Wednesday, October 31, 2018

How We Wore It | Bold Fall Colors

We are back in action with our How We Wore It Series. We took a couple months off because life got crazy for all of us but I'm so happy we are back. And on the last day of the month, no less. This month we are featuring BOLD fall colors. I kind of cheated and wore a color that's not too bold because most of my bold-er clothes are either packed away somewhere or summery. I went with the mulled cranberry wine color which is perfect for fall & winter. My lips and nails match, too, so I was feeling pretty spiffy.

Be sure to check out my stunning friend's posts below!

Hat: Target
Sweater: Walmart
Shirt: Walmart (only $7.99 and it comes in so many cute colors!!)
Jeans: Lucky Brand
Shoes: Old from Target. Similar here!

Now show my beautiful friends some love!

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Halloween :). 

xoxo, Chelan

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Weekend in Charleston, SC

Hey there! It's been a while. And life has been crazy as of late. But crazy in a good way, I promise. A week ago we wrapped up our time in Denver, CO and traveled to our next rotation in Charleston, SC. Charleston is as charming and beautiful as it seems and I think everyone should visit it at least once in their lifetime. It truly does beat all with its plantation style homes, shutters and flower boxes on almost every window, wrap around porches everywhere you look, and lantern style lights along the streets with actual fire in them. SO CUTE! From the moment we arrived, I knew I was in trouble and that I would fall in love with this city. I could stay here forever!

Parker and I went on the most fun date on Friday night. We went to dinner at Swig & Swine for some delicious BBQ and had some of the best chicken wings we've ever tasted. We're already talking about going back for more. Then we went exploring downtown at the Charleston City Night Market and the Charleston Waterfront Park which is home to the famous Pineapple Fountain. This park is what Nicholas Sparks dreams are made of with its pier that has swings on it. Like porch swings, so you can swing with your lover under the moonlight while looking out at the water. Does it get more romantic than that? No. It does not. After wandering around the cobblestone streets for a while and ogling at the stunning architecture we went to Kaminsky's for dessert. Parker got the brownie sundae and I got oreo cheesecake, both of which were divine.

Low-quality photo but the best quality date night! We finished the evening with one of our TV shows (who else is hooked on A Million Little Things already?) and some popcorn. Best date ever!

This weekend we also had the pleasure of hosting Parker's sister's family for a night and it was fun to show them around. We went to the Folly Beach Fishing Pier and spent a little bit of time on the beach itself. We had pizza and watched Hotel Transylvania. And we went for a little adventure through downtown Charleston to see some of the beautiful (and HUGE) homes.

Crazy boys went in the freezing water with their clothes on lol

This weekend was one for the books. Our time here is going too fast and I'm already dreading the day we have to leave. If you've been to Charleston before, what are the must sees while we are here? We want to do it all!!

xoxo, Chelan

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Friday Five: 5 Quotes To Remind You That Everything Will Be Okay

You know those days where you just feel like doing nothing? The days where it takes so much effort to simply get out of bed in the morning, let alone change out of your pajamas? I have those days more often than I care to admit. And some days I do just that - stay in bed all day and do absolutely nothing productive. I had one of those days last Saturday, in fact. Parker had a conference and after I dropped him off I went home, crawled back in bed, and didn't move for the next 6 hours. It was glorious, if I'm being honest. But sometimes staying in bed all day can lead to feelings of inadequacy and self deprecation. Although it's relaxing in the moment, afterward I often remember all of the things I didn't do during my free time, and I beat myself up about it. Can you relate?

In honor of General Conference happening this weekend, I thought I would share 5 of my favorite quotes from past General Conferences that help me feel better about myself and remind me that I'm doing okay.

If you don't know what LDS General Conference is, it's a conference that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints holds twice each year. The leaders of the church share hopeful and inspiring messages of Christ and the gospel throughout the course of the weekend. It always leaves me feeling more hopeful, happy, and inspired, not to mention with a stronger testimony. I invite you to tune in this weekend for even just a few minutes and I promise you that you will feel happier because of it! You can watch/listen by clicking HERE!

This full talk can be found here!

Find this full talk here! This one is particularly great for mothers and women in general.

This full talk can be found here! Such an inspiring message!

This full talk is available here!

You can read this full talk here!

All graphics are from the incredibly talented Alexa Zurcher. I've been following her blog for a long time now and she's one of my favorites! I'm excited to see what graphics she comes out with after this weekend's sessions. 

What's your favorite inspirational quote or General Conference talk? Share it in the comments below so I can be inspired by YOU! If this post inspired you at all, feel free to share it with your friends. You never know who might be having one of those days and need a reminder that everything will be okay. 

Happy conference weekend!

xoxo, Chelan

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Fall Decor That Doesn't Suck

I'm really trying to embrace the fact that it's October and that everyone else is so happy about it. This is one of my least favorite months of the year but if it's your favorite, happy October! I'm excited for you! With it being full on fall now, I figured I would share some fall decor that I've seen on Pinterest and while online window shopping that doesn't suck ;).

Image via Pinterest

Image via Pinterest

Image via Pinterest

Image via Pinterest

Image via Pinterest

Image via Pinterest

And here are a few shop-able items for your own home. Just click on the photos for the details. It's kind of sad that we don't have our own space right now to decorate so I'm living vicariously through these images. Don't even get me started on how sad I am that I won't get to decorate for Christmas this year [insert 12 crying emojis here]. I may or may not have already started pinning Christmas things :). One month until Christmas music/decor becomes acceptable! Wahoo!!

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What's your favorite fall home decor trend? Are you into pumpkins? I personally am always on board with plaid not just during autumn but year round! 

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo, Chelan