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Date Night Q&A

Whether you have been dating your significant other for weeks, months or years, there is always more to learn about one another. Next time you are on a date with…

Whether you have been dating your significant other for weeks, months or years, there is always more to learn about one another. Next time you are on a date with your love, put down your phones and pull out this list. You may be surprised what you learn, and where the topics lead!

  1. What are 5 things you hope to be remembered for?
  2. What are 5 passions you have and why?
  3. Describe your family dynamic of your childhood verses your family dynamic now.
  4. What are 3 things that make you happy?
  5. What popular thought or notion do you think the world has most wrong?
  6. What is one thing I don’t know about you?
  7. What are two things I do well?
  8. How have you seen me change since we’ve been together?
  9. How have you changed in the time we’ve been together?
  10. What is one thing you want to do different from your parents?
  11. What is your favorite memory of us together?
  12. If you had to live in another country, where would you go?
  13. What is my most difficult challenge right now?
  14. What is your most difficult challenge right now?
  15. Excluding money or time, what is one thing that I wish I could have?
  16. If you could be an expert in anything, what would it be?
  17. Name 3 things on your bucket list.
  18. What are your favorite qualities in me?
  19. How would you spend 1 million dollars?
  20. What is the greatest strength and weakness of our relationship?
  21. What is your 5-year plan? 10-year plan?
  22. If you never had to work again, what would you do with your life?
  23. If you could choose one mentor – famous or not – who would it be?
  24. What is your biggest pet peeve?
  25. When you met me, what was your first impression? Was it correct?

I love lists like this because they take us out of our comfort zone. Asking questions like these can be beneficial at any stage of a relationship. In the beginning, when everything is new and exciting, we tend to hang on every piece of new information as we learn about one another. After a while, tossing in conversation topics like these keep things fresh and fun.

Ask away!

Chels

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20 Questions to Ask Your Boyfriend on Date Night

Have you ever been on a date with your boyfriend or husband and realized that you can’t think of anything to talk about with them? It’s not that you are…

Have you ever been on a date with your boyfriend or husband and realized that you can’t think of anything to talk about with them? It’s not that you are uninterested in them, it is just that you think you know pretty much everything that is happening in their life and know pretty much everything about them. What else is there to ask? That is when you must start thinking outside the box. I love “uncommon” questions because they are the ones that spark the most interesting and enlightening conversations. Want to go deeper on your dates and learn more about what makes your significant other the way they are? Start with one (or a few) of these questions.

  1. Tell me 5 things I don’t know about you.
  2. What are the top 3 things that make you happy?
  3. What 3 things would you tell your 16-year-old self if you could?
  4. What are 2 of your passions and why?
  5. What do you hope to be remembered for?
  6. If you could change one part of your body, what would it be?
  7. What is your favorite feature on your body, or your favorite personality trait?
  8. List 5 people that have had influence on you and why.
  9. What is your favorite childhood memory?
  10. If you could drop everything and go on a road trip right now, where would you go?
  11. What is your biggest pet peeve?
  12. What does your perfect day look like?
  13. What makes you nervous?
  14. What is a movie that you disliked so much that you would never watch again?
  15. What is the biggest lesson you have learned from past relationships.
  16. What makes you angry?
  17. What do you look forward to most about getting old?
  18. What is the best thing about how your parents raised you?
  19. What are you hard on yourself for?
  20. If money was no object, where would you live?

These are definitely great conversation starters. I am taking these on mine and Nick’s next date! I love learning more about him and what makes him “him.” These will keep the conversation rolling for hours.

Chels

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5 Non-Awkward First Date Ideas

First dates can be the most fun, yet most intimidating, encounters.  Sometimes the conversations flow perfectly and you hit it off right away.  But other times conversations become awkward and…

First dates can be the most fun, yet most intimidating, encounters.  Sometimes the conversations flow perfectly and you hit it off right away.  But other times conversations become awkward and you run out of things to talk about!  Since I know from personal experience that those situations can be super awkward, here are five guaranteed non-awkward first date ideas!

