Chelsea Crockett

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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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Butterfinger Ice Cream Pumpkins

When you saw the title of this blog, did it make you drool a little bit? Don’t be ashamed if it did, because I totally drooled too. It is drool…

When you saw the title of this blog, did it make you drool a little bit? Don’t be ashamed if it did, because I totally drooled too. It is drool worthy! In celebration of the wonderful, pumpkin-filled season that is autumn, I have decided to share yet another pumpkin inspired recipe! This one is a cool, sweet, crunchy treat that is sure to be a crowd fav.

Ingredients:

  • Dreyer’s Butterfinger ice cream
  • Fun-size Butterfinger candy barsbutterfinger 2
  • Chocolate chips
  • Green gummy candy

Place unwrapped fun-size Butterfingers in a plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Place the crushed candy on a plate and roll a scoop of Butterfinger ice cream into the crumbs, making sure the whole ball of ice cream is covered. Place each rolled scoop into a small serving bowl and decorate them like Jack-O-Lanterns with chocolate chips! Use green gummies for the stem.

Sweet pumpkin treats, no carving required! 😉

XOXO, Chels

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2016 Fall Bucket List

Fall festivities are some of the best of the entire year!  Apart from breaking out my boots and sweaters, I’m getting ready for all the bonfires and haunted houses I…

Fall festivities are some of the best of the entire year!  Apart from breaking out my boots and sweaters, I’m getting ready for all the bonfires and haunted houses I plan to attend!  There are so many different ways to spend your fall, so I put together a fun bucket list for you and your friends to get the most out of this season!

  • Go on a hike.  Fall is the best time of the year to go on a hike.  It’s the perfect weather to be outside.  You also get to see all of the leaves changing colors! (Plus, being active never hurts!)
  • Halloween time is the best time for a scary movie night with your BFFs! Chelsea Crockett - Halloween Treat  If you’re not into scary movies, you can always watch some classic Halloween movies such as Hocus Pocus or Halloween Town!
  • Bake, bake, bake!  There are so many festive treats to make like the picture on the right that’ll make your mouth water.
  • Carve a pumpkin (and eat the pumpkin seeds!).  Whenever my family carves pumpkins, we always salt and bake the seeds at the end.  Not only do you get a jack-o-lantern out of it but a yummy snack, too!
  • Go to a haunted house or trail.  You can’t have Halloween without a little scare! 
  • Make s’mores.  If you have a bonfire, s’mores along with apple cider are a necessity!  Fun fact: even if you don’t have a bonfire, there are ways to make them using your microwave!
  • Have a fall photoshoot.  It’s so fun to dress up in sweaters and boots and take fun pictures outside with your friends!  At least it makes for a good Instagram post, right?

What else do you have on your fall bucket list? If you haven’t made one, I urge you to make the best of this season!

XOXO – Chelsea

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DIY Fall Room Décor

Decorating my room is something I love to do.  Since it’s my own space, I ultimately get to decide what hangs on the walls or goes on my dresser.  With…

Decorating my room is something I love to do.  Since it’s my own space, I ultimately get to decide what hangs on the walls or goes on my dresser.  With fall in full swing, the decorations are as well!  Since DIYs are one of my favorite pastimes, adding a festive touch makes for the perfect DIY room décor!

  • During fall, you can never have too many pumpkins.  Chelsea Crockett - Pumpkin DecorSeveral stores sell mini pumpkins that are easy to decorate and store in your room!  Buy some paint, glitter, etc. to match your room and make your pumpkin into the perfect decoration.
  • Make your own pumpkin spice candle!  You might be thinking what?  You can do that?  There are tons of recipes online to create your own fall scented candle. You can burn it and fill your room with the sweet smell of pumpkin spice!
  • I’ve always loved decking out my room with twinkle lights to make it warm and cozy.  To get a little more festive, purchase orange or yellow-tinted twinkle lights to hang around your room.  Along with your other fall decorations, these will finish off the job and create the perfect autumn atmosphere!

