anniversary thoughts

Happy Anniversary to my best friend and love.  I was looking for a recent picture of us, but we don’t have any “alone” shots – only ones with kids, dogs, horses, or chickens.  While searching, I did find this one, taken on the beach at Seaside when our kids were still little and running all around the camera at the time it was snapped.  When I think of how many life experiences we’ve had since then, it makes me feel grateful to have a partner who is there to share in all the good, exciting, hilarious, scary, joyous, unexpected, romantic, adventurous, quirky, character-building, and sentimental moments of life.

peter + seleta

And here we are many years later.  This was a sailboat we had chartered on a trip to Boston two years ago.  Not the best quality photo, but an amazing experience and memory.  

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wednesday white + wise words

You know I love a classic, white exterior.  I also love wise words…the ones that make you sit and think for a minute and totally reevaluate.  Today is one of those days you get both.  Ta da!  This Cape Cod home is much larger than you think – check out the tour over here.

wonderful white

Thought for the day is a good one.

wise words

I’ve been thinking about these words a lot lately.  We live in a society that is social-media-obsessed.  Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Vine, and countless others.  It’s easy to get sucked right in.  But with all of these methods of communicating, are we trying to be worth knowing or well known?  Something to ponder.

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mother’s day gift ideas

It’s going to be May before we know it, so let’s talk about Mother’s Day.  Each year my sweet fam asks me what they can buy for a Mother’s Day gift, and I never know what to suggest.  I usually ask for a hand drawn picture from my children – which I think is the perfect gift.  It’s so precious to see your child’s heart and creativity expressed on a canvas.  I cherish every piece of their art.

I also know it’s hard for husbands to buy for their wives, especially when their kids are too young to make their own card or pick out a gift, so I thought I would help jump start the process.  I started saving a few gift ideas and came up with this guide – everything on this board is unique, stylish, and something I would love ; )  Links and descriptions listed below.

mother's day gift guide

tory burch parfum:  my new favorite fragrance for spring.

Beach Days hand lotion:  smells amazing.  Love the whole Beach Days line at Pizitz.

monogrammed zebra hand towel: sassy and stylish.

snappy outdoor pillows by Lacefield:  perfect for lounging on the porch while Dad cooks breakfast and kids bring mom coffee!

pot of hydrangeas wrapped in a bow:  always a great gift.  Husband just surprised me with fresh hydrangeas to plant last week and it made me so happy!

notepad + acrylic holder:  a busy mom can never have too many.

perfectly imperfect home: this book has been around for a while but is still on my wish list.  The illustrations are divine…and it has great content!

under water print:  rich colors and movement eludes to the ocean.  

rapids graphic print:  great modern piece with a soft palette.

Rikshaw tunic:  to order call Perspicasity at 850-231-5829 – they will be happy to ship your way! **mention this blog post and receive 10% off your order**

large monogrammed tote:  great tote for summer pool and beach days.

peach floral print:  this would be nice alone or mixed in an eclectic grouping of floral art works.

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lounge time

Well we’ve covered some good territory this week – from shopping to deep thoughts to pretty white kitchens and a cobbler recipe.  It’s been another wild week in our house but somehow I don’t feel quite as wiped as I normally do.  I think the trick was carving out some chill time on Tuesday!  Don’t forget to do the same for yourself.

Speaking of down time, I’m going to a friend’s house for a girls night/sleepover on Saturday.  I think the last time I’ve done anything remotely like this was in my 20’s??  Anyway, this friend is the ultimate Southern hostess and has planned a fun night – including things like cocktail hour on the dock and a pajama contest after dinner, haha.  Which kind of sends me into a panic because my pajamas are NOT the least bit fancy.  My p.j.s look is more like a sad scene from Les Miserables.  I better get my pajama game on…quickly.

Here are some adorable pj’s I found to inspire your lounge time.  Now this is something I could wear lounging around the house and still feel pretty cute.

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And if doing a little gardening is one way you like to unwind, I just saw this happy entrance and thought it was inspirational for planting spring flowers outside the front door.

bhg entrance

TGIF!   Hope you get to lounge a little this weekend!

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