Sunday, August 10, 2008

My Romantic Home~The Movie!

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The other night I was playing around with my mac using iMovie and I made this video which I tried to put on YouTube but I got an error message so I thought it hadn't been uploaded. I had stayed up to 1:00 AM on a weeknight doing this so it was really frustrating when it wasn't working.   This morning I got a comment from someone who saw it on YouTube and reads my blog!  I had no idea it was even on YouTube!  Of course, I had to sneak my kids into this (the dog too)  and it was a challenge to get them in at just the right moment in the lyrics but I did it!  So here is my first iMovie...

106 comments:

Claudia said...

Wow Cindy! Great job - you are far ahead of me on iMovie. I love that you underscored with "In My Life" - its the perfect backdrop for your lovely home, your children and your dog.

Loved it.

Carousel222 said...

Love it! Hope to see another iMovie from you. Maybe a furniture make over with the before and afters. Glad you sneaked in the pictures of the kids.

Crystal ~ CJO Glassware & Gifts said...

Beautiful! What a wonderful life, thank you for sharing your home & family.
Crystal

Anonymous said...

Great job!!

Debbie V.

Carolyn said...

Hi Cindy, You did an amazing job on the video.Everything looks very romantic!

cupcakesarecool said...

That was fun to watch! Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

That was beautiful...love the movie. Your home is so gorgeous and what a lovely family.

Kathleen Grace said...

That was so beautiful! I loved seeing your home and your kids. You did such a great job:>)

Diane said...

This is so cool! What a fun idea! I think you need to do a tablescape on iMovie. :0}

Anonymous said...

Cindy, I was a single mother for 10 years and that is the absolutely perfect song for you to choose. I sure hope you are including yourself in the "I love you more" part. Beautiful photographs and perfect timing with them and the song.

Thank you for sharing. I love it!
Laura in Sugar Land

Jannet said...

Great job Cindy!! I never heard that song before, but perfect for this show. I made a movie for my kids about 6 month ago and know how much work it is and how you can get caught up in this and stay up till 1 am...lol

Adrienne said...

Incredible! I love your movie. It was fun to see your home as it 'moved' from place to place. What a treat. I loved the pictures of the kids and your cute little dog. Hope you do more movies to share.
~Adrienne~

twinkle said...

You are a creator of Beauty. I have been inspired by you to do more thrift shopping and gardening. I haven't been to the mall in ages! But you should see some of the treasures I've found here lately from my treasure hunts. Thanks for giving me courage...

Steph said...

Good job! I loved it!

Anonymous said...

Cindy, you are too much! What a great job you did and I must tell you that you are an inspiration to all of us. I love reading your blog each day. Keep up the good work, we all love your super ideas.

Francie

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Cindy,
I really enjoyed watching your movie! You have a beautiful home with so many pretty accessories. I love the way you have paid attention to every little detail.

Have a great day!
diane

Shannon said...

Wow! I'm impressed! It would take me a year to figure out how to do that! You did a great job!!! Very fun to watch.

Shannon

debi said...

Oh, that was wonderful! You did a really nice job on the video! Thanks for sharing!.

Connie said...

The exact same thing happened to me on YouTube with my Mac, sweet chickadee! Sheeesh, it was frustrating. But you did a good job.

I'm almost through with my remodel but could use some hints on the placement on plant shelves of 2 old garden gates. I'll post pix on my blog tonight for tomorrow to show if you'll take a look and give me some tips, I'd just LOVE it, chickee babe!

Smoochies,
Connie

Susan said...

Cindy, What a wonderful job!! Perfect song. Thank you for sharing your beautiful family and home. Can't wait to see whats next!!! Suzanne

Gayla said...

And may I have the envelope please? For the best documentary of a beautiful, romantic home: The winner is.... YOU!

S o F said...

Cindy!

Nice, very nice!

Thank you for sharing to us, all over the world.

Greetings from a rainy Sweden
(=Scandinavia, Europe)

They call me Estatez... said...

Cindy, you did a fantastic job! That is my favorite Beatle's song. You house and family are lovely. Thanks for taking the time to share.

Laurie

jill said...

Wow! Great imovie!! I love the song, the pics. (Especially with the kids photos) I never would have thought of putting an imovie to a romantic home blog. Again, great job! Looks beautiful :)

jill

Terri said...

You did a nice job on your first movie! Your home is lovely.
God bless.

Mo said...

Great job Cindy! Your place is so relaxing and beautiful. That is so neat that you made that!

Brenda Kula said...

Cindy, I loved it! I actually turned up my volume to listen to the music, which is a major thing for me! Okay, where do I go to nominate this motion picture for a category... I sure wish they'd put you on HGTV and have you travel the country decorating fellow bloggers homes!
Brenda

Anonymous said...

Love your movie - beautifully done. You are so talented.
Glenda/MidSouth

podso said...

Great Job! And amazing how much you can fit into two minutes! Inspiring ...

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

Well that turned out well.

I haven't thought of doing that. Just another great inspiration.

