i am smitten with the weekend...

Monday, October 31, 2011

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the breaking dawn soundtrack. reading matched. oktoberfest wine. thai takeout. hen den chats with stacey. halloween movies {hocus pocus especially; I watched it twice}. captain america. dancing until midnight. wearing my cowboy boots. giving gifts to my dad. M83. rainbow connection polish. candles. scanning old photos using shoebox. oth evening. tons of cleaning. slippers. hot cocoa. cozy cardigans.

xo
chelsea

what's that riding on your everything?

Sunday, October 30, 2011

don't you love it when you rediscover an old song on your ipod that you haven't thought of in years? it's one of the best feelings ever, I swear {thanks shuffle feature}.

here's one of my all-time favorites from 2000. i will always love this song. my favorite modest mouse by far.....

xo
chelsea

lately...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

this is my favorite quote and my favorite illustration.


just keep working at letting it go.  letting it all go.

you've got the love.

Monday, October 24, 2011


can't decide which version i like better.  but i love the lyrics all the same.


Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air

I know I can count on you
Sometimes I feel like saying Lord I just don't care
But you've got the love I need To see me through

Sometimes it seems that the going is just too rough
And things go wrong no matter what I do
Now and then it seems that life is just too much
But you've got the love I need to see me through

When food is gone you are my daily meal
When friends are gone I know my saviour's love is real
Your love is real

You got the love

Time after time I think Oh Lord whats the use?
Time after time I think its just no good
Sooner or later in life, the things you love you lose
But you got the love I need to see me through

You got the love

Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air
I know I can count on you
Sometimes I feel like saying Lord I just don't care
But you've got the love I need to see me through

You got the love

xo
chelsea

think of the world you carry within you.



_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _weekend_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
a lovely new journal for photo meditations | salted caramel mocha lattes | digging through the clearance shelves at pier one with stacey {and scoring some goods!} | really long bubble baths | the walking dead {i'm a little obsessed} | rocked my cowboy boots from nashville to a halloween party {i was a kickass cowgirl} | breaking dawn tickets | french toast made with love | a very she & him christmas | party = beer | did mention i got three other journals? {i can't resist a pretty journal} | G, the hot dog | chinese takeout
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slowly, but surely I am making my way out of my "blogging rut".  things have just been a little.... I'm not sure what the word is I'm looking for here.... not too awfully hectic, but busy all the same.  I've just been prioritizing I guess you could say and spending more time on myself, just relaxing.  but writing and speaking my mind comes very naturally to me and always makes me feel at home.  so I will be sharing a lot more my thoughts again.  but not right now... right now i'm off to take care of my sick husband.  and listening to this christmas album that I seriously can not get enough of.  it will be on my record player until february.  you have been warned.

cheers,
chelsea

fall television.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

television this season has been seriously amazing.  I am quite seriously addicted to way too many shows, but I am okay with this.  here is a list of my current favorites, old and new.


01. the walking dead.
02. pan am.
03. once upon a time.
04. the secret circle.
05. vampire diaries.
06. modern family.
07. hart of dixie.
08. revenge.
09. parenthood.
10. the new girl.

I highly recommend all of the above fall tv this season.  set your DVRs!  what are your current favorites?

this list will be seriously improved come january when one tree hill is back for its final farewell!!

xo
chelsea

lost in my mind.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


I have fallen head over heels in love with the head and the heart.  like forever and ever and ever.

xo
chelsea

another weekend gone.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


fall is everywhere | salted caramel mocha latte | thrifting finds | photo sessions of cute babies | reading this | our favorite little pizza place | still lusting | limonata | vintage coach | saturday morning nutella croissants | one tree hill on netflix | long, long drives with my husband | latest favorite product | playing with iOS5 | wearing my lovelies | pasta bread bowls | my new takeya | falling in love with fig preserves | family cuddles in the big bed | celebrating kathy's birthday | wearing hoodies | signed up for susannah's photo meditations! | a lot cozy blankets | sipping port city java | rearranging furniture | dancing to my little sister's taylor swift album on the record player | jackets | walking the streets of a special little town


I am certainly sad to see this weekend go.  it was stress free, relaxing and very much-needed.
go away monday.

xo
chelsea

a happy list.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


01. finishing a good book that plucks you out of your world and straight into another time altogether.
02. cold, rainy days.
03. babies.
04. cozy socks.
05. early morning cuddles with my puppy.
06. playing words with friends with my husband back & forth while sitting right next to each other.
07. crunchy leaves.
08. thrifting with coffee afternoons.
09. rearranging furniture.

I decided it had been too long. and there are too many things to be happy out in this world.

xo
chelsea

dear pier one,

Friday, October 14, 2011


I have been lusting after Rosette for months now. It truly was love at first sight. Even under all of your harsh flourescent lights, I saw her beauty immediately. Unfortunately, her $100 price tag was not as well received by my checkbook and so our love affair started. I have admired her from afar for so long. She has even made an appearance in my dreams once.... right there on my nightstand. Looking all pretty and lovely and simplistic. How long can you possibly keep us apart? How long will it be until you realize that we were meant for each other? I will bide my time. And I will check your web site. And I will drive to your store on my lunch break to visit her there too. Until that fateful day that you grace her with a pretty red sale sticker and Rosette comes home with me.

xo
Chelsea

holocene.

Monday, October 10, 2011


I am skipping over some really great weekends here, but in the spirit of keeping up with my crazy life... this past weekend was pretty great too.

my sister's 14th birthday | my new phone cover a la kate spade | tree ring [though this isn't it] | walks with the ae-1 | cuddles with precious baby Hailey | falling leaves everywhere | lots and lots of reading | scoring bon iver tickets [!!!] | cozy cardigans | pumpkin pie | the most amazing lipstick | breaking bad | red wine | camel cord toms | pad thai | & lots of catching up with the dvr...

until next time.....

xo

pumped up kicks.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

you are all more-than-aware of my adoration for foster the people.  i know i have thrown their songs in your face endlessly, and don't worry, because i will continue to do so.  because they are awesome.

one of my amazing readers sent me this cover of pumped up kicks, performed by kina grannis.  she is a game-changer folks.  so inspiring.  thank you so much for turning me on to her alison! check it out:


xo
Chelsea

oh yea, and this is tree hill beach.


i'm still here! we did some serious traveling... of which you will hear about very, very soon!  needless to say, it kept me away from the blog for some time.  this was suppose to be my weekend for catching up, but a seriously distracting headache had me bogged down for most of the weekend.

to come soon!

xo
chelsea
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