Chelsea Crockett

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Popsicles Featuring Funfetti

Is there a food more fun than Funfetti? Doubtful. Is there a food more fun than cake batter Funfetti Popsicles? WAY doubtful. If you are in the summer snack spirit,…

Is there a food more fun than Funfetti? Doubtful. Is there a food more fun than cake batter Funfetti Popsicles? WAY doubtful. If you are in the summer snack spirit, take a swing at these sweet treats!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy creamFunfettiCakeBatterPopsicles_2
  • ½ cup, plus 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp powdered milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups whole milk.
  • ¼ cup sprinkles

In the bowl of your mixer, add in the heavy cream and powdered sugar. Whip until light and fluffy, which should take about 2 minutes. Next, add in the milk powder and vanilla and beat for another minute. Pour in the milk and mix it in until it is all well combined. Grab a popsicle mold and fill each compartment up about ¼ of the way full. Add some sprinkles to each, then fill up the molds ½ way, add sprinkles, and repeat the process until the molds are full. Insert the popsicle sticks into each, then stick them in the freezer until frozen completely. After they are frozen solid (about 6 hours), remove them from the molds and gobble them up!

On a warm spring/summer day, these hit the spot!

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe and photos via: http://acozykitchen.com/funfetti-cake-batter-popsicles/

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Quick & Easy Makeup Brush Cleaning

Makeup brushes are one of the most-used items in our beauty arsenal. They help us put on our foundation, bronzer, blush, powder, and everything else you can imagine. Because they…

Makeup brushes are one of the most-used items in our beauty arsenal. They help us put on our foundation, bronzer, blush, powder, and everything else you can imagine. Because they are used so much, they can start to gather bacteria and germs and need to be cleaned at least once a month. Here is how to make your own homemade brush cleaner to get those babies looking as good as new!

  1. Fill a small dish with olive oil and another with baby wash.brush
  2. Wet your brush, pour a little olive oil and a little baby wash onto a saucer. Work the wet brush into the mixture, swishing it around and using your fingers to mix the oil and baby wash into the bristles.
  3. Rinse the brush under warm water thoroughly, gently squeezing the extra water out after you are finished rinsing.
  4. Lay out a paper towel and lay the brush on it, propping the brush handle up so that it is higher than the bristles. Allow the brush to air dry over night.

Do this sequence with all of your brushes to get them squeaky clean and rid of germs! Dirty brushes can cause pimples on your face from the bacteria on them, so cleaning your brushes is key to a clear complexion!

XOXO, Chels

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Pizza For Breakfast

Pizza. For breakfast. Did those three words blow your breakfast mind? If you are in the mood for something savory and saucy for breakfast, whip up a pizza scone! This…

Pizza. For breakfast. Did those three words blow your breakfast mind? If you are in the mood for something savory and saucy for breakfast, whip up a pizza scone! This recipe is from food blogger “Public Lives, Secret Recipes.”

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Dash of salt
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar14017fa0-e46a-0133-7ff3-0e31b36aeb7f
  • 2/3 cup almond milk
  • 8 tbsp. cold salted butter
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 bag shredded mozzerella cheese
  • 1 bag pepperoni

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. While it is warming up, grab a large mixing bowl and combine flour, salt, baking powder, milk, sugar, butter, and oregano. Stir all of this with a mixer until it is crumbly. Work the dough together using your hands until it makes a ball. Roll out the dough and cut it into triangles that measure about 4 inches on each side. Place ½ of the triangles onto a cookie sheet about 4 inches apart. Pour sauce, pepperoni, and cheese on top of each triangle. Then place the second triangle on top of the cheesed one and press the dough together to combine at the sides. Bake them for about 20 minutes or until they are golden brown, then eat up! Here is the video on how to make them, just incase you need a visual: https://youtu.be/C-yXNBhGw0c .

 

These are basically the perfect excuse for you to eat pizza for breakfast. Wouldn’t you agree?

