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Daily Summer To-Do List

There are certain things that should be on your summer bucket list such as going to the drive-in with your friends or spending the day at an amusement park! Since…

There are certain things that should be on your summer bucket list such as going to the drive-in with your friends or spending the day at an amusement park! Since most of your days will be spent at home watching Netflix or hanging out with friends, there are certain things you should do every day that will make your summer stress-free and enjoyable!Chelsea Crockett - Breakfast

  • I don’t know about you, but I’m not the best at keeping my room clean! I’ve learned it’s much easier to do a 10 minute clean up each day rather than let clothes pile up over days at a time. During the summer, this will be much easier to maintain!
  • I’ve always been told “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” I never realized how true this was until I made it a point to have breakfast every morning! Having something as simple as a smoothie will not only energize you but make you more motivated to start your day!
  • Wash your face, drink a cup of green tea, and take a refreshing shower. Make this a routine! Your body will thank you.
  • Take time to spend with God. Read a devotion if you have one, and if not, read a certain section of the Bible every day.

All of these things will be easier to accomplish without homework and school in the way… and I encourage you to do so!

Love, Chels

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Daily “Do’s” for Flat Abs

The road to flat abs is not an easy one. Sometimes it can feel like you are getting nowhere yet you are trying so hard! Don’t give up, keep the…

The road to flat abs is not an easy one. Sometimes it can feel like you are getting nowhere yet you are trying so hard! Don’t give up, keep the faith and keep going! Here are 3 things to do daily that get rid of belly bloat and sculpt your core to help you on the road to flat abs.

  1. Workout in the A.M.: Starting the day with an ab workout that targets your core muscles helps kick start your metabolism and tones your tummy for the day to come. If you are planning a day on the beach or something tighter fitting, doing an ab workout in the morning can tighten your ab muscles and act like a corset, helping define your waist.FullSizeRender (59)
  2. Eat some breakfast: Eating breakfast is key to flat abs. Your first meal of the day kicks your metabolism into gear and prevents you from making bad morning snack decisions (AKA donuts. Mmmmmm.) Eating dairy or salty fatty foods for breakfast can cause bloating, so avoid them if you want a tight tummy! Also, to shrink your tummy and prevent bloating, eat oatmeal.
  3. Bump up your cardio: All exercise is good exercise, but when it comes to shrinking your tummy, interval workouts are the best! High-intensity workouts burn calories the fastest. Try a treadmill interval workout or a sprinting workout to mix things up.

Say hello to summer with these daily flat ab “do’s”!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Get Tan for Summer: The Safe Way

Being tan is one of my favorite things about summer. Although my summer is filled with lots of travelling and events, I still find time to soak up some rays….

Being tan is one of my favorite things about summer. Although my summer is filled with lots of travelling and events, I still find time to soak up some rays. Too many teenage girls get caught up in the idea of being tan and take desperate measures to do so. Here’s how you can get tan this summer… the safe way!

Before summer, I like to have a little color, especially for prom, graduation, etc. Instead of going tanning, which can be really bad for your skin, I sometimes use a bronzing mousse from Vita Liberata.Chelsea Crockett - Vita Liberata Tanning Mousse My favorite of their products is the 2-3 Week Tan Mousse in Medium. After applying, your skin will develop a darker tan within 4-8 hours. No harm done! It gives your skin a much more natural tan than other tanning lotions I’ve used in the past. This product provides you with a mitt to apply the mousse without any streaks or splotches.

No matter how many times your skin sees the sun throughout the day, it is crucial to wear sunscreen. More and more everyday skin products, such as some liquid foundations and BB creams, have included a built in SPF which prevents the sun’s rays from harming your skin. I’ve read so many different articles and have watched several videos that say wearing sunscreen everyday will do your skin wonders. You might as well give it a try!

Make your skin happy this summer by being smart when you’re having fun in the sun!

