October has always been one of my favorite months of the year, but I'm just realizing why: there are SO many good things that come in October for us! The weather changes, the fall candles go on sale at Bath & Bodyworks, we celebrate my official remission anniversary, and we celebrate out 1/2 year wedding anniversary. This year, it will be five and a half years since Dustin and I said "yes" to each other and were sealed for time and all eternity in the Boston Temple! It's super surreal to think we've been married for that long - part of me feels like it's been much longer and part of me feels like we were married just yesterday. I can't imagine life without . . .
It's been a hot second since we talked blog and business, but as I get ready to make some (hopefully) major shifts in how I run HTC in the future, I decided it might be a good idea to sit down and have a little chitchat about blog investments: namely, the ones you should make! Now, don't get me wrong. You don't have to spend a lot of money to run a blog and you can run a successful blog without these investments. I started Hey There, Chelsie during my mid-life crisis (which happened in my early 20's, so I'm glad I got that over with) when I realized I didn't want to pursue a career in my degree field. I hit rock bottom in terms of my self-confidence and felt like . . .
affiliate links It is moody, gloomy, breezy & rainy here in Utah. The leaves have started to change in the valley (and are already in full force in the canyons) and I have been snuggled in cozy leggings and sweatshirts all weekend long. It's officially October, it's officially fall, and it's OFFICIALLY the best time of the year. I don't know what it is exactly about the seasons changing, but it makes me feel so alive. Maybe it's the fact that it's not blazing hot outside, or maybe it's the hint of Christmas cheer in the air. It might just be the fact that I'm a New Englander who always enjoyed the most perfect (and lengthy) falls and I feel like I . . .
Affiliate links used. Thanks for supporting Hey There, Chelsie | A Utah Lifestyle Blog I listened to a Christmas song on the way to work today and I am not sorry about it. Not one bit. Monday kicked off the BEST time of the year and from here on out, my life will be filled with Marshmallow Fireside candles, Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Lattes and Christmas music. I'm a firm believer in enjoying every second I can during this time of year and you won't ever find me shaming someone else for being "basic" because Pumpkin Spice and Blanket Scarves make them happy. Yeah, I went there. ANYWAY. At the beginning of the week, my friend Karli (from everyday_ellis) encouraged . . .
This post has been sponsored by Just Right by Purina. All opinions are my own. We're in the home stretch of 2018 (hard to believe) and I've been in a super reflective mood as we get ready for the busiest (and best) time of the year. My little family (as in, Dustbust, Rosie Roo, Teddy Bear and I) have made a lot of changes over the last nine months, including a new job for Dustin, lots of home improvement projects, and a lot of lifestyle changes. The biggest change we've worked on making this year was our eating habits - specifically adopting a healthier mindset when it came to food and what kinds of food we put into our body. Dustin and I both found ourselves . . .