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Quick & Cheesy Baked Pasta

  Today I'm sharing this really quick and easy pasta dish with you. I call it "Quick Cheesy Baked Pasta" and it's super simple. #nationalpastaday Most weeknights leave little time to make big dinners. That's why I've been making dinner plans in advance by meal planning. Yes, I've been known to make roast and gumbo mid-week,…

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Bar Cart Must Haves

*This post contains affiliate links that may return a small commission. Bar carts are functional and stylish "entertaining" carts.  Introduced during the Victorian Era as "tea carts", they were used for serving tea. You may still see antique tea carts circulating at estate or garage sales. I found a tea cart on Craigslist a few years…

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“No Fuss” Entertaining with The Dreaming Tree

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"This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. #ShareWineandBites #CollectiveBias" There is no mistaking that I enjoy easy entertaining. Because I obsess about all the details, I've been working on keeping food light and…

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Make a Coffee House Latte

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PIN THIS FOR LATER!!! How often do you drink coffee? We drink coffee every single day! Whether "on the go" or at home, we drink coffee. This might sound bad but we cannot survive the morning without having at least 2 or 3 cups of coffee. I'd say we are addicted to coffee and I'm perfectly okay…

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Easy Entertaining with Sipp® Sparkling Organics

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This post contains affiliate links and we may receive a small percentage of sales if you make a purchase. Please read our full disclaimer for more information. This is easy entertaining with Sipp® Sparkling Organics! There is not mistaking that I like to take the easy route when it comes to entertaining. That's why I…

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Blackberry Moscow Mule

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If you follow The Holliday Collective on Instagram, then you know that Brandon and I have been having a blast making refreshing summer drinks. Believe it or not, we had our first Moscow Mule weeks ago, and it's become a favorite cocktail around here. We've been talking for weeks now about adding our own flair to this…

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Meal Plan Week 15

  Summer starts tomorrow and I'm so excited! Summer is likely my favorite season so I'm literally jumping up for joy. There are so many elements that I love about the summer season...flip flops or no shoes at all, grill days, cold drinks, and lots of time in the sun. In addition, I'm launching my…

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Entertaining with a Tray: Summertime Eats & Drinks

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Meal Plan Week 14

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Well, well, well. There is a new meal plan for the week and I'm so happy to share it with you. For over a month now, I've been without an assistant to help with things around this little blog. That has made posting our weekly meal plan on the blog impossible. I try to do…

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The Perfect Moscow Mule

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This post contains affiliate links. Please review our blog disclaimer for more information. Summer starts June 20 and soon the heat will be blistering here in Louisiana. We've had a lot of rain lately, so the days have been cooler. Either way...it's hot! There is nothing more refreshing than an "after-five drink" in the evenings. In…

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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.