  • Go see a movie. Okay, now I know this might be basic but still take it into consideration! It’s not going to be awkward because you’ll be watching a movie the whole time! There won’t be time for awkward pauses or dull conversation.
  • Go to a school sporting event. Whether you’re in high school or college, going to a game together is fun and gives you something to talk about. You can even get a big group of friends to go with you!
  • Go to the zoo. The zoo is always a chill date that’s fun and relaxing! Sometimes during the winter, zoos will do a holiday festival with Christmas lights and music. Keep an eye out for those seasonal events!
  • Go to a food festival. What’s better than dressing up cute and eating good food? Enjoy sampling tasty snacks and seasonal treats with your date!
  • Be a tourist in your own city. Spend the day exploring with your date.  Think of all the cool places in your town that you’ve never tried!  Make a list and go on an all-day adventure!

Try suggesting one of these ideas next time you get asked out on a date! 🙂

XO, Chelsea

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4 Things to Ask Yourself Before Getting into a Relationship

Getting into a relationship is a much bigger deal than people make it out to be.  It can end in either one of two ways: breaking up or marriage!   When…

Getting into a relationship is a much bigger deal than people make it out to be.  It can end in either one of two ways: breaking up or marriage!   When you put it that way and look at the bigger picture, you should make sure you’re certain about someone before you get into a relationship with them.  Here are four things to ask yourself before dating someone!

  • “Am I ready for a relationship?” First and foremost, you need to put yourself first.  Although you might like the idea of him, make sure YOU are ready to make the commitment.  You need to be sure you’re over any past relationships and are ready to date again.
  • “Does he have everything I’m looking for?” We have to set our standards, ladies!  Sometimes it even helps to write down a list of all the things you look for in someone.  Maybe it’s humor, manners, kindness, or honesty.  The list can go on and on.  Then, go from there!
  • “Are there any red flags?” These are SO important to pick out before you get into a relationship with someone.  If there’s an automatic red flag at any point, you should definitely look further into it!  Whatever it may be true or not, don’t make excuses for it unless you ask them about it first.
  • “Are you both on the same page?” Making sure you have the same morals and values is also an extremely important factor to put into play. Although opposites can attract, most times two people with similar mindsets work out a little better!

I hope this helps you next time you’re unsure about getting into a relationship! 🙂

Love, Chelsea

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5 Tips for Dating in Today’s Culture

Dating today is completely different from what it used to be.  We now have to take into account social media, texting, and lots of other things that can cause too…

Dating today is completely different from what it used to be.  We now have to take into account social media, texting, and lots of other things that can cause too many problems in today’s relationships.  Here are five dating tips that can be super helpful in today’s culture!

  • Keep your communication face to face.  If you have to talk about something important or sort something out, don’t do it over the phone!  It is so important being able to talk about the deep stuff face to face instead of texting it out.  It’ll make your relationship 10x closer.
  • Don’t think too far into social media posts.  Girls are over-thinkers as it is but overanalyzing something as simple as a tweet can drive us crazy!  Don’t dwell on something as little as a post that most likely isn’t what you think it is in the first place.
  • Be honest.  I know this is kind of vague and should already be assumed, but simply be honest and open with one another!  Honesty is the best policy and it shouldn’t be overlooked.
  • Make it a point to see each other frequently.  In today’s culture, people substitute facetiming, calling, and texting for hanging out with their boyfriend or girlfriend, and that’s not okay!  Don’t let phones be the core of your relationship.
  • Be intentional.  Like I mentioned before, make it a point to talk to each other and see each other.  Go out of your way to do something nice for them occasionally, too!

I hope these tips give you some clarity on how you can lessen the effect today’s culture has on your relationship!

