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A Letter To My Family

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A Letter to My Family My family and I had the pleasure of working with a very talented photographer for our last family photo session - Mandy Friloux.  Mandy Friloux is a South Louisiana photographer specializing in creative portrait photography. Her specialty is definitely with seniors, but I'm positive she has a great eye for…

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Moments in Life

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Are you taking advantage of the special moments in life? Some things are close to my heart and one of those is family and friends. We're surrounded by special people every day - your spouse, your children, maybe your parents, or other special family and friends. I hate to break it to you, but I'm…

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Closing A Business

No one talks about closing a business It's amazing how much information you can find on starting a business. How to start a business, how to run a business, how to make a ton of money with a business, etc. It's everywhere we turn - how to start a business. It seems as though no one talks…

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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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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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What We’ve Been Up To

Man life is moving super fast!  Lately, we have been so busy as a family I really have had no time to share what we've been up to or working on. Maybe you don't really care what we've been up to because we've been gone too long.  Either way, I figured it was time for…

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The Holliday’s at Home: Weekender Series

Every time that you write a blog post it may not be one item or one project that you want to talk about. Maybe you want to talk about 5 random things and that is fine. I'm starting this series in hopes that I won't leave you hanging until I get around to perfecting other posts and…

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Surviving is Enough

Balance is defined as "an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady." In the last couple of years, I've read many articles about trying to find a balance, a work/life/family balance. As a stay-at-home-mom (my 3 year-old and 1 year-old are with me 70% of the time), work from…

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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.