wednesday white project & news

ABC in Birmingham has invited me to be a regular guest each month on their live morning show, Talk of Alabama.  I’m really excited about it!  This week I zipped over to to their studio and shared a few creative and stylish gift ideas with lovely host, Nicole Allshouse.  We actually ran out of time and didn’t get to everything!

You can check out our segment with my holiday gift ideas here.  Note: the video link will expire in two weeks.

Many have emailed me asking for suggestions on making an easy yet stylish DIY gift.  The first item I shared on the show is an idea I came up with at the last minute.  And by last minute, I mean the night before driving to Birmingham for the show, ha ha.  It’s quite simple and only takes about 10 minutes!  This morning I hung them on one of our walls to show you how they look finished.



  • Old newspaper (something cool like the New York Times could be fun)
  • Inexpensive white frames and mattes (IKEA is a great resource)
  • Wallpaper sample or decorative paper
  • An animal or nature silhouette (google “silhouette” with the word deer, bird, horse, christmas tree or other creatures/items of your choice and print out)
  • Scissors

For one of the silhouettes I printed out a dashing deer from this lovely blog.


  • Pour yourself a cup of eggnog and relax.
  • Cut out your printed out silhouette.
  • Cut out your decorative paper or newspaper.
  • Place silhouette on top of paper.
  • Pop in the frame.

 Tip:  if you’re using newspaper, try laying your paper on diagonal to make it more interesting.


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  1. Posted December 14, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Permalink | Edit

    I have got to attempt to make the snowglobe! It is just too cute!

  2. Posted December 14, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Permalink | Edit

    Great job on the morning show! So funny to read your blog for years and then hear your voice ;)

  3. Cindy Milner
    Posted December 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Permalink | Edit

    I watched your segment, and thought it was great! This silouette project is my favorite. I used to work at Anthropologie, and this project is “very Anthro.” Which is why I love it! Definitely making some of these very soon. Congratulations on the new gig! I love your blog, and follow you on Pinterest too. I’m from down the road in Pensacola, but I now find myself living in Texas. Huh? How did that happen? Love all your ideas!

  4. Posted December 14, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Permalink | Edit

    Congrats to you on the morning show! You’re a natural, Seleta!

  5. Alana
    Posted December 14, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Permalink | Edit

    Congrats to you and your new TV venture.
    I have a feeling this is only the beginning for you :)
    You know…Martha is getting older…haha!
    Such a chic framing project and so affordable.
    Good luck to you!

  6. TSW
    Posted December 14, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Permalink | Edit

    Just watched the clip and you were great! Such a natural at being on TV. I would be stumbling through my lines, but you were flawless.

  7. Sonya
    Posted December 14, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Permalink | Edit

    Hi Seleta,

    I echo comment #2.
    Congrats. on the TV show and magazine article. How wonderful and deserving!
    Happy Holidays

  8. Posted December 14, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Permalink | Edit

    That was such a treat! Your voice is as beautiful as you are.

  9. Posted December 14, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Permalink | Edit

    You are such a natural! So excited for you! LOVED all of the ideas, especially the snowglobe! Can’t wait to see more! Have a Merry Christmas! =)

  10. Allison A,
    Posted December 14, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Permalink | Edit

    Congratulations, Seleta! I watched the clip and you did a wonderful job. You are beautiful and a true natural on camera. I’ll be making the snow globe tomorrow! Fun ideas! I love your sparkly top, too.

  11. Posted December 15, 2011 at 10:02 am | Permalink | Edit

    Congratulations! How exciting! Well-deserved :)

  12. Evelien
    Posted December 15, 2011 at 10:11 am | Permalink | Edit

    Hi Seleta, just watched the clip, congratulations! So nice to hear your voice. :-) Will you let us know when your next appearance will be?

  13. Andrea C
    Posted December 15, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Permalink | Edit

    Congrats pretty lady!

  14. Pink Wallpaper
    Posted December 15, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Permalink | Edit

    how cute are you?! loved your ideas…might have to do the spray painted animal toy pasta jar gift :)

  15. Carmella
    Posted December 16, 2011 at 11:19 am | Permalink | Edit

    Great job! Great ideas!

  16. Posted December 17, 2011 at 3:08 am | Permalink | Edit

    This is happening at my house over break!

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