Love, Chelsea

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What to Consider when Going on a First Date

First dates can be extremely nerve-racking, but they can also be a great time to really get to know the each other!  First dates usually mean first impressions, so there…

First dates can be extremely nerve-racking, but they can also be a great time to really get to know the each other!  First dates usually mean first impressions, so there are many things to consider before, and during, your date.  If you’re new to the dating world, or could still use as much help as you can get, here are a few things to keep in mind!

  • Your outfit.  Chelsea Crockett - First DateUnfortunately, most of the time first impressions are based a lot on appearance.  I suggest wearing something that will reflect who you are.  If you’re bubbly and like to rock bright colors, go for it!
  • Where to go.  If he didn’t already decide where you guys are going, suggest somewhere that will make you most comfortable!  If you’re nervous about too much small talk over dinner, see a movie instead.  Or if you’d rather do something a little less formal than dinner, go mini golfing or hiking!
  • How he treats you.  Notice how he treats you especially since it’s your first time on an actual date with each other.  Pay attention to his manners such as if he’s on his phone a lot or if he’s only talking about himself!
  • Red flags.  These are so important!  Notice if he says or does something that you would automatically consider a red flag.
  • Keeping an open mind.  Doing this allows you to be open to something you might not be expecting.  Maybe you thought you had the person figured out but he could be much better than you’re expecting!

I hope your first date is everything you’re hoping for and more!

Love, Chelsea

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5 Things to Consider Before Getting into a Relationship

Relationships can be both the best and worst thing.  When you meet the right person, that relationship can be the best thing that happens to you!  But if you meet…

Relationships can be both the best and worst thing.  When you meet the right person, that relationship can be the best thing that happens to you!  But if you meet the wrong person… Yikes!  There are certain things to consider before getting into a relationship.  Consider it a “checklist” to make sure both you and the other person are ready for it!

  • Know your worth.  If you don’t know who you are as a person, you’re going to look to others to define you, especially someone you have a lot of feelings for.  Knowing your worth is important in and out of a relationship, but even more so before you date someone!
  • Make sure you’re over past relationships.  There is nothing worse than getting into a relationship without being over your last one.  This is so important!  Don’t allow anyone to be your “rebound.”Chelsea Crockett - Dating Quote
  • Talk about your morals and values with each other.  Being on the same page is crucial for a successful relationship.  Talk about religion, priorities, etc.
  • Prepare yourself to be fully committed.  If you can’t do this, then you’re not ready to invest your time and feelings into someone.  Don’t waste your time and theirs!
  • If you can’t see yourself possibly marrying the person, then don’t start a relationship with them!  I cannot stress this enough.  If you know you’re not going to end up with them in the long run, don’t waste your time and feelings.

Take these things into account before dating that special person!

Love, Chelsea

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Creative Valentine’s Day Dates

For Valentine’s Day this year, why not stray away from the typical “dinner and a movie” and come up with something more creative to do?  If you think outside the…

For Valentine’s Day this year, why not stray away from the typical “dinner and a movie” and come up with something more creative to do?  If you think outside the box, you and your date can have a memorable Valentine’s Day that’s just as fun and romantic. 🙂 If you’re not the most creative person in the world, here are some ideas for your day/night!

  • If you really want to get creative, create a scavenger hunt for your boyfriend with little gifts and treats at each spot.  You can make this as fun as you want! 
  • Instead of going out to eat, stay in and cook a dinner you both love!  Not only is it cheaper than going to an expensive restaurant, but it’s super fun to cook up a meal with your boyfriend/girlfriend. Chelsea Crockett - Hot Chocolate
  • Sometimes morning dates are even better than night dates!  Meet for coffee or brunch at your fave spot.
  • Picnics aren’t just for summer!  Bundle up and find the perfect spot to lay down a blanket and make a date out of it.  Bring lots of hot chocolate and blankets and maybe even your gifts to exchange if you decide to buy for each other, too.
  • Become a tourist of your own city for a day!  Whether you live near a big city or not, grab some money and a camera and go places you’ve never been before.

