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3 DIY Nail Designs for Valentine’s Day

Along with a stylish outfit and killer makeup, you’ll need some festive nails to complete your Valentine’s Day look!  Instead of getting your nails done for your special night, I…

Along with a stylish outfit and killer makeup, you’ll need some festive nails to complete your Valentine’s Day look!  Instead of getting your nails done for your special night, I found three different designs you can try out for yourself.  I think they’re fairly simply to do even if nails aren’t your thing!

  • If you like going all out, then the design on the right is for you! Chelsea Crockett - Love Nails I stumbled upon it on Pinterest and love it.  If you have a steady enough hand to attempt it, give it a try!  You might even be able to find nail stickers if you’re not artistic enough.  I’m in love with how festive and creative it is!   
  • If you like to keep it simple, I recommend painting your nails white to start off.  Then, add a black or red heart on your ring finger!  You can even add some glitter on top to make it pop.
  • I love using super thin nail polish brushes to decorate my nails.  It makes creating a design SO much easier!  Take one of these and paint the tip of an arrow on your middle finger.  Then finish it off by painting the end of the arrow on your ring finger to create the full arrow illusion!  Use either pink or red as the base and paint the arrow in white.  It’s so cute and outside the box!        

Which design are you going to rock this holiday?  Practice your artistic ability and give one of these a try!

XO – Chels

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Healthy Snacking Zucchini Chips Recipe

I am not a huge “New Year’s Resolution” kind of girl, I prefer to just make goals. One of my goals this year is to eat healthier, so I have…

I am not a huge “New Year’s Resolution” kind of girl, I prefer to just make goals. One of my goals this year is to eat healthier, so I have been looking for healthy recipes and healthy snack alternatives to help me reach my goal. That is when I came across the recipe for zucchini chips! They are low carb, low fat, salt-and-pepper-baked-zucchini-chips-700x980and are only 40 calories per serving! Count me IN. Here is how to easily make your own.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large zucchini
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt

Preheat your oven to 225 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Slice your zucchini in thin slices and lay the slices on paper towels. Pat the moisture from the zucchini so that it will cook faster, then add them to a large bowl. Pour your olive oil into the bowl and mix the slices with the oil so that they are all evenly coated. Next, lay the slices out on the baking sheet and sprinkle salt over them. Make sure not to over-salt them! Bake the chips for 2 hours or until they start to turn brown and aren’t soggy any more. Take them out of the oven, let them cool, and then store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Trust me, they won’t last that long, they are just too good!

What is your favorite healthy snack?

XOXO, Chels

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Oatmeal and Honey Acne Scrub

Teenage girls have to deal with a lot. One of the biggest bummers is acne! Luckily nature gives us lots of useful tools to combat annoyances like pimples. Oatmeal is…

Teenage girls have to deal with a lot. One of the biggest bummers is acne! Luckily nature gives us lots of useful tools to combat annoyances like pimples. Oatmeal is a great exfoliator and is gentle but effective. rolled-oats2Here is an all-natural oatmeal mask to help with acne and acne scarring.

Mix 2 tbsp of oatmeal with half a cup of raw milk. Next, add 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil and 1 tbsp of honey to the mixture and mix well. Let the paste sit until it becomes smooth, or about 10 minutes. Now it is time to apply it! Gently smooth it onto your face and massage it in circles for 2-3 minutes. Then rinse it off with cold water!

This yummy smelling face scrub exfoliates the dead skin off and also gives you a moisturized glow! Enjoy your silky soft skin.

XOXO, Chels

 

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Cheap and Easy DIY Ornament Wreath

Christmas time is expensive. Between buying gifts, hosting parties, and traveling to see family, you are probably spending a solid amount of cash. Why waste extra money on expensive decorations?…

Christmas time is expensive. Between buying gifts, hosting parties, and traveling to see family, you are probably spending a solid amount of cash. Why waste extra money on expensive decorations? Cheap plastic ornaments can be made into an adorable wreath that will look WAY more expensive than it actually is! Here is an easy tutorial for this cute DIY.

