Chelsea Crockett

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What to Wear on a First Date

Ever been on a first date? Odds are, if you have, you stood in front of your closet and thought “I have nothing to wear! HELP!” Have no fear, Chelsea…

Ever been on a first date? Odds are, if you have, you stood in front of your closet and thought “I have nothing to wear! HELP!” Have no fear, Chelsea is here with all you need to know about what to wear on a first date.

 First things first, make sure you pick out your outfit the night before.  You don’t want to be thinking about it all day, and running around your room 15 minutes before your date is supposed to pick you up because you cannot find your favorite pair of jeans with the rhinestones on the pockets! Having your outfit picked out the night before will make you feel more prepared and ready for your date! what to wear on a first date chelsea crockett

When you are dressing for your date, make sure that what you are wearing reflects you and your personality. You want your date to know who you are! Wear colors that compliment your skin tone and make your eyes pop. Also, wear jewelry that accents your outfit, but doesn’t overtake it. Wear makeup that accents your natural beauty and accents your favorite parts of your appearance.  

 If you are going on a date in the fall or winter months, wear trendy layers and pretty scarves that match your eyes. Also, you can never go wrong with a fab pair of dark skinny jeans and your favorite riding boots! If you are going on a date in the summer time, make sure to wear shorts or dresses that are appropriate length. Guys like respectable girls!

 

The very last accessory you will need is a smile. Wearing a smile shows you have confidence in yourself! Also, whatever you wear, make sure you feel confident. A guy will be able to tell if you are uncomfortable, and actions speak louder than words.

 

Now go knock em dead, ladies!

XOXO, Chels

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Think Like A Lady, Act Like A Lady!

            Hey ladies!              Growing up comes with a lot of hard work, responsibilities, and expectations.  As us girls grow into adulthood and even our teenage years, we’re expected to…

            Hey ladies! 

            Growing up comes with a lot of hard work, responsibilities, and expectations.  As us girls grow into adulthood and even our teenage years, we’re expected to be “prim and proper.”  Although we’re still young and shouldn’t grow up too fast, there are a few tips on becoming more lady-like but still acting our age.

  • Use Your Manners!  Saying please and thank you is a lessonChelsea Crockett - Lady Article that should be learned from a young age.  As we grow up, we can’t forgot our manners!  Being polite is a rule all girls and ladies should follow.
  • Respect Yourself!  Having respect for yourself is a must.  Don’t think you don’t deserve any respect for yourself, you do!  Dressing, speaking, and acting appropriately is something we should all consider doing.  Don’t degrade yourself for anything or anyone!
  • Present Yourself.  How you present yourself to the world is something we should all work on!  Sitting and walking upright is good, lady-like posture.  Using your manners at the table is also another good habit to take in. 

            These tips will also give you a little help on finding a good gentlemanWink!  Good luck ladies!

                                                            Love, Chelsea

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Give Back

            Hey everyone!  I know I’m not the only one that has a pile of clothes that I never seem to wear anymore.  It just sits in my closet and…

            Hey everyone!  I know I’m not the only one that has a pile of clothes that I never seem to wear anymore.  It just sits in my closet and takes up lots of space.  Luckily, people in the past years have come up with different organizations to help use recycled clothes, toys, and even furniture to pass down to others in need.

            Chelsea Crockett - Donation BoxWe’ve all heard of Goodwill, but have you ever thought about donating?  Simply cleaning out your closet and taking over a load can do so much.  Even the smallest donation can do something for others without you even knowing it.

            Another great cause to donate to is the Salvation Army.  Along with Goodwill, this organization is spread throughout the nation with its mission to provide donations to those in need.  The coolest thing about the Salvation Army is that its message is solely based on the Bible and motivated by the love of God.

            If you want to help, start making a “Donations” pile.  Everything you see in your closet that you could live without goes into this pile and soon enough you’ll be helping families across the country!

                                                           Love, Chelsea    

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Say “No” To Peer Pressure

            Hey insiders!             Peer pressure gets to all of us.  Whether you’re in middle school, high school, or even in your adult years, we’re all tempted in different ways…

            Hey insiders!

