Hi, I'm Alex. I'm a 27 year old mother of two and wife of the one. I am a home-owner of a very modest West Auckland (NZ) home that I love with all of my heart and slowly but surely I am transforming it into a haven. I have a love of all things vintage, or oozing character and a wee obsession with reading diy and decor blogs and magazines.

I have always had a dream to do something with my interests... and the conception of this blog  idea of the conception of this blog came not long after I spotted this lovely quote on pinterest:

Off course I have well procrastinated that idea for a while... yet time has passed and here I am...kicking things off!

I don't think reading blogs can be classed as work - in fact for me it is work avoidance. But this got me thinking about how much I love being inspired by other peoples creative blogs, yet how little I actually spend exploring the ideas that interest me so much. Here though lies is the opportunity I need. To find myself, my individuality, and get my creative juices flowing once more. 

The thought process has been ongoing, but in the lead up to kicking this blog off the ground, I have found myself feeling something I haven't felt in quite some time.... excitement! In fact I have been overwhelmed by my feelings of sheer excitement, yet also burdened with fear... what if I suck?? What if I can't pull this off in the way all of my favorite bloggers do? BUT most of all I am just so damn ready to do something for me... and why not put it out there? Why not?

Don't get me wrong, I live a good life and have the two best, most gorgeous loveable children EVER - but to be fair... life has been a lot about them, and very little about me for the last 5 years... and the thought of partaking in a real life hobby, is just.... great!!

So without further ado, I introduce myself to you - I'm Alex, and I'm here to make stuff, home {made}.


  1. Sounds like we have a lot more in common than just a Gabby! We all wonder the same things about our blog! I have only been blogging for 3 months now and I question my ability daily!
    Continue to participate in SITS, we have so much information and we are there to help! Good Luck and stay in touch!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I will definitely be sticking around and learning all that I can :-)