Now that we live on the beach, I’m suddenly not surprisingly inspired to rejuvenate the blog’s Flamingo Fridays. However, with this resurgence, I’m thinking of focusing on fun photos from the week. I figure that each photo can reveal some insight, creativity or lesson from the week. While, they won’t be the most professional or artistic photos, they will definitely illustrate insider details of my lifestyle which will hopefully inspire you too.
This week was special because right smack in the middle of it was a day of surf. Wednesday was the only day to surf down here, and I was lucky enough to enjoy it. The only bummer was that I missed my husband. So, I added a sticker to my favorite surfboard to remind me of my hard-working man.
Though surfing down here only comes sporadically, my passion for indoor gardening has become a consistent hobby. When people see my plants, they wonder how I learned to garden. My answer is this: Practice. Fail. Grow. Gain. It’s all about letting go of insecurities, finding tips on Pinterest and being patient. I learned to garden simply by experimenting. My thumb gets a little greener each time I learn about a plant.
Speaking of plants, my husband and I took a little bicycle ride to the botanical gardens this week. I was particularly impressed my these hanging pot holders made from recycled “junk.”
Though we’ve been living on the beach for about two months, we are still figuring out the best design and order for our home. It’s an original art deco apt, so its lovely quirks enable a more alternative design. Luckily, IKEA has been helping us out.
An area of design in the apartment that I’m struggling with is finding a good spot for my arts and crafts, especially painting which can be super messy (especially my style!). So, because I haven’t been able to paint recently, I’ve been messing around with colored pencils and my StarFishery hair barrettes.
One of the most unique and quaint areas of the house is this antique fireplace. Unfortunately it doesn’t work anymore, but we have been toying with different ways of using it as decor.
Happy Flamingo Friday!
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