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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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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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Bring the Carnival to Date Night at Home

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When I got married 11 1/2 years ago, I heard a lot of reminders and advice.  No doubt you did too.  No one ever said "make sure you make time for date night." No one ever told me about this really fun way to stay connected with my spouse. The term "date night" seems to…

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Explore Bayou Country on a Swamp Tour

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A swamp tour is a narrated, boat ride that explores the swamp and bayou. Our family experienced a swamp tour with Cajun Man's Swamp Tours and Adventures in Gibson, Louisiana. Here's what you need to know BEFORE you go! Pack Essentials  If you're visiting a swamp tour, you'll want to prepare accordingly. Since we were taking…

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Rent a Bike in Celebration Florida

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We had a wonderful time visiting the town Disney built - Celebration, Florida. The highlight of the trip was exploring the city on bikes. Here is why you may want to rent a bike in Celebration Florida too. Celebration Bike Rental is located right behind Bohemian Hotel Celebration in Celebration, Florida. We had a wonderful time lodging at…

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Bohemian Hotel Celebration – Autograph Collection

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The last week of September, Brandon was in Orlando Florida for a Microsoft conference, so we decided to squeeze in an "adults-only" weekend trip. We stayed at the Bohemian Hotel Celebration in Celebration Florida. Here is my review of the hotel and what I loved most about our stay. The very reason we decided to…

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3 Essentials For the Perfect Anniversary

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Have an anniversary trip coming up and need to make plans? Don't get overwhelmed and loose track of what's important. There are only three essentials needed for the perfect anniversary trip. Read this post to find out what they are.  Packed and Ready to Go! Marriage is hard work!!! So, when your wedding anniversary comes around,…

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I See You Mom

I see you Mom. Awake at 2:30, 4:30, and 6:30 for a late-night feeding. The baby decided to start cluster feeding tonight. Last night you slept for approximately 4 hours of broken sleep. Pfft! That ain’t sleep! Regardless, you must wake and be “normal.” You put your makeup on and smile. This time will pass…

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An Evening with Adele in Concert

Adele Ticket Fiasco On December 17, 2015, we used 4 computers and precious time to do one thing - score Adele concert tickets! We knew that with all the anticipation for Adele's U.S. concert, that it would be tough to get tickets. The tickets were expected to sell out but we had a plan to…

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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.