Chelsea Crockett

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Be Strong & Courageous When It Comes to Worry

In Joshua 1:9, God says, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with…

In Joshua 1:9, God says, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Worry is something that everyone struggles with. Maybe you worry about taking a driver’s test, family fighting going on in your house, or whether or not you made the basketball team. There are some worries bigger than others and lots of anxiety that comes along with each and every one of them.Chelsea Crockett - Anxiety

I am definitely one for over thinking which includes millions of “what ifs.” Sometimes I let them get the best of me which leads to chickening out or pushing whatever I’m worrying about to the back of my mind. Oftentimes, I forget what God tells me about worry and listen to what the devil says. The devil continues to put the worrisome thought in my head and can result with me second guessing myself. Joshua 1:9 is the perfect verse for when I’m doing just that. The first question in the verse is pretty powerful. All throughout the Bible, we see God test several people with certain tasks or commands. We also see that God never pushes them past what they can bear, and delivers them in the end. We need to trust God when we go through hard times or something as little as a homework assignment. He continually reminds us of His presence in all situations, good and bad.

God’s unfailing love is something to invest your trust in, so pray about it! Once you do, you will find never ending peace and comfort when worry comes your way!

Love, Chels

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5 Fun Free Date Ideas

  Are you a little strapped for cash, but long to go on fun dates with your boo thang? Most high school and college kids don’t have money to throw…

 

Are you a little strapped for cash, but long to go on fun dates with your boo thang? Most high school and college kids don’t have money to throw around, so when you find a way to save money and still have fun, you take it! Here are 5 super fun date ideas that are totally free and totally awesome.

  1. Make a blanket fort: Let the inner child in you break free! If the weather isn’t ideal, stay indoors, grab a few blankets, and make a blanket fort! You will both have a blast trying to assemble it, and you can even bring your laptop in there with you to watch a movie in your blanket fort!images (2)
  2. Buy flowers or balloon and give them to random people who need cheering up: Okay, so this one isn’t quite free, but the impact you will make on people’s day is priceless. Run to the dollar store, pick up some balloons and flowers and hand them out to people who are looking down in the dumps. You both will be so happy when you see the looks on people’s faces when you bless their day.
  3. Do touristy things in your own city: A lot of people don’t really explore their home town, which is a shame! Take a free trolley tour, grab a free city map and explore, or research free attractions in your city!
  4. Make a bucket list together: The items you come up with don’t even have to be things that you want to do with each other, but a bucket list can also be a great way to come up with new date ideas! And, you will learn a lot about each other’s hopes and dreams.

Go out and have a blast! Who says dating has to break the bank?

XOXO, Chels

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7 Verses for the Stressed Insider

Are you ever under so much stress that you feel like you just cannot take it? So you ever get anxious and get wrapped up in all of your worries?…

Are you ever under so much stress that you feel like you just cannot take it? So you ever get anxious and get wrapped up in all of your worries? The one thing I do when I am under a ton of stress and feel the weight of the world on my shoulders is pray and read my Bible. Here are 7 verses to read when you are stressed.

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

Romans 8:18 “The pain that you’ve been feeling, can’t compare to the joy that’s coming.” chelsea crockett praying

3. Psalm 62:8 “Trust in Him at all times, pour your hearts out to Him, for God is our refuge.”

4. Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.”

5. Romans 8:28 “And we know all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.”

6. Psalm 118:6 “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?”

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

Praying makes me feel so much better when I am stressed, and I know it can do the same for you!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Choose Joy

What does “choosing joy” mean? It means choosing to be happy and live life joyfully, even when times get tough. Choosing joy can change your life and totally change who…

What does “choosing joy” mean? It means choosing to be happy and live life joyfully, even when times get tough. Choosing joy can change your life and totally change who you are. Here are 4 ways that YOU can choose joy.

