Chelsea Crockett

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Fall Plaid Style

Plaid: Fall’s favorite pattern. You can wear it many ways, with many layers, and in many color combinations! Sometimes, with all those options, it can get a little overwhelming. To…

Plaid: Fall’s favorite pattern. You can wear it many ways, with many layers, and in many color combinations! Sometimes, with all those options, it can get a little overwhelming. To simplify styling plaid this Fall, I’ll give you my 3 favorite ways to wear it.

  1. Layered: One plaid shirt can be worn in so many ways. It can be worn under a sweater, cardigan, vest, army jacket, and so on. You can tone down the pattern by layering it under things, or let it be the centerpiece of the outfit by wearing it by itself.
  2. Accessorized: Plaid scarves are timeless and go with just about anything! You can drape a plaid blanket scarf around your shoulders to keep you warm, and can wear a pair of plaid gloves to add accent to any fall ensemble.
  3. Statement: Make a plaid piece the statement item of your outfit. I love a cute plaid skirt with a simple top and riding boots. The pattern doesn’t overwhelm the outfit and gives it the perfect amount of “pop.”

I am ready to rock some plaid this Fall!

XOXO, Chels

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Early Morning Workout: Why Yoga?

I’ve always heard both amazing and not-so-amazing things about yoga.  Some people swear by it while others don’t give it the time of day.  I’ve always wondered why some people…

I’ve always heard both amazing and not-so-amazing things about yoga.  Some people swear by it while others don’t give it the time of day.  I’ve always wondered why some people use it as their main form of exercise so I decided to do a little research!  Here’s why you should check out yoga for yourself! 🙂

  • It increases your muscle strength.Chelsea Crockett - Yoga Believe it or not, yoga isn’t all about relaxing.  It actually takes a lot of strength and can challenge you more than you expect.  There are lots of different moves that require strength endurance and strong muscles!
  • It straightens your posture. I know for me I could use a little help on my posture!  Yoga helps align and strengthen your spine which, in turn, strengthens your posture.  I never even thought about that but it really does help!
  • It increases your ability to focus. Yoga takes a lot of focus on your breathing and movements.  One of yoga’s biggest purposes is to learn how to focus on the present and relax!  Studies have actually shown an increase in coordination, focus, memory, and other things, as well!
  • It helps the upkeep of your joints. Along with an increase in flexibility, yoga moves your body in ways it isn’t used to moving in.  It helps move your joints in several different motions which helps loosen and stretch them out and makes them even healthier!

Get out of bed and get your stretch on!  You won’t regret it!

XO – Chels

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All Things Kendra Scott: Products, Tips, & More!

Kendra Scott has taken off in the past few years and now almost every girl owns some type of Kendra Scott product!  They sell a variety of necklaces, bracelets, and…

Kendra Scott has taken off in the past few years and now almost every girl owns some type of Kendra Scott product!  They sell a variety of necklaces, bracelets, and even rings.  I wanted to give you all the ins and outs of the brand and even give you all a few tips when it comes to buying from Kendra Scott!

First, let me tell you about the products this brand offers.  Chelsea Crockett - Kendra Scott NecklacesThe necklaces in the picture to the left are their most popular product (I’m sure you’ve seen them before!).  The style is called Elisa Pendant and can be purchased in tons of different stones and chains.  Apart from necklaces, their bracelets, rings, and earrings are also super popular and stylish!  You can choose from more simple and delicate jewelry pieces to more statement and noticeable pieces.  You can even get your birthstone on almost any product!  Why not buy something and treat yourself? 🙂

Now on to the tips when it comes to purchasing your products!  One of the biggest discounts Kendra Scott is known for is the sale they give you during your birth month.  If you purchase a single piece of jewelry, you get 50% just for buying it during your birth month!  Although you can only use this discount for only one product, it’s still a steal in my opinion! 🙂

Which piece of jewelry are you going to buy?  Tell me in the comments below!  (I don’t think you can go wrong!)

