My Amazon Wish List!

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Happy Wednesday! Today on the blog I thought I would share a few products that are on my Amazon Wish List. I love ordering things off of Amazon, and I'm sure you guys do too! These are all items that I've heard amazing things about. And maybe these will give you some ideas to put on your Amazon Wish List! 😊

1. Halluci Crossband Soft Plush Slippers // I've been seeing these slippers all over Instagram! They just look so comfy and I need them on my feet now! Haha. I know I for sure want these in pink, but I'm also thinking I like the grey pair too. 

2. Daisy Rose Checkered Tote *LV Dupe!* // My dream bag is a LV Neverfull, but I know that if I ever did get one I would be super scared to carry it. Because I would just be really afraid of it getting dirty. So I like that this one is affordable and I wouldn't worry about it getting as dirty, since it doesn't cost as much! 

3. Chase Secret Fleece Pullover // I just think this looks super warm and comfy! I pretty much live in stuff like this all winter. 

4. Daisy Rose Checkered Key Chain Pouch *LV Dupe!* // I need this key chain pouch in my life! I think having these are so handy, just toss your cards in or some cash, grab your keys, and just run a quick errand. And I also love that it's another LV dupe! 

5. Luxury Checkered Cosmetic Bag *LV Dupe!* // I actually really need a real travel makeup bag. The one that I have now is just too bulky. I've cut down my everyday makeup routine so much that I just don't need that much space. This one would be the perfect size! Plus it's a LV dupe!! 

6. Lovaru Boho Open Front Cardigan // I've heard a lot of good things about ordering clothes off of Amazon! I just think this cardigan is super cute and perfect for fall! 

7. Mr. Coffee Espresso and Cappuccino Maker // I've been looking at tons of different espresso and cappuccino makers. I've also learned how pricey they can be!! This one is still a little pricey, but not terrible. It's something I probably won't splurge on for a little while. I do think it would be nice to have an espresso maker to make various espresso drinks at home. And maybe save a little money not going to get coffees all the time haha! 😂

8. Bayco Glass Food Storage Containers // I really like these storage containers! I also really need more storage containers. Probably wouldn't use these in the camper, but they'd be great for at home! I'm just afraid in the camper they would break. I don't know, I might try them in the camper. I also just really prefer glass containers over plastic containers. 

So those are just a few items on my Amazon Wish List! What is on your wish list? Tell me in the comments below! 

Hope you guys have a great Wednesday! 

XO, Chelsea

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Reading: Currently reading Adventures For Your Soul by Shannon Kaiser. I've read this book before, and just going through a time in my life where I need to read it again. 

Watching: I haven't really been watching much of anything on TV. I will watch different shows on HGTV every once in awhile. I'd much rather listen to podcasts instead of watching TV. 

Planning: Been planning some fall designs for Coffee Cat Designs, that I can't wait to get released and show you guys! 😊

Thinking About: So many different things. It seems like things have been super stressful lately! 

Loving: Coffee, drawing, and writing. 

What are you currently up to? Share in the comments! 

XO, Chelsea 

Current Favorite Makeup Products!

Monday, July 15, 2019

Today on the blog, I thought I would share some of my current favorite makeup products! I don't really wear makeup much anymore, and when I do wear makeup I keep it really simple. I would like to do a video on my simple makeup routine. Would you guys be interested in that? Let me know! Anyway, I don't like to wear makeup everyday anymore. I've been trying to give my skin a break and a chance to breathe without makeup on! But when I do wear makeup, these are some of my favorite products to use! 

Wet n Wild Photo Focus 3-in-1 Rose Primer Water // I use this product before I apply anything else! This makes a great primer, but I also like to use it just to refresh my face throughout the day. It also smells so good!! 

ELF Poreless Face Primer // I use this after I apply the rose water primer. Yes, I use two primers! This one is great at filling in pores and blurring. It has a matte finish, which I really like. I just really prefer a matte finish. 

