New Year, New Dream Board!

Hello 2019! Who doesn’t love a fresh start?! I love New Years because it’s a great time to refocus after all the holiday craziness!!

If you’ve followed me for a while, you already know my New Years drill! But if you haven’t I’m going to fill you in on a little family tradition!

For about 11 years now my family has held the tradition of all getting together after January 1st and making a dream board! This is a place where all your goals for the year ahead (or your general future) can be visualized and serve as a reminder when placed somewhere that you will be able to see it everyday!

We all get together, have a yummy dinner & sit around the floor with piles of magazines, scissors, glue, and poster board! We flip through the magazines and cut out anything that has to do with any of our upcoming goals, needs, & wants. Then we place them all over our board! … for some people this takes 5 minutes, or if your neurotic like me it can take 3 hours!

Things cut out for me are normally words, pictures, and phrases. And they don’t always have to be just for that year – I place things on my board as well that I want to see in the future. For instance, going to Greece has probably been on my board since I can remember making them! It’s been about 11 years! I’m SO excited that this year will actually be the last year it’s on my board & I can make room for a new dream spot! Me & Ryan will be officially hitting Greece in September …. I know I will cry when I get there πŸ˜‚ it has always been my ultimate dream vacation.

Here’s a photo of my dream board this year! I’ll be sharing another post more in-depth about my goals in the next few days!

This tradition is so fun to me and I love that we all get together and do it! If you guys make one or need any help getting one started let me know!!!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

– DREAM BOARD SUPPLIES –

Gold Round Brushes

Lots of questions about my round brushes yesterday on my Instagram story!

If you watched, the brush below is the exact brush and size I use to round brush my bangs and top of my hair! Linking others below that, that I have used/think are pretty if your looking for a nicer looking brush!

NT-44 | $23

Brush set | $42

NT-54 | $23

Size up from the first brush listed, I use this for round brushing my whole head

Gold Ceramic Brush | $27

This is just more for brushing, and styling. not blow drying.

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Dry Shampoo Foam

sharing Paul Mitchell’s Dry Shampoo foam with you guys tonight! I am LOVING this because I find it to be better and more cleaning/longer lasting then just spraying a powder in your hair!

I put the foam along my part and a little underneath and then take my blowdryer and fluff it all up like I normally would if I were blow drying the top of my hair!

Linking it below for you guys!

Dry Shampoo Foam | $23

Video of how to use will be highlighted on my insta stories!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Christmas Stuffing

Who here would love to be able to bring something super easy + impressive to the Holiday table this year?! If your answer is yes, your in luck! I’m sharing my sausage stuffing with you guys today! #notaprofessionalchef

I promise it’s a easy dish! The first time I made it I was like, oh, that was way simpler than I thought!

If you’ve read my blog before you know I say to make cooking your own! Feel free to follow this, or spice it up a little for yourself!

What you’ll need:

β€’ 8 x 8 baking pan or casserole dish with deep sides

β€’ 16 oz Pork sausage roll (like jimmy dean) this will be in the frozen section by your breakfast foods

β€’ 1/2 cup diced celery

β€’ diced medium size yellow onion

β€’ 1 diced medium green bell pepper

β€’ 1 heavy tsp minced garlic

β€’ salt & pepper (eye it up)

β€’ 14 oz package of seasoned stuffing (like Pepperidge farm)

β€’ 3 tbsp melted butter

β€’ extra non-melted butter on hand

β€’ 2 (14 oz) cans of low-sodium chicken broth

What you’ll do:

1. Put a large skillet over medium heat and brown the sausage while breaking it up into little bits. Once cooked drain the sausage and put it into LARGE mixing bowl.

2. In the same pan add the onion, bell pepper, and celery (if needed add a tsp olive oil, but there should be enough grease from the sausage coking off), cook for about 2 minutes and add in garlic. season with salt + pepper to your liking and continue to cook the veggies until they are tender and the onions become clear. Mixing frequently. Once they are all tender and cooked through, add it to the bowl with the sausage.

3. Add the stuffing to the bowl and mix it with the sausage, bell pepper, onion, and celery. Mix everything together really well!

