Sunday, December 19, 2010

Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time

Florida born and raised but I've got Jersey in my veins...Ahhh, Christmas. My favorite time of year. The time of year when you take the time to cherish and value all that the year has given you and the people closest to you.

My wonderful Christmas time started on the Saturday after school let out. My parents let us have a Christmas party and we got to each invite friends to the party. I invited my besties Sarah and Peggy. Yet, only Sarah could come.
Then, we popped the cork on the crunk juice and the party was officially started. :D

After the party, I finished my Global perspective class and spent the rest of my week editing my manuscript. I just know this is going to be a bestseller. :D
Oh and in case you care, I got an A in my Global class! :D I've overcome my pattern of failing history. :)

To enjoy each other's company, we ventured off to the international mall.
We shopped till we dropped an appetite and then devoured lunch at TooJay's deli. Then, things got crazy.
Exhibit B:
We See No Evil Speak No Evil and Hear No Evil:
And again but first we did the mirror pose:
Then, we got it right. :)
While at the mall, I had to deal with a rather sharply worded text. I would like to thank my mom, my sisters, Geniveve Rosalynn♥, Kritti Batra, Sarah Grina, Peggy Williams, Vasty Souffrant, Daniel Roman, and Cory Los Schumacher for showing me the love I thought I lost.
On the way home, we got lattes at Dunkin and eggnog shakes at Checkers. Ah-mazing!

We had a great day overall. I ended mine by listening to Lil Wayne's Gonorrhea and watching him with Eminem on SNL. Can't wait until he's my brother in law. ;-)

Until next time, give the gift of love this Christmas and my family and I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed 2011♥

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Winter Formal '10

Florida born and raised but I've got Jersey in my veins... was ah-mazing!

Let me explain.

We got all dressed up.
Then boarded a bus.
Ate our hearts out.
Then found Nemo!

And saw sharks.

And lots of fishies.

Then, of course after drinking the drugged Starbucks coffee: we shared laughs♥

Danced♥ and I personally dropped it low. ;-)

Not to mention, we bonded♥

By the end of the night, we were all smiles. :D :D :D

Exhibit B:

Don't you wish you were our date? ;)
All in all, it was so much more fun to go with just me and my girls. Not having a date is hella fun!
Oh yeah and in case you were wondering, we SHUT IT DOWN because we all looked fiercely sexy. :)

Until next time, dance like no one is watching!

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Your Attention please. :)

Florida born and raised but I've got Jersey in my veins... Just letting everyone know that the very generous Lion's Pride has brought me into the spotlight once again and chose my poem to be published in the November 19th issue. :D

Check it out!

It's called Abandonment.

I finally am being recognized as a writer. Praise God for that!

Thanks again to the Lion's Pride.

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Saturday, November 27, 2010

I'm thankful for Thanksgiving

Florida born and raised but I've got Jersey in my veins...

Thanksgiving is seen as a time to pig out. Well, that we did.

Here's what the feast looks like at my house:

Delish, right?

Yet, thanksgiving is about more than food. It's about giving thanks for all you have been blessed with.
This year I was thankful:
My health♥
My friend's victory over cancer♥
My family♥
My best friend Geniveve Rosalynn♥
My friends♥
My book sales increasing♥
My article in the Lion's pride♥
An A in History♥

Thanksgiving is also about spending time with the people you neglect most of the other regular days of the year: your loved ones♥
My best friend Geniveve♥
I try not to ever neglect her because she loves me For ME unconditionally without me ever having to ask♥
My family; although they have the ability to drive me up the wall most of the time, they mean the world to me and I remember there are people out there in the world without a family so I'm absolutely thankful for mine♥
So yesterday was Black Friday. We experienced it for the first time and it took everything we had. haha.
Then, because we are mad, we decided to go to Busch Gardens♥
Here's us there minus Dad.

Today, we went to the movies and saw both Love and Other Drugs and Burlesque♥ Both were great movies!

