Chelsey is a fun-loving girl from Austin, Texas. She’s a student, part-time waitress, writer, photographer, actor and the new face of Volcom’s GO VOLCOM SWIM video campaign. She loves music, her friends, and living life to the fullest. Her interest in photography allows her personal style to show thru her photos. This down to earth girl brings a unique viewpoint thru her lens and story telling.
Recently, I had posted 6 months worth of what I thought were amazing moments in my 2012. This is my follow up, with the remainder of my best of 2012. Just about starting around July onto this very moment! See my Part 1 post here.
Of course, a summer in Texas isn’t complete without an adventure tubing the river. Followed by Ghostland Observatory.
Killing Boredom Dead & Obscurite launching!
Moving into a sweet house in central Austin with these foxes! Andrea and Caitlin!
ACL (Gary Clark Jr.)
Conquering Big Bend! 18 miles… so worth it.
Vineyard days to celebrate loves lives.
Honestly, 2012 has been amazing because it really has been so much FUN!
I loved this year. There are so many other good times that I wish I had enough room and time to share. For now, this will have to do.
To everyone that has been apart of my life this year, thank you.
To everyone that has loved me, been there for me, and helped me grow, thank you.
I can only hope to give you the same MORE in 2013!
I can’t believe another year has come and is now leaving. It has been a beautiful year, 2012. I have learned a lot about myself this year. I have traveled more this year than I have in quite some time and with that I grew. I’m not the same woman I was at the beginning of 2012. I am stronger, smarter, and better, as are you. Here are some of my favorite times from 2012.
First snowboarding trip, ever. Crushing Breckenridge in style thanks to Volcom wear.
SXSW and all of its glory.
Conquering the Llano River, walking through fields of bluebonnets, and capturing sunsets with Bill.
Going to one of the world’s natural treasures, Hamilton Pool.
Edgefest in Dallas. Two things, POSSO has created my favorite romper, ever. Black Keys, you steal my heart live.
Costa Rica and its entirety. I am in love with that country and can NOT wait to go back.
Turning 25 and catching the Lumineers live at Waterloo.
I’m going to stop here for right now. After looking at just 6 months (my birthday is in June) of 2012, it was trying picking just these photos. So, I’m going to follow up with another “best of 2012″ that will conclude the rest of my year, soon!
I don’t know about you, but I have the hardest time getting into the holiday spirit. It seems the older that I get, the less I decorate and appreciate. So this year, I am going out of my way to figure out just how to get the Christmas spirit back! Starting, but not ending with..
Alright Mariah Carey, I’m starting to feel the Christmas vibe.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Oh Chevy Chase, no one makes Christmas hunky and a wreck quite like you.
A Christmas Story. Well, this is a classic and probably on repeat all Christmas day. Win!
Everyone’s favorite Christmas story told appropriately– http://FunnyOrDie.com/m/6dxd. Every woman’s favorite, Ryan Gosling. A lot of men’s favorite, Eva Mendez and one of my favorites, Jim Carrey.
No Christmas spirit would be complete with out some Chocolate Chip Cookies. Because, let’s face it.
Nothing says the holidays like sweets.
Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe (thank you, Betty Crocker)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
1. Heat oven to 375º.
2. Mix sugars, butter, vanilla and egg in large bowl. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt (dough will be stiff). Stir in chocolate chips.
3. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are set (centers will be soft). Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
So when you’re feeling like this,
Just think of all of the good that comes from having a holiday spirit.