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Lessons Learned & Launch of a New Business

The launch of a new business is almost 2 weeks away. I spoke a little about my plans for the upcoming weeks here. One of those things was moving forward with selling a curated collection of antique/ vintage items. Flea Fest in Lake Charles, Louisiana on November 14th and 15th seemed like the perfect event…

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Flea Fest Lake Charles La

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Changes are in the works my friend and you don't want to miss it. I spoke a few weeks ago that some changes were happening. One of the biggest changes is that The Vintage Company has come to an end. I shared that special business with you in this post. After almost 2 years, my…

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The Best Painted Fireplaces

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I recently wrote about how I was going to paint my living room fireplace. In an effort to determine what color would be best, I started to look for what others were doing first. To my surprise, fireplaces have been painted every color - blue, gray, and even red. Yippee for me! That was reassuring…

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Painting A Fireplace

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I have a small confession to share with you. It's not bad but people seem to "gawk" when they find this information out about our home. I have 4 fireplaces. Yes, four separate fireplaces! One in my living room, one in my bedroom, one in my master bath, and one in my dining room. The…

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Friday Kitchen Picks

Though my kitchen still has a ways to go to be perfect - I still enjoy cooking. So that means I do spend ample time in my kitchen. I always look for little ways to stay inspired in my kitchen even if it's wearing my pretty apron from Anthropologie or using special pots.  A little…

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Our End of Summer Beach Trip

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Well, my friends, the time away has come and gone. If you recall in my last post about inspiring outdoor spaces, I mentioned we would be away for a bit. We went for a long weekend in Destin, Florida, and it was worth every minute. The weekend got even better since a few family members…

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Inspiring Outdoor Spaces

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In relation to love, they say absence makes the heart grow fonder. That is definitely true and I've been fortunate to experience that. While Brandon and I were dating over 10 years ago, we did so over a long distance relationship. Every time we could spend time together was refreshing and fun. The distance was…

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Progress on Our Home

Many months have passed without much attention given to making any progress on our home. Yes, we try on a weekly basis to clean and keep up. However, we set out to do more with our house. Not just live in it but make it ours. Our lower level has 3-4 rooms/areas that have wooden…

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What Summer Time Is All About

Summer!  You are here now and I actually wouldn't have it any other way. Here in Louisiana it's pretty hot this summer, with highs in the upper 90's.  Mix that with the high humidity, bad mosquitos, and you've got yourself a Southern summer season. The summer season conjures up many thoughts, memories, and feelings for us…

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How To Start A Blog: Hosting Your Blog

How To Start A Blog: Hosting Your Blog

How To Start A Blog: Hosting Your Blog Yeah! You're moving along in this process and doing great at it! If you're joining me again today, it's cause you're interested in starting your own blog. You've thought about it, you've stalled, and now you're ready to join the movement! Ready to be a leader? Well…

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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.