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Tips to Make Swimsuits Last a Lifetime

If you have a tropical trip planned for summer break/live by the ocean/swim a lot during the summer, your swimsuits take a beating! And as you know, swimsuits aren’t cheap….

If you have a tropical trip planned for summer break/live by the ocean/swim a lot during the summer, your swimsuits take a beating! And as you know, swimsuits aren’t cheap. If you keep your swimsuits clean and maintained they last so much longer and you can wear your fav for years and years. To save some $$ and keep your suits usable for longer, follow these easy steps!

  1. Rinse right away: Right after you get out of the ocean or pool, rinse your suit right away using a garden hose or faucet. This prevents the chemicals and salt drying into the fabric!
  2. Don’t machine-wash: Wash your suits by hand to make sure they don’t lose their shape. Use cold water and gentle hand soap to prevent the colors from fading.
  3. Let them air dry: The clothes dryer will do a number on your suits. We have all taken our suits out and stared in dismay at the bra pads all crunched up in the suit’s top. When drying them, don’t dry them in sunlight to avoid fading.

To keep your fav suit in tip top shape, follow these easy steps!

XOXO, Chels

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Winter Ab-Blasting Workout

The struggle to keep belly fat away during the winter is real. SO REAL. Where I live it is so cold, and sometimes it is too icy or snowy to…

The struggle to keep belly fat away during the winter is real. SO REAL. Where I live it is so cold, and sometimes it is too icy or snowy to leave the house to go to the gym or exercise outside. I am always looking for new and creative ways to get workouts in at home. Here is one of my favorite killer ab workouts!

Do 4 rounds of this:

  • 30 V-ups
  • 60 bicycles
  • 30 weighted sit-ups
  • 60 flutter kicks
  • 30 toe touches
  • 60 mountian climbers
  • ¼ mile run

If you arent sure how to do some of the moves you can look them up! This ab workout will have your tummy muscles burning up a storm. Getting a workout in every day, even If it is just 10 minutes, is so important to get your heart pumpin and muscles moving every day!

 

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Easy Dorm Christmas Decorations

Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year. Really and truly. All of the pretty decorations make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, and can really keep…

Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year. Really and truly. All of the pretty decorations make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, and can really keep you feeling merry and bright all season long. If you are in college and living in a dorm, you can still decorate your space and make it feel like home. Here are a few cute and easy Christmas decorations for your dorm!

  1. Window ornaments: I think this idea is darling. Just tie plastic ball ornaments to ribbon cut at different lengths, and then tie the ribbon to the curtain rods in your windows! This is a cute way to hang ornaments, especially if you don’t have a Christmas tree in your room.window
  2. Decorate your door: There are so many creative ways to decorate your dorm room door for Christmas, like making it look like a giant wrapped present, or making it look like a fireplace with stockings with you and your roommate’s names on them hanging from it. Your room is sure to be the cutest and most festive one on the floor!door
  3. Twinkly lights: Hang those puppies everywhere! From the ceiling to the window frames to the walls. You can really get creative with them, or keep it simple, but whatever the case twinkly lights are the ultimate Christmas decor must-have. They give off such a calming, warm wintry vibe.

All of these ideas are super easy, super cheap, and totally cute.

XOXO, Chels

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How You Know It’s Too Hot to Run Outside

I love lacing up my running shoes and hopping on the trail. One of the best things about summer is sunny outdoor workouts! That being said, it is important to…

I love lacing up my running shoes and hopping on the trail. One of the best things about summer is sunny outdoor workouts! That being said, it is important to watch the weather, and temperatures, to make sure you are being smart about summer outdoor workouts.download

My summer workout advice? Always check the weather before you go outside for a summertime run. Why does this matter? The heat and humidity can have adverse effects on your health. Experts say you shouldn’t run if it is over 90 degrees or if the humidity is high. This is because running with humidity affects your heart rate. Your heart rate increases two to four beats
per minute in temperatures from 60-75 degrees, and up to 10 beats per minute in temperatures from 75-90 degrees. Increased heart rate can cause dangerous side effects! Running in cooler weather is much easier and comfortable for your muscles and heart. Run earlier in the morning or later at night to avoid the intense heat, and remember that if it is over 90 degrees and 70% humidity, it is not safe for you to run outside.

Exercising is great when you are smart about it. 🙂

XOXO, Chels

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International Travel Tips

I don’t do much international traveling, but when I do I have a love hate relationship with it. I love traveling and having new experiences and seeing new things, but…

I don’t do much international traveling, but when I do I have a love hate relationship with it. I love traveling and having new experiences and seeing new things, but I DON’T love the long process of getting from point A to point B. In order to make the most of my international travels, I follow these handy travel tips to help me arrive feeling my best.

