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5 Cheap Winter Date Ideas

Winter is the best season for fun, creative date nights.  There are so many different things you can do to get in the holiday spirit with your boyfriend or girlfriend……

Winter is the best season for fun, creative date nights.  There are so many different things you can do to get in the holiday spirit with your boyfriend or girlfriend… while saving money at the same time!  I came up with a few different date ideas that are inexpensive yet a good time for you and your crush!

  • Have a hot cocoa date. Go to your nearest grocery store and pick out different flavors of hot chocolate.  Make a variety of hot cocoa, make some cookies, and curl up on the couch!  Maybe even put on your favorite Christmas movie. 🙂
  • Do a surprise gift exchange at the mall. Set a budget and a time limit and have some fun!  Go back home and exchange your gifts with each other.  It’s not too expensive, but you still get to give and receive a gift!
  • Decorate your Christmas tree together. What’s a better way to get in the Christmas spirit than decking the halls!  Invite your boyfriend over, turn on some Christmas tunes, and set up some decorations!
  • Build a fort. Okay, this might sound super cheesy but it’s actually so fun… and not to mention, free!  Make some popcorn, pick out a movie, and chill out.  Why not channel your inner kid again?
  • Go on a horse drawn carriage ride. These are so fun and the perfect winter date!  If you live near a big city, bundle up and go for a ride.  It’s not too expensive and you get to enjoy the view of the city, too!

Which date idea are you going to try out?  Tell me in the comments below! 🙂

Love, Chels

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5 Non-Awkward First Date Ideas

First dates can be the most fun, yet most intimidating, encounters.  Sometimes the conversations flow perfectly and you hit it off right away.  But other times conversations become awkward and…

First dates can be the most fun, yet most intimidating, encounters.  Sometimes the conversations flow perfectly and you hit it off right away.  But other times conversations become awkward and you run out of things to talk about!  Since I know from personal experience that those situations can be super awkward, here are five guaranteed non-awkward first date ideas!

  • Go see a movie. Okay, now I know this might be basic but still take it into consideration! It’s not going to be awkward because you’ll be watching a movie the whole time! There won’t be time for awkward pauses or dull conversation.
  • Go to a school sporting event. Whether you’re in high school or college, going to a game together is fun and gives you something to talk about. You can even get a big group of friends to go with you!
  • Go to the zoo. The zoo is always a chill date that’s fun and relaxing! Sometimes during the winter, zoos will do a holiday festival with Christmas lights and music. Keep an eye out for those seasonal events!
  • Go to a food festival. What’s better than dressing up cute and eating good food? Enjoy sampling tasty snacks and seasonal treats with your date!
  • Be a tourist in your own city. Spend the day exploring with your date.  Think of all the cool places in your town that you’ve never tried!  Make a list and go on an all-day adventure!

Try suggesting one of these ideas next time you get asked out on a date! 🙂

XO, Chelsea

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DIY High School Graduation Gift Ideas

It’s graduation season ladies and gentlemen, which means lots of graduation ceremonies, parties, and gifts!  If you have a lot of graduation parties to attend, the gifts can get pretty…

It’s graduation season ladies and gentlemen, which means lots of graduation ceremonies, parties, and gifts!  If you have a lot of graduation parties to attend, the gifts can get pretty expensive and start to add up.  Here are a few DIY gift ideas that are just as good as any other graduation gift but won’t break the bank!

  • DIY canvas.Chelsea Crockett - Canvas  I know this might seem pretty basic, but creating a canvas to match your friend’s dorm room is a fun, artsy gift!  You can add her favorite saying, verse, quote, etc. like the picture on the right.
  • High school scrapbook.  If you guys were close in high school, ask your friends to put together a page to add to a scrapbook for her!  You and your friends can even all go in on it together.  It’s thoughtful and memorable!
  • A bracelet/necklace/keychain with their school’s colors.  There are so many Etsy DIY accessories that you can customize to say certain things or be a certain color.  Customize it to have her name on it or her class year and her future school’s colors!
  • Freshman year survival kit.  Everyone could use one of these!  You basically put together a basket, or “kit,” filled with different essentials every freshman needs such as pencils, snacks, band-aids, etc.
  • College gear.  I know when I left for college, I wanted every shirt, sweatshirt, bumper sticker, etc. that my school had to offer!  Order something online or check out the college’s bookstore for a cute shirt or other souvenirs!

Which idea is your favorite?  Let me know in the comment section below!

