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chelseahorsley Thank you all for your thoughtful, insightful, and very very kind words yesterday. I read through each one, cried through some, and felt buoyed. Women are so good for that! Some very wise words in those comments that I'm anxious to reflect more on. ️ *(photo is this morning at my local nursery... I've become addicted to plants) 1d
  •   kimifry21 So much better than our selection here! 1d
  •   jessmolsen Sad that I somehow missed that post of yours yesterday, but glad I got to go read it now. I didn't imagine or expect any aspect of how my life has turned out so far. Some days I feel like life is REALLY unfair. And it is, that's the truth of it. It's unfair in someway to everyone. Anyway, your post reminded me of a quote I saved a while ago: 1d
  •   jessmolsen "“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.” ― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged 1d
  •   jessmolsen I just love the first line "do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark"... I think that's all we can do a lot of them time. Just do all we can to not let the spark go out despite all of it. Love you. 1d
  •   heidithack plaaaaants!!! @nbayles 1d
  •   hildamendez OMG we must be kindred shoppers as all I want to spend my $$ on lately are plants and flowers! {see my most recent post} have fun! 24h
  •   alexandraallred I met your mom yesterday. She is so sweet! I loved her! Hope you know how amazing you are! 23h
  •   nbayles @heidithack love 18h

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chelseahorsley Getting vulnerable here. I had a rough day. Lots of thoughts about the hardships we've had the past few years came to a head and I got a migraine thinking about it all. I struggle a lot with how and why my life is different from what I imagined or even hoped it would be at this point. What's so hard is not because of hardships that have come our way, but because I fall short for my own expectations I have for myself. Things I wanted for my family and myself, who I want to be, accomplishments I wanted to have achieved. I don't feel like it's for lack of effort. In fact, I feel like I try really hard. I wonder if it really benefits your kids to tell them they can have anything they set their mind to? Good things happen to bad people, and bad things happen to good people all the time, and sometimes it just doesn't matter how much you want it, or work for it. That's hard for me to accept I guess. (*photo has nothing to do with this post obvs). 2d
  •   bethycliff I'm a little late, but I understand. I have days where I feel like a stranger in my own body, as it performs the same tasks needed to get through the day (like muscle memory). I remember once someone said that the most beautiful people on this earth are the ones who have been through the hardest trails, felt pure sorrow and made it through. You are one of those people and if the comments above show anything, it's that you and your family are extremely loved. I'm sorry you had one of those days, I have them more often than I want to admit. Thanks for sharing! 1d
  •   cassandraallred just as so many have said, this post absolutely resonates with us ALL. we all struggle with feeling like we're always falling short or not living up to the high (sometimes unrealistic) expectations we place on ourselves or what our "perfect life" would look like... there's really no such thing of course. I do know a few things without a doubt, that you are so loved and admired and you are more capable and stronger than you could ever think... you can and DO get through hard things and you are bigger and better and more graceful because of them. I love you to the moon! 1d
  •   hannahacarpenter This room is special 18h
  •   hannahacarpenter @lesliejerkins this room 18h
  •   jennwarner @anniebkarren I could not have said this better. Love you, and think that you are beyond amazing I hope you can see what all these people see, and the impact you have had on so many lives. Xoxo 15h
  •   laurenliess Sending hugs and love. I can't tell how much hearing from you always brightens my day. Xoxo 8h
  •   chelseahorsley @hannahacarpenter thank you! I just clicked over and stumbled on your "feeling selfish in 2015" post and loved it. here here for shaving more often and actually using the lotion on yourself other than your kids. 7h
  •   rmf98 Chelsea, this poem helps me. And according to it, you are a very successful person "Success" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
    To laugh often and much;
    To win the respect of intelligent people
    and the affection of children;
    To earn the appreciation of honest critics
    and endure the betrayal of false friends;
    To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
    To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child,
    a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
    To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
    This is to have succeeded. 6h

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chelseahorsley It's raining ice outside. Yes, really. So naturally I headed out in it to buy something to make our inside feel more warm. Hoping this tropical lily plant does the trick! #mymorning #greenliving #homestyling 2d

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chelseahorsley Hung Tate's little party print. Making this my second favorite corner in her room . @lisauntitled has some of my favorite art, especially for kids spaces. this batik print says "waiting for the party to begin", which is so fitting for Tate. #chelseahorsleydesign #horsleyhome #liveartfully #details #decor #kidsrooms #interiordesign #DMkidrooms 3d

