December 30, 2009

Cute survey!

Here is a survey that I found over at Sandy's cute blog and decided to fill out!

1. What is your name and what's your blog name if you have one?
Chelsea! My blog name is Tea Talk and it is located at http://chelseabirdd.blogspot.com/

2. Where do you live? City, State? if you could live anywhere, where would it be?
I currently live in Mesa, Arizona. However, if I was able to live anywhere I would have to pick Seattle, Washington. Most of my family lives in the Seattle area, and the thought of living somewhere where cloudy days are inevitable, and the coffee is always flowing seems just magical.

3. Where do you work? What's your job title? Do you love your job?
I currently only work on the weekends (mostly) for my parents at our family business. I file papers, and sell tickets. I also do enjoy my job. I like interacting with people, most of the time.

4. If you could work anywhere or do anything what would it be?
If I could work anywhere I would LOVE to work at Rolling Stone magazine. It's been a big dream of mine since I was very little, and it's something that I will continue to work for until I accomplish my goal.

5. What are you reading right now?
Right now I am reading The Un-abridged Journals of Sylvia Plath.

6. What are you listening to?
Lately I've been listening to FUN., Owen, and The Summer Set a lot.

7. Guilty pleasures?
Mint ice cream, green tea fraps from Starbucks, and watching realty tv.

8. Name your TV shows
Real Housewives, Project Runway, Keeping up with the Kardashians.

9. What are things you do everyday?
Drink coffee, kiss John Scott, eat breakfast.

10. How did you find our blog?
I found this cute survey on Sandy's blog

11. What do you like to do for fun?
I like to read, blog, drink coffee, take photographs, go on hikes, spend time downtown, and craft.

12. Do you have a twitter?
Yes I do. You can find me here.

13. What was your favorite item that you received for Christmas? 
My Tiffany's heart pendant from my love!



14. What's on your bedside table?
Generally, alarm clock, bottle of water, whatever jewelry I was wearing that day, my phone, and tv remotes.

John Scott and I the other day while out hiking!
-Chels xoxo 

December 29, 2009

Morning-Afternoon-Evening

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Just a little silly video I made from three short videos I took. It was my first attempt at any kind of editing of a video.

More to come soon. Loving this cute video camera so much!

Now I'm off to watch 500 Days of Summer.

-Chels xoxo

December 28, 2009

Mini-videos!

  For Christmas Scott got me a Polaroid digital camcorder.  The idea for this gift all stemmed from the Black Friday sale at Target. I spotted this cutie camcorder in the BF ads, and pointed it out to Scott. There is quite a silly story behind it: Scott found THE last one at the Target at Tempe Marketplace, he purchased it, wrapped it up in a bag, and figured I might not guess what it was. In the end he decided to return it, tell me that he bought it and returned it, and then went back and bought it back (he had them hold it for him!).
  Mine is red!

  The camcorder shoots video, and takes pictures! Here is some of the videos and photos we shot earlier today when using it for the first time!

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Scott painted this for me for Christmas! LOVE IT SO MUCH!

Ok, off to work on giveaway things!

-Chels xoxo

December 26, 2009

It was one busy day!

  Today my day was spent going to two different malls, Chandler and Scottsdale, with my cousin and Scott. I had quite a few things to exchange, so I figured it would be better to go sooner or later to ensure that what I wanted wouldn't be sold out.

  Both malls were crazy, and I only got a few things exchanged, but I have plans to go back tomorrow and finish everything up.

  Among the things I went exchange today were a lovely pair of Steve Madden boots that my parents got me. I ended up just keeping the pair that I had (they didn't have a bigger size so I just kept mine), and I am SO excited to wear them soon!

  Tonight I started to think of cd's to buy off of itunes since I received a substantial amount of money towards itunes purchases. 

  I ended up buying New Leaves by Owen (meant to borrow this from Scott's best friend for awhile, but just never got around to it).


  And I was about to buy the Monsters of Folk album, but the lovely Diana sent it to me via email! Thanks Diana!


  I think my next purchases will be this:

  and this


  If anyone has any music suggestions they would like to leave me please feel free to do so!
  
  Goodnight!
-Chels xoxo

December 24, 2009

Happy Christmas Eve!

  Merry Christmas Eve!

  Oh what a lovely day it has been! The day was spent visiting with Scott's mom, having coffee with Miss Amanda (and exchanging gifts!), picking up Scott's sister, and opening presents with Scott's family.

  Overall the day was quite lovely and I feel so blessed to have such wonderful people in my life. 

  Tomorrow I will be eating cinnamon rolls and quiche in the morning, along with opening presents with my little family. Later on Scott will be coming over to have dinner with us, and hopefully my cousin Jarred and my Uncle Pete will be able to make it to.

  I leave you with a few pictures of the AMAZING presents I received today, and photos from opening presents time with Scott's family.

