Sunday, April 10, 2011

In A Nutshell..

Can I just tell you what a warm day does to ones soul?!!

I have been waiting for this...

for what seems like FOREVER!! :)
Warm breezes finally came through the house. It was almost 80 here today and we loved it!

Last week was pretty good.
It didn't start off so well with my little one being sick and we missed out on an indoor waterpark and then we had icky weather, a few bumps in the road with some appointments and then I had to work.


We did find some time in between to

climb some trees....

take many rides out to the beach and the docks....

give a little scale a makeover...

put up a gallery wall in the family room....

and just relax a bit!!

It was a nice break and much needed because the upcoming weeks are going to be BUSY!!
Spring sports have started and that means that not only does my oldest play but so does my little one, so we will be here and there and everywhere!
I love it though, it is so fun to watch them play, learn and have fun. :)

I have missed you and can't wait to catch up and please bare with me if I am a bit late on commenting and responding and posting.

I also want to apologize for the sending out emails that had to do with Shoppybag. I tried to catch it as soon as I could and let you know and hopefully I didn't break anyones computer. :(

If you signed up I would delete your account and change your email settings to not allow that site. If you need more info, please let me know and again I am REALLY sorry!!!

Hopefully I will be back soon to show you what we did today over this:

I also wanted to thank Marie from Sally Lee By The Sea and Heather and Vanessa from At the Picket Fence for featuring my beachy redos!

Thank you so much ladies!!
Please stop by and say hello, you will find yourself surrounded with so much inspiration and friendship. :)

Also, if you have not read, my friend Marcia from Blessed Mom's Simple Home has a nephew, Jordan, who was wounded severely in Afghanistan and is now home in the states undergoing surgeries to repair what was done. Please read here about what had happened and also here to see the latest update and an address to send him some birthday wishes this month. If you could send up some prayers as well, that would be even better. :)

See you soon!!



Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good evening, dearest one! 80 DEGREES??????? I was in the house all day long, but my husband did say upon going out that it was warm!!! I don't think we were that lucky to hit 80, but things are looking pretty green now! I LOVE YOUR WISPY CURTAINS; I can feel the breeze coming in dear one! Oh, have fun with the know how fast they grow!!! Anita

Tanya said...

I love the picture of the curtains flowing from the breeze! We're still waiting for our nice day here. =) Happy Sunday to you!

beachcomber said...

lovely photos... the breeze coming through the window makes it feel like i'm the one with the scales and shells. the tree climbing looks like fun!
glad the weather's warming up in the northern hemisphere..
cheryl x

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

This post is sooo good. So many things I love. Those flowing curtains look so peaceful. Just what you had in mind I bet. Love the outdoor fun pics and that gallery wall and table. OMG. Love love love that. Of course the little scale makeover is fabulous too.

ANNE said...

Nice to have you back from your short break (i'm sure it seemed way too short) and to see your latest projects. The gallery wall is beautiful, love the sailboat pic. Looking forward to seeing what you do over the mantle!

NanaDiana said...

Hi Michelle! What a sweet post today! I love the wind blowing your curtains. Would you believe we still have a bit of snow here and there? I remember what the days were like when I ran kids non-stop. Now I run grandkids !;>) some things never really change!

I need to do a post about Jordan too...thank you for reminding me! Hugs and Happy Sunday evening-Diana

Kelle Dame said...

Beautiful images! It was completely gorgeous today! We spent our day down at the harbor. I was wondering about the Shoppy bag thing...good thing I didn't click :)

Brandi said...

3 cheers for beautiful weather! Your pictures are gorgeous! Love your gallery wall. I'm glad you and your family had a nice week together!

Jessie said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the curtain pics!! We had 71 here today ☺ Yahoo...finally!!! We sat outside and breathed in the fresh, lake scented air. (and maybe had a glass or two of vino...maybe;))

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

your home is just so beautiful- and that curtain blowing in the breeze is so lovely!

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Those sheer white curtains blowing in the breeze really truly makes me miss mine. In our home before Sea Cottage I have them hanging in every window in every room and there is nothing like it when the breeze is twirling them so gently around the room. Sounds like you've had a wonderful spring break...ours is not for another week.