Hope you had a great weekend and finished your chair.

Ciao

Jojo said...

That was so much fun to watch! You did such a good job putting the music to the video. If you film your next project, we can watch your work step-by-step. Thank you for sharing!

Charlotte said...

This is really neat. I've made movies with iMovie and put them on DVD but never on U Tube. I'll have to try that sometime. It's so much fun to play around on the computer and see what I can come up with but my, it sure takes a lot of time. Good thing I'm not working now.

Anonymous said...

thats really cool
i read your blog daily
brenda

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Cindy, What a beautiful surprise. I normally don't look at your blog on Sunday, because I think you take the weekend off. I was so thrilled to see that you did post today and my what a beautiufl job you did.
Thank-you so much,
ginger

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Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

All I can say is... WOW... beautiful!

Katrina Chambers said...

Great movie - I loved it!

Joy said...

Very nice! Lovely choice of soundtrack.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

You did a great job Cindy ! I really enjoyed it .

Gollum said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this lovely movie. Your home is gorgeous. Loved seeing your children and your little dog. Your talent just shines.

Liz said...

OMGoodness! What a neat thing! What will we all do when you move to Hollywood and leave your beautiful little apartment! :)

What will you come up with next!?

~~Liz~~

lisa said...

That was fabulous! You did a great job Cindy. Your daughters smile was amazing and how brave your son is, YIKES. Thanks for sharing your home.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

JeannieTheDreamer said...

Congratulations Cindy, great job! What a beautiful home you have made.

Cottagecheap said...

I love it! Made me smile.

Rue said...

Hi Cindy :)

That was great!! I'm so impressed, because I could have never figured that out. Taking pictures and loading them onto the computer was a stretch for me LOL

Beautifully done :)
hugs,
rue

Joanne Kennedy said...

How fun. I can see why it took so long. There are just way to many fun things to do with photos these days.

Thanks for showing this one. I don't have a MAC so I don't think I can do these but I sure would try if I did.

Hugs,
Joanne

For the Love of Cottage said...

Wow, that is so cool Cindy, great job!!! I wouldn't even know how to begin to do that.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Anonymous said...

you have such a wonderful talent for making your home a wonderful place to relay and retreat too. maggie

Pat said...

Cindy, This was just fabulous....I love it. Great choice of music too. And, I can see the apples didn't fall far from the tree...your kids are as gorgeous as you are!!! Pat

The Feathered Nest said...

Cindy, this is wonderful!!!! I love it, and loved seeing your sweet children and pup in the movie too! Everything is so gorgeous in your cottage . . . reminds me of my Victoria magazines ~ xxoo, Dawn

Stefanie M said...

That was real cool. Your pictures are beautiful.

Janet said...

Great job Cindy; another talent to add to your impressive resume. Do you remember that TV show "Providence"? That was the theme song and they lived in the neatest house on the East Side ( Of Providence). Just reminiscing .

Janet

Shelia said...

Oh, Cindy, I'm almost in tears! This was so beautiful and that song! This is one of my favorite Beatle songs and I actully used it as one of my note songs not long ago. Your home is so beautiful and I appreciate you taking the time to share this with all of us. Only one thing...where were you? lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

Loved, loved, loved the movie. Your decorating talents are so awesome. Your home is so pretty.
Thanks for doing the movie.

Anonymous said...

Oops, that anonymous post was from Willa. I recently emailed you about Soquel.

Willa

Jen r. said...

Cindy, That's great! It's amazing the things we can get done late at night! I lvoe the way your "new" dining room table looks!

Robyn said...

Fantastic Job Cindy! GOod on you! How fun was that!
Hugs,
Robyn

herbfarm said...

Bravo! Great job on the iMovie...I am just smiling and feeling so light hearted after watching it! Thank you,
Marcia

Annie said...

How sweet! You did a great job!

Dawn said...

That was so darling! I love making videos from my family photographs and need to figure out how to put them on my blog too!

Audrey said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog and this movie! How weird, but I just knew the song you were going to play before it even started! What a great job - but you have great subjects!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

That was perfect! That's one of those movies I could watch again and again! LOL. I loved it!
Hugs~Kelly

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

THAT WAS A REAL TREAT!
THANKS FOR SHARING!!
WE ARE ALWAYS PLEASED WHEN YOU SHARE PHOTOS OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL HOME!!!
KISSES KISSES
DEBBIE MOSS
XXX
(FROM ENGLAND)

A Thing for Roses said...

Very sweet!

Lisa

Debbie said...

Hey Cindy - that is really cool - Glad we got to see it.
Debbie

joanie said...

Cindy -- awesome! and so beautiful. What can't you do? You're an inspiration.

Suzy said...

Cindy that turned out so great. I love your home. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Suzy

mgster said...

wonderful! And the Academy Award goes to CINDY!!!!!! Any time I can see your lovely home is a treat for me!

Pink Slippers said...

