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DIY Pumpkin Lantern Décor

I love getting crafty for fall especially with tons of different seasonal DIYs! Although there’re so many to choose from, I want to share with you one that’s quick, easy,…

I love getting crafty for fall especially with tons of different seasonal DIYs! Although there’re so many to choose from, I want to share with you one that’s quick, easy, and perfect to decorate your room with!

When I was younger we used to carve a jack-o’-lantern faces on ourChelsea Crockett - Pumpkin DIY pumpkins, add a tea light, and set them out for trick-or-treaters to admire.  Now that I’m older, I discovered an even better way to carve my pumpkin.  I found this idea on Pinterest and it’s so cute!  First, you’ll have to pick out the perfect pumpkin!  Next, cut out the bottom of the pumpkin, and clean out all of the seeds and insides. Then, take a drill with different size bits and drill holes all around the pumpkin. You can make designs with horizontal or vertical lines or even spell out a word!

After you’ve completed drilling the holes in your pumpkin, add a tea light to the bottom of it and the light will shine right through! It’s fun to create a few different sized pumpkins and make the design different on each one (like the picture on the right). When they’re lit up next to each other, they look adorable!

XOXO – Chelsea

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DIY Fall Spa Day Recipes

Spa days are the best days, especially when you and your friends can get together and relax for a few hours!  There are so many different DIY recipes that help…

Spa days are the best days, especially when you and your friends can get together and relax for a few hours!  There are so many different DIY recipes that help you create your own spa day, filled with face masks, scrubs, and much more.  Here are a few fall-inspired recipes that you can make to create your own fall spa day!

If you love face masks, here’s a recipeChelsea Crockett - Face Mask Ingredients that’s all natural and perfect for an at-home facial.  For this mask, you’ll need raw honey, canned pumpkin, almond milk, and coconut oil.  Stir together a ½ cup of canned pumpkin, 2 tablespoons of raw honey, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, and 2 tablespoons of almond milk. Apply a layer to your face and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.  It’ll leave your skin filled with moisture and nutrients!

As far as a fall-inspired facial scrub, there are so many to choose from!  But since it’s the time of year of pumpkin spice lattes, I wanted to tell you about a pumpkin latte sugar scrub that sounds amazing!  Here’s what you’ll need: 1 ½ cups of brown sugar, ½ cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of ground coffee, and a ½ cup of coconut oil.  Combine all of the ingredients together besides the coconut oil.  Then, add in the oil once all the other ingredients are stirred together!  You can use this scrub to exfoliate and cleanse your pores! 🙂

Are you going to try out some of these recipes?  Let me know below which one you like best! 🙂

XO – Chelsea

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Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

The pumpkin patches where I live are open, which has me craving everything pumpkin. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin coffee, and even pumpkin ice cream! This next recipe is the best of…

The pumpkin patches where I live are open, which has me craving everything pumpkin. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin coffee, and even pumpkin ice cream! This next recipe is the best of both worlds – it is a healthy snack AND a pumpkin flavored treat. You can even drink it for breakfast. Pumpkin pie first thing in the morning? Count me in!

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup milk (regular or almond)
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Graham cracker for toppings

Place all of the ingredients except the graham crackers into your blender. Blend until smooth and then pour into a glass and top with graham cracker crumbs.

YUM! It’s like fall in a cup.

XOXO, Chels

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Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

While this smoothie isn’t exactly like taking a big bite of pie, it is pretty darn close! And, it is way better for you, and is nice and filling to…

While this smoothie isn’t exactly like taking a big bite of pie, it is pretty darn close! And, it is way better for you, and is nice and filling to keep you fuller longer. So, do you want pumpkin pie for breakfast? Keep on reading.

Ingredients:pumpkin-pie-smoothie

  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large banana
  • 6-8 ice cubes
  • 6 oz vanilla yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Scoop of vanilla protein powder

In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend until they are all smooth. Then you are done! What I love about this smoothie is how delicious AND nutritious it is. I can drink it after a workout or to start my day off with a pumpkin-y protein punch.