Until next time, Be thankful♥ Colossians 1:12, Giving thanks to the Father, Who has qualified and made us fit to share the portion which is the inheritance of the saints(God's holy people)in the Light♥

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Be a Giver;

Florida born and raised but I've got Jersey in my veins...Save the economy.

It really is simple. I know giving seems like the last great idea in this economy but it really is the only answer.

Deuteronomy 8:18- But you shall earnestly remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

The secret to getting wealth by God's kingdom is in this verse right here: Bring all the tithes (the whole tenth of your income) into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now by it, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it♥-Malachi 3:10, Amplified Bible.

If you don't understand what that verse is saying, let me simplify it for you.
If you give 10% of your monthly income and sow it into a ministry or the church, having faith that God will give it back to you, God will give it back to you thirty, sixty, one hundredfold. That verse also says that he will bless you so much that there will not be room for all the wealth and blessing God will give you in return for your act of faith.

I personally am a partner with Kenneth Copeland Ministries. I sow into their ministry. I also then donate to the Sheckler Foundation, March of Dimes, St. Jude's Research Hospital, Special Olympics, or the American Cancer Society.

I really would like to see each and everyone of my friends and readers be ultimately blessed and prosper no matter what the economy looks like according to Psalm 112. Underneath my about me, you can see a list of the charities I donate to. Please feel free to donate too.

As a final thought, I would like to pray over anyone reading this blog: "Lord, according to what your word says in Galatians 6:6, I pray that you reveal to them where they are intended to sow a seed of Blessing toward your children that are in need of a breakthrough. Whether that breakthrough may be in the area of healing, finances, bondage, addiction or lusts of the flesh. May their seed reap one hundredfold of their harvest and your children become Blessed all over the world. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen."

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Thursday, October 14, 2010

It's a Writer's World After All

My life has become a realistic fiction novel...This blog is for all those writers out there who have been told they aren't good enough or haven't yet been recognized for their talent. Go get'em! :)

So, last Friday I gave my books to Saint Leo's library in order for them to be checked out and read. Yesterday was a rough day for me. My donating my books became the mockery of the library. Let me explain.

Ok, I was told by the catalog librarian that the director of the library found them to be not academic enough for the library. Yet, they have Harry Potter on the shelves and Stephen King. *note sarcasm that follows* Right. That was the reason.

So, now my books are being put in an archive collection for student's of Saint Leo who have published works or books. They may never be looked at or read. I hope you just shed a tear especially all my fellow writers out there. That is the worst thing a writer can ever be told that their work may never be read.

The reason I became a writer is because I'm a soft spoken girl who has a lot to say about a lot of things and have a grace to write words to heal, inspire, and motivate and move people. My words are not meant to be written and collect dust.

I also became a writer because growing up I found more and more young people don't like to read. That's so sad to me because when I was in elementary school and on days when I felt I had no friends, the characters in my books became my friends. Yeah, I know that sounds like I'm some pathetic antisocial loser but that's far from what I am. ;-)

Books are the key to giving children imaginations and inspiring them that they can believe in anything and it can be possible. Dreams do come true. Maybe not overnight but they slowly come to manifestation if you have faith.

Without writers the world would probably be a boring place.

Southpark would not be possible without the writers who write the plot line and dialog for the episodes. Basically any show you watch would not be possible without writers. Yes, even reality shows need writers. Sometimes scenes need to be narrated and those narrations have to be simple and to the point. You can thank a writer for all those narrated voiceovers Ryan Sheckler did throughout his show, Life of Ryan.

The same goes for movies. Every movie has a script that is given to all involved in it. Either a screen WRITER takes a novel and adapts it into a movie or someone comes up with an idea for a movie and writes the entire thing. Now, no movie these days would be complete without the editors as well as the special effect people but most of those people are directed by what the script tells them to do.

