Saturday, September 19, 2009

How I spent my Friday night

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Last night I was playing around with iMovie on my MacBook and I made a little movie with some old photos from my blog along with some beach shots I've taken. Listen...you can hear the ocean!

(double click on the movie to get a larger view)

43 comments:

Charmingdesigns said...

That was a wonderful way to start my morning. Just beautiful. Thank you.

Helen said...

Hi Cindy! I am playing catch up this morning and just wanted you to know how truly lovely your blog is! It never disappoints!

French-Kissed said...

That was wonderful! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Hope you have a great weekend.
~Jermaine~

Joanne said...

That was great! So refreshing! You are so creative and talented! I know it must have taken you hours to do ( and you loved every minute of it, I just know!), but may I make one suggestion? I loved the way you alternated between scenes from the beach and then your lovely home. I would have loved for you to perhaps have a longer pause of the shots of say, the starfish and shells, so that my eye could linger there a bit and take in how the beach was truly in your home too. Just a suggestion! But I absolutely loved it, and I agree, what a wonderful way to start a Saturday! Bravo!

Violet said...

That was so beautiful! I recently returned from the beach and have some photos from a lovely shop on my blog.... and I have shells decorating so many nooks and cranny's in my home. This year, as usual, I am not embracing Fall yet but hanging on to the lingering days of summer and the shell decor. Your video was wonderful, thanks for sharing it! ~ Violet

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Thanks Joanne I appreciate the feedback. I wish I knew how to make it linger on an item longer but I really don't know what I'm doing. I know there must be a way to do that but I couldn't figure it out. Yes, your are right... I spent hours working on that and I was really shocked when I looked at the clock and saw that 4 hours had gone by because it only felt like 1 hour!

Anonymous said...

There is just no end to your creative talents! A lovely (and refreshing!) way to start the day ...

Stephanie Hall Burns said...

Lovely! But I want to say something here......you know I happened upon your blog totally by chance while researching how to paint furniture and now I am looking at it every day. Why? Well, YES, it is beautiful...but what I really love is how you LOVE your home even though it is not your dream home. When we bought our house in SoCal we had 4 days to find one and I was pregnant so we quickly bought one thinking we would be moving again within a few years (that had been the pattern!). That was nearly 15 years ago and it appears we will be in it a long time to come. I have never loved my house, ever, and I am a total cottage type. But looking at your house has helped me realize that I CAN make mine beautiful and I CAN love it (and I can do it on a budget). You have helped my attitude immensely and I am very grateful. Thanks so much! Love, Steph.

susan said...

Just what I needed--I could almost smell the gardenias :)

Cindy said...

Dearest Cindy, That was sooo well done! It was really gorgeous. You have so many pretty beachy items that you must almost feel like you live in a "beach home."
Hugs, Cindy S.

Debbie said...

Cindy, I loved watching your video. Thank you for opening your heart and home to others. You may be in an apartment but you have created your own little oasis and I love that about you. It encourages others to realize you don't have to own a huge house or an oceanside cottage. YOu can create one whever you are.

Hugs to you,
Debbie

Atelier de Charo said...

Excelent movie. So inspirational!!!

SewSweetStudio said...

I loved it. I have always wanted a beach home. Grew up close to the beach and am a beach girl at heart. Loved the sound of the waves and the way you went back and forth to the ocean and your lovely "beach" cottage. I am always so inspired by your posts.
Beverly

~ Dawn ~ said...

So beautiful!! I like the music in the background, it is so relaxing. Thanks for sharing.

Lenore said...

That was absolutely beautiful, Cindy.
I've seen some of those shots of your home in still photos before but enjoyed them even more the second time around. You have a LOVELY home...btw are you still doing "Inspiration Fridays"....think I would like to join if you are.

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

That is so neat!! We luv the ocean and we leave the mountains and head to Malibu or Laguna Beach when ever we can. Had a great visit. Stop my when you can. Hugs, Connie

Angie said...

