Chelsea Crockett

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DIY Scarf Organizer

I adore scarves. There is nothing better than a stylish scarf to top off any ensemble! The only problem with them? They are a pain to store! Well, not anymore!…

I adore scarves. There is nothing better than a stylish scarf to top off any ensemble! The only problem with them? They are a pain to store! Well, not anymore! I have a handy dandy tip to help make storing your stylish scarves a breeze!

What you will need:

 –          Your favorite scarves

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–          Some hangers

–          Shower curtain rings

That is all you will need! Just take the plastic shower curtain rings and hook them around the bottom of the hanger. Then, loop your scarf through the ring! Easy peasy! You can fit about 6/7 scarves on 1 hanger, so if you are a scarf hog like me and have more than 7, just make another hanger! These handy scarf hangers are great because they fit easily inside your closet or on a hook on the wall, and they are so so cheap to make!

If being more organized was on your list of New Year’s resolutions, then this is a great place to start!

XOXO, Chels

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Winter Party Fashion!

Everyone loves a good winter party, right? Today I am going to help you pick out the most fab outfit possible to wear to one. Hopefully this will help you…

Everyone loves a good winter party, right? Today I am going to help you pick out the most fab outfit possible to wear to one. Hopefully this will help you avoid the crisis situation that starts with the words “I have nothing to wear!”

Let’s start with the bottom and work our way up. A cute bottom to wear to any holiday party is black skinny jeans. They are not too uncomfortable and can dress up any outfit. They give you a “put together” look and are a bit classier than regular denim jeans. You can also pair a cute skirt with tights or leggings! What I like to do is pair black tights with a sequined or bright colored skirt. For a holiday party, I would choose a red or a bold colored skirt and black tights.sequin skirt- Chelsea Crockett

And finally on to shoes! With the skirt I would wear cute booties or flats. You can also wear a pair of sparkly flats with your black skinnies to spice things up a bit! Another shoe option to try with the black pants is black boots.

Now to the top! For any outfit during the fall and winter I love layering. You can layer a sequined tank under a black blazer, a sheer blouse under a leather studded jacket, or a classic sweater with a printed scarf. You could even pair a sparkly blazer with a neutral colored shirt.  So many options!sequin jacket- Chelsesa Crockett

But yet another option is to wear a dress! You can wear a retro dress with a full skirt or a glittery cocktail dress! Under the cocktail dress you can pair black tights and short boots with a leather jacket to keep you cozy! Who can forget the “little black dress”? These dresses come in all shapes, sizes and lengths. They are always a safe choice to any holiday party. Black dresses are the universal party dress!

I hope that this has helped you get past the “I have nothing to wear!” crisis. Go out there and show everyone at the party how fashionable you are. Choose one of these outfits, and I guarantee you will have heads turning.

XOXO, Chels

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Spring 2014 Fashion Trends!

Spring is almost here!! After this horribly cold winter I am so totally ready for warm temps. With warm temps comes warm weather fashion! Here is all you need to…

Spring is almost here!! After this horribly cold winter I am so totally ready for warm temps. With warm temps comes warm weather fashion! Here is all you need to know about spring fashion, from what colors are in to what styles to adorn!

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 1. Pretty Pastels: Soft springtime shades are all the rage! From minty-green blazers to lilac pants, you can wear these cute colors all the way through the springtime months. The soft pastel palette compliments any skin tone!

2.  Sweater Lovin’: Sweaters in spring? You bet! Some spring days can be a bit on the gusty side. Pair your favorite springy sweater with flirty skirts and breezy shorts! You can even throw one on over a light dress!the way through the springtime months. The soft pastel palette compliments any skin tone!

3. Wide-Legged Pants: Rock this throwback fashion statement this spring! This style of pants can elongate your frame because of their flare and high-waisted shape! Pair with one of the spring sweaters in the above suggestion, or even a springy blazer or blouse!

 Can you wait to rock these trends? I know I can’t!

XOXO, Chels

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Volumize Your Locks!

