Chelsea Crockett

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Do What’s Right, Not What’s Easy

What’s easy and what’s right can oftentimes go hand-in-hand. These situations are easy to approach knowing that the right thing to do is also going to be the easy thing…

What’s easy and what’s right can oftentimes go hand-in-hand. These situations are easy to approach knowing that the right thing to do is also going to be the easy thing to do.

The situations that take you doing the right thing when it isn’t always the easiest, now these are the situations where your boldness comes in.

God talks about this in the Bible, over and over again. As a Christian, we will face persecution for the things we say and do. What God wants for us will more times than not differ from what the world wants for us.

Eventually, there comes a choice. How will you know which choice is honoring God and which is for your own benefit? There are several verses that talk about how we can live and decide through godly wisdom.

Colossians 3:17 says, “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

When you’re stuck at a crossroad, you should ask yourself this question: What would Jesus want me to do? Think of the best possible way you could honor him.

Not just in what you do, but in what you say. In word and in deed, we should always think of how Jesus would respond to the situation. It can be hard to go out of your way to apologize to someone that doesn’t deserve it, but in the end, what’s right is showing mercy and grace to those who most definitely don’t deserve it!

Ephesians 5:15-20 says, “Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.”

God makes it very clear to us in the Bible that our days are numbered. We never know how many more opportunities we have to display the light and love of God through our lives.

If making the most of every opportunity means showing kindness and love in every situation, then we should do just that. Just because it’s not the easiest thing to do, doesn’t mean it’s not the right thing to do.

I once saw a quote that puts it perfectly: “Keep a good attitude and do the right thing even when it’s hard. When you do that you are passing the test. And God promises you your marked moments are on their way.”

Think of life as a time filled with many tests. We should want God to be proud of our actions and who we are when the world isn’t looking.

So, do good, be good, and spread goodness. At the end of the day, people will remember the times you did the right thing instead of the easy thing, every single time.

Being a follower of God isn’t supposed to be easy, that’s why God calls us to a life so much greater than this. Listen to his word and his wisdom and apply it to your life. You’ll feel content, rewarded, and an all-around better person at the end of the day!

– Chelsea

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5 Easy Lifestyle Boosts to Try for Yourself

If you want a feel-good boost for your body, you can always do the basic “work out more” or “eat healthier” thing, but how many times do we actually carry…

If you want a feel-good boost for your body, you can always do the basic “work out more” or “eat healthier” thing, but how many times do we actually carry through with it?  And how long do we actually keep it going when we do?  Here are a few lifestyle boosts that are easy to keep up with and will benefit both your body and mood!

  • Drink more water. Chelsea Crockett - Water I’ve always heard this and thought “yeah, yeah, yeah, whatever,” but it really pays off and makes your body feel all-around better!  Carry around a reusable water bottle with you wherever you go and you won’t even realize how much water you’re drinking throughout the day.
  • Make daily to-do lists.  Checking off tasks on a to-do list is scientifically proven to boost your mood.  It gives you a feeling of accomplishment and success even if it’s completing something super small!
  • Stick to a bedtime and wakeup time.  Once again, science proves that this will benefit both your mind and body greatly.  You’ll feel less tired and more motivated to take on the day!
  • Start your day with a cup of coffee and some time with God.  I know for me, starting the day out by talking to God refreshes me more than anything (and some caffeine doesn’t hurt either!).
  • Don’t use your phone an hour before bed.  Your phone screen gives off blue light that actually keeps your brain awake and alert.  So when you lay down and play on your phone to “make yourself tired,” it’s actually doing the opposite!

I hope you consider giving these a try!  With a little determination, you can make all of these lifestyle boosts an everyday habit!

XO – Chelsea

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Super Easy Health Hacks

When you hear the words “healthy lifestyle” what do you think of? Do you think of things like not-so-yummy-but-super-nutritious food, hours in the gym, and depriving yourself of things that…

When you hear the words “healthy lifestyle” what do you think of? Do you think of things like not-so-yummy-but-super-nutritious food, hours in the gym, and depriving yourself of things that aren’t so good for you but are sooooo good? That is the case a lot of times, and it shouldn’t be! Living a healthy lifestyle should be something that comes easy to all of us, not something we dread. There are really easy ways to live a healthy life that don’t involve juice cleanses or 10 mile daily jogs. In fact, diets and strict workout regimens are what drive us away from our fitness goals and discourage us! When our goals are hard to attain, we don’t want to stick to them. Realistic, sustainable goals are the way to go. Here are 3 easy health hacks to improve your health and start you on the path to a healthy lifestyle.

  1. Add coconut oil to your morning drink: Do you drink a smoothie or a cup of coffee to start your day? If so, add a tablespoon of coconut oil to it. This helps stabilize your blood sugar all day long so you don’t crave sugar, and it tastes great!96070-organic-virgin-coconut-oil
  2. Eat for 20 minutes: Make sure your meals last for at least 20 minutes each, even if it is just a small meal. It takes about 20 minutes for your body to register that you are full, so it will help you eat less and take smaller portions.
  3. Stand up and stretch: If you sit at school all day or sit at work, every hour or so it is important to stand up. It gets your muscles fired up! You also need to make it a point to stretch at your desk to keep your blood flowing and circulating. This doesn’t have to be a big, distracting stretch, just something as simple as twisting around in your desk or stretching your arms out in front of you!

