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Hair De-tangler DIY

Now that my hair has grown back and is almost as long as it was in my first years of high school, pulling a brush through it after a shower…

Now that my hair has grown back and is almost as long as it was in my first years of high school, pulling a brush through it after a shower is nothing short of a nightmare. The only way I can get all the tangles out of my hair is if I use detangler. This is a sort of leave-in conditioner that both moisturizes and helps work the tangles out of your hair! Here is how to easily make your very own.

Ingredients:download

  • 2-3 tablespoons conditioner
  • 2 cups distilled water
  • 12 drops of essential oil
  • Spray bottle

The amount of distilled water you use depends on your spray bottle size. Mix 1.5 to 2 cups of water with 2-3 tbsp of conditioner in a bowl. Add in some essential oils to spruce it up and to give your hair a fresh scent. I like to use rosemary oil because it promotes strong hair. Use a funnel to pour the mixture into the spray bottle, and there you have it! Spray on damp hair after you shower and your hair will be soft, tangle free, and shiny!

I like using a leave-in conditioner on my hair after I shower because it hydrates it and protects it from damage. Plus, it makes it super soft and shiny! Also, making your own ensures that you aren’t putting unnecessary chemicals on your hair.

 

XOXO, Chels

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Easy Dorm Room Meals

I know there are going to be times when I want something to eat but I am in my dorm room and don’t want to walk all the way to…

I know there are going to be times when I want something to eat but I am in my dorm room and don’t want to walk all the way to the dining hall or don’t want to go out because I have way to much homework (..or laundry to do..). Lucky for us hungry college students stuck in our dorms, there are easy, (sort of) healthy meals we can make in our microwave with only a few ingredients. Stock these ingredients in your fridge so you are ready to go the next time you don’t want to venture out for food. Here are a few yummy recipes you can make in the comfort of your dorm.download

  1. Microwave mac ‘n cheese: Mac ‘n cheese is a staple “college student” food. I mean, who doesn’t love its cheesy goodness? Why buy a single serving cup of mac ‘n cheese that has lots of chemicals and artificial colors when you can easily make your own mug of it from home? Here is the scrumptiously easy recipe.
  2. Mug Cheesecake: Now, I know cheesecake doesn’t necessarily count as a meal, but in college anything goes! And who doesn’t love cheesecake? Here is a yummy recipe for cheesecake that you can make in a mug.
  3. Scrambled eggs: I am a big advocate of “breakfast for dinner” so I love scrambled eggs as a meal! Here is a recipe for just that. This recipe calls for mostly egg whites, but you can just go ahead and use the whole egg.
  4. Tortilla pizza: You can make your very own pizza in your dorm room. Introducing the pizza quesadilla! The recipe says for you to use a stove, but a microwave will also work just fine.

Happy munching!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY K-Cup Bath Bombs

These days, bath bombs are all the rage. That is why when I saw this cool diy where you can reuse K-cups from Keurig coffee makers to make your own…

These days, bath bombs are all the rage. That is why when I saw this cool diy where you can reuse K-cups from Keurig coffee makers to make your own bath bombs, I was all over it! Recycle AND make yourself an awesome smelling homemade bath bomb!

You’ll need the all-plastic k-cups for this DIY. Clean out the cups, dump the left over coffee grounds out, and discard any of the netting in the cup. Fill the bottom of the cup with glitter or sprinkles or dried flowers anything you think would look cute on a bath bomb!2015-04-Bath-Bomb2-e1429042607773

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp sprinkles or dried flowers
  • 8 ounces baking soda
  • 4 ounces citric acid
  • 4 ounces cornstarch
  • 4 ounces Epsom salts
  • ¾ teaspoon water
  • 2 teaspoons essential oil
  • 2 ½ teaspoons almond oil
  • 6 drops food coloring (optional)

Fill the bottom of each cup with glitter or sprinkles or dried flowers, anything you think would look cute on a bath bomb! In a bowl, combine the citric acid, baking soda, Epsom salts and cornstarch. In a separate bowl, stir together almond oil, water, essential oil, and food coloring. Pour these wet ingredients into the dry ones and stir together until the mixture begins to clump. Press the paste into the K- Cups and allow them to dry overnight. To remove the bombs from the cups, cut a slit into each cup and peel the plastic back.

Now go hop in the bath and try out one of your new fancy, homemade bath bombs! These also make great gifts.

