Chelsea Crockett

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3 Back-To-School Quotes to Live By

You’ve heard all the cheesy but true “new year, new you” quotes, but starting a new school year doesn’t always mean a new person. Maybe for you it’s simply a…

You’ve heard all the cheesy but true “new year, new you” quotes, but starting a new school year doesn’t always mean a new person. Maybe for you it’s simply a fresh start for grades, for friends, etc. There are three quotes that I think describe the start of a new school year perfectly, so here’s a little motivation :).Chelsea Crockett - Success Quote

    1. Alright… Is an article about quotes really an article without Dr. Seuss at least once? I really love this quote: “You’re off to great places. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way!” For me, I’m starting my senior year. So knowing I’m onto bigger and better things gives me a little motivation every morning!
  • “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” Obviously, we all have to go to school, but doing it with a better and more positive mindset is the key to success. The first thing you should do when you wake up is choose to have a positive outlook on the day. It really makes a difference!
  • Taylor Swift is the queen of quotes. She says: “This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” Whatever grade you may be, you have to be ready for change. Especially for me, senior year will come with a lot of adapting, knowing I’ll be doing a lot of things for the last time. Be open for change!

 

Have an amazing school year filled with success and memories :).

Love, Chels

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How to Deal with Moving On

Ending a chapter in your life and opening a new one can seem on the verge of impossible. With summer here, some of you will soon be packing up and…

Ending a chapter in your life and opening a new one can seem on the verge of impossible. With summer here, some of you will soon be packing up and moving out to college. Some of you may’ve just gotten out of a relationship. Some of you are moving to a new school this upcoming school year. It can be scary, I know first-hand… and I’m here to help!

One of the best tips I’ve learned is to accept the past and anticipate the future. You can’t move forward when you’re dwelling on the past. Whether it’s bad grades, innocent mistakes, etc., you have to accept that what’s done is done. Work on making yourself a better person for what’s to come!Chelsea Crockett - Moving Forward

I’ve learned the easiest way to take on a new situation is through prayer, reading the Bible, and surrounding yourself with good company. One of my favorite verses, Hebrews 11:1, says “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Without faith, nothing can be accomplished. Hope that whatever happens or whatever’s coming is happening for a reason, because it is!

I can’t wait to see what the next chapter in my life will be like, hopefully you feel the same way!

Love, Chelsea

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Stress Relievers to Get You through Finals

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Everyone’s ready to escape from the long, tiring school days, but not before our much dreaded finals. Finals equal stress… so I…

The end of the school year is bittersweet. Everyone’s ready to escape from the long, tiring school days, but not before our much dreaded finals. Finals equal stress… so I thought I’d share a few of my secrets for coping with the end of the year stress!

First things first… come up with a plan that allows you to Chelsea Crockett - Finals Plannerprioritize what tests will be first and what exams will be the hardest.  Then take some time to think about how you will prepare.  Studying notes, writing out notecards, rereading chapters, reading over past tests, etc. can all be good ideas.  Plan for study time.  Write out times for studying on your calendar and then stick to the plan.  You’ll feel organized and ready to work.

Another tip is to set your room up for success.  We all feel better when our study area is cleaned up. It’s one less thing to worry about and gives us a feeling of accomplishment already.  It helps us to think more clearly knowing our space is decluttered.

Before you study, plan a work out like running or yoga.  Get those endorphins pumping!  Make yourself a smoothie or tea and hit the books!  You’ll already feel proud of yourself by your workout so your brain will be in a good place to conquer your studies.  If you have a ton of anxiety about your finals, it’s always good to look up some breathing techniques to help oxygen flow and calm your nerves.

Use summer as a motivation to ace your exams!

Good luck! – Chels

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Tips on Picking Your Perfect College!

This topic may not be on your radar yet, but some day it just might be.  It’s time for me to start looking at universities to attend after high school! …

This topic may not be on your radar yet, but some day it just might be.  It’s time for me to start looking at universities to attend after high school!  Crazy, right? I can’t believe how quickly my high school years are flying by. College is a major decision, and most teenagers don’t even know where to begin!  I’ve been reading about how to choose a college that’s 100% right for me. So… I’m going to share some tips that might help guide you as well! Chelsea Crockett - Colleges

First and foremost, you’ll need to decide if you want to stay close to home, stay somewhat distanced, or go far away.  You also need to consider if you want to go to a big school with 40,000 students or a smaller campus around 1,500.  Then comes COST!  Obviously the price of a university matters greatly and can most of the time be the deal breaker. You’ll need to consider your ACT score, class rank, GPA, any service projects, and other things that will help when it comes to scholarships.

