Row, row, row your boat

Well, now that my lil guy is over 4 months old (and incredibly active!), I feel that I no longer have an excuse to sit on the couch subsisting on cheez-it dust and ice cream sandwiches.  One positive thing, though, that came out of my day-long Netflix binge sessions is a little piece of eye candy on House of Cards.  A hunk, a hunk of burning love.  No, not Peter Russo you animals!  That super sleek and sexy rowing machine.

In Googling (my favorite activity ever); I found it, I rented it, it arrived in 2 days, and I can already feel muscles I forgot I had.  I rowed in college and man, if I had this beautiful machine back then, I might not have quit in favor of extra sleep.  As you can imagine, Waterrowers are pretty luxe.  This isn’t a paid advert, but hot damn they give good customer service as well.

So in this blog’s fashion, here is some vintage-y inspiration to get out of the boathouse and on the open water (or virtual water).

Vintage Rowing

(Courtesy of: Boston Public Library on Flickr)

Vintage Rowing

(Courtesy of: The Happy Rower on flickr)

Vintage Rowing

(Courtesy of: Boston Writers on WordPress)

Vintage Rowing

(Courtesy of: Halifax Rowing)

Vintage Rowing

Courtesy of: Vintage Seven Sisters on Tumblr)

Vintage Rowing

(Courtesy of: Todaysnest.com)

Vintage Rowing

(Courtesy of: Ipernity.com)

Vintage Rowing

(Courtesy of: Art of Rowing)

Vintage Rowing

(Courtesy of: Daily Mail UK)

Fall in, blades down, and power 10!

Oh, Baby!

It’s incredible how fast time flies.  In the year or so that I’ve been gone, I’ve sewn a zillion tutus, written a bunch of articles for my day job, grew out my hair to a non-annoying length, got hitched, and, oh yeah, baked a bun in my lady oven!

World, meet 4 week-old Colton Waylon (why yes, those are wild west undertones you detect) and his amazing vintage travel nursery!  He’s the ring master, clown car, freak show, and trapeze artist of this one woman boob show.

Seriously, for the first few months you exist only as a human boob.  Have fun binge-watching Netflix and learning to do things with your opposite hand.

(It’s so worth it)

baby photo luggage

CWK at 4 weeks (photo by: Anjou)


baby photo panda

CWK at 4 weeks (photo by: Anjou)


baby photo rug

CWK at 4 weeks (photo by: Anjou)


baby photo

CWK at 4 weeks (photo by: Anjou)


baby photo bear

CWK at 4 weeks (photo by: Anjou)


Vintage travel nursery

Vintage travel nursery (photo and design by: Anjou)


Vintage travel nursery

Vintage travel nursery (photo and design by: Anjou)


Vintage travel nursery

Vintage travel nursery (photo and design by: Anjou)


Vintage travel nursery changing table

Vintage travel nursery (photo and design by: Anjou)


Vintage travel nursery

Vintage travel nursery (photo and design by: Anjou)


Vintage travel nursery

Vintage travel nursery (photo and design by: Anjou)


Vintage travel nursery

Vintage travel nursery (photo and design by: Anjou)

DIY: mobiles, swing for bear, paint on changing table and desk, bear painting

Vintage: steamer trunk, phonograph, train set, American Logs, luggage

xx

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bridal tutu blue

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The Great Gatsby Daisy Cary

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cow farm vintage

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bobcat panda clock

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