How To Be More Productive When You Work From Home!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Hi guys! Today, I wanted to do a blog post sharing some tips for staying productive while working from home. I've been working from home for a few years now, and I love it! But it can be difficult to stay productive. Sometimes all you want to do is watch Netflix all day, and not actually get any work done. And it's totally okay to have days like that! These tips will help you be more productive and get your work done at home! 

Plan Your Day // Planning out your day is so important! You can plan out what work you want to get done that day, and also plan out any things you want to get done around the house that day. One of my favorite planners to use is the Day Designer. I like that you can schedule your day by hour, and also have your top three goals for the day all on the same page. Scheduling my day by hour has helped me get a lot more work done! 

Have A Workspace // Do you have a designated workspace? It's so helpful when you have a workspace, and when it's a place you like to work in! You want your workspace to make you feel inspired, and to be a place you enjoy. If you have a home office, you can paint the walls, and get some super cute office furniture! Even if you don't have an actual office, you can still make it work for you. Dress it up with some super cute home decor from Target, TJ MAXX, or Home Goods. 

Dress For Success // Most days I would much rather work in my pajamas. But when you take the time to do your makeup, hair, and put on real clothes, it does make a person feel better. And if you feel better, you will end up being more productive. 

Have An Awesome Playlist // I don't know about you guys, but I can't work in a quite space! I have to have some noise. Either music, a podcast, or a tv show in the background. Most of the time I listen to a podcast, but sometimes I will have Netflix on in the background. If you're listening to music, make sure you take some dance breaks every once in awhile. 😊

Drink All The Coffee // This might just be me, but I have to have coffee! I definitely feel much more productive when I've had my coffee. 

Those are my tips for being productive when working from home! Do you do anything different? Share your own tips in the comments below! I'd love to read them!

Hope you guys have a great Wednesday! 😊

XO, Chelsea 

My Current Favorite Drugstore Makeup Products!

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

If you've been a reader of my blog or watched my YouTube channel, you know that I am a huge fan of drugstore makeup! I love finding great products that don't cost a whole bunch of money. So today, I thought I would share some of my current favorite drugstore products with you! These are all products you can get at any drugstore whether it's Target, Walgreens, or even Dollar General! 

L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara // I've tried a lot of mascaras over the years, both drugstore and high end, and this one is the best that I've tried! This mascara gives my lashes lots of volume and length. It looks like I'm wearing false eyelashes! 

NYX Matte Bronzer in Medium // I have a hard time finding bronzers for my fair skin, but I love this bronzer! It gives your skin a nice tan and glow. I use this to give my skin some warmth. You can also use it to contour. 

ELF 16 Hour Camo Concealer in Light Peach  // This is an amazing drugstore concealer! I've used concealers by ELF before, but this one is my favorite. It's full coverage. It also sets matte. And wears for 16 hours! 

ELF Poreless Face Primer // I love this primer! It fills your pores and just makes your face a flawless canvas. It also sets matte. 

ELF Lock On Liner & Brow Cream in Espresso // I don't use this brow product a lot, but when I do use it I love it! It is perfect to really sculpt your eyebrows. It can also be used as an eyeliner. 

ELF Brow Pencil in Neutral Brown // This is my favorite drugstore brow product! I've used it for years! It also comes with a brow spoolie. This is a great product to just fill in your brows quickly, and it looks really natural. 

Believe Beauty Skin Finish Foundation in Ivory // I've been talking about the brand Believe Beauty for a few months now. It's only available at Dollar General. The products are super affordable and they're all amazing! I've been loving their Skin Finish Foundation. It's a medium to full coverage foundation. It doesn't feel heavy on my skin either. 

L.A Colors. Colors Blush & Highlight Palette // This has been my go to blush and highlight palette! All of the colors are super pigmented. I've only found this palette at Dollar General, and that's where I bought mine. If you've seen it at other stores, let me know in the comments! 

Those are my current favorite drugstore products! Have you tried any of these products? What are some of your favorite drugstore products? Let me know in the comments! 😊

I hope you guys are having a great Wednesday!

XO, Chelsea 

My Favorite Casual Outfit!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Happy Tuesday! I hope you guys are having a great Tuesday! I'm excited because it's been warmer outside. Today was a little chilly, but not terrible. Over the weekend it hit 60 degrees, which was amazing! On the blog today, I wanted to share my favorite casual outfit. This is the perfect outfit to run errands in, but still be casual and comfy. 

Shirt: I tried finding my shirt everywhere online, but I couldn't find it! I couldn't even find anything similar! It's the brand Lovely Souls. I checked on their website and didn't see it there either. So I don't know if it's just not made anymore? Anyway, I love this shirt! It's super comfy and cute. I've been really into camo lately! 