Other thoughts to consider are sports, Greek life, arts, cultural groups, and community service.  I’ll want to know what the extracurricular activities are at the university I choose.  Everyone tells me that the best way to decide is to narrow down my search by looking at the above items and then to make sure I go on at least five different college visits.  Make sure to keep an open mind at each visit and see which one has that special “feel” for you!

Let me know your thoughts if you’ve been through this process! XOXO, Chelsea

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Quickest Ways to Refresh After P.E.

P.E. is us girls’ most dreaded class: getting sweaty, rushing to get dressed, and running to your next class. I’d rather not! Whether you have a P.E. teacher that treats…

P.E. is us girls’ most dreaded class: getting sweaty, rushing to get dressed, and running to your next class. I’d rather not! Whether you have a P.E. teacher that treats class like boot camp or only have it for one semester, you’ll need some tips for refreshing after. Here are a few tricks I’ve learned throughout my high school years, maybe they’ll help you, too!

If you have first hour P.E., you know the real struggle. First off, you can keep a few products in your backpack or gym locker for quick use. A trick I learned is, after you get all sweaty during class, using a baby wipe or makeup remover wipe and cleaning off your face with it (avoid taking off your eye makeup!). Then, reapply with a quick powder foundation if you have the time! Wiping off your face will remove any sweat or bacteria that’s left behind after class, which will help avoid acne from forming!

Chelsea Crockett - Tribal HeadbandNext, consider keeping some deodorant and/or perfume in your locker. This will make you feel and smell like you never even went to class! Also, carry a couple cute headbands with you. If your P.E. likes to mess up your hair, you can throw it in a messy bun or braid and rock a headband like the one on the left! These are super in right now and can be found at tons of stores like Forever 21 or Earthbound.

I hope these tips help you out after your gym class! Good luck!

-Chelsea

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Growing As a Person

As you age, you not only grow physically, but mentally as well.  It’s important to put yourself in challenging situations to learn how to manage on your own and become…

As you age, you not only grow physically, but mentally as well.  It’s important to put yourself in challenging situations to learn how to manage on your own and become more mature.  Although it may seem hard to step out of your comfort zone, your future self with thank you for it!Chelsea Crockett- Jeremiah 29 11

If you’re in high school and nervous about going to college, follow your gut!  If you’ve always dreamed of going away for school, then do it.  Don’t let your family or friends talk you out of anything you have your heart set on.  If you have an idea what you want to do for your future career, always research jobs paths so you can go into a program with confidence!

If you get the chance to travel, take every opportunity!  Immersing yourself in another culture is one of the best ways to grow.  If you study abroad and learn to live in a foreign land, you’ll notice that you grow up quickly.  You’ll also have a better appreciate for the world and your own country, city, or small town.  Being away from close family and friends for an extended period of time will make you realize how much they actually do for you and how much they mean to you.

Growing up happens to all of us, but growing as a person takes time.

-Chelsea

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3 DIYs for Winter Break!

Winter break is the most awaited time of the semester. After all the tests, homework assignments, and pop quizzes, nothing is needed more than a nice, long break. Although our…

Winter break is the most awaited time of the semester. After all the tests, homework assignments, and pop quizzes, nothing is needed more than a nice, long break. Although our days off are spent shopping for last minute Christmas gifts and baking sugar cookies, some are filled with long afternoons of boredom. So… here are a few winter-themed “do it yourself” ideas for those dreadful days!

If your friends are in the same boring boat as you, invite them over and have a mini spa day! There are soooo many DIY products that are super fun to make, especially if you incorporate Christmas scents such as peppermint or cinnamon. Recipes for do it yourself lip scrubs or face masks can be found all over Pinterest! How relaxing :)!

