Well, I'm just going to come right out and say it: I thought we'd be pregnant by now. I actually thought we'd be pregnant a long time ago, but surprise, surprise, things are not going as planned. I shared in my post earlier this week what's been going on medically for me over the last few months, including why I needed surgery two weeks ago. What I didn't say was that our OB basically told us that we would need to wait for a few more months before trying to grow our family again to let my body heal from the surgery. Understandable, but definitely another frustrating setback to our plans for bringing Baby Carr into the world (our miscarriage being our first . . .
I can't believe I haven't posted on HTC in over a month. It honestly makes me sad, because I've worked so hard and so long to create this site and I'm bummed it's been neglected so much this year. I mean, in my defense, things have been a little crazy this year - between deciding to sell our house and move, a lot of travel, and a surgery, I've been doing the bare minimum to keep HTC afloat, especially with the landscape of "influencer marketing" and "blogging" changing so much. I've been unsure about what to do, what to write, and honestly wondering if putting the effort forth was even worth it anymore. But I love this space too much to give it up. And if . . .
*affiliate links used in this post at no additional cost to you. Thanks for supporting HTC <3 Well, it's official! Amazon Prime Day is coming on July 15th and it's supposed to be bigger and better and longer than ever. You know I'm passionate about a good sale and, surprise surprise, I'm also passionate about Amazon. Seriously, what did we do without it/free two-day shipping? And now that there's a huge fulfillment center in Utah, we often get free one-day shipping and my mind is blown. How did I live before Prime? Today, I'm teaming up with my good girlfriend, Sarah, to share our 10 Amazon Summer Must-Haves in preparation for Prime Day. Sarah went to . . .
This post was created in partnership with Utah Furniture Deals. All opinions are my own. I started writing about what a hot mess I've been over the last few weeks but then decided to save it for another post because when am I NOT a hot mess? Exactly. Long story short, between my site going down right before leaving on our cruise last week, dealing with some health problems, and just trying to keep my act together, things have been (say it all together) crazy town. The cruise was exactly what I needed last week. A WHOLE week, completely unplugged from online and from work and nothing but sunshine, salt water, and books to fill my time. I did a lot of thinking, . . .
This post was sponsored by Just Right by Purina. All Opinions are my own. My partnership with Just Right with Purina has brought me some pretty amazing opportunities over the last year. From having a personal chef customize a recipe for Dustin & I, to being able to donate $1,000.00 to the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter for the holiday season, it's been nothing short of a dream to work with a company that I truly stand behind and use. This month, JRBP pulled back the veil and let me have a Q&A with Dr. Kurt Venator, Chief Veterinary Officer at Purina. It was awesome to send in questions specific to Teddy & Rosie and get feedback and direction on how I . . .
Throughout the absolute chaos of our move last month, the one thing that kept me sane and kept me going was the thought of Moab. I just had to get through the move and then we would be back in Moab, enjoying the beautiful outdoors and experiencing views that one can only see when you have a Jeep. If you're here, you might not know that my husband and I are very passionate Jeep-ers. We own a 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport (AKA, a Jeep XJ) that we lovingly named Dinah and we've been working on building her into a dedicated off-road vehicle for almost two years now. We work tirelessly to save up for new parts and modifications and Dustin spends every free night he has in the . . .
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 . . .