See? Healthy habits don’t have to be extreme or something to dread. Just incorporate simple habits into your everyday life and it will make a difference in how you feel!

XOXO, Chels

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2 Ingredient Pumpkin Ice Cream

Pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING is the rave right now! That is why I have whipped up a sweet recipe that combines my favorite vegan food, bananas, and a fall favorite, bananas!…

Pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING is the rave right now! That is why I have whipped up a sweet recipe that combines my favorite vegan food, bananas, and a fall favorite, bananas!3929_LRGimg

Ingredients:

  • 4 large very large bananas, frozen
  • ½ cup fresh or canned pumpkin puree
  • Optional: honey or maple syrup to add some natural sweetness!

Instructions:

blend the frozen bananas and pumpkin together in a blender until creamy. The bananas must be frozen before you make this dish even if you are going to freeze the ice cream after blending. Taste and add some sweetener, like maple syrup or honey, if you so desire. Serve immediately for soft serve texture or if you want a firmer dish you can freeze it for around 4 hours!

Because this dish only has 2 ingredients, bananas and pumpkin, it is a great healthy sweet treat!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Perfect Messy Pony

Are you a morning person? If you are, I envy you. Most girls are running around in the morning like crazy people trying to get out the door because they…

Are you a morning person? If you are, I envy you. Most girls are running around in the morning like crazy people trying to get out the door because they slept past their alarms! If you are one of these ladies who is always running late, here is a quick, fabulous hair do for you to try.

 

The Messy Pony!

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Ladies, everyone can rock the classic messy pony. Sometimes, a regular ponytail is just too basic and boring. Spruce it up! Here are the steps to getting that chic, super-fast updo.

1. Take the sections of hair that are at your temples and pull up the section like you were going to do the “half-up half-down” hair style. Spray this section with dry shampoo to absorb all of the access oils! Now that you have the top section of your hair, take the back part of the section and start teasing from the back to the front. Before you tease the small section, spray some hairspray at the root of the hair because this will help the hair to stay teased!

2. As you get closer to the front of your hair, tease the hair less so you don’t see as much of a rats nest. Leave out the front section of hair so that you can use it to cover the teased portion. Mist your hair with hairspray because this will give your hair texture!

3. Take the sections of hair behind your ears and bring them to the front. Now that you have both the top section of your hair and the sections behind your ears all pushed towards the front of your head, take the back section of hair that is left and create your first ponytail. Make it close to the middle of your head, not too high and not too low!

4. Flip the front and side sections back and pin your tease down with bobby pins however you want. If you want a high tease, make it happen! If you want less tease, that is totally fine too! Just pin your hair closer to your head if you don’t want as much tease. Pull your remaining hair back and add it to your first ponytail! If you want to add a little accent to the pony, you can add in your favorite headband.

 

Easy, right? Now go rock those messy ponies!

XOXO, Chels

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Simple Crossfit Workout

If you follow me on Twitter you often hear me talking about my recent crossfit workouts! I have fallen in love with crossfit. I love how it pushes my body….

If you follow me on Twitter you often hear me talking about my recent crossfit workouts! I have fallen in love with crossfit. I love how it pushes my body. People think that you can only do crossfit in an expensive gym, but that is not the case! You can do a simple crossfit workout in your very own home. Here is a simple and easy crossfit workout that anyone can do at home.

                                                                                10 lunges

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10 push-ups

10 squats

10 sit-ups

10 jumping jacks

Repeat this circuit 4-5 times and see results! It might not seem like a lot at first, but when you get to the end of round 3, you will be feeling the burn! I love the exhausted feeling I get after I workout. This circuit is also great for those days when you really want to work out, but either the weather is bad or you just have no motivation to go to the gym. Do it on the floor of your room! Anywhere!

Crank it out, ladies!

XOXO, Chels

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Volumize Your Locks!

Need some quick volume for your hair? Are you always short on time? Well here is a super quick, super easy way to get fast volume that is sure to…

Need some quick volume for your hair? Are you always short on time? Well here is a super quick, super easy way to get fast volume that is sure to add sass to any outfit. Want the deets? Scroll on!

Okay, so is it just me or do some of you have moms who walk around the house wearing ridiculous rollers in their hair? Or worse, do they drive you hair rollersplaces while wearing them? Have no fear, I am not going to make you wear rollers out in public, but I am going to suggest you wear them in the comfort of your home! The best way to get super volume in your hair is to take your damp but almost dry hair and put the top layer in giant Velcro rollers. Use metal roller clips to hold the rollers in your hair.  Once you have the hair in rollers, use a blow dryer to warm the hair in the curlers and blow dry them for about 5 minutes. After you have blow dried them, leave the curlers in for another 10 minutes to let the hair cool down. Spritz them with hair spray and then take the rollers out. You should have some loose, large curls/waves. Rock this easy, voluptuous hair style wherever you go to show super sass!

XOXO, Chels

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