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Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

Spring is well underway and it's hot already! Ah! I love this time of year though, so I'm hanging in there. It's only going to get hotter...like barely can breathe out your nose it's so hot. HA! The heat is definitely worse in Louisiana. I'm working hard on some new recipes to keep us all…

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Food & Drink

4 Easy Snack Tray Ideas to (Quickly) Entertain Guests

Entertaining doesn't have to be overwhelming. It can be as simple as chips and salsa, tea and muffins, or sharing a cup of coffee. Now, I'm not talking about throwing a dinner party or feeding friends a meal. What I am talking about is hosting some of your favorite people over for snacks. The reason…

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Decorating DIY

DIY: Faux Shiplap

Fallen in love with shiplap - the one that Joanna Gaines made popular? Or are you tired of hearing about shiplap? Either way - I love it! I even convinced "B" that we should find a way to incorporate the shiplap look in our home. So far, we've done this twice - in the laundry…

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DIY

DIY: Dual Purpose Flower Centerpiece + Ice Bucket

Well, I know spring is here, technically, but it's definitely been a slow start. It's still snowing in some places and the weather in the South has been pretty cool too. I've been itching to get my hands dirty with a project, anything. Maybe a painting project or a DIY project? While at the grocery…

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Before and After Decorating Design DIY

Budget Powder Room Makeover

It's so nice that spring is finally here. I almost died this winter. Okay, maybe not really but it was the longest winter here. It even snowed here in Louisiana. That's a rare sight! Now that spring is here I've been having fun in the kitchen and even, with the help of my handy husband,…

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Design Inspiration

5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Success + Checklist

I'm so excited and I just can't hide it. I know. I know. I know. I know. It's spring. It's spring. It's spring! And I'm wrapping my hands all around it and here's why. The winter was long. It snowed, my feet froze (in my house), and the rampant flu made me hibernate like a…

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Food & Drink

Welcome Spring with a Blackberry Pineapple Smash Cocktail!

Guess what?! Spring is here! It's been the longest winter of my life and maybe yours too. Yes, the snow was awesome and the gumbo was tasty. But, at some point, spring fever set in for me. I pulled out my bright white sofa covers back in January and starting creating new cocktails. I was…

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Food & Drink

5 (Refreshing) Cocktails to Get You Ready for Spring

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Guys? Guess what?! Spring will be here really, really soon and I cannot wait. This past winter was long and rough for a lot of reasons. Now that spring is blooming I'm excited for what's ahead for my business and my life. Hopefully you're feeling the same way. To get you ready, I've decided to…

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Tech

Save Time and Energy with LG Appliances Twin Wash

Can I please keep it real about one household chore - laundry? I hate it! It piles up just as you feel like you're getting a handle on things. I've finally come to the realization that we will always have a lot of laundry.  I cannot change that. What I can alter is my methods…

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Food & Drink

“Better for You” Lasagna

It's so easy to make better choices when it comes to food. When you cook at home you can easily make modifications to recipes to meet you and your family's needs. I'm always looking for ways to take classic meals and make them better. Sometimes it works and other times it doesn't. This "Better for…

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Fashion

Wooden Watches: This Spring’s Must-Have Accessory

Woo hoo...spring starts March 20! It's been the longest winter ever and I'm counting down to the warmer months ahead. Warmer weather means it's time to break out your flip-flops, tank tops, and sunglasses. What's your must-have accessory for spring? This spring, I'm adding in my new JORD wooden watch to the mix. Wooden watches…

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Fun Stuff Inspiration

I Spy – No.1

I've been spying so many awesome recipes and home/craft projects all over the internet lately. I've been trying to "PIN" posts, save them to my Instagram collections, and leave comments when I have time. Today, I thought I'd share some of the things I've been finding with you. I'm not sure if this will be…

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About Me

I'm Crystal and I write.

I'm Crystal and I write.

I'm a Louisiana native who loves to style food and drinks, take photographs of non-moving things, and I'm also a Houzz Writer. Family and life keep me busy but that's the way I like it.
I'm Crystal and I write.