Chelsea Crockett

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Top 5 Fall Nail Colors

Fall/winter is my favorite time of year when it comes to nail trends. The tones are so rich and deep, plus they are very versatile and look good with just…

Fall/winter is my favorite time of year when it comes to nail trends. The tones are so rich and deep, plus they are very versatile and look good with just about any outfit! I can never decide which fall color I want to paint my nails because I love them all, but here are my top 5 go-to’s.

  1. Burgundy: Burgundy is classy and sassy. It is such a rich color, and I feel super feminine when I wear it. It is also a great fall/winter color because of the changing leaves and warm tones of nature.nails 1
  2. Grey: Grey is the perfect winter nail color because it is just dark enough to be “winter’ish”, but not as dark and severe as black, and not as summer-ish and peppy as white.
  3. Hunter green: You may not think that hunter green is a good nail color, but you would be mistaken! It is an untapped gem. Christmas colors are red and green, so some green in your look is encouraged. Hunter green is subtly green, so no need to fret if you are uneasy about wearing green on your nails.
  4. Dark sparkles: Want to show your mysterious side, playful side? Opt for dark polish with subtle sparkles!
  5. Nude: You can never go wrong with a perfectly pretty nude nail. If you aren’t sure what your Christmas has in store for you outfit wise, nude is a good bet because it goes with anything.

Happy polishing!

XOXO, Chels

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Caramel Apple Nachos

These aren’t your average nachos…they are caramel apple nachos! I cannot decide if I like these or regular nachos better, so I guess I will just have to keep on…

These aren’t your average nachos…they are caramel apple nachos! I cannot decide if I like these or regular nachos better, so I guess I will just have to keep on eating both! 😉

These nachos are a fun fall themed treat. Caramel apples make me think of autumn, would you agree? You can even go apple picking with a bunch of friends (or a hot date!) to collect a few of your necessary ingredients. Here is the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 gala apples
  • 3-4 granny smith applescaramelapplenachosbutterwithasideofbread4
  • Caramel ice cream topping
  • White chocolate candy coating
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Heath toffee bits

Pour the Heath bits and mini chips into 2 separate bowls. Cut a ziploc bag at the corner for the white chocolate drizzle. Cut your apples into slices and place them on the dish you want to serve them. Melt the white chocolate by placing the white chocolate candy coating in a small sauce pan on low heat. Stir it constantly until it is melted and smooth. Pour it into the cut Ziploc bag and drizzle it onto your apples. Next, drizzle the caramel ice cream topping onto them, then sprinkle the toffee bits and mini chocolate chips.

This recipe is super quick to make. Caramel apple nachos + a Halloween movie= the perfect autumn evening!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe via: lilluna.com/caramel-apple-nachos

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Fun Fall Date Ideas

Fall is one of my favorite times to go on dates. The weather is just getting to be chilly, which means you can dress cute without being worried that you…

Fall is one of my favorite times to go on dates. The weather is just getting to be chilly, which means you can dress cute without being worried that you will sweat your brains out. Plus, your hair won’t plaster to your forehead or go poofy with humidity! SCORE! Anyway, autumn holds lots of opportunities for super fun dates. Here are just a few of my favs!

  • Corn maze: Go get lost together in a corn maze! You will have a blast trying to find your way, bumping into each other, 15-Fabulous-Fall-Date-Ideas-Pumpkin-Patch-Datelaughing the whole time!
  • Pumpkin picking: Go have a blast picking out the perfect pumpkin! You will have so much fun riding out to the patch and trying to find a better pumpkin than the other ;). Plus, you can make pumpkin pie or roast the seeds with the insides of your precious pumpkins!
  • Pumpkin decorating: After you go pick out the pumpkins together, have a decorating contest!
  • Haunted house: Getting to jump into your boy’s arms when a creepy zombie scares you= the best kind of date. 😉
  • Apple picking: Go apple picking together, then make yummy treats with the apples you picked!
  • Go to a football game: Football games are one of the best fall activities if you ask me. You will have a blast cheering on your favorite team together!
  • Rake leaves…and then jump through them: Pretty self-explanatory. Leaves + you + your man + a couple of rakes = hours of fun and a leaf-free yard.
  • Have a Halloween movie marathon: Grab that pumpkin pie or apple dumplings you made together, cozy up, and turn on a good Halloween movie!

Don’t have a boy toy? Grab a gal pal and do all of these things together! They may take a little bit of tweaking, but they will still be a super blast!

XOXO, Chels

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Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow? Yes Pleases!

Puppy chow is probably on my list of top 10 favorite foods. Not even kidding. I cannot stop myself when there is a bowl of it in front of me….

