Kayaking

One of my favorite activiites is kayaking.  Riley, Courtney, and Justin joined me this week for our “fit for life” feature.

Kayaking
Courtney and Justin head out while Riley and Maggie wait to get in their kayaks.
Kayaking
This is Riley’s first time kayaking but heads out like a pro.
Kayaking
Whoops, not quite the pro. He doesn’t know how to backstroke so does some flailing in the sawgrass.
Kayaking
But with a little bit of coaching and practice he quickly picks up the backstroke and can even turn the kayak.

 

Kayaking
Time to turn around. Courtney and Justin aren’t quite synchronized but get the job done.
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Headed back to the kayak ramp
Kayaking
Maggie’s a little nervous about Riley getting way ahead of us. But I’m not concerned. Grandpa’s waiting right around the corner.

 

Our Powder Room

We renovated both our powder room and master bathroom a few months ago.  I’ve shown the master bath in one of my previous posts:  http://ktgreendesign.com/another-look-at-the-master-bathroom/  But it’s really difficult to take pictures of a tiny room with no natural light.  Like these walls are actually a very pale blue–not beige.

Powder Room Reno

I’ve also been struggling with the finishing touches.  Like artwork.  In an attempt to add color to the room, I ordered some prints from Jessica Swift http://www.jessicaswift.com/  Now that artist has some crazy mad colors.  But after getting mats cut for the prints and putting them in frames, I didn’t like them in the powder room.  And after spending hours browsing through more prints on Etsy I decided that I could do this myself.

So here’s my flamingo art.  Does this make me an artist?

Powder Room Reno

Have to admit that I saw the phrase on some site.  Maybe Fab.com.  But it was my idea to make it reflect so whomever is using my bathroom can read it in the mirror and know that they look particularly good. I have taken a lot of flamingo pictures over the years at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park so found one I really liked, went into PhotoShop, did some clipping, posterized it, added a fun phrase and it’s Perfect!

A lot of things are from Ikea.  Like the shelves and the big frames and mats and little white pot.  The hydrangeas in the little white pot are a bit wilted since it’s been raining for several days and I haven’t ventured out to pick new ones.  That sweet little dog ring holder is from Anthropology.  (A ridiculously expensive impulse buy.)    I then pulled out an old dish with pink flowers I had tucked away and this is the result!

Powder Room Reno

Powder Room Reno

Powder Room Reno

The cabinet and Zodiaq countertop are from Deem Cabinets in Homosassa Springs.  Same cabinets I have in my kitchen.

Powder Room Reno

Very happy with how this little room turned out.  Now must move on to other projects!