4. Pour the cans of chicken broth over the mixture and mix well. Drizzle the butter over it and mix well. When I’m saying mix I like to think of this more as a fluff well, you don’t want to be smushing all the bread crumbs and making them total mush! Just give it a fluffy mix (I normally do so with my hands).

5. Cover the bowl with Saran warp and let sit for 5 – 10 minutes.

6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. and grease a 8 x 8 casserole or baking pan with deep sides. Taste the stuffing and make sure it’s seasoned to your liking. Give it one more good fluff and then spoon it into the pan. Cut a tablespoon of butter into small pieces and dot the top with it.

7. Bake 25 minutes, uncovered for a crunchy top or cover with foil for a soft top. (I like crunchy better, but I bake for 15 minutes with it on and take it off for 10 sometimes)

Let me know if y’all have any questions!

XoXo, Chelsey

(P.s.-If it looks super dry in pictures, that’s cause we fake made it πŸ˜‚ I probably just poured a bag of the crumbs into a dish)

The Chelsey Rae Gift Guide

Okay, so – LAST GIFT GUIDE! And it’s my personal gift guide! …. it’s kinda pointless because I know since I have a wedding coming up I’m probably not getting any of it. But a girl can dream right? …. or a girl can end up gifting them to herself πŸ˜‚ which is probably what will happen for some of it!

Anyway, collage below and description will be underneath!

Brown Leopard Hunter Boot | $166 β€’ Love these because they are different than the norm! I may actually already have them on the way!

Rose Quartz Roller | $53 β€’ Everyone is all into these! One of my best friends has one and it actually feels pretty good on your skin! They are supposed to bring circulation and oxygen to your skin, improving tone!

Toasted Eye Shadow Pallet | $40 β€’ ummm the colors in this pallet are amazing! That’s is all!

May I Come In? Coffee Table Book | $65 β€’ because I love a good coffeee table book and interior design!

Instant Pot | $80 β€’ I absolutely need one of these! I hear nothing but good things about them and I love a quick way to cook a meal! Instead of cooking a roast for like 8 hours you can cook it for something crazy like 1 or 2! Yes please!

Marc Jacob Smart Watch | $295 β€’ because if I had a smart watch THIS would be it! So cute!

Dyson + QUAI Blowout Set | $400 β€’ I hear these blow dryers are AMAZING! Everyone that has them raves about them. I love the color of this one (white) and love that it comes with all the QUAI products!

Lap Top Table | $75 β€’ NEED THIS! These are perfect for sitting on the sofa and pulling up close to you to work on your lap top!

Tan Deco Speaker | $50 β€’ I love this and want it in our bathroom to listen to music from our phones without it being a ugly tacky speaker!

24 Pack Of Coil Hair Ties | $25 β€’ these are all I use in my hair because they don’t make creases!

Faux Fur Platform Boot | $100 β€’ NEED! I love these for a winter shoe! They stand tall or fold over as pictured! This is actually a great price too!

New Balance Pink Sneaker | $80 β€’ Can never have enough sneakers!

Tory Burch Chain Link Tote | $135 β€’ because you can never have enough totes!

Black Leopard Hunter Boot | $195 β€’ I know what your thinking why would one need so many Hunter boots?! Well, it’s rainy here in Louisiana + we go skiing every year and this is what I normally wear in the snow!

If y’all request and get anything from my list y’all have to let me know so I can live vicariously through y’all! Pahaha!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Sparkly Jumpsuit

Lots of questions about this jumpsuit I wore this weekend! They don’t have my sizes left in my exact one, but tagging a few others below! My adorable pink velvet purse is from Dolce Boutique on Metairie road! SO CUTE!

– SPARKLY JUMPSUITS –

Hope y’all all have a fabulous Monday night!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Ryan Gift Guide

Here’s the long awaited men’s gift guide, haha! You guys have been asking so we finally sat down and got it done the other morning! Everything was picked out by Ryan and actually some of the things on the list are things he already has! I’ll add the collage here and then fill you in on the items below!

The DynaTrap | $115 β€’ A mosquito trap that covers over 1/2 an acre. My mom and step dad actually purchased this for us last year because they had one and it’s CRAZY how amazing it works! They live in Destrehan where mosquitoes are always a problem, you can barely get in the pool once the sun goes down because they will carry you away! Since getting this you barely get bit! AMAZINGGGGGG & totally worth it, especially in Louisiana!