Eating healthy and fueling your body the right way can taste downright delicious!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Healthy Pumpkin Coffee Creamer

Pumpkin spice lattes are all the rage this time of year. I mean, it can be 85 degrees outside and girls will still be sipping on them. I love buying…

Pumpkin spice lattes are all the rage this time of year. I mean, it can be 85 degrees outside and girls will still be sipping on them. I love buying pumpkin flavored coffee creamer, but what I don’t love is what I see on the ingredients label. Store bought coffee creamer is packed with preservatives and chemicals, things our bodies do NOT need. Luckily, there is a way to make homemade pumpkin coffee creamer that is non-dairy and guilt-free! Your body AND your taste buds will love this recipe.

Ingredients:desktop-diy_pumpkin_pie_spice_coffee_creamer

  • 2 cups of original almond milk or soy milk
  • 2 tbsp canned or fresh mashed pumpkin, NOT pumpkin pie filling
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or agave
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/3 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

If you want you can substitute the cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground ginger for “pumpkin pie spice” store bought spice. Whisk all of the ingredients except the vanilla together in a saucepan over medium/high heat. Heat until it is steaming but not boiling. Whisk in the vanilla and let the mixture cool. Pour it into a jar, shake it, and then store it in the fridge. It is literally that easy to make your own coffee creamer!

I cannot wait to try this, I plan on making my own coffee creamer concoctions more often!

XOXO, Chels

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The Best Pumpkin Spice Products for Fall

Along with the leaves changing and bonfire weather slowly approaching, there’s nothing I love more about this season than all of the pumpkin spice food and products.  Besides Starbuck’s famous…

Along with the leaves changing and bonfire weather slowly approaching, there’s nothing I love more about this season than all of the pumpkin spice food and products.  Besides Starbuck’s famous pumpkin spice latte, there is so much more to the pumpkin spice world that people don’t even know about!

  • Pumpkin spice gum.  Trident Layers and Extra both offer the pumpkin spice flavor!  You can get it at Target, Walgreens, or basically anywhere once fall is in full swing.Chelsea Crockett - Pumpkin Spice Bath Bomb
  • Pumpkin spice bath bombs.  Yes, these exist!  There are so many DIY recipes that teach you how to make them yourself like the picture on the right.  Nothing like pouring a hot bath and being surrounded with the pumpkin spice scent!
  • Burt’s Bees pumpkin spice chapstick.  I love Burt’s Bees products.  I always feel like I’m getting my money’s worth because their products work so well.  And now that they sell pumpkin spice chapstick, I love them even more!
  • Pumpkin spice candles.  I love lighting candles in my room when I’m doing homework or editing videos.  So during fall, I love filling my room with the smell of pumpkin spice.
  • Pumpkin spice coffee creamer.  Instead of going to Starbucks every day, purchase some flavored coffee creamer to make your own pumpkin spice latte!

If you love pumpkin spice as much as I do, I hope you love these products, as well!

Love, Chelsea

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White Hot Chocolate Featuring: Pumpkin Spice

What is better than coming home to a nice warm cup of hot chocolate after a chilly, tiring day? A cup of pumpkin white chocolate hot chocolate! As you all…

What is better than coming home to a nice warm cup of hot chocolate after a chilly, tiring day? A cup of pumpkin white chocolate hot chocolate! As you all are probably sick of hearing, this is the season of the pumpkin. I fully intend to take full advantage of it! Here is the recipe to pumpkin white chocolate hot chocolate.

Ingredients:

  • 15 oz can of pumpkin pureepumpkin 2
  • 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 cups of milk (almond milk or regular, whatever you prefer)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips

In a large pot whisk together the pumpkin, milk, sweetened condensed milk, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla until it is smooth. Put the pot over medium heat and let it simmer, but not boil. Stir in the white chocolate chips until they are melted. Pour yourself a mug full, and top it with whipped cream if you’re feeling brave! Take this to your next bonfire to keep all of your friends nice and toasty. They will love it!

 

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: mostlyhomemademom.com

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DIY: Fall Face Masks!

            Hey insiders!             As autumn rolls in, so does cold, windy weather.  This type of weather can irritate and dry out your skin.  Face masks and scrubs will be…

            Hey insiders!

            As autumn rolls in, so does cold, windy weather.  This type of weather can irritate and dry out your skin.  Face masks and scrubs will be much needed, but also over-priced and very expensive.  Here are a couple DIY recipes that you can make at home and avoid breaking the bank!