ELF 16 Hour Camo Concealer // This is my favorite concealer! It is such a good drugstore concealer. It is full coverage and has a matte finish. I like that it's full coverage, but it doesn't feel super heavy. 

Maybelline Better Skin Powder Foundation // I've always been a huge fan of the Maybelline Better Skin line. I used to use the liquid foundation, but now mostly just use the powder. The Better Skin line has salicylic acid in it, which is used to treat acne. I use this powder as a setting powder. It just gives my face a flawless finish. 

Benefit Precisely, My Brow // I love this brow pencil! It has a fine tip, so it allows you to easily add definition. Lately I've been keeping my brows on the natural side, and just filling it the sparse areas that need a little something.

L.A Colors Show It Off Blush & Highlight Palette // Can you guys believe this palette was only $3 at the Dollar General?! The blushes and highlighters are super pigmented. I love warm tone blushes, especially in the summer. 

Huda Beauty Resting Boss Face Setting Spray // I'm obsessed with this setting spray! It has a matte finish. Are you guys seeing a trend here with the matte products? Haha! I told you I love a matte finish. This is also an extra hold setting spray. I know some people have talked about the scent being really overpowering, but I personally really like it. 

Those are my current favorite makeup products! What are your current favorites? Let me know in the comments! 

XO, Chelsea 


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Reading: Not reading anything right now. I need book recommendations! I also can't decide if I want to read on my iPad. I've thought about it, but I just think it would be weird to read on the screen. If that makes sense. 

Watching: I haven't really been watching too much TV lately. J and I have been watching cartoons at night, but that's about it. 

Planning: I've been wedding planning a lot lately! It's been going really good. I want to share some details on the blog, but not too many. Don't want to spoil anything!! I've also been planning some new design ideas for Coffee Cat Designs and Elsie Lane Co

Thinking About: So many things! I've been super stressed lately. Not fun!! 

Loving: Kittens! And coffee. All the coffee. 

What are you currently up to? Share in the comments! 

XO, Chelsea 

My Three Favorite Ways To Earn Money Blogging!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

If you're like me, you've always had the dream of working from home. That was always a goal of mine! And I'm so blessed to have that dream be reality. But if you're also like me, you probably thought that dream was unattainable. Good news! It's not! It's definitely possible to earn an income blogging. Here are my three favorite ways to earn money blogging. 

Affiliate Marketing // This one is definitely my favorite way to make money as a blogger. Affiliate marketing is when you are able to share a product that you love, and earn a commission doing it. This is one of the most popular ways make money as a blogger/influencer. There are many different affiliate programs out there. I personally really like using the Amazon affiliate program. 

Ads // I'm sure you've heard of this one already, as it's probably the most used way to make money as a blogger. I wouldn't necessarily recommend using ads if you're new the blogging world, as it does take quite a bit of traffic. But if you have a lot of traffic on your blog, this would be perfect for you! 

Sponsored Posts // As your blog grows, you will probably start getting emails from brands wanting to work with you. And chances are, they'll be wanting you to write a blog post for them. I could do a whole post on what to do if a brand contacts you, if you guys would be interested in that! Something to keep in mind, when a brand contacts you, it's okay to not work with every single one! Don't just work with a brand because you're gonna make a bunch of money from their post. Work with a brand because you trust them and trust the products they're selling. 

So those are my three tips to earn money as a blogger! I hope that these tips help you guys grow your blog, and make your stay at home blogging dream reality! 

XO, Chelsea 

Huda Beauty Resting Boss Face Setting Spray: Review!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Today on the blog I wanted to review the Huda Beauty Resting Boss Face setting spray. This setting spray has been talked about a lot since being released, and has a lot of mixed reviews. So I wanted to share my thoughts with you guys! 

About The Product: This is an extra-hold setting spray, and also waterproof. It also gives a matte finish, which I love! This setting spray was inspired by a makeup hack used by drag queens, which is to set their makeup with hairspray. Huda also recommends spraying the setting spray on a beauty sponge, and applying the setting spray to the face that way. I haven't tried this tip yet, I've just been spraying it directly onto my face. 

