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Creative Valentine’s Day Dates

For Valentine’s Day this year, why not stray away from the typical “dinner and a movie” and come up with something more creative to do?  If you think outside the…

For Valentine’s Day this year, why not stray away from the typical “dinner and a movie” and come up with something more creative to do?  If you think outside the box, you and your date can have a memorable Valentine’s Day that’s just as fun and romantic. 🙂 If you’re not the most creative person in the world, here are some ideas for your day/night!

  • If you really want to get creative, create a scavenger hunt for your boyfriend with little gifts and treats at each spot.  You can make this as fun as you want! 
  • Instead of going out to eat, stay in and cook a dinner you both love!  Not only is it cheaper than going to an expensive restaurant, but it’s super fun to cook up a meal with your boyfriend/girlfriend. Chelsea Crockett - Hot Chocolate
  • Sometimes morning dates are even better than night dates!  Meet for coffee or brunch at your fave spot.
  • Picnics aren’t just for summer!  Bundle up and find the perfect spot to lay down a blanket and make a date out of it.  Bring lots of hot chocolate and blankets and maybe even your gifts to exchange if you decide to buy for each other, too.
  • Become a tourist of your own city for a day!  Whether you live near a big city or not, grab some money and a camera and go places you’ve never been before.

What are your plans this Valentine’s Day?  Let me know below if you use one of these unique date ideas!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Godly Boyfriend Checklist

When I start to date someone, it’s not just for the company or to have someone to text all the time.  If you’re like me, you date with a purpose…

When I start to date someone, it’s not just for the company or to have someone to text all the time.  If you’re like me, you date with a purpose to see if you could potentially end up with that person for the rest of your life!  I’ve recently studied some verses in the Bible that can make the perfect checklist for what a Godly boyfriend should be like!

One of my absolute favorite verses provides the perfect list to follow on how both you and your boyfriend should act in a relationship!  1 Corinthians 13:4-7 says, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.Chelsea Crockett - Bible Verse 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.”  This verse sets up a complete checklist of what you need to look for in a relationship.  It tells you as straight as it can which qualities and characteristics are in a Godly man.  That being said, we as girls need to uphold these qualities for our boyfriends, too!  Another important characteristic we need to pay close attention to is the confidence you and your boyfriend have in each other.  The Bible calls for having full confidence in one another and lacking nothing in value.  I urge you to practice all of these things in your future relationships!

I hope this checklist helps you judge who your next boyfriend needs to be!

Love, Chels

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Do’s & Don’ts of Long-Distance Dating

Long distance dating can be tough.  Being in a relationship can be hard enough as it is, but adding distance into the equation can make it ten times harder!  There…

Long distance dating can be tough.  Being in a relationship can be hard enough as it is, but adding distance into the equation can make it ten times harder!  There are certain things you and your boyfriend/girlfriend can do and not do to make your long-distance relationship easier and all around better!

  • DON’T feel the need to talk or text 24/7.  I get it, you miss one another, but being across the country from each other doesn’t mean you need to keep tabs on him/her all the time.  Long-distance relationships need a lot of trust and this helps build that!  Chelsea Crockett - Long Distance Dating 
  • DO make an effort.  The worst feeling is when you feel like you’re putting in more than you’re getting out.  Make sure you’re both making an equal amount of effort!
  • DO keep a positive attitude.  Positivity is everything!  If you really want it to work, don’t doubt and complain about your situation.  Think about the good!
  • DON’T ignore your problems.  Just because you can’t talk in person doesn’t mean you shouldn’t bring up problems or issues.  It’s important to keep a healthy and open relationship whether it’s face-to-face or not. 
  • DO give each other reassurance.  Reassurance is so important when you’re dating someone far away from you.  Knowing that each other is 100% invested and willing to make the relationship work will help through the good and bad times.

If you’re in a long-distance relationship, share with me some tips below on how you make it work!

Love, Chelsea

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Best Christmas Dates to Go On this Season

Around the holidays is the absolute best time for fun winter dates.  There are so many different things to do whether it be with your new crush, boyfriend, or even…

Around the holidays is the absolute best time for fun winter dates.  There are so many different things to do whether it be with your new crush, boyfriend, or even your BFF.  Most are pretty inexpensive too which is always a plus! Here are a few dates that are perfect for breaking you and your date into the Christmas spirit!

