Weekend Plans (12/18-12/20/15)

Okay so here is a quick run down of what is going on this weekend and also what my next vlog (after the one I am currently editing from yesterday) is going to be about…

So today we didn’t end up cleaning like I wanted to so we are going to do that tomorrow morning along with a BIG instagram/picture surprise!! His grandparents will also being coming into town and will be here in probably 12-14 hours from now. Tomorrow night, we (me, sis, hubby, and NN) will be going to se… MOTLEY CRUE!!!! Then not even 12 hours from after we get home from the concert, we will be going to a family Xmas party in FH at his dad’s. Then next 8-10 days, the grandparents will be in town… We have christmas in just a week and well… That means splitting the day. I’m going to suggest we tell his dad that we want them to come here instead of us going there considering we would have just been there 5 days prior. M turns 5 months on Christmas Eve!!! I can’t believe how fast the last 18 months have gone!!! Hubby and I have been married for 18 months!!!

On a very PERSONAL note… My IUD is working and I am all good to live my life without mood swings the next 5 years… BC would have been giving me the worst cycles and emotions and swings… if you know what I mean…

Other than that… I need to edit this video quickly and then export it onto my external and then upload it to YouTube…

Wish Me Luck!

Happy Holidays!!

And thank you for reading!!!

Me

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A New Chapter

Hey everyone!

Well… It’s been a few days since my last BLOG post. This is what is happening…

I love to make videos and vlog! I’m getting more and more confident and I am learning the best I can about editing my videos in iMovie. My last vlog, Vlogmas Day 12: Follow Me, I actually put a little more effort into editing it. I even put a couple of special things in it. Something that you find in a lot of videos but it’s new… or at least to me it is.

Currently at the moment, I am sitting on the floor next to my sleeping infant, who is in her chair. I am trying to figure out how I can vlog or/and make videos and still do EVERYTHING I need to do. With this said, I have to clean and do laundry before tomorrow night.

What is happening? Well, Sis is going back over to NN’s to help clean because the next 2 weeks are going to be VERY busy! Saturday the grandparents are coming to stay for 10-14 days. Saturday night, they are going to watch M while Hubby, Sis, NN, and I go to Motley Crue’s “final” tour. Then not even 12 hours after we get back from the concert, we will head back to FH. We have a family Christmas party we’re going to. (My prediction is we are going to be VERY tired and hard of hearing! But it will be worth it!) Then, of course, it’s christmas a few days later and well… We will have family in town so… We will be VERY busy.

I’m going to do my very best to vlog the concert, party, christmas, and new year. Anything else may or may not happen but I will try to vlog all this and have them all up no later than January 10th.

On that note, I have a new video going public at 12:30pm (MST) and it is currently 12:28pm. I have lots to do while I still can get help from Sis. First thing I am going to do is vlog, take a shower, vlog some more, and then clean and possibly vlog at the same time. It will be different lighting and all that and different format cause I will be using everything to film; iPhone, iPad, camera, and MacBook.

Wish me luck because this is going to be the start of a new chapter in my life. Let’s call it… The Yadda part. I will explain this in another blog post some time soon. Until then… Enjoy my newest video and I will talk to you later!

Thanks for reading!

Chelsea

PS: Before I forget, I love you all and thank you for over 10,000 views and over 100 followers so far!

Blogmas Update

I’m so sorry guys! I will not be continuing BLOGMAS… It is too much to do BOTH BLOGMAS AND VLOGMAS at the same time when they are the same topic. So instead… I’m going to finish off Vlogmas. I think it will be easier to do the videos and embed them onto my blog vs doing both when I don’t have the time. It is the holidays and it’s hard enough to try to blog just once a day. So… Until I can make a schedule and stick to it… I will only be doing videos… I just seem to have more time to do that. I know editing a video takes forever as well as exporting and uploading but… It is easier to film and edit after Melody goes to bed, export while I sleep, and then upload first thing in the morning after she goes back to sleep. I can spend small amounts of time in-between housework and taking care of my daughter and dog and sister… editing on YouTube and then publishing whenever I get done with the written part… I.E… Description bar, thumbnail, tags, and whatnot…

Anyways… That’s my ramble!