You are so creative and a great idea.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Well done.... got a little teary when the kids came up..... the only that would have made it better if you had been sitting in that lovely wicker love seat on your patio..... in the last scene... really lovely
HUgs
Linda

bj said...

Oh, Cindy...just an AWESOME JOB.
It is so pretty.

Tidbits Of Tammy said...

Cindy,
This is my first time to your blog and what a great day to come. Fabulous movie! You've got skills girl!

Your home is a magazine! Beautiful! Fabulous!

You can bet this will not be my last visit! In fact I would love to feature you on my blog soon!

Carolee in Kansas said...

Wonderful job, Cindy! I loved your movie and seeing your beautifull home! Keep up the great work.

sharie said...

Well done and nicely edited too.
You should be so very proud of your achievement!

Anonymous said...

Great job!!!! Very well done -- I loved it!

--Mary Jane--

Debbie from NJ said...

This awesome Cindy! Didn't know there was such a thing. Wow I am so behind on these new technologies.

KarenB said...

How great was that! Nice job Cindy!

Lisa said...

Simply perfection!!

Lisa C.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing!!
That is absolutely beautiful!!!
Sabine from Germany

Julie said...

How adorable. I am glad that it worked. Computer programs can be so frustrating...and wonderful at the same time!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Cindy...it's Beautiful!!!

Shari said...

Between the song and all the great photos of your wonderful home, I got all teary-eyed the first time I watched this. In addition, I've watched it several times on the full screen mode, where the photos fill my entire computer monitor, and it's breathtaking. Beautiful, just beautiful, Cindy!

Mary said...

Cindy, that is awesome! So much fun! You home looks AMAZING! And I love that you were able to include your kids and little Beau. Cute!
xoxo,
Mary

Monkey's Momma said...

Pretty cool! I swear your dog looks just like mine!

Judy said...

Good job. That was wonderful. You did a fantastic job you should be proud and including your family was perfect.

Stitcher S said...

My speakers aren't hooked up right now but I loved seeing the beautiful images of your lovely home.

Shabby Addict said...

Love it! Everybody's dream home! Great idea to make a video for everyone to drool over!! ; )

laurennoel said...

love the video. Do you have a trial version of the program or did you buy it?

Anonymous said...

The movie turned out great. I love the pics of your kids.

~elaine~

Anonymous said...

Nice job. Your place is so pretty.

Tara said...

Isn't this cooooool!

Manuela said...

Love that song and your movie. Looks like a spread out of Victoria magazine!

Martha said...

Hi Cindy, I'm the one who commented on your video on youtube, I typed in your blog name in the search button and your video popped up, I loved it, I love all your stuff, I can only dream and hope that one day I will have a home that will look like yours!
I'm looking forward to seeing lots more!!
Martha ( Australia)

Babette said...

J'ai passé un agréable moment à regarder cette très belle vidéo de chez toi . C'est absolument magnifique .
Cordially . Babette

Lena said...

I love your video, its very sweet. The lamps on your console are to die for and I like the way you decked out the bird cage. I could go on and on.....Your are super super talented!

Michelle said...

You did a great job! You chose the perfect music.

Michelle

Rhondi said...

Hi Cindy
That was awesome!
Hugs, Rhondi

Sue said...

I'm setting here clapping.....no, I really am. Bravo! You rock girl. What an amazing year you are having. There seems to be no limits to your gifts.
You have inspired me to go and get the movie my Daughter-in-Law made for me and try to post it on YouTube.
Hugs,
Sue

Becky said...

I loved the music and I loved the movie. I can see I am going to love your blog!
Blessings
Becky
Laceandlures.blogspot.com

Bettsi said...

Wow! That was great, Cindy! I loved it. That song is awesome, isn't it? Beautiful pictures!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Great job Cindy!! You have a beautiful home!

Devonia said...

sigh....reaching for the tissues. I always cry at movies and weddings...
Devonia

SHaBBy ViNTaGe CHiC said...

Cindy, I was at the bookstore and flipped through a book entitled "Where women create" by Jo Packman (?) and I could have sworn I saw you aoll of your lovely rose pieces in it!
Did I or am I just getting old? LOL
Kendra
P.S., Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is BEAUTIFUL.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Cindy! Fantastic movie & music was great, too. Your photography always inspires me! Beautiful, simply beautiful!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Jill said...

Cindy~
I came here from RMS, someone had posted your blogspace and said how beautiful it is. I am so glad I came here. What a wonderful page. I love your spaces and that video was perfection. Your home is just the way I would love to have mine someday. It is so romantic and lovely. Thank you for sharing and since I just had to join to write to you I will be back to visit often. Thanks again for sharing your love and joy for such beautiful treasures and a lovely home. It's picture perfect!
Hugs,
~Jill

Jill said...

Cindy
What a wonderful page. I came here from RMS; someone there had posted that you have a great blogspace. And I just love it. Your home is so lovely and I loved your movie. Great job. Now that I am an official blogger, I will visit often!
Thanks again for sharing your scrumptious home and your great ideas.
Hugs,
~Jill