  • Since spending a lot of money to go out on an actually date isn’t always an option, spending a night at home can be just as fun!  Baking Christmas cookies and watching your fav Christmas movies isn’t too bad of an idea!Chelsea Crockett - Christmas Lights
  • Around my area, we have a ton of neighborhoods/houses that go all out for Christmas decorating.  Wait till it gets dark out, make some hot chocolate to-go, and go for a drive to look at all the lights and decorations!
  • I’ve heard this a bunch of times but haven’t actually tried it out myself!  People say volunteering with your boyfriend or girlfriend is a good way to not only help your community but to get to know them better as well.  Maybe go shopping for a toy drive or volunteer somewhere to spread some holiday cheer!
  • Search online for any Christmas festivals or celebrations going on around your area.  I know where I’m from we have different Christmas events going on all throughout December!
  • Buy tickets for a Christmas play or concert.  Instead of the typical movie theater date, switch it up and go to a holiday play!  You can even go on a nice dinner before, dress up, and enjoy your night together!

I hope you and your date have an awesome holiday season! 🙂

XO – Chelsea

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The Do’s & Don’ts of Gift Buying for Your Boyfriend

Especially around the holiday season, everyone wants that special person to spend Christmas time with!  If you have a boyfriend or girlfriend this year, then you’ll most likely be buying…

Especially around the holiday season, everyone wants that special person to spend Christmas time with!  If you have a boyfriend or girlfriend this year, then you’ll most likely be buying each other Christmas presents.  There are certain things to consider when picking out that perfect gift for your boyfriend or girlfriend to make sure this year is the best Christmas yet!

  • DO get him something meaningful.  Chelsea Crockett - Christmas PresentsPut some thought into it!  Boys like meaningful gifts too whether they admit it or not.
  • DON’T just give him money or a gift card.  Like I said, put some thought into it!  Although money and gift cards are nice, he’ll probably be getting some from relatives anyways. 
  • DO ask his friends and family for advice.  Nothing’s wrong with asking for a little help!  They might know about what he likes or what size he wears more than you do, so shoot them a text and ask!
  • DO ask each other for a budget.  I don’t mean you have to have an exact spending amount set, but at least try to get an idea of how much to spend.
  • DON’T overthink it.  Boys will usually be happy with whatever you get them as long as you know what they like and don’t like.  Don’t stress about it! 

I hope you’re all getting into the Christmas spirit!

Love, Chels

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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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5 Things Every Christian Girl Needs to Know

In today’s society, it can be hard to know your worth. There are too many guidelines and standards on what social norms a teenage girl should be living by. Growing…

In today’s society, it can be hard to know your worth. There are too many guidelines and standards on what social norms a teenage girl should be living by. Growing up, there were many things that I wish I could’ve told myself that I’m still telling myself now. I put together some encouraging thoughts that may be helpful if you’re struggling in your life or in your daily walk of faith.

  • You are loved, whether you have a boyfriend or not, or whether you have a million friends or not.Chelsea Crockett - Bible Verse
  • You do not need a boyfriend to know your worth. Of course, all girls love for their crush to compliment them and to tell them how pretty they are. But just because you don’t have a boyfriend assuring you doesn’t mean you should think bad about yourself. God loves you and all your flaws!
  • You are not defined by your grades, your GPA, or your social life. There is so much emphasis on ACT scores, getting into a good college, etc. God loves you whether you’re at the top or bottom of your class.
  • Never feel like you need to fit in by dressing a certain way or going outside of your comfort zone.
  • Don’t dwell on the past. Your mistakes do not define you but only shape you into who you are today.

Hopefully this gives you a little encouragement to help you as you grow into the amazing person God made you to become!

Love, Chelsea

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The Importance of Finding a Christian Boyfriend

Dating is a tough process. Whether you’ve dated someone for a week or a year, you know how hard it can often get. I’ve always been told the importance of…

Dating is a tough process. Whether you’ve dated someone for a week or a year, you know how hard it can often get. I’ve always been told the importance of finding someone who is on the same page as you physically, mentally, but most important, spiritually. Being in a relationship that revolves around God is a priority that every Christian should consider.Chelsea Crockett - Christian Relationship

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 says, “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.” Then again in verse 7 it says, “It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” There are so many verses in the Bible that give us direction on how love and relationships should be. Dating someone who is in the Word knows that your relationship should be patient, kind, free of envy, etc. Of course, another perk to seeking a Christian boyfriend is being on the same page physically. Setting boundaries is a very important step in a relationship. It saves you a lot of stress, pain, and temptation!  

I came across a quote online that “a Christian relationship is not the same thing as a relationship revolving around Christ.” This mindset changed my viewpoint on how a Christ-like relationship should be. Find someone who shares your values and wants to not only better themselves for you, but more importantly for God!