  1. Choose to be around the right people. When you spend time with nice people who are smart, driven and like-minded, you are in relationships that help you, not hurt you.  Surround yourself with people who reflect the person you want to be.  Choose friends who you are proud to be associated with, people you admire, who love and respect you. Spend time with people who make your day a little brighter simply by being in it, because life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you. Choose-Joy
  2. Choose to smile more often. Smiling is a choice, so choose to make it! Don’t wait for people to smile, show them how! A real smile makes everyone around you feel good. When you smile, a message is sent to your brain saying that you are happy. When you are happy, your body cranks out all kinds of feel good endorphins.  Bottom line? Smiling makes you happier and more joyful.
  3. Choose honesty. Be honest with yourself and everyone else. Be kind, do the right thing! Being honest is a less complicated way to live.
  4. Choose a good attitude. A lot of times, what really messes with our head is the picture of how we think life is supposed to be. Remember, life is a journey, not a destination. Think of every moment as a gift and an opportunity. Be positive, smile, and make your life count.  A great attitude always leads to great experiences.

Choose joy, ladies. I promise you won’t regret it.

XOXO, Chels

 

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How To Be A Proverbs 31 Woman

As a young woman growing up in church, you always hear about growing up to be a “Proverbs 31 woman.” Proverbs 31 tells us all of the qualities that a…

As a young woman growing up in church, you always hear about growing up to be a “Proverbs 31 woman.” Proverbs 31 tells us all of the qualities that a good wife/mother/woman should have. It is like a handy dandy life guidebook for girls! When you break down Proverbs 31 and translate it into 2014 teen girl language, there is some really useful advice in there! Here are a few helpful verses broken down into our language.

Proverbs 31:15- “She rises also while it is still night and gives food to her household and portions to her maidens.” proverbs31_2Interpretation: Get up early and have morning time with God. This gives you time to prepare yourself spiritually but also physically.

Proverbs 31:20- “She extends her hand to the poor, and she stretches out her hands to the needy.” Interpretation-
have a servant’s heart. Give your time and energy and finances to others.

Proverbs 31:25- “She clothes herself in strength and dignity and smiles at the future.” Interpretation- Be positive! All the time J

Proverbs 31: “She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teachings of kindnesses on her tongue.” Interpretation- Don’t gossip or waste time speaking unkind things to others. Use your words to encourage people.

I strive to be a Proverbs 31 woman, and I hope you will too!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Take a Good Selfie

We live in the “selfie” age. Selfies are fun to take! Do you ever look at a girl’s Instagram selfies and thing “how DO they DO it?!” They seem to…

We live in the “selfie” age. Selfies are fun to take! Do you ever look at a girl’s Instagram selfies and thing “how DO they DO it?!” They seem to have the perfect selfie strategy. Here are 7 tips on how to take a great selfie.chels choose joy

  1. Wear the right makeup: Always add a little extra blush, because the amount that you see in person only shows up a little bit in photos.
  2. Location location location: Find a cool background or a pretty place to take your selfie! It will make your selfie more interesting and more fun to look at!
  3. Find your lighting: A good selfie always needs good lighting. Find your perfect lighting and light that smile up!
  4. Avoid the duck face: Pretty please! If you cannot find the right pose, just opt for your sweetest smile!
  5. Be smart: Everyone loves a good selfe, but when your Instagram page is nothing but selfies, we would have to diagnose you with an addiction! Diversify your page! Add some variety!

There is a science to selfies, and I have broken it down for you! Now go take the most drop dead gorgeous selfie ever!

XOXO, Chels

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Healthy Summer Date Ideas

Are you and your boo looking for some fun, healthy ways to spend some quality time this summer? What could be better than spending time with your darlin’ and being…

Are you and your boo looking for some fun, healthy ways to spend some quality time this summer? What could be better than spending time with your darlin’ and being active at the same time? Here are some super sweet ways to do just that!

Dancing: If you can get your guy to go dancing with you, then that is a sign that he REALLLY likes you. Go country line dancing or ballroom dancing or salsa dancing, any kind of dancing! It will get your heart pumping AND you can be spun around the dance floor by your boo.

Canoeing: This activity gets you off your phones and out into nature! Grab a canoe and your man and paddle away! Your arms will get a killer workout, and you will also get to enjoy some beautiful scenery.

Berry Picking: Summer is the season for fresh berries, and many larger farms let you pick your own. If you cannot find a place to pick your own berries, you can always find them at a farmers market! You can spend time together perusing the market together, and then bake something totally yummy with the produce you find!Alaska Berry Picking

Are you going to try some of these sweet ideas this summer?