XOXO – Chelsea

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3 Unique Ways to Spend Mother’s Day

I feel like Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that always sneaks up on me so fast!  Coming up with the perfect gift and day to plan out isn’t…

I feel like Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that always sneaks up on me so fast!  Coming up with the perfect gift and day to plan out isn’t easy, but I always get it done in time to surprise my mom with a great day.  I wanted to think out of the box this year, so I came up with a few unique ways to spend Mother’s Day!

  • Buy supplies at the store and plant some flowers together!Chelsea Crockett - DIY Flower Pots  You can even buy pots to decorate with paints, stencils, and other things to customize them.  You and your mom can go to the store together and pick out which seeds you want to plant, too.  Make sure you remember to give it lots of water and sunlight!
  • Take a “staycation.”  This is when you go to a nearby big city (or the city you live in if you’re not close to a bigger one) and create a whole day filled with plans that you and your mom can do together!  This could be anything from going to eat somewhere you’ve always wanted to and exploring different spots around town.  Living near St. Louis, it’s always fun to plan a relaxing day around the city!
  • Now this idea is a little outside the box but perfect for a bigger group of people.  Something called Escape the Room is so, so fun for a group of about 10 or so people.  Grab your mom, aunt, grandma, etc. and work together to make it out in time!  They’re getting more and more popular so look for one in your city! 

What are you doing this year for Mother’s Day?  Let me know below!

XO – Chelsea

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5 Ideas for a Spring Break “Staycation”

Spring break is often the time for college kids to go on a trip with their friends or get some time away from school to relax and spend time with…

Spring break is often the time for college kids to go on a trip with their friends or get some time away from school to relax and spend time with family.  If you’re staying home or at school for spring break, you don’t have to miss out on all the fun!  Here are five ideas for a spring break “staycation!”

  • Take a day to binge watch that Netflix series you’ve been wanting to watch.  Chelsea Crockett - Gossip GirlClear your schedule for the day, make some snacks, lay in bed, and simply relax!
  • Take a day trip to a good hiking spot or a big city.  This is an inexpensive way to get a mini vacation in your break without having to go very far!  Most of the time you can discover hidden spots that make for the best adventures.
  • Set apart a day on the weekend where you and the rest of your family are free.  Then, plan out a whole day to spend time with each other and do fun things around your city!
  • Since you’re saving money by not going on any spring break festivities, treat yourself to a shopping spree!  I don’t mean you have to drain your bank account, but you can treat yourself by splurging a little at the mall.
  • Catch up with your high school friends.  If you live away at college, you might not get the chance to see old friends as much.  Send out a group text and plan a fun day for the crew!   

What other ideas do you have to add to the list?  Let me know in the comment section below! 🙂

XO – Chelsea

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Creative Valentine’s Day Dates

For Valentine’s Day this year, why not stray away from the typical “dinner and a movie” and come up with something more creative to do?  If you think outside the…

For Valentine’s Day this year, why not stray away from the typical “dinner and a movie” and come up with something more creative to do?  If you think outside the box, you and your date can have a memorable Valentine’s Day that’s just as fun and romantic. 🙂 If you’re not the most creative person in the world, here are some ideas for your day/night!

  • If you really want to get creative, create a scavenger hunt for your boyfriend with little gifts and treats at each spot.  You can make this as fun as you want! 
  • Instead of going out to eat, stay in and cook a dinner you both love!  Not only is it cheaper than going to an expensive restaurant, but it’s super fun to cook up a meal with your boyfriend/girlfriend. Chelsea Crockett - Hot Chocolate
  • Sometimes morning dates are even better than night dates!  Meet for coffee or brunch at your fave spot.
  • Picnics aren’t just for summer!  Bundle up and find the perfect spot to lay down a blanket and make a date out of it.  Bring lots of hot chocolate and blankets and maybe even your gifts to exchange if you decide to buy for each other, too.
  • Become a tourist of your own city for a day!  Whether you live near a big city or not, grab some money and a camera and go places you’ve never been before.

What are your plans this Valentine’s Day?  Let me know below if you use one of these unique date ideas!

XOXO – Chelsea

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DIY Bathroom Storage Ideas

Whether you’re living in a dorm, apartment, or you’re still at home, everyone can use a little more space when it comes to bathroom storage.  Especially if you’re in college,…

Whether you’re living in a dorm, apartment, or you’re still at home, everyone can use a little more space when it comes to bathroom storage.  Especially if you’re in college, living the dorm life can leave you with minimal bathroom space.  I came up with a few DIYs you can use when it comes to bathroom storage that are both cute and helpful… That way, you get the best of both worlds!

