Chelsea Crockett

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Easy Ways to Practice Self-Care

It is so important to take care of ourselves, both physically and mentally. We may feel like we don’t have time for that, but we need to MAKE time for…

It is so important to take care of ourselves, both physically and mentally. We may feel like we don’t have time for that, but we need to MAKE time for it. If we are mentally or physically unhealthy, it can have a huge impact on how we feel about ourselves and our happiness, and our quality of life. Here are a few easy ways to practice self-care.

Physical:

  • Go for a walk
  • Swim
  • Play with your pets
  • Take a bath
  • Go for a hike
  • Dance around your room like no one is watching

Mental:

  • Read a good book
  • Learn a new skill like drawing or photography
  • Color
  • Put your phone away

Emotional

  • Do some yoga
  • Go on a date
  • Journal
  • Write down everything you are grateful for
  • Talk to a friend

Taking care of ourselves doesn’t have to be a huge burden. Choose a few of the activities above to do a few times a week and you will feel rested, relaxed, and rejuvenated. It’s all about keeping your life balanced!

XOXO, Chels

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My Ritz Carlton Experience

  Recently, I was treated to a weekend at the Ritz Carlton hotel in St. Louis.  I had always heard of how amazing and over-the-top hospitable this chain of hotels…

 

Recently, I was treated to a weekend at the Ritz Carlton hotel in St. Louis.  I had always heard of how amazing and over-the-top hospitable this chain of hotels was, but I never truly knew how great they were until I experienced it firsthand!  If you follow me on social media, then I’m sure you’ve already seen most of the treats and gifts the Ritz provided me with.  Here’s a little recap of my weekend and all of the amazing things they did for me!

When I arrived, I was overwhelmed with all the love and kindness from the Ritz staff and hotel.  The treats and desserts they made for me were to die for!  First, they surprised me with a cake that was modelled after my car!  Then they prChelsea Crockett - Ritz Carlton Giftsovided me a tray with chocolate covered strawberries, cupcakes, and lipstick shaped treats!  How cute is that?  Not only did they surprise me with food and treats but some products and clothing as well!  They even set up a display of a bunch of pictures from my YouTube and Instagram!

When we checked in, we were given two club level suites with free food all day.  I felt absolutely pampered the whole time.  Everyone at the hotel continued to go above and beyond my expectations and I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Become a Better Writer

To some people, writing is as easy as breathing. They can sit down at their desk, open their laptop, and crank out a fabulous paper. For others, it is not…

To some people, writing is as easy as breathing. They can sit down at their desk, open their laptop, and crank out a fabulous paper. For others, it is not that simple. For those people who aren’t natural born writers, having to write a paper can be miserable! With college coming up, there is a lot of paper writing looming. If you are someone who struggles with writing, here are a few tips that have helped me become a better writer.

  1. Stay organized: Once you know the topic you are supposed to write about and have researched it, organize a draft. Diagram out, using bullet points, what information will be in your intro, body paragraphs, and conclusion. This will help you during the writing process to see where you want to put what info so you don’t forget it! Or, if you are writing a blog, once you find your topic, figure out what you want your main points to be so you can focus your paper around them.2988317064_59c5818db7
  2. Know your audience: Are you writing for a professor? For a group of peers? For a scholarship? Know who you are writing to! Is the paper supposed to be serious? Humorous? Informative? Know the tone of the paper as well. Once you know your audience and tone, you can use your wording in your paper to relate to your audience and communicate your point.
  3. Get feedback: It can be scary asking for feedback, even if it is just from your mom or from a friend, because it could mean rejection or they could have a lot of corrections and make you feel silly. But, the only way to improve is to get feedback about what you could be doing better!
  4. Read!: How are you supposed to know what good writing looks like if you don’t read? Become a reader. It will help you know what style of writing you like best, and will teach you how to become better!

Just like any skill, writing takes practice! Becoming a great writer is not impossible, and it is a great skill to have! You can do it!

XOXO, Chels

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Bible Journaling 101

What is Bible journaling? Lately I have seen adorable photos on Instagram and Pinterest of artwork in the margins of a Bible. Now, I’m no Picasso, but I do enjoy…

What is Bible journaling? Lately I have seen adorable photos on Instagram and Pinterest of artwork in the margins of a Bible. Now, I’m no Picasso, but I do enjoy coloring and drawing as much as the next girl. Bible journaling is using drawings or notes in the margins of your Bible to journal how you feel about the verses, how they are relevant to your life, or prayers regarding the passage. Most people underline or star things in their Bibles, but journaling is taking it one step further!

