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Adulting and Preparing a Third Birthday Party

It’s no secret that life is busy and we struggle at times to fit it all in, being a parent, work, and just all round trying to adult like a boss (I know people like this and I am not one of them). I have days where I just don’t want to get out of bed, let alone organise myself and a small child, do the washing, work, and get dinner on the table. So trying to organise an Instagram worthy birthday party just seems like bloody hard work, but we do it anyway. Truthfully we know if we don’t post it on Instagram someone else will and if it's not awesome you will look like you totally suck at...

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Our Quirks

We have been MIA for a few weeks. We have been working on some new ideas. Part of TWC is about sharing who we are and our little 'big' life together. We have quirks and funny little things that make us 'us', so here's to sharing some of these....   Shay....   My favourite colours are Tiffany blue and blush pink.  Churros and chocolate are my weakness.  I love wearing heels.  I used to be afraid of the dark but I now pump myself up by saying things like 'come and get me, I'll take you down' when I get up in the middle of the night. My sport of choice would be dancing but I also love to run...

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The Face Behind the Brand - Aarden Design

  When you are under the pump and you want to create a space that speaks innovative design, this is the guy you want in your corner. We first meet Mark during our time on The Block. His creative mind and smooth enthusiasm made us feel confident we had added the right person to our team and he continued to be a blessing to our design throughout the series.  First up, he saved the day in Week One by helping us finish off our timber vanity top and side. We called him in a panic with little under 30 hours to go and he came through with the goods, working through the night to get it finished for reveal.  Mark continued...

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What sets your soul on fire?

Have you ever wanted something so bad that you keep persisting until you achieve it? Not to mention once you get there you have no idea what to do with yourself.  That’s exactly how I feel about 'winning The Block'. Even writing those words seems surreal.  There had been many nights spent thinking about what it would be like to be on The Block, yet little time was spent thinking about actually taking out the top prize. See, regardless of what people may think, this season was truly one of mate-ship and care for each other. All the teams wanted to see a result that allowed everyone to be rewarded.  And what a beautiful ending it was.  The nerves leading...

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Welcome to 'A Wild Life'

What a year! We have certainly taken the road less travelled.   Some of you may have spent time getting to know us through a little show called The Block, but for those who don't know us, here's a little bit about our wild life.  We have been together for 14 years and have happily been married for 9 years. I have been keeping myself busy as a high school teacher and Dean is an electrician by trade. We added to our family in 2013 with the arrival of our beautiful daughter Everly.  Earlier this year we were asked to join The Block family and renovate an apartment in 9 weeks. Needless to say it was fun and a lot of...

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