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 14 years. I lucked out and married my High School love. I can't even put into words how much I love this man!

We were fortunate to be foster parents about eleven 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 will all be in high School next year and my baby girl will be a Senior. I can't even handle it. We are full of teenage attitude and drama, ha. My family puts the FUN in dysFUNctional and I wouldn’t have it any other way. As you can see from our most recent family photo session, we are a big hot mess!

I love to travel and have created traveling monsters out of my children. My husband on the other hand only likes to go places that you can get to via car.  Yeah, that's a big bummer!

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, Lndsay 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. 

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, 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.