XO – Chels

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How to Make Your Swimsuits Last A Lifetime

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

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

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

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

XOXO, Chels

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Blooming Monogram DIY

Since spring is amongst us and summer is quickly on its way, we might as well get crafty and in the spring spirit! Flowers are my favorite part about spring….

Since spring is amongst us and summer is quickly on its way, we might as well get crafty and in the spring spirit! Flowers are my favorite part about spring. I love all of the different colors that make the outdoors even more beautiful. While scrolling through Pinterest the other day, I found the cutest DIY that’s simple and perfect for the season!

First off, you’ll need to get your supplies. You will need a hot glue gun, spray paint (optional), scissors, fake flowers (whatever color matches your room!), and a hollow letter (which you can make yourself with another DIY or you can find it online or at select décor stores!). Pick out which fake flowers will go together and match your room colors.Chelsea Crockett - Monogram DIY

Next comes the real fun. Depending on what color your letter is, you can spray paint it whatever shade will match your room! While your letter is drying, take your fake flowers and cut off all of the stems. You just want the top part of the flower which will make it easier to glue them on a surface. After your stems are cut, make sure your glue gun is ready to go. Apply hot glue on the surface where you will put your flower one at a time. Place your flower on the glue and hold it till it sticks! Arrange each flower how you want it!

It’s as simple as that! Depending on whether you set it on your dresser or hang it on your wall, it’ll help get you (and your room) in the spring spirit!

Let me know how yours turns out! – Chelsea

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3 Swimsuit Styles for Summer 2016

Everywhere I turn, swimsuits are being advertised in every store, magazine, and website! That officially means goodbye to winter and hello to warm weather! There are tons of different styles…

Everywhere I turn, swimsuits are being advertised in every store, magazine, and website! That officially means goodbye to winter and hello to warm weather! There are tons of different styles to choose from, but there are three that are at the top of the charts for summer 2016!

High neck swimsuits are super stylish and comfortable! When I first saw this type of suit, I was worried about tan lines and how it would look after a long day in the sun. Instead, I bought one for nightChelsea Crockett - Triangl swims, waterparks, or hot tub nights! They’re more secure and comfortable then a normal bikini which is perfect for a day on waterslides.

I’ve recently been seeing a lot of different fabrics of swimsuits, and they’re so cute! Some stores have been selling crocheted bikini tops or wetsuit material sets. They’re different than the basic bikini! The brand Triangl is known for their unique material used in making their swimsuits (like the ones on the left!). They resemble a wetsuit so they’re stretchy and flexible!

I love wearing one-pieces. A lot of the time, they’re my go-to swimwear! They’re easy, comfy, and give off a modest look. A lot of one-pieces have a fun twist to them, maybe it’s a unique pattern, cutouts, or the type of material. All you have to do is look for one that’s your style! Once I found some that worked for me, I fell in love with one-pieces!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Mask For Your Feet?!

Everyone knows that a facial mask every once in while is great for your skin! It’s an easy way to deep clean, minimize pores, and get rid of dry skin!…

Everyone knows that a facial mask every once in while is great for your skin! It’s an easy way to deep clean, minimize pores, and get rid of dry skin! Our feet, like our face, need the same kind of treatment! Unlike our facial skin, our feet get the rough end of the deal. Between walking barefoot, exercising, and wearing heels, it’s no wonder our feet can start looking a little under the weather. It’s time for a quick pick-me-up with foot masks!Chelsea Crockett- foot mask

You’re probably wondering what a foot mask is. Here’s how it works: first you slip on a pair of plastic socks (pretty funny looking). Next, you pour a liquid solution into each “sock” making sure all dry patches are fully submerged! Then, tie off each “sock” and let your feet soak for a little. As time goes on the solution will begin to get under the dry skin. Once you’ve let your feet soak for a decent about of time (10-15min), rinse your feet off under warm water and watch the magic happen! Your skin will begin shedding right in front of your eyes. Yes, it sounds gross, but the results are baby-soft skin!

