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Peppermint Oreo Truffles

I have to admit, Oreos might be one of my favorite sweet treats of all time.  Once you’ve had one, it’s hard to quit!  Around the holiday times, I love…

I have to admit, Oreos might be one of my favorite sweet treats of all time.  Once you’ve had one, it’s hard to quit!  Around the holiday times, I love mixing together peppermint and Oreos to create peppermint Oreo truffles.  They’re the perfect Christmas treat that everyone will love!  Find out what you need to create your family’s new favorite dessert.

Peppermint Oreo Truffles

  • 1 package of Oreos (36 cookies)
  • 8 oz. of softened cream cheese
  • 1 tsp. of peppermint extract
  • 16 oz. of vanilla almond bark or candy melts
  • ¼ cup of crushed candy canes
  • Wax paper
  • Cookie sheet

Begin by placing the Oreos in a large zip-lock bag and crushing them until they are fine.  You can do this by pounding them with your hands or using a rolling pin.  Next, mix together the softened cream cheese and peppermint extract, and then add that to the crushed Oreos in a large mixing bowl.  Mix together.  Once the mixture forms a dough, mold together 1 inch balls and place them on a cookie sheet with wax paper.  Place the balls in the freezer for 10 minutes.Chelsea Crockett- crushing Oreos

While the Oreo truffles are hardening, begin making the outside layer by melting the vanilla almond bark (see package for directions).  Once the 10 minutes is up, dip each ball into the almond bark and place them back on the wax paper cookie sheet.  Top each truffle off with some crushed candy canes, place in the fridge, and get prepared to dig in!

Enjoy!

Chelsea

 

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How to Decorate Your Room for the Holidays!

Besides the obvious Christmas tunes and fresh baked cookies, there are so many things I love about the holiday season. One of which, is decking the halls at my house!…

Besides the obvious Christmas tunes and fresh baked cookies, there are so many things I love about the holiday season. One of which, is decking the halls at my house! Not only that, but getting to decorate my room however I’d like as well! This year, I’ve thought up a few ideas to make my room as seasonal as possible. Here are a few that I came up with:

  • When you think of Christmas decorations, what are the first things you think of? Lights! If you have any spare ones at home, set them up in your room! You can put them anywhere you’d like. They’re both calming and cozy :).Chelsea Crockett - DIY Decorations
  • Another decoration that’s in almost every house is a Christmas tree! Not that you have to set up a full-sized tree in your room, but there are many stores where you can purchase a mini tree that’s perfect for your bedroom. You can even buy a tree that matches your room… It doesn’t always have to be green :)!
  • If you’re bored and have time to do a little DIY, this one is creative. Remember when you were little and used to make snowflakes out of paper? Well you can do the same with coffee filters and tape them to your windows like the picture on the right!
  • Another DIY that could be fun for you and your friends, is painting the first letter of your name in Christmas colors and decorating it! For me, I would buy a wooden “C” that I could paint green with red polka dots. Then I could outline the dots in silver glitter! You could strap on some ribbon and hang it from your door handle!

If you have another creative way to decorate your room, share with me below!

Love, Chels

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Perfect Christmas Gift Exchange Ideas

Searching for and picking out gifts can be surprisingly difficult, especially when you don’t know who’s going to get it! Gift exchanges are fun, but tough to actually find the…

Searching for and picking out gifts can be surprisingly difficult, especially when you don’t know who’s going to get it! Gift exchanges are fun, but tough to actually find the gift you’re going to bring. No worries… I’m here to help! Here are a few suggestions I came up with:

  • FOOD! Who doesn’t love food? There’s a huge variety of Christmas treats that are perfect for a little present. Cookies, cake pops, or peppermint brownies are just a few examples of sweets you can whip up!Chelsea Crockett - Peppermint Scrub
  • As you know, I’m obsessssssed with DIYs. There are several “do it yourself” recipes for scrubs and other body products that are inexpensive and perfect for a gift. One of my favorites is the peppermint body scrub, it’s perfect for the season :)!
  • When you think of winter, what’s one of the first things you think of? For me, I think of hot coffees and hot chocolates. You can buy a cute and creative mug and fill it with packets of different types of hot drinks!
  • Since clothes and shoes are out of the picture for exchanges, makeup or nail polish is a good replacement!  You don’t have to find the right size or spend a lot of money. It’s simple and a necessity for any girl :)!

