A peek at the beach this morning before work.

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Pardon my absence for a bit as I manage a few projects…plan to be back middle of next week.

A few of you inquired about our family’s living situation.  Here it is in a nutshell:  we have several properties, one of which we rent out in the spring and summer months then live in full time for the rest of the year.  It’s our main home that you saw in Southern Living.  During the times it is rented out, we live in another nearby home.  For a while we had another home in our neighborhood, but we are changing things up to another more interesting property that I hope to tell you about soon.  No it’s not a farmhouse, that will probably have to be later (waaa waa).  

A lovely Seaside home along the beach during my morning walk.  Not ours, ha ha.

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Moving takes a lot of planning and work, but the good news is it keeps a little adventure in our life and helps us continue to edit our interiors.  Fortunately my husband and our kiddos see it as fun as well.  Each move has been a good bit of work but such a great experience for our family.

A happy citrus tree in bloom this morning.  I’d love to try planting a little orange tree!

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Since we’re about shift around houses (it’s that time of year again!) I will have some beautiful things for sale.  Back next week with pics of some items from my storage unit that will be up for grabs.

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    Katharina February 21, 2013

    Wow… you live in such a beautiful place! Since snow is gone it is only grey and cold here, almost no green… desperatly waiting for spring!

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    Kates February 21, 2013

    What a fun adventure for your family!!! Those beautiful beach photos make me wish for warm sunny days and not another epic snow storm that we are about to get. #midwestwinterslastforever!

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    jana February 21, 2013

    Thanks for sharing that glorious beach pic-gives me hope here in the chilly northeast. Nature never gets it wrong, does it? That palette is so harmonious and breathtaking at the same time.

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    Andrea C February 21, 2013

    Sounds like a fun adventure for you and your family. I know I enjoy Spring cleaning/purging followed by a trip to Goodwill. PS I hope some of your lovely items are small enough to ship! Good luck with the house hunting..

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    Andrea February 21, 2013

    thank you so much for sharing pictures of your beautiful neighborhood. You live in our very favorite place….unfortunately we are not going to make it there this year…..other trips planned…so seeing these pictures is welcome. I was wondering if you might be able to shed some light on something for me…..I loved….the HGTV Rosemary Beach home and while HGTV has the video of the show ….there have never been any updates… the time, the neighborhood had limited homes. I am wondering what it looks like now? Since you live nearby….I wondered if you knew? Thanks again for the lovely Seaside pics…….it’s truely a beautiful place.

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    Lori H February 21, 2013

    What an adventurous lifestyle! I am rather rooted in each house I have lived in so it is hard to imagine but I love the idea!

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    Marianne February 21, 2013

    You truly live in paradise, Seleta. Looking forward to seeing what you’re selling and your new home!

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    Stephanie February 21, 2013

    Change is always fun!! Can’t wait to see what lovelies you will be parting with.

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    seleta February 21, 2013

    Thanks for the lovely comments.

    Andrea, I don’t have any info about an HGTV home in Rosemary Beach – maybe contact them for details.


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    Crissy February 22, 2013

    What a fun adventure for your family. I certainly admire you spirit and tenacity…. don’t know if I could manage. :) Ofcourse, you do have a ton of exciting options to work with in your neck of the woods. Can’t wait to see where you end up!

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    Focipresley (Bon) February 22, 2013

    Oh my, do you leave your home furnished? I am sure you have a lot of great tips on this lifestyle choice. I would be interested in hearing more about your family’s adventures – the good, the bad.

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    Kathleen February 22, 2013

    Seleta, what Southern Living issue was your home in? I want to get a copy!

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    Seleta February 22, 2013


    It was in the December 2011 issue and then the December 2012 “Christmas at Home” special issue.


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    Ingrid February 22, 2013

    Oh I think change is so exciting looking forward to seeing your new home (in fact cannot wait)

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    Kim Campbell February 23, 2013

    Yay! Can’t wait to see the goodies.

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    Leigh Ann February 25, 2013

    Oh, the picture of the sea and sand is certainly a nice “pick-me-up” on a cold winter day. We are vacationing in Seagrove Beach this summer, in a home called “Just Wing It.” ?? We’ve been spoiled staying in Seaside, but I”m hoping this home and location will be ok. I have followed your blog for a couple of years and I am embarrassed and sorry that I am just now commenting! I adore your blog and content! Best of luck with your home transition!

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    Padgett Hoke March 23, 2013

    those beach photos make me so envious! we are dealing with snow + single digit temperatures. spring is probably a month away so these photos are a nice little treat on this chilly day!

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