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Mexican Chorizo & Beef Chili

Winter is a busy time. There are a lot of things to accomplish, yet the same amount of time to get it all done. When it comes to cooking, I'm always looking for ways to add convenience or even twists to traditional foods. Today, I'm sharing a new chili recipe with you that I feel…

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Stay Energized with a Grecian Blueberry Smoothie

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Fall is officially underway! My schedule definitely gets more crazy during this time of year. In addition to the normal home, family, and life routine, we normally hit the road to visit family or have visitors. Whether I'm traveling or prepping the house for visitors, it's extra for my routine. That means I need to…

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Grapefruit Moscow Mule

Winter is not my favorite season. I'd much rather it be summertime...all the time. I'm not ignorant to the fact that the cooler fall and winter months bring beautiful foliage, fruit, and vegetables though. What I do love is the trees that bring us sweet fruit and our one yellow rose bush. Our grapefruit and…

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Shop Your Favorite Bar Carts

Bar carts are such a fun way to entertain guests or have essentials ready for your own needs.  I've definitely been enjoying styling my bar cart with drinks, small bites, and more. Since we all have different styles, I've rounded up some favorites so you can also entertain guests with a bar cart. You'll found neo-classical,…

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“Hush Your Mouth” Apple Pie Colada

It's no mystery that I don't like dessert. After 12 years of marriage, I'm just starting to bake more this year. However, there is one dessert in the world that I can never get enough and I wish I could make. That is apple pie! Of course, it has to be served hot with vanilla…

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Charcuterie and Cheese Board

What I love about cooking is that you can always keep trying until you perfect the recipe. I believe food should be perfected, not just cooked. We eat way too much for it be mediocre. Cook it until it's right! Since I made this cheese tray last year, I've been itching to make a new…

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Ginger & Bee + Giveaway

Ginger & Bee is a bathhouse boutique that specializes in handcrafted soap, bath, beauty products, and gifts. The company is owned by a mother/daughter duo and they are located in Houma, Louisiana. They have the most precious store in town! As a previous vintage rental stylist, I pay attention to all the details and notice when…

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5 Things That Are Always In My Purse

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Each week has it's fair share of tasks, projects, and a seemingly endless to-do list. Also, many days I have to leave the house multiple times to get things accomplished. Some days grocery shopping is on the to-do list and on other days getting the kids to the doctor is first on the list. There…

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The Only 3 Things Your Pet REALLY Needs

Since the young age of 6 weeks old, our Maltese, Kipsy Behr, has been a part of the Holliday family. I say "little" because he was so tiny when we brought him home. One time, he actually fell into his bowl of food. Ha! We always laugh when we think about that memory. He was…

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4 Ways to Feel Vibrant and Be Productive (What to do the night before)

A woman's work is never done. That quote could never be more accurate about my lifestyle. There isn't much downtime in my busy schedule. Most days consists of all the following activities for me - preparing school lunches, school drop-off and pickups, writing, staging and styling photoshoots, helping with homework in the evenings, and of…

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Southern Pecan Coffee

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Did someone say coffee? Yes, I did. I'll admit that I'm a simple coffee and cream kind of girl. As a child, I'd visit my grandmother in the country and she would make "coffee milk". That's a little bit of coffee and a lot of milk and sugar. That's how my coffee adventure started -…

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How To Make Kid-Friendly Slime

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Well my family is late to the slime train, but we finally did it. We made our own kid-friendly slime! I've been intimidated about the slime craze because I was nervous about the chemical exposure. I've become a serious label reader to learn more about what family is exposed to. Call me paranoid or whatever…

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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.