Need some quick volume for your hair? Are you always short on time? Well here is a super quick, super easy way to get fast volume that is sure to…

Need some quick volume for your hair? Are you always short on time? Well here is a super quick, super easy way to get fast volume that is sure to add sass to any outfit. Want the deets? Scroll on!

Okay, so is it just me or do some of you have moms who walk around the house wearing ridiculous rollers in their hair? Or worse, do they drive you hair rollersplaces while wearing them? Have no fear, I am not going to make you wear rollers out in public, but I am going to suggest you wear them in the comfort of your home! The best way to get super volume in your hair is to take your damp but almost dry hair and put the top layer in giant Velcro rollers. Use metal roller clips to hold the rollers in your hair.  Once you have the hair in rollers, use a blow dryer to warm the hair in the curlers and blow dry them for about 5 minutes. After you have blow dried them, leave the curlers in for another 10 minutes to let the hair cool down. Spritz them with hair spray and then take the rollers out. You should have some loose, large curls/waves. Rock this easy, voluptuous hair style wherever you go to show super sass!

XOXO, Chels

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Homemade Apple Sauce

When I was a kid, I used to love applesauce! I still do! The best kind of applesauce is the homemade kind, the kind where you know all of the…

When I was a kid, I used to love applesauce! I still do! The best kind of applesauce is the homemade kind, the kind where you know all of the ingredients are all natural and there are no preservatives. Here is a super yummy, super healthy recipe so you can make your very own applesauce!

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Ingredients:

  • 6 medium apples
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tsp. – 1 tbsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract

1.Peel and core the apples. Chop the apples you have cored into chunky pieces.

2. Place the apples in your crockpot. In a separate bowl, combine water, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla. Pour the mixture over the apples in your crockpot, making sure the apples are evenly coated.

3. Put the lid onto the crockpot and cook the apples on low for 4 hours or until they are soft. Once they are soft, remove them from the crockpot and mash them with a hand masher if you want your applesauce to be chunky. If you want it smooth, mix it with a mixer!

Applesauce is the perfect after school or after practice snack! Satisfy your sweet tooth with this yummy treat! When your friends try it, you can tell them you made it from scratch. They will be SO impressed!

XOXO, Chels

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Green Coconut Smoothie

In my book, there is nothing more refreshing than a fruit smoothie. Smoothies are a great healthy snack! They are also the perfect breakfast food! This next smoothie I am…

chelsea crockett smoothieIn my book, there is nothing more refreshing than a fruit smoothie. Smoothies are a great healthy snack! They are also the perfect breakfast food! This next smoothie I am going to introduce to you is jam packed with foods that will give you energy and keep you full for hours on end!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 cup spinach
1 large banana, peeled
1 large green apple, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons shaved coconut
1 cup ice

Put the coconut milk, yogurt, spinach, banana, apple, coconut, and ice into your blender and blend the mixture until smooth. Viola! You now have a fruity, coconut-y, energy packed smoothie that will keep you full and focused all day long!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Snow Ice Cream!

What are the two words every teenager longs to hear? “Snow Day”! As you have probably seen on my Instagram, it snowed in my hometown this week! All of the…

What are the two words every teenager longs to hear? “Snow Day”! As you have probably seen on my Instagram, it snowed in my hometown this week! All of the snow got me thinking about what you can MAKE with snow! Did you know that you can make ice cream out of snow? You totally can! Check out the recipe below and try it out!

Ingredients:

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-1 cup white sugar

-2 cups of milk

-1 tbs vanilla extract

 

So what you do is you take a big bowl outside with you and scoop some snow (about 2 gallons) into it! Make sure its clean snow, none of that yellow snow ;). Next, stir in the vanilla and sugar to taste.  Gradually stir in the milk so that it does not melt the snow. Once you have reached the consistency that you desire, serve it! This type of recipe should be served immediately after you make it because of the snow. That stuff melts FAST! And, snow ice cream is not really that good if you freeze it to use again. Next time it snows at your house, try out this super unique recipe!

 

Comment below if you try this yummy winter treat and tell me how you like it!

