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Thanksgiving Inspired Milkshake: Candy Corn Edition

Candy corn. It’s EVERYWHERE! Luckily, I am a lover of the sweet stuff, so it doesn’t bother me one bit. In fact, I embrace it, and try to make everything…

Candy corn. It’s EVERYWHERE! Luckily, I am a lover of the sweet stuff, so it doesn’t bother me one bit. In fact, I embrace it, and try to make everything I can with it! Here is a candy corn inspired milk shake that is sure to rock your world.

Ingredients:

  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  •  1 quart orange sherbet
  •  Whipped cream or Cool White
  • Yellow Food Coloring
  • Black yellow & orange sprinklescandy-corn2-jpg

Let the vanilla ice cream soften for about 25 minutes outside of the freezer. After it is softened take 1/3 of the ice cream and put it into a bowl. Put the ice cream back in the freezer. Add yellow food coloring to the ice cream in the bowl until you have the color you want. Mix it well. Take your orange sherbet out of the freezer to allow it to start softening. Get out the glasses you will be serving your milk shakes in, whether it is mason jars or glass drinking glasses, and spoon yellow ice cream into the bottoms, filling the cups about 1/3 full. After smoothing out the top as evenly as you can, wipe down the inside of the cups with a paper towel to remove ice cream streaks. Place your cups in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes to let the layer harden a little. Take your vanilla ice cream out of the freezer again to allow it to start softening. Remove the cups from the freezer and carefully spoon in the orange sherbet, layering it on top of the yellow and filling the cups about 2/3 full. Again, smooth out the top. Wipe the excess on the inside of the cups with a paper towel. Place the cups back in the freezer for 5-10 minutes. Remove the cups from the freezer and add the last layer of vanilla ice cream, filling the cups with 1/2 inch left at the top of the cup. Smooth out the tops again. If you want you can top them off with some whipped cream and sprinkles! Keep them in the freezer until you serve them.

They’re sure to be a hit at every Thanksgiving party on the block!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://www.karaspartyideas.com/2013/09/candy-corn-milkshakes-for-halloween.html

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Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

While this smoothie isn’t exactly like taking a big bite of pie, it is pretty darn close! And, it is way better for you, and is nice and filling to…

While this smoothie isn’t exactly like taking a big bite of pie, it is pretty darn close! And, it is way better for you, and is nice and filling to keep you fuller longer. So, do you want pumpkin pie for breakfast? Keep on reading.

Ingredients:pumpkin-pie-smoothie

  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large banana
  • 6-8 ice cubes
  • 6 oz vanilla yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Scoop of vanilla protein powder

In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend until they are all smooth. Then you are done! What I love about this smoothie is how delicious AND nutritious it is. I can drink it after a workout or to start my day off with a pumpkin-y protein punch.

Eating healthy and fueling your body the right way can taste downright delicious!

XOXO, Chels

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Fall’s Favorite Pattern – Plaid

To me, one of the classiest, most preppy patterns is plaid. Wouldn’t you agree? The best time to wear plaid is during the autumn and winter months, and luckily those…

To me, one of the classiest, most preppy patterns is plaid. Wouldn’t you agree? The best time to wear plaid is during the autumn and winter months, and luckily those months are upon us! Here are a few of my favorite ways to pair up plaid this season.

  1. Dress it up: Layer a chunky cable knit sweater over a plaid skirt or dress for a layered fall look. Add in some booties and a felt hat to complete the ensemble! I love this pairing because it is just too cute for words! So pretty and preppy.13497777_912703465506195_5742700925156432790_o
  2. Layer it up: Pair your favorite plaid flannel with a puffy or faux fur vest for a cute, simple, everyday look! Add some brown riding boots and you are good to go. If you want something casual, pair a solid long sleeved tee with dark pants and a plaid flannel wrapped around your waist.
  3. Scarf it up: The easiest way to wear plaid this season is to wear it in scarf form! Pair a plaid scarf or blanket scarf with your favorite sweater to add a little extra oomf to your outfit.

Ahh plaid, you never disappoint! There are so many more options on how to wear plaid, this is just a few! Comment below with some other outfit ideas on how to wear this preppy pattern.

