memphis, nashville, wilmington, st. louis... (in a johnny cash voice).

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


I'm in need of some travel advice ya'll [words that I am oh so happy to be saying].  Any advice on must see's/must do's/etc in Tennessee, North Carolina, Missouri??  Anything from coffee shops to thrift stores to restaurants to tourist attractions to lakes that are pretty.... I want to know them!

I really appreciate any tips!  And promise to share the adventures with you.

xo
chelsea

[coco+kelley].

special edition: tuesday in collage.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


so i'm home sick today.  i wish i could say that it's nice and relaxing to spend a workday in my bed, but unfortunately it is anything but.  this cold hit me like a freaking truck and no matter what i do i can't seem to shake it.  my day has consisted in copious amounts of felicity, water, kleenex, medicine, showers, bully cuddles, really disgusting amounts of nose-blowing, tea and overall exhaustion.

i know everyone says this, but i don't have time for this cold right now.  gooo awaaaaaay!

xo
chelsea

weekend in collage.

Monday, September 19, 2011


crisp, cool air | cozy, knit throw blankets | my perfect new bag | LOVING the secret circle [thinking of reading the books] | lots & lots of tea | sunday morning cinnamon rolls | sweatpants | pumpkins & mums galore | discovered the best hair product of all time | scooped this guy up | pumpkin scented candles | perfected my homemade iced latte recipe | thick socks | broke out the chucks | salted caramel mocha lattes | celebrated four years of marriage | bulldog cuddles | texas roadhouse | went ombre | sent letters | laughed with my husband | caught a cold.....


the weekend was wonderful. unfortunately the cold is hanging around and making me miserable. pleeeeaaassseeeee go away soon.

xo
chelsea

this always makes me feel better.

Thursday, September 15, 2011



[better].

today is rad.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

...for many reasons.  including but not limited to the missoni launch for target.  i very happily scored two pairs of shoes, two coffee mugs and some really kick ass bobby pins.


macaroni & cheese for dinner. the season premiere of parenthood. getting my haircut tomorrow. and finding vanilla chai creamer at the grocery store.  this all makes me very, very happy.

i am however feeling very heartsick, for reasons that i can not control.  i am very grateful for all of these amazing things in my life, no matter how small.  because no matter how small, they distract from the bigger things.  from the harder things.  from the things that hurt.

and i'll take that.

happy tuesday.
xo
chelsea

perfect weekend.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


reading the help | chips + salsa | football | slumber parties | painting nails
face masks | girly movies | prison break | drive-in movies | shopping day with mom
convertible rides | pumpkin spice lattes | true blood finale | sushi
tangled coloring book | the cutest owls | remembering | bully cuddles
a messy house | staying up late | cute acorn ideas

time is going so fast...

xo
Chelsea

never forget.


I can't bring myself to stop watching the 9|11 coverage today... or stop myself from crying.  Such an emotional day.  I will never forget those who lost their lives that day.  And I will never stop praying for their families and loved ones.  I am forever grateful to be an American.  Nothing makes me more proud.

God bless us and keep us as we remember.

xo

today...


broken bones always seem to mend...

Thursday, September 8, 2011



this is my current favorite. why do i insist on repeating my favorites over and over and over.
this one makes me feel peaceful.

xo
Chelsea

change begins with a whisper.

several months ago with the help of my lovely stacey, we finally took the time to start up the book club that I have always wanted to. we compiled a very random, yet very significant list of books and got started. it never occurred to me to share our reads here, but i will from now on because we have had some pretty excellent reads so far!

to date we have read never let me go, water for elephants, the hunger games, catching fire and mockingjay.  we have a really great list yet to read as well including the little prince, harry potter, the perks of being a wallflower, and so on and so forth. a lot of favorites that have been suggested which i think is a great way to compile a pretty kick-ass reading list.

our latest pick is, of course, the help. i am bursting at the seams to start this one.



have you read this yet??  


xo
Chelsea

let's go.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

i can't explain my newfound love for madi diaz in words. not only was she one of the sweetest people i have ever met in my life, her voice is like honey with an added rasp and a side of adventure.

exhibit a:


see? dangerously brilliant, this one. i'm so happy to have met her and discovered her beautiful view on the world. this is going to be an amazing friendship.

Xo.
chelsea

ps. listen and/or download her daytrotter session for free here!

pumpkin spice & everything nice.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


today is a big day. it is pumpkin spice latte day. nothing, and i do mean nothing, could make going back to work after a long weekend better.... except the pumpkin spice latte.

thank you starbucks.

[PSL].

strike hard, young diamond.

Monday, September 5, 2011


+ we rocked daytrotter's barnstormer 5 [and even met madi diaz]. all sorts of epicness happening.
+ this included a lot of beer drinking.
+ i always know where i am headed with my compass necklace.
+ i'm addicted to pinterest.
+ i am recently involved with felicity and it's serious. thank you netflix for divulging my need of an incestuous group of college-going friends in the 90s in new york city.
+ it's hoodie weather. IT'S HOODIE WEATHER!
+ this means it is windows-open weather. oh, so happy.
+ we saw wildlife perform at the barn and i fell in love; been listening to their album ever since. [we met them too!]
+ a lot of journaling. my current moleskine is pink and it might be my favorite.
+ i'm reading the romantics. so good.
+ we are making this tomato tortellini soup for dinner. yum.
+ i've missed my chucks lately. i got them good and muddied up this weekend. welcome back.

the week after a long weekend is usually so awful. here's to hoping that this isn't that week.

Xo.
chelsea

Sunday, September 4, 2011


clear eyes. full hearts. can't lose. / friday night lights


the cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea. / isak dinesen


be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. / plato


I just wish growing up felt a little better. / felicity


if there ever comes a day, when we can't be together, keep me in your heart,
i'll stay there forever. / winnie the pooh


grace isn't a little prayer you say before receiving a meal. it's a way to live. / anonymous


the lord will fight for you; you need only be still. / exodus 14:14


yes, i've made mistakes. life didn't come with instructions. / anonymous


at the end of the day, you can focus on what's tearing you apart,
or what's holding you together. 
/ anonymous


Xo.
chelsea

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blaring this as loud as possible....

Saturday, September 3, 2011


thank you grubbs.

said just lay down with me before you go
that's the wrong thing, I know
but I don't know when I will see you again
and it gets so lonely

see, you'd be foolish if you stay here now
maybe if you leave we can work it out
'cause I know the city only breaks you down
it gets you lonely

see, it's gonna get lonely

so you miss the feeling when you step outside
yeah, your mind comes all untied
and then you open up your eyes 
and you don't feel lonely

see it feels bad now but it's gonna get better
see it feels bad now but it's gonna get better someday


see it feels bad now but it's gonna get better 
see it feels bad now but it's gonna get better someday


yeah, someday

see it feels bad now but it's gonna get better
see it feels bad now but it's gonna get better someday...

i want to...........

Friday, September 2, 2011

have a day like this:


and a night like this:


wear this outfit:


live like this:



watch felicity all day long:



marry eric northman:



make & eat this:



have my hair just like this:



xo.
chelsea

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always remember...

Thursday, September 1, 2011


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