2.02.2013

Saturday Happenings

How are you enjoying the weekend?
I had to run an errand in town this morning....
and then took an unplanned
 turn by the ocean
on the way home.


Even on a chilly, gusty winter's day,
there is something magical and soothing
as you look out across the
wide open expanse of
steel blue
water.

It's a powerful dose of
motivation.
It encourages  you to chase your dreams...

...to create 
dreamy little Paris inspired
vignettes...


“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.” 
― Ernest HemingwayThe Old Man and the Sea

Enjoy your weekend.

33 comments:

  1. How lovely! So nice to have that visual to open up your mind! Thanks for sharing it!

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  2. I think I could stand and breath in that ocean air for hours, so very beautiful (wrapped up, mind!). The light house is really wonderful. Love the quote, it is something we all need to say more often to ourselves!
    Thank you for your inspiring post and beautiful burlap favor bags - perfect for a country-chic wedding. We are off to Paris next Thursday for a week (Aston's Grandparents are arriving to pug-sit from London!), very excited!!
    Best wishes and happy you are on the mend,
    Ivan

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    1. Me too Ivan. This particular location is ocean as far as the eye can see. It is such a beautiful spot. Lucky for me it is a 3 minute drive. You have made me so proud of my tinkering...country chic is exactly the look I was going for.

      Off to Paris! May I tag along? Any time you need a pug sitter, I would love to help out:) Time to update my passport! And Stormy knows you would take great care of her as well !

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  3. Dear ND,
    That first photograph is super. I could imagine myself walking along there with AGA in tow - and a bouncing dog.
    And like Ivan, I do like that Hemingway quote. It makes you think, doesn't it.
    I hope you have a nice weekend!
    Kirk

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    1. Kirk, Thanks...not bad for a phone photo.

      Yes, it is a perfect walking a dog location.

      Enjoy!

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  4. Hi ND! Thank you for sharing these lovely photos and that important quote. I have always loved lighthouses, and I miss them here in Colorado. Yours is a beauty!

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  5. Hi FB . It's my pleasure! Yes, we are so lucky to have a lighthouse right here in town.

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    1. Thanks so much....it does capture your heart!

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  7. The first picture is so calming and serene, I could stare at it all day.

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    1. Thanks! It does It has that effect in person as well!

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  8. Yes, the sea clears one's mind, preparing it for *great* things. I love that. You captured it well in your photos.

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  9. Oh what great photos of the seaside magic a sweet little shack/cottage can bring! AND The Old Man and The Sea is one of my husband's favorites. I need to see it!

    AND....I should state on my Etsy page that I can make assorted packs of my cards. I have done that before! Let me know if you are interested; I just if for a customer last week! Thanks for visiting! Anita

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    1. It's true...I have always loved that little shack! I am glad to know about the asstd pack!

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  10. I meant to say that, "I just DID IT for a customer last week!"

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    1. Thanks Anita! I have just ordered an assorted pack!

      Monica

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  11. What a lovely diversion!! Thanks for taking us on this detour. I love drives, and will many times take the long way home :)
    xo
    Loi

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    1. My pleasure Loi...this little scene is down a long road 2 minutes from my home, but another ride I enjoy taking is along Cape Cod...lots of antique shops..little restaurants....

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  12. What a pretty post! I would love to see the ocean on my way home from errands, you lucky girl. Something about the ocean is just so soothing to the soul, isn't it? And what a clear blue sky kind of day to enjoy it.

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    1. Yes, it never grows old! It is soothing....delightful!

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  13. I love the sea in winter too. How wonderful to have it close by. You are lucky. This past weekend I was in NYC for a children's book conference.

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    1. Oh how fabulous this conference must have been....some day I will write! Stay safe during the impending blizzard!

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  14. I love how your coast is so very different than ours. I do envy the sunshine that you have in the winter- I was there a few weeks ago and while it was cold, it was also beautiful! I think I need to drive to the beach more often as I agree- it does fill one with a sense of thankfulness and motivation~
    Have a wonderful rest of your week,
    x

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    1. Yes, I agree, the sunshine helps! We are expecting a blizzard this weekend! Yes, the beach fills the soul with a sense of peace.

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  15. So wonderful. I could almost hear the pictures! and I love this, ' ...to create
    dreamy little Paris inspired
    vignettes...' I think I'm off to create a little Paris'.:)

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    1. Thanks Janet! The ocean and Paris...both very inspiring :)

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  16. What a charming place you live in! It's beautiful, I would have taken the detour too :)

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