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Exciting news from The Holliday Collective blog

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Today, I've got some exciting news from The Holliday Collective blog. Read the entire post so you don't miss it! It's possible that you may be wondering what I've been up to, and maybe why I haven't been sharing as many posts as I was. Well, of course, life does keep us ALL busy and…

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The Best Wet Bar Inspiration

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Are you in need of entertaining help? A wet bar is a great space to entertain guests without all the fluff. Here is the best wet bar inspiration that will surely inspire you. Wet bars are also known as beverage bars or a butlers pantry. For the most part they are all one in the…

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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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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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Butcher Block Countertop Inspiration

When your daughter says "Mommy, we need a new floor...the floor is coming up", that's when you know it's time to start renovating the kitchen. And with that statement, we have slowly started to renovate our kitchen. Up until now,we've painted the walls, finished this DIY/Craft project, and I also have a dining table that I…

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Be Inspired By Gold

It's the start of a new day...a new week is in store. Mondays are the start of something new and I'm looking forward to what will transpire this week. Though it's technically been fall for several weeks, it's just starting to feel cooler here in South Louisiana. The beautiful weather makes it easier to get…

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Spring Mantel Is Up

After a while, the decor on shelves and mantels gets stale and needs some updating. For me, it's actually very satisfying to change the mantel up a couple of times a year. It tends to set the tone for the entire area and I love that about having one. I finally got around to finishing the decor…

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5 Tips to Inspire Your Home

My husband and I work from home, so we tend to stay inside a little more than others. Though there are some great days, like any job, some days can be not so inspiring. A mix of the winter weather and being inside more has me looking for ways to be more cheerful. One thing…

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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.