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chelseahorsley Two little monkeys heading up to a bath where Finn said "this is fridiculous mom" as I washed his hair. He also sprinkled Tuck with "pixie dust" (aka flicking water in tucks face), and told me "Tuck is such a man", for choosing his dinosaur pajamas to wear afterward. Sometimes these kids age me, and sometimes I think they keep me young from all the laughing. #finnandtuck #twins 4d
  •   jennwarner Boys say the coolest things 4d
  •   debsalittlelate Fridiculously adorable!! I want Finn to narrate my life 4d
  •   stacidavies I really like everything abt this post. 4d
  •   jj_bonds Exactly. 3d
  •   nbstepp Life with boys is never boring. 3d
  •   abicrabby I do love this post. 3d
  •   erin_meeker Good golly, I need to see them again soon. 3d
  •   marciebusath Seriously, with the laughing. Even better when they aren't trying to be funny. So lucky to have each other. 2d

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chelseahorsley Nothin like the soft sounds of this game on a Saturday morning. All my kids (and husband) are cheaters! 5d

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chelseahorsley I think he was born in the wrong generation. He pulls this greaser look off too well. #spiritweek #tuckbennett #greaselightening 6d

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chelseahorsley Myself as a chair. Classic, black, white, and bohemian. Can't remember the last time I loved something so much. @rentpatina #classicdesign #fridayinspiration #chairs #furniture #decor 6d

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chelseahorsley I think it's a mix of spring fever and cabin fever, but I've been rearranging every last nook in my home this week. Back to my first love when styling this bookshelf, pages facing out. #bookshelves #shelfie #styling #designdetails #chelseahorsleydesign #horsleyhome #neutrals 1w
  •   brookethejohnson Pretty as always! Soaking in serenity on Instagram while your kiddos are entertained eating!! :) 1w
  •   studio7interiors I have spring fever so badly! Already scheming of my patio plans! I want it now! 1w
  •   sarmetcalfe Lovely as always! 1w
  •   drupowers I love the tap for sources! 1w
  •   holliyoho I'm getting the rearrange itch too! 1w
  •   always_lou_designs So pretty! 1w
  •   jennwarner Oh how I wish you could come organize all my corners!!! 1w
  •   careprince Love Kinfolk! Do you have the cook book? 1w

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chelseahorsley Acting the part for Wacky Wednesday at school. He wears those bloomers and tights well! Also, I've been asked why Tuck isn't pictured on my feed maybe as often as my other kids and that makes me sad. The truth is, and many of you may not know, Tuck goes to therapy every day from 8-5pm, except weekends. His needs are different from Finns, so his day is spent differently. Instagram photos don't account for the amount of love we have for our children, of course. #tuckbennett #autism #autismawareness #autismlove 1w
  •   laurietovey As a special ed teacher .... on the early intervention !! You will see positive results!! Good for you all! 1w
  •   anniegoddard1 Why are people so lame? You are a wonderful mother, and of course your Instagram feed shows no differently. 1w
  •   abicrabby I have some obscenities to say that someone would even have the nerve to ask that. Boggles my mind. But enough with the negative, this photo is full of happiness and I love his smile. 1w
  •   danig0517 His facial expression with that wacky outfit is ADORABLE! He is just pure happiness. No wonder you love him less!!! 1w
  •   hollyrob52 This cracks me up! 1w
  •   nunubot123 Who on earth would say such a thing? They must be a new follower or they are just a meanie. Goodness knows how much you love all your children. Tuck is awesome in this! I love your style. 1w
  •   marciebusath He has my heart. 1w
  •   jennwarner Pulls it off like a champ!! That facial expression is the best/ such s cutie 1w

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chelseahorsley Press play to enjoy what I've been enjoying the past 3 nights. Well, this and the bachelor. Just livin out her music video dreams in our family room. I would too if I had 1/10 her rhythm or confidence. #tatescarlet #yougogirl 1w

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chelseahorsley Spring mantle styling on a frigid Monday morning. #shelfie #styling #interiors #horsleyhome #blooms #chelseahorsleydesign 1w
  •   saramallred I'm always afraid of real flowers. what fake ones look good enough that I can get away with? 1w
  •   brittanystraw13 Everything in your house always looks so gorgeous! 1w
  •   chelseahorsley @saramallred Crate and barrel and also west elm have some good options- I particularly love pussy cat willows, and cherry blossom. You can find good silks for those. Also, because they kind of look plastic anyway, succulents are super easy to get away with being fake. BUT also so so easy to keep alive, especially in your climate. Most like to to be drowned and then dried up, then repeat. Mothers in law tongue is easy to care for- I have an awful green thumb and I've managed to keep mine alive inside for 6 months now. ? 1w
  •   chelseahorsley @brittanystraw13 just the pics I choose to share, right you're so kind, thank you! I do love to decorate it, but it's also a very real livable home full of little kids toys and messes. 1w
  •   danahcurtis Gorgeous 1w
  •   cassandraallred and what a neat little print! 1w
  •   beccamatsu Hey Chelsea. Can you help me find those ikea shelves. Can't seem to pull them up under my searches. Do u know what they are called? 1w

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chelseahorsley Snuck in on Tate and one of her besties yesterday. They "play" in her bedroom now. Writing in secret diaries, taking selfies, dancing to Taylor swift, bean boozleing, and painting nails. #girlsbegirls #8goingon18 #tweens 2w

