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Date Joined: February 10, 2020
Last Online: May 21, 2024
Birthday: April 15
Country: United States
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About Me

Year of the Dragon

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please, please no strong smells:

I'm very sensitive to them

  • Please no tea
  • Onions!
  • Allergic to Strawberries
  • I don't like Dark Chocolate
  • I am not a fan of pink.
  • Junk Journals
  • Napkins
  • Please no Religious items
  • No facial cleansers or lotions
  • No Cadbury creme eggs please.
  • No clam chowder
  • No Air Heads Candy

I spend a lot of time reading, crocheting, swapping, pen paling, cooking, trying a new baking recipe; they aren't all successes!

๐Ÿ“š Favorite Books ๐Ÿ“š

Cynthia Eden:

Different world building! Just a nice mix of paranormal books with a bit of romantic suspense thrown in.

  • Bound by Blood Book One of Bound Series
  • The Wolf Within Book One of Purgatory Series
  • Bite the Dust Book One of Blood and Moonlight Series
  • The Devil in Disguise Book One of Bad Things Series
  • Protecting Piper Book One of Wilde Ways Series

Nalini Singh:

This is one of those authors that you find and are so happy that you did! The stories continue into each other so reading in order is recommended.

  • Slave to Sensation Book One of Psy-Changeling Series
  • Silver Silence Book One of the continuation series Psy-Changeling Trinity

Ilona Andrews:

I don't normally enjoy books that have the same character throughout; but Andrews changed my mind!

  • Burn for Me Book One of Hidden Legacy Series
  • Clean Sweep Book One of Innkeeper Series
  • Magic Bites Book One of Kate Daniels Series (most of them read)
  • Silent Blade Book One of Kinsmen Series
  • On the Edge Book One of Edge Series

Shelly Laurenston:

All the shifters and gods!

  • Pack Challenge Book One of Magnus Pack Series
  • The Mane Event Book One of Pride Series
  • The Unleashing Book One of Call of Crows
  • Hot and Badgered Book One of Honey Badger Chronicles

Seana Kelly:

This was a chance find that just hooked me in; ongoing! Book 4 just came out.

  • The Slaughtered Lamb Bookstore and Bar Book One of Sam Quinn Series

M.J. Haag:

This was a shocker from the first book. At the height of Covid lockdown, these books sucked me in and made being shut inside fun. You can never go wrong with fae, zombies and finding love.

  • Demon Ember Book One of Resurrection Chronicles

Sandy Williams:

Another rare find, took me into a world of space travel and strength.

  • Shades of Treason Book One of Anomaly Series

Shannon Mayer:

I have seen a lot of these going around now; but getting older myself for some reason had me all in for trying it out and I am very glad that I did! Were Bigfoots, Witches, Fae, Incubus - I mean really with so much thrown in how could things not go wrong?

  • Midlife Bounty Hunter Book One of Forty Proof Series

Books/Authors I DON'T like

+ 50 Shades of Grey - I still can't believe they made this into a movie.

+ Gena Showalter
+ Sofia T Summers
+ Celia Styles
+ Celia Kyle
+ Sylvia Day
+ Lydia Dare
+ Robyn Peterman
+ Ali Parker
+ Anna Zaires
+ Mina Carter
+ Jessica Andersen
+ Carly Phillips
+ Rhyannon Byrd
+ Susan Stoker
+ Sam Crescent
+ T.S. Joyce

๐Ÿ“บ Favorite Television ๐Ÿ“บ

  • Crossing Jordan
  • Dead Like Me
  • Discovery of Witches
  • Sex Education
  • Ted Lasso
  • Forever
  • Perception
  • The Mentalist
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Le Femme Nikita (1997-2001)
  • Dresden Files
  • Wednesday -- I am embarrassed by how many times I have watched this now.
    -- So many more--

๐ŸŽฅ Favorite Movies๐ŸŽฅ

Action, Crime thrillers, Drama, kid comedies; really a little bit of everything as long it draws me in.

  • Appleseed (anime movie)
  • Happy Feet
  • Holes
  • Beetlejuice
  • John Wick
  • Labyrinth
  • Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Venom
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Can't Think Straight
  • It's in the Water
  • Little Giants
  • Nobody

Nicolas Cage

  • Con Air
  • Gone in 60 Seconds
  • Guarding Tess
  • The Rock
  • Face/Off
  • It Could Happen to You
  • Next
  • National Treasure (l, ll & lll)
  • The Croods (l & ll)

Denzel Washington

  • Bone Collector
  • Equalizer
  • Deja Vu
  • Man on Fire
  • Training Day
  • Unstoppable
  • The Pelican Brief
  • Safe House
  • Equalizer
  • The Book of Eli

๐Ÿ”  Alphabet List ๐Ÿ” 


  • Animals
  • Anime (limited)
  • Artwork


  • Books (e-books and paperbacks new and used (good condition))
  • Blue (all the blue)
  • Black
  • Boxers (dog)
  • Baking
  • Blue Yarn
  • Black Cats
  • Bookmarks
  • Blue Whales
  • Beanie Babies
  • Brownies


