APRIL DAYS

Hello! It feels good to be back here so soon -- I've missed talking with you guys on the regular, so I'm back tonight to be a bit chatty and share a favorite outfit. Red has always been my color, in fact -- I had this red Hellogoodbye zip-up hoodie that I wore all too often in high school and it was just about my favorite thing. Today, the hoodie is tucked away, but my love for red still shines through my almost monochromatic wardrobe. Red has a way of making me feel pulled together with an added zing. Do you guys have a color like that? I have a feeling we all do -- whether it's red, orange, blue or green, there always seems to be that one color that just livens and brightens things up -- even on a dull day.

Outfit Details:
Vince Camuto Wool Hat (similar!)
Madewell Tile Jacquard Scarf
American Eagle High-Rise Jeggings                                                                                         Impossible Booties c/o Seychelles (on sale!)                                                                             Madewell Industry Button-Back Top

Today felt very much like a Monday, but hey -- we all have those days, right? Scott and I did have our new washer and dryer delivered (which was so exciting!), and we purchased a new rug and matching pillow for our bedroom. It's kind of silly the things that excitement me today -- if you would have told 18 year old Chelsea that she would be getting stoked on pillows and rugs, she would have told you that you were crazy, but my how things have changed. My birthday is a week from today, so I guess birthday week has begun? Here's to extra iced coffees, pre-birthday celebrations and buying all the home decor pieces I can get my hands on, haha. Have a great week, friends!

-Chelsea 

THE DESERT GREENHOUSE

Happy Saturday! I'm currently taking a little break after running errands and moving things into our tiny home all day. Things are coming along nicely around here -- Scott is over half way down with laying our flooring, and our cabinets are starting to fill up with yummy food, dishes and our coffee equipment, of course. In the interim, we've been shopping for bits and bobbins that will make our home complete -- new bedding, light fixtures and a little greenery to help even more brighten the space. We recently stopped in at The Farm At South Mountain after spotting their cactus greenhouse online.

I had read that the greenhouse isn't always open, as it's owned separately, but we were lucky enough to have it be open on the day we went. The two ladies running the open house shared that nothing was, sadly, for sale and that the owner really just a collector and kept the space as a hobby. While I was a bit sad to walk away empty handed, as they had some amazing pieces of greenery, it was so neat just to walk through and see every odd looking cactus and succulent in there.

On a side note, in a little over a week I'll be turning 28. I find it so funny that the photo above looks so much like 18 year old Chelsea (my forever age) and to think about how much I haven't changed. I still love loud music, coffee and wearing my hair with a side swept part. I do, however, feel wiser than I once was, having gone through 10 more years of life. I guess that's just what you get with more time, though -- so here's to being even more wise in my 28th year (and to hoping that my love for old skool punk music never changes -- haha).

Outfit Details:
Madewell Fleet Jacket
Old Navy Dress (similar!)
Madewell Zip Transport Tote
Salt Water Sandals

The sweetest lady snapped the photo above of us -- here we are, almost 10 years later and still up to the same shenanigans -- sipping on coffee and going on adventures together. Except now we're married and have a tiny house to call our home -- something I couldn't be more grateful for. Thank you to everyone who congratulations on our big news! We couldn't be more grateful for your kind words and love & support. Now, go enjoy the rest of your weekend!

-Chelsea xo