            Pumpkin Face Mask.  For this recipe, you’re only going to need three ingredients: 2Chelsea Crockett - Pumpkin Face Mask teaspoons of pureed pumpkins (or canned), 1 teaspoon of organic Greek yogurt (milk can be substituted), and a half teaspoon of organic honey.  These products will help soothe and exfoliate your skin with the vitamins they contain.  To start off, take all of your ingredients and mix them together in a bowl.  Then apply the mixture to dampened skin and leave it on for 10 minutes.  Then rinse off with a warm washcloth.  You can repeat this process up to once a week!

            Cinnamon Face Mask.  Once again, this recipe only includes three ingredients: 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon of nutmeg.  Mix them all together and spread it evenly on your face.  Leave on for up to an hour.  It’s a long time but the results are worth it!  Rinse off with warm water and repeat 2-3 times a week.

 

                                                            Enjoy!

                                                                 Chelsea

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Ooey Gooey Oreo Pumpkin Bars

Fall is fast approaching, so you know what that means…Pumpkin overload! I love everything about fall, from the Friday night football to chilly weather. But, my all-time favorite feature about…

Fall is fast approaching, so you know what that means…Pumpkin overload! I love everything about fall, from the Friday night football to chilly weather. But, my all-time favorite feature about fall is pumpkins. I love pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie, and now I am going to introduce you to yet another delectable pumpkin delicacy: Pumpkin Oreo bars! Here is how you make these mouthwatering morsels.

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of spice cake mix
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg1910013
  • 1 8 ounce bag of mini Oreos
  • 1 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Combine the cake mix, ½ of the pumpkin puree, and the egg until it is a soft and sticky dough. Cover your hands with a little butter so that the dough doesn’t stick to them. Press the dough into a 9 x 13 baking dish that has been greased, and then top the dough with the mini Oreos. Stir the sweetened condensed milk, the other half of the pumpkin, and cinnamon together. Drizzle it over the top of the cake and then sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. Bake your cake at 350 for 25-30 minutes and then let it cool before cutting it into squares and devouring it.

If you eat half of the bars by yourself I won’t judge. 😉

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe and pictures via: insidebrucrewlife.com

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DIY Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Latte

Save yourself a trip to Starbucks and make your own pumpkin spice latte! This recipe is uber easy, made from all real ingredients, can be made in a big batch…

Save yourself a trip to Starbucks and make your own pumpkin spice latte! This recipe is uber easy, made from all real ingredients, can be made in a big batch for all of your gal pals to share, and makes your house smell amazing when you make it. J Oh, and it tastes heavenly!

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 cups of strongly brewed coffeeslow-cooker-pumpkin-spice-latte_02
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 3 cinnamon sticks

Grab your crock pot and combine the milk and coffee in it. In a large bowl whip together the pumpkin, vanilla, sugar and cinnamon. Pour it into the crock pot and mix it together well. Throw in 3 to 4 cinnamon sticks and cover the crock pot up. Cook on high for two hours. This recipe serves 15 people, so if you don’t have that many people over to enjoy your creation, just cut the recipe in half!

 

This would be a great bonfire treat to keep your tummy warm, or a great hay ride refreshment. MMMM!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe via: thrivinghomeblog.com

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Pumpkin Spice for Your Skin!

Once fall hits…BAM, pumpkin spice everything! I’m constantly dreaming about pumpkin spice lattes or pumpkin desserts. Now, we all know that the smell and taste of pumpkin spice is one…

Once fall hits…BAM, pumpkin spice everything! I’m constantly dreaming about pumpkin spice lattes or pumpkin desserts. Now, we all know that the smell and taste of pumpkin spice is one of the best things about the fall, but what about using it for your skin?! I’ve got an amazing body scrub to bring together beauty and our favorite fall flavor.Chelsea Crockett- pumpkin puree

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • ¼ cup sea salt
  • ¼ cup coffee grounds
  • ¼ cup jojoba oil
  • 1 cup pureed pumpkin

All you have to do is mix the ingredients together and start scrubbing! That’s it! Jojoba oil is extremely nourishing and can help repair even the driest of skin, while the salt and coffee grounds will help smooth out skin. Oh, and did I mention your body will smell like a pumpkin spice latte?! Hope you enjoy!

