Oh hey there. I know it's been nothing but radio silence for a while, but I'm alive and well. I'm slowly getting my feet underneath me, getting my life organized and figuring out where I'm going and what I want to accomplish with this space during the summer. I'm so glad things are slowing down enough for me to get back to writing and creating content here. The last few weeks/months have been filled with various forms of chaos and I just didn't have the time or energy to invest in HTC. Honestly, I had taken on so many fun (but somewhat exhausting) sponsored projects and collaborations in the first quarter of the year that I was absolutely exhausted and burnt out. . . .
This post was sponsored by Just Right by Purina. All Opinions are my own. Whew. What a crazy couple of weeks, friends. Not only did we sell our house and buy a new one, but we were handed quite the challenge with the process when the sellers pushed back our closing date, essentially making us homeless for three days. I'll save the details of that story for another time, but we finally got the keys to our new home last week and moved in as fast as possible before packing up again for our annual Moab Jeep trip. We're home now and FINALLY getting settled and organized and unpacked and helping our dogs get adjusted to their new digs. Teddy and Rosie are still a . . .
This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of nutter puffs. Well, we're almost there. I'm writing this as the buyers of our home do their final walk-thru and the day before we close on both our current home and our new one. Holy. Smokes. It's been a crazy couple weeks, I'm telling you. This isn't my first time around the block in terms of moving. In fact, this will be my 7th move in our six years of marriage, so I'd like to think that we're pretty knowledgable when it comes to packing up our lives and moving them to a new place. Minus the actual process of selling our house (which was new to us this time around, and definitely comes with its own bundle of . . .
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 . . .