Wednesday, November 30, 2011

new song // take me down to rest

Jake (my brother) and I have been singing more frequently lately. Since a few weeks ago, Philip and Natalie (my sister-in-law) have joined us. We have been writing songs, hanging out and even recording a little to get ready for a show we're having this Friday. It has been lots of fun and the four of us make a great little team. (We have yet to come up with a name for our little family band, so we're still just 'Jake and Chels'.)

We finished a new Christmas song the other night. So far, this one is my favorite:

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Hope everyone had a fun thanksgiving! We had a great day relaxing and eating with our families-so many things to be thankful for!

Are you doing any Black Friday shopping this year? We might face the crowds tonight. We'll see what happens when midnight rolls around :)Philip is having a Black Friday/ Cyber Monday sale in his Etsy shop (20% off of everything!) He's also offering a special 30% discount to my twitter followers! For that code, follow me here.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

interior inspiration

I took this photo after breakfast at the King's Highway at the Ace Hotel. This was our 2nd meal here and both were amazing!

Philip and I are planning on moving when our lease is up in March. We have been looking at lofts and talking about how we want ours to be arranged/ decorated. I would love a seat like this in our future home.

Friday, November 18, 2011

vintage spotlight guest post

Photos taken by Nathan Colwell.

Hair styled by Cailen Gibbons.

I am very honored to be a guest post for The Gown Swap's Vintage Spotlight! You can find my feature and check out more pictures of this awesome dress (that's for sale) here.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

pretty details.

We took some engagement photos for Kyle and Cailen last weekend. This is just a little teaser :)

hard at work.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that Laura and I have been working on a lot of pretty things for our Christmas boutique next month. She has a lot of gorgeous stones that she's been making into jewelry. (The blue necklace in the middle is one that she made for me.) I have been making a lot of baby girl headbands for the holiday season. I'm very excited for the show and am hoping that I get everything done before then.

Philip and I are going to Palm Springs this weekend, we have Thanksgiving next week, lots of practicing to do with Jake and Natalie for our Christmas performance, presents to pack and send to Germany, lamps to build, and tons of ideas that need to come to life before Christmas is over. It's going to be a fun couple of months! :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Hark the Herald

Jake and I recorded a new song last week. One of the best parts: our spouses joined us this time (and it's a Christmas song)! The four of us got together to write harmonies, arrange lyrics, and record this little something. It was so much fun and I can't wait to do it again this week! We have a little performance in December and have lots of practicing to do. This one is free, so enjoy!

for christmas.

I found this print by Sandra Diekmann a while back and fell in love instantly. When I saw it on an iPhone case, I about died.

Monday, November 7, 2011

hello there.

Here's a quick photo that Nathan took of me over the weekend. It's for a special something that I'll share soon. I just had to post one. His photos always look amazing!

How was your Monday? Mine went by really fast. I have a crazy week ahead of me (again). However, I am really excited about Thursday. I'll be at West Elm for Design*Sponge's book tour! I can't wait!!