XOXO, Chels

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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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DIY Oily Skin Remedy

I struggle with managing my oily skin like a lot of girls my age. I have learned a lot of natural ways to combat my oily skin, and using salt…

I struggle with managing my oily skin like a lot of girls my age. I have learned a lot of natural ways to combat my oily skin, and using salt as a facial cleanser is just one of them! Salt exfoliates, cleanses, and tones your skin while giving it a softer, blemish-free look! Here is how I use salt in my skin routine.58662457

  1. Mix 1 tsp of sea salt and 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar with 2 cups of water
  2. Pour the mixture into a container so that you can store it.
  3. To use the cleanser, wash your face like you normally would, and then use a cotton ball to apply the mixture all over your skin. After you have applied it, wash it off with cold water. You can also fill a small spray bottle with it and spray your face instead of using a cotton ball.

What does this cleanser do exactly? I’m glad you asked. The apple cider vinegar and sea salt both have properties that will prevent & reduce acne and blackheads as well as keep your skin clear. These ingredients are cheap and all natural so you can feel good about what you are putting on your skin and about its impact on your wallet!

 

Happy cleansing!

XOXO, Chels

 

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DIY Makeup Setting Spray

Do you have trouble with keeping your makeup looking fresh all day long? Sometimes I feel like by the time I get home after school my makeup is cakey and…

Do you have trouble with keeping your makeup looking fresh all day long? Sometimes I feel like by the time I get home after school my makeup is cakey and my eyeliner is smudged all the way from here to China. Yikes! Makeup setting spray helps eliminate awkward situations like that by making your makeup stay on and smudge free all day long. Here are two recipes for you to make your own setting spray!36d97892c2d1ce33ce3381f8f5a6ee75

Witch Hazel Makeup Setting Spray

  • 1/4 cup of witch hazel
  • 1/2 cup water

Pour three tablespoons of water into a spray bottle, then add just one tablespoon of witch hazel. Shake the bottle for about a minute and put it in the fridge.

Aloe Vera Makeup Setting Spray

  • 3 parts water
  • 1 part aloe vera

Pour up to about 1/4th of the bottle of 100% Pure Aloe Vera gel into a spray bottle. Then fill the rest of the bottle with warm water. Shake the container until all the contents are mixed thoroughly.

Both recipes give you natural, refreshing setting spray that will give your makeup serious staying power!

XOXO, Chels

 

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5 Easy Mug Meals

Do you live in a dorm or a super small apartment? Or, are you the type of person that loves snacks that are super easy to make because you don’t…

Do you live in a dorm or a super small apartment? Or, are you the type of person that loves snacks that are super easy to make because you don’t want to put too much effort into them? A coffee mug is all you will need for today’s blog! Heading off to college has me on a search for easy meals I can make in my dorm room when I want to munch but don’t want to walk to the dining hall. I totally go for easy snacks, but just because they are quick and easy doesn’t mean they can’t be tasty! Here are a few yummy treats that you can make in a coffee mug.download (1)

  1. Coffee Cup Quiche: I love me some quiche! It is the perfect breakfast goodie. Click HERE to find out how to make your own personal coffee cup quiche.
  2. French Toast In A Cup: Who doesn’t love French toast?! HERE is how you make it in your mug.
  3.  Cinnamon Roll In A Cup: Wait…you are saying I can make myself a cinnamon roll….in a mug?! Check it out HERE. Talk about the perfect midnight or movie night snack!
  4.  Nutella Mug Cake: Say no more….just click HERE.
  5. Cookie In A Mug: Who doesn’t love a warm chocolate cookie to comfort you after a long day? This treat only takes a minute to make it! Here is how. Just a warning, you may need a big glass of milk to wash it down!

See? All you need is a microwave and a mug (and a few ingredients) to make some pretty delicious goodies!

Snack on!

XOXO, Chels

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Coconut Watermelon Fruit Ice Cubes

Experts say that we should drink 6-8 cups of water every day. I don’t know about you, but that is pretty tough for me. Here is a sweet summer recipe…

Experts say that we should drink 6-8 cups of water every day. I don’t know about you, but that is pretty tough for me. Here is a sweet summer recipe to spruce up your water and make it more inviting: Watermelon coconut infused ice cubes! Your water will seem so much more fancy, and delicious, when you add in a few of these cubes. Plus, they add extra vitamins and minerals to your H2O! Here is the refreshing recipe.4a969f400f9a5b605af7fc6189ea4ee4

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup seedless watermelon, pureed
  • 1/8 cup coconut water
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

Combine these ingredients together and pour them into an ice tray. Freeze them until they are solid, possibly overnight, and then serve! These are sure to be a hit at any summer party, or just at home in a glass of water! Next time you reach for a sugary drink, pop a few of these in a glass of water instead.

