Chelsea Crockett

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Unique Ways to Spend Your Father’s Day

When Mother’s Day was just around the corner, I wrote a blog post about different, unique ways you could spend that special day with your mom!  But since we’re finally…

When Mother’s Day was just around the corner, I wrote a blog post about different, unique ways you could spend that special day with your mom!  But since we’re finally in the month of Father’s Day, I thought I’d come up with a few ideas that are more centered around dads but still fun for your whole family!

  • If your dad is the typical dad that’s always down to golf, take him golfing for the day!  Chelsea Crockett - Baseball GameYou can go play a full round or even just hit up the driving range for a couple hours.  If you’re not a golfer, maybe even try taking him mini golfing.  It’s a great way to bond over something he likes to do!
  • Instead of going out to eat to celebrate, offer to help your dad grill a big dinner for your whole family!  That way, you can learn how to grill and spend time with your dad at the same time.  Sometimes just offering a helping hand can make his day!
  • Sit your dad down a week or so before Father’s Day and ask him what his ideal day would be, then make it happen!  Maybe he wants to go to a baseball game or fishing on the lake.  Whatever it is, make it happen since it’s his special day!
  • Bring out the little kid in him!  He may not say it, but it might just make his day to go camping, go-karting, etc.  Get out and be adventurous! 

Which idea are you going to treat your dad to this year?  Share with me in the comments below!  Maybe my dad and I are doing the same!

Happy Father’s Day! – Chelsea

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5 Tumblr-Worthy Hidden Gems around the U.S.

If you’re like me, then you love finding beautiful places to explore, especially when you didn’t even know they existed!  I always scroll through Tumblr and Instagram and find the…

If you’re like me, then you love finding beautiful places to explore, especially when you didn’t even know they existed!  I always scroll through Tumblr and Instagram and find the most beautiful spots that I can add to my bucket list.  Here are five that you should add to your own “must-see” list!

  • Garden of the Gods – Colorado Springs, Colorado.  If you’ve never been, this place is amazing!  It’s filled with huge rocks and trees surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains.  If you want a good photo op, then this is the spot for you!   
  • Tamanawas Falls – Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon.  If you want to submerge yourself in nature, visit this jaw-dropping waterfall.  It’s a big of a trek to get there, but it’s so worth it!Chelsea Crockett - Fort Jefferson
  • Fugitive Beach – Rolla, Missouri.  This place isn’t the most well-known in the country, but where I’m from, it’s a go-to hotspot!  People around the St. Louis area love to go there to hang with friends and even cliff jump!
  • Blue Lakes – San Juan Mountain, Colorado.  You’d never think that this blue of water actually exists in Colorado, but you’d be surprised at how vibrant the water is!  It’s so pretty and the mountains are an added perk.
  • Fort Jefferson – Key West, Florida.  Fort Jefferson is a historic landmark that’s been around for decades and is now a beautiful tourist destination!  Look at the picture to the right to see for yourself!

Which spots do you want to visit?  Share with me in the comments below!

  XO – Chelsea

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My Spring Bucket List

As the spring season gets underway, I am always scrambling for ideas of things to do with my free time. Spring and summer are filled with so many possibilities, and…

As the spring season gets underway, I am always scrambling for ideas of things to do with my free time. Spring and summer are filled with so many possibilities, and I want to make the most of every minute! The best way to ensure that you will have the best spring/summer ever is to make a bucket list and write every goal down. Here are a few activities that are totally going on my warm weather bucket list.

  1. Go to an outdoor concert: I love going to concerts, and I love the outdoors, so what could be better than an outdoor concert this season?! You’re out in the open air enjoying great music with great friends, what could be better!
  2. Weekend road trip: Take a weekend road trip with your gal pals! Bring your mommas along for a fun, refreshing weekend away, even if it is just a few hours away!
  3. Take a nature adventure: My friends and I love to go on hikes and bike rides on our local nature trails. It is a great way to strengthen your friendships AND your body at the same time!
  4. Clean that closet: Spring cleaning is a must for your closet! This can help you figure out what pieces you still need for your summer wardrobe. Organize your clothes and accessories to help you know exactly what you have.
  5. Volunteer: Volunteering is a fantastic way to both enrich your life and the lives of those around you!

