Chelsea Crockett

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Build Up Your Friendship

Knowing you have friends that you can trust and will be by your side no matter what is one of the best things in the world.  I know I’ve had…

Knowing you have friends that you can trust and will be by your side no matter what is one of the best things in the world.  I know I’ve had trouble with finding a group of friends that I really fit in and get along with and can be myself around.  Luckily through church and school, I’ve found some amazing lifelong friends that build me up instead of tear me down.  Not only did it take them to step up to the plate, but also for me to be the best friend I could be to them.  Through that, I’ve learned some helpful tips to being a friend that’s there 24/7.Chelsea Crockett - Friends

  • Listen.  If your friends have had a bad day, take time to listen to them.  Whether it’s a break up with a boyfriend, a bad grade on a test, or a fight with their parents, let them know that they can talk to you about it.  Everyone needs somebody to lean on!
  • Build Them Up.  There’s nothing greater than having someone that believes in you and keeps you on a positive note.  A negative vibe is never good in a friendship.  That only leads to bickering and a not-so-great attitude.
  • Honesty and Trust.  We all know girls are known for gossiping and telling secrets.  Make sure your friend knows she can trust you with anything.  Be as loyal as you can and keep every promise you make.  Trust and honesty are the biggest things in any relationship.
  • Pray For Them.  Prayer is key.  God will never fail you or forsake you.  Telling a friend that you’re praying for them will lighten up their day.  Knowing God is with me and on my side always brings the biggest smile to my face.

Love, Chelsea

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10 Things Every College Girl Needs in her Closet

There are a few things that every college girl needs in her closet. They are statement items that are total necessities when it comes to college fashion. If you are…

There are a few things that every college girl needs in her closet. They are statement items that are total necessities when it comes to college fashion. If you are in college, then check out this list of items that you simply must have in your closet in order to keep it classy and fashion-forward on campus!

  1. Ballet flats: These are simple, classic, and can be worn with anything.Screen shot 2011-05-21 at 9.21.29 PM
  2. Go-to pair of jeans
  3. Assorted button downs: Anything from plaid to denim to solid colors. The more the merrier! They’re perfect for layering.
  4. Pea coat
  5. Sweaters and cardigans
  6. Scarves: Lots and lots of em!
  7. Pearl studs
  8. Statement watch
  9. Cute rain boots: Every girl needs a pair of cute rain boots. You gotta be prepared for anything!
  10. Maxi dress

If you have these items in your closet then you are prepared for anything! You will be the best dressed, most prepared girl on campus! In college, it can sometimes be a struggle to dress nice to school because you are tired and have a million things to do, but this trusty list will make it easy to keep your style in check!  I know when I am in college I will follow this handy list!

XOXO, Chels

 

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5 Ways to Love your Body the Way it Is

How often do we wish we had someone else’s body? That we had smaller thighs or a narrower face? Or that we had a flatter tummy or tighter tush? Why…

How often do we wish we had someone else’s body? That we had smaller thighs or a narrower face? Or that we had a flatter tummy or tighter tush? Why don’t we just start to love our body the way it is? I think that if we start to do this, we will be so much more content and happier in our life. Here are a few reasons that you should love your body just the way it is:

  1. You can do so much more with your time other than worrying about your figure. You have things to do, people to see! love-your-bodyHave lunch with friends, read a new book, clean out your closet, anything but fret about your body!
  2. Food is yummy and meant to be devoured. No one wants to go through life never knowing the earth-shattering goodness of a donut. Indulge a little every once in a while!
  3. Being healthy is what matters. As long as you are eating well and exercising frequently, then you are good to go. Not seeing drastic drops on the scale? Try changing your workout routine up a bit and substitute out some not-so-great snacks out of your diet. You will see a difference!
  4. Looks aren’t everything. No matter what this society tries to tell you. Instead of going through life always wishing you looked like someone else, embrace YOU and YOUR beauty! There is no one like you!
  5. The perfect body doesn’t exist, so don’t worry about chasing it. Your body was made for YOU and YOU only! That means that it is perfect for you.

Stop trying to change your body all the time and take a second to actually appreciate the one God gave you. You are fearfully and wonderfully made, don’t forget it!

