never have truer words been spoken:

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Give all of us gathered here tonight the strength to remember that life is so very fragile. We are all vulnerable, and we will all, at some point in our lives... fall. We will all fall. We must carry this in our hearts... that what we have is special. That it can be taken from us, and when it is taken from us, we will be tested. We will be tested to our very souls. We will now all be tested. It is these times, it is this pain, that allows us to look inside ourselves.



-- coach taylor; friday night lights. 

back to my roots.

Leave it to none other than the wonderfully talented Joy to bring me back to my blogging roots.  For so long now, work and life have taken over my priorities, but her posts, and her weekend in collage posts in particular, remind me of how important blogging used to be to me. Still is to me. Weekend collages used to be my specialty, and so here we are:
I could have posted my husbands face all over this weekends too, but I didn't want to go all mushy on you. Today we are having a wonderfully, perfect lazy day.... slept in until 10:30, made french toast, watched a lot of Friday Night Lights, folded a lot of laundry, cuddled with one special bully dog, had serious talks about our future on the couch and visits from family. Now off to watch some more good tv (Big Brother, True Blood, Entourage) and eat dinner.

Hope your weekends were just as refreshing!

Chelsea

'arry potter!

I realize that we are an entire decade late, but husband and I have just started to read the first Harry Potter book at the same time.  I have seen all of the movies and had never really felt a desire to read the books until I saw the final Harry Potter movie... once I understood the story full circle, I had a sudden desire to read the story.  Brian has recently discovered audio books and since his job requires a lot of driving time, he too started the Harry Potter series.  


I am merely a few chapters in and Brian is plowing right along, but I'm hoping to catch up soon.  Most nights you can find us lying in bed happily "reading" the same story to ourselves.  It's quite sweet actually. I think we may need to start reading the same stories at the same time more often.

xo
Chelsea

book.

clear eyes........full hearts...........can't lose

Thursday, July 14, 2011

coincidentally i had been meaning to write a post on friday night lights....   even before this morning when they received several emmy nods in only the best of categories. i couldn't be more proud. if you aren't watching this show... what have you been doing with your life for last 5 years? it is one of, if not the best, written show on television. even more so, it has most well-written characters. i can't even tell you... you have to see for yourself. honestly.

anyway, i was jumping for joy this morning when i realized that this little miracle of a show was finally getting the credit that it deserves. it just makes my heart melt.

first of all.... is it wrong to aspire for your marriage to be like a ficticious one on a television show?? no? okay....

these two are a m a z i n g.  not only do they have the most not-perfect perfect marriage (you know what i mean) but seriously if every person on the planet were like eric & tammy can you imagine the rad world we would be living in? ugh, i just love them so, so much.  coach taylor literally makes my world better.  he really does.

and of course my favorite couple..... matt and julie.

really what more do i have to say?  they are adorable and every other adjective for the word.

honestly, i could go on and on about every single cast member to ever be on this show, because that is how well-written every character is... you feel what they feel.  it is a truly incredible experience unlike any other show i have ever seen.

and so... the bottom line?  please watch this show.  i have seen every episode.... except for the series finale which airs tomorrow night.  so i'll just be crying for the rest of my life.


xo Chelsea

taylors. mattjuliepanthers.

Monday, July 11, 2011


  • every night, i put east of eden in the dvd player and set my tv timer to go off at the end. every night i fall asleep to it. i don't know what it is, but just falling asleep to the sound of james dean's voice and talk of the Salinas valley...
  • i have been watching the bachelorette this summer. alert the authorities. (team JP).
  • i need this poster in my life. immediately.
  • my husband makes the best damn BLTs. i could eat them every night.
  • i'm getting the itch to paint another room in my house. and really want a lavender room. problem is i can't think of a room that lavender will work in besides our bedroom. and that is the biggest room in the house. le sigh...
  • i want to see crazy stupid love so bad. and bad teacher. and friends with benefits. oh romantic comedies with constant comedic relief.
  • i am currently thrifting-deprived.

chelsea

obviously i am way behind on music...

so i am here to settle the score, somewhat.

first up, another foster the people jam. the last minute & a half will change your life. 


i am dying to see them live. dyyyyyiiinnnngggg.

not sure what it is about this next one by the broken social scene, but it just moves me. the lyrics are perfect, and lovely, and sweet. yet so devastatingly sad and heartbreaking. i'm constantly singing...

"all the time we get by trying to figure out our lives...    like a fade out."

(ps. this video is disgusting, but it's the official band vid so i had to keep it. i recommend just listening to it without the video anyway).



i honestly don't even have words for this last one. it is just so..... swoon-worthy.


"slow your breath down just take it slow, find your smile now..."




music is life to me. it sounds so cliche, but I don't care. if i had to go one day without listening to a single song, i couldn't do it. it gets me through everything. i love these songs so deeply that it pains me to think about the people that will check out my blog post and bail when they're all videos. seriously it pains me to think that there are some people that will never hear these songs and will never feel the things i feel when i hear them. is that stupid? probably. but it's true.


take care ya'll. tuesday is among us.

chelsea xo

things; part two.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

01. I do remember that I still have a blog.  And I’m glad that you do too.  I’m hopefully going to be more attentive now and make time for the things that I love, such as blogging.  Things have been so intense and crazy lately and I haven’t had a spare moment for anything like blogging.  But it is important to me, and so here I am.

02. I saw Transformers 3D.  That is really all that needs to be said, but I will elaborate. AMAZING (!!!!!!!!!!)


03. I am recently obsessed with a band called Foster The People.  Like yea, definitely obsessed.  See below.





04. I am not enjoying summer this year.  Not at all.  A combination of my job (which is CRAZY in the summertime), the extreme heat (it was 100 degrees here today), and being so busy all around… I’m just not digging it.  With the exception of awesome summer nights like last week drinking and sitting around the bonfire with great friends, and the fact that True Blood and Weeds are back on tv, and that it is perfectly acceptable to go out for ice cream multiple times a day.  These things are all good.

05. I am finally going to update my shop.  I’m so very excited about this.  Lately my camera has taken a major back seat in my life and I miss it like crazy.  A lot of good stuff to come here.  I can’t wait.


06. One Tree Hill starting filming their ninth, and final, season this week. Pause for screaming.

07. I know that I'm suppose to banning Urban Outfitters and all that, but I couldn't resist when I snagged this, this and this for like $20. I don't even feel guilty.


08. I'm still obsessing over origami... and tattoos. hmmmmmm...

09. I couldn't think of any other things, so here is an updated photo of mr. g for you; doing very much the same thing he always does.




ta ta for now,

chelsea
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