Jeans: These are the perfect jeans to run errands in! These are from Time and Tru, which is a brand at Walmart. I wear these all the time. They're not actually jeans, they're leggings. They have a lot of stretch and are just really comfortable! 

Boots: Wearing the Arizona Riding Boots in Cognac again! I know, I wear these all the time too! But these are super comfortable because they have memory foam. Right now these boots are on sale for $19.99. This is the lowest I have seen them! They also come in Black. Don't miss this sale!! 

So that is my favorite casual outfit! I hope you guys like it! 

Hope you guys are having a great day! 

XO, Chelsea 


Valentine's Gifts: For Her!

Friday, February 07, 2020

Happy Friday! Valentine's Day is just around the corner (like next week!), so today I wanted to share some gift ideas for her! These would make great gifts for your Galentine's or if you need some ideas to give your man. Or even just treat yourself! 

Hope you guys have a great Friday! 😊

XO, Chelsea 

Coffee Chat: Volume 49

Thursday, January 30, 2020

1. I feel like I've been stuck in my house for most of January! Last week, it snowed three days in a row. Three days! I'm not really sure how much snow we got, I just know it was a lot! We had ice before all the snow hit. My driveway became a skating rink, and it's still a skating rink. I'm not ready for it to all melt, though. Then we will have mud everywhere! 

2. The Chiefs are playing the Super Bowl!! I am so excited! I have been a KC Chiefs fan my entire life. My grandma made me a Chiefs dress when I was a toddler. I wish I could find the picture! My whole family loves the Chiefs. I am so excited to watch them this weekend! Do you guys have any fun Super Bowl plans? I think we're just staying home and going to watch the game. 

3. I added some super cute Valentine's Day items to my Zazzle shop! I also have a link for you guys to get to get 20% off your first order of $25 or more

4. Does anyone else feel like January lasted for a million years? January is always such a long month for me! Especially this year. I think part of it, there's been so many gloomy days this month. And the colder temps and snow prevent me from getting outside. Counting down the days until Spring!! 

5. I think I'm going to go get more coffee. I need all the coffee today. 😂

I hope you guys all have a great Thursday! 

XO, Chelsea 

My Go To Sweater This Winter!

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Happy Thursday! I hope you guys are having an amazing day! I've been cleaning like crazy this week, since a stomach bug hit my house hard. I've been spraying Lysol on everything that I can! Today on the blog, I wanted to share my go to sweater for this winter. We've been having warmer than usual temperatures this winter, and I'm definitely not complaining about it! This sweater is comfy and cozy, no matter the temperature! 

What I'm Wearing: 

Sweater: This super comfy sweater is from SheIn. I know, I order a lot of my clothes from there, but the prices are good and the quality of the clothes is really amazing! This sweater is the perfect color for fall and winter! And I love the oversize baggy style! 

Jeans: I feel like I've been talking about these jeans so much lately, y'all are gonna get tired of hearing about them! 🙈 But these are the Time and Tru jeans from Walmart. They're not really jeans, they're more like leggings. And they are super comfy!! 

Boots: When I first got these boots, I told myself that I would wear them all fall and winter, and I've been doing pretty good sticking to that! Haha! 😂 These are Arizona brand from JC Penney. These were on sale but, it looks like they're not right now. They probably will be soon, because JC Penney always has the best sales! 

It was so funny taking pictures with this outfit! It was super windy, and Bella and Tabs thought they needed to be apart of it too! 😂

I hope you guys all have an amazing day! 

XO, Chelsea 

2020 Goals!

Saturday, January 04, 2020

When I started blogging on my first blog, I would do a goals post at the start of each year, every year. I started doing that on this blog, and then skipped a few years. I decided this year I wanted to bring it back! I've always preferred to make goals instead of resolutions. For some reason, I have a better time sticking to goals instead of resolutions. Plus, when I would make resolutions, I would set these crazy expectations for myself. I've learned over the years, it's much better to make small realistic goals for the New Year! And they're easier to stick to! 

1. Blog More

I've been really slacking on blogging. Not just last year but for awhile. I was just really confused where I wanted my blog to go and what kind of content I wanted to post. For the last couple of months, I've really gotten my love for blogging back, and really learned what I want this blog to be. I've been brainstorming a bunch of new ideas for this year, and I'm really excited! I've even been thinking about coming back to YouTube! I haven't posted on there in forever it feels like. 

2. Save Money

This year I really want to focus on saving money. I've always been someone that saves money, but I want to focus on that even more this year. I also want to work hard on getting closer to my car being paid off. I know that I won't be able to get it all paid off this year, but I want to at least get a good chunk of it paid for! And I'd like to start saving even more for J and I to get our own house. I know that there's a good chance we won't get a house this year, but I'd like to at least save and be prepared for when we do. I really want to budget more and coupon more this year, too. 

