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Hi I'm Kristen!

I’m Kristen, a Content Creator and Photographer, and a mom of a 9 year old & 6 year old.  I live in Houston, TX  with my husband who is my college sweetheart. I have a knack for product styling, crafting & DIYing, in addition to brand content creation and photography.  You can find me on Instagram @kristensellentin I have over 300k followers.   I am also on Pinterest, Facebook & TikTok, & LTK.  Come say hi!

My work has been featured on Target, Walmart, IKEA, Rugs USA, Project Junior, Martha Stewart, Potterybarn Kids, Crate and Barrel, Nick Jr, and more.

100+ Summer Books for Young Readers

Oh, the sweetness of summertime. We cherish the laid-back days and tranquility it brings. In the past, we used to cuddle up with delightful summer books in our special summer book nook. Now our days have changed a bit, but it’s still true that the kids love to have these beautiful summertime books on display and will read them to me throughout the day.

Felt Popsicle and color summer garlands with the summer books on a shelf.
Over time, I’ve introduced lively themed garlands and stuffed animals into my décor. These small details truly enhance the space, and the children thoroughly enjoy spending hours in our playroom.

Garlands, Garlands, and More Garlands


The popsicle garland, crafted by the talented @kailochic, is no longer available, but she has some other great variations. One of my other favorite small shops is @pearlandjane who designed the garland with vibrant summer colors. Their creations truly elevate the look of this space.

Summer Book Nook with colorful books, white pillows, and beautiful mermaid stuffed dolls.

I adore the lively and vivid colors that the summer books introduce into our environment. Seeing them on the shelves truly brings me joy, and it helps me overlook the other messes in the playroom.

Each summer book holds a promise of adventure, knowledge, and imagination, waiting to be unlocked with a simple turn of a page. It’s amazing how something as small as a book can transform a space and lift one’s spirits. As my kids dive into these stories, their laughter and excitement fill the room with happiness. It’s in these moments that the true magic of summer is revealed, where every corner of the playroom becomes a portal to wonder and exploration…or so we hope.

Sunshine Soul sign hanging over the summer book nook.

I love the imaginative signs crafted by @TheWhimsyWord. They never fail to add a touch of joy to the space I am decorating.

Explore the Summer Book Collection

I have gathered all the summer books I’ve collected over the years, including recent finds. I also enjoy visiting bookstores and libraries to uncover more exciting summer reads for my kids to delight in. As the long summer days stretch ahead, I look forward to reading time, knowing that each book we open is a new opportunity to dream, learn, and grow together.

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XO, kRISTEN

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