XOXO, Chels

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The Power of Being Positive

          Winston Churchill once said, “Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference.”   When you think about that…it is so true!   A negative attitude can be power draining.  …

          Winston Churchill once said, “Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference.”   When you think about that…it is so true!   A negative attitude can be power draining.   A positive attitude, on the other hand, can help you enjoy a happy and fulfilling life.  It can put you in a good position with others.  No one wants to be around someone that is always complaining and fault finding.Chelsea Crockett - Power in Positivity

          All of us need to change our attitude at times and all that takes is changing the way we think!  When the going gets tough…just realizing that this too shall pass and just saying  “Oh well”….can really help us to keep things in perspective.  Try not to make a mountain out of a molehill.

          Most importantly, stay in touch with God.  He’s the One who sees the big picture and orchestrates everything around us.  Make your time with Him an important part of your daily schedule.  Do your best to communicate with Him through prayer, reading your Bible and worship.   Do your best to be a positive person.   The more positive you are….the more powerful you are!

XOXO-
Chelsea

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Best Homecoming Hair for your Face Shape

Believe it or not, homecoming is just around the corner! You’ve got a lot of preparation to get to! There are so many things to think about: the dress, the…

Believe it or not, homecoming is just around the corner! You’ve got a lot of preparation to get to! There are so many things to think about: the dress, the group your going with, your DATE, where your going to take pictures…the last thing you want to be worrying about is your hair! I am here to help you pick out your perfect homecoming hair style, because you’ve got enough to worry about as it is!

  1. Heart shaped face: Ladies with this face shape have a broad forehead and then their face starts to taper from the cheeks photo (7)and jaw line down to the chin. I have this face shape! Since the lower part of the face is narrower compared to the upper portion, you want to draw attention to the lower part of the face. The best hair-do to help you achieve this goal is the half-up half-down look. Curl all of your hair and then pull the upper part towards the crown back while the rest falls gently around your shoulders.
  2. Round face: For my round faced babes, your goal should be to take attention away from the cheeks and ears. This will make your face not look wider than it really is! One way to do this is to draw attention up and elongate your face. A hair style that helps you do this is an intricate bun or sleek high pony tail. Never under estimate the impact of a strategically placed pony tail.
  3. Narrow or oval face: You lucky ducks have it made. The shape of your face is ideal because the proportions are just right. Truth is, you can do just about anything to your hair. The updoo that will highlight your beautifully shaped face is to pull all of your hair back into a bun. You can leave some loose wispy hairs down to give you a more wistful look if you prefer.

I hope this helps you choose which homecoming hair style is right for you! I am sure you will look gorgeous no matter what style you choose.

XOXO, Chels

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Stay Free®

I know most of us have started to experience that “Time of the Month”.  None of us like it, but it’s just something we all have to deal with.  On…

I know most of us have started to experience that “Time of the Month”.  None of us like it, but it’s just something we all have to deal with.  On the positive side, companies have developed different varieties of great protection so you can be carefree with absolutely no worries!

Chelsea Crockett- Stay FreeMy favorite brand by far would have to be Stay Free®.  Whether you’re at school, hanging with friends, or playing sports, you can be sure that Stay Free® has your back.  We all know our teen years are pretty tough and can be stressful at times.  And adding “female” things definitely does not help!  With all the issues that come along with that, Stay Free® can help!

 

Along with Mother Nature’s visits, we experience many unwelcomed symptoms such as cramps, mood swings, and pimples.  As far as cramps go, a little exercise, enough sleep, and some heat can help.  For the mood swings, a little extra sleep can never hurt!  When you’re not cranky and tired it’s easier to deal with cramps or other discomforts.  To deal with bloating and other things, drink more water and eat less salt!  It’ll help decrease your hormone level and decrease bloating and headaches.  Pimples can be another side effect!  Just remember they are short lived and there are many over the counter medicines to help hide them!

Sometimes, our periods come when we’re least expecting it.  To make sure you’re always prepared to stay comfortable and fresh, stick a few Stay Free® products in your purse, backpack, gym bag, or locker.  My mom even keeps some in the glove compartment of our car!  Not a bad idea!  That way you’re always covered and don’t have to worry about unexpected visits!  Now you can rock those white jeans with no worries!

That’s all there is to it insiders! Start being care free by using Stay Free®!

Chelsea

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Three Great Christian Books for Teen Girls

Do you ladies like to read? This article is for the book-loving Insiders out there! Here are three great Christian books for teen girls. Read on book worms!                          99 Thoughts…

Do you ladies like to read? This article is for the book-loving Insiders out there! Here are three great Christian books for teen girls. Read on book worms!                         

