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Monday, August 1, 2011

Vintage Suitcases and a Tune from Dara McLean

Hello friends! Welcome to the weekend and welcome to this week's Say G'Day Saturday Linky party! I hope you have some time to spare to check out some gorgeous Vintage Suitcases and listen to a Tune from Dara McLean.

Have you heard Dara McLean before?


I've only just discovered Dara Maclean and I really love her amazing voice and her inspiring message.





Dara grew up outside Fort Worth, Texas, she was heavily influenced by the era of Motown as well by contemporaries like Adele, Natasha Bedingfield, Ray LaMontagne and Marc Broussard. In her debut album, You Got my Attention, she has also incorporated the funk and soul she grew up loving into her music.

“Suitcases,” is her debut single and in it she tells us that if we to transform our lives and make a change for good we need to shed our excess baggage, let our guard down, and open our hearts.



How can you move when they’re weighing you down
What can you do when you’re tied to the ground,
You carry your burdens, heavy like gravity.
Just let them go now, there’s freedom in release.










You can’t run when you’re holding suitcases
It’s a new day 
Throw away your mistakes and 
Open up your heart Lay down your guard 
You don’t have to be afraid
                                                                                      



Source: re-nest.com


Just breathe
Your love can be lifted
There’s a better way when you know you’re forgiven
Open up your heart
Lay down your guard
You don’t have to be afraid



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Vintage Suitcases and a Tune from Dara McLean









Put treasures to work. Stacked up, vintage suitcases "read as a single unit of furniture, like a cabinet," says Madden. And this gorgeous grouping doesn't just stand there looking good: The family stows off-season stuff, such as holiday ornaments, in each "drawer."


Can you imagine what it’s like to be free
We’ll send them backpackin’
They’re now what you need
Vending your troubles
By the side of the street
Just let them go now
Believe me




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Leave the past behind you and free yourself from stress, 
worry and unhappiness!

I hope you enjoy listening to Suitcases: relax, let go of your load and don't be afraid to do so!



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Natasha In Oz


Thank you so much for joining in with Say G'Day Staurday  this week.



Thanks also to you, my dear friends, for visiting me in my little corner of the world. I really appreciate your friendship and always look forward to your visits!

Take care and best wishes for a wonderful and stress-free week,
Natasha In Oz 

55 comments:

  1. Natasha, I will get a song up asap, which might take awhile...

    I lived right outside of Fort Worth for six years before moving back to Ca. I have not heard of her before this. Thanks for sharing, she is lovely.

    I REALLY liked today's post. All those suitcase pictures and the lyrics in between. Very nice.

    xoxo Bunny Jean

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  2. Hi Natasha~
    This is a wonderful post! Great pictures too! Such good things to grasp hold of.
    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  3. Stopping by from Spiritual Sundays...what a great song and love the photos you have to go with it!

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  4. Love the song Natasha- very inspirational. But adore the pictures of the suitcase even more- lovely:)

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  5. I love the photos of the suitcases. Such clever decorating ideas! And I love finding new artists and songs to enjoy, thank you!

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  6. Thank you for the music!

    xo Franka

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  7. This was a truly wonderful post my friend and with such a great message for all of us. I was really amazed at all the great pictures especially the one with the legs sticking out of the suitcase holding cases. Funny and inspirational. Good job. Have a great rest of the weekend.
    Odie

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  8. Wonderful post, and the suitcase photos are just fantastic to see. Have a great weekend!

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  9. Your collection of suitcase pictures is amazing. I've never heard of Dara McLean - thanks for the tip!

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  10. always enjoy learning new posts from you :-)

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  11. Enjoyed the song, Natasha, and the images are terrific. Love the suitcase chair!
    Hope the flue season doesn't last long in your home.
    ~ Sarah

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  12. My first time to hear her. Love the sonsong. The nightstand cases are awesome, too!

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  13. Hey Natasha,

    I just featured your Sunday Song party on my other blog, Bunny Jean's Decor and More.

    I guess it's not easy getting a new linky party going... We'll see on Tuesday how I do with getting participants for my new party. Wish me luck...

    xoxo Bunny Jean

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  14. Nice song, and really loving all the pics of suitcases! xx

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  15. Thank you so much for inviting me to to your fun party sweetie!

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  16. No, I had not heard Dara Maclean before, but I'm so glad I have now. Great song, thanks for sharing!

    Natasha your posts are always so beautiful. The images in this one are fantastic! :)

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  17. I've not heard of Dara McLean either, but she has such a powerful voice, I think I have a new favourite!

    Thanks for sharing this.

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  18. Natasha- Thank you for the prayers for my sister and her family. I truly appreciate it. :)

    Nice to come 'over' here and listen to a beautiful voice on a Sunday morning. Really enjoyed the post today. I love Adele as it is and to hear another young woman with such soul and heart in her voice is lovely.

