June 30, 2012

Yesterday Was Perfect



Yesterday I waited ever so impatiently for him to walk off that airplane. He was running late, but I knew he would get here. I waited, and watched for that moment that I would finally see him walking around the corner. And then it happened, he turned the corner and our eyes locked. In that moment my heart felt so full and I instantly felt better than I had in the past month.
Here's to another amazing day full of coffee, adventures, and love.
-Chelsea xo

June 29, 2012

Almost Here!



My stomach is full of butterflies and I'm completely ready to run into his arms. T-minus three hours and I can finally do just that!
Here's to a beautiful day with my love!
-Chelsea xo

June 28, 2012

That Summery Feeling


The temperatures in my part of Colorado have been soaring lately, and that means it's finally starting to feel more like summer and less like fall/spring. When I got here in late May I was wearing lots of layering and my (Arizona) winter coat. Nowadays our highs are rivaling those back home, and convincing me to finally put away (most) of my layered clothing. Really, though, I'll take it! July is almost upon us and I'm already dreaming of fall (just a few more months!).



Back in December my parents took a trip to Southern Mexico (Veracruz area) and brought me back this lovely, handmade blouse (along with two pounds of fresh coffee, seriously!). I've been saving it in my closet for a special, summery day. I especially love the embroidery detail, and the little tie in the back. I have a feeling it's going to be a piece that I treasure forever, and love that it has a sweet story behind it.



You may or may not know that I have a LOVE for Minnetonka Moccasins. I recently picked up these pretty moccs in a tiny mountain town and have been slowly breaking them in the past few weeks. I love the feather detailing, and how soft they are. Minnetonka really does make the best moccasins around!



Today I'm getting things ready for Scott's arrival TOMORROW! I can't believe he's almost here, and can't wait to go pick him up in the morning. Running into his arms is always the best feeling, and I can't wait to spend some quality, summery time with him. ECK! My heart is seriously so full right now!

Outfit details:
Top: Brought back from Mexico by my parents
Jeans: Levi's
Moccs: Minnetonkas

What are you excited for today?
-Chelsea xo

June 26, 2012

Around Hotel Colorado


The thing that gets me in these tiny towns is the history behind them. It amazes me that all of these old, beautiful brick buildings have seen a hundred or more years of friendly faces (and maybe some not so friendly ones), celebrations, every day life, and everyone from wild west slinging cowboys, to 21st Century personal style bloggers. Oh, if those walls could talk!



I recently visited one of my favorite spots in Glenwood Springs, CO, the Hotel Colorado. The hotel was built in 1893 and has housed American presidents, the unsinkable Molly Brown, and Doc Holiday himself (who died down the street and is buried up on a nearby hill!). The very first Teddy bear was also made at the hotel and was given to President Teddy Roosevelt as a gift after a poor day of hunting (I'm personally thankful for this, because my childhood would not have been the same without my teddy bear).




Recently (ok, ever since I left home really) I've been counting down the days until Scott's arrival in Colorado. This Friday we will be reunited again, and I'm so ready to drive down to the airport this minute and run into his arms (only a few more days to go!). I'm so excited to have my love/best friend/adventure buddy back by my side, and can't wait to spend so much quality time together (road trips, breakfast dates, coffee stops, oh my!).




Do you have any favorite old buildings? What is getting you super excited this week?

Outfit details:
Dress: TJ Maxx
Sandals: Saltwater Sandals

-Chelsea xo

June 23, 2012

Milk Run


This may sound silly, but I really love a good donut. It may be due to the fact that almost every Sunday for the past twenty or so years has been donut Sunday, and I just don't feel right when I don't get my donut. Recently I was in Steamboat Springs, CO and was so excited when I stumbled upon a donut cafe.


I made it into the cafe right before they were about to close, so the donut pickings were a little slim, but there was still a few classic style donuts left (and maybe a chai and candy bar-esque donut too!). I ended up getting a classic cake donut, a glazed donut, and a chocolate glazed one for me and the fam.


I may have eaten half of my chocolate glazed in the car. It's silly, but a good donut can really put a smile on my face. Back at home I LOVE going to Bosa donuts and getting something from their "fancy donut" section and splitting it with Scott (donut date!).

Ok, now that I have professed my love for donuts to you, it's time for you to spill the beans. Are you a donut kind of person? If so, what kind do you usually get?
-Chelsea xo

June 21, 2012

Radiant Colors


A few days back I blogged about Radiant Cosmetics and their beauty with a purpose mission. Today I wanted to post a few photos of some Radiant products, and give a little detail on each one.


The Harlowe Pink Powder Blush On is a powder based blusher that is the prettiest bubble gum pink shade. The blusher is well pigmented, and blends easily into the cheeks. The two frost eyeshadows, Penny Lane and Stormy Weather, are incredibly velvety and very pigmented as well. Overall, I am incredibly impressed with the quality of each item, and again, love the mission behind Radiant Cosmetics.



