Chelsea Crockett

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Caution: Social Media

Teenagers and young adults alike are glued to their phones.  It’s rare to go to dinner or watch a movie without one person checking Twitter or updating their Facebook status. …

Teenagers and young adults alike are glued to their phones.  It’s rare to go to dinner or watch a movie without one person checking Twitter or updating their Facebook status.  While social media is fun, it can also be dangerous.  Monitoring yourself and others can save you from trouble in the future.  Take caution when using social media!Chelsea Crockett- caution on social media

Did you know that what you post on social media could keep you from getting a job or getting into college?  That’s right!  College admissions and employers now check a variety of social media accounts including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook in order to see what their possible student or employee is posting.  If you are underage and post pictures with alcohol in them, you get could turned down.  Likewise, if you are always using profanity or making fun of someone, that can be a major red flag.  Many don’t realize that what you post on different social media accounts is very important.  It can actually determine what happens in your future!

Next time you are about to post a picture, status, tweet, etc., make sure it is something that you would be okay with your grandparents seeing!  This could save you from a world of trouble!

Be safe!

-Chelsea

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Stick with Your New Year’s Resolutions!

Hi Insiders,             The start of a new year is all about a fresh start.  It’s the perfect time to leave the past behind you and set goals for yourself. …

Hi Insiders,

            The start of a new year is all about a fresh start.  It’s the perfect time to leave the past behind you and set goals for yourself.  Although keeping up with them can be hard, it’s not impossible!  Unfortunately, many of us don’t stick with our New Year’s resolutions and resort back to our old selves.  Don’t let that happen to you this year!  Follow my simple guide to sticking with your New Year’s resolution.Chelsea Crockett- new year's resolution

            Many people start the New Year with big ambitions.  DON’T.  This is the first problem.  If your goal is too hard and out of the ordinary, it will be tough to continue with it.  You must start small and make a resolution that you know is obtainable.  The second step to sticking with your resolution is to take it one step at a time.  For example, if you want to stop eating sweets, don’t cut them out altogether.  Start by eating two sweets a day, then one, then none!  Gradual changes make a drastic change seem less drastic.  Also, turn to your family and friends for support.  There’s nothing wrong with having a crowd of people cheering you on!  It’s also very helpful to write your resolution on a piece paper and hang it up as a reminder.

                    Once you have officially seen progress or completed your goal for the New Year, celebrate!  Reward yourself with a massage or shopping spree for following through.  Nothing says “you can do it” better than a day pampering yourself.  Remember, don’t beat yourself up if you fail the first time.  What’s important is that you keep on trying!

Happy New Year!

            Chelsea

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Cold Weather Vacation Packing Guide!

Hello Lovelies,             Christmas break is one of the most popular times for vacation.  While many families try to beat the winter cold by hitting the beach, other families enjoy…

Hello Lovelies,

            Christmas break is one of the most popular times for vacation.  While many families try to beat the winter cold by hitting the beach, other families enjoy snow skiing or may be visiting families up north.  So how do you pack for a cold winter vacation?  Check out my perfect packing guide.

            Packing for a winter vacation can be tough.  Fitting your boots, cold weather outerwear, and clothes in one suitcase can be tricky.  So how can you narrow it down?  Pack the basics!  Black, brown, grey, and white are the first colors you should pack.  One pair of black and brown boots will last you the entire vacation.  They can be worn with any outfit!  When packing coats, think warmth and style.  Bring along you’re warmest coat and your favorite stylish coat, like a pea coat, for nights out.  You never know how cold it’s going to be!  Also, don’t forget your gloves and leg warmers!  A super cute trend this winter is legChelsea Crockett- socks and boots warmers or tall socks sticking out of the top of your boots.  Not only does it add an extra element to your outfit, but it’ll keep your legs warmer.

            If you are going on a vacation this Christmas break, have a fabulous time!  Have fun packing!

Love,

            Chelsea  

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Snow Day Fun!