My Thoughts: I really like this setting spray! I love the matte finish. I also really feel like this setting spray really keeps my makeup on all day. I've worn this setting spray on some pretty hot days, and it has kept my makeup on really well! I know one of the issues that a lot of people have had with this setting spray is the scent. I personally really like the scent. I don't think it's too overpowering. It's very floral and just smells amazing! J even smelled it, and really liked it. I can totally understand not everyone loving the scent, though. I just personally really like it. 

Have you guys tried the Huda Beauty Resting Boss Face setting spray? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 

XO, Chelsea 

*This product was sent to me from Influenster and Huda Beauty for review. All opinions are my own! 

My Current Favorite Podcasts!

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

I love listening to podcasts! I love to listen to them when I'm on the road, when I'm getting ready, just all the time. So today, I wanted to share with you guys my current favorite podcasts! This is actually part two to a post that I did a couple of years ago. Which I can't believe it's been two years since I posted about my favorite podcasts! That's just so crazy to me! 

The Skinny Confidential: Him & Her Podcast // This podcast is by Lauryn Evarts Bosstick founder of The Skinny Confidential blog and YouTube channel. And her husband Michael Bosstick is an entrepreneur and also on the podcast. I like their podcast because they're real. Their conversations are completely raw and unfiltered. They talk about all kinds of different business tips, beauty tips, and more! 

Lauren Conrad: Asking for a Friend // Lauren Conrad's podcast was just released last month, but it's still amazing! I love Lauren Conrad. I have all of her books and have been a fan ever since her days on The Hills! This podcast talks about a little bit of everything from beauty to home decor! 

LightLoveandLace // This podcast is by Marissa Lace, who has been one of my favorite YouTuber's for years! She is such a down to earth and real person. Her podcast is all about spirituality and self love. Her podcast and Instagram have helped me become a much more confident person. I just really love her podcast! 

My Favorite Murder With Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark // I know, everyone is talking about all the true crime podcasts right now! I have to admit, I like listening to them too. This one is definitely my favorite though. Karen and Georgia tell their favorite true crime stories, but when they're telling these stories, they try to not be too serious about it. If that makes sense. I really like this podcast! I wouldn't recommend listening with children around, just because of their language sometimes. 

Do you guys listen to podcasts? What are your favorites? Share in the comments!! 😊

XO, Chelsea 

Waco Trip - Going To The Magnolia Store & More!

Friday, May 31, 2019
Last Tuesday J, my mom, my grandma, and I all drove down to Waco, Texas! We packed up my car and left at about 7 or 8 in the morning. We were going down to Waco because J was singing in the semi finals of the Country Showdown. He didn't win this time, but that was okay because he did really good! And it was so much fun cheering him on! But he was singing on Thursday, so that meant on Wednesday we had some free time to go check out The Silos! And the Magnolia Store!! 

It was actually pretty easy getting to the Silos. Driving in Waco wasn't bad. It wasn't terribly busy. Of course we were there on a week day, so a weekend might be different! Parking wasn't too bad either. We were able to park in the free parking lot right next to everything. It is a gravel lot, and they were also doing some construction in the lot while we were there. The gravel lot is free. There is other parking around the area but some of the other parking areas aren't free. 

When you first walk in, you see all the different kinds of food trucks. Which was so cool! J got a lavender lemonade from the Magnolia food truck and I got a tea from The Alabama Sweet Tea truck. The tea came in a mason jar which I thought was really cute! They had a lot of different food trucks. They had a grilled cheese food truck, and it smelled amazing!! I didn't try it because of my dairy problems, but it sure smelled really yummy! 

At the silos they have a little fake grass area. You can sit there and just hang out, and they also have a spot where you can play corn hole. And they have a covered area where you can sit and eat. It was just really cool to sit there and see everyone having a great time, just hanging out and enjoying good food! 

