As young girls in Missouri, we talked for hours about the things we would do together when we got older—including having regular play dates with our kids and starting a wedding business or flower shop.
As we got older, we realized that it would be hard to run a business together as we began to spread across the country. But we still wanted to share our ideas and talents to bless others and have a blast collaborating together.
So This Blue Dress was born.
So what’s so special about a blue dress that we’d name a blog after it?
In our parent’s garage, there was a clothing rack with more than twenty beautiful, formal dresses that we sisters have worn for various events over the years. In the midst of the organza and tulle, there was a certain blue dress. Our oldest sister Maegan chose this gorgeous blue dress for a much-anticipated Junior prom. A few years later, Mariah decided to wear it to one of her formal dances. And so it went; the dress would be donned for a night of dancing and fun and then stored for a few years until the next sister was ready to wear it.
There are enough years between all of us that we didn’t share everything, but one of the things that spanned our age gap and connected us was this blue dress. We are super excited to have another thing that connects us all now: this blog!
**Our cute youngest sister, Madison, didn’t wear the dress, but she shared another gorgeous blue dress with our lovely sister-in-law, Tara! And Momma Crouch has since joined the blog, and guess who helped pick out and purchase the original This Blue Dress!
Nice to Meet You
I’m a homeschooling mom married to my sweetheart Joey. We have six awesome children who make life lively and magical. In my “spare time,” I’m helping my husband make our fixer-upper Missouri home sparkle. I enjoy writing about all things “mom”–family fun, product reviews, date ideas, recipes, homemaking/DIY, and spiritual thoughts.
It was all glitter and giggles in my Nashville home, until our family welcomed a little boy to join our two spunky girls. In between finishing my degree and hanging out with my family, I love to hike, travel, quill, and eat ridiculous amounts of ice cream. I enjoy writing about family and seasonal activities, food, and party ideas.
I’m from Texas with sass the size of the state. I married the oldest Crouch brother and I love our life together. I’m a stay at mom and full time student! I have 3 beautiful kids who keep me on my toes, and one on the way. I love to go to the beach and Disneyland. I like to write about allllll the things, mostly food because carbs are my love language.
I retired myself early from the corporate world to rep full time for ZYIA Active and blog with my amazing sisters. My husband and I are both BYU grads who fell so much in love with the Utah mountains we built our first home here. I’m a regular at Orange Theory Fitness (mostly to keep up with my foodie habits) and am obsessed with gift giving. Thanks for following along with my recipe, review, and fitness posts!
I’m living my lifetime dream as a registered nurse, so I’m the one that tends to geek out over how amazing the human body is! Half of my heart is in Argentina, where I spent 18 months as a missionary. I have an unhealthy amount of luck and I’m married to Jesse, the boy that I’ve had a crush on since I was 13! I love to share recipes and ideas for fun activities—because eating and having fun are my two favorite activities!
I’m the baby sister! I am a full-time student, working on my degree in Personal Financial Planning. Being a wife is my favorite role ever, and my sweet husband, Alex, makes life fun (especially with friendly competitions). I enjoy long walks, playing games with my family, spoiling my nieces and nephews, and eating all things covered in BBQ sauce. I love to write lists, product reviews, and finance posts!
This is our beautiful mom! She recently joined our blog and does an amazing job with photography, recipes, and generally giving great advice.