What you will need:

  • Foam wreath
  • Hot glue gun
  • Plastic ornaments
  • Ribbon343b198ddab9ef2cf1c81f5b965daae3

Lay out the foam wreath. Next, put some hot glue on an ornament and place it on the wreath. Do this with the rest of the ornaments, and mix up small and large ornaments of different shades of the same color. Glue the ornaments to both the wreath and to each other. That will keep them from coming loose and falling off. Tie some ribbon in a bow at the top of the wreath to allow it to hang from a hook.

That’s it! How easy was that? Now you have a wreath that looks like it is store bought! Your friends will totally love it.

XOXO, Chels

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Last-Minute DIY Christmas Gifts

Most of us don’t like to admit it, but the majority of us are professional procrastinators.  Whether it be homework, chores, or a lot of other things, I always push…

Most of us don’t like to admit it, but the majority of us are professional procrastinators.  Whether it be homework, chores, or a lot of other things, I always push dreadful tasks off until I’m forced to do them!  As far as Christmas shopping goes, I can be the same way.  I came up with a few last-minute DIY Christmas gifts that may come in handy!

  • I always use crafty picture DIYs to my advantage. Chelsea Crockett - DIY Choker There are so many different things you can come up with or even take from Pinterest!  Whether it be decorating a picture frame or making a picture wall art, if you’re crafty you should definitely give it a try! 
  • Put together a gift card wallet.  You could either buy a pricier wallet and fill it with a few $5 gift cards to their favorite places or buy a cheaper wallet and fill it with $10 or $15 gift cards!
  • FOOD!  Who said you can’t give food as a gift?  You may want to pair it with a little something, but baking up a holiday treat or two or even buying something from a cute cupcake shop would be totally fine in my book :)!
  • DIY jewelry may sound hard to make, but it’s actually pretty simple!  There are tons of different ways to make homemade chokers, bracelets, etc. like the ones on the right!
  • If the person you’re gift shopping for is a makeup fan, put together a small makeup bag filled with different drugstore products!  Pick their favs that you know they’ll love!

If you’re making your own DIY gift this year, share it with me in the comments below!

Love, Chels

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Fun Ways to Decorate With Lights this Christmas

There is something about Christmas lights that make me feel all warm inside. They are a staple when it comes to decorating for Christmas! You can do so many things…

There is something about Christmas lights that make me feel all warm inside. They are a staple when it comes to decorating for Christmas! You can do so many things with them, from hanging them on your house to decorating your tree with them, whatever the case may be they bring a little Christmas cheer with them. Here are a few not-so common ways to DIY decorate with them this Christmas!

  1. Dixie cup lights: If you like fun and funky decorations, then you will like this easy DIY. The fun lights will add a fun flair to any space! Here is the link to learn how to do it yourself: http://www.heygorg.com/2011/08/diy-dixie-cup-garland.html.
  2. Framed picture or card display: My family and I like to display all of the Christmas cards that our friends and family send us, so this was a really cute way to do so! You can even use this year-round to display other pictures. Here is the tutorial: http://www.reasonstoskipthehousework.com/framed-christmas-card-display/
  3. Wall art: There are tons of ways to decorate your walls with Christmas lights. Make sure you aren’t using anything that will ruin the walls or the paint when you are hanging the lights, though! Here is a cute idea where you frame photos with a heart of lights.heart

XOXO, Chels

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3 DIYS for Dry Skin

Lemme tell ya… cold weather can be rough on the skin!  As soon as the temperature drops, my face starts getting drier and drier.  I’ve tried different products that have…

Lemme tell ya… cold weather can be rough on the skin!  As soon as the temperature drops, my face starts getting drier and drier.  I’ve tried different products that have worked for my skin type and others that have made it even worse.  I’ve found a few DIYs you can do at home that actually make a difference and cost almost nothing!