  • Calendar's (12x12 /5x5 / planner)
  • Cartoons
  • Crocheting
  • Cheesecake
  • Cats
  • Card Making
  • Cussing/sexual/inappropriate
  • Cooking
  • Chameleons (Pascal from Tangled and The fire spirit from Frozen are big favorites)
  • Chinese food


  • Dogs
  • Dragons
  • Dolphins
  • Donuts
  • Dead Like Me (Tv Show)


  • Eagles
  • Enchiladas
  • Envelopes
  • Elegant


  • Frogs
  • Fairies
  • Fried Mushrooms (all Mushroom recipes welcome)
  • Fountain Pens (extra fine / fine nib)
  • Ferrets
  • Flying squirrels
  • Fruit roll ups (strawberry)
  • Friends
  • Food
  • Firefly (Tv Show)


  • Grilling out
  • Gaming (Stardew Valley on PC or an assortment of steam games)
  • Gel pens (G2 .07/.05)
  • Gummy bears (why are they so good?)
  • Geckos


  • Horses
  • Hedgehogs
  • Harry Potter
  • Honey Badgers
  • Hummingbirds
  • Homemade


  • Ink (fountain pen ink; all inks blues, blacks)
  • Ivy (my tattoo has ivy and roses).
  • Illustrations


  • Jokes
  • Jelly Beans (Starburst)
  • Jack Skellington
  • Jolly Ranchers (cherry is my favorite, grape my least favorite)


  • Killing Zombies
  • Kittens
  • Killer whales
  • Kindle (I have over 5,000 books)
  • Knives ( I have a big collection of pocket knives and display daggers).


  • Lemonade
  • Leopards
  • Lemurs
  • Labels (I design my own, on Avery stickers)
  • Letters (stationery is amazing, I love seeing all the different kinds)
  • Lynx
  • Lighthouses (postcards of lighthouses would be amazing).


  • Monsters
  • Modeling clay - Oven baked
  • Music (older country music, rock, grunge)
  • M&M's (peanut)
  • Meerkats
  • Mushrooms (food, clear stamps, stickers, postcards, note cards etc. when did I get such a thing for mushroom themes?).


  • Newts
  • Nature
  • Notepads/paper
  • Nachos (all the nachos)


  • Ocean
  • Octopus
  • Ostriches
  • Onyx
  • Opals


  • Pen pal writing
  • Paper
  • Pens (fountain, G2s,) - Fine / Extra fine
  • Paranormal (movies, books, tv shows)
  • Plushies ( I have a turtle collection of beanie boos, plus the huge collection of beanie babies)
  • Pancakes
  • Postcards


  • Quotes (I would love to know a quote that you like or resonates with you).


  • Roses (favorite are white, but I like all colors but pink)
  • Reading (Romance Novels)
  • Rain
  • Pretty rocks ( have one that has a dandelion trapped inside)
  • Roadrunner
  • Root Beer (A & W only or Not Your Father's)
  • Recipes


  • Succulents
  • Steak
  • Snow
  • Swans
  • Saber-tooth cats
  • Sealing Stamps
  • Stationery,
  • Sea shells
  • Stickers (animals, seasons, holiday)
  • Sunflowers
  • S'mores
  • Sapphires.


  • Thunderstorms
  • Tigers
  • Tattoos
  • Tweety Bird
  • Tarot Decks / Cards,
  • Twix
  • Tacos
  • Teddy Bears
  • Turtles.


  • Ultra Violet reactive beads
  • UFO's.


  • Vanilla
  • Vintage (stationery, postcards, stickers)
  • Vampires


  • Watercolors
  • Wax Seals (count is now at 43 of them)
  • Washi Tape (seasons, holidays, mushrooms, cute)
  • Witchy things
  • Whales
  • Wolves
  • Werewolves


  • X-Files Show


  • Yarn Collecting (it's an addiction in itself, Caron Simply Soft, Red Heart Super Saver, Bernat Blanket yarn/dรฉcor/pet, Lily cotton yarn and so many more)
  • Yin-Yangs (tattoo on lower back is a yin yang with Geckos in blue and red)


  • Zebras
  • Zoos
  • Zines (receiving)
  • Zombies

Things I'd Like to Receive

  • Pretty stationery, I am on the hunt for paper that has a design and also has graph lines/grid lines on it.

  • Stickers. always interested in seeing what kinds of stickers can be found.

  • Recipes on your favorite dishes and desserts.

  • Anything Blue and/or blue and black.

