Swap-bot Time: March 22, 2019 5:14 am


Date Joined: July 12, 2010
Last Online: March 19, 2019
Birthday: April 13, 1976
Country: United States
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About Me

last profile update 25 November 2018

My Environment
My home is kitty-loving and smoke-free.

I've been married since April 1998 and I have 2 boys, 2 girls, 1 cat, and 1 dog.

My Identity
I'm a nerd, and I love books and words. I declared an English major in college (didn't finish, though). I'm your stereotypical Shakespeare-loving, dictionary-reading nerd. I'm a slightly techy/geeky Hibernophile that is proud of my Irish heritage, and very, very tired.

I live with mental and chronic illnesses. I live with Major Depressive Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Chronic Tension-Type Headaches, and Fibromyalgia.

I'm fascinated by tattoos and their stories. Please feel free to share pictures or your tattoos and tell me the stories behind them! I gave myself my first tattoo as a birthday present for my 39th birthday. It's a triskele on the inside of my left wrist.

My Activity
I generally love to crochet, craft, read, and play Scrabble and Words With Friends (username 3stairs - feel free to start a game with me!). I especially love to nap!

I lead a multi-level Girl Scout troop that includes my daughters. I am participating in Cub Scouts with my youngest son as a Wolf Scout.

I enjoy giving gifts - that's why I joined Swap-bot. Nothing makes me happier as a swapper than when a partner is thrilled with what I sent. I'm open to private swaps; just send me a message with your swap idea!

My Philosophy
I believe in Scouting. I encourage all families to have their children participate in organizations that teach citizenship and service, whether it is Cub/Boy/Girl Scouts, Trail Life, American Heritage Girls, or any others. I think MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Operation Christmas Child are incredibly awesome organizations.

I like to learn about other religions. Please feel free to share your beliefs with me so I can get to know you more. I am Christian, and I respect your right to your own beliefs. I read profiles for religious preferences, and usually don't send anything religious unless you state that you are Christian.


crochet, cardmaking, papercrafting (bookmarks, cupcake toppers, recipe cards, valentines), ATCs, digital ATCs Note: Swap hosts, please indicate digital ATC acceptance in your swap descriptions! Thank you! I sometimes create digital ATCs, taking several hours to perfect them. They will usually be printed and mounted on cardstock or recycled packaging ATC backs without further embellishment.

I currently bullet journal in a spiral, lined notebook between A5 and A4 size. I like to use washi tape, stickers, ribbon bookmarks, and anything else that is in arm's reach to decorate it. I have a special affinity for puffy stickers.

puffy (I love the ones that smell like pool float vinyl - I'm weird, I know), three-leaf shamrock, Irish, Doctor Who, Pusheen, Hello Kitty, fall or woodland themed (owls, foxes, hedgehogs, deer, trees, leaves), sketch style (reminiscent of Beatrix Potter), plaid, American patriotic


  • muted, rustic greens in light and dark shades - (AKA cypress, thyme, moss, lichen, putty, olive, avocado - Here's a Pinterest board that illustrates the greens I like.) The picture below captures the range of greens I like - pretty much anything but lime and neon/fluorescent. ;)

  • pale gray, beige, khaki, and white to go with the greens

My Greens

Teas: Earl Grey, Lady Grey, Irish Breakfast, English Breakfast, Chamomile, Mint Medley, Sleepytime

Candy: Peanut M&Ms, Mr. Goodbar, Mini Cadbury Creme Eggs, Mounds, Almond Joy, Kit Kat, Dark Chocolate and raspberry, Ferrero Rocher, Andes Mints

ATC Themes: Seuss, Owl, Irish/Celtic, Doctor Who, Pusheen, JW Waterhouse, Kinkaid or similar cottages, Zentangle

Metals: silver, antiqued silver, copper, gunmetal

Jewelry: tiny stud earrings, dangle earrings, chandelier earrings, charms for a charm bracelet

Scents: vanilla, french vanilla, mulled cider, apple cinnamon, cucumber melon, green apple

Sports: Dallas Cowboys football, Mineola Yellowjackets football (my alma mater - colors are citrus orange and white), Texas Rangers baseball

