Come cheers
with Chelsea!

Take a peek inside my life as I stir in a little spooky, shake up some cocktail fun and garnish it with the parenting wiles of a little monster and boo.

Hang out in my web and join me in a toast to cobwebs, cocktails and motherhood.

  • Halloweentime Earrings

    Halloweentime Earrings

    I love earrings. They’re always such an easy grab-and-go kind of accessory and they can be very simple or super elaborate. My Halloween earring collection is no joke and at this point, I have more pairs of Halloween earrings than there are days in October! In fact, I may actually have a Halloween addition problem. […]

  • Jack-o’-Lanterns on the Halloween Tree

    Jack-o’-Lanterns on the Halloween Tree

    Our first part of my Halloween Tree are, naturally, the jack-o’-lanterns. In the story, the lanterns represent all the people living in the world and as they conclude their festivities for the Halloween evening, the light in their lantern on the Halloween tree goes out. On my Halloween tree, I’m bringing down that scale to […]

  • Halloween Pet Bandanas

    Halloween Pet Bandanas

    Back before Midsummer Scream, I was on the hunt to make something that would be cute, yet also flattering to my then not-as-pregnant-but-still-pretty-pregnant body. I had looked for a project that would be easy to pull off with what fabric remnants I had, but of course everything I had was just a quarter-yard too short […]

  • Creating a Tradition Inspired by the Halloween Tree

    Creating a Tradition Inspired by the Halloween Tree

    Two years ago, I finally dedicated myself to “conquering” Ray Bradbury’s “The Halloween Tree”. I adore Bradbury sci-fi works, but I had never committed time into reading this book. When I did, I was inspired. My vision and idea for Halloween and how it should be celebrated was changed. Of course last year, things panned […]

  • 13 Super Scary Movies

    13 Super Scary Movies

    I hope, my dearest spiderlings, that you are ready to turn off the lights and snuggle up with a buddy who makes you feel safe because today we are talking about the films that have and still do scare, terrify, haunt and horrify me. I’m a big scaredy cat. It doesn’t take much to put […]

  • An Eerie Tale to Share after Midnight

    An Eerie Tale to Share after Midnight

    It was trying to get in. But it needed permission. My permission. And I knew I shouldn’t give it, no matter what. If I acknowledged it was there, the results would not be pleasant. I could feel it in my stomach. The growing baby in my belly felt like it was trying to wiggle away […]

  • 13 Spooky Music Videos

    13 Spooky Music Videos

    I love Halloween music, but I really get in the spirit after watching some well-made spooky-themed music videos. The last few years I’ve shared what I found and this year, I couldn’t resist yet again to do the same. Ready to watch some super spooktacular videos? All you have to do is click the play […]

  • Halloween Card Exchange 2017

    Halloween Card Exchange 2017

    If you know me, you know I am a lover of all things snail mail. There is nothing more satisfying than slapping a stamp on something and dropping it in the blue bin to hear the excitement from it’s receiver a few days later once it has arrived. This is certainly something I have always […]

  • Nancy Nightmare & the Wizard @ Universal Bar & Grill

    Nancy Nightmare & the Wizard @ Universal Bar & Grill

    Back during Midsummer Scream, I was fangirling over meeting Nancy Nightmare and the Wizard, an alternative horror pop/rock duo that hit me up on instagram to check out their stuff last year during the Halloween countdown. Their style was definitely more my pace so I followed them and it’s just kind of gone from there. […]

  • Elvira for Couture for Every Body Launch Party @ Pinup Girl Boutique

    Elvira for Couture for Every Body Launch Party @ Pinup Girl Boutique

    Way back at Midsummer Scream (was it really only a month ago? It feels like so long!), Cassandra Peterson (aka Elvira, Mistress of the Dark) in collaboration with Pinup Girl Clothing‘s Laura Byrnes leaked a special preview of their up and coming clothing line exclusive. In addition to showing off the collection, they also handed out […]

  • Midsummer Scream 2017

    Midsummer Scream 2017

    It is 75 days until Halloween and what better way to celebrate the coming season than with my coverage and reflection of my attendance at the Halloween festival I attended at the Long Beach Convention Center on the last weekend of July? What. A. Blast! Midsummer Scream was all I could have hoped and more. […]

  • Let’s Toast!…To Life’s Surprises

    Let’s Toast!…To Life’s Surprises

    Our family and friends have been asking and waiting and and asking and waiting… …And now? The time is here! My husband and I are very excited over our little monster and I’m very excited to go through the experience and share it with you all. Thank you for letting me share our excitement with you!