Chelsea Crockett

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Instant Cures for Boredom!

Do you ever have those days where you lay on your bed and think “there is absolutely NOTHING to do today”?  Maybe your friends are all busy or your home…

Do you ever have those days where you lay on your bed and think “there is absolutely NOTHING to do today”?  Maybe your friends are all busy or your home bound and can’t think of a single thing to occupy your time.  If you’re tired of refreshing your twitter and Instagram feeds over and over, here are a few home activities to cure your boredom!

  • Try a few DIYs!  There are so many fun “do it yourself” projects to try at home.  Chelsea Crockett - Galaxy VansOne of my favorites is the DIY galaxy vans that I mentioned in one of my past articles.  You could also try a DIY face mask and have a spa day with your friends :)!
  • Look for a new recipe!  Have you seen an amazing recipe you’re dying to try on Pinterest lately?  Experiment with it, maybe you’ll make something you absolutely love!  If you have a boyfriend/girlfriend invite them over to help!  It’s always fun to cook together!
  • Shop til’ you drop online!  This is something I do almost every time I’m bored.  Urbanog.com, sammydress.com, and forever21.com are a few of my favorites!

Good luck insiders :)! – Chels

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Caramel Apple Season!

I recently shared an article with you about how to use apples for beauty remedies.  Now, I want to talk to you about one of my favorite apple desserts and…

I recently shared an article with you about how to use apples for beauty remedies.  Now, I want to talk to you about one of my favorite apple desserts and how you can make them!  We love apples at our house and with fall just around the corner, I know that means fresh caramel apples will be in our kitchen!  What’s a bonfire without s’mores and caramel apples!?  Therefore, I thought it would be fun to share a caramel apple recipe with you!Chelsea Crockett - Caramel ApplesFirst you need to cook 1 1/2 cups of sugar and 1/2 cup of water in a saucepan over medium heat.  Be sure to swirl until golden brown.  Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup of cream, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.  Transfer to a bowl that is tall and good for dipping apples and let the ingredients cool slightly!  Insert a wooden stick into four apples and dip them into the caramel, one at a time.  Be sure to set them on parchment paper after dipping.  Then, let them harden by placing in the refrigerator if needed. You can also dip them in nuts, Oreos, M&M’s etc.! It’s quick, easy, and delicious!

There you have it….a perfect treat for bonfires, hayrides, Halloween parties, etc.  What better way to kick off fall then to treat yourself and your friends to some homemade caramel apples!  Yum!

Enjoy! – Chelsea

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Cookie Dough for One!

Cookie dough is quite possibly the best midnight snack in the universe. Want to know how to make a mouthwatering midnight snack for one? Here is how to make your…

Cookie dough is quite possibly the best midnight snack in the universe. Want to know how to make a mouthwatering midnight snack for one? Here is how to make your very own serving of cookie dough!

1. ½ cup packed brown sugar

2. 2 TBSP softened butterweb-vegan-cookie-dough-standing-spoon

3. 1/8 tsp vanilla

4. 1 ½ TBSP milk

5. 1/3 cup flour

6. Pinch of salt

7. Any toppings you want, such as chocolate chips or M&Ms!

Instructions:

Combine the softened butter and brown sugar with a mixer on low for a little under a minute. Gently stir in the vanilla, milk, flour and salt with a spoon. Combine the mixture with the mixer on low for about 30 seconds. Pour in any of your toppings and mix them!

I like my cookie dough chilled, so you can put it in your fridge for a bit before you scarf it down! Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

photos by theliveinkitchen.com

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Pineapple Pink Lemonade Soda

Summertime is the time for fruity foods and drinks! Fruit is such a refreshing treat, so that is why it is such a perfect snack for summer. Do you love…

Summertime is the time for fruity foods and drinks! Fruit is such a refreshing treat, so that is why it is such a perfect snack for summer. Do you love pink lemonade? Do you love pineapple? Then this cool, sweet treat is your ticket to happiness this summer! Here is how to make your very own Pineapple Pink Lemonade Soda.db7126ab393d0a27f4ea880cdd3ce0c3

Ingredients:

1 liter Sprite

1 cup pink lemonade mix

1 48 oz. can pineapple juice

The great thing about this refreshing drink is that it is so easy and simple to make. All you do is mix all of these ingredients together in a large pitcher and VIOLA! You have a fruity drink that everyone is sure to love. This drink is especially good for any summer party you may be throwing, or attending, as it is so easy and yummy! Everyone will be asking for your recipe.