Music: Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran, Grace VanderWaal, Piano, Celtic, Contemporary Christian, Glee Cast. My favorite Pandora station is Family Road Trip Radio. Style similar to: Fun, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Plain White T's, Adele

Books: Non-fiction, Christian Non-fiction, MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), Classics

Movies: The Princess Bride, Empire Records, Sense & Sensibility (Kate Winslet/Emma Thompson), Anne of Green Gables (Megan Follows), National Treasure (all), When Harry Met Sally

American Television: Bones, Arrow (I ship Ollicity), Flash (I love Cisco), Once Upon a Time (I ship Captain Swan and have a twisted crush on Mr. Gold), Reign, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Big Bang Theory (I love Leonard), Firefly (Wash, Mal, and Kaylee are my favs), Shakespeare Uncovered

British Telly: Merlin (love Merlin and have a crush on Mordred), Sherlock (Sherlock's curly hair does me in), Doctor Who (11 is my favorite, Rory is my favorite companion, love the TARDIS and River's journal)

BritComs: Black Adder (the Third is my fav - couldn't really get into Goes Fourth), Red Dwarf (I love Kryten and the male Holly), Waiting for God (oh, to be so sharp as Diana!), Vicar of Dibley (Jim and Owen keep me rolling), Keeping Up Appearances (poor Richard!), Are You Being Served? (Mrs. Slocombe), Mr. Bean (Rowan, naturally.), Chef (the insults!), As Time Goes By (Dame Dench)

Likes and Wishes

Cats, Yarn, Argyle, Plaid (think tartans), Dr. Seuss, Floorplans, Old Aprons, Scrabble tiles, puffy stickers, Tea, Cottage Style, Celtic knotwork, Old handwriting, Mary Engelbreit, Miniature anything, Renaissance Faires, J.W. Waterhouse images, Thomas Kinkade cottages, Cables in knitting or crochet, Tiny floral or vine print fabric, Storybook or Cotswold architecture, Shamrocks (prefer three-leaf to four-leaf), garden roses (NOT florist roses), Graphics Fairy images, Hello Kitty (not Kawaii, just Hello Kitty - I grew up with and love Sanrio Hello Kitty), Triskeles

Wish List
pocket letter based on any of my likes, lockets, Irish charms, Doctor Who charms, Doctor Who planner stickers (I love the picture stickers in this set), Doctor Who stickers, Pusheen planner stickers, Pusheen stickers, puffy stickers, washi tape (samples or rolls), Red Heart Scrubby yarn in any color, Barry's Irish Tea, Sanrio Hello Kitty, Dr. Seuss, Celtic knotwork, Triskeles, Mary Engelbreit, pictures of Thomas Kinkade cottages, Scrabble tiles (especially "C" - altered or not), Blistex Cold & Allergy Lip Soother

Make my heart soar wishes
tea wallet (sweetly made by @luluvision - thank you!), Amigurumi creature (especially owl, monkey, or cat), locket with multiple pages like this one:

New to me, but I'd like to see
Button Fairy, Pocket Letter

No, thank you
strong smells - I'm sensitive to them and get headaches, chai or spiced tea, makeup/perfume, neon colors, Halloween / gore/horror / scary, Happy Bunny, reward stickers

My Family

Michael (hubby)

  • Favorite Shows: Star Trek (all series), Persons of Interest, Orphan Black, The Blacklist, The Americans, Gotham, MARVEL's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Big Bang Theory, X-Files, Lost, Doctor Who, anything apocalyptic or dystopian. Currently binge watching Gotham

  • Interests: chess, science fiction, dystopian movies, apocalyptic movies, diabetic treats

  • Favorite Color: royal blue

Brandon (born 2000)

  • Favorite Characters/Shows/Movies: Star Trek (TOS, TNG), Star Wars, Doctor Who, Super Mario Brothers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Adventure Time

  • Interests: drawing, video games

  • Favorite color: Kelly green

Sarah (born 2002)

  • Favorite Characters/Shows/Movies: Best Friends Whenever, Casey Undercover, Bunk'd, Spongebob Squarepants