If you have a couple old Christmas sweaters laying around your house, this DIY is just what you’re looking for! Instead of letting your worn-out sweater sit and collect dust in your closet, change it into a couple different accessories! If the sleeves are big enough, cut them off and make them into leg warmers! These are definitely back in style, look to the left for example. You can also make it into an infinity scarf! There are many ways to go about this, so find your own way whether it’s using the neck hole or the ends of your sweater.Chelsea Crockett - DIY Leg Warmers

Showing off your art skills is another way to occupy spare time. Buy a canvas and some paints, possibly colors to match your room (or even Christmas colors!). This DIY is open to lots of interpretation. I saw on Pinterest that someone painted their canvas green and red to make a Christmas decoration for their room!

What do you plan on doing over break? Tell me below :)!

-Chelsea

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Read… It Fuels Your Mind!

What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you think of reading? School? Boredom? Maybe even disgust? For some people, reading is a getaway or a favorite pastime….

What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you think of reading? School? Boredom? Maybe even disgust? For some people, reading is a getaway or a favorite pastime. But for others, it can be a punishment! There are so many benefits to reading, including increased grades and a larger vocabulary. Getting into a book is the first step, and I’m here to help you do it!

First of all, don’t just pick a random book off the shelf when looking for one to read. Think of what type you could be interested in. Maybe a cheesy loveChelsea Crockett - John Green Books story or a scary mystery is up your alley! If you haven’t read John Green I suggest The Fault in Our Stars or Paper Towns. Try out a popular book like one of these, and, if you like it, check out other books that are similar!

Once you get a good book, find a quiet, cozy room and put away other distractions such as your phone or computer. I promise… Once you put down your phone, it becomes 10x easier! Also, give your book at least a couple chapters before you say it’s too boring to read. A lot of good books don’t start heating up until you’re a little farther into it. Be patient :).

Now you might be thinking that reading is just a waste of your time! But studies show that reading increases concentration, focus, and memory. It also reduces stress which is something all of us could use a little help with!

So insiders… put down your phone and pick up a book. You won’t regret it!

-Chelsea

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Beauty Sleep… Real or Fake?

“Sleep considered to be sufficient to keep one looking young and beautiful.” This is the real definition of what us girls call beauty sleep. Whether sleep really helps us stay…

“Sleep considered to be sufficient to keep one looking young and beautiful.” This is the real definition of what us girls call beauty sleep. Whether sleep really helps us stay looking awake and youthful, there is some evidence behind the truth of it. So… beauty sleep: real or fake?

You all know the feeling of staying up way too late for a big test the next morning. Then, the minute you wake up and look in the mirror, the bagsChelsea Crockett - Dark Circles under your eyes show everyone else just how much sleep you actually got. Dark circles are one of the first indicators of lack of sleep. And let’s face it, we all hate dark circles and would do anything to get rid of them. Sleep really does help and is one of the only ways to fully reduce those awful circles!

Sleep benefits more than just tired eyes. Your skin actually replenishes and repairs itself faster while you sleep. A lack of sleep can slow or disrupt this process. As teenagers, we’re supposed to get a recommended 8 hours of sleep. Without enough of it, our skin ages faster. Along with that, your skin actually loses its radiance. It’s proven that little sleep can make your skin look duller.

Beauty sleep is REAL! A continued lack of sleep can actually make a difference. So ladies, buy a planner or make a schedule to make sure you get your hours in! You won’t only feel different but look different too!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Beautylicious Study Tips!

Studying is one of my least favorite things. Don’t you wish you could just go to sleep and wake up a genius? I have picked up a few really great…

Studying is one of my least favorite things. Don’t you wish you could just go to sleep and wake up a genius? I have picked up a few really great study tactics over the years and just thought I would share them! Sometimes switching up your studying routine can really benefit you!

Have you ever heard that certain smells can trigger your memory? They say that your sense of smell is the strongest sense in your body. That is _6638836why researchers say that if you put on scented lotion before you study and continue smelling it as you study, and then put on that same lotion before you take your test, the smell can help you remember everything you studied! I tried this out and was surprised to see that it actually helped!

Do any of you stay up late the night before a test, and then study even more in the morning right before the exam? Researchers say that that is the worst thing you can do for your memory! Avoid studying 12 hours before the test. Why? Give your brain a break! If you are trying to cram all of that information into your head right before the test, you are less likely to remember it because your brain is tired! I kid you not! You should study a little bit each day before the test, and then give your brain a break the night and morning before your test.

 

I believe in you, my intellectual Insiders!

