Author Archives: Chelsea

About Chelsea

I am a small town girl. I came to Austin to study at The University of Texas, and a very handsome boy sat behind me in class. I love baking, sewing, watching movies, laughing, and willing my plants to grow.

rocks and plants

I have a working theory that everything I plant half dies, then, in its own sweet time, comes back to life and decides to grow. I am sure the crazy weather doesn’t help. If you left me outside in this, I would have to carefully consider coming back to life too. But I am happy to see our rock garden is finally starting to fill in a little bit. I also added that cactus in the pot for another layer, and he is just as happy as a clam there.


brioche bread

One of our favorite dinners is bread and cheese. Now that we are planning a hypothetical backpacking trip, and going for daily runs to get in proper shape, its like we have to carb load to make it through the day.

I tried something new this week. Brioche, which is fancy, buttery bread. I used this recipe, but I ended up using almost 2 cups of flour. FYI just in case you want to try it! It made one perfect, golden loaf of bread.

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things that caught my eye/ twenty


1. Such a pretty quilt. 2. Looks like something I could eat a lot of. 3. Not the coolest cooler, but still pretty cool. 4. Let’s watercolor paint pictures of our gardens this weekend. 5. Pretty diy leaf hair tie.

Its our first unplanned whole weekend at home in a while! We are going to clean off the grill and cook food with fire.  Hope you have a relaxing one!

the basil of baker st hospital

For the sick and needy basil of today, so that they may become productive pesto of the future.

I transplanted these pitiful looking guys into the ground near our back porch. They were doing just fine in some box planters all spring, but all the sudden looked like they no longer wanted to live. So I stuck them in the ground, and told them to think again.


And this is just a couple days after.


So. There’s that.

black floral tunic

I ripped this shirt apart more than once. The pattern is very long, and I should have tried it on before sewing on the gathered section (lesson learned). But I think I finally ended up with something wearable!


At first, I was a little nervous that it seemed too big all over, but it fits in the arm area, which keeps it from looking messy. The flowy look is also in right now, so I think it wouldn’t look too out of place if you saw it in a store. I’ve worn it to movie night with jeans, and felt super stylish.


guy and girl beauty

Our bathroom is kinda tiny. As much as I would like a giant shelf devoted to make-up and lotions, it does make life a lot less cluttered, and a lot more simple, when we share things. Here are a couple beauty products we both like: some natural black soap, and skin cream that was an especially big help during our spring yardwork phase!

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