XOXO, Chels

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Why You Are Prettier When You Are Happy!

Have you ever heard the phrase “you’re prettier when you’re happy”? It is very, very true. There are a couple reasons why this quote speaks the truth, and here they…

Have you ever heard the phrase “you’re prettier when you’re happy”? It is very, very true. There are a couple reasons why this quote speaks the truth, and here they are.chels prom

  1. Happy = Smile: You know it is true, when you are happy you smile! A lot of people say that the most attractive part of a girl is her smile! Also, smiling is just so fun!
  2. Happy = Good Mood: When you are happy, usually that means you are in a good mood! And when you are in a good mood, you are nicer to people. And when you are nice to people, it makes you VERY attractive! An attractive personality makes you so beautiful.
  3. Happy = Better Quality of Life: When you are happy, you enjoy life so much more. When you are enjoying life, you are in a good mood, which makes you smile, which takes your beauty to the max!

Try to make the best out of what you are given, and always try to see the positive in every situation. This will make your life so much more enjoyable. Also, surround yourself with people who encourage your happiness and also supply some of it, because you’re prettier when you are happy!

XOXO, Chels

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Making Decisions… It’s Tougher than It Looks!

Sometimes it’s tough being a teenager!  We have a lot of decisions to make at such a young age.  What friends should I get involved with?….Should I go to a…

Sometimes it’s tough being a teenager!  We have a lot of decisions to make at such a young age.  What friends should I get involved with?….Should I go to a party or not?….Where will I go to college?….What do I want to do with my life?….What path should I take?  Some decisions are easy while others can be very difficult.  I want to encourage you to make your decisions by praying about them and then being led by where God takes you.  Romans 8:28 says “We are assured and know that (God being a partner in their labor) all things work together and are (fitting into a plan) for good to and for those who love God and are called according to His design and purpose.”Chelsea Crockett - Decisions

The great news here is that if we partner with God to make our decisions then He will guide us and use them for our own good.  Even if we make an incorrect decision, God can take that mistake and work it out for the better!  Our trials are often what leads us to our final destination. Although it may seem our trials are hurting us, God is working in weird ways to make those trials benefit us in the long run.  Sometimes we have to make decisions to play it safe and other times we have to make choices to step out of our comfort zone.  Often times we have nothing more than faith to help us take our next step.  Trust in God’s word and keep your heart ready and willing to obey….knowing that it just might take you out of your comfort zone but bring you to your best destination!

Love, Chelsea

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What Guys Look For In Girls!

Have you ever wondered what goes on in a guy’s brain? Well, I picked apart the brains of a few of my guy friends, and I have some answers to…

Have you ever wondered what goes on in a guy’s brain? Well, I picked apart the brains of a few of my guy friends, and I have some answers to a very important question: What do guys look for in girls? Want to know? Read on!

1. She has morals and sticks to them.

The boys said that a girl who has a sense of right and wrong and knows what she stands for. They like a girl that sticks to her faith and what she believes in.

2. She has Inner beauty.6122149462958582_6bIj0GJ8_f

The boys say that a girl who has a beautiful, genuine personality is the most attractive girl of all. They told me that a girl who has a great personality is more fun to be around! They also make you feel good when you are with them and they make you want to be a better person.

3. She gives you space and freedom.

The guys said that they love a girl that can give them some space! They like a girl that can trust them and let them chill with their friends and give them space. Needy girls are a no-no according to them! They also say that they like girls who are flexible with plans and go with the flow.

4. She is faithful and doesn’t flirt with other guys.

The boys told me that the most annoying thing that a girl can do is to flirt with other boys while they are dating. They told me that “If you are in a relationship, then don’t flirt with other guys! Duh!”

5.She takes care of herself.

This is the last piece of insight the boys gave me. They said that they like a girl that knows how to take care of herself! They like a girl that can dress up for a date, but can also dress down when hanging out and watching movies. They like a girl that can feel confident about themselves!

 

I hope that this info gives you a little insight into the male mind!