Lately I've been really into beauty blogs, so I thought it would be fun to do a product post like the ones I've been devouring lately. I'm still such a newbie to the beauty blogger world, but I'm really loving learning more about it and dabble into a little beauty blogging of my own.

Are you into reading beauty blogs? Do you like to read up/see watches and other photos of products before you purchase them?
-Chelsea xo

June 19, 2012

Summer Must List



For years I've been reading the blog, 3191 Miles Apart. I am constantly being inspired by the authors, MAV and SCB, and really love their thoughts on the seasons and the changes + emotions that come with them. In a recent post MAV mentioned her Summer Must List, so I thought I would follow in her footsteps and post my own Chelsea's Summer Must-Have, Must-Do, Must Feel List!



Must-Have:
New Summer Tunes
Summertime Rings
A Cozy Cardigan
One Good Read
Comfy Sandals
Iced Coffee
Peaches
Salads



Must-Do:
Go Swimming In A Hot Spring
Go On A Road Trip With Scott
Shop At A Farmer's Market
Visit Favorite Coffee Shops
Have Fun With Makeup
Take Photos Every Day
Stop At A Fruit Stand
Eat Healthy




Must Feel:
Caffeinated
Impulsive
Nostalgic
Thankful
Curious
Content
Rested
Brave


What is on your Summer Must List? Please feel free to blog your own and leave a link below! I would love to read them!
-Chelsea xo

June 18, 2012

Eagle Scout Park


Lately I've been thinking a lot about where my blog has taken me these past three years (my blog turned three last week!) , and where I think I would like to see it go. This blog started solely as a place to share my adventures with Scott while we were a part, but since then it has turned into something I never ever thought it would be. With that said, I am so incredibly thankful for what my blog has grown into, and I feel so blessed to be involved in this amazing blogosphere community.


More than a year and a half after I started posting outfit photos on a regular basis, and I still love doing it. I love finding unique locations to take photos in, and I love how taking outfit photos has given me that extra pushed I needed to try out different looks that I might not have otherwise.


I've recently been giving a lot of thought to where I would like to see my blog go in the next year, content wise that is. I have a few ideas in mind, but for now I just want to take things one step at a time and see where things take me.





So here's to another year full of blogging many adventures, outfit photos, and words from the heart. I am so thankful to have this amazing space in the blogosphere to share my thoughts, and truly appreciate all the love that you, my incredibly sweet readers, have shown my blog over the years. You all make this experience that much more amazing, and it wouldn't be the same without you!




Outfit details:
Hat: Urban Outfitters
Cardigan: Jcrew
Black top: Roxy
White top: Madewell
Bracelet: Pandora
Jeans: Levi's
Shoes: Jeffery Campbell

Have you done any reflection on blogging, or life in general lately? Being in Colorado always seems to put me in a real reflective mood!
-Chelsea xo

June 16, 2012

Beauty All Around









Taking in the beauty all around means going on long walks through tiny towns, spotting gorgeous flowers, drinking lots of iced coffee, looking up and down and all around, and wearing your old favorite shoes. The outstanding, natural beauty out there really makes a person think about how small they are in this world, but also how important the choices they make are (and how they affect everything else in this world).

Do thoughts like this every hit you?
-Chelsea xo

June 15, 2012

Steamboat Springs


Now that I'm in Colorado, I often go on adventures on my own. I'll usually be driving around, keeping an eye out for interesting shops, coffee shops, and scenic areas. For years I've driving my this bridge (you can see it right off of the main road in Steamboat Springs, CO), and have always wanted to pull over and make my way down to that gorgeous walkway. So last week I decided I would finally go for it. Park the car, figure out the right path I needed to take to get down there, and hangout for a bit to just take everything in.



Oftentimes I get a little nervous going on adventures on my own. If you were to ask Scott, he would tell you I'm a big scaredy cat, but really, I just want to make sure I'm going to be safe. On this day that I finally made my way down to the bridge there was all kinds of people hanging out, and that definitely eased my nerves. From where I stood I could see dogs swimming in the river, people floating by on inner tubes, and more people just taking in the beauty (just like me).




If you're ever in Steamboat Springs, CO (a nice size ski town that is still going even during the summer months), I would suggest going to check out this bridge and amazing view. It's right off of the main street that goes through town, and there is parking across the street near the bank. I can only imagine how gorgeous this view would be during the winter as well!



Outfit details:
Hat: Target
Shirt: Madewell
Cardigan: JCrew
Bag: Madewell
Bracelets: Kate Spade & Pandora
Jeans: Levi's
Shoes: Sperry's

Today I'm itching to go on another adventure, and think a nice walk around town is just what I need. I heard there is a froyo shop nearby and I could definitely go for some! Frozen yogurt shops aren't as in an abundance around here like they are at home, so when I hear of one close by I feel like it's necessary that I go check it out!

What are you up to today?
-Chelsea xo