Favorites of Disney List:


  • Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  • Alice in Wonderland (2010)
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
  • Lady and the Tramp
  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians
  • The Sword in the Stone
  • Mary Poppins
  • The Jungle Book (1967) (Rudyard Kipling's)
  • Robin Hood (1973)
  • The Rescuers
  • The Fox and the Hound
  • The Brave Little Toaster
  • Oliver in Company
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Rescuers Down Under
  • Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
  • The Beauty and the Beast (1991 and 2017)
  • The Mighty Ducks
  • Aladdin (1992)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Hocus Pocus (1993)
  • Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
  • Homeward Bound ll: Lost in San Francisco
  • The Lion King (1994)
  • The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride
  • The Big Green
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • That Darn Cat (1997)
  • Hercules
  • Flubber (1997)
  • Mulan (1998)
  • Tarzan (1999)
  • The Emperor's New Groove
  • The Luck of the Irish
  • Motocrossed
  • Spirited Away
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • Lilo and Stitch
  • Finding Nemo
  • The Incredibles
  • Ratatouille
  • Meet the Robinsons
  • Wall-E
  • Lemonade Mouth
  • John Carter
  • Zootopia
  • Finding Dory

Crochet finished work




Recently done

Baby blanket for Pen Pal: done in Caron Anniversary yarn, weight 5, done in waffle stitch. Light side is Lollipop, Darker side is Nebula.

Completed baby blanket

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In progress:


Can't believe they will be 2 already! 06-1-2022

Kitties Kitties 2

Why Simon? Why!!



MonkeyMom23 rated for May Book Exchange & Baby Animals on May 21, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much! I absolutely love the stationary the baby animals are freaking adorable! I can't wait to read the book either!! Thank you so much for everything.
Response: :D Happy dance; I was hoping to get you a few things that are purely fun. Happy Reading!
KSENiA rated for R&W What I read in April 2024 EMail on May 12, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing!
KSENiA rated for R&W: April 2024 TBR progress on May 12, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing!
KSENiA rated for BLC: April 2024 What Did You Read? on May 12, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing!
Comment: Thank you for sharing!
Bucket rated for R&W: April 2024 TBR progress on May 8, 2024
Comment: You're a speedy reader!
Comment: Thank you for sharing your stats and list of reads for April. I always find it interesting to know where people find their books (i.e., Kindle Unlimited, Library). Based on your numbers for April, you inspire me to read more! Always have a book in hand and don't stop reading...
Response: Mind you, I also have intense insomnia :D Last 48 hrs were rough...I slept a total of 4 hrs.. While being awake the other 44.
Comment: Such good quotes! Thanks for sharing!
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Response: :P doubles!
LilacSilence rated for R&W: April 2024 TBR progress on May 3, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing. -- I really should return to Kate Daniels series, I believe I finished #6
Response: I swear at 7 it just gets more intense! I took a break and reread the Hidden Legacy series. Have to go back to book 8. Thank you for the heart.
junemoon rated for BLC: April 2024 What Did You Read? on May 2, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the very thorough listing and info about the books. Not my type of reading but very interesting -- I assume you were able to listen to many while doing something else as well.
Response: I wish! I can't follow audiobooks :( Thank you for the heart :D Happy reading.
KSENiA rated for R&W: March 2024 TBR progress on Apr 29, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing
Comment: Thank you for sharing. Nice quotes. I also enjoyed California Demon.
Comment: Thank you, I have added some of your books to my to be read list :)
Response: YAY :D That's always the best part.
Comment: I really like the way you tracked everything. I need to figure out a way of making mine look as good as yours!
Response: <3 thank you. It took me a while to find a layout that worked for me. Thank you for the heart
Comment: This package was so fun thanks!
Response: I really do hope you like the books...I think I messed up sending you romance.
Comment: Thanks for sharing! The burrito sounds yummy!
Comment: Great quotes! Thanks for sharing!
colleenbUSA rated for R&W: March 2024 TBR progress on Apr 5, 2024
Comment: I like your spreadsheet! The only thing that might help is having a running spreadsheet. But everyone does it differently!
Response: I was thinking about that :/ I worry about a master sheet because of alllll the data but I might do it because I have been labeling with Jan, Feb, Mar, April as I go
Comment: H Dee, you have already read so many books so far this year. I am trying to live an minimalist lifestyle and no its not always easy so I can understand about clearing out your stationary area and your yarn room. Good luck on that , it doesnt have to be perfect, one day at a time helps. Happy reading
Response: My Jan was intense..I have no idea why I got in such a mood to read but I also got lucky and found a ton of things to read. Thank you for the heart! and yes one day at a time :D

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yvonne401 on May 12, 2024:

Hi Dee!

Wishing you a wonderful ๐Ÿ’โค๏ธ Mother's Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Apr 12, 2024:

Hi Dee!

Sent you a birthday card today.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Apr 8, 2024:

So cute!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Apr 5, 2024:

Hi Dee!

Thanks so much! If you want to learn how to post with pictures, message me.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Apr 2, 2024:

Hi Dee! Thanks so much for the pretty homemade birthday card!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Mar 31, 2024:

Hi Dee!

Hoping you are having a nice Easter Sunday with you family and friends! Happy Easter!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Mar 23, 2024:

Hi Dee!

Wishing you a fun and safe Spring!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

kayebubbly on Mar 9, 2024:


yvonne401 on Feb 14, 2024:

Hi Dee!

Hope you had a nice Valentine's Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Jan 1, 2024:

Hi Dee!

Wishing you a year filled with joy, peace, and prosperity. Step into the New Year with confidence and a heart full of dreams.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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