XOXO, Chels

Photos and recipe via: http://publiclivessecretrecipes.com/2016/04/pizza-scone-recipe-with-video-tutorial.html

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DIY Clothing Rack Décor

The rustic theme and aesthetic has become a popular trend when it comes to decorating. Items and décor that give off an antique feel are popping up in almost every…

The rustic theme and aesthetic has become a popular trend when it comes to decorating. Items and décor that give off an antique feel are popping up in almost every home or décor store. If you’re not into the whole rustic theme, you can make this DIY sleeker and more fashionable, whatever you prefer!

First off, you’ll need to find a spot in your room that gives you enough space to put your rack. Second, you’ll need to pick out your rack! Chelsea Crockett - Clothing RackThere are plenty to choose from based on color, texture, etc. Some you can even buy with the “worn” look that gives it more of an antique feel. Although most of your bedrooms probably have closets, you can make your own rack for decoration! You can even choose what type of clothing you’ll hang on it. The example on the left uses it for jackets and coats… whatever you want to do!

Another fun part of creating the “look” for your rack is what type of hangers you use. I would prefer matching my hangers with the theme or colors of my room. Your rack will look much more put together when you make it look like a piece of your room. I suggest storing your shoes or purses under the rack where there’s extra room. It keeps your clothing organized and makes your room cuter, too :)!

Let me know how you design yours!

XOXO – Chels

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Blooming Monogram DIY

Since spring is amongst us and summer is quickly on its way, we might as well get crafty and in the spring spirit! Flowers are my favorite part about spring….

Since spring is amongst us and summer is quickly on its way, we might as well get crafty and in the spring spirit! Flowers are my favorite part about spring. I love all of the different colors that make the outdoors even more beautiful. While scrolling through Pinterest the other day, I found the cutest DIY that’s simple and perfect for the season!

First off, you’ll need to get your supplies. You will need a hot glue gun, spray paint (optional), scissors, fake flowers (whatever color matches your room!), and a hollow letter (which you can make yourself with another DIY or you can find it online or at select décor stores!). Pick out which fake flowers will go together and match your room colors.Chelsea Crockett - Monogram DIY

Next comes the real fun. Depending on what color your letter is, you can spray paint it whatever shade will match your room! While your letter is drying, take your fake flowers and cut off all of the stems. You just want the top part of the flower which will make it easier to glue them on a surface. After your stems are cut, make sure your glue gun is ready to go. Apply hot glue on the surface where you will put your flower one at a time. Place your flower on the glue and hold it till it sticks! Arrange each flower how you want it!

It’s as simple as that! Depending on whether you set it on your dresser or hang it on your wall, it’ll help get you (and your room) in the spring spirit!

Let me know how yours turns out! – Chelsea

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Treat Yo-Self: 5 Fun Things to do On Your Own

How often do you step back and give yourself some “me” time?  Don’t get me wrong, I love being with my friends and fam, but sometimes it feels good to…

How often do you step back and give yourself some “me” time?  Don’t get me wrong, I love being with my friends and fam, but sometimes it feels good to be independent and spend some time with numero uno. Time alone is a great way to reconnect with yourself, destress, and feel refreshed. Here are 5 fun things you can do on your own to treat yo self!

  1. Take yourself on a date: Is there a place where you live that you have always wanted to go to eat but have never gotten the chance? Take yourself! Treat yourself to a nice meal, take as long as you want, order whatever you want, you don’t have anyone to worry about or impress! Bring a good book and enjoy yourself.
  2. Take a loooong bath: Grab a good book, light a few candles, grab some bubble bath and a bath bomb, and hop in the tub. Take the longest bath you want and enjoy uninterrupted bliss.FullSizeRender (40)
  3. Lose yourself in a bookstore: There are so many cute bookstores out there, small ones with lots of personality or big ones with lots of choices! Get lost in the shelves and find a book that you love.
  4. Have a spa day: Go get a massage, or save some cash and do an at-home spa day. Grab a face mask and hair mask from Walmart and pamper yourself DIY style.
  5. Complete projects you’ve put off: Speaking of DIY, finish those projects you’ve been putting off so that you don’t have to worry about them anymore. Whether it is finishing homework, updating your resume, finishing a DIY craft, whatever it may be, finish it! You will feel accomplished and productive, plus you reap the benefits of the finished project!

