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What’s for Dinner? Week of October 7

Do you know what one of the great things about meal planning is? Other than saving time and money, you can use this system at any point in the week, to get on track with meals. For the past five weeks, we've been sick and went on two trips, so what's for dinner has varied. Guess…

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4 Things to Pack for a Family Picnic

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Special moments - big and small, bring people together. With life being so busy and hectic, sometimes you have to carve out time for those you love, so you can create those special moments. Families can slow down and celebrate life together. One company believes the same thing - Dewey's Bakery. Dewey’s Bakery is a…

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What’s for Dinner? Week of August 26

As a busy Mom, I know how difficult it can be to get a home cooked meal on the table. If you're like me, you're busy but you also take pride in fixing a nice dinner for your family. No matter who cooks dinner (Mom or Dad), a little preparation goes a long way. To…

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What’s for Dinner Week of August 19

Here we are - another week, another menu. I've been having fun sharing what we are having for dinner a few times throughout the week. If you're not aware, my husband works from home and our children participate in public online school, so our entire family is at home A LOT. Most days that means…

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What’s for Dinner? Week of August 12

Red Beans & Rice Red beans and rice is super easy to make, though it takes a while, unless you use a pressure cooker. Normally, I soak my beans overnight which helps with bean digestion and reduces cook time. With all that being said, it takes me about 2 hours from the time I start…

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What’s for Dinner? Week of August 5

Last week, Brandon was out of town for most of the week so I didn't stick to a normal meal plan. I knew the kids and I could sort of "wing it" with food. I made a big seafood gumbo and we ate that for about two days (gumbo is much better the day after…

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Watermelon Splash Cocktail

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My favorite season, summer, is well underway. It's already been an adventurous summer keeping the kids busy, car trouble, and lots of outdoor activities. One thing we haven't done much of is make cocktails. This was last year's summer cocktail. But, enough is enough - it's cocktail time! I'm finally sharing a delicious, original cocktail,…

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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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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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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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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.