What would be on YOUR spring/summer bucket list? Comment below!

XOXO, Chels

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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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Summer Camp Essentials

Packing for summer camp can be tough.  Depending on how long you’ll be there, you’ll need to have a packing list of all your camp essentials.  There are certain things…

Packing for summer camp can be tough.  Depending on how long you’ll be there, you’ll need to have a packing list of all your camp essentials.  There are certain things that you may not even realize you need but can be very helpful and make your camp life a lot easier!  Here are some things to make sure you include on your packing list! 🙂

  • Bug spray.  This is crucial!  Getting eaten up by a bunch of mosquitos on the first day of camp will make the rest of your experience much worse (and lots itchier!).
  • Disposable camera.  If you’re not allowed to have your phones, taking a disposable camera is a good way to still capture the memories (especially if you can’t have any electronics!).Chelsea Crockett - Camp Essentials
  • Rain jacket.  Weather can often be very unpredictable.  Pack a rain jacket and maybe even rain shoes for those rainy camp days.
  • Ziploc/plastic bags.  Sometimes your clothes will get dirty or wet.  Take some disposable bags to store any wet swimsuits, muddy shirts, etc.
  • Deck of cards/board game.  Once again, the weather may not be perfect!  Take a deck or cards and your favorite board games to play when boredom strikes.
  • Labels.  You may want to consider doing this before you leave.  Label anything that might get mixed up with other campers’ such as phone chargers, shampoo, face wash, etc.

Hopefully this helps you feel prepared for your camp this summer! 🙂

–          Chelsea

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10 Things For Your Summer BFF Bucket List

This summer is my last “hoorah” before college and I plan to make it count. Summer means extra time spent with your BFF/Boyfriend, and in order to make the most…

This summer is my last “hoorah” before college and I plan to make it count. Summer means extra time spent with your BFF/Boyfriend, and in order to make the most of every minute, you need to make a list. You need to make a list so you don’t forget or miss a single fun thing this summer! Here is my top 10 things on my bff bucket list this summer.

  1. Get ice cream from an ice cream truck together.img-thing
  2. Go to your state fair.
  3. Do a huge puzzle.
  4. Have a picnic.
  5. Go to a wedding together.
  6. Go strawberry picking. And then to a farmers market!
  7. Go rollerblading or bike riding.
  8. Run through sprinklers, or buy a kiddie pool and soak in it.
  9. Have a water balloon fight.
  10. Go kayaking or canoeing.

What are some things on YOUR summer BFF bucket list?

XOXO, Chels

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BFF Bucket List

Summer is almost here, and I plan on spending every minute I can with my friends. We are all going off to college in the fall and are going our…

Summer is almost here, and I plan on spending every minute I can with my friends. We are all going off to college in the fall and are going our separate ways. I started creating a “bucket list” of sorts for my friends and I for the summer that is made up of a bunch of fun, creative, sometimes crazy things I think we should do to make the most of the time we have. Here is a list of 10 things on my summer bff bucket list!

  1. Take a road trip, even if it is just a day trip
  2. Volunteer together
  3. Marathon a TV series
  4. Cook a fancy dinner together
  5. Have a spa dayFullSizeRender (70)
  6. See your favorite band or musician in concert
  7. Try an extreme sport like ziplining or bungee jumping
  8. Take exercise classes together
  9. Go on a hike
  10. Be a tourist in your own city

Now go grab your bff, and get started on your bucket list! You will have so much fun at the end of the summer looking back on all of the fun memories you made.

XOXO, Chels

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Throw Paint Eggs!