Garmin Golf Watch | $150 β€’ supposedly this thing is something a guy that’s really into golf would like! Apparently it tracks some important stuff and helps you improve your swing/records shot distances. (I know nothing about this, but whatever)

Yeti Cooler | $200 β€’ these are pricey but honestly are worth the money! It really stays cold for forever and everyone can use an ice chest! Also, how often do you buy ice chests?! This one is definitely long lasting!

Electric Shaver | $88 β€’ Ryan says this is something every guy needs/likes!

Cotton Robe | $65 β€’ something very cozy lovin’ guy would like! How often do you go to fancy hotels and like love those big old comfy robes?! I know I do haha! Ryan actually has a robe like this and it has became mine, I wear it every time I get out the tub pahaha!

BBQ Grill Set | $47 β€’ doesn’t get more manly than this!

Coach Reversible Leather Belt | $87 β€’ Ryan thew this on here because he has a coach leather belt he’s had for years that has held up so well! He wears it almost everyday! This one’s cool because it’s black and brown!

Primo Ceramic Grill | $1,000 β€’ okay, yes this is a big gift! But, sometimes someone needs a big gift idea! We just purchased this for our back yard kitchen! Ryan loves it!

Nike Running Shoe | $107 β€’ Men can never have enough Tennis shoes!

Ray Ban Sunglasses | $153 β€’ sunglasses are always a great gift! I mean think about it, are you ever upset when someone gets you a pair?! NO!

Electric Toothbrush | $60 β€’ this is a Greta gift because it’s something people like but probably don’t want to spend the money on themselves!

I-Watch 4 | $414 β€’ Ryan probably put this on a list because it’s something he wants. And apparently every other guy wants this year! Pretty self explanatory, it’s a new tech toy so the men love it!

Compact Key Holder Keychain | $19 β€’ okay now THIS is a good one! Ryan has one and so does my dad and they both love it! Instead of having your keys all flopping around you put them on this holder and they all stay together (if your not getting my drift it’s kinda the same way a pocketknife works).

Happy Manly Christmas shopping!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

All The Gift Guides

Yay! It’s Saturday! Finally posting ALL my gift guides besides two, mine & Ryan’s (working on that now as we speak! It’ll be up this week!).

Scroll down to see all the different ones – for the fitness fanatic, the cozy girl, kids, the BRIDEE & even your momma!

Hover over the item you like and click it to be brought to the place you can purchase!

Hope y’all are having a fabulous weekend!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Game Night

Happy Friday y’all! With all the holiday craziness sometimes you gotta step back & make a little extra time for the fam!

Last night me and hayd had a checkers competition and I got to thinking, let me share some of our favorite games with you guys!

Family game night is fun, of course there’s sometimes sore losing & cheating (only on me and Hayden’s part! Ryan always plays fair πŸ˜‚πŸ™„) but it’s still fun to get together and spend time with no electronics!

Sharing some of our favorite games in the slider below! … andddd a new game I want to get for Christmas under that!

Reindeer Antler Ring Toss | $12

How fun does this game look for holiday get togethers?! I bet it’s freaking hilarious! I am about to order it!

Happy game night!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

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Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide

Happy Thursday guys! It’s time for another gift guide! This stocking stuffer gift guide has tons of goodies! Posting a little bit about some of my favorite picks from this list below the collage!

Blue Light Screen Protective Glasses β€’ everyone needs these! we’re all staring at our phone all day, so at the end of the night I love to pop these on when I’m working on the blog or watching tv! These are also SUPER CUTE, the gold frame makes them fashionable & anyone would love these in their stocking!

Makeup Wash Away Gift Set β€’ love this! Again, something every girl teens and over can use! The black wash clothes help to not ruin nice ones & I love the headband to hold your hair back!

Drybar Dry Shampoo β€’ one of my favorite dry shampoos! I carry the travel size in my purse!

Tart Contour Palette β€’ great stocking stuffer for anyone! Plus it’s only $20, great price!

Amazon Echo Dot β€’ you cant beat this price! We love our echo because you can tell it to play music, and ask it questions about anything! We have it in our kitchen/main room, so convenient when cooking!

Happy stocking stuffer shoppin’

XoXo, Chelsey Rae