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Meal Plan Menu – Week of August 27

There is no better day than TODAY to start meal planning. Are there better days to do it? Of course! But you can still get on track with meal planning today.  Yes, you can start today! Once you have a process in place, it's so easy to jump back into things. During the summer months,…

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Food & Drink

Rosé Wine Sangria

ROSÉ, WINE SANGRIA, ROSÉ WINE SANGRIA, DRINK RECIPE, SANGRIA RECIPE

Have you noticed that Rosé is trending? It's on tee shirts, handbags, and more. Winemakers and vineyards are shipping more Rosé than ever before too. Rosé is a great summertime wine and perfect for outdoor entertaining. It's served chilled, a lot of times has a twist top, and it's really refreshing. Even if you're not a…

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Food & Drink

Say Hello to Summer with a Summer Sizzle

It's here! It's here! The very first day of summer! I've been talking about this season since winter. Yes, I was excited about spring but summer is my favorite season. There is something in the air that I just can't get enough of. You can't see it but summer has an infectious way about itself.…

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Food & Drink

Make Your Own: Sweet & Spicy Beer Shooters

To help celebrate the ongoing Soccer Championship Game, you may be looking for some authentic Mexican recipes to share with family and friends. Traditionally, a Michelada cocktail is served throughout Mexico and Latin America so it would perfect for watching soccer matches. A Michelada is a Mexican cocktail made with beer, lime juice, and assorted…

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Fun Stuff Inspiration

Summer Fun Bash – Instagram Live Series

Summer is knocking at our door but it's already begun around here. Once the kids are out of school, that officially starts summer everywhere. I've been staying busy trying to keep the kids busy with activities. It takes resources to keep kids entertained - time, money, effort, etc. We definitely don't want them getting bored…

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DIY

DIY:Wine Tasting Card

#RoséYourWay

Summer is right around the corner and I am so ready! It took forever for spring to arrive and I've been soaking up all the sun lately. I have a funny feeling that this summer will be one to remember! How about you? Summers are super hot in Louisiana so it's no surprise that one…

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Food & Drink

Blue Hawaiian Cocktail

Spring is well underway and it's hot already! Ah! I love this time of year though, so I'm hanging in there. It's only going to get hotter...like barely can breathe out your nose it's so hot. HA! The heat is definitely worse in Louisiana. I'm working hard on some new recipes to keep us all…

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Food & Drink

4 Easy Snack Tray Ideas to (Quickly) Entertain Guests

Entertaining doesn't have to be overwhelming. It can be as simple as chips and salsa, tea and muffins, or sharing a cup of coffee. Now, I'm not talking about throwing a dinner party or feeding friends a meal. What I am talking about is hosting some of your favorite people over for snacks. The reason…

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Decorating DIY

DIY: Faux Shiplap

Fallen in love with shiplap - the one that Joanna Gaines made popular? Or are you tired of hearing about shiplap? Either way - I love it! I even convinced "B" that we should find a way to incorporate the shiplap look in our home. So far, we've done this twice - in the laundry…

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DIY

DIY: Dual Purpose Flower Centerpiece + Ice Bucket

Well, I know spring is here, technically, but it's definitely been a slow start. It's still snowing in some places and the weather in the South has been pretty cool too. I've been itching to get my hands dirty with a project, anything. Maybe a painting project or a DIY project? While at the grocery…

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Before and After Decorating Design DIY

Budget Powder Room Makeover

It's so nice that spring is finally here. I almost died this winter. Okay, maybe not really but it was the longest winter here. It even snowed here in Louisiana. That's a rare sight! Now that spring is here I've been having fun in the kitchen and even, with the help of my handy husband,…

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Design Inspiration

5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Success + Checklist

I'm so excited and I just can't hide it. I know. I know. I know. I know. It's spring. It's spring. It's spring! And I'm wrapping my hands all around it and here's why. The winter was long. It snowed, my feet froze (in my house), and the rampant flu made me hibernate like a…

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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.