                           Hello Insiders!            With snow in the forecast, we all anxiously await a snow day from school.  So when the first snow falls, grab some warm clothes, hot chocolate, and good…

                           Hello Insiders!
            With snow in the forecast, we all anxiously await a snow day from school.  So when the first snow falls, grab some warm clothes, hot chocolate, and good friends to head outside with.  An unexpected snow day can be the perfect way to explore your creativity!Chelsea Crockett - Snowball Fight
Anyone can make the average snowman but can you think outside of the box?  How about a snow animal or a snow fort?
            Be sure to grab a sled and find the biggest hill in the neighborhood!  Even the lid of a trash can makes a great sled.  Everybody’s always up for a snowball fight, right?  It’s fun to build forts and pick teams.  Girls against boys is always the best!Wink
            Last but not least, if we get some snow, it’s always cozy to build a fire and roast s’mores to end the day.  Nothing says YUM like a s’more!  Let’s hope for some snow days real soon. Maybe even have a white Christmas!
                                                            XO,
                                                            Chelsea

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Christmas Wish List: Electronic Finds!

            Hey insiders!             With Christmas less than a month away, your wish list needs to be completed.  There are several products that should be at the top of your…

            Hey insiders!

            With Christmas less than a month away, your wish list needs to be completed.  There are several products that should be at the top of your list, especially these awesome phones, accessories, and games!

  • Apple recently released the new iPhone 5c.  Not only is it one of their Chelsea Crockett - iPhone 5cnewest iPhones yet, but it also comes in several different colors!  You can buy it in pink, blue, green, and a few other colors!
  • For the music-lovers out there, Dre recently came out with new Beats.  For those of you that don’t know, Beats are super cool headphones that have amazing quality.  You can get them in almost any color! 
  • If you’re into photography, then you’ll absolutely love GoPro cameras.  These tiny cameras can be clipped onto almost anything such as helmets or surfboards to give you the coolest and most unique shots.  They’re also waterproof so you can take amazing underwater pictures, as well!

The links for the above products are below!

                                                -Chelsea

iPhone 5c – http://tiny.cc/iPhone5c

Dre Beats – http://tiny.cc/StudioBeats_DrDre

GoPro Camera – http://tiny.cc/GoPro_Camera

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Falls Favorite Duos: Caramel and Apples

Hi Insiders,             Oh the sweet smell of fall!  Tis the season for bonfires, chilly air, cozy clothes, friends, and of course, caramel apples.  Ever since I can remember, caramel…

Hi Insiders,

            Oh the sweet smell of fall!  Tis the season for bonfires, chilly air, cozy clothes, friends, and of course, caramel apples.  Ever since I can remember, caramel apples have been my go-to fall snack.  I crave them every fall!  Lucky for you, I’ve got some unique caramel apple recipes for you to try.  If you love caramel apples, then you’ll be drooling over these desserts!

  • Caramel Apple Bites:  All you’ll need are apples, melting caramels, your favorite toppings, toothpicks, and a melon scooper.  Start by placing parchment paperChelsea Crockett- caramel apple bites on a plate or baking sheet to get ready for the final outcome.  Next, wash your apples and dry them off.  Using the scooper, scoop out little balls and place them in a bowl.  Place the melting caramels in another bowl and microwave for about a minute.  Using a toothpick, dip each apple bite into the caramel and then roll it in your favorite topping (if you want).  Place them on the sheet and put it in the refrigerator.  Enjoy!
  • Caramel Apple Ice Cream Parfait:  This one is really simple!  All you need is vanilla ice cream, apple preserves, caramel, and graham crackers or cinnamon granola.  Place a scoop of ice cream in a tall glass or bowl.  Next, layer the ice cream with the apples, caramel, and crushed graham cracker or cinnamon granola.  Repeat until the glass or bowl is full.   
  • Mini Caramel Apple Pancakes:  Start by whipping up your favorite pancake batter, mixing in a pinch of brown sugar.  Next, Slice your apple down the middle and take out the core.  Cut thin slices of the apple so you have apple rings.  Then, dip each apple ring in the pancake batter and place them on the skillet.  Cook them as if they were regular pancakes.  Once done, drizzle with caramel (you can use the ice cream topping for this) and enjoy.  It’s like dessert for breakfast!

I hope you’ll enjoy these recipes.  I know I sure have!

