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Winter in Montana is stunning. Believe it or not, this was taken 1/2 a block from my daughters Montessori -right in the middle of town! If you keep your eyes open wide enough, you’ll see the world is full of magical places-and sometimes in your very back yard! ⠀
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I had a hilarious conversation with Lorelei the other day on the subject of “play”... She randomly blurts out: ⠀

“I think it’s boring to be an older kid because they don’t play very much.” ⠀
Me: “Hmmm. Interesting observation. What do you think about adults?”⠀
Lorelei: “I think it’s boring to be an adult too because they REALLY don’t get to play very much.“ ⠀
Me: “Oh. why do you think adults don’t get to play very much?” ⠀
Lorelei: “Because they have to do EVERYTHING! “⠀
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I used to think the exact same thing when I was a kid. Now that I am an adult, I can attest that I’m very rarely bored, but Lorelei’s right... it’s because I’m doing everything! ⠀
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I think it’s important to remember the importance of play no matter your age... to laugh, use that part of your brain where imagination used to live, de-stress from the endless to-do list and embrace your inner child. Live in the moment. Live FOR that moment. Rolling around your living room floor having a tickle fight with the tiniest person in your life who is one of your biggest teachers, realizing that THIS is what life is really about: The pure, simple enjoyment of it. ⠀Check our my stories today for a flashback of some fun we had a few days ago. Hint : 🎨
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Want to know 3 secrets to finding the perfect Christmas tree? 1. Bring your favourite tree-hunting partners 2. Remember important tools such as a saw, hats, gloves and snow pants. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 3. Watch out for mountain lions. 4. Once you can’t feel your fingers or toes, choose any tree in a 20 foot radius that will do. 5. Despite a bunch of challenges, choose to have fun anyway! 🎥Watch my stories today to find out how we overcame obstacles but had a ton of fun anyway. 🌲
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My ❤️ is in Montana ⠀
where the buffalo roam⠀
and my loves are with me⠀
in my cozy home.⠀
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My dear friend, Jenine @gallatineventrental made this gorgeous wooden state sign a few years back and she’s still using her talented skills to make all sorts of state signs (FYI - Incase you want to snag one if your own). 🌲
Where does your heart reside? Mine is for my favourite people and the land I love. I've been a Montanan since I was 5 years old; grandfathered into "native" Montanan status. My husband Shane grew up here, and Lorelei was born here. It's coined "the last best place"... although I can't COMPLETELY agree, as there are so MANY magical places in the world... but I DEFINITELY think it's a particularly amazing, beautiful place to grow up! Where does your heart belong? Your hometown/state? Someplace across the oceans? This whole beautiful 🌏? Or maybe it’s wherever “your people” are? Ok, on second thought, for me - it’s wherever my people are at AND my beautiful mountainous state! .⠀
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The secret to enjoying your passion. I'm constantly reminding myself of this mantra. 👌🏻 On another note: Happy Thirsty Thursday! Do your liver a favour and drink herbal tea.⠀#healingfromebv #herbnerd .⠀
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🍁🙏Too many words & not enough space that instagram allows in a post to express all I’m grateful for... so I’ll hit the highlights: Shane, Lorelei, my health improving, loving family and friends and our Corgis (quite possibly in that order... they bark too much)! 🍂
Here it is... my thanksgiving table vision that came to fruition! Swipe to see more up close pics! 🍁
Happy thanksgiving and thank you also to my little community here on instagram! ♥️🙏 you all! Xoxo ~ Cryssy.
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Here’s my raw, vegan thanksgiving feast! ☺️ Just kidding. I’m totally going to indulge in our family favourites that are SO not good for my body and the Epstein-Barr that ravages it. However; I AM going to keep it in check, I won’t OVER-indulge and I will eat enough fruits and veggies to *help* balance the terribly, delicious delectables that will adorn our table in a couple of days. Because if I don’t try to keep it balanced, the a Epstein-Barr Virus will have it’s own little party and I’ll be paying for it for daysssss! .

On a side note, I’m having fun designing and decorating the table. #thankgodforpinterest . .

