Marriage Monday: Romantic gift ideas for under $5!

I know that title sounds crazy and completely unlikely, but I swear these little gift ideas are all under $5! The inspiration for this post is that my husband birthday is actually TODAY (yay!!) and we have been trying this new thing where all the gifts we get each other must be under $10, so we can save money. And I got to tell you, I have been LOVING THIS!! It really forces you to get creative and come up with cute ideas instead of just buying a big gift. I have found that most of the time these gifts are super memorable and show so much thought, which is why I absolutely love doing this!

Some examples of things I have done in the past are cooking my husband’s favorite dinner or dessert. Nothing super creative, but you know what they say… the way to your man’s heart is through his stomach, and I must agree lol. But for my husband’s birthday this year I really wanted to get creative and do something cute and different. So here are some of the creative little ideas I came up with all for under $5!

So, where did I find inspiration for these ideas? Pinterest! Pinterest! Pinterest! This site has been great at helping me come up with all these incredible ideas, so definitely check there for some more inspiration! But in the meantime, these are some of my favorites!

OK here it is, my list of cute ideas for under $5.

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Holiday Gift Guide for HER (for under $50)

It’s that time of year again, where you have to start planning out everyones gifts in preparation for the best deals on Black Friday. So, I decided to come up with the ultimate gift guide for HER that will be sure to cover all the different categories and be great for any girl in your life. Plus, the best part about this whole gift guide is that everything is UNDER $50!!! That’s right, no need to blow the budget this holiday season when there are plenty of great gift ideas at a reasonable cost.

Below you’ll see my list of great gift ideas for her and you can shop any of these looks by just clicking on the image. Also, as an added bonus you can view and see the price and brand before clicking on the link too!

To make navigation easier for you guys I set up the items in categories by rows so that you can see various options for the given category. I’ll list the categories out for you guys below to make it easier to find what you’re looking for.

On the first page only 8 rows are shown and you can view the rest of the rows by clicking on the small gray arrow on the right side of the first page (by the watches and shoes row)

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YouTube Tuesday: My Haircare Routine

Hey guys! So I know this isn’t Tuesday (don’t worry you’re not going crazy lol). I meant to post this yesterday but my husband and I were driving back from our little road trip to South Florida, which took 12.5 hours!! 😩 That’s a long time to sit in the car. Talk about boring! But we will hopefully have some exciting news to share with you soon!! So needless to say, I know this post is a day late, but I figured better late than never.

This weeks YouTube Tuesday video is all about haircare. I’ve been getting a lot of questions asking about my haircare routine and what I do for hair growth and to maintain my long hair, so I thought I’d create a video for you guys to see all the details and products I use.

My haircare routine is actually quite simple and straightforward, so this is a nice short video that can sum it all up in a couple of minutes. I try not to use too many products on my hair because I find that it weights it down and does more damage than good. My hair motto is, less is more. I find the less products and things I use in my hair the faster my hair grows and the healthier it looks. I will definitely say my hair naturally grows pretty fast, but I have noticed that it grows much faster now that I started doing this hair routine consistently. I also, have been getting less breakage and split ends which is rare for a blonde with highlights lol 😂

So if you’re just curious as to what my haircare routine is, or if you are looking for new ways to enhance your hair health and growth, then make sure to check out the video below! ⬇️

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Marriage Monday: 10 Cheap Date Night Ideas

If you’re like most couples, you are always trying to find ways to save money while not sacrificing date night. Many couples will skip a date night simply because the cost. However, date night is an essential time to connect with your spouse and get intimate. So, instead of skipping a night out together, I decided to come up with a creative list of cheap date night ideas that will allow any couple on a budget to still have an amazing night together.

I’m a firm believer that you should never stop dating your spouse and growing your intimacy together. It’s a great way to reconnect after a long week and can be a lot of fun too! You can check out why it’s important to continue dating your spouse here.

So, here is my list of 10 cheap date night ideas that will have any couple forgetting about their budget!

10 Cheap Date Night Ideas:

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Liebster Award

So I’m super excited to let you guys know that my blog has been nominated for a Liebster award. I have the lovely blogger FlipFlopWeekend to thank for nominating me for this award. Her blog is a great place to visit if you want all the details on everything Florida has to offer. From travels, trips, to everyday life, her blog is a sunshine filled paradise for her readers.

So what is the Liebster Award? This is an award that is given to new bloggers by bloggers. It’s a great way to show appreciation and acknowledgement in the blogging community.

By accepting this award, I agreed to share some random facts about me to help people get to know me better. So here we go, 10 random Chelsea facts coming at ya!

  1. Multiple knick-knacks on furniture drive me crazy lol. I prefer very minimal décor.
  2. I LOVE reading. I use my library card all the time and download books to read on my iPad.
  3. I’m probably the world’s pickiest eater.
  4. I love cooking. Pinterest has made me a cooking addict.
  5. Sweaters are my favorite thing to wear. If I could wear sweaters all the time I would.
  6. My favorite movie is Forrest Gump. I have seen it a million times and I cry EVERY time lol.
  7. My favorite flower is baby’s breath. I just love the way it looks.
  8. I’m a terrible singer. I can not carry a tune to save my life.
  9. I love cold weather! I will take winters over Florida heat anyday!
  10. I’m addicted to chocolate. No joke I literally will eat some form of chocolate everyday lol

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YouTube Tuesday: Calia Product Review

Disclaimer: I am not sponsored or paid by Calia Naturals. All opinions and suggestions are my own. These are all products I paid for and use regularly.

Hi guys! So, I wanted to do a quick review on some of the Calia products I use since I get so many questions about what I use for my hair and skin. These are all products I truly use and I am not paid to promote these to you. I just wanted to genuinely share my opinion on the products and why I use them with you guys. So, let’s dive right in!

Background: Calia is a Canada based brand that ships to the US and all of their products contain only true organic ingredients. There are no chemicals or detergents, so it’s perfect for people like me with super sensitive skin. You can check out their site here!

Below is the full video review:

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Marriage Monday: Why Dating your Spouse is Important

As I’m sure many people already know marriage is something you have to be willing to constantly work at. Marriage is more than just throwing a wedding and starting a family, it’s about choosing one person who you want to grow with and cherish for the rest of your life. And just like anything else, you can’t expect to never work at it, and everything to be perfect. Now, I’m not saying marriage is all work and no fun. Quite the opposite actually. I think half the fun of marriage is finding ways you can improve your relationship and make it even better than the day before, cause in the end it’s your spouse and you. Kids, pets, friends, they will all come and go but your spouse is that one person who will always be there with you, so it’s important to show your marriage the attention and love it deserves.

That being said, today’s marriage post is all about why dating your husband/spouse is a great way to grow your marriage. Now I just want to say, I am no marriage expert nor am I trying to be one. I just want to share with all of you the things that have worked for my marriage, and who knows maybe it’ll work for you too!

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