Love,

            Chelsea

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Healthiest Dorm and School Snacks

Hey Insiders,             Whether you’re a broke college student or middle/high school student with not enough time in the day, finding time to snack healthy is hard.  It’s so easy…

Hey Insiders,

            Whether you’re a broke college student or middle/high school student with not enough time in the day, finding time to snack healthy is hard.  It’s so easy to grab a soda and a bag of potato chips and run out the door.  Although this snack may be tiny, over time it can start to mess with your health.  Scary, huh?!  Show your body some love by snacking on foods that will benefit your body and overall health.  I’ll list a few of my favorite cheap, healthy, and on-the-go snacks for your busy life!

  • Popcorn: Pop a small bag before you go to bed.  This way you can grab the bag as you run out the door in the morning.  It’ll satisfy those salty cravings without all the calories.
  • Yogurt:  Ever get that late night ice cream craving?  I do!  Instead, try eating a yogurt.  It comes in so many flavors like vanilla, key lime pie, and even chocolate cake!  It has the creaminess and sweetness of yogurt without all the added fat.
  • String Cheese:  It’s not just for kindergarteners anymore!  This is such a great snack to grab out of the fridge and go.  It’s full of calcium and will even give you a little extra protein.
  • Nuts: This protein packed snack comes in so many different varieties and is extremely portable.  Pair them with a handful of raisins for added sweetness!
  • Crackers: Pick whole grain over regular crackers to feel fuller longer. Chelsea Crockett- nuts

Remember, it’s always simple to grab an apple or banana on the go too!  Taking care of your body is so important!  Not only will you feel better, but you’ll have a rockin’ bod and clear skin as well.  It’s a win-win situation!  Go healthy!

-Chelsea

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Six Flags Fright Fest

Hey Insiders!             So, I’ve been thinking about things I enjoy doing in the fall.  One thing that is always fun is Fright Fest at Six Flags.  It’s thrills by day…

Hey Insiders!

            So, I’ve been thinking about things I enjoy doing in the fall.  One thing that is always fun is Fright Fest at Six Flags.  It’s thrills by day and chills by night. When the sun goes down, it transforms into a Halloween playground!  It goes from Friday through Sunday on certain dates in September and October.  You can check the Six Flags website for more info.    

            Costumes are allowedChelsea Crockett - Fright Fest for children 12 and under.  They even have some trick or treating going on.  However, for teens and older, once the sun sets, ghouls and goblins come out to haunt the streets!  It’s always fun being chased by a ghost!  You can experience your favorite roller coaster in the dark as well.  They offer zombie paintball, a haunted house (Even though those aren’t real, I still freak out!) and a gruesome maze. 

            So Insiders, if its thrills and chills you are looking for this fall, Six Flags offers a haunting adventure.  Grab some friends, brave the streets, and find some creepy characters at the park!  It’ll be lots of fun and you just might start a fall tradition with your friends!

                                                   Happy Haunting!

                                                          XOXO, Chels

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College Students: Budgeting

Hi Insiders,             Now I know a lot of my followers aren’t in college, but for those who are or are starting, here’s a guide to budgeting during your college…

Hi Insiders,

            Now I know a lot of my followers aren’t in college, but for those who are or are starting, here’s a guide to budgeting during your college years.  It’s easy to spend your money quickly when you go out with friends or at school events, but trust me saving up will pay off in the long run!  Follow these quick tips and you’ll be on your way to stashing money in no time!Chelsea Crockett- saving money

  1. Try the “pay check” trick!  Whenever you get a pay check, put half of your earnings in your wallet and half in your savings account.  Do this right away!  That way, you can’t spend that money even if you wanted to!
  2. Check out your local businesses!  Most restaurants and shops around a college town offer student discounts.  If you feel like eating out or shopping, check out one of those places.  It’ll save you money and support local businesses.  It’s a win-win situation!  Plus, most of these places are in walking distance, so you don’t have to spend gas money!
  3. Say no to your credit card!  When you go out with friends, withdraw a specific amount of cash.  This will stop you from spending more than you want to.
  4. Be careful with the saying “I’ll pay you back!”  A lot of times, your friends will forget or take a long time to get the money to you.  Be careful!

Whether it’s for a Spring Break trip, Study Abroad, or for your future, saving money is a very important life lesson!

Enjoy college!