Cupcake lip gloss from Smeeks!

Phoenix: We Love It. cd from Stinkweeds (feat. Sam Means, Jim Adkins, etc.).

A million mini sharpies! LOVVE all the amazing colors Scott found. Oh, and he put them all on little keychains! So cute!

Handmade plaid flower from a local shop.

A million different giftcards from family friends!

ASU sweatshirt from my love! (PS Yes, it is a little boy's sweatshirt!).

OHHH what could be in that little blue box?

Pretty rapping from Smeeks!


Hello Kitty lunch box!

Goodies inside! 

Scott's sweet camo light hat that he got from one of his brothers.

Sillllly.

Oh, and did I mention that Scott and I have quite the little vintage Pyrex collection going on?

The collection, minus one cup that is in the sink.


Orange bowl that I got Scott for Christmas!

  I hope everyone has a VERY Happy Christmas!
(Amazing chocolate snowflake courtesy of Amanda!)

-Chels xoxo

December 23, 2009

It's almost here!

  Happy almost Christmas Eve!

  Ever since I got home from Scott and I's trip to Prescott I have been seriously busy. I wanted to say really quick thank you so much for all the lovely comments I've received on my blog lately. You guys are all seriously the best. <3

  Anyways, most of my time has been spent shopping with either my mom or my dad. My mom always needs a shopping partner, therefore I'm her go to girl, and my dad currently has a cast on his left leg and can't go shopping very easy on his own, so they've been keeping me plenty busy.

  While out with my mom the other night she bought me the loveliest coat from Banana Republic. It's seriously the warmest coat, and has such a classic look to it! I love it! Here it is ( picture from the Banana Republic website):


I got the coat in the above color, however I feel I will wear it more like it is in the photo below:


  Also, while browsing around Flickr I saw this photo of a Kurt Halsey drawing. The way the couple appears seriously reminds me of Scott and I.  I just had to save it and share it with you.


  Oh, and the sweet Kelsey, who won Scott and I's very first giveaway, posted a picture of the painting that she won hanging in her room! Looks like she found a perfect place for it<3


  Ok, tomorrow brings lots of coffee, helping Scott finish handmade Christmas presents, giving Amanda her Christmas present, and opening presents with my love! Can't wait!

Goodnight!


-Chels xoxo

December 19, 2009

Prescott or bust! Road trip 2009!

 The day started bright and early for us. We ate cereal, cinnamon rolls, and coffee before heading out. We barely hit any traffic, and were out of the city before we knew it. 


  We saw this amazing bush decorated with Christmas cheer in the middle of nowhere. It was magical.

  

  About two hours later we arrive in the Prescott. We decided to spend the day in the downtown area where they have amazing antique shops, cute coffee houses, and good places to eat. We decided to go to this cute coffee house that we went to on our last trip to Prescott so that we could get an americano to warm us up (it was seriously chilly outside.










  An americano and a almond and raspberry vegan torte. MMMM.









  After we warmed up a  bit we headed out and walked around the downtown area more. We walked by Prescott's "art district," but unfortunately all the galleries were closed, so we just took cute pictures.









  A few minutes later we ended up in our first antique store of the day. This one was seriously special and had so many treasures in it. 



Vintage Pyrex! Oh my!

Neat old cash register.

I ended up buying my mom a Japanese pixie, or an elf on a shelf as she calls them (pictured). She had one on her tree when she was a little girl, and now this one is currently residing on the top of our tree.

  After we made our purchases (Scott bought an awesome antique skeleton key as well) we headed to the center of downtown where their courthouse is so that we could take a few tourist photos.


  Then we decided to go on another walk to find Cuppers, a coffee shop that Danielle suggested to me. 

  Right down the way from Cuppers is a funeral home that Danielle's family owns. I decided that I needed a photo in front of it (might be innapropriate/silly, but oh well!).





SNOW!!


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  Around 11:45 we were very hungry and decided to go to a cute burrito shack called Hugo's (Danielle always talks about this place). 



 

 After lunch we drove out of town and found a pile of snow to play in. Even though there wasn't very much, we had a good time!


Silly boy!













  Next on our list of things to do was go to this one road where they have like six or seven antique stores in a row. Here is what we found while looking around:



 
Vintage Pyrex!



 Before heading back down to the valley Scott and I grabbed some drinks at Cuppers. Scott got an Alice Palmer (raspberry lyche tea and lemonade), and I got an iced coffee.



  On the way home we stopped at Sunset Point because I've never been there before. It was a beautiful view and I'm glad we stopped.


  Last minute Scott decided he would really love to have pie in Black Canyon City, which has the best pies in the world. We got a multi-berry, and a chocolate cream. They were DELICIOUS!





  Overall it was an amazing trip and I'm so happy we went! I love getting away from the city every one and awhile<3>

  WOW that was a big post!

  Smaller posts to come soon<3

-Chels xoxo