We saw this painted on the side of the bakery, and just had to take a picture in front of it! 

This picture was taken inside the Magnolia Store! I took quite a few pictures in the store. I just thought the kitchen setup was so cute! The store was pretty busy, even for a weekday. There were so many cute items, so many things that if we had our own house I would definitely have gotten them! Part of the store is air conditioned and part of it is not. Where they have all the t-shirts and stuff like that for sale, is not air conditioned. 

After we left the store, we went to the bakery! There was a wait for the bakery, but it wasn't too bad. And the place where you stand in line, is covered by a tent so it's not too hot. So when you go into the bakery, you get a card to mark what you want just to keep everything moving smoothly. I just thought the bakery was so cute! 

And of course we had to get cupcakes! 😊

After the bakery, we went and checked out the garden seed shop. It was really cute there too! There were cute planters and you could actually buy garden seeds. I think they had succulents for sale there too. 

And then on Thursday, like I mentioned we did go and cheer J on for the semi-finals of the Country Showdown! It was a lot of fun. Got to do lots of dancing! Even though J didn't win, we still had a good time. 

So that was our Waco trip! It was such a fun time! I would definitely like to go back at some point, maybe when J and I have our own house. That way I can actually buy things to decorate my home with! And also to check out more shops in the area! We checked out some, but there were a lot more that we didn't get to go to. 

Hope you guys are having a great Friday!

XO, Chelsea 

Coffee Chat: Volume 45

Friday, May 10, 2019

1. Wedding planning has taken over here! We've also set a wedding date! I don't think I will announce the wedding date on the blog just yet. Or at all. Not sure. Is that sharing too much? But I will definitely share bits and pieces of the wedding planning process here on the blog. I'm so excited!! 💕

2. I'm trying to get outside as much as I can to get a tan. I wanted to have a little tan for my birthday, but I'm not sure if I'll have much of a tan. I may just end up getting a spray tan or something. But spray tans are always kind of scary, because I don't want to look orange! 😳😂 

3. I've been really into ASMR videos. I know that some people find them weird, but for me they help me relax and help with my anxiety. I really like Gwen Gwiz and Sophia Chang's ASMR videos. 

4. We get to do some traveling towards the end of the month and I'm pretty excited about it! Not going to announce it here on the blog just yet, but I will definitely have to do a whole post on where we go! It's just that exciting haha!! 

5. I've had a lot of coffee today. Like I feel like I could run a marathon right now! 😂

Hope you guys have a great Friday and a great weekend! 

XO, Chelsea 


Friday Rambles!

Friday, May 03, 2019

I can't believe it's already Friday! Where did this week go?! Last weekend was such a busy weekend, I feel like I've spent most of the week just catching up on stuff. Mostly laundry. 😂 Thursday we went to a three day music festival in Iowa. We got to stay at the lake in our new camper, which was super exciting! The new camper is SO NICE! It's just really nice to have a bathroom in the camper, and not have to walk like five miles to the bathroom. And to actually be able to shower in our own shower, and not have to use the public shower. 

Anyway, the lake is really pretty! It is one of my favorite places that we've camped. So we went up there on Thursday to just get settled in for the weekend. Friday was the first show of the weekend. J also released a new album!! And then he did two shows on Saturday, and one on Sunday. The shows were a lot of fun! I did take pictures but I feel weird posting them here on the blog. I don't know why haha. 😂 

So we ended up staying until Monday, instead of driving home on Sunday. It was just so cold and rainy on Sunday, we really didn't want to mess with hooking up the camper and driving home in the rain. On Monday morning we met up with a couple of friends for breakfast. We went to a super cute local place. I got a yummy cappuccino! I also got bacon and hashbrowns for breakfast. 