XOXO, Chels

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Before You Go To The Salon…

Who doesn’t love a trip to the salon? Getting your hair done can give you a bounce in your step! There are a few things you need to take care…

Who doesn’t love a trip to the salon? Getting your hair done can give you a bounce in your step! There are a few things you need to take care of before you go to the salon to make sure you get the most out of your visit! Stay tuned to hear the deets.

  1. Research salons: The first thing you need to do is do your research. Check which salons have the best prices, the best service, the closest to your home, all that jazz! Some salons offer deals around the holidays, so you 
  2. k13024915could even find coupons or special offers that will save you money! Read the reviews on the salons to see what other people say about them.
  3. Find photos: The only person who really knows what you want is YOU! The best way to ensure that your stylist knows EXACTLY what you want is by bringing her pictures of what you want. My favorite place to look is Pinterest! Also, when you bring in a picture the stylist can give you advice on whether that hair style is a good choice for you.
  4. Book your appointment: In order to make sure that you have the time that you need, book your appointment a few days ahead of time.  Also, make sure you are on time!! if you are late, the stylist cannot take their time and do your hair the best they can, and it is also mega rude to be late! It is a waste of their time and yours.

Make sure to keep these tips in mind when you are planning a trip to the salon!

XOXO, Chels 

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Homemade Nutella!

Nutella is the best invention on the planet. It is chocolaty goodness! I found this recipe for homemade Nutella that is to die for. Read on, chocolate lovers! Ingredients: -1…

Nutella is the best invention on the planet. It is chocolaty goodness! I found this recipe for homemade Nutella that is to die for. Read on, chocolate lovers!

Ingredients:

-1 cup hazelnuts

-12 ounces milk chocolate chips (melted in the microwave)

– 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

– 3 tablespoons powdered sugar

-1 teaspoon vanilla extract

-1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat your oven to 350. Lay the hazelnuts on a cookie sheet and toast them for about 14 minutes. You will need to take the skins off of the nuts and toasting them helps the skins come off. Place the nuts into a towel and rub them until the skins come off. Let the nuts cool.IMG_5979

2. In a food processor, blend the nuts until the consistency is smooth. Add all of the ingredients except for the melted chocolate and blend everything together.  Add the melted chocolate and blend the mixture together. It will be a little hot and runny but it will firm up once you let it cool.

 Put the Nutella into a jar to store it. This recipe makes about 2 cups. Enjoy your homemade chocolaty goodness!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Green Tea Popsicles

After I work out I want to do 2 things: 1. Cool down and 2. EAT! I am so glad I found this recipe for green tea popsicles! They have…

After I work out I want to do 2 things: 1. Cool down and 2. EAT! I am so glad I found this recipe for green tea popsicles! They have a wee bit of caffeine so they help replenish your energy, and they are super refreshing so they satisfy your appetite! They also have fiber so they are a great post-workout snack! Here is how you make them:

 Ingredients:

1 ripe avocado
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1/2 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon matcha powder
2 tablespoons honey 

  1. Cut avocado in half lengthwise. Remove pit, and then score flesh into cubes.
  2. Blend together cubed avocado, nonfat Greek yogurt, almond milk, and two tablespoons of water.
  3. Once blended evenly, add vanilla extract, matcha powder, and honey. Feel free to add more honey to taste.
  4. Pour mixture popsicle mold, and freeze overnight.
  5. Once you’re ready to enjoy, run the mold under hot water so the popsicles come out easily, and enjoy.

I found this recipe on fitsugar.com. Try these babies out and tell me what you think!

XOXO, Chels

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Acne Prevention 101: Paging Dr. Chelsea

Don’t you wish you had an acne fairy godmother that could “bibbity bobbity boo” your pimples away? Well, I’m no fairy godmother, but I am pretty Beautylicious, so I think…

Don’t you wish you had an acne fairy godmother that could “bibbity bobbity boo” your pimples away? Well, I’m no fairy godmother, but I am pretty Beautylicious, so I think that that should count for something! I have some tips on how to help make a real difference in your skin. These little pieces of advice can make a HUGE difference!