Treat yo-self to some “me” time every once in a while. It is good for the soul!

XOXO, Chels

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3 Ways to Display Pictures in Your Room/Dorm

As teenagers, we take a ton of pictures. At least I do! Everywhere I go I make sure to capture the moment, whether it be my last senior homecoming or…

As teenagers, we take a ton of pictures. At least I do! Everywhere I go I make sure to capture the moment, whether it be my last senior homecoming or traveling across the country. I love displaying all the pictures I take in my room in different, creative DIY ways. Here are 3 of my favorites you can use for your own room or dorm!

I’m sure you’ve all seen this idea. All you need is some string and clothespins (and if you have a Polaroid, even better!). Hang the string across your wall and dangle different pictures on it with clothespins! You can make it however you want, whether you want your pictures in black and white or using Christmas light instead of string. If you have a Polaroid, hang your Polaroids instead of normal pictures!

Have you ever seen a DIY Instagram wall? I love them! Depending on how big you want to make it, you’ll need several mini, 4×4 white frames (you can Chelsea Crockett - Instagram Wallchange your frame sizes and colors if you prefer). However many frames you have, you’ll need to have the same number of pictures. Pick your favorite Instagram photos and develop them the size you need to fit inside the frames. Walgreens is the perfect place to do this; they have an app that lets you order them immediately! Arrange them like the picture on the left and you’re done! P.S. You can even ditch the frames for a simpler, and not to forget cheaper, look.

My last DIY idea is a picture clock! Take 12 different sized picture frames and pick your favorite photos to go in each. Arrange them in a circle completed with hands to tell the time in the middle. You can buy these at a wide variety of craft stores such as Hobby Lobby and Michaels.

Let me see how your wall décor turns out! – Chelsea

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Beauty First Aid Kit

So many beauty and fashion emergencies happen every day with no help to fix them. They can make a day go from good to bad in an instant! I put…

So many beauty and fashion emergencies happen every day with no help to fix them. They can make a day go from good to bad in an instant! I put together a small beauty first aid kit that you can make yourself! It contains all the essentials for fixing a beauty or fashion emergency from smeared makeup to a button falling off your shirt!

  • Those pimples that always seem to get worse throughout the day could just be your makeup wearing off! Carry some concealer or cover-up when you need to reapply.
  • A small sewing kit. As I mentioned above, a missing button can be very bad!Chelsea Crockett - Dry Shampoo
  • Chapstick/Lip gloss. Chapped lips aren’t only painful, but annoying to deal with! Always have an extra chapstick or lip gloss ready on hand.
  • Nail File. Broken nails are the worst! There are too many times when I wish a had a nail file with me. They’re super cheap and can save you from a lot of pain and annoyance.
  • A mini deodorant. Some mornings you may be in a bit of a rush and forget to apply deodorant. It can make you worry the rest of the day!
  • A mini can of dry shampoo. If you ever get to school and realize your hair is much greasier than you thought, spray on some dry shampoo like the one above!
  • Mints/gum. I can’t live without gum, and you never know when you’ll need some! Keep an extra pack around just in case.

Keep this kit in your backpack, locker, purse, car, etc. You never know when it’ll come in handy and save the day!

XO – Chelsea

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Natural Ways to Keep Your Skin Clear

I recently did a video on YouTube about how I cleared my acne, have you seen it? If not, a quick recap is that I started using a product called…

I recently did a video on YouTube about how I cleared my acne, have you seen it? If not, a quick recap is that I started using a product called “Curology” and I am absolutely in love! This acne prevention medication is custom tailored for your skin and monitored by a licensed dermatologist, so this will work with any skin type (get a 30 day trial for free here:  https://curology.com/invite/chelsea). But, for those of you who like to go the more all natural, DIY skincare route, I did a bit of research and found 4 at-home skincare tips to keep your skin clear!