Today, more and more singers are expected to be singer/songwriters but some stars still have their songs written for them. Celine Dion for instance is an amazing vocalist but all of her songs were written by other people. If those writers didn't exist, Celine Dion would not exist in the music industry.

So, I would like you right now to go open a book, watch a movie, or watch a tv show or in the rare case that you feel crazy inspired try doing all three one right after the other, and when you're done, stand up and thank and applaud all the writers.

Oh and before I leave you with a final thought let me say that this blog is not me giving up writing. No way. I've come this far with God's help. There's no reason to just throw it all away. Plus, the unreleased third novel I recently finished is a for sure best seller. Just ask the few people I let read it if they liked it. :) So, no worries, loves. Chelsea DeVries is here to stay♥

Until next time, remember it's a writer's world after all. :)

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Love is Patient

My life has become a realistic fiction novel...Remember last week's blog? It was all I like this guy...I loved this guy...I don't think I love him anymore.

Well, yeah. About that. Sorry, if I confused you.

I realized this week that I made the guy I like my life these past two weeks. If I'm not talking about him, then I'm writing about him or I'm hanging out with him.

Yeah, forget that noise. Chellyz back, baby, and she's not going anywhere ever again.

I have to remember what God defines love as: Love is patient. (1 Cor. 13:4-8) Read that. It will change your life over and over again. Every time I read it, it awakens me to realize that I've let my head(logic) overrule my heart(my spirit) and I've been making a mess of things. I wrote a letter to the guy I loved for five years then recently told him I just want to be friends. All because of this guy who I liked or because logic was telling me he was the smarter choice.

I've started reading this book The Truth About Guys by Chad Eastham and it is ah-mazing. I'm almost done with it and I just got it yesterday. It's a great companion book to the Bible. :)

One thing I've learned from it is that your heart should be so wrapped up in God that a guy has to ask for directions to find it. :D

Be a diamond ladies and never, never, ever let go of YOU to please him, for the LIFE of you, do NOT do it.

So, I'm taking love one day at a time and letting God keep my heart until the right guy comes along who fully values it for its worth.

Until next time remember: "Do not let someone become your priority when you are just their option."

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless
~Just Keep Swimming~

P.S. Check out for a chance to win $5000. You must be 18 years or older to enter. Best of luck, loves♥

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Where To Begin

My life has become a realistic fiction novel... I'm in love. Yet, I'm not in love with the person I have believed I was in love with for the past five years.

Nope, I'm in love with not being in love. I'm in love with being in like with this person. We mutually like each other and we hang out but we are not dating. That's up to the male to decide. Guys like the chase and pursue so therefore, he has to approach me if he wants to date me.

Anyway, remember the guy of five years that I loved. Well, I realized that I no longer love him as anything more than a friend. I will always be here for him as a friend but I don't want to date this person, etc. You can thank the guy that I like for making me realize this.

I also realized that all that I believed was love was not love. I've been fooled to believe many things over the past five years but one thing all of it taught me was that God did create a man just for me but this person is not that person. Also, I've learned what love shared between two people is: Love(adj): An emotion shared between two people who stop wanting to change the other person for the better but want to accept them for everything they are even at their worst♥

Wrote a new poem and posted it on poemhunter. It's called That Should Be. It is about the guy I like. Check it out.

Until next time remember, sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together♥

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Monday, September 6, 2010

Cat-Sitting Adventures!