            Peer pressure gets to all of us.  Whether you’re in middle school, high school, or even in your adult years, we’re all tempted in different ways and forms.  It’s not fun or easy, but there are many ways to resist it.Chelsea Crockett - Peer Pressure

  • Stand your ground.  All of us have a set of rules and values for ourselves that we try to follow as much as possible.  If anyone tries to change those values, stand your ground.  Learn how to say no and follow your gut on what’s right.
  • Choose your friends wisely.  It’s easier to avoid peer pressure when you’re surrounded by good people that share the same values as you.  This way you won’t have to worry about them tempting you into doing something you’re not comfortable with.
  • Be confident.  Go into the situation with a mindset of “no one will change who I am or what I believe.”  Once you have a secure mindset, you’ll be a lot stronger and more confident in walking away. 
  • Think of the consequences.  Is the situation really worth the consequences?  Think very carefully about what you do before you do it.  Bad decisions can weigh on you and carry a big amount of guilt. 

             Although there are more ways to resist peer pressure, I find these four the most effective.  Remember, “To be popular isn’t always right and to be right isn’t always popular.”

                                                   XO – Chelsea

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Bedroom Battles!

Hi Insiders,             Do you share a room or small space with a sibling or live away at school with a   roommate?  Sometimes, sharing a small space with someone can…

Hi Insiders,

            Do you share a room or small space with a sibling or live away at school with a   roommate?  Sometimes, sharing a small space with someone can be very difficult.  Personalities clash, cleanliness becomes a problem, and some of their habits may bug you!  Here are a few tips to keep you and your roommate or sibling from budding heads.Chelsea Crockett- dorm

            Everyone wants their own space and their own place to get away, but sometimes you’ve got to share a space with someone for long periods of time.  Make sure to always pick up after yourself even if you’ve had a long day.  A lot of people get in the habit or throwing their clothes on the ground and don’t clean it up until it becomes too much!  Keep your clutter under control.  If your roommate does something that bothers you, take a breather.  Everyone does things differently.  Just because he/she may whistle constantly doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing!  If it bothers you that much and you’ve gave it some thought, then kindly bring up the matter with your roommate.  If they set 10 alarms before their 8a.m. class, then it’s okay to bring that up right away!  Rate the issue on a scale of 1-10 and think about if the issue is worth discussing!  Always be open with your roommate.  It’s hard to keep secrets when you’re living so close to that person.  No matter who they are, always try to be their friends.  I know I’d rather be friends with my roommate than enemies! 

            Take all of this into consideration and enjoy having a roomie!  One day you might actually miss it!  Be honest, courteous, and open…all of these attributes go a long way!

-Chelsea

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My Finals Survival Gide!

It is middle March…You know what that means? Finals are coming!! Finals can be mentally and physically exhausting, so it is really important that you are prepared! Here is Chelsea…

It is middle March…You know what that means? Finals are coming!! Finals can be mentally and physically exhausting, so it is really important that you are prepared! Here is Chelsea Crockett’s Finals Survival Guide!

1. Eat a healthy breakfast.

If your stomach is grumbling like a wild banchee in the middle of your finals, not only will it distract you, your brain cannot function as well when it is not fueled! By eating a nutritious breakfast that will fill you up and keep you full all day, like oatmeal and toast and fruit, you are keeping your brain alert and allowing yourself to stay alert during your finals!

2. Don’t cram!chelsea crockett

Cramming right before you take a test is a recipe for disaster. Not only are you totally jumbling and overwhelming yourself, you are also overloading your brain, which can make you forget things that you have already studied! The best thing to do is to study a little bit each day before the final. It is a proven fact that if you study a bit each day, you remember the information soooo much better compared to when you cram!