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe via: http://raisingwhasians.com/2016/05/watermelon-coconut-fruit-ice-cubes.html

 

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Make Your Own Makeup Remover

When you take into account how often you use makeup removing wipes, which is probably once or twice a day, and then take in to account how much they cost,…

When you take into account how often you use makeup removing wipes, which is probably once or twice a day, and then take in to account how much they cost, you find that makeup removing wipes are uncomfortably expensive. They are so handy at night when I am taking off my makeup because they make sure I get all of the impurities off of my face before I go to bed. I found a way to make my own makeup remover pads for just pennies and I am excited to try them out! Here is how to make them:

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  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 ½ tbsp. baby shampoo
  • 1/8 tsp oil of your choice (coconut oil, olive oil, baby oil, etc.)
  • Round cotton pads
  • Small jar with a lid

Mix the shampoo, water, and oil together in a cup. Pour a little bit of this mixture into the jar you will be storing the makeup pads in. Place the round cotton pads on top of the solution you just poured into the jar and press down on them to make sure they are getting wet. Repeat this step until the jar is full of damp makeup pads. If you have any of the liquid left over save it for when you need to make more makeup remover pads! Like I said before, these pads are super cheap and easy to make and will last you muuuuuch longer than the pricey ones you buy at the store.

 

Comment below if you want to hear about more money-saving beauty diy’s! Also, this DIY works best if you have normal to dry skin.

XOXO, Chels

 

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Choker DIYs

Many of the popular trends from last century are starting to make their way back into the fashion world.  One of which is chokers, which have started to appear in…

Many of the popular trends from last century are starting to make their way back into the fashion world.  One of which is chokers, which have started to appear in stores and sold by various brands across the board.  You may want a specific choker that you can’t find online or in stores, so… why not make it yourself?

If you like simple, create your own ribbon choker.  This is probably the easiest way to make your own necklace!  Just purchase some black ribbon, whatever you prefer, and measure its length to fit around your neck.  You can either make it a little longer and tie it behind your neck or you can fasten it together with a mini safety pin.  How quick and easy is that?Chelsea Crockett - Chokers

For me, I like to add a little more to my choker such as beads or dangles.  You can find these at most craft stores!  Pick out your initial, your favorite animal, etc.  Customize it as you wish!  You’ll also need a thin black ribbon or thick string to slide your bead onto.  If you want a super simple way to keep it on, just tie a small bow behind your neck.  Your hair will most likely cover it!

Which are you going to make?  Tell me how it turns out in the comments below!

XOXO – Chels

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Sweet Summer Treats: Cake Batter Popsicles

In Illinois, where I live, summers are H.O.T. The best and most enjoyable way to cool yourself down and beat the heat is to grab a cold treat! Here is…

In Illinois, where I live, summers are H.O.T. The best and most enjoyable way to cool yourself down and beat the heat is to grab a cold treat! Here is one of my favorite sweet summer indulgences that cools me down when the Illinois inferno gets the best of me…Popsicles that taste like cake!FunfettiCakeBatterPopsicles_2

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of vanilla ice cream
  • 3/4 cup yellow cake mix
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles

In a blender, combine the ice cream, vanilla extract, cake mix, and milk. Blend on medium until it is smooth. Pour the mixture into a bowl and mix in the sprinkles. Next, pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for four hours or more. When you are ready to gobble these sweet treats, run the mold under warm water for about 30 seconds to loosen the popsicles out of the molds.

Eat up!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://just-add-sprinkles.com/2015/07/27/cake-batter-popsicles/

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DIY American Flag Cuffs

In honor of Fourth of July coming up, it’s the perfect time for some American flag DIYs to help put together your red, white, and blue outfit. With Pinterest being…

In honor of Fourth of July coming up, it’s the perfect time for some American flag DIYs to help put together your red, white, and blue outfit. With Pinterest being the hub for all things DIY, I found a craft that’s simple and produces the cutest, festive results! You’ll need a few tools and materials to get started.

As far as what you need, there’s not much!Chelsea Crockett - American Flag Cuffs You’ll need a pair of jeans that can be cuffed (preferably boyfriend style or ripped), safety pins, an American flag printed material, thread, and a needle. You can either find an American flag material at a craft store or substitute something as simple as a flag bandana. After you have the right tools and materials, you’re ready to begin your DIY!

  • First things first, turn your jeans inside out.
  • Pick which piece of material you want for each cuff and use safety pins to attach the fabric to the jeans.
  • Then, like the picture above, use the thread and needle to sow the material on!
  • Turn your jeans right-side out to enjoy your new patriotic pants!

It’s as easy as that! I can’t wait to see how yours turned out this holiday!

Chelsea

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How to Get Natural Highlights

When summer comes around, I sometimes have an urge to go blonde. Not totally blonde, just blond-er. The problem is that highlights are pretty pricey, and who has time for…

When summer comes around, I sometimes have an urge to go blonde. Not totally blonde, just blond-er. The problem is that highlights are pretty pricey, and who has time for a trip to the salon when there is so much fun to be had in the summer months? If you want your hair to have a beachy, sun-kissed look this summer, here is the natural way to do so!

