last profile update 11 March 2013
I'm a mom to 2 boys, 2 girls, 3 inside cats, and an outside dog. I'm "Aunt Crystal" to anyone more than a decade younger than me and they are all my babies - even if they tower over me by a foot-and-a-half.
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 slightly techy/geeky, proud of my Irish heritage, and very, very tired.
Anglophile with a particular interest in Ireland and Irish culture (which I've just learned is termed Hibernophile). I use entirely too much British slang for being American... and I don't care.
I want a tattoo, but I'm too afraid of the pain and the permanence. I'd get a triskele on the inside of my left wrist in white or a brown a shade or two darker than my skin tone so it'd look like a birthmark.
I love to crochet, craft, read, and play Scrabble and Words With Friends. 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 believe in Scouting. I think MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Operation Christmas Child are incredibly awesome organizations.
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. I like to learn about other religions. Please feel free to share your beliefs with me so I can get to know you more.
Coffee: I smell it, hubby drinks it. :)
I do drink tea, cider, and hot chocolate, and happily accept coffee to treat my hubby.
My home is a kitty-loving, smoke-free environment.
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. I love any color similar to this (this is a swatch of Benjamin Moore Thornton Sage):
pale gray, beige, khaki, and white to go with the greens
Teas: Earl Grey, Lady Grey, Irish Breakfast, English Breakfast, Chamomile, Mint Medley, Sleepytime
Candy: KitKat, Andes Mints, Mini Cadbury Creme Eggs, Dark Chocolate and raspberry, Peanut M&Ms, Mr. Goodbar
ATC Themes: Seuss, Owl, Irish/Celtic, JW Waterhouse, Doctor Who
Metals: silver, antiqued silver, copper, gunmetal
Scents: vanilla, french vanilla, pumpkin pie, apple cinnamon, cucumber melon, green apple
Music: Piano, Celtic, Contemporary Christian, Glee Cast, Style similar to: Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Plain White T's, Adele
Books: Non-fiction, Christian Non-fiction, MOPS, Classics
Movies: Sense & Sensibility, National Treasure, National Treasure 2, The Princess Bride, Serenity, The Sorcerer's Apprentice
American Television: Glee, Arrow, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Big Bang Theory, Firefly, 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, Red Dwarf, Waiting for God, Vicar of Dibley, Keeping Up Appearances, Are You Being Served?, Mr. Bean, Chef, As Time Goes By
Current Crafting Obsessions: crochet, cardmaking, ATCs, digital ATCs
Swap hosts, please indicate digital ATC acceptance in your swap descriptions! Thank you!
Warning: 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'd be happy to swap any of these things for anything listed on my profile.
recycled-packaging ATC blanks
recycled-packaging inchie blanks
Thomas Kinkade postcards
Plaid (think tartans)
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)
Tyler Roses or wild roses (NOT florist roses)
Graphics Fairy images
Hello Kitty (not Kawaii, just Hello Kitty - I grew up with and love Sanrio Hello Kitty)
Barry's Irish Tea
Sanrio Hello Kitty
Dr. Seuss anything
Celtic knotwork anything
Mary Engelbreit anything
pictures of Thomas Kinkade cottages
Scrabble tiles (especially "C" - altered or not)
Make my heart soar wishes
tea wallet (sweetly made by @luluvision - thank you!)
Amigurumi creature (especially owl, monkey, or cat)
yarn (no scents, please - they give me a headache)
locket with multiple pages like this one
New to me, but I'd like to see
No, thank you
strong smells - I'm sensitive to them and get headaches
pierced earrings (my ears aren't pierced - cuffs or wraps ok)
chai or spice tea
make-up / perfume
Halloween / gore / horror / scary
Favorite Shows: Star Trek (TOS, TNG, Enterprise), X-Files, Doctor Who
Interests: chess, science fiction, dystopian movies, apocalyptic movies, flavored coffees, diabetic treats
Favorite Color: blue
Brandon (born 2000)
Favorite Characters/Shows/Movies: Star Trek (TOS, TNG), Star Wars, Garfield, Spongebob Squarepants, Super Mario Brothers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Phineas & Ferb
Interests: drawing, video games, space
Favorite color: green
Sarah (born 2002)
Favorite Characters/Shows/Movies: Hello Kitty, Barbie, iCarly, Shake It Up, Hey Jessie, Tinkerbell, Princess, Spongebob Squarepants
Interests: stickers, coloring, little girl necklaces and bracelets
Favorite colors: light blue, hot pink
Bethany (born 2005)
Favorite Characters/Shows/Movies: Hello Kitty, Strawberry Shortcake, Princess, Tinkerbell, Dora, Spongebob Squarepants, Winne-the-Pooh, Aristocats (Marie), My Little Pony, Pingu
Interests: stickers, coloring, finding PINK everywhere she goes!!
Favorite color: pink
Samuel (born 2011)
Favorite Characters/Shows: Little Einsteins, Pocoyo, Yo, Gabba, Gabba!, Peppa Pig, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Interests: big, chunky toddler cars, boxes/baskets with handles that he can carry around
profile surprise and assorted buttons
Hello Kitty surprise & Profile surprise
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