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chelseahorsley There was this adorable 15 minutes today when Tate was busy with a friend, Tuck was still napping, and Finn was explaining how the "sparkles" on tinkerbell work and why these pirate shows are the best ever. Love this boy. #finnrobinson 2w

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chelseahorsley Saturday morning blur. I think it's in a little brothers job description to torture older sisters at all times. 2w
  •   libbermore Thems the rules. 2w
  •   jennwarner Haha love it 2w
  •   michellemarieross I guess I have to comment here about the bright lip Selfie! I was dying & loved it! Plus I have to admit I've been 2nd guessing putting on bright lips lately bc of #bachelor & #Britt! She's ruining it for the rest of us! ps. Your kids & house are gorgeous! 2w
  •   sarmetcalfe Hi Chels! Your sheets- I love them! Would you mind sharing where they are from? And I so understand from my own home what Tate is going through!! 1w
  •   sarmetcalfe Or I should say your duvet cover. 1w
  •   chelseahorsley @sarmetcalfe , at first I was like " my sheets? She's got good eyes. They're just plain white, but okay" haha. The duvet is west elm. I got it a few years ago though. I think biscuit home has one similar. It's dotted, not French knots though. But still really cute. 1w
  •   sarmetcalfe Hahah. Its so classy and simple! Love it Chels. Thanks for the reference beyond the reference:) 1w

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chelseahorsley Really liked this moment in the @westelmindianapolis store this evening. Pretty sure the art is their own display, am I right guys? It makes me want to frame a gallery of richly colored paper for my kids playroom! Here I go again with more art ideas I don't have the space for. #decoratorproblems #art #westelm #color 2w

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chelseahorsley The kid version of a vegetable tray. "Morning appetizers". My lazy solution to getting the boys a new snack every 3 minutes. #setitandforgetit #twins #motherhood #finnandtuck 2w

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chelseahorsley Finns school was cancelled due to below 0 temps, and Tuck has pneumonia. Thank goodness for kitchen sinks and palmolive bubbles. 🚿 #twins #finnandtuck 2w
  •   anniegoddard1 Oh my, those buns are just scrumptious. 2w
  •   elizajaney I never commented on your previous Insta- but my vote is to have one acct and keep things how they are! I love all your design/lifestyle posts! 2w
  •   limorgan22 Oh man, it's unseasonably *warm* here in Utah. I'm missing winter! Below 0 is just wrong, though. Those tushies are way too cute! 2w
  •   anniebkarren I haven't done this trick in a long time. I need it these days with my busy bodies. 2w
  •   evelloyd Cutest little bums 2w
  •   hollyrob52 Sweet boys 2w
  •   michellemarieross Why is it kids love playing with water so much!?!? Those two are so cute! 2w
  •   alyssannprescott His undies!!!!2w

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chelseahorsley Okay friends... Opinions, everyone please! Would you like to see my account split up into two separate feeds. One for my design life, and one for my personal life. Or keep it together how it has been, knowing that I will be adding more design posts. Thanks! photo is my moms beautiful new brass chest that I might steal. #survey #alicelaneathome #designdetails #designdecor #brass #tabletop @debsalittlelate 2w
  •   faffyjane Love it! Keep it together 2w
  •   alicianolly Together! If it isn't broke, don't fix it 2w
  •   nunubot123 I love it all but want more more more! 2w
  •   marciebusath I think the people have spoken. I want that print! 2w
  •   chelseahorsley @marciebusath ah, me too! They have a couple that are similar too and just as neat. All at @alicelanehome 2w
  •   daniellemoss_ I love seeing both in the same feed so I would just say consider if you want to share the personal stuff with work stuff. it's your Instagram, your family, and your work. just do what feels right to you! logging in here and to @theeverygirl_ is a pain. having 1 is much easier! 2w
  •   evelloyd Obviously I would love/follow both. 2w
  •   moderneve One account :) 1w

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chelseahorsley Sharing an after school snack. Pita chips + guacamole. Listening to her tell me how she "needs" to start making her own school lunch now because once she's in junior high and the boys are in elementary the mornings will be too chaotic, and she better get used to it now. Apparently those days are quickly upon us. #firstchild #tatescarlet #raisingherself 2w
  •   chelseahorsley @dannymangum ha. So it's actually just a grown up ikea table with a kid ikea table slid up to/ slightly under it. 2w
  •   brookethejohnson She looks way too old in the picture!! 2w
  •   brookethejohnson And more like Wyatt than ever!!! 2w
  •   ahaymore What an awesome kid!! 2w
  •   ashleeandmike First borns are legit! Until jr high hits and the it's a whole other bag of crap. 2w
  •   jennwarner When did she grow up?? This if so great... I'll bet she is the best helper 2w
  •   marciebusath Looks like your work here is done. 2w
  •   evelloyd Oh man! We all need a tate. 2w

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