What are your plans this Valentine’s Day?  Let me know below if you use one of these unique date ideas!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Biggest First Date Mistakes

Can I be honest with you? First dates terrify me. I spend hours mentally preparing myself, running through conversation topics to bring up if there is an awkward silence. I…

Can I be honest with you? First dates terrify me. I spend hours mentally preparing myself, running through conversation topics to bring up if there is an awkward silence. I also do a fair share of social media research on the person, but who doesn’t? I get afraid that I am going to blow it on the first date. It is easy to say “Just take a deep breath, calm down, and be yourself,” but it is not easily done. One tip, though, is to just keep in mind that it is OK if the date goes bad because this person may not be the one, and as long as you have a good time, have fun, and get to know the other person, then the date was a success! Here are the biggest mistakes people tend to make on first dates.

  1. Being late: Don’t leave your date wondering if you are standing them up. That is the worst way to make a first impression!1c766750e1fb499e95a677f0611a33dc
  2. Checking your phone: Our generation has a smartphone addiction problem. There is nothing ruder than implying that whatever is on your phone is more interesting or important than the person you are sitting with! Keep your phone on silent and out of sight.
  3. Focusing on yourself: Keep sarcasm, negativity, and neediness away. Even if you are in a bad mood, try to put it behind you. Also, don’t focus all of the conversation on yourself and neglect your date! Try not to let your nervousness make you ramble on about yourself, I know it can be tough because I do it too!
  4. Act unlike yourself: Don’t try to act like someone you aren’t just to impress your date. Don’t try and show off or be reckless, just do you.

First dates can be nerve wracking, but they can also be super fun and can turn into great relationships!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Do’s & Don’ts of Long-Distance Dating

Long distance dating can be tough.  Being in a relationship can be hard enough as it is, but adding distance into the equation can make it ten times harder!  There…

Long distance dating can be tough.  Being in a relationship can be hard enough as it is, but adding distance into the equation can make it ten times harder!  There are certain things you and your boyfriend/girlfriend can do and not do to make your long-distance relationship easier and all around better!

  • DON’T feel the need to talk or text 24/7.  I get it, you miss one another, but being across the country from each other doesn’t mean you need to keep tabs on him/her all the time.  Long-distance relationships need a lot of trust and this helps build that!  Chelsea Crockett - Long Distance Dating 
  • DO make an effort.  The worst feeling is when you feel like you’re putting in more than you’re getting out.  Make sure you’re both making an equal amount of effort!
  • DO keep a positive attitude.  Positivity is everything!  If you really want it to work, don’t doubt and complain about your situation.  Think about the good!
  • DON’T ignore your problems.  Just because you can’t talk in person doesn’t mean you shouldn’t bring up problems or issues.  It’s important to keep a healthy and open relationship whether it’s face-to-face or not. 
  • DO give each other reassurance.  Reassurance is so important when you’re dating someone far away from you.  Knowing that each other is 100% invested and willing to make the relationship work will help through the good and bad times.

If you’re in a long-distance relationship, share with me some tips below on how you make it work!

Love, Chelsea

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Best Christmas Dates to Go On this Season

Around the holidays is the absolute best time for fun winter dates.  There are so many different things to do whether it be with your new crush, boyfriend, or even…

Around the holidays is the absolute best time for fun winter dates.  There are so many different things to do whether it be with your new crush, boyfriend, or even your BFF.  Most are pretty inexpensive too which is always a plus! Here are a few dates that are perfect for breaking you and your date into the Christmas spirit!