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It’s Monday morning, so we’re going to take a cue from Zoe and hang around in bed a little longer... ☕️ Because when we get up, it’s go time! We have to get ready for all the festivities and food needing to be prepped this week! We’ll be painting pumpkins, cooking, hanging garland, cooking, Christmas tree hunting (the only hunting I participate in), and... did I mention the cooking? 🍂

And all this dog does is, lie around, bark, play fetch and yet she’ll still reap some Thanksgiving feast rewards. Lucky dog. 🍁

But, in all honesty the prepping is half the fun! Except for stuffing the turkey with uh, ... stuffing. That’s gross. How about you? Will you be sticking your hand up a bird’s a** or laying around like Zoe? 🦃
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Welcome to my apothecary! It's tall, charming chassis embodies all sorts of herbal goodness with lots of healing capabilities. ⠀
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My husband, Shane built it a few years ago. I handed him my old herbal shelf, which had been out-grown for the amount of herbs I had on hand. He re-purposed that old shelf, then with the combination of my vision & design, and his beautiful craftsmanship, we had a winner! It now houses well over 100 herbs that sooth my daughter's throat when she's sick, calm my husband's tummy when he's eaten too much left over Halloween candy, and massively helps me heal from my Chronic Epstein-Barr. ⠀
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I’m sharing my journey of how I’m healing naturally from EBV. I’m so thankful for making a TON of progress. For health ideas on what’s helped me heal, be sure to #followme as i continue to share my story. .⠀
She's so precious to me, I think I should name this beautiful apothecary of mine. She's OBVIOUSLY a SHE, right? Any name ideas? 🤔
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All seems right with the world as long as I'm holding a cup of tea. The hope for the bottomless mug of unending hot tea is real.
It bodes well that I've been an herb nerd for quite some time, because I use herbs as an integral part of my healing process from Chronic Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). I hope to share a youtube video soon(ish) on my favourite loose-leaf herbs for EBV. Be sure you’re already following me so you won’t miss it!
Psst... I'm making homemade-herbal tea at my apothecary in my stories today! If you're curious about blending your own herbs, or maybe just curious about what my apothecary is... take a peek! ⠀
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Peppermint is a staple in our house... What’s your favourite herbal tea? .
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Sometimes you have to stop whatever you're doing and throw leaves in the air with your kid. Learning to play like a kid again? Priceless.⠀
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Sometimes as parents, we get so busy with the dishes, the playdates, the cooking, the coffee-drinking, the tea drinking, the working, the emailing, the-getting-distracted-on-your-phone, the worrying-about-world-peace, the dentist appointments, veterinary appointments, gynecologist appointments, ALL THE APPOINTMENTS... that it's all too easy to take life WAY too seriously. Learn from your children. Learn the importance of play from them. Laugh. Smile. Get outside and throw some leaves... or snow... or softballs... and pretty soon you realize all that stuff ☝🏻isn't quite as important as what you're doing right now. ♥️⠀
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We’re selling the house we built! Why? Lots of reasons, but what it really gets down to is my favorite quote that I shared yesterday. “Relentlessly pursue the quality of life here in vision. “ For us, it’s more family time, less stress, more travel, less clutter, more intention, more of what’s really important in life. More detailed explanation to come. See more photos in highlights “for sale”.
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Suddenly, I feel like singing Christmas songs... but it's not even Thanksgiving yet!? Oh, well... I'm going to throw caution to the wind and start singing the carols anyway! Who's with me?🙋🏼‍♀️😀
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THIS. It's my all-time FAVOURITE quote. 🔹
When I used to work at a law firm in a high-rise in downtown Minneapolis about 15 years ago, this was printed on a green mug kept in the office kitchen. I secretly hid in my desk and washed it out everyday so that I could always drink my coffee out of it. When I gave my boss my notice, since I was about to move back home here to Bozeman, Montana, I asked my boss a question. "Ummm, Just one thing... can I keep the mug?" She giggled and said of course, she figured it belonged to me because she hardly saw my hand without it. It broke a few years ago, so I went to my local paint-your-own-mug place and painted the well-embodied, anonymous quote onto another mug. Check out my stories to see the mug I painted, that's chipped, but I'm still using.⠀
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As I continue to share more about my thoughts on how I'm "pursuing a beautiful life", this is the phrase behind my thought process. It's my yardstick. It's the stone in my pocket keeping me grounded and centered. What's your all-time favourite quote?? I'd LOVE to hear them!! ⠀
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Does anyone want to be like a tree? ⠀

