AROUND OUR HOME -- 11

Happy Friday! How it is the last day of June? This month was, yet again, another whirlwind! We started off the beginning of June with fresh eyes and a full heart after visiting two of our dearest friends in California for the holiday weekend! From here, the rest of the month seem to go by so fast -- we had a booth at Pineapple Triangle, a Father's Day pop-up at Frances, spent lots of time with friends, worked on our home, hid from the heat (we had the craziest temps in June) and so much more! 

We ended the month with a bang as we celebrated the opening of the West Elm Phoenix location, which now carries select Citizen Home Decor pieces! To say that we're honored would be an understatement, and we honestly can't thank ya'll enough for all of your sweet words of love and support!  

Ready for a few peeks into our home during the month of June? Here we go -

-- Scott and I brought back this Case Study planter from Shop Pigment a few weekends back after spending what's felt like forever pining over it and almost ordering it online a million times! So happy to finally have it in our home! 

-- A bright little spot in our bedroom! Now that the sun is rising so early, our bedroom has been filling with light super early! We went all last summer without black-out curtains, but I'm thinking this year it's time to invest in some. Also, how did peony season go by so fast? This year it felt especially short (and very delayed), but geez it was so nice when it was here! The dark red ones are my favorite, but the bright pink ones come in at a close second!

-- Just a little reminder that I look at daily! This giant print from Anthony Burrill, that we picked up at Schoolhouse Electric when we were in Portland this past January, is one of my favorite purchases of the year! I also love the gold Framebridge frame we ended up pairing it with (and if you're curious -- here's a few tips on how to style a photo ledge - like the one we have right next to it). 

How was your June? Is it hot, hot in your hometown? July is set to be a busy and VERY exciting month -- and I truly can't wait to share all of our adventures here with ya'll! 

Hope you have a lovely, long weekend, friends! Any plans for the 4th of July? I'm in need of a cherry snow cone and a s'more or two (or maybe three, haha)! Here's to a great one!

-Chelsea xo

NOT JUST A...

It's true what they say, were are not just one thing in life! Photographer, wife, maker, traveler, blogger -- I'm all of these things and more! What about you? Painter, surfer, student, woodworker? #MyVans have seen me through my student days, trips abroad and countless concerts -- following me along every step of the way as I grew and changed into the person I am today!

Ready for your turn to share? Let the kind folks over at Vans and I know what you're all about! Who you are! What makes you, you! Don't forget to make your own GIF and share your story online! I hope ya'll are having a great week, and I'll be back soon!

-Chelsea xo

ROAM ON WITH KEEP IT WILD

Happy Monday, friends! I hope ya'll are doing well and that you had a wonderful weekend! Scott and I had a pretty low-key one around here, well -- after dropping off our first order at the new West Elm Phoenix location, ECK! If you haven't heard our exciting news yet, you can read all about it here! Aside from that, we did a little plant shopping, some work around the house and caught up on this season's Southern Charm (my guilty pleasure)! It was a perfect weekend if you ask me!   

Anyways, I've got some fun news to share -- Scott and I are super stoked to be teaming up with our sweet friends at Keep It Wild to style up a few of their awesome t-shirts, like this roam worthy tee that saw us through a fun adventure a few weeks ago! They're a locally based company run by two sweet couples AND ten percent of their profits go to hosting wilderness cleanups, which is SO rad -- so if you're in the market for a few new tees this summer, be share and have a peek around their website!

Ok ya'll, I have something to admit -- Scott and I tend to match, A LOT! Haha! Like this morning, I pulled out my clothes first and later found Scott wearing a super similar shirt + same color jeans -- I guess that just happens when you get married! Anyways, I thought these Roam On tees would be super cute to wear together -- they're not exactly matchy, matchy, but I wouldn't be mad if we wore them on the same day - kind of like we did here! Alright -- I'll stop being so dorky in three, two...

Scott and I are set to have a pretty busy week around here with getting ready for our big trip (which is coming up quickly -- promise, promise to share where we're headed to soon), and celebrating the opening of the new West Elm store! Oh, and how is next week already the 4th of July? Do you guys have any plans? We're hoping to celebrate the big day somewhere much, much cooler -- we will see! 

