Meet Caroline

IMG_8656Hi! My name is Caroline TeSelle. Currently, I live in Lemont, IL, a southwest suburb of Chicago.  I say currently,  because in 17 years of marriage to this amazing man, we have called several places home.

greg teselleWhen anyone asks me “Where are you from?” I always say, “How much time do you have?”  Since we were married in 1997 we have lived in Maryland, Iowa, Ohio, North Carolina, Illinois, back to North Carolina & back to Illinois. It has been quite a journey! Add to that the 11 homes we moved in & out of and of course, along the way, we became parents to these amazing kids:

teselle kids 640x160Our beautiful family ~ Gunnar, Tygar, Stone & Eden

We are a close family & we strive to put the needs of others above our own.

I am a self-proclaimed dream cheerleader, but not the kind that stands on the sidelines to motivate the crowd, but the kind of cheerleader that cheers loudly from the stands.  I am a dream-encourager and cultivator.  Dreaming doesn’t come naturally for me but encouraging does.

I have been writing on this blog since 2007, and the purpose of caroline teselle dot com is to be a place of encouragement & a reflection of the life I’m living portrayed through my photographs and my writing.


A few random things about me:

  • my nickname is CT.
  • I’m an ISFJ.
  • I’m a TarHeel.
  • I love to read.
  • My husband and I make a great cooking team – I marinade, he grills.
  • I love dark chocolate.
  • I am the proud owner of Joon.

A few of my favorite posts:

inconvenienceA Picnic on the Beach


clear_the_funk_1How this Introvert Deals With a Funk


ctseniorpicDear Me

ElizabethA New Member of the Family




2_for_1_VA_turquoiseOne more very cool thing ~ I’m a virtual assistant!  My friend, Karrie & I started Two for One VA. If you, or someone you know, needs some virtual administrative assistance with their blog or editing an e-book or booking travel or managing email or…we’d love to help! Check out our page for more information.

other ways to contact me:

email :: carolineteselle at gmail dot com