Let me know what your go-to gift is for the holidays below!

Merry Christmas! – Chelsea

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DIY Glitter Snow Globe

I have been searching for cute gifts to give my friends for Christmas and decoration ideas for Christmas parties, and I think I have found just the thing! I found…

I have been searching for cute gifts to give my friends for Christmas and decoration ideas for Christmas parties, and I think I have found just the thing! I found a way to make adorable snow globes that are super cheap and super easy to make! Here is how to make this cute holiday goodie:

What you need:

  • Glass jar with a metal lidhow-to-make-snow-globe-main
  • Super glue
  • Glitter
  • Something to go inside the globe, such as a figurine or statue

1.Glue down your object to the lid of the jar. You can put anything in the globe, for example you could glue a Princess Elsa figuring if you are doing a “Frozen” themed party, something cute like that!

  1. Add some glitter to the jar.
  2. Fill the jar with water.
  3. Add super glue to the lid of the jar and glue the lid onto the jar.

There you have it! Your DIY glitter globe is now complete. This craft is a great to do with friends on a cold snowy day when you are stuck indoors or at Christmas parties!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

 

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Peppermint Candy Ornaments

Peppermints are as festive as it gets. No matter what time of year it is, the smell of peppermints never gets old. It is so refreshing! The ornaments I am…

Peppermints are as festive as it gets. No matter what time of year it is, the smell of peppermints never gets old. It is so refreshing! The ornaments I am going to teach you how to make are totally festive, totally adorable, and totally perfect for any Christmas tree! And, not to mention, totally cheap!

What you need:

  • Peppermint candiesimg_8938
  • Metal cookie cutters
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Parchment paper

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and then spray the inside of your cookie cutters with cooking spray. Lay the cookie cutters on the cookie sheet and fill them with peppermint candies. Squeeze as many peppermints side by side into the cookie cutters. If you layer the candies on top of each other the ornaments will be thicker and stronger. Bake the sheets for 5 to 10 minutes and keep an eye on the candy as it melts. Remove the tray from the oven when the candies have melted together. Lightly coat a toothpick with cooking spray and use it to make a hole in each group of candies. Let the candy sit inside the cookie cutters until it hardens and cools. Once it has hardened, carefully stretch out the cookie cutter and gently pull the cookie cutter away and pop the candy out.

Now all you have to do is string some ribbon through the holed in ornaments and then decorate with them! They will fill your house with a fresh, peppermint scent and they will also add some color to your tree!

XOXO, Chels

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Make the Most of Your Thanksgiving Break

It’s finally here…the day we get to spend with our family, stuff our faces with food, and most importantly thank God for all that He’s given us! Now that school…

It’s finally here…the day we get to spend with our family, stuff our faces with food, and most importantly thank God for all that He’s given us! Now that school is done for a few days, making the most of your Thanksgiving break is key!  What should you do with your time?  Check out a few of my favorite ways to spend Thanksgiving break!Chelsea Crockett- Black Friday

  • Grab a good book and find a new coffee shop. Order a holiday drink while you read!
  • Go Black Friday shopping! There’ no better time to get bang for your buck than on this day! Gather up some of your friends and hit up your favorite mall and boutique shops!
  • Meet up with old friends! If you’re in college this is the perfect time to catch up with your friends that went away!
  • Once Thanksgiving is over, start decorating the house for Christmas! You can never start Christmas too early!
  • If you live in a snowy region, go sledding!
  • Make your Christmas wish list!
  • Help your mom or grandma bake desserts for the Thanksgiving holiday!
  • See family that you haven’t seen in a while! If you’ve got cousins, grab a bite to eat with them!