 1. Gently clean and moisturize. Limit your shower time and use warm water rather than hot! Hot water can dry out your skin. Avoid strong soaps that strip your skin of it’s natural oils. When you are drying your face, pat it dry, don’t rub it! Also, never forget to moisturize.

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 2. Eat a healthy diet. Believe it or not, what you eat can impact your skin! Be sure to eat fruits, veggies, whole grains, and lean proteins!

 4. Watch your makeup usage! Choose powder cosmetics over heavy cream products. Always remove your makeup before you go to bed, and be sure to throw away your old makeup and clean your brushes often! 3. Watch what touches your face. Keep your hair clean and off your face. Don’t rest your hands or objects like cell phones on your face because you are rubbing bacteria all over it! Yuck!

 

Like I said, I’m no super acne genius, but these tips really DO work! Give them a try!

XOXO, Chels

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What To Get Your Guy For Valentine’s Day!

So many of my girlfriends are stressing because Valentine’s Day is Friday and they have NO IDEA what to get their boyfriends! So that got me thinking, what in the…

So many of my girlfriends are stressing because Valentine’s Day is Friday and they have NO IDEA what to get their boyfriends! So that got me thinking, what in the world do you get a guy for Valentine’s Day?! I did my research. It is so hard to know what to get a guy! Here are 3 ideas on what to get your dude for Valentine’s Day:

1. The first suggestion I have is for new couples that have just started dating. A really safe gift for a guy is candy. You cannot go wrong! Go to Walmart and buy a bunch of different kinds of candy, put it in a box or a gift bag,

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and wrap it up. He will love it and his taste buds will too! Candy isn’t an awkward gift and it isn’t super romantic so it is perfect for new couples!

2. Guys love hats. Especially athletic guys! Get your beau a hat with his favorite sports team’s logo on it, or get him a hat in his favorite color. He will love it and you will love seeing him wear it because YOU picked it out! Hats are a safe gift for both new couples and couples that have been dating for a while.

3. This next gift is for couples that have been dating for a little while (a few months or longer). Buy him a cool pair of headphones and make him a CD of all of his/your favorite songs. Put songs on it that remind you of him, put the song that you guys say is “your song” on it, any song that you think he will like and that will remind him of you! I am sure that he will love it!

Good luck gift hunting, ladies! Hopefully these tips took some of the pressure of Valentine’s Day shopping off of you!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Welcome To My City: Explore St. Louis!

Hey ladies! You guys deserve the inside scoop. That is why you are called “Insiders”! Today I am going to give you an inside look at my hometown, St. Louis…

Hey ladies! You guys deserve the inside scoop. That is why you are called “Insiders”! Today I am going to give you an inside look at my hometown, St. Louis Missouri! I actually live a little outside of St. Louis, but I am close enough to enjoy all the city has to offer! I am going to tell you the top 3 things to do in St. Louis so you can see what I do for fun here, and what you can do if you ever visit my city!

 1. Go up in the Gateway Arch! St. Louis’s most famous landmark is the Arch! It stands 630 feet tall and is the first thing you see when you drive into the city! There is a museum underground directly under the Arch, which is really cool. You can board little elevator cars and go allllll the way up to the top of the arch where you can look out over the city! It is definitely a bird’s eye view! It is an amazing experience, and something you just HAVE to do when in STL!

2. Go to a Cardinals game! Here in The Lou (the nickname for STL) we take baseball VERY seriously! We love our Cards. We

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  even got a new stadium recently! Baseball games are a highlight of the summer in my city for sure. If you want to really experience my city, then a Cards game is your best bet!

3. Go to Forest Park! Forest park has SO much to do! It is definitely not just a park. The St. Louis Zoo is located in Forest Park, and is considered one of the top zoos in the country! Also, during the winter there is fabulous ice skating in the park. The STL Art museum is also located in the park. It sits on top of a HUUUGE hill called “Art Hill” where you can picnic! The Boat House is also in Forest Park, and that is a restaurant where you can rent boats and paddle through the park! So much fun!

 

I hope your travels take you to St. Louis in the future, because it is a city you won’t forget!

