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How To Dress for Christmas in 2020
No one can argue that Christmas celebrations this year might look a little different. But "different" can't cancel the reason we have to party this year or any year! You've got lots of to-dos on your list this time of year....
3 Ways To Style Overalls This Fall
I have fallen in love with the Crew Tie Overalls - the perfect mash up of casual overalls and a stylish jumpsuit. If you can be cute and comfortable, (news flash) sign me up! So I thought I'd throw together...
Casual and Cute 4th of July Styles
The 4th of July is upon us and no matter how you choose to remember this day, we hope you spend some of it grateful for the freedoms you've been afforded, thinking of the many that have sacrificed in order...
How to Build Your Summer Capsule: and Must-Have Styles
Summer living means easy, fun, practical styles that don't keep you from having the *most* fun. Whether you work in or out of your home, you probably spend more time "playing" this time of year than any other! Weekends at...
Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is just around the corner and many of us are already considering how we'll tell the women in our lives just how much we love them! I know this can be a complicated and painful holiday for so many reasons. Whether you have a broken relationship with your own mother, have prayed for children longer than you can remember, grieve the heartache of one or more of your children's first mommas (or you are a first mommma), or maybe you simply long for a spouse and one day a growing family. I'm praying for you! I'm hoping and trusting that you can find Joy in the midst of your pain. When we seek Him, He can be found, sister.

At-Home Easter Guide: 4 Ways to Make Easter Extra Special
Easter 2020 is going to be one for the books, y'all. Easily, this Easter will be one that we and our families will talk about for the rest of our lives. It's not likely we'll experience many like this. And, for...
Easy (and Cheap) Toddler Boy Room
TBH, we've lived in our house for over 2 years and haven't finished decorating a. single. room. What's the rush...right? We also may have played musical chairs more than one time with our rooms. And our sweet son Deacon has...
Waiting Well in Adoption
Every adoption story is unique, and ours was no different. It took about three years from the first meeting we attended to the day I first laid eyes on our baby girl, and the waiting looked so different than I expected...
Together - The Adoption Triad
The Together Tee has a design that is particularly meaningful to adoptive families. This simple triangle depicts the three-sided relationship between the birth parents, adoptive parents, and adoptees.
5 Ways to Care for Adoptive Families Post Placement
My husband and I have four young children. We are incredibly grateful that one of the ways the Lord grew our family was through adoption! Here are some of the ways our friends and family supported us and continue to support us now that our son is home!
Inside the Atlanta Apparel Market (Pt 2)
Come with me for a little behind the scenes as we narrow down literally thousands and thousands of styles to the perfect pieces for *your* closet!
Daily Summer Routine with Toddlers

Summer is the absolute best...am I right? But with kids running around aimlessly under foot it can get a little overwhelming, slightly monotonous, and totally out of control. In the (almost) six years of being a mommy I've figured out that this fam (okay...maybe it's just me?) thrives on routine. But when I thrive, I think my kids do too. And after years of a somewhat predictable daily routine, I can see that they find some rest and peace in knowing what to expect each day. There tends to be less complaining, less fighting, less begging for food, and just a general happiness. I dig it. So here is a little run-down of what a normal summer day in home looks like.

How To: 3 Minute Eye Makeup

I love some fun makeup. Love. But I also love (read: need) it to be easy and quick. I don't want to forfeit something that brings a little happiness to my day and helps me feel ready to tackle all of my "to-dos" just because my time is limited. So I need something I can do in a matter of minutes, you feel me?  

Here goes! My daily eye make-up routine. 3 minutes, and you're done!

9 Summer Capsule Wardrobe Essentials
If there's ever a season of the year to stick to a capsule wardrobe, it's the summer! If you're like me you were a whole lot of shorts and tanks, with a few cute dresses and rompers thrown in. So here you go! A run down of 9 essentials to have in your closet this summer.
7 Must-Read Books for Your Summer
Reading has always been a big part of my life, but there are a few books that stand out as life changing for me. Maybe they're just what you need to read, too? 
Look Inside the Atlanta Apparel Market
I have found from many of my friends that most women are crazy curious about what it is like inside an apparel market. Shall we peruse together, ladies?
One Year, Five Major Lessons
Five lessons learned after opening and running an online women's boutique for one year.
Those beach waves tho
Jordan here, and I am so excited Crystal has asked me to share some tips and tricks as far as hair curling goes. This is one of my most asked questions on my Instagram, and though I don't think I am a "professional" by any means, I think sharing fun things like this really brings us ladies together. So here's a little how to for my more relaxed/beach wave look!
Winter Survival: Skin Care Edition

If you are anything like me, every winter my skin goes into panic mode. Between the cold dry air and the forced heat (oh, and the dry hospital air) my dry skin becomes dry and dehydrated. Even if your skin isn’t dry, you likely notice your skin feels tight and burns and/or itches during the cold winter months. Are you hoping to avoid the dragon skin look this winter? I have a few ideas for you.

Hi, My Name is Crystal and I'm a Tradition Newbie

My family wasn't much for traditions when I was growing up. Not knocking the tradition-less family, but ya girl craved it. Something about family traditions that, in my opinion, just gives a sense of security, purpose, and connection. So when my own family began growing, I launched in. Here's a quick run-down of what goes on within the walls of our home in December to focus our attention and affection on the only One deserving.

Four Avenues for Pursuing Adoption
Because November is National Adoption Awareness Month, I thought it only appropriate to talk a little adoption on the the blog. Although this month particularly focuses on adopting children who are currently in the foster care system, it’s an amazing opportunity to talk about any and all adoption related issues! So, here goes! Once you’ve determined that you/your family are called to adopt, the first decision you will make is what route to take to follow this calling. This is my (super) brief run down of the avenues you have to choose from when pursuing adoption.