That turned out really nice

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Cindy,
That was lovely. I really liked it. Thanks for taking the time to do that and to share it!
You are an exceptionally talented lady!!
Blessings,
Nellie

Carolyn said...

Hi Cindy,
I am so impressed!!! Thank you for taking the time to do that and sharing it with us.
Carolyn

Greatma said...

That was really neat!!!!!!! You are so talented!! I could have taken a wee nap, it was so relaxing!! Antique Rose

Alison Gibbs said...

Cindy that was beautiful.
Alison

Lacy said...

Very pretty!

chez sheri said...

Mesmerizing. I feel I was just transported to a lovely ocean front cottage. I didn't want it to end!

Great job!!! More, please!!!

sheri in chilly new england

maria cecilia said...

Cindy, I can see that you really LOVE your home. Hope your dream of beach house comes true soon!!!
cariƱos
maria cecilia

June said...

Hi Cindy, that was beautiful! Your house is so lovely. I always love to visit.
Hugs,
June

Lynn said...

Beautiful. Loved the music. What is it? What is the name of the Lighthouse? Ca beaches are so different from our beaches here in Florida. We are 5 miles from the beach. No matter how often I see pictures of your home, I never tire of them. Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Cottage Rose said...

Oh Cindy I loved your video, that was so pretty, with the ocean and your beautiful home... thank you for sharing that.... very cool :)

Hugs;
Alaura

Willow said...

Cindy, you are an inspiration. You have such a beautiful home, I just wish that one day I can see my home that way.

Thanks for such a beautiful video.

Willow

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Cindy, thank you so much for taking some of your time... for you to do, what I thought was your most beautiful post to date!

ENJOY LIFE`S SIMPLE TREASURES,
DEBBIE MOSS

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Love your pretty movie...but then I always love your pretty blog!!
♥ Rebecca

tales from an oc cottage said...

Just beautiful! I am such a tech-doofus that I have no been able to make I-movie out! This inspires me to give it another go!
(I'll have to clear it with Kanye...but I think your video is better than Beyonce's!;)

m ^..^

Line Cathrin said...

Beautiful photos. But you really have a lot of pretty things to photograph as well. Take you for brightening my day.
Hugs!

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

This is so great and well done! I just love all the beachy things you have going on in your home...

Barby70 said...

Cindy, rimango sempre incantata nel guardare la tua casa. Sei eccezionale, molto elegante e fantasiosa.... adoro tutto quello che fai per rendere la tua casa un posto meraviglioso. Un bacio

Rhondi said...

Cindy you are so creative. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Hope you had a godd weekend. I'm having a welcome fall party if you'd like to join.
Rhondi

Its So Very Cheri said...

Be sure to come by tonight around 9pm (Eastern time) for the announcement so you don't miss out. I promise-it good-really really good.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

GWENDOLYN said...

Your movie was beautiful, peaceful, serene. Just lovely!

Elsie said...

And the "OSCAR" goes to Cindy for
her movie "MY ROMANIC HOMES".
Aren't you just too smart for
your britches....that was soooooooooo cooool. That was just
awesome. You did a fantastic job.
So what if it took you 4 hours.lol.
Hope you have a good Monday..:^)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Cindy....That was so great...I really enjoyed your little movie! You are toooo talented!~Hugs, Patti

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Cindy, that was incredible! the video looked like it was professionally made. I loved how the shells look in your new champagne bucket!

Madeleine said...

Cindy, All I can say it was incredible! I have a mac book. I need to explore and learn more, thanks to you!
you truly have a great gift. Thank you for always sharing.

Charlene said...

I love the video!!!! You did an amazing job on it. So peacful & relaxing! So many lovely images along with the music! Thanks for sharing you beauty!

ann said...

beautiful.well done.it truly is inspiring.
i just dropped by to tell you i'm back.i am feeling better everyday.thank you for stopping in and cking on me while i was so very sick.it was and is truly appreciated...love ya...ann