I hope you all have the most perfect Thanksgiving break full of family, friends, food, and Jesus!

Love,

Chelsea

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Calling All Peanut Butter and Chocolate Lovers!

            Hey everyone!                 Christmas is right around the corner and we all love a good Christmas cookie!  Here are two peanut butter and chocolate cookie recipes that are quick…

            Hey everyone!    

            Christmas is right around the corner and we all love a good Christmas cookie!  Here are two peanut butter and chocolate cookie recipes that are quick and delicious!  The first recipe is for Peanut Butter Blossoms:Chelsea Crockett - Peanut Butter Blossoms

Ingredients
½ cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs
3 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
Additional granulated sugar (about 2 tablespoons)
About 7 dozen Hershey’s® Kisses® Brand milk chocolates
Directions
1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, peanut butter, butter and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and baking powder.
2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in additional granulated sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light brown. Immediately press 1 chocolate candy in center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

            The next recipe is for Chocolate Chip cookies with a half of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.  This recipe is super easy and everyone will think you went to a lot of work!  Here is the recipe:

Ingredients
1 package of Toll House cookie squares
1 bag of small Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (cut in half)
1 package of paper cupcake holders
Directions
Line a cupcake pan with liners. Place one square of cookies dough in the liner and bake about 8 minutes. Then add half a peanut butter cup to the middle of each cookie and bake for approximately 3 more minutes.  Remove from pan and place on wire rack to cool.

                                                Bon Appetite! – Chelsea

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White Caramel Hot Chocolate!

Hot chocolate is the bomb. There is nothing I love more than a glass of hot chocolate after a cold winters day! The only thing that may be better is……

Hot chocolate is the bomb. There is nothing I love more than a glass of hot chocolate after a cold winters day! The only thing that may be better is… Caramel white hot chocolate!! How yummy does that sound?! Ill give you the recipe so you can enjoy this tasty treat right along with me!

 Ingredients:

–         8 oz. Premium White Chocolate

–         4 Cups of Milk or Creamchelsea crockett

–         1 Tbsp. Vanilla

–         2 TBSP Caramel

–         Marshmallows

1. Combine all of the ingredients in a Crockpot and stir them frequently.

2. Cook on low for about 4 hours until the chocolate is melted and warm. Add 2 tablespoons to each glass of hot chocolate before serving it!

3. Top each glass off with marshmallows.

 

How delicious does this recipe sound? It is so super easy, my dog Buster could do it! This drink is great for any Christmas party you may be hosting or attending! Try it out, you won’t be disappointed!

XOXO, Chels

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Just Dance 2014

We’ve all heard of Just Dance, a creative, brilliant, and fun game to show off your best dance moves with your friends or family.  Ubisoft just released the newest version…

We’ve all heard of Just Dance, a creative, brilliant, and fun game to show off your best dance moves with your friends or family.  Ubisoft just released the newest version of theChelsea Crockett - Just Dance 2014 Game game: Just Dance 2014, the sequel to Just Dance 4.  This version, believe it or not, is even better than the previous ones!

This game is available for Xbox, Xbox Kinect, Wii, and Play Station.  You can buy it at Target, Game Stop, Best Buy, Walmart, and can even click here to buy it right now on Amazon! Chelsea Crockett - Just Dance The game includes dozens of the hottest songs such as “One Way of Another” by One Direction, Katy Perry’s “Roar,” “Applause” by Lady Gaga and many, many more!  It’s a perfect game for parties or even sleepovers with your friends.  Not only can you play by yourself or with friends, but there are more modes made just for this game.  On-Stage mode, Party Master mode, and Classic Free Dance mode are just a few of the many different ways to play the game.

So if you’re looking to put your dancing skills to the test, Just Dance 2014 is the way to do it!

-Chels

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Chevron Is In!