Do you and your family get together on Easter? If so, I have a crazy fun family game idea. It involves paint, eggs, and canvas or a poster board! Sounds…

Do you and your family get together on Easter? If so, I have a crazy fun family game idea. It involves paint, eggs, and canvas or a poster board! Sounds like fun to me! What you will need:

 Emptied eggshells

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  • Paint (preferably washable)
  • A canvas, or you could use poster board or paper

 Filling the eggs with paint is super easy, you can just save the shells of the eggs you eat. Rinse the shells out and put them the carton to dry. Now all you do is pour paint into the empty egg shells! You can use whatever colors you want. Set up a canvas or poster board in the grass and you can all take turns throwing paint filled eggs at it! It will look so cool when you are done, and you can let it dry and keep it to remember that Easter! Your family will have a blast throwing (and sometimes missing).

 This idea kind of reminds me of the scene in “Princess Diaries” when Mia and her mom are throwing darts at paint-filled balloons, am I right?

Get messy!

XOXO, Chels

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5 Fun Sleepover Ideas

Having the ultimate girls’ night at home can often trump any night out. Chick flicks, pizzas, and a bunch of sleeping bags may be the only things you think you’ll…

Having the ultimate girls’ night at home can often trump any night out. Chick flicks, pizzas, and a bunch of sleeping bags may be the only things you think you’ll need for the perfect night, but I’ve found five Pinterest ideas that’ll make your sleepover the best of the year!

  • I love when I’m staying the night at a friend’s house and she has a killer breakfast to wake up to :). I found the cute idea of having a waffle bar with tons of toppings and flavors. You can put blueberries, strawberries, bananas, chocolate chips, whipped cream, etc. out on your table while your waffles are toasting!Chelsea Crockett - Waffle Bar
  • Where I live, it’s still going to be warm outside for a while (and even if it’s a little cold in your area, bundle up!). If you have an open side of your house or a sheet you can hang somewhere outside, set up a projector and have an outdoor movie night!
  • Since fall is coming up, you’ll need some delicious hot drinks. Instead of a waffle bar like the one above, try out a hot chocolate bar! Set out different types of hot cocoa along with tons of different toppings such as mini marshmallows, caramels, whipped cream, etc. YUM!
  • Now this idea might be a little bit of a stretch for some, but I think it’s great! For a couple hours, everyone put their phone in a basket and play some old fashioned games such as capture the flag or flashlight tag!
  • Lastly, if you and your friends start to get bored, have some fun by doing blindfolded makeovers or facials! There are so many DIY face mask recipes to choose from.

Which idea are you going to try out? Let me know your fave below :)!

-Chels

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My Recipe for the Best Summer Yet

IT’S FINALLY HERE! Through all the late night studying, homework confusion, school lunches, etc., we can finally say it’s over (at least for the next few months!). Every summer, I…

IT’S FINALLY HERE! Through all the late night studying, homework confusion, school lunches, etc., we can finally say it’s over (at least for the next few months!). Every summer, I try to make it better than the last. There are some tips and advice I’m going to consider going into these next few wonderful months, so I thought I’d share!

  • Don’t be afraid to say “yes” to something new. If something’s a little out of your comfort zone, such as trying a new food or riding that roller coaster you’ve always been too afraid of, DO IT!Chelsea Crockett - Cliff Jumping
  • Always spend your summer with those you love most such as your closest friends and family. Getting a group of my best friends together for a day at the zoo or a trip to the water park is always a good time :).
  • Don’t spend your summer sitting indoors watching a movie like you can do any other day of the year! Make your summer adventurous! Go hiking, go swimming, go on a late night ice cream run with your crush… Don’t be boring, it’s summer!

What mottos do you have jumping into summer this year? Lemme know insiders!

-Chels

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DIY Funfetti Candles

Are you looking for a fun snow day DIY or a simple craft to do with friends? Then look no further! These funfetti candles are fun to make AND fun…

Are you looking for a fun snow day DIY or a simple craft to do with friends? Then look no further! These funfetti candles are fun to make AND fun to smell! If you want your room to smell like cupcakes, then this DIY is just what the doctor ordered!

