Chelsea Crockett

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5 Items to Spice Up Your Dorm Room

Every college freshman takes at least a little bit of pride in their dorm room, especially if you’re a girl.  I know I couldn’t wait to shop for all my…

Every college freshman takes at least a little bit of pride in their dorm room, especially if you’re a girl.  I know I couldn’t wait to shop for all my bedding, wall décor, desk items, etc.  I wanted it to be both stylish and homey!  There are tons of different things you can get to spice up your dorm room.  Here are a few of my favorites! 🙂

  • A Decorative Pillow. Chelsea Crockett - Dorm Decor These are so fun to shop for because you can buy one or five!  There isn’t a limit to how many pillows one bed can have.  The more the comfier (and more stylish), right?
  • Twinkle Lights.  These lights are simple yet give off a cozy atmosphere that makes every dorm feel like home.  You can even hang pictures with clothespins on them to get a double use out of your lights!
  • A Cute Rug.  I had a rug in my dorm and it was one of the best purchases I made.  Like I mentioned before, it makes it feel more homey and cozy!
  • DIY Picture Displays.  There are so many different DIY ways that you can display your pictures in your dorm.  If you search for some on Pinterest, you can find canvas, light, and corkboard DIYs to choose from!
  • A Jewelry Hanger.  If you’re like me, you have more jewelry than you know what to do with.  Buy a cute, fashionable jewelry hanger to display all your accessories on!

What are you going to get for your dorm room to make it unique and stylish?  Let me know below!

XOXO – Chelsea

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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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Become A Pro At Editing Pics!

Instagram is all the rage right now!  It’s almost become a sort of art work!  When it comes to the pictures themselves, making sure they’re perfectly brightened, contrasted, and cropped…

Instagram is all the rage right now!  It’s almost become a sort of art work!  When it comes to the pictures themselves, making sure they’re perfectly brightened, contrasted, and cropped is key to achieving the perfect Insta pic.  Keep on reading for my greatest tips, tricks, and applications.

Afertlight is one of my favorite picture editing apps from the App Store!  Although it’s $0.99, it’s totally worth it.  You can choose between filters, brighten, contrast, saturate, add borders, and crop photos!  When brightening a photo, don’t go overboard!  If your nose or other facial features start to disappear, then you know you’ve gone a little overboard.  Brighten it enough so that you can easily view the scenery, background, or person.  Next, contrast photos that seem a little blurry or need to be sharpened.  Sometimes too much contrast can make a photo look fake, so be careful!Chelsea Crockett- Afterlight

When it comes to picking a filter, remember…less is more.  Try choosing colors that look natural, but bring out the beauty of the photo.  Trying to “make yourself look better” shouldn’t always be your goal.  Last, if desired, try adding a border to make the photo stand out or more unique.  The sky’s the limit!

Happy editing!

Chelsea

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DIY Picture Letter Collage

If you can’t tell from my Instagram, I love taking pictures! It’s such a great way to store memories.  My room is covered in pictures, so finding new places to…

If you can’t tell from my Instagram, I love taking pictures! It’s such a great way to store memories.  My room is covered in pictures, so finding new places to set or hang them is becoming a struggle.  Recently I stumbled upon an awesome DIY.  A large picture letter is a great way to decorate your room with your initial and cover it in pictures!  Check out how to make your own picture letter!Chelsea Crockett- matte modge podge

What you’ll need:

  • Large wooden letter (you can get this at any craft store)
  • Matte Modge Podge
  • 4×6 photos (make sure to print more than you need)
  • Foam paint brushes
  • Scissors

Start by arranging the photos on the letter the way you like them. Understand that most of the photos will have to be trimmed, so try positioning the photos so that no one gets cut out of the picture.  Once the photos are laid down, brush Modge Podge on the back of each photo and glue them to the letters surface.  Once all the photos are glued down, begin trimming around the letter so that the photos match the edge of the letter.  Now that the photos are in the shape of the letter, lightly brush Modge Podge back on top of the photos.  Although it will look white, don’t panic, it will dry clear and give it a matte finish!

Now your photo is ready to be hung up! I hope you all enjoy this DIY!

