October 28, 2013

October Is For Lovers

I want to start off this post by wishing my soon-to-be husband a very happy 25th birthday today! He is the sunshine of my life and deserves to have the most wonderful birthday! Happy Birthday, darling! I love you! 

The end of October is near, and I've been attempting to wear as much plaid, drink as many pumpkin drinks, and enjoy our pumpkins and puppy Halloween costumes to the fullest (seriously, they both look so cute in their costumes!). October has been a whirlwind month! I felt so on top of things during the early days, but as the month went on I became busier and busier. I was talking to Scott about this last night, and he told me that this happens every October and not to worry - there's still time to catch up on blogging and finish off my "must-do in October" list, which still includes carving a pumpkin, go somewhere haunted, and eat an apple donut!

This weekend was also a bit of a whirlwind! On Friday, I got off a few hours early after having a party/team building event with my co-workers. Once I got home, I savoured the few extra daylight hours that I'm seeing less of each day. Around 7pm Scott and I headed to downtown Phoenix to attended Pedal Craft Volume 3 - a one night celebration that merges our local design community and our growing urban bicycle scene. It was held at one of our favorite art galleries, MonOrchid, and featured a handful of local artist and their bicycle themed posters - prints of which were sold, and a portion of the proceeds went to Welcome To America, a non-profit organization that lends a helping hand to newly arriving refugees. Scott and I took home two posters - one by our friend Josh (monsters on bicycles!), and one by Kelsey Dake. Pedal Craft was surely a hit this year, and I feel so blessed to have watched it grow over the past three years! Here's to Volume Four!

Saturday was by far our busiest day of the month! In the morning, I went to pick up my wedding dress (!!!) with my cousin, then in the late afternoon/early evening Scott and I took our engagement photos with our wedding photographer, Sarah of Arrow and Apple. After our shoot, we had dinner with the Rhodes family, and then we were off to my boss' Halloween party - we went as a cat and a cowboy! Whewww! Sarah has posted two sneak peeks of our photos so far and I'm dying to see the rest! Promise to post a few when we get them!

Outfit details:
Button up: Levi's
Blouse: Lucky Brand
Bag: Vintage Coach
Jeans: Levi's
Wedges: TOMS

This afternoon Scott and I had a little lunch date at The Chop Shop, and tonight we're making the rounds at a few local restaurants, and then enjoying the homemade cheesecake we baked together last night! I started this tradition of baking Scott a cheesecake on his 18th birthday - our very first birthday together as a couple (only four days after we started dating). Every year since then I've (meaning my sweet grandmother and I) either baked him a cheesecake, or we've bought one from The Cheesecake Factory! This year we used a new recipe, so I'm crossing my fingers that it turned out yummy!

I'm out for now, but I'll be back later today with an extra exciting giveaway!
-Chelsea xo


  1. how sweet that you make him that every year!

  2. such a gorgeous bag! i think i need a vintage coach bag!!

    Sandy a la Mode