Author: crystal @ citybornsouthernliving.com

I'm a 10 year southern transplant in South Carolina by way of Cleveland, Ohio. A wife and mother of two that works from home while adjusting to a simple southern living. If you are thinking about leaving the city or suburbs for a more rural simple life, just moved, or love the southern lifestyle this is the blog to follow. I'll post insights about adjusting into the southern lifestyle along with sharing my family's favorite weekend recipes.
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Last year my small starter garden of cucumbers, watermelon and collard greens was a success. We harvested so much from a small patch that I even had to store some away. After fall cleanup, I was flooded with ambitious ideas of self sustainability on a larger scale. I made an elaborate plan for the next…




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A great deal of conversations I’ve had with family and friends regarding stress in their lives is based on fiction. The big fear of the unknown or “what-ifs”. I wonder if the same amount of energy used towards stressing over hypothetical scenarios could be shifted to reality. Facts seem to get lost in the tornado…




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Part 5 | Reset My Life … Self Awareness “Recalculating” Most of us instantly get annoyed when we are following the directions from a GPS and with a nasty tone a computer’s voice says “Recalculating.” Especially when we are short on time or felt like the entire trip was going smoothly until that point. As…




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We  took the leap and are raising chickens for eggs ! Throughout the years, I have been going back and forth with this idea. The thought of predators in our area killing our chickens and leaving dead bodies for us to clean up resulted in my hesitation. A few months ago, reality set in for…