Oh and also on Sunday, we went to a memorial dance for a musician friend of ours. He passed away a few months ago. The band that he was apart of sang songs, and a lot of different musicians played. It was a fun and sad time all at once. I took this pic on our way there. I was hoping to have a cute pic, but then J ended up making this weird face haha 😂 A friend of ours also took pictures of us dancing, but I haven't seen them yet. I wish I had them to post here! Once I get them, I'll try to post them somewhere! 

So yeah, Monday we headed back home. We had to figure out what the heck we were gonna do with our camper, because it rained like two inches at home. We did find a spot to park it at home though! Eventually we want to build a garage for it but it's going to be kind of pricey to build one. I don't normally post pictures of me without makeup but lately I've just been loving not wearing makeup. I also really liked my hair with my hat. I just felt really good and wanted to post this selfie! 😊

So that was my weekend! This week has just been spent catching up on stuff from the weekend. Bella got a super cute birthday card from Chewy in the mail. Her birthday is tomorrow. I can't believe she's going to be two!! I posted a picture of the card on my Instagram Story yesterday. 

I hope you guys have had a great week! And I hope you have a great weekend!

XOXO, Chelsea 

Coffee Chat: Volume 44

Monday, April 22, 2019

1. Yesterday was Easter! My family just had a small dinner with my grandparents, parents, and J and I. Saturday evening, we celebrated Easter on J's side of the family, which was a lot of fun! He has a huge family, with lots of nieces and nephews which is a lot of fun. I love spending time with his family and I love that I'm going to have a million nieces and nephews! 

2. My allergies have been going crazy lately! Or at least I'm assuming it's allergies. I had hives on my arms the other night, and then yesterday my face was super red and had hives on it. I haven't used any different products or eaten anything different, so the only thing I could think of was allergies. Going to keep taking my allergy medicine, and keep an eye on my skin!

3. I'm loving seeing all of the trees and flowers start to bloom! Our magnolia tree is out, tulips are out, and so are the flowering pear trees. I can't wait for my roses to start blooming! And I can't wait to buy all the flowers. I'm so excited! 

4. We've started working on our camper remodel. This camper doesn't need a whole lot of stuff, just paint. And at some point I'd like to add a new floor. But that won't be for awhile. I want to do a whole post showing the remodel process. Right now we've just painted the cabinets. And we used colors from the Magnolia collection from Joanna Gaines! That was pretty exciting for me haha 😂

5. I need more coffee today. I'm so tired!! 

Hope you guys are having a great Monday!

XO, Chelsea 

Coffee Chat: Volume 43

Saturday, April 06, 2019

1. I feel like it's been forever since I've talked to you guys! Life has just been crazy lately. Between working on different projects, going to J's shows, and other various life things, it's just been crazy! 

2. J and I have been busy working on getting our camper ready for our next trip! I would love to bring the cats with us, which I've been working on getting Bella and Waffle used to walking with a harness and leash. But I don't think they're ready to go on a trip quite yet. Little Lou has been helping us get the camper ready. And by help, I mean he sits on the front step in the sun. 

3. Last month I went to my first bridal fair! Well, technically not my first bridal fair because I used to go to them all the time when I did freelance makeup for weddings. But it was my first bridal fair since getting engaged! I went with J's stepmom L, my friend S, and her Mom. It was so much fun! Even though we're not doing a whole bunch of wedding planning yet, it was nice to go and get some ideas. Plus learn about some of the different vendors out there. Oh, but the venue that the bridal fair was at was beautiful!! 

4. It's finally starting to feel like spring around here! The weather has been beautiful lately. I've been trying to get outside and enjoy it! Like today, it's supposed to be in the 70's! 

5. We've finally started doing some work on the camper! I can't wait to show you guys how it looks!! Right now we're just painting because that's what's in the budget right now. Eventually we'll tackle bigger projects, like a new floor and countertop. 

I hope you guys are having a great Saturday!! 😊

XO, Chelsea  

Wellness Healthy Indulgence Gravies Grain-Free Cat Food Pouches: Review!