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Thanks again!

Me

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Happy Mail From Planned Pizazz (Blogmas Day 6 of 25)

I absolutely love this monthly set! Planned Pizazz has reimaged a few stickers and I love them even more! Take a peek as I have taken pictures of what they look like. There are a ton too! They are $20 for matte, $22 for repositionable matte, and glossy for a few more dollars than that. There are 8 full sheets and a little sampler!

Enjoy!

Happy Blogmas!!

Me

PS: Check out my other Blogmas posts as well!

Happy Mail From LuckyLouCreations (Blogmas Day 9 of 25)

I received my happy mail from LuckyLouCreations!!
I received my happy mail from LuckyLouCreations!!
These headers are gorgeous!
These headers are gorgeous!

Nearly 600 headers for $15 if you can believe it! The sale was 40% off of $25. It’s $5 a sheet (of 112 headers). I would say that it was a smoking deal. I also got it custom ordered. I should have gotten the colors custom to each month I would be using it for but I didn’t think about it at the time. I was too excited about the deal.

My custom order includes 5 sheets (of all the same headers):

  • 34 To Do
  • 30 Today
  • 30 Social Media
  • 4 Grocery
  • 4 Laundry
  • 4 To Buy
  • 4 To Call
  • 2 To Pay

Next time, I will be asking for the monthly colors to coordinate with my planner and these headers:

  • Today
  • To Do
  • Social Media
  • Meal Planning
  • Laundry
  • Bills to Pay

Hope you enjoyed!

Happy Blogmas!!

Thanks for reading!!!

Me

PS: Check out my other Blogmas posts!

Night Routine (Blogmas Day 11 of 25)

The products I use in my night-time routine are:

  • Clean and Clear Relaxing Cleansing Wipes
  • Astringent for Sensitive Skin (or also known as toner)
  • Cerave Moisturizing Lotion for Dry Skin
  • Boots No.7 Protect and Perfect Night Hand Cream
  • Colgate Enamel Health for Sensitivity
  • Twilight Woods body spray from Bath and Body Works
  • Cheap large cotton rounds (used to put the toner on to clean my face with)

**Disclosure: I am not getting paid to talk about any of these products or mention them. I just simply like using these products in my Night Routine.**

Thanks for reading!

Happy Blogmas!!

Me

PS: Check out my other Blogmas posts!

Walmart Grocery Pickup Review/Experience (Blogmas Day 7 of 25)

I had a very good experience with the Wal-Mart Grocery Pickup! It was very easy!

With this said… This is my new way of Meal Planning…

  • Plan Meals
  • List products needed
  • Go through cabinets and cross off anything I already off (or as I just refer to it… Inventory)
  • Relist (grocery List)
  • Go to grocery.walmart.com and search for all items on list

Then it’s as simple as

  • Checkout
  • Pick Wal-Mart and time
  • Pay
  • Pickup groceries on day and time and call number on reserved parking spot
  • Go home and unpack groceries

It’s very easy even though it seems like a lot! It helps when you have kids or if you’re with your husband and the baby gets hungry. The Wal-Mart associate will pack up your car for you so you don’t have to even get out of the car if you don’t want to.

Tell me what you think! Will you try it? Will you redo the way you grocery shop?

After I order the food online, I also put in my order number on my ebates account. I have only earned $3.50 so far but it’s worth it just to have a little bit of something. Plus we spend about $45-100 every week on groceries. I can even put baby stuff on my order if needed. So there is no hassle in going inside and getting diapers, formula, wipes, etc. when they can gather it for you.

Happy Blogmas!

Thanks for reading!!

Me

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Click on my referral link for ebates and get rewards after signing up! It’s TOTALLY worth it!

Weekly Spread Recap: November 30-December 6 (Blogmas Day 10 of 25)

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This is just a picture of the recap of this week November 30 to December 6. If you wanna see exactly which sticker is what then please go to my Instagram.

