Chelsea Crockett

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Are You Hot or Cold?

If you were to rate your relationship with God on a scale from 1-10, with 1 being cold and 10 being hot, where would you land? Now, I’m not saying…

If you were to rate your relationship with God on a scale from 1-10, with 1 being cold and 10 being hot, where would you land?

Now, I’m not saying you should rate your faith in God on a scale, but I do want you to consider one thing: are you lukewarm for God?

You might be thinking: What? Lukewarm? What does that even mean?

I would define lukewarm as being a 5 on the scale. Sure, you believe in God, but your life doesn’t fully reflect the way a godly life should look. Maybe you go to church on Sundays and open your Bible every once in a while, but are your thoughts and actions reflecting that of a follower of Christ?

When I first started following God, I could’ve considered myself a “lukewarm” Christian. I could talk the talk but I not always walked the walk. I would pray occasionally and request the things I wanted from God, but my life didn’t reflect that of a Christian’s at all.

I read a quote that completely changed my heart and my perspective.

“Following Christ isn’t something that can be done halfheartedly or on the side. It is not a label we can display when it is useful. It must be central to everything we do and are.”

When we go to class, we shouldn’t only talk to God when we need a good grade on a test or want an A on a paper. He should be at the center of our day. Someone we thank for the little things.

In our group of friends, we shouldn’t only pray for our friends when they’re going through a break up or needing to nail a good interview for a job. We should stray away from gossip, temptation to fall into sin, and other things that don’t reflect that of a godly person.

In high school, I would be filled with fear or anxiety about both big and little things in my life. One way I became “hot” for God was by leaning on him and giving him control instead of worrying about how I could be in control of my life.

I’ve learned that there are times when we may not feel like spending time with God, or it just seems like He is not present at all. With my doubts and questions, it seems as if He is so far away. Recently, this has been my battle. If I’m honest, it hurts and I hate that I “feel” this way. But I push through. The best thing to know through this time is that God isn’t surprised by this. He wants me to want Him, and I want Him so much. So I pray for a heart that wants Him earnestly.

When Paul was talking about being “lukewarm” he meant this with the way we live our lives, the way we talk, who we choose to hang with, etc. So, if you’re questioning God, or if you feel as if you have a hard time walking in your faith right now, don’t lose heart. The God above who knows you inside and out, knows your struggle. He wants you to talk to Him, and He may be trying to walk you through the desert for a period of time to teach you something. Lean in. Step in faith. This turned into a tangent, but I believe someone needed to hear it.

He’s a jealous God, and he wants us to fall in love with him and everything that comes along with the journey.

“Never let the fire in your heart go out. Keep it alive. Serve the Lord. When you hope, be joyful. When you suffer, be patient. When you pray, be faithful.” – Romans 12:11-12

Chelsea

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3 Popular Swimsuit Styles of Summer ‘17

This summer has already been filled with new trends, styles, and fashion statements.  The cool thing about fashion is that there will always be new trends coming into play along…

This summer has already been filled with new trends, styles, and fashion statements.  The cool thing about fashion is that there will always be new trends coming into play along with old trends circling back around!  There are many popular swimsuit styles of the summer but here are three that are the most stylish!

  • Peplum Swimsuits. Chelsea Crockett - Peplum Swimsuits Remember when peplum tops were the hottest trend of the year?  They’re making a comeback but in swimsuits instead!  They’re the cutest tops to pair with some patterned high-waisted bottoms.  Look at the picture on the right for example.  You can mix and match swimsuits for the perfect look!
  • Wrap Swimsuits.  Wrap swimsuits can come in many different styles and colors.  If you’ve never seen these, most have strings or straps that wrap around your stomach or just below your chest.  They might not be the best if you want to avoid tan lines, but they’re super cute and stylish!
  • Off-the-Shoulder Swimsuits.  It seems like all the best shirt styles are making their way into the swimsuit world!  You can find off-the-shoulder swimsuits in both one and two pieces.  If you prefer a two piece, mix and match different colors and patterns to find the perfect look!

Which style is your favorite?  Comment and let me know below! 🙂

XOXO – Chelsea

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How to Prepare Your Legs for Summer Weather

When you think about your summer wardrobe, I’m sure it consists of lots of shorts, dresses, skirts, and swimsuits!  And what do all of these things have in common?  Your…

When you think about your summer wardrobe, I’m sure it consists of lots of shorts, dresses, skirts, and swimsuits!  And what do all of these things have in common?  Your legs will show!  I always like to make sure my legs are in tip-top shape during the warm months, especially swimsuit season.  Here is a step-by-step guide to prepare your legs for the summer!