There are multiple brands that make these masks, so look up one that sounds appealing to you and try it out! Comment below how you keep your feet soft and smooth, especially in the summer!

XOXO,

            Chels

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S’Mores Dip

It has been raining non-stop where I live, so I really haven’t been able to do anything fun outdoors for a while. Instead of sitting around and pouting about the…

It has been raining non-stop where I live, so I really haven’t been able to do anything fun outdoors for a while. Instead of sitting around and pouting about the rain, I decided to figure out fun things my friends and I could do indoors. I can remember making blanket forts when I was little and having a blast, so we decided to make tons of forts and then watch movies under them. Here is a perfect rainy day tent snack…S’mores dip!enhanced-9943-1435096761-7

  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 15 jumbo marshmallows, halved
  • Graham cracker squares

Place an 8 inch skillet on the center rack and preheat the oven to 450 with the skillet inside.  Once oven is preheated, use a pot holder to remove hot skillet from the oven. Put the butter in the skillet and use a pot holder to hold the handle and swirl the skillet so that the melted butter coats the bottom and sides. Layer the chocolate chips in an even layer into the bottom of the skillet. Arrange marshmallow halves over the surface of the chocolate chips, covering the chocolate completely. Bake the skillet for 5 to 7 minutes or until marshmallows are nice and toasty. Use an oven mitt to remove the skillet from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Now devour!

What a sweet rainy day treat!

XOXO, Chels

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Cute & Comfy Travel Outfits

If you’re like my family, one of the main things we do during the summer is travel, travel, travel!  Some days spent flying from coast to coast or riding the…

If you’re like my family, one of the main things we do during the summer is travel, travel, travel!  Some days spent flying from coast to coast or riding the train for several hours can be exhausting… But that doesn’t mean I don’t like to dress in a nice outfit!  Although some of us girls want to be comfy during our travels, we can still find an outfit that provides both style and comfort!

T-shirt dresses have been in style for a while now and I don’t think they’re going anywhere!  Chelsea Crockett - T Shirt DressYou can usually find them for a cheap price at almost any store including Forever 21, Target, etc.  They’re super easy to throw on with a cute pair of sandals or sneakers, whatever your style may be!  If you’re going for more of a girly look, pair your dress with sandals, simple jewelry, and a fedora!

If you want to go a little more casual, you can wear comfy leggings with a simple flowy shirt. Throw on a cute, boho headband and a pair of converse! Jewelry always makes an outfit better, so don’t be afraid to accessorize (I know I’m not!).

Rompers are always on the top of my list for a go-to outfit. If you find a casual one, it can surprisingly be really comfortable (and don’t forget stylish!). They’re easy to throw on like a dress as well! Let me know below in the comments what your favorite travel outfit is!

-Chelsea

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5 Lazy Girl Beauty Hacks

I’ll admit it… I can be extremely lazy! Especially in the summer when I like to lounge around and relax. If you don’t absolutely love doing your makeup, it can…

I’ll admit it… I can be extremely lazy! Especially in the summer when I like to lounge around and relax. If you don’t absolutely love doing your makeup, it can be exhausting putting it on day after day. These tips are for any of the above!

  1. Getting the perfect cat eye is a difficult task for anyone, but if you have an old credit/hotel card, the task becomes a little bit easier! Look to the right!Chelsea Crockett - Cat Eye Hack
  2. If you hate finding the perfect gloss shade but still want some shimmer, apply Vaseline on your lips! They’ll be shiny and moisturized at the same time.
  3. Some of you feel the need to redo your makeup if you sweat/rub it off throughout the day. Instead, apply a setting spray so your makeup will stay on 10x longer!
  4. After a long day, it’s hard to find motivation to get ready for bed. Keep a pack of makeup wipes on your nightstand/by your bed to substitute as your face wash for the night. (Don’t do this every night, though! Your face needs to be washed!)
  5. I think dry shampoo was made for lazy people, it’s a genius product! If you can’t find the time to wash your hair as much as you should (or you just don’t want to!), spray a little by your scalp and around your head. It’s perfect if your hair easily looks greasy or oily, as well.