    Enjoy your week, my friend.

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  19. Truly inspiring Natasha....I love it!!
    Best wishes. :)
    Jeanne xxx

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  20. Great post and great artist, Natasha. She has a great voice, and I do love the message of this song. So very true.

    And, you even included bits of pink.♥

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  21. I've linked to your post today and tried to enter that link to "Sunday Song", but I keep getting the message that my post doesn't contain a link to yours. Not true!! So... please visit me at this post to see my contribution!

    I've also listed this on my hop page - find the link under my header.

    Have a great week!

    NCSue
    http://acts17verse28.blogpot.com/

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  22. Hi! Following you from Blog Frog in the Top Social Giveaways Community. Would love a visit and a follow back on my blog: http://blog.writerslairbooks.com. We are having a fantastic iPad 2 giveaway and I hope you will enter if you haven’t already! Thanks! Nice to meet you.

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  23. Love the Sunday song idea. This song is lovely. Big Hugs!!

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  24. Very cool post! Like the way you represented... hits home a little now.

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  25. Love this post and hop - as always!

    Hope everyone is 100% recovered!!!

    Linda

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  26. Wonderful post! Enjoyed it, great shots, love the mosaic.

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  27. Great post and thanks for sharing the lovely song.

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  28. what a beautiful song! And oh, how I love old suitcases, and Pinterest too. :) xoxo

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  29. I just discovered your lovely blog. I look forward to popping by again for some inspiration! I'm just new into blogging this year & have put together a daily blog on design, fashion, food, travel and anything pretty.
    http://scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com/
    I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.
    x
    Melissah

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  30. Love the suitcase pictures. Pretty song.

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  31. Oh, yes, Friend, there is definitely "freedom in release." Great advice in this song -- and great suitcase pics! I'll bet you had fun finding all of those! :-)

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  32. Such a lovely grouping of suitcase photos and I love the message! I'll never look at my suitcase the same way again! Coming over from Met Monday and your newest follower.

    Jeanine

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  33. I really like the song, and the story behind it. Thanks for sharing. I'm your latest follower. Very nice to meet you, and thanks for playing along with us today! Hope to see you next week too!

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  34. What a beautiful and inspirational song, Natasha! I love all the suitcase pictures, too. You've outdone yourself! :) Thanks for the invite to play along - and thanks for playing along with MMMM, too! :)

    Country Girl with One More Drinkin' Song is a Shotgun Girl under Blue Skies

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  35. Had trouble linking up for some reason but just wanted to say that was a lovely song and great post Happy MM to ya! ;)

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  36. Good song but I like her explanation for it even more. I love to know why people come up with songs. Thanks!

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  37. Pretty song and I like the suitcase pictures, especially the Louis Vuitons!

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  38. Love the message behind the song. Thanks for the introduction!

    Check it out….
    4Ms

    Your friend,
    Cathy Kennedy, Children's Author
    The Tale of Ole Green Eyes

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  39. Amazing pictures and good message. I'm glad you shared it with us.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  40. So much to decorated with! Love the ideas you found thanks for sharing.

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  41. Yes, I'm going to agree with everyone else. Really nice song, and a wonderful Post explaining the song. I'm your latest follower, very nice to meet you.

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  42. A really creative post that I thoroughly enjoyed!!

    Dollycas
    http://dollycas.blogspot.com/

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  43. I'm so excited to find your blog! I LOVE music and can't wait to listen to some of these that have linked! Happy Monday! ♥

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  44. Love the words to that song and what great old suitcases in these images.

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  45. Very interesting story about the suitcases and how she wrote the song. Love your pictures of old suitcases. Nancy

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  46. Beautiful photographs! I'm your newest follower! Come follow me to mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  47. awesome post dear...
    beautiful clicks..
    can't take my eyes from your page..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  48. Hello from Western Australia! I am completely new to blogging and trying to learn how to do all the clever things you experienced bloggers do! I came across your blog yesterday from Modern Country Style and I loved it so much I signed on as a follower too.

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  49. What a great song! I really love her raspy voice. I've never heard of Dara Maclean before so I'm definitely going to have to check out more from her. I always love hearing about new artists!

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  50. I really like her voice and the song. I'd buy this one! Thanks, I'm going to go see what else she has done.

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  51. What a wonderful idea for Sunday's! Love love this song! I will stop by next Sunday and listen to the music. I don't know if my blog has capacity to play music, but we'll see!

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  52. Love the suitcases. Restoration hardware even has a trunk furniture room or two over on their site. Love a travel themed space! Cute!
    Sherry

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  53. ooo! Nice song and great collection of suitcase pictures! I'm a suitcase girl from way back. I've always said - "everyone carries their own baggage, and they carry it in their own way".

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