99 Thoughts about Guys for Girls’ Eyes Only: Insights to What Teenage Guys Are Really Like:

In some ways, a guy’s mind seems incredible simple. So why are dudes always so confounding, especially to girls? Luckily, youth pastor extraordinaire Kurt Johnston has spent decades figuring out the brains of teenage boys—including his own noggin. He has crafted a humorous, yet incredibly helpful, handbook on unwrapping the male brain. Some of the topics include “What Guys Are Looking For In A Girl” and “You’re On A Date…Now What?”Chelsea Crockett christian book

Head-to-Soul Makeover: Helping Teen Girls Become Real in a Fake World:

Teen girls often struggle with stubbornness, insecurity, anxiety, stress, irritability, and envy—which can be crippling at this critical stage in their lives when they’re forming their adult identities! Through the lens of culturally appropriate television reality shows and magazine-type self-quizzes, this book will guide teen girls through an upbeat curriculum to transform their lives from head to soul!

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Not a Fan: What Does it Mean to Really Follow Jesus? Teen Edition:

How would you define your relationship with Jesus? Are you truly his follower or just a fan? Using humor, personal stories, and biblical truth, this book challenges young people to look at what it means to call themselves Christians and follow Jesus’ call. You will learn how to make Christ the center of your life! Chelsea Crockett not a fan

Happy reading!

XOXO, Chels

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Beat The Freshman 15

Are you a freshman in college? Or are you a high school student getting ready to head to college in the near future? Then I am sure you have heard…

Are you a freshman in college? Or are you a high school student getting ready to head to college in the near future? Then I am sure you have heard of the dreaded phrase “freshman 15”, which refers to the weight that you gain in your first year of college. Have no fear, the freshmen 15 doesn’t have to be a problem! Actually, experts say that the average college student only gains 3-4 pounds in their first year of college, but still, we can avoid it! Here is how:

Break for Breakfast: If you don’t stop and eat breakfast, you will be starving throughout your day, and probably shovel junk down your pie hole at lunch because you are so famished from skipping breakfast! As your mother has drilled into your skull, breakfast is super important. Breakfast also supplies your brain and muscles with the energy they need to get through the day! It also promotes a healthy metabolism, which is crucial to maintaining a healthy weight.

Snack Smart: Yes, I know that Cheeze-Its are totally delicious and mega addicting, but they might not be the best all-day-every-day snack. Try for something a little more healthy such as apple slices and peanut butter or granola as your go-to snack. Also, snack often! This ensures that you will not over eat at meals, and it keeps your energy level and metabolism at 100% throughout your day.freshman15

Don’t Drink your Calories: You would be surprised how many calories we actually drink in a day. Switch out the soda for water or tea! It is a small change that makes a huge difference.

Get a Great Workout Buddy: Grab your roommate or best bud and make set days of the week your “workout days”. This will ensure that you get your exercise in for the week and you have a set schedule you can keep to so you are accountable.

Good luck in college, I know you can keep that freshman 15 from bearing its ugly teeth!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Make Running Easier

If you follow me on any social media whatsoever, you know that I love to run. Actually, I love to exercise in general! But running is my absolute fav. I…

If you follow me on any social media whatsoever, you know that I love to run. Actually, I love to exercise in general! But running is my absolute fav. I love how I can put in my headphones and just have some “me” time while pounding the pavement. For some people, running can be a method of torture. When your gym teacher tells you that you will have to run the mile soon, you die a little inside. Have no fear! There are a few easy ways to make running easier and maybe even enjoyable!images (18)

Make it fun: If you aren’t having fun, then you are totally going to have zero motivation to do it. Bring your best
friend or your dog along! Explore new running routes. Wear cute workout clothes! That one always motivates me ;). Listen to your favorite book on tape or songs while you run.

Slow it down: There is no reason that you have to start off your running routine with a 7 minute mile or 500 meter dash! Take it slow and steady. You should feel like you’re breathing faster than you would if you were just walking, but not huffing and puffing so badly that your lungs are burning. Let your pace feel natural!

Make time for it: in order for your body to get used to running and other cardio activities, you have to be consistent. Try to stick to a weekly running schedule! This will keep you on track and make sure that you are training your body the way it needs to be trained.

Running isn’t so bad once you get used to it! Try these tips and tell me how it goes.

XOXO, Chels

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What Turns Guys Away…

Guys are so different from girls! Have you ever wondered what turns guys away? I asked two of my guy friends for some advice on what turns guys away. I…

Guys are so different from girls! Have you ever wondered what turns guys away? I asked two of my guy friends for some advice on what turns guys away. I asked these same fellas on what guys look for in girls, so I decided to bring them back! According to them, things that turn guys away are:

  1. Needy/clinginess:

The boys said that when girls are clingy and needy that it pushes them away! They say that they love hanging out with you, but they also like space! Just remember, absence makes the heart grow fonder!