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Healthy Pumpkin Coffee Creamer

Pumpkin spice lattes are all the rage this time of year. I mean, it can be 85 degrees outside and girls will still be sipping on them. I love buying…

Pumpkin spice lattes are all the rage this time of year. I mean, it can be 85 degrees outside and girls will still be sipping on them. I love buying pumpkin flavored coffee creamer, but what I don’t love is what I see on the ingredients label. Store bought coffee creamer is packed with preservatives and chemicals, things our bodies do NOT need. Luckily, there is a way to make homemade pumpkin coffee creamer that is non-dairy and guilt-free! Your body AND your taste buds will love this recipe.

Ingredients:desktop-diy_pumpkin_pie_spice_coffee_creamer

  • 2 cups of original almond milk or soy milk
  • 2 tbsp canned or fresh mashed pumpkin, NOT pumpkin pie filling
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or agave
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/3 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

If you want you can substitute the cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground ginger for “pumpkin pie spice” store bought spice. Whisk all of the ingredients except the vanilla together in a saucepan over medium/high heat. Heat until it is steaming but not boiling. Whisk in the vanilla and let the mixture cool. Pour it into a jar, shake it, and then store it in the fridge. It is literally that easy to make your own coffee creamer!

I cannot wait to try this, I plan on making my own coffee creamer concoctions more often!

XOXO, Chels

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Fall Peplum Style

When you think of peplum style tops, you probably think of summer and spring because they are flowy and light. But, fall is also a great time for peplum tops….

When you think of peplum style tops, you probably think of summer and spring because they are flowy and light. But, fall is also a great time for peplum tops. Here are my favorite ways to style these fun, cute tops during the cold fall weather!

  1. Cozy and casual: I love cozy tops like this. They are tight at the top and then flare out at the bottom, so they show your curves while still being loose and cozy. You can wear this cozy top with jeans or leggings for a comfy cold-weather outfit.ec18ed85cf1bd9e031c7a424fbcf8633
  2. Pretty and plaid: Fall is all about plaid! I love the combo of plaid and peplum because it is a more feminine flare on your typical plaid button-up shirt. Paired with some dark jeans and nude booties, it is the perfect fall outfit! Id wear this anywhere from the pumplin patch to out to a casual dinner out.
  3. Whistful and fun: This is a more trendy look at your fall peplum style! Bell-sleve shirts are really in, and this sort of shirt is “hippie-chic.” I love how it is paired with lace-up flats and distressed skinny jeans. I think this is a great everyday look for the fashion lover in all of us!

Have fun playing up your feminie side with peplum shirts this fall!

XOXO, Chels

 

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2016 Fall Bucket List

Fall festivities are some of the best of the entire year!  Apart from breaking out my boots and sweaters, I’m getting ready for all the bonfires and haunted houses I…

Fall festivities are some of the best of the entire year!  Apart from breaking out my boots and sweaters, I’m getting ready for all the bonfires and haunted houses I plan to attend!  There are so many different ways to spend your fall, so I put together a fun bucket list for you and your friends to get the most out of this season!

  • Go on a hike.  Fall is the best time of the year to go on a hike.  It’s the perfect weather to be outside.  You also get to see all of the leaves changing colors! (Plus, being active never hurts!)
  • Halloween time is the best time for a scary movie night with your BFFs! Chelsea Crockett - Halloween Treat  If you’re not into scary movies, you can always watch some classic Halloween movies such as Hocus Pocus or Halloween Town!
  • Bake, bake, bake!  There are so many festive treats to make like the picture on the right that’ll make your mouth water.
  • Carve a pumpkin (and eat the pumpkin seeds!).  Whenever my family carves pumpkins, we always salt and bake the seeds at the end.  Not only do you get a jack-o-lantern out of it but a yummy snack, too!
  • Go to a haunted house or trail.  You can’t have Halloween without a little scare! 
  • Make s’mores.  If you have a bonfire, s’mores along with apple cider are a necessity!  Fun fact: even if you don’t have a bonfire, there are ways to make them using your microwave!
  • Have a fall photoshoot.  It’s so fun to dress up in sweaters and boots and take fun pictures outside with your friends!  At least it makes for a good Instagram post, right?

What else do you have on your fall bucket list? If you haven’t made one, I urge you to make the best of this season!

