Wednesday, June 30, 2010


one word: eclipse.


eclipse was last night.
midnight showing.
it was incredible.
in fact, I was so over-the-moon in awe,
that I already need to see it again
because I couldn't even focus.
my brain wouldn't let me!

 I was distracted with Edward & book comparisons & music & Edward & shirtless wolves & Edward & romantic makeout sessions.
& Edward.
Some pretty lovely distractions if I do say so myself!



Anyway, I can't wait to see it again and just get lost in the movie. It is by far my favorite Twilight movie thus far.
SO exciting!

love. love. love. love. love. love. love. love.



go. run. see it. love it.


xo Chelsea
yet another reason why I love etsy:
they have created a Help The Gulf Coast shop!


etsy sellers can donate their products so that 100% of proceeds will help the gulf coast recover from the massive BP oil spill.

how awesome is that?!?

I was happy, happy, happy to donate some of my photos from my shop to the Help The Gulf Coast etsy shop to help the gulf!!



here are the listings {clockwise}:



Be sure to check out the entire shop too.
There are tons of goodies!

xo Chelsea

wednesday wednesday wednesday


it's getting really pretty over here!


Tuesday, June 29, 2010


and it's tuesday:



which means yellow.

xo Chelsea

Monday, June 28, 2010


i am privileged, honored & excited
to be participating in poppytalk's summer colour week!
starting today:

monday: pink
tuesday: yellow
wednesday: green
thursday: red & white
friday: blue

here is my pink submission for today:


i was very excited that pink was the color for today
because this photo i took a couple weeks ago & have been really loving it ever since. perfect kick off to my week full of color.

& i am finally beginning to love pink again after years on hiatus.

stay tuned for more pretty colors this week.
& check out everyone's submissions here.

xo Chelsea

listening to vampire weekend makes me want to:

a) drive down an open highway with all the windows open while the sun is setting.

b) lay in a meadow of grass and daydream.

c) dance around in my underwear.








the correct answer would be
all of the above.

:: here comes that feeling you thought you'd forgotten ::

xo Chelsea


we spent most of our weekend away from home this time:
in iowa city celebrating bachelor/bachelorette parties for our great friends brie&clint!



it was wonderful & oh so much fun.
we spent sunday at home recovering.
mostly napping & eating & watching a bit of tv.
very nice & relaxing.
however, 4 hour naps on sunday evenings will result in a restless night, let me tell you.


our poor little guinness had a not-so-fun weekend.
on saturday he got stung by a bee!
it was very scary & his face began to swell.
very badly.
after phone calls with the vet & some TLC from grandma & grandpa,
the swelling started to down & he got better.
thank goodness!
hopefully that is an experience we will never see again.


{and thanks to my very special mom&dad for taking care
of our baby, so we could continue to celebrate with our friends}.




so here we are-
yet another monday.
I have lots on my agenda for the week,
so I better get to it!



xo Chelsea




ps. a wonderful monday tune for you. enjoy!


Old songs on a late night
There's just too much on my mind
My love is a young love but I know we'll get this right...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

list fifteen: favorite tv/movie couples
It's no surprise that I'm a tv/movie junkie... especially in the romance department. So low & behold, my all-time favorite on-screen couples, in no particular order.


01. Pacey Witter & Joey Potter - Dawson's Creek -  {my very first, and dear to my heart, favorite couple}.
Joey: Hey Pacey?
Pacey: Hmmm?
Joey: Do you think we can do that thing that we do sometimes?
Pacey: You wanna do that thing? Yeah.

{tons more pics of this beloved couple on my tumblr}.


02. Nathan Scott & Haley James Scott {NALEY} 
- One Tree Hill -
Nathan: I was hurt Haley. But I was still proud of you. Everyday.[kiss kiss] Wait. Wait. It's all getting ruined.
Haley: You don't need all the stuff. You've got me.

{lots of them on my tumblr too!}


03. Angela Chase & Jordan Catalano
- My So-Called Life -
Jordan: Why are you like this?
Angela: Like what?
Jordan: Like how you are.
Angela: How am I? How am I?


04. Allie Hamilton & Noah Calhoun - The Notebook -
Noah: I wrote you 365 letters. I wrote you everyday for a year.
Allie: You wrote me?
Noah: Yes. It wasn't over.... it still isn't over.


05. Lloyd Dobler & Diane Court - Say Anything -
Lloyd: One question: do you need... someone, or do you need me? Forget it, I really don't care.

06. Katie Morosky & Hubbell Gardner 
- The Way We Were -

Hubbell: When you love someone, from Roosevelt to me, you go deaf, dumb and blind.


07. Sloan & Eric Murphy - Entourage -
E: I swear to God, I'm gonna marry you.
Sloan: You'll marry me?
E: Yes, I'm gonna get into that car right now, drive to Vegas and commit to you for the rest of my life.
Sloan: Really? Have you even thought about this?
E: Yeah. I have, and this time I swear on my life, it'll be forever.


08. Corey & A.J. - Empire Records -
Corey: And I did love you, and I still... only I didn't realize that it really was love because it was more than love and it wasn't just some stupid feeling in my stomach like everything else and I'll never love anybody as much as you and I hate you! I hate you!