  • DIY Mason Jars.  Mason jars are some of my favorite things to use as organizers.  They give off a vintage feel and you can decorate them to match your room, bathroom, etc.  You can use paint and fun tape to customize them yourself!  Chelsea Crockett - Magnetic Organizer
  • Multiple Hook Towel Rack.  When there’s only one or two hooks to hang your towels on, you can run into some trouble, especially if you share a bathroom with others.  Get a rack to mount on your wall or door to keep each other’s towels apart and dry!
  • Plastic containers.  Don’t underestimate the power of plastic containers!  There are tons of different plastic bins and containers to separate and organize your bathroom stuff in.  You can even purchase stackable ones and label whose is whose!
  • Wall cup organizer.  Organizers like the featured image above are super handy and not to mention so cute!  I suggest using your walls to your advantage.  Only storing things in your bathroom drawers or cabinets can get cluttered and unorganized!
  • Magnetic organizers.  These things are lifechanging and I didn’t even know they existed!  The picture on the right shows different magnetic organizers you can mount on your wall.  They make it easy to keep things separated and easy to find!

I hope these help you organize your bathroom better!

Chels

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Super Sweet Mother’s Day Gifts

Urgent!! Mother’s Day is May 8th! Have you gotten your momma a gift yet? If not, I have a few gift ideas that are sure to make her smile. Show…

Urgent!! Mother’s Day is May 8th! Have you gotten your momma a gift yet? If not, I have a few gift ideas that are sure to make her smile. Show your momma how much you appreciate her this Mother’s Day!

  1. A fresh spring bouquet: Surprise your mother dearest with a beautiful bouquet of fresh spring blooms. She is sure to love them, and they will brighten up your house and make it smell like spring!
  2. A set of cozy PJs: Everyone knows moms go 100 miles an hour all day long, so grab her a set of super comfy pajamas to relax in.FullSizeRender (62)
  3. A tree: Yes, a tree! Have her go with you to pick out a tree and plant it in your yard together. The tree will grow and grow over the years and will be a constant reminder of you. Plus, every sprig it will bloom and make your yard that much prettier!
  4. Stylish accessories: Spruce up your momma’s accessory game with some stylish accessories like a chic pair of sunglasses or a classy pair of earrings!
  5. Fun cookbook: If your madre likes to cook, then pick out a fun cookbook for her, like crockpot recipes or yummy dessert recipes! Then offer to cook something from the book with her. She will love that to pieces.

Make sure to give your momma a hug and a kiss and tell her just how much she means to you. Moms are one of God’s greatest gifts, can I get an amen?!

XOXO, Chels

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Cheap Christmas Date Night Ideas

When’s a better time of year to go on a fun, festive date with your crush than Christmas time? With the holiday season finally here, there are tons of different…

When’s a better time of year to go on a fun, festive date with your crush than Christmas time? With the holiday season finally here, there are tons of different themed date ideas to try out! Instead of the typical dinner-and-a-movie night, I came up with a few creative ideas to get you and your crush in the holiday spirit!

  • Have a Christmas movie/snack nice at home. Staying in for the night and watching a handful of classic Christmas movies sounds like the perfect (and not to mention inexpensive!) date night. Make some hot chocolate and enjoy!
  • Bake Christmas cookies together. This is one of my favorite things to do around the holidays. Make a bunch to give to friends and family and save some to snack on for yourselves later!
  • Drive around and look at Christmas lights. Where I live, everyone knows the good neighborhoods to look at Christmas lights in. Some houses go all out for the holiday season, and it’s fun to go for a night drive and search for them with your crush!Chelsea Crockett - Christmas Date
  • Do a Christmas DIY project. Who says guys don’t like to get crafty too? There are so many Pinterest-inspired DIYs to choose from. Maybe you want to decorate ornaments or try out a new recipe? You and your crush can pick you fave!
  • Wrap presents and decorate together. These jobs may seem like a chore, but with your boyfriend or girlfriend it can make it a little more enjoyable!

Hope you have a fun-filled Christmas!

Love, Chelsea

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5 Fun Sleepover Ideas

Having the ultimate girls’ night at home can often trump any night out. Chick flicks, pizzas, and a bunch of sleeping bags may be the only things you think you’ll…

Having the ultimate girls’ night at home can often trump any night out. Chick flicks, pizzas, and a bunch of sleeping bags may be the only things you think you’ll need for the perfect night, but I’ve found five Pinterest ideas that’ll make your sleepover the best of the year!