             Hey girls!             The newest print fad is chevron.  Blouses, maxis, and skirts in chevron are super popular.  If you’re wondering what chevron is….it’s a zigzag print that has been used…

             Hey girls!
             The newest print fad is chevron.  Blouses, maxis, and skirts in chevron are super popular.  If you’re wondering Chelsea Crockett - Chevron Printwhat chevron is….it’s a zigzag print that has been used for decades.  Right now, chevron madness has hit the trendy fashion world. Chevron is not only popular in fashion, but can be found in interior design, architecture, packaging, and advertising. 
            The chevron pattern is trendy and traditional.  It’s a design staple that is here to stay.  Finding a black and white chevron blouse with a white leather jacket and black skinny jeans will surely help to kick off your holiday look this season. 
            It would be fun to find a chevron print wrapping paper to wrap your Christmas gifts in. A beautiful bow will top it off.  Even Charlie Brown rocked the chevron print back in the day! Remember, chevron is in.  So enjoy it whether you are wearing it or wrapping gifts! 

                                                XOXO-Chelsea

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Christmas Day Cranberry Punch

Christmas is just days away!! Hooray! Are you all planning on feasting with family? Are you looking for the perfect drink to go along with your Christmas feast? Well I…

Christmas is just days away!! Hooray! Are you all planning on feasting with family? Are you looking for the perfect drink to go along with your Christmas feast? Well I have just the thing! Introducing Christmas Day Cranberry Punch!

 Ingredients:

–          32 oz. cranberry juice

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–           1 cup orange juice

–          1 cup pineapple juice 2

–           cups ginger ale/sprite

Add all of the ingredients together in a large punch bowl and voila, you have a perfect fruity, fizzy drink! If you know that you are having a lot of people over, then you can easily double the recipe to feed more people. Because the drink is a reddish color, it is totally festive! You may want to add some ice to the mixture to keep it cool. I hope you all have an awesome Christmas!! Comment below and tell me what your favorite Christmas dish is.

XOXO,

Chels

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Style for the Season

            Hey girls!             It’s the holiday we’ve been waiting for all year and it’s finally here!  One of the best things about the Christmas season, are the fun parties…

            Hey girls!

            It’s the holiday we’ve been waiting for all year and it’s finally here!  One of the best things about the Christmas season, are the fun parties and gift-exchanges!  And along with these fun festivities, you’ll be in need of a stylish outfit.Chelsea Crockett - Style for the Season

            Sporting a simple holiday dress is perfect for almost any occasion.  Maroon is a gorgeous color to wear for a dress and also gives off a holiday feel.  On the right, I paired a maroon lace dress from Target with a cream infinity scarf.  Some Chelsea Crockett - Sweatergold flats or cream boots will finish off the outfit.  For a more casual outing, try out a black blazer.  This can be paired with a red infinity scarf or a chunky necklace.  You can also wear a red peplum or some fun patterned pants to spice up your outfit.  Throw on some heels or boots to tie your get-up together. 

            In you want to go even more casual, over-sized cardigans are a huge trend right now!  I rocked this one with a pair of leggings, boots, and an infinity scarf.  You’ll be sure to catch the attention of all the guests at the party!

                                                Merry Christmas! – Chels

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Snow Day Fun!

                           Hello Insiders!            With snow in the forecast, we all anxiously await a snow day from school.  So when the first snow falls, grab some warm clothes, hot chocolate, and good…

                           Hello Insiders!
            With snow in the forecast, we all anxiously await a snow day from school.  So when the first snow falls, grab some warm clothes, hot chocolate, and good friends to head outside with.  An unexpected snow day can be the perfect way to explore your creativity!Chelsea Crockett - Snowball Fight
Anyone can make the average snowman but can you think outside of the box?  How about a snow animal or a snow fort?
            Be sure to grab a sled and find the biggest hill in the neighborhood!  Even the lid of a trash can makes a great sled.  Everybody’s always up for a snowball fight, right?  It’s fun to build forts and pick teams.  Girls against boys is always the best!Wink
            Last but not least, if we get some snow, it’s always cozy to build a fire and roast s’mores to end the day.  Nothing says YUM like a s’more!  Let’s hope for some snow days real soon. Maybe even have a white Christmas!
                                                            XO,
                                                            Chelsea

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Christmas Wish List: Electronic Finds!