1. Playing dumb:

The guys say that they really don’t like when girls play dumb. They like when a girl can think for themselves and is intelligent! Don’t act like you don’t know something just to get a guy’s attention, show him how smart you are! It will impress them!

2. Drama Queen:

The guy’s opinion? “Save the drama for your momma”! There is nothing a guy despises more than drama! Don’t be a drama queen!

Doesn’t stick up for herself:

The boys say that they don’t like when a girl compromises her beliefs just to follow what everyone else is doing. Don’t do something just because everyone else is doing it! Do what you KNOW is right!

 

Hope you enjoyed taking a dive through the brain of a boy!

XOXO, Chels

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Time Management… It Can Be Tough!

Summer is usually described as weeks of free time and kicking back and relaxing. But, when it actually rolls around, we sometimes find ourselves super busy and full of tasks…

Summer is usually described as weeks of free time and kicking back and relaxing. But, when it actually rolls around, we sometimes find ourselves super busy and full of tasks or activities. Between sports, getting ready for school, chores, work, or anything else cluttering up your summer, you are going to need a way to manage all your time to get the jobs done!

Don’t worry, it’s actually not as hard as you think! Step one is pretty easy. Sit down and grab a pencil and a piece of paper. Write down everything you need to get done. Then, make a list numbering each task with #1 being the most important and your last number being the one that can wait the longest to be completed. This will help you get your priorities straight!Chelsea Crockett - Priorites

Step two. Don’t be afraid to purchase a calendar/planner! This way you will never over-plan yourself. Have you ever planned a sleepover with friends but realize you have practice early the next morning? Writing out your plans for each day will help you avoid certain situations like this. Especially with smartphones nowadays, you can type out different reminders for your highest priority plans so you won’t overdo yourself!

Lastly, remember that you can say “no!” You don’t have to agree to do everything. If you feel yourself starting to get stressed, remember that no one’s making your schedule cluttered but you! Open your schedule and feel your anxiety levels decrease!

Best wishes! – Chels

 

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Foods that Reduce Cramps

So this week has really been focused on “that time of the month”. I don’t know about you, but during that time, I get some pretty intense cramps and cravings….

So this week has really been focused on “that time of the month”. I don’t know about you, but during that time, I get some pretty intense cramps and cravings. Today I am going to give you some snack ideas that will actually help reduce your cramps!

Anything high in fiber: Fiber helps soak up prostaglandins (the stuff that causes your lovely cramps) like a sponge and carries them out of your body. Some good sources of fiber are brown rice, spinach, peas, and whole grain bread.

Foods full of calcium: Calcium is known to relieve muscle tension, and muscle tension is what causes menstrual cramps. Drink some milk, eat some yogurt, or even eat dark leafy greens such as broccoli to relieve your yucky cramps.

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Foods high in Vitamin B6: Vitamin B6 helps to reduce pain and is found in foods like bananas, oatmeal, and chicken breast.

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Hopefully these suggestions will help keep your cramps under control next time mother nature decides to visit! Good luck ladies,

XOXO, Chels

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How to stress less

Stress is no good. It isn’t good for your body, it isn’t good for your emotions, and it sure isn’t pleasant for the people around you either! When you are…

Stress is no good. It isn’t good for your body, it isn’t good for your emotions, and it sure isn’t pleasant for the people around you either! When you are stressed, your quality of life is not high and you just aren’t a happy camper! Here is how to stress less so that you can be a happier, healthier you!

  1. Dance it out. Feeling stressed? Blare your music and just dance.
  2. Talk about it. Grab a girl friend, take her to Starbucks, grab a latte, and just talk to her. Spill your guts to her. It will make you feel so much better!53d9b1416a0558.85782649
  3. Take a walk. Exercising gets your endorphins pumping, which make you happier! Being happy helps lower stress. Also, I have found that exercising gives me great time to think.
  4. Go to bed earlier! If you are sleepy, you are unhappy, which can just lead to more stress!
  5. Hug it out. Seriously. Grab your mom, and give her a good ole bear hug.
  6. Do something good for others. When I am serving others, it makes me so happy! I love knowing I am helping someone else and making a difference in their life.

Do any of these things help you stress less? I have so much going on in my life right now, so it really helps to be able to handle my stress in a positive way. How do YOU stress less?

