Date Joined: March 8, 2018
Last Online: September 10, 2018
Birthday: September 11, 1972
Country: United States
About me personally, Well. my name is Crystal and I am a 46 year old empty nester. I have 2 amazing sons, who are 24 and 21.
I live in Oregon, transplanted from California. I have been out on a medical disability for about a year, which is part of the reason for the move to Oregon, but also, my youngest son kason flew the coop and I was left with just ME! When your baby leaves it really hits you, that although you are still a mom, you now are YOU, and for 24 years of my life, I was always Keegans mom, or Kaysons mom and now I am Crystal. So, it leaves you to try and figure out who you are now!
So, my sister also had just become and empty nester and she too, was just HER, and seeing that California is so expensive, and I need to learn who I am, I thought, well WHY NOT! So, here I am!
My oldest son Keegan is still in California and lives with is Fiance! He just asked her to marry him a couple months ago and I couldnt be more excited as I just love her to death! So, wedding plans are happening for a June 9th, 2019 wedding!!
My baby, my youngest son, Kayson, lives in Vegas with his beautiful girlfriend. He moved to Vegas about 7 months ago, (Again, California is TOO expensive) and he is enjoying learning all about Vegas, the girlfriend, well she just happened to be a very pleasant surprise, and theis mama couldnt be happier for my baby!
So, thankfully I found Swap-bot, as my sister works a FT job so, I am home alone alot. I needed something to fill in the long days so not to become a crazy cat lady, as when I moved here she had 4 cats, 1- Trixie, decided that I was hers. So, Swap-bot has allowed me to get my creative juices flowing again, sorry, they are a bit rusty, but I am working on it! Then also, to find pen pals! I had pen pals growing up in grade school, and loved it and I am so excited that there is a place now to find some!
I am so looking forward to getting to know new people from different places and learn all sorts of new things!
My absolute favorite music is country. But as my son says I have music ADD, as I really listen to many genres. 😁 80's pop, Rap, Alternative. Pop Punk (thanks to my son) I like some new pop music Favorites: Cole Swindell Kane Brown Luke Bryan Sam Hunt Carly Pearce Daughtry Nickelback Jana Kramer X Ambassadors Train The Chainsmokers RaeLynn Imagine Dragons 21 Pilots
See, musical ADD. My music tastes each month are based on my life at the time. Lyrics are what get me, no matter the genre of music.
I love to read, due to medical issues I havent been reading as often as I like. I love Nicholas Sparks and have read The Notebook, literally atleast100 times! I love Emily Giffen, Jamie McGuire- I just read her Beautiful Series" and now reading her continuation I guess spin off of the "Beautiful Series" called "The Maddox Brothers" books. I have loved them all and can't seem to put them down. I have found love in poems, it started on instagram, #instagrampoets. Alot have publised books and I love them all. My ABSOLUTE favorite is by J. Raymond- Spades. He wrote a series of poems called "Let her Run" and it was like he was living in a woman's head. There is also R.H. Shin, Ian S. Thomas.... Since my medical issues started I have to read short things, so I have found the poems are perfect and I also am pretty addicted to People Magazine and US Magazine. LOVE following the Will and Kate and now Harry and Meghan.
This is kinda different, but literally Hallmark movies! It drives my son insane because I'm always watching them, but they are just so good... Even the Christmas in July ones! 😂 But, some other favorites are The Fast and Furious series, minus Tokyo Drift. Something Borrowed Cinderella ( the live action one) The Notebook Rock of Ages Some Kind of Wonderful
Let's see... How to get away with murder (omg! If you haven't watched it, you really should!!!) Scorpion This is Us The Big Bang Theroy Scandal Chicago MD I have gtten into Binge watching old shows, SMASH, Hart of Dixie, The Client List, October Road.
I like all crafts, recently, I got back into scrapbooking. I used to do it when my son was little and stopped as I really didn't have alot of time. So, starting that again. I also have kinda combined scrapping into my journal, which I love doing and am always looking for new ideas and fun and interesting journal prompts. I actually enjoy all crafts.
Things I Love- Poems, Quotes, Song Lyrics, PENS!! All pens! riting pens (Especially The Pilot Precise V5 RT-they write so smooth and are perfect for journals as they dont bleed through) Love coloring markers! I am a TRUE water baby- I love the Rain, windows open, laying down listening to music and the rain. I LOVE, LOVE, the beach. The second my sand hits the sand I am instantly calm and at peace. My favorite beach is in Southern California, Huntington beach. I have the BEST memories from there with family and friends, and HUGE bon fires! If I could do that every weekend I would! I love Hearts Favorite color is yellow, and then navy blue. I am A Steelers Fan I love candles but LIGHTLY fragrenced. Apple, Cinnamon, Pumpkin spice Lady Bugs Karen Branch EVERYTHING Suzy's Zoo Mary Engelbreit Gooseberry Patch Stickers- Intersting ones I can use for scrapbooking and mostly for my Journal. Cute notecards Disney Post Cards Interesting Postcards Shabby Chic Cute Stationery Hersy Kisses Cute Recipe Cards- 4x6 or 5x7 New Recipes Bookmarks Journals-Lined
I LOVE DISNEYLAND! I go as often as possible. I love ALLLL BUT the STAR WARS PART! Alice in Wonderland is my favorite ride. Anything Alice in Wonderland I collect. I Love the Mad Hatter!! BUT, only the Disney version, not the creepy Tim Burton movie. Peter Pan is my next favorite. The Hippo inside "Its a Small World" is my favorite character.
I collect: Children's Books. Especially "Little Golden Books" I am re-building my children's library. Im so mad i got rid of all my kids books, I hope soon to have a large wall with a bookshelf FULL of all sorts of books!
I hope I have given you enough about me, and not TOO much! LOL!
I am the type of person that if I say I am going to do something, I WILL do it. So, If I sign up for a swap you will receive it. If you dont PLEASE let me know I will absolutley fix it.
I will rate your swap the minute I get it.
I am so looking forward to doing more swaps, meeting new friends, and getting LOTS of mail!
Since being off on disability, days are LONG and now i finally have something that I can do and something I can look forward to!
I would love to have pen pals! The few swaps I tried to get a long term pen pal didn't work out! So, If you are looking to just message me! :)
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