Thursday, August 27, 2015

two favs on repeat:

p i z z a
p u p p y [and husband]
more p i z z a

more p u p p y

if it aint broke, don't fix it. you know?

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

manomet glimpses as told by my iphone


we are back! actually we've been back for about a week and a half, but! liiiiiife is all sorts of busy! and crazy! and good too! these days of ours. and you know after any vacay you just feel like you need to get organized. and play catch up. and so we have been doing a whole lot of that at work. at home. with friends. that kinda thing! our trip to my dearest beachy love was really special and beautiful and fuunn! so much fun. i loved getting to re-introduce my beach to my [hot] husband and me myself as Chelsea Coleen Hyatt. and it was really great to spend so much time surrounded by my family. and then to watch my husband get to spend so  much time with them as well, my heart was really happy and really like, why must we ever leave this beautiful sanctuary?  so memory of mine!! here are a few little snippets from my ever handy iphone. i took a whoooole lot on my big cam as well that i will get to one of these days! my dad was like welllll, hmmm, what do you do with all those pictures. and iiii was like well, i have no idea. but i must capture it all! gotta soak it up. mind. body. soul. aaaand camera. ;)  and one day when i am old and gray and hangin' with my [still probably hot] husband and probably can't walk down to the beach like these good old days we are currently living, we will just pop out all the million photo albums i will have and be like hey! remember the time blah blah blah. and the mems will live on!! in so many tangible and intangible ways :)

and ps, you know out of all the little moments i snapped, that last little black and white piccy riiiight up there? i ran inside to get something and on my way out i kinda froze and snapped and i think its really a favorite of mine. nothing that will win lots and lots of awards for the grainy blurry imperfectness of it ;) but because it perfectly captures how our time is spent at the beach we love.  one big group all gathered together. in the backyard, on the beach, on our porches. visiting and laughing [aaand occasionally in family dance party mode] and thiiiis is what makes manomet soo special. the littlest, simplest of moments are just so big sometimes.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

manomet, meet husband!


today we head to my family's beach house in manomet,  ma and i am so[oooo!] looking forward to seeing the ones i love so dearly and the beach that has taken such great care of us over the years. in fact every summer of my whole existence. except last summer! last summer was the first time i did not make my annual beachy trip! a break in tradition! which i'm so against. but my bachelorette weekend just so happened to fall at the same time, so all that love and marriage and celebrating with the prettiest of b-maids took its place.  but this summer, we-are-back. tradition, commence! and i will be introducing my dearest favorite place to my husband for the very first time! because last time they met 2 summers ago, he was my boyfriend. !!! we were thinking about that last night and gosh its crazy to me. and sooo cool. those moments are never lost on my sentimental self. i grew up on this beach. it has seen me through every little and big moment of my entire life. i mean, i documented a lot of our lives right there - on the back of old picture frames, before i had ever been to a school dance, or had my first kiss, or had my license or had any idea of where i would go to college or that a boy named austin parker even existed. and its just really really cool for me to get to (re)introduce it to my husband for the very first time. granted he's been there before! but still :) and we are ready. we have had a no-seafood policy for the past couple of weeks because we plan to eat a lot of it ;)  and we are ready to jump off flat rock and sleep in the mermaid room and  the jetty walks to the sugar shack and sea glass grand slams and lunches at the bluff bar and the annual pirate party aaand, a million other nicknamed things. i feel really, really thankful to be so excited for the simplest of things with the ones i love the most.

Friday, July 17, 2015

rice krispy ice cream pie

...approved by my former 8 year old self, my current 29 year old self aaaand a husband ;)

i made this bday dessert for my husband dearest on his day of birth back in may and a couple of people asked for the recipe! so hey! here i am! only took me two months ;) but its easy. and soo worth the wait! growing up i didn't really like cake, so for my birthday my mom would always make an ice cream rice krispy pie, my favorite. then and now, always and forever, amen.  and because tradition runs deep in these bones and heart of mine, i like to make it for austin and knowing myself like i do, i will prooobably make it for our kids one day too. [but if they muuust have a cake, well let them eat cake! but ice cream rice kripy pie will probably be there too ;)]   

you will need:

  • half gallon of your favorite ice cream
  • 1 bag of mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups of rice krispies
  • 3 tablespoons of butter or margarine
  • pam cooking spray


  • spray pam on the bottom of the pie plate, take out ice cream from freezer to thaw so its easier to work with
  • to make the crust: melt 3 tablespoon margarine or butter in large saucepan over low heat
  • add marshmallows and stir until completely melted
  • remove from heat
  • mix in 6 cups rice krispy
  • stir until well coated
  • spread the rice krispy mixture in pie plate, add ice cream and freeze!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

chelsea lately!

lots of little snaps as of our world lately! let's seeee....
sunsets on the prettiest of evening walks
trying ever so hard to keep those plants of ours alive in this heat!
flowers riding shotgun and morning coffee treats 
reunions with some of my most loved ones
pizza <3 always and forever. 
hopping into neighbors lawns because their sign is just so! on! point! 
cupcake muffin baking :)
birthday celebrating thisss birthday blogger babe
celebrating eight years of  boyfriend-girlfriendness, wooo!
polaroid snapping of our little home and saturday morning breakfasting  
my favorite hyatt boys
...more of those favorite hyatt boys, like puppies, like daddies!
loving on our blooming blooms
cuddling with this snuggly snuggler 
birthday celebrating my dearest love's 29th year 
fourth of julying! 
my summer necessities 
anddd a whole lot more of this.

summer! you have been a fun one! keep on, keepin on! we love you :))

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

24 hours in nash

we traveled to the land of music a couple of weekends ago to see a brother, daddy, and mom of mine! almost all of us! it was one of those quick twenty-four hour trips that went much much much too quick for me. but like always, sooo good for my heart. my parents weren't flying in until eaaarly sunday morning and actually colin was away on tour, but  we drove up anyways saturday afternoon just so we could squeeze in a one trip to PM sushi. it is our favorite sushi place ever. ever. ever. so we had to. and it was so worth it. the next morning we met my parents for b-fast, said one quick hello to the musician bee, and hopped on over to riverfront walk because cma fest was still going on! and so many fun people were performing everywhere, including dustin lynch, yay! so we got to see that brother of mine in action doing what he loves on the prettiest [and hottest] of days.  all in the name of family time, amen!