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About Me

Hi there, my name is Crystal and I love learning, reading, and healthy living to a point, I do love my chocolate and drink way more coffee than is normal. I also love essential oils, DYI crafts and journals.

Mother, wife, ministry… some of the many labels that have described me or will be describing me soon. It’s a lot, especially when it wasn’t the “plan”. I’ve always had a plan, an idea of where  my life was headed from the time I was 13. However it didn’t exactly match up with God’s plan…

Blogging: Being Accountable and Staying True

I’m back at it. Blogging. I took the summer off. I wasn't a small business owner. I hardly posted on social media, therefore...

Starter Kit 101

You've got your starter kit - now what? Now that you've got your starter kit, what's next? The first time I opened my kit I had no idea...

Feeling “Unfit”: My Postpartum Fitness Journey

To be honest, I hate the gym. I hate running, and I’m not for lifting weights and all that other stuff everyone else seems to enjoy....

Easter Family Traditions

This year is Malachi’s first Easter. He’s still a little young to understand Easter baskets and the Easter bunny. Or even the meaning of...

Separation Anxiety: Why + How to Cope

Everyone has heard of separation anxiety. If you’ve ever been around preschools, daycares or sunday school, you know it involves a lot of...

Why We Use Essential Oils?

I’ve talked about when and maybe even a little bit on why I started using essential oils over here. Why we continue to use them and why I...

Purpose

pur·pose /ˈpərpəs/noun the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists."the purpose of the meeting is to...

2019: Resolutions vs Goals

2019.. Time for new years resolutions. Going to the gym, eating better, doing...

Malachi’s First Christmas

Christmas came and went so fast, I don’t even think I blinked. With my husband working in ministry, December is a busy month and this year...

Introducing Solids: 5 Things You Should Know

Have you ever stood in the baby food aisle at the grocery store? There are SO MANY choices. Not to mention the ingredients on each...

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Easter Family Traditions

This year is Malachi’s first Easter. He’s still a little young to understand Easter baskets and the Easter bunny. Or even the meaning of Easter and the love and sacrifice of Jesus. After Good Friday service we went for brunch, just our little family and my husband and...

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Separation Anxiety: Why + How to Cope

Everyone has heard of separation anxiety. If you’ve ever been around preschools, daycares or sunday school, you know it involves a lot of tears, screaming and outbursts. It usually starts around their first birthday. The Science When babies are born, they don’t...

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Why We Use Essential Oils?

I’ve talked about when and maybe even a little bit on why I started using essential oils over here. Why we continue to use them and why I want to share them with everyone is because of the benefits I’ve noticed in my family. I want to give other families the...

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Purpose

pur·pose /ˈpərpəs/noun the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists."the purpose of the meeting is to appoint a trustee" Do you ever feel like you’re just going through the motions? Wake up, drink coffee (a must), have breakfast, get...

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2019: Resolutions vs Goals

2019.. Time for new years resolutions. Going to the gym, eating better, doing better... Everything I basically tried last year. It’s hard, no matter how many times I say I’ll do something,...

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