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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…

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...

Formula vs Breastfeeding: Why I Don’t Feel Guilty and Neither Should You

Everyone has an opinion. Some are good at keeping it to themselves. Some are not. I have...

6 Newborn Must Haves

Our newborn favorites - in my personal opinion they are the must-haves of mamas in order to make the newborn stage easier to enjoy the...

That 4-Month Sleep Regression

...and 3 things every first time mom should know As a first-time mom, you do so much reading and googling. Looking up every little thing...

A Look Back on Our Wedding Day

Do you ever look back on your wedding day? The excitement, the tears, and the love? A couple of weeks ago my...

The 4th Trimester: What’s not talked about

The 4th trimester. I had never given much thought to it you know. There’s a lot of information out there about pregnancy and birth but not...

Recent Posts

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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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 with it being Malachi’s first Christmas and the launch of my handmade diffuser jewelry, craft shows, blogging and sharing all...

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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 package/jar and box. Thankfully it's better than some of the ingredients found in "grown-up" food. The first time I stood there, I was...

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6 Newborn Must Haves

Our newborn favorites - in my personal opinion they are the must-haves of mamas in order to make the newborn stage easier to enjoy the happy moments.  Now that my little guy is almost 6 months old we’ve been going through and putting some of his newborn stuff in...

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That 4-Month Sleep Regression

...and 3 things every first time mom should know As a first-time mom, you do so much reading and googling. Looking up every little thing is just a right of passage into motherhood in this day and age. Is this normal? Is my baby peeing enough? The list just goes on. My...

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