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  • 5 Tips for Houseplant Success

    I’m officially a plant mom and I’m not mad about it! For many years, I’ve struggled with keeping plants alive. I’ve always yearned to be the person with a house full of plants but had a “black thumb”. Honestly, every plant I’ve ever owned has died – until now. I made a conscious effort to […]

  • Royal Fizz Cocktail

    Spring is here and that always means a new cocktail on the blog. I love sharing new cocktails during this time of year. It’s like the winter blues has finally faded, the flowers are blooming, and there’s excitement for the upcoming months. At least that’s how I feel in spring. What does spring make you […]

  • Blood Orange Margarita

    Margarita, margarita, MAR-GA-RITA! It’s February 22 and for National Margarita Day of course, I wanted to share our latest margarita recipe – Blood Orange Margarita. A few weeks back, I started seeing blood oranges at the grocery store. I always like to have them for drink recipes or even charcuterie boards because they are so […]

  • New York Sour Cocktail

    There is nothing “girly” about this cocktail. Also, there is nothing wrong with mixing whiskey in a cocktail. Now that we’ve got those two things out the way, please know that I don’t drink whiskey. You know I love wine. However, my husband has a hefty collection of bourbon and I’ve really wanted to know […]

  • Professional Branding Photoshoot with WhimsyClo Photography

    This year, I did something I’ve been wanting to do, and even tried to do once before. I hired a local photographer, Stacie, for pre-planned photoshoots. The very first photoshoot was for branding purposes (more on branding in another post). Basically, I need ongoing pictures for my website, social media, and print material. It was […]

  • Triple Berry Açaí Smoothie

    Smoothies are an easy way to get a ton of nutrition into your body. You can enjoy a smoothie for breakfast, a pre or post-workout snack, or as a meal replacement. I normally enjoy mine right after I workout. Almost everyday of the week, I enjoy a smoothie, with some of my favorite ingredients.  This […]

  • Kitchen Phase 2 Design Plan

    Kitchens are the “heart of the home” and rightfully so. Pre-pandemic, I was already spending a ton of time in my kitchen. My husband works from home and we homeschool our kids so everyone is home – ALL THE TIME. There’s a ton of meals, snacks, and gathering that happens in our kitchen. Though we’ve […]

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    How to Make A Smoothie Bowl with Added Protein

    For over six months, I’ve been sharing my new nutrition journey, in which I’ve been trying to eat better. I’ve become very conscious about choosing food and snacks that are “better for me” and my overall wellness goals. It hasn’t been an easy! But I’m learning, making changes, and seeing results. One easy way, I […]

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    How To Peel & Stick Wallpaper

    Wallpaper is making a big comeback and I really like the trend. You can refresh any room, space, or surface with a colorful flair. Additional popular applications include covering furniture, bookcases, stair risers, drawers and more. Over the years, wallpaper has gotten a bad “rap sheet” because it’s so difficult to remove. The original paste method […]

  • Winter Charcuterie and Cheese Tray

    For a few years now, charcuterie and cheese trays have been very popular. I’m always looking for ways to make cheese trays better than the last one. I have some tried and true products, I always use and when I have a crowd, I like to try new foods too. To me, cheese trays are […]

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    12 Comfort Food Recipes You Might Want to Eat Soon…

    Winter is almost here and that means it’s time for all the comfort food. Even though I’ve been focused on a “healthier” nutrition journey, I still love comfort food. Pasta, potatoes, rice, cheese, and even soups are some of the things I think of for “comfort” food. What’s your favorite winter comfort food? Let me […]

  • My Personal Journey with Endometriosis

    Hi – My name is Crystal and I have endometriosis. Since the age of 20, I’ve known that I have a health condition, for which there is no cure, endometriosis. There is more research needed to help women suffering in silence. There are clinical trials, such as the Edelweiss study, which can help drive progress […]

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