  • Egg yolk on your face might not sound like the most pleasant thing, but egg yolk contains proteins that help with shedding skin!  Mix together a teaspoon of olive oil and two egg yolks.  Apply the mixture to your face for about 5 minutes and rinse it off with warm water!Chelsea Crockett - Lemon Face Mask
  • Mix together a teaspoon of sugar and the juice from half of a lemon.  The sugar works as a scrub to remove any dead or flakey skin.  The lemon juice helps promote skin growth which leaves your pores smooth and glowing!  Scrub the mask on in a circular motion for about 10-15 minutes.  Then rinse it off!
  • Dry skin doesn’t only appear on your face.  If you have problems with dry skin on other areas of your body, put a cup of sea salt in a warm bath and relax in it for 20 minutes or so!  If you repeat this process 2 or 3 times a week, your skin will be detoxed, smooth, and hydrated!

Which DIY recipe are you going to try out?  Tell me below!

XO – Chelsea

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Easy Dorm Christmas Decorations

Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year. Really and truly. All of the pretty decorations make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, and can really keep…

Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year. Really and truly. All of the pretty decorations make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, and can really keep you feeling merry and bright all season long. If you are in college and living in a dorm, you can still decorate your space and make it feel like home. Here are a few cute and easy Christmas decorations for your dorm!

  1. Window ornaments: I think this idea is darling. Just tie plastic ball ornaments to ribbon cut at different lengths, and then tie the ribbon to the curtain rods in your windows! This is a cute way to hang ornaments, especially if you don’t have a Christmas tree in your room.window
  2. Decorate your door: There are so many creative ways to decorate your dorm room door for Christmas, like making it look like a giant wrapped present, or making it look like a fireplace with stockings with you and your roommate’s names on them hanging from it. Your room is sure to be the cutest and most festive one on the floor!door
  3. Twinkly lights: Hang those puppies everywhere! From the ceiling to the window frames to the walls. You can really get creative with them, or keep it simple, but whatever the case twinkly lights are the ultimate Christmas decor must-have. They give off such a calming, warm wintry vibe.

All of these ideas are super easy, super cheap, and totally cute.

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Bathroom Storage Ideas

Whether you’re living in a dorm, apartment, or you’re still at home, everyone can use a little more space when it comes to bathroom storage.  Especially if you’re in college,…

Whether you’re living in a dorm, apartment, or you’re still at home, everyone can use a little more space when it comes to bathroom storage.  Especially if you’re in college, living the dorm life can leave you with minimal bathroom space.  I came up with a few DIYs you can use when it comes to bathroom storage that are both cute and helpful… That way, you get the best of both worlds!

  • DIY Mason Jars.  Mason jars are some of my favorite things to use as organizers.  They give off a vintage feel and you can decorate them to match your room, bathroom, etc.  You can use paint and fun tape to customize them yourself!  Chelsea Crockett - Magnetic Organizer
  • Multiple Hook Towel Rack.  When there’s only one or two hooks to hang your towels on, you can run into some trouble, especially if you share a bathroom with others.  Get a rack to mount on your wall or door to keep each other’s towels apart and dry!
  • Plastic containers.  Don’t underestimate the power of plastic containers!  There are tons of different plastic bins and containers to separate and organize your bathroom stuff in.  You can even purchase stackable ones and label whose is whose!
  • Wall cup organizer.  Organizers like the featured image above are super handy and not to mention so cute!  I suggest using your walls to your advantage.  Only storing things in your bathroom drawers or cabinets can get cluttered and unorganized!
  • Magnetic organizers.  These things are lifechanging and I didn’t even know they existed!  The picture on the right shows different magnetic organizers you can mount on your wall.  They make it easy to keep things separated and easy to find!

I hope these help you organize your bathroom better!

Chels

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A Few Things To Do With Leftover Halloween Candy

On Halloween this year I sat on my porch and handed out candy to a ton of little cuties. Passing out all of that candy got me thinking, I wonder…

On Halloween this year I sat on my porch and handed out candy to a ton of little cuties. Passing out all of that candy got me thinking, I wonder what happens to all of that candy? Surely you can’t eat allll of it. Hello tummy ache! I looked up a few ways to put your leftover Halloween candy to good use.

