Bula….I’m Back!

Did ya miss me?

Thanks so much to everyone for all the pre-trip well wishes :-)

I’ll be trying to catch up on all your lovely blogs over the next few days.

We had an absolutely awesome time! I’ll post some details and pics soon though in the meantime to help me get back into the bloggy swing (and maybe ease my melancholy as I lament for my already fading tan) here’s a little sea-side eye candy.

Before I left for Fiji I was working on a few projects which should be ready for their reveals soon. So, I promise some new inspiration is coming right up!

I don’t know whether it’s a good thing or not that I felt a little guilty for neglecting my blog and somewhat lost without you guys during my absence though it really hit home to me how passionate I’ve become about The Painted Hive and the importance this little blog of mine has as a creative and cathartic outlet.

Of course there’s more to life than just staring into a computer screen all day though what a nice little supplement blogland can be!


  1. Welcome back Kristine. Your eye candy is wonderful and I am looking forward to seeing your new projects. xx

  2. I just found your blog while you were away and I’ve been checking back regularly for a new post. I can’t wait to see more of your transformations, you’re so inspiring!

  3. Olive Cooper says:

    Kristine, welcome back. Beach photos are divine.

  4. I’m a new reader to your blog. And yes i was disappointed you left for a short while, but completely understand why. I’m so excited to have you back and plan on checking in everyday on my morning blog tours!! Thank you for your love and passion for what you do!

  5. homesteader says:

    lovely! thanks for sharing!

  6. Christine says:

    Welcome back! Looking forward to seeing your finished projects. Love your blog! Christine

  7. Shaunna says:

    Nice to have you back…love these photos!!! -shaunna :)

  8. What a great collection of lovely inspiring images! Almost like a vacation. ~Lidy

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  10. I want to sit in that white chair by that tub!

  11. Hip, Hip, uha, wellcome back!!

  12. Mirela says:

    welcome back sweetie xxxx

  13. stormygirl says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous images! Thanks for the inspiration :) I hope you had a lovely holiday, and welcome back!

  14. Jenny says:

    Bula Kristine and welcome back! Glad you had a fabulous holiday in Fiji. I got married there and loved it! You have posted some lovely eye candy today but I can’t wait to see some of your project reveals!

  15. Alison says:

    Great to have you back. Loving all this eye candy

  16. Tina says:

    Welcome back Kristine! You were missed too :) Have a great week ~ Tina xx

  17. Welcome back! Nothing worse than a fading tan after a wonderful trip:-( Can’t wait to see the pictures of the vacation and of the projects!

  18. Katie says:

    I heart nautical decor!! Coastal Living is probably one of my favorite inspirations when it comes to looking for ideas. So glad you enjoyed your trip!

  19. Love the eye candy! Coastal and Beach Style is what I am all about, thanks for sharing!

  20. lovely images!! so much inspiration in one post! i’m so glad i found you!

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