Want to impress the heck out of your friends? Make them this yummy concoction.

XOXO, Chels

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Make Your Own Chocolate Heaven!

Chocolate bars, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cake… what dessert isn’t good with chocolate? No matter what recipe I choose to make, I try to pick one that has plenty of…

Chocolate bars, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cake… what dessert isn’t good with chocolate? No matter what recipe I choose to make, I try to pick one that has plenty of chocolate in it… and I know I’m not the only one! That’s why I want to share a recipe called “Chocolate Heaven” with all of my lovely insiders :).

First, take a trip to the grocery store and purchase these several ingredients: 1 box of brownie mix, 2 small packages of chocolate pudding (4 cups), 1 12 oz. bucket of cool whip, 12 oz. of Heath bars, and 1 cup of chopped pecans (optional).Chelsea Crockett - Chocolate Heaven

Second, make the brownies as instructed on the box and let them cool. Then break up the brownies into chunks and spread half of them out in the bottom of a large bowl. Next, pour out two of the pudding cups on top of the brownies. Take half of the bucket of cool whip and pour that over the pudding. Follow that with half of the heath and half of the cup of chopped pecans. Repeat this again so you have two layers of chocolate heaven!

Third, enjoy! Serve your delicious treat by simply scooping out however much you want. Make sure you get all the way down to the last layer, you wouldn’t want to miss out on any of the ingredients! Let me know how yours turns out!

Love, Chelsea

 

 

 

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Friendship Bread: A Little Piece of My Childhood!

For my younger insiders, I wanted to pass something on to all of you that was a little part of my childhood! I was thinking back about when I was…

For my younger insiders, I wanted to pass something on to all of you that was a little part of my childhood! I was thinking back about when I was younger and I remembered when my mom brought home some friendship bread in a bag from work. It came with a ten day recipe to follow. After the ten days, you divided the dough and shared it and the recipe with friends. It was AMAZING to eat!Chelsea Crockett - Friendship Bread

It’s actually called Amish Friendship Bread.The recipe for the entire process is pretty long but simple. If you google “Amish Friendship Bread Recipe” you’ll easily find the starter recipe and the ten day long instructions! Amish Friendship Bread is kind of like a chain letter. You pass it on! At the end of the ten days, you divide it into four parts, bake with one, and give the other three away. It’s like passing around a little flour and love from everyone’s kitchen. The bread is absolutely heavenly to eat. For those of you who are still too young to whip up something in the kitchen by yourself, this is perfect for you! Just ask your mom or dad to help you out. It’s a super fun activity for you and your friends to do. Especially with summer coming up, it’s the perfect time to try it out, pass it on, and enjoy!

Love, Chelsea

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Summer Recipes: Salted Toffee Pretzel Bark

Whenever I’m hungry, I go straight to the kitchen and snack on some of my favorite fruits and vegetables. Okay okay okay, maybe they’re not my first choice. Usually my…

Whenever I’m hungry, I go straight to the kitchen and snack on some of my favorite fruits and vegetables. Okay okay okay, maybe they’re not my first choice. Usually my stomach is craving some sweets and dessert treats! Something I like to do during my lazy summer days is experiment with some recipes. Here is one in particular that tastes absolutely ahhh-mazing, and with summer coming up, what’s a better time to try it out for yourself?Chelsea Crockett - Pretzel Bark

First off, you’ll need to take a trip to the grocery store and pick up a few ingredients: a 1-pound bag of mini pretzel sticks, you’ll only use about half of the bag, 2 sticks of butter (about one cup), 1 cup of packed light brown sugar, 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips, and sea salt (optional).