            Chelsea

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Helpful Tips for New Students

            Hey insiders!  When it comes to joining a new school, I think of nerves and wanting to fit in.  Some of you may have moved to a new state…

            Hey insiders!  When it comes to joining a new school, I think of nerves and wanting to fit in.  Some of you may have moved to a new state and already have butterflies about the first day of class.  Others could be transitioning into high school or junior high.  Whatever it is, we all have those first-day-of-school nerves that we just can’t shake off!  Here are a few tips to help calm you down.Chelsea Crockett - School

            #1: Be yourself!  When it comes to making new friends, being yourself is the perfect way to find a group of friends that fit you.  This way you can have fun without trying to be someone you’re not.

            #2: Join clubs!  Whether it’s a volleyball or art club, you’ll be sure to find people with the same interests as you!  You’ll also have a fun time while doing it!

            #3: Don’t get into the wrong crowd!  If you ever feel yourself uncomfortable with your new group of friends, don’t feel the need to stay with it.  Peer pressure is an awful thing and it’s easier to get out in the beginning than trying to use the same excuses over and over again. 

            Joining a new school is not as nearly as bad as everyone thinks!  With these tips, there’s no need to be nervous.  Just be yourself and have fun!

                                                         XO – Chelsea  

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Crazy Celebrity Hair Trends

Hi Girls,             Celebrities are known for doing crazy things!  Whether it’s making headlines for a scandalous movie role or debuting a new look, celebrities are always in the news! …

Hi Girls,

            Celebrities are known for doing crazy things!  Whether it’s making headlines for a scandalous movie role or debuting a new look, celebrities are always in the news!  Lately, crazy hair trends and dramatic hair changes have been all the buzz in Hollywood.  I’ll break down Chelsea Crockett- colored hairsome of the craziest celebrity hair dos and hair trends around!

            Celebrities like Katy Perry are notorious for bright colored hair.  You never know what hair color is going to make its way down the red carpet.  I don’t recommend dying your beautiful hair to green, blue, or purple.  Plus, it’s terrible damage to your hair!  Another crazy hair trend is Bohemian braids.  This is when one side of your hair is tightly braided while theChelsea Crockett- short hair other side is down.  Kind of crazy looking! 

Miley Cyrus has been in the headlines for her dramatic hair change.  Her beautiful brown hair is no more!  Celebs, like Miley, have been chopping their hair off for a more “edgy” look.  How could you cut such beautiful hair?!  It’s fun to see all of these looks come to life in magazines and on the big screen, but not realistic.  Keep your pretty natural hair! Kiss

Love,

       Chelsea

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Conquer Back to School Stress

Hi Insiders,             Unfortunately, school is coming up soon.  I am definitely starting to feel the back to school blues.  Between homework, sports, and clubs, it’s hard to find enough…

Hi Insiders,

            Unfortunately, school is coming up soon.  I am definitely starting to feel the back to school blues.  Between homework, sports, and clubs, it’s hard to find enough time for yourself during the day.  My stress level can get to an all-time high!  I’m going to give you a few tips to beat the back to school stress and enjoy your time more often.Chelsea Crockett- back to school

  1. It’s good to get involved, but not too involved.  As a student, everyone wants to be involved in everything.  Clubs and sports are so competitive these days that everyone wants to be the captain or president.  Many students join too many clubs or sports and seem to get over-whelmed between that and school work.  Try to pick and choose between what you join.  Give yourself time for homework and yourself.
  2. Don’t wait till the last minute to do homework or projects.  Just because you have a week for an essay doesn’t mean to wait until the night before.  That’s just calling for stress!  Do a few paragraphs a night or work 30 minutes a night on a project until the due date.  This way you won’t feel overwhelmed all at once!
  3. Stay organized!  As nerdy as it may sound, I love my planner!  If you use it correctly, you won’t forget about a project or event you have to do.  I promise it helps!

It’s cool to care about school and yourself.  Don’t let things get to you and cause you stress.  Be smart and enjoy your school year!