Madewell Bandana                                                                            
Keep It Wild Roam On Tees                                                                                                            Madewell High-Rise Skinny Jeans                                                                                                       Ellen and James Rattan Bag                                                                                                              Navy Eras c/o Vans  

What's everyone's week look like? Beating the heat with ALL the iced coffee? If so, I feel ya! Anyways, I'll be be back soon, friends! Here's to a great one!

-Chelsea xo

CITIZEN HOME DECOR AT WEST ELM

Ya'll, proud wife moment over here! Scott and I are SO excited to share that we are officially a part of the West Elm family! Starting Wednesday, you can find select Citizen Home Decor handmade goods in the West Elm Local section at the new Phoenix location (at Uptown Plaza)! This is a huge honor and I am SO proud of my sweet husband! This also wouldn't be possible without all of your love and support for our small business -- so thank ya'll so, so much!  If you're in the area, don't forget to come to their opening party this Wednesday, June 28th from 6-8pm (please RSVP)! Scott and I look forward to seeing ya'll there! Happy Sunday, friends!

-Chelsea xo

CAPTURE YOUR LOVE

Happy Thursday, friends! I'm back tonight to share a few more photos from our spring shoot with our rad friend Dawn (who we met in Portland this past January)! Dawn recently sent us a beautiful gallery full of the most special moments - in the desert, at home, by the Salt River -- everywhere we love! Scott, Dawn and I did a full tour of Phoenix while she was here, and to say that we had a bit of fun would be an understatement! Anyways, I couldn't help but share just a few more (for now, at least)! I'm still so obsessed with the orange glow of the desert photos, and how perfectly Dawn captured our love in our tiny home! 

I feel like I truly can't say this enough, but don't ever, ever underestimate the joy of having photos taken with your loved ones! It's true what they say -- a photo is worth a thousand words (plus more, in my opinion)! Have fun with them -- dance, relax in your home, hold your furry pets. It's all about capturing those moments in time that seem to go by in the blink of an eye!

Thank you SO much to Dawn for capturing these moments + making Scott and I look REAL cool! ;) // 10 1/2 years later and I still get all googly eyed looking at cute photos of this boy! If only you could see the first few photos I saw of him -- picture lots of stripes and the lankiest, brown-haired boy you ever did see! Here's to love! And capturing your love, friends!

-Chelsea xo

All photos taken by the wonderful Dawn Photo

WARMIN' UP

Ya'll, summer is officially here and yesterday was the fourth hottest day on record in Phoenix! Say WHAT! It's crazy to believe, but the temps have officially hit 119 degrees and there is no cool down in sight (well, not yet at least -- but thankfully monsoon season is on its way). Hot temps aside, the past few days have been a bit of a whirlwind with the pop-up shop we had Saturday, the start of a few home updates and Scott being in a major crunch period to finish a big project for a major retail store (promise to share more soon - eck!). All in all, good things have been coming our way lately and we couldn't feel more blessed! Summer is known as the slow season for many, but I truly don't see this summer going by slowly at all! 

Lately, this look has been my go-to (even in these hot summer temps) - high-waisted skinnies, a sleeveless top, comfy booties and my new favorite rattan bag that has been coming everywhere with me lately! It may not feel like a super summery outfit, but I sure feel good in an outfit like this! I guess that's what style is all about, though, right? Wearing what makes you feel best and weaving in trends and popular styles as you see fit! Or, at least that's what I've been telling myself lately! ;) Can anyone else relate? Raise your hands, friends if you hear me!

Madewell Bandana                                                                            
Madewell Side-Tie Sweater Tank (on sale!)                                                                                       Madewell High-Rise Skinny Jeans                                                                                                    Ellen and James Rattan Bag                                                                                                             CAT Footwear Kersten Booties (c/o)

Do ya'll have any plans for the rest of the week? Scott and I will be chugging along with our home projects + getting his big project finished up by the end of the week! We don't really have any other plans yet, but I'm looking forward to just relaxing after a few busy weeks! We do have a few really neat things in the works, though, and I can't wait to share all that with ya'll here soon! If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already heard about a recent collab we're working on with an amazing local brand! If not, take a peek at yesterday's Insta post here to get a sneak peek! // Be back soon, friends!

-Chelsea xo