3. Dress for the occasion.

I know that it is the norm to dress like a hobo for finals, and I am totally guilty of doing it! The only problem with it is that when you dress dumpy, you usually FEEL dumpy. Dress comfortable, but cute! You don’t want to wear your tightest jeans and lowest cut shirt on finals days because you are probably NOT super cozy in that getup. I suggest wearing a cozy pair of leggings and pairing them with a cute sweater and scarf. Cute but cozy! Also, you can keep your makeup light so that you don’t feel oily or uncomfortable during your tests.

 

Good luck Insiders! May the odds be ever in your favor.

XOXO, Chels

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My New Year’s Challenge For YOU!

Everyone makes New Year’s resolutions. But you want to know something? I have a challenge for YOU! Want to know what it is? Every time something good happens to you,…

Everyone makes New Year’s resolutions. But you want to know something? I have a challenge for YOU! Want to know what it is? Every time something good happens to you, I want you to write it on a slip of paper and put it in a jar. Then, on December 31st of 2014, open the jar and read about all of the amazing things that happened to you in 2014. What some ideas on what you can put in the jar? You can put:

-Accomplished goals

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-“LOL” moments

-Daily blessings

-Memories worth saving

– Unexpected surprises

By adding these happy moments to the jar you are creating a journal of everything that made life worth living in 2014! On December 31st, you will have so much fun reliving all of the amazing moments 2014 presented to you and you will be able to see how much God blessed you during the year!

I cannot wait to open my jar at the end of the year!

XOXO, Chels

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Sleep, It’s Good For You!

Happy summer Insiders,                 If you’re like me you, then love late summer nights.  Hanging out with my girlfriends, making videos, and watching movies are just a few things that…

Happy summer Insiders,

                If you’re like me you, then love late summer nights.  Hanging out with my girlfriends, making videos, and watching movies are just a few things that keep me up all night.  It’s always a great time, but I started losing more and more sleep.  I started looking into the benefits of sleep and now force myself to sleep more.  It’s SO good for you!!  The term “beauty sleep” is actually a real thing.  Getting 8-9 hours of sleep a night reduces dark circles under your eyes and reduces wrinkles.  Many studies also suggest that you will live longer.  Who doesn’t want that?!  As well as looking more beautiful and living longer, getting enough sleep can improve memory and creativity.  This can help with school or making YouTube videos, like meLaughingChelsea Crockett- sleep.  If you’re an athlete, it can help with your performance level.  If you’re not happy with your game, then get some sleep!  Along with all of these amazing benefits, getting enough sleep can help you maintain a healthy weight.  You’ll be more beautiful, fit, and have more attention with a good night of sleep.

                Goodnight 😉

                                Chelsea

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Put First Things First?

Will and Won’t Power. Prioritize, and do the most important things first.

Put Things First - Chelsea Crockett Putting first things first is something teens, as well as myself, find hard to do.   Prioritizing and managing your time is super difficult especially in the life of a busy teen.  Who wouldn’t want to hang out with friends and relax instead of clean your room or do homework?  Putting important things first definitely doesn’t mean having no time for yourself or for your friends.  You just have to figure out what things are urgent, and what things are important.

             As Sean Covey says, urgent things aren’t necessarily bad. The problem happens when we put off important things for urgent ones, such as a phone call from your friend instead of that 100 point essay due tomorrow.  There are many situations in which I think, “Well, this homework’s due Friday. I’ll just do it tomorrow.”  This obviously is not the best way to go.  Get it done so you have more free time the next night.  Believe me, it’s much less stressful.

            You might be the person that is loaded up on activities and has no clue what the start to putting first things first is and that’s okay.  Start by keeping a planner. Write in it each week so you know what you have going on and can manage your time easily.  Sean Covey talks about thinking mainly about your “big rocks” before you plan.  These big rocks are the most important things you need to get done for the week. Write those down and simply work them into your schedule.  It’s much easier to plan out your week then to scramble things together last minute.