XOXO, Chels

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Say Yes to Healthy School Lunches!

During the school year, we often don’t eat as healthy as we do during the fall.  It’s easy to throw in some chips and cookies instead of making a nutritious…

During the school year, we often don’t eat as healthy as we do during the fall.  It’s easy to throw in some chips and cookies instead of making a nutritious school lunch with fruits and vegetables.  Luckily, there are several easy substitutes to making a quick, healthy lunch that won’t take up your morning!

First off, start with the easy alternatives.  Instead of white bread, try whole-wheat.  There’s barely a difference in the tastes and it has many other benefits that white bread doesn’t.  Chelsea Crockett - Bread

Another switch you can make is from fruit cups to fresh fruit.  Fruit cups may seem to be good for you but they are actually filled with sugar.  Throwing in a fresh banana or apple is always the way to go!

If you like junk food (which let’s face it… who doesn’t?), then it’s pretty tempting to throw in a couple bags of chips!  If you must, buy baked chips.  Although they’re still not your healthiest choice, they are better than nothing!  If you have to have a little chocolate after your meal, try dark chocolate instead of milk.  Dark chocolate covered raisins are a yummy treat for after your lunch… and they are a lot better for you than cookies or cupcakes!

How do you stay healthy during the school year?  Let me know your secrets below!

-Chelsea

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Stress, Is It Really Worth It?

Unfortunately, stress is happening everywhere, all the time.  Whether it’s in your family, your friend group, school work, or in a relationship, stress can be hard to avoid.  Although it’s…

Unfortunately, stress is happening everywhere, all the time.  Whether it’s in your family, your friend group, school work, or in a relationship, stress can be hard to avoid.  Although it’s easy to come by, is it really worth our time?  Let’s investigate.

Think about that boy you were talking to at school.  You felt like things were going great, but he never seemed as interested as you did.  You constantly thought about what you were doing wrong, when in reality he wasn’t ready for a relationship.  Nothing you did was wrong, and yet, you spent sleepless nights stressing over it.  Is that guy really worth your happiness and time?Chelsea Crockett- Matthew 6 34

We spend hours a week worrying and stressing over things that may not even come true or weren’t even a problem in the first place.  Although it’s hard not to stress, keep it to a minimum and learn to move on quickly.  Life has too many amazing opportunities and caring people in it to worry about the people that aren’t worried about you.  Don’t give stress your time of day.  Instead, go for a run, have a long talk with friends, or do something to take your mind off the given situation.

Life is beautiful!  Kick stress to the curb, it isn’t worth your time!

Love,

Chelsea

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Pinterest Inspiration: Friday Night Football

Football is in full swing at our high school and between the loud cheers and touchdowns, we all want to be looking super cute for the games!  Of course, it’s…

Chelsea Crockett - Maroon and White OutfitFootball is in full swing at our high school and between the loud cheers and touchdowns, we all want to be looking super cute for the games!  Of course, it’s fun to wear school t-shirts or sweatshirts… but why not have a little fun and dress up a bit? I have to let you in on a little secret! Whenever I’m struggling to decide what to wear, I search Pinterest!  Here’s the catch: If your school colors are maroon and white, go onto Pinterest and search “maroon casual outfit.” Or if your school colors are gold and blue, then search “gold and blue casual outfit.” For something as simple as that, it’s amazing what you will find!

Recently, I searched my school colors and found everything from colored patterned scarves to stylish colored jeans and sweaters.  The outfits are fashionable and trendy, but not too over-the-top. Remember, it is just a football game!  They help me to reinvent some old clothes that I might have in my closet as well.  Sometimes my friends and I get together and switch out our clothes. It’s fun to borrow, share, and design new looks together with the help of Pinterest.  With all of that said, let me know how you use Pinterest to help style your look!

-Chels

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Rock your School Spirit Wear Outside of School!

