Tuesday, January 26, 2010






today, i:

got coffee with my mom.
got a hair cut & color.
went thrifting.
& used book shopping.
had a delicious lunch with my mom.
went record shopping.
hung out with my sisters.
cuddled with G.
cleaned out my closet.
& got rid of lots of clothes.
watched this with husband.
& felt pretty insignificant sitting on the couch.
but lucky too.

today was a good day.
& now i am making a list of things i want to do in 2010.
i am not big on setting goals of this sort,
i like to just follow where i'm lead.
but since 2009 really sucked for me,
i am making sure that 2010 is better.
& drinking my favorite tea while i do it.
& watching my favorite show reruns.
& life is good.

xo
chelsea




ps. i really want this necklace.



Tuesday, January 19, 2010

dear one tree hill,


my how i have missed you.
thank you for coming back in style,
last night's episode was amazing.
you are the only true escape from what i'm living.
thank you.














xo,
chelsea

Sunday, January 17, 2010


if i had to chose only one song
to listen to for the rest of my life
this one just might be it...




happy sunday.


xo
chelsea

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


.this song is beautiful.
.this song gets me through.
.this song is my favorite.


singing along sweet tunes with everly..






the girl in the moon
is alone with the stars
& the spaceships..
& girl in the moon
is alone and alive
with the dust and the air..

nothing grows
everything is moving
but only goes in circles
& no one to talk to
is reason enough to be blue

hey moon...

xo
chelsea

Monday, January 11, 2010



.tidbits of my weekend.





















lovely. lovely. lovely.
thanks to my amazing sisters & friends; tv on dvd; my new room; lemoncello; birthdays; sushi; & pretty lights.


xx
chelsea




Monday, January 4, 2010


i've been so in love with this song...







there is nothing like martha wainwright's 
soothing voice when you've have a hard day.


enjoy.


xx
chelsea











i am long overdue for an update.
& there are lots of updates.







01. i am once again unemployed. not a very good way to start the new year. i was not happy at my job & i knew that it would eventually end one way or the other- although the week between christmas & new years was not exactly the timing i had in mind. in any event, i am once again looking for a job- & while i don't want to rush into anything forcing me to be unhappy again, i have the constant stress & worry of no current paycheck & the bills keep rolling in..... to say i am utterly confused & lost in my own life is an understatement. 




in any event... there are more updates, thankfully less life-altering, drastic updates:


02. we had a wonderful christmas with our family & friends.
we got some amazing gifts, watched the hangover repeatedly, ate & drank to our hearts content, & spent $50 gift cards on only candles.


03. i have amazing friends & family. i have been through so much this past year, & can honestly say that i don't know how i would have made it to where i am now without them. & now here they are again- taking care of me & trying their darndest to make me happy. i have amazing people in my life.


04. we celebrated the new year with a bang. two doses of unemployment amongst various other life letdowns in 2009 had me wishing & waiting for 2010. i am glad that it is here & i am hoping wishing praying for a better year all around.


05. i am re-doing our upstairs bedroom. it is a very unique space in that it is technically like a finished attic... my husband has had it decked out as his man room for the past 2 years, but has used the space a total of 2 times. so, i have taken it upon myself to redo the room into my space, including a bed for guests. due to the recent change in our financial situation, i am doing so with only materials that i already have- making it a very interested task. so far with the help of my friends & sister- we have taken out all of the sports collectibles {very carefully to keep husband happy}, tested 6 different paint colors on the walls, & removed the wood paneling around the chimney to expose the beautiful brick. i am very excited for this project- & am constantly looking for some cheap/free makeover ideas to make this space my own. This is my loose inspiration photo.. though i am going for more of a seafoam green paint color:









my current situation has left me wondering if the life i am living right now is the life that i want. we've been talking about moving, about starting over somewhere new. but it's just all so vague and undefined. i truly don't know that i want from life right now.


i am, however, relieved to feel a little like myself again. for the past 4 months i have been pretty miserable & really just not myself. i haven't been blogging or taking photos & neglecting a lot of people in my life. i just kept waiting for the happiness to come back so i could get back to my life, but it just never, ever came.


& it still hasn't really, but i'm starting to adjust. i am relived to leave that job behind me, but worried about the future. all i can do is follow my heart & that's what i'm trying to do. hopefully it will take me somewhere nice.


i will be spending this week:
applying for area jobs; researching living in other cities; napping with my G; watching Gilmore Girls on dvd; painting the upstairs room; cleaning the house to its core; calling our banks & school loans to see what they can do for us right now {not fun}; & possibly adding a new item to my etsy shop.


i hope to be around a bit more now too.




xx
chelsea






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