Wednesday, November 30, 2011

blue and white stripes

I think I have an addiction

to blue and white striped clothing.

Clearly I cannot say no to them.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pop-Up Shop

My friend Lindsay is a lady of many talents.
She's the one who just took our family pictures (that I'm dying to show you!),
she is a super talented graphic designer
and she just opened the coolest little Etsy shop called Pop-Up Shop
where she makes tons of fun gift tags.

Aren't they adorable?
(I think Lindsay should work as a professional gift wrapper as well. Don't you think?)

I most definitely need some of these.
How about you?

Pop on over to her blog today and enter this giveaway to win a set of these fun advent calendar gift tags.
(Hurray...giveaway ends tomorrow, Nov. 30th!)
Oh the possibilities!
Tie them onto bags stuffed with a little gift for each day of advent, use them as ornaments on a Christmas tree, a calendar, etc., etc....

And the best part is you can reuse them every year.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
We had a great day celebrating God's many blessings.
We have so much to be thankful for!
Hope you guys did too!

We have been having so much fun visiting family, Disney World, and eating lots of Southern food here in Florida!
I'll do a full post on all the details once we are back.
I love the iPad for lots of things but blogging on it is definitely NOT one of them.

Anyways, we are off to go shopping!
I love the holiday craziness!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Calling all locals!

I'm participating in one of my favorite holiday boutiques tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 19th) in Mission Viejo.
I'd love for you to stop by and say hi!
I'll have all of my regular goodies, some new products as well as a huge basket of sale stuff.
Plus there are 75 other vendors selling everything you can imagine.
You don't want to miss it!

It's at the NP Murray Community Center in Mission Viejo
from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

The address is:
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, Ca 92692

If you do come, please introduce yourself!
I'd love to meet you in person :)

Below are some of the things that will be for sale...
see you tomorrow!

taggie blankets

Ergo/Beco drool pads

tuxedo bibs

tie bibs

tooth fairy pillows

and lots, lots more!

Friday Randoms

Is it Friday already?!
This week I was busy prepping and sewing for a boutique I'm doing tomorrow and getting ready to leave for vacation in Florida on Sunday.

Here's a peek at the craziness through the camera lens of my phone.

We had a blast filling our shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.
My kids blew me away with their giving hearts.

We love homemade pancakes.
And eat them a lot.

Wesley got to sit in and pretend to drive a Corvette.
He's already a car guy.

Madelyn is getting too big too fast.
She just turned 6 months and is such a little ham.

We went park hunting.
Basically we just drive around looking for a new park to play at.
It's always an adventure.

Don't let the cute smile fool you.
This baby hates baby food.
Hates it.
Like gags and cries and acts like it's poison, hates it.

We made some cookies for friends.
Can you guess who decorated this one :)

My sweet friends took the big kids for an afternoon so I could sew like crazy.
It was such a blessing.

Making lots of Ergo/Beco Drool Pads.

candy cane Joe Joes are dangerous.
Eat with caution.

Family of 5 packed for a 9 day trip in 4 carry on suitcases.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


I heart our little family...
a lot.

a lot. a lot.

And I heart my friend Lindsay who took our amazing family pics.
I promise there will be more to post soon!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What I Wore

What I Wore Wednesday
what would I do without you?
Probably still be in my pajamas, that's what.

Thanks for being my accountability and encouragement to get dressed each day.
My husband and kids thank you.