Xo – Chelsea

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Halloween 2017: Mermaid Makeup

Halloween is the one night of the year where you get to be whatever you want to be.  There are so many different costumes and makeup looks you can try…

Halloween is the one night of the year where you get to be whatever you want to be.  There are so many different costumes and makeup looks you can try out to make it the best Halloween yet!  Mermaid costumes are easy to pull off and fun to create a makeup look for.  Here’s an easy makeup tutorial you can try out this Halloween!

Chelsea Crockett - Mermaid Makeup Look

First, let’s focus on the eyes.  You’ll need to apply a teal or lighter blue eyeshadow base on your lids to begin.  Next, take a darker blue and apply it to your brow bone to give your eyes some more depth.  Now, pick a bright purple and apply this to your lower lash line and up to the outer corner of your lid.  Make sure you blend!  You can even add some glitter and shimmer to make your eyes pop even more.

Next comes the fun part.  You’ll need a pair of classic fish net tights to create the “mermaid scale” effect on your skin!  Take your pair of leggings and slide them over your head (try not to mess up your eyeshadow!).  Take a brush covered in purple eyeshadow and dab the brush over the tights on your cheek bone.  You can even incorporate some pinks and blues into your scales as well.  After you’re finished, I suggest taking scissors and cutting off the tights to make sure you don’t smear your product!  Then, you’re finished! 🙂

What are you going to be this Halloween?  Let me know in the comment section below (I need ideas… Haha!).

XOXO – Chelsea

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Two of My Favorite Trendy Skirts for Fall

Fall weather is finally here which means cooler temperatures and stylish fall outfits.  Between tailgates and fun fall dinner dates, there are lots of occasions to rock all types of…

Fall weather is finally here which means cooler temperatures and stylish fall outfits.  Between tailgates and fun fall dinner dates, there are lots of occasions to rock all types of trendy skirts!  Right now, I’m obsessed with these two skirt styles!Chelsea Crockett - Fall Skirt

The first style is a jean skirt with frayed hems.  This style is simple but has a twist to it!  You can pair it with a cute belt, blouse, and booties to create the perfect fall look.  You can also pair it with a long cardigan or a tied sweater.  With denim, really anything goes!

The other skirt is a velvet or corduroy button up the front skirt like the picture on the right. They come in all different fall colors like maroon, green, gold, dark purple, etc. Again, these are stylish to pair with a cute top and booties and is the perfect look for a football game day! You can dress them up by adding a jacket or a scarf, too.

Which style do you like better?  Let me know in the comment section below which skirt style you like to rock during the fall!

Xoxo – Chelsea

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DIY Pumpkin Lantern Décor

I love getting crafty for fall especially with tons of different seasonal DIYs! Although there’re so many to choose from, I want to share with you one that’s quick, easy,…

I love getting crafty for fall especially with tons of different seasonal DIYs! Although there’re so many to choose from, I want to share with you one that’s quick, easy, and perfect to decorate your room with!

When I was younger we used to carve a jack-o’-lantern faces on ourChelsea Crockett - Pumpkin DIY pumpkins, add a tea light, and set them out for trick-or-treaters to admire.  Now that I’m older, I discovered an even better way to carve my pumpkin.  I found this idea on Pinterest and it’s so cute!  First, you’ll have to pick out the perfect pumpkin!  Next, cut out the bottom of the pumpkin, and clean out all of the seeds and insides. Then, take a drill with different size bits and drill holes all around the pumpkin. You can make designs with horizontal or vertical lines or even spell out a word!