Friday, March 15, 2019
The cats and I are reviewing the Wellness Healthy Indulgence Gravies Grain Free Cat Food Pouches today! We got these wet food pouches in the case size, which is four boxes of four chicken and turkey in gravy, and four boxes of tuna and mackerel in gravy. For a total of thirty-two 3oz pouches. 

Each pouch is made with real morsels of chicken, turkey, tuna, and mackerel. They don't contain any wheat, wheat gluten, corn, soy, artificial colors, and artificial flavors. I love how convenient the pouches are! My cats love these! They know exactly what they're getting to eat when I bring out the pouches. 

The cats give these treats five paws up and say they're whisker lickin' good! 😻

*The Wellness Healthy Indulgence Gravies Grain-Free Cat Food Pouches were sent to us (the cats and I) for review from Chewy. All opinions are our own! 

XO, Chelsea and the cats 

Coffee Chat: Volume 42

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

1. I'm so glad that it's March! February felt like it was such a long month. It also didn't help that it's been so cold here. And snowy. I haven't really been able to go anywhere because my driveway is basically a big skating rink. I haven't really felt like going anywhere because of how cold it's been. It feels like it's been a long winter. And I'm just so happy that it's March and that Spring is coming!! 

2. I really need to paint my nails, but I have no idea what color I want to use! Maybe OPI Bubble Bath? I feel like I always paint my nails that color. 😂 Any ideas? Tell me in the comments! 😊

3. J and I have started a little wedding planning! We're not doing a whole lot yet, since we don't plan on getting married for a couple of years. We just want to take our time planning, and also we have quite bit going on with our jobs this year. So it just makes sense to wait. But right now, we've been looking at color options and just figuring out our style. 

4. Even though I'm tired of the snow, this boy is not! Bill LOVES the snow! He loves rolling in it and running in it. This pic was taken after he got done rolling. 😂

5. I really want to bake cupcakes or a cake. I just want to decorate cupcakes or a cake. I've been watching cake decorating videos on Instagram, and it just makes me want to decorate something! 

I hope you guys are having a great Tuesday! 

XO, Chelsea 


Instinct By Nature's Variety Raw Boost Mixers Freeze-Dried Cat Food Topper: Review!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
The cats and I are here to share with you guys the Instinct By Nature's Variety Raw Boost Mixers Freeze Dried Cat Food Topper! We got this in the chicken recipe. The cats love this food topper! 

The cat food topper is made with cage-free chicken, chicken liver, and non-GMO fruits and vegetables. They support healthy fur and skin. And give your cat energy. They are made without grain, potato, soy, by-product meal, artificial colors, and preservatives. My cats love these and I'm convinced they know when I'm grabbing the bag! 

The cats give these five paws up and say they're whisker lickin' good!! 😻

*The Instinct By Nature's Variety Raw Boost Mixers Freeze-Dried Cat Food Topper was sent to us (the cats and I) for review from Chewy. All opinions are our own! 

XO, Chelsea and the cats 

Purina Muse Creatables Variety Pack Wet Cat Food: Review!

Friday, February 15, 2019
The cats and I are here to review the Purina Muse Createables Variety Pack! Oh my gosh, I can't get over how cute this box is! In the box you get three tender filets, three simply sauces, and two crunchy bites. The box we got is in the flavors chicken, salmon, and tuna. And it comes with a recipe book, which I just think is adorable! 

Each item can be fed as a standalone treat, or topper to your cats current food. You can mix and match various food components and a variety of flavors to make meal time fun! You can put just a little bit of crunchy bites, and then a little bit of the flaked salmon, with a little bit of salmon and spinach sauce on top. It just makes meal time a little more interesting for your cat! This would be great for someone who's cats seem to get bored with their food. 

The food is grain free and gluten free. Made without corn, wheat, soy, and poultry by-product. 

My cats had a lot of fun with this box! And I gotta admit, I had a lot of fun with it too! I loved creating food combinations for the cats, and channeling my inner chef and plating their food. We give this five paws up! And the cats say that the food is whisker lickin' good!! 