            Hey insiders!             With Christmas less than a month away, your wish list needs to be completed.  There are several products that should be at the top of your…

            Hey insiders!

            With Christmas less than a month away, your wish list needs to be completed.  There are several products that should be at the top of your list, especially these awesome phones, accessories, and games!

  • Apple recently released the new iPhone 5c.  Not only is it one of their Chelsea Crockett - iPhone 5cnewest iPhones yet, but it also comes in several different colors!  You can buy it in pink, blue, green, and a few other colors!
  • For the music-lovers out there, Dre recently came out with new Beats.  For those of you that don’t know, Beats are super cool headphones that have amazing quality.  You can get them in almost any color! 
  • If you’re into photography, then you’ll absolutely love GoPro cameras.  These tiny cameras can be clipped onto almost anything such as helmets or surfboards to give you the coolest and most unique shots.  They’re also waterproof so you can take amazing underwater pictures, as well!

The links for the above products are below!

                                                -Chelsea

iPhone 5c – http://tiny.cc/iPhone5c

Dre Beats – http://tiny.cc/StudioBeats_DrDre

GoPro Camera – http://tiny.cc/GoPro_Camera

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Christmas Nails!

Want to know a fab way to get in the Christmas spirit? Check out these amazing nail ideas! They will have you wanting to deck the halls all the day…

Want to know a fab way to get in the Christmas spirit? Check out these amazing nail ideas! They will have you wanting to deck the halls all the day long!

 1. This first nail look is supposed to resemble candy canes! What you do is take strips of tape and cut them into thin strips. Paint all of your nails red except for one nail. The nail that you leave un-painted is going to be your accent nail, or the nail that you candy cane-ify! Paint the accent nail white. Stick the strips of tape to your accent nail in the pattern of a candy cane and then paint red over the tape. After the tape has dried, peel it off! Paint over your nails with a top coat to seal the deal.4abf7210f874f75203f2a97a643d124a

2. Then next nail design looks like Christmas trees! First, paint all of your nails a nude color. Then, take tape and make a triangle on your nail just like the picture. Next, paint green on your nail in between the tape, That’s it! 

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I hope that these adorable nail ideas get you in the Christmas spirit!

XOXO, Chels

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Christmas Ornaments: Beautylicious Style!

Christmas is coming! Prepare yourself for all things red, green, and peppermint flavored. You also need to start thinking about what kind of decorations you are going to Christmas-ify your…

Christmas is coming! Prepare yourself for all things red, green, and peppermint flavored. You also need to start thinking about what kind of decorations you are going to Christmas-ify your houses with! I have a super easy, super fun way to add your own touch of personality to your decorations this Christmas!

What you will need:

-Clear glass ball ornamentsChelsea crockett ornaments

– Black Sharpie markers

That’s all you will need! I got my glass ornaments at Walmart for 3$.  For this fun DIY you just draw patterns on the glass ornaments with the Sharpies in whatever way you want. I recommend cleaning the ornaments before you draw on them, because all of the dirt and oils that are on them can make the Sharpie not want to stick to the ornament. Some examples of patterns that I drew are below! I went with a tribal sort of theme, but you can do whatever you please! That is the cool thing about this craft, you can totally customize it and make it your own! You can hang these spunky ornaments on your tree, put them in a bowl as a center piece, or even use them to decorate your mantle! The possibilities are endless! And you are going to be SO proud when you get to tell people that you made them yourself!

Comment below and tell me what you would put on YOUR ornaments!

XOXO, Chels

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