Love,

Chelsea

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The Dos and Don’ts of Homecoming

Hi Girls!             It’s about that time again, a time to get dressed up, hangout with your friends, and dance the night away.  It’s homecoming!!  Now, I’m sure you’re used…

Hi Girls!

            It’s about that time again, a time to get dressed up, hangout with your friends, and dance the night away.  It’s homecoming!!  Now, I’m sure you’re used to all the fashion advice that surrounds homecoming, but what about all the other homecoming advice that’s out there?!  I’m going to break down the dos and don’ts of homecoming 2013!Chelsea Crockett- homecoming banner

  • Do: Go with your girlfriends and closet friends!
  • Don’t: Don’t be obsessed about a guy asking you to go to homecoming.  Just have fun with your friends and being YOU!
  • Do: Be simple!  Have everyone over to one of your friends’ houses to take pictures!  This way, everyone can hangout for a little bit before and after.
  • Don’t:  There’s no need to go to the city or a fancy place to take pictures for homecoming, it’s not prom!
  • Do: Carpool to the dance!
  • Don’t:  Renting a limo or party bus for homecoming can be expensive!  Save that expense for prom.
  • Do: Wear a dress that shows off your personality.
  • Don’t: Make sure you don’t look like you’re going to the club!
  • Do: Wear comfy shoes.  Try to pick a shorter heel.
  • Don’t:  You won’t be able to move on the dance floor in 7 inch stilettos!

Another fun thing to do for homecoming is have a potluck!  Have everyone bring their favorite appetizer, entrée, or dessert and set it out for everyone to enjoy.  It’ll save lots of money and you’ll be able to visit with your friends in a more relaxed setting.  You also don’t have to worry about making those pesky dinner reservation. Have a great time at your dance!  It’s a time to remember so take lots of pictures!

Have fun,

Chelsea

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Makeup Tips To Look Good In Photos: Part 1

Want to know some fab makeup tips that will help you achieve the perfect makeup for gorgeous photos? Read on! Here are some tips on how to make your makeup…

Want to know some fab makeup tips that will help you achieve the perfect makeup for gorgeous photos? Read on! Here are some tips on how to make your makeup look the very best in pictures…Part 1!

 

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1. Go lighter: Avoid going too dark when it comes to your shade of foundation. Have a makeup professional match you with your perfect shade! (You can go to places like Beauty Brands, or even to the makeup counter at Walgreens, and they will totally help you out!)

2. Matte it up: For cheeks, avoid shimmery powder, and when it comes to eye shadow, keep the shimmer strictly on your lids.

3. Prime focus: Primer is vital for making your makeup last. Oil-free versions are the best and also sensitive-skin friendly.

4. Hold off on the..: SPF! Your primer and foundation should be SPF-free. Products that contain SPF cast a ghostlike glow with the camera flash.

5. Line it up: When you are lining your eyelids, start in the center and work your way to the outer edge. When you line the entire lid, you will cause the eyes to appear smaller. Use a slanted brush with a dark shadow to line the lower lash line.

 

Stay tuned for part 2! Get ready to say cheese!

XOXO, Chels

 

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DIY Photo Map!

Do you love to travel? I love being able to tell people all of the places I’ve been! I love to document my travels with photos. It allows me to…

Do you love to travel? I love being able to tell people all of the places I’ve been! I love to document my travels with photos. It allows me to look back at all of the fun I’ve had and all of the cool things I have seen! I found a really cool way to document and display all of your travels. All you need is a giant map!

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The first thing you need for this project is a giant map! What you are going to do is cut pictures out in the shape of the places you have visited and glue them to the map! So, go through your pictures from all of your travels and pic out your favorite from each place. Once you have chosen one photo from each place you have been, print them out pretty big. You can print them out on your computer or take them to Walgreens and have them blown up. Whatever you choose! Then, cut the pictures in the shape of the state they were taken in. You may need to trace the shape onto the picture so it is easier. Then paste the pictures on the map. Hang your picture map where people can see it and you can tell them all about your travels! Not only is it a great conversation starter, but it is also a great way to preserve your memories!

XOXO, Chels

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