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What’s for Dinner? Week of July 22

It's been a while since I've shared what my family is having for dinner or just dinner ideas in general. Summer is busy and I'll be honest. I haven't been meal planning like I normally do. As a busy Mom, I just let it go this summer. Maybe you did too! With school a few…

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Family / Kids

The Love for Disney’s The Lion King Continues

As a child, I remember clearly watching Disney's The Lion King and falling in love with the story. I learned the music by heart and you can never forget the characters! That's why when I heard that The Lion King was coming to theaters July 19th, I was very excited! What a great opportunity to continue…

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Family / Kids

5 “Me Time” Ideas for Busy Moms

Motherhood, where do we even start? It's awesome, hard, exciting, tiring, rewarding, and even bittersweet - all at the same time. As a woman, it's definitely one of the hardest and biggest tasks I've ever taken on. In addition to everyday responsibilities, each day comes with it's own set of challenges. How do I keep…

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Food & Drink

The Best Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

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This is one recipe I've been wanting to share for some time but it takes enough work to make the dish. I'm never up to photographing it but this time around I tried to squeeze in some pictures. It's a macaroni and cheese recipe that I've been working on for a few years now. Ever…

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Food & Drink

Blood Orange Moscow Mule

Every spring and summer, we get inspired with new recipes. Fresh fruit is everywhere, the sun is shining, and the days are longer. It just really inspires us to try new recipes, especially cocktails. What new garnish can we try? What kind of glass would go well with that drink? A new liqueur, yeah! Because…

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Food & Drink

Entertain Guests with a Charcuterie and Cheese Board

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Look who is here! Spring has made it's appearance and is looking mighty fine. Yes, it's still chilly in Louisiana, but winter is officially over. I tried really hard to find things to love about winter. We bought a fire-pit at the end of summer and it came in handy during the winter months. During…

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Business Life

Introducing the Shop: Copper and Brass

Since October 2018, I've been working behind the scenes on a big idea. Around that time, I started exploring the idea of opening up an a shop to sell curated goods. Some of you may or may not know the following. In the past, I've sold vintage and antique items, even traveling 3 hours away,…

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Life

4 Ways to Prepare for Entertaining Accidents (What to Do Before)

Every year, I have the privilege of opening up my home to my large family for a few days. This entertaining opportunity is something I really look forward to! We laugh, eat and just enjoy each other's company. However, entertaining can be stressful so I'm always looking for tips and tricks to make things easier for me.…

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Food & Drink

Spicy Cheese and Meat Tray

Well, it's time for my annual cheese and meat tray! This year it did not disappoint and it was unique all on it's own. Every year, I make a cheese tray when my family visits in November. Last year, this is the cheese tray I made. It featured a few food items specific to the Louisiana…

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Family / Kids Life

One of My Greatest Challenges As a Mother

Being a mother is one of life's greatest joys but it comes with it's own set of challenges. Moms must manage multiple roles, one of those roles being a caregiver. As a mom, being a caregiver to my children is not always easy. In spite of the stress, I do my very best to care…

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Design DIY

DIY: Luxury Upholstered Headboard

Once we embarked on making over our bedroom, I fell in love with this Ashely Lasseigne's fabric. Ashley's fabric and wallpaper is very well-designed and it's all inspiring. Very quickly, I decided the fabric would make an awesome upholstered headboard. So I reached out to Ashley and she also agreed with my idea. The project…

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Decorating Design DIY Inspiration

One Room Challenge: Master Bedroom Reveal

For the past six weeks, I embarked on a design challenge, the One Room Challenge, to makeover one space in my home. I was able to join as a guest participant and decided to tackle my master bedroom. Each week, I shared updates here on the blog of my progress. Some weeks, I progressed a…

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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.