my new favorite dress + boston

You know how I love to share with you anything special I find – be it in design or fashion.  This time I’m sharing something pretty that my husband found and sweetly gave me as a birthday gift in July.  It’s this dress under $100 (not sponsored) and today it’s on sale!!  It’s hard to pick out clothes for yourself, much less someone else, but somehow Peter hit the nail on the head.

Also a reminder that I’m not a fashion blogger…so this post is a bit of a stretch for me.  But it seemed  fun to snap some phone pics wearing my new dress on our annual Boston trip sans kids.  Here we go!

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checking in

We are back from our summer vacay and school starts tomorrow, wow!  We had a great summer filled with the perfect mix of adventure and togetherness, although it felt a little too short.  Grateful for the time we had together.  Life is crazy amid the back to school prep and all the action a busy household brings.  Right now I’m juggling a lot, so I’m taking some deep breaths and really trying to focus on a slow and steady pace.  If I think of everything at once, I shut down.  Note to self that it’s important to breathe, make lists, and take it one task at a time.


Big news – we have a SENIOR in the house!  That one I still can’t believe.  I’ll admit I’ve already felt a few tears coming on at the most random times, which has really surprised me.  I’m not the type who cries easily and have always thought of myself as a tough cookie, but apparently I’m not as tough as I thought.  Sniff.

Many of us are in the same mode right now – prepping our kids for a new school year and thinking about everything they need.  Lots of planning and running around to grab everything on our long list of supplies.  I was thinking about this and remembered that the one thing our kids need most is spiritual support and encouragement as they work toward their goals.  I’m planning to write some words of positivity to share individually with each one in our crew before their first day of school tomorrow.  Which will probably be written at midnight tonight.  As they get older and more independent, I’m reminded that spiritual guidance equips them best for life.  It’s not the material that feeds their soul.  This short message below about “purpose in life” was thoughtfully shared with me yesterday and it meant so much, so I wanted to pass it along to you…

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whimsical white

As you might have seen on my instagram, we are officially on family vacay!  I pre-wrote this post so my present self is wondering if my future self is having a good time…or if the kids are already fighting.  Also wondering if I ended up liking the outfits I packed.  I am outift-packing-challenged, it’s a real thing.  But I digress.

Spotted this dream set-up by Celerie Kemble and thought it was perfect summer white.  Love everything about this.

Something about summer makes it so fun to be whimsical in fashion and design choices.  Have you noticed this?  Maybe we feel more free and creative when the weather is warm.  Found these fun pillows on sale.  You know me and pom poms.  It would be so cute to toss a few of these on an outdoor settee or porch swing.


Also realizing since I’m writing this post a week in advance that there’s a chance that the pillows (above) might sell out if they’re already on sale.  Yikes.  So here are some other cuties I found for a little more.  They’re over here.  Perfect statement pillow on a bed!



Happy Wednesday!





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my favorite travel essentials

Hello!  I know it seems like I fell into a black hole since my last post, but I’ve been on the road since the end of June.  Not complaining, it’s been super fun!  From Santa Rosa Beach to Atlanta to Denver to Hunstville to Boston.  Lots of travel and all in less than three weeks.  I had plans to blog, but our schedule has been so on-the-go that it hasn’t been possible.  The good news is I’ve been making notes along the way on my favorite travel essentials (and new ones I’ve found) that I would love to share with you!  I’ll try to round up some family pics in another post for those of you interested.

These are my current travel faves that make living out of a suitcase stylish, enjoyable, and practical.  Nothing sponsored.

Below are all the links and explanations on everything, plus a few personal notes on what’s going on with us this summer.

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    SeletaI‘m Seleta, a city girl living the beach life with my husband, fabulous four offspring, happy horses and frisky fur babies. A former TV personality turned Designer, I love to share the sparkly side of life. Read more here.
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