(No, I'm not talking about Biff from Back to the Future's line: "Make like a tree and leave." ) I'm talking about their general resilience and acceptance to change. To me, trees are pretty majestic. Maybe the reason I love trees so much is because I grew up here in Montana... where it takes one hundred thousand lightyears for a tree to grow to this size... which means it's pretty darn sacred, in my book. Maybe it's because they change colors with the season, much like my dining room table decor. Or just maybe it's because they're grounded, connected to their roots and stand tall greeting the sun no matter the storm, the weather or the season. They just keep on being as beautiful as they can be, despite the constant change that life inevitably brings. In this regard, I want to learn to live more like a tree. Anyone with me?! ⠀
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On another note, this is just around the corner from our favourite brunch spot in downtown Bozeman. @thenovacafe , we ♥️ you!⠀


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"I love and accept myself just as I am." - Louise Hay ⠀

I will forever be grateful for the magic she brought to the world. Louise Hay taught herself to unconditionally love her entire being and throughout her life, she taught others the tools to do the same thing. 🔹
In today's society of perfection-perfection-perfection, it's a breath of fresh air to see a movement for authenticity. Like in this #wokeupthiswaychallenge I chose to participate in. I do think gorgeous feeds inspire people, but sometimes authenticity is lost and it's hard to see the real deal. If you’re looking for more authenticity on social media, i have a goal of bringing more authenticity to the story I’ll be sharing with you on here. So, here’s the real me: waking up with crazy hair, pink face from Epstein-Barr, with my mini-me by my side, her hand in my armpit, right where it should be; her comfort place since she was a wee breastfeeding babe. 🔹
I think there's something beautiful about being vulnerable in this social media society with the sky-high bar that's been set. SO thankful and inspired to these gals for being beautifully intentional, genuine and beautiful: @cottonstem, @annamaria.venksi @beverlymitchell 🔹
I nominate @eleanore.richards @jeannjeannie and @charityjcalderon for this #wokeupthiswaychallenge 🔹
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“Mom, I wanna be a princess for Halloween!” 😳 At first, my brain went like this: {Do I have the time and energy to create the perfect Princess costume in the midst of selling our house!?!} Scanning my memory, I realized we have all we needed for her costume in her dress-up box... which means no sewing, no buying costumes, accessories or supplies, no staying up all night to put on the finishing touches to make it “perfect”. No Mom-stressing-out-over-that-one-darn-bead-that-won’t-stay-on-moments. She didn’t even want me to curl her hair when I offered. Besides the fact that she wanted to wear my turquoise high heels from my wedding with her costume (which would have gone perfectly and simultaneously given her a sprained ankle), she was perfectly happy to choose pink sneakers instead.
The thing is, that was all REALLY weird for me... and also really GOOD for me. I love sewing, I love creative projects, I love perfecting said creative projects, and my closest friends know I will stay up all night to create and perfect. PLUS... I used to run a business in which I created my own costumes and portrayed the characters they represented. (Like Elsa, Cinderella,etc) You’d think that by now, I’d be the Queen of Halloween 👑 and have it totally covered and have the most spectacular perfect costumes in all the land! Instead, my daughter wasn’t asking for anything grandiose AT ALL and even when I offered a little bit of extra magic, (like curling her hair for Pete’s sake), she already knew what she wanted, she put her own spin on it, and kept it simple. After realizing that Lorelei was completely satisfied with her super easy costume, I decided to embrace the simplicity and enjoyment of it all. My daughter gave me a gift, helping me realize that sometimes the less-is-more-approach can bring a relaxed joy to the day.
