Date Joined: January 7, 2011
Last Online: March 17, 2017
Birthday: September 20
Country: United States
I am a mom of a wonderful 8 yr old boy (Tyler) and wife of 14 years to my soulmate and college sweetheart (Conrad). I knit, crochet, cross stitch, do needle point, sew, craft, etc. You name it I've probably tried it. My son loves to make gifts for people so we are always in the middle of some project.
During hockey season we are at the rink 4 (or more) times per week so I might not be around as much during those times but I promise not to join a swap unless I have plenty of time to complete and send it.
I do a lot of kids swaps so Tyler is going to get his own section.
My son Tyler is 8 yrs old. First off I'd like to say he loves getting mail so anything you send would be thoroughly enjoyed. Some of his favorites are:
All things hockey. He just started his first year of travel hockey and his favorite team is the New York Islanders but he loves all hockey.
Sports in general. He plays soccer and baseball and hockey but he genuinely loves all sports.
Johnny Test. The kid is obsessed with this cartoon and skate boards.
Monsters...zombies, vampires, anything that would scare mom! ha ha ha
Animals and bugs (all animals...he wants to be a veterinarian when he grows up)
Tyler is not allergic to anything and he loves all things sweet...fruit, candy, cakes/cupcakes, cookies...you name it he'll eat it.
I am a book fanatic. I have tons of books in my office and a kindle with over 60 additional books.
My favorite authors include (but are not limited to) Steinbeck, Austen, Shakespeare (sorry I know it's cliche but I love him so much I took a whole course in college on just his works...and I was an ag major), Jonathan Kellerman, Colleen Houck, Camy Tang, Jeaniene Frost, Dean Koontz, Stephen King, JK Rowling, Phillippa Gregory, Sinead Moriarty, etc. etc. etc. The list just goes on and on... At the moment I'm reading Lean in.
I do need to put a disclaimer on this one though...if the book is going to make me sob I'm not going to read it. I have a great respect for Nicholas Sparks but I feel like life is depressing enough without having to read about a child dying of cancer or a solider receiving a dear john letter. I can't even make it through his movies much less his books...
That being said, most book swaps are senders choice and I'm all for that, if it's something I won't read I'll pass it along to the neighbors, friends, or family. ;o)
Some of my favorites include: The princess bride, Tombstone, Grease, anything scary, all the Harry Potter films, I'm a sucker for a good love story, and almost all christmas movies...
Favorite TV... Honestly...if the person on tv isn't on ice with an NHL logo on his chest I probably haven't seen it! ha ha ha When I do get something other than sports I like crime shows, true crime shows, and the ever mushy Lifetime Movie Network. ;o)
Here's another category where I can go on and on. I love to crochet and knit, they are probably my favorite crafts. I also sew, cross stitch (but it wears on my patience a bit), I can needle point, and I'm a novice photographer. As for scrapbooking, card making, that kind of stuff, I have admiration for those who do it because I'm not patient enough. I'm also of native american decent (cherokee) so I love doing native crafts like dream catchers and jewelry.
Some more of my favorites:
Sports: Hockey (I'm a HUGE hockey and Nashville Predators fan.), or anything my little son is playing (at the moment, hockey) I also love just about all Texas Aggie Sports
Color: Pink. I know it's mushy and girlie but I've ALWAYS loved pink...since...like...the womb. And Maroon (of course I'm an aggie). I usually am wearing either one or the other...or both. ;o)
Animal: Ok I love all animals. We currently have 2 dogs. I grew up riding horses so of course I love them (anybody who really gets to know a horse can't help but love them). I also love unicorns (I know this is also girlie but maybe deep down under the hockey mom there's a little bit of a girlie girl there), Monkeys (my son's nick name is monkey), and cute bugs like butterflies (they hold a very significant place in my heart) dragonflies, ladybugs, etc.
Style: I am a very girl next door type. My make-up, clothing, jewelry, hair, etc. are all classy but conservative.
Cultures: I LOVE learning about new cultures, religions, countries, etc.
Um. There's not much I don't like. I don't like the color orange...
Sweets are just not utilized much in this house, we make them...we just don't eat much of them
I don't want to have anything to do with vulgarity in any form
I travel a lot for work and have postcards from most of the of the big cities in the Continental US...but I rarely frequent the smaller ones. ;o)
I don't dislike rings but I only wear 3 (my wedding band, my A&M class ring, and my thumb rings with my son and husbands names and birthdates on it) so...if you send one it just won't get much use...
Cows...I don't dislike cows, quite the contrary I LOVE them...all shapes and sizes but because everybody knows I love them they are taking over my house...plushies, figurines, soaps, you name it...someone has given it to me.
My husband and son are not allergic to anything but I cannot have gluten.
Things I would very much like:
Anything Texas A&M related (we love handmade Aggie stuff)
Anything hockey related. We are fully immersed in the hockey world and love the sport.
Anything with unicorns, butterflies, or dragonflies.
Christmas ornaments, from all over...something specific to your location. I collect ornaments whenever I can whenever I travel.
Teapots, I didn't intend on collecting them but I do drink a lot of tea so people starting gifting them to me and now they are all on display (only 5 or 6) in my kitchen...
Bookmarks...I read constantly and am always looking for one
I LOVE scary stories and ghost stories (we LOVE halloween) so anything scary and creepy
stitch markers...I am always crocheting or knitting and always looking for one (there's a little troll somewhere with a whole bucket of my bookmarks and stitch markers)
Recipes, cookbooks, etc. I love to cook and bake and am always trying something new...(even though I can't have gluten everyone around me can)
Socks, funny, colorful, crazy, warm & fuzzy...I LOVE all socks
Books. As I said I'll read almost anything...
Specifically Crochet Patterns and books. I crochet a lot and love new patterns, especially vintage and thread crochet.
Coffee, Tea, powdered creamers.
I'm not a fan of the extra bold coffee or the fruity stuff (peaches and cream coffee is just gross), but I LOVE hazelnut, chocolate, caramel, and plain coffee and am always willing to try something new (except fruity coffee...shudder)
I haven't tried many teas that I don't like. The licorice tea that I tried was awful but I think it was more the brand and less the type of tea. What I drink on a regular basis is constant comment (spicy orange peel and all spice) but I love black, white, green teas...I love flavored, unflavored, crazy flavored...I have loved tea in all it's shapes and sizes since my great grandmother gave me my first cup of "Proper Irish Tea" with all that cream and sugar. ;o)
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