scallop roundup + life update

Taking a breath after another wild two weeks to share a life update and some inspiration on one of my favorite style details – scallops.  Believe it or not, this post started with spotting a simple spring scalloped jacket on sale that I loved (which I’ll share in minute) and consequently led me down an internet wormhole of scalloped goodies.  So today is all about scallops and life!

Let’s begin with with these amazing scalloped chairs from Oomph furnishings via Blaire Designs.  Hello.  Again, a little detail like scallops can really make a space.

Below is the adorable jacket I found along with a few other beautiful scalloped items you may love from  beach fashion to your home.  Also sharing something new and exciting happening in my life right now. Links and details below…

1. Scalloped bedding in white is a great update for spring.

2.  Super affordable Scalloped side table – comes in six different colors.

3.  Scallop open edge spring jacket – on sale and comes in three colors

4.  Scalloped side table by oomph comes in six colors – love it in navy!

5.  Dreamy scallop banquette in a great fabric (worthy investment piece)

6.  Love this scallop flush mount light – it’s on the wish list.

7.  Scallop one piece swimsuit in black – hello spring break.


Life lately…

Guys when I say life is crazy busy, I don’t even know how to describe it without sounding like a complete loon.  I never imagined as parents we could juggle so much, get up so early (on average at 4am for our oldest daughter’s track meets), and turn in so late (ballet rehearsals, school projects, and household duties) PLUS drive to the ends of the earth each day.  Not complaining, just sharing.  This weekend three of our kids have major events in track, ballet, and music.  All in different cities and all happening on the same days.  It’s a busy and exciting weekend.  This is when I wish my husband and I had teleportation super powers. 

As far as my life goes, I’ve shared before that I put “wife and mom responsibilities” first, then squeeze in my own personal interests after that.  Lately the “squeezing in” part is ballet – which I’ve always done.  But if you follow me on instagram, you may have noticed that I’ve been dancing more than ever lately.  Why?  I’m training for two upcoming spring performances, which is pretty exciting.  Details coming.

After rehearsals  –  wearing legwarmers by Rubia Wear, my fave. 

I never thought I would perform a traditional classical ballet role again, much less dance in a contemporary piece, but hey life is full of fun surprises!  Feeling so much gratitude that I get to work with incredible directors and train/perform alongside talented dancers – what an amazing opportunity!  The training is really inspiring and pushes me physically, which I love.  Lots of Epsom salt baths.  Especially thankful that these two upcoming shows don’t interfere with our children’s events.

Every day I try to push harder than the day before.  It’s not always easy, but it’s rewarding to feel stronger and improve little by little, especially after an injury.

The good news is after all of this hard work (which really began in September of 2016 after my foot injury and surgery) I can now share helpful tips on building strength and maintaining fitness during the busyness of life.  I’m not going to say “maintaining fitness after a certain age” because when it comes to fitness I don’t think age matters (we can all be active in some form or another) and I do not follow age-limited-thinking in any way, shape, or form.  I could write a whole post on ageless thinking.

I’m still working on building back my strength, skills, and stamina, so the journey continues!

If topics like fitness, ageless thinking, or coming back from an injury are of interest to you, let me know in the comments below.

Thanks for sticking around and reading.  Cheers to a beautiful spring weekend!

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  1. Sunni says:

    Would love to hear more about your take on ageless thinking!!!

  2. Em says:

    You are one inspiring lady! Love hearing about your ageless ballet adventures! :)

  3. Kerri Cain says:

    Always enjoy hearing about fitness and way to keep it incorporated in our lives as we age!

  4. Monica says:

    Yes, I would love to hear more on those topics. You are a beautiful ballerina and inspiration, Seleta.

  5. Kara says:

    Would love to get your take on aging and fitness!

  6. Allie says:

    You are very inspiring! I love your ageless thinking!

  7. Lori H says:

    You are always an inspiration, Seleta! Please please “share helpful tips on building strength and maintaining fitness during the busyness of life”. At 55 yo I have gone from sorta active to not at all and feel overwhelmed with busyness.

  8. Lynn says:

    I would love to hear all about aging & fitness. Also would love to see pictures/videos of you dancing.

  9. Heidi says:

    Would love your tips/thoughts, especially how to slide back into building strength after an injury sets you back

  10. Christina says:

    Yes! Want to hear more. I suppose I have used the “age” excuse and yet I find I am so inspired by you, so maybe I’ve been drinking the Kool-aid and need a new perspective! I’m recovering from a torn quad (7 weeks out) – totally out of shape and overweight, so inspired!

  11. JuliaW says:

    Looking forward to future posts about positive aging. So inspiring!

  12. jennifer says:

    How wonderful! Enjoy and good luck!

  13. Katharina says:

    I‘d love to hear more about all three topics. Especially the back from injury. I had an injury when I was 28 an never was able to do even an tenth of the sport I did back then – nerver recovered – although I have seen many doctors, physical therapists, classical and homäopathic/ alternative medicine in the last 12 (!) years.
    Sometimes I am yealous of people who are able to swim and run as they want. But I know it always could be worse, at least I can do Pilates.
    Looking forward to your future posts 🌷🌷🌷

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