Second, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cover the bottom of the baking sheet with aluminum foil to avoid the pretzels sticking to it! In a saucepan, over medium heat, mix together to butter and brown sugar. When it starts bubbling, let it sit still for 3 minutes. Then pour the mixture over the pretzels laid out on the baking sheet. Bake it for only 5 minutes then remove and pour the chocolate chips all over the top of the pretzels! Let the dessert cool at room temperature for as long as you like, or as long as you can stand it! Then dig in, YUM!

Enjoy!- Chelsea

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Brighten, Tone, & Soothe With Homemade Face Scrubs

Hi girls! Store-bought face masks and scrubs can sometimes be expensive and threatening to your skin.  You have to be careful with what you pick and choose to try on…

Hi girls!

Store-bought face masks and scrubs can sometimes be expensive and threatening to your skin.  You have to be careful with what you pick and choose to try on your face.  Luckily, there are several household ingredients you can mix together to create your perfect face scrub to give off a brighter, smoother feel!

Brightening and toning our faces is something we could all use every once and a while.  A simple recipe for this includes strawberries, almond oil, and sugar.  There are no exact measurements for each ingredient, so you can make as much as you want and however thick you want it!  I suggest using a small dish and filling it about halfway with sugar.  Then, add a little bit of almond oil.  Smash up about four or five strawberries and add them to your paste.  The end product should be a perfect brightening scrub!

Chelsea Crockett - Cucumber ScrubTo soothe sensitive skin, we can make an easy scrub using cucumbers, avocado oil, and brown sugar.  Once again, there are no set measurements, so you can make it to your desired thickness.  For a small amount that works for about one use, take a small dish and fill it, once again, halfway with brown sugar.  Smash up your cucumbers and mix that, and the avocado oil, in with your brown sugar.  And you’re done!  Wash your face and rinse with warm water!

Let me know how your beautiful, new skin turns out!

XO – Chels

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DIY Apple Pie Smoothie

Looking for a way to get a morning boost? Check out this yummy breakfast smoothie!  So I came across this recipe on Pinterest and fell in love with it! It…

Looking for a way to get a morning boost? Check out this yummy breakfast smoothie! 

So I came across this recipe on Pinterest and fell in love with it! It tastes just like apple pie in a cup! So here are the ingredients:

 

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–          5 almonds

–          1 red apple

–          1 banana                                                                    

–          ¾ cup Greek yogurt, nonfat

–          ½ tsp cinnamon         

–          ½ cup milk, nonfat

That’s it! Looks super simple, right? Combine all of the ingredients in your blender and blend them until they are a smooth consistency. Then viola! You now have apple pie in a cup. This smoothie is super healthy and will keep you full and focused until lunch time. If you like your smoothies cold like I do, freeze your bananas before you blend them. You can also toss a few ice cubes in with the mixture before you blend it.

 

Comment below if you try it and tell me what you think!

 

XOXO, Chels

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Snow Ice Cream!

What are the two words every teenager longs to hear? “Snow Day”! As you have probably seen on my Instagram, it snowed in my hometown this week! All of the…

What are the two words every teenager longs to hear? “Snow Day”! As you have probably seen on my Instagram, it snowed in my hometown this week! All of the snow got me thinking about what you can MAKE with snow! Did you know that you can make ice cream out of snow? You totally can! Check out the recipe below and try it out!

Ingredients:

-1 gallon of snowchelsea crockett snow ice cream

-1 cup white sugar

-2 cups of milk

-1 tbs vanilla extract

 

So what you do is you take a big bowl outside with you and scoop some snow (about 2 gallons) into it! Make sure its clean snow, none of that yellow snow ;). Next, stir in the vanilla and sugar to taste.  Gradually stir in the milk so that it does not melt the snow. Once you have reached the consistency that you desire, serve it! This type of recipe should be served immediately after you make it because of the snow. That stuff melts FAST! And, snow ice cream is not really that good if you freeze it to use again. Next time it snows at your house, try out this super unique recipe!

 

Comment below if you try this yummy winter treat and tell me how you like it!

XOXO, Chels

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