chelseapetaja The calm before the real crazy. Send help, i.e., Bloody Marys. 1d

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chelseapetaja Backyard watercolors. 6d

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chelseapetaja Walking to dinner with my dude because a perfect springtime night in Nashville is just the 's knees. 1w

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chelseapetaja Some lunches are prettier than others; i.e., this never happens. That Brussesls sprout salad is so killer and so easy. It's a go-to around here. I'll list the recipe in the comments below! 2w

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chelseapetaja Back to life, back to reality 2w

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chelseapetaja Wrapping up a week with my family boos. Living honest life, as best we know how to today, with my clan. All the heart eyes to them. 2w

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chelseapetaja "...what if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen." —Anne Lamott 3w

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chelseapetaja My glitterati on this glittering ocean. She's also been singing Madonna's "Ray of Light" since she saw this photo. 3w

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chelseapetaja Sunshine, salt water, sand and sky. Amen, amen. 3w

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chelseapetaja Just look at these chill babies. 3w

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chelseapetaja Cracking up with my hearts last night, and our mama being the best audience. Raised by a woman of strength and unparalleled tenderness, filled to the brim with joy and wisdom and understanding. All my heart to the woman who's heartbeat was my first song. xo xo, @debpaxtonhughes! 3w

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chelseapetaja I flew to Florida with my peonies because I just couldn't say goodbye. A woman who spoke little English gestured to the flowers then pointed to her lips and said, "Smile," and my heart broke into a million petals. 3w

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chelseapetaja Beach bound with books and bikinis and my blood boos (read: family). And packing in complimentary colors. 3w

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chelseapetaja It's been the week of the peonies. We've sent photos of them and poems about them. Here's today's yard loot, which I thanked with each cut.
"...and there it is again—
beauty the brave, the exemplary,
blazing open.
Do you love this world?
Do you cherish your humble and silky life?"
—Peonies, Mary Oliver | Read the whole poem and have your heart break right open.
3w

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chelseapetaja Today was great. Also, my dress looks like how a photo turns out when you try to take a picture of something on a computer screen. #accessoryfix 4w
  •   rhainbrown TOTAL BABE ALWAYZ 4w
  •   jcrew 4w
  •   momgyver7 My favorite part? That Jcrew just loved your photo. You look awesome! 4w
  •   quinnlake Gawd always a babe 3w
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  •   jcrew We love your photo and are going to feature it on jcrew.com! Thank you for
    taking part in #accessoryfix 3w
  •   frankietimmons I am literally on the hunt for THAT dress for an upcoming trip to France (30th bday!) and would be SO grateful if you could share where it's from? 3w

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chelseapetaja All of the craziest shadows tonight. 1mon
  •   billyjackbrawner3 planter 1mon
  •   theceh We are delivering a chair like that tomorrow. So sad to part with it! 1mon
  •   bren2107nov I used to gave one of those in the 1980s. Loved it. my kids killed it in the 80s @shawniebrins ? remember 4w
  •   vanessachipe Just lovely! 4w
  •   vanessachipe Reminds me of my childhood in Rio. We use to have a wicker chair that hung from the ceiling in the living room. It had very similar patterns in its weaving, much like this one. Ah memories... 4w

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chelseapetaja The windows are open and the sun is shining so what more is there to do than say thanks? 1mon

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chelseapetaja Don't forget to mail your mama a card this weekend! Wouldn't she be surprised if it arrived early?! Plus, a quick paint swash over the front of the envelope for some added flare? C'mon. Kid of the year. I've got you covered with a free printable over on @westelm's blog. Click the link in their profile to be directed that way. 1mon

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chelseapetaja Devastated over the loss of life and the hardships facing the survivors of Saturday's earthquake. And because "we can do small things with great love," all proceeds from my Etsy shop this week will go to relief efforts through the hands and hearts of the people of @directrelief. | Link to my Etsy shop in profile. xo

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.
–Anne Lamott
1mon

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chelseapetaja Flea market gold and TGIF! 1mon

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