Hello lovelies,             Between football games, school spirit week, and multiple volunteer opportunities, you’re destined to have over 100 shirts, hoodies, or sweatpants advertising your school logo.  So what do…

Hello lovelies,

            Between football games, school spirit week, and multiple volunteer opportunities, you’re destined to have over 100 shirts, hoodies, or sweatpants advertising your school logo.  So what do you do with all of this school spirit wear? Well no need to fret, it’s cool to rep your school!  Don’t feel weird rocking a school hoodie with your mascot on it.  Embrace it!  Here are a few simple tips to styling your school spirit wear when you’re not at school.Chelsea Crockett- school spirit wear

It’s okay to alter your shirts and sweatshirts, as long as your parents don’t mind.  Since the crop trend is totally in, why not bring it to school spirit wear?!  Try cutting the bottom of a crewneck sweatshirt and wearing it with high-waisted jean shorts.  If you really want to wear your favorite pair of spirit sweatpants, add a simple v-neck and, as long as they are straight-legged, a pair of high-heeled Nike shoes.  If your sweatpants are extra-long, try tucking them into your shoes.  Although it might sound a little wacky, the heel of the tennis shoe will add a special element to the comfy outfit.

In the winter, a cute way to rock a school tee is with an oversized cardigan and leggings.  Pair this look with riding boots, and you’ve got the simplest outfit in history; and it’s cute!  Don’t be afraid to add a simple necklace or ring to spice the look up.  School logo tanks are the easiest to style.  Throw it on with high-waisted shorts or a skirt with your choice of shoes and you’re good to go!  It’s easy to fill your closet up with school spirit wear, especially when you get some of it for free!  Don’t let it sit around; incorporate it into your everyday wardrobe.

Have a wonderful day!

-Chelsea

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Running Low on Sleep? Look Awake!

Wake up, go to school, eat, sleep, repeat.  Sound familiar?  The school week can be exhausting!   Although it’s only 5 days, it can feel like a lifetime!  I put together…

Wake up, go to school, eat, sleep, repeat.  Sound familiar?  The school week can be exhausting!   Although it’s only 5 days, it can feel like a lifetime!  I put together a few tips to help you look awake when you’re running low on sleep.  As a high school student myself, these tips can be a lifesaver!

The biggest struggle after rolling out of bed is figuring out how to cover the dark circles formed under your eyes.  Such a pain!  Although there are ways to prevent them, such Chelsea Crockett - Too Faced Concealeras eye creams, drinking lots of water, and reducing stress, you can’t always find time to keep up.  With that being said, concealer is the most obvious way to go.  One of my favorites is the Absolutely Flawless Concealer by Too Faced.  Click here to check it out!

Another option is to grab a quick coffee on your way to school.  If you feel awake, you look awake!  A little caffeine doesn’t hurt and can serve as a little pick-me-up before starting the day.  Try to avoid huge energy drinks and quick energy fixes.  They’ll give you the energy you want but will lead to crashing later in the day!

Did you know that having a positive mindset can change your entire attitude towards the day?  So what you might be a little tired… count the positives!  I know whenever I have a better mindset I feel happier and more thankful about the day.  This will change your tired and sluggish mood to a brighter, more upbeat attitude!  Give it a try :)!

Love, Chelsea

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End of Summer To-Do List!

Well, most of us have settled into school by now and that means our lazy days of summer have ended.  Soon we will be going to football games dressed in…

Well, most of us have settled into school by now and that means our lazy days of summer have ended.  Soon we will be going to football games dressed in our sweaters and scarves. However, I’m not ready to say goodbye to summer just yet.  I’ve been thinking about some things I could still do with my friends to enjoy these last few weeks of HOT weather!

One thing on my list is to try to keep my summer tan for a bit longer.  Hopefully I can swim on the weekends and chill at the pool.  Why not host an end of the summer party?  Take some fun pictures and make a scrapbook with them.  Scrapbooking can sometimes take a long time so I tend to let Snapfish help me with it.  It’s a website that takes your pictures and lets you design your own book… or they can design it for you!  It’s really reasonable and lets you capture your memories in a really fun way!  (Hint:  These make great gifts for your friends!) Chelsea Crockett - Snapfish

Another idea is to spend some time reading that book you said you wanted to read all summer long!  (If you’re not a reader, I bet there is a TV or Netflix series you’ve always wanted to try!) Either way, I’m going to try to finish my homework early and settle in for some “me” time!  I love to get lost in a good book!

Last, but not least, make some delicious snow cones!  If you’re just not ready to say goodbye to summer and sunshine, eat a few cold, yummy treats!  We have a little snow cone maker that we bought at Target along with the syrups and the paper cones.  All we do is add ice and voila….a delicious snow cone!  I love to have one on a hot day!

Enjoy, Chels

 

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