters & Fly Screens – Sydney Blinds. For all your screens and shutter needs, feel free to visit Sydney Blinds.


Home Improvement

I’ve been quite busy lately and I’ve been thinking whether I should cut down my blog posts from two a week to one a week, well I guess I am doing one a week now. However if I am somehow free more frequently, I’ll increase the amount of posts I release a week. For now, I’ll be posting once a week on Fridays (Australian Date).

Ever since I was young, I had always loved interior design. Till this day, I continue to love it. My tumblr is completely filled with images of interior designs as well as some exterior images here and there. It all started when I was younger, my dad would open the newspaper and head straight to the real estate section. We’d sit around just looking at houses and I think this is how my obsession started. I dream of one day buying a large square loft and just designing everything myself, no walls separating the rooms, only open space and furniture here and there.

Once again I’m listing all these elements in alphabetical order, that’s basically how I order everything in my life. First letter in the alphabet is F, so we will start with fencing.


I know this post is about interior design but this fencing refers to Balustrades within the house. Balustrades are basically the railing which stops you from falling off a flight of stairs and from falling off another level. V.O Homes Construction is one brand which provides Balustrade services in Sydney. VOHC provides four different balustrade types (glass balustrade, ramps, stainless steel balustrade and steel balustrade) but use three main materials, glass, stainless steel and steel. The stainless steel and steel materials are perfect for more industrial type settings but they can also be used in building/office environments. Not so much the home environment though, however the glass could be used for home purposes.

They also provide pool fencing services which utilise glass and various types of steel. Their fencing services come in three different forms, frameless glass, semi frameless and tubular. Frameless glass and Semi frameless glass are a great way of fencing off your pool without affecting your vision. If glass isn’t for you, you could always go for the tubular ones, the tubular ones can also be used as a garden fence to divide your property from the public.

I quite like their glass services as they provide a sleek and clean look to your house and backyard, the only downfall is that I’m quite clumsy and I’d most likely run into it thinking there was nothing there.


Every house needs some furniture in it or else it’d be empty with only walls and floors. Without furniture you would be eating, sleeping and studying on the ground which can be quite uncomfortable and bad for your health. Why not get some stylish furniture for your house, they not only make your interior look great but give you places to sit and sleep which is quite great in my opinion. I’ve found that many of the best pieces of furniture can be quite expensive so why not get some replica furniture. Replica furniture are like the real thing except they’re cheaper and are often available in different colours and materials. If you wanted a specific piece of furniture but it was too expensive or it wasn’t in a colour you like, why not purchase some replica furniture.

Many people are far too busy to go furniture shopping so why not buy your furniture online, a website which offers this service is called Place Furniture. I’ve browsed through some of their products and they are quite stylish, many of the chairs are stackable and come in a variety of colours. I like the egg type chair which can be stacked when not in use, they create an artistic / stylish tower which you can decorate your house with. When you have guests over, you can simply take it down and use them as seats.

Many of the furniture on this website can also be used commercially, not only residentially. Maybe you have a restaurant or cafe which requires some chairs and tables, then this website is perfect for you. They provide various sets of chairs and tables. But in my opinion, I find that shops with mixed furniture are the best ones, maybe you could buy multiple sets of furniture and mix it up.


By frames, I refer to window frames but I wanted to make the categories one word so I thought frames was more suitable than windows. Windows are quite important for a household, I’ve seen many living areas which have windows with absolutely no frames so their house is completely exposed to the world. Since I do some silly stuff at times, I think that it’s a great idea to get some frames for my windows. Sydney Blinds, provides different solutions when it comes to window and door frames. Their services include blinds, awnings, plantation shutters, security doors as well as fly screens.

One solution is with their Plantation Shutters, plantation shutters are an effective way of allowing sunlight in or out of your house. Nowadays, modern plantation shutters use polymer materials and therefore offer high resistance to condensation and UV rays. The advantage of polymer plantation shutters over your standard wooden ones are that they will last for decades without fading or deterioration. The great thing with plantation shutters is that they can be hinged, bi-folded or made to slide, so you are not stuck with one design.

Another service they provide are fly screens, fly screens are not necessarily the best looking but they do their job. However Sydney Blinds have fly screens which have the ability to be removed easily so you don’t always have to have them on your windows and doors at all times. Their fly screens can come in the form of window coverings, sliding doors as well as hinged doors. Their fly screens are also magnetic so you can put these fly screens on any magnetic materials, frames or doors.

Overall, Sydney Blinds are great if you are looking for a functional home, their fly screens are something to consider when you have some windows or doors in your house. The fact that they can be easily removed are a good enough reason to consider them when designing your home.


Flooring is quite important too! How can you stand in your house if you have no floor in it in the first place! First off you need a sleek looking floor which you can stand on. What material do you want? If you are wanting a wooden style then try Hana Timber, they specialise in timber, laminate, floating timber and bamboo flooring in Sydney.