Do you need a new Bible to begin journaling? Absolutely not! All you need is your own Bible, a pen, and some BibleJournalingConnie-778x1024colors. Also, don’t sweat it if you are not-so-artistically inclined. Your Bible journaling is your own personal art. If you are more of a writer, write in the margins. If you are a note taker, take notes! If you are a doodler, doodle your heart out! Use Bible journaling to write prayers in the margins and date them to come back and write when they were answered, write what God is speaking to you as you read the passage, write sermon notes, or even just thoughts on what you think the scripture is saying in your own words.

Bible journaling is a great way to enhance your quiet time with God. When you are inspired to remember a verse or point, draw or write next to the verse. It is so fun to look back through your Bible and see how you were feeling when you read something or how it spoke to you in that moment. It is also so cool to see how God answers prayers when reading the requests you dated in the margins!

I challenge you to become a Bible journal-er. I’m going to do my best to become one, too!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Look Good on Camera

Because I am a YouTuber, I am on camera alllllll the time. There are a few rules that I always follow when I am on camera in order to look…

Because I am a YouTuber, I am on camera alllllll the time. There are a few rules that I always follow when I am on camera in order to look my best, and today I thought I would share them with you!FullSizeRender (18)

  1. Dress confidently: When you are on camera, you want to dress in a way that reflects your personality and in clothes that you are comfortable in. When you feel good about yourself, your viewers can tell!
  2. Posture: Sit up straight! If you slouch your viewers will think that you are uninterested and have lost your energy.
  3. Body language: This sort of goes with posture. Try not to talk with your hands and do anything that will distract your viewers.
  4. Smile with your eyes: You want people to know you are genuinely happy and sincere, and you can do that by smiling with your eyes! As they say, the eyes are the window to the soul.

I hope these tips can help out my on-camera Insiders!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Bedroom Projects

Bored of your bedroom, but don’t have enough money or time to re-do the whole thing?  Try a DIY makeover!  There are so many fun and simple projects you can…

Bored of your bedroom, but don’t have enough money or time to re-do the whole thing?  Try a DIY makeover!  There are so many fun and simple projects you can do alone, with your friends, or with your family to makeover your room.  With a few little tweaks, it can look like you have a brand new room.  Let’s get at it!Chelsea Crockett- bulletin board

One of my favorite things to have in my room is lots and lots of pictures!  So what do you do when you have hundreds of pictures and nowhere to put them?  Create a wall sized bulletin board!  You’ll need some help with this one.  Start with a large piece of thin, light wood, you can find this at any home improvements store.  Next, purchase multiple square blocks of thin bulletin board and cover each one with a different type of material that matches your bedroom.  Place each square on the light wood and hot glue them down.  Make them nice and sturdy!  Last, add a fun border, another item you can purchase for cheap at a home improvements store.  Hang it up on your wall and add as many pictures as you’d like with tacks.  All done!

An easier way to change up your room is to add light!  Lighting makes all the difference in a room.  Go to a resell-it-shop or garage sell and find old lamps.  Spray paint the base of each lamp and add a new shade.  It’s so simple.  Not only will your room be brighter, but it will be filled with colorful accessory lighting.

Have fun,

Chelsea

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Uplift Your Soul

An overload of work at school, drama with your best friends, and too many commitments can really suck the life out of you.  It’s hard to find time to reflect…

An overload of work at school, drama with your best friends, and too many commitments can really suck the life out of you.  It’s hard to find time to reflect and spend quality time with yourself when every hour of your day is taken.  When you’re constantly on the go, it’s easy to take life for granted and pass up the little things, like telling your parents you love them when you leave the house or thank you after dinner.  Life can get crazy, but it’s important to stay true to yourself and enjoy life.Chelsea Crockett- life is good

The word “no” is very powerful.  It’s so easy to say yes to a thousand things which can make life busy.  Don’t over commit yourself.  Instead, say yes to a few things, so you can dedicate more of your time to them.  This way, you’ll be able to give 110% without getting over whelmed.  The word “no” is also very powerful when it comes to your group of friends.  Picking your friends is very important.  It’s easy to fall into the wrong group and get caught up in things you shouldn’t.  The effects of your friends can be ever-lasting.  Don’t let a wrong decision determine the rest of your life.  Be around people that uplift your soul, make you happy, and benefit you.