Deborah said...

Hunny those images of your curtains flowing with warm breezes are so romantic and just beautiful!!
How that brings summer to my heart and mind..thank you!
Oh look at your sweeties!!!
I love what you've captured here !!!
And look at how gorgeous it is by the water...oh no wonder you love to sit here by waters edge :)
Ill remember Jordan in prayer xoxo

In friendship,
Deborah xoxoxoxoox

D and G Stories said...

LOVE your gallery wall!! But so sorry to hear about your friend's nephew...wishing him a speedy recovery. Welcome back friend! :)

Al said...

It is great that the warmer weather is finally coming aroung :) Your photos are wonderful. That grouping of family photos is very sweet. Can't wait to see what you put over your mantle. I'll be back. Have a great week.

High Street Cottage said...

Michelle, the scale and the gallery wall look amazing! So glad you got some Sunshine, it is good for the soul, I agree.
Thank you for the kind comment on my blog, I feel the same, xxx tami

Cat & Cricket said...

Michelle~ I am loving your scale..and your picks are beautiful...(as always!) Thanks for popping over and all your little "boosts" for me.... you are ssoooooooo appreciated!

Low Tide High Style said...

So glad you had a nice break, and I'm in love with all of your changes!

Kat :)

Finding Home said...

Michelle, Love the photo of the wind blowing through your curtains, I am pretty sure that beautiful day is suppose to be tomorrow! Yeah! We so need it. Your gallery wall looks great, can't wait to see what is going over the fireplace. Sorry you had some sick kiddo time, but glad you got in your tree climbing time!

Take care,

Love of the Sea said...

Looks like it was a beautiful weekend. Love this time of year! Glad you are enjoying it.

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Hi sweet friend!
How are you? I don't even know if I remember how to comment. It's been a week. Geesh... It really feels weird to be on here. Hey, I love your gallery wall and scale makeover! Your house looks amazing! I mean seriously... I'm in love with your dark wood floors and white furniture. Everything looks so light and airy. You are so lucky to live by the beach and docks. Beautiful! Glad to hear you're getting some nice weather and had a little fun on the side. My middle son, John, would love to hang out in the tree with your kids.
Hope you feel HAPPY and refreshed!!! I missed you!
Jordan will be in my prayers tonight!

the fishermans cottage said...

How lovely to see your home filled with a light breeze and sunshine :).. love the scale makeover and looking forward to seeing the reveal, although looks great already lol x

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi dear Michelle
Well.. I just love those curtains floating in the breeze!! beautiful.. and love the way you have hung the curtains.. creates a feel that the windows fall all the way to the floor!!!.. now if I just had a window worth looking at I'd do the same... will save up that idea for the 'some day files'..

Sorry to hear your little one was unwell.. looking fighting fit now climbing the trees.. I was the same at her age.. always up a tree.. over a fence. on top of the fridge.. hahaha [really]

Ok.. beautiful images and decor as always... I can feel spring in the air over your way.. have a lovely week.. ciao xxxx Julie

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

So glad you got some warm weather. The flowing curtains look beautiful. Love your gallery wall. I have been gathering more frames to do one too. Trying to decide which wall.I don't have a lot! Your scale looks great. Looking forward to the mantel redo. :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I'm so happy that you got some 80 degree temps! Love the scale makeover and your new gallery wall.


Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

We've had an awesome week of weather too - isn't it amazing how much it affects people's moods? I always feel so sunny and bright when it's ...eerrr...sunny and bright. :-)


Tonya said...

Glad you enjoyed your week! The warmer weather has been wonderful!! Loving your new gallery wall!! It looks fantastic! Looking forward to seeing what you did above the fireplace!!

Red Gate Farm said...

Almost 80??!! You are a very lucky girl! Although we don't get a lot of snow around here, we do take our time getting into spring and summer. LOVE the photo of the curtains in the warm breeze...that is exactly the look I want in my sewing/guest room and it took me a couple of trys to get it just right.