My life has become a realistic fiction novel... No, we didn't actually sit on cats. How cruel of you to think that's what we did. :P

No, my friend Sarah was asked to take care of a family friend's cats because they were away, and Annie and I joined her because we like to party! :)

So, Saturday we got up and Sarah did my make-up. Here's a couple visuals:
and a close up: Prettyful, right? Sarah, you're so talented with a make-up brush. :D

We then had breakfast(coffee and a granola bar in case you were curious) and chilled till 1:20 because we didn't know what we wanted to do but at 1:20 we had lunch.
Exhibit A: In case you didn't notice, we had Wendy's. :)
Oh, let me show you the cats.
Here's Lexie:
She's quite the poser. :P Reminded me of my best friend Geniveve. :)
Then, there was Mr. Whiskers.
This guy was a flirt and I swear he thought he was my boyfriend. This morning in fact, when we were getting ready to leave, he actually put his paw on my hand as if he was begging me not to go. haha. Sarah has visual proof. Ask her for the picture if you see her. :)

Anyway, as soon as Devin came we went grocery shopping and then had chicken cordon bleu for dinner with rice and green beans. Sorry, there's no visual but fyi, you're drooling. :P
Then, Sarah and I couldn't sleep Saturday night and tried everything. We tried counting sheep, running in place, and resting our eyes. We were drunk off the gluten-free brownies and laughing at random but serious questions that Sarah kept coming up with. :D

Then, on Sunday we went to college group at Cypress Point Community Church and then went to eat lunch at BJs. Here's us before the entree came out:
Well, that's me and Sarah. Annie and I's picture didn't come out good. :(

We had sausage, bacon, and ham deep-dish pizza and no, I freaking forgot to get you a visual. I'm so sorry! Just try to use your mind's eye and not to flood your keyboard in drool...ew, man.

Then we properly partook in our daily exercise to digest our food healthily. haha. That means we walked around the mall, yo!
Here is Sarah and I:
Here is Annie and I:

Now, all you men out there who ever wanted to buy me a drank, my drink of choice is:

Haha. A dunkin donuts or Starbucks Latte with 3 sugars, for your future reference. :)
After study/download music time/hw time, we went for a nice walk around the neighborhood and ran into a stray cat that creepily tried following us home. :/ Needless to say, we ran away and FAST!

Following that, we had apple pie and watched Monster In Law. :D

Just FYI, when I graduate and get my own place, I'm getting me a painting just like this:

Anyway, yesterday when I was reading my bible I found a verse that I wanted to share with all of you.
"What you say about yourself mean's nothing in God's work. It's what God says about you that makes the difference♥"-2 Cor. 10:18

So, this week thanks to friends and a facebook consensus, I've decided I'm going to tell the person I have feelings for that I have feelings for them. :)

Speaking of love, I have a final thought for all of you.

Until next time, remember you can't love if you don't LOVE YOURSELF. :D

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

P.S. Go there! My books are now on sale. Dream Girl is $1.37 and Jessica's Choice is $4.40. Buy now because as of January 11, 2011 both will be gone for good!
Thank you! :D

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I'm back baby!♥

My life has become a realistic fiction novel... At Leo Land that is and wow, my year is going REALLY well thus far.

My roommate is friendly, my friends all have cars, I have a job, and my schedule is awesome.

So far, this week I've spent every day except yesterday in the library getting my study on. :) I have a goal to make the dean's list and I am not letting slip away for anything.

I start work tomorrow again at the KEWLEST place on campus, Club LIB. :)

On the first day back last week, my mom and sis came to eat dinner with me.
Here's the pics.
My lovely family♥
Official Leo Land Sophomore
Love this girl!♥

Here is an overview of my side of the dorm: Cute, right?

Yesterday was the back to school carnival. The cotton candy was yummy and I saw David B Marshall live and got a free concert DVD and a hug from David himself. Yeah, I know your envious. Don't be. Love your life. LIVE YOUR life. :)

Until next time,Something I learned this week:Acceptance is Love. Love is acceptance.♥

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Vampires Do Suck

My life has become a realistic fiction novel..., I must say. I saw that movie today and wow, it sucked literally. I wished we stayed for the rest of this movie:

I mean Vampires Suck had it's funny moments but it wasn't worth leaving another EPIC Michael Cera movie for. Not even a little.