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  • 2 16oz mason jars
  • Candle wicks
  • Hot glue gun
    Pencils or something similar to hold the wicks in place
  • Tape
  • 2-3 tbsp water
  • 1-2 tbsp corn syrup
  • A small paintbrush or cloth
  • 1/2 cup colorful sprinkles
  • 1 lb soy wax flakes
  • Cupcake scented wax cubes

Hot glue the wick attachment to the bottom of the jar. In a bowl, mix the corn syrup and water. Coat the inside of the jar with the mixture and use a paintbrush to get all of the nooks and crannies. Slowly add sprinkles to the jar and roll them around to get it evenly coated. Lay a pencil across the top of the jar and tape the wick to it to keep it centered. In a double boiler, melt the wax flakes and a few of the scented cubes. Use a measuring cup with a spout to pour the wax into the jars. Make sure to pour the wax into the center of the jar to avoid messing the sprinkles up.

Viola! There you have it, two yummy-smelling candles that look good enough to eat!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

 

Photo by bethcakes.com

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Why Laughter is the Best Medicine

I am sure you have all heard the age old phrase “Laughter is the best medicine.” I love to laugh. My friends are always cracking me up, and my brother…

I am sure you have all heard the age old phrase “Laughter is the best medicine.” I love to laugh. My friends are always cracking me up, and my brother is always doing something goofy that gives me a chuckle. Not only is laughing a great feeling, but it is also proven to be good for your health! Here is how:

  • Boosts your ability to problem solve and your creativityFullSizeRender (2)
  • Makes you more open minded
  • Improves the quality of your sleep
  • Improves memory
  • Reduces anxiety and depression
  • Boosts immune system
  • Puts you in a positive mood because it stimulates the release of endorphins
  • Releases muscle tension
  • Raises your pain tolerance
  • Increases your sense of trust in others which helps strengthen your relationship with them

Life is so much better when it is filled with laughter. I am so blessed to be surrounded by people who are constantly making me laugh and smile. Learn to laugh things off and not to take life too seriously. After all, you only live once!

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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Winter Date Night Bucket List

Sometimes finding date ideas in the winter time can be tedious. You want to stay warm and out of the cold air, but you also want to do fun things…

Sometimes finding date ideas in the winter time can be tedious. You want to stay warm and out of the cold air, but you also want to do fun things with your honey. Here are some fun date night ideas for your and your sweetie for this fall and winter!

  1. Have an indoor campout: Build a blanket fort, roast marshmallows over candles, and watch a movie under the fort! Sounds like a blast to me.tumblr_mau80wRxBp1qgl7lko1_500
  2. Go ice skating: holding hands and slipping all over the ice together is the best way to have a good laugh with each other.
  3. Have a movie marathon
  4. Play board games and eat junk food
  5. Have a hot chocolate party with friends: have each person bring a different kind of hot chocolate to the party. You will all have a blast trying out new flavors and enjoying sweet hot chocolate!

Do any of these ideas sound like fun to you and your beau? Comment below and let me know which ones you plan on doing!

XOXO, Chels

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7 Things to do Instead of Spending Money

Just because money is tight doesn’t mean that you can’t have any fun! There are plenty of great things to do in your spare time that don’t require any funds….

Just because money is tight doesn’t mean that you can’t have any fun! There are plenty of great things to do in your spare time that don’t require any funds. Here is a list of things to do when you are bored and strapped for cash!

  1. Rearrange your furniture.chelsesa crockett bucket list
  2. Organize your closet.
  3. Swap clothing with friends.
  4. Have a movie marathon with close friends.
  5. Practice new makeup looks.
  6. Write a bucket list
  7. Go camping in your backyard.

Try a few of these fun activities when you want to save some money. Try these with your friends, on a rainy day, or just when you are bored out of your mind!

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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