Dustin and I celebrated 5 beautiful years of marriage this last Friday with a weekend escape to Las Vegas, It was perfect. We ate so much good food, we painted with dolphins, we played Blackjack (and won!) and we explored as many casinos as we possibly could. We ended the weekend spending time with our very best friends from college who live in Las Vegas now, and I swear I haven't laughed so hard in years. Sometimes you make friends who are irreplaceable, and even though you only see them once a year, when you get together, it's like you've seen each other every day. ANYWAY! Today, I'm turning HTC over to the man behind the blog, my Instagram husband (cue fanfare . . .
This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own Spring is here. Even though I woke up to an inch of snow yesterday morning, I believe that it's here. I mean, we had perfect 70-degree weather this last weekend and the snow melted by the early afternoon, so I'm going to believe the snow was a fluke and that the warm weather is going to stay from here on out. So, I've been knee-deep in spring cleaning (we're doing a spring cleaning challenge in the #yearofme FB group) and I decided to take all my spring and summer clothes out of storage, wash them, and hang them up. As I was organizing my closet, I became painfully aware that I didn't . . .
We are THOSE dog people - the dog people who talk about our dogs like they are our kids. The dog people who get more presents for our dogs on Christmas than we get presents for each other. THOSE dog people who would rather spend a Friday evening at the dog park with our pups then out with friends. THOSE dog people who refer to each other as "mommy" and "daddy" when talking to our dogs about each other. Our dogs have completely changed our lives and have completed our little family in ways we didn't realize we needed to be completed. Our dogs are our everything, and today, on national pet day, I figured I would formally introduce them to the HTC family! Meet Rosie . . .
We're entering week two of our Spring Cleaning challenge in the #yearofme Facebook Group (click here to join!) and one of the challenges coming up is to tackle the closet. Closet clean outs are my favorite because it gives me a reason to go shopping after (I'm in the mentality of "the more I get rid of, the more I can replace!) But really, cleaning out a closet can be kind of frustrating because once you get rid of all the clothes you've been hanging on to for old times sake or clothes that "might" come back into style or clothes that just don't fit right anymore, you might be left with the skeleton of once a full closet. And, because we know that it takes time to . . .
We're already one week into the month of April and I don't know about you, but I've got SPRING FEVER! It doesn't help that last weekend we had 68-degree weather and PLENTY of sunshine (enough that I got BURNT! My first sunburn of the year on April 1st!) This weekend isn't looking as promising - a forecast of steady rain and wind. Not as happy as the sun, but let's be real, I'll take it over snow any day. The warmer weather and sunshine is really waking me up from those lazy feelings that come at the end of winter and I am ready to refresh and restart on so many things in my life! Now that we're done with the first quarter of the year, I've taken some time to . . .
You know, I really couldn't believe that it was April but today as I was driving home for lunch, I realized that all the trees in our neighborhood are starting to bloom so it really MUST BE APRIL! I'm so excited warmer weather is on the way, although I'm nervous about how dry our winter has been here in Utah. We seriously only got one serious snowstorm this year, which means our snowpack is low in the mountains. Everyone is saying out summer is going to be HOT this year. We're trying super duper hard to save up and put central air in the house before June comes, but I'm not sure if we'll be able to swing it this year. Fingers crossed. Anyway, I wanted to take a . . .
This post was sponsored by Just Right by Purina. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Hey There, Chelsie. It is no secret to the world (or to you all): my dogs are my everything. Yes, I am a crazy dog lady. Yes, I often refer to my dogs as my furbabies. #sorrynotsorry. There is no way I can adequately describe how much I love those two fuzzy bums. Even though they dig holes in my yard, and have chewed up my college diploma, and continuously punch me in the face with their paws when they want pets, they bring so much joy and love and happiness into our home. They keep us safe, they keep us laughing, and they have completely . . .
This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own We're about to get personal here - but hey, that's what this blog is for: to be a friend, a pal, a "been there, done that" type of gal in your life to help you navigate the waters of living a bold, vibrant life. So, let's just call out the elephant in the room (or blog?) and talk about it: lip care. Specifically: Cold sores. Yeah. I went there. You might be cringing. You might be thinking "Heyyyy there, Chelsie. That is just a little too yucky for my morning reading." But I believe in keeping it real over here and that means discussing the good, the bad, and the ugly. Now that the weather . . .
Yesterday, I turned 28 years old. Weird to say. Weird to believe. Usually, my birthday month is super hard for me - cancer tends to complicate birthdays. But this year was different. This year, I was excited for my birthday and I was looking forward to celebrating it. Dustin asked me over my birthday dinner what made this year so different and it took me a minute before I realized why this birthday has been easier. I am finally proud of the second chance life that I'm leading. It's not perfect, but I can say at the end of every day that I am trying my hardest to make every second count. I would not be ashamed if any of my friends who lost their fight in this life . . .
Affiliate links used. Okay wait, is anyone else seriously freaking out about how March is basically almost over and spring is pretty much here (at least in Utah - hey-o 60-degree weather!) Usually the winter months drag by for me, but I've seriously been so busy and my schedule has been so full that the days are flying by. And yes, as a matter of fact, I have been saying NO to a lot of things so I can live my best #yearofme, but there have been a lot of things that I've wanted to say YES to and it's kept my plate full. It's no walk in the park working a full-time job, running a blog/biz, helping to run the youth group at church, getting to the gym on a regular . . .