09. Rachel Berry & Finn Hudson - Glee -
Rachel: You know, you can kiss me if you want to.
Finn: I want to.


10. Lorelai Gilmore & Luke Danes - Gilmore Girls -
Luke: Hot plates.
Lorelai: See? He called me 'Hot Plates'. He so likes me.
Luke: Geez...


11. Jo Stockton & Dick Avery - Funny Face -
Dick: When I'm done, you'll look like...... What do you call beautiful? A tree. You'll look like a tree.


12. Kate Austen & James 'Sawyer' Ford - LOST -
Kate: No, NO!! Sawyer, PLEASE! You get your hands off of him! Pickett: Get on your knees! [Pushes Sawyer to his knees] Kate: Please!! I'll do anything you want! Pickett: I want you to watch! Sawyer: Close your eyes, Freckles. Kate: Stand up! Sawyer: Close your eyes! [Sawyer closes his eyes, as Pickett prepares to shoot him execution style.] Kate: NO! NO! NO! 


And this is just how complicated LOST is....


13. Kate Austen & Jack Shephard - LOST -
Kate: I'm sorry I kissed you.
Jack: I'm not.


14. Rachel Green & Ross Gellar - Friends -
Rachel: Wha... married?
Ross: Well, yeah, I think we should get married!
Rachel: What? Because that's your answer to everything?


15. Bella Swan & Edward Cullen - Twilight -
Edward: So the lion fell in love with the lamb.
Bella: What a stupid lamb.
Edward: What a sick, masochistic lion.


16. Marissa Cooper & Ryan Atwood - The OC -
Marissa: Who are you?
Ryan: Whoever you want me to be.


17. Rory Gilmore & Logan Huntzberger
- Gilmore Girls -
Rory: I have no words. Logan: It was just a joke! Rory: Oh, no, wait. I thought of some. Jerk! Ass, arrogant, inconsiderate, mindless, frat-boy, lowlife, butt-faced miscreant! Logan: [indignantly] "Butt-faced miscreant" Rory: Why would you do something like that? Logan: I'm sorry, "butt-faced miscreant"? 


18. Robin Scherbatsky & Barney Stinson 
- How I Met Your Mother -
Robin: Now we go back to exactly the way things were before.
Barney: Okay.
Robin: Okay.
Barney: All right.... So Robin?
Robin: Yes Barney?
Barney: Guess who nailed the chick from Metro News One last night?


19. Abra & Cal Trask - East of Eden -

Abra: I was even thinking I was bad. I love you even though I'm afraid of you. Maybe someday I won't be.


20. Izzie Stevens & Alex Karev - Grey's Anatomy -

Alex: You died in my arms. You died in my arms! You freakin died, and then you left instructions that I wasn't allowed to save your life. You wanna know what I'm scared of? I'm scared of everything. I'm scared to move. I'm scared to breathe. I'm scared to touch you. I can't lose you. I won't survive. And that's your fault. You made me love you, you made me let you in. And then you freaking died in my arms.

21. Romeo & Juliet - Romeo & Juliet -
Romeo: Did my heart love 'til now? Forswear its sight. For I never saw true beauty 'til this night. 

22. Samantha Baker & Jake Ryan - Sixteen Candles -
Jake: Happy Birthday Samantha. Make a wish.
Samantha: It already came true.

23. Pam Beesly & Jim Halpert - The Office -
Jim: I just... can't wait. Pam: Oh my God. Jim: Pam, will you marry me? Pam: Oh my God. Jim: ...So? Pam: YES! 


If you made it through that entire list, than we must have similar taste! I know that I missed some very important ones, but I think 23 is enough for now, and it's a pretty good idea of my absolute favorites!

What are yours??

xo Chelsea

{fifteen down; thirty-seven to go}.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Bonjour!
{very slowly working on my French}.

I'm here with my late, late weekend post.
Most importantly, our lovely date from Saturday night.

With our busy lives, date night's don't usually rank up too high on the priority list. But with how much partying & bar hopping that we get roped into on the weekends- we are making it a priority! I can't even tell you when our last "date" was.
But we sure made up for it on Saturday!


{we went to red robin, my favorite, for dinner. & the waitress had a major crush on husband bringing him FOUR cherry cokes and never once replenishing my water. well, I did indeed drink that 4th cherry coke myself. I suppose I don't blame her.}

{we drove around}.

{listening to good music}.

{& watched the sun set}.

{we went to our favorite little arboretum}.

{where the absolute cutest music i have ever heard was playing, by the Eddie Howard Orchestra}.

{we sat on a bench & listened for a long time--
& danced a little too}.

{we walked around & saw more and more pretty, pretty things}.

{then we discovered a perfect little tucked away garden}.

{complete with a wishing fountain so we could make wishes}.

{then we spontaneously decided to ride the cable cars overlooking downtown}.

It was perfect.
We also caught lightening bugs, drove around our very first apartment together & our favorite old hanging spots. And made a pit stop at the grocery store for grenadine so we could have more cherry cokes later. And then went home and watched The Nightmare Before Christmas on the couch with Guinness.


The rest of our weekend was spent--
with great friends. having rock band parties. petting pretty horses. celebrating with our fathers. at the farmers market. hanging out with pretty birds in a barn. and watching Alice in Wonderland.



Why can't all weekends be this perfect?


xo Chelsea

{more photos here.}


CopyRight © | Theme Designed By Hello Manhattan