THE COUNTDOWN IS ON! Dustin and I will be on a plane before we know it, flying across the country and back to my beloved New England to spend a week at our grandparent's beach cottage and I. cannot. wait. It's been a really crazy summer for us, in mostly good ways, but also in a few stressful ways. This trip is exactly what we need to remove ourselves from our lives for a little bit and reset for fall. But, of course, before we get there, I have to pack for a beach vacation first. *Sigh* Packing is not my favorite thing. Ever since my junior year of high school, we've spent a full week at my grandparent's beach cottage, a few miles away from the Hampton boardwalk . . .
*affiliate links Thewhat I bought in a post yesterday is in FULL swing, and yes, I have already spent way more then I should have. What can I say? I was very excited to what I bought in a post yesterday and splurging on the Barefoot Dreams Cardigan was one of the best choices I've ever made. No, I won't blow up the blog or Instagram TOO much with #nsale picks, but I shared what I bought in a post yesterday that you can check out here, and I'll be doing a try-on post once all my orders come in for those who are interested in shopping it. If you want to keep the tabs on that, make sure you check in on my Nordstrom Sale page, where I'll be updating everything during . . .
*affiliate links Yes, I was up at 1 AM last night shopping the Nordstrom Sale. And yes, I get it - hearing about the Nordstrom Sale is probably already annoying the majority of you. Totally understandable. I asked everyone over on Instagram a few weeks ago if they were shopping the Nordstrom sale and if they wanted content centered around that. It was split pretty 50/50, so I decided I would do a post on what I actually ordered from the sale and what I end up keeping (because I definitely won't be keeping it all.) I know that the blogging scene gets a little overwhelming during the Nordstrom Sale and I also know that Nordstrom prices may be a little bit of . . .
Friends. It was 102 degrees today in Utah. We don't have air conditioning (except a small window unit in our room, thank goodness.) It's HOT. SUMMER IS HERE! And while I'm super stoked about all the summer things we've got planned this year, like a trip back East for Beach Week and a day at a water park here in Utah, I'm already over the heat. I'm a fall girl - give me all the cozy leggings and sweaters and jackets and scarves. BUT! I'm trying really hard to not rush through the present and enjoy time as it is right now, instead of complaining and waiting around for the summer heat to end. No sense in waiting for cooler temps to live a vibrant life, right? As . . .
*Affiliate codes used. Thank you for supporting Hey There, Chelsie HAPPY SECOND DAY OF SUMMER AND HAPPY ALMOST 4th OF JULY! I don't know about you, but even though this year is literally flying by, I'm so, so stoked that it's summertime and that the 4th of July is around the corner. It's probably my 3rd favorite holiday of the year (Christmas being number one and Thanksgiving being number two, obviously.) Growing up, we would spend the 4th having big BBQ's at my grandparents' house, swim in their pool, and go watch the fireworks all together as a family. I have nothing but fond memories of the 4th and it's been really fun to create memories and traditions with . . .
Affiliate codes used - see policy for full disclosure. Thanks for supporting Hey There, Chelsie! Dress - Rustic Pineapple Boutique (on sale for $23.00 - I'm wearing Medium) | Jacket - Old Navy (on sale for $29,.97 - wearing size Medium) | Lip - Dose of Colors in Pinky Promise | Sandals - Burlington I've been laying low for most of the last week, doing some soul searching and trying to figure out what the next few months are going to look like for me and my little family. I'm not going to lie, things have been pretty good recently - in my personal life, in my work life, and in my blog/business. I attribute it a LOT to the personal development work I've been . . .
I've been doing monthly Stitch Fix try-ons and unboxings on my Instagram stories for a few months now, and a few weeks ago after sharing my May try-on, someone requested that I try out ThredUp's Goody Box service. I've been a BIG fan of ThredUp for years and years (read more about my experience with them here, here, & here) but I hadn't heard of their Goody Box service until this follower asked me to try it. I hopped onto the ThredUp website and quickly found the Goody Box section and ordered one within 10 minutes. I was really excited to see that the Goody Box was a similar service to Stitch Fix - and possibly even better! Ordering the Goody Box was super . . .
This post has been sponsored by Zappos. All opinions are my own JUNE FIRST?! HOW IS IT ALREADY JUNE FIRST?! Seriously cannot believe how fast this year is flying by - it is honestly freaking me out a little. Wasn't I just listening to Christmas music? (Oh wait, I was just listening to it because I believe in Christmas music all year round.) Anyway, June 1st means that warm weather has finally arrived in Utah - we're already pushing mid 80's and will probably be in the 100's by the end of the month. It gets HOT here and while I love trying out trendy summer styles, let's be 100% honest: on an everyday basis, I'm in the most comfortable, casual summer outfit I can . . .
This post was sponsored by Zappos. Hi. It's been a CRAZY two weeks full of traveling and friends and insanity. If you didn't catch my Instagram stories, here's a brief recap: two weekends ago, Dustbust and I jetted to Las Vegas for a quick weekend getaway to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary. We spent two and a half beautiful days exploring the strip, eating all the food, playing some Blackjack and catching up with dear friends of ours. We came back home, continued to work on our backyard project (full reveal coming next week) and got the house ready for GIRLS WEEKEND. My three best friends Erica, Taylor & Amanda, flew into SLC from ALL over the . . .