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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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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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a little help from our friends

As a growing business, we're asking for a little help from our friends! We'd love for more followers on our social media! 

Please join us...and ask your friends to also. We have fun promotions, give-aways and always updating our product list! Social media links can be found on our page www.notfornavigation.com

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yacht bottle carrier

What fun is yachting without some adult beverages?  If you're like my friends and I in Miami, you'll need a sturdy tote to carry all those bottles!

My friend in Miami, also one of NFN's largest fans, has a tote with her favorite area, the Exumas in the Bahamas. I thought she would use it as a beach bag...I should have known better. She used it as a "yacht bottle carrier"!!  I know you're thinking...how many bottles of wine can one carry in our clip close tote?

 10! She carried them "nicely gathered up and down the pier" ...and then stuffed it with jugs of Fireball!  

They know how to party in the little latitudes for sure!

miami heat

It's mid-August... rainy.. and raw on Cape Ann. Days like this I wish I lived in Miami.

But since I don't, I use my Miami tote bag so I can carry my things and dream of going to South Beach.  Or of sailing Biscayne Bay where my dear friend in the little latitudes pointed out to me that last night, she was where the "N" is in Biscayne Bay! Just one more awesome thing about the chart bags...the memories they hold!

So...on this dreary day...my Miami chart bag will turn up the heat while I day dream of warm ocean breeze, salt water hair, hot sand between my toes, and a super cold cocktail.

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