5 Steps That Helped in My Healing After Miscarriage

Grieving the loss of a pregnancy is a difficult grief. It’s filled with a sense of loss, confusion, anger and so many questions. It’s an empty grief filled with wonder. What could I have done differently? Did something I eat cause this? What would he or she have grown up to be? Would he or…

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness is a super special month for me.  This month is a month of not only spreading awareness of this tragedy but it’s also an opportunity for us to remind mommies that they are loved and cherished! Pregnancy and infant loss affects more than just the woman but this loss affects…

Saturday 6

It’s Saturday…….er…technically it’s Sunday, as its 2am but I haven’t slept yet so……in Cryssie Land it’s still Saturday!!!! Whoa, this week has been SO busy and full of creating so I won’t have a hard time listing six fun facts about my past week! Saturday 6 One: I created the best Borscht that had some…

Mrs. Oregon International 2018

After intense paperwork and interviews, I am SO very excited to share that I was selected to represent the State of Oregon at the 2018 International Pageant next summer!!!!  I have worked hard to get to this point and couldn’t be more thrilled to represent this beautiful state!! If you follow any of my social…

Beauty of a Woman

~~ Beauty of a Woman ~~ The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, The figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from her eyes, Because that is the doorway to her heart, The place where love resides. The beauty…

Happy First Birthday My Angel

A Birthday Letter to You: To my baby, Today would have been your first birthday.  I had been dreading today, unsure of how my heart would take it.  Unsure of what emotions would surface.  But it wasn’t a day of sadness like I had feared.  It was a day of remembering you and a day…

National Grief Awareness Day

I’m so thankful Angie Cartwright founded National Grief Awareness Day in 2014.  This day is a day for us to be aware of the grief all around us.  Many are grieving and they go unnoticed.  If somebody passes away, we might hug them and tell them we are here for them but sadly life goes…

Amazin’ Raisins

Amazin’ Raisins are ……. how do I put this….. Amazin’ Raisins are AMAZING! I know. I know. Not very original but what IS original are the flavors and taste of these raisins! I wasn’t quire sure what to expect when I got this box of packaged fruit raisins in the mail…… ….but they were Gluten…