Spicy Basil Thai Chicken Recipe

Spicy Basil Thai Chicken Recipe

I didn’t know that a recipe I chose for a high school cooking class would later evolve into a Crouch family staple: a fiery Thai chicken dish loaded with basil. I enjoyed many flavors of the original recipe, but there were some ingredients that I just couldn’t stomach. When I made the dish at home […]

Crouch Family Reunion 2018

Crouch Family Reunion 2018

Beach or Branson for the family reunion? In the end, it was neither. We spent two days in St. Louis, and then we all went home to Mom and Dad’s where we really wanted to be anyway. It was a super fun family reunion, and it was extra-exciting because it was the first time since 2014 […]

Custom Family Proclamations: A Review

Custom Family Proclamations: A Review

*We received complimentary custom proclamations in exchange for our honest review. All opinions are our own. By now, you may have figured out that all the sisters of This Blue Dress are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We love our church and are so grateful for the peace and happiness […]

Exciting Romantic App: A Review

Exciting Romantic App: A Review

I recently tried out Exciting Romantic, a new app designed to bring some spark back into a relationship. The app is easy to use. It has one page with 9 Category buttons on it: Crazy Plans, Presents, Movies, Recipe ideas to make together (note: the actual recipes are not included), Questions, Discounts, Bedroom Ideas, and then […]

My First Family Cruise

My First Family Cruise

Last week, I got to cross “Visit Somewhere Out of the Country” and “Go On a Cruise” off of my bucket list. Back in October, my husband and I booked a 4-night cruise to the Bahamas on Royal Caribbean’s ship Enchantment of the Seas. At the time of booking, we weren’t sure when my dad […]

Our Bucket Lists: See Wicked

Our Bucket Lists: See Wicked

Disclaimer: Affiliate links included in this post. Thanks for supporting This Blue Dress! I have to credit my sister Maegan for introducing about a trillion cool things to me. One day in 2005, she brought home two books: a piano book with two witches on the cover, and a green book called Wicked: The Grimmerie. […]

Great Websites for Gorgeous Spring Dresses

Great Websites for Gorgeous Spring Dresses

We’re kinda all about dresses at This Blue Dress. No, we don’t sell them, but we love any excuse to get a new one! We especially can’t resist the call of spring dresses, because of their gorgeous florals, ruffles, lace, and pastels. Find your dress now on one of these fantastic websites! They offer almost […]

Fancy, Stay-At-Home Dinner & Dessert Ideas

Fancy, Stay-At-Home Dinner & Dessert Ideas

There are several occasions throughout the year when I want to step my dinner game up a notch and make something really nice. Birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, and special visitors, to name a few. Crafting a beautiful and delicious meal is a great way to show love and appreciation for someone! If you’re looking for […]

Disney Princess Party

Disney Princess Party

Looking for ideas for a fun and budget-friendly Princess party! You’re in the right place! My daughter, Claire, is going to be four this week. Four! We are moving in just a few short weeks, so we decided to have her birthday party a little early to alleviate some stress. Because even fun, birthday party […]