Swap-bot Time: August 17, 2019 3:59 am


Date Joined: March 8, 2018
Last Online: September 10, 2018
Birthday: September 11, 1972
Country: United States

About Me

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!

Favorite Music

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.

Favorite Books

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.

Favorite Movies

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

Favorite Television

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.

Favorite Crafts

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! :)


nadithings rated for Eyes closed swap 18 on Oct 24, 2018
Comment: I never received this swap.
marinda rated for Scattergories PC Swap - L - US Only on Oct 8, 2018
Comment: Never got anything... will change rating if I will get some mail. I send you message about this here in swap bots on mail system, have not heard from you. Sorry
marles rated for Lighthouse Postcard Swap on Sep 30, 2018
HappyMom rated for Scattergories PC Swap - H - US Only on Sep 12, 2018
Comment: Loved your answers - I think I said "hangover" for my reason for being late too...LOL!
Comment: Thank yoi!
vontakk rated for Fairytale PC Swap #5 International on Sep 5, 2018
Comment: I have a few of these that are blank that I need to use and adore them. Theyre just so sweet and precious! Thank you so much!!!
Comment: Will change if received.
Response: I am sorry you didn't receive this swap, I will resend it in tomorrows mail.
jenidleman rated for Book Quote - August on Sep 1, 2018
Comment: Great quote, thank you! :)
ankitabora rated for Book Quote - August on Sep 1, 2018
Comment: That quote has some superb inspiration! Thank you!
Response: I am glad you liked it! I really liked the quote and the message!
Autumn5 rated for Book Quote - August on Sep 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! Great quote :)
Response: I am glad you liked it! I love the message it sends! :)
Klbbird2 rated for Scattergories PC Swap - G - US Only on Aug 30, 2018
wittmert rated for Interest me no. 59 on Aug 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the PC!
Response: You're welcome!
Kathy821 rated for Scattergories PC Swap - E on Aug 22, 2018
Comment: Great answers and I love the card. Thanks so much!
Response: You're welcome! I am glad you liked it!
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
mothermarge rated for Long, Chatty Letter Swap! on Aug 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter it really made my day!
StwbyQT rated for Friendship Day PC -USA on Aug 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Laguna Beach postie and note. I know well the joy you find from swapping! :) I'm right there with you.
Response: I am glad you liked it! Hope to see you in another swap! :)

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blubutterfly on Oct 28, 2018:

Hi there! Hope all is well, I see you haven't been online in awhile here. Hoping you received the "Did you know card" from last month and can rate soon:)

myancey on Sep 22, 2018:

Hey. I see u haven't logged in for awhile. Hope you are ok. If u have rcvd my scattergories pc hope u will rate soon. Thanks so much. Have a good day.

TC on Sep 20, 2018:

aka @SecretSerendipity , @SweetSerendipity

HappyMom on Sep 7, 2018:

Thanks for sending the "I" Scattergories card - loved your answers!

MapleRose on Sep 2, 2018:

“My point is, it takes a special person to cry over a book. It shows compassion as well as imagination...Don't ever lose that” ― Alex Gino, George

This book is great you should read it!! Have a great day xx

Autumn5 on Sep 1, 2018:

Book Quote - August

“Over time, Xan had started making certain preparations - a blanket woven of the softest lamb’s wool to wrap the child and keep it warm, a stack of cloths to freshen a wet bottom, a bottle or two of goat’s milk to fill an empty tummy. When the goat’s milk ran out (as it invariably did - the trek was long, and milk is heavy), Xan did what any sensible witch would do: once it was dark enough to see the stars, she reached up one hand and gathered starlight in her fingers, like the silken threads of spider’s webs, and fed it to the child. Starlight, as every witch knows, is marvelous food for a growing infant. Starlight collection takes a certain knack and talent (magic, for starters), but children eat it with gusto. They grow fat and sated and shining.”

  • Kelly Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Heirloom on Aug 30, 2018:

If you have a fall birthday (Sept-Nov) and would welcome profile greetings from fellow UHM members on your special day, be sure to post your birth date (month & date only) in the UHM group forum!

federfuchs on Aug 25, 2018:

Book Quote August:

Love is about being vulnerable. It's about doing things that scare you. Like giving your heart to someone after a few weeks or a few days. When you find the right person, time stops.

  • The Boy I Hate by Taylor Sullivan
    It's one of my favourite novels about love and finding happiness.
neenee0511 on Aug 25, 2018:

I forgot to mention that my quote was from the "Book Quote- August Swap.

neenee0511 on Aug 25, 2018:

“Some of us worry, though, about living a life that’s so grounded on handouts. Idleness leads to trouble. We’re seeing more alcohol. Our kids are using more drugs.”

The whistler by John Grisham

Great book about corruption definitely a page turner.

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