Thanks for reading!

Happy Blogmas!!

Me

PS: Check out my other Blogmas posts!

What am I watching on Netflix? (Blogmas Day 8 of 25)

Remember when I started to watch Season 2 of Bitten and then stopped mid-episode? Well, I started it again. And I am currently half way through the season. In my video I say there has to be like 12 or 13 episodes… Well… There are only 10 episodes. *Insert disappointed face here*

Well, I have to say… I cannot wait until season 3! IF there is a season 3… I looked on IMDB and they have it as 3.1 and 3.2 but no description. Last season, season 2, started on TV at the beginning of the year (this year 2015). I hope they continue the series cause I LOVE LOVE LOVE this series and it almost (almost) makes me want to read the book series. Bitten is just the first book of the series Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong. I believe that the Bitten TV series is going to be of each book. Or at least I would think that would be the idea… Who knows…

Anyways…

Happy Blogmas!

Thanks for reading!!

Me

PS: Check out my other Blogmas posts!

Reading Update (Blogmas Day 5 of 25)

I am currently reading the 7th book of my (current) favorite series, Women’s Murder Club by James Patterson. 7th Heaven is amazing so far.

The series is about a group of women who solve about 2-3 mysteries per book. My favorite character is the main character. Her name is Lindsey Boxer and she is a detective. She is tall with blonde hair and the way she is described… she really doesn’t seem all that girly. She has a Border Collie that she loves more than anyone. Love… it’s the last thing on her mind till this recent fling turned relationship.

I don’t wanna give too much away but her best friends are the kind of friends that I would love to have. Especially with their high-end jobs. If you like books with a female lead… or rather… female leads… then this is the book series for you!

Check out the series! The first book is called 1st to Die.

Hope that was a good insight to what I’m reading!

Thanks for joining me during Blogmas!

Me

Morning Routine (Blogmas Day 4 of 25)

Today’s Blogmas is a short and sweet post about my Morning Routine.

Face, hair, teeth, hands… that’s the order. Though I’m thinking about doing my hair before my face…

First, I use Boots Expert Sensitive Cleansing and Toning Wipes to “wash” my face. Then, I scrub with Garnier Balancing Exfoliator for Combination Skin. And top of with some Cerave Moisturizing Lotion for Dry Skin.

Next is the hair. I usually just throw it up into an untidy bun before I do my face. Then I let it down and actually do my hair. I use the Mark Hill large paddle brush and either do a high ponytail, braid, or bun. I use Garnier Volume Dry Shampoo (not exact name but I’m pressured for time) when I need to. Otherwise, I use the Mark Hill Work It Girl spray. It controls everything and that’s why I love it. Unfortunately I don’t think that you can find anywhere anymore. I think one of my regular customers said some thing about the UK Boots website or Amazon… big diff but I don’t remember which…

I brush my teeth using the Colgate Enamel Health for Sensitivity. Using also a Colgate/Oral-B toothbrush.

And finally I use the Boots No.7 Protect and Perfect Hand Cream with SPF 15. I love this stuff cause it’s hypoallergenic and helps A LOT with my very dry hands.

Later in my Blogmas and Vlogmas I’ll talk about my Night Routine. It’s very similar to my Morning Routine so don’t get too excited… or do…

Thanks for visiting!

Me

PS: Don’t forget to check out my other Blogmas posts!

Planner Overview (Blogmas Day 3 of 25)

Here’s making it short and sweet…

This is an overview of my Erin Condren Life Planner 2016. You can check out the stickers on Instagram!

November 2015 Monthly View
November 2015 Monthly View
First week of November
Second week of November
November Week 2
Third Week of November
Third Week of November
Fourth Week of November
This Week (Nov 30-Dec 6)
This Week’s Spread (Nov 30-Dec 6)
First Half of Nov 30-Dec 6
First half of this week (Nov 30-Dec 6)
Second half of this week (Nov 30-Dec 6)
Second half of this week (Nov 30-Dec 6)

The second half of the week I’m currently working on. I will have it done and posted on Instagram Sunday Night.

