A Little About Me


Fáilte (Welcome, in Irish)! Grab a cup of coffee, tea, water, or a stiff drink, and let me introduce you to me!

I'm a mom of four plus one bonus daughter, grandma to 4, and I live in Iowa. My life is busy but fulfilling. I own Caffeinated Minimalist (where you are now) as well as River Queen by Cryssi and Cryssi's Creations Etsy shops.

my family
My Family

I love to fish (naturally), cook up new recipes, attend car shows and races–and spend time with family!. I love to share snippets of life through the lens of motherhood, my creations, recipes, and my minimizing journey here as well as making digital printables for all occasions over at Cryssi's Creations and unique products at River Queen by Cryssi – I operate all of these out of my home studio that I lovingly call “The Happy Place.”

I'm supportive, honest, bold, and outgoing; which my friends love. They know that they'll always get the truth when they ask me something, no matter what.

I look forward to sharing my little slice of life with you and helping you minimize and shine!

Start your minimizing journey with a little background.

Start here for some awesome recipes and tips in the kitchen.

Visit my creative side.

You can get a glimpse inside Everyday Life here.