Chelsea Crockett

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He’s Closer Than We Know

Too many people see God as a distant voice or someone they hear about in church every Sunday. They think of Him as someone to go to in times of…

Too many people see God as a distant voice or someone they hear about in church every Sunday. They think of Him as someone to go to in times of need or pain.

There are so many different verses in the Bible that give us more and more hints as to who God really is. From these, we know He is loving, patient, merciful, forgiving, all-knowing, and so many other things.

One of the main things the Bible describes Him as is our father. Matthew 23:9 says, “…for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.” He cares for us endlessly and is the perfect example of how a father should be.

The Bible also describes Him as our friend:

John 15:13-15 says, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends…”

Although these are the words of Jesus, God is the same. We can draw close to him and become a true friend of God!

So, how can we make God our best friend?

Talk to him.

When you have exciting news, sudden problems, or an urgent need, talk to him.

You don’t get closer to someone by just interacting with them when it’s convenient for you or solely when you feel like it. Every good relationship requires a conscious effort to communicate and make time for each other.

When we stand at the gates of heaven, we want God to know us. Not just recognize us, but really know who we are and every little detail about our lives.

Think of it this way: Consider one of your best friends. Do you talk to them every day? Or only when you need something? Do you make an effort to learn more about their life and spend time with them? Or just use them to be a listening ear?

This is a perfect example of how we should be with God! If we truly think of him as our provider, creator, and father, then we should want to be close to him!

He’s not this big scary far-away voice. He’s here and he wants to be there for you.

Psalm 145:18 says, “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.”

If we seek him, he will draw near.  People try to make a relationship with God so complicated, but it’s as simple as drawing near and building a relationship with Him!

All it takes as an intentional first step to do so. Wherever you are reading this, take 5 minutes to talk to God. It’s an easy start but it’s the beginning of an even closer walk with God than you could imagine!

Draw near to Him and watch an amazing relationship come from it.

– Chelsea

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5 Types of Friends Every Girl Needs

My girlfriends are the people that hold me together.  They’re the people I run to when I’m having a good day, a bad day, or just want to kick back…

My girlfriends are the people that hold me together.  They’re the people I run to when I’m having a good day, a bad day, or just want to kick back and binge watch One Tree Hill with.  Although all of my BFF’s have a lot of things in common, they’re also extremely different, too!  Here are 5 types of friends every girl needs!

  1. The Best Friend.  Every girl needs that friend that is their go-to for everything.Chelsea Crockett - Best Friend  If all else fails, you know you have that one best friend that will always, always be there for you in any situation.  This friend is so important!
  2. The Mom Friend.  This friend is someone who won’t hesitate to correct you if you’re wrong.  She’ll make sure to take care of you when you need it, but to also help steer you down the right path.  (She also gives the best advice!)
  3. The Fun Friend.  Having a fun, adventurous friend that’s always down for anything and everything is the perfect person to pull you out of your comfort zone.  Maybe this friend will convince you to go skydiving or on that rollercoaster you’ve always chickened out of.  Let her tag you along on her crazy adventurous!
  4. The Sister Friend.  This friend is the one you go to for all your advice.  She’s the one who will sit and listen to you at any hour of the night!
  5. The Stick-Up-For-You Friend.  We all need that friend that will stick up for us when we can’t defend ourselves.  You know this friend will have your back in any situation!

Which friend is which in your own girl squad?  I know each type of friend is a good one to keep around! 🙂

XOXO, Chelsea

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DIY Gifts for You & Your Best Friends

There’s so many times that I want to simply show how much I love and appreciate my best friends for all they’ve done for me.  Especially at this point in…

There’s so many times that I want to simply show how much I love and appreciate my best friends for all they’ve done for me.  Especially at this point in my life, all my friends and I are going our separate ways for college.  If you’re in the same boat, or simply want to do something special for your BFFs, here are a few DIY gifts you can surprise them with!

  • Friendship bracelets are not overrated!  They might be the basic BFF gift but you can put your own spin on it! Chelsea Crockett - Gift Basket Depending on where you live, there are tons of places and stores that can engrave whatever you want onto a bracelet or necklace.  Maybe add your initials or you can your friend’s favorite Bible verse!
  • For this DIY, you’ll need to develop your favorite picture of you and your best friend.  You’ll need to buy a matted frame that you can write on from a craft store like Hobby Lobby.  Think of quotes or sayings that you and your friend like and write them all over the frame with a Sharpie!
  • Each of my best friends and I have certain foods or specific places we like to go, and of course lots of inside jokes.  Buy a cute basket and fill it with your guys’ favorite snacks, gift cards to your favorite places, or any funny things that remind you of her!  I also suggest getting a card to write a heartfelt message whatever the occasion may be!

I hope your BFF enjoys whatever wonderful DIY you decide to create! 🙂

Love, Chelsea

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10 Things For Your Summer BFF Bucket List

This summer is my last “hoorah” before college and I plan to make it count. Summer means extra time spent with your BFF/Boyfriend, and in order to make the most…

This summer is my last “hoorah” before college and I plan to make it count. Summer means extra time spent with your BFF/Boyfriend, and in order to make the most of every minute, you need to make a list. You need to make a list so you don’t forget or miss a single fun thing this summer! Here is my top 10 things on my bff bucket list this summer.