Love, Chelsea

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Relationship Red Flags

Throughout relationships, there may be times when you start to second guess certain aspects of it. Following your gut feeling can mean a lot more than you think. Sometimes we…

Throughout relationships, there may be times when you start to second guess certain aspects of it. Following your gut feeling can mean a lot more than you think. Sometimes we make excuses for being in a relationship we really want, but it might not always be what’s best. I wanted to help sort out some of the feelings that may actually be red flags in your relationship!

  • Lack of respect. This is a big one! If your boyfriend doesn’t respect who you are, physically or not, then that can be a huge problem. You need to be on the same page in a relationship 100%.
  • Reoccurring stress. If you find yourself stressing several times throughout the week about your relationship, you shouldn’t have to feel that! Relationships should be about making each other a better person and bringing happiness into each other’s lives.
  • Lack of honesty. If you catch your boyfriend hiding certain things from you, maybe you should bring it up. Honesty is one of the most important aspects of a relationship.
  • Not over a past relationship. If you’re not ready to move on, then you’re simply not ready to move on! If your boyfriend seems to frequently bring up an ex, maybe you need to talk to him about it.
  • Negative reactions from your friends and family. If a majority of your friends and family seem to be concerned, maybe you should reconsider. I know some of you think listening to your parents is overrated, but if they have a bad feeling about someone, it’s usually pretty accurate!

If you see any of these signs in your relationship, think about sitting down and having a conversation about it! It may save you from wasting your time in a relationship you shouldn’t be in.

Love, Chels      

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Fun Fall Date Ideas

Fall is one of my favorite times to go on dates. The weather is just getting to be chilly, which means you can dress cute without being worried that you…

Fall is one of my favorite times to go on dates. The weather is just getting to be chilly, which means you can dress cute without being worried that you will sweat your brains out. Plus, your hair won’t plaster to your forehead or go poofy with humidity! SCORE! Anyway, autumn holds lots of opportunities for super fun dates. Here are just a few of my favs!

  • Corn maze: Go get lost together in a corn maze! You will have a blast trying to find your way, bumping into each other, 15-Fabulous-Fall-Date-Ideas-Pumpkin-Patch-Datelaughing the whole time!
  • Pumpkin picking: Go have a blast picking out the perfect pumpkin! You will have so much fun riding out to the patch and trying to find a better pumpkin than the other ;). Plus, you can make pumpkin pie or roast the seeds with the insides of your precious pumpkins!
  • Pumpkin decorating: After you go pick out the pumpkins together, have a decorating contest!
  • Haunted house: Getting to jump into your boy’s arms when a creepy zombie scares you= the best kind of date. 😉
  • Apple picking: Go apple picking together, then make yummy treats with the apples you picked!
  • Go to a football game: Football games are one of the best fall activities if you ask me. You will have a blast cheering on your favorite team together!
  • Rake leaves…and then jump through them: Pretty self-explanatory. Leaves + you + your man + a couple of rakes = hours of fun and a leaf-free yard.
  • Have a Halloween movie marathon: Grab that pumpkin pie or apple dumplings you made together, cozy up, and turn on a good Halloween movie!

Don’t have a boy toy? Grab a gal pal and do all of these things together! They may take a little bit of tweaking, but they will still be a super blast!

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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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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Boyfriend Jeans

I’m sure your closet is bursting with skinny and flare jeans.  They’ve always been the perfect jean to throw on with just about anything; but did you know that a…

I’m sure your closet is bursting with skinny and flare jeans.  They’ve always been the perfect jean to throw on with just about anything; but did you know that a new type of jean has emerged?  Called the boyfriend or slouchy jean, it is perfect for casual lazy days.  With their roomy feel and distressed look, they could really be called dressier sweatpants!  I’ll show you a few great ways to style your new jeans!Chelsea Crockett- boyfriend jean

Don’t be surprised if your boyfriend jeans feel weird the first time you put them on, especially if you’re used to skinny jeans.  My favorite way to rock boyfriend jeans is with a rolled cuff.  This gives your pants a slimmer affect since they are tight at the ankles.  This way, your legs won’t look frumpy!  Pair your jeans with a fun colored belt and style them with a tight-fitting sweater tucked in and crazy accessories.  This will give your jeans a more upscale girly look.  Another great top to pair with boyfriend jeans is a crop top.  This look is perfect for a concert or a night out with friends.  It’s super casual with that edgy flare.  My favorite shoes to pair with slouchy jeans are flats or heels.  You want to wear shoes that have more of a dramatic effect other than sandals.  The more sparkle, the better.  Since your new jeans have a masculine feel to them, you want to make sure to wear girly tops, accessories, and shoes.  Have fun with this and try out lots of different looks!

