Author Archive | Crystal

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The woman that I want to be

Not too long ago I found myself scrolling through Instagram and wishing for the life that I see on my feed all the time. One filled with laughter everyday, great food, vacations, little fashionistas, name brand clothing, college diplomas, etc. I kept scrolling, kept clicking on people’s pages, kept wishing for everything I didn’t have. […]

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I LOVE holidays…except Valentine’s Day

I love holidays. I love everything about them. I love how each holiday has a certain smell. I love the traditions people and families have for each holiday. I love the decorations. I love the food and candy that each holiday carries. There’s something about them that is comforting. I love the looks on kids’ […]

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The words we will NEVER use

My husband and I have two daughters. One is 14 and the other is 9 weeks old. The thing is, I only gave birth to one of them. Yes, you read that right. I only gave birth to one, but my husband, he is “biological” father to both….however I’m not a stepmom and I don’t […]

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Hold the nuts please!

Roy and I met while he was in town visiting his cousin for his birthday. There was something about him I couldn’t shake. He went back to New Jersey and I went about life in Orlando. We started talking long distance and developed an amazing friendship, but all the while I had fallen in love […]

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My Very Own Pregnancy Tribe!

Growing up my mom always had a really close group of friends. In all reality, they weren’t just her friends, or even best friends; they were our family. They were the women and men we referred to as our “aunts and uncles”. To this day those people are still around and are still considered our […]

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A hard lesson in living in the now

I’m known for being dramatic from time to time… {rolls eyes…} Whatever. Sometimes the dramatics are necessary. Other times it’s dramatics mixed with true emotion. Add into all of that pregnancy and you have the perfect recipe for “the end of the world”.  And the “end of the world” occurred for me recently. Over time […]

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{GASP} We are NOT finding out the gender!

My husband Roy and I decided not to find out the gender of our baby. {Insert loud GASP, moment of silence and then a ton of follow up questions here} Yes I said it correctly. We have decided not to find out the gender of the baby. You would be surprised at how many people […]

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