Family, Grief

Sometimes It Takes…..

Sometimes it takes the flu slowing you down enough to realize you have neglected your sweet little blog……

Here I am friends! It’s been quite the minute since I’ve actually blogged! I would say I promise to get better, but I feel like I’ve said that SO many times…..and then life starts and I find myself going months and months (again) before I write. BUT, how about this…… I will TRY my hardest to not neglect this little space of the internet I get to call my sweet blog!?

A lot has happened the past few months. The pandemic has brought a lot of ups and downs for so many. I pray for our world and our country every day. At the end of it all, I hope that we will all learn to love more and complain less. I pray we stop taking so much for granted. In a blink of an eye, it can all change…..and I guess it did change, huh?! I sometimes wonder if things can or will ever be the same for our nation, for our world.

This year has brought a lot of loss for so many. One of the biggest and most heartbreaking updates in my life is that I lost my dad in June, and it has been a bumpy season of healing and moving forward. To anybody who has lost a parent, my heart goes out to you. The pain is real. I’ve learned a lot and my faith in my God has grown! He has shown Himself in so many ways. It’s hard to ignore the beauty of who He is in our lives, even in the midst of pain. I’m thankful for the people in my life who stepped up and stepped out to show their support and love. It is a beautiful thing when community comes together to show they care. THAT is what this world needs more of. Maybe one day I will write a blog post on the loss of my dad, but right now it’s just too fresh and I still don’t know how to put it all into words.

What I will talk about right now though (and to end this post with something positive and beautiful), is how amazing my dear friend Katelyn is. She has been a God send. I don’t tell her enough and I definitely don’t show it enough, but Katelyn, you are one of the greatest humans in my life! I’m thankful for you! Your support and love is something I value so much! Thank you Katelyn! You are a jewel in my life! I think about you every time I drink from my Jesus and Coffee mug you gifted me with!! I love it and I love YOU! Words can’t express how special you are to me and my little family!

Well, I think this is it for now. Sorry it’s such a short and sweet blog post. I’m a little tired and my meds are definitely kicking in! I hope to see y’all on here more! 🙂

xoxo,

Crystal

Beauty, Sponsored Post

Sweet Fragrances Sweet Joy

Hi y’all! I hope your days going into summer are bringing some much needed time to stop, breathe, and embracing a joyful heart.

With a lot of towns and cities starting to open back up, it’s exciting to lean into things that make us smile and bring a little bit of sweetness to life. For me, certain fragrances tend to bring a smile on my face. That’s why I have truly enjoyed Wild Spirit Spring Jasmine as a part of my daily use lately.

In this perfume, I have enjoyed notes of fresh green apple, vanilla, jasmine and hints of blackcurrant, & clove with a pinch of Sichuan pepper. This beautiful fragrance contains NATURAL essential oils including Bergamot, Blackcurrant, Clove, Lemon, & Sichuan Pepper.

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This is truly a beautiful scent, BUT the FUN thing about this brand, is that there are SO many more to choose from. I received the signature scent, Wildly Yours, but cannot wait to try some of the other signature scents. Take the quiz here and make sure to come back and tell me which signature fragrance you got!!