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.

  • “31 Days of Halloween” from Nancy Nightmare & the Wizard

    “31 Days of Halloween” from Nancy Nightmare & the Wizard

    Usually, I put all my favorite musical finds of the season in my 13 Spooky Music Video playlist, but this song was so amazing, it deserved its’ own post! If you’ve not yet had the pleasure of listening to Nancy Nightmare and the Wizard‘s 31 Days of Halloween, you should stop what you’re doing and […]

  • The Halloween Guys in Modesto, CA

    The Halloween Guys in Modesto, CA

    On September 7th, I had the pleasure of getting to attend opening day of a local Halloween store in my area. Modesto, California, to be exact. Modesto is only a 15-20 minute drive from my home depending on traffic and I was not disappointed by this very exciting pop-up shop dedicated to the Halloween season. […]

  • Nine Months Into Motherhood

    Nine Months Into Motherhood

    How is it that it’s become 3/4 into my baby girl’s first year of life?! I feel like so much has happened already yet still at the same time feel like we were coming home from the hospital. It’s definitely a whirlwind of emotions! Month Seven Officially crawling, this girl was seriously on the go! […]

  • Halloween Card Exchange 2018

    Halloween Card Exchange 2018

    Can you believe it’s already that time of year again? Yes, it’s true! I am mailing out Halloween Cards once more this year! I had such a blast last year mailing out cards and getting ones in return that I couldn’t resist doing it again. And this year it’s a whole new card design so […]

  • Midsummer Scream 2018

    Midsummer Scream 2018

    Another Midsummer Scream attended and another countdown for the next to commence! I had such a blast once again and it was super fun actually having people I know through Instagram that I tried to say hi to as well! In fct, I had so much fun, I still forgot to take enough footage. Luckily, […]

  • #MSSCountdownChallenge 2018

    #MSSCountdownChallenge 2018

    Are you ready for the Midsummer Scream Instagram challenge? Need some guidance on the topics? Save the image below to your phone and read on for some suggestions if needed. Don’t forget to tag #msscountdownchallenge and @toastalongwithchelsea if you’re participating! I’d love to see how everyone does this year and how I can improve it […]

  • Six Months Into Motherhood

    Six Months Into Motherhood

    I can’t believe I’ve been a mom for six months! I can’t believe my baby girl is already six months old! Where did the time go? It still feels like we just came home from the hospital yesterday. The time is flying to fast, but I’m doing my best to enjoy every moment of it. Before […]

  • Let’s Talk Wine…Cocktails that Aren’t Sangrias

    Let’s Talk Wine…Cocktails that Aren’t Sangrias

    Despite being an avid wine drinker, I’m not a huge fan of sangria. When drinking them at restaurants, they’re not usually up to par and there’s only one sangria that I can think of that I genuinely enjoyed which was made by an old co-worker. White wine, white peaches, white raspberries and grand marnier, it […]

  • “The Pink Elephant” Cocktail Recipe

    “The Pink Elephant” Cocktail Recipe

    Inspired by HedgeComber’s Pink Elephant cocktail recipe, I sought out to make this recipe in large batch format so I wouldn’t need to keep mixing it up for guests during the party. Everything was chilled in advanced so the drink would be ready to serve. You may have also noticed that I substituted lemons in […]

  • My 30th Pink Elephant Vintage Circus Birthday Party

    My 30th Pink Elephant Vintage Circus Birthday Party

    Come one! Come all! Step right up to read all about the details of my 30th Pink Elephant Vintage Circus birthday party! It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for! After deciding somewhat spur of the moment back in January that I wanted to have a circus-themed party for my big 30th celebrating, I put perhaps […]

  • Anniversary Celebration at Trader Vic’s

    Anniversary Celebration at Trader Vic’s

    We celebrated our anniversary at Trader Vic’s last Friday for lunch and boy, did we have a blast! We had the pleasure of checking out Trader Vic’s last year for brunch in November when we attended their Hawaiian Brunch and Bazaar to support our favorite bar tender, B-Rex selling his wares. I was eight month […]

  • Four Years of Wedded Life

    Four Years of Wedded Life

    I never get tired of thinking about where we’ve been and where we’ll go. Going on nine years of getting to know each other and four years of marriage, we have been through so many adventures and I love that we only continue to plan even more. As it is, we’re on the amazing adventure […]