Thanks for joining me!

Me

PS: Don’t forget to checkout the other days as well!

Chicken Rice Casserole

At the end of October, my mom came to visit for (literally) a couple of days. In those days, she showed me a few recipes. I made my favorite recipe a few days ago and thought since I took pictures, that I would share with you!

It’s very simple! All you need is:

  • 3 cans of condensed soup (any three)
  • 2 cups of instant rice
  • 3-4 cups of chicken
  • 1/2 of butter
  • 1 can of water

That’s it! Just some cheap products!

For the chicken, I just used some frozen diced chicken. I thawed it in the microwave in a bowl with a little bit of water for 5 minutes. I used cheddar cheese soup, cream of chicken and cream of celery for the soups…

And this is how you make it…

CRCass: Step One

Step One: Add everything except the rice.

CRCass: Step 2

Step Two: Don’t add the rice till the butter has fully melted.

CRCass: Step 3Step Three: When the butter has melted, add 2 cups of instant rice and stir.

CRCass: Step 4Step Four: Pour into desired baking dish. I used a large Pyrex.

CRCass: Step 5

Step Five: Turn the oven on and set to 350 degrees. Bake for 45-60 minutes. Check at 45 minutes. IF the corners are brown, you’re done.

CRCass: Enjoy

I baked mine for 60 minutes and it came out PERFECT!

 

Hope you enjoy!

Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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Not Every Day But Some (Blogmas Day 2 of 25)

Okay so here’s the thing my friends…

I am going to try to do Blogmas/Vlogmas every day but due to life as a mom and wife and sister… it most likely will be a day or so late. I am currently catching up here and working on Day 1-3. This would be Day 2.

The thought is to do a few every day prewritten so we will see. I also will be trying to prerecord the videos as well.

This is the first time I will be recording on iMovie and editing on there as well. Then I’ll upload to YouTube. First on private so I can add some stuff that only I can do on there. Then I’ll post it. I will most likely not put the video on Public till I am 100% satisfied.

Wish me luck!

Me

PS: This was meant to be short! (Sorry Not Sorry)

Blogmas Day 1: Life Update

Life Update (Blogmas Day 1 of 25)

Here is the Life Update if I haven’t already shared…

We moved mid-September. Got everything, for the most part, unpacked nearly 2 months later. My daughter will be 5 months on Christmas Eve. Everyone is happy and healthy. Finances are a HUGE struggle. Christmas is going to be bare from us. I learned to make a few dishes while my mom visited at the end of October. His grandparents are here WAY to often in my book… Love them but… GIVE US JUST A LITTLE BIT OF SPACE!!!

Hubby should be getting his promotion any day now… They just have to post the position and then he will kill the interview! I am sooooooo proud of him!!!

Sis is looking for a job and working on getting her license. She is a HUGE help and I am soooo thankful that she is here and safe and my best friend!

My Social Media Life has been lacking! BUT!!! I have discovered Periscope. I’m on it nearly everyday. If you don’t already know, it is a live streaming app from Twitter. I am ADDICTED!!!!!

I’m trying very hard though to get my life back into place as well as be a mom. Being a mom is easier than I thought now that I have figured a few things out! I will get into that some other time though. If you wanna see me on Periscope then just go to my “Where To Find Me” page or go on your Periscope app and look me up! My Periscope user is @ThatGirlTweets0. I am in the process of trying to change it but I might keep it instead. I have found a TON of moms on there and it’s nice to know that no matter the age or how many kids you have… Everyone struggles as a mom and needs advice.

Okay so that’s it for now….

I’m starving and need to do at least 2-3 more posts before I get too tired and it gets too terribly late. I’m gonna try get at least 2 videos done too. They may not go up right away but I’m gonna try to get at least day 1-4 uploaded on YouTube before bed tomorrow.

Wish me luck!

Happy Blogmas!

Me

PS: You can now replay my periscopes on Katch.me.

What Is Blogmas?