  • I love when I’m staying the night at a friend’s house and she has a killer breakfast to wake up to :). I found the cute idea of having a waffle bar with tons of toppings and flavors. You can put blueberries, strawberries, bananas, chocolate chips, whipped cream, etc. out on your table while your waffles are toasting!Chelsea Crockett - Waffle Bar
  • Where I live, it’s still going to be warm outside for a while (and even if it’s a little cold in your area, bundle up!). If you have an open side of your house or a sheet you can hang somewhere outside, set up a projector and have an outdoor movie night!
  • Since fall is coming up, you’ll need some delicious hot drinks. Instead of a waffle bar like the one above, try out a hot chocolate bar! Set out different types of hot cocoa along with tons of different toppings such as mini marshmallows, caramels, whipped cream, etc. YUM!
  • Now this idea might be a little bit of a stretch for some, but I think it’s great! For a couple hours, everyone put their phone in a basket and play some old fashioned games such as capture the flag or flashlight tag!
  • Lastly, if you and your friends start to get bored, have some fun by doing blindfolded makeovers or facials! There are so many DIY face mask recipes to choose from.

Which idea are you going to try out? Let me know your fave below :)!

-Chels

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas!

Father’s Day is almost here!  It’s time to start thinking about spoiling your dad on his day!  I have been so blessed to have a good dad and I want…

Father’s Day is almost here!  It’s time to start thinking about spoiling your dad on his day!  I have been so blessed to have a good dad and I want to make sure he knows how grateful I am.  (If you don’t have a father that you keep in touch with, perhaps you have a male figure in your life that is really special to you…like an uncle or grandpa!)

This year, why not take your dad on a father/daughter date?  Take him to his favorite restaurant and offer to pay for your meals.  Write him a nice, heartfelt card to give to him at dinner. No matter who he is, any dad would love that. He may not show it on the outside, but he would love a letter from your heart, trust me!

Chelsea Crockett - ScrapbookThere are many DIY gift ideas online for readers to make for their dads such as scrapbooks, iPhone cases/covers, etc.  Whatever you decide to do, most importantly, take the time to let him know how much he means to you.  You’ll never regret thanking your dad and he will find it very encouraging!  Let me know how you decide to celebrate your dad!

Love, Chels

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Mother-Daughter Date Ideas for Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day only comes once a year and it’s the perfect excuse to show your mom how thankful you are for her! This year, I’ve thought of a few different…

Mother’s Day only comes once a year and it’s the perfect excuse to show your mom how thankful you are for her! This year, I’ve thought of a few different ways you and your mom can spend her day together. They’re inexpensive and perfect for a day of bonding :)!

  • If you live near a big city, then you most likely have a zoo nearby. In my opinion, it doesn’t matter what age you are, the zoo is still tons of fun! Make sure you check the weather before you head out, just in case the forecast is cold or rain. That’s no fun!Chelsea Crockett - Lip Scrub
  • A more creative idea is to have a spa day together at your house! You can take turns doing each other’s nails, facials, etc. There are so many DIY recipes that you can even make for yourself such as lip scrubs, face masks, etc. (Search these on this site, I have a couple I prefer!)
  • Since Mother’s Day is just before summer, see if your mom wants to plant any flowers or even a garden! You can go pick out what flowers or seeds you want to plant to decorate your home. If you’d rather plant vegetables, pick a place around your house to start your garden. Buy some of your fave veggies and go to town :)!

What are you and your mom planning for the day? Comment below and lemme know!

Love, Chels

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Perfect Christmas Gift Exchange Ideas

Searching for and picking out gifts can be surprisingly difficult, especially when you don’t know who’s going to get it! Gift exchanges are fun, but tough to actually find the…

Searching for and picking out gifts can be surprisingly difficult, especially when you don’t know who’s going to get it! Gift exchanges are fun, but tough to actually find the gift you’re going to bring. No worries… I’m here to help! Here are a few suggestions I came up with:

  • FOOD! Who doesn’t love food? There’s a huge variety of Christmas treats that are perfect for a little present. Cookies, cake pops, or peppermint brownies are just a few examples of sweets you can whip up!Chelsea Crockett - Peppermint Scrub
  • As you know, I’m obsessssssed with DIYs. There are several “do it yourself” recipes for scrubs and other body products that are inexpensive and perfect for a gift. One of my favorites is the peppermint body scrub, it’s perfect for the season :)!
  • When you think of winter, what’s one of the first things you think of? For me, I think of hot coffees and hot chocolates. You can buy a cute and creative mug and fill it with packets of different types of hot drinks!
  • Since clothes and shoes are out of the picture for exchanges, makeup or nail polish is a good replacement!  You don’t have to find the right size or spend a lot of money. It’s simple and a necessity for any girl :)!