*The Purina Muse Createables Variety Pack Wet Cat Food was sent to us (the cats and I) for review from Chewy. All opinions are our own! 

XO, Chelsea and the cats 

My Favorite iPhone Apps // Lifestyle, Photo, Games, & More! (Part 3)

Thursday, February 07, 2019

A couple of years ago, I did a couple of posts talking about my favorite iPhone apps. I just realized that I didn't do one last year, and thought it would be time to do an updated post! These are my current top five favorites! 

1. She Reads Truth

This is my favorite Bible study app! They have different Bible studies that you can pick from. Right now I'm doing a study on the book of Proverbs. They have some free Bible studies, but they also have ones that you can pay for. It's only like $1.99 a month for unlimited access to the Bible studies. This app also has the Bible in the app. 

2. Unfold

If you want to make your Instagram stories super cute, this is the app for you! This lets you choose from different templates for your story. They have tons of free ones on the app! And they also have super cute fonts to choose from too! It's just a fun app to play around with and it makes a persons IG stories stand out. 

3. Poshmark

I'm sure you guys have heard of Poshmark, but I love it! It's so easy to just put up pictures of what I want to sell, and then ship it out once it's sold. It's also gave me more room in my closet, which has been really nice! My name on there is Chelseamakeup14 if you want to check out my shop! I have clothes and makeup available on there right now. 

4. Covet

Covet is a really fun fashion design game. Basically, you can put outfits together for different challenges. It's a fun game to play, and also a way to be creative with clothing!

5. Etsy

I love shopping on Etsy and supporting small businesses! I've been doing a lot of browsing on there lately, especially for wedding items. There are so many cute wedding items! They also have tons of other cute things available on there! 

So those are five of my favorite iPhone apps! What are some of your favorites? Let me know in the comments! 

Make sure to check out part 1 and 2

XO, Chelsea 

Canidae Grain-Free Pure Heaven Bison & Butternut Squash Crunchy Dog Treats: Review!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Bill and I are here to review the Canidae Grain-Free Pure Heaven Crunchy Dog Treats! We selected the bison and butternut squash flavor. These treats come in different flavors as well. Each bag contains 30 biscuits. 

Since these are from the grain-free pure line, they are great for dogs with sensitivities. There's no gluten, grains, antibiotics, hormones, corn, wheat, or soy. These treats are made with bison and butternut squash. They also have cumin, sesame oil, and ginger, giving just the perfect amount of flavor. And since these treats are crunchy, they're perfect for keeping your dogs teeth clean. 

Overall, Bill really loves these treats! His ears perk up when he hears the bag, and he's instantly "dancing" on his back legs for a treat! He gives them 5 paws up! 

*The Canidae Grain-Free Pure Heaven Bison & Butternut Squash Crunchy Dog Treats were sent to us (Bill and I) for review from Chewy. All opinions are our own! 

XO, Chelsea and Bill 

My 2019 Goals!

Monday, January 14, 2019

I still can't believe that it's 2019! I feel like I've been saying that a lot, but it's true! I have such a good feeling about this year, and I'm so excited! I thought today I'd share with you guys some of my goals for 2019. 

-Travel More

The last couple of years I've been able to do quite a bit of traveling, and I have loved it! This year I'd really like to travel more. No idea where I want to go yet, but definitely want to go somewhere. And for sure post about where I go here on the blog and Instagram! 

-Workout More

I really want to workout more this year. And I've actually already been doing really good at being consistent with my workouts! I just need to really focus on getting back on track this year. I don't necessarily want to lose weight, but I would like to tone up a bit. 

-Work Harder On YouTube & My Blog

I really want to work harder on my YouTube channel and my blog. I've always loved making videos and writing blog posts, but for some reason last year I lost my motivation. And I felt awful about that, because I'm so blessed to be able to call this my job. This year, I really want to start posting more. I really want to get back into YouTube, but I'm not sure how that's going to go. I posted about this a little bit ago, but my headphones broke off into my computer, so I currently can't use any headphones or my speaker on my laptop. Very frustrating! So until that problem gets solved, can't really edit any videos. 