Every once in a while, have a day for yourself.  Watch your favorite movie over and over again, go on a shopping spree, or enjoy a cup of tea while admiring God’s works.  Life is SO good, so don’t let it pass you up!  Be happy and do things that uplift your soul, for the Lord our God is so good!

I love you all!

Chelsea

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Beautylicious Study Tips!

Studying is one of my least favorite things. Don’t you wish you could just go to sleep and wake up a genius? I have picked up a few really great…

Studying is one of my least favorite things. Don’t you wish you could just go to sleep and wake up a genius? I have picked up a few really great study tactics over the years and just thought I would share them! Sometimes switching up your studying routine can really benefit you!

Have you ever heard that certain smells can trigger your memory? They say that your sense of smell is the strongest sense in your body. That is _6638836why researchers say that if you put on scented lotion before you study and continue smelling it as you study, and then put on that same lotion before you take your test, the smell can help you remember everything you studied! I tried this out and was surprised to see that it actually helped!

Do any of you stay up late the night before a test, and then study even more in the morning right before the exam? Researchers say that that is the worst thing you can do for your memory! Avoid studying 12 hours before the test. Why? Give your brain a break! If you are trying to cram all of that information into your head right before the test, you are less likely to remember it because your brain is tired! I kid you not! You should study a little bit each day before the test, and then give your brain a break the night and morning before your test.

 

I believe in you, my intellectual Insiders!

XOXO, Chels

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Why I’m Looking Forward to Fall

It’s almost fall, y’all! I am SO looking forward to fall. There are a ton of reasons why I am counting down the days until this s’mores filled, bonfire-going season…

It’s almost fall, y’all! I am SO looking forward to fall. There are a ton of reasons why I am counting down the days until this s’mores filled, bonfire-going season is upon us, and here they are!

  1. HOT CHOCOLATE: Need I say more? There are so many kinds of hot chocolate, too. I especially love peppermint hot chocolate!
  2. Cuddling with blankets bc no bae: Or cuddling with my dogs. Who needs a bae when you have three adorable pups?pumpkin-patch-1
  3. Pumpkin picking with frands: A super fun thing to do with your friends in the fall is pumpkin picking! If you and your friends are ever bored and out of ideas of things to do during the fall, pumpkin picking is your solution. You can even carve your pumpkins together after you pick them!
  4. The smells: AKA PUMPKIN SPICE: Pumpkin spice candle, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin spice cookies, pumpkin spice pancakes, the whole shebang! The smell is so comforting and just makes me feel so happy! And so ready for Thanksgiving!
  5. Chilly weather: Chilly, but not freezing. Like, boots scarf and a light jacket. Perf.

Why are YOU looking forward to fall? Comment below and let me know!

XOXO, Chels

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Coincidence Or A God Wink?

Have you ever found yourself in one of those amazing situations where you can’t believe that something just happened!  Imagine this: You had your final English paper due in the…

Have you ever found yourself in one of those amazing situations where you can’t believe that something just happened!  Imagine this: You had your final English paper due in the morning, but were up all night listening to your parents fight.  You weren’t able to finish the paper, because all of the turmoil in your house.  As you walk into class, prepared to tell the teacher that you didn’t finish, your teacher decides to move the due date.  Amazingly, you have an extra 2 days to finish your paper!  Is this a coincidence?  No, this is God winking at you.Chelsea Crockett- God Wink

A God wink is like a coincidence.  When God sees you’re in need of Him, He delivers.  God really does take care of you when you follow Him.  This is the best part about being a believer!  Think about those times when your grandpa gave you a wink from across the dining room table.  You knew that that was a reminder that he loves you and is thinking about you.  It’s the same with God!  It’s an answered prayer that leaves you speechless.  These God winks are little messages of reassurance that He loves us, cares for us, and will always be there for us.