XOXO – Chelsea

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DIY Apple Face Mask Recipe

One of my favorite things about fall is the abundance of apple flavored treats, scented candles, etc.  Even better than buying it in the store, you can create your own…

One of my favorite things about fall is the abundance of apple flavored treats, scented candles, etc.  Even better than buying it in the store, you can create your own DIY apple face mask!  Not only do you get an amazing fall face mask out of it but a fun DIY craft, as well!  Here’s how to make your own. 🙂

Because of apple’s hard texture, you’ll need a blender to make this mask into a paste that you can apply to your skin.  Chelsea Crockett - Apple Face Mask MixChop up half an apple into small pieces and blend them together in the blender.  Heat up a small amount of milk and add a tablespoon of warm milk to the blender.  You’ll then take an egg and add the yolk to the mixture, as well!  Before blending in the yolk, I suggest stirring it to evenly distribute it.  You can even add in a tablespoon of oatmeal to thicken up the mixture and make it more spreadable!  Spread the mask on your face and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.  Rinse with warm water and enjoy your new soft skin!

I hope you like this apple scented face mask as much as I do!  Not only does it smell good, but it leaves your face feeling clean and hydrated!

Love, Chelsea

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Simple Halloween Makeup 2016

Halloween is the only time of the year that you can play dress up no matter how old you are!  I always love taking it to the next level and…

Halloween is the only time of the year that you can play dress up no matter how old you are!  I always love taking it to the next level and going all out with my Halloween makeup.  There are hundreds of different looks you can try, but I wanted to pick some of the simpler ones to share with you all!  Makeup might not be your best talent, so here are some easy-to-do tutorials!

Zombie makeup is always super easy to pull off.  Last year, I had to work an event at my school and had to dress up as a zombie!  I went all out and put makeup all over my body (as you can see in the picture above)! Chelsea Crockett - Rainbow Filter Makeup For this look, I used a lighter foundation for my face to make it look pale.  I then took black and purple eyeshadow to give my eyes and cheeks a hollowed look. Depending on how much you want to add, apply different shades of red paint to your face, arms, etc. for fake blood!  Most Halloween stores will even sell paint for this exact use!

Being a Snapchat filter is such a fun and trendy way to show off your makeup skills this year!  The two easiest looks to try out are the rainbow and deer filters!  Once again, Halloween stores will sell face paint that’s made just for this purpose.  Painting on the filter like the picture on the left isn’t hard to do!  As for the deer filter, simply using a contour kit, black eyeliner, and concealer will seal the deal.  Just google it and a picture will show up for you to go off of!   

What are you being for Halloween this year?  Let me know in the comment section below!

Happy Halloween! – Chels

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Pumpkin and Chocolate Energy Balls

Cue pumpkin flavored everything – its October! Do you need an energy boost but aren’t a fan of pumpkin spiced lattes? Whip up a batch of these pumpkin chocolate chip…

Cue pumpkin flavored everything – its October! Do you need an energy boost but aren’t a fan of pumpkin spiced lattes? Whip up a batch of these pumpkin chocolate chip energy balls! They will give you the energy you need, and they will get you in the “fall” spirit. They’re also great for a pre-workout boost.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups dry, uncooked oatmeal7b5ffa3ca467a808dd47bc66bdff0e91
  • 1 cup all-natural Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 cup all-natural Peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4-6 Tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 cup chopped almonds, peanuts, or coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips

 

Combine all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl until they are very thoroughly mixed. Roll the mixture into balls of about 1inch in diameter. Place the balls on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper & freeze one hour. Store them in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

 

These are the best tasting energy boost around!

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe via:http://cleanfoodcrush.com/pumpkin-energy-balls/

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Quick & Simple DIY Group Halloween Costumes

Dressing up for Halloween never gets old.  Whether you’re 5 or 25, everyone finds a little bit of enjoyment in finding the perfect costume!  Although there’s nothing wrong with dressing…

Dressing up for Halloween never gets old.  Whether you’re 5 or 25, everyone finds a little bit of enjoyment in finding the perfect costume!  Although there’s nothing wrong with dressing up solo, getting your friends together to pull off an awesome group costume makes the night even more memorable!