XOXO, Chels

 

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How to Become a Morning Person

When your alarm goes off in the morning do you cringe inwardly? Does that buzzing make you want to rip your pillow in half? If this is you, then you…

When your alarm goes off in the morning do you cringe inwardly? Does that buzzing make you want to rip your pillow in half? If this is you, then you are NOT a morning person. Do you wish you were? Here are some tips on how to become a morning person.

  1. Pack on the protein: In every health class you have ever taken, it has been drilled into your skull that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That is because it is true! Eating a 77c53d7bbca7416642a3ebd0de95813959844bc01ce963fb0d1159b7651b8169healthy breakfast packed with protein gives you lasting energy.
  2. Reward yourself: Rewarding yourself will give you the incentive to actually follow through and wake up early. Reward yourself with an extra 15 minutes of TV or another helping of your favorite snack.
  3. Keep things light: keep your blinds open so that in the morning, when the sun shines in, it wakes you up naturally. We all know how hard it is to sleep with light pouring into the room!
  4. Give yourself a pep talk: At night, before bed, tell yourself that you are going to wake up early in the morning. No “ifs” “ands” or “buts”. And no excuses!

It is said that the early bird gets the worm, so go out there and get your worm!

XOXO, Chels

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4 Ways to Pray for your Future Husband

Want to know the best possible thing you could do for your future husband? Pray for him. You may not meet him for many years, or you may already know…

Want to know the best possible thing you could do for your future husband? Pray for him. You may not meet him for many years, or you may already know him, but whatever the case, it is really important to keep him in your prayers. Wouldn’t you like to think that he is praying for you, too? Here are some ways that you can pray for your future husband to encourage and strengthen him, wherever he may be, because he is the future head of your house and the future father of your children. He needs some prayer, ladies!

  1. Pray for his relationship with God. Like I said, he is the future head of your house and father to your children, so you want a strong man of God in the position of husband.tumblr_m4c1guYyY81rvjm9wo1_500
  2. Pray for your husband to make wise choices. Pray that he is being smart with the decisions he makes right now in his teen years and that he is wise with where and who he spends his time with.
  3. Pray that he as the power to resist temptations, whatever they may be. At this time in our lives, there is a lot of temptations! Pray that he resists them now and throughout his young adulthood so that when he meets you he is wise and pure.
  4. Pray for him to pray for you! How would it be to have your future husband out there praying for you right this second? Praying for all of the things that you pray for him about? How encouraging!

It is SO important to pray for your future hubbies, ladies! Pray for him and see how God will bless your relationship when you finally meet.

XOXO, Chels

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Dating in the 21st Century: What’s Your Opinion?

Okay, so picture this. A boy pulls up to your house, walks up your sidewalk, and knocks on your door. Your dad answers the door, the boy shakes his hand,…

Okay, so picture this. A boy pulls up to your house, walks up your sidewalk, and knocks on your door. Your dad answers the door, the boy shakes his hand, and you greet him with a smile. You take his arm and walk to his car, where he opens the door for you. He takes you to a nice restaurant, where you two have a lovely conversation about your likes, dislikes, hopes and dreams. After the meal, he pays the bill and takes you home, where he walks you to the door and you part with a warm smile and a “goodnight.” This routine is repeated a few times and may lead to courtship, and then possibly marriage. Does this scenario sound totally foreign to you or like something out of an old movie? This is what your grandparents called dating.download (1)

Isn’t it crazy how drastically the action of dating has morphed over the years? Now dating is considered texting someone at all hours of the day, and making them your “Man Crush Monday”, and posting cute pictures of you two on Instagram. Staying in and watching movies is a typical date, and going to nice dinners is reserved for birthdays or your “six month anniversary”. We put so much attention on “relationship statuses” on Facebook and Twitter “subtweets”. If we said any of these phrases to our grandparents, they would have no idea what we were talking about, and probably think you were talking in some kind of secret code or language. So, I am curious, what do you wish was different about our dating culture? Do you long for the dates like the one above, or do you enjoy our version of dating?

I know that sometimes I get frustrated with society’s definition of dating, and the expectations that is put on it. Sometimes, society’s view seems so shallow, does it not? Here is what I think, straight up and to the point: Don’t fall into the trap of conforming to any set standard just because it is what society says you should do. We need to set our own relationship standards based on something that doesn’t trend or move, and that is the standards that God has set. Don’t let your views be compromised by popular opinion.

So, like I said, I am curious to hear your point of view. Comment below and tell me your thoughts, because I want to know what you think!

XOXO, Chels

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