I was previously browsing their website and I found this product:

That is the “New England Blackbutt”, this hardwood provides you home with a light environment. The colour of the wood gives off a simplistic vibe for your home environment. I really like this timber floor as it not only looks clean and light.

Just because I said I like it, doesn’t mean that it’s right for you. Have a look on their website and see what you like there is a variety of materials to choose from, they range from hardwoods to bamboo.

Let’s say you already have your floors but they are not in a very clean and healthy condition, why not polish them and have them looking like new. SK Floor Sanding can polish and sand your floors for you so they look as if they were just installed into your house. Their floor sanding and polishing are perfect for those who are looking for a newer looking timber floor.

That image above is a before an after their sanding and polishing services, in the after picture the floor looks so shiny you just want to iceskate on it. Well not iceskate but slide on it with socks on.


Depending on how you want your walls to look, you can either paint them with a solid colour or add a wallpaper to them. I myself do like both options but I’m quite sure I’d get my walls painted in the future. The reason for this is that the painting provides one solid colour whereas the wallpaper gives you a specific pattern or look. It’s not bad or anything but I am a minimalistic type of person, in my perspective, less is more.

When looking for a painter you want to look for someone experienced in their field and can ensure you that the end job will be flawless. My recommendation is Tiger Painting. Tiger Painting provides residential, commercial and industrial painting services but specialise in house painting in Sydney.

Depending on the size of your house or living environment, house painting can often be a big and tiring job, so why not let Tiger Painting take care of this for you. Their house painting services are exceptional. Their specialised painting teams are experienced in all sorts of interior and exterior residential painting. So if you require house painting or any painting in that matter, make sure you check out their website for more information.

Luna Deco, this website is one of my favourite websites that I’ve laid my eyes on. The wallpaper products on the website are just so beautiful and nice to look at, they have many different designs available for purchase. They however are located in Perth so for those that are living within Sydney, sorry but you won’t be able to view their products in person unless you are willing to fly to Perth.

Their wallpapers feature many different cities and different natural looks. They also have a couple of famous celebrities as well, even though I previously said that I wouldn’t get a wallpaper I might consider it if they have a Lana Del Rey one. I’m absolutely mental for her and the funny thing is I got my new phone just for a Lana Del Rey case. It’s pretty silly but 🙂

But overall, their products are quite stylish for those who want to get a modern looking living area of workspace.

This is all for now, I still need to go over furniture and things like that but this will do. I think these are somewhat important for a home. Since I think like this, I’ll probably end up with nothing but four walls and one floor.

It must be noted that I am not expert in home improvement, I just have a liking for it and these are my thoughts.

Thanks once again for reading. ^_^


In my free time I like to watch a lot of television shows and movies, in many of these shows and movies there are various wedding scenes. I then thought about the amount of work that would be required to go into the weddings, not just the ones on screen but in real life. There would be a lot of planning which takes place, this includes things such as travel, guest list, dresses, catering and much much more. I haven’t experienced any of this myself and I hope that I will never need to. It seems incredibly stressful and annoying.

First of there is the guest list, who do you invite? Well first off you have to invite that couple that invited you to their wedding out of courtesy. Then you need to invite your family and your spouse/husbands family as well. That’s easily maybe 20 people already. Then there’s friends, not just your friends but your significant other’s friends. That just kicked up the list, doubling maybe even tripling. Once your guest list is complete, you need to decide the invitations. What will they look like, what font, colour. All this small insignificant details, I think no one would even care except for the bridge and groom. They’d most likely keep it in a scrapbook whilst everyone else would probably throw it all away.

The venue. Where do you want your wedding? Will it be on the beach? What will the weather be like on your wedding day? Will it be so windy that you cannot stand upright and half your guest list is been blown away. If you book a church, will it fit all your guests? Will the church be available on the day of the wedding? These a small factors which many can overcome but when piled together with everything else, it can create havoc. May even cause people to not even want to get married in front of friends and family.

Well I am not an expert but I do know some brands which you may find helpful for your special day.

It must be noted that the categories are listed in alphabetical order, not order of significance :p


I’m not too familiar with the catering such as the entrees and dinners but I have some knowledge about the dessert. At wedding functions, the cake normally represents the unity between the couple when they cut the cake together as one. But the thing is, that this cake supplier designs and create the most delicate and cutest cakes in the world. They are so adorable you wouldn’t want to eat it, you just want to store it for everyone to see. This brand is called Sweet Olivia.

Sweet Olivia takes pride in adding an artistic touch to everything they product, from quality desserts for any occasion to custom birthday cakes, wedding cakes, or other quality treats for your special events. Every cake is a piece of art, designed to fit into its celebration perfectly. Each cake is crafted with the highest level of care and attention to detail. As beautiful as these cakes are, they stand on their own as delicious and decadent desserts.