I hope these help if you’re a little tiresome this summer :)!

-Chelsea

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Give Your Dog the Best Summer Vacay Ever

  If your family is like mind, then your dog is just like any other family member. We treat our dogs like we treat each other! your dogs deserve a…

 

If your family is like mind, then your dog is just like any other family member. We treat our dogs like we treat each other! your dogs deserve a super awesome summer, just like you do. Here are some ways to give your dogs the best summer ever. 
Have a puppy pool party! If you have friends who also have fur babies, have them bring their dogs to a puppy playdate! Set up water activities or kiddie pools for the pups to splash around in. Add ice cubes to the pool to give them a cool, crunchy treat as well! 
 
Help them throw some shade: Pick up a pair of “Doggles” or “dog sunglasses” for your canine! They are bothFullSizeRender (11) cute AND practical. They protect your dog’s eyes against UV rays and are padded to comfortably fit your dog. The only issue is keeping them on their face! 😉
 
Pooch popsicles: There is nothing tastier than a popsicle by the pool. Now your pooch can enjoy one as well! Mix chicken broth with cottage cheese, freeze it in popsicle molds, and feed it to your doggie to cool them down on a hot summer day! 

 

I think a puppy pool party is in Buster, Jolly, and Ella’s future! 😉
XOXO, Chels 
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Last Minute Summer Getaways!

We’re getting down to the last few weeks of summer… so depressing, right? But it’s not too late to check off a few last-minute summer getaways! I know vacations are…

We’re getting down to the last few weeks of summer… so depressing, right? But it’s not too late to check off a few last-minute summer getaways! I know vacations are often expensive and hard to plan last-minute, but there are so many little getaways you can plan with your friends or family!

One obvious summer trip is to plan a camping weekend with your closest BFFs. Chelsea Crockett - CampingAlmost anywhere you can find a state park or campground that you can set up tents for cheap or even free! I like finding spots like these because lots of other campers are around and it’s totally safe! You can also bring stuff for a BBQ and s’mores to top off the night :).

Another getaway you can take is a float trip! You’ll need a few more supplies than camping but it’s totally doable. Make sure you pack snacks and lots of sunscreen since you’ll be out in the sun for most of your day. It’s so fun to get a group of people and go for a weekend!

Lastly, one of the best must-do opportunities of the summer is taking a road trip! I think that’s on everyone’s summer goals list! If your parents are good with it, take a road trip somewhere only a couple hours away so you don’t have to stay overnight if your parents aren’t okay with that. Perfect!

Make the rest of your summer worth it!

Love, Chelsea

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Healthy Homemade Berry Popsicles

Summer is so close I can almost taste it… that is the endless amount of ice cream and popsicles I’m going to eat! Oops! I searched on Pinterest for a…

Summer is so close I can almost taste it… that is the endless amount of ice cream and popsicles I’m going to eat! Oops! I searched on Pinterest for a recipe that would give me a great tasting popsicle that wouldn’t make me feel guilty after eating it. Soooo… here is an amazing recipe that you can easily make at home!

First, you’ll need to purchase a popsicle mold for your treats to freeze in. Then, while you’re at the store, pick up your favorite kind of yogurt Chelsea Crockett - Berry Popsicles(it can even be Greek!). I suggest a simple vanilla, low-fat kind. It’s healthier and you won’t have to worry about the taste of your fruits clashing with it. Next, grab about three different types of fruits. The recipe on Pinterest calls for strawberries, kiwis, and blueberries, but you can substitute something out for any of them!

Lastly, slightly fill your molds with a little yogurt and slide down whatever fruits you want in each. Let them freeze for a few hours (I prefer overnight) and then you can dig in! You can even serve them with granola for some extra flavor!

