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  • Home Office Design Ideas

    Check out some before pictures and design options for our home office.

    Our “home office” is technically a dining room and from time to time we have used it as such. Large crowd visiting? We move furniture to our bedroom and make this a space to entertain. We’ve done it many times, but on a day-to-day basis this room is an office. My husband has worked from […]

  • Cheesy Mexican Melt

    This shop has been compensated by Inmar Intelligence and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SaraLeeBacktoSchool

    Back to school season is here and there is so much to do. The school year might look a little different this year but some things will remain the same. Meals and snacks are an important part of any school day and we all need brands we can trust for different meals. Sara Lee® is a trusted […]

  • DIY Bathtub Tray

    Cypress wood can turn into a beautiful and useful thing. Check out this DIY anyone can do. Affiliate links included.

    This is a DIY project that I’ve been wanting to do for years. I’ve been slowly finishing up our upstairs Jack and Jill bathroom and looking for ways to style the space. I love the Subway tile in the tub/shower but knew that a bath tub tray would pull the look together. The area now […]

  • Mango Pineapple Twist

    Fruity cocktails are some of the best. This one is a twist on a margarita recipe. *Affiliate

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    Yummy, yummy, mango and pineapple cocktail! I love it when I find food at the grocery store and I am inspired to create a recipe. I have never had a mango pineapple cocktail before, until the mangoes and pineapple went on sale at my local grocery store. That is how this cocktail came about…a sale. […]

  • 10 Tips for Homeschooling Success

    With 3 years of experience, I’m sharing my best tips for schooling at home.

    After a tumultuous ending to the last school year, here comes another one. Yes, the 2020-2021 school year is upon us. Some of you are sending your kids back to school, some of you are taking advantage of virtual school, and some of you have decided to homeschool. All of these options differ in a […]

  • Copycat Chipotle Guacamole

    This creamy and yummy guacamole recipe is derived from Chipotle. Here’s the copycat version.

    Do you want to know something surprising? I never liked avocados and definitely not guacamole, until I was in my late twenties. I have no idea why it took me so long to fall in love with both. Of course, my husband and I both feel in love with chargrilled oysters only a few years […]

  • Strawberry Mint Smash Cocktail

    Muddled strawberries, ginger beer, and elderflower liqueur make this cocktail one of a kind.

    It’s mid-summer and it’s hot! Hot enough for all the refreshing drinks. I love fixing and creating new cocktails during summer. This summer is no different, especially, since I can’t go out safely and get one. I’ve been mulling over what to make for weeks now. I always like to make things that are in […]

  • Hamburger Soup

    There are a ton of nutrients in this soup, featuring 5+ vegetables. It’s comforting year-round.

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    There isn’t a soup that I’ve tasted and didn’t like. Soup is just so comforting to me. Whether it’s a potato soup, vegetable soup, or tortilla soup – I love it all! Today, I thought I’d share a soup recipe that I make a few times a year – Hamburger Soup. Of course, I love […]

  • 30 Day Workout Review

    I worked out for approximately 30 days. Here’s the synopsis of what happened. Affiliate links included.

    Over a month ago, I finally got enough energy to start working on a new fitness/wellness journey. For weeks, I had been mulling over whether to tackle a new diet, start running, fast, get more serious about these gut health products, or workout a lot. What should I do to be a better Crystal? My […]

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