This post was sponsored by Just Right by Purina. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Hey There, Chelsie. One year ago, I announced my partnership with Just Right by Purina and made the switch to put both of my sweet doggos on their personalized dog food. Today, I'm so honored and excited to say that we're continuing on with our partnership and both Teddy & Rosie will continue to eat their personalized kibble from Just Right by Purina that they are madly obsessed with and both love. If you are new around here, you might not know that we are THOSE dog people. We refer to Rosie and Teddy as our babies, refer to each other . . .
This post was sponsored by SheSpeaks. All Opinions are my own. If you're new around here, you might not know that I got my Bachelor's degree in English Education and spent almost two full years teaching High School English. Even though I made the very deliberate decision to move on from public education and transition into HR/Recruiting and now to marketing, I have a lot of fond memories of my teaching days. Don't get me wrong - I absolutely adored and loved my students (and keep in touch with several still.) But I honestly was not cut out for the hours and energy required for a public school teacher. Leaving the teaching career field after spending five years . . .
Over the last year, I've developed a deep, deep love and obsession for TJ Maxx and all the magical things you can find there. It started with a trip to one when I was home last summer for Beach Week. I popped into the local TJ Maxx to look for some flip flops because mine had broken the second day we had arrived at the ocean. As I wandered towards the shoes, I got distracted by the beauty aisle where a familiar logo caught my eye - Anastasia Beverly Hills. I took a sharp right to go investigate and before I knew it, I was sitting on the ground, sifting through the beauty bins. I couldn't believe it - SO many brands that I spent big dollars on in Ulta and Sephora were . . .
This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com. All opinions are my own! Spring time is here and I seriously could not be happier to see the sun shining down a little more in Utah. Even though we've had a few beautiful days of 50 & 60 degree weather, we've also had a LOT of rain (which is a little unusual for living in our desert state!) I'm not complaining, though. One of my favorite things to do on a rainy spring day is to curl up with a mug of tea, snuggle my doodle and read away the afternoon. I've got a huge list of books I want to read that I'm slowly chipping away at and today, I'm teaming up with BabbleBoxx & Harlequin Books to share 5 books for women . . .
It was my birthday on Monday and I turned 29! WHAT?! WHAT EVEN IS THIS MADNESS? To be honest, it's freaking me out a little that I'm in the last year of my twenties, but everyone says that the 30's are the best, so I'm hanging on to that. Anyway, I asked if anyone on Instagram had any random questions for me on my 29th birthday so we could do a Q&A post and I received quite a few! So, here are my answers to questions about my guilty pleasures, how I approach balancing my life, and if we're going to try for kids again or not! 29th Birthday Q&A What are your guilty pleasures? Listening to Christmas music year round. Yep. I went there. But nothing makes . . .
This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com. All opinions are my own. Anyone else feeling especially empowered and strong this month? Maybe it's because we celebrated International Women's Day a few weeks ago, or maybe it's because March is National Women's History Month here in the states, but I have ALL the feels right now. I have felt so supported and confident and celebrated this month as a woman and as a human, and I've had my eyes opened to the amazing women I'm surrounded by in my life. I have an amazing mom, sisters, sister-in-laws, friends, and co-workers and I'm feeling more motivated than ever to continue to celebrate them year-round. It's really true, . . .
This post was sponsored by Orby TV. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support HTC. Well. It's official. Our house is on the market. The "For Sale" sign is in the front yard. We've been busy with back-to-back showings (15 in the last 4 days.) We have an offer in on a new place in the area we want to move to and have our fingers crossed that the stars align and that everything we've been working towards falls into place. It's been an exhausting few weeks getting the house ready for the market and figuring out all of our finances for our next home purchase. We're really excited about the potential this house sale has to set us up . . .
It's been a hot sec. So hi. Hey there. Happy March. Life has been crazy and I've had to put HTC on the back burner for the last few weeks while I waited for things to slow down just a split second so that I could get my feet under me and figure out what I'm doing with myself. Well, things aren't really slowing down, but I finally have a moment to breathe and share what's been going on in life and what the next few months will look like for us. First thing is first - if you haven't been following along on Instagram Stories - the big news is: We're selling our house and moving! I know. This probably seems a little bit out of the blue. But also, probably not super . . .
This post was sponsored by Frost Bank. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support HTC. I don't think anyone would categorize me as an optimistic person growing up. Not that I was negative or pessimistic - but I just wasn't one of those people who immediately was categorized in the optimism category. I was most often put in the dramatic and angsty category, to be honest. I guess that's why my parents had a bit of a hard time taking the complaints about my leg pain I was experiencing in my sophomore year of high school seriously. I mean, I can't blame them. I remember being so frustrated that they weren't taking me seriously one night . . .
Thanks to Babbleboxx.com for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions and thoughts presented are entirely my own. Thanks for supporting Hey There, Chelsie! If you've been around here for a while, you might know that Valentine's Day holds some significant meaning to me, as it marks the anniversary off finishing my first chemotherapy treatment 13 years ago. For a while, Valentine's Day was hard for me because it brought back some pretty rough memories but I've worked hard to change how I felt about Valentine's Day over the last few years. Now, instead of using Valentine's Day as an excuse to feel sad about what I went through, I use it as an excuse to celebrate . . .
It's no secret that Dustin and I have been working really hard at changing our lifestyles for the last year and, I'm proud to say, we've been really successful in just that: lifestyle changes. Two years ago, we found ourselves both at our heaviest weight, with Dustin recovering from a very scary emergency gallbladder removal surgery while traveling for my sister's wedding. It scared us both. We realized that we had developed a lot of habits that were resulting in our bodies feeling pretty crummy and not performing the way we wanted them to. So, we set out to make changes that would actually stick and would slowly, but surely, give us the results we wanted: feeling . . .
This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Six years ago, I was packing up two suitcases with all of my belongings and all of the school supplies I could fit in them and getting ready for the adventure of a lifetime. After getting my left knee totally replaced, courtesy of my tumor, I finally felt like I was ready to take on the world and shove it right back in cancer’s face. I was going to take back my life and everything that cancer had told me that I would never be able to accomplish or do. So, as any logical twenty-four year old would do, I deferred from school, packed my suitcases, and got on a plane that took me . . .