Here's a peek at my outfits this week.

top- my mom's from the 70's
skinny jeans- Levis
belt- Forever 21
necklace- vintage
shoes- Naturalizers

top- Banana Republic
jeans- Target

dress- Mamaways
jeggings- Forever 21
boots- Cathy Jean
cardigan- Target

What I Wore for our family pictures (which I can't wait to show you!)

sweater- Old Navy
jeans- Target
boots- Cathy Jean
necklace- Forever 21 (but I ended up switching necklaces before the shoot)

white tee- Banana Republic (they have the best after Christmas sale!)
wrap- Macy's
jeggings- Target
boots- Cathy Jean
necklace- Walmart

top- Banana Republic
cardigan- Macy's
jeans- Citizens of Humanity
flats- Macy's

tee- Old Navy
cardigan- Forever 21
jeans- Citizens of Humanity
shoes- vintage
necklace- Forever 21

top- Forever 21
nursing tank underneath- Target
jeans- Target
boots- Cathy Jean
necklace- vintage

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I have a problem

I have a major "me" problem.
I'm often stuck in "Kristin Land" or even the "Sellars' family bubble"
where all I can think about are my needs (or wants) and my families concerns.
It's been a problem for well...forever, but it has really showed it's ugly head since I have had kids.
Because if it were up to me I would almost always put myself first.
And every time I get woken up at 3:00 in the morning (or let's be honest even 5:00 in the morning) or don't get to eat my food until it's cold (which is more often than not these days) I realize my "me" problem.

And then I watch something like this or this and get brought back to reality.
Suddenly figuring out how I'm going to sew a million bibs for my boutique on Saturday or deciding what I'm going to buy my kids for Christmas this year doesn't seem so important.
Life. isn't. all. about. me.
or my family.
It's all about Jesus.

Jesus ransomed me from death and hell,
adopted me as His own, sent the Holy Spirit to dwell inside me
and promises eternal life to me (and all those who repent and believe in Him!).
He alone is worthy of this little life.
And because He is so so good and gracious and merciful to me
all I want to do is live it for Him.

And yet I forget.
The "me" monster rears it's ugly head and I have to remind myself of the truth again and again and again.
It's such a constant battle, but one that's so worth the fight
because life is about so much more than just me.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Randoms

I can't believe it's Friday again.
The weeks are flying by!
Pretty soon it's going to be Thanksgiving and then Mackenzie's birthday and then Christmas.
The holiday season is pure craziness but busy in the best possible way...doing lots of fun holiday things.

Here is a peek at our week through the lens of my camera phone.
Hope you guys had a great week too!

Little man got a much needed hair cut.

The hubby surprised me and the kids by coming home early with Starbucks in tow one night.
I like those kind of surprises.

Wesley is my little shadow.
He watches me put on my makeup and helps me get ready each morning.
And while I get ready he puts on his chap stick.
And 50 million other times during the day he puts on more of his chap stick.
The other day (while I was not looking) he decided chap stick was too boring so he tried out a little mascara instead.

I had a little at home photo shoot with my big
6 month old girl!

Does anyone else kids eat the entire apple (core, seeds, etc.) except for the stem
because Wesley does.
Maybe it's a boy thing.

Another reason I love Trader Joes...
they have kids carts and brussels sprouts on the stalk.
I didn't even know brussels sprouts grew on a stalk but thanks to Trader Joes I do now.

We made some leaf rubbings
inspired by Special Agent Oso.

Wesley turned into a real life Mr. Potato Head.

My husband organized all of our DVD's alphabetically and put them into CD cases so we could cut down on storage space.
Yes...he's a little OCD.

The kids and I had a fun night at the Spectrum while Daddy was at a late meeting.
I can't tell you how many times I got stopped by people to ask,
"How far apart are your kids?"
"Wow, you have your hands full"
"You are a busy Mom"
"So you guys are done having kids right"
"They are so cute"
etc., etc., etc.

This picture is so funny because Wesley is holding Mackenzie's favorite blanket and sucking his finger like she does even though he's not a blanket or finger sucking boy. He just wants to be exactly like his big sister.

I got my hair cut last night and picked out our outfits
for our family pictures tonight!
Wish us a night full of fun and happy smiles and free of meltdowns :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Thanks to the UNManuel
and 3 very cute little models
I've said goodbye to the little green auto button
and am officially shooting in Manuel.