Chelsea Crockett

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Thanksgiving Love Letters

During this time of year, I always take a moment to think about the things I’m thankful for. I try to practice this often throughout the year, but the month…

During this time of year, I always take a moment to think about the things I’m thankful for. I try to practice this often throughout the year, but the month of Thanksgiving really gets me thinking about all the things, especially people, God has put in my life!

When you think about Thanksgiving, what do you think of?  Do you think of all the food you get to eat?  Or maybe the Macy’s Day Parade you get to watch with your family?  More importantly, we should use this holiday to genuinely reflect on all that we’re thankful for.  And this year, why don’t we actually act on it? I have decided to challenge myself this month. I want to spend some time writing thank you notes to the people in my life that I’m grateful for. I want to challenge you to do the same thing!

It may be your parents, your grandparents, your teacher, your Pastor, or a special friend that you would like to thank! Join me this month and take a little extra time to write a note that tells someone just how much they mean to you.  You may think it’s cheesy, but it’ll mean more to them than you know!

I think this little Thanksgiving project will bless you just as much as it blesses the receiver of your letter! I certainly hope to bless those that I’m thankful for!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Love, Chels

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Your Guide to Hosting Friendsgiving

What is the one thing that is almost as good as Thanksgiving with your family? Friendsgiving of course! As we get older, we start making traditions of our own, and…

What is the one thing that is almost as good as Thanksgiving with your family? Friendsgiving of course! As we get older, we start making traditions of our own, and one of my favorite new traditions is having a Thanksgiving with my friends, or “Friendsgiving.” Here are a few tips on how to host the best Friendsgiving ever.

  1. You make the main course, they do the rest: As the host of the party, you are in charge of the main parts of the meal such as the turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. But the rest of the meal should involve your friends! Have them bring their favorite side dish or appetizer.this-aint-your-mommas-thanksgiving-happy-friendsgiving-7d42b
  2. Go all out DIY: No need for fancy decorations or décor, make your own place mats out of brown craft paper and other cute decorations with tissue paper and jars.
  3. Mason jars galore: Speaking of jars, use them as cups! You can even tie little bows around the necks of the glasses to make them a little more festive.
  4. Set the mood: Having the right background music playing gets the party going. Some good tunes playing low enough for people to hear them but soft enough for people to be able to hear their conversations can really set a relaxed but joyful mood.
  5. Send home the leftovers: Buy some to-go boxes and after the night is over, send leftovers home with your guests! College students love leftovers!! Especially Thanksgiving leftovers.

Happy Friendsgiving!

XOXO, Chels

 

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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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Make the Most of Your Thanksgiving Break

It’s finally here…the day we get to spend with our family, stuff our faces with food, and most importantly thank God for all that He’s given us! Now that school…

It’s finally here…the day we get to spend with our family, stuff our faces with food, and most importantly thank God for all that He’s given us! Now that school is done for a few days, making the most of your Thanksgiving break is key!  What should you do with your time?  Check out a few of my favorite ways to spend Thanksgiving break!Chelsea Crockett- Black Friday

  • Grab a good book and find a new coffee shop. Order a holiday drink while you read!
  • Go Black Friday shopping! There’ no better time to get bang for your buck than on this day! Gather up some of your friends and hit up your favorite mall and boutique shops!
  • Meet up with old friends! If you’re in college this is the perfect time to catch up with your friends that went away!
  • Once Thanksgiving is over, start decorating the house for Christmas! You can never start Christmas too early!
  • If you live in a snowy region, go sledding!
  • Make your Christmas wish list!
  • Help your mom or grandma bake desserts for the Thanksgiving holiday!
  • See family that you haven’t seen in a while! If you’ve got cousins, grab a bite to eat with them!

I hope you all have the most perfect Thanksgiving break full of family, friends, food, and Jesus!

Love,

Chelsea

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What to Wear to Your Boyfriend’s Thanksgiving…

Do you have a boy toy? Whether you have been dating for 3 months or 3 years, going to his family get-togethers can be nerve wracking, am I right? You…

Do you have a boy toy? Whether you have been dating for 3 months or 3 years, going to his family get-togethers can be nerve wracking, am I right? You want to impress them and make them like you. Well my friends, today I am here to help you pick out the perfect “impress his parents and grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins” outfit!boots

Some important things to consider are comfort, modesty, and the setting. When you are comfortable and confident in what you are wearing, it shows! This also goes with the modesty factor. You want to dress modestly to show what a mature, respectable, classy young lady their beloved son/grandson/nephew/cousin is dating! When I say the setting I mean this: is his family a more casual group or do they dress things up at get-togethers? You might want to ask him (or probably his mom) what kind of attire is the norm at their family holiday get-togethers.