  1. Create your own salt spray: Mix a bit of salt with water, spray it on your hair (which opens the cuticle), and then go lay in the sun. This will fade your hair into a lighter color.images (1)
  2. Grab some lemon juice: Before heading out into the sun, add some lemon juice to your strands. The acid in the juice opens your cuticle, same as the salt water example above, leaving it open to the sun’s rays.
  3. Mix lemon and orange: If you are going for more golden, subtle highlights, mix orange and lemon juice together and do the same steps as above.

These DIY highlight concoctions are so easy to make, and fun to implement! Spray stuff on my hair, then go lay in the sun? Easy peasy.

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Churro Waffles

Have you had churros before? If not, your taste buds have never experienced pure joy. Churros are golden twisted rods of deliciousness that are rolled in cinnamon and sugar right…

Have you had churros before? If not, your taste buds have never experienced pure joy. Churros are golden twisted rods of deliciousness that are rolled in cinnamon and sugar right after being fried. If you HAD had churros, you will vouch for me when I say they are a treat indeed. If you want to bring dessert to the breakfast table, try this take on churros for breakfast!

Ingredients:

  • Waffle mixCinnamon-Roll-Waffles-060-1-625x814
  • A dash of cinnamon (to put in the waffle mix)
  • 1 cup white sugar (for topping)
  • ¼ cup cinnamon (to use in topping)
  • ½ cup melted butter (for topping)

                                                                                                    

In a large bowl, mix up your waffle mix to the specifications on the box, then add in a few dashes of cinnamon. Set that aside, then grab a saucer and mix the sugar and ¼ cup of cinnamon together on it. This is your topping for the waffles! Heat up your waffle iron and spray it with non-stick spray. Cook the waffles until they are golden and crisp, and immediately pour the melted butter on each side of them and dip each side in the cinnamon/sugar mixture on the saucer.

This recipe id a deliciously sweet take on breakfast!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe via: http://chicachocolatina.blogspot.com/2013/01/churro-waffles.html


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Healthy Blueberry Popsicles

Summer is HERE! I am out of my mind excited! School is out, the weather is warm, and life is good. You know what else is good? A cold popsicle…

Summer is HERE! I am out of my mind excited! School is out, the weather is warm, and life is good. You know what else is good? A cold popsicle on a hot summer day. You know what isn’t so good? All of the sugars and preservatives in those popsicles. If you want a healthy, guilt free alternative that actually provides you with your daily dose of fruits, then look no further! Here is a recipe for blueberry pineapple popsicles. MMMMMMMmmmmm.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of blueberries91afc057d7ecc7d77adcfdd9725d60bc
  • 1 cup pineapple slices
  • 1 tbsp honey to sweeten
  • 1 cup of water
  • Popsicle molds, or Ziplock reusable popsicle bags

Combine all of the ingredients into a blender. Blend until they are liquefied, and then pour the mixture into your popsicle molds until they are ¾ of the way full. Freeze them overnight, then enjoy! If you are trying to make healthy choices this summer, replacing your store bought popsicles with these delicious dudes is a great way to start!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe from: http://www.ourthriftyideas.com/2015/06/healthy-3-ingredient-popsicle-pineapple-blueberry.html#_a5y_p=3859439

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Father’s Day 2016: DIY Gift Ideas

Nothing’s better than homemade gift for your dad on Father’s Day. Not only is it meaningful but inexpensive, too (which at our age, saving money is a priority!). Pinterest is…

Nothing’s better than homemade gift for your dad on Father’s Day. Not only is it meaningful but inexpensive, too (which at our age, saving money is a priority!). Pinterest is the perfect place to find all things DIY. Here are a few DIY gifts that are creative, simple, and perfect for any dad!

  • First off, you’ll need a card. Create your own DIY Father’s Day card! This may seem basic or overrated, but whatever your gift is will need a card to go with it. A homemade card is always meaningful and shows you took the time to make it. You can even add inside jokes or funny puns to add some humor to it!Chelsea Crockett - BBQ Basket DIY
  • If your dad loves to grill, then this DIY is perfect for you. Create a BBQ basket with everything he needs to host a BBQ! Buy an array of sauces, such as steak sauce, BBQ sauce, ketchup, etc., and place them in the basket. Then, purchase some grilling tools that he can put to use and add those to the basket. If you want to go the extra mile, buy him a gift card to somewhere where he can buy steaks, burgers, etc. for when he wants to grill!
  • The way to a man’s heart is always food. There are endless recipes online that allow you to get creative when baking your dad something! Maybe a cupcake that looks like a basketball? Or maybe cookies decked out with your dad’s favorite sport’s team!

What are you getting (or making!) your dad for Father’s Day? Share with me below!

Love, Chelsea  

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