  1. Freeze it: Freeze your candy to keep it good! Then, throughout the year, you will be able to use the candy in milkshakes, ice cream, and cookie dough!
  2. DIY trail mix: If your Halloween candy included m&m’s or other little candies, make your own trail mix by adding in pretzels, nuts and dried fruit!images-1
  3. In your coffee: Yes, in your coffee! If you have mini chocolate bars, add them to your coffee to make a quick and easy mocha.
  4. Keep some for snacking: Toss a couple of pieces into your purse or backpack for when you need a sugar fix.
  5. Donate it: There are organizations that take donations of candy and give them to those in need or even our troops overseas.

As for Halloween candy, eating it doesn’t have to be the only thing you can do with it!

XOXO, Chels

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3 Map Décor DIYs

I don’t know about you, but I love decorative maps and the vintage feel they give off!  Just the pattern itself is one of my favorites whether it be room…

I don’t know about you, but I love decorative maps and the vintage feel they give off!  Just the pattern itself is one of my favorites whether it be room décor, phone cases, pillows, etc.  There are tons of different map DIYs that you can easily make into the cutest things!  Especially if you like to travel, you should try out these super cute DIYs!Chelsea Crockett - Pinned Map

Like I mentioned before, for the travelers out there, this one is for you!  You’ll need to purchase wooden letters that spell out the world “travel.”  Buy them in the right size according to where you’re putting them whether it be on your wall, desk, etc.  There are different ways to actually apply the map pattern to it either with map scrapbooking paper, decoupage, etc.  You can hang your letters or get thick ones that will stand up on a table or desk.

Another DIY that’s a little simpler is purchasing a big wall map and attaching it to a foam board.  Since these maps are usually thicker and hard to simply glue it yourself, you can take it to Hobby Lobby or another craft store to do it for you.  Then, buy some pushpins and stick them on the cities that you’ve been to!  It’s a fun way to see how many places around the world/country you’ve gone to!  

Which DIY are you going to try out for yourself?  Don’t be afraid to put your own spin on things and customize it even more!

Chels

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DIY Apple Face Mask Recipe

One of my favorite things about fall is the abundance of apple flavored treats, scented candles, etc.  Even better than buying it in the store, you can create your own…

One of my favorite things about fall is the abundance of apple flavored treats, scented candles, etc.  Even better than buying it in the store, you can create your own DIY apple face mask!  Not only do you get an amazing fall face mask out of it but a fun DIY craft, as well!  Here’s how to make your own. 🙂

Because of apple’s hard texture, you’ll need a blender to make this mask into a paste that you can apply to your skin.  Chelsea Crockett - Apple Face Mask MixChop up half an apple into small pieces and blend them together in the blender.  Heat up a small amount of milk and add a tablespoon of warm milk to the blender.  You’ll then take an egg and add the yolk to the mixture, as well!  Before blending in the yolk, I suggest stirring it to evenly distribute it.  You can even add in a tablespoon of oatmeal to thicken up the mixture and make it more spreadable!  Spread the mask on your face and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.  Rinse with warm water and enjoy your new soft skin!

I hope you like this apple scented face mask as much as I do!  Not only does it smell good, but it leaves your face feeling clean and hydrated!

Love, Chelsea

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Quick & Simple DIY Group Halloween Costumes

Dressing up for Halloween never gets old.  Whether you’re 5 or 25, everyone finds a little bit of enjoyment in finding the perfect costume!  Although there’s nothing wrong with dressing…

Dressing up for Halloween never gets old.  Whether you’re 5 or 25, everyone finds a little bit of enjoyment in finding the perfect costume!  Although there’s nothing wrong with dressing up solo, getting your friends together to pull off an awesome group costume makes the night even more memorable!