XOXO, Chels

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Be the Leader of Your Life

Our generation is full of teens trying to live life to the fullest.  YOLO has become the biggest phrase, “You Only Live Once”, and living in the moment seems to…

Our generation is full of teens trying to live life to the fullest.  YOLO has become the biggest phrase, “You Only Live Once”, and living in the moment seems to be most teenagers’ biggest goal in life.  Sean Convey’s second habit in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is to begin with the end in mind.  He is not saying to only focus on the future, but you must have an end plan in mind for your life to go somewhere.  Imagine going into high school or college without the idea of graduating with good grades at the end of your four years.  Do you think you would even graduate or would partying and friends get in the way of that?  You do not have to only focus on that goal once it is established, for having fun and enjoying yourself is part of that journey.  That goal is there to help keep you on track.  What if you just went with the flow of things and let life takes its’ own course?  Where would that take you?  Most things that flow go downwards and your life would probably head that direction as well.  No one wants a life that will end up in the drain.

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Coming up with your end goal can actually be fun.  Day dream about something you would love to achieve.  Think about your special talents; could any of them get you somewhere in life?  Remember that you’re the leader of your own life.  Create a mission statement and hang it somewhere you look every day to remind yourself that all of your dedication will pay off one day.  Once you have done these things, then all that’s left ahead is the great adventure of life that you have now set out to discover.

When I started searching for a college my junior year of high school, I had no idea where I wanted to go.  “Do I want to go to a small or big school?”  “Do I want to be an orthodontist or a history teacher?”  “Will I fit in?”  I had no clue what I was getting myself into.  One night I sat down in my room with a piece of paper and wrote down everything I want to find in a college.  I also wrote down pros and cons about my different career choices.  Soon enough, I had a clear picture of what I wanted to become and what type of school I wanted to go to.  Now that I have found my dream school, a small private university, I have my heart set on becoming a high school history teacher in the next four years.  As I sit through all of my boring history lectures, I remind myself that each class is helping get one step closer to my goal.  Although it can be tough, having an idea about your future will make a worlds of a difference.  It makes walking down the path of life a lot easier.

Elizabeth Jones, 19

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PMS SOS Smoothie

Sometimes, being a girl can be rough. More specifically, PMS can be rough. Between the mood swings and killer cravings, what could be more uncomfortable? Chelsea to the rescue! I…

Sometimes, being a girl can be rough. More specifically, PMS can be rough. Between the mood swings and killer 'cravings, what could be more uncomfortable? Chelsea to the rescue! I have the recipe for a PMS SOS smoothie that will rescue you from your premenstrual blues. Read on, dear ones!

Ingredients:

–          6 ounces of fat free milk

–          1 tbs chocolate syrup

–          ½ banana

–          ½ cup strawberries

–          1 peeled kiwi

Add all of these ingredients together in your blender, add ice, and blend! This smoothie is super rich in calcium and vitamin C, which both work to combat your PMS symptoms. I know from experience that PMS is no walk in the park, so a girl needs all the help she can get! Whip one of these babies up next time you feel a little PMS despair coming on!

XOXO, Chels

 

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5 Guys You Should Never Date

Everyone has a type. Maybe your type is “tall, dark, and handsome” or maybe yours is “outgoing and funny”. Although everyone has a “type”, there are certain types of people…

Everyone has a type. Maybe your type is “tall, dark, and handsome” or maybe yours is “outgoing and funny”. Although everyone has a “type”, there are certain types of people you should steer clear of dating. Here are they 5 types of guys you should avoid dating:

1. The Flirt: This type of guy love to get chatty with anyone, from strangers to friends. You want a guy who gives his undivided attention to you, and flirts with JUST you! The last thing you want is to be dating someone who, not only flirts with others in front of you, but also flirts with them behind your back. guys to not date chelsea crockett

2. The Partier: Stay. Away. From. Him. Partying boys are a recipe for disaster. He may seem fun and outgoing at first, but with parties comes bad mistakes and regretful decisions. You want to date a guy who is mature and doesn’t need to go to parties to feel good about himself.

3. The Negative Nancy: He is the guy who can find something negative to say about everything! Living life with someone who is always negative will just bring you down and put a damper on your happiness!

4. The Slacker: He’s the guy who has no dreams, vision, or passion to get up and do anything. Dating this kind of guy is NEVER wise!

