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Back to school time, 15% off custom orders!

Whether your child admits it or not, when they leave for college, they'll miss home. Their own room, home cooked meals, help with their laundry, familiar faces, familiar places.

We think our fleece blankets are the perfect care package to send your son or daughter. If they can't be home, they can wrap themselves with memories of home.  Design a blanket, they come in 2 sizes, with map or chart imagery of your home town or even their favorite location. 

Now through Labor Day, our fleece blankets (and all our custom items) are 15% off! Have questions, email us any time! Sales@notfornavigation.com or call 877-858-6453

We look forward to capturing memories for you or your loved ones!  

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"Mainer"

There is some validity to this {verb} "Mainer" and I'm beginning to understand it. Every time I've had a work related event in Maine, as that's the only reason I've visited Maine in the past years, I am so pleasantly surprised by the kindness.  

People are helpful, friendly, pretty down to earth, they seem organic, and like they have a different appreciation for life. I love all the Chevys and Fords I see, especially the ones hauling vintage campers like the 60's & 70's style teardrop made by Airstream. It seems people flock to Maine for their love of nature and the land. To slow down and take a fresh breath of green air. 

For those folks residing in Maine, the ones I've met hold true to my now definition of a "Mainer" . Kind, natural, polite, lovers of the land. Even though I live in Massachusetts, I feel like I'm PART "Mainer". 

And how would we define a "massachusettser"???? Hmmmmm that's a blog for a rainy day. 

Close up of our new southern Maine insured tote

Close up of our new southern Maine insured tote

Any day now

Finally today the birds were chirping, the sun was shining, and I even caught a glimpse of something green in the distance. Everyone was happy too which is a rarity in these parts.  

Any day now I'm ready to wake up to spring here to stay. And the bustle of summer to be back... Most people start planning a trip to the Cape...visiting friends in  Hyannis perhaps? If so, here's the perfect gift: a custom chart pillow.

 

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Border free travels

Thank you border free travels for including Not For Navigation's nantucket chart purse!   

http://www.borderfreetravels.com/bag-plane/

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Turquoise seas

I'd like to be here floating in a turquoise sea!!! 🌴🏊☀️ put your favorite getaway on a #notfornavigation pillow and bring vacation into your home!! 

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be mine

With Valentines day on the way, I'm sure you're wondering what the perfect gift will be this holiday for her. 

Something different, something special...hmmm where to begin! This is the struggle for most around a gift-giving holiday. 

Share her most cherished location and let us create a unique piece made special for her!  

Featured below is a beach bag with the Hawaiian islands chart on it. Maybe you honeymooned there...first vaca... Plan a trip and this is how you'll tell her where you're going! ❤️❤️❤️

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play time

One good thing about every day after dec 21 is it stays lighter a minute longer each day. And that's about the only good thing until summer is here.  

Luckily I get to look at cool maps and charts of warm and sometimes exotic areas of the world. This keeps me inspired and focused on why I work so hard: play time. Aka fun in the sun!!  

I have my heart set on a Bahamas trip this year, but hawaii doesn't sound too bad either! 

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White sandy beach in Hawaii

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"White Sandy Beach Of Hawai'i"

I saw you in my dream

We were walking hand in hand

On a white sandy beach of Hawaii

We were playing in the sun

We were having so much fun

On a white sandy beach of Hawaii

The sound of the ocean

Soothes my restless soul

The sound of the ocean

Rocks me all night long

Those half-hound summer days

lying there in the sun

On a white sandy beach of Hawaii

The sound of the ocean

Soothes my restless soul

The sound of the ocean

Rocks me all night long

Last night in my dream

I saw your face again

We were there in the sun

On a white sandy beach

On... oooonnnnn of Hawaii

#whereiwanttobe

I love California. Specifically Southern California. Every town on that coast that I've visited, I've fallen in love with. This one in particular, Laguna Beach. I love everything about it. From the salty air and surfers ;) to the little vegan stand and cool coffee houses. 

As I look out my window while the snow falls sideways, I think how awesome it would be to have an Airstream, stock it full of my Not For Navigation chart and map collection of Southern California towns and hit the road selling with my 2 Larry's and our 2 Peke pups. Thus, #whereiwanttobe

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New Year's rezzy???

We aren't thinking the usual resolutions....exercise, eat healthy, quit smoking... We want to go somewhere.

Where do we want to go? The Bahamas...the Exumas to be exact. One of my most life inspiring friends speaks volumes of this area of the world and I NEED to go.

I'll snuggle this pillow until I'm basking in the hot Bahamian sun. 

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Last minute shopping

Problem solved. Not For Navigation gift certificate. They can design their own tote, pillow, accessory, or set of placemats! 

http://www.notfornavigation.com/products/nfn-gift-card

 

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Seaward ho! Hang the treasure! It's the glory of the sea that has turned my head.

Treasure island... There must be a lot of them! This one near Florida's St. Petersburg beach looks like coral in the map design featured here. 

It looks warm and fun too!  

St Petersburg beach Florida/Treasure Island

St Petersburg beach Florida/Treasure Island

Sleep like a baby

While my son sleeps on my lap... Rocking on my glider chair...I'm looking at 2 of our NFN pillows. Both decorated with tropical areas...and I know that if I could rest my head and dream of the islands, the warmth, feeling of hot sand between my toes, the sun beating on my skin... I know that I would be sleeping like a bigger baby than the one on my lap! 

 

15% off with code: NICE

15% off with code: NICE

Home sweet home

Home really is where the heart is. I know this because I stay living in Massachusetts even though the weather is enough to make me pack up and drive far west to the southern pacific coast! 

Pillows with a map of home is a great gift for anyone who loves their home, or has had to leave it. Mark an address with a heart and mark a special address.  

Enjoy 15%off with discount code: NAUTI  

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hustle & bustle

Tis the season! The shopping...the parties...the food & drink. We love the hustle & bustle and the holiday buzz!

We also love the stories of the where and why our customers choose the chart or map they do. It's the gift we receive by making these custom pieces. The memories...the places...the stories. 

Celebrate this year with a custom gift that shows the story of a memory shared.   enjoy FREE standard shipping with discount code: freeship14

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