            The other half of Habit 3 is learning how to deal with peer pressure and to overcome your fears.  This really applies to me because we all know school isn’t the easiest place to stick to your guns and be who you want to be. Ask yourself, “What do I want to put first?”  Is it your family, friends, God?  What stops you?  Is it the girls around you telling you to try this or do that?  Resisting peer pressure takes a large amount of courage, but in the end, it pays off in many different ways.  You always have the choice – to take the easy way and fall into peer pressure, or to resist the urge to belong and say no.  Respect yourself and your values. 

            Breaking out of your comfort zone takes a lot of courage, especially when you have the eyes of hundreds of teens watching your every move.  I know in my own comfort zone, I feel secure because I know this is the safe path I can take.  By staying in this zone, you’re passing up several opportunities.  A perfect way to put this is the saying, “You’ll never know if you don’t try!”  Show some faith in yourself and show others what you can do.  Start living your life so you can look back with no regrets!  I’ve always been in love with music and have always wanted to go somewhere with that.  Being the shy girl that I am, I kept to singing in the shower and playing instruments in my room.  Realizing that it’s a talent that God has given me, I don’t intend on wasting it. So, I’ve been practicing more, taking lessons, and playing more for my family and friends. 

            Take a step outside your comfort zone despite what others say about you.  Put what’s important to you first and start living the life you want.

 

                                                            Alli Stone, age 15

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Be Proactive, It’ll Get You Somewhere!

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, written by Sean Covey, gives teens the 7 most effective ways to succeed in life.  I know, from being a teenager myself, that…

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, written by Sean Covey, gives teens the 7 most effective ways to succeed in life.  I know, from being a teenager myself, that being productive most of the time is very hard to do.  Hanging out with friends, going to watch basketball games, shopping, and just having a social life in general all get in the way of becoming the best person you can be.  By adopting these seven habits, you will be on your way to being very effective!   

Habit #1 is being proactive.  What does being proactive mean??  Proactive people make life choices based on value.  You can’t control everything that happens to you, but you can control the way it affects you.  Will you let it ruin your day or will you move on and laugh it off?  You can’t sweat the small stuff!  The opposite of being proactive is being reactive.  Reactive people say the first thing that comes to mind and let things get to them.  In the long run, being reactive won’t get you anywhere.  It will just eat you up inside.  The way you respond to things let people know whether you are reactive or proactive.  Do you say “Ok I’ll try?”  Or do you say “Ok I’ll do it!” “I can’t do that” or “There’s got to be a way to do that!”  A proactive person takes a positive spin on everything.

Being proactive will get you places in life.  It helps you get the job done and gives others a great outlook on the type of person you are.  Do you want to hang out with someone who is negative or positive all the time?  Now, I know life isn’t perfect and that bad things happen to good people, but how will you let it affect you?

Prom month, during my junior year of high school, was extremely stressful.  Being a chair in charge of decorating was a task within itself.  I was paired up with a friend who I knew would help me do a great job with decorating coronation.  The night before prom rolled around and it was time to start decorating the center stage of prom night….the stage where the king and queen would be crowned!  I looked all around for my partner and she had been pulled by a teacher to do some other things.  So, I started decorating on my own.  My partner helped when she could.  The work became overwhelming and I called in for backup….my parents.  A few hours later we got the job done and it looked fantastic!  I couldn’t believe we had pulled it off.  It made me feel so good about our hard work and effort.  Being proactive, persistent, and staying positive were the right things to do.  Next time you’re in a tough situation will you be reactive or proactive? The choice is yours……    

 

                                                                     -Elizabeth Jones, 18

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Why do we have to put money in the bank when we have our own piggy banks?

A bank lets you do a lot more with your money than just store it.  If someone has money in the bank, he or she can write checks, get small…

pioggybank_postA bank lets you do a lot more with your money than just store it.  If someone has money in the bank, he or she can write checks, get small amounts of money out as it is needed, and pay bills from the money in the bank.

A bank has other benefits too.  It pays you a little bit for keeping your money, it keeps the money safe, and it can hold as much as you’ll ever get.  It’s fun to put money in a piggy bank. But sooner or later you’ll want to have a bank account.

Key verse:  Ezra 8:29

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