From hoops to thread to the steps in between the hoops! Read through the following post and be sure to comment any questions you may still have so that I can answer them in a follow up post! You can find video tutorials for simple stitches on my Instagram story highlights. I’ll be updating theContinue reading “Welcome to Embroidery – Here’s what you need to know!”
A day of love and laughter has filled our calendar once again, only this time we are taking on the challenge to love ourselves too! I’m a firm believer in what we invest in others should be doubled and invested in ourselves – so why not treat yourself with some ‘me’ time? Be my galentineContinue reading “Won’t you be Mine? Happy Galentines Day”
Are you browsing Pinterest to create your perfect wedding day? Browsing Instagram to save all of the gorgeous floral arrangements? Well – so am I! That’s why I have decided to create a Wedding Planning Series to document my process and provide tips and tricks that I’ve used (or wished I had used) during myContinue reading “Wedding Planning: The Flower Budget”
Welcome back for the second edition of Wedding Plan! These tips and tricks are aimed to helping you plan the wedding of your dreams – whether its happening in the next few months or years! Today’s post is meant to illustrate the first steps your should take in the planning process that will help outlineContinue reading “Wedding Planning: What you need to know first”
Do you browse Pinterest in your spare time [or even your not so spare time] and plan out your dream wedding? Do you have a “secret” board stashed away with all of those ideas you LOVE but aren’t quite sure how to bring to life without planning out how many times you have to sell your clothes to Plato’s closet before you can make one piece come to life? Welcome to the club! We serve mimosas all day and craft all night [okay not really but that is definitely a club I would enjoy).
For my final Spring Break (ever) I planned an European Adventure for myself and two of my best gal pals, Alex and Lauren. This was Alex’s first time abroad so I wanted to make sure we hit the hot spots to get the best experience out of our short week of travel. In typical Crystal fashion, I began the planning process about 10 months in advance and was able to score some amazing flights!
This March, my long-time boyfriend proposed (finally!) and I couldn’t think of a better way to capture this milestone in our lives. Two years prior, we celebrated Eric’s birthday in Apache Junction and visited Superstition Mountain where we took a photo that we now wanted to recreate through our engagement photos.
I spent the second half of my work day at Thrive earlier this week and cannot believe how productive I was – I mean really – I never focus like I did at Thrive! I am not one to force my friends to do anything I wouldn’t do, so this is me being real and recommending something I believe in. Thrive is a community built around strong women, and I believe in that.
2018 has been off to an amazing start – I set my intentions to focus more time and effort into the shop side of Sunday Mornings and MUCH more time into transitioning this blog into a DIY + Tutorial blog (more on that coming soon). Alongside this whirlwind of a new year, I have been much more involved in the communities around me and will be hosting several workshops + selling at various markets in the next few weeks [eek, very exciting!].
See below for the dates and location of the planned events through April [as of now]:
This has been an adventure – to say the least! I was fortunate enough to travel to Peru this week with my college on a group trip. From Cusco to Machu Picchu, and off to Puerto Maldonado’s rainforest! We are currently flying to Puerto Maldonado where we will be staying at the Inkaterra Field StationContinue reading “Peruvian Adventure!”