Monday, October 26, 2009






dear life,

i promise to come back to you soon.
but right now my life is filled with the responsbility of being an adult.
and most days i really hate that.

but i will be back soon.
i promise.
and we can pick apples,
and bake cookies,
 and sleep in,

and enjoy fall together.

love,
chelsea


my beautiful sister & her beau danny
recently whisked off to their senior homecoming dance.
of course i took a break from my crazy, crazy life to see them off
& document their lovely night.





aren't they adorable? more here.

i snuck in a few of their senior pictures over the weekend too,
so be on the lookout for those soon.


xx
chelsea



Monday, October 19, 2009



we have been planning on repainting our kitchen for what seems like forever...
so what is the hold up??
we can't decide on a color.
+ our two favorites are complete opposites!
right now it is dark, so we were opting to switch it up with a light...



 


but then we saw another dark color that we fell in love with.
& now we are torn...







both have white cabinets, as do we.
& we love them both.
help us.

what is your vote?






Friday, October 16, 2009


hello weekend.








today i am listening to the new moon soundtrack.
+ that makes me extremely happy.
this soundtrack is brilliant,
+ not just because i already love new moon.
but because the mix is truly amazing.
so glad that it was released early,
because my weekend is starting off pretty darn great.


we will also be:
joining our favorites for drinks + fun tonight. eating really good mexican food.
picking out our pumpkins at the pumpkin patch. sleeping in.
helping my parents roof their house. drinking cider beer. carving our pumpkins.
going to see this movie with my sisters {can. not. wait.}
photographing my beautiful sister. eating really good thai food.
snuggling up to good football games. editing lots+lots of photos. 
going to the apple orchard. + trying to make apple pies.
taking hot baths. reading good stories.

c u d d l i n g.  r e l a x i n g.  s l e e p i n g. 




i hope that you too have a great one with your loved ones.


xx
chelsea






dear ruche,

you already know about my undying love for you.
if i could spend all of my hard-earned money on you, i would.
you have amazing pieces that fit my idea of perfection to a tee.
+ you are so reasonably priced that it is so hard to stay away.
i check up on you at least once weekly to spot any new arrivals.
my wish list is never-ending and will probably take up most of my christmas list this year.
but once i saw your new bag,
i knew i couldn't wait that long...





so i ordered it.
+ it came in the mail last week.
+ i have been loving it ever since.
best new bag for fall/winter, ever.
thank you ruche!!
i'll see you soon.

xx
chelsea

Tuesday, October 13, 2009







remember my autumn list?
well i'm working at it & keeping you up to speed:

visit an apple orchard.
and take photos of my sisters there.
 {it's on the list for this coming weekend}.

go on a hayride.
{not sure when we will get to this one but i can't wait}.

take hollie's senior pictures.
 {scheduled}.

make some good dinners.  
{oh boy have i ever! chili, taco soup, pot roast, italian beef, chicken, chicken, chicken}.

watch lots of football.
{duh}. 

organize my life
 {still working on this one, but doing extremely well... have new shelves hanging & new folders working & new drawers organized; slowly but surely}.

paint our outside railing.
{done. this will get us by until the spring when we replace it}.

hopefully purchase a new vehicle.
{some things in the works, but nothing in stone yet}.
 

drink cider beer.
 {sadly, i have not done this yet!}
what am i thinking??}

celebrate a blessed wedding.
{oh goodness yes}.

and another one.
{photos coming soon!}

cuddle up with lots of tea.
{earl grey is my current favorite}.

display my polaroids.
 {still working on this one too. i have some things started,
but still looking for more ideas}.

get my flickr up to date & organized.
{so behind on this one. soon, soon, soon}.


carve a pumpkin. 
{going to the pumpkin patch this weekend}.


celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary. 
{delightful}.

and lots of birthdays.
{kathy's & kirby's- check!  dad's is still to come}.

add lots of updates to the shop.
 {soon to come my dears. i promise}.

paint my kitchen door a pretty color.
{now i kind of want to repaint the entire kitchen,
so this one is on standby until we make a decision}.

bake a pie.
{what kind should i make?}

buy vintage cowboy boots.
{still looking. always looking}.


read, read, read.
{every chance i get. hoping to start a book club soon!}

learn to crochet/knit.
 {i bought this & tried to teach myself to no avail,
but i have a personal teaching session scheduled for this week!}

watch good tv shows.
 {himym; the office; vampire diaries; dh; brothers&sisters; oth; gg; oh my!}

dress G up for halloween.
 {looking for a costume}.

wear my purple suede flats.
 {they rock}.

perfect my cupcake-baking abilities.
{not so much}.

be happy.
{working really hard at this one every day}.


i can't believe it's already mid-october!
time is just f l y i n g.
but things are coming along great & i am happy with where my list is at.

still working on perfecting my routine, but i am getting there.


aren't our front porch mums so pretty?
i hope that they will last a while longer,
but it was quite frosty this morning...


xx
chelsea



guess what??
our little bloggy is turning two!
in fact, it turned two on the 9th.
sorry, i've been busy!




it is very exciting.
+ seriously hard to believe that our marriage
+ new life together was just starting two years ago.
when we decided to start documenting the little things.
and now here we are.
my, how time flies.
+ what a wonderful two years it has been.
here's to many, many more.

stay tuned because i have lots of goodies coming your way.
very soon.

+ check out the new updated blog header.
in honor of our 2nd anniversary.
the most recent photo of our little family.

{pretty cupcake}.

Thursday, October 8, 2009








i'm sorry i'm still too busy for you.
but i have been too busy for everything lately.
i did take 3:37 minutes for this amazing video though
two of my favorite things... dcfc & twilight.
hello bliss: 
 
 






xx
chelsea

Sunday, October 4, 2009



hello my dears,
lately life has been crazy and hectic.
i honestly haven't even had time to take photos
of the beautiful colors the world around me is turning.
fall has arrived & i am loving every minute of it.
i have so much to catch you up on.
and i promise when i have some time i will.
i had a total of 2 hours to myself this weekend,
and i spent it watching this.





it was a good decision.
it made me feel warm and full of love.
i can't wait to watch it again.


i promise to get back to normal soon.
as soon as i can organize the chaos in my life.
but all is well
and i have some lovely things to share with you.


i hope that you are enjoying fall in
your little part of the world.


xx
chelsea


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