Monday, April 8, 2013

Ultimate Blog Party 2013

So this weekend I stumbled upon the coolest thing ever: The Ultimate Blog Party 2013 hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom. This party includes blogs from every corner of the blogosphere linking up to meet new people and find new blogs. It even involves some really cool prizes! So part of the deal with this Blog Party is to link up a post that describes what your blog is about. So without further ado, here is SIMPLY SELMAN: In a nutshell.

As I sat down to figure out what it is exactly that I am about, 4 things came to me: Faith, Family, Fashion, and Furniture. I cant even do a simple list without coming up with a theme, so here are the 4 "F's" that describe my blog.

Part of the reason I started this blog in the first place was to share my point of view. And every point of view I have is shaped by my faith. I am a Christian, so this influences how I look at and treat my family, how I dress, and even how I decorate my home (I know this last one seems like a stretch but I'll explain later). This is the single most important aspect of my blog/life and it comes before anything else!

In case you haven't noticed from past blog posts, I am the wife of the most amazing man in the world, and the mom to the 2 cutest fur babies around. My husband drives me to be the best person that I can be, and supports me in everything I do, including this blog. My dog babies are about as sweet as dog babies can be, and I am so lucky they are mine!

I LOVE fashion. Clearly, since most of my posts are fashion related. But I didn't want to limit myself to just fashion, so I do write about other things as well. But like I said before, my faith really dictates this aspect of my blog. I detailed it here, but to sum it up, I want to dress in a way that shows what I am about and glorifies the Lord at all times. I want to show the world that you can be fashion forward and NOT show every piece of skin!

This one is kind of weird, so bear with me. This last category includes my love for home decor and all of the DIY that comes along with it. (I didn't create a fifth category, so FOOD kind of falls in here as well). I have to tell you, there is nothing that makes my heart flutter faster than my husband with a drill or hammer. There is just something about having a handy man around that makes life more interesting! This is a lesser utilized part of my blog, but I still want to use my blog to reach people for Christ in a way that is fun and uplifting and never negative.

So there you have it: Simply Selman. And it really can be boiled down to one thing: using my blog to reach people in a way that I couldn't otherwise do and have fun doing it!

So Keep It Simple, y'all, and join the blog party. It's fun! Ultimate Blog Party 2013


  1. Stopping over from the UBP to say hello! I hope you have a great time finding interesting blogs to read!

  2. Hi! New follower here and I am a new blogger!... I found you on UBP13! Your blog is SO cute and I'm excited to read up! Please come by and follow me on my blog at!
    Have a blessed day!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I have loved looking through your DIY projects and cant wait to see more!

  3. I appreciate your philosophy that your faith influences everything else that you do in life. I feel the same way! I am stopping by from the UBP

    1. Thanks for checking out my blog, Abbi! What a great example of Biblical marriage you are setting-thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Selman,


    Visiting you from #UBP13! I’ve enjoyed looking around your site and am excited to read future posts. I can certainly appreciate the four, well, five categories of your blog and life. We seem to have a bit in common except I currently have kitty cats for my fur babies.

    Please stop by anytime for a cup of tea, coffee or another beverage and let’s get to know each other a bit better.

    Substance of Living

  5. Thanks Marie! You have so many great ideas on your blog and I cant wait to check more out!

  6. Welcome to the blogging world, Courtney. Looks like you are off to a good start. So glad your faith is central to all that you do. Bless you,

  7. Hi Courtney! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love your pictures!

  8. Hi Countney! Dropping by from UBP13! Nice to “meet” you!

  9. Hi, I found you through UBP13. I'm kind of a newb to blogging, but I'm loving it so far. I'm an educator, former foster parent (for kids with emotional, physical, and mental disabilities) and adoptive dad of two kiddos with special needs. It's been great reaching out, talking to, and hopefully helping other families! My whole blog is all about learning to learn and helping families succeed using brain-based practices. Come check it out. I think you will like it!

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. I love your blog too! I'll definitely be following from now on!

  11. I’m late! I’m late! I’m stopping by from the UBP13. I hope you stop by our party for a slice of warm banana bread and cold milk.


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