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10

-Chelsea

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Not Lucky, Blessed

My life can get crazy at times.  Through my success with YouTube and social media, some may say I’ve been very lucky.  I mean, I’m only 16!  I realize that…

My life can get crazy at times.  Through my success with YouTube and social media, some may say I’ve been very lucky.  I mean, I’m only 16!  I realize that I am very lucky, but I prefer the word “blessed”.  Check out these two definitions:Chelsea Crockett- Blessed

Lucky: producing a good result by chance

Blessed: enjoying happiness; very welcomed, pleasured, and appreciated through a connection with God

By being a believer, God has blessed my life tremendously!  If it wasn’t for Him, I wouldn’t be where I am today.  I do not think that my success has come from chance, but rather from the grace of God!  Every day I thank Him for all the opportunities that I have been presented with and will continue to do so.  Have you ever prayed to God about something that you really wanted/needed in your life and it came true?  That wasn’t luck.  It was a blessing from God!  Remember that the next time a blessing comes your way.  I challenge you to take the word “lucky” out of your vocabulary and switch it with the word “blessed”.  God will be smiling over you!

 

God bless Insiders!

Chelsea

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Love Doctor Chelsea

Welcome to the office of love dr. Chelsea! If you watched my  YouTube vid, then you know it is all about my love life (of lack thereof). Well, since I…

Welcome to the office of love dr. Chelsea! If you watched my  YouTube vid, then you know it is all about my love life (of lack thereof). Well, since I am such an expert on love (okay, maybe not an expert) I thought that I would give you all some friendly relationship advice. Relationships are tough, so a little advice wouldn’t hurt!

  1. Stay independent. When you are in a relationship, it is really easy to want to spend every waking minute with that person. Resist that temptation! I am not saying that it is bad to spend time with them, but everyone knows that girl that blows off all of her friends for her boyfriend, and that is totally not healthy! Doing your own thing every once in a while ad44d43ed81591320331ae17024066d8leads to a healthier relationship.
  2. Don’t try to be perfect, just be honest. Just be yourself when you are with your man candy! He knows that you aren’t perfect, so don’t try to be! Trying to be perfect for him can be exhausting, and it doesn’t show him who you really are.
  3. Don’t take yourself too seriously. This kind of goes with the last one, but I thought it deserved its own category. If you try and take yourself too seriously, then you keep yourself from having fun! Joke around, have tickle fights, just do fun stuff! But also, when the time is right, you can be serious. Joking around can be great, but sometimes you have to take things seriously.
  4. Keep your boundaries clear. When you are up front about your boundaries and morals, it makes dating much easier because they know exactly what you are about! Keep it Christ centered J

The picture I used in this article shows you how joking around can be fun. Love can be a blast, you just gotta have some tips on how to navigate through the waters. Hang on ladies, it can be a bumpy ride!

XOXO, Chels

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Favorite Online Shopping Websites

Hey Insiders!

Another love of mine is online shopping. How awesome is it that I don’t have to get off my couch to shop till I drop? Today I am going to tell you my favorite online shopping sites, and the pros and cons of each ….

Another love of mine is online shopping. How awesome is it that I don’t have to get off my couch to shop till I drop? Today I am going to tell you my favorite online shopping sites, and the pros and cons of each.

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Sammydress.com

  • Pro: This website seriously has everything. You can find everything from phone cases, to shoes, to the cutest sundresses you will ever find. They have an amazing selection of everything, and it is all so cheap! Their jewelry starts at $1.00 and goes to about $4.00. Their shirts are super cheap too! Most of them are between $4-8.
  • Con: The shipping! Because they are located in China, the shipping is not cheap and it takes a long time for your package to arrive.

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Urbanog.com

  • Pro: They have such adorable stuff! I mostly go there for the shoes, but they also have a pretty awesome selection of clothes. But more on the shoes, I have bought three pairs from them already, and I plan purchasing more soon! They have an incredible selection of boots, sandals , flats, pumps, any kind of shoe you can think of even combat boots! Their shipping was speedy and the shoes are great quality. Every day they have a different pair of shoes featured in the “Deal of the Day” where they give you an amazing deal on the pair featured. They are always a super cute pair. I want them all!
  • Con: Sometimes my size of shoe is out of stock and that makes me sad.

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Forever21.com

  • Pro: Everyone loves Forever21 right? Their clothes are so cute and their style is right on target. Also, the prices cannot be beat! Sometimes they carry items on the website that are not available in stores, which is also pretty cool. I like to check out the clearance section, because there are always unbeatable sales there too.
  • Con: Because the prices are so low, that can mean that some of their items are not of the best quality, but you get what you pay for! Not all of the items are low quality, but you just have to watch out for it. Also, the online selection could be beefed up a bit, but other than that I love the site!