  1. Incorporate coconut oil: I like to use a little coconut oil on my skin after my shower, just to keep my skin soft. It is also antibacterial, so it keeps your skin clean and clear.
  2. Exfoliate daily: Use an exfoliant such as a sugar scrub every day to keep your pores clear and skin smooth. Every-day exfoliation helps keep oil and gunk from building up on your skin and in your pores!FullSizeRender-30
  3. Drink lots of water: Keeping yourself hydrated means keeping your skin hydrated! Staying hydrated helps your skin stay clear and moisturized.
  4. Change your pillowcase every/every other day. This keeps bacteria from building up and smothering your skin while you sleep!

If skin medicines aren’t your thing, try these healthy tips to keep acne away!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Sunday Checklist

For me, Sunday is the day for church and getting ready for the upcoming week. Too many times my day is spent stressing about what I need to get done…

For me, Sunday is the day for church and getting ready for the upcoming week. Too many times my day is spent stressing about what I need to get done and what I need to have ready for Monday. Since I love making to-do lists, Sunday is the perfect day to get organized and get things accomplished!Chelsea Crockett - Sunday

  • School is a top priority. Make sure you finish all your homework and study for any upcoming tests.
  • Like I mentioned before, Sundays are days for church. If for some reason I can’t make it to church, I still like to have quiet time with God. It starts my week on the right foot, without stress or worrying.
  • Being organized is a good way to feel before the week begins, not only with school but with your room as well! Clean your room, car, or whatever will be bothering you throughout the week. It’s refreshing and a stress-reliever.
  • If you’re trying to exercise and eat healthy, plan your workouts for the week! Decide which days you’ll have time to go for a run and which days you can take a break. Also, prepare some healthy snacks such as fruit salad or granola bars that can be on-the-go for your busy week.
  • Make a list of goals you want to accomplish for the week. If you have a big test you want to ace, write it down! If you want to run a certain amount of distance, write it down! Accomplishing your goals at the end of the week is an amazing feeling.

What else do you do to prepare yourself for the week? Let me know so I can try it out myself!

Love, Chelsea

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DIY Coconut Oil Hair Spray

Your hair is always begging for moisture, especially in the winter time when the air is cold and dry! Products you use to style your hair, such as hair spray…

Your hair is always begging for moisture, especially in the winter time when the air is cold and dry! Products you use to style your hair, such as hair spray and mousse, can dry your hair out even more. Want to know how you can make your very own hair spray that will actually hydrate and strengthen your hair as you use it…made with all natural ingredients? Who wouldn’t!

Ingredients:download

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3-4 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 2 cups distilled water

Melt the coconut oil in the microwave and add it to a spray bottle. Next add in the distilled water and essential oil. Shake it reaaally good. It works great on both damp and dry hair! Also, make sure to shake it before every use because the ingredients will naturally separate.

Now this hair spray doesn’t have as strong of a hold as store bought sprays, but it does a much better job of keeping the frizz away!

XOXO, Chels

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Watercolor Nail Art

I often catch myself staring at nail art on Pinterest completely mesmerized. How in the world do people do their nails so perfectly?! When I do mine I feel like…

I often catch myself staring at nail art on Pinterest completely mesmerized. How in the world do people do their nails so perfectly?! When I do mine I feel like a kindergartener trying to color inside the lines! Today I am going to share a perfectly easy, super cute nail art technique that gives you watercolor nails! Adorable!c6a50a2b33ffb54d5dffce613e6c7fdd

All you need for this technique is a Sharpie or two, a base nail color, and some rubbing alcohol. After painting your nails in the color of your choice (I would choose a pastel because spring is closeJ ), let them dry a spell. While they are drying, combine colorful Sharpie ink and rubbing alcohol in a separate bowl, then paint it onto your nails! It should look like a watercolor painting. Add glitter topcoat if you are feeling fancy.

How easy was that? This is a great, cute nail idea for Easter!

XOXO, Chels

 

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DIY Shower Soothers

During the winter months, sinus infections wreak havoc on so many of us! Stuffy noses are the absolute worst! If you are looking for a way to breathe easier and…

During the winter months, sinus infections wreak havoc on so many of us! Stuffy noses are the absolute worst! If you are looking for a way to breathe easier and get some sweet relief, try out these homemade shower soothers! You put them in the shower with you while you bathe and they help clear you right up! Plus, they are much better for you than the store bought ones. And much cheaper!