  • If you need something super quick and simple, emoji t-shirts are the answer!  All you need to do is purchase plain yellow t-shirts from Walmart, Target, etc.  Pick your fave emoji and create the face on your shirt using whatever color felt material you need.  Simply cut out the shapes and hot glue each piece of felt onto your shirt!Chelsea Crockett - Emoji Costumes
  • If you have a big enough group, be the seven dwarves from Snow White!  All you need are different colored long-sleeved shirts (colors that the dwarves wear), beanies, felt (black, yellow, and white), laced boots, and high white socks.  For the white felt, cut letters and hot glue them to the shirt to spell out whoever you are, whether it be Happy or Sleepy!  With the black felt, make a belt with a square yellow buckle on the front.  After you do this, you’re set!
  • Basing costumes off you and your friend’s favorite movie is easy and such a fun idea!  There are so many movies to pull costume ideas from such as Disney movies, Mean Girls, etc.  Pick the easiest and best one to go off of and go from there!

Let me know below what you and your friends are being for Halloween!  You never know, I may need some help myself!

Happy Halloween! – Chelsea

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DIY Fall Room Décor

Decorating my room is something I love to do.  Since it’s my own space, I ultimately get to decide what hangs on the walls or goes on my dresser.  With…

Decorating my room is something I love to do.  Since it’s my own space, I ultimately get to decide what hangs on the walls or goes on my dresser.  With fall in full swing, the decorations are as well!  Since DIYs are one of my favorite pastimes, adding a festive touch makes for the perfect DIY room décor!

  • During fall, you can never have too many pumpkins.  Chelsea Crockett - Pumpkin DecorSeveral stores sell mini pumpkins that are easy to decorate and store in your room!  Buy some paint, glitter, etc. to match your room and make your pumpkin into the perfect decoration.
  • Make your own pumpkin spice candle!  You might be thinking what?  You can do that?  There are tons of recipes online to create your own fall scented candle. You can burn it and fill your room with the sweet smell of pumpkin spice!
  • I’ve always loved decking out my room with twinkle lights to make it warm and cozy.  To get a little more festive, purchase orange or yellow-tinted twinkle lights to hang around your room.  Along with your other fall decorations, these will finish off the job and create the perfect autumn atmosphere!

Whether you’re adding décor to your dorm at school or bedroom at home, I hope you create the perfect festive touch for the season!

Love, Chelsea

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3 Ways to Step Up Your Lipstick Game

Lipstick is one of my favorite things to play around with.  Whether I’m rocking a bold lip or a subtle nude, I never leave the house without it in my…

Lipstick is one of my favorite things to play around with.  Whether I’m rocking a bold lip or a subtle nude, I never leave the house without it in my purse!  I’ve discovered some ways to take my lipstick game to a whole new level, so I thought I’d share them with you all as well!

  • Lip Liner. Chelsea Crockett - Ombre Lips If you’ve never tried lip liner, then you don’t know how big of a difference it can actually make!  I love the crisp look it gives to my lips.  Not only does it seal the deal, but it makes your lips pop even more than they do with just lip stick!
  • Ombré Lips.  You might’ve never even heard about this trend, but I assure you it’s super fun and unique!  The picture on the right shows a perfect example of bold, yet subtle ombré lips.  There are tons of tutorials online to show you how to pull off this new trend!  (It’s not as hard as you think!)
  • Dark Shades.  Darker shades don’t get enough credit!  A whole look can change by simply adding a maroon lip.  If you don’t think dark shades are your thing, give them a try anyways.  You might surprise yourself! 

Try these out so you can step up your lipstick game this fall as well!

XO – Chelsea

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New York Fashion Week Fall 2016 Trends

New York Fashion Week is the greatest week of the year!  Although I didn’t get to go, I still love looking at all the runway looks and trends.  This year,…

New York Fashion Week is the greatest week of the year!  Although I didn’t get to go, I still love looking at all the runway looks and trends.  This year, all of the designer’s showed off some of their most stylish collections ever!  Here’s a short recap of the week and how you can be up to date with this season’s hottest trends!Chelsea Crockett - NYFW Muted Orange Trend

  • Muted orange.  Obviously fall colors are always a huge “yes” during the season, but the orange shade above is a big one this fall!
  • Mismatch/patched jeans.  In a lot of the runway shows this year, designers featured jeans that had patches from other shades and materials of jeans.  It might sound odd, but they actually turned out super stylish and unique!
  • Formal Boho/festival wear.  The Boho style has been around for a while, but it’s usually more casual, festival wear.  This season, there’s more of an emphasize on formal Boho wear, such as flowy dresses, skirts, and blouses.
  • Sequins and ruffles.  You may be thinking… what?  I don’t mean huge ruffled dresses decked out in sparkly sequins.  What I do mean are simple, detailed looks with a little sparkle!