Whether you’re adding décor to your dorm at school or bedroom at home, I hope you create the perfect festive touch for the season!

Love, Chelsea

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Haunted Halloween Adventures!

My favorite season is finally in full swing!  We have fall flowers and pumpkins decorating the outside of our house.  I love building a fire outside and having a good…

My favorite season is finally in full swing!  We have fall flowers and pumpkins decorating the outside of our house.  I love building a fire outside and having a good group of people over to enjoy it with me.  Fall is also a time to celebrate Halloween (obviously!).  At our house, Halloween is just a time to dress up, play pranks, and scare each other.  It’s all in fun!

While I’m sure some of you are planning a costume party for Halloween, others may have haunted houses or trails on their minds.  It’s both frightening and entertaining to get your friends together and go to a local haunted house Chelsea Crockett - Fright Festor trail.  If you’re looking for ideas, you can google local hauntings in your area.  Another great place to go for a scare is your closest theme park.  Places like Six Flags fill their theme park with ghouls, ghosts, goblins, and more.  They have haunted hayrides, houses, and scary people roaming the grounds.  It’s always exciting to go with friends…plus if you like a thrill, you can hit the roller coasters! If you live near a big city, you can often find famous local haunted houses that are some of the best in the country! For example, St. Louis is home of the Darkness and Creepy World! Both equally fun and terrifying :).

So, what are you waiting for?  Grab some friends this weekend and enjoy the cool air and haunted activities in your area!

Happy fall! – Chels

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Mess Free Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin carving can get messy. It is quite the process. You get pumpkin guts from head to toe, and it’s not an easy feat! Here are a few mess-free, hassle…

Pumpkin carving can get messy. It is quite the process. You get pumpkin guts from head to toe, and it’s not an easy feat! Here are a few mess-free, hassle free ways to decorate your precious pumpkin this year!31746820243-465x697

  1. Gold polka dot pumpkin: Paint your entire pumpkin with gold paint. Then, paint black polka dots onto your pumpkin. This look is super chic and super classy and adds a preppy flare to your pumpkins!
  2. Candy corn pumpkin: Do you like candy corn? Then you will love this! Paint the top third of your pumpkin white, leave the middle orange, and then paint the bottom yellow. Your pretty pumpkins will look just like delicious candy corn.
  3. Chevron: Chevron is such a classic pattern. Slap this on your pumpkin and you cannot go wrong!
  4. Chalkboard paint pumpkin: Paint an entire pumpkin in chalkboard paint and then draw on it with chalk!

Now get out there and go decorate a pumpkin! Grab a few friends and make a party of it.

XOXO, Chels

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Why I’m Looking Forward to Fall

It’s almost fall, y’all! I am SO looking forward to fall. There are a ton of reasons why I am counting down the days until this s’mores filled, bonfire-going season…

It’s almost fall, y’all! I am SO looking forward to fall. There are a ton of reasons why I am counting down the days until this s’mores filled, bonfire-going season is upon us, and here they are!

  1. HOT CHOCOLATE: Need I say more? There are so many kinds of hot chocolate, too. I especially love peppermint hot chocolate!
  2. Cuddling with blankets bc no bae: Or cuddling with my dogs. Who needs a bae when you have three adorable pups?pumpkin-patch-1
  3. Pumpkin picking with frands: A super fun thing to do with your friends in the fall is pumpkin picking! If you and your friends are ever bored and out of ideas of things to do during the fall, pumpkin picking is your solution. You can even carve your pumpkins together after you pick them!
  4. The smells: AKA PUMPKIN SPICE: Pumpkin spice candle, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin spice cookies, pumpkin spice pancakes, the whole shebang! The smell is so comforting and just makes me feel so happy! And so ready for Thanksgiving!
  5. Chilly weather: Chilly, but not freezing. Like, boots scarf and a light jacket. Perf.

Why are YOU looking forward to fall? Comment below and let me know!

XOXO, Chels

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