  1. Get ice cream from an ice cream truck together.img-thing
  2. Go to your state fair.
  3. Do a huge puzzle.
  4. Have a picnic.
  5. Go to a wedding together.
  6. Go strawberry picking. And then to a farmers market!
  7. Go rollerblading or bike riding.
  8. Run through sprinklers, or buy a kiddie pool and soak in it.
  9. Have a water balloon fight.
  10. Go kayaking or canoeing.

What are some things on YOUR summer BFF bucket list?

XOXO, Chels

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Christmas Gifts for your BFF

Your best friend is like your sister. Your sister from another mister, that is. When Christmas comes around, you try and get your sister something you think she will love…

Your best friend is like your sister. Your sister from another mister, that is. When Christmas comes around, you try and get your sister something you think she will love and something that will show her how much you lover her. Likewise, you should do the same for your BFF! My advice? Nothing says “I love you” like a one-of-a-kind gift you’ve made just for her. Here are a few affordable, adorable Christmas gifts your BFF is sure to love!

  1. Homemade bath bombs: I see so many people raving about “Lush Cosmetics” and their super unique bath bombs. You know what is even better? Making them yourself! They will mean so much more when they are made with your own two hands. Here is how to make some. stickygram4
  2. Candy Bar Cake: Pick out all of her favorite candy and shape it into a “cake”! She will love it because when she is having a craving for a sweet treat, all she needs to do is pick a piece off of her “cake”!
  3. Instagram/Polaroid Magnets and Stickers: I love this idea. Make your favorite pics of you and her into magnets and stickers! Visit this site to do so: https://sticky9.com//.
  4. Super Cute Mug: You can either make her a mug or buy her one, whichever you choose! One of my friends and I always get each other mugs every Christmas. I have some pretty cute, sparkley ones from her, and other ones that are goofy! I think of her every time I use them.

None of these gifts calling your (or your best friend’s) name? Gift cards are always a smart choice, that way they can pick out whatever they want!

Merry Christmas!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Be the Best Third Wheel

Have you ever found yourself in a room full of couples? Are all of your best friends getting into relationships? This tends to be a trend in high school and…

Have you ever found yourself in a room full of couples? Are all of your best friends getting into relationships? This tends to be a trend in high school and college, but don’t fret! It is possible to enjoy third wheeling and it can even be fun! Embrace the situation you’re in and become the best third wheel you can be!

A third wheel means hanging out with your BFF and their boyfriend or girlfriend. While most may seem uncomfortable, you’ve got to look on the bright side! Since your BFF now has a partner, you’ve just gained another friend yourself. It’s like the song says, “Two is better than one!” It’s also a good idea to take note of your friend’s relationship. You can learn the DO’s and DON’Ts of a relationship just by hanging out with them! This way, when it’s your turn to get in a relationship, you’ll know what and what not to do! This can save you from a lot of arguments!

There are a few scenarios to take note of before you third wheel. Avoid romantic dinner dates! If you’re going to tag along on a dinner, go somewhere casual and fun; the more people, the better. It’s also important to know when to dip out. If you feel like your friends want some alone time or you’ve been with them too much, just casually leave! Don’t make it awkward, just come up with something. There’s always a time and a place for this situation.

All in all, being a third wheel isn’t that bad!! Embrace your situation. When the right time comes, you’ll be the one in a relationship.

XOXO,

            Chelsea  

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6 Signs Your Sister is Your Bff

My sister and I are pretty tight. In fact, I would consider her one of my best friends. Having a sister is pretty much the best thing on the planet…

My sister and I are pretty tight. In fact, I would consider her one of my best friends. Having a sister is pretty much the best thing on the planet because you have a built in best friend. Here are 6 signs your sister is your BFF fo life.

 

  1. You can raid each other’s closets: Hey, double the clothes double the fun! I always catch my sister raiding my closet, and she always catches me raiding hers. No shame in that!FullSizeRender (13)
  2. She is your built in best friend: Because you guys have been together since birth, may have shared a room at one point, and have lived in the same vicinity for as long as you remember, you have a built in BFF! She goes on all of your vacations, to all of your sporting events and performances, and has been your lifelong partner in crime.
  3. She will “courtesy like” your facebook status: Even when the post makes no sense or the picture isn’t quite on fleek, your sister will like everything you post on social media. It comes with the job description.
  4. You suffer through boring events together: Whether it is your cousin’s graduation ceremony or your mom’s cousin’s daughter’s wedding reception, she is there to entertain you through every boring situation and then will laugh about it with you later.
  5. She gives great compliments/advice/criticisms: She will tell you if you look fat in that dress. No sugar coating needed.
  6. She is your biggest cheerleader: New job? New boyfriend? Celebrate!

 

These are just a few signs that your sis is your home squeeze. I know I would be totally lost without my sister. She is the peanut butter to my jelly. What are some signs that YOUR sister is your bff?

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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