Chelsea Crockett

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Be The Best That You Can Be

Recently, I’ve been thinking about all of the things in life that can easily bring us down.  It’s easy to focus on the negative when you are feeling bummed but…

Recently, I’ve been thinking about all of the things in life that can easily bring us down.  It’s easy to focus on the negative when you are feeling bummed but it’s also cool to flip a “mind” switch and think about all of the blessings that God has placed right before you.Chelsea Crockett- be a better you

I did a youth retreat once that focused on “your life will follow your expectations”!  If you focus on positive thoughts, your life will move in that direction!  It’s so important to have hopes, visions, and dreams.  If you constantly think negative thoughts, you will lead a negative life.  If you expect failure and defeat then your subconscious mind will make sure you lose and fail.  However, if you raise your level of expectancy….your vision will be enlarged!

I am here to encourage you to set your mind for success!  Each day, you must think thoughts of victory, favor, and hope.  Pray to God and then wait with expectancy!  God is ready to bless you beyond measure.  Be sure to believe God for an amazing future!  Good things are just around the corner!

“I will wait upon The Lord with expectancy for He shall speak peace to His people.”
Psalm 85:8

XOXO,
Chels

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Valentine’s Day Date Ideas that won’t Break the Bank

Let’s face it. As high school students, we aren’t exactly made of money. So, when it comes to dates, we have to be a little stingy. But just because we…

Let’s face it. As high school students, we aren’t exactly made of money. So, when it comes to dates, we have to be a little stingy. But just because we aren’t rolling in the dough doesn’t mean we can’t have super awesome, super romantic dates! Here are a few awesomely affordable date ideas for you and your honey this Valentine’s Day.teen-dating-image-1

  1. Cook dinner together: Going out to dinner can get pricy, so why not cook your very own feast! You two would have so much fun in the kitchen laughing and joking around, plus you can enjoy the fruits of your labor together!
  2. Have a game night: Game nights are seriously the best. Don’t underestimate the power of Monopoly! You two will have so much fun seeing each other’s competitive side!
  3. A night out: There are so many free/cheap things to do around your town, I guarantee it! Go ice skating, to a museum or exhibit that is “love” themed, go on a walk through the park, stuff like that! Just being together will make Valentine’s Day special.

I hope this gave you some cheap ways to spend your Valentine’s Day! Who says saving money isn’t fun?

XOXO, Chels

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Dear Future Husband…

Have you ever made a “Future Husband” list? A list of all of the qualities and quirks you want your future husband to have? I know I have. During a…

Have you ever made a “Future Husband” list? A list of all of the qualities and quirks you want your future husband to have? I know I have. During a church retreat, one of our small group activities was to make a list of qualities you hope your future spouse to have. They said to keep these items on the list in mind when you are dating someone to see if they are future husband material! Here is a guide to making your very own “future husband list”.

  1. Keep your values in mind: The very first item on my list is “has to be a Jesus lover” because that is something I am absolutely positive my future husband will have to be. A few other good ones are “respects my morals”, “respects me and my family”, “is honest”, qualities like that.tumblr_mat9ehtV5R1r9k0q3o1_500_large
  2. Think of common interests: Do you like to travel? Then you want to marry someone who does too, or your family vacations will be miserable. Do you like to lead an active lifestyle? Then you might want to add “values fitness and a healthy lifestyle” to your list.
  3. Add in a few fun ones: I remember when I made a list when I was in middle school “blonde hair and blue eyes” was an item on my list! Have fun with some of the items! For instance, “has to be a pro snowboarder” miiiiight be on my list ;).

Have fun making your list, but you also need to take it seriously. Like I said, you can use your list as a test to see if the dude you are dating is hubby material. Also, when you are married some day it will be fun to look back at what qualities you wanted your future husband to have when you were a teenager and to see how many of those qualities your hubby has!

Happy listing!

XOXO, Chels

 

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How to get Good Grades in College

  College is said to be the best time of your life. It is also one of the most important! There are so many big decisions to be made, and…

 

College is said to be the best time of your life. It is also one of the most important! There are so many big decisions to be made, and so many life changes going on. It is super important to stay on top of your grades during college, because many of your future employers will look at your college transcripts. It can be a little difficult to get good grades in college because of everything going on, and because of the difficulty of the courses. Here are 3 ways to get good grades in college!