Enjoy! – Chelsea

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Best Suit for your Body

For some girls, just thinking about wearing a swimsuit in public makes them break out in a cold sweat. There is no need to be ashamed of your body! Plus,…

For some girls, just thinking about wearing a swimsuit in public makes them break out in a cold sweat. There is no need to be ashamed of your body! Plus, the right swimsuit can do wonders for your figure. Here is how to pick out the perfect suit for your body type.

 

The Pear Shape: If you have this body type then you have curvy hips and thighs but a smaller midsection, like Beyoncé! The key is to pick a suit that balances your proportions. Look for bottoms that have a skirt and will accentuate your curves without exaggerating them. Pick a top that draws the eyes upwards instead of down!

 

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Busty: For you ladies who have been blessed with a larger bust like Katy Perry, you need more support up top! You want a top with molded cups and adjustable straps that help you keep everything in place. Avoid tops with ruffles or crazy patterns if you don’t want to draw too much attention to your upper region.

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Small bust: If you have a smaller bust like Jennifer Aniston, you need less support from your suit. You can wear suits with ruffles and patterns up top, and triangle tops (like the one above!) help give you a curvier look!

 

Athletic: Usually when you have an athletic build like Kate Hudson you have more of a straight up and down body and have fewer curves because you work them off! You want to choose suits that play up your curves. Swimsuits like monokinies give you great shape!

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Curvy: If you are like Scarlett Johansson and have curves to die for, then wear suits that color block, which can help accentuate your assets while distracting from those things you most dislike about your shape. Steer clear of monokinis or string bikinis with thicker ties, which can accentuate your widest areas.

 

Be proud of the body God gave you!

XOXO, Chels

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Beach Day Must-Haves

Do you live by a beach or are you planning on going on a beachy vacation this summer? Then you definitely need a beach day survival guide! Here are my…

Do you live by a beach or are you planning on going on a beachy vacation this summer? Then you definitely need a beach day survival guide! Here are my beach must-have items that ensure I have the best time ever.2227627

  1. Makeup removing wipes: To keep your face fresh and clean!
  2. Hand sanitizer: In case you touch anything icky or have some beach snacks you want to nibble on.
  3. Sunblock and lip balm: To keep your skin protected!
  4. Sea salt hair spray: For beachy waves even before you hit the beach.
  5. Anti-humidity shine spray: To keep those beachy waves at bay!
  6. Floppy hat: Keep the sun out of your eyes AND make a fashion statement!

Now you are ready to get some sand in between your toes and a salty breeze on your face.

 

XOXO, Chels

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Must-Know Aloe Vera Summer Hacks

I’m a firm believer in getting outside and spending my long summer days in the sun. But sometimes sunscreen or clouds can’t shield you from the after-effects of the sun….

I’m a firm believer in getting outside and spending my long summer days in the sun. But sometimes sunscreen or clouds can’t shield you from the after-effects of the sun. But luckily, aloe vera can provide some major relief for when the sun strikes!

Simply moisturizing your burn with aloe will do the trick, but I’ve learned a few hacks on how to use it to your benefit even more! First off, make your bottle of aloe cold by setting Chelsea Crockett - Aloe Ice Cubesit in your refrigerator for a couple hours. Your sunburn will thank you when you apply the reliever ice cold. If you want to go to the extreme, you can even make aloe ice cubes to rub on your burns! Just purchase an ice cube mold and fill each slot with aloe vera. Treat them like you would normal ice cubes. Wait a few hours for them to solidify and pop them out of the mold when needed!

Apart from soothing sunburns, did you know aloe can actually help get rid of acne? It contains zinc and other minerals that help improve blemishes and other damaged skin. Aloe also helps bring a glow to your skin. Its uses don’t stop after aiding sunburns. There’s an array of tricks that aloe can be used for. So… you’re getting tons of uses of products for the price of one :)!

XOXO – Chelsea

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