SUMMER AT THE ORCHARD

As a summer storm rolled through our side of town this evening, I did my best to soak in what will (hopefully) be the last of monsoon season. September is right around the corner, and I couldn't be looking forward to cooler days, autumn getaways and all of the celebrations the month will bring. In the meantime, I'll be here feeling extra thankful for only 100 degree days, my sweet husband who always, always supports my dreams (including my little corner here, in blogosphere) and an incredible best friend who I get to shower with lots of love this weekend -- she's getting married in October! 

This week has been one of those where the days have seem to go by slowly and fast all at once. Scott and I have been spending time relaxing and working at home in the evenings, meeting up with new friends and prepping for Court's shower this weekend! Oh, and watching a few episodes of Gilmore Girls here and there -- we're planning on being fully prepped before the revival airs in November! Any GG fans out there? Raise your hand if you're Team Jess (ok, ok -- and if you're Team Dean or Logan too, haha). 

This linen dress was a favorite last summer, and I have no idea why it took me so long to pull it out this season! It has the sweetest, criss-cross cut-out in the back and is super easy to wear (breathable + lightweight). Linen has seem to make a strong come back in the last year, and now I have my eye on a few pieces from Elizabeth Suzann and Pyne and Smith who both rock at making beautiful linen pieces that would transition so well into the autumn and winter seasons. This dress is on my wishlist for fall -- paired with a cozy cardigan and boots, it would make for the perfect date-night look! 

Outfit Details:
Madewell Mesa Hat (on sale!)
Madewell Coinmix Pendant Necklace                                                                                                 
Madewell Linen Dress (similar!)                                                                                                   Vintage Muse Watch c/o Fossil
Nisolo Huarache Sandal   

I hope ya'll have a lovely rest of your week! I'll be getting ready for Court's shower and checking out the Painted Pretty Pop Up shop to see our good friends, Mom Shirt Co rock their first market! If you're local, be sure to stop by on Friday night!

-Chelsea xo                                                                                      

CITIZEN HOME DECOR: FEATURED + FLEA AFTER DARK

I have some very exciting news -- Citizen Home Decor is featured on the Arizona Foothills Magazine website today! Over the past three years, Scott has worked tremendously hard and has poured his heart and passion into his wood working to bring Citizen HD to life. Oftentimes, it's a family affair -- you can find my mom and I stringing ornaments and tying up coasters during the autumn and winter craft season months, but this business truly wouldn't be what it is without Scott's desire to create and be involved in our local community, and I honestly couldn't be more proud of him for his dedication and persistence in finding something that he loves and just going for it! 

Aside for today's exciting news, I wanted to share a few photos from our first market of the season -- Flea After Dark! Leading up to the weeks and days before the flea, Scott put so much time and effort into not only creating and designing new pieces, but also designing and building a totally new booth for the season ahead! Along with selling his state pride plaques, ornaments and coaster, Scott has also added wood and brass serving trays, geometric cutting boards and more entertaining focused items to the shop. These new pieces are a labor of love, and would make the perfect addition to anyone's home -- if I do say so myself! ;) 

Scott just updated his online shop with a few of his new pieces, including geometric and long-handled cutting boards, brass + wood serving trays & more, and we would love if you gave the shop a good peek -- let us know what you're loving and would like to see more of! Oh, and If you're local to the Phoenix area, our next market is at Pineapple Triangle on Saturday, October 15th! Hope to see so many of you there!

I'll be back soon, but I hope everyone's week is off to an amazing start!

-Chelsea xo