5. The Jerk: This one is a given. You deserve more than this kind of guy can offer you! Look for someone who is kind, generous, selfless, and chivalrous. That last thing you want is to be embarrassed about bringing your man in public because you are afraid of how he will act.

So, ladies, who do we steer clear of? Jerks, negagive Nancies, partiers, flirts, and slackers.

XOXO, Chels

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Most Common Interview Mistakes

As you grow up, you start having to do big kid things, like going to job interviews. Sometimes interviews can be really nerve wracking! You don’t want to say or…

As you grow up, you start having to do big kid things, like going to job interviews. Sometimes interviews can be really nerve wracking! You don’t want to say or do something wrong, and you want to impress your interviewer so you get the job! Here are a few common mistakes that people make when they are in an interview.

  1. Not doing your research on the company. You want to learn all that you can about the company before you interview with them. You can impress them by showing them how much you know about the company which also shows them how much you want the job.chelsea crockett job interview
  2. Lacking humor, warmth, personality. You want to be upbeat and energetic with your interviewer, and you also want to let your personality shine through. Don’t be drab and shy in your interview, and make sure not to avoid eye contact or speak in hushed tones.
  3. “Winging” the interview. Don’t go into the interview blind! Prepare for the interview, both mentally and physically! Make sure you have a copy of your resume and any other items that you interviewer requests, and also make sure that you have the right mindset going into the interview!
  4. Not setting yourself apart from the other candidates. Don’t let the interviewer think that you are just like any other candidate, let them know that you are one in a million and that they would be wrong to let you go!

Knock em dead, ladies!

XOXO, Chels

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Things Only Your Best Friend Understands

Your best friend is your sister from another mister. She knows all of your quirks and pet peeves, and she knows how to push all of your buttons at the…

Your best friend is your sister from another mister. She knows all of your quirks and pet peeves, and she knows how to push all of your buttons at the same time ;). She is the one that helps you get over guys, and is always there with a tub of ice cream and a movie when things are rough. Here are 15 things that only your best friend understands.

 

  1. Why it’s totally acceptable to scream when “your song” comes on the radio.
  2. Your deepest insecurities.
  3. The nicknames you use for people.
  4. The things that you each like most about yourselves.
  5. When to let you get all wrapped up in your boyfriend and when to be with you 24/7 when it doesn’t work out.
  6. Your sense of humor.
  7. Why you have to awkwardly hide from certain people you see in public.10402641_450377931764082_4731870425089678851_n
  8. How necessary it is to watch your TV shows together.
  9. How great of a shower singer you truly are.
  10. The amount of time it’s really going to take you to get ready when you say twenty minutes.
  11. The loves you never really got over.
  12. How to reason with you when you are uncontrollably upset.
  13. What snacks to buy when you need to vent.
  14. The right moments to tell you when you’re being a jerk.
  15. The right moments to tell you that everyone else is being a jerk.

 

Does this list sound like you and your best friend? It sure sounds like mine!

XOXO, Chels

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What To Look For In a Boy

Do you ever wonder what to look for in a boyfriend? Well have no fear, Chelsea the love doctor is here! Ill give you a few tips on what to…

Do you ever wonder what to look for in a boyfriend? Well have no fear, Chelsea the love doctor is here! Ill give you a few tips on what to look for in order to find a quality boy. J

  1. You have to be compatible! Duh! If he is super sporty and you totally despise all forms of physical activity as well as any sport on the planet, then you might not be such a great match. Ya know what I’m sayin? You have got to have similar likes and dislikes or else you will have nothing to talk about!
  2. Find someone who is easy to talk to. The best feeling in the world is having someone you can share everything with. It is awesome knowing that ifchelsea crockett you have a bad day, there is someone there who can cheer you up.
  3. Find someone who shares the same beliefs and morals as you. You get along so much better with people who share the same ideas about life as you  because they understand why you believe what you do and why you live the way you live.
  4. Find someone you can be yourself around. Find someone who likes you for you! When you can totally be yourself around someone and know that they will like you no matter what you do, then you know that you have found a keeper!

Any boy would be crazy lucky to have you, beautiful lady!

XOXO, Chels

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