Go check these sites out! You never know what you will find. Happy shopping!

Love,
Chels

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My Top 3 Favorite Songs

I love music. I listen to it on the bus, when I am at home, and when I just need to relax and get away. Today I am going to…

I love music. I listen to it on the bus, when I am at home, and when I just need to relax and get away. Today I am going to fill you in on my current top 3 favorite songs. These are songs I shamelessly rock out to on a daily basis!

1. Come With Us (Feat. Can’t Stop Won’t Stop) By Lindsey Stirling:

I love this song because it is so unique. Why is it unique? It mixes rap with violin music. It is so cool! Lindsey is a really talented violinist, so when you pair her with some cool rap music, it is a really catchy song!

My Top 3 Favorite Songs

2. Turn the Radio Up by Kyle Andrews:

I love this song because it has a unique beat. I also like it because the artist, Kyle Andrews, is like the male version of Ellie Goulding. Go check it out!

 My Top 3 Favorite Songs

3. Radioactive by Imagine Dragons:

Ok, I cannot get enough of this song. When my brother Chandler and I listen to this song we jump on my bed and dance. Well, he TRIES to dance, but he has still got some learning to do ;). This song has such a great beat and makes you wanna get up and move!

My Top 3 Fav Songs

 So, if you’re looking for some new, fresh tunes, check these out! They are each really unique in their own way, and will make you wanna get up and dance.

Enjoy! Love, Chels

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Music, It Makes You Happy!

Can you imagine a world without music?  Working out to only the sound of machines, watching movies with only talking, and driving in a car to silence would make life…

Can you imagine a world without music?  Working out to only the sound of machines, watching movies with only talking, and driving in a car to silence would make life pretty boring.  You don’t realize it, but you listen to music all the time!  Not only is music enjoyable, but it’s also beneficial to your health!  So turn up your iPods up and check out all the amazing benefits that music has to offer.Chelsea Crockett- music

            Music is one of the best medicines for the body.  It can affect the brain in great ways!  Music can spark your memory.  Have you ever listened to a song and then remembered something in your past?  It’s incredible how you can remember something so long ago by just listening to part of a song.  Another mental benefit of music is stress reduction and relaxation.  Listening to music can give you an instant mood boost, which in return, makes you less stressed.  For some people, not all, it can even help you focus more on homework and studying.

            Music has some physical benefits as well! Listening to music while working out can cause a boost in your workout pace.  Not only will you reach your physical goals quicker, but you will burn more calories. Since music is a mood booster, it can also cause your immune system to stay up; therefore you won’t get sick as much!  Who would’ve guessed that music had all of these wonderful benefits?  Now pick up your iPod and listen away!

            -Chelsea  

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Vacation Car Ride Ideas

I know many of you, including me, are going on vacation in the upcoming months.  Whether you’re driving or flying to your destination, you’re going to need something to keep…

I know many of you, including me, are going on vacation in the upcoming months.  Whether you’re driving or flying to your destination, you’re going to need something to keep you occupied!  Here are just a few ideas to save you from boredom while anxiously awaiting your arrival!

           Chelsea Crockett - Vacation Car As for me, I love listening to my favorite tunes.  Just popping in your headphones and relaxing in the car is always nice!  If you have a DVD player or laptop, bring a few of your favorite shows or movies.  That’ll quickly help pass the time!

            Another one of my favorite things to do on long trips is online shop! Some of my favorite online stores are romwe.com and sammydress.com. I also love to look on apps called Pinterest and Wanelo. They have everything from shoes and dresses to accessories and phone cases!

            For those who can’t access a smart phone or DVD player, I suggest bringing some of your favorite board or card games especially if you have siblings. Play against each other and make it fun! Having other people in the car to talk and laugh with can even occupy you for an hour or so! Also, bring a good book or magazine to pass some time. You might want to pack a few pillows and take a short catnap as well!  If you’re like me after a nap, I always wake up hungry! Be sure to pack a cooler or bag of your favorite drinks and snacks.

            Here are just a few of many possibilities to keep you occupied on your road trip. Enjoy!

                                                            Safe travels! – Chels

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