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Hi! I’m Kristen and I am a wife, mother of 2 boys, a music therapist, an educator, and an artist. I have a Masters in Arts Education and a Masters in Music Therapy.

I have always been drawn to the arts and am a creative soul. I love how the arts enhance education and learning and want to share my passion with others.

Music and art are powerful tools to enhance education and therapy. As a board-certified music therapist I can offer insight into how music can be used to accomplish non-music goals such as cognitive skills, physical skills, and emotional skills. As an artist I can share how I use art in my own life and in the life of my kids.

As a homeschool mom I am always researching and creating resources to help my kids learn. Learning through play and the arts is so meaningful! This site gives me the opportunity to share what I have learned along the way and what I have created as well.

I am passionate about wellness and mental health. I have always used art and nature in my self-care and self-expression which has helped with my mental health. In 2023 I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and found myself on a whole new health journey. This healing journey incorporated physical changes, specifically change in nutrition and movement, but also mental health changes as I learned more about the importance of dealing with stress and negative emotions for optimal health.

As part of my health journey I have explored ways to make my environment less toxic. I have started with how nutrition and lifestyle affect my health and the health of my family. I have completely revamped how we eat, removing processed food, buying only organic and non-GMO produce and grains, and focusing on only eating plant based, real food. Secondly I have found ways to remove toxins from our home such as avoid products with synthetic ingredients and harmful chemicals. Being a creative type I have found myself making many of the products I use in the home such as cleaning and personal care products, beeswax food wraps, and non-toxic candles. I share here on the site the Healthy Rhythms products which I sell for those who are interested.

I have also joined HealingStrong, a non-profit organization, by co-hosting a natural healing support group for those looking to heal from cancer or other chronic illness. For more information visit or contact me.

Join me as I share all that I have learned in these areas of Creativity and Wellness! I am a life-long learner and continue to study and learn more and more each day. I love to share what I discover and would love to connect with you about any or all of it.

My hope is that you will be encouraged and take something away from what I offer here and join me as we learn together and find ways to incorporate these important aspects into our daily rhythms of life.

Healthy Rhythms Candles

About 10 years ago I began a journey toward living a more holistic, non-toxic life. I slowly removed plastics from my home and replacing those with natural products like glass, wood, and stainless steel. I found healthier, toxin free cleaning products and body care products. I began sourcing organic whole foods and growing my own vegetables when I could. I rid my closest of plastics (polyester and acrylic) and began buying organic cotton, linen, and wool clothing.

In 2024 I began making non-toxic candles for my family and for friends. I tried my hand at natural soy wax as well as organic beeswax. I sourced pure essential oils to avoid synthetic fragrances. I started with lavender and peppermint, two of my favorite herbs. I played around with a few more scents like rosemary, eucalyptus, and vanilla and created some lovely recipes.

The most fun part of this project was searching and finding unique vessels to use for my candles. While I use cute mason jars and some simple candle jars, I especially enjoy repurposing vintage tea cups, glass punch cups, and even French yogurt cups. Anything that is interesting and would make a great candle.

I now sell these wonderful little candles as well as matchstick jars. If you are interested in purchasing one or learning more please contact me.

Living Water Restorations

Hi! I’m Kelton Crouch, Kristen’s husband. I have been restoring Bibles for several months now and am excited about all I have learned! I am thrilled that God has been using this to reach so many people in my community. I am helping people to restore their treasured Bibles which are well-loved and worn to a stronger, more beautiful book. God’s word is the foundation of our lives and I feel honored to be able to help people one Bible at a time.

If you are interested in having your Bible restored you can contact me for more information. I would love to meet with you and discuss how we can bring your Bible back to life.

eBooks for Children

Our eBooks encourage literacy through music, teach basic music reading skills, and can be adapted for many ages and developmental levels. Check them out HERE!

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