Which look or show was your favorite from NYFW?  Let me know below! 🙂

Love, Chels

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Pumpkin Pie For Breakfast!

Not gunna lie, I’ve already had a pumpkin spice latte…or two…and it isn’t even October yet. Let’s all stop pretending like we are going to wait until it is actually…

Not gunna lie, I’ve already had a pumpkin spice latte…or two…and it isn’t even October yet. Let’s all stop pretending like we are going to wait until it is actually fall to start enjoying pumpkin flavored everything. Let us also not forget that pumpkin pie can be enjoyed in breakfast form! Here is a yummy, easy, quick and healthy pumpkin pie chia pudding recipe for those of us who love to enjoy pumpkin pie, no matter the time of day.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup chia seedsoptimized-pumpkin-pie-chia-pudding-21
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

You will make this in 2 separate mason jars, so divide all of your ingredients in half.  Combine half of the chia seeds, pumpkin, milk, syrup, vanilla, and pumpkin spice in one of the jars, then repeat with the rest of the ingredients in the other jar. Close each jar tight and shake them well until everything is combined. Let them sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours but it is better if it is overnight. The pudding is ready to eat when you take it out of the fridge! You can even top it with whipped cream if you want.

Not only is this pudding yummy, it also has tons of fiber so it will keep you full and energized all morning. It is quick to make, and it is a great on-the-go breakfast when you know you are going to have a rushed morning.

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe via: http://www.thewheatlesskitchen.com/pumpkin-pie-chia-pudding/

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Fall 2016 Off-the-Shoulder Style

Off-the-shoulder style is one of my favorite looks.  It gives off an elegant, feminine vibe that can sometimes be hard to pull off with a simple piece of clothing.  But…

Off-the-shoulder style is one of my favorite looks.  It gives off an elegant, feminine vibe that can sometimes be hard to pull off with a simple piece of clothing.  But with off-the-shoulder shirts and dresses, you can put together a classy outfit in seconds! 

One of my favorite materials for fall is suede, so pairing it with this style is super cute!  Chelsea Crockett - Suede DressThe dress on the left is a good example of this.  Pairing it with wedged booties, a choker, and a bold lip creates a perfect dressy outfit for fall.  Maybe you have a dinner date or an event that you have to dress up for.  This look is elegant, classy, and can be dressed up or dressed down!

If you want a more casual off-the-shoulder look for fall, another fave outfit of mine is a denim, long-sleeved shirt.  Denim is another one of my favorite fall materials, whether it be a denim jacket, skirt, etc.  It’s an easy color to pair with black jeans and a cute hat!

Apart from suede dresses and denim tops, there are so many different off-the-shoulder looks you can come up with!  A lot of stores will be selling fall-inspired tops so keep an eye out! 🙂

XOXO – Chelsea

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The Best Pumpkin Spice Products for Fall

Along with the leaves changing and bonfire weather slowly approaching, there’s nothing I love more about this season than all of the pumpkin spice food and products.  Besides Starbuck’s famous…

Along with the leaves changing and bonfire weather slowly approaching, there’s nothing I love more about this season than all of the pumpkin spice food and products.  Besides Starbuck’s famous pumpkin spice latte, there is so much more to the pumpkin spice world that people don’t even know about!

  • Pumpkin spice gum.  Trident Layers and Extra both offer the pumpkin spice flavor!  You can get it at Target, Walgreens, or basically anywhere once fall is in full swing.Chelsea Crockett - Pumpkin Spice Bath Bomb
  • Pumpkin spice bath bombs.  Yes, these exist!  There are so many DIY recipes that teach you how to make them yourself like the picture on the right.  Nothing like pouring a hot bath and being surrounded with the pumpkin spice scent!
  • Burt’s Bees pumpkin spice chapstick.  I love Burt’s Bees products.  I always feel like I’m getting my money’s worth because their products work so well.  And now that they sell pumpkin spice chapstick, I love them even more!
  • Pumpkin spice candles.  I love lighting candles in my room when I’m doing homework or editing videos.  So during fall, I love filling my room with the smell of pumpkin spice.
  • Pumpkin spice coffee creamer.  Instead of going to Starbucks every day, purchase some flavored coffee creamer to make your own pumpkin spice latte!

If you love pumpkin spice as much as I do, I hope you love these products, as well!

Love, Chelsea

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