How to Make Christmas About More Than Just Presents

Hey, buddies! I’ve had this topic on my mind for a few weeks now as the mad rush to Christmas has been upon us. I think that sometimes it’s very easy for us to be swept away in the pressure of affording gifts for everyone we love that we forget to slow down and truly…

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I’m Counting Calories, and that’s OKAY.

Hi, friends! If you have been following along you know that I am on the road to a healthy life. I’ve had 2 kids in under 3 years and the result is my body being close to 70 pounds heavier than before my first pregnancy. In my last post I said that I would not…

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Complete List of Must Watch Christmas Movies

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. Buddy the Elf Howdy, friends! I’m back at it with my movie recommendations. Today we’re going to talk Christmas movies. Most of these will be no-brainers, but if you’re anything like me during this season then you may be just a…

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Health/Fitness Journey | My “Why”

Soooooo… this is probably going to be more of a ramble than anything else. I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to say. Sometimes I’ll start a sentance and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way. Michael Scott | The Office I have decided I am…

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Complete List of Friends Episodes to Watch this Thanksgiving

Anyone who knows me knows that I am OBSESSED with Friends. I’m not even exaggerating. So I have decided to round up all the episodes that you should watch on Thanksgiving. πŸ™‚ “The One Where Chandler Hates Dogs” S7-E8 Joey tells Rachel’s secret. We find out a secret about Chandler as well. “The One With…

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10 Yummy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Hi, buddies! Let’s talk Thanksgiving, mkay? I’m a person of contradictions. I hate running late to anything, but I always seem to procrastinate things to the last minute. Anyone else feel me? So this year I’m starting all of my holiday planning early. This is why I’m posting these side dish recipes 3 before the…

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Affordable Holiday Gift Guide | For Her

The time is upon us, my friends. The Holiday season is beginning. Now, I know what you’re thinking: β€œChelsea, it’s only November 1st.” I realize this, and I also know that many of you are probably already starting to think of what gifts you are going to buy. I have found that the best way…

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Weekend Round-Up

Hi, buddies! Boy, I’m having a tough time getting started this morning. Autumn has decided to stay this time, and we have spent the morning snuggled up watching Sesame Street. Finally, I decided it was time to get up, get a cup of coffee, and get going. This weekend we celebrated my 25th birthday early.…

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Fall Playlist | Blogtober Day 11

Hey friends! Sorry for the gap in posts, I won’t sit here and make a lot of excuses, Life. That’s enough right? The great thing about this community is that you are all so supportive, which is not what I was expecting! I honestly thought that the blogging world would be a “dog-eat-dog” place. It…

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Delicious Chili Recipe | Blogtober Day 7

Happy Sunday Funday, buddies! We are on day 7 of Blogtober, and I’m going to share with you my chili recipe. πŸ™‚ This recipe is super simple, and super delicious. πŸ™‚ What you’ll need: 2 lbs. ground beef 1 large yellow onion 3 cloves of minced garlic 2 cans of tomato sauce (29 oz) 1…

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My favorite Fall Quotes | Blogtober Day 6

Happy Saturday, friends! Everyone loves a good quote, am I right? Words have so much power in them. Today I’m sharing my favorite quotes for fall that make me feel cozy and warm. πŸ™‚   I’d love to know what some of your favorite fall quotes are! Leave me a comment and let me know!…

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My Favorite Halloween Costume | Blogtober Day 5

Hey, friends! Welcome back! In the spirit of all things October and Halloween I’m going to share with you my favorite costume as a child. Growing up, my parents didn’t have a ton of money, so my costumes were generally thrown together with what we had laying around. I’ve been a pumpkin, a scarecrow, a…

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Fall Nail Colors | Blogtober Day 4

One of my favorite things about fall is the beautiful colors! Today, I’m sharing four nail colors that I’m loving this season. πŸ™‚ I love having a fresh manicure, it’s one of the best ways to make me feel special. However, having two little ones to chase around, I have a tough time finding time…

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Favorite Fall Treats | Blogtober Day 3

I have no affiliation with the websites linked below. I found them all on Pinterest. πŸ™‚ Fall is such a cozy time of year, and when I think of fall there are certain foods that always come to mind. Here’s a few of my favorite (sweet) things to eat during this season. πŸ™‚ Caramel Corn…

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Fall Bucket List | Blogtober Day 2

Hey there, buddies! Today I’m sharing my Fall Bucket List with you. πŸ™‚ Go to a pumpkin patch Go on a hayride Make tons of apple related desserts Hand out candy to trick or treaters Tell spooky stories around a bonfire Sit on my front porch, a lot πŸ™‚ Go stargazing with my husband This…

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10 Things About Me | Blogtober Day 1

Hey there! Happy first day of Blogtober! πŸ™‚ My first EVER Blogtober post is going to be a little “get to know me” kind of deal. So, here we go! First off, hi, my name is Chelsea. I am married to the man of my dreams, our 2nd wedding anniversary is in December. I have…

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Fall Activities Round-Up

Good morning, buddies! To get us all excited about fall (in case you weren’t already) I’ve compiled a list of things to do in the Southern Illinois area this season. πŸ™‚ Mt. Vernon Fall Festival – September 28-30 Woodlawn Haunted Woods Opening Night – September 28 Nashville Fall Festival – September 28-29 Kimmundy Log Cabin…

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Coping with A.M.H.

Hi friends, welcome back. Today we’re going to talk about A.M.H. syndrome. This typically occurs to mothers whose days just don’t have enough hours. Oh wait, you’re probably wondering what A.M.H. syndrome is. Always Messy House. I know, surely, I am not alone in this uphill battle to keep my house from looking like a…

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The Story Behind My Son’s Name

Hey buddies! Today I’m going to share with you the answer to a question that I get a lot. Like, ALOT. That is: How did we come up with our son’s name? If you don’t already know, I have a 2 year old son, and his name is… drum roll… Titan Alexander. Most people think…

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Free Valentine’s Day Printables

Love is in the air! Can you feel it? As a kid Valentine’s Day was always one of my favorite holidays. There’s a magic to this time of year that is infectious. Since I’ve been bitten by the love bug I let my creative juices flow and I made some simple and cute printables for…

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Coming Soon…

I have BIG news people! Drumroll please. I, Chelsea, wife, mother, dreamer, am opening an Etsy shop!!!!! OMG. I cannot believe I am actually working up the nerve to do this. One of my biggest life goals for 2019 is to up my confidence in myself and my abilities to make my goals/dreams a reality.…

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