Let me know what your go-to gift is for the holidays below!

Merry Christmas! – Chelsea

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Glow In The Dark Party Ideas

Glow sticks are can be the life of any party. You can do so much with them! I had no idea of all the fun that you can have when…

Glow sticks are can be the life of any party. You can do so much with them! I had no idea of all the fun that you can have when you get a little creative with glow sticks. Having a nighttime/evening party and need some games? Look no further!

1. Glow in the dark bowling:

Put a glow stick into a water bottle to create a glow in the dark bowling pin! Make at least 6 pins and use a soccer or basketball as your bowling ball!

2. Glow stick ring toss:

What is the one thing that could make ring toss more fun? Make it glow in the dark! Make the pole out of anything you want. The necklace glow sticks are the perfect size to make rings for ring toss!

3. Glow in the dark drink cups:

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For your next spring get-together or summer bonfire, use this cool trick! Take a larger sized plastic cup, put a glow stick bracelet in the bottom, and then put a smaller clear plastic cup inside the larger one! It will make your drink look like it is glowing. So cool!

Keep these sweet tips in mind for your next evening get together!

XOXO, Chels

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Fall Date Ideas for You & Your Crush!

Bonfires, caramel apples, and pumpkin spice lattes are some of the best parts of fall… but you can’t forget the cute dates and meet-ups with your adorable crush! Sometimes, good…

Bonfires, caramel apples, and pumpkin spice lattes are some of the best parts of fall… but you can’t forget the cute dates and meet-ups with your adorable crush! Sometimes, good dates can be hard to come up with, especially when all you think there is to do is watch a movie or go to eat! Here are a few good ideas to suggest to your crush next time you’re stuck at home on a Saturday night.

  • Haunted house/hayride. Suggest going to a nearby haunted house or hayride! You could even get a group of friends together and all go to one for the night. Then, after your thrill is over, have a little bonfire at your house! Who doesn’t like s’mores?
  • Apple picking.  If you live close to an orchard, don’t be afraid to take your date apple picking! Then, after you get some tasty red apples, take them home and make a delicious apple pie :).Chelsea Crockett - Pumpkin Carving
  • Pumpkin carving contest. Maybe while you’re out picking apples, you can find a close by pumpkin patch! Find the biggest pumpkin you can and have a carving contest with your crush when you get home. Being a little competitive in a relationship can be fun every once and a while!  
  • Hiking. Go outside and explore for a while! Spending the whole day with nature and your crush is perfect in autumn weather.
  • Volunteer together. You might be a little confused by this one, but it can actually be really fun! Raking leaves or volunteering at shelters would not only be extremely helpful, but great time for bonding with your crush! It’ll help your own relationship while helping others in the process!

So next time you’re thinking “what should we do this weekend?” whip out some of these ideas and go to town!

Happy fall! – Chels

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Great Gifts for your Guy

It’s your boy toy’s birthday coming up, and you have NO idea what to get him! Ahhhh!! Don’t lose your marbles just yet, because I have some great gift ideas…

It’s your boy toy’s birthday coming up, and you have NO idea what to get him! Ahhhh!! Don’t lose your marbles just yet, because I have some great gift ideas for the dude in your life. Sometimes trying to find a gift for your guy can be a little nerve racking, because you want to get him something that he will not only love, but that he will actually use! Here are some super fun, super creative gift ideas for all of those Handsomeliciousinsiders out there!

Iron man cloths iron: Okay, what guy wouldn’t think this is a total riot? And what better motivation for him to actually help out with the ironing? 😉iron-man-500x388

Candy: Simple. All boys love candy. Arrange it in a cute way, and use all of his favorite candies! The perfect mix of thoughtful and yummy!

Funny t-shirt: Like this funny t-shirt! He will get a kick out of it, and it will make you feel so special when he wears it!

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These were just a few ideas of gifts to get your guy on any occasion. These are just a few to get the gears in your head turning! Good luck finding the perfect gift for handsomeliciousinsider!

XOXO, Chels

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