Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I am home sick today feeling really dreadful. but right now i'm watching one of my favorites, bye bye birdie, and drinking my fourth cup of chamomile tea and cuddling with g, so it is tolerable.

also, can we just talk about how much i need this sweatshirt in my life?? it is not even imaginable how much i need this sweatshirt. bye bye birdie + rachel antonoff... how is this real?!

modcloth, i beg of you to please restock this sweatshirt. pleeeeaaaase.

okay, back to my bulldog cuddles now... the most magical medicine of all.
xxobean

winter song.

Monday, November 26, 2012


forever and ever and ever and ever.

Xxochelsea

give thanks.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

for..
pens that write just perfectly | the university of iowa children's hospital | especially the nurses in the nicu for performing miracles every single day | including kellan | sparkly nail polish | chalkboard walls | love 146 | monte cristo sandwiches | my whole family cuddled in our giant bed | pizza trackers | iowa in the fall | stripey straws | every photograph i have ever taken | well written television | memories | so many books | my job | having so many opportunities to grow | flushed cheeks | bully wrinkles | first snowfalls | really big thanksgiving meals | cherry pies | old traditions | and starting new ones | afternoons spent baking | getting lost in the trees | drives to nowhere | having nowhere to be | stringing white lights | peter pan collars | dinner by candlelight | and perfect porcelain reindeer...


hope your thanksgiving was just as sweet.
Xochelsea

weekending.

Sunday, November 18, 2012



this weekend has had it's ups and downs.
+ seeing breaking dawn: part two on opening night. and loving it.
- trying to get to reached all weekend and failing.
- being spoiled on twitter about the new tvd.
- not wanting to watch the new tvd because of said spoilers.
- eventually watching tvd and crying crying crying.
+ shopping for 'hair pretties' for a little girl via adopt-a-family.
+ lunching and day drinking with a ton of old co-workers that i miss dearly.
+ hanging out with my favorite godson.
+ watching homeland {we're addicted over here} and ordering takeout with my main squeeze.
+ seeing breaking dawn: part two again.
- getting soooooo unbearably sick and spending all of saturday night on my bathroom floor.
+ my sweet husband taking care of me {i was a huge baby, i apologize honey}.
+ listening to christmas records.
+ having a really clean house.
+ visits from baby nora.
+ our first viewing of the family stone of the holidays.
- even though i was incredibly sick... i was still listening.
+ a lot of hot cocoas.
- feeling uninspired for christmas shopping this year.
+ trying out the new warby downings {must get them}.
+ shiner's holiday cheer ale.
- a sad, sick puppy and a husband who swears he is coming down with something too.
+ making my favorite tomato tortellini soup tonight to make us all feel better.
+ a new episode of the walking dead in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1....



+++ a short work week for us all! huzzah!

xobean

[source: artisticallymisunderstood]

Tuesday, November 13, 2012



will that ever be mine?
and who will i be then?



Jeune Femme

Monday, November 12, 2012

by Adolphe Etienne Piot

i stumbled across this image of an old painting on pinterest months ago
and haven't been able to stop thinking about it since.
it is delicate and lovely, yet so purposeful and elegant.
i love it.

i have come across the image on several random bouts of social media since then
and that's how i knew that it was something special.

so much so that i customized a case-mate for my phone
with a high resolution image of the painting
(thank you to fieldguided for the inspiration).

i hope it is as lovely as i am imagining in my mind.

i have always been a very visual person and find that sometimes images just linger in my mind.
even if seeing it the first time didn't exactly astound me.
i will never forget the pink-saturated print of a mother rocking her daughter that hung in the hallway of my house as a child...
or the claude monet that i dreamed about long before i knew who monet actually was.

maybe this is why i am such a sucker for pretty packaging and book covers...

xxochelsea

[source].