Makeup is so important when it comes to weddings. You want to look different that what you look like normally. Great makeup works well with a beautiful gown. When I say that your wedding makeup should look different to your everyday makeup, it doesn’t mean you should go piling layers of makeup. It should be somewhat lighter to match the colour of your dress. If you use colours, maybe a light colour could work. Instead of a blue, you could use a skyblue. I don’t know my makeup that well but MJ Pro Makeup does.

MJ Pro Makeup offers professional mobile hair and makeup services for weddings and for all other special occasions. Their mobile services accommodate for areas such as Sydney, Blue Mountains, New Castle as well as the Hunter Valley. Depending on your wedding location, MJ Pro Makeup are more than happy to travel to your destination for your special day, whether it is in the comfort of your home or your hotel suite, this minimises stress for you and your bridal party.

However if you want to do your makeup yourself then you are welcome to do so. It may however cause you a bit more stress than hiring a specialist. If you do your makeup yourself and you require some eyelash extension supplies then Facetouch would be perfect for you!

Facetouch specialises in developing and selling eyelash supplies and permanent makeup products with the company motto: “Better Quality at a cheaper price”. Their aim is to provide products that are efficient and will not become a waste after use. Their eyelash supplies are high quality, Jinny K, the creator of Facetouch has spent over 15 years studying and experiencing eyelash extension and the permanent makeup industry.


Photography is vital for your wedding, you want to capture all the moments within the ceremony. All the happiness, laughter, smiles, everything. I recommend Splendid Photos & Video.

Splendid is by far one of the best wedding photography services I have ever seen. Their portfolio is filled with high quality and stunning photos. Splendid are an award winning photography studio in Sydney which are devoted to Professional Sydney Wedding Photography. Their photographers are experienced and utilise state of the art equipment to capture priceless and impressionable photos and video.

Just because I said I recommend it doesn’t mean that you should just stick to that one, have a look around. Another professional wedding photography service is Kim Studio Sydney.

Kim Studio Sydney / Shinhwa Wedding captures natural, extraordinary and beautiful moments into images inspiring your cherished stories. Their aim is to capture your precious wedding moments and turn them into timeless memories with long-lasting impressions. Not only do they do photography but they also specialise in hair & makeup as well as dresses and tuxedos.


Let’s say you have a specific place you want to be for your wedding day, maybe it’s at Hyde Park, well VIP Shuttle can help you out with that. Transport can be difficult for weddings as people may be late, they may get lost and this can often cause more stress for you. So let VIP shuttle take care of the travel. Their charter buses can accommodate large groups of guests, which is ideal for couples who are looking for a fast, safe and reliable method of transportation.

I like to think that group transportation is the best way to go for gatherings and special events as no one can get lost or arrive late. Everyone will arrive at the same time and if someone gets lost then everyone will get lost. But it is quite unlikely as VIP’s drivers plan the trips before the actual trip.

Well, what I learnt is that weddings are complicated and take a lot of work to pull off. I hope that I never have to go through with this ordeal and if I do, then I hope I still remember these brands for future reference.

I am not an expert in wedding planning but these are my thoughts.

Thanks for reading ^_^

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Today marks the 5th month working for my company and it’s been a lovely experience. I’ve been learning heaps, unfortunately I don’t know if what I learn will be applicable to my studies at university.

Every day I have to wake up at 6 am to get ready for work. I leave the house at 6:30 and then catch a train from 6:45 – 7:50. During these travel times I spend a portion of it watching TV shows or movies and sometimes I think about everything around me. How things work, what’s going to happen next, things like that. Straight after the train there’s a bus from Town Hall to work, everyday I pass the Sydney Harbour Bridge but I never had the chance to climb it.

I remember during the lights festival in Sydney, the bridge lit up. You could see it from far away, it was such a lovely sight. I believe it would have been great to be able to climb the bridge during that lights festival. You get to see the world around you, the cars, buses, ships, water. You can see everything. You feel like you are at the top of the world. I haven’t climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge before but this is what I think it would be like.

I’m still quite sceptical about climbing the bridge because of my fear of heights but if someone can convince me to do it then I’d do it hands down.


So PJ Tours is the brand I will be turning to if I end up climbing the bridge. I know that they have other services such as tours. Blue Mountains Tours, Dolphin Watching, Winery Tours, etc..

The one I’m most interested about though is the Bridge Climbs. I’d like to know when I’m going to work that I climbed that structure, maybe even give me a story to tell people on the bus to work.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge was first opened back in 1932 and was able to be climbed in 1989. Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge has been recognised by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s top 10 “biggest Adrenaline rush” experiences as well as the top “10 best things to climb”.

Experience a 360 degree panorama view of Sydney on a 3 hour journey over the catwalks and ladders of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The Bridge Climb tours are conducted at various times throughout the day. Choose between a morning sunrise over Sydney, a night lit Sydney view, or a day view of the city during its peak hours. There are also shorter and more intense tours available for those more adventurous with a shorter time schedule.

For more information, feel free to head over to their website. If you have previously purchased services from PJ Tours and would like to share your thoughts and recommendations, we welcome you to post a review on their TrueLocal page.