Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Nautical Breeze and a long awaited hello...

Hi there my precious loved ones!

It certainly has been a mighty long time. Some of you may be wondering "Where
did you go?" Well, to be perfectly honest, blogging was taking up so much of my
time that I lost sight of my priorities. I'm sure many of you can relate.

Yes I am back today but only with the promise of today. I've decided to dedicate only minimal
spare time to my blogging projects. Hopefully this doesn't seem too unfair to you. I'm torn because I
find that when I'm away, my inspiration for home design falls to wayside. I do miss it.
However, I was letting more important things collect dust.

I gave some of your blogs a quick run through (and I have many more to go)...You all seem to
doing well and your blogs, homes, families are lovelier than ever!

Since it has been ages since I've browsed,
I decided that the warming weather and sweet breeze has me aching for the coast.
So why not hop right back in with some nautical influences?

It just makes me sigh with relief.....aaaaaaaah.

Greens and blues take me away to that happy place.

Navy blue bottles make me swoon. Or and is that dyed water? Hmmmm...

If only I could be this lucky...

Don't you just love it when you are inspired by the most insignificant objects?

Or how sand and a few candles can make you smile?

Even the simplest kitchen can make you imagine the most pleasant dream
for your home (like the painted screen door for a pantry and mosaic tile counter tops).

There is nothing that can't be created, and no one that can't be inspired.
Have a happy day!

All other images courtesy of Coastal Living


  1. Welcome back Natalie!
    Yes blogging can take over our lives and it is good to have a break!
    Lovely images!!

    Pamela xo

  2. Hi Natalie!
    Missed you...I understand what you are saying about the blogging. I love it, but it can be time consuming. You need to do what is best for you! I will look forward to another day like today when I see you pop in for a visit! Thank you for sharing the lovely photos and sweet words!*Lynne* {with love}

  3. Ooh! Loving that turquoise beach house with the pool! That last image is wonderful too.

    Missing your lovely updates. I understand what it's like though, life is more important!

    ~ Clare x

  4. Welcome back Natalie! I have missed you but I totally understand. You can can lost in Blog Land with all of the inspiration! I love those bottles from the sea - they have been sitting in my inspiration file . . . it is hard to find the ones with barnacles. We are headed to Florida the first week of April, so I am hoping to find a treasured bottle from the sea! Hope you and your family are doing wonderful! xo Samantha

  5. Love all of the photos, especially that kitchen. I've missed you so and I'm glad you'll be back when you can. I've also had to do some 'restructuring' recently and will do a little more after the Parade of Homes.

    Love ya,


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