  1. Fuel yourself up: In-flight food isn’t always the best, and it is crazy expensive, so get a nice healthy meal before you board your plane. It is so worth it! Also, pack healthy snacks like nuts or dried fruit or granola bars so that you don’t load up on junk during the flight. You will feel so much more energized after healthy snacking!images (1)
  2. Prepare to freshen up: I always pack a small travel sized makeup bag in my carry on with me that I can pull out throughout my day of travel. It has a toothbrush and toothpaste, makeup wipes, deodorant, and other items that can help me feel fresh after a long day of travel. Feeling fresh while traveling makes it way more bearable!
  3. If possible, carry on all your luggage: I know, it is hard to pack all of your essentials into carry on luggage, but try your hardest! Nothing is worse than finding out your luggage has been lost when you arrive at your destination. It will also save you tons of time because you can avoid waiting for your luggage later on! You can walk off the plane and straight to your car.
  4. Drink Up: You will likely be given a small cup of water during your flight, but that isn’t going to cut it. Bring an empty water bottle with you and fill it up once you get passed security. Airplanes dry you out because of the circulated air, and traveling can be exhausting, so keeping yourself hydrated will keep you energized and awake.

Good luck, and have a blast wherever your international travels take you!

XOXO, Chels

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Pool Party Essentials

I’ve always loved a good pool party. Nothing says “summer” like a pool full of family or friends! If you have a pool and you are wanting to throw a…

I’ve always loved a good pool party. Nothing says “summer” like a pool full of family or friends! If you have a pool and you are wanting to throw a killer pool party, there are a few essentials to make the experience as easy and as memorable as possible! Your guests won’t want to leave!

  1. Fun pool floaties: I am sure you have seen photos of your favorite celebs floating around in pools on big swan or flamingo floaties. Well, bring those inflatables to your pool! There are tons of fun options out there, from giant inflatable ice cream sandwiches to flamingos and swans and beyond.2011-03-15-double-rainbow-pancakes-skewers-500
  2. Twinkly lights: Run twinkly Christmas lights around your deck or pool area. That way at night you can flip on the lights and have a cool whimsical vibe.
  3. A Bluetooth speaker: This is definitely an essential in my book! I love having tunes playing when I am swimming with friends. It sets a fun, carefree mood. Having a Bluetooth speaker allows you to be able to have your phone anywhere and still play music since it doesn’t have to plug into the speaker.
  4. Fun beverages: I’m talking pink lemonade, root beer, Kool Aid, the works! Have a few pitchers of cool drinks made so that people can refresh in the tastiest way possible.
  5. Fresh fruit: My favorite poolside snack is a big slice of watermelon. It is cool and refreshing which makes it the perfect summertime snack! Have some fresh fruit sliced and ready to go so your friends can munch away.

Pool parties are one of the best things about summer, wouldn’t you agree?

XOXO, Chels

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How to Make Your Swimsuits Last A Lifetime

If you have a tropical trip planned for summer break/live by the ocean/swim a lot during the summer, your swimsuits take a beating! And as you know, swimsuits aren’t cheap….

If you have a tropical trip planned for summer break/live by the ocean/swim a lot during the summer, your swimsuits take a beating! And as you know, swimsuits aren’t cheap. If you keep your swimsuits clean and maintained they last so much longer and you can wear your fav for years and years. To save some $$ and keep your suits usable for longer, follow these easy steps!

  1. Rinse right away: Right after you get out of the ocean or pool, rinse your suit right away using a garden hose or faucet. This prevents the chemicals and salt drying into the fabric!3fb932380bdde03cc5b11c8aca94b21f
  2. Don’t machine-wash: Wash your suits by hand to make sure they don’t lose their shape. Use cold water and gentle hand soap to prevent the colors from fading.
  3. Let them air dry: The clothes dryer will do a number on your suits. We have all taken our suits out and stared in dismay at the bra pads all crunched up in the suit’s top. When drying them, don’t dry them in sunlight to avoid fading.

To keep your fav suit in tip top shape, follow these easy steps!

XOXO, Chels

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Kick Booty Burpee Challenge

Burpees are probably one of my least favorite exercises on the planet, but they are such a good workout! They work your abs, your arms, your legs, your glutes, just…

Burpees are probably one of my least favorite exercises on the planet, but they are such a good workout! They work your abs, your arms, your legs, your glutes, just about everything! Usually when I am making up a workout routine I incorporate burpees into it because not only do they work a lot of muscle groups, but they also give you a great cardio workout! Here is a burpee challenge that is sure to have your muscles burnin and your heart pumpin! You are definitely going to feel this in your muscles the next day 😉

1 Burpee, 9 Squatsburpeeeee

2 Burpees, 8 Squats

3 Burpees, 7 Squats

4 Burpees, 6 Squats

5 Burpees, 5 Squats

6 Burpees, 4 Squats

7 Burpees, 3 Squats

8 Burpees, 2 Squats

9 Burpees, 1 Squat

Now rest one minute and then do the whole thing over again, but this time from the bottom up! So this means start with 9 Burpees and 1 squat and then go from there. I believe in you, ladies! Go kick some burpee booty!