XOXO,

            Chelsea

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DIY Pumpkin Vanilla Sugar Scrub

For most people cool weather = dry skin. Dry skin = bad news. Sugar scrubs are one of my favorite dry skin remedies because they smell heavenly and make my…

For most people cool weather = dry skin. Dry skin = bad news. Sugar scrubs are one of my favorite dry skin remedies because they smell heavenly and make my skin feel incredibly smooth. To celebrate this wonderful fall season, here is a recipe for pumpkin vanilla sugar scrub! It layers vanilla scrub with vanilla-pumpkin scrub to create a “candy corn” look!sugar scrub

Ingredients

  • Vanilla Sugar Scrub
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vanilla- Pumpkin Sugar Scrub
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 1/2 cup coconut oil
    • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground clove
    • Optional: red and yellow liquid food coloring

Vanilla Sugar Scrub:

Heat the coconut oil on the stove until it is melted. Add in the vanilla extract and stir until fully combined. Add vanilla and coconut mixture to the sugar and stir.

Vanilla-Pumpkin Sugar Scrub:

Heat the coconut oil on the stove until it is melted. Add in the spices and vanilla, and stir until fully combined. Add the liquid to the sugar and stir it together. Right now the mixture will be a light brown color. Divide it into two bowls for coloring if you want it to look like candy corn!

  • To create the yellow layer
    • 4 drops of yellow food coloring
  • To create the red layer
    • 4 drops of yellow and 3 drops of red for the red layer.
    • No worries, this amount of food coloring will not color your skin!

Scrub that dry skin away, and smell like a pumpkin pie while doing it! 😉

XOXO, Chels

Photos via: happinessishomemade.net

Directions via: smartschoolhouse.com

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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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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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Pumpkin Spice… And Everything Nice!

Like I’ve said a million times before, fall is a wonderful time of year.  The changing colors of the leaves and the crisp temperatures make me yearn for the holidays…

Like I’ve said a million times before, fall is a wonderful time of year.  The changing colors of the leaves and the crisp temperatures make me yearn for the holidays and the recipes that go with them. Pumpkin spice is one of my fall favorites.  Any foods or drinks come in mind :)? Pumpkins are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.  They are one of nature’s richest sources of vitamin A which promotes healthy vision and immunities for good health. Here are a few pumpkin spice recipes!

Chelsea Crockett - Pumpkin ParfaitHave you ever tried a pumpkin yogurt granola parfait? YUM! You only need a few ingredients such as plain low-fat yogurt, honey, a granola bar, pumpkin pie spice, and canned pumpkin. There are plenty of different recipes online on how to prepare it, just Google search it and watch how many pop up! Pick your favorite and enjoy your delicious treat. It’s not only a good, mouthwatering snack but a simple, quick recipe.

I know we all obsess over the famous Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. They’re to die for! Well… now you can make your own at home! The recipes are actually almost as good as the ones you buy. Once again, just search for one of Google or Pinterest and go to town :).

With learning how good pumpkins are for our health, the possibilities are endless!  What are your favorites?

XOXO, Chels

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Pumpkin Rice Krispy Treats

Rice Krispy treats are such a classic. Add in a little pumpkin and you are ready to party! Here is how to make your very own perfect pumpkin Rice Krispy…

Rice Krispy treats are such a classic. Add in a little pumpkin and you are ready to party! Here is how to make your very own perfect pumpkin Rice Krispy treats!

  • 4 cups marshmallowspumpkin
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ cup pumpkin
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 6 cups Rice Krispy cereal

1.Place your butter into a large pan on medium low heat and let it melt

  1. Add in the marshmallows. When your marshmallows have melted, add in the pumpkin and the spices and stir. Toss in your Rice Krispies and mix them with the marshmallow goo.
  2. Pour your yummy mixture into a 9×13 baking pan that has been greased with butter. Flatten out your treats. I like to cover the bottom of a wooden spoon in butter and then use it to flatten the treats. The butter helps the treats not stick to the spoon!
  3. Wait a few minutes for them to cool, then slice them up.

The last step is to gobble them up! These treats are fun to make with friends or bring to parties. They are a crowd favorite!

Make them and then comment below and tell me how they turn out!

XOXO, Chels

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