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Monday, March 22, 2010

A relaxing weekend Down Under!

Welcome dear friends to Natasha in Oz. Thank you so much for stopping by and saying G'day!

After a nice and relaxing weekend I am ready for a fabulous new week. Isn't it amazing what a little rest can do to lift one's spirit!

My relaxing weekend started on Friday night. The kids were so happy because they didn't have to do any homework, Hubby was happy because the football season has finally started and I was happy because, well, I was just happy!

I had such a lovely evening sipping wine, talking to my family and relaxing by candlelight.

While the kids and hubby were watching their favourite shows on TV, I spent some time reading a coffee-table book that I made on snapfish.com. It was so nice to look at pictures of our family vacation in Europe.


I also read some magazines! I LOVE reading magazines, especially house and garden magazines.


I also love making picture collages of some of the blue things in my home so that I can join in with Mary's Mosaic Monday, Smiling  Sally's Blue Monday and Cielo's Show off your Cottage Monday!

After such a lovely weekend I am ready to face the week with a smile on my face! Yay for Mondays!


Happy Monday!

Thanks for visiting today and for spending time with me in my little corner of the world Down Under. I love it when my beautiful blogging friends stop by-your visits make my day!


Best wishes for a beautiful week,
Natasha In Oz 

38 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post you have for us to enjoy today. It made me feel more relaxed, just reading it!! :)
    Your mosaics are really pretty!!
    hugs, bj

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  2. Your home is just beautiful!I love your soothing and peaceful ambience:)

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  3. I like your mosaics!
    Happy Monday!
    Luna

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  4. Looks like a very lovely evening. Beautiful mosaics and pics.
    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  5. Fabulous post and beautiful pictures! =) ~Liz

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  6. Hi Mate! Football?!! ah yes, you are down under! Baseball will be starting in the US & Spring has sprung! Beautiful pics! Come visit our Spring Fling in the US!
    http://jerseyshorejournal.blogspot.com/2010/03/spring-fling-party-this-blessed-nest.html
    xoxox Jennifer aka Gigi

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  7. Thank you so much for the beautiful music and the lovely award yesterday. I really enjoyed your photos today!
    Hogs & Kisses,
    Piggy

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  8. It sounds like a beautiful night. I am thinking about trying one of those coffee table books too, what a great keepsake. Hope you are having a wonderful week!
    Janice

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  9. Such beautiful collections!

    Here's my Blue Monday post, have a great week ahead!

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  10. Love the blues. Happy Blue Monday.

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  11. Natasha,

    Thanks for visiting my blog the other day. Don't you just love making those coffee table books? I think I have a picture of the same beefeater from a trip my husband and I made to London last November.

    Come visit me again soon.

    Kathy

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  12. Hello Natasha

    Pleased to hear you had a relaxing weekend, the book open on the Beefeater at the Tower, I shall be near there over the Easter weekend, on HMS Belfast!!
    Lovely coasters, I don't drink but I am sure that helped you relax and the perfumed candles burning.

    Looking forward to receiving the package when it arrives.

    Have a good week, Jackie in UK.

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  13. Great images from you home - sounds like you had a lovely weekend. I caught up on rest as well. It's so great to feel recharged at the beginning of the new week!

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  14. Wonderful post.

    Just popping in to say have a wonderful week.

    Hugs,
    Heidi

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  15. Sounds delightful and thanks for the award. I will share and forward soon. You are so very sweet to give it too me.

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  16. Truly relaxing and cozy ambiance.

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  17. Hello Natasha, your home is very nice, and love your clever idea to put a candle in the cup.
    Hugs
    Charo

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  18. I love your picture collage. They are beautiful. I felt I was there smelling your candles and tasting the wine LOL. I'm also addicted to magazines on gardening. Cant wait for the garden to thaw out. Happy Monday to you too. Regards. Anne-Marie

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  19. Photo books are such a great idea -- and a very compact way of saving memories. My brother and sister-in-law are making photo books of their son's art and school work each year, which I think is a brilliant way of capturing the highlights (and then disposing of all the papers).

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  20. Pretty, relaxing, inviting pictures, Natasha. I like how you've put a tea light in the bottom teacup. Is that a Johnson Bros. pattern, btw? Happy Blues~

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  21. Lovely pictures. You made me smile, and like this Monday, too. Love the candle on the silver tray.

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  22. what a wonderful mosaic! lovely photos indeed!

    u may view mine here

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  23. It sounds like a perfect Friday evening to me. It's nice to have down time!

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  24. Natasha, it looks like the perfect weekend to me! I love the tea light in your tea cup...what a great idea!! I am still trying to figure out how to collage my photos as you have done, they look wonderful. Hope you have a wonderful week, you certainly are off to a great start!
    Jeanne:)

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  25. Hi Jeanne,

    Mary, who hosts Mosaic Monday, told us about Big Huge Labs.com and it is so much fun! I make all of my collages there.

    Happy week,
    Natasha.

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  26. Way to go, Natasha!
    All of us need to give ourselves a little permission to treat ourselves to some "me" time. Sounds like you had a great "getaway."

    Debi

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  27. So pretty! Have a great week!

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  28. Looks like a beautiful space Natasha.

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  29. I am envious Natasha! I can't remember the last time I had such a wonderful night like you had! I can only enjoy it if my house is clean, and that hasn't happened for quite a bit!!!
    Kate

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  30. Sounds like a perfect weekend!!! So fun to read about.

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  31. Natasha - What beautiful photos. I feel relaxed just from looking at them!

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  32. What a fantastic idea that coffee table book is. Might make one of my children, thanks for the idea!!
    alicia

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  33. sounds like such a perfect
    and relaxing weekend.

    and now you have put
    together another lovely
    post.

    love this blog!

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  34. Beautiful mosaics !
    Blessings,
    ~Myrna

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  35. The pictures are lovely...and I'm glad you had a relaxing weekend!

    Sue

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  36. I liked this post and I love your blog. I will be back later to read your older posts. I found you through 'the house in the roses'.

    Hugs,
    Lee Laurie

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  37. Oh what a beautiful post, Natasha! Your mosaic really invokes a sense of relaxation and contentment! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely images at MM. :)

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