  • Since spending a lot of money to go out on an actually date isn’t always an option, spending a night at home can be just as fun!  Baking Christmas cookies and watching your fav Christmas movies isn’t too bad of an idea!Chelsea Crockett - Christmas Lights
  • Around my area, we have a ton of neighborhoods/houses that go all out for Christmas decorating.  Wait till it gets dark out, make some hot chocolate to-go, and go for a drive to look at all the lights and decorations!
  • I’ve heard this a bunch of times but haven’t actually tried it out myself!  People say volunteering with your boyfriend or girlfriend is a good way to not only help your community but to get to know them better as well.  Maybe go shopping for a toy drive or volunteer somewhere to spread some holiday cheer!
  • Search online for any Christmas festivals or celebrations going on around your area.  I know where I’m from we have different Christmas events going on all throughout December!
  • Buy tickets for a Christmas play or concert.  Instead of the typical movie theater date, switch it up and go to a holiday play!  You can even go on a nice dinner before, dress up, and enjoy your night together!

I hope you and your date have an awesome holiday season! 🙂

XO – Chelsea

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Treat Yo-Self: 5 Fun Things to do On Your Own

How often do you step back and give yourself some “me” time?  Don’t get me wrong, I love being with my friends and fam, but sometimes it feels good to…

How often do you step back and give yourself some “me” time?  Don’t get me wrong, I love being with my friends and fam, but sometimes it feels good to be independent and spend some time with numero uno. Time alone is a great way to reconnect with yourself, destress, and feel refreshed. Here are 5 fun things you can do on your own to treat yo self!

  1. Take yourself on a date: Is there a place where you live that you have always wanted to go to eat but have never gotten the chance? Take yourself! Treat yourself to a nice meal, take as long as you want, order whatever you want, you don’t have anyone to worry about or impress! Bring a good book and enjoy yourself.
  2. Take a loooong bath: Grab a good book, light a few candles, grab some bubble bath and a bath bomb, and hop in the tub. Take the longest bath you want and enjoy uninterrupted bliss.FullSizeRender (40)
  3. Lose yourself in a bookstore: There are so many cute bookstores out there, small ones with lots of personality or big ones with lots of choices! Get lost in the shelves and find a book that you love.
  4. Have a spa day: Go get a massage, or save some cash and do an at-home spa day. Grab a face mask and hair mask from Walmart and pamper yourself DIY style.
  5. Complete projects you’ve put off: Speaking of DIY, finish those projects you’ve been putting off so that you don’t have to worry about them anymore. Whether it is finishing homework, updating your resume, finishing a DIY craft, whatever it may be, finish it! You will feel accomplished and productive, plus you reap the benefits of the finished project!

Treat yo-self to some “me” time every once in a while. It is good for the soul!

XOXO, Chels

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Fun Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

It is almost Valentine’s Day (yay!), and I am sure those of you who have honeys are trying to think of date ideas. You could do the normal Valentine’s Day…

It is almost Valentine’s Day (yay!), and I am sure those of you who have honeys are trying to think of date ideas. You could do the normal Valentine’s Day routine of dinner and a movie, OR you could have a super fun, cute date that you will never forget! Here are 3 adorable date ideas for this Valentine’s Day.

  1. Indoor picnic: where I live, it is hardly picnic weather. It is too cold for that! As a fun alternative, have an inside picnic! Make PB&J sandwiches or finger foods, lay out a blanket, and have a fun little picnic in the living room.vday 7
  2. Waffle bar: have a waffle bar dinner! Lay out a bunch of waffle toppings like fresh fruit, whipped cream, chocolate chips, syrup, and jelly! Make waffles together and then top them with all of your favorites.
  3. Ice skate date: the best part about ice skating is getting to hold hands with your honey! Bundle up and head to the skating rink for a fun night of slipping, falling, and laughing at and with one another!

Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your honey!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

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Valentine’s Day Attire for Your Special Date Night!

The world’s most dreaded yet loved holiday is right around the corner. If you have a date night planned and set, then you’re probably in the group that loves Valentine’s…

The world’s most dreaded yet loved holiday is right around the corner. If you have a date night planned and set, then you’re probably in the group that loves Valentine’s Day. You might have your night planned out, but you’ll still need a stylish outfit to rock… and I’m here to help :)!Chelsea Crockett - Valentine's Day Outfit

Depending on where you live, you’ll have to adjust your outfit to the weather. If you live somewhere warmer, the outfit on the left is one of my faves! Find a pair of sequined or sparkly shorts (sometimes you can even find a skort which is totally in right now!). Pair it with a simple, loose shirt or tank and finish the look with a black blazer. Add in some jewelry and heeled booties or wedges!