-Chelsea

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Social Media Enthusiast: Vine and Instagram

Hello Lovelies,             If you’re like me, you’re addicted to social media sites.  I love being able to use Twitter and Facebook to connect with you guys!!  Without you, I’d…

Hello Lovelies,

            If you’re like me, you’re addicted to social media sites.  I love being able to use Twitter and Facebook to connect with you guys!!  Without you, I’d be nowhere.  I’m so thankful we can share thoughts and ideas with each other!  One of my favorite new apps is called Vine.  You can make Chelsea Crockett- vinesilly 6 second videos and connect with your friends and others around the world, it’s so much fun!  As all of you know, I’m a goofball, and my Vines definitely show my weird and funny side.  It’s fun to share a side of me you don’t get see on YouTube!  Check it out!

            Another app I love, which I’m sure all of you are familiar with, is Instagram!  It’s a great way to share photos and give you a quick insight into what I’m up to!  You can change the color of the pictures by using cool filters to give them a new look.  Check out both of my sites and get to know meChelsea Crockett- instagram better. Smile

Love you guys,

            Chelsea     

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Back to School: Ways to Organize Your Locker

            Hey everyone!  We don’t want to accept it, but school is coming up faster than we think.  Staying organized is one of the biggest things we need to do…

            Hey everyone!  We don’t want to accept it, but school is coming up faster than we think.  Staying organized is one of the biggest things we need to do to succeed throughout the year.  Whether you’re in high school or grade school, you will most likely have a locker to be responsible for keeping it clean and organized.

              Chelsea Crockett - LockerFirst off, dividing and keeping your books in a certain spot each day is a good way to quickly know which book to grab before class.  Buying locker shelves or dividers are perfect for organizing your books, binders, and notebooks.  Click here to check out Amazon’s selection of locker accessories!  To help remember which books are which, try organizing them alphabetically, by color, or in order of your classes.  This will help you easily remember which books to throw in your backpack before class.  

            Another fun tip is to keep a small whiteboard on the side of your locker.  This way you can write notes, reminders, and needed homework for the next day or for what to take home.  Every once and a while remember to take out any old and unneeded homework or papers.  A cluttered locker leads to an unorganized one!

            Hope this makes going back to school a little easier!

                                                Love, Chelsea

             

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Save Up!

Hey Insiders,             Do you ever wish you were a famous, rich celebrity with a never ending bank account?  Yeah, that’d be nice.  While it is impossible to come up…

Hey Insiders,

            Do you ever wish you were a famous, rich celebrity with a never ending bank account?  Yeah, that’d be nice.  While it is impossible to come up with a million dollars, coming up with a good amount of pocket change isn’t too hard.  Whether it’s for a shopping spree, vacation, paying someone back, or just for an investment, I’ll tell you some fun and easy ways to start saving your money!Chelsea Crockett- save up money jar

            Do you love to work out?  Well, for every workout you do put a dollar (or more if you’d like) in a jar.  Soon enough, you’ll see your hard work paying off.  You’ll have a good chunk of money and see how many workouts you’ve done.  It’s a win-win situation!!  Another great way to get money fast is to sell your old clothes.  Look for a resell-it shop near your area, like Plato’s Closet, and bring your clothes you don’t like or clothes that don’t fit you anymore.  Why keep them when you could get money for them?!

            Of course, if you have a job, the easiest way to save money is to put a portion of each paycheck away and don’t spend it!  It’ll pay off in the end.  Get to saving everyone!

Good luck,

            Chels

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Summer Drive-In

            Hey everyone!  Because the weather is so nice during this season, it’s perfect for outside activities.  Water parks, camping, and swimming are all perfect things to do during a…

            Hey everyone!  Because the weather is so nice during this season, it’s perfect for outside activities.  Water parks, camping, and swimming are all perfect things to do during a hot, sunny day in the summer.  One thing you may have not thought of is the drive-in. 

            If you have a drive-in near you, it’s a perfect summer way to see that new movie you’ve been wanting to see.  Whether it’s with your family or your best friends, it’s a fun way to see the film.  My favorite thing about the drive-in is bringing a bunch of snacks for you and your guests to enjoy!  Popcorn, candy, and soda are perfectWink.Chelsea Crockett - Drive-In

            Maybe you can’t access a drive-in near you, but that’s okay!  There’s another creative way to spend your night!  If you take a projector and set it up facing a solid wall or possibly your garage you’ve made your own drive-in movie theater!  You can set out a few blankets or chairs and have a movie night right in your own yard!  Perfect!

                                                                               -Chelsea   

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