THEN my brain went like this: {I get to hit that red Staples button! “THAT WAS EASY!” 👉🏻🔴✔️} However simple or extravagant your Halloween is today, I hope it brings you joy & a little magic with your favourite people! What’s your MO? Simple or extravagant?
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What would you do if you didn't HAVE to work? I mean, if money grew on trees, was obsolete, or if you were plain swimmin' in cash? Would you lounge around in your pajamas all day while eating popsicles, as Lorelei prefers? Do what you love, they say. Write what you know. Share your natural talents and passion with the world. It really makes me think and wonder, wonder and think. Just daydreaming over here on this sunny day in Bozeman... On a totally different note... giveaway coming tonight! Follow me and stay tuned! Back to daydreaming... what would YOU do if you didn't HAVE to work? I really wanna know! ⠀
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As I put my back out again today (like, for the 5,000th time since Lorelei was born), I’m relying on my beautiful herbs in my expansive apothecary for soothing and healing. These herbs, along with essential oils, a hot bath, yoga stretches and some R&R are just what this mama needs. It also helps that Shane came home early and is now hanging with L while I rest. I’m so grateful that parenting means #tagteaming . I’m off to watch Gilmore Girls in a cozy bed (also for like the 5,000th time.) 🙋🏼‍♀️#herbnerd #abeautifullife #ABLinspired.
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Hi there! For anyone new here, I’m Cryssy! I'm a retired birthday party princess on the relentless pursuit of the quality of life I envision. (My favourite quote.) I'm wife to handsome Shane, builder of our new modern farmhouse in Montana. As Mama to our darling Lorelei, a threenager, she makes me belly laugh & melts my heart every day. I believe all areas of life can be beautiful, even the mundane (ie. vacuuming the constant flow of Corgi fur)! But it’s worth it-we love Molly & Zoe, mama & daughter Welsh Corgis. In a continual journey to grow, learn & define one's character through joys & challenges, this is where I believe the highest level of beauty lies... in the depths of one's spirit & soul. Before I created ‘A Beautiful Life’, I created & ran my own Children’s Entertainment company. My forte was Cinderella. Lorelei sincerely believes I’m she, her daddy is the prince, and her Giji is the Fairy Godmother. Every time we watch the Cinderella movie, she asks: “But where am I!?!” 😂 I’m authentic, kind & a self-proclaimed herb nerd, always making new tea concoctions at my white apothecary that Shane built. Check it out on my feed! I LOVE baths, sushi, organic, nutritious food, wine & herbs (did I mention that already?!?). Yoga flow/ pilates are my jam. I thrive on creativity. I wither without it. I'm a part of the Beautycounter movement, on a mission to bring cleaner, safer, better beauty to everyone. I have Chronic Epstein-Barr Virus, so I’m especially determined to make safer, healthier choices for what goes in & *on* my body, as well as my loved ones. In regards to health & beauty, I’m an avant-gardist & I’m grateful to be constantly learning. I believe in positivity, freedom, serendipity, strong coffee, smooth chocolate & kindness. My hope and dream is to inspire others. My goal is to become the person I’ve always wanted to be; to cultivate a beautiful life. I love to connect with a community of like-minded people. If you dig anything I just put down, then please follow me… Thank YOU and have a BEAUTIFUL day! #abeautifullife #ABLinspired #mystory