Ingredients:

  • About 1 1/2 cups of baking sodaimages
  • About 2/3 cup of water
  • Essential Oils: Rosemary, Lavender and Eucalyptus

Before getting started, preheat your oven to 350F. Add the baking soda to a mixing bowl and slowly add in the water. Your mixture should look a little like pancake batter! Stir together, then scoop your mixture into muffin tins that have paper muffin liners in them, one tablespoon per muffin hole. Place the muffin tin in the oven for 20 minutes, then remove them. Add a few drops of each essential oil to the discs and let them cool completely. Once they have cooled, pop them out of the muffin tin and store them in a plastic bag. Toss one in the shower next time you are feeling stuffy and prepare to be amazed!

XOXO, Chels

 


 

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DIY Essential Oil Face Scrub

Exfoliation is key to clear skin. It makes your skin smooth, scrubs the dead skin off, and helps clear your pores! Today’s diy face wash is all natural and gives…

Exfoliation is key to clear skin. It makes your skin smooth, scrubs the dead skin off, and helps clear your pores! Today’s diy face wash is all natural and gives you all the benefits of a store bought exfoliant without the harsh chemicals. It combines baking soda (which is much less harsh on your skin than salt and sugar which are common exfoliants), coconut oil (which helps kill bacteria and decrease acne), and frankincense essential oil (which helps prevent wrinkles and regenerate healthy skin cells).

Instructions:71jYKlAFO-L._SY355_

  • 1/3 cup baking soda
  • 5/10 drops frankincense oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

All you have to do is mix all of these ingredients together and store them in a container with a lid. That is it! To use it, gently rub a teaspoon or two into your skin using circular motions and then rinse off with warm water.

Exfoliation is key to healthy skin! Make this concoction part of your weekly routine to keep your skin glowing and clean.

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Snow Ice Cream

Last week I got a day off of school because of snow and it was awesome! Snow days are the best days, am I right? If you have ever had…

Last week I got a day off of school because of snow and it was awesome! Snow days are the best days, am I right? If you have ever had a snow day, then you probably know about snow ice cream. If not, you’ve been missing out! When life gives you snow, make snow ice cream! It literally takes 5 minutes and is super delish!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milkice-cream
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 8 cups clean snow
  • Sprinkles are optional but highly recommended 🙂

In a big bowl, whisk the milk, sugar, vanilla and salt together until they are will combined. Go outside and scoop some fresh, clean snow. Immediately stir the snow into the milk mixture until you get your desired consistency. Top it off with sprinkles or any other ice cream toppings! Eat it up quickly because it will melt pretty fast!

Eat up!

XOXO, Chels

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Homemade Microwave Potato Chips

I am a lover of healthy snacks, but sometimes a girl craves a handful of greasy, salty potato chips. Ya feel? Lucky for you (and me), I found a recipe…

I am a lover of healthy snacks, but sometimes a girl craves a handful of greasy, salty potato chips. Ya feel? Lucky for you (and me), I found a recipe for homemade potato chips that are low fat, cheap, and made in your microwave! Yummy snack here we come!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large russet potato, scrubbed and sliced thinly16117462567_751b5aacf8_b
  • Salt
  • Optional: olive oil and other seasonings.

Slice your potato very thin into 1/8 or 1/16 inch slices. Put the slices directly into cold water and let them sit for 5 minutes, then rinse them in cold water until clear. Use paper towels to dry the slices, then line a glass plate or tray with parchment paper and arrange the slices on it. Make sure they do not touch each other or they will stick together. If you like you can sprinkle your slices with salt or seasonings, or you can even brush them with olive oil. Place them in the microwave and cook them on high for 3 minutes. After that, flip the slices over and microwave them on 50% power for about 2:30. If you see slices starting to turn brown, take them out and continue cooking the rest. Keep doing these steps with the rest of your potato slices until they are all cooked. If you don’t gobble them up right away, store them in an airtight container for future snacking!

Simple snacking at its finest.

XOXO, Chels

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