Thoughts By Natalie » through my lens https://thoughtsbynatalie.com honest talk about beauty, style, wellness and life Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:29:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Through My Lens {April 2014} https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2014/05/through-my-lens-april-2014.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2014/05/through-my-lens-april-2014.html#comments Fri, 02 May 2014 14:41:37 +0000 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/?p=4318 This a series where I share snapshots from my daily life as captured through my iPhone. If you’re new to the series and would like to catch up (or just missed a few along the way), click here for past posts, and follow me on Instagram to keep up with my daily adventures. It’s been a month of mixed emotions. There has been a birth and a death, moments of joy and moments of sorrow. All kinds of fears, and all kinds of excitement. We found out on our 3-year anniversary (April 16th!) that we’re having a baby boy, who we’re naming Jack, and that has probably been the most exciting of all. I can’t believe it’s already May, and I’m one month closer to meeting my little guy. Pregnancy has been filled with all kinds of fear, but I also know that it’s an immense privilege and gift to carry a child, and I don’t want to take it for granted. Overall, I’d say April was a busy month and a mostly good month filled with good food, friends, family and (finally) coffee… Coffee + scones. A homemade veggie burger and fries. Delicious. After a pretty pedicure with my ...]]> https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2014/05/through-my-lens-april-2014.html/feed 2 Through My Lens {Early 2014} https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2014/03/through-my-lens-early-2014.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2014/03/through-my-lens-early-2014.html#comments Sat, 29 Mar 2014 14:00:22 +0000 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/?p=3987 This a series where I share snapshots from my daily life as captured through my iPhone. If you’re new to the series and would like to catch up (or just missed a few along the way), click here for past posts, and follow me on Instagram to keep up with my daily adventures. The following are photos from the beginning of 2014… A quick snapshot before New Year’s Day brunch in San Clemente with our friends Ashley and Scott. The moment my life changed forever. A delicious corn chowder from A House in the Hills. View from an early morning walk with Brian. Snuggling with Maggie, as always. Pretty notebooks to kick off the new year. Fresh bread in Boulder. A tasty beverage at lunch with friends. Dave and Brian fighting over scoops of gelato at Pizzeria Locale. (Not shown, Erin and I chowing down as well.) A meet-up with three dear blogger friends in Denver. Sneaking in my veggies with the tastiest green smoothie from Whole Foods. Homemade tomato bean soup, inspired by our trip to Boulder. Smooches from my shaggy little girl. Hot beignets for brunch at Union Kitchen & Tap. Seriously amazing. Enjoying a family dinner outside ...]]> https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2014/03/through-my-lens-early-2014.html/feed 4 Salton Sea https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2014/01/salton-sea.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2014/01/salton-sea.html#comments Mon, 06 Jan 2014 23:38:01 +0000 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/?p=3175 For my dad’s birthday every year—which is two days after Christmas—we’ve started a tradition of taking a little day trip to get out of the house and explore a new local spot. In years previous we’ve gone to Idyllwild and Joshua Tree National Park, and this year we ventured out to the Salton Sea—a a shallow, salty rift lake located directly on the San Andreas Fault around California’s Imperial and Coachella Valleys. The Sea was created by a flood in 1905, in which water from the Colorado River flowed into the area. The only way for water to get out is through evaporation, making the water saltier and saltier over time. Interestingly, in the 1950s, the Salton Sea was a greater tourist draw than Yosemite National Park. Who knew? We learned so much while we were there, and of course snapped a million photos. Have you gone any adventures lately? P.S. For those who asked, you can shop my outfit (and similar items) here…]]> https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2014/01/salton-sea.html/feed 6 Fall In New England https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/10/fall-in-new-england.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/10/fall-in-new-england.html#comments Tue, 22 Oct 2013 09:00:55 +0000 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/?p=1863 Although I’m always glad to be back at home after a vacation, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t already miss the fiery fall landscape and chilly air of New England. From New York to Rhode Island to my home state of Massachusetts, every bit of scenery was photo-worthy at this time of year. Overall, I couldn’t have asked for a better trip. It was so special to celebrate my birthday in New York City, get quality time with my parents at their home, and finish off the week by celebrating my grandmother’s 90th birthday with my huge extended family. You just can’t beat New England in the fall. Have you been to New England in the fall? What’s this season like where you live?]]> https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/10/fall-in-new-england.html/feed 0 Through My Lens 9.18.13 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/09/through-my-lens-09-18-13.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/09/through-my-lens-09-18-13.html#comments Wed, 18 Sep 2013 12:00:00 +0000 http://hellonatalieblog.com/2013/09/18/through-my-lens-09-18-13/ This a series where I share snapshots from my daily life as captured through my iPhone. If you’re new to the series and would like to catch up (or just missed a few along the way), click here for past posts, and follow me on Instagram to keep up with my daily adventures. The following are photos from our family vacation in Galveston this past weekend… What have you been up to lately? If you have a link to your photos (even Instagram!), feel free to share so I can have a peek into your life, too…   Keep in touch! Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Pinterest]]> https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/09/through-my-lens-09-18-13.html/feed 0 Through My Lens 8.17.13 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/08/through-my-lens-8-17-13.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/08/through-my-lens-8-17-13.html#comments Sat, 17 Aug 2013 12:00:00 +0000 http://hellonatalieblog.com/2013/08/17/through-my-lens-8-17-13/ This a series where I share snapshots from my daily life as captured through my iPhone. If you’re new to the series and would like to catch up (or just missed a few along the way), click here for past posts, and follow me on Instagram to keep up with my daily adventures. The following are a jumble of photos from the end of July and the beginning of August… Jury duty must-haves. The best morning greeting when Brian leaves the house before I get up. Beautiful handmade bib necklace from my friend Lauren!! Morning reading material. Sushi date night with the hubs. Homemade acai bowl (recipe to come very soon)! Devouring last month’s book club pick. Friday morning breakfast date at our favorite local spot. A life-changing discovery at Trader Joe’s. What have you been up to lately? If you have a link to your recent photos, I’d love for you to share it in the comments! I’d love to have a sneak peek into your life… P.S. Darling Issue No. 5 (now for pre-order!), plus how to get the J.Crew look.]]> https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/08/through-my-lens-8-17-13.html/feed 0 Through My Lens 6.10.13 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/06/through-my-lens-6-10-13.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/06/through-my-lens-6-10-13.html#comments Mon, 10 Jun 2013 22:19:00 +0000 http://hellonatalieblog.com/2013/06/10/through-my-lens-6-10-13/ https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/06/through-my-lens-6-10-13.html/feed 0 Through My Lens 6.1.13 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/06/through-my-lens-6-1-13.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/06/through-my-lens-6-1-13.html#comments Sat, 01 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 http://hellonatalieblog.com/2013/06/01/through-my-lens-6-1-13/ https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/06/through-my-lens-6-1-13.html/feed 0 Through My Lens 5.7.13 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/05/through-my-lens-5-7-13.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/05/through-my-lens-5-7-13.html#comments Tue, 07 May 2013 12:00:00 +0000 http://hellonatalieblog.com/2013/05/07/through-my-lens-5-7-13/ https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/05/through-my-lens-5-7-13.html/feed 0 Through My Lens 4.13.13 https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/04/through-my-lens-4-13-13.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/04/through-my-lens-4-13-13.html#comments Sat, 13 Apr 2013 19:00:00 +0000 http://hellonatalieblog.com/2013/04/13/through-my-lens-4-13-13/ https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/04/through-my-lens-4-13-13.html/feed 0