  • If you need something super quick and simple, emoji t-shirts are the answer!  All you need to do is purchase plain yellow t-shirts from Walmart, Target, etc.  Pick your fave emoji and create the face on your shirt using whatever color felt material you need.  Simply cut out the shapes and hot glue each piece of felt onto your shirt!Chelsea Crockett - Emoji Costumes
  • If you have a big enough group, be the seven dwarves from Snow White!  All you need are different colored long-sleeved shirts (colors that the dwarves wear), beanies, felt (black, yellow, and white), laced boots, and high white socks.  For the white felt, cut letters and hot glue them to the shirt to spell out whoever you are, whether it be Happy or Sleepy!  With the black felt, make a belt with a square yellow buckle on the front.  After you do this, you’re set!
  • Basing costumes off you and your friend’s favorite movie is easy and such a fun idea!  There are so many movies to pull costume ideas from such as Disney movies, Mean Girls, etc.  Pick the easiest and best one to go off of and go from there!

Let me know below what you and your friends are being for Halloween!  You never know, I may need some help myself!

Happy Halloween! – Chelsea

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DIY Fall Room Décor

Decorating my room is something I love to do.  Since it’s my own space, I ultimately get to decide what hangs on the walls or goes on my dresser.  With…

Decorating my room is something I love to do.  Since it’s my own space, I ultimately get to decide what hangs on the walls or goes on my dresser.  With fall in full swing, the decorations are as well!  Since DIYs are one of my favorite pastimes, adding a festive touch makes for the perfect DIY room décor!

  • During fall, you can never have too many pumpkins.  Chelsea Crockett - Pumpkin DecorSeveral stores sell mini pumpkins that are easy to decorate and store in your room!  Buy some paint, glitter, etc. to match your room and make your pumpkin into the perfect decoration.
  • Make your own pumpkin spice candle!  You might be thinking what?  You can do that?  There are tons of recipes online to create your own fall scented candle. You can burn it and fill your room with the sweet smell of pumpkin spice!
  • I’ve always loved decking out my room with twinkle lights to make it warm and cozy.  To get a little more festive, purchase orange or yellow-tinted twinkle lights to hang around your room.  Along with your other fall decorations, these will finish off the job and create the perfect autumn atmosphere!

Whether you’re adding décor to your dorm at school or bedroom at home, I hope you create the perfect festive touch for the season!

Love, Chelsea

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DIY Coffee Face Cleanser

Who knew that the same thing that puts a little pep in your step could do the same for your skin! Coffee can actually remove dead skin and also provide…

Who knew that everminethe same thing that puts a little pep in your step could do the same for your skin! Coffee can actually remove dead skin and also provide your skin with antioxidants that help boost circulation and brighten your skin. Here is how to use coffee to cleanse your skin.

What you will need:

  • Coffee grounds
  • Face cleanser
  • Olive oil or coconut oil

One way to use coffee to cleanse your face is to mix coffee grounds with your usual face cleanser. Wet your face and neck, then massage the mixture into your skin. Leave it on for about 5 minutes, and then rinse it off. You can also make a cleanser from olive oil or coconut oil and coffee grounds. Mix a teaspoon of warm olive or coconut oil with coffee grounds and use it to exfoliate on your skin. Use it all over your body for soft, smooth, rejuvenated skin!

These cleansers are every coffee lover’s dream. Not only will your skin feel soft and smooth, but it will smell great too!

XOXO, Chels

 

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DIY All Natural Coconut Oil Shaving Cream

I love using products that are free from preservatives, chemicals, and dyes. The more I can use natural products the better! Here is how to make your very own all…

I love using products that are free from preservatives, chemicals, and dyes. The more I can use natural products the better! Here is how to make your very own all natural shaving cream to keep your legs smooth and your skin healthy.

Ingredients:homemade-shave-cream-3

  • 2/3 cup shea butter
  • 2/3 coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • -10-20 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda

First, melt 2/3 cup of coconut oil and shea butter together, and then turn off the heat and stir in 1/4 cup of olive oil. When it is all melted, add in 10-20 drops of lavender essential oil.     Give it a good stir, and then set it in the fridge to harden. Once it has become solid, remove it from the fridge and let it soften slightly. Add this and 2 tablespoons of baking soda to an electric mixer and beat until it’s super fluffy and looks like icing. Store it in a container in a dark, cool place, and apply it generously when you are using it!

Enjoy soft, silky, skin with this all natural shaving cream!

XOXO, Chels

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