  1. Budget your time: Laying out a schedule for everything you have going on can be a life saver. Once you have down all of your classes and appointments you may have, then you can know when you have time to sit down and knock out some of your homework. Definitely write down EVERYTHING that you have to do that day, so you know just how much time you can allot to each activity. There is no worse feeling than sitting down at the end of the day and realizing that you got nothing you needed to do done!
  2. Stay up to date on assignments: SOOO important! Procrastination is something that plagues a lot of college students, especially when it comes to big projects that you have a lot time to work on. Write down every due date in your planner, and get started right away on every assignment! You cannot afford to cram the night before something is due or the night before an exam in college. It just doesn’t work! If you work on your project or study a little bit each day, it makes life so much easier. All nighters are no fun, or so I have heard from my college friends!
  3. Prioritize: Like I said before, college is said to be the best time of your life. You can easily get caught up in the partying lifestyle and start bad habits very quickly. Give yourself one or two “free” nights a week where you can go out with your friends and hang out so you don’t get burned out on studying and homework. They also give you something to look forward to during the week! You need to make school a priority, even more than you did when you were in high school!

I cannot wait for college, and I bet you can’t either! I know you will be successful in whatever you do.

XOXO, Chels

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Verses to Pray for your Relationship

When you are dating someone, it is important for Christ to be the center of that relationship. It doesn’t matter if you are in middle school, high school, college or…

When you are dating someone, it is important for Christ to be the center of that relationship. It doesn’t matter if you are in middle school, high school, college or beyond, having a Christ-centered relationship is super important. Here are a few verses to pray to strengthen your relationship, protect it, and to give you hope for the future.

1 Corinthians 12: 4-7 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1-Corinthians-13-4-8

Ephesians 4:2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, baring with one another in love.

John 15:12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.

1 John 3:18 Let us not love with words or tongue, but with actions and in truth. (AKA, actions speak louder than words!)

James 1:19 My dear brothers and sisters, be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to get angry.

Proverbs 14:29 The one who is slow to anger has great understanding, but the one who has a quick temper exalts folly.

1 Corinthians 13:5 [Love] keeps no record of wrongs.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as your are doing.

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

I hope that these verses help encourage and strengthen your relationship! Like I said earlier, keeping Christ the center of your relationship is crucial if you want the relationship to succeed!

XOXO, Chels

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Self-Reflection

The world is a busy place.  Between school, friends, family, relationships, and stress, it can be easy to lose yourself in the process of trying to balance life.  Most don’t…

The world is a busy place.  Between school, friends, family, relationships, and stress, it can be easy to lose yourself in the process of trying to balance life.  Most don’t realize how important it is to take time for yourself and love who you truly are.  Self-reflection can be done in a number of ways and can lead you down the path of a healthier lifestyle.Chelsea Crockett- loving yourself

Sometimes it can be hard to talk to people about deep issues, especially if you are trying to protect someone.  Keeping a personal journal is a great way to say whatever is on your mind without worrying about who hears it, being judged, or whether others will find out.  Another way to self-reflect is to drive to a beautiful place alone and just think.  When noise is at a minimum, you are able to sort out your thoughts more easily and come to a solid conclusion.  It’s also a great way to take a breather and enjoy the world.

My favorite way to self-reflect is through music.  Christian music, in particular, is a scape goat for my thoughts when I’m going through a rough time.  I love finding a song that relates to exactly what I’m going through.  It makes me feel like I’m not alone!

Never let the stress of life take over your mind.  If you take time for yourself, you’ll discover a happier you.

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Pros and Cons of being One of the Guys

To some girls the thought of hanging out with a group of boys leaves them in a cold sweat. Boys? As friends? No way. That’s foreign territory. To others, having…

To some girls the thought of hanging out with a group of boys leaves them in a cold sweat. Boys? As friends? No way. That’s foreign territory. To others, having a group of guy friends is second nature and even preferable to a group of girlfriends. There are some pros and cons to being the girl that is considered “one of the guys” and we are about to explore them together.e6ac499e098b5b52d6da68acbfd284ef

Pro: No Drama. Bros tend to be drama free. Boys think of drama as a disease, they do everything to avoid it. Where there is no drama, there is a good time to be had.