After you’ve completed drilling the holes in your pumpkin, add a tea light to the bottom of it and the light will shine right through! It’s fun to create a few different sized pumpkins and make the design different on each one (like the picture on the right). When they’re lit up next to each other, they look adorable!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Bad Relationship Advice from Disney Princesses

At some point in our childhood, we all wanted to be a Disney princess. Now that we are grownups, going back and watching those movies is so different. We catch…

At some point in our childhood, we all wanted to be a Disney princess. Now that we are grownups, going back and watching those movies is so different. We catch things that went right over our heads as kids, things like how dysfunctional their relationships are! As much as we love the princesses, they’ve made some questionable dude decisions. Here are the top 5 pieces of really bad relationship advice Disney princesses give us.

  1. Pretending you are something you aren’t is a great way to begin a relationship: Cinderella, for example. She pretended to be a princess so the prince would fall in love with her. This is just bad. In our case, it could be pretending you like certain things to impress the guy you are dating. In the end, being someone you aren’t is deceiving, even if your intentions are good. Just be yourself! This can also go the other way, and the guy can be lying about who he really is. Aladdin is totally guilty of this. It causes huge strain on your relationship when you learn that person isn’t who you thought they were.
  2. Spend all of your time waiting for the love of your life to show up: Nope, don’t be Rapunzel. Get out there and show ‘em who’s boss! Don’t wait for them to come to you, put yourself out there.
  3. You can change the person you are dating: Belle. The Beast. Enough said. Trying to “save” the person you are dating and turn them into your ideal man is not the way a healthy relationship goes. Your guy should be striving to be the best person he can be, and you should be doing the same. It is not your responsibility to “save” them. That’s God’s job.
  4. Finding the right guy solves all of life’s problems: Yes, we all want our own happily ever after. But the idea of finding the guy and having the fairytale ending is just that, a fairytale. Life is hard. Life throws you curves. But that is half the fun! Going through life’s battles with your guy by your side makes you stronger, and also helps you appreciate the good times.

I know we all have wished that life could “Bibbity Bobbity Boo” a little relationship luck our way. Disney princesses don’t always have the keys to life, my friends!

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from Proverbs 11:27

“Whoever seeks good finds favor, but evil comes to one who searches for it.” That’s what Proverbs 11:27 tells us. In a nutshell, it means that anyone can find the…

“Whoever seeks good finds favor, but evil comes to one who searches for it.” That’s what Proverbs 11:27 tells us. In a nutshell, it means that anyone can find the dirt in someone, but we should strive to be the ones who find the gold.

It can be easy to focus on the negative in people and point out their flaws to make ourselves feel like we are better than them. That’s something anyone can do. Anyone can focus on the negative in someone. It takes a humble mind to think of the good in others most of the time. It is so much healthier for our minds and our hearts to be positive. Our outlook on life depends on it! Also, when we start talking positive about people behind their backs instead of negative, people start to notice. Be an example for others and make them wonder why you are different. Let Jesus shine through you.

Be the one who finds the gold.

XOXO, Chels

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

What is better than a slice of pumpkin pie? A pumpkin pie SMOOTHIE of course! When I think of fall I think of Thanksgiving and with Thanksgiving comes pumpkin pie….

What is better than a slice of pumpkin pie? A pumpkin pie SMOOTHIE of course! When I think of fall I think of Thanksgiving and with Thanksgiving comes pumpkin pie. This smoothie is not only delicious, but it is also good for you! It is packed with fiber and protein. Much better for you than for than an actual slice of pie. Here is how to whip up one for yourself.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened soymilk or coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 5 ice cubesTop of Form

Combine all of the ingredients into your blender and blend until it is smooth. This makes 2 servings, so share it with a friend! This would be a delicious after school snack or after dinner desert.

Eat up!

XOXO, Chels

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What God Says About Overcoming Fear

Fear is something that we all deal with. Sometimes it’s very real and other times it’s simply imagined.  Either way, fear can paralyze us and steal our joy. The enemy…

Fear is something that we all deal with. Sometimes it’s very real and other times it’s simply imagined.  Either way, fear can paralyze us and steal our joy. The enemy uses fear to overpower and destroy us, but we have a God that is much greater than that!

