I owe you a few white posts, so let’s start the week with a few springy, white shots.  Have you planted any fresh blooms at your front door yet?  I think I’d like to plant some soon.  The chickens murdered my topiaries with all of their digging and dirt bathing.  I swear they can smell fresh dirt a mile away.

Like these fresh and simple blooms.


This vintage kitchen makeover is an inspiring article.  Love the layers of white and graphic wall treatment.



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easter inspiration

I love these little Easter basket place settings filled with sweets.  What a great idea for an  Easter brunch.

easter inspiration

Last year I made Easter favor bags for my ballerinas who performed at the amphitheater of our neighborhood’s Easter Egg hunt.  I know these aren’t exactly “pinterest worthy” pictures, but I wanted to share this cute idea in case you were looking for an easy project.  I liked placing the chocolate chicks on the jelly beans because it looks like they were nesting on their eggs ; )  This would be adorable in a basket or jar too!

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monday stripes

Happy to say I squeezed in a little vegging over the weekend…although not nearly enough.  Now it’s a wake-up call kind of Monday.  It seems the coffee is just never strong enough for the brutality of a Monday morning.  Can I get an amen?  How about some stripes to jump start our week…

monday morning stripes

This lamp shade caught my eye.  Gold stripes on a plain lamp to spice things up?  Yes, please.

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This skirt for $12 is a cute spring essential.

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Her outfit is great for the fluctuating weather this time of year.  It doesn’t hurt that she’s standing right smack in the middle of Paris.  Photo and outfit deets here.

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These shoes are only $22.  I’m not familiar with the brand (or website), but they look like a fun casual shoe for spring.  I could see them with a playful and bright solid dress.


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Here’s to potent coffee and stripes ; )

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a touch of blue

One of my favorite colors to work with is blue.  You’re probably like, “duh.”  I think blue is such a happy color – it’s the hue of a brilliant sky or glassy body of water.  It’s so organic and pure.  Plus blue has such a versatile quality and can easily blend in almost any color setting.  It doesn’t take much to add a hint of blue, even the presence of a soft blue lamp and paintings with murky blue skies, as seen in this charcoal bedroom, makes an impact.

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As we begin to experience the wisp of warmer air, chirps of birds, and peeks of spring buds in the trees, I can’t help but long to bring fresh blue indoors.  Infusing a little blue in your space is a great way to add a touch of spring.  Love this tailored blue slipcover and wallcovering combo via.

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I put together an inspiration board for you with a collection of soft blues, minty blues, and even a powerful navy stripe you can add into your bedroom.  Not all together, of course.  See which one of these you like best.

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1.  This chicken wire fabric brings in a casual graphic element and would be lovely paired with other linen pillows in shades of blue.

2.  The most beautiful floral linen print I’ve seen in a while.  Great for a lumbar pillow on your bed, a bench, occasional chair, or pair of upholstered x-benches.

3.  I adore this minty blue sconce for a classic touch on either side of a bed or reading nook…low inventory alert.

4.  What an adorable tufted robins egg blue chair – I would love to have this in a corner of my bedroom!

5.  A soft velvet pillow with pom poms can add a playful vibe to any chair or bed.

6.  These striped panels are a great way to add a preppy punch of blue in the bedroom.  And super cheap!

7.  This tranquil shade by Benjamin Moore is Quiet Moments #1563…the title alone makes me want to paint our entire bedroom this color!

9.  And this chic lucite tray with stand has been on my wish list for a while – would happen to look great against walls painted Benjamin Moore 1563 Quiet Moments.

8.  My favorite throw from Pizitz- comes in five colors.  It’s so thick, soft and surprisingly durable.  The herringbone pattern is gorgeous – you’ll have this throw for years.

10.  I could see this little lamp on a dresser or vanity for a soft blue touch.

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It’s been an action packed, nonstop two weeks – I’m really looking forward to chillin in my pj’s as much as possible.  As a mom of four, I’ve learned you have to embrace relaxation moments whenever you can, because the marathon schedule rarely slows down.

What are your plans to relax this weekend?

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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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