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4 days ago ... Our final giveaway day is finally here, and while I'd love to write a lovely wrap-up to the whole thing...well...to be honest? There are so many ...

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  • Gift Guide 4: head over to the blog to check out my favorite advent & Christmas gift ideas for kids!

    Gift Guide #4: Kids

    crystalstine.me 02 Dec '16, 12pm

    I have a 5 year old (GAH! How did that happen? I swear she was just turning one.) so of course I had to include a kids section in this year’s gift guide. I did try to mix in a few items that would be fun for boys, but these would all honestly be on Madi’s wishlist if she had the chanc...

  • My Final Project: Introducing "Craving Connection"

    crystalstine.me 01 Dec '16, 12pm

    Last April I sat in a room full of incredible editors and publishers, listening as they pitched incredible ideas for books that could come from (in)courage. I was in love. I was learning so much from all of these wonderfully wise men and women who worked in a field I dreamed of being ...

  • I love the idea of Christmas stories and the reasons behind why we do what we do at the holidays.

    A Christmas Story - A New Series

    crystalstine.me 30 Nov '16, 3pm

    Don’t worry. I’m not going to subject you to an entire month of the Christmas Story movie. I might be one of the rare people who frankly does not get/like/understand that movie or why it has to be on for 24 hours on Christmas day. Give me “White Christmas” or really any movie on the H...

  • A Few of Our Favorite Things (and a @Hallmark #keepsakeit giveaway!)

    A Few of Our Favorite Things

    crystalstine.me 23 Nov '16, 3pm

    This might have been one of my favorite boxes to open after our Disney trip because Madi immediately swooped in and stole two of these for her own little Christmas tree in her room. The entire time we were in Disney World Madi loved looking at the Christmas ornaments, but we were a li...

  • Did you miss last week's #giftguide? Handmade and Small Business Ideas

    Gift Guide #2: Handmade and Small Business Ideas

    crystalstine.me 21 Nov '16, 3pm

    Today’s gift guide features some of my favorite handmade and small business owners. These are friends I follow on Instagram, entrepreneurs I’ve purchased products from this year, and some of the items on my own Christmas list. These are also some friends who have been gracious enough ...

  • Gift Guide #3: Kitchen & Home Decor

    Gift Guide #3: Kitchen & Home Decor

    crystalstine.me 25 Nov '16, 5pm

    Today I’m sharing some of my favorite kitchen & home decor items. I use that “I Literally Can’t Even” mug weekly, and the inspiralizer is something we use all the time for dinners (if you’ve ever wanted to try zoodles, this is the spiralizer you need!). It was actually hard to limit t...

  • My dear friend @KrisCamealy has a beautiful new Advent devotional out now that I just love.

    Gift Guide #1: Advent Ideas

    crystalstine.me 11 Nov '16, 12pm

    Last year I had a lot of fun putting together my holiday gift guide, so I thought I’d do it again! But this year I’ll be releasing one gift guide page per week for a specific theme, and then, for all of you who so graciously subscribe to my blog I’ll send out the full gift guide in De...

  • Joy Challenge #10

    crystalstine.me 29 Oct '16, 2pm

    My 4-year-old daughter no longer takes naps. To be honest, she was never a great sleeper so it actually became a bit of a blessing when she gave up afternoon naps and sleeps through the night. It astounds me that she would fight against something so wonderful. A nap! To be forced to s...