valentine action

It was a good day.  The wee hours of morning began with sheer madness, as we dressed and fed kids while ensuring the 70+ classmate valentines were properly separated and packed.  Our kitchen table looked like tiny scribbled envelopes floating through a sea of candy.  I’ve never seen my kids so motivated to get out the door.

These crazies couldn’t wait to get to school.


In my crammed closet I have merely one article of red clothing – a plain button down.  And I don’t own a single thing pink.  So I borrowed my seven year old’s JCrack bangles and stacked em up.  They were great with my red top.  These are actually better fitting and much more comfy than the big girl bangles. Wish they still made these.  The pink stripes and elephants are my fave.


Made these petite cards for my 6th, 7th and 8th grade Ballet students.  I know the “keep calm” thing is overused, but I thought it was cheeky for a fun day like today.  I printed them on photo paper to give them a glossy, mod vibe.   They were a hit.


After work, something pretty showed up in the arms of a handsome, thoughtful husband.


Peter said, “I remember you once writing about pretty flowers in a hat box…so I brought in my laptop and showed the florist your blog.”  Ha ha.  I think he wins husband of the year for being so thoughtful.  How did he remember this post!?!  The ironic part is he used the same florist who did our wedding many moons ago.  Yet he had no idea.

We thought about making these yummy rice crispies for the kids tonight.


Instead we watched them shovel fistfuls of candy into their mouths and chase it down with homemade cookies Peter baked after dinner.  Nothing like a good shock to the endocrine system.  I guess one day won’t kill them.

Everyone ended their day happy, so I’m pleased.  Peter and I plan to slip away and celebrate on our own on a little later on in the week.

Hope your day was full of sweetness.

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  1. Peter says:

    Thank you! Happy Valentine’s Day:)

  2. Leanne says:

    Happy Valentines Day Seleta. Love the cards for your ballet class, very pretty. Beautiful flowers from your lovely husband and even more special that he remembered your comment about the hat box.

  3. pve says:

    You sure know how to make my day sweeter as well as those around you.
    Oh, those flowers are gorgeous.

  4. Lizziefitz says:

    We have a bunch of J Crack over here too ! My girls are kinda obsessed :) Peter did a great job, as always;)) pS I have always been a big fan of Barbara Barry’s Poetical.

  5. sarah says:

    such sweetness at your house.

  6. Melissa says:

    The ballet cards are so cute! You did a great job! That was so sweet & thoughtful of your husband to put them in a hat box. He really wanted you to make sure you love them & not just buy you any flowers, so sweet! Have a blessed rest of the week!

  7. Caroline says:

    Since you don’t own pink, I sure hope you head over to ‘JCrack’ and check out all their adorable pinks for Spring — I already snatched up a pair of neon pink shorts for beach trips! Also, your cute kids’ valentines remind me of the days when I would agonize over which Valentine message to give each boy in my class, and then overanalyze the messages on the Valentines that I received. Did anyone else do that too?

  8. Kwana says:

    It all looks so lovely and the hubs did great on the flowers. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  9. Sounds like the perfect day to me! What a thoughtful and sweet husband you have. I’d say he’s a keeper! Happy belated Valentine’s Day!

  10. Meredith says:

    I have an unusually small wrist and can’t wear “adult” bangles. The J.Crew outlet recently had some of the girls bangles on sale that look just like the ones you borrowed. I bought one and wish I’d gotten more! They’re the perfect size for layering!

  11. pam says:

    way to go peter. love that he took the laptop in to the florist shop! love your keep calm notes. hubby and i were at the jcrew outlet a few nights ago. i discovered the same crewcut bangles. the clerk was somewhat alarmed when i slid them on my wrist but they fit! pam

  12. Kathy says:

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful Valentine’s Day! What a thoughtful husband you have, and your kids are adorable!

  13. Lindsey A. says:

    Looks like such a fun Valentine’s day around your neck of the woods. And what a thoughtful husband! I think he gets bonus points for being extra thoughtful! My honey always gets me the most gigantic bouquets and is so thoughtful to do it on almost every important occasion. The only bad part is that he uses the worst florist EVER! But how can you tell a guy that?!? “I love that you bought me flowers, BUT….” I don’t have the heart to tell him. I guess it’s the thought that counts, right?!?

  14. Aunt Pat says:

    Peter, you set the bar for good menfolk. I’m proud of you ;)

  15. Sarah says:

    Your flowers were much prettier than the ones in your original post.

  16. Melissa says:

    Those bangles are really cute – love your flowers and your ballet valentines!

  17. MaryBeth says:

    cutest post. i looove the “ballet on” cards.

  18. MaryBeth says:

    cutest post. i looove the “ballet on” cards.

  19. bevy says:

    i have a really small wrist too, so I can understand how a girl’s bracelet would be a better fit. the flowers are beautiful, as are the children, per usual. happy belated valentine’s day to yall!

  20. Zsa Zsa says:

    The “Keep Calm and Ballet On” cards are adorable. My daughters are having their recital this weekend. Can I borrow your idea and print something like these for them? Thanks.

  21. annie says:

    Love those little keep calm and ballet on cards…I’ll bet they are everyone’s bulletin board! Adorable!

  22. Eliza says:

    Just love those precious valentines!

  23. kim says:

    you and your family are so beautiful!!!! i love love love the ballerina cards and would love to see if you could possibly share them with me or maybe sell a printable file for them…. maybe?
    thanks so much!
    ~kim {}

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