Con: You are literally seen as a “bro”. Once you are considered a “guys girl”, the dudes you hang out with won’t see you as a female. Sort of. If you are looking for a relationship with one of your dude friends, you may want to reconsider your status as a “bro”. Beware of the friend zone!

Pro: Boys can be strong and intimidating. If you need someone to walk you to your car, pretend to be your boyfriend so the creeper in math class will stop bugging you, or pump your gas when it is freezing outside, it is always handy to have a bro.

Con: You might have to listen to bro talk. When hanging out with a bunch of dudes, you might have to listen to some shenanigans that only bros understand. A pro to this one is that their bro talk can sometimes be quite amusing.

Pro: Get more perspective. Once you get comfortable with a group of dudes, you can start asking them about their perspective on things. Need guy advice? Who better to ask than a guy himself?

Some girls are intimidated by guys, and that is totally understandable! They are a totally foreign species. All you have to do is be confident and be yourself around them, I promise they don’t bite.

XOXO, Chels

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Christmas Gifts for your Dude

Finding Christmas gifts for the dudes in your life can be a daunting task. You don’t want to get them something they don’t like, and you want your gift to…

Finding Christmas gifts for the dudes in your life can be a daunting task. You don’t want to get them something they don’t like, and you want your gift to mean something to them! Here are a few super great gifts for any of the dudes in your life, whether it is your boyfriend, brother, anyone!

Cool headphones: Everyone could use at least one pair of super cool headphones. Do they like Batman? Get them Batman Marvel-Avengers-Captain-America-Over-The-Ear-Headphonesheadphones.

Superhero Graphic Tee: Every guy can’t get enough of their favorite superhero, no matter their age.

Cologne: If it is your boyfriend you are buying for, then get him cologne that you like so you can make sure you love the way he smells ;).

Bluetooth speakers: Help the dudes in your life bump some pretty sweet beats with some Bluetooth speakers! They have huge sound quality in a tiny little package, and play music off your phone or tablet without any cords.

Baseball hat: If your guy is a diehard sports fan, get them a hat sporting their favorite team! They will remember you each time they wear it.

I hope this article gives you a few ideas on what to get the men in your life this Christmas!

Merry Christmas,

XOXO,

Chels

 

 

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How to Walk in Heels

This time of year around Thanksgiving and Christmas means lots of parties and get-togethers, which means dressing up! To some girls, the words “high heels” are curse words. Yes, heels…

IMG_6340This time of year around Thanksgiving and Christmas means lots of parties and get-togethers, which means dressing up! To some girls, the words “high heels” are curse words. Yes, heels can be uncomfortable and a little hard to commandeer at times, but there really IS an art to walking in heels.

  1. Start small: You wouldn’t run a marathon without training, would you? I certainly wouldn’t. That is why if you rarely wear heals, don’t reach for the 5 inch stilettos come formal. Start off with a 2 inch heel, just to get familiar with the feeling. If you slowly work your way up you will be rockin those 5 inch heels in no time at all.
  2. If the shoe fits…: Size DOES matter. You have got to make sure your heels fit right or you are in for a world of hurt. If the shoes are too big you will be walking around awkwardly all night and will probably feel like a clown with huge shoes. If the shoes are too small your feet will feel cramped and you will be feeling the burn. Your foot size changes over the years, so get your feet sized before stepping out in those stilettos.
  3. Take a breather: Take a sit. There is no shame in having a little break from time to time. When you rest frequently it keeps you walking more comfortably.
  4. Pump the breaks: Wearing heels naturally makes your strides shorter, so you have to take more steps than usual. Slow your roll! The faster you try and walk in heels the funnier you look.
  5. Move to a beat: When you are walking in flats do you think about the steps you are taking? Nope. The same goes for walking in heels, don’t over think it! Try and walk to a beat when you are wearing heels. It will help you even your strides and make your walking look effortless.

We hope that these tips will help you walk like Beyonce wherever your heels may take you!

 

XOXO, Chels

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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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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 Ways to Lose a Pound

Did you know that one pound is equal to 3,500 calories? I sure didn’t! I have been doing my research on exercise because of the approaching season we all call…

Did you know that one pound is equal to 3,500 calories? I sure didn’t! I have been doing my research on exercise because of the approaching season we all call summer.  Here are 7 workouts that burn 500 calories. Do one each day for a week and viola, one pound gone!