Here are some outfit suggestions:

Casual: If they are more of a “jeans and t-shirt” kind of family, then wear a casual pair of dark skinnies, a cute sweater and scarf! Totally adorable, nice and cozy and casual!

Middle: If they are sort of an in-between casual and dressy kind of family, then I would go with black skinnies and a nice blouse and flats, or black skinnies and a sweater poncho and booties, or my personal favorite, black skinnies, tan booties, a nice cream colored blouse, and a faux fur vest!

Dressy: If they are a classy, dressy family then I would wear tights and a dress or skirt, a nice sweater or blazer over it, statement jewelry, and neutral makeup. The neutral makeup tip goes for all of the outfits, don’t go crazy with the eye shadow or lip color. Subtle is best when around your BF’s fam!

I hope these tips help ease a little bit of the “meeting the fam” nervousness! Don’t you worry, they are going to LOVE you.

XOXO, Chels

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An Attitude of Gratitude This Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving isn’t just a time for stuffing ourselves with turkey and pumpkin pie (although that is a plus!).  It’s a time to reflect and be grateful for all of the…

Chelsea Crockett - GratitudeThanksgiving isn’t just a time for stuffing ourselves with turkey and pumpkin pie (although that is a plus!).  It’s a time to reflect and be grateful for all of the blessings in our lives.  However, the older I get, the more I realize that gratitude isn’t something we should only think about at this time of year.  It’s something that we should think about daily!

A person who has developed an “attitude of gratitude” is someone who thanks God for every blessing in their life.  It’s a lifestyle of thanksgiving.  So many times, we ask God for blessings….like a new car or a pet….then complain about this or that even after we get what we want. The saying “You always want what you can’t have” is an understatement nowadays!

So, will you join me in this “attitude of gratitude”?  I truly believe that every good thing comes to us from God!  We need to recognize that and try to find the good in all situations.  This lifestyle of thanksgiving shows maturity and evidence of a grateful heart.  Blessings are all around us.  Let’s start counting them!

“Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.” Philippians 4:6.

 XOXO, Chelsea

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Too Blessed to Be Stressed

Stress can consume our lives. It can make us forget about the joy that lies throughout our day.  Even the biggest blessings can get overlooked, because stress consumes our thoughts,…

Stress can consume our lives. It can make us forget about the joy that lies throughout our day.  Even the biggest blessings can get overlooked, because stress consumes our thoughts, actions, and outlook on life.  The Bible says not to be stressed or anxious about anything, but to pray and give thanksgiving to God.  We are all too blessed to be stressed!Chelsea Crockett- bible verses for stress

Have you ever been in a situation where you didn’t even realize something great happening in your life, because you were too busy stressing? Suppose it’s the night before your big test, but you were too busy fighting with your boyfriend or girlfriend to study.  When you walk into class the next day, you’re too worked up to even realize that the test was postponed.  You overlook the blessing of the test being cancelled and continue dwelling on the fight.  Small blessings can have a huge impact, even though they might seem minimal.  Every time something like this happens it’s God’s way of saying, “I’ve got your back.”

Challenge yourself to thank God more for the blessings he has put in your life rather than stress out about anything. There’s nothing on this earth that can override God’s blessings.  He is SO good!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Turkey Cookies Recipe!

Thanksgiving is only a week away! It is time to start thinking of what yummy desserts you will be showing off to your family this Thanksgiving! Here is a kick…

Thanksgiving is only a week away! It is time to start thinking of what yummy desserts you will be showing off to your family this Thanksgiving! Here is a kick booty recipe for some super cute turkey inspired cookies I found on the Pillsbury website, which is where I found the adorable picture! I tweaked the recipe a little bit to make it my own, so check it out!

Ingredients:

-1 roll (16.5 ounce package) of ready to bake refrigerated sugar cookies.

-1 container (16 ounce) creamy chocolate frosting.

-Candy cornTurkeySugarCookies

-Mini M&Ms

– Orange decorative frosting

Lets Bake!

The first step is to bake the sugar cookies as directed on their package. Once you have baked the cookies and have allowed them to cool down completely (about 10 minutes or so), spoon chocolate frosting into a 1-quart Ziploc baggy. Seal the bag and cut off a tiny bit of the corner of the bag. On each cookie, squeeze frosting on the outer edge of half of the cookie. Arrange candy corn over the frosting for feathers. Use the orange frosting to attach the mini M&Ms to the cookies for the eyes. Pipe the orange frosting onto the cookies to look like a nose and feet.

These cookies are sure to get tons of “oohs” and “aaahhhs”. Everyone will love these tasty turkeys! Happy Thanksgiving!

XOXO, Chels

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