Wednesday, December 28, 2011

you can't choose what stays & what fades away.

lots of christmas recaps coming your way soon.  but right now I am busy dancing around the house with my dog to Florence & the Machine on the record player.
xo chelsea
Saturday, December 24, 2011

i'll be home for christmas...

I'm sad that I have not had a chance to catch up here with you all.  And now of course the holidays are in full swing.  See you after Christmas!

Happy Holidays all!


Sunday, December 18, 2011

moon on the wing

the lovely and oh-so-talented Joy posted this original poem of hers to her blog last week.  my love for it was immediate and my adoration for her only grew...

The wee hours...
They belong to the mothers
They belong to the lovers
They belong to the lonel…
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

ho hey.

are y'all watching hart of dixie?  i am and i love it.  it's not the best writing on the planet, and it's not even the best acting on the planet {though has gotten progressively better since the pilot}, but it's rachel bilson you guy…
Tuesday, December 13, 2011


i always find cool things in weird places.  like this bag that i actually adore from.. wait for it....  maurices.
{i know, right}. i scooped it right up amidst all of my christmas shopping. oh, happy day.
xoxoxo chelsea
Monday, December 12, 2011

pretty things to start the week.

{first snowfalls}.
{what's not to love?}
{every day}.
{the most amazing sweater in existence}.
{this is my happy face}.
{the hair. oh, the hair}.

{it's true}.

{monte cristo: the perfect food}.

xox chelsea

what might have been lost...

where do i begin? we saw bon iver in concert. as in live. on saturday. there really are
no words to describe this event. or the pounding in my chest. or the goosebumps that covered my body. of the emotions that flooded through my heart. there really …
Thursday, December 8, 2011


I really do have some real blog posts coming up.  but for now all that is needed is......

taylor swift + QB1 + kittens
Do you even know what this video does to me? Do you know how much I love Zach Gilford?  Do you?
just. wow.

xo chelsea
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

how is this even real??

I want one!
Monday, December 5, 2011

other things i really love right now.....

clean, crisp sheets. my phone case. finding the perfect gift for someone. huge, comfy cardigans. joy's retro hair tutorial. these snow globes.
{that i will hopefully make successfully myself}. tortellini. catch-up nights with my college gals. bulldogs.
Sunday, December 4, 2011

hooot hooooooooooooo.

I met some pretty friendly faces over the weekend.  sometimes I forget how truly magical this world can be.

also, Mr. Owl is clearly my new best friend.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

today is....

sleeping in | finishing christmas shopping online | wrapping presents for under the tree | dancing to our favorite records | chocolate croissants | pajamas | rain hitting the windows | napping with guinness | coke in glass bottles | making gift tags
Thursday, December 1, 2011

please listen to this song...

my current obsession.
xx chelsea
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

things that are pretty.

our thanksgiving weekend was quite pretty... and imagine all of the pretty food too {because i forgot to take a photo of it all.... too busy eating}....

husband surprising me with this.... probably the greatest combination of things i have ever seen…

1920s flappers, trips to the er, and glittery phones.

look like a cluster? that's because it is. it has been a while. i have a good excuse i promise. after spending a lovely day in madison with husband last saturday, brian suddenly started showing very serious signs of a stroke when we arrived at h…
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011

I daydream of...

afternoon bubble baths and writing my latest novel.

rocking my children to sleep and photographing the sun rise.

crunching leaves beneath my boots as I walk to the corner market.

capturing the light of Paris perfectly.

growing old with my husband a…
Wednesday, November 16, 2011


today is one of the saddest days of my life.  I realize that a lot of you won't understand this, but that's okay, because a lot of you will.  and even if you didn't, it wouldn't matter.  One Tree Hill is a tv show.  it is a tv show t…
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

may the odds be ever in your favor.

can. not. wait.
c'mon urban outfitters. you're killing me here. every girl deserves a pretty bathroom, right? right?
i digress.
my u.o. wishlist is out of control.
xo chelsea
Monday, November 14, 2011

weekend in collage.

saying goodbye to naley | making heart-shaped garland | shopping with stacey | editing photos | catching up on brothers & sisters on netflix | ccuuupppcaaakkkeesss | lusting after this | cardigan and scarf weather | the most beautiful way to dri…

this happened.

not to mention the fact that Bethany Joy also retweeted the photo later that day. 11/11/11.  the very last day of Naley. ever. it makes me teary-eyed just thinking of this. but, James tweeted me. and that is how I will remember this day.
but seriousl…
Thursday, November 10, 2011

i feel sad and lonely and sad today.

xo chelsea
Wednesday, November 9, 2011


+ we had our first snowfall today {see above}. I paused on my way into work to frolic in the moment for a second and snap a few photos. gosh, snow is pretty.
+ this is awesome.
+ the one tree hill finale tweets & photos might kill me this week.
Monday, November 7, 2011

weekend in collage.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


+ oh, hello friend's lovely november wallpaper. + crossed. + OTH season 9 promo. again. {and again and again and again and again and again}. + christmas music. + photo meditations.
xo chelsea

for all the awards.

here's why.

halloween at our house.

halloween is lovely and perhaps one of my favorite holidays.  it seems to last forever with all of the costume making, goodies baking, parties, scary movies and treats. halloween is so wrapped up into autumn that it's impossible not to love it.…