Love,

Chels

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Fall Date Ideas for You & Your Crush!

Bonfires, caramel apples, and pumpkin spice lattes are some of the best parts of fall… but you can’t forget the cute dates and meet-ups with your adorable crush! Sometimes, good…

Bonfires, caramel apples, and pumpkin spice lattes are some of the best parts of fall… but you can’t forget the cute dates and meet-ups with your adorable crush! Sometimes, good dates can be hard to come up with, especially when all you think there is to do is watch a movie or go to eat! Here are a few good ideas to suggest to your crush next time you’re stuck at home on a Saturday night.

  • Haunted house/hayride. Suggest going to a nearby haunted house or hayride! You could even get a group of friends together and all go to one for the night. Then, after your thrill is over, have a little bonfire at your house! Who doesn’t like s’mores?
  • Apple picking.  If you live close to an orchard, don’t be afraid to take your date apple picking! Then, after you get some tasty red apples, take them home and make a delicious apple pie :).Chelsea Crockett - Pumpkin Carving
  • Pumpkin carving contest. Maybe while you’re out picking apples, you can find a close by pumpkin patch! Find the biggest pumpkin you can and have a carving contest with your crush when you get home. Being a little competitive in a relationship can be fun every once and a while!  
  • Hiking. Go outside and explore for a while! Spending the whole day with nature and your crush is perfect in autumn weather.
  • Volunteer together. You might be a little confused by this one, but it can actually be really fun! Raking leaves or volunteering at shelters would not only be extremely helpful, but great time for bonding with your crush! It’ll help your own relationship while helping others in the process!

So next time you’re thinking “what should we do this weekend?” whip out some of these ideas and go to town!

Happy fall! – Chels

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Missing Someone? How to Make It Through the Summer!

Do you have a long distance boyfriend or faraway friend?  If you live at school, it can be hard to separate from certain people during the summer months.  You’re used…

Do you have a long distance boyfriend or faraway friend?  If you live at school, it can be hard to separate from certain people during the summer months.  You’re used to spending all of your time with friends, so not seeing them every day can be extremely tough!  Here are a few easy ways to beat the summer blues!Chelsea Crockett- friends

If your friends from school are only a couple hours away, then plan a meeting spot for one weekend each month!  Pick a location that is equal distance for everyone or someone’s house to meet at for a few days.  This way you will have something to look forward to!  If your friends are too far to meet up with, then create a group message to stay in touch!  This way, you won’t feel so far away after all.  Use summer as an opportunity to hang out with people you don’t see as often and catch up with old friends!

Missing a boyfriend can be a tough one.  Try planning Skype dates to make the distance seem closer.  Be sure to always communicate with each other and not to get frustrated just because you aren’t together.  Distance and missing someone can be a good thing!  It makes you appreciate the person more and will help create a stronger bond when you’re reunited.

If all else fails, use summer as a time to focus on yourself.  Now that you don’t have teachers and exams to worry about, try picking up a new hobby or focusing on making a better you!

Happy summer!

-Chelsea

 

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Ready for a Boyfriend…or Nah?

A lot goes into a relationship.  Unfortunately, it isn’t as easy as some may think.  It’s important to make sure you and your significant other are ready and mature enough…

A lot goes into a relationship.  Unfortunately, it isn’t as easy as some may think.  It’s important to make sure you and your significant other are ready and mature enough before jumping into things.  You want the best relationship possible, right?!  Although I am no expert on relationships, I do have a few pointers to see if you’re ready for a boyfriend….or nah!

  1. If you feel like you need a boyfriend to make you feel complete, then you are not ready. You need to find out who are truly are before relying on another person. Knowing yourself is the first step to being happy.
  2. Sexual relationships are the wrong kind of relationships. A relationship should be based off a sense of friendship, making the other happy, and truly loving them for them! If your relationship is only based on sex, then you’re in it for the wrong reasons.
  3. It’s important to accept people for who they are. If you start to pick out everything that is wrong about someone, then you will eventually make yourself miserable in the relationship. Everyone has their flaws! No one is perfect!
  4. If you feel the need to always have a guy, then you need to take a moment and look at yourself. If you’re going from boyfriend to boyfriend, then you are not ready for a relationship. Wait until you find someone that really makes you happy and someone you could see yourself with for a long period of time.
  5. NEVER change who you are for a guy. If you feel the need to change yourself, then move on! There are plenty of fish in the sea. The right guy will come around who likes you for you.

Finding a boyfriend can be tricky, but finding the “one” is even harder!  It’s okay to be cautious when it comes to your next relationship…you want it to be a good one!

I love you all!

Chelsea

 

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