XOXO, Chels

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5 Unexpected Things you can Make with a Coffee Maker

If you are in college then you know that a coffee pot does way more than just make coffee. That thing has a whole bunch of unexpected uses. When there…

If you are in college then you know that a coffee pot does way more than just make coffee. That thing has a whole bunch of unexpected uses. When there is no oven around, the coffee maker is the next best alternative. If you are ever in a pinch and all you have is a coffee maker, then here are a few unexpected things you can make with it!

  1. Hot dogs: You can boil hot dogs in your coffee maker! Just add six to 8 cups of water to the coffee pot and cook two hot dogs for a half an hour.enhanced-buzz-6127-1370282000-1
  2. Keurig creations: If you have a Keurig coffee maker then you are in luck! A few easy meals you can whip up are Ramen noodles and oatmeal.
  3. Hard boiled egg: I love hard boiled eggs in my salads and just as an afternoon snack, so it is great to know I can whip up a few in my good ‘ole coffee maker! 😉
  4. Grilled cheese: Use the burner just like a stove! You can make things like grilled cheese, scrambled eggs, all sorts of yummy stuff!
  5. Chocolate fondue: Chocolate fondue? In a coffee maker?! Who knew!

So, like I said, if you are ever in a pinch and all you have is a coffee maker, it is possible to whip up your own little meal! College here I come!

XOXO, Chels

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New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

Are you throwing a New Year’s party this year or do you know someone who is? If so, then you need ideas on how to make it the BEST New…

Are you throwing a New Year’s party this year or do you know someone who is? If so, then you need ideas on how to make it the BEST New Year’s party everrrr! Here are some pretty entertaining party ideas!

– Glow-in-the-dark games: Because New Year’s parties are at night, that means that you can do glow-in-the-dark games! Some ideas are glow-in-the-dark ring toss and glow in the dark bowling! Check out my article called “glow in the dark party ideas” for more ideas!nye party

-Boxes for each hour: Staying up until midnight strikes can be a bit challenging to some. To stay awake until the New Year, make boxes to open every hour on the hour that have games or treats inside. For instance, the 11:00 box could have the instructions to a fun game for the whole group. The 12:00 box could have sparkling grape juice in it to celebrate the New Year!

-Photo booth: Everyone loves a fun photo both! This photo booth has a New Year’s twist to it. Everyone takes turns taking a photo in the home-made photo booth, and in their photo they are holding a small chalk board on which they have written their New Year’s resolution! Also, there are a few websites on which you can print out fun photo booth props such as hats and glasses!

I hope these ideas help you have the best New Year’s party ever!

XOXO, Chels

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Glow In The Dark Party Ideas

Glow sticks are can be the life of any party. You can do so much with them! I had no idea of all the fun that you can have when…

Glow sticks are can be the life of any party. You can do so much with them! I had no idea of all the fun that you can have when you get a little creative with glow sticks. Having a nighttime/evening party and need some games? Look no further!

1. Glow in the dark bowling:

Put a glow stick into a water bottle to create a glow in the dark bowling pin! Make at least 6 pins and use a soccer or basketball as your bowling ball!

2. Glow stick ring toss:

What is the one thing that could make ring toss more fun? Make it glow in the dark! Make the pole out of anything you want. The necklace glow sticks are the perfect size to make rings for ring toss!

3. Glow in the dark drink cups:

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For your next spring get-together or summer bonfire, use this cool trick! Take a larger sized plastic cup, put a glow stick bracelet in the bottom, and then put a smaller clear plastic cup inside the larger one! It will make your drink look like it is glowing. So cool!

Keep these sweet tips in mind for your next evening get together!

XOXO, Chels

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Foods that Reduce Cramps

So this week has really been focused on “that time of the month”. I don’t know about you, but during that time, I get some pretty intense cramps and cravings….

So this week has really been focused on “that time of the month”. I don’t know about you, but during that time, I get some pretty intense cramps and cravings. Today I am going to give you some snack ideas that will actually help reduce your cramps!

Anything high in fiber: Fiber helps soak up prostaglandins (the stuff that causes your lovely cramps) like a sponge and carries them out of your body. Some good sources of fiber are brown rice, spinach, peas, and whole grain bread.

Foods full of calcium: Calcium is known to relieve muscle tension, and muscle tension is what causes menstrual cramps. Drink some milk, eat some yogurt, or even eat dark leafy greens such as broccoli to relieve your yucky cramps.