If you live somewhere that isn’t so warm and sunny, a new huge trend is high knee socks! If you have a red or pink dress or skirt, try pairing that with a pair of black or white high knee socks! They’re so cute and can replace wearing tights under your dress. It’s best to wear a pair of booties with them to complete the look.

Depending on how formal your date is, mix up your outfit to match the occasion! Also, pick out you outfit before the day of your date so you’re not stressed trying to find one. Let me know how it turns out!

Love, Chelsea

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Fun Fall Date Ideas

Fall is one of my favorite times to go on dates. The weather is just getting to be chilly, which means you can dress cute without being worried that you…

Fall is one of my favorite times to go on dates. The weather is just getting to be chilly, which means you can dress cute without being worried that you will sweat your brains out. Plus, your hair won’t plaster to your forehead or go poofy with humidity! SCORE! Anyway, autumn holds lots of opportunities for super fun dates. Here are just a few of my favs!

  • Corn maze: Go get lost together in a corn maze! You will have a blast trying to find your way, bumping into each other, 15-Fabulous-Fall-Date-Ideas-Pumpkin-Patch-Datelaughing the whole time!
  • Pumpkin picking: Go have a blast picking out the perfect pumpkin! You will have so much fun riding out to the patch and trying to find a better pumpkin than the other ;). Plus, you can make pumpkin pie or roast the seeds with the insides of your precious pumpkins!
  • Pumpkin decorating: After you go pick out the pumpkins together, have a decorating contest!
  • Haunted house: Getting to jump into your boy’s arms when a creepy zombie scares you= the best kind of date. 😉
  • Apple picking: Go apple picking together, then make yummy treats with the apples you picked!
  • Go to a football game: Football games are one of the best fall activities if you ask me. You will have a blast cheering on your favorite team together!
  • Rake leaves…and then jump through them: Pretty self-explanatory. Leaves + you + your man + a couple of rakes = hours of fun and a leaf-free yard.
  • Have a Halloween movie marathon: Grab that pumpkin pie or apple dumplings you made together, cozy up, and turn on a good Halloween movie!

Don’t have a boy toy? Grab a gal pal and do all of these things together! They may take a little bit of tweaking, but they will still be a super blast!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Be the Best Third Wheel

Have you ever found yourself in a room full of couples? Are all of your best friends getting into relationships? This tends to be a trend in high school and…

Have you ever found yourself in a room full of couples? Are all of your best friends getting into relationships? This tends to be a trend in high school and college, but don’t fret! It is possible to enjoy third wheeling and it can even be fun! Embrace the situation you’re in and become the best third wheel you can be!

A third wheel means hanging out with your BFF and their boyfriend or girlfriend. While most may seem uncomfortable, you’ve got to look on the bright side! Since your BFF now has a partner, you’ve just gained another friend yourself. It’s like the song says, “Two is better than one!” It’s also a good idea to take note of your friend’s relationship. You can learn the DO’s and DON’Ts of a relationship just by hanging out with them! This way, when it’s your turn to get in a relationship, you’ll know what and what not to do! This can save you from a lot of arguments!

There are a few scenarios to take note of before you third wheel. Avoid romantic dinner dates! If you’re going to tag along on a dinner, go somewhere casual and fun; the more people, the better. It’s also important to know when to dip out. If you feel like your friends want some alone time or you’ve been with them too much, just casually leave! Don’t make it awkward, just come up with something. There’s always a time and a place for this situation.

All in all, being a third wheel isn’t that bad!! Embrace your situation. When the right time comes, you’ll be the one in a relationship.

XOXO,

            Chelsea  

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