  • Interests: art, coloring, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets, plays flute in band and is Color Guard during Marching Season

  • Favorite color: seafoam green, purple

Bethany (born 2005)

  • Favorite Characters/Shows/Movies: Hello Kitty, Winne-the-Pooh, Aristocats (Marie), My Little Pony, Pingu

  • Interests: drawing, stickers, coloring, rubber stamping

  • Favorite color: pink, purple

Samuel (born 2011)

  • Favorite Characters/Shows: Paw Patrol, Blaze, Speed Racer, Signing Time, Tom & Jerry, Woody Woodpecker

  • Interests: cars, trains, stickers, drawing


Altered Composition Notebook flaked on by Mom2Alex2008

Altered Mini Composition Book Swap flaked on by unvlmom

Pick from the list Edited US/Can flaked on by AlphaChick

Send Something - The Color of Autumn - USA/Can: flaked on by Emawee0307 angeled by @Teani - thank you!

Fun Alphabet Email Quiz Swap: flaked on by Shanna1717

profile surprise and assorted buttons
Dotee Doll
Hello Kitty surprise & Profile surprise


Comment: i like the vintage ones also. :)
Comment: Thank you, I loved those vintage graphics!
Jjean rated for Pinterest - Flowers on Mar 18, 2019
Comment: I viewed the Indian Paintbrush flowers, I too miss the beautiful wildflowers in Texas. Thank you for sharing..
Dorkydactyl rated for Pinterest - Flowers on Mar 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I love the fact that you sent so many different boards that symbolized so many different things! My favorite is the one you made for your friend from Texas :)
Response: I'm glad you like them. Thank you for the heart!
littlemissme84 rated for Pinterest: Waterfalls on Mar 3, 2019
littlemissme84 rated for Pinterest: Quotes on Mar 3, 2019
astrodogg rated for Little Valentines Swap #2 on Feb 26, 2019
astrodogg rated for Pinterest: Quotes on Feb 26, 2019
astrodogg rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Sorry for rating late. Had a death in the family and was out of town for a long while.
Malika rated for Pinterest: Winter on Feb 25, 2019
Comment: Amazing collection of pins! Great variety and some so pretty ones that I absolutely have to repin them later :)
vontakk rated for Valentines Card Swap #12 USA on Feb 20, 2019
MCGalaxy rated for Pinterest: Quotes on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sharing your board
draco rated for Pinterest: Quotes on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: thank you for the great quotes
Jjean rated for Pinterest: Winter on Feb 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing - Beautiful Winter pins.
MLouiseO rated for Pinterest: Waterfalls on Feb 18, 2019
Comment: I loved looking through your board. Thank you for sharing. I hope your day went well today.
MLouiseO rated for Pinterest: Winter on Feb 18, 2019
Comment: I loved looking through your board. Thank you for sharing. I hope you enjoyed your weekend, and enjoy your week coming.
Tverne05 rated for Valentines Card Swap #12 USA on Feb 14, 2019
drgngirl rated for PF - Quick Valentine's Swap on Feb 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great board! I really enjoyed looking through it! Happy Valentine's Day! โค๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ
yvonne401 rated for PF - Quick Valentine's Swap on Feb 12, 2019
Comment: Nice boards! Happy Valentine's Day!

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astrodogg on Mar 18, 2019:

Swap: Profile Fun #1: St. Patrick's Day

ID: astrodogg

Sorry about posting this late! I hope you had a great weekend!


ariestess on Mar 12, 2019:

Hi there! I'm one of your partners for the Profile Fun #1: St. Patrick's Day swap. I hope you have a great day and enjoy these images I found!

jenirlsrsly on Mar 11, 2019:

Thanks for joining my swap! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Meisje on Jan 20, 2019:


And one extra, enjoy

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nancylee on Jan 18, 2019:

Squirrel Appreciation Day Profile decorations decorations- bonus round :) Thanks for joining and have a fun day!

Meisje on Jan 17, 2019:

Squirrel Appreciation Day Profile Deco


Meisje on Jan 17, 2019:

Squirrel Appreciation Day Profile Deco


Poohtat on Jan 17, 2019:

Squirrel Appriciation Day Profile Deco

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