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Oh, how I wish I could pop right into this little fairy land this Monday morning and enjoy all its quaintness and good vibes... not to mention the sunshine! I’m pretty sure everyone in the Big Sky area is ready to do a community “sunshine dance”! (You know... like, the opposite of a rain dance?) 💃🏻🌞So while we are hoping, praying and waiting for sunshine, I’ll just transport my mind into this magical hamlet. (Btw, my Mom in AZ created this sweet scene for Lorelei’s imagination to grow when we visit.) Cool, huh? 🧚‍♂️ 🧚‍♀️ #fairygarden #abeautifullife #fairy .
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Yes. We STILL have some snow here in Montana. But trudging through it with a friend makes it a bazillion times better. #friends #springinmontana #abeautifullife #ABLinspired .
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{TGIFF} We are a couple of silly dilly’s in this one! “Bock, bock, bock, bock”🐓🐓🐓Follow us @abeautifullifeinspired for more fun and inspiration! #funnyfriday #threeyearolds #momlife #kidjokes #abeautifullife #ABLinspired #liveinspired
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TA-DA! As promised - a photo of my beloved apothecary. I have well over a hundred magical herbs in it. My husband built it a few years ago by re-using an old bookshelf I had previously used for my herbs. We added some old world flair with the circular cabinet pulls and some accent details. I LOVE re-using, re-cycling and re-purposing things! Lorelei LOVES to play with the herbs as much as I do... thankfully I have TWO mortar and pestal sets now! ;) I'm waiting for her to wake up, and then we will make our morning tea! #beautifulherbs #abeautifullife #ABLinspired
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#apothecary
#herbs
#farmhousekitchen
#herbaltea
#herbalapothecary
#petitejoys
#abmhappylife
#abmlifeisbeautiful
#flashesofdelight
#darlingmovement
#thatsdarling
#herbnerd
#bandoffun
#mystory
#pinchme
#cebv
#ebv
#epsteinbarr
#epsteinbarrvirus


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Her tail is up, mouth wide open & drooling... which translates in Corgi language: "Throw the frisbee, mom!!"⠀Our Corgis LOVE to play in the snow! Yes. It’s still quite snowy here in Bozeman, MT. Which means 3 things: 1. More vitamin D today (we miss the sun). 2. The moisture will be helpful in preventing fire season. 3. Cross-country skiing out the back door with Lorelei and the dogs! How about your fur babies-do they love the snow as much as ours? #corgisofinstagram #abeautifullife #ABLinspired #cottonstemheartspets


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Easter in Montana. The egg hunt is on! SO many cold, shivering hands searching for those colorful eggs amongst the powder. Lorelei keeps asking: ⠀
"When is it going to be spring!?" I keep telling her: "Well, technically it is... this is what spring in Montana looks like." She disagrees with me as emphatically as any strong-willed 3 year old typically would. In my heart, I agree with her... it doesn't FEEL like spring. But what am I grateful for? The moisture that this beautiful land so desperately needs not only all winter long, but definitely in the spring. We live in wildfire territory and it's so common each summer to smell the forests burning in the air. My hope is that this summer will be void of many of those wildfires. Sure, those fires are opportunites for clearings and for new growth - true of any ebb and flow of life. But it's a balance. And it seems to those of us around the Big Sky parts, that all this white gnarr is the balance needed. Although... we won't be complaining if that sun pops out for just long enough so we can shed our parkas this Easter Sunday. (OK, so truth be told this pic was taken a few weeks ago... but it's not much of an exaggeration.) #happyeaster #springinmontana #abeautifullife #ABLinspired .⠀
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#abeautifullifeilove
#hope
#forestfires
#montana
#livinginmontana
#lifeinmontana
#bozemanmontana
#thehappynow
#instalove
#pursuepretty
#instadaily
#pursueABL
#petitejoys
#abmhappylife #abmlifeisbeautiful
#flashesofdelight
#darlingmovement
#thatsdarling
#love
#mystory
#bandoffun
#pinchme
#inspiresomeone
#gratitude
#cottonstemheartspets


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“Are we there yet!?!” The age-old question coming from the backseat on a road trip... at least we had some fun to keep us busy on the drive! Headed to Lorelei’s cousin’s house for the weekend! Happy TGIFF!! (Thank God it’s Funny Friday)!! .
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#funnyfriday #abeautifullife #ABLinspired #ABL2018 #roadtrip #roadtripwithkids #corgi #corgisofinstagram #travellingwithkids


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“Mommy, can I be sixteen when I grow up?” Me, giggling: “Sure, babe!” (In my mind: “Sure, as long as you don’t ACT sixteen when you’re grown up.”) Given that she already acts older and wiser than her age, I think we’re safe. #mothersofdaughters #sixteen #abeautifullife #ABLinspired #ABL2018


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