-Design More

I really want to design some new items for my Zazzle shop this year. I want to work on some new collections and different things like that. I would also like to get on a set schedule for my shop, like have a schedule for when I release new items. 

-Read More

Last year I really slacked on reading! I used to read all the time. Like literally, all the time. This year, I'd really like to read more. Not sure if I want to set a certain number of books to read each month, or just read when I want. Probably just read as I want. 

Those are just a few of my goals for this year! What are some of your goals for 2019? Share in the comments! I'd love to read them!

XO, Chelsea 

My 2018 Recap!

Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Today I'm doing a recap of my 2018! I probably should've posted this sooner, but that's okay! I can't believe that it is already 2019. Is it just me or are the years getting shorter and shorter?! 2018 was quite the year and I'm so excited to talk about it with you guys! 

January was a pretty quiet month around here! The month started off with it being cold and snowy. I also spent a lot time working on my goals for the year in January. We also were in the progress of putting the countertops in our pop-up camper! 

February was also a pretty quiet month. But Valentine's Day is in February! The flowers in this picture were actually given to J and I at a church thing that they had on Valentine's Day. It was such a fun night! J and I ended up winning one of the games they had, we got a gift card to Olive Garden!! 

Lilac just had to make the pictures for March haha! The middle picture is a selfie taken the day that I got to meet Leona Williams and Teea Goans! That was such a fun time! And then the last picture is a picture of Bill, because it was National Dog Day. He's such a good dog and he loves to go for walks! 

I had to put a picture of my favorite tree. It's a weeping cherry, and the blooms are just so pretty! And it only blooms in the spring. April was a really stressful month. J played a weekend festival, and we ended up camping at one of the lakes. Which was fun, and the lake was beautiful! What wasn't so fun was when the fuel pump on the SUV decided to give out on us. Literally all of our gas just emptied out onto the ground! We did get it fixed and everything is good now, but wow that was stressful! 


May was such an awesome month! We started out the month going camping with a friend of ours. And had a jam at the park there at the campground. The campground had a trail that you could walk around the entire lake. It was so pretty! It was a much needed relaxing time! On our way home from that trip, we stopped at another campground. That's where the second pic is from. Then Bella turned 1! Which doesn't seem possible. The month ended with my 22nd birthday. J ended up throwing me a surprise birthday party, which was super fun!

June started out with us going to see John Michael Montgomery in concert. For some reason I can't find any of the pictures I took at the concert. June was also a month filled with kittens! As you can tell from the pictures haha 😂

This was a pretty busy month! Started out with us spending a week in Texas, which was super fun! J was in a music contest and he won! And then we went and hung out with friends for a festival. They have a carnival there and fireworks at the end of the night. I actually got on the ride in the picture! And it was super fun! 

August was a pretty quiet month. The end of the month got a little busier when we went to a music festival, that lasts a week. It was super fun! I also made friends with a llama at the music festival. 😂

Mostly a month of cat pictures haha. Bubs just looked super cute posing for the camera! And Cali looked cute too! I also dyed my hair in September. It got a little darker than I had planned on...But I still liked how it looked! 

October was such an exciting month! J proposed!! 💖  I was so surprised when he did it! I had no idea that he was planning on it. He proposed at a music festival with a song that he wrote. It was such a cute moment! And I still just can't stop staring at my ring!! 

November was a very snowy month. Not a lot of traveling happened in November, especially since we spent most of it snowed in! We did make it out to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families, and that was really nice. 💗

We put up our little Christmas tree, which turned out super cute! Morris came into our lives. It was a busy month with a bunch of Christmas concerts. And the month ended on a really sad note. We had to say goodbye to our sweet Kayla. She would've been 16 this spring, so she lived a really long life. 

That was my 2018! I can't wait to see what's in store for 2019!

XO, Chelsea