So, this week was my last week of summer with my family. As always, I'm looking forward to seeing my friends and learning a lot but the person I'll miss the most will be my best friend. I hope she survives without me. :) Of course, I'll miss the rest of my family as well.♥ We had a very close summer full of memories. :D

So, my dilemma this week is paying my Saint Leo bill for $2240. I know God will pay it for me. If you are interested or feel a spiritual tug of the heart to help me pay for it, just let me know. Every little bit helps, you know? ♥

Before I leave you with a final thought, you should know I'm neither Team Edward or Team Jacob so please don't hit me in the face with a shovel. :P I'm more Team Sheckler, just fyi. :)

Until next time, Always follow your heart, no matter what♥

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Twilight is overrated.

My life has become a realistic fiction novel... that is what I've come to realize as I sit right down to write this blog post. :P Haha, but that has nothing to do with what I'm about to write you....

So, I learned this week that if you meet new people, it's best to NOT let them read the pages of your life story or to share it by word of mouth. When kindle is ignited, it's best to put it out by just shutting the heck up! :)

Furthermore, today is my mother's bday! She finally turned 30. :) On a different note, I watched the Dew Tour Skateboard Park finals and Ryan Sheckler was not himself today. It seemed the guy couldn't even stand up on his skateboard long enough to land a trick. Yet, that still didn't stop him or make him give up which is why he is my favorite skater. :D

Lastly, this is my last week of summer vaca. I'm so stoked to return to Leo it's unreal dude. :)

Until next time, remember: "Those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter." ♥

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Sunday, August 8, 2010

My Birthday was all that jazz!

My life has become a realistic fiction novel... I turned nineteen on Wednesday but my bday week started out great.

On Monday, I got my Etnies Sheckler backpack for school.

Nothing spectacular happened on Tuesday but Wednesday the party was in full swing.

My best friend was the first person to wish me happy bday as it should be! I freakishly woke up at 8:37 a.m. (aka the time I was born) and looked at the clock then went back to sleep. Then, my dad left me a voice mail on my cell of him singing happy bday. I saw a rainbow and a butterfly at 10:26 a.m. :D

For my bday, I got a haircut and my mom took me to Dairy Queen with my sisters of course. Here's some illustrations:
Me and my sis Jayde.
And another one. :)
Yummy Blizzard!
Family Time is fun time!
Then on Friday, I got a package from Ryan Sheckler for winning that video contest for the Sheckler Foundation. Check out the goodies I got:
What's weird is that I got my bday prayer: the package from Ryan was postmarked on my bday so in a way I got all that I wanted for my bday! :)
Here's a few of me modeling the shirt and hat!
Exhibit A:
Exhibit B:
And Exhibit C:

Then, on Saturday I went shopping for back to school clothes. I stuck to my budget in each store I visited and yes, if you were at the NPR Kohl's yesterday and you saw some nerdy chick with clothes in one hand and a calculator in the other that was me. :P

After shopping, I went cosmic bowling with my mom and my sisters. While we were bowling, they played my forever jam "Sexyback" by JT. :D Then, I bowled a strike. :)
Our kicks are kewler than yours. :P
My sis Jayde.
My sis Jamie and I:
My mom and I:
Here's me cosmic bowling. Do you see why they call it that? It looks all futuristic.

After bowling, we had twix pie. Here's a visual:

Here's the Twix pie on fire(jk that's the candles):
In case your interested: Here's the recipe.
Here's the bday girl and her dad(Pardon the fact that the picture is red, we are just learning how to use my new camera).
Overall, I had a very BLESSED bday. Oh but before I leave you with a final thought, Geniveve had a small photoshoot with the Ryan hat because she has a contract with Ryan Sheckler industries and all. :P Well, all I had to do was put the hat on Geni's head and tell her I'm sending the picture to Ryan and she poses. That's my best friend for ya. :)

And one more:

I'm sure you feel me when I say that Geniveve is the cutest G I ever met. :D

Until next time, Enjoy each bday. Life is too short. Count your blessings.

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!
~Just Keep Swimming!~