Okay so in December they have what is called “Blogmas”. With this said, I am going to do 25 Days of Blogmas. I am also going to attempt to do 25 Days of Vlogmas. The plan right now is to prewrite and prerecord most of these topics that I have written out. At the moment though I am just going to catch up first. I am going to do Day 1-4. Today is only Day 3 technically but I’m going to prewrite Day 4 and then in the morning I will record Day 4 of Vlogmas. Then I’m going to try to do a few more pre-logmases tomorrow as well. Maybe I’ll do a few everyday.

I will be doing a page for you to click on so you can pick a day… Gonna do a page for Vlogmas too.

Okay that’s it for the preview!

More later!

Me

 

Baby Update: Well… it happened again…

My poor sweet daughter woke up again with her head tilted to one side. Two phone calls and a fight later… We went to the doctor’s. My wonderful husband, though mad at me for freaking out once again but then again I wouldn’t be a good mom if I wasn’t concerned when our kid looks well… not the same as yesterday… but anyways… my wonderful hubby took time on his lunch (plus what happened to be another 30-45 minutes) to take us to the doctor’s. The doctor … in a plain english way… said that it’s more common for her to have this spasm when she is older (as in 7+ years old)… I just have to keep an eye on it… so… When she wakes up here in the next 15-20 minutes I’m going to give her a warm bath and a warm bottle… and… though I don’t ever do this… I’m going to pray that she is better in the morning… she already looks better so I’m hoping with all the naps she has taken today that she will wake up back to “normal”. If not then we may have to do a x-ray on her neck. This happened at the beginning of last month as well…

Also “fix” this… I’m going to stop letting her sleep with me on the recliner after her first bottle and either have her sleep in her chair or in her napper. I’ll try the napper first and if she won’t go to sleep then I’ll take her to the living room like I used to. Hubby blames me for partially the kink in her neck… I just blame poor support by us… by this I mean that we don’t have a neck support pillow for her. Didn’t think we needed one because she had such good head control so early. Well… I’m gonna look for one this weekend.

That’s it for today…

Thanks for reading!

Happy Blogmas!

Me

Melody: 4 Months Old

Hello world! It’s Chelsea again!

It’s hard to believe that my daughter is 4 months old! WTF! Where did the time go?! Tomorrow we go in early in the morning to her 4 month wellness exam. Hubby doesn’t want to be late for work so NN is gonna take me. Hubby and NN are gonna switch cars. After the doctor’s appointment, we are gonna hang out with NN and Sis, but it most likely will go from hanging out to cleaning NN’s house. The Grandparents are coming in for Thanksgiving so the house needs to be cleaned.

I’m hoping that I can get most of my OWN cleaning done tonight. I doubt that anyone will be coming to our place though. Even still… It would be nice to have my home clean so that when we are gone all day on Thanksgiving, I don’t have to stress all day about having to clean…

Hubby is in the bathroom and when he gets out then he is going to the gym. When he comes home, I’m thinking he can watch Melody for a very short time before I give her a bath and bottle and put her down. I think if I just vacuum the living room, dust the fans, wipe down the kitchen counters, and pick up the house… I will feel good about being gone most of the week.

Gotta go!

“See” ya next time!!

Thanks for reading!!!

Chelsea

Periscope regularity 

Hey guys so I’m hoping to make periscope a regular thing until I’m comfortable enough to do YouTube videos.

I’ll be on every day (I’m hoping) between 1-2pm as a start time but I’ll try to make sure to post on here (my blog) and not just my social media.

Please stop in and say hi!

Thanks!

Chels

  PS: I’ve been on sometime between 5-630pm as well so make sure if you are awake to stop by then too!

Periscope Heaven

Okay so… I’m addicted now… I’ve only had a small audience once out of the three or four times I’ve been on Periscope but I love it! Thank you to those who watched me!

Make sure you replay my last periscope and watch me when I’m on again (which I will announce before I go live)…

More soon!

Look for my next BAM post in the next few hours as well!!

Thanks for being “here”!!!

Me