1. 45-minute jog at a 10-minute mile paceMinistry-inspiration-310812

2. 2-hour walk at a moderate pace

3. 1 hour of dancing

4. 40-minute jump rope session

5. 2-hour round of tennis

6. 2-hour Power Yoga class

7. 45 minutes of treading water

I am super pumped to crank out a few of these short and sweet workouts to get myself ready for summer! These workouts are all relatively easy and pretty much anyone can do them!

Work it, ladies!

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Proverbs 31:25

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; and laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25.             I wanted to share one of my favorite Bible verses, Proverbs 31:25.  To…

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; and laughs without fear of the future.” Proverbs 31:25.

            I wanted to share one of my favorite Bible verses, Proverbs 31:25.  To live our best life now, we must learn to trust God’s timing.  Sometimes we don’t understand things that are going on in our life.  We are puzzled by God’s timing and methods.  However, we have to trust that God sees the big picture and “laugh without fear of the future.”  Sometimes God’s will for our lives takes time!

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            We need to take one day at a time and try to find good in every situation….even when it’s hard.  We need to walk in faith and trust God every step of the way.  To live our best life, we have to trust God’s timing!  Being clothed with strength means to not worry about the pieces in our life never fitting just right.  These pieces will come together eventually, just chill out and give it time!  We can’t grow impatient and force things to happen!  We’re just teenagers and having the pressure to figure out our future now causes more and more worry to come into our lives.  Sit back and relax, put your trust in God’s hands!
-Chelsea

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Movies to Watch When You Need a Laugh

Sometimes you just need a good laugh. Like, a side-splitting, stomach aching, tears rolling down your face kind of laugh. If this sounds like something you could use then grab…

Sometimes you just need a good laugh. Like, a side-splitting, stomach aching, tears rolling down your face kind of laugh. If this sounds like something you could use then grab your fluffiest blanket, a bowl of popcorn, and maybe a buddy or two and pop one of these movies in. They are sure to give you a good dose of laughter!

Legally blonde: Who can resist a movie about a Cali sorority sister trying to get her Harvard law degree? Reese Witherspoon is a hoot in this fun film. Plus, she wears a TON of pink and totally rocks it.popcorn

Mean girls: I can quote this movie like nobody’s business. This movie takes all of your usual high school cliques and puts them under a microscope, and then magnifies all of their quirks. Plus it has, well, mean girls in it.

Pitch perfect: This movie is aca-awesome (if you’ve seen the movie you will totes get the reference). You will have the songs stuck in your head for days, trust me.

Bridesmaids: Who doesn’t love a movie about a bridezilla and her diva maid of honor?

So, if you are in need of a good chuckle, check out these fun films.

XOXO, Chels

 

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Tips on Getting Over a Breakup

Breakups are rough, am I right? They can make you feel like the air has been sucked out of the room and the world has been turned upside down. Today…

Breakups are rough, am I right? They can make you feel like the air has been sucked out of the room and the world has been turned upside down. Today I am going to give you some tips on how to get over a breakup, because girl, they can be painful!

Give it to God:

Hand over the breakup to God to help deal with all the bad feelings you have. It is not easy, and sometimes it is just easier to hold onto those feelings of hurt and anger towards your ex, but by asking God to take it over, you are allowing him to free you from all of those yucky feelings. He will give your heart peace! Trust that God has someone even better lined up for you in the future!

Feel the Pain:

Okay, that might sound weird, so let me explain. Don’t try and hold all of your sadness and pain in, let it out. Holding it in can be even more painful. Allowing yourself to feel the pain by crying, journaling, and praying  can give you the opportunity to discover parts of yourself and know what you are giving up to God as you go from heartache to moving on!

Do Fun Things…When You are Ready:

When a relationship ends, it’s not the end of the world, but it can sometimes feel that way! It is important to get out and live life. When you feel like you are ready to let go of your pain, get out and have some fun. Hang out with friends, go to a movie, go shopping, whatever you find enjoyable!  As you spend time with people doing the things you love, you’ll find that the pain starts to lift.

 

Girls, you are beautiful, strong, and important. Don’t let a breakup make you feel any different!

Stay strong,

Love you!

 

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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