About Chrysa Smith

Chrysa Smith is a ‘double decade’ freelance writer, who admits to having turned a love for writing into loving what she writes about—namely home, food, fashion, beauty, lifestyle and most recently—mini-poodles, in her juvenile fiction series: The Adventures of the Poodle Posse.

Better Than New–“The Intern”

by: Chrysa Smith Just when you're feeling out-of-touch with newfangled technologies like Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and the like, I recommend a good dose of the new Hollywood release: The Intern. Starring Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway, I came away from it with a great take on an older person's worth within a younger person's world. As a retired widow, DeNiro is looking for meaning in his life. Work is gone. His spouse is [...]

2018-10-30T09:40:12-04:00October 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Styling Outside of the Box

They say that personal growth comes from trying new things; stepping out of the proverbial box. So, I have to hand it to my husband Mark. He stepped completely out of his comfort zone in a very stylish manner. Now mind you, Mark is probably the most conservative person I know. He grew up in Montana--a very homogenous, small and simple environment. He has donned the same couture for decades: jeans and golf [...]

2018-10-30T09:40:27-04:00July 16th, 2015|0 Comments

Shore to Shore

By: Chrysa Smith A couple of weeks ago, within the span of a week, I had very divergent experiences. For my husband's birthday/Father's Day, I booked a trip to Ocean City, NJ for two days of sunshine and shore time. We stayed at a very nice B&B which was centrally located in the town. The Atlantis is a nice alternate to those 1950's outdated motels, renting 'seedy' houses for the week or opting [...]

2018-10-30T09:40:33-04:00July 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

Fun With Dinosaurs

 I'm a sucker for a good romantic comedy. You might even say that I strongly avoid fantasy and sci-fi flicks. So, you might be wondering why I'm speaking about dinosaurs. Well, it's obvious. I was one of those first weekend movie-goers to see Jurassic World. Why? Well, not only do I need to be part of the greater relevant world, I actually liked the first one made two decades ago. And I think this hopeless [...]

2018-10-30T09:40:34-04:00June 18th, 2015|0 Comments

If You Can Stand the Heat

I know, I know. There are some people who tune right out when I talk about food and cooking. Well, cooking anyway. But what if I told you about a way to have some fun in the kitchen? (No, not that kind). The kind where you're adorned with an apron and a spoon. You're in a nice, warm place over an open fire and you're smelling some of the best possible aromas---frying onions, garlic, [...]

2018-10-30T09:40:35-04:00June 11th, 2015|0 Comments


I love jewelry. Well, I love trendy jewelry. That's not to say I wouldn't trade in my .5 carat diamond for something more roomy, but it's not on top of the list. Rather, I enjoy mixing and matching necklaces, earrings and especially bracelets. And this brings me to my grand revelation. Ready? It's all in the charms. Like a fortune teller with her leaves, one only need to look at a charm bracelet to [...]

2018-10-30T09:40:35-04:00June 4th, 2015|0 Comments
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