Monday, September 22, 2014

Skidaway Aquarium & State Park

We had a fun weekend exploring Skidaway Island. Saturday was pretty rainy, so we took Evans out to the saltwater aquarium. She loved looking at all the fish. The rain let up for a bit, and we went out to the nature trails just outside the aquarium. We didn't get to go far because it did start raining again, but we will head back soon. It was beautiful! Perfect spot for a picnic. 

On Sunday, the weather here was gorgeous. We decided to check out Skidaway Island State Park. They have several trails, camp sites and playgrounds. We went on the Sandpiper and Avian trails. It was really neat to be able to walk through the marsh. 

It was low tide when we went, but I am sure it's even more beautiful during high tide. We saw crabs, birds, and a baby shark. No gators. 
Evans loves to be outside, and she really enjoyed the 2 mile stroll. 
We plan to camp here when she is older. There were several families out biking and hiking. It's definitely a popular place. We took packed lunches and enjoyed a picnic under a live oak and the sights and sounds around us. A great way to spend a Sunday! 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bathroom Reno Progress

The bathroom Reno at my parents is coming along. So fun to design a space using someone else's pocket, ha! And my dad doing the work. All I have to do is pick out the pretty stuff. I'm in! 

The bathroom is a mix of grays and chrome. Faucets, lighting, mirrors, and cabinets have been chosen. 

The really exciting stuff is happening now. Tile install! I knew I loved this limestone and glass combo when I found them at Home Depot, but now I am wishing this were my bathroom. 

I wanted just two strips of accent tile. Just enough to notice, but not so much that it got busy. The grout will be a similar gray. 

The flooring is also going to be large gray rectangular tiles. 

Using one of my favorite griege paints, Behr Perfect Taupe. 

Dad is making shaker style cabinets similar to this, but in white. 

Hardware something like these chrome pulls from Restoration Hardware

Next will be picking out granite for the countertop and then onto fun stuff like accessories, art and towels. That's all for now!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Around the Island

A Savannah friend of mine described Isle of Hope as majestic. Between the million dollar homes, cottages, historic churches, Wormsloe, the intracoastal waterway and huge oak trees, it really is like a postcard everywhere you look. It feels like you are stepping back in time to the old south. There's something quiet and peaceful about this place that makes you want to ride a bike or drop a line in the water. After living in Atlanta for 7 years (in town 4 years and in suburbia 3 years), it's nice to be back among the sweet tea drinking crowd. It's funny, Atlanta may be in Georgia, but it's definitely not southern. There's lots to miss about that city, don't get me wrong, but I will take this scenery over 400 traffic any day. Can you blame me?

I am still in Dawg country down here in Savannah (which was made easier thanks to SC on Saturday, eh hem, Go Gamecocks), but there seems to be less Auburn here. That seems like a win. Haha.