Step #1: Exfoliate.  Chelsea Crockett - ExfoliaterThis is the first step because it gets rid of any dead or damaged skin which prepares the perfect base for hydrating and shaving.  It evens out the skin and leaves behind what’s healthy and new instead of what’s dead and old.  And an even better tip?  Use an exfoliator with sea salt!    

Step #2: Hydrate.  Since exfoliating consists of scrubbing and roughing up your skin, you’ll need to follow it with a little hydration!  Look for lotions that have nourishing and replenishing properties, not just those that smell good.  This should thoroughly moisturize any dry skin cells and prepare them for a smooth, even shave!   

Step #3: Shave.  This step is pretty self-explanatory.  We all know that shaving makes our legs feel and look super smooth, which is perfect for shorts weather!

Step #4: Hydrate again/tan up.  Shaving, just like exfoliating, can sometimes dry out your skin.  I suggest hydrating again!  Then after you lotion-up, try a self-tanner that will leave your legs with a bronze glow!

I hope this guide helps you out this summer!

XO – Chelsea

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Time to Cool Off!

I live in the Midwest, AKA the hottest, most humid place in the world!  It’s important that I stay cool during these crazy hot summer months.  It can become tricky…

I live in the Midwest, AKA the hottest, most humid place in the world!  It’s important that I stay cool during these crazy hot summer months.  It can become tricky once the thermometer hits 100 degrees, but nevertheless, I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve!  Check out a few easy ways to cool off this summer!

  • Fruit is the perfect summer snack! Try freezing fruits like grapes and pineapple before taking them out with you in the sun. Each bite will be icy and help cool you off!Chelsea Crockett- frozen grapes
  • If you tend to get hot at night, try throwing your pillow case in the freezer for an hour or two before going to bed. This will help you beat the summer night sweats!
  • DRINK LOTS OF WATER!
  • If you’re laying out, but don’t have a pool, bring a spray bottle outside with you! Fill the bottle with water and ice and spray it on your body for a quick cool down when the sun gets too hot!
  • Grab an ice cream cone or sno-cone with a group of friends!
  • Large amounts of blood flow through the neck which can be heated up. Try throwing a cold towel around your neck for a quick cool down.
  • Instead of taking your car to the car wash, wash it yourself outside! There’s nothing wrong with running through the hose to keep yourself cooled off as well!

Be sure to stay hydrated this summer!

-Chelsea

 

 

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Diy Watermelon Sorbet

It’s summer vacation! Just saying it makes me so happy J. I don’t know about you, but where I live it gets reaaally hot and humid during the summer. I…

It’s summer vacation! Just saying it makes me so happy J. I don’t know about you, but where I live it gets reaaally hot and humid during the summer. I saw this recipe the other day and decided to try it, and I was instantly in love! Today I am going to teach you how to make a super cool, refreshing, and healthy treat for those days when you can’t seem to cool down!

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What is this treat I am describing? Watermelon sorbet of course! This is how you make it:

 You will need:

                        3 cups of watermelon
                        ¼ cup lemon or lime juice  

                        ½ cup water

                        ¼ cup sugar

                        A blender

 

What you do:

A couple hours (I recommend 3 or 4) before you plan to make the sorbet, cut up your watermelon into chunks. Put them in a large Ziploc bag and then put the bag in your freezer. Try and lay the bag flat and spread the watermelon evenly so they freeze faster. Next, after your watermelon has been freezing for 3 or 4 hours, boil the water, sugar, and lemon or lime juice until the sugar has dissolved. Then let this mixture cool to room temperature. Next, put your frozen watermelon and water mixture into your blender and blend it up! Make sure you blend it until it is a smooth consistency and there are no chunks. After that, pour your mixture into the bowl or container you will be serving or storing it in. Put this container in the freezer for another 2 hours, just to make sure your mixture is nice and firm before you serve it. Viola! Delicious, healthy relief from the summer heat. You can eat this sweet treat without feeling guilty because it has barely any sugar and it is all fruit!

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     Just a quick tip for serving: if you are having a hard time scooping the sorbet, run your         spoon under warm water before scooping it out.

 

Comment and tell me how yours turns out!

XOXO, Chels

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