About Me

Greetings new friends! My name is Crystal and I am a Kindergarten teacher in good ole Texas. I have been married to my sweet husband, Nick, for almost twelve years. I lucked out and married my High School love. 
We were fortunate to be foster parents about nine years ago, where we met and adopted our three kids, Grace, James, and Joseph. I am so blessed to be their mom. They were born from my heart.  They are all in middle and high School this year. Yikes! We are full of teenage attitude and drama, lol. My family puts the FUN in dysFUNctional and I wouldn’t have it any other way. 

I have my BA in Early Childhood Education and I am currently working on my Master in Educational Technology. Now, if you asked me to teach a computer class, I would end up throwing them out the window, lol. I do love to teach WITH technology though, and yes there is a difference.  

I have one sister, LIndsay and we are SUPER close. She has an awesome FB page dedicated to eating right and exercising  f you need some inspiration, check out her page here. She keeps me in line fo sho! Since I started blogging two years ago, I have lost 85 pounds and it is definitely a life journey I struggle with daily! HEre are my parents too. We all live in the same town only a few miles from one another. I can't imagine life any other way!

I would consider myself a creative mind and have more going on up stairs then i have time to do. 

I care a lot about what happens in the world. I have hosted two national service projects through my blog, which I am really proud of. A few months ago, with the help of many friends, we were able to raise $20,000 for the schools in West, Tx. It was an amazing project to share with an inspirational community. 

My friends are a huge part of my happiness. I love my bloggy buds (who I got to spend time with in Vegas this summer) and my besties I have grown up with. 

I like to think I have a great sense of humor and sense of adventure. I am scared of heights but will ride any roller coasters  Go figure! I definitely like to have FUN! I can be sarcastic at times. Please don't ever take offense. I am very honest and let's be real, sometimes I am just a mess. I'm cool with that though. At the end of the day, no one can steal my joy unless I let them and ain't nobody got time for that! Haha!

I value my sleep. I get asked almost daily how I do everything I do. First, I consider myself BLESSED! I love to write, design and teach. With my blog, classroom, and creative outlets like TPT and TN, I feel like I get the best of all worlds and can do everything. I'll sleep when I'm dead. Haha! No, seriously, I do sleep.

I am super fortunate to work at an AMAZING school with an awesome team. We have so much fun together and they take such good care of me because if you read my blog, you know I am a HOT MESS WALKING!

I  hope to teach Kindergarten until my walker gives out on mea long time from now. If home is where your heart is, then kindergarten is my HOME! I don't think I write anything spectacular but I am grateful for the relationships I have made through this little blog.  It motivates me to be better and do more. Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to getting to know you more. Feel free to email me with questions or if I can help you with something.