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Date Joined: July 12, 2010
Last Online: November 14, 2018
Birthday: April 13, 1976
Country: United States
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last profile update 26 July 2017

I've been struggling with a major depressive episode, so I've been absent for quite a while.

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. My Major Depressive Disorder was recently changed to Bipolar Disorder. I also live with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Chronic Tension-Type Headaches, and Fibromyalgia, which is why I have been sticking to Pinterest swaps for the last two years. The depression and pain have left me unsure from day to day if I will be able to do what I set out to do, and I don't want to let anyone down. I am slowly adding in a flat mail swap here and there because I miss receiving happy snail mail.

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!). Lately, I especially love to nap!

I lead a multi-level Girl Scout troop that includes my daughters and serve on the Committee for my son's Boy Scout troop. I am now participating in Cub Scouts with my youngest son as a Tiger 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, charms for a charm bracelet

Scents: vanilla, french vanilla, 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, Serenity

American Television: Glee, 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 (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 Designated Survivor

  • 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 marching band and interested in color guard

  • Favorite color: seafoam green

Bethany (born 2005)

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

  • Interests: stickers, coloring, rubber stamping, drawing, learning to play flute in school band

  • Favorite color: pink, purple

Samuel (born 2011)

  • Favorite Characters/Shows: Paw Patrol, Blaze, Speed Racer, Signing Time, Little Einsteins, Octonauts, Blue's Clues, Pocoyo, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, 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


cynaemon rated for Pinterest Christmas tree Board swap on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: Loved all the great ideas. Thanks for sharing.
MCGalaxy rated for Pinterest Christmas tree Board swap on Nov 14, 2018
CajunLady rated for Harry Potter Pinterest on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: Great board!! I'm now following it!!
Response: I'm glad you like it!
timetoshine rated for Pinterest: Food on Jan 15, 2018
LizH rated for Bath and Beauty Pinterest Board on Jan 5, 2018
angelbowen rated for Bath and Beauty Pinterest Board on Jan 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing your board, I enjoyed your pins :)
Comment: Thanks for sharing your board.
Ruie rated for Helena8664's Pinterest Swap: Tattoos on Jul 15, 2017
Comment: it is a pretty board and nice! Thank you
CajunLady rated for Pinterest Hello Kitty on Jun 4, 2017
Comment: Great board! Thanks!
astrodogg rated for Pinterest England on May 29, 2017
MLouiseOliver rated for Pinterest England on May 29, 2017
Comment: I loved your board. Thank you for sharing. I hope you enjoy your week.
sammybongo rated for Pinterest England on May 26, 2017
astrodogg rated for Pinterest Hello Kitty on May 17, 2017
LizH rated for Pinterest: Nail Art on May 13, 2017
LizH rated for Helena8664's Pinterest Series: Orange on May 13, 2017
Stahlrala rated for Pinterest Hello Kitty on May 5, 2017
Fabriqueen rated for Pinterest Ireland on May 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! Hugs, Diane
fruitypebbles rated for Pinterest Bucket List on Apr 30, 2017
Comment: Great lists! Hope they all come true for you!

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Michelle0329 on Nov 13, 2018:

Hello! I've sent several messages that have gone unread so I wasn't sure you received them. Here is my link for the Harry Potter Pinterest swap. Hope you are well and find something that interests you on my board.


Happy swapping: Michelle0329

drgngirl on Mar 24, 2017:

Be A Disney Princess!- MERIDA

I love Merida! How independent she is and how she risks everything to be exactly who she wants to be! Her relationship with her mother reminds me of my daughter and me; how it's a bit broken, but they work together to make is better and compromise together. Thank you for joining my swap!






Sahnetoffee on Mar 20, 2017:

Thanks for joining my swap" Favorite Flowers!"

miablancs on Mar 18, 2017:

Favorite Flowers Swap

Happy Saturday and here are the flowers I have for you .....ENJOY =D

tiffkay on Mar 17, 2017:

EF # Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!! I hope you have a great day!!

tiffkay on Mar 15, 2017:

EF# Happy St Patrick's Day Sorry, im trying to post a happy St Patrick's Day image to you, but I can't quite figure out how haha.

tiffkay on Mar 15, 2017:


Vickimac on Mar 15, 2017:

This was supposed to attach and didn't, and its the best one!!!

Vickimac on Mar 15, 2017:

EF Happy St. Patricks day!



CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Mar 15, 2017:

EF# Happy St Patricks Day Mail Deadline: Mar 19, 2017

Hello, I hope you like the decos I chosen Have a great St. Pat's Day

Sorry I did this twice I added more to this one. :)

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