• Mango Pineapple Twist

    Fruity cocktails are some of the best. This one is a twist on a margarita recipe. *Affiliate

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    Yummy, yummy, mango and pineapple cocktail! I love it when I find food at the grocery store and I am inspired to create a recipe. I have never had a mango pineapple cocktail before, until the mangoes and pineapple went on sale at my local grocery store. That is how this cocktail came about…a sale. […]

  • 10 Tips for Homeschooling Success

    With 3 years of experience, I’m sharing my best tips for schooling at home.

    After a tumultuous ending to the last school year, here comes another one. Yes, the 2020-2021 school year is upon us. Some of you are sending your kids back to school, some of you are taking advantage of virtual school, and some of you have decided to homeschool. All of these options differ in a […]

  • Copycat Chipotle Guacamole

    This creamy and yummy guacamole recipe is derived from Chipotle. Here’s the copycat version.

    Do you want to know something surprising? I never liked avocados and definitely not guacamole, until I was in my late twenties. I have no idea why it took me so long to fall in love with both. Of course, my husband and I both feel in love with chargrilled oysters only a few years […]

  • Strawberry Mint Smash Cocktail

    Muddled strawberries, ginger beer, and elderflower liqueur make this cocktail one of a kind.

    It’s mid-summer and it’s hot! Hot enough for all the refreshing drinks. I love fixing and creating new cocktails during summer. This summer is no different, especially, since I can’t go out safely and get one. I’ve been mulling over what to make for weeks now. I always like to make things that are in […]

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  • Hamburger Soup

    There are a ton of nutrients in this soup, featuring 5+ vegetables. It’s comforting year-round.

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    There isn’t a soup that I’ve tasted and didn’t like. Soup is just so comforting to me. Whether it’s a potato soup, vegetable soup, or tortilla soup – I love it all! Today, I thought I’d share a soup recipe that I make a few times a year – Hamburger Soup. Of course, I love […]

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  • 30 Day Workout Review

    I worked out for approximately 30 days. Here’s the synopsis of what happened. Affiliate links included.

    Over a month ago, I finally got enough energy to start working on a new fitness/wellness journey. For weeks, I had been mulling over whether to tackle a new diet, start running, fast, get more serious about these gut health products, or workout a lot. What should I do to be a better Crystal? My […]

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  • Supermoms are REAL

    Thank you Malt-O-Meal for sponsoring this post. Head to the Malt-O-Meal cereal Facebook page to learn more about a chance to win one of 60 $500 gifts, personalized just for you!!

    The struggle is real – the Mom struggle that is. Across the world, Moms are putting in the extra work to take care of themselves and their families. We are shouldering it all – working from home, homeschooling the kids, the bills, ALL the meals,  and did I mention – ALL THE DISHES? So maybe […]

  • Cozy Back Porch

    We officially have a cozy back porch! Check out all the details in this post. Affiliate links included.

    As you know, I’ve been completing a lot of work on the exterior of our home. It’s been about 2 months and we finally finished our back porch! It wasn’t long ago that I shared the design for the back porch with you. I had started the design process and realized I should map things […]

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  • 8 Things You’re Probably Searching for Right Now

    Living through a pandemic will leave you searching the internet for all your needs and wants. This post contains affiliate links.

    Essential worker or not, one thing is true and that is that we are all spending more time on the internet, unfortunately even my kids. So what has everyone been doing on the internet and what are people buying? Zoom, Animal Crossing, Facetime games, DIY haircuts, and kindergarten workbooks are some of the trending topics […]

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