3. Get Organized

I've always been a pretty organized person, but it seems like lately it's been hard to stay organized. I really need to focus on keeping my workspace organized and my closet organized. I also need to focus on hanging clothes back in the closet...I'm guilty of just trying something on, not wearing it, and not putting it back in the closet. That has got to change this year! 

Those are my goals for 2020! What are your goals for the New Year? I'd love to read them in the comment section below! I hope that you all have an amazing 2020! I'm so excited for this year! 

XO, Chelsea 

My 2019 Recap!

Wednesday, January 01, 2020
Happy New Year! I can't believe that it's 2020. It just doesn't seem possible! But I'm also super ready for 2020. So many big things coming up this year that I'm excited for!! On the blog today, I wanted to do a recap of 2019. It was a fun and busy year! 


January started off pretty quiet. It was so cold! There were a couple of nights the windchill was -30. I pretty much stayed inside all of January haha! 😂 


February was also a pretty quiet month. We did celebrate Valentine's Day by staying home because it was super cold. I think we ordered a pizza and watched Netflix, which is a perfect night to me! This picture of Morris was super cute and just had to be included haha! 😂


In March, J's monthly gospel show started back up. I went to a super fun bridal fair with my future sister in law, her mom, and J's stepmom L. It was such a fun day and I got so many wedding ideas. March was also a sad month because one of J's really good musician friends passed away. He was also someone that J really looked up to and grew up listening to his music. 


April was spent working on the camper! We did get the cabinets painted in the camper, and by we I mean J painted them. We did go camping towards the end of April, for a music festival. It was so nice camping in the new camper! And in April we celebrated Easter. I love the picture we took on Easter. And I love the magnolia in the background!! 


In May, Bella turned 2! She got a whole bunch of treats and Fancy Feast. She's definitely not spoiled!! We also went to Waco, Texas with my mom and grandma. It was such a fun trip! I was most excited about going to see The Silos. Also in May, I turned 23. And J's brother proposed to his girlfriend on my birthday! So that was super exciting!! Her birthday is the day after mine, so it was an early birthday surprise for her! 


In June I decided to cut my hair for the summer. I always really like having shorter hair, it's so much easier to take care of! We also went to a music festival in Nebraska, which was fun. Something that was part of the festival was a show where we got to see Tony Booth, Justin Trevino, and Landon Dodd. It was a really good show! 


July was filled with gospel shows! We got to go to lots of different churches and play music for people. I also helped out with Vacation Bible School at our church, which was so much fun! As you can tell from the picture, Tom slept most of the month haha! 😂


Just had to share this picture of Sassy, because she was just looking super cute! Anyway, August is a birthday filled month for my family! My dad and uncle's birthday is first. They're twins. And then my grandpa's birthday on my mom's side. Then my grandma's birthday on my dad's side. It's crazy!! We also did more church shows. And went to a festival at the end of August. 
It was quite the experience getting to the festival. About 10 miles away from where we needed to be, the serpentine belt shredded! Thankfully a friend of ours was following behind us, so we hooked up the camper to her vehicle. The next day we were able to get a new serpentine belt. It's always an adventure with us!! 


So the festival starts in August, but ends in September. The last day of the festival we went to the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor in LeMars, Iowa. I don't eat ice cream, but it's still super fun to go there! I also discovered the brand Believe Beauty. I got their foundation, and it's my new favorite! I started making chocolate covered Oreos again in September. And we went to another music festival! This one wasn't quite as crazy, but it did rain a lot and we almost had to get our SUV and camper pulled out with a tractor. 


In October we went to another music festival. J and I celebrated 2 years of dating and 1 year of being engaged. I also really figured out what kind of content I want to post on my blog and Instagram, and that I want to post more fashion content. 


November we went to a small music festival that we don't take the camper to, we usually just drive there. I also discovered the coziest poncho ever! November was also a sad month because we had to make a trip to St. Louis for J's uncle's funeral. We drove to St. Louis the day of the funeral, then drove back that night after the funeral, because the gospel show was the next day. And then we had Thanksgiving! I wasn't able to go to my family's Thanksgiving because I was super sick. And ended up being sick for almost a month! It was horrible! 


We celebrated J's Birthday in December! I went to my first craft fair with my chocolate covered Oreos and almost sold out! I did sell out of 2 flavors that day, dark chocolate with mint, and peppermint bark. Celebrated Christmas with J's family, and then celebrated with mine on Christmas Day. 

That was my 2019! I can't wait to see what happens in 2020! 

XO, Chelsea