The fear of rejection… The fear of failure… The fear of commitment… The fear of change… The fear of not being accepted…  All of the above are real to all of us and we have to know that the Bible says we can conquer and overcome fear through Christ!

There are two verses that I love to read when I’m feeling scared of what’s to come.  Isaiah 41:10: “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.  “2 Timothy 1:7: “for god has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind. “

And then there is my favorite Bible verse about fear:

Philippians 4:6-7: “Do not be anxious for anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. “

I challenge you to meditate on the above Scriptures. Speak them out loud and memorize his Word! And then we can trust and walk in faith. One way to do that is to continuously give thanks for our blessings and thank God for working out answers to our requests. This keeps our mind off of fear and focuses it on thanksgiving!

Love, Chelsea

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Unhealthy Habits to Cut Out Of Your Life

Many of us are constantly striving to improve our overall well-being. That means cutting out certain bad habits that are keeping you down and setting you back from your goals….

Many of us are constantly striving to improve our overall well-being. That means cutting out certain bad habits that are keeping you down and setting you back from your goals. Here are some things that I am cutting out of my life to stay healthy- both mentally and physically.

  1. Workouts I hate: Not everyone likes certain exercises. A lot of people hate crossfit, and a lot of people love it! Forcing yourself to do workouts/exercises that you dislike discourages you from working out. There are so many ways to exercise out there. Try running. Don’t like running? Try bootcamp classes. Don’t like bootcamp? Keep trying things until you find something you like. You will be much more motivated to stick with it.
  2. Negative self-talk: Stop being mean to yourself and realize that you are enough! You are strong, and you are capable. Start complimenting yourself and celebrating who you are.
  3. Stress: A little stress is healthy, it keeps us accountable and helps us accomplish our goals. But too much stress can compromise our health by causing weight gain, skin problems, physical pain etc. Manage your stress in healthy ways like exercising, having “quiet time”, and taking time to hang out with friends.
  4. Perfectionism: Setting goals is great, but striving for perfectionism is unhealthy. Focus your energy on progress, not perfection!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Life Lessons From 1 Thessalonians 5:11

To me, one of the best things you can do for your friends and family to show them you love them and care for them is to build them up….

To me, one of the best things you can do for your friends and family to show them you love them and care for them is to build them up. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 says “Encourage each other and build each other up.”

This is such an important thing to have in life – people who will build you up and encourage you. And it is an important personality trait for us to have ourselves. People like to be around people who are positive and make them feel good about themselves and supported. Life is so much better when you feel like you have a support system and people that believe in you and encourage you to be successful. Be that person for someone else. Be that person that builds others up and encourages them. People will be drawn to you and will want to be around you! It is so energizing to be around positive people.

I have been trying to share tons of encouragement over my social media to try and encourage and build YOU all up. I want to be that person for you, and I pray that you would be that person for someone else.

XOXO, Chels

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Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow

Puppy chow is probably on my list of top 10 favorite foods. Not even kidding. I cannot stop myself when there is a bowl of it in front of me….

Puppy chow is probably on my list of top 10 favorite foods. Not even kidding. I cannot stop myself when there is a bowl of it in front of me. It just magically disappears. Since fall is upon us and everything is now pumpkin flavored, what sounds better than pumpkin flavored puppy chow? Not much. Not much at all. Here is how to make pumpkin spice puppy chow!

Ingredients:

  • 7-8 cups Cinnamon Chex cereal
  • 12 ounces orange candy melts
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 cups candy pumpkins

Pour the Chex cereal into a bowl and put to the side. Melt the candy melts for 20 seconds, stir, melt, and stir until they are melted. Stir 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, the cloves, allspice and nutmeg in to the candy melts until it is combined. Pour this mixture onto the cereal and stir gently to coat all of the squares. Be super gentle! Pour the powdered sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon into a large Ziploc baggie. Pour in the coated squares and shake until they are all coated in sugar. Pour in the pumpkins and toss some more. Store it in an air tight container, or just eat them all right then and there! No judgments here.

Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe: Sally’s Baking Addiction

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Who God Says You Are

You are so many things. Have you ever had people try to tell you who you are? That can be frustrating, having people try to fit you into a mold….

You are so many things. Have you ever had people try to tell you who you are? That can be frustrating, having people try to fit you into a mold. God is the only one who really knows who we are, and according to Him, we are pretty darn great. Here is the proof. God says that you are:

  1. You are beautiful. Psalm 45:11
  2. You are unique. Psalm 139:13
  3. You are loved. Jeremiah 31:3
  4. You are special. Ephesians 2:10
  5. You are created with a purpose. Jeremiah 29:11
  6. You are cared for. Ephesians 3:17-19
  7. You are lovely. Daniel 12:3
  8. You are precious. 1 Corinthians 6:20
  9. You are strong. Psalm 18:35
  10. You are important. 1 Peter 2:9
  11. You are forgiven. Psalm 103:12
  12. You are a new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17
  13. You are protected. Psalm 121:3
  14. You are empowered. Philippians 4:13
  15. You are chosen. John 15:16
  16. You are family. Ephesians 2:19
  17. You are His. Isaiah 43:1

You are who God says you are! The proof is in His word, the Bible. He gave us that book so that we can be encouraged and know exactly how much He loves us. Let that encourage you and empower you.

XOXO, Chels

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3 Ways to Find Rest in God

Life can be stressful.  It can be full of setbacks and disappointments that are hard to overcome.  If you let these consume you, you can lose sight of God’s plan…

Life can be stressful.  It can be full of setbacks and disappointments that are hard to overcome.  If you let these consume you, you can lose sight of God’s plan for you and how much he loves and cares for you.  Here are three different ways you can find rest in God when life throws unexpected challenges at you!

  1. Find a quiet place to dive into the Word. One of the best ways to grow closer to God is by spending time with him and him alone.  When you give yourself time to read the truth about what God says, you can find rest in his promises!
  2. Pray continuously, not just when you feel like it. When I’m in constant communication with God, I automatically feel 10x closer to him.  When I’m simply thanking him for the things in my life, I feel at peace.  It puts into perspective how many blessings I have in my life whether I realize it or not!
  3. Play some good worship music. I don’t know about you, but music is one of the most calming things for me, especially worship music. I love listening to slow, calming music that puts me into a happy mood!  It might not work for you, but it’s worth a try!

I hope this advice helps you out next time you’re feeling down or far from God! 🙂

XOXO – Chels

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How to Beat Bad Feelings

Every once in a while, we all have those days where we can’t get out of a slump.  Whether we’re tired, grumpy, overwhelmed, etc., it’s sometimes hard to snap out…

Every once in a while, we all have those days where we can’t get out of a slump.  Whether we’re tired, grumpy, overwhelmed, etc., it’s sometimes hard to snap out of the mood we’re in, no matter how hard we try.  Here are a few different ways you can beat the bad feelings that are bringing you down!

  • Feeling tired? Although you most likely just want to stay in bed, get up and get moving!  I suggest chugging some water and fueling your body with a snack that’s healthy and will give your body a boost.  If you absolutely need a nap, only allow yourself to sleep for 20-30 minutes for a quick recharge!
  • Feeling insecure? Instead of thinking negatively, write down a list of characteristics that you love about yourself.  Change your focus from popularity or appearance and think more about your personality and the people you surround yourself with that love you more than you know!
  • Feeling stressed out? Between school, homework, and a social life, this is an easy mindset to slip into.  Take a deep breath and prepare yourself for the work you have to do. It helps me when I break down all I have to do into smaller pieces. This way, your work will present itself more manageable and less overwhelming.

I hope these tips help you snap back into a better mood ASAP! 🙂

Love, Chelsea

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