Puppy chow is probably on my list of top 10 favorite foods. Not even kidding. I cannot stop myself when there is a bowl of it in front of me. It just magically disappears. Anyway, what sounds better than fall flavored puppy chow? Not much. Not much at all. Here is how to make pumpkin spice puppy chow!

Ingredients:

  • 7-8 cups Cinnamon Chex cereal30a38f6be09a02a8e7fe762ffc8fad4f
  • 12 ounces orange candy melts
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 cups candy pumpkins

Pour the Chex cereal into a bowl and put to the side. Melt the candy melts for 20 seconds, stir, melt, and stir until they are melted. Stir 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, the cloves, allspice and nutmeg in to the candy melts until it is combined. Pour this mixture onto the cereal and stir gently to coat all of the squares. Be gentle! Pour the powdered sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon into a large Ziploc baggie. Pour in the coated squares and shake until they are all coated in sugar. Pour in the pumpkins and toss some more. Store it in an air tight container, or just eat them all right then and there! No judgments here.

Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

Recipe: Sally’s Baking Addiction

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DIY Fall Candles

What better way to ring in fall than to fill your house with scents of the season! I love when my mom lights pumpkin spice or apple pie candles in…

What better way to ring in fall than to fill your house with scents of the season! I love when my mom lights pumpkin spice or apple pie candles in my house. It makes the whole place smell so cozy and it makes me feel so happy that fall is coming! Here is how to make your very own fall flavored candles.

You will need:

  • Pint jarscandles7
  • Wick (you can buy this at any crafts store)
  • 1 cup Beeswax
  • 1 cup Coconut Oil
  • Spices (I find mine at the dollar store)

 

Start by placing the wicks in the jars and tape the wicks to the bottom of the jars. If you use tape just make sure it’s secure. Take the tops of the wicks, cut them long, and wrap them around an old pencil and place in the centers of the jars.

Melt the beeswax, coconut oil, and a tablespoon of spices together. My suggestion is to use a jar and place a few inches of water in the saucepan. Then when the water heats up, the contents of the jar will heat up and melt. You don’t need the wax and oil to boil, just melt.  Pour a small amount of wax into the very bottom of the jar and let it firm up so that the wick stays at the bottom.  Then pour the rest of the wax in the jar until it’s full enough. Let the candles sit still until the wax re-hardens. Then you are ready to burn your candles!

Make one for your mom, your grandma, your aunt, pshh make one for you too! I love having candles burning around the house, don’t you?

XOXO, Chels

Instructions and photo via: www.littlehouseliving.com/spiced-candles-fall.html#_a5y_p=2650471

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Festive Fall Pretzel Bark

I get so pumped when stores start putting out candy corn because that means FALL IS HERE. Plus I just love candy corn. Today’s fall inspired recipe combines all of…

I get so pumped when stores start putting out candy corn because that means FALL IS HERE. Plus I just love candy corn. Today’s fall inspired recipe combines all of my fall favorites; cranberries, candy corn, pretzels, and white chocolate! I’ll tell you how to whip all of these yummy bits into a mouthwatering mixture.

Ingredients:3b23014ef0c0e096c73c0ad67ccffdac

  • ½ pound chopped white chocolate
  • 1 cup mini pretzels
  • ½ cup candy corn
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries

Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Leave an overhang on 2 sides of the pan. Melt the chocolate, and then spread it on the prepared pan. Sprinkle it with pretzels, candy corn, and cranberries. Allow it to cool in the fridge for a few hours, then remove the bark from the pan. Break it into pieces, eat a few yourself, and then give the rest away to friends, family, and possibly your favorite teacher. 😉

I feel like this dish is so festive! Thoughts?

XOXO, Chels

Recipe: realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/candy-corn-pretzel-bark

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

What is better than a slice of pumpkin pie? A pumpkin pie SMOOTHIE of course! When I think of fall I think of thanksgiving and with thanksgiving comes pumpkin pie!…

What is better than a slice of pumpkin pie? A pumpkin pie SMOOTHIE of course! When I think of fall I think of thanksgiving and with thanksgiving comes pumpkin pie! This smoothie is not only delicious, but it is also good for you! It is packed with fiber and protein. Much better for you than for than an actual slice of pie! Here is how to whip up one for yourself.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1 large ripe bananaPumpkin-Pie-Smoothie-31
  • 1 cup unsweetened soymilk or coconut milk beverage
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 5 ice cubes

Combine all of the ingredients into your blender and blend until it is smooth. This makes 2 servings, so share it with a friend! This would be a yummy afterschool snack or a delicious sleep over treat!

Eat up!

XOXO, Chels

Photos via: galonamission.com

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