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

Wednesday, December 28, 2011



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.

later.

xo
chelsea

i'll be home for christmas...

Saturday, December 24, 2011


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!

xo
Chelsea

{wreath}.

moon on the wing

Sunday, December 18, 2011

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 lonely who stare at tv sets
They belong to the loved who leave one in bed for sunrises and cigarettes
The wee hours, yes, they belong to the babes
They belong to the writers,
to the mourners,
to the ghosts out of their graves.

Listen to the crickets.
Listen to the moon.
Is she comforting to you-- or does she arrive too soon?
She speaks not to me, 
but perhaps you hear the sound.
Does she whisper or sing? Is she quiet or loud?

To me, she is cold and distant and blue
Unless she is low and enormous and gold
when she shines like that, I could swallow her up

I'd let her sink deep down into my gut and glow
If I glowed like that maybe then you'd know
how true is my aim
how real is my path
how much I am seeking
how I don't want to do this alone...

The wee hours...
They belong to the pray-ers
They belong to the dreamers
They belong to the hopeless who stare blankly into mirrors
They belong to the angels who stare back with fire and rescue
The wee hours, yes, they belong to the shamed
The prowlers can prowl and the gamblers can game
But the wee hours belong to the weeping and brave.

The sunlight will come and make a new start
Though, before one can start, one must make resolve
It's the moonlight, my dear, that stirs up your heart.

Let her dance in, but remember in the morn
That you promised and vowed and swore the night before
That you'd make a new start when the moon disappeared...
Well, the new sun is coming!
She's coming!
Almost here...

-bethany joy galeotti

{this photo I stumbled upon on pinterest reminded me of joy's poem....
lights still on from the night before...
the stillness in the air before the stirring begins and the day settles in....
and holding onto the promises from the night before}.


I also just entered Joy's holiday giveaway with this holiday hiaku:

sparkles from the sky
happiness inside our hearts
magic in the air


happy sunday all.
xo

ho hey.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


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 guys.  it's rachel bilson.
and i freaking love it!

i caught this little ditty from the lumineers on an episode not long ago and fell in looooooooove.

listen to its perfectness. just do it.

"i belong with you, you belong with me, you're my sweetheart... ho.... hey... "

also there's wilson bethel.  yes, that's real.  and jason street.  i mean honestly?!

it's cute. and it's southern. and it's really just adorable all around. it makes mondays actually tolerable.
check it out!

xo
chelsea

ps. thank you darling micaela for finding it!!

whipstitch.

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

pretty things to start the week.

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 just aren't  a n y.



it was one of the most remarkable nights of my life
and i will never forget it. or sharing it with my husband.

the rest of the weekend consisted of finishing up christmas shopping (only two gifts left to get!), a little bit of wrapping, pretty pictures, sleeping in, love actually, a lot of hot cocoa, and lovely new ornaments sent from across the seas {thank you Sharni!}
{and thank you darling Micaela for hosting the exchange!!}


aren't they just perfect?



happy monday!

xo
chelsea

ours.

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

how is this even real??

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


I want one!

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

Monday, December 5, 2011

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.
robert pattinson.
my bed.
photography.
{i swear that when i think as if behind my camera, i can find beauty in the most mudane of things}.

just a few for today...



happy monday.

xo
chelsea

{welcome}.

hooot hooooooooooooo.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


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.

xo
Chelsea

today is....

Saturday, December 3, 2011

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 | leftover chinese food | christmas-scented candles | watching movies that i adore | the shadows from the christmas lights | re-organizing itunes | catching up with photo meditations | going out to dinner for seafood pasta with friends | and singing karaoke with mixed drinks and great friends until the wee hours of morning...



what is about saturday's that make me feel the most like me?

xo
chelsea

{romeo & juliet; the romantics}.

please listen to this song...

Thursday, December 1, 2011


my current obsession.

xx
chelsea
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