DIY Fall Décor Part 1

This year, I decided I wanted to make some of my own Halloween and Fall holiday décor.  I really wanted things that could be left up for Halloween and throughout the Fall season.  I’m not really big into cheesy décor or corny Thanksgiving stuff, so I wanted some more “edgy” decorations.  For part one, I am going to tell you about two projects that we did.  I am going to link to some similar products if I can’t find the exact ones, but for these two projects, I purchased my supplies at WalMart.  You could also shop online or at a local craft store. […] Continue reading »

Meet the Artist: Deleena Foster

I have recently come across an amazing artist who has been in my mind for quite sometime.  I didn’t know who she was or where I would find her, but I know that this artist was out there waiting for me to discover her.  Just a couple weeks ago, the lovely Deleena Foster posted a beautiful coloring page in a Facebook group that we are both in and I KNEW she was the artist I had been waiting to find.  I immediately contacted her and told her how much I loved her work and that I thought she would be the PERFECT addition to our Crunchy Family team.  I am so excited to announce that she accepted my excited proposal and will be bringing her art to the blog in the form of her coloring books, art prints and other Crunchy Family exclusives! […] Continue reading »

The 2015 State Fair of Texas

We love to do things as a family and living in Texas, one of the best things you can do when Fall comes around is to go to the State Fair of Texas.  We were invited to visit the fair this past weekend and were super excited about it!  When we first got there, my boys ran straight towards the rides.  I had a plan and it flew right out of the window!  Since mom staring at her carefully planned itinerary and map is “boring”, I just went with it and off to the rides we went.  There are TONS of rides for all ages and my four year old, Chevy, was actually tall enough to ride some all by himself.  He was SO excited!! […] Continue reading »

Review: e-cloth Stainless Steel Pack + Giveaway

If you own ANYTHING that is stainless steel, you know how much of a pain in the ass it is to clean.  Seriously, I cannot tell you how many times I have tried different sprays, powders, lotions and potions to get my mom’s refrigerator and other kitchen appliances not only CLEAN, but streak-free.  That is the biggest issue.  The streaks. 

Although they are very sleek and modern looking, stainless steel appliances collect grime and fingerprints super easily.  My mom’s refrigerator always looked so grungy and I could never keep it looking nice until I got to try out the Stainless Steel Pack from e-cloth. 

BEFORE

The Stainless Steel Pack comes with two different cloths.  The Stainless Steel cloth has a scrubby texture that is perfect for getting your appliances clean and free of all of the grime.  The best part is that you don’t have to use any kind of chemicals or cleaners with the cloth.  WATER ONLY!!  The Finishing Cloth is used dry after cleaning off the appliance to remove fingerprints, water spots and other smudges.  I could not believe how easy it was to get these items clean and without the use of the pile of cleaners that I was convinced were necessary! […] Continue reading »

Why You Should Attend the GFAF Expo

(…aside from because it’s fun and exciting.)

The Gluten-Free and Allergen-Friendly Exposition (GFAF Expo for short) is like a fair for anyone and everyone—even those who are neither gluten-intolerant nor require allergy-friendly products—who wants to learn about gluten-free and/or allergen-friendly living. […] Continue reading »

Review: Create Cosmetics Tea Tree Lotion + Giveaway


I have pretty crappy skin, so I was excited to try the Tea Tree Oil Acne Lotion from Create Cosmetics.  Since becoming pregnant, I am having breakouts like crazy, so I should have known something was different (It’s a girl!!).  I usually have really nice skin when I am pregnant, but not this time!! 

I really love tea tree oil on its own because it’s such a cure-all.  I have used it for many things that ail me (and my family), so I had high expectations of it.  I like to use the lotion after I shower and wash my face.  It’s a little tingly and makes my skin feel cool.  Tea Tree Oil is naturally anti-inflammatory, so it takes the red out of your face pretty quickly.  It’s also anti-bacterial so it helps to keep all the grimy germs that love to clog your pores at bay. 

The lotion is also full of great ingredients like Shea butter and Jojoba oil which nourish and moisturize your skin.  I noticed a really big difference after about two weeks of using the lotion.  I definitely continue to use it as a preventative because it’s such a great moisturizer for my skin. […] Continue reading »

Review: Clever Yoga Mat Strap + Giveaway


When I got my awesome Yoga Design Lab mat, it didn’t come with a strap.  I was pretty bummed about this because it’s hard to keep it rolled up on its own.  I thought about making a bag or something for it, but I am so bad about making things for myself.  Eventually, I came upon a review opportunity for the Clever Yoga Mat Strap. 

Life is SO much easier with a strap on your yoga mat.  It’s just a simple piece of 100% all natural cotton webbing with a loop on each end, but it has MANY uses!  Let me tell you about them…

Your strap keeps your mat from unrolling and falling all over the place.  They aren’t small when unrolled, so they can be a tripping hazard if unrolled. […] Continue reading »