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Friday, April 18, 2014

Here's to 22.

Here's to twenty-two.

Here's to celebrating with the same girls who stayed up late with you in college, dreaming about when you would maybe publish a book one day.

Here's to being married to your best friend and loving someone more than you thought was humanly possible.  To salty, windy beach days.  To laying in the sand and counting down the hours until you're a published author.

Here's to waking up at 6:00 on your birthday, both elated and panicked because a certain book is now available for anyone to read.

Here's to celebrating.  To way too much sun.  To family and cake and water way too cold to swim in.  Here's to dreaming and laughing and taking time to remember how good life really is. 

Here's to the twenty-second year of life that's turning out to be quite beautiful.  Here's to laughing and dreaming about the year to come. 

Here's to twenty-two.  To shopping and cocktails and getting caught in the rain.  To staying up way too late and getting up way too early.  To campfires and midnight movies.  Here's to ignoring fear and jumping all in.  Here's to following your dreams no matter what it takes.  Here's to the weeks of fancy dinners and to the weeks of Ramen noodle dinners. Here's to that beautiful place between success and failure.

Cheers to twenty-two.

PS: I'm thinking it's time for a new blog design!  Who are your favorite designers?


  1. happy birthday! What a great 22nd year for you already :)

  2. Happy birthday!!!! This reminds me of that Taylor Swift song "I'm feelin' 22". Enjoy your day! Oh, and one of my favorite designers is Maiedae designs!

  3. Happy birthday and congratulations once again on all the new chapters in your life. May God bless you this year lottle lady. xo

  4. Happy Birthday! Congratulations on achieving your dream! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  5. You are so so adorable and it looks like you had a truly fabulous birthday. I don't know about you but I really like being 22 (;

  6. Well your current one was done by one of my favs, haha! Sounds like you had a fab birthday!!!

  7. what a total babe. ;)

    happy birthday girl! and again, congratulations on such a great accomplishment.

    I'm totally loving "This girl design". She has premade layouts on etsy & she also does custom- depending on what you're looking for.
    her blog is here with info on both:

    I've also had my eye on

    and maiedae

    (depending on your price range)

  8. Happy happy birthday gal! I hope it's great!

  9. Happy birthday Chelsea! I love this, and what a great tribute towards going into your 22nd!

    Blog design? I'm always so excited about blog designs! :)

  10. I hope you have a very very happy birthday! Many warm wishes and lots of love! xx

  11. Awe fun! Happy birthday to you!!! You're so gorgeous!

  12. Happy birthday! Oh my goodness, you look so good in these pictures~I'm jealous. I'm not photogenic at all, lol. Great post! :)

  13. Yay Happy Birthday! Beautiful photos, glad I came across your blog!
    Kristin xx

  14. Happy Birthday and congratulations for all your accomplishments!!

    Rachel | AMomentInTime.

  15. Happy Birthday beautiful! Showering you with sparkly confetti (In my mind).

  16. Happy belated Birthday! :D I wish you the best and another great year! ^_^

  17. Ahh, I love it! Happy belated 22nd birthday, lady!

  18. Yeay! Happy belated birthday, Chelsea! So glad it was a wonderful day for you :)


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