January 26, 2015

A MONDAY MOOD



Hey friends! I hope ya'll had a great weekend - for me, it went by way too fast, but alas, all the great ones do. Scott and I didn't do anything out of the ordinary, but it was definitely a weekend well spent together. Today, I headed into work and there was literally no traffic (god bless the Pro Bowl fans that took today off to relax - haha), so I sipped my coffee, listened to the radio and make a pact with myself to make the rest of my day just as good as the beginning - and you know what? It worked! Sometimes you just need a little mind over matter to wash those woes away. 







Outfit details:
Nordstrom Scarf
Free People cardigan
Madewell top
Loft jeans
BC Footwear booties 

Tonight, Scott and I are camped inside with Gilmore Girls Season 2 playing in the background, raining dripping down our windows and two pups and two kitties snuggling on either side of us (sigh - the perfect night). I'm also doing a little research on the Barre method and looking into signing up for a few classes locally. Ever since having my gall bladder removed in August, my body has been a bit on the fritz (as expected), so I'm hoping that a solid workout routine will help adjust my mind and body back to a happier place. I'm a strong believer that being active is a cure-all (endorphins make you happy!), so I have a feeling this will be just what I need to get my body and mind back into tip top shape! 

Anyone every tried the barre method and loved it? Hated it? Please share!
-Chelsea xo

January 25, 2015

ON A SUNDAY



Just stopping in to say hi! I've been doing a lot of thinking about the old days of blogging lately, and how I would often just drop in for a minute or two to share my thoughts or a few photos from the day. While things have changed over the years, my passion for writing, taking and sharing photos, stories, outfits and more has not - in fact, it has only grown and morphed into something that I can't even image my life without. While my busy schedule has hindered my ability to here as much as I would have like in the past few months, I still want my presence and passion here to be know, always. 

Does anyone else feel this way? If so, let a lady know! I'll be here..
-Chelsea xo

January 22, 2015

WINTER AT THE ORCHARD



While we may be in the dead of winter, the days are getting longer and the days are slowly getting warmer. Our favorite orchard is covered in leaves, and our newlywed badge has been officially stripped away. January has always been one of my favorite months, and so I've been doing my best to take in every winter sunset, sip on more hot then cold coffees, and cherish our little town in the winter before the heat comes knocking at our door - because we all know that day will come sooner than we hoped. 







Scott and I recently gave our favorite orchard a little visit. This hold places holds so many good memories for us, including the time we took our engagement pictures here among the green leaves and and pistachio lined paths. Season and after season, this place only seems to get better with each visit.



Outfit details:
Free People lace top
Free People trapeze slip c/o Zappos
We Love Colors tights
Sam Edelman booties

It's Friday eve and I am so excited for the weekend. I do have a work event to attend on Saturday, but afterward I may be holding a brand new nephew in my arms - so that makes it totally worth it. Scott and I also plan on spending some time with our family, cleaning up around our house, making pumpkin pancakes, sipping on hot coffee and snuggling our kitties. I have a feeling we'll be all about "the little things" this weekend.

Happy Friday Eve, friends!
-Chelsea xo

January 19, 2015

OUR FIRST WEDDING ANNIVERSARY



Yesterday, January 18th, was our first wedding anniversary. One year ago we stood in front of a room full of our family and friends and promised our love and commitment to one another forever. This moment had been so many years in the making, and to think that it has already been a whole year since we said, "we do," just blow my mind! Our first year of marriage was such a blessing, and while life threw a few ups and downs our way, it was nothing that we couldn't handle together. 




To celebrate our special day, we made a reservation at a new-to-us restaurant, dressed up in our wedding colors (blue, grey and yellow - my hair stood in the for the yellow ;) ) and shared the most delicious dinner, dessert and coffee - of course. We also took these sweet and silly photos to commemorate the occasion, ya know - for our future grandkids!



Thank you to everyone who wished us a very happy anniversary and celebrated our special day with us! We appreciate your kind and thoughtful words more than you know.



And with that said -
John Scott, I'm so honored to be your wife. Here's to a million more!

With all my love,
Chelsea xo

January 14, 2015

ALL ALONE IN A RED COAT



As I type this, I have the most snuggly of kitties wrapped up in a blanket with me and a belly full of a veggie Chipotle burrito - a winter evening at its finest. We've been having the most dreary of weather around here the last few days, so evening snuggles, cozy coats and lots of black coffee have been a must. Dreary weather aside, Scott and I also have been spending the week making dinner at home, taking long (and very cold) walks around our favorite park, and reminiscing over what we were dong this exact week last year when we were prepping and preparing for our wedding day. I loved every bit of that full week we got to spend together before our wedding, and may have gotten a bit teary eyed just thinking about it. SIGH! I'm such a sap! ;) 









Outfit Details:
Michael Kors coat
Kate Spade purse
Lucky Brand sweater
Levi's striped shirt
Loft jeans
Sam Edelman booties

On Sunday we'll celebrate our first wedding anniversary, which is crazy to think! Where did the year go? We plan on celebrating throughout the day, and then going out on a special dinner date to a new-to-us restaurant in Phoenix. I'm also thinking about wearing my wedding dress, because when else would it be appropriate to wear it again? ;) 

Have a good evening, ya'll!
-Chelsea xo