huuge.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

photo drop, you guys. and ramblings of our recent adventures...
special little prints ▲ furniture rearranging ▲ funny K faces
reaaaally good recipes from pinterest ▲ oxfords galore ▲ leaf covered
cleaning up for winter ▲ enjoying perfectly windy days


lots of candlelight reading ▲ and pumpkin spice lattes ▲ all sorts of new frames
a very tired bully ▲ trying to find a very tired bully ▲ bubble baths
trying to keep sickness at bay ▲ a seriously tired bully







after work family walks in the leaves ▲ shopping dates with kellan
perks everything ▲ afternoon starbucks runs ▲ new ben gibbard tunes
so many leaves ▲ playing with kellan ▲ the walking dead marathons
bulldog laziness ▲ birthday celebrations ▲ capturing pure moments






my little lion man ▲ handing out candy to trick or treaters
starbucks holiday cups ▲ salted caramel cake pops ▲ my famous bulldog (!!!)
basking in the perks soundtrack ▲ and fresh autumn flowers ▲ moscato at night
rallying for barack ▲ moving forward

a sad & empty porch ▲ pretty, pretty notebooks ▲ and pencils
cupcakes for breakfast ▲ my perfect cuddlebug ▲ a very happy godson
that likes to eat his foot ▲ my favorite, favorite new antlers ▲ prints, hanging


my flowers that lasted all dang year ▲ pumpkin ale ▲ the head & the heart (live)
trying not to die over the amazingness of the head & the heart (live or otherwise)
front porch coffee ▲ and succulents ▲ pumpkins of all kinds ▲ babysitting K
watching fall begin and end ▲ so many cuddles
seeing my baby sister off to homecoming ▲ loving the crap out of fall

things are starting to slow down for us now,
and good thing too
now that the holidays are here.
we have spent the better part of the weekend
cuddled up inside watching homeland, ordering takout,
and online christmas shopping.
just, perfect.

not quite ready for the week just yet, but i'm ready to embrace it just the same.
sufjan stevens christmas music helps.

happy sunday.
lovechelsea

saturday nights.


both of my guys are laying next to me on the couch right now..... snoring, both of them. i have the vow on the tv, am sipping an orange soda and surfing through my blog reader while listening to the wind howl outside.

it's nights like these, and moments like these, no matter how small, that i realize how perfectly i fit into my life.

lovechelsea

ps. i finally made the jump & officially have my own .com. so, this is me, welcoming you to lalubean.com. hope you'll stay awhile. Xxo

[wit+delight].

this is how i feel today.

Thursday, November 8, 2012



one of my favorites.
chelsea

k plays in the leaves.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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i love this boy.

for the record....
he doesn't care for leaves much.

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lovechelsea

today is the day.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012








{source: lauren dickens.}

november wishlist:

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Untitled #23


it is my favorite time of year to put together wishlists for my husband. mostly we only get each other stocking stuffers for the holidays, but a little extra incentive is never a bad thing. and it makes it easy on him when others ask him what they can get me. dear husband, here is my list for you.

[1] perfect storage crates for my records.
[2] the loveliest of iPad sleeves.
[3] naley. bunting.
[4] wildwood, book i.
[5] under wildwood, book ii.
[6] what katie ate (and what i want to eat).
[7] this years paris calendar for my daily daydreaming.
[8] ban.do shoe clips. yes, please!
[9] so much vinyl in my amazon wishlist; stars is no. 1.
[10] for obvious reasons (!!!!!).
[11] my dream coat.
[12] because my list always has a modcloth item.
[13] and ever and ever and ever.
[14] because metallic oxfords.

i happily started my christmas shopping this week. not a whole heck of a lot done yet, but a solid three gifts under my belt to get myself going. also, why are babies so easy to shop for? it is a problem really.

amazon, i am coming for you next.

goodbye, weekend.
xochelsea

dear friend,

Saturday, November 3, 2012



you can't begin to imagine the number of times i have listened to this.
followed by this.

well,
maybe you can.

happy saturday loves.
xochelsea


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