XOXO, Chels

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Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

Red velvet cake is to die for. I love that stuff! That is why when I saw this recipe for red velvet hot chocolate I KNEW I had to share…

Red velvet cake is to die for. I love that stuff! That is why when I saw this recipe for red velvet hot chocolate I KNEW I had to share it! I cannot wait to try it. Red velvet cake…in a cup?! Love it!

Ingredients:

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  1. 4 cups whole milk
  2. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  3. 10 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  4. 2 teaspoons McCormick Red Food Color
  5. 1 teaspoon McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract

To make the hot chocolate, place the milk and sugar in a saucepan. Bring it to a simmer on medium heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. After you are done, remove it from the heat and stir in the food coloring and vanilla. Pour into serving cups, top with some yummy whipped cream, and there you go! Red velvet cake in a cup. Does it get any better? If you are craving something sweet and tummy-warming, try this out!

XOXO, Chels

 

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What Does The Bible Say About…Dating?

Dating can be a blast, especially if you are in a Godly relationship, because you are making Jesus look good! Sometimes, in our world, it can be hard to date…

Dating can be a blast, especially if you are in a Godly relationship, because you are making Jesus look

good! Sometimes, in our world, it can be hard to date God’s way, because God’s way isn’t always the

popular way! But I believe in you ladies, and when you are setting a Godly example with your dating

life, others around you will notice and want to be more like you! Here are some tips on what the bible

says about Godly dating.

1. Stay away from temptation. I think you all can catch my drift when I say “temptation”. It means

keep away from things that threaten your purity. Corinthians 10:13 encourages us when it says “No

temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be

tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you

may be able to endure it.” This means that, although you may be tempted to do things you know you

shouldn’t do, God knows you are strong and can overcome them! He is always on your side!

2. I heard this quote once and absolutely loved it, and that is why it is my next point. The quote

says: “A girl’s heart should be so lost in God that a guy must seek Him to find her.” The point that I am

trying to make is that a guy should seek God to find you. Want to know something funny? I pray for my

future husband. Kind of crazy, right? Not really! When you pray for your future spouse, pray that they

are staying strong in their faith and that God is preparing their heart for you, that way when you finally

meet your prince, you will know God has prepared him for you!

3. Take it sloooooooooow. Don’t have a boyfriend? Don’t worry! God’s timing is all his own. When he

wants you to meet someone, you will! In Psalm 37:4, God says “Delight yourself in the LORD, and

he will give you the desires of your heart.” Use the time when you are by your self to try and find

who YOU are, so when you are in a relationship, you know that no one can change you. God works in

mysterious ways, and he will drop your man into your life when you least expect it. Go and enjoy your

life! God has everything under control.

XOXO, Chels

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What Does The Bible Say About…Tattoos?

Tattoos are a HUGE fad these days! This subject can sometimes be tough, because there is such a debate on it! The Bible mentions tattoos just once, at Leviticus19:28, which…

Tattoos are a HUGE fad these days! This subject can sometimes be tough, because there is such a debate on

it! The Bible mentions tattoos just once, at Leviticus19:28, which says: “You must not put tattoo marking upon

yourselves.” God gave this command to the nation of Israel, which set them apart from the neighboring peoples

who marked their skin with the names or symbols of their gods. Some people get tattoos to establish their

identity or to show people who they are. However, the Bible encourages Christians to “Present your bodies a

sacrifice living, holy, acceptable to God, a sacred service with your power of reason.” (Romans 12:1) Use your

“power of reason” to analyze why you want a tattoo. If it is because you want to follow a trend, remember that

your feelings may prove to be less permanent than the tattoo, meaning that you might really want one now, but

will you want it 30 years from now? I know that they can be cute sometimes, but think about 30-years-from-now

you! Is the “mom” version of you really going to want a giant flower tattooed across her back? UMMMM I thinksmall tattoo

NOT! Before getting inked, just think “do I really want to see this picture on my body every day for the rest of my

life?” If there is any hesitation, don’t do it!

Don’t get me wrong, I love looking at some people’s cool tattoos! I am just filling you in on what the Bible says

about them, so if someone ever asks you what the Word of God has to say on the subject, you can fill them in!

XOXO, Chels

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