Chelsea Crockett glass-of-milk

Foods high in Vitamin B6: Vitamin B6 helps to reduce pain and is found in foods like bananas, oatmeal, and chicken breast.

Chelsea Crockett chopped-banana

 

Hopefully these suggestions will help keep your cramps under control next time mother nature decides to visit! Good luck ladies,

XOXO, Chels

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Organization Tips

Keeping my room clean is a HUGE struggle.  I’ve got clothes everywhere, magazines scattered all over my bed, and makeup upon makeup all over my vanity.  So how do I…

Keeping my room clean is a HUGE struggle.  I’ve got clothes everywhere, magazines scattered all over my bed, and makeup upon makeup all over my vanity.  So how do I fix this problem?  I’ve finally come up with multiple organization tips that have really helped me keep my room clean and will benefit you as well.  Let’s get started!

Clothes, clothes, and more clothes…how do you fit so many clothes in a small closet?!  I only hang up nicer clothes, like dresses, skirts, and nice shirts.  The rest, I fold and organize by type: pajamas, shorts, tees, tanks, etc.  This way, you can find what you’re looking for easily.  Just place in drawers and voilà!Chelsea Crockett- Organization Tips                If you’re a makeup guru like me, then you’ve got lots of brushes.  A cute way to store your brushes is to place them in a fish bowl.  Sounds weird, I know, but trust me!  Add fun colored sand, rocks, or seashells to the bottom of the fish bowl and then place the brushes upside down so they stand upright.  It’s a cute, stylish way to showcase your makeup brushes.  Just place them on your vanity and there you go!  Cubbies are probably the greatest organization tool around.  They come in all sorts of colors and hold just about anything.  I like to keep cubbies under my bed and place all of my magazines in them. That way, I can access my magazines quick and easy.  It looks good too!  You can find the perfect sized cubbies right here on Amazon:http://tiny.cc/Cubbies.  Last, jewelry racks can be purchased at Target and display your jewelry in a cute and classy way.  It makes everything easy to find and it’s sort of like a decoration for the room.  Apply these tips and your room will be nice and organized!

Ps- Don’t forget about your laundry. Wink

Xoxo,

Chelsea

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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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Thrift Store Game!

I love thrift shopping. You can find such cute stuff, and it’s so cheap! If you are in need of a girls night and want a super fun game to…

I love thrift shopping. You can find such cute stuff, and it’s so cheap! If you are in need of a girls night and want a super fun game to play together, I recommend the thrift store game! Here is how you play it:

 1. Split into teams of two.

2. The first team to find and photograph themselves with 10 out of the 20 items on the list wins! You can use your phone to take the pictures which makes it super quick and easy!chelsea crockett thrift store game

3. If the item you find is an article of clothing, then you have to wear it for the picture! NO EXCEPTIONS! 😉

4. You should probably spend at least a couple bucks in the store just to show some courtesy because you practically just used their store as a battleground!  

 Does this not sound like a total blast?! You all will be laughing so hard the whole time, and you will have an arsenal of awkward pictures of your friends because of all of the goofy clothes you will be trying on! It is a total win win situation! Only got 20$ in your pocket? Then go pop some tags at a thrift shop with your best buds!

 Happy thrifting!

XOXO, Chels

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Eat Your Way Towards Healthy Skin

 Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is part of healthy lifestyle that everyone strives to have.  Not only does it help your immune system, manage your weight, and increase your years…

 Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is part of healthy lifestyle that everyone strives to have.  Not only does it help your immune system, manage your weight, and increase your years of living, but it can actually treat acne as well.  Who would’ve known?!  Below are some foods to start incorporating in your diet if you struggle with acne like I do.  So eat up and enjoy clearer skin. 🙂 Chelsea Crockett- blueberries

  • Cucumbers:  This veggie is high in water content, which helps flush away toxins from your pores.  It also has a “cooling” effect, which can calm down inflammation caused by acne.
  • Oysters: If you’re a sea food lover, then start loading up on oysters.  They are full of zinc, which is crucial in killing acne.  It also absorbs vitamin A, which it vital for the health of our skin.
  • Yogurt and blueberries: This wonder food packs on the probiotics, which can actually prevent bad bacteria from forming. 
  • Dark chocolate: Indulging in dark chocolate can actually cure your skin!  It’s full of antioxidants that can help shield your skin from harmful radiation.
  • Water: This is probably the most powerful acne fighter.  It keeps your body and skin hydrated, flushing out bad toxins that could get stuck in your pores. 

Who would’ve thought that incorporating a few of these tasty foods in your diet each day could actually get rid of acne?!  I know I’d rather eat food than take medicine!  I hope this helped you on your journey to clearer skin!! 

Good luck!

            Chelsea

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