Your new picture/gallery wall looks fabulous! Enjoy your spring sports, it will all be over before you know it... my "kids" are 21 and 23 and I never thought I'd say this but I miss those days! Even the rainy ones ;)


Sally Lee by the Sea said...

80 degrees, really? Wow - the sun finally came out here for a few days but we were lucky to hit 60 in direct sun. Your rooms all look heavenly - of course! I think I'm in love with your darn adorable. Here's to margaritas and scrabble - cheers! xoxo

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Michelle...we are finally getting some spring weather!

Can't wait to see what you've done over that beautiful fireplace!

Val said...

Michelle, What a totally beautiful post!! <3

At The Picket Fence said...

Hello friend! I am trying desperately to not be jealous of your awesome weather...really, trying! :-) But what perfect timing for it to come while your kiddos were on break and for you guys to get to do so many fun things and get some stuff done around the house too. Everything is looking just gorgeous and I love the "gallery" you created on that wall! My kiddos absolutely love to climb trees as well and it just does my heart good to see them enjoying such a simple pleasure. :-) Glad to have you back and can't wait to see more of your projects!

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh, and did you rearrange your blog too? You have been a busy lady! :-)

Lara said...

Good golly do I love those blowing breezes through your white curtains photos!!! :) I know exactly how you feel - love this weather & so happy about it!!!
Lara :)

Kindra-At Home With K said...

So glad to see you are blessed with some nice weather too! Great to see the wind blowing through your beautiful bedroom. Now back to work! Let's see what you creat next! LOL

A Rosy Note said...

Look at that wonderful breeze blowing though those curtains. I bet that felt great. I always look forward to opening the windows and freshening up the house.

Sounds like you had a good break and got a few things done. The scale and the gallery wall look great :)


Kirsty said...

gorgeous photos!!!

Debbi Beverage said...

Everything looks so good! Love the gallery wall, that's one thing I need to do. Great inspiration Michelle! Glad you had sometime to relax:)
Debbi from @ the beach

A Vintage Vine said...

So glad to have you the visual of the curtains blowing in the wind!!! We missed you but I am so glad you got time with the kids!!!

blessedmom's simple home said...

I'm glad your were able to enjoy your week Michelle! Your kids look like they had fun in that tree :-)
Thank you so much for mentioning Jordan. I know he's going to be so encouraged by the notes and cards he receives.

WobiSobi said...

Absolutely beautiful! I can almost feel the breeze coming though that window. what a fantastic week. Hugs Anne

Laura said...

Dearest Michelle,it's so lovely for me to hear from you again! Thanks for passying by me! Your pics are usual and I adore the bright and smiling faces of your kids! My husband is in love with your home! We live by the sea as well, so he takes inspiration from you!
Have a sweet time my friend!

Jenni said...

Hello Michelle!

Those pictures are heavenly! I love the curtains blowing in the breeze, wish it was happening here! But it is still WAY too cold to open the windows here. :)

Your fireplace is so pretty, every time I look at it I sigh. It fits in your room so well, you'd swear it is a real wood burning fireplace. :) I have been wanting to add one to our bedroom for three years now, but am still looking for a mantel on Craigslist I can afford, that I "catch" in time. I love how you took a shelf and created a mantel...may have to "copy" you on this one! :)

How is your day going? I hope it is a wonderful one for you, my friend! :)

Blessings and hugs,

Melinda Lilley said...

I especially love the second photo, and can almost feel the warm breezes! I also love your gallery wall!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I think my eldest two children would be in heaven climbing those trees with your children!! They LOVE climbing.

I'm SO glad you finally got the weather you were waiting for with your floaty curtains. They look so dreamy and romantic. Perfect!


Erin said...

Michelle, this is so gorgeous, all of it! Hope you are all doing swell!!

Pamela said...

Okay snow near the end of April girl!!?? It is 90 here today and we are blowing up the pool tomorrow and chilling!:) Sorry abt kitty! I would freak if one of my cats